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Smart Mouth Newsletter: Soda Cups Get How Much Ice?

2022-09-20T20:39:28+00:00August 11th, 2022|

Soda cups get how much ice? By Robert Dean Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy's, built an unlikely empire. This guy managed to stay in business selling salads, square burgers, chili, and potatoes, while up against Big Macs and Whoppers. Now, Wendy’s is bigger than ever, even beating Burger King [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Who Put the “P” in the P-Wing?

2022-09-20T21:36:15+00:00August 9th, 2022|

Who Put the “P” in the P-Wing? It’s one of Super Mario Bros. 3’s most valuable items for people who are bad at video games. It’s the P-Wing. And it’s hiding a connection to the Mario series lore that’s not obvious in the western localization. This is weird because Super Mario [...]

DAWN: PORTRAIT OF A TEENAGE RUNAWAY with Becky Thyre — Part Two!

2022-08-17T03:57:19+00:00August 8th, 2022|

Return to the rough streets of 1976-era Hollywood in part two of Sam's discussion of DAWN: PORTRAIT OF A TEENAGE RUNAWAY with guest Becky Thyre! Help support Monday Afternoon Movie by pledging money on our Patreon! Follow Sam Pancake on Twitter Visit the Monday Afteroon Movie website Facebook / Twitter [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: The Best Grocery Store in Town

2022-09-20T19:57:15+00:00August 4th, 2022|

The Best Grocery Store in Town By Bella Dally-Steele For a family of seven, the weekly shopping trip is an intricately choreographed dance that paints the entire town. In Madison, WI, it’s: Woodman's Market for cheap staples; Costco for oversized tubs of chicken salad and jugs of orange juice; Trader [...]

DAWN: PORTRAIT OF A TEENAGE RUNAWAY with Becky Thyre — Part One!

2022-08-02T21:23:23+00:00August 2nd, 2022|

It’s Eve Plumb as you’ve never seen her before! Unless you’ve seen this movie, in which case you know that she has dimensions far beyond Jan Brady. Broadcast on NBC on September 27, 1976, DAWN: PORTRAIT OF A TEENAGE RUNAWAY tells the story of a 15-year-old who leaves home to [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: A Short History of the Goomba

2022-09-20T21:15:57+00:00July 31st, 2022|

The story behind the Goomba’s Japanese name is complicated and seems confusing for non-Japanese people and Japanese people alike. The character’s Japanese name, Kuribō (クリボー), comes from the Japanese word for “chestnut,” kuri (栗), and bō (坊), an affectionate suffix essentially meaning “guy” or “boy.” If you are reading that and [...]

Sanford Arms Meets a Gay — And He’s Black!

2022-07-28T23:09:57+00:00July 28th, 2022|

Phil’s Assertion School (September 23, 1977) Sanford Arms was NBC’s attempt to continue the world of Sanford and Son without either Sanford or the Son. It didn’t work, and of the eight episodes produced, only four ever aired. That said, it’s second ever installment not only introduced a gay character [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: The Dishes to Eat in Nairobi

2022-07-28T22:56:02+00:00July 28th, 2022|

The Dishes to Eat in Nairobi By Mwende Mutuli Musau The capital of Kenya, Nairobi, is one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa, which makes it the best place to embark on a Kenyan food escapade. “Nairobi” is a word from the nomadic Maasai tribe which translates to “cool waters,” [...]

MAYBE I’LL COME HOME IN THE SPRING with Arthur Brennan

2022-07-26T18:07:21+00:00July 26th, 2022|

Does Sally Field have enough pluck, gumption and moxie to make a go of it as a teenage runaway? Find out during our discussion of 1971’s MAYBE I’LL COME HOME IN THE SPRING, which showcases the transition between the 60s and the 70s, all with a Linda Rondstadt [...]

Real Housewives Don’t Know About Dubai’s Favorite Food

2022-07-21T20:39:24+00:00July 21st, 2022|

My understanding is that the cuisine of the Caucasus is extremely herb-heavy - like, you could get your servings of vegetables in through them. I find this inspirational and have been putting darn near a full cup of fresh herbs on every serving of pasta, and it’s great. (There is [...]

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