Episode 26: Recapping the Trump Investigation as the GOP Caps off America

Trump Investigation

In this episode, we cap off 2017 with some major topics we’ve been meaning to cover like the Trump turnover and Mueller’s Trump investigation. We also cover the GOP tax bill, the perfect news story to sum up year one of hellworld. Or is it hellword? It is, but maybe not as hellworld as it could have been.

We talk about Trump’s administration and the massive turnover it has experienced during the course of the year. To be fair, the administration is currently undergoing a tumultuous event. That event being the Trump Presidency. We also discuss the Trump investigation by Robert Mueller and Republican reaction to it. And just in case you think the GOP is any better, we also talk about the new Tax Bill. Ryan assures everyone that things are going great and it’s time to be complacent again. Darryl accidentally spills the beans on our Immortal government officials. Phil is not optimistic that the Trump presidency will end with Trump’s decapitation while Sly has a dark prophecy for the Post-Trump future.

Theme Song: WGIRNY Theme Song by Matt Dorsi

Casualties of the Trump Administration Thus Far

Everything in the Tax Bill

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Special Edition 8 – Inhumans: Family Guy’s Game Of Thrones Porn Parody

Behold! The awe-inspiring Inhumans!

Our spooktacular Halloween is behind us, but the fact that someone made Inhumans is even scarier than zombies or witches could ever hope to be. It’s something that can only be seen to believe. We watched the first two episodes of this show. You don’t know what we sacrifice for you people.

Marvel’s Inhumans

We’ve long complained about the Inhumans, like in our Civil War II episode and our Death Of Cyclops episode. It’s finally time to really dig in to what makes these characters so beloved. Is it their slave labor work force? Maybe it’s their super racism? Is it their impossible to describe superpowers? To each according to his ability, what are you gonna do? Phil kinda liked this show, but only until he thought about it for a second. Everyone wonders if Sly thinks the Inhumans make good foils. Darryl just wants to know *WHY* they made this show. Ryan is just so happy he watched this with ex-host Joe and not by himself.

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Judging It By The Cover: Book of Henry

Book of Henry   Book of Henry Book of Henry   Book of Henry

Welcome to the pilot/test episode of Judging It By The Cover, a show where people try to guess works that are impossible to predict. These stories  are known for blindsiding their audiences in some way, but will any of our guests predict whats in store for them?

Our first film is Book of Henry, a flop from just this year that people already forgot about. This film was so maligned that it might have cost the director a job working on the next Star Wars film. But what exactly is so bad about it? Is the backlash just discrimination against dog authors or transgender time travelers?

Host: Sly

Guests: Ryan, Phil, Kevin & Christa

Episode 22: Why Guns are the Devil and an Inalienable Right

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This is the future l̶i̶b̶e̶r̶a̶l̶s̶ Slys want.

In this episode, we talk about guns. It’s bizarro world so we all play right wing devil’s advocate until Sly agrees centrism is the right way to go.

After the brutal mass shooting from a few days ago , we decided to discuss gun control in America (this sentence works regardless of the date you happen to read it). We talk statistics, possible solutions and why the right wingers actually have a few good points? Not the NRA or the ones in congress passing looser silencer regulations, but maybe in general. Ryan has been replaced by his dad for this episode while Phil finds it hard to play devil’s advocate when people agree with him. Sly manages to go a whole episode without yelling at Phil while Darryl wants our oppressed audience to arm themselves against the rightwing hosts of this show.

Theme Song: The Ting Goes SKRAAA

Hearing Protections Act

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act

Guns and the Left

The Really Racist History of Gun Control in America

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Issue 55 – Gyo: Fart-Powered Spider Fish

GyoIt’s time for our Divisive Issues Spooktacular month. For our first story, we return to horror manga and the creator we applauded the most last year: Junji Ito. Will we be as positive about our first full work from him?

The story is Gyo, which literally translates to “Fish.” The story does start out being about fish walking on land but it’s not too long before we get into bloated body horror and demented carnivals. This story was unfortunately too spooky for Phil but the rest of the gang is here. Ryan giggles like a child whenever farts are involved while Sly gets mad if you dare explain anything in a story to him. It also turns out Darryl is some kind of freak that doesn’t produce oily black substances from his body.

Theme Song: Under the Sea by the Little Mermaid

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Episode 18 – North Korea and the Two Mad Men

North KoreaIn this episode, we discuss North Korea and what we should do about it. In order to come to the conclusion that we have no idea what to do about it.

Special Guest Lauren returns again to talk with the non-Ryan hosts this time. She helps drop some knowledge on Kim Jung-un’s country and the horrible things he does to it’s citizens (including the women and children). Darryl can’t even keep the crazy North Korea shit straight in his head. Capitalist Phil uses this opportunity to discuss the fundamental flaws of Communism while Comrade Sly dodges his questions to instead speak out against Capitalist imperialism.

Theme: Kim Jong Style – Key of Awesome

North Korea’s Peace Deal

North Korea Cites Gadaffi and Saddam to Justify Actions

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Issue 52 – Mark Millar’s Wolverine: Old Man Logan

Old Man LoganFor part two of Edgelord August, we revisit the man who brought us to the rodeo: Mark Millar. Old Man Logan was technically the source for the recent Logan film. Is this is another example of a film adaptation being better than a Millar book? (Yes)

We’re back to the usual crew to discuss the usual Millar garbage. Sly tries to hold it in all episode but can’t resist the urge to pop his claws. Ryan gets ready for what is sure to be a fun and goofy story. Phil is back and ready for some more edgelord shit. Darryl points out the politically relevant nature of this 2008 story.

Theme: The Children’s Marching Song

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Issue 51 – Garth Ennis’ Crossed: Naked Edgelord Zombies

Crossed

On this episode, the boys are joined by Michael M. Raider (of We’ll Get It Right Next Year: An Adventure In Cinema and Wheeeeeengs fame) to discuss some edgy Garth Ennis to welcome in EDGELORD AUGUST PART 1.

Crossed: Badlands Issues 1-3 – tinyurl.com/CrossedBadlands

Crossed: Special (2013) – tinyurl.com/CrossedSpecial

IT’S EDGELORD AUGUST. We’re talking about Crossed, a book that Ryan refers to as “Walking Dead but instead of zombies, they come back as shitlords.” Sly doesn’t understand Scottish stereotypes. Michael tries his damnedest to give deep intellectual analysis of this masterpiece. Darryl didn’t even read all the right books. Maybe Phil will be back next time? We really hope so, we don’t want to do another edgelord book without him.

Be warned, we’re talking about excessive gore, dying babies, murder, sexual violence, all sorts of things that are universally terrible.

Theme: Last Caress by The Misfits

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Extra Extra – An Interview On The Police & Their Politics

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This was originally planned to be part of Episode 16 -on what it’s like to be outside of the partisan binary in American politics, but as you’ll hear, it ran too long to be included, but was way too interesting to be left on the cutting room floor.

Ryan sat down with his Dad, retired from the New York City Police Department. He gives a pretty detailed history of the modern NYPD, primarily under Mayor Dinkins and Mayor Giuliani. They discuss some specific instances of violence involving the police like Washington Heights Riots after a police shooting and the 1972 Harlem Mosque Shooting. They also discussed what it was like being a Republican during the Obama years and why many no longer want to associate with the Republican party but… are hesitant to jump to the Democrats.

The opinions that follow are a little outside of the usual for the show, but we hope you enjoy this interview, despite very few of regular host Ryan’s opinions showing through.

Content Warning: We speak extensively on graphic violence involving the police, both from and towards.

Theme Song – Rudie Can’t Fail by The Clash and The Barney Miller Theme song

Special thanks to Sean Lynch for helping out with the intro and outro of this episode.

Apparently, the FBI Crime Stats aren’t as clear as we thought.

Dad’s Band – The Angel’s Share And The Devil’s Dew

Their upcoming show – an all you can eat BBQ

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Episode 16 – Aren’t Both Sides Just As Bad?

On this episode, Ryan interviewed regular host Sly and regular listener Evan. Neither of them fit into either political party. Sly is further left than the Democratic party and Evan’s between them. Is Sly a filthy commie? Is Evan a milquetoast centrist? Are both sides just as bad? (No)

Don’t worry too much, Sly and Evan do not sit down together, otherwise your headphones would explode.

First, Sly tells us his ideal political utopia. He also admits he only became a communist to look cool and is a total Bernie Sanders hipster. Why won’t Bernie join the Democrats? If Sly hates them so much, why is he a registered Dem? How does Sly feel about third parties?

Then, Evan joins to tell about his political journey. How does a mild mannered middle school metal-head go from self-identified liberal to right-leaning, centrist troll of our facebook group? When did he drift into the middle? How did an uber-liberal college shape his opinions? How does Evan feel about third parties?

A bonus interview with a retired member of the NYPD (and a certain host’s Dad) will be up this weekend, touching on some similar themes and a whole lot more history.

Make sure you stick around for the next episode to hear Phil (he’s back!), Darryl, Ryan, and Sly talk about the political journey they all went through to get where they are now. Spoilers, they used to be way dumber and way more problematic.

Theme Song – Your Party by Ween

Special thanks to Ryan from Tales From The Static for helping out with the intro.

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