9 Chickweed Rage

030: Me Not So Hot With Scream

October 30th, 2023

Despite repeated mysterious technical difficulties, Brooke and Jeff persevered to bring you the 30th installment of this very important podcast. Was it worth all of the trouble? Of course the answer is no, probably not. But we begin with the aftermath of a date between Gil and Janice, the Nicolette Cignet photographer and Edda's friend and rival from the dance company we met way back in Episode 24: They Wanted You to Model Because of Sitzfleisch Allure. Gil is getting advice from Seth and Mark and tells them that he did not in fact bone Janice at the end of the date (which was their expectation), but instead kissed her on the left corner of her mouth. This move, according to Mark, is akin to "lighting a sensual fuse." Edda doesn't believe it, but Amos tries it and transports them to a series of famous romantic movies. First La Dolce Vita, then From Here to Eternity, Casablanca, It Happened One Night (which Jeff mistakenly places in 1939 instead of 1934, sorry!), before veering to North By Northwest and settling into the Tarzan canon. There are so many Tarzan strips, guys. It's all very, very stupid. But we soldiered on through multiple glitches and made it happen. Just for you! Also, Jeff tries really hard to explain Schrödinger's Cat to make a metaphorical point, only to fail in his explanation and then to fail to remember exactly why he was trying to make the point in the first place.

The Chickweed strips we discuss this episode:

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This kiss-induced dream episode includes:

  • KU vs. MU
  • Mullets
  • Coup d'etat
  • Bartleby the Scrivener
  • Fletch talks about the filth and gunk
  • Nicolette Sheridan/Nicolette Cignet
  • Kevin Smith
  • George Santos and Steve Bannon
  • Form-fitting turtleneck mini-dress
  • DTF
  • Turtlenecks
  • Ellipses!
  • Ezio Pinza singing "Some Enchanted Evening" from Some Enchanted Evening
  • Records on 78
  • The Library of Congress
  • Ball-cupping
  • Beavers
  • The Trevi Fountain from La Dolce Vita
  • Gumby
  • Form-Fitting Neck-Brace Turtleneck
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Casablanca
  • It Happened One Night
  • North By Northwest
  • Tarzan
  • Obstetrics
  • Laurel & Hardy
  • Schrödinger's Cat explained so much better than Jeff tried to

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