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Movie: Brewster's Millions

A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. There's a catch however: he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Apr 7, 2018 - 5 comments

Atlanta: Barbershop  Season 2, Ep 5

You know how you need a fresh cut but your barber is always on some wack stuff? He's lucky I only trust him. [Official synopsis] Paper Boi has a photo shoot coming up, and he wants to look good, so he sees Bibby to get the usual. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 31, 2018 - 7 comments

Atlanta: Money Bag Shawty  Season 2, Ep 3

Earn is out here making that money. Too bad he still look broke as hell. This whole city runs on stunting, you feel me? [Official synopsis] / Along with earning social media attention, Paper Boi's newest single goes Gold, so Earn decides to take Van out for a night on the town to celebrate. Meanwhile, Alfred and Darius visit Clark County in the studio to record guest verses. [Clipped from Wikipedia summary] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 18, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Hell or High Water

Two brothers (Chris Pine, Ben Foster) rob small-town banks in Texas. Two Rangers (Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham) pursue them. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Sep 14, 2016 - 12 comments

Podcast: This American Life: #591: Get Your Money's Worth

Stories of people trying to make sure they get what they paid for, from political change to bedroom slippers. We follow a donor as he vets presidential candidates, and go inside a company wrestling with the consequences of its "no questions asked," lifetime return policy.
posted by ellieBOA on Jul 22, 2016 - 4 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Retirement Plans  Season 3, Ep 15

This week....
  • Cold open, without an audience, in which John Oliver discusses the shooting in Orlando. YouTube (2m)
  • Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic Party's presumptive candidate for US President, and gets involved in a Twitter scuffle with Donald Trump. Part 1 - Part 2 LWT provides a GIF of a vomiting Abraham Lincoln.
  • And Now: People on Television Asking You to Imagine Things
  • Main story: Retirement plans and how many people are charged fees far exceeding what they expect. (Here are LWT's print-out certificates of Elf Spotting and Financial Planning.) It ends with a piece offering LWT found to be the best, simplest way to manage your 401K: low-fee index funds, and gradually moving money from stocks to bonds over time. YouTube (21m)
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 15, 2016 - 6 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: #18 Pitch Perfect 2

Gimlet is growing fast. There are four shows on the air, and several others in pre-production. If they want to grow faster, though, they could use some more cash. Matt and Alex head back into the world of venture capital, deciding whether or not to raise another round of financing, this time, much bigger.
posted by radioamy on Dec 4, 2015 - 7 comments

We Bare Bears: Food Truck  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

The bears are unsatisfied with a visit to a local food truck and decide to start their own selling Ice Bear's calzones. Unfortunately they make the mistake of giving some to a nearby raccoon....
posted by JHarris on Aug 23, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: Big Eyes

A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 28, 2014 - 8 comments

Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: Worth

This episode contains a handful of stories that show how every time we think we've settled on a price for something, it slips out of our grasp. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Dec 25, 2014 - 1 comment

Podcast: Reply All: #4 Follow The Money

Writer Chiara Atik has a hobby -- spying on the financial transactions of friends and strangers.. She thinks that Venmo, more than any other social media site, is the place you can actual, accidental truth online. This week we investigate that claim.
posted by mathowie on Dec 10, 2014 - 13 comments

Gotham: The Mask  Season 1, Ep 8

Gordon and Bullock investigate the murder of a man who died in a battle royale in an office for a position at an investment firm, but Gordon is still distrustful of his colleagues for not defending him when Zsasz came to take him to Carmine Falcone. Bruce gets bullied at school and decides to fight back. Cobblepot tries to make peace with Fish Mooney.
posted by Small Dollar on Nov 11, 2014 - 17 comments

The Knick: They Capture the Heat  Season 1, Ep 5

The Knick has budget problems. Barrow fixes his personal money problems. Thackery does more coke and another patient dies on him. Edwards uses the silver thread in his watch on a patient. Like old-time royalty, a rich person in 1920s NYC had a servant to wipe their ass. (Maybe this still happens, though. Inquiring minds would like to know!) [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Sep 13, 2014 - 6 comments

Arrested Development: Whistler's Mother  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 20

Some of the Bluth company's money is unfrozen and everyone wants a piece, leaving Michael to decide where to spend it while dealing with a difficult board member. George Michael and Maeby investigate a mysterious figure, Lindsay protests the war, GOB and Tobias ponder business opportunities. [more inside]
posted by bjrn on Sep 1, 2014 - 3 comments

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