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.
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.
Do you have too much money and no idea where to "invest" it? You're in luck, because we recently discovered that if you offer to pay us enough, we'll read a book you like AND watch the movie version of that book. It's a bad deal and definitely not financially sound, which is why we're calling this Poor Decisions month. Alexis from New York wanted us to read World War Z by Max Brooks and then watch the Brad Pitt movie, so this is the first half of that deal.
The sun is setting on the #Junegle, but we decided to spend one more sticky night hanging out with a hot dummy named George, a monkeycook named Ape, and George's sweatless lover. It's a pretty silly romp, though it is feminist as fuck, which we found out after we assembled a team of all dudes. Sorry.
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The most dangerous part of the jungle? It's like we always say, mo monkeys mo problems. We learned more about that with Congo, the terrifically campy 1995 film about gorillas (fancy monkeys) who were bred to kill Tim Curry. This was a fun one! So far #Junegle is turning out to be really fun.
The jungle is no game. Except when it is totally a game, like in the 1995 comedy Jumanji, starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, and Bonnie Hunt. We had a disastrous morning recording this episode, but we salvaged what we could and I think the result is pretty fun.
Welcome to the Junegle, everybody! We're kicking off the month by running around these ferns and vines being chased by a Predator, a killing machine from outer space who doesn't care that you were in the middle of some kind of espionage plot. Recorded at Helium Comedy Club, in Portland, OR. Thanks to newest Meat Buddy, Joel from Calgary. I know where you live. Welcome new guest Brandon Lyons who is a very funny human.
#AniMAY comes to an end with the high-concept show about an alternate-dimension Satan transported into teenage work drama in Tokyo. Thanks for the fun month and we'll see you in #WelcomeToTheJunegle!
After 300+ episodes it's finally time for us to return to the topic of British reality TV love stories. We've got Chris and Tanya back for this very special episode! Let's talk love and hats! Thanks to our newest Meat Buddy, Dick from Manchester!
#AniMAY takes a turn into film with the 2001 Miyazaki film Spirited Away. Will Alex like this one or will he turn into a giant pig? Mentioned in this episode Thanks to Sudio for sponsoring this episode. Check out their headphones and get 15% off when you use the code "WEEP" at checkout. Super Guest Sarah Hatheway has a new podcast about wrestling AND fashion called Kay FAB. And other favorite guest Phoebe Bottoms has a new podcast about food called Meatball Party. Check them both out!
#AniMAY keeps rolling along with one of the most respected of all time, Cowboy Bebop. A group of space bounty hunters with lots of skills and no luck. It's a fun show and I'm finally watching it after 15 years of people pestering me about it. Recorded live at Helium Comedy Club in Portland, OR. Thanks to the Baroness Von Moneybags for becoming a Meat Buddy!
We're kicking off #AniMAY with some nerd girls in an apartment. It's Princess Jellyfish, based on the Manga of the same name. And I... don't know how I feel about it. But it's something! Thanks to Jazz, our newest Meat Buddy. You got this, Jazz!