Hola, Sneakers! Welcome to Episode 418 of the unpopular podcast Sneaky Dragon!
This week, things go like this: unrehearsed insanity; aphorisms; metaphor mix; laziness is the answer; judgemental; May-December romance; age of consensus; fake outrage; the ugly truth; prevaricating; judge actions, not looks; shared cultural touchstones; missed opportunity; endorsing sex; he reads it for the articles; decadence; groupies; ethics vs. morals; sexual power; anti-Puritan; fire your boss; the ocean is dangerous; wee-wee watching; Question of the Week – Sneakers respond; family; for the win; lucky granny; lucky VCR; gravelly, and, finally, humble brag.
Question of the Week: What’s a way you make the world a better place?
Sub-question: What’s more important: ethics or morals?
Thanks for listening.
We didn’t mention it during the show, but we had a response to our request that a listener draw up a film poster for Nina’s inspired guesses at the plots of various so-so Disney films. Here is Louise’s poster:
Louise adds: “Nina’s version of The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes could be set no earlier than 1972 as that was the year Pong debuted. Also pictured are makes of cars my family drove and the brand of shoes I wore back then.”
Here is a picture of the gravestone from the beginning of Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions, which Dave mostly got wrong:
Dave would have been more correct to stick to the quote from the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew: ‘Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits.’ But we still think Vonnegut was right!
Here is the Playboy cover cleverly transformed into a Sneaky Dragon title card way back for Episode 99: