TCGS #91 - We Will Predict Your FutureAmy Poehler helps us predict the future. We use fortune cookies, tarot cards, magic eight balls, and our own intuition to determine what will happen to our callers. We get a visit from Connor Ratliff. Phil Jackson performs poetry. The Human Wishing Well spins slowly. We also get crazy with the music of Zs and learn that we are genuinely good at predicting the future.
Few guests have been as pleasant and fun to have on the show as Amy Poehler.
TCGS #90 - Who Needs A Haircut!?
Special guest Zach Galifianakis joins us in studio to give haircuts to strangers. We take calls, cut hair, yell at teenagers, have buzz cut races, and then dance to the music of Wojcik.
It’s our first night back at our home studio, and we break it in with one hell of an episode.
First episode back at the 59th Street studio and we have Zach Galifianakis cutting the hair of strangers. This is one of my favorites.
“CLARK KENT” a short film
In anticipation of the upcoming Man Of Steel, here is a short film I made using only the “Clark Kent” scenes from Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie (1978).
I removed any overt references to Clark being Superman, and I changed the musical score.
You COULD still view it as if he’s really Superman, or you could find your own meaning. I personally believe that something much more sinister is going on.
I hope you enjoy it.
THIS IS THE BEST. If you take Superman out of the movie Superman, what you are left with is a man who was unfairly abused by his peers in high school and then tortured and mocked by everyone around him as an adult as he himself makes less and less sense!
Stay for the end of this. INTERPRETATIONS WELCOME.
I have a lot to say about this edit by Connor. Essentially Clark Kent is an abused man who it seems is going to commit an act of mounting violence at his workplace (due to his life as an unjustified victim). But, then at the breaking point, instead of harming his co-workers he opts to take his own life.
The film deifies a man who kills himself instead of poisoning the herd. There are dozens of references and instances of foreshadowing leading to the decision where Clark can either let his anger flow outward or let it destroy him on the inside.
It’s a very sad film that I fear will stir sentiments self-sacrifice in young viewers. I hear there is a much worse edit (studio involvement?) out there where to combat his sorrow Clark enters a fantasy world where he can build his own self confidence and at the end instead of showing the true sadness of suicide, he enters his fantasy world for one last time. I, myself, think this cut truly cuts to the themes of the film.
Well done, Connor. Well done.
Take a tour of Chris Gethard’s New Jersey. There’s a WA-TER-FALL!!!!
Gethard and I made a mini-doc about Paterson, NJ and we got to shoot slo-mo shots of a waterfall. We shot this on the coldest day of the year.
Our friend Naomi wrote to our blog awhile back with a very sweet message about how she wanted to quote Chris in her high school year book.
A few days later, disaster struck:
Devastating news. I found out today the woman in charge of yearbook quotes will NOT accept “Lose well.” because I was dumb enough to write that post explaining your name. I might be forced to go with “Anonymous” instead, but that feels so wrong. I need help! What should I do?
Gethard and IFC took a trip to take care of business.
J D *honk honk* Amato
Hey! Thanks for making this!
ROCKS group game on Longest Harold Night of the Year.
Watch Marc Maron and Chris Gethard throw knives and talk mostly about throwing knives, but also about “Maron.”
Woah.. I did it..
This is probably my most significant achievement.
open it up on soundcloud to experience the magic
Hot Sugar just completely changed the music game.
TCGS #83 - First Times
First time callers, first time foods, first time experiences, and first time giant life moments: this episode has all of the firsts. With special guest Aidy Bryant and a cornucopia of bizarre stories and calls, we make these first times count. This is also the first and hopefully not last time we have musical guest Aleister X on the show to get everyone dancing. This is also the first time we’ve had to end an episode 14 minutes early.
Don’t put off watching this one. Check out an ending so great, we shut down the god damn show 14 minutes early.
I’m willing to pit this episode against anything else you see on TV in 2013.
I L O V E T H I S.
I love these people.
I was waiting for this episode forever! checking online every few hours like a loon… and it was well worth the wait (❤)
TEARS OF JOY!
Best Harlem episode to date. Come to enjoy the first 44 minutes, stay to get emotional during the last 4.