Phat in the Whole

[hears song at gym]

Is this an interpolation of Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag"?


Frawley – "Hard Boy."

♫ 'Cause you think you're such a hard boy, baby
And that's just the things I'm into lately ♫


Wikipedia » Wheatus:

In early 2019, the band provided direct support to Mike Doughty on the first leg of his twenty-fifth anniversary tour of Soul Coughing's Ruby Vroom.


Bollocks. Fall dates, but none in California.

Hmm… I could catch him in Aspen on my birthday…

Ehh, I don't care for his solo versions anyway.

Brown has stated that [Wheatus] are in the midst of preparing a 20th anniversary expanded edition of their self-titled debut album, due out in 2020 alongside a 20th anniversary tour.

But Harvey Danger had to break up. [grumbles]

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

33. Grant Achatz's Chocolate Pumpkin Pie (MasterChef, S10E18)

Stray Observations

(Succession, S02E01)

  • Legion Season Grade: C
  • "They don't kill us because they hate us. They kill us because they hate what it means to love us." (Pose, S02E09)
  • "Do you realize how luxurious your life is?"
    "Yeah. I know. The house is great."
    "Not the house. You have the luxury of choosing loneliness. For some people, it's not optional." (Pose, S02E09)
  • "Fennel-scented lemon air." (MasterChef, S10E18)

(MasterChef, S10E18)

  • "Go to school, ho." (Snowfall, S03E06)
  • "These are sneakerheads. Keep your guard up. Don't be fooled by how silly they're dressed, or how Asian they may seem." (South Side, S01E04)
  • "What you all cheering about?"
    "New Keyshia Cole just dropped."
    "Yeah? Well, text me your Tidal password so I can listen to it." (South Side, S01E04)
  • Showgirl Geena Davis (GLOW, S03E09)
  • GLOW Season Grade: C
  • "Pull your dick out!"
    "Excuse me?"
    "You're not a cop, show your dick. A cop won't show his dick." (Mindhunter, S02E04)
  • Braniff (Mindhunter, S02E05)
  • Wayne Williams Easter egg at 27:38 (Mindhunter, S02E06)
  • "The next Berry Gordy."
    "Who?" (Mindhunter, S02E09)
  • Mindhunter Season Grade: C

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Boys
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: The Other Two

Happy Jack

He claims we met freshman year of high school, but I recall meeting Jose sophomore year.

I joined the speech and debate team because of him.

I remember attending speech and debate tournaments at a local, private, Jesuit, all-male preparatory school and being amused by a large rock on campus that was named after someone, presumably because everything else on campus was already taken.

I remember thinking about how my surname does not lend itself well to naming – Yu Union, Yu Hall.

Flash forward 20 years. An elementary school named after Jose is opening today in our hometown.

He came up with "Vargas Citizens." I proposed "Vargas Patriots" as a better alternative. Owls it is.

Now to glue a plaque with my name on it to a rock and plant it on campus.

Rory Hornblower: Yu Rock.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

32. Evicting a civil rights icon (South Side, S01E03)

Stray Observations

  • "How you feeling about those bodies of your beloved, awesome parents, New Leaf?"
    "Yeah, man, how are you feeling about us kind of creaming them with a vehicle hauler today, New Leaf – lovingly?" (Perpetual Grace, LTD, S01E10)
  • Perpetual Grace, LTD Season Grade: B
  • "Sometimes two people in the universe who aren't meant for each other find each other." (Euphoria, S01E08)
  • ♫: Arcade Fire – "My Body Is a Cage" (Euphoria, S01E08)
  • Euphoria Season Grade: C
  • "People recognize me when I go to Roy Rogers." (Pose, S02E08)
  • "That's not a natural glow, sweetie; that's cocaine sweats." (Pose, S02E08)
  • "Laying down when you should be standing up." (Pose, S02E08)
  • "That core is strong, bitch." (Pose, S02E08)
  • "You need to unclench your asshole."
    "You need to eat my clenched asshole." (The Boys, S01E04)
  • "You played my butt like jazz, with poise and skill and willingness to improvise." (The Boys, S01E05)
  • Haley Joel Osment, Billy Zane, Tara Reid (The Boys, S01E06)
  • The Boys Season Grade: B
  • "No, it's me, Debbie, and Sam. We're like the uhh… The uhh… What's the thing with the, the three, the…"
    "Cerberus?" (GLOW, S03E01)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Boys
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: The Other Two

30-50 Feral Hogs

Roger Ebert:

The reverse chronology makes "Irreversible" a film that structurally argues against rape and violence, while ordinary chronology would lead us down a seductive narrative path toward a shocking, exploitative payoff. By placing the ugliness at the beginning, Gaspar Noe forces us to think seriously about the sexual violence involved. The movie does not end with rape as its climax and send us out of the theater as if something had been communicated. It starts with it, and asks us to sit there for another hour and process our thoughts. It is therefore moral – at a structural level.

Irréversible: Inversion Intégrale, a chronological re-cut of Gaspar Noé's 2002 film, will screen at this year's Venice Film Festival.

In "The Hanged Man," you see Jesus do the following: receive the most violent and dispassionate handjob ever, swallow his own cum, get sodomized with a whip, and hack Miles Teller to pieces with a machete. Also! It's at this point that the show decides, "You know what?!?!?!? Aliens."

I swore off Winding Refn projects after Only God Forgives, but maybe just one episode…

Kermit the Frog with Two Samurai Swords Smoking a Blunt

Previously on Adam Riff™:

Not one, but two games in which crabs fight are in development.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

31. Drop the Mic with Jemaine Clement and Jason Mantzoukas (Legion, S03E06)

Stray Observations

  • "Many people, most people, would now say, 'what did you say?,' as that provides them, the timeframe of the asking of that unnecessary question, provides them a stall to gather themselves, to defuse the direct electricity of that provocation. But I'm not gonna say, 'what did you say?,' because I fuckin' heard you, and I don't need to gather myself, as I am already gathered. I walk around gathered." (Perpetual Grace, LTD, S01E09)
  • "You caused violence. You're resound. All the way across the universe." (Perpetual Grace, LTD, S01E09)
  • "When reality TV begins to feel like work, like, final season of Mad Men work, you know you're depressed." (Euphoria, S01E07)
  • "I'm Morgan fuckin' Freeman and this is the beginning of the third act." (Euphoria, S01E07)
  • "Although, he did blow the paper house down last time." (Legion, S03E06)
  • "Did she tell you about chlamydia?" (Legion, S03E06)
  • "The secret of life: If you feel safe when you're young, you will feel safe when you're old." (Legion, S03E06)
  • "Not everyone wants to be saved."
    "You had to try so you'd know." (Legion, S03E06)
  • "White folks like to visit, but they never move in." (Pose, S02E07)
  • "People always ask me if my name is really 'John Legend.' No, it's Sydney Legend. John is a stage name." (Sherman's Showcase, S01E01)
  • "American culture peaked in 1973. Anything after that is a goddamned lie. The Sony Walkman – don't tell me what to do. You walk, man. Scrunchies – detestable. Chokers – why so violent? VCRs, DVDs – WTF. Wifi – who needs it? Sonos? I say 'Nonos.' Bluetooth? See a dentist." (Sherman's Showcase, S01E01)

(Sherman's Showcase, S01E01)

  • "Time out. You just had White Castle delivered to Giordano's?"
    "I don't know limits." (South Side, S01E02)
  • "I need to get a wedding gift for my mom. What do you got for me?"
    "Well, I got a golf cart that used to belong to Gary Busey. I got it at auction."
    "Gary Busey? Hmm. My mom did love that Buddy Holly movie he was in. She loves golf carts."
    "It's a very practical gift." (Baskets, S04E07)
  • "The kids these days. All they've seen in, like, movies, video games is all scary clowns, killer clowns. You know? Like The Joker and, the, like, It. I mean, even in real life, like, the…what's his name? John Wayne. Um, the murderer. He's a murderer, and he wore clown makeup…"
    "What? John Wayne was a clown?"
    "John Wayne Gacy."
    "John Wayne Gacy. I think that's the airport."
    "Is it? Doesn't matter. The fact is, you're in a world where no child has seen Bozo, and every child has seen murdering clowns. I got a new look for the kiddos. It's a superhero. They're based on the best of us. Right? Clowns are based on a homeless person." (Baskets, S04E07)

The New AR™TV World Drama Champion: The Boys
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: The Other Two