Discussion of Life, Labor, and Existential Dread
11 - #Blessed
Probably our most lighthearted episode. Which is ironic, you know, on account of all the death and stuff. It's kind of like that movie in which the world ends and the depressed person is able to handle it best--the Lars von Trier one, Melancholia. Or the one in which the person you have to listen to has an annoying voice--the Lars von Trier one, Dancer in the Dark. By the by, I saw a clip of Björk from a live MTV show in like 1993. She was hot, which left me feeling strangely betrayed. I mean, she has every right to be, but does even the weird person wearing a dead goose (or whatever that reference is from 20 years ago) have to be hot?
Anyway, the episode is not like Antichrist. It's definitely not like that one. That one had the thing that gets stabbed in the penis. That doesn't happen.
Good movie, though.
TRIGGER WARNING: Polarized opinions on "Weird Al"
10 - The Art of Poor
Was it Jesus or Sun Tzu who said to always cast the first stone? We once were dicks. Its very strong of us to talk about it, which kind of shows how amazing we really are in the end, you know? We discuss forgiving yourself, forgiving others, and getting revenge on the people at SeaWorld who stole Dan's wheelchair. A special guest appearance by radio personalities who are both terrible and significantly more successful than ourselves! Most importantly, we explore how 90's bands shaped us into amazing people, and turned others into bros (but not us, we're good).
9 - WTF!? Marc Maron Didn't Show!
Well, this is embarrassing. We were supposed to get Marc Maron as a special guest, but he never showed. We were thusly inclined to have our first, special, guest of honor to be a bearded man who recently wandered out of the woods. His name is Asher, and he has absolutely no social media presence to speak of. Its almost as if he doesn't exist....
#tinyhouses, #motherbearwithcubs, #comedy, #stage, #audience, #andofcoursedepression!
8 - Beware the Sweatered Dog
Bless your heart! Dan explains dating apps! I try to invite eccentric old women to Dan's apartment. A lot of talk about ladies--as in, the word itself. MTV VJ's seek out men who cry during orgasm (allegedly). Presidential "locker room talk." All this, and more! Plus a very special Articles You Can Only Find at 3am about sweating out urine!
Visit the creators of "This is Hindustan" at The Comedy Factory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OesSU4QOs1E Clips also from The Late Late Show with James Corden, Some 1950's Sex Video I Can't Seem to Find Again, and a special thanks to Wikipedia.org for providing free knowledge to lost souls at 3am.
7 - The Actor in Crisis or: Conspiracy Theories and the Anti-Semites who Love Them!
A brand new episode of branded content! Thanks to our corporate overlords for allowing us to speak the truth to the young, disenchanted youth! The 2MR kick out classic jams such as Mark Zuckerberg's role in the 2016 election, Dave Grohl's legacy, Paul Lynde's classic voice, trying to speak en Español, and finding the smoothest, longest-lasting flavor!
6 - Infinite Sadness, Infinite Jest
A melancholic pall hangs over the studio. Dan is left brokenhearted after the woman he loves leaves him. Apropos of the podcast--she explicitly does so because of his career. Any naiveté remaining about the reality of a receptionist lifestyle is shattered. John alternates between genuine concern for his friend, and an overwhelming panic that leaves him viewing the event in terms of the implications to his own life. So they talk about it, and make jokes about it, because that's. what. they. fucking. do.