Turn Down Service and Talkies

In this week’s episode, the crew can’t stay on topic and wanders on a myriad of subjects such as theology, pornography, turn down service at fancy hotels and prominent filmmakers.

This episode was recorded after the podcast meet up at a local Pancho’s Mexican food buffet and at least one of the group was more full of hot air than normal.  Straight out of the gate, the matter of gaseous etiquette is a hot topic which leads to the idea of a dedicated bathroom to carry out the most foul of fouls.  And it may be impossible for this podcast to discuss the bathroom without weighing in on the eternal debate over which direction the toilet paper should be placed on the toilet paper holder.

Gustav points out that the hotels he stays at always arrange the roll in a specific direction.  As he talks hotels, he looks back fondly on odd things he has found left behind in hotel rooms which the housekeepers failed to find.  Talk of housekeepers then leads to the question whether or not turn down service is even needed in these modern times.

Frequent contributor the Fake Bailey Jay emailed the group to verify a fact about Gustav and to provide an insane suggestion.  Her suggestion then leads to a listing of things that are instant punch outs if they are noted in any type of erotic material.

Going from the proverbial ditch to the moral high ground, the team ponders whether our DNA predisposes us to spirituality and to seek a greater meaning.  Such a philosophical topic then leads to the idea that comparative theology might make the world a better place, if people understood what one another believed and why they believe what they believe.

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The Great M. Emmet Walsh in Blood Simple

Then Gustav remembers that Ty made a reference to Joel and Ethan Coen’s first film “Blood Simple” starring M. Emmet Walsh, Francis McDormand and Dan Hedaya.  The three then discuss their love for the Coen Brothers movies as well as Wes Anderson films such as “The Royal Tenenbaums”.  There is a bit of confusion between the movie “Blood Simple” and the Flannery O’Conner novel “Wise Blood”,which was also made into a film starring Brad Dourif and directed by the great John Huston.