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General Snobbery is a podcast started by two snobs. It focuses on such topics as film, movies, and cinema, occasionally venturing into motion pictures. Its mission is to resurrect the lost art of snobbing in contemporary America and beyond.

General Snobbery is a podcast started by two snobs. It focuses on such topics as film, movies, and cinema, occasionally venturing into motion pictures. Its mission is to resurrect the lost art of snobbing in contemporary America and beyond.
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General Snobbery is a podcast started by two snobs. It focuses on such topics as film, movies, and cinema, occasionally venturing into motion pictures. Its mission is to resurrect the lost art of snobbing in contemporary America and beyond.




#53: Into the Wild: Or, Into the Sean Penn

Into the Wild is an award-winning autobiography of a man named Sean Penn, who is an actor, a writer, a much-lauded grump, and a carrier of rifles through post-Katrina New Orleans. Sean Penn is also a man who really hates people who believe Americans have the right not to vote, such as General Snobbery mentors Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In fact, we have heard *rumors* that those who promote non-voting are quite often murdered by Sean “Sean” Penn himself. Thus, after this episode, we are both...

Duration: 01:14:41

#52: Friday and Boyz n the Hood (with Greg Buckman)

DAAAAAAAMMMMNNN, Sean and Matt had quite the adventure with this Snob. Three Snobs, two movies, one incredible theme about the hopes, triumphs, and tragedies of the intercity. O yea, and how Ronald Reagan was a very racist person. At the suggestion of fellow Snob and guest for the day, Greg Buckman--a man wise in the way of race relations and the untold narratives of American history--Sean and Matt devote this wonderful Snob to two films: Boyz n the Hood and Friday. One a drama, one a...

Duration: 01:19:03

#51: Jurassic Park and the Origins of Snobbery

Back in the summer of 2015, as Matt and Sean traveled through Cincinnati on an unconscious vision quest, they were greeted with an image: the image of Newman, dying in Jurassic Park. As they recounted this image in detail, they found that the laughter erupting between them was as infinite as is John Hammond's inability to face reality. Next thing they knew, they poured some whiskey beneath the starry sky, and took the fateful step all podcasters must take, hitting the "Record" button on...

Duration: 01:02:18

#50: Dunkirk: Before and After

From the director of Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy, and some other movies about time, comes a war movie with enough noises to blow your ears off. Dear listener, we hope you will see Dunkirk, and when you are done(kirk), we hope you will listen to this episode. Dunkirk is a movie about noise, not people. Well yes, there are people, almost 400,000 in fact. But the real story of this movie is how British people are very British and how loud sounds can make healthy people...

Duration: 00:52:12

#49: Mortal Kombat Extravaganza!

Mortal Kombat is a film about fighters. One of these fighters is Liu Kang, a man Gene Siskel once called the "Asian good guy." Another one of these fighters is Johnny Cage. Another one is Sonya Blade (pronounced "Sonya Bleede" by Shang Tsung). These three fighters become friends, because the movie places them all together, and next thing they know, they're fighting for the fate of the world! Holy cow! Holy Scorpion! Yes, that is a pun about Scorpion, who is another fighter and a personal...

Duration: 00:44:02

Fight Club: Terrorism, Nihilism, and Masculinity

“People ask me if I know about Tyler Durden.” So begins the film Fight Club, a movie that is about fighting and a few other things. Those other things include masculinity, corporations, and Meat Loaf. And of course Leto. Jared Leto, that is. If you haven’t seen Fight Club, then you haven’t seen Jared Leto get his face pummeled by the fists of Ed Norton. If you really hated him as the Joker in Suicide Squad, then you might enjoy that scene. But that would also probably make you a...

Duration: 01:42:13

#45: Disney, Marvel, and the Seven Faces of John Boyega

In the image you see, John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) has seven faces. Each one is smaller than the one before. This is an image that Matt made, and ever since that moment, it has baffled both of us. It appears boundlessly significant, and yet, time and time again, we are left with the question: what does it mean? In today's snob, we delve deeply into these many Boyega faces, contemplating possible meanings ranging a diverse spectrum. We consider the suggestions provided by...

Duration: 01:01:12

#44: Armageddon: Michael Bay Hates Liberals!

Your daily life is simple. It is idealistic. Your values are strong and your morals are sound. There is no reason, you think, that you and everything you know should be wiped out in a matter of seconds. Too fucking bad asshole. You're going to die! UNLESS! Here's Bruce Willis (aka Michael Bay) hitting golf balls at liberals Harry Stamper was just a blue-collar oil driller. He was smart, damn good at his job, and absolutely hated liberals of every kind. He had a rag-tag team of strong...

Duration: 01:06:17

#43: Rogue One: Queer Theory and the Rise of Darth Boyega

Welcome Snobs! Are you one with the Force? Is the Force with you? Speaking of the Force, are your midichlorians high? Are they through the roof? Are you a potential Darth? If you answered Yes to any of these questions, you MUST listen to this Snob. Chirrut, who might be gay. Rogue One is a movie about a space ship. But that's not all! It's also about an orphan girl who dies, her friend (with whom you think she might have a romantic connection) who dies, a guy named Saw, and a blind man...

Duration: 02:00:02

#42: Fate of the Furious: 2 General 2 Snobbery

Image created by Sean Wolahan, artist extraordinaire. “Dude, did you see the new Fast and Furious movie?” “Yeah dude. It was so dope.” “So dope man. Remember when that car blew up?” “Oh yeah. I remember that. Remember when the Rock kicked those guys’ asses?” “Yeah dude. Or how about when Vin Diesel growled at that woman?” “Yeah. And those Russian nukes? And that seemingly unconnected submarine?” “That was my favorite part!” “Man. I hope they make these movies forever.” And chances...

Duration: 01:33:56

Starship Troopers: Nazis, Propaganda, and Michael Bay

Hollywood blockbuster action movies are about beloved protagonists, the overcoming of evil, and plenty of explosions. But sometimes they're about the existential reality that each of us barely teeters on the line of fascism. Yes, that is right. General Snobbery wishes you to know, you might be a fascist! Jake Busey, Son of Gary Starship Troopers is the film today! Sean and Matt venture back to 1997 once again to explore what is their favorite #emerging topic: how do action films directed...

Duration: 01:11:51

Remember the Titans

Culture is fraught with factions, unable to come together. We see today, the dismay from a fragmented society and we dream to come together, like a team, and dwell together as True Snobs. What if we could unite our Left Side to our Strong Side? This is what it looked like when racism ended. Do you Remember the Titans? Sean and Matt do. A paramount film from the year 2000. A bold biographic about a team that overcomes adversity and racism, all in one scene. Won't you join Sean and Matt as...

Duration: 01:00:18

The Big Lebowski

There is the occasional movie that earns the adage, "ever ancient, ever new." The great Coen Brothers opus, The Big Lebowski, is one of these movies indeed. Few movies are as quotable as this one, with its many F words, its right-winged Walter rants, and the wonderful voice serenades of Sam Elliot (and his mustache). In short, Lebowski is a True Snob's dream. It is a complex machine that moves with absolute ease and enjoyment. Sort of the cinematic equivalent of a Segway, only way cooler....

Duration: 01:10:56

I: Jurassic World: Allegory? Nostalgia-inducing Hollywood machine? Or just a really bad movie?

In the first true episode of the new podcast "General Snobbery", your snobbish hosts engage in electric conversation meandering about diverse topics related to the 2015 Colin Trevorrow* film, "Jurassic World." Topics considered include Chris Pratt's one-dimensional role, Bryce Dallas Howard's one-dimensional role, the cast of archetypal side characters, Newman's death from "Jurassic Park", Samuel L. Jackson's death from "Jurassic Park", why "Jurassic Park" is so much better than "Jurassic...

Duration: 01:19:42

Prologue: Zen And The Art Of Snobbing

In the Prologue for the new podcast "General Snobbery," your snobbish hosts snob about such topics as Air Force One, Christopher Nolan, that scene in Jurassic Park where Newman dies, and the art of snobbing itself.