Ah, internet memes. Depending who you are, they’re what you make online and talk about with your buddies at school, what your goddamn kid won’t stop looking at at the dinner table, or the things you mock when you’re being an ironic piece of shit online. But we can all agree: memes are the best! Or the absolute most awful worst! In any case, memes work because of a particular weird psychological effect filmmakers have been consciously manipulating since the late 1910s.
A “meme,” properly speaking, is “a gene in the realm of the idea,” which is a complicated definition you can look up if you want. But language is [...]
On this episode: We're sponsored by Blendy's and their new menus of delicious treats, Kathy Clairol shows us some improbably reversable fashion accessories, guest preacher Hank Merryweather debunks your restless legs, Gumpton Maritime Bugles provides a handy audio user guide, we check in with a publicly-funded radio's morning zoo crew, two youngsters run out of videos to watch, a racy college nickname is beyond the logic of humans, and a man dreams of gastric bypass surgery.
This month's show was written and performed by Adam Bozarth, Dan Chamberlain, Matt Little, Taylor Moore, and Anna Rubanova with special guest performers Neil Casey, Frank Hejl, Kate Riley, and Laura Willcox, with [...]