MULTIMEDIOCRITY #25 – “Keeping it Ready Player One Hundred”

A STATE-LINES.COM Podcast hosted by Shawn Talley and Matthew Hevey


MULTIMEDIOCRITY: The Broadcast! – Ready Player Won

\\ “Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down…” \\

On this installment of ‘MULTIMEDIOCRITY: The Broadcast!,’ Talley and Doofin (who’s doped up and down a finger) discuss the mostly good nostalgic escapism that is Steven Spielberg’s big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s READY PLAYER ONE, as well as the greatness of both a Spielberg chase sequence and said director’s recent secret weapon, Mark Rylance. As is the norm, they also spout off some misinformation, including mistaking actor Derek Luke’s roles more than once and referring to Marvel’s Secret Wars story arc when they (Talley) meant Secret Invasion.

The second half gets a little sopabox-y (which is also par for the course), with the gents choosing not to watch the Roseanne reboot; showing reverence for greats like the reverend, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mister Fred Rogers, and Roger Ebert; and wondering how America got to a place where empathy and kindness is a political stance that has to be defended. Take the sticky buns, but leave the aioli with them on episode 25, heard via the State Lines Network!


— The previous episode: MULTIMEDIOCRITY #24 – “Getting Woke with Dad Jokes”
— Fade In Music: Rush -“The Spirit of Radio” | Permanent Waves (1980)
— Intro/Outro Music: The Kimota Bombs – “Pop Song” | Nuclear Family EP (2017)
[ check out The Kimota Bombs at: Spotify | Apple Music | BandCamp ]

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— Doofin on Twitter & Instagram



About Shawn Talley

Shawn is a cinephile, music junkie, comic book geek, sci-fi nerd, and pro wrestling apologist who knows all the words to the seminal hip-hop hit "It Takes Two". He speaks in pop culture references and riddles, and aspires to be just rich and/or famous enough to not need a LinkedIn profile.

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