Episode 269 - Robin Minkens Talks Borat 2 and Aliens

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In this episode, the boys welcome back the lovely and talented Robin Minkens to the show. She is the star of 2 East 8th’s 3rd episode of their Quarantine Files series now on YouTube. The episode kicks off with some catching up with Robin who performs at the Mad Hatter’s Tea and Gin party in Chicago’s South Loop. This rather quickly dips into the topic of Robin’s Quarantine Files episode, extra-terrestrials.

As usual, when the topic of aliens comes up it leads to Ridley Scott movies. When Ridley Scott movies come up, Prometheus comes up. When Prometheus comes up, Doug goes on a rant in regards to that film. Once they get Doug calmed back down the topic of Rudy somehow comes up and Doug gets riled right back up. This leads to a big discussion on what has more value, effort or talent?

The discussion of natural talent leads to discussing Sacha Baron Cohen and the upcoming Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, in which Cohen spent 5 days in character in a cabin with conspiracy theorists. This brings up the conversation on the difficulty of true acting and all parties sound off on their experience. One bright spot is Justin’s debut web series Who is Todd Hammer comes up after he said he didn’t have any chops.

The throw-down theme claims another victim as this week the contest pits E.T. the extraterrestrial against Mac from Mac and Me. For those who may not remember who Mac is, he’s a McDonald’s/Coca-cola E.T. knockoff, made popular by Paul Rudd’s Conan appearances more than anything.

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