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000 – Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) – Supplemental Commentary Track

Watch along with us. It’s better than just watching this piece of shit without us.

“The original draft of the screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, is said to have been harder-hitting and to have ended by explicitly linking American support for the mujahideen to 9/11. Reportedly, Tom Hanks found this too “political”. Instead of 9/11, then, Charlie Wilson’s War ends with Wilson failing to persuade Congress to invest positively in Afghanistan. “We fucked up the endgame”, a title card quotes him as saying – as if it would have been absolutely no problem to heap billions of dollars’ worth of weapons into the hands of central Asian warlords for a decade if the Americans had built them a few schools afterwards.”

Excerpt from The fog of Charlie Wilson’s War

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007 – More Like Charlie Wilson’s Bore, Folks!

We wanted to hand over a lighthearted episode after the dark clouds of the DNC/RNC and we did! Lighthearted is a synonym for three-fourths drunk, yes? Yes. We recorded a commentary track for 2007’s dull and infuriating Aaron Sorkin penned, conveniently glossed over, slice of modern US imperialist Cold War history, Charlie Wilson’s War. Immediately after this we continued to celebrate everything and nothing by consuming more alcohol and attempted to make an episode reflecting upon the film and our loosey-goosey commentary. We decided to just upload it totally unedited (for content), either as a radical gesture of authenticity or just simply out of one particular individual’s personal exhaustion with editing and with seeing what a daunting task it would be to edit this particular episode. Or little bits of columns A, B and C. Next episode should be less chaotic and more grounded, but sometimes you just gotta flip the script’s hair down off the rails and born to be wild. Thanks for sticking with it if you do, it’s understood if you don’t.

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Death Rattle Orchestra
“The Hand’s Mouth”
(Special thanks to Hupp Purnell Smith)

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006 – RNC: The Dullest of Death Cults

We attempt to countenance the disorienting glare of the flag-draped COVID-19 vector euphemized as the “Republican National Convention.” We cause vital blood vessels to explode in our brains by bearing witness to the all-sensory bombardment of a turbo-speed edit of the “highlights.”

Afterward, we try to supply the ballast needed for our RNC-battered minds by listening to Chris Hedges explain why “lesser of two evil”-ism is a dead end and cannot be an option in electoral politics, as well as the imperative need to create a third party to shatter the US duopolistic stranglehold.

We add our own two cents on the possibility of creating a robust and effective third party, although JNM forgot to include a bunch of stats and facts he’d gathered prior in this segment due to the aforementioned neurophysiological damage. Kneel and pray for us, and then hop right back up on your feet for The Anthem.

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Heat Death of the Universe is an End-Times-inspired podcast about a wide range of subjects falling under the enormous Janus-faced purview of cultural and political commentary. Hosted by two long-time expatriated US citizens living in South Korea, mainly Seoul.

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio currently teaches liberal arts to precocious child geniuses in the infamous Gangnam district, enjoys Latin-based pseudonyms (not really, just the one), makes percussive patterns with Gorymurgy, and lives on a high elevation hill in the oldest village in Seoul.

JD Newland teaches little humans in a less bourgeois area than Gangnam, but it’s bourgie enough. He enjoys the finest things in life such as scouring the Internet, endlessly scrolling on a plethora of devices, and consumption of all sorts. He lives at the base of Namsan, a mountain in Seoul and home to the city’s most famous tower.

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005 – Clickbait Roulette™ Lullaby

Chronic sleep-deprivation collides with another early midweek recording session and a few rounds of Clickbait Roulette™. Patents were proposed. Goof-abouts were gathered. News headline veils were lifted. Typhoon “Barbie” was on its way as well.

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004 – DNC Beyond Panderdome

After surviving the psychic gulag of watching all eight Fast & Furious movies, we jumped ship out of that frying pan into the fire of the 2020 Democratic National Convention and said our piece. Come for the livid reactions from yours truly, stay for the markedly better explanations from Briahna Joy Gray.

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Heat Death of the Universe is an End-Times-inspired podcast about a wide range of subjects falling under the enormous Janus-faced purview of cultural and political commentary. Hosted by two long-time expatriated US citizens living in South Korea, mainly Seoul.

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio currently teaches liberal arts to precocious child geniuses in the infamous Gangnam district, enjoys Latin-based pseudonyms (not really, just the one), makes percussive patterns with Gorymurgy, and lives on a high elevation hill in the oldest village in Seoul.

JD Newland teaches little humans in a less bourgeois area than Gangnam, but it’s bourgie enough. He enjoys the finest things in life such as scouring the Internet, endlessly scrolling on a plethora of devices, and consumption of all sorts. He lives at the base of Namsan, a mountain in Seoul and home to the city’s most famous tower.

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000 – F9 (2021) Trailer – Supplemental Commentary Track

Right before we summarized the madness glimpsed by our non-stop watching of all eight Fast & Furious movies, we watched and spoke over the trailer for the upcoming, ninth installment of the sprawling franchise, F9.

Trailer: FAST 9 Super Bowl Trailer (2020) Fast And Furious 9, John Cena

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000 – The Fast and the Furious (2001) – Supplemental Commentary Track

Listen and watch along with us and our unhinged rambling, while cars become Cars, family becomes Family, Ja Rule and nü-metal triumph together, and product placement reaches into your brain, causing an insatiable thirst for Corona (cerveza, non-virulent), nitrous oxide, and a Sobe/Snapple/Pizza Hut chaser to be smashed into your face as you drive your skydiving car out of an airplane one quarter mile at a time.

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Also, you’ll hear literal crickets throughout the track due to my window being open on a humid summer night right next to my microphone.

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The first movie finishes playing at 103:43:00 and we start the second one soon after. However, the recording cuts out at 138:08:00 due to my SD card reaching its limit on my recording console, so you’ll have to imagine the rest of what we had to say about 2 Fast 2 Furious. We scrapped the idea of recording commentary for all eight movies mainly because I didn’t want to listen back to that much footage searching for good bits to insert into our overview of the franchise episode.

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Enjoy this if you dare tread.

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Live your life one 1/4 mile at a time. Because “family.”

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003 – The 21st Century as Seen Through a Furious Franchise

Immediately after recording our previous episode, we moved the recording equipment in front of the TV, and began to watch all eight of the movies from the Fast & Furious franchise, in a single, virtually uninterrupted, sitting. We'd never seen any of these movies prior. We laughed and cried (and cried and laughed about it all again) through approximately 16 hours of running time. We reflect upon this very ill-advised act during today's episode.

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Heat Death of the Universe is an End-Times-inspired podcast about a wide range of subjects falling under the enormous Janus-faced purview of cultural and political commentary. Hosted by two long-time expatriated US citizens living in South Korea, mainly Seoul.

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio currently teaches liberal arts to precocious child geniuses in the infamous Gangnam district, enjoys Latin-based pseudonyms (not really, just the one), makes percussive patterns with Gorymurgy, and lives on a high elevation hill in the oldest village in Seoul.

JD Newland teaches little humans in a less bourgeois area than Gangnam, but it’s bourgie enough. He enjoys the finest things in life such as scouring the Internet, endlessly scrolling on a plethora of devices, and consumption of all sorts. He lives at the base of Namsan, a mountain in Seoul and home to the city’s most famous tower.

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002 – The Bone-Chilling Cackle of Kamala Harris

We’ve returned, against the odds, with a conversation centered around the news of Kamala Harris becoming the VP candidate alongside Joe “C’mon, Man” Biden. The centerpiece of the episode was the Jacobin article “Joe Biden Has Found His Neoliberal Match in Kamala Harris” by Branko Marcetic.

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Heat Death of the Universe is an End-Times-inspired podcast about a wide range of subjects falling under the enormous Janus-faced purview of cultural and political commentary. Hosted by two long-time expatriated US citizens living in South Korea, mainly Seoul.

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio currently teaches liberal arts to precocious child geniuses in the infamous Gangnam district, enjoys Latin-based pseudonyms (not really, just the one), makes percussive patterns with Gorymurgy, and lives on a high elevation hill in the oldest village in Seoul.

JD Newland teaches little humans in a less bourgeois area than Gangnam, but it’s bourgie enough. He enjoys the finest things in life such as scouring the Internet, endlessly scrolling on a plethora of devices, and consumption of all sorts. He lives at the base of Namsan, a mountain in Seoul and home to the city’s most famous tower.

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001 – Tactical Baby Holsters

After pushing through the knotty chaos of equipment acquisition stumbling blocks, a self-taught crash course in sound engineering and editing, relearning how to think and speak in the context of Podcast, and the evergreen, debilitating, self-conscious states of our very minds, we offer up this inaugural episode. We blindly delve into some truncated and often misleading news headlines, predict their contents, then reveal the actual gristle and bone behind their clickbait exteriors.

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Heat Death of the Universe is an End-Times-inspired podcast about a wide range of subjects falling under the enormous Janus-faced purview of cultural and political commentary. Hosted by two long-time expatriated US citizens living in South Korea, mainly Seoul.

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio currently teaches liberal arts to precocious child geniuses in the infamous Gangnam district, enjoys Latin-based pseudonyms (not really, just the one), makes percussive patterns with Gorymurgy, and lives on a high elevation hill in the oldest village in Seoul.

JD Newland teaches little humans in a less bourgeois area than Gangnam, but it’s bourgie enough. He enjoys the finest things in life such as scouring the Internet, endlessly scrolling on a plethora of devices, and consumption of all sorts. He lives at the base of Namsan, a mountain in Seoul and home to the city’s most famous tower.