Today, in part Two of our Tom Cruise Double Feature, we learn that sometimes, when it comes to water damage in your dad’s fancy car, you just gotta say, “KIT.”
Yeah, there’s no way that kid’s gonna wanna grow up for real.
Man, comedies pre-9/11 were so simple, no complicated emotional journeys, just murder, nazis, betting on human lives, squirrel farms, poop emergencies, and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Linda’s got big dreams, and an even bigger shoe!
…do you remember the dial-up noise?
It’s hard to have a reasonable discussion about supply and demand when Arnold accidentally rallies the kids to overturn your ice cream truck. But in fairness, nobody’s paying $15 for rum raisin, Jolly Olly Man.
“Don’t be so hard on yourself, Fry. You lost the woman of your dreams, but you still have Zoidberg. YOU ALL STILL HAVE ZOIDBERG!”
This one goes out to all our fellow office drones, especially those of you who, ahh, are gonna need to just go ahead and come in Sunday, too. Oh, and remember: next Friday… is Hawaiian shirt day. So, you know, if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans.
For your reading enjoyment (?): Qooking With Qream.
Years before Batman VS. Superman made us all collectively groan forever, before the Marvel universe took over every media we consume, there was a gritty reboot. The first of its kind, a game-changer that launched a thousand grimdark superhero franchises: Batman Begins. An exciting, hard-hitting action-drama superhero movie that made everyone’s heads turn back toward comic books.
And we’re gonna talk about the boring businessy stuff in it. Hey, we’re not the podcast you need, we’re the podcast you deserve.
That’s right, Monopoly! The board game that has very little to do with actual monopolies, and very MUCH to do with why you don’t speak to your Aunt Tabitha anymore.
Seems like all we need to make the world great is a little bit of compassion and love, and also Arc Reactor technology. This week, we discuss just how drastically Tony Stark’s invention would change the world of energy as we know it.
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Hello, We’re Make-Believe Money, and this is our son and partner, Daniel. He’s here to tell you about oil prices, and how the oil boom was perhaps not quite as impressive as you might guess. Spoilers in this one, but… this movie’s been out for a while, and also, it’s hard to spoil what’s basically a very long tone poem. You’ll be FINE.
No Spoilers! You can safely listen to this episode without anything being ruined for you. Except maybe the idea of investing in cryptocurrency. That might get a little ruined for you. That’s right! A half a year of episodes in, and we’ve finally gotten Dan to talk about Bitcoin! He probably will NEVER talk about it again, so get your fill now!
Get ready to get hella nerdy up in here, friends. We’re talking board games, the kind that Megan won’t let Dan have more of until they have more space. Not your grandma’s board games, either (although we’ll get to Clue eventually). Nope, we’re talking Settlers of Catan! And also arbitrage. What’s that, you ask? Is arbitrage something a pirate does in court? A feeling that’s a combination of anger and confusion? A country in South America? NOPE, it’s something totally different!
Harry Potter’s world is certainly very magical, but not incredibly economically practical. Is Ollivander charging wizards and witches enough for their wands, or is he destined to go out of business? Is it possible that everything in the Wizarding World is government subsidized? This is part one of a non-consecutive, ongoing collection of Harry Potter-themed episodes.