In honor of the live Professor Blastoff Podcast at the Vera Project May 15th, we listen back to an interview with the hilarious Tig Notaro where she gives us her opinions on the Charlie Sheen meltdown, the Joan Rivers documentary, her unique upbringing and her classic character The Good One Robot. That character was immortalized in this image from Seattle artist Barry Blankenship and went on to be used as her tour poster and a t-shirt.
TBTL Song of the Day: N/A
My Song of the Day: "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots" by The Flaming Lips
How much do we really need to know about the Cleveland kidnapping case? Luke and Andrew discuss how beneficial to society is it for media outlets to ruminate on the grizzly details of these types of crimes. I think we have gained some important knowledge from this case. Apparently neighbors complaining of women screaming and plastic bags over the windows are subtle warning signs that something sinister is afoot.
I probably would have skipped this part of the show if I wasn't tasked with writing about it. I agree that these details do more harm than good and I prefer to know as little about these cases as possible. While I could have assumed they were sexually assaulted, I would have preferred to just not know anything about it.
Luckily there is some lighter news, a Christian metal singer* got arrested for trying to hire a hitman and Lauryn Hill released a new single that even Pras would be ashamed of. Enjoy.
TBTL Song of The Day: "Neurotic Society" by Lauryn Hill
My Song of the Day: "Was It A Crime?" by French Kicks ( http://soundcloud.com/doug-boehm/french-kicks-was-it-a-crime)
*I'm not particularly concerned with whether or not he prefers that label.
In just a couple weeks Luke is officially getting married! I presume it's part of a deal with Lord Frey to gain passage through the Green Fork but I don't know the details. The bad news is it's family only, which comes as quite a disappointment as I had already picked out my formal kilt.
Also Luke talks to Peter Sagal, about his new show Constitution USA, which premieres tonight at 9pm on PBS. Somehow they avoid the topic of freedom of religion in regards to The Lord of Light and the right to bear Valyrian Steel.
TBTL Song of the Day: "Sexx Laws" by Beck
My Song of the Day: "Marry Me" by St. Vincent
"Scoot Hog" is not only an accurate description of how cool Andrew looks in the photo below, but also the name of the horse I put all my money on in The Kentucky Derby. He wasn't listed as a contender so it was a real long shot and it did not pay off at all. I still think The Kentucky Derby is great though, because the time you spend putting on your outfit is considerably longer than the event itself.
Also on the show, Luke teases an upcoming interview with Mike Daisey in which he mentions that he heard all those mean things TBTL said about him. (Side note: I also put some scratch on It's A Kind Of Magic to place.) All that and more on today's show.
TBTL Song of the Day:
"Glue Girls" by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
My Song of the Day:
"White Daisy Passing" by Rocky Votolato
TBTL was a late one last night, I hope that isn't obstructing your justice, as the show was still recorded on American soil. On this episode Luke and Andrew discuss Reese Witherspoon starring in Legally Intoxicated. We listen to the tape of her arrest and her heavily staged interview with George Stephenopolous, a guy that used to work for the president.
Also from the corrections department: I would like to point out that the little person who starred in Willow is Warwick Davis not Warwick Dunn. Also The Last Detail is the movie in which Jack Nicholson played a man transporting a prisoner. The prisoner is played by a young, not yet insane Randy Quaid.
TBTL Song of the Day: "Moth's Wings" by Passion Pit
My Song of the Day: "Nighttiming" by Coconut Records