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May 6, 2024 55 mins

In this edition of MascuTrend Mind Police, Jack and Miles discuss their respective weekends, the epic Kendrick vs. Drake beef, the roast of Tom Brady, more weird shit from Kristi Noem's memoir, a box office update, the UN accusing Israel of blocking aid to Gaza, the reporting on the student protests all over the country, the incipient Met Gala and much more!

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Speaker 1 (00:02):
It was wild though, Like I saw you're writing in
the dock Jack about being at a kid's party. I
was also at a kids party. Yeah. It was like
it was like looking around trying to catch eyes with
somebody who might be up to what's going on, so
you can because like when I was there at this party,
that's when the they not like us dropped and I
was like, I have my phone out and be like,

can any anyone? And it's like it's like a bunch
of kids and like older relatives who like couldn't couldn't
tell you who any of these people were. And then
I found like a couple of people who were like,
there's a new one. They're like no, no, I had
to go outside. Yeah.

Speaker 2 (00:41):
I was getting the most surface level, like did you
hear about this? Yeah, I guess there's a beef with
Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Do you guys hear about this?

Speaker 1 (00:51):
I'm like, I have no patience for that. I'm like,
I want if you're not doing bar for bar analysis,
I want to hear from me. No.

Speaker 2 (00:58):
I knocked the birthday cake out of their hand and
stormed out of the bowling alley. Yeah, hello the internet
and Welcome to this episode of it's a production of
iHeart Radio. It's Monday, May Sick. This is the episode

where we tell you what is trending, what trended over
the weekend. My name is Jack O'Brien. That over there, well,
that is mister Miles.

Speaker 1 (01:28):
Great. Here we are on a Monday, just a lot
we sinker a mile. It was May the Fourth be
with you. It was Kendrick Drake Beef weekend. It was everything, Yeah,
student protests or everything, it everything's everything is Kendrick.

Speaker 2 (01:47):
I mean we're ten minutes into this recording just talking
about Kendrick Drake Beef. That's I think the thing this
weekend will be remembered by a lot of case. Absolutely,
although we are May of the fourth family. Now, we
did honor May the Fourth by going to a movie

marathon of all the Star Wars movies. Took took my
kids to a couple of them.

Speaker 1 (02:14):
Oh, because wait are they all? Are they all back
in the theaters? Oh for the weekend. They just put
up this weekend at.

Speaker 2 (02:19):
That theater that's owned by Disney. Like up on Hollywood,
the worst place in LA Like that cross section of
Hollywood Boulevard where like right across from Chinese Yeah, right
across from Man's Chinese theater.

Speaker 1 (02:36):
Theater that they own.

Speaker 2 (02:37):
Oh el cappy ten, I think yeah, Cap Tan, Yeah yeah,
yah yeah yeah. So my son had not seen episode three.
We were like that one's a little intense. We're gonna
hold We're gonna hold it back. And I had just
like randomly been like maybe when you're eight, thinking that
he would forget because that was like two years ago,
and he did not.

Speaker 1 (02:56):
That shit like on a jail cell calendar exactly like
each day being marked off.

Speaker 2 (03:05):
I'm ready to see what the what the Siths did? Yeah, okay,
but there were not a lot of kids at that
it was. It was an adult event people because they
were in it for the long haul. Anyways, shout out
to the Star Wars fans, hope you all had had
some fun. We'll talk about the Drake Kendrick Beef. I'm
definitely not as in deep as you and Brian the

editor are, but.

Speaker 1 (03:31):
I mean everyone's in it no matter what.

Speaker 2 (03:34):
Yet it well my entire social media feed.

Speaker 1 (03:36):
By Osmosis, and it's it's ambient everywhere. Little disheartening given
the atrocity sound being across the world that like this
is doing the kinds of engagement. You're like, what the fuck?
Even cab drivers are like, you know, Kendrick just dropped. No,

He's like I watched this mustard on the beat Hope,
and I was like, oh.

Speaker 2 (04:01):
Yeah, I think people needed a distraction maybe this weekend.

Speaker 1 (04:04):
Oh yes, oh yes.

Speaker 2 (04:06):
All right, So we're gonna get into all the things
that are trending. First, we like to let you guys
get to know us a little bit better by telling
you some things that we think are overrated, underrated. Miles,
you want to kick us off with some of these
things ot overrated? Okay, So my overrated is Stanley Quencher's.
They're done, they're cooked, no washed, they're drinking. Yes, I'm

telling you it's over for So I'm visiting family, uh
and in Miami right now. And one of her Majesty's
younger cousins had a birthday.

Speaker 1 (04:38):
She's like in junior high and whenever we talk, I'm
always I'm just always picking her brain about like what,
like what the fuck is cool or you know, like
what the cool shoes are, like if they fuck with
this or that? Whatever? And when I asked if she
had a Stanley, she was like, a, yeah, I got
two of those. And she's like but she's like, but
that's not even what everyone's using now. And I was
like what and she's like yeah, and now everyone is

starting to get the simp modern and I said, what
the fuck is that? So I google it. It's it's
the fun I don't know how the same thing. It's
the fucking same thing. It's just like a little more
minimal somehow, just a little bit the esthetically less lead. Yeah,
I don't know what it's made of. But I was like,

what do you mean. She's like, yeah, people like simple
moderns now like Stanley's are still cool, but like, I
think simple moderns like people are trying to like those more.
And this is obviously one very narrow, you know, uh,
anecdote from one school where this is come, this is happening, right.
It's just like the idea that suddenly the thing that
was the must have fucking cup, like within fucking weeks

is suddenly this other thing that looks pretty much the
sack is so funny to me that it's like and
also the idea that's like it's over, bro, it's over.

Speaker 2 (05:51):
It's over, Stanley, I mean it it didn't feel like.
So we talked about how the guy who uh is
I think the CEO at Stanley had been or chief
marketing officer at Kroc Crocs when they like became a
big thing. But like Crocs were unique and specific enough

of a product that like, once they became popular, it's
not like people were just like, oh no, I like,
go to this other thing. I mean, there are other
versions of Crocs, but Crocs had been around for so long,
whereas like Stanley is just like one of many many
like yeah, cup Quencher brands right that ye tumblers, Yeah.

Speaker 1 (06:36):
It's yeah, they come and they go, They come and
they go.

Speaker 2 (06:39):
So you know he's gonna need to move on to
his next next thing, spinny propeller hats for him.

Speaker 1 (06:49):
I haven't seen them. More and more unironically, I think
I think I should sent you a message when I
was in Japan when I saw a kid's clothing store
another fuck un ironically.

Speaker 2 (06:59):
Yeah, coming to Dunce caps also, I think those on
Dunce caps that I think plan hoods for students exactly
for the bad studentslan hood basically yeah, exactly, just without
the eye covering. Although you could just like take old
clan hoods and like push the mask part up into

into the crown.

Speaker 1 (07:24):

Speaker 2 (07:24):
In case you got some old plan hoods lining around,
you can easily repurpose.

Speaker 1 (07:28):
Those in the dunce. Yeah, it's not a windsock, like
he keeps telling you it is all right. My overrated
is like.

Speaker 2 (07:38):
I just keep seeing these mind like the mind of men,
like memes like the we talked about the Rome one.

Speaker 1 (07:46):
Yeah, like men all.

Speaker 2 (07:48):
Men think about Like men talk about Rome constantly. Men
think about sex every seven seconds.

Speaker 1 (07:56):

Speaker 2 (07:56):
The latest one I heard recently is that like every
man I've ever asked says that eagles are their favorite bird.

Speaker 1 (08:04):
And I don't know, I'm just it's so dumb, man,
the eagles their favorite bird?

Speaker 2 (08:14):
Yeah shit, so in it's both condescending, but it also
like I then have to spend so much time and
energy researching eagles and Rome and forcing myself to think
about sex so that I don't get my man card revoked.

Speaker 1 (08:32):
You know.

Speaker 2 (08:32):
Yeah, it's it's the most important thing too, Yeah, hanging
on to my man card.

Speaker 1 (08:38):
Bro, when the masculine mind police show up and like,
hey man, you think about sex, right? Yeah? Bro? And
until you came in here. That's yeah. I was actually
thinking of a Roman crest that had an eagle and
that was on a man having sex. So yeah, yeah,
just I do it efficiently. Yeah.

Speaker 2 (08:55):
Now, I mean, prior to finding out what I was
supposed to be into, I hummingbirds were my favorite bird,
and I didn't think about Rome unless that B fifty
two song was playing. I don't even think that's about
the city of Rome, but that was really the only time.
And I could go like literally hours without thinking about sex.

But I've I've cured myself of of those thought crimes
and now I'm true.

Speaker 1 (09:23):
Man. Uh, I just have that one AirPod in all
day that says eagles room sex, that's right. Yeah, I'm
trying to think of what the favorite bird. Thing's so
weird because I've never I don't think I've ever had
to articulate a response to that. It's just like I
think bird, I don't. Sometimes birds just freak me out.

Not no, like they freaked me out, but like like
we like they're not chill, like you try and grab
a bird, like like they're fluttering and sh' like ahh,
what the fuck? Eh? Yeah, But I think honestly, for me,
I think it's probably a tie between like crows and
and vultures or condors vultures. Damn yea, all right, because
I did it. I remember the condor thing, specifically the

California condor. I remember how like that was like one
of the first reports I did as a child, Like
we had to do an endangered animal report, and that
was when I did. And I was like, oh, this this,
this fucking this big fucker is pretty cool. That big fucker,
big fucker, giant fucker almost extinct, but I think now
the populations are covered. But yeah, uh and then crows, yeah,

because they used tools and ship that such a They
fucking used tools.

Speaker 2 (10:34):
The man they used us as tools. They used tracked
nuts on the street to have our cars drive over it.

Speaker 1 (10:43):
Because the corned beef going. It's like there's a there's
a squirrel that is So I had corvids.

Speaker 2 (10:50):
There were tearing plants out of our yard, and then
I started feeding them almonds and we were cool for
a little while, and then a squirrel found.

Speaker 1 (10:59):
Out that I was feeding them almonds.

Speaker 2 (11:01):
So now I've had to like stop because I was
just get like giving this squirrel like chronic obesity. It
was getting like too fat to like climb trees.

Speaker 1 (11:12):
Oh like you could see it.

Speaker 2 (11:13):
Oh like yeah, it see the squirrel getting fat.

Speaker 1 (11:16):

Speaker 2 (11:17):
And also he would take the almonds and bury them,
so he contributed to the problem. So, but they haven't
been fucking our yard up or any umbrellas up. So
I think we have like a grudging respect for one another.

Speaker 1 (11:29):
I do. I do wish we could have just like
a you know, unlike a quid pro pro.

Speaker 2 (11:38):
I've said it before, but it really is the only
way to describe the relationship. I'm after where I could
just feed them and they could protect our yard from
anything that wanted to fuck with it.

Speaker 1 (11:49):
Yeah, I mean, you know, maybe if there's like a
corvid whisper or something that can broker that deal.

Speaker 2 (11:56):
Yeah, frequent guest been Bowling had some ideas, but it
involved like me wearing a hat and having a call
that I did to the crow when I would go
out to feed them, and it just I could I.

Speaker 1 (12:11):
Couldn't bring myself to do it.

Speaker 2 (12:12):
Yeah, Unfortunately, we're we're paused at this points. Yeah, but
crows are awesome and probably you know, higher on my
list than eagles and uh yeah, vultures. In Yeah, the
California condor like they just when you're driving on a
highway in California sometimes like something will fly over your

car that is the size of a fucking truck.

Speaker 1 (12:40):
A shadow.

Speaker 2 (12:41):
Yeah, there are massive fucking birds out here that are
really cool. Not as cool as eagles though, Man, fucking eagles.

Speaker 1 (12:51):
Is that like that's just that it has to be
like an American thing, right, because that's probably that's all
eagle man full.

Speaker 2 (12:58):
I wouldn't be surprised if it's like CIA shit, like
the way that the CIA, like what funded modern art.
They've like moved on to like internet memes that are
like thought controlled devices for people sex Eagle exactly all
these candidates are going to activate. It's like we need
to get people thinking about the fall of Rome because

we're in a state of decline. So yes, we need
to like get them, but then they'll see comperatively, this
fall is better because at least there's TV and internet.
While they just had circuses and bread, we have togos
and outback steakhouts the best what.

Speaker 1 (13:37):
Something miles that you think is underrated? Underrated?

Speaker 2 (13:40):

Speaker 1 (13:41):
Just what a formula one Grand Prix does to a city. Again,
I'm in Miami. The Miami Grand Prix happened over the weekend,
and everywhere you look there were people dressed up in
Formula one regalia. There was fucking buses with just all
kinds of sponsors emblazoned on it for all the different
racing teams. Uh, they're just parties. There's cars, just insane

displays of wealth. I was walking along the beach and
like I thought my eyes, like it was at night,
and there's just like this black mass on the tent,
like on the beach, and it was a fucking tent
the size of a fucking aviation hangar on the sand, okay,
and just music fucking blaring out of it. All these
like very well dressed people going in and out, and

I was like, what the fuck is going on? And
then I asked the security guard. I was like, Oh,
what's this. He's like Ferrari party and I'm like, oh,
for the He's like, yeah, for the Formula one thing.
And I was like, what why is it so big?
He's like they like. He's like there's cars in there,
there's like live performances. He's like it's a whole thing.
And I'm like, holy shit.

Speaker 2 (14:45):

Speaker 1 (14:46):
And then I was like reading a thing too about
how like I think to Grand Prix there was like
some places that were charging people two hundred dollars for
chicken wings. Yeah, like just because they can. And I
I think I severely underrated. Like I've seen the show
and you know, I get like the drama between the
teams and things like that, but the consumer culture around

it is fucking wild. Like on the flight from LA
there were so many people like dressed up like it
was like like Davos but more fun, right, you know,
Like it was just like all these hyper wealthy people
like being like, oh where are you staying? Like oh yeah,
like we're gonna be We're gonna be in the paddock.
Dah da da da. And I just had no idea,

Like I I was ignorant to this, So yeah, I
was completely underrating what that whole shit is, like the
amount of infrastructure that moves, the amount of money that flows.
And like dude, they were fucking police escorting civilians in
fancy cars to get through traffic all weekend. What Like
I would hear siren like oh shit, yeah, I was
like what the fuck's going on? To bike cops and

then like a beamer behind it, and I was like,
what the fuck is this bike cops or motorcycle like
mot yeah, motorcycle cops. Yeah, it is so hard holding
up a bluetooth speaker to be a siren. But and
then I and then I like asked the locals like, Yo,
what the fuck is this? Like oh yeah, they just
it's dude, this is like this is Miami, man, Like,
if you're rich enough, you can get a police escort

like wherever through traffic. And I was like, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool,
that's wild. Yeah I want that.

Speaker 2 (16:15):
We were like I think we've talked before about how
Moscow you can, like with the rich kind of travel
around in ambulances with the sirens on, so like because
everything else is like grid luck and yeah, we're not
far away, We're we're headed towards Russian kleptocers.

Speaker 1 (16:32):
Yeah, well, what's like, the hottest new car is an ambulance.
Like the hottest new car is this ambulance.

Speaker 2 (16:39):
Yeah, it's like the met Galave sports that's just like
the wealth. Yeah, the metcala is happening this week. Yeah,
well we'll talk about the theme, which.

Speaker 1 (16:52):
Maybe can't. Yeah, I think that is the theme being
completely out of touch. Mm hmm. Yeah.

Speaker 2 (16:58):
There was an executive at like one of the companies
that aren't cracked that was super into Formula one shit
and yeah all the stuff. When he was like explaining
to me why he's into it, it was all like
just like, I mean, each of these engines is like
five million dollars.

Speaker 1 (17:16):
Yeah, I mean I get that, like whatever, but it's
like it's like the weird shit around it, right, It's
like the scene around it too, where it's like, yeah,
I need to buy two hundred dollars chicken wings because
I'm at this fucking event. You can't even there's no
fucking world you congestin. They're like, or you get the
caviar upgrade for four hundo. Yeah, no, we're to gook.

Sure do you think do you think my underrated is
just how much work we have left to do on
natural peanut butter? Natural? The natural peanut butter, the ones.

Speaker 2 (17:48):
So about a year ago, as a family, we decided,
you know, the peanut butter that doesn't separate is actually
like we we don't want those chemicals or you know,
if you want to starve peanut butter at this point,
like it's because it has palm oil and weird ingredients
that aren't good for you or the planet. So we

made that decision, not saying everyone has to. You know,
I spent my life up until last year living that
no stir life. But now I'm a little bit better
than people who still use no no stir peanut butter.
And it's not a problem. You know, we all make
our choices.

Speaker 1 (18:29):
But it's I don't know.

Speaker 2 (18:32):
I used to be able to, like eat peanut butter
pretty seamlessly. It was a great protein delivery system for
the kids. We're just log rolling ants on a log
out here, and like this weekend, I was trying to
make ants on a log and I realized, like the
natural peanut butter we have was like past its expiration date.

Like it was fine, we still ate it, it was okay,
but like there there was never a time when we'd
not use a no ster peanut butter, like to expiration date.
It was like on that list of like things that
never went to bad. Like I feel like we we
never don't eat like apples, Like apples will never rot

in our household, you know, like bananas have never gone
bad in our household, Like you're saying the rate of
consumption is consumption, Like we're never like forgetting about that.

Speaker 1 (19:27):
I thought you're like to seeing like we'll eat rotten
apples in this house.

Speaker 2 (19:33):
Like it's just like those those foods that always get
eat like right away the peanut butter was on that
and now it's just the no ster thing. I'm not
saying like it's the best we've got. I guess I'm
just having that check it. Like when we were talking
about paper straws, like you know, definitely the best option

in terms of like for the planet, but not good enough.
I feel like that's where we're at with peanut butter,
Like we we need to come up with something.

Speaker 1 (20:05):
But I mean, what's what's the real threat of expire?
Here's the other thing. I didn't know peanut butter could
go bad. And I've had jars that where it's like
you get to that like final third and it's kind
of just chilling and you always use it. And I
never even thought twice to look at an expiration date. Yeah,
I don't know why, Like in my mind it's like honey,
where it's like get that that's a shit kick. Yeah.

Speaker 2 (20:28):
I think the reason that I was checking expiration dates
was because it was like hard, Like the non oil
part was so hard. I was like having to stir
it in and I was, oh fucking blowing it. Man,
I got oil everywhere. It was a disaster.

Speaker 1 (20:43):
Slatched them out run beautiful shirt with oil spains. So
I don't know.

Speaker 2 (20:49):
I I mean, there's there's Reddit hacks about like storing
it upside down, and the refrigerator helped, but it's still.

Speaker 1 (20:55):
Just like such an oily mess iel. I feel like.

Speaker 2 (20:58):
Someone's there's a breakthrough to be made with natural peanut
butter that Isn't this fucking annoying to deal with?

Speaker 1 (21:06):
Yeah? Would be?

Speaker 2 (21:07):
Would be my pitch to the world, my prayer for
the world of peanut butter.

Speaker 1 (21:12):
Start reading the peanut butter trades man, stay up on
all the new technology advancements, because they're they're happening. They're happening.
Jackie just got to know where to look.

Speaker 2 (21:19):
Men read about peanut butter at least once every day.

Speaker 1 (21:24):
That's that's true. Yeah, I mean I just had to
google it. Can it really go bad? I'm all worried now. Yeah,
eating old peanut butter effect the last month. Oh no,
I have to look at it when I get back
to my house. I'm gonna, I think I'm going to
be amazed at how old this thing is that I've
just been like just picking away at over the last month.

Speaker 2 (21:43):
Uh yeah ours ours was expired in February and it
was still fine.

Speaker 1 (21:49):
Yeah, it was still fine. Watch I'm telling you, I'm
gonna I'm probably at least eighteen months off with this
one that I've been eating at home.

Speaker 2 (21:56):
But like, do you remember, like, were you before four
peanut butter like needed to be stirred? Did you consume
peanut butter more than at a rate that would leave
an eighteen month old jar in your pantry? Well?

Speaker 1 (22:11):
Yeah, like when my like when my dad lived in
the house, he was a big peanut butter guy. So
we definitely got through it because I would always eat
like peanut butter toast for breakfast.

Speaker 2 (22:21):
Yeah me too, Yeah, a little bit of butter that
just a little bit of butter, Just a little bit
of butter.

Speaker 1 (22:26):
Yeah. And I'm not saying like I'm lazy.

Speaker 2 (22:28):
This is like pure laziness, like just not wanting you
to deal with the stirring uh every time, And that's
on me. But I'm just saying, like, as a I
have found my equilibrium with peanut butter that needs to
be stirred, and it is that I end up not
using it because it's too much of a pain in
the ass and the product like once even once it's stirred,
it's still just like the consistency isn't quite there. I

like it, So I don't know, ze, let me know
if I if I'm fucking up, if there's like some
really good version of the all natural peanut butter that
I'm just missing out on. Uh, let me know. Yeah,
let's take a quick break and we'll come back and
talk about beef, another great protein delivery system, the Kendrick
and Drake Beef will be right back and we're back.

Speaker 1 (23:22):
And what a weekend. What a fucking weekend. You heard propaganda.
He came on the show and we were freaking out
about this beef and where it was headed. Then Friday came.
Kendrick Lamar dropped another track after the first one, Euphoria
or you know, like whatever you want to tell ever

you want, however you want to count these.

Speaker 2 (23:44):
Before drop, that's what you and Proper are talking about. Yeah,
it dropped earlier in the week, and it was like
breaking streaming Records, and everyone was like, oh, Kendrick has
won the beef, Like Kendrick has has won.

Speaker 1 (23:57):
This, Yeah, this is this is a lot he It's
it was like a very like concern troll. It's like, Hey,
I'm worried about you, man. You don't even know who
you are? You okay, dudey fucking culture vulture. Yeah, which
is kind of had that energy to it. Then on
Friday morning, he dropped a track called six sixteen in La.
Jack Antonoff, famous Taylor Swift collaborator, was also on that

beef along with the producer sound Wave, and I think
a lot of people were like, this is him saying
this is Taylor made, because that other Drake track was
Taylor made, but this was literally made by the dude
who makes Taylor's tracks. Like the amount of the I
just love the amount of engagement this has caused where
people like I tweeted this, like people are like hip
hop fans are doing like QAnon levels of connecting the dots,

like to a point where I'm like, all right, Like
some of this shit makes sense. Other shit is truly
Like JFK is going to reappear Daley Plaza, Daley Square,
like get ready right. Then Drake responded by dropping this
track Family Matters that evening and everyone with a full
on music video of him like will look like crushing
the Kid, Mad City Van, and everyone's like, whoa Drake,

He's got a whole video and shit too. Not even
fucking fifteen minutes goes by, Kendrick drops another fucking track
called Meet the Grams, Yeah, with like talking about his
family and shit, talking about how you got a fucking
eleven year old daughter that is like.

Speaker 2 (25:17):
Secret seemingly like also responding to like family mess Family
Matters like it was. It was like he somehow had
heard Family Matters already there there was like some weird,
spooky shit that was It was like he already he
already knew what Drake was about to.

Speaker 1 (25:35):
Drop exactly and even had a line that said like
did you ever think that Ovo could be working for me? Yeah?
And you're like, what the fuck is going on? And
then the next day you get this other fucking track,
uh not like Us that came out and everyone's like,
what in the fuck is happening? Kendrick does not stop

dropping tracks. Uh. Then yesterday Drake drops another song called
The Heart Part six and many people were like okay,
like we needed we didn't even have a second to
process the first Drake response because Kendrick replied so quickly
and then this next one. It's interesting though, because so
you know, there's like sort of a darkness to this

whole beef because like Kendrick is accusing Drake of like
grooming miners, Drake is accusing Kendrick of being a domestic abuser,
and like you're like if true, Like this is so
fucking this is just becoming more grim. But there's also
this I don't know, the excitement that people have because
this really it's like the music equivalent of people like
insulting each other in the cafeteria like in junior high.

We're like ooh, and like they come back with another thing,
and everyone is just so fucking like everyone I was around,
like some people knew about it, other people didn't. I
was like looking strangers in the eyes, like on the street,
to be like do you want to talk? No, okay,
you enough for you just calling people in the phone book.
How would you like to talk about the Kendrick? Yeah, Drake, Hi, okay,

all right, thank you? Is this Rachel? Is this Rachel Anderson?
Oh there, okay, I'll hang up.

Speaker 2 (27:12):
Hi. Is this Eric and Mitchell's versus the Machines, by
the way that I just saw where the kid the
kid is going through the phone book just being like, Hi,
would you like to talk to me about dinosaurs? No?

Speaker 1 (27:23):
Okay, thank you Cross truly truly joke shout out to
that movie. But yeah, it's just it's like, as music fans,
I've I honestly have not been so invested in like
this back and forth between two artists like this, yea,
and yeah, there's just a lot. There's just a lot
fucking happening. But then like, so, the latest thing that

happened is Drake's latest response. He's saying that he set
Kendrick Lamar up with bad information about him having an
eleven year old daughter and basically provoked this response based
on all this bad information that Drake had secret been
feeding Kendrick's camp. But everyone's like that none of that.

That doesn't make sense. If that was true, you felt
like your first response to that Kendrick track wouldn't have
been like, nah, uh right, I don't have an eleven
year old daughter, But then be like, actually, dude, I
planted that information and everyone's a little bit dubious on
this fact because this is the logic of it does
not make sense in any way. Yeah, so you know,
here we are. I don't know if there's gonna be

more songs. There might be, there might not be. It's like,
to be honest, it's also like kind of exhausting to like, yeah,
like listen so intently and just try and fucking picture
it apart. But yeah, wow, I can't remember.

Speaker 2 (28:37):
Yeah, I can't remember the last time something like pop
cultural has taken over the zeitgeis this thoroughly like it
feels like Barbenheimer a little bit, Like Yeah, that weekend,
like it was just all anyone was talking about on
social media. People were talking about it, like like I
said of the kid's birthday party, was that when I
was like driving down the street, I heard Euphoria playing

from like a pre like with the windows down, which
is like such a weird, dark, contemplative feeling song. It
broke like streaming records. I don't even think it's like
the best song of of like what's been released, like
the al Green sample one which.

Speaker 1 (29:18):
Oh yeah six sixteen in la.

Speaker 2 (29:20):
Yeah, but I guess that one's only on Instagram, So
maybe that's why that one's not going as crazy. But
the most memorable moments for me was like Kendrick seeming
to be like anticipating everything, like the bag of stuff
that he had, Like he had a picture, yeah, bag
prescriptions on it with like Drake's prescriptions for ozempic, which

has been like a claim all along. Like it felt
like there's this like it's it went from being like
a you know, a fight movie or something you know,
like a boxing movie or you're like, oh, to like
starting to get the feeling that you're watching a horror movie. Yeah.
Like Kendrick was like wrapping from inside a closet in

Drake's house right exactly, watching him sleep, Like it just
felt like they were playing different games, and one Hendrick
was winning in a way that was almost unnerving.

Speaker 1 (30:21):
Yeah, I'm talking to your mom, I'm talking to your dad,
and you're like you you fucked up terribly raising this child.
It's kind of because rap Beef uses to be like, oh,
I'm better than you, like hear my numbers, blah blah blah.
But now I mean that's what's that's what sort of
makes it so charged on all these levels. Like with

just like all of these allegations and that like fans
being like you need to look into the death of
Triple X dantusion, like it there's there, Drake was has
something to do. There's so much other shit happening that
I'm like, it's getting to a part like there's so
much lore that I maybe I have time for. I
don't know, but I will say the production has also

just been so some of these beats like this is
produced like truly some some of like their most memorable
work of like recent memories. So yeah, like I said,
if you're I think for the neutrals, it's a lot
easier to digest than people who are like a vested
interest in being like I don't give a fuck, like
what he's saying about Kendrick ronickive a fuck, what're hes
saying about Drake, Like there's just you're just watching two

people lyrical pugilists go back and forth. But I think, yeah,
myself and many others are like I think Kendrick may
have the edge sheer.

Speaker 2 (31:36):
Yeah, Euphoria is the number one song still on the
like Apple Music like top one hundred global, right, just
like a marry like this is like a global event
like do a Lipa dropped a new album on I
think Friday there. Last week, Taylor Swift dropped an album
like a week or two ago, and the top three

songs are songs from this Beef. Well yeah, and they're
and they're dark as fun.

Speaker 1 (32:07):
It's so crazy shit. Yeah. This is the other thing too,
is like for how big Drake is, I don't I mean,
unless like this there's like some real legal shit behind
some of these allegations. I don't know like how this

affects him really, We'll see, like next time he goes
out in public or performs or puts an album out
like how people respond. But I don't know. I mean,
like for some people like who are just looking at
it purely, like on the battle side, they're like, all right,
well he's done, and I think he just Redany's realized
his lane is just making party records. Yeah, yeah, and
that's that. But yeah, I mean, like also, his response

to the Drake allegations is a little bit weird. He's like,
he's like, if you think I was like abusing minors,
like I'm pretty sure I'd be arrested for it by now,
And you're like, yes, this is a weird. These are
fucking wild ass rap versus. Yeah, but yeah, here we are. Yeah,
all right.

Speaker 2 (33:10):
We had the Tom Brady roast over the weekend. I
just saw ads for it. I didn't I have yet
to see any clips, but.

Speaker 1 (33:17):
Oh, man, Nicky Glazer fucking came for him. Dude, came
for his soul, his spirit. She's like, oh, you've got
how many how many super Bowl rings? Does you have? Seven?
Do you think? I think so? He's like, well, now eight,
now that Giselle gave you, like gave hers back to you.
She's like she just had all these just kept hitting

all these like failed marriage jokes. And then she's like,
how did you get scammed on crypto? Like does everyone
like making fun of him for that crypto shit? But yeah,
like apparently from what I saw, Brady did an okay
job at pretending to be a good like sport about it. Although,
like then Jeff Ross made a joke that referenced Robert
Kraft's pension for massage parlors, and Tom Brady did it

up and got in his ear and said, don't say
that shit again. Wow, And he was like, oh, okay,
I got it, Like and it's so weird. It's like
you let other like I'm pretty sure Jeff Fross made
a joke about his sister that he laughed about and
he was like, but.

Speaker 2 (34:15):
No, not not Bobby Kraft, billionaire miles Yeah, right, yeah,
who cares.

Speaker 1 (34:22):
That's right. That is very funny.

Speaker 2 (34:24):
That's like with Will Smith with Jada, like it seems
like there might be some strain beneath the surface with
a reaction like that where you're like, oh shit, Robert
Kraft must have been not like in those jokes or
super sensitive about that for sure. And then yeah, a
billionaire team owner getting jacked off was like the line

that yeah, for him, he didn't want anyone to cry.

Speaker 1 (34:49):
But like making cotton picking jokes to black comedians was look,
this is the other thing too, right. Kim k was
like booed to the point that like they kind of
derailed her shit. And there are a lot of like
just like black jokes from white comedians that just started
feeling super old, like talking about like like fucking to somebody.
Tony Hinchcliff I think was telling Kevin Hart about like, uh,

like some some cotton picking joke that was just fucking
so stupid, like and like those kinds of jokes from
white comedians directed that black people are not funny. And
I get that part of these roasts are too mercilessly
fucking batter the guest of honor and the people on
the dais, But some of the jokes are just like
this chick had sex with black guys. Whoa and she's

not black. Like it's like, I just don't think that shit.
Like there are so many ways to fucking roast someone,
but using like sexist racist tropes as like an engine
for your comedy is so twenty ten that I'm like, okay, whatever,
like the hell for you? Like you can talk about
his failed marriage, man, keep it in the fucking keep

it in the ring.

Speaker 2 (35:53):
So Kim Kardashian was like on the dais and that,
so that becomes like other people that you can hit
with strays.

Speaker 1 (36:00):
Yeah, yeah, people in the audience. Yeah, it's like if
you're there and people know you're there, you're you know
cause they know who's going to be there. That's how
they prep for this, so right then they just go
and uh yeah, just do their thing, do their thing.
But yeah, I don't know. Part of me is just
like I don't know if like roasts like this are
just feel dated in that sense.

Speaker 2 (36:19):
Yeah, No, totally, Like they always have felt a little
dated to me, like the I don't know the entire
sensibility of them. Yeah, I remember that.

Speaker 1 (36:29):
Pam Anderson one was like so fucking violent. Well, you know,
like it was just all people just like tearing her
down for being in Playboy or like you know, like
having sex with Tommy Lee or whatever. And it's just like,
and I get it at the time, That's what it
was like. In retrospect, You're like, what the fuck is
this like just some weird like misogyny, racist release valve

for comedians to go and just say shit that they
normally can't do in their normal sets, or at least
some probably doing their normal sets. Yeah, but yeah, I
was just like all right, but yeah, the Tom Brady
thing defending Robert Craft seemed to get a lot of
attention because he really like like put his on his shoulder.

Speaker 2 (37:09):
Don't say that shit again, Okay, anybody made fun of
him for the way like he made his son kiss
him on the lips for like five seconds.

Speaker 1 (37:17):
I have from the clips I saw, I have not
seen anything like that, but who knows. I mean, I
couldn't bring myself to sit through an entire roast in
the Year of Our Lord twenty twenty four.

Speaker 2 (37:28):
Well, if I spent more time thinking about Rome, there'd
probably be a bread and circus point to make about
these two distractions that we have to basically watching what,
like you said, like a school lunch room fight. It
happened in between Kendrick and Drake and everybody making fun

of the big man on campus, Tom Brady.

Speaker 1 (37:53):

Speaker 2 (37:54):
Unfortunately, I I don't think about Rome enough to make
that point. So take a quick break and we'll come
back and hit some other news stories. We'll be right back,
and we're back, We're and let's see. Christy Nome's book

has some more issues. So this last weekend, a Republican
fundraiser she was scheduled to appear at was canceled due
to numerous threats and or death threats.

Speaker 1 (38:30):
We think that's in response to the dog thing.

Speaker 2 (38:33):
But during an interview with Hannity, Noom tried to blame
the backlash on the fake news media who put the
worst spin on her story about gunning down a literal puppy. Yeah,
I think her quote, Well, Sean, you know how the
fake news works. They leave out some or most of
the facts of a story, they put the worst spin
on it. And that's what happened in this case. You
literally described being like I had to fucking murk this puppy.

I took them to the gravel pit, and then I
shot a goat too. Yeah, Like, where was the spin
on that? Yeah, sealed the deal with some goat's blood.

Speaker 1 (39:05):
It's your own, your own book.

Speaker 2 (39:07):

Speaker 1 (39:07):

Speaker 2 (39:08):
But amazingly, that's not the only controversy to come out
of this book that still hasn't been published. The book
features a passage in which she describes meeting Kim Jong un,
which experts were like, wait, what, how, No, when did
you meet Kim Jong un?

Speaker 1 (39:25):
I did, and I was like, you better knock it off, buddy,
I don't care. I'm Christinom, I'm a junior congress person
and I'm meeting you. Somehow.

Speaker 2 (39:35):
People were like, no, no, like Kim Jong um met
with like the president, and that was a massive story,
like when would she have met with him? And so
a Notre Dame University expert on North Korea was asked
to comment, and he said, I don't see any conceivable
way that a single junior member of Congress without explicit
escort from the US Gate Department and military would be

meeting with a leader from North kore Yeah.

Speaker 1 (40:01):
This is so fucking stupid. I again, I just I
like all of she she kind of I feel like she.
I don't know how she explained it recently, she may
have doubled down, but anyway, I like how in the book, right,
she claims that Kim Jong u probably quote underestimated her
because he had quote no clue about her quote experience

staring down little tyrants because you know, I quote that's
a parenthetical. I'd been a children's pastor after all. Cool.
I love how that's so tidy, Like you're you're you're
you're like sunning Kim jong un. You're like a tough talker.
And also let him know I also killed her. Yeah,
kids are assholes, but I also teach him about the

love of Christ. So you know, conservatives, embrace me, Embrace me.
When the fuck do you get off thinking you can
just fire that kind of shit off in a biography
when you're seriously thinking you're gonna be the vice or
do you think you could be the vice president? Yeah,
it's pretty wild.

Speaker 2 (41:01):
I do love that she's a youth pastor presumably has
turned a baseball cap around backwards before addressing kids about
you know, the value of being tough with disobedient dogs
and presumably children. You know, right, I can't imagine she's
more forgiving of children who fuck up and aren't useful

in her hunting parties. R A spokesperson for Nicki Haley
also denied like that there's a conversation described where like
Nikki Haley's scared of her being like the new face
of the Republican Party and so as a result of
this reporting, a spokesperson for NOME said the book will
be edited to change the two quote small errors like

as if it was like misplaced commas, not just making
up stuff that never happened and hoping that it wouldn't
be caught type of deal.

Speaker 1 (42:01):
Rhal. Yes, so they're just small errors. Okay, so you
holds like, again, I don't know, this is like if
we lived in a sane world, this would be absolutely
disqualifying from even being like in politics. But again it's
all based on like self mythologizing, and she just flew
a little too close to the fucking Kim Jong's sun

on this one by saying like, yeah, I fucking I
stared this motherfucker down like it was a heavyweight fucking
title bout weigh in. Yeah, like you can't make That's
what Like, It's so it's so upsetting to me. I'm like,
you think people are this fucking dumb? Yeah, spoilerttle Earth.
They are, but they do. Fuck yeah, come on now,
I might as well believe that Drake planted all that

misinformation about his eleven year old daughter when there seems
to be articles about it that align with the eleven
year old part. But anyway, yeah, anyways.

Speaker 2 (42:56):
She's also suggesting that Biden's dog should be killed because
I guess there're twenty four Secret Service people who've been
bitten by the dog at this point, so she's trying
to like get on the right side of dog killing.
She's like the tripling down Jesus the Over the weekend
the box office, The Fall Guy, Ryan Gosling's new movie

debuted at number one with twenty eight point five million,
which was under what people are expecting thirty thirty five
And like this is the weekend where they would usually
like drop a Marvel Studios movie, like the the end
of The Galaxy, Volume three last year came out and
hit one hundred and eighteen million. The year before that,

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness opened with one
hundred and eighty seven million.

Speaker 1 (43:46):
But the well is dry on that point. They fucked
that one up. The milk's gone bad, folks.

Speaker 2 (43:51):
Yeah, they just really by making more and shittier like
Marvel movies or like think about the Jurassic Park franch
Like people were so ready for that first one, the
Jurassic World, and but it was just they just delivered
more and worse movies like the it's this new model

where like they get young promising filmmakers, but like filmmakers
who can't say no to studios or like push back
against studios, and so it's really just like movies made
in the vision of like the marketing department, right, and
it's it worked for a while, but eventually you just
get these like diminishing returns.

Speaker 1 (44:35):
And now they're kind of they're.

Speaker 2 (44:38):
At a place where they're like, all right, what was
the last blockbuster Barbie?

Speaker 1 (44:42):

Speaker 2 (44:43):
Okay, so Ryan Gosling movies, right, gonbre like big yeah,
big hit.

Speaker 1 (44:48):
Well because no one you know, it's the lack of
creative courage in studios at the moment, it is just
it's glaring, and to me, I feel like, as a strategy,
you know, why put all of your money into these
huge tent pole swings that are like hundreds of millions,
like huge budget films when you could make, you know,

turn turn that money into a bunch of smaller bets
and empower other creators and tell new stories. Because watch,
like there's always a movie that comes out and the
shooters like, holy shit, that did well that one story.
That's unlike all the other bullshit we've been pushing on people,
right right, like just dabbling that rather than always fucking
being like, what's our fucking big Golden Goose movie?

Speaker 2 (45:32):
What do we do?

Speaker 1 (45:33):

Speaker 2 (45:34):
All right, a u N official is calling out Israel
for denying AID access, So might as well get to
the thing that uh, we're distracting ourselves from with all
the bread.

Speaker 1 (45:45):
Nesher Potentially, I mean, as of this the time of
this recording, it's there could be an incursion into Rafa, yeah,
because it sounds like Israel has ordered gosins to evacuate
part of Rafa for a quote limited operation. Right, So yeah,
like with all the that's like, that's what's so wild,
Like in the era we live in, Like even with
all the other distractions and things that seem like frivil like,

there are frivolous the most terrible shit is still going on.
And yeah, I don't know. It takes up a lot
of our attention, as it should because it shouldn't be
fucking happening. Yeah.

Speaker 2 (46:20):
The head of the u n RWA has accused Israel
of continuing to deny the un AID access in Gaza
as it tries to avert famine. He said that in
the past two weeks alone, there have been ten incidents
involving shooting at convoys or rest of un staff, including bullying,
stripping them, naked threats with arms, and long delays at
checkpoints forcing convoys to move during the dark or abart.

And yeah, this is all happening as the Israeli Defense
Minister is threatening an attack on Rafa, which would have
absolutely devastating consequences for eight operations, put hundreds of thousands
of lives at risk. Thousands of people have already begun
to the city. And is the place that they said, hey,
go to safety in Ratha. Yes, this is the place

where people were able to go to when they were
destroying the rest of Gaza, and now they're going to
attack that place, and they're sending them to so called
humanitarian zone of al mowassee, where the crisis will obviously
be exacerbated and where aid is desperately needed for you know, civilians,

children who are don't have any way to get food
to survive, and as mentioned, the UNRWA is saying that
Israeli forces are not letting them get that aid in Yeah,
this is all.

Speaker 1 (47:45):
Too while, Like there's still really fucking bad coverage of
the student protests, and like the always sort of like
linking these student protests to some kind of thing about
like an anti semitism that has happened at the protests.
And I had an interesting exchange with a listener who's
Palestinian and pointed out how like this is this is

definitely like a sort of reflexive habit that I've developed
over talking about this issue is to sort of have
this preamble about like and it's not anti semitism to
be you know, protesting the acts of like the government,
this has nothing to do with the religion, but realizing
that even doing that is just creating an association of

anti Semitism with whatever is pro Palestinian, which I think
is really it's terrible, and it's I think it's like
a very it's a rhetorical thing that's happened that I
realize now that's exactly what happened in twenty twenty with
the defund movement, that the defund the police thing became.
There was such a repetition of like, so you just
don't want police to exist, so police just shouldn't exist,

and then there's there's just gonna be free crime everywhere.
It's like, that's not what we're talking about. We're talking
about the fact that we are we are underfunding the
kind of programs that help stabilize communities. Just like when
people say they're here to advocate for the freedom of
Palestinian people, it's not to say it's because I have
some kind of anti Semitic worldview. It's because we're talking

about a group of people that are being oppressed and
our munitions. Because I also found out that those seven
aid workers that were killed that were like international aid
workers according to the Guardian, that was with American munitions,
and that this situation is so much bigger than just
getting stuck on this narrow thing about well what about
these people what they're saying, these outliers to a protest,

because the main thrust of this is that we need
a ceasefire and we need lasting peace, and we need
to actually sort this out, and the United States needs
to use its leverage to bring about this change. So yeah,
it's just like, you know, I think Columbia is now
canceling their graduation also at least like a school wide graduation,

And you know, I was reading an interesting point. I mean,
like these kid's, like a lot of these kids are
the kids who didn't have graduations in twenty twenty, right
and are now college Yeah, yeah because of COVID and
are now because of the like the like these solidarity encampments.
They're being punished now by not even having graduations. Again.

It's just a very yeah, it's like the fucking Politico
it just did a thing of They're like, look, oh,
look who's funding all these like campus and like protests.
It's not. And they're like pointing the finger at these
like democratic donors like the Rockefeller Foundation or like George
like like Soros Foundation kind of thing and being like Oh,

that's kind of weird. And then I'm like, if you
just took a second in your reporting to talk about
how this well, this conflict and the United States hand
in a bet aiding and abetting it is wildly unpopular
with Democrats, right, that shouldn't come. And again you want
to talk about like the funding from these groups and
like there's grants and subgrants and things like that. A

lot of people who were speaking on behalf of these
things are like, yeah, this is sort of the non
part is in nature of getting into these like in
this kind of grant work. Sometimes these things are in
an alignment with a political party or an administration, and
sometimes they conflict in this instance. But again, I don't
think it's that it shouldn't be that much of a
surprise when the overarching sentiment, even among Democrats is that

this needs.

Speaker 2 (51:25):
To stop, right all right, well, keeping with our shows
trademark hurdling change of pace, But something that's happening in
New York City, not far from the Columbia protests, the
met Gala is going to happen tonight, and the whole

thing was nearly upended by a strike that was narrowly
avoided by a tentative deal those reached Sunday night, but
on a win tour who oversees the event is apologizing
for the confused theme. Not anything to do with like
labor practices or anything.

Speaker 1 (52:03):
No, no, no, no, I think if anything, she's pissed
that those the workers knew that they had a they
had leverage. Yeah, to be exactly, who do you think
posts all the fucking memes in red carpet coverage that
goes on the internet, These people who are yeah, yeah, but.

Speaker 2 (52:19):
The name of the event is Sleeping Beauties, but the
official dress code is Garden of Time, which those kind
of seem unrelated. But it's just something Winter basically said
one day without much thought and seems to have caused
a lot of confusion. I personally am hoping that someone
wears like a Scrooge style sleeping cap, like one of

those like long sleeping bonnets, with like a long sleeping
gown and is just like holding a candle and that's
their interpretation of Sleeping Beauties, because that is my favorite
iconic sleeping look.

Speaker 1 (52:54):
Yeah, I try and mimic every night. Yeah, when you
put that luscious blonde wig on, that's right, that's right.
I'm a sleeping beauty, now leave me alone. I like
how this is really just born out of the fact
that Annah Wintor has so much fucking power, and no
one questions her that she said conflicting things and they're like, yeah,
just go with it. Sleeping Beauty is a Garden of Time.

Speaker 2 (53:14):
But she also did, like a drive by on a
random employee, like to just be like, yeah, actually it
was this guy's idea, so and I fear that it's
stupid as hell, so I apologize. Her quote is the
exhibition broke my cardinal rule when we came up with
the title sleeping Beauties. It's wonderful and poetic and romantic,

but actually it could mean many things. And then so
she shared that she went to the Metropolitan Museum of
Arts Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton for dress code advice.
I said, what are we going to say to people
to wear to this night? And he said, well, what
about Garden of Time? So I fear that we've unleashed
a lot of confusion out there, and for which I

deeply apologize. Okay, but she was basically like, it was
this fucking guy's idea.

Speaker 1 (54:02):
Yeah, fucking calling out names. You know, Andrew Bolton's whoa
whoa whoa easy easy damn man. Yeah, well good, I
I remember when this kind of mattered. But yeah, given
given what's happening, it's like, yeah, go ahead, get up
in your fancy fucking dress, party and high five each other.

Have a good time.

Speaker 2 (54:24):
She admits that in reality, Garden of Time will probably
just end up being people wearing quote a lot of
flowers like that is just preactively like shitting on this
probably fifty of the outfit based on the theme that
she put out right.

Speaker 1 (54:43):
Yeah, man, well, uh, shout out to all unionizing workers everywhere.
May you may fair contracts find their way to you. Yeah,
as quickly as possible. But yeah, damn that fucking shows
you man, a strike, that's yeah, that got him realizing
shit real quick. It's just because there were the remaining

issues from that fair contract was minimum salaries, healthcare coverage
for trans staffers, and layoffs. Yeah, and then they figured
it out the last second, at least a provisional agreement.

Speaker 2 (55:15):
So yeah, credit did not want to strike right before
the Macyala it turned out all right. Those are some
of the things that are trending on this Monday morning, Maysick.
We are back tomorrow with a whole aast episode of
the show. Until then, be kind to each other, be
kind to yourselves, get the vaccine, don't do nothing about

white supremacy, and we will talk to you all tomorrow.

Speaker 1 (55:39):
Bye bye,

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