Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

39. Punch-Out!! (Moving, S01E19)

Stray Observations

  • "Sorry, uh, so what would you say would be the upside to slavery?"
    "Uh— Gospel songs?"
    "I love a good gospel song."
    "And the partitioning of India?"
    "Tikka masala?" (Dreaming Whilst Black, S01E03)
  • "'Dear, Timothy…'"
    "Nah, nah, nah, nah. 'Tomothy.' Misspell that bitch. Because if it was your name, they'd call you 'Kobena.'" (Dreaming Whilst Black, S01E03)
  • ♫: Kano – "SYM" (Dreaming Whilst Black, S01E03)
  • "Um, I'm sorry, Dr. Hill, would it be terrible if we did Friday? I have Andy Cohen on Thursday." (American Horror Story, S12E01)
  • "I fucked Tom Sandoval to get on this show." (American Horror Story, S12E01)
  • "You are so much more charming than most people. You on a bad day is like Hilary Swank on a great one, you know?" (American Horror Story, S12E01)

Piss Jugman

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Coca-Cola Byte was launched in April 2022 and was described as "metaverse inspired."

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Coca-Cola Dreamworld was launched in August 2022 and was described as tapping into "Gen Z's passion for the infinite potential of the mind by exploring what a dream tastes like."

Coca-Cola Soul Blast was launched alongside Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War.

Coca-Cola Move was launched in February 2023 in collaboration with artist Rosalía.

Coca-Cola Ultimate was launched in June 2023 in collaboration with League of Legends developer Riot Games.

Coca-Cola Y3000 was launched in September 2023 and was co-created with artificial intelligence.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

38. Karaoke with co-workers (Dreaming Whilst Black, S01E01)

Stray Observations

  • "And in interests, you've missed a comma between 'cooking' and 'dogs.'" (Dreaming Whilst Black, S01E01)
  • "I'm kind of struggling to choose a film, so I'm just wondering what you might go for."
    "Uh… I don't know. I guess it depends who I'm dating."
    "Oh, anyone. Literally anyone. Like, doesn't matter what she looks like."
    "No, I mean what she's into."
    "She's, um, a Sagittarius. Um, she likes…spicy food. She, you know, loves that, actually. She's very, um…vibrant. Uh, and kind of changes her hairstyle a lot. You know…dem kinda tings."
    "Oh, she's black!"
    "She is, actually. Yes. Yeah."
    "Right! So you want black film suggestions?"
    "This is it, exactly. I'm kind of imagining something quite deep as well, so I've been googling, um, black Oscar films."
    "At the moment, I'm thinking Color Purple."
    "Okay, um… It's a good film, but I feel like for a first date you might want to choose something without rape?"
    "Okay, no, probably…probably a good shout. Yeah, well, um, okay, what about, ooh, 12 Years a Slave?
    "Bro, that's slavery and rape."
    "What's Precious like?"
    "Still a rape, bro."
    "If you want a feel-good black film…Green Book." (Dreaming Whilst Black, S01E01)
  • "Are you guys paying together, or…?"
    "Nah, we're just black." (Dreaming Whilst Black, S01E01)
  • "Who is your guy? The ringer from your middle school play? Some less famous offspring of Marc Platt?" (Only Murders in the Building, S03E07)
  • "This is not the first time Matthew has swooped in and stolen a role from me."
    "For the millionth time, you would not have been a good Ferris Bueller. You were 41." (Only Murders in the Building, S03E07)
  • "So, I-I think I understand the Constable, but I'm gonna need your help to become the Constable."
    "It's part of my process. When I did War Games, I taught myself to write code."
    "For my role in Election, I started teaching high school and dating some students."
    "Okay…" (Only Murders in the Building, S03E07)
  • "Jackie and Elora, y'all are gonna go in there and cut the phone lines, all right?
    "I don't know what a phone line looks like."
    "Do you?"
    "Fuck no."
    "I know what it looks like. I'll take that."
    "Buddy, you know how to spot a phone line, right?"
    "Of course. I-I'm a gamer. I-I know cables."
    "He knows cables. He's a gamer. All right, awesome. All right, so, Cheese will go with y'all." (Reservation Dogs, S03E08)
  • "You first."
    "Why me?"
    "You're white." (Reservation Dogs, S03E08)
  • "Can I help you?"
    "Yes, actually. I am Mr. White. And this is… Mr. Br…"
    "Don't say Brown." (Reservation Dogs, S03E08)
  • </Harley Quinn, S04>
  • </Heels, S02>

A Zed and Two Noughts

Kamala Harris' celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop was funny, but this one may take the cake:

James Beard Award-winning chef JJ Johnson has invited the best Black chefs in New York to showcase their signature cuisine, which, similar to hip hop, is a storytelling artform where chefs are the artists reconstructing past foodways and honoring culturally relevant ingredients and techniques.


If that's not enough to get you intrigued and hungry, Chef Johnson will attempt to set the world record for the largest amount of jollof cooked at one time.

Even better, there will be a performance by Rev Run and Ice-T.

Our MCs will be Tamron Hall and Angela Yee.

So, wave your hands in the air. And wave 'em like you want tasty fare! This cookout will be a serious rapper's delight.

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Silent explosions in our minds

Today is the 23rd anniversary of Adam Riff™ dot com.

Our output has slowed, but we're still out here blogging, and re-tweeting on X, and posting stories on Instagram, and now, logging wonderful and/or weird stuff that we consumed on Substack.

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Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

37. Blackout (WWE NXT, 5 Sep 2023)

Stray Observations

  • </Telemarketers, S01>
  • "Well, why don't I make it up to you with a little solo mish? 'Mish' is short for 'mishegoss.'" (Only Murders in the Building, S03E06)
  • "Oliver, how far do you and I go back?"
    "All the way back to our original hairlines." (Only Murders in the Building, S03E06)
  • "How inevitable." (Ahsoka, S02E04)
  • ♫: Simon Joyner – "You Got Under My Skin" (Reservation Dogs, S03E07)
  • "I'm the boss, baby. And don't misquote me on that. I said, 'Boss, comma, baby.'" (Harley Quinn, S04E09)
  • "We haven't seen a disaster like this since Blake Lively's British accent." (Harley Quinn, S04E09)
  • "You're still dating Dirty Bird?"
    "I'd call what we're doing more intermittent intimacy dictated by her mood and my body odor." (Heels, S02E07)
  • "Like, how much time and effort can we put into something just to get noticed and approved by someone we don't know and never met? And yet all your attention and energy has been put into getting that approval in order to feel like you're on the right path."
    "There's a word for that."
    "Tell us."
    "Christianity." (Heels, S02E07)
  • "I was pretty down myself about six months ago. Then I found Pastor Jim."
    'Who's that?"
    "Oh, you'd love him, Bambs. He's doing some really important work at the Peoples Temple on Alvarado. He's a, uh, mesmerizing spirit."
    "Would you say there's a familial quality to the congregation?"
    "Absolutely. Some people even call him Father. Write this down. 1365 South Alvarado. Jim Jones." (Minx, S02E08)
  • "Uh, thank you so much for rescuing us."
    "I always wanted to see unincorporated Monrovia." (Minx, S02E08)
  • </Minx, S02>
  • </6ixtynin9: The Series, S01>
  • "If we are not monsters, we're food, and I could never be food." (Top Boy, S05E06)
  • </Top Boy, S05>