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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Cononavirus Testing  Season 7, Ep 10

This week: the show once again comes to us from the Blank White Void of Sad Facts. Alex Jones solemnly states on air "I'll admit it... I will eat my neighbors." The Coronavirus has, in three months, killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War yet with no end in site, yet Jared Kushner essentially declared victory over it on Fox News. Ubiquitious testing is our only real way out of this problem, with current testing levels falling far short of what is needed despite having had months to improve the situation, so the main story tonight is: what happened? On YouTube (23m) And Now: Even During a Pandemic, Florida Just Can't Help But Be Florida. Finally, for some reason cats seem to love Last Week Tonight, so they decided to pander to them with a short spin-off show, "Cat Week Tonight." Contains Martin Sheen. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 5, 2020 - 16 comments

Book: The Orchid Thief

A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Feb 23, 2020 - 4 comments

Rick and Morty: Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim's Morty  Season 4, Ep 4

Special Ricktims Morty Morty gets a dragon (Liam Cunningham) in this one broh. It's a wild ride broh. And there's a talking cat (Matthew Broderick) who just wants to relax and have fun with Jerry, no questions asked. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 10, 2019 - 12 comments

Book: The Nickel Boys

In this follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. [more inside]
posted by COD on Nov 16, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: Spring Breakers

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Oct 28, 2019 - 8 comments

On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Go Getters Gonna Go Getcha  Season 1, Ep 10

Krystal helps Judd out of a jam. Cody finds himself pulled in two directions. Bets puts her foot down. Buck and Pat see an opportunity. [Season finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 25, 2019 - 3 comments

On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Wham Bam Thank You FAM  Season 1, Ep 9

The Orlando FAM community braces for the Wham Bam Thank You FAM 37th Anniversary Jam. Krystal's loyalties are tested. Obie opens his heart to some orphans. Harold says a cuss word. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 25, 2019 - 0 comments

On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Birthday Party  Season 1, Ep 8

Krystal does a J-O-B two-step. Ernie and Bets cha-cha. Roger celebrates his birthday with Cody. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 8, 2019 - 4 comments

On Becoming a God in Central Florida: American Merchandise  Season 1, Ep 6

Krystal rubs elbows with the upper crust. Cody makes a surprising business proposal. Ernie finds his rhythm as a recruiter and celebrates with pizza. Dreams are realized, and dreams are shattered.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 24, 2019 - 7 comments

On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Many Masters  Season 1, Ep 5

Obie and Louise Garbeau host a lavish motivational retreat at Paradise Cay for Washington-level entrepreneurs. Krystal and Cody try different tactics to get approval. "You know, folks, I've always felt that we could learn a great deal from our brethren in the animal kingdom. But none more so than the noble pelican."
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 24, 2019 - 2 comments

On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Manifest Destinee  Season 1, Ep 4

Things get weird -- Krystal goes on an odyssey, and meets a new adversary. A partnership takes a heated turn, and a collection of vintage motivational tapes just might change Cody's destiny. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 24, 2019 - 0 comments

On Becoming a God in Central Florida: A Positive Spin!  Season 1, Ep 3

Cody throws FAM a rally, where Krystal really gets into the spirit. Ernie tries to connect with his son, while Stan finds a new supplier for the water park. Meanwhile, Judd Waltrip tries to share his story with Mirta Herrera, who's more interested in positive spin, like hip-hop youth who breakdance for peace, and the aligator widow. (But he has a real hot story!)
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 5, 2019 - 1 comment

On Becoming a God in Central Florida: The Gloomy-Zoomies  Season 1, Ep 2

Krystal networks her way into an opportunity in the beauty pageant industry. Cody tries to be his own workhorse. Ernie builds a time capsule. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 26, 2019 - 2 comments

On Becoming a God in Central Florida: The Stinker Thinker  Season 1, Ep 1

Krystal Stubbs (Kirsten Dunst) doubles down on her husband's dreams while he wrestles with leaving his J-O-B. Cody (Théodore Pellerin) loses a friend, but meets his hero. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 26, 2019 - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: BLOOD WATERS OF DR. Z  Season 10, Ep 5

a.k.a. Zaat. "Is The Monster Man...Fish...Or Devil?" "It Would Take An Atom Bomb To Wipe Out The Walking Catfish!" "WARNING! Positively no one admitted during last 15 minutes!" Sargassum! After a short, nonsensical narration of an aquarium, a scientist charts on his gigantic circular day-planner his revenge on the scientific establishment, and the world that shunned his ideas, by turning himself into a monster that he calls (but isn't) a fish, then sets about making himself a fishy mate, while very southern authorities try to stop him. We've been through some adventures, haven't we? Well here's one more, the last of what I'd call the extreme pain category of episodes. Great host segments in this one! This episode is available to watch on YouTube. Premiered June 27, 1998. Eight episodes left. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 14, 2018 - 4 comments

Podcast: Homecoming: 2. PINEAPPLE

Belfast is in Dubai. Palm trees are in Florida. A wheelchair is in the bathroom. The Titanic rises.
posted by CMcG on Nov 28, 2016 - 1 comment

Podcast: Alice Isn't Dead: Part 1, Chapter 4: The Factory by the Sea

A delivery in Florida turns strange. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Apr 19, 2016 - 2 comments

Jane the Virgin: Chapter One  Season 1, Ep 1

Through a series of plausible accidents, Jane gets pregnant through artificial insemination. Now she has to make some decisions. [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Oct 20, 2014 - 7 comments

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