We’re putting out the Funny Strange Week in Review early this week to hopefully help you with your Thanksgiving celebration by providing you with a mellow playlist and some helpful conversation starters that will hopefully keep you from getting into it with relatives with (ahem) differing opinions. After all, we all just want to get along, right? RIGHT?!
Here is the show in YouTube video form:
And here it is as an mp3, of course.
Trailer for our TV pick of the week, "Jessica Jones":
Stephan's review of Jessica Jones on his blog, "Pop Culture Snob": http://www.popculturesnob.com/
Now, here is that Adele video I am talking about:
And the “Adele is a Thanksgiving miracle” SNL sketch:
Here is our list of super-neutral Thanksgiving conversation starters:
1 What was the first piece of music you ever bought?
2 If you could have one (and only one) super power, which would you choose, and why? (Stole this one from John Hodgman, kinda)
3 Who’s your best impersonation? (With demonstrations, naturally)
4 If you could only eat one kind of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
5 What is your favorite movie of all time?
6 Can you hand jive? Prove it.
7 Are you superstitious? What’s your biggest superstition?
8 What’s your earliest memory?
9 What’s your favorite Halloween candy?
10. What was your first job?
Here is KEXP, our hometown radio station-- listen to it online! http://kexp.org
Grizzly Bear’s version of “While You Wait for the Others” with Michael McDonald on lead vocals
Drive-By Truckers – Danko Manuel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KSaXdG0ML4