🔈 Now playing: R.E.M. – Document
I love that Lisa’s Guns N Roses reference at the end seems to go completely over Jason’s head. :)
🎧 Listened to: H.I. #113: Thelma & Louise — Hello Internet
I like the fact that Grey accidentally put a car with automatic transmission into manual, because that was exactly what I did the first time I drove in the USA. I tried to get on the freeway out of Las Vegas and was accelerating to try to get to 60 (or 75 or whatever speed the rest of traffic was in) and the engine just screamed in pain. I had the take the first exist, park at a fast food restaurant and try to figure out what the hell was going on. Wasn’t this supposed to be a car that I didn’t have to shift gears in?
In my defence it was the first time that I drove an automatic, because Sweden – that likes to claim itself being one of the worlds most modern countries – have somehow failed to realise how driving a stick is like using a non-graphical user interface on your computer.
🎧 Listened to: The Incomparable | Panspermia, but for Clothes (Episode 328)
I really, really liked the movie Arrival. (I’ll write more about it, soon.) Therefore I had high hopes for this Incomparable episode, but I was kind of disappointed. They never got down to discussing the interesting issues that the movie brings up, or at least brought up in me.
🎧 Listened to: The Incomparable | My Favorite of the Chrises (Episode 416)
I wonder if having watched Agents of Shield makes The Winter Soldier a better movie. I mean, I liked The Winter Soldier and the original Captain America movie as well, but the movie that The Incomparable speaks about sounds like better movie than the one I watched.
The Incomparable’s ”Summer of Marvel” was what got me into watching the MCU movies, so I figured I might also re-listen to a few of the podcasts after actually having watched the movies.
I’m not entirely sure whether this is a re-listen for me or not. I did listen to a lot of the Incomparable podcasts about Marvel movies before watching them, so maybe I did listen to this one when it first ”aired”.
Anyway, it was interesting to listen to it now that I just recently rewatched the movie and liked it more than the first time.
Seems appropriate today.
I can’t believe that Vangelis’ soundtrack for Blade Runner wasn’t picked.
The Anthropocene Reviewed is currently my absolute favorite podcast. It’s always both entertaining, interesting and thought provoking.