Friday, May 21, 2010

TPASS#218 - Guest: Political Strategist Dusty Trice

THE PAUL AND SPIKE SHOW, EPISODE #218 - Friday May 21st, 2010.

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This week's guest is political strategist and film fan Dusty Trice. Plus, you'll find out what part of a film Paul broke when he was talking to cute ushers, why Dusty thinks a certain scene in "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" would make a great political commercial and what film Spike likes, but only because Tony Wilson said it was OK.  

0:00:00 - ...hold on a minute. Is Spike *flirting*? Drinks update: Paul is drinking the top-shelf tequila, Spike is drinking drain cleaner. Barf.

0:04:16 - Catchup time! Some stragglers with two American cents on last week's topic, and someone who has picked up a spooky numbers station!

0:12:47 - Some beautifully complex and smart questions from the commentariat, and a Dennis Kucinich impersonation you won't believe, as political strategist Dusty Trice joins The Boys to talk politics, social media, corndogs, and why Senator Al Franken's campaign manager jipped him out of a drink. Here's his rather impressive bio: "Dusty Trice is a New Media Professional with 14 years of political experience, most recently as a senior staffer on Sen. Al Franken’s campaign and as a Social and New Media Campaign Consultant. He has a strong political instinct with experience in using social networks and other New Media platforms to effectively convey campaign messaging."

0:43:47 - He's with Coco! Can you believe Dusty got to hang out with Conan O'Brien at an Al Franken fundraiser? How cool! Also, on the nightstand, the intriguingly titled "Lamb: The Gospel According To Biff", and he's been "kvetching over the new Dr Who" and the colour of his sonic screwdriver. One of us! One of us! One of us!

0:47:55 - Paul's Stuff week sees another one crossed off the Ebert list in the shape of Erich Von Stroheim's "Greed" (is the word is the word is the word), and the Korean action film "Shiri".

0:52:09 - Spike's been unimpressed by "Serpico", but - against all odds - manages to draw a straight line between the movies "Moon" and "Bubba Ho-Tep". Work that one out. Good news is that Paul has a plot theory. Hmmmm.

0:58:11 - This week's movie-related question is the polar opposite of last week's: which movies did you so enjoy that you can watch them multiple times? Most films people see once, maybe twice, and then forget about, but it takes an extra special movie to sustain repeated viewings. Dusty feels guilty about his low-brow choices... that is, until the commentariat put in their two uncouth cents. Want to add to the discussion? You're not too late - send them to The Usual Address and The Boys will add you to the catchup crew on a future show.


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Netflixers! Here's a link to some of the more pertinent movies mentioned, for your rentage/streamage. Brain Donors, Sex In The City, Coneheads, Star Wars (episode IV), Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, 24 Hour Party People, Seven Samurai, Maltese Falcon, Arsenic And Old Lace, Love With The Proper Stranger, Cinema Paradiso, Dirty Dancing


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