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Dave and Jeb Aren't Mean


May 13, 2020

We got the fever, so we're putting LOVE ON ICELAND (2020) and: It's a lot of pressure ... THEME ... Hopelandic ... The minimum amount of movie ... Inheriting a wildlife preserve ... Iceland is the plot ... Not obstructing the scenery ... BREAK ... TV's Andy Levy chat ... Plugz ... Icelandic surnames ... The Expositional Challenge ... Plot Mop-Up: Johann's poly interests; Charlie's choice of career or kisses; Northwestern and Evanston ... Happy Endings abroad ... Old people: the best part of the movie ... End the movie now! ... Four screenwriters ... Overheard convo quit ... More scenic footage, pls ... BREAK ... Spot the Angel: Nobody, or Johann ... Put-upon tour guide ... Scandinavian reptiloids ... Amiable love-interest ... Journalismism: Podcasting, fun stories to listen to; drunk-sounding boss; Icelandic actors; decently plausible podcast network ... Some Brief Observations on the Nature of Jolly Ranchers ... Eat Your Heart Out: Plausibly Scandinavian food; herring supreme ... Letters to Santa Interruption: Mo Bacon trucks are product placement; Bacon Jammers ... Eat Your Heart Out Resumed: Hot chocolate spa; compass points to burning eggs; B&B kitchen invasion ... The Hallmark Expanded Universe: Travel agencies and charter flights all the way down to a photographers' agency ... BREAK ... Overdetermined: Before the credits even finish; then again six minutes later ... Crossover: Chicago Dullard vs. Michael Lewis and Bjork ... BREAK ... Rating: 2.5 ... "I haven't been outside that much" ... Good bacteria ... The Leftovers: Arrow ... Clare Niederpruem ... Overlooking director Mariah Carey ... Leif Ericsson ... B-52's ... Vacationing spoiled rich kids ... Booking without double-checking ... Andre Agassi's camera ... Sigur and Rose ... Virgin Mountain ... Turn around and look ... Bubble hotel ... Merry Christmas!  MUSIC: "Mama Angola," by Retro Stefson • "Holiday," by FM Belfast  "Reykjavík," Sykur  "Svo hljótt," by Sigur Rós  "Mílanó," by Sigur Rós  "Glósóli," by Sigur Rós  All other music by Chris Collingwood of Look Park and Fountains of Wayne, except: "Orchestral Sports Theme" by Chris Collingwood and Rick Murnane