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February 28, 2019 12:59 PM - Subscribe

Yes Yes No returns and Alex Blumberg takes us on a journey from secret celebrity love letters to the biggest, strangest rock band you've never heard of. Also, basketball.
posted by dinty_moore (10 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This was a weird half hour of me feeling embarrassed for rich people.
posted by dinty_moore at 12:59 PM on February 28, 2019 [4 favorites]

That "JD & The Straight Shot" thing is just... Like, I was thinking of going to find some links to add here? But then I just really, really don't want to look at his videos after all.
posted by dnash at 2:31 PM on February 28, 2019 [4 favorites]

I love Sports Sports Sports because of how proud Blumberg gets that he knows something that Alex & PJ don't. I can't help laughing.
posted by orrnyereg at 2:32 PM on February 28, 2019 [6 favorites]

That PJ laugh during the Straight Shot reveal is easily a top five PJ laugh.
posted by clavicle at 4:24 PM on February 28, 2019 [2 favorites]

See, to me Sports Sports Sports is embarrassing because Blumberg is imposing his hobby on his employees against their will. At least the literary stuff was interesting.
posted by rikschell at 5:15 PM on February 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

I feel like they're in on it.
Plus, I can barely imagine another Podcast that gets me interested in sports (sports sports), so I tend to enjoy those episodes too.
posted by bigendian at 7:02 PM on February 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

I only saw the meme after the episode, and I...still don't understand the meme.
posted by General Malaise at 4:31 PM on March 1, 2019

and I...still don't understand the meme.

The Knicks traded away their very best player.
The Knicks are spinning the decision as “now we have a bunch of money to hire several other really good players!”
The meme is suggesting that anyone expecting that to actually happen is vastly overestimating the situation - just as Jonathan Safran Foer overestimated his relationship with Natalie Portman when he broke up his marriage on the assumption that Portman would break up hers to marry him.
posted by dnash at 8:35 AM on March 2, 2019 [5 favorites]

I had no idea about the Foer/Portman thing so I think learning about that was my favorite part.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:35 PM on March 2, 2019 [1 favorite]

This yes, yes, no seems useful as a way to quickly weed out people I don't want to talk to at parties.

I've got to admit that JD & The Straight Shot is pretty entertaining, though. Not them, exactly, but the fact of their existence.
posted by eotvos at 5:48 PM on March 3, 2019

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