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Dave and Jeb Aren't Mean


Jan 25, 2019

CHRIS COLLISION returns for FROZEN IN LOVE (2018) andTHEME ... Meet the Other Guys ... Title reminiscence ... The Gymkata trailer and All-In With Chris Hayes ... Rachael Leigh Cook/She's All That Appreciation Station ... Metropolitan shout-out ... BREAK ... The Expositional Challenge: The Back to the Future reversal ... Plot cleanup ... A pretty good comedy! ... You must trust RLC ... Classic coffee demand in a Canadian library ... Incompetent hockey execs, plausible hockey scenes ... Lunatic laughter ... No sludgy plot middle ... Rom and a com, but not a romcom ... Normal, adult resolutions ... BREAK ... Journalismism: Wikipedia for Ice Hockey; New Yorker-style in media res; 'Claiborne Booted, Royals Rile Ref'; plagiarized National Post article; Integrity Media Group; Denver, Vermont; chocolate chip cookie Wikipedia BS; Mark Kurlansky Shade Station; upsetting books; grimmest book club in history; the word "colonialism"; PR charts and graphs; Derrida, Deleuze and Guattari ... BREAK ... Eat Your Heart Out: Futzing with salad; bubble-free champagne; twice-baked potatoes; reasonable kitchens, pre-cut bread slabs; no-look kettle fill; no Dido budget ... Hallmark Expanded Universe: Christmas-romance bookstore vs. "Two Weeks" Garbage Store Murder vs. Janet, the Denver Royals and the PR firm in Dater's Handbook ... Adult baseball ... BREAK ... Overdetermined: Not really overdetermined vs. "On the Same Page" and hockey/book fair underwriting vs. black-tie hockey enforcer apology surprise ending ... Crossover: Ten-years-on mumblecore workplace rumination vs. Rachael Leigh Cook's Sudden Death and Larry Bud Melman's Yosemite Sam vs. You've Got Arena! ... BREAK ... Hallmark Bechdel Test: Yes, but novel ideation ... Finally honest with mom ... Great Moments in Moppetry: Solid penalty-killing, Make-A-Wish loser, solid 3 ...  BREAK ... The Leftovers: Decemberists B-side ... Wutherin' ... Social anxiety and alcoholism subtext ... RLC's concluding kissing scenes ... Get Carter ... Prospera Center and Quesnel Millionaires ... How does box-sliding help? ... Chokeslam: The Movie ... Bigger puck ... Possession metrics ... Merry Christmas ... • MUSIC: "Fuck You If You Don't Like Christmas," from Crudbump, by Drew Fairweather • "If U Want It," from Cyber-Vision, by Drew Fairweather • "She's All That Freestyle" • "Kiss Me," by Sixpence None the Richer • "3 Small Words," by Josie and the Pussycats • All other music by Chris Collingwood of Look Park and Fountains of Wayne, except: "Orchestral Sports Theme" by Chris Collingwood and Rick Murnane • LINKS: Gymkata on All-In with Chris HayesTom Keiser on Sudden Death