Family, Disney, & Norm MacDonald

Episode 311 · September 18th, 2021 · 1 hr 28 mins

About this Episode

First: We got an update for Gomer's family and Luke's return to grad school work.

Also: "Fundraising is a Grind" and Parish Development. Baby Boomers got 70% of the wealth, but are the most generous. Gen Xers set the culture and Millennials drive Pop Culture.

Then: Erin, Luke's wife, ruins their car out of stubbornness, Gomer spent hundreds on his latest YouTube hobby (lighting), and we discuss the Disney Movie Renaissance.

Finally: We talk about the passing of Norm MacDonald.

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Episode Links

  • Goodbye, Norm Macdonald - Front Porch Republic — The humorous story is told gravely; the teller does his best to conceal the fact that he even dimly suspects that there is anything funny about it … Very often, of course, the rambling and disjointed humorous story finishes with a nub, point, snapper, or whatever you like to call it. Then the listener must be alert, for in many cases the teller will divert attention from that nub by dropping it in a carefully casual and indifferent way, with the pretense that he does not know it is a nub.
  • Why Mulan (2020) Didn't Work — Live action Disney movies cannot distance themselves from the songs in the original because the songs were actually important and reveal motivations and identities that the movie cannot capture in live action without them. They will always feel wrong.
  • Why the Music in the Live Action Disney Remakes is Worse than you Thought
  • Norm's Bob Saget Roast — "Yeah, cauliflower!"
  • Norm Macdonald's Moth Joke — So he tells this long story about a moth visiting a podiatrist and laying out all his life problems, and of course, the premise and story are both riddled with contradictions right from the start. This is a story that doesn’t make sense, and it becomes even more absurd when the names of characters start showing up: Gregory Olinavich. Alexandria. Gregario Ivanilitovich. And his wife, “Some old woman I used to love.” The moth were it not for his cowardice, explains Norm, would like to make use of the loaded pistol on his nightstand. We’re only two minutes in, and evidently we’ve wandered into a Kafkaesque nightmare...
  • Norm Macdonald & Melrose Place star, Courtney Thorne-Smith on Conan O’Brien — Norm Macdonald & Courtney Thorne-Smith utterly trashes the "Chairman of the Board" movie starring Carrot Top. "Box Office Poison"!
  • Norm's Final Day of Hosting Weekend Update — Before getting fired. Why was he was fired?