Matt and Mike go a bit deeper than usual on this podcast. Drunkenly, not philosophically.
The high-and-mighty social media intern tried to stop the two of them from finishing a fifth of gin, but he failed miserably and is now set to receive zero credit/compensation for his summer internship.
Anyway, Matt and Mike get a bit nostalgic and meticulously detail a past night out with the Como gang and its satellite bubs.
This is probably the least focused and directed podcast to date, and, in all honesty, it’s pretty difficult to write any sort of relevant description. The cover image for this podcast should be more than enough.
Get ready for a kinky generation of women, Comonation.
It seems that as history runs its course, the misinformed, hormonally-imbalanced young women of America seek ways to push the boundaries farther and farther into what is seen as “taboo” to experience a thrill and the high that comes with it. Gone are the days of the 50’s where buying a girl a cream soda at a burger joint and sharing it in your cotton-candy colored convertible was considered a pretty saucy move, one she would gush about to her friends later back home (I picture all cars in the 50’s to be either pink or light blue steel-chasse convertibles or muscle cars.)
At around the same time, smoking became the symbol of the rebellious, bold man, and he was the one the ladies were after. “He looks so deep in thought over there smoking that Lucky Strike, I wonder what his story is…” Bang. Done deal. Her heart is already melting, because all the other guys she’s talked to never inhaled burning tobacco, and that’s just… hot. “Don’t ask me why. Yeah it smells nasty, but he doesn’t give a fuck. I love how he doesn’t give a fuck.” Continue reading →
Michael Gioia as Amitabh Bachchan
TJ Young as Martin Bashir
Matt Snyder as Michael Bloomberg
Bachchan details his Indian experience, Bashir inquires further, and Bloomberg limits everyone’s sodas.
But also, Mike discusses questionable parenting tips, TJ faces strong criticism for using “biggie” as a synonym for “large,” and Matt wants recognition for having not eaten McDonalds for over four and a half years.
S03E03 on iTunes, doood!
And, as promised, one of Como’s favorite rants. Carry on, Alex Jones:
Spotted: Como virtuoso, Matt Snyder, racing down the steps to find solace in the L train.
A warm thank you to our dear fan, Jennifer, for sending us this piece of comorazzi, as well as this bit about the experience:
“…It was so amazing seeing one of the Como guys in person. Matt was just as haughty as I’ve always imagined. He was dressed in a ton of plaid too, which made me a bit uneasy! I even asked him about it, just jokingly, which I guess Matt took as some sort of insult. He responded by saying, ‘Too much plaid is better than no plaid,’ and then ran down those steps to the train. It was as if he were feigning for the L train, I don’t know really. I still don’t understand why he and Mike were so quick to put down New York’s subways, yet praise the L on the most recent podcast. Sometimes it’s better to just be kept guessing, I suppose…”
I’ve spoken personally to nearly all of the hundreds of thousands of you so I know that we are all on the same page on this one…
We don’t like this guy.
Not even a little bit.
But that’s not really my intention in writing this. I write to confess my more intensified disapproval of guys like this:
This guy is just one example of the many conceited, moderately-eco-educated, self-identifying intellects who, when out in adult-type social settings, take delight in breaking eye-contact with their average, “throw-away” dates just to sip on their pomegranate sangrias, as they look down at their outfits and mistakenly admire the style of whoever designed Urban Outfitter’s latest catalogue as that of their own.
This is the same guy who gets off to telling people that he works in a very competitive, creative industry. The same guy who can’t contain himself as the Whole Foods cashier rings up his groceries, because he knows that as soon as he gets outside he can watch himself drink his coconut water as he walks past the giant row of reflective glass windows that line the store. The same guy who thinks he’s the wild one Sia is referring to in her featured single “Wild Ones” with Flo Rida, to which this hipster-professional secretly rejoices listening when it ironically sneaks some playtime amongst a playlist of more alternative tracks.
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
Sometimes after reading someone else’s second-rate blog or listening to their undistinguished podcast, I become overwhelmed and filled with considerable frustration due to their mediocrity. It’s at this point of irritation when I often reflect on this guidance from my father. Continue reading →
Como misses the good old days when couples met in the back of a Honda Accord behind a diner after a syrupy, sexually-charged 3am breakfast. 1 in 3 people meet online now, and though we would like to keep it old-fashioned, Como comes to terms with what the 21st century dating game has to offer.