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Podcast: Slate's Dear Prudence Plus: Dear Prudence: The "Schrödinger's Stolen Cat" Edition

First up: An enthusiastic endorsement from Prudence for walking out of movies you don't like! Then, academic and pop culture writer Anthony Oliveira joins to tackle your letters: How do I get my husband to stop using a body spray that makes me ill? I told my "social justice warrior" kids I'm questioning my gender and they're threatening to skip the holidays. Help! My husband and I married young – should we open up our marriage to try new things? I adopted a lost cat as my own, but now I think I might've stolen it. I had a fling with someone that I later realized was in a long-term committed relationship – should I tell the other woman? And finally: My friends created a dumb nickname for my boyfriend and it stuck – how do I let it go so I don't accidentally call him by it?
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Jan 11, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: The Third Man

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy postwar Vienna only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of his old friend Harry Lime. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Dec 29, 2015 - 29 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Patent abuse, more on CNN's End Of World Video  Season 2, Ep 10

This week: Vladimir Putin holds his yearly four-hour marathon Q&A session with the Russian public. Oklahoma volunteer deputy Robert Bates shoots black suspect Eric Harris. In preparation for Earth Day (it's in a week), they took a quick look at the plight of the polar bear; not only is their habitat shrinking, but pollution is threatening the species by weakening male polar bears' pelvic and penile bones. In studio we meet Marshmallow, the Polar Bear With A Broken Penis. And Now: The Most Patient Man On Television Endures The American Public. (That would be Steve Scully of C-SPAN's Washington Journal call-in show.) Main story: Abuses of the US Patent system. (YouTube 11m) And Now: The Continuing Adventures Of The Most Patient Man On Television. And finally, we return to CNN's infamous "end of world" video, with Last Week Tonight's own proposed version (YouTube 7m), narrated by Martin Sheen and featuring footage of an old-time Western saloon peopled by cats.
posted by JHarris on Apr 21, 2015 - 7 comments

Podcast: Answer Me This!: AMT308: Pink Hair, Sleeping Naked and Tom Jones's Knickers

Today we deliberate over careers, redundancy, hair dye and the Royals eating hot dogs. Answer Me This! Episode 308 is a surprisingly jobs-themed episode, with questions about whether your tertiary education should prepare you for one, to how your hair can affect your ability to get one, to what you do when you lose one. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Feb 20, 2015 - 0 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: The Grandfather Claws

Should an elderly cat be treated as a family member? [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on Feb 16, 2015 - 14 comments

Podcast: Answer Me This!: AMT307: Happy Meals, Grumpy Cat and Coconuts

Hey you! On today’s question-answering slate: female strippers, male strippers, drupes, Grumpy Cat, beckoning cats, Cats, Lil Bub: the Chris Martin of cats, Ben Lashes, fast food delivery, wedding diplomacy, Happy Meal toys, Ronald McDonald vs Carol Vorderman, human beatboxing, coconuts, and Femidoms. Plus: Olly’s brain or his wang can be stimulated, but never at the same time; Helen could have been the late-90s Beanie Baby trading magnate of Tunbridge Wells; and Martin the Sound Man exercises uncharacteristic restraint in the face of a question about beatboxing. Though he still manages to sound like he’s polishing a window with his own spit. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 6, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Twenty-something Arash lives in an Iranian near-ghost town called "Bad City" with his dad Hossein, who's addicted to heroin and endlessly pines the loss of his wife. By day Arash holds down a gardening job, whose wages just bought him a brand new vintage Thunderbird. At night he tries, often unsuccessfully, to hold Hossein's vicious dealer Saeed at bay. Little does Arash know that someone else is becoming quite interested in Saeed's welfare. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Jan 19, 2015 - 10 comments

Bee and PuppyCat: Beach & Cats  Season 1, Ep 3

Bee and Puppycat are watching a marathon of their favorite show -- "Pretty Patrick Lunchtime" -- when little kid/downstairs neighbor/landlord Cardamon shows to fix their toilet, and he throws them out for the day so he can work. The search for a free TV is on! Beach (Youtube 6m) - Cats (Youtube 7m) [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Dec 20, 2014 - 27 comments

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