Podiums, Plagues and Politics – After Dark

With Superbowl LV having failed to garner much interest in dissident spheres, many were surprised to learn the Oscars – Hollywood’s annual coronation ceremony for the most approved-of messages and mediums – had come and gone as well. In an era of very real danger in the form of pandemic outbreaks and very fake politics, one is tempted just to withdraw from it all. In tonight’s After Dark episode, we attempt to sort it all out.


Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 157 – Podiums, Plagues and Politics – After Dark

— References —

– Triumph of Will, Riefenstahl (1935)
– The Leopard, Visconti (1963)
– The Brotherhood of the Bell, Wendkos (1970)
– Excalibur, Boorman (1981)
– Ran, Kurosawa (1985)
– Return of the Living Dead, O’Bannon (1985)
– River’s Edge, Hunter (1986)
– Blue Velvet, Lynch (1986)
– Dances with Wolves, Costner (1990)
– Goodfellas, Scorsese (1990)
– Heat, Mann (1995)
– Battle Royale, Fukasaku (2000)
– Brick, Johnson (2005)
– The Departed, Scorsese (2006)
– The Revenant, Prior (2009)
– The King’s Speech, Hooper (2010)
– The Social Network, Fincher (2010)
– Sherlock, Gatiss and Moffat (2010)
– Contagion, Soderbergh (2011)
– Premium Rush, Polone (2012)
– Rush, Howard (2013)
– Bosch, Connelly (2015)
– Train to Busan, Yeon (2016)
– The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, Dunham (2018)
– Under the Silver Lake, Mitchell (2018)
– Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tarantino (2019)
– The Lighthouse, Eggers (2019)
– Ford v Ferrari, Mangold (2019)
– The Dead Don’t Die, Jarmusch (2019)
– Parasite, Bong (2019)
– Joker, Phillips (2019)
– 1917, Mendes (2019)
– Sulfur dioxide emission in Wuhan is abnormaly high compared to the rest of China, Reddit (2020) – https://www.reddit.com/r/WuhanVirus/comments/ez6wbc/sulfur_dioxide_emission_in_wuhan_is_abnormaly/
– Invaders Within – Outbreak and the Threat of Bioweapons, Myth of the 20th Century (2020) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/invaders-within-outbreak-and-the-threat-of-bioweapons/
– Michelle Williams’ vapid, ghoulish abortion speech gives us another reason to tune Hollywood out, Madden (2020) – https://www.conservativereview.com/news/michelle-williams-vapid-ghoulish-abortion-speech-gives-us-another-reason-tune-hollywood/
– Ratings For ‘Wokest Oscars Ever’ Tumble To All-Time Low As Exhausted Americans Tune Out, Durden (2020) – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ratings-wokest-oscars-ever-tumble-all-time-low-exhausted-americans-tune-out
– China’s Xi Seen in Public After Doctor’s Death Sparks Anger, Bloomberg (2020) – https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-e2-80-99s-xi-appears-in-public-after-doctor-e2-80-99s-death-sparks-outrage/ar-BBZPWCk
– Coronavirus the latest crisis to threaten Xi Jinping’s ‘China century’, World Tribune (2020) – https://www.worldtribune.com/coronavirus-the-latest-crisis-to-threaten-xi-jinpings-china-century/


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Earl Shetland says:

    Well, I’ll be. I first heard Buttigieg was a Norwegian name and that could be some journalist’s guess except – I heard Buttigieg was at SXSW talking up his Norwegian, Midwestern heritage.

    So, I thought Mayor Pete’s eyes were kinda screwy because he’s a butt guy. Now it turns out that the second president of Malta, 1976-81, was a Buttigieg from Pete’s father’s hometown, Hamrun.

    So the first Arab on Netflix is a lesbian in prison, and boo hoo she gets deported. Now the first Arab presidential candidate in a major party is a gay. Kinda like how the media only portrays white people as Jewish, gay, or incompetent.


  2. Octavian says:

    Great episode, always fun to listen to After Dark.


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