Read it and Weep
Summary: Read it and Weep is a good podcast about bad books, movies, and TV. Each week 2.5 comedians and a guest make fun of things like Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, Dear John by Nicholas Sparks, Going Rogue by Sarah Palin, and anything Keanu Reeves has been in.
This is what it looks like when you make a movie backwards. You've got a video game franchise. You gotta get the Rock in it. You have to blow up Chicago. Unlike Jumanji, this doesn't 100% work. It's fine. It's got some good parts. There's a giant cartoon monkey. But it's not amazing. Mentioned on the show Thanks to our new Meat Buddy TJ from the DC Area. Drive safe! First time guest Amber Preston is on Instagram and Twitter and is a complete delight!
Everything about this shouldn't work. If you described it to me I'd say it's terrible. But then, basically everything about it works. It's so fun! Happy #TheRocktober, everybody! Mentioned on the show Thanks to our new Meat Buddy Bridget from Baltimore!
Does it hold up? Yes. Yes it does. To close out #Sponstember, we dove into the 80s cult classic of high adventure, true love, and giant rats. It was completely delightful. All we ask is maybe cut back on quoting it. Mentioned on the show Thanks to our sponsor Eion for bringing this joy to our lives and our new Meat Buddy John from the Philippines.
We dipped into another classic series from our youths. You know, the one where you skip to page 49 and find out you died but then you go right back to page 12 because you secretly held the break with your finger and now you're ready to try to other option. To find out if they hold up, we read two books: The Magic of the Unicorn and Prisoner of the Ant People. You can probably tell from the titles which one we really liked and which one we hated.
After 9 years, we've finally broken down and allowed a sponsorship of a video game. And it's a real interesting one. Dream Daddy is in the genre of dating sims, but it's also a very sweet story about raising children, all around an LGBTQ-friendly and pun-heaving packaging. It's fascinating.
Okay, hear me out. Laser, frequent guest and all around radical human, really likes ASMR videos. And they wanted us to watch a bunch so we could share in the joy (?) and weirdness. For those of you who don't hang out on the weird parts of YouTube, ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, and describes the feeling some people get when they hear certain sounds like whispers and scratches.
Wow. Who'd have thought that an episode about a house that eats unmarried women would turn out to be such a train wreck? We put in a B- effort for this B movie, and never before have I been so worried that somebody would actually want a refund that I of course wouldn't give. Still, just because one guest didn't show up and nobody watched the movie, that doesn't make this sponsorship from one Meat Buddy to another isn't a fun episode. Because it is. It's just that we were as bonkers as this movie.
Well, everything wet must eventually dry out, so it's with a heavy heart that we put a soggy bow on Wet Month once again. We got wet. We stayed wet. We did it. Just like our journey, Ariel goes from being wet all the time to being dry, so what a perfect way to close out the month with Disney's The Little Mermaid. Does it hold up? Is it feminist? Is Curtis too hung over to discuss these finer points? FIND OUT! Recorded live at Helium Comedy Club in Portland, OR.
Look, I know the idea of making a movie based on a board game seems like a bad idea, but what if it was actually a bad idea? It's a bad idea.
One of the wettest professions of all time is piracy, so the Meat Buddies voted for the 1991 Spielberg film Hook. Does it hold up? Does it still bangarang?
Wet month continues with this absolutely bonkers Disney Channel original movie in which a girl and a bubble try to break up a marriage. Thanks Sean and Patty for sponsoring. Get wet, stay wet everybody! Mentioned in this episode: Caitlin wrote on the new show Misfits and Monsters airing on TruTV!
It's time for another WET MONTH! We decided to get wet / stay with the sequel to the 2008 musical of ABBA songs and lazy celebrities. It's basically the same thing. It's fun, but also terrible, but fun. And very wet. Also, FUCK YOU STEVEN WILBER WE'RE NOT FRIENDS ANY MORE.
To close out Poor Decisions month, our sponsors introduced Alex to his first official Star Trek experience ever (there was an unofficial one but let's not talk about that), the fourth movie and the only one about time traveling whales. It's a bonkers way to start the series, but it's also a surprisingly fun movie. Goofy but pure-hearted and featuring time traveling whales. I know I mentioned that before but it's really worth noting. There are whales. They travel through time.
Well, we tried our first 8 plans. Writing a message for humans in their corn, kidnapping and probing the humans, talking to them. All the good plans. I guess it's time for plan 9, raise the dead and use those zombies to... something... and then we've defeated the humans!
It's the second half of Alexis's super sponsorship and this time we're watching the movie adaptation of World Warz. But there's a slight problem. Alexis told us we'd love the book and hate the movie and as is sometimes the case, we've pulled up a chair on the wrong side of history. That's right, this is a mostly positive podcast about a much maligned adaptation. Sorry. And also NO REFUNDS.