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This Week In Atrocity

Semi-employed political journalist Jeb Lund and a rotating cast of friends rescue very special, very exclusive awfulness from the memory hole; dive into incredible fringe news and fantastic loon culture; talk to the biggest and best sports and entertainment personalities; and conduct great, just phenomenal interviews with really talented artists and thinkers. It's very, very successful. Everyone loves it.
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Nov 22, 2017

JESSE FARRAR is back for Simpsons S2E4 and: MacGruber ... The gig economy ... Rejected for customer service jobs ... TV dinner flashback ... Episode rundown ... Getting a billionaire creep candidate right and unavoidably wrong ... Deplorable Forever! ... Burns, Bush, Dukakis? ... Marie Callender's Roasted Garlic Chicken, Penne Pasta and Geriatric Semen ... Jim Rome interlude ... Meal and episode rating ... Jesse: Soul of Generosity ... Olive Garden reverie ... Jeb's favorites ... A moment with Robert Evans ... 

 

Featured Song: "Cheatriots Theme" from Chris Collingwood in honor of the (then) 2016 AFC Champion New England Patriots, available here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzD9jyWfEfI

Nov 17, 2017

CHARLES STAR returns to learn: How is your kidnaped prime minister doing? ... Jared Kushner's ever-amending documents and Jeff Sessions' disappearing-reappearing memory ... Trump's bumbling his own transgender ban ... Sovereign citizen Jared Fogle meets Antonin Scalia ... Larry the Interdictor's asset forfeiture update ... Roy Moore's bozo attorney ... Lawyer Dog v. The 6th Amendment...

Nov 9, 2017

DAIVD ROTH is back for: How was the World Series? ... Siri superstitious ... Vertically challenged Astros ... Old dead ballplayers ... Brazzers Presents: Chase Utley ... The Heart Is A Lonely Pitcher ... Joc Pederson's lovely family ... I need you to narrow that beard down ... Tryhard Dodger fanning ... Brandon McCarthy owns ... F*ck inevitability ... Here comes the pizza! ... Gurriel ... Didn't we owe this to Houston? ... More baseball like this please ... "Dave and Jeb Are Not Mean"

Oct 31, 2017

CHARLES STAR is back for: The Manafort indictment rundown ... Incorrect indictment predictions ... Generic rental dads as cover for money launders ... Is there really pressure on Robert Mueller? ... Deep dive on the baffling Cosby ex-District Attorney lawsuits ... Who is the most fun Trump family member to indict? ... Russian spies must hate these bozos ... Lawrence Lessig's weird compensatory fantasies ... Deported by a casino owner ... If all your stuff is ghostwritten and you serenade Nazis heiling you, you may be out of a job... 

Oct 27, 2017

MOLLY KNIGHT joins for: Vindicating your own book ... Our first World Series Games ... Kershaw as one of the good guys ... In a weird place about Taylor Swift ... F*ck Trevor Bauer ... Believing you are the fittest survivor ... 'Wow, I'm experiencing joy' ... Sports as refuge and redemption ... What about the Astros is scary? ... What Peak Puigness can we expect? ... The Dodgers ARE sympathetic! ... How much is enough winning? ... Expert eyes on what to watch for...

Oct 25, 2017

JESSE FARRAR returns for The Simpsons' first "Treehouse of Horror," Chili's fajita bowls, Halloween and: Value Vision … 'NO' on Halloween and seasonal decorations … Chain restaurants changing menus … Food review! … The ideal Chilis BOLD commercial … Treehouse Part 1: Amityville … Treehouse Part 2: Meet Kang & Kodos! … Treehouse Part 3: The Raven … Episode review! … Robert Evans signs off…

Oct 24, 2017

DAVID ROTH is back for a World Series preview in: The rattling old car of your dying body ... Kicking the Yankees' corpse ... Ryan Gosling's bullpen face ... Every year Brian McCann's in the majors is one he's not a police officer ... Farewell to Cubs sympathy ... 27 Rings ... Glorious Puigness ... The redemptive sight of elite failure ... The solipsism of learning things late...

Oct 20, 2017

MARIN COGAN joins for: Halloween convictions ...  Skittle bag lady ... Too-clever costumes ... Smart phones make you dumber ... Creating digital (in)dependency ... Learning to fear the phone ... Normalizing the Lie Cycle, 2012-2016 ... Should journalists have seen this coming? ... Tribalism and believing sexual harassment ... "Separating art from artist" and "it was a different era" ... The 90s' antifeminist hell ... Making the lifelong commitment to learning you're wrong...

Oct 16, 2017

DAVID ROTH returns for: Donald Trump's trip to Home Depot ... Shondaland with #queen ... Beefy Boy Matt Albers ... Cubs-Nats Game 5's gorgeous meltdown ... The liberatory nature of mass borking ... Postseason jankiness ... All libido to the Astros ... Fun Yankees still aren't underdogs ... I AM DA PLAYOFFS ... Who's your team and do you know them? ... Joe Buck forcing "moments" ... Terence Malick presents Puig's Parrot ... The bat-flip melting pot ... Light all the mups ... Picks!

Oct 10, 2017

CHARLES STAR returns for: A brief PSA ... Trump: the ultimate test of Occam's Razor ... More hurricane aftermath ... Municipal disability ... Irma should've killed Limbaugh ... First class on FU Airways ... Pruitt's false flag ... 'I don't care about the mysteries of the cosmos, I came here to stare at gold' ... Mnuchin's grotesque face/life ... Precious billionaire entitlement ... Back to the Arpaio pardon ... Humiliating Jeff Sessions ... NFL Protests ... F*ck the troops ... Courts coddle cops ... More bad online lawyering ... Pray for cheeseburgers...

Sep 22, 2017

JESSE FARRAR returns to P. Piggly Hogswine's Super-Smog for: Listener letters ... Reversing the rules of analogy ... "My butt is already in the throes of death" ... When Tim Allen's TV dinner is unsettlingly good ... Meal rating! ... Fuck Berkshire Hathaway ... The greatest danger at the China Super Buffet ... How much to f*ck the macaroni? ... S02E02: "Simpson and Delilah" ... The history of Rogaine ads ... Hair happiness is only follicle-deep ... Studio Notes with JF ... JF Is For Family ... Episode rating! ... Credits...

Sep 14, 2017

JESSE FARRAR joins the show for TV dinners and S2E01 of The Simpsons ... Why are you a Simpsons fan—or not? ... What is The Whammy's motivation and gender? ... LET'S MEET THE MEALS ... Season One is off-limits ... A steak that eats like a mirror ... The TV dinner "foodness" spectrum ... Why buy Kobe's drink? ... "Bart Gets an F" ... Jesse's hatin' ass takes ... Die Hard ... Jeb's highlights ... What is a passing grade? ... Is Jeb smarter than a 4th grader? ... Episode rating! ... Frozen quail...

Aug 21, 2017

CHARLES STAR returns to meet Buff Davis and talk: Quoting Robert E. Lee ... Pricing Confederate statue demolition ... Former MAGA CHUDs cashing in on rejecting Nazism ... EXTRA: Jeff Sessions Does Job! ... How liberals weaponized "Alt Left" ... The Bannon Farewell Roast ... "Being There" with Seb Gorka's mind geode ... Judge Tandy 5000 hands over your #resistance IP address ... Seriously, screw Confederate statues ... The EPA: More coal for burning internal documents...

Aug 9, 2017

Mr. PAUL F. TOMPKINS gets political about: Exquisite moustaches ... The fandom/apology cycle ... When RTs are endorsements ... "These Things I Believe" ... MAGA hatred OKs teeing off ... White-poverty safari thinkpieces ... How we learn about politics ... Let the left swing for the fences ... Steal from work ... Screw the Q-Rating ... Epic eviscerations and comedy Daily Showification ... Digital doctor! ... Remember: We're talking to strangers ... Arguing with yourself online ... 

 

And here's a link to Paul's "I believe" Twitter thread: https://storify.com/nzacharczuk/paul-f-tompkins-is-my-hero

Jul 30, 2017

DAVID ROTH and CHARLES STAR welcome you to unemployment and The Horse Whisperer ... 2:50:00 ... Mount Potato ... Discourse of Whisperer ... Horse synopsis, montage, torture, research ... Landline ... Tina Brown's Horse corpse road trip! ... ScarJo Sullenness ... Weep Day ... Land's End ... Hallmark Hall of Fame ... No subtext, just text ... The actors got screwed ... The Hallmark EU ... Cucked in Montana ... Did he have to do it, Mikey?

Jul 18, 2017

DAVID ROTH returns for: People like a carving station ... White Alan! ... Hit the serotonin button for one (1) comedy unit ... Mike and the Mad Dog set the template for bickering assholes ... Nimby and the Blaze! ... Devour time for me ... Knights On White Sofas ... The Horse Whisperer ... Chris Christie hosting on WFAN ... What do YOU despair-eat? ... The hardest sports week to be angry ... When Beckett is Beckett ... Trump's Wilford Brimley-ass lawyer Ty Cobb ... Nick Paumgarten's Mike and the Mad Dog profile: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/08/30/the-boys-4

Jul 7, 2017

Operation Acoustic Toddler ... GLOW is great, the GLOW doc, 80s nostalgia ... Prestige drama discomfort ... Jeb's wrestling-fan nitpicking ... Trump's wrestling tweet ... Selling the Stunner ... Women's wrestling's slow progress ... GLOP heel turn ... Writing for Joe Scarborough's newspaper ... Joe, Mika and Trump: Happy ... Trump baffled by AHCA ... Joe, Mika and Trump: Blackmail and dead interns ... WTF, Patricia "Chalupa" Arquette?

Jun 29, 2017

Over 60 minutes of close inaction with CHARLES STAR on: Making A Murderer's Brendan Dassey's appeal ... How AEDPA keeps people like him in prison ... The Wisconsin gerrymandering case ... When a Supreme Court justice worries about legacy ... Deporting people for lies on forms ... Iron Stache is INVENTING campaign disclosures ... This is The Guy. THIS IS THE GUY. This is the guy? ... Clean beautiful crystal water nice beautiful clean water...

Jun 23, 2017

Robert Schober is back from China for: The Georgia 6th results from the Democrats' fifth moral victory! ... Build your own soccer mom! ... Making music videos for the Chinese Menudo ... The all-digital transaction economy ... You meet a stranger swinging a club ... WHO'S ON WORST: The 'Aladdin' screwjob, Otto Wambier, Antarctic rain, no AHCA on the front page, Trump doesn't want the job and Senate secrecy ... Errata, miscellany and Sheriff David Clarke's flair ...

Jun 6, 2017

David J. Roth (again) joins us for: The dispiriting inevitability of the Warriors ... LeBron, age and empathy ... Does a Warriors playoff sweep kill all but the bitterest memes? ... Clay Travis is the Vinnie Johnson of racism and other adventures in trutherism ... ESPN's internal numbers on political bias ... "Roundball Rock" and JOHN TESH IS A PRINCE ... Media lust for terrorism panic ... When other people take ownership of your tragedy ... SPECIAL GUEST: BARRON TRUMP.

May 30, 2017

Attorney, comic and writer Charles Star joins for: Law expertise from one graf ... Russia fanfic as Russian lit. ... Putin/Trump is Ali/Frazier ... All The President's Men by Dr. Steve Brule ... The FISA Court does NOT do that ... The Cooper v. Harris ruling ... Who is Trump's Fredo? ... The North Carolina Voter ID law ... Why the Roberts Court threw out VRA pre-clearance ... The Moothie and the future of Trump handshakes ... Linda McMahon cannot take a Stunner

May 18, 2017

Dazza J. Roth joins Jezza for: Infantile internet nicknames ... The DailyKos Scumbag and 'Democrats Are Bae' Twitter ... The horror of predicting Trump ... Your favorite Russia armchair sleuths ... #Resisting while doing nothing ... How does James Comey ball? ... Short ballers got more reason (to root for them) ... Celts/Cavs & Spurs/Dubs ... How do you police injury? ... The Warriors are The Juiceroo.

May 4, 2017

Guest host Jessie Opoien of Wisconsin's CapTimes joins for: Talk therapy glossolalia ... Jeb Gorka's dried-dick bull session ... The DNC has no litmus test for anything ... Big Marv Zuckerberg strokes cows and sucks brats ... Terrorizing women online! ... Clinton and Feingold in Wisconsin ... Sheriff Fervid Clarke ... Life within the Scott Walker machine ... Future divisions of the Midwest ... 'Milk Is Milk'

Apr 20, 2017

PREMIUM BEEF ... The Chicken McNugget Hour of Power ... The tastiest Long John Silver's fryer effluent ... Overwhelmed by NBA and NHL postseason options ... Playoff triage... The nicest guy in sportswriting (it's Jon Bois) ... The ever-upward evolution of the NBA ... Hero Ball and Phrenology ... Meal Drift, late-night stew, casual wok sexism ... Never go Full Derelict ... Bill O'Reilly and all the ways we failed ... Dr. Noonian Soong and the positronic dryer ... Weird Al'ing anything you own or do...

Apr 15, 2017

BREAKING NEWS from the HOLOCAUST CENTER ... Chocolate cake with the plummy Money Honey ... The only Scorcese movie John Ritter is in ... Cucked by a warlock over General Foods International Coffees ... The perfect opportunism of the Syria strike ... THE MORRISSEY-JADEN SMITH AXIS ... That fucking Pepsi ad and documenting the lower reaches of corporate-think equality...

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