Episode 146: Life imitates parody

vermintfest 013In this week’s Todcast, we talk muskrat, country music, and because it’s the law, the Oscars. The good folks at Good Clean Fun Life, are preparing to celebrate their fifth year as a lifestyle website. Officially, they started on St. Patrick’s Day but, just as Natalee celebrates her birthday for the better part of the month, so too does GCFL.  you will see a bit of positive nostalgia from them and a ton of new content as well.  March is kind of a watershed moment for Todd and I as well, as it marks our one time attempt at an event: Varmintfest. Muskrat is less an acquired taste as an acquirable taste. That is, if you try it as an adult, you really have to be committed to liking it if you wanna like it. Todd and I each relive our taste experiences which are almost completely opposed. We did agree on the color of the meat, which is something.

Todd brought us all up to date on the Gentleman’s Club experience and was a polite as possible about the country show he covered for GCFL Friday last. Suffice it to say that Walmart country isn’t his favorite.

We didn’t get to the Oscars, per se. Primarily, this was because I wasn’t interested enough to watch and nothing so scandalous happened that we needed to discuss it. We did give a quick plug to Brodie’s Oscars review, and used the Ellen selfie to get into product placement and whether life imitates parody. We’re not 100 percent certain what the implication of life imitating parody means, I’m petty sure it is a paradox of come kind, but I’ve been in several situations over the last few weeks that have led me to believe either that I was in a Christopher Guest movie, or that culture is folding in on itself.

This week alone, I saw a woman on whom the SNL Target Lady was almost certainly based, and watched a cop trying to pick up two bank tellers as if he were, well, a cop trying to impress two twenty-somethings.  Hopefully, I’ll have a little hate on that later in the week.

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