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Podcast: Ologies: Episode 6 - Thanatology with Cole Imperi

Hoooo boy. We're all up in death and dying's bizness and to Alie's shock, it's not a bummer. Confront and perhaps OVERCOME existential anxiety as we discuss not only the science of death but the nature and goddamn beauty of life. Everything from burial methods, the latest in eco funerals, what a funeral director hates most, how gnomes die, and how to regret less. Meet your new favorite thanatologist and oddly, get the guts to be the you you want to be. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Nov 1, 2017 - 0 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Time  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 8

During a mission to a jungle planet, the crew finds a Kino from the future with a recording that shows their deaths. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 14, 2017 - 9 comments

Book: Mort

Book 4 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Mar 7, 2017 - 7 comments

What makes a heist movie?

What makes a movie part of Heist Movie Club? [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on May 23, 2016 - 13 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Voter ID Laws in American States  Season 3, Ep 1

Last Week Tonight S03E01 Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at age 79. Chipotle restaurants face federal investigations over food safety. (LWT produced a small commercial for them.) Main story: Voting (YouTube 14m), and the increased obstacles put in place to make it harder for US citizens to vote in elections. And Now: Newscasters Using Entirely The Wrong Tone. New Zealand's Prime Minister Steven Joyce is smacked in the head by a thrown phallus and is thereafter nicknamed by the New Zealand Herald "Dildo Baggins." Joyce tweeted to send it the GIF to John Oliver to get it over with -- and so they put the image on a flag, and gave the flag to Peter Jackson to wave. And then things got weird.... Yes that's right: Last Week Tonight is back! [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 15, 2016 - 26 comments

Adam Ruins Everything: The First Season  Season 1, Ep 0

Adam starts with why diamond engagement rings are bad and takes us on a journey through charity, sex, hygiene, and finally death. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jan 5, 2016 - 2 comments

Fishing with John: Maine with Willem Dafoe  Season 1, Ep 4

John Lurie and Willem Dafoe brave the elements to go ice fishing in Maine. [more inside]
posted by Elementary Penguin on Oct 3, 2015 - 5 comments

Podcast: The Allusionist: 15. Step Away

‘Step-‘, as in stepparents or stepchildren, originated in grief. Family structures have evolved, but are stepmothers now so tainted by fairytale associations with the word ‘wicked’ that we need new terminology? Lore’s Aaron Mahnke stops by to describe the lovelessness, literary tropes and life expectancy around ‘step-‘. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jul 31, 2015 - 1 comment

Shameless (US): Simple Pleasures  Season 4, Ep 1

At the beginning of season 4, Debbie is a surly teenager, Lip is starting college, Fiona and Mike are adjusting to their new relationship, V finds out she’s pregnant, and Ian is missed. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jul 9, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: This American Life: #557: Birds & Bees

Some information is so big and so complicated that it seems impossible to talk to kids about. This week, stories about the vague and not-so-vague ways to teach children about race, death and sex - including a story about colleges responding to sexual assault by trying to teach students how to ask for consent. Also, a story about how and when to teach kids about the horrors of slavery and oppression in America.
posted by wonton endangerment on May 18, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Into the Abyss

Conversations with a death row inmate and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on May 6, 2015 - 0 comments

Silicon Valley: Sand Hill Shuffle  Season 2, Ep 1

Riding the wave of a TechCrunch Disrupt win, Richard and Erlich meet with multiple venture capitalists to negotiate their way to the best deal for Pied Piper. Gilfoyle and Dinesh argue about who is CTO, and Jared still isn't allowed in meetings. [more inside]
posted by joan cusack the second on Apr 14, 2015 - 18 comments

Movie: How to Die in Oregon

"How to Die in Oregon" is an intimate and personal look at the Death with Dignity laws in Oregon. The documentary primarily follows the final months of Cody Curtis, a 54 year-old cancer patient and mother of two, with her decision regarding her end-of-life planning. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Apr 7, 2015 - 5 comments

Podcast: Criminal: Episode 17: Final Exit

No one disputes that it's against the law to take another person's life, but is it against the law to sit with someone and watch while they commit suicide? We meet an elderly woman who sneaks around the country as an "exit guide."  [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Mar 16, 2015 - 2 comments

Shameless (US): Parenthood  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 8

Fiona and Lip agree that Fiona will get her GED, and Lip will go back to high school after dropping out for a week. Frank walks in on Ian and Mickey having sex in the Kash & Grab. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 16, 2015 - 1 comment

Shameless (US): Father’s Day  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 5

Sheila has regressed — she’s staying in her bedroom and won’t even leave to use the bathroom. Frank: “Even Osama had to come out of his cave once in a while.” Sheila: “And look what happened to him.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Feb 6, 2015 - 4 comments

Shameless (US): Father Frank, Full of Grace  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 12

In the Season 1 finale, Eddie and Lip separately hunt down Frank … [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jan 12, 2015 - 17 comments

Movie: Wild

A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.
posted by mathowie on Dec 11, 2014 - 11 comments

The Knick: The Golden Lotus  Season 1, Ep 9

Thackery does lots of coke. Everett prescribes an emetic  to someone with an eating disorder. Barrow gets salt water from his loan shark instead of cocaine. Disregarding the evidence in front of his nose, Bertie hits on Nurse Elkins and she gaslights him. Bertie also refuses to admit that Thackery is a hop-head. There is one patient in The Knick who doesn't care that Dr. Edwards is black. Finally, we learn that 'golden lotus' means foot not a portion of a woman's nether regions. ‎ [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Oct 12, 2014 - 1 comment

The Knick: The Busy Flea  Season 1, Ep 3

Doc Edwards loses a patient and his composure. Thackery uses cocaine and is inspired by an insipid Southern accent. Barrows lies, cheats, and steals. A contagion is brewing.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Aug 24, 2014 - 5 comments

The Knick: Mr. Paris Shoes  Season 1, Ep 2

Dr. Williams starts a side gig because, compassion. He gets into a fight because, badass.  His fellow surgeons keep killing patients and break into someone's personal medical library to forestall admitting they need Williams' expertise. ‎Thackery does more coke.  In hock to the local leg breaker, Mr. Barrows, the hospital administrator, steals from the electrical contractors causing fires, outages, and the death of nurse Not-Lucy. ‎ ‎
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Aug 17, 2014 - 6 comments

Movie: The Expendables 3

Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.
posted by mathowie on Aug 15, 2014 - 6 comments

Shameless (US): Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 7

Those two men are still hunting down Frank and threatening to maim him over $6,000, so he decides to fake his own death. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jul 10, 2014 - 3 comments

Game of Thrones: The Lion and the Rose  Season 4, Ep 2

The second episode of the fourth season is the only one this season written by George R.R. Martin himself and mostly covers the events leading up to the royal wedding at King's Landing. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Apr 14, 2014 - 443 comments

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