Category Archives: Not Sports

DudeYouPodcast Triumphantly Returns to talk about….


How I Met Your Mother.

Yes. That. Happened.

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Daniel Palmer (@dpalm66 on los tweetos) and Andrew Hall (@dudeyoucrazy) discuss arguably the most mediocre sitcom to last nine full television seasons, How I Met Your Mother. Spoilers abound, but if you didn’t think Ted was going to eventually meet his kids’ mother and still end up with Robin you were playing a fool.

 

 

 

 

True Detective Finale Recap: Podcast Time


Daniel Palmer (dpalm66 on the Tweet-ness) and Andrew Hall (@DudeYouCrazy) dive into the True Detective finale.  They celebrate the episode, mourn the ending of the season and look forward to the next installment.

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Georgia Football: Former Bulldog to Capture Heart(s) on The Bachelorette Reality Show


My few readers know I like Georgia football.  My few friends know I am also sucker for The Bachelor and its spin-offs.

A strong case can be made for The Bachelor as America’s third-best individual sport.  1. Golf, 2. Tennis, 3. Bachelor.  You guys could talk me into swapping 1 and 2, but 3 is staying.

And as some of you know, I take to the Tweets fairly aggressively during Bachelor season as a way to cope with an absence of football.  I was light on it this year as the season was mind=numbingly unentertaining, but I hit it hard.

I’ve even talked with a certain member of the Georgia coaching staff about the show.

Needless to say, I was thrilled to learn that a former Georgia Bulldog is going to be on the next season of The Bachelorette.

To address the elephant in the room: Yes, the contestant is Aaron Murray’s older brother.  But let’s not sell the guy short.  After all, when Josh Murray was drafted in the second round of the MLB Amateur Draft right out of high school in 2002, Aaron was known as “Josh’s little brother.”  He’s his own parson dagnabbit!

Furthermore, Josh is a damn good Dawg in his own right.  Josh had a breakout moment in 2010 when he went absolutely nuts on the sideline following a series of Auburn late hits on his kid brother.

That kind of passion for family (displayed at the 2:00 mark) is going to make him a front-runner in this competition.  And as Reality Steve points out:

And you’ll never guess who’s one of the biggest UGA fans on the planet? You guessed it…Andi’s dad.

Another advantage for Josh: he has impeccable tailgating taste, as seen below with Chad “The Former Intern” Floyd and myself prior to the Clemson game.

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So good luck, Josh.  And thanks for giving me a reason to blog about this show with some semblance of legitimacy.  Go set some Bachelorette records, show her that SEC Speed and make Bulldog nation proud.

That’s all I got/

Andrew

MadMen Season 7 Trailer: A Second-by-Second Analysis


If you think AMC’s MadMen is a slow, plodding drama about a man’s descent, you are completely wrong.  This 15 second trailer is about to prove you wrong.  Here’s some second-by-second analysis.

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Admittedly, this frame is innocuous enough.  The sky is a lovely shade of blue heathered only but cotton-like cloud fluff.  Don Draper, the shows protagonist, is making his way down the stairs of an aircraft that seems to be a multi-seat plane of some sort.  That, or he’s walking backwards up the stairs.  Ah yes, that may be it.  Draper, always obsessed with looking back, is entering the plane backwards so as to reminisce at his life – time at war, time selling fur coats, time defrauding his wife and family, time hooking up with numerous women some of which aren’t even sevens on a 10-point scale, time drinking “for all the wrong reasons” as Roger Sterling would assert.

Will he trip on his backward ascent up the stairs of this plane?  Only time will tell.

 

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As it turns out, Draper is in fact walking down the stairs forward and not up the stairs backward.  Or perhaps he’s doing a two steps forward, one step backward routine while facing the opposite direction.  Or I suppose, he could be doing a one step forward, two steps backward move while facing the correct direction.  Regardless of which way he’s going, I WANT ANSWERS.  I’m now confident that Draper is involved with this airplane, but all I know is that the operator of this plane ends in “A.”  What airline is he potentially flying?  NBA?  NWA?  TNA?  I bet Draper only flies TNA.

 

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There is so much symbolism in this frame that it’s maddening.  I suppose the maddening degree of symbolism enveloping this man is why the show is entitled “MadMen.”  Draper is dressed almost entirely in black as an ode to Johnny Cash.  His white shirt is obviously a reference to purity.  As for the red stripe lining the stairs, no one can quite be sure as to its full meaning.  Most likely, it’s a nod to the St. Louis Cardinals as John Hamm (the actor who portrays Don Draper) is from St. Louis.

 

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Lest you think Draper has taken a sudden turn for the loser, remember that this kind of hat was perfectly respected in his era.  And yet, there’s still much we don’t know about this headgear.  Has he worn it already today?  If so, he must have fixed his hair during the plane ride.  Who fixes their hair during the plane ride?  Perhaps Draper stretched his loins with a stewardess during the flight and then reassembled his follicles.  But why waste such a stellar reassembly with a hat?  The day doesn’t appear to be particularly sunny, rainy or cold.  What calls for this hat?

 

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The hat suddenly makes sense.  Draper isn’t about to wear the hat, he’s reading a message that his been placed inside of it.  “Dear Dad, I still don’t forgive you for what you did to Mrs. Rosen.  I don’t really think you were comforting her and I’m beginning to think she wasn’t even upset.  That being said, I think you should know that I’m going steady with Glen Bishop.  He gets me.  Love  From, Sally a.k.a. Your Daughter.”

 

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Freud once (supposedly) said, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”  Know what Freud didn’t say?  “Sometimes a hat is just a hat.”  The hat, as it now appears, is a coping mechanism for Don Draper.  He’s done a lot of things in his life, many of which are regrettable.  As he struggles with changing society, his age and the stresses of walking down the stairs, his hat gives him respite from even the most grievous site: his own face.  It’s too soon to say if Draper will cover his face with his hat for the entirety of the season.  That being said, we know that the final season has been split into two parts and it’s a safe bet that the first half of this seventh season will be plagued by Draper, the Hat-Faced Mad Man.

 

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Wait, I was off on that one.  It appears that despite the delightful conditions and the perfectly quaffed hair, Draper is going to actually wear this hat.  We can’t be sure if the note from Sally was really in it, but we sure as hell can’t say definitively that it was not.  Obviously, the symbolsim of this hat is still there but its meaning has changed.  Draper has gone dark.  Perhaps this ill-advised wearing-a-hat-for-no-reason move is indicative of past, current, future or imagined poor decisions.  That would explain the darkness of his face.

 

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Draper is getting closer and closer to the edge of the frame which can only mean one thing.  He’s about to die.  This has long been theorized.  Some even think Don is the man floating downwards from the skyscrapers in the MadMen opening credits.  The irony of him dying comfortably on the pavement after flying is not lost on me.  It’s not lost on Pete Campbell either.  Pete’s father died in a plane crash.  Undoubtedly, Pete will have a snarky remark for Don’s untimely tarmac death.  Undoubtedly Pete will get punched in the face while fans of the show ask aloud, “What was so bad about Trudy and her rich family?”

 

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Based on the time count, Draper took that last step particularly slow which makes me wonder if he was anticipating his death.  That would actually make a lot of sense given the whole hat thing.  So his death must be more of the murder variety.  But who’s doing the murdering?  The Yellow King?  Frank Underwood?  Ezra Fitz?  Someone else from another show I watch?  Nope.  Don Draper is about to kill Don Draper.  As it turns out, the man whose identity Dick Whitman stole was never dead to begin with, he was playing possum.  Now he’s back for revenge.  “I’m Don Draper now, you’ll always be a ‘Dick,’” he’ll say with no sense of witticism…according to the unwritten text of this trailer.

 

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Here, once again…Red = St. Louis Cardinals, White = Purity, Black = Johnny Cash.  But what about these streaks?  I see gold, I see silver, I see bronze.  Ah, an Olympics reference as AMC capitalizes on post-Sochi withdrawals.  Well played.

 

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Much appreciated double entendre by the clever folks at AMC.  Note that MadMen “Takes Off” on Sunday April 13.  Is the show beginning then or taking a hiatus then?  We’ll have to wait to find out.  On one hand, the case could be made that “takes off” is a reference to the airplane.  On the other equally strong hand, the show could be taking some time off.

 

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There’s an increase in golden pigments in this shot.  Obviously, the writing and directing staff believes this season is a winner.  And yet, is the show airing on Sunday, April 13 or not.  Even more important: Why is there no comma after “Sunday” and before “April.”  This is either alluding to Draper’s general disregard for rules—even grammar.  Or it’s an intentional flaw to demonstrate the shortcomings of the show’s characters.

 

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10.9c?  What does that mean?  10.9 cars?  10.9 crashes?  10.9 chickens?  10.9 channels?  Any readers know what this means?

 

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What the hell is this?  A Transformer?  I will be honest and vulnerable in my lack of foresight: I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!   10.9 Cybertrons!  How did I miss that?  Now I just feel foolish.

 

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Really, really strong finish here.  The only way you can follow up a Transformer’s interruption of a 1960s-1970s period drama is with a pun that might not be a pun.  Is AMC “something more.”  Or does the channel want us to AMC (read: See) something more?

I guess that’s what makes this show so compelling.

 

That’s all I got/

Amdrew

DudeYouPodcast: True Detective Finale Preview


Andrew Hall (@DudeYouCrazy) and Daniel Palmer (@dpalm66) go down countless “True Detective” rabbit holes in anticipation of the season finale. Spoilers abound. Where is Carcosa and do they serve Lonestar beer there? Will Marty or Rust live through this? What are the odds that Marty and Maggie get back together and live happily ever after? Is Chad Floyd the Yellow King?

 

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