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We’re on Threads, Instagram, & TikTok! @cantletitgo.gay Join The Worst Garbage Discord! Episode names are at the bottom of these show notes Find Stephen @stephenhilger_art Find Brendon at Wavelengths Find AC at acfacci.com Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) Primer by Ethan 00:00:00 - Picard gets kidnapped a lot huh 00:04:35 - The Traitors 00:21:24 - Paramount+ tho? 00:24:38 - How Stephen got into TNG 00:30:00 - How Brendon got into TNG 00:36:00 - Brendon’s Episode 00:58:14 - AC’s Episode 01:16:36 - “Space” 01:17:57 - Deep “Space” 9 01:22:00 - Matt’s Episode 01:34:22 - How do we feel about Q? 01:41:13 - Stephen’s Episode 01:56:54 - More great episodes! 02:05:04 - The movies Brendon's episode was S5E25, "The Inner Light" AC's episode was S2E9, "Measure of a Man" Matt's episode was S3E19, "Captain's Holiday" Stephen's episode was S4E2, "Family" Space Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
We’re on Threads, Instagram, & TikTok! @cantletitgo.gay Join The Worst Garbage Discord! Find AC at acfacci.com Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) Primer by Ethan 00:00:00 - Landline phones 00:02:06 - Season 3 this summer! 00:04:19 - Balatro 00:07:17 - Garfield Phone Beach 00:09:39 - Novelty Phones 00:14:57 - Single-Use Plastics 00:25:52 - Niche Virality 00:35:34 - Memeing on the climate crisis 00:44:01 - Thoughts? Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
We’re on Threads, Instagram, & TikTok! @cantletitgo.gay Join The Worst Garbage Discord! Find AC at acfacci.com Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) Primer by Ethan 00:00:00 - Carrie-Anne F*cking Moss 00:01:25 - Traitors memes 00:03:10 - The Matrix Resurrections 00:06:59 - The Matrix Resurrections is Canon Fanfiction 00:18:29 - The high points of this movie 00:34:54 - Casting and Recasting 00:44:50 - Make them kiss! 00:50:08 - The Sense8 inspiration 00:52:30 - Making The Matrix Resurrections 00:55:33 - Loving people across reality 00:58:23 - Crossover time 00:58:59 - What is Sense8? 01:08:14 - Who are the sensates? 01:24:31 - This is how you do diversity 01:30:43 - Sharing talents in the cluster 01:39:21 - The August 8 cluster 01:43:16 - Sense8 is about joy. The Matrix is too. Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
We’re on Threads, Instagram, & TikTok! @cantletitgo.gay Join The Worst Garbage Discord! Find Alex on Bluesky Find AC at acfacci.com Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) Primer by Ethan Listen to 52 Pickup Listen to Insert Credit Read Alex's column on DC.com Watch Action Button 00:00:00 - DC canon is WILD 00:00:39 - Welcome Alex Jaffe! 00:02:40 - What IS 52 Pickup? 00:07:38 - The Traitors Season 2 00:12:23 - Alex come back for Taskmaster! 00:13:17 - Who is The Question? 00:20:34 - The Question #1 00:23:43 - The Question in JLU 00:26:29 - How Alex got into comics 00:29:56 - The Many Questions 00:36:40 - What does The Question DO? 00:40:34 - Alex’s Question Collection 00:42:38 - The Question is a figure of change 00:45:55 - The Question isn’t around much 00:47:21 - Being a fan of a deep bench character 00:51:19 - Failure 00:54:12 - What if Batman was one of us? 00:55:38 - Interesting additions to The Question 01:00:27 - Where to begin? 01:04:56 - DC canon Jesus 01:10:03 - Matt’s Scout commission Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
We’re on Threads, Instagram, & TikTok! @cantletitgo.gay Join The Worst Garbage Discord! Find AC at acfacci.com Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) Primer by Ethan Infomocracy on bookshop.org 00:00:00 - A Better World is Possible 00:01:21 - The NEW Ultimate Universe 00:03:55 - The Traitors is back (and Parvati’s queer!) 00:05:31 - Infomocracy 00:08:25 - What is this book? 00:15:40 - It’s very wonky 00:17:37 - The role of place in microdemocracy 00:25:22 - Corporate governments 00:29:17 - Centenal density 00:32:47 - Novelty governments 00:36:01 - Information 00:47:38 - Can’t Put It Down: Chants of Sennaar 00:51:39 - Decidedly NOT North American 00:53:22 - Does Matt want Information? 01:01:28 - The characters 01:02:34 - Does AC want Information? 01:04:03 - An update on Matt’s TikTok feed 01:04:50 - Why AC can’t let go of Infomocracy 01:06:43 - The great project of building a better world 01:17:33 - Dis-Information Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
We’re on Threads, Instagram, & TikTok! @cantletitgo.gay Join The Worst Garbage Discord! Find AC at acfacci.com Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) Primer by Ethan Gubbins ”52 Pickup” podcast “Why Barbie Must be Punished” 00:00:00 - The Stars at Night Barbie 00:00:41 - Hi, Barbie! 00:01:04 - Mobile Games Barbie 00:03:30 - Weekly Comics Barbie 00:07:27 - Greta Gerwig Made This Barbie for You 00:13:02 - CEO Barbie 00:14:13 - Unbearable Burden of Responsibility Barbie 00:17:11 - Barbie, by Mattel 00:19:19 - Monolith Barbie 00:21:39 - ~ * a e s t h e t i c * ~ Barbie 00:24:59 - Unreasonable Body Expectations Barbie 00:27:05 - Inclusive Barbie 00:34:05 - Boundary Pushing(?) Barbie 00:36:50 - Illusion of Choice Barbie 00:44:11 - Irrepressible Thoughts of Death Barbie 00:48:10 - Standup Comedian Barbie 00:51:37 - Fascist Barbie 00:54:39 - Visible Signs of Aging Barbie 00:58:57 - Archival Barbie 01:01:39 - “I Read One Book” Ken 01:04:08 - Filmmaker Barbie 01:09:07 - Third Wave Barbie 01:19:55 - Utterly Delightful Barbie 01:21:57 - Funeral Barbie 01:23:10 - Life-Size Barbie 01:27:45 - Margot Robbie as “Barbie” 01:30:08 - Ken’s Buddy, Allan 01:32:19 - P.I.N.K. Barbie
We’re on Threads, Instagram, & TikTok! @cantletitgo.gay Join The Worst Garbage Discord! Find AC at acfacci.com Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) Primer by Ethan "Broken Games Are Good, Actually" on Matt's YouTube "Marvel Snap is so frustrating" on Matt's YouTube Oratrice Mecanique Part 1 Oratrice Mecanique Part 2 Oratrice Mecanique Part 3 YEAH! YOU WANT "THOSE GAMES," RIGHT? SO HERE YOU GO! NOW, LET'S SEE YOU CLEAR THEM! 00:00:00: Yeah, you want those games right? 00:01:22: Oratrice Mecanique d'Analyse Cardinale 00:07:52: AC plays Marvel Snap now 00:12:51: Love things and critique them 00:13:53: Matt’s Snap journey 00:23:24: Spending money on phone games?! 00:24:42: A CLASSIC Matt Horton App Store Essay 00:31:38: A history of microtransactions 00:41:14: A quick diversion 00:42:00: Predatory monetization 00:44:28: Cosmetics are good now? 00:46:20: How progression works 00:55:37: Yeah! You Want "Those Games," Right? So Here You Go! Now, Let's See You Clear Them! 00:57:19: The attention economy 00:57:56: Monetizing FOMO 01:04:51: Hooked by behavior design 01:13:31: The good parts 01:15:46: Buy games! 01:21:46: Spend according to your values Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
We’re on Threads, Instagram, & TikTok! @cantletitgo.gay Join The Worst Garbage Discord! Find AC at acfacci.com Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) Primer by Ethan From cart to shack: Curty makes an impact A Field Guide to the Great Hot Dogs of America Hot Dog etiquette 00:00:00: Curtis, come on CLIG! 00:01:05: Regional Hot Dogs 00:01:40: Marvel Magic 00:07:18: Keith Lee in Atlanta 00:11:38: A hot dog lore drop 00:23:22: THE Dirty Curty 00:25:28: The cultural importance of the Dirty Curty 00:31:58: AC’s favorite hot dog 00:34:16: Hot dog etiquette 00:35:04: So many kinds of hot dog 00:36:03: Simple cook out hot dog 00:37:02: New York hot dog 00:37:38: Chicago dog 00:39:41: Pickle in the fridge 00:41:12: Chili Cheese Dog(s) 00:46:46: The Halfsmoke 00:47:57: Sonoran 00:54:07: The weird ones 00:57:22: Danish/French hot dogs 01:00:22: Colombian hot dog 01:03:40: Completo 01:04:09: We love that for you 01:05:50: Food culture and identity @ Costco Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
We’re on Threads, Instagram, & TikTok! @cantletitgo.gay Join The Worst Garbage Discord! Find AC at acfacci.com Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) Primer by Ethan Sufjan Stevens Songs Were Always Gay and They Were Always About God by Lexi McMenamin Javelin Essays by Sufjan Stevens Six Swans 00:00:00: Tonya Harding drag 00:01:15: Quaint* British Television 00:04:18: What we’re texting about 00:07:21: Sufjan 00:12:27: Who the f is Soof Yawn? 00:16:59: The 4 Modes of Sufjan 00:17:32: Sad banjo boi 00:22:02: Contemplative piano boi 00:28:59: Orchestral folk genius 00:36:32: Computer music big noise boi 00:44:13: A surprise 5th mode 00:46:09: God or gay? 01:25:31: The poster child of pain 01:37:46: Javelin 01:58:10: That kind of love Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
We’re on Threads! @cantletitgo.gay Find AC @acfacci on twitter and @ac_facci on threads Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) 00:01:48 - Bizness 00:04:26 - What to do while we’re on break 00:06:13 - Oppenheimer 00:24:55 - Barbie 00:26:33 - Game Changer 00:33:30 - Star Trek Strange New Worlds 00:39:49 - The quick pitch 00:46:37 - This is the show to start with 00:50:31 - Gender in this show 00:53:45 - The beginning of SNW 00:59:28 - The pilot 01:07:59 - Children of the Comet 01:09:39 - The episodes we want to talk about 01:11:42 - The Serene Squall 01:18:47 - The Elysian Kingdom 01:33:42 - Ad Astra Per Aspera 01:46:11 - The job of Science fiction 01:50:23 - Season 2 teasers Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
We’re on Threads! @cantletitgo.gay Find AC @acfacci on twitter and @ac_facci on threads Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) Alex Goldman’s Substack story about the Trump animatronic https://cooldudezone.substack.com/p/my-favorite-conspiracy-theory-confirmed 00:00:00 - AC’s moment alone 00:03:43 - That Trump kinda looks like Hillary 00:10:59 - Walt Disney World 00:14:17 - Living With the Land 00:18:15 - Liking Disney despite… 00:19:52 - Corporate sponsorship at Disney 00:23:08 - Oof moments 00:29:02 - Epcot 00:34:03 - A GREAT story about Matt’s husband 00:35:30 - Epcot’s for adults 00:36:49 - Plussing 00:43:28 - Epcot and cultural exchange 00:46:31 - The Voices of Liberty 00:51:00 - Labor at Disney 00:52:49 - Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser 00:57:05 - Dolores from HR 00:57:42 - The cost of the Star Wars hotel 00:59:08 - Oh yeah. That one thing that happened to all of us 01:02:30 - Galaxy’s Edge 01:06:37 - Genie+ and the death of FastPass 01:20:07 - Splash Mountain 01:26:52 - Plussing Splash Mountain now 01:32:02 - No caveats Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
We’re on Threads! @cantletitgo.gay Find AC @acfacci on twitter and @ac_facci on threads Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) The Hard Part of Being a Follower - Embedded 00:00:00 - Christian 00:01:30 - Thanks to Scout and Ethan! 00:02:13 - CW: Cancer 00:15:47 - The tone shift of the century 00:17:43 - What IS The Traitors? 00:30:36 - AC’s context going in 00:31:31 - Camp af 00:36:15 - Alan Cumming’s wardrobe & performance 00:42:17 - The challenges 00:56:50 - The Traitors nails the stakes 01:01:15 - Who are the traitors? 01:06:35 - Kate & The Bravo squad 01:20:33 - AC’s favorite cast member 01:22:01 - BIG OL’ SPOILER ALERT 01:22:25 - Back to Michael 01:23:42 - Back to Kate 01:27:23 - A little Cirie moment 01:28:06 - The twist! 01:33:12 - The Ring of Truth 01:43:13 - Where was the alcohol? Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
We’re on Threads! @cantletitgo.gay Find AC @acfacci on twitter and @ac_facci on threads Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) Sarah Jeong’s great piece on propaganda: https://www.theverge.com/21355465/tiktok-us-china-information-nationalism-online-propaganda 0:00 - TikTok bans 1:25 - Several nuggets 9:23 - The potential US TikTok bans 26:49 - Matt told you so… 27:50 - That pesky First Amendment 30:41 - It's because it's the government 32:10 - Corporate responsibility is fake 34:34 - How would any of this work? 35:23 - The Montana ban 38:08 - The Hank Green of it all 41:06 - When China does it... 43:59 - Rip and Replace 47:17 - TikTok is not the only guilty party 49:15 - Fairness for the right kind of people 50:07 - A great piece on propaganda 54:31 - Is TikTok uniquely bad? 59:49 - Matt talks about porn again 01:00:39 - On apathy and Hank Green 01:02:50 - The hardest and most difficult thing 01:11:45 - The best parts of TikTok 01:18:13 - TikTok is just another social media space 01:21:48 - Addendum 01:25:31 - Bringin it home Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
Find AC @acfacci on twitter Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) The X-Men tweet: https://twitter.com/blackbroseidon/status/1644701523371339776 0:00 - Intro 1:49 - The best kind of tweet 4:00 - Why To Wong Foo? 9:19 - To Wong Foo is still relevant 10:30 - A quick aside about Ru Paul 11:10 - The 4 steps to becoming a drag queen 14:29 - Step 1 - The wisdom to know the difference 21:13 - How this movie handles race 24:34 - The fashion 34:16 - CW: Sexual assault 38:33 - CW reminder: Sexual assault 39:04 - The actual problems of To Wong Foo 41:23 - Step 2 - Ignore Adversity 41:42 - CW: Domestic violence 42:46 - How To Wong Foo uses violence 45:43 - CW: Domestic violence 46:25 - The ACTING 47:06 - The bad guy 54:47 - The slam poem 1:00:09 - Step 3 - Generosity 1:03:05 - That was a little loud, Matt 1:03:43 - The makeover 1:06:16 - Passing and Transformation 1:11:22 - Queerness in 1995 1:17:35 - Step 4? 1:17:45 - An incredible shirt 1:19:45 - Step 4 - Larger than life is just the right size 1:27:18 - Thanks for everything. - Julie Newmar 1:36:10 - Before we wrap up…  1:37:20 - AC talks about Dropout, as they do Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
Every video essay we talked about in a YouTube playlist! Find AC @acfacci on twitter Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE and on YouTube Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) 00:00 - Can't Let It Go 00:51 - Bones Reruns 03:48 - Video Essays 04:03 - No history lesson today 04:37 - What is a video essay? 10:47 - Why the modern video essay exists 12:02 - AC learns what Breadtube is 20:26 - Why do video essays work? 26:14 - What's the harm? 31:21 - The Green Brothers (again) 31:52 - DFTBAtheChat 33:37 - Zero judgment 34:00 - One possible genesis of Breadtube 34:41 - The rise and fall... 35:40 - Matt's Favorite Video Essays 35:47 - Defunctland 41:00 - Alexander Avila 43:57 - Jacob Geller 48:59 - Movies with Mikey 49:59 - Ladyknightthebrave 51:37 - Folding Ideas 52:28 - Philosophy Tube 53:40 - Eddy Burback 55:18 - About Mr. Beast... 57:00 - Matt makes video essays! 01:01:48 - Terminally earnest 01:08:40 - Super Eyepatch Wolf and Sarah Z 01:09:36 - Skepticism as a shield 01:12:30 - Swaggy Pope 01:16:08 - Links in the show notes! Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
Note: AC & Matt believe every worker deserves a union. We express solidarity with striking WGA workers everywhere, but especially on the production of season 2 of Andor. Andor is a story about workers being subjected to oppressive and uncaring systems. It is the powerful writing behind this story that moved us to make this episode. The production team should heed the values of its own show and shut down filming of season 2 while WGA members are on strike. The Disney content machine should stop standing in the way of its writers - and all workers - getting what they are owed. Find AC @acfacci on twitter Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) Andor is on Disney+ 00:00 - They're fine. We promise. 01:38 - A lil nugget about sequels 14:04 - Early Andor feelings 24:13 - The Reluctant Radicalization of Cassian Andor 25:47 - Cassian 42:53 - Syril Karn 49:25 - Luthen 53:43 - Dedra Meero 1:03:54 - More Luthen 1:06:42 - Mon Mothma 1:18:07 - Even More Luthen 1:20:18 - Nemik 1:35:43 - Maarva 1:41:31 - Kino Loy 1:58:56 - Luthen again! 2:00:57 - Everyone has their own rebellion Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
Find AC @acfacci on twitter Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) Everything I Need I Get From You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It on bookshop.org 00:00 - Taylor Swift fans killing it 00:56 - Talkin' about the Internet 01:38 - CW: Harry Potter 03:01 - Kaitlyn Tiffany on fandom 07:26 - AC's first online fandom 10:38 - Loving something deeply 13:43 - The problem of fallible people 16:57 - Fandom archeology 24:10 - The value of fandom 26:57 - A sense of belonging 27:32 - CW: Harry Potter 31:32 - CW: HP // The consequences of fandom 36:55 - Different ways to be a fan 39:04 - CW: Harry Potter, abuse 43:59 - Stan culture 49:24 - Fan service 52:19 - Women in fandom 56:10 - CW: Harry Potter 57:41 - fandom physicality 1:03:26 - collective effervescence 1:05:55 - Connection and disconnection 1:08:47 - The name of the book Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
Find AC @acfacci on twitter Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) New Intersections: Queer Futurism and the Krakoan Body Politic by Sinead Kinney Houseofx.org's recap of book 4 of House of X. This has some photos we talk about in the episode. 00:00 - Can't Let X-Men Go 00:43 - Our history with X-Men 06:08 - House of X and Powers of X 22:17 - Krakoa 31:56 - Best friends doing best friend shit 31:59 - A fantastic aside 33:41 - Krakoan culture 35:57 - Resurrection 53:22 - Xavier and Magneto as metaphor? 1:04:28 - Dear Ryan Coogler... 1:07:27 - The inevitable Fall (of X) 1:14:57 - What's next? Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
We’re on Threads, Instagram, & TikTok! @cantletitgo.gay Join The Worst Garbage Discord! Find AC @acfacci on twitter and @ac_facci on threads Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) 00:00:00: The 4 States of Matter 00:02:41: Callback: X-men comics 00:04:38: Spell that in Italian for me 00:08:10: Texting about Hank Green again 00:13:19: Metal Gear Solid 00:19:37: Metal Gear History 00:23:02: Who is Hideo Kojima? 00:25:23: What is Undertale? 00:28:27: Back to Kojima 00:29:31: The first game 00:33:36: Yoji Shinkawa 00:34:28: Solid Snake 00:34:43: Not just guy with gun 00:35:45: Metal Gear Solid 00:41:56: No step on snek 00:42:29: Metal Gear Solid 01:00:16: Chase’s cool shirt 01:01:34: The end of Metal Gear Solid 01:03:35: Metal Gear Solid 2 01:09:54: Raiden 01:15:40: Hideo callin’ shots 01:21:34: The accidental Cassandra Clare podcast 01:22:37: Back to Metal Gear Solid 2 01:26:29: Metal Gear Solid 3 01:47:08: What Chase can’t let go of 01:51:18: Chase the games criminal 01:52:05: AC loves The Witcher 3 Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
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We're back on October 24th! And we're joining The Worst Garbage! We’re on Threads, Instagram, & TikTok! @cantletitgo.gay Find AC @acfacci on twitter and @ac_facci on threads Find Matt at MattHorton.LIVE Art by Scout (https://ko-fi.com/humblegoat) Music by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism on Twitter) 00:00:00 - We're back on Oct 24! 00:02:57 - The Worst Garbage (dot online) 00:06:12 - S2 previews 👀 Find out more at http://cantletitgo.gay
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