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Book 1 and 7 Parallel

Andrew: Now, Laura, you had a parallel you wanted to bring up?

Laura: Oh yeah, well, we all know how I am about the parallels.

Matt: Yeah.

Laura: This is a really small one. It's - it's not anything major that requires tons of discussion, but it was just interesting to me like, especially thinking about the scene that we talked about in Sorcerer's Stone that Jo monitored so heavily. It specifically shows Voldemort entering the gate of the Potters' house, and in the book, Harry says that he can see the bald man entering the gate of Bathilda's home. And it's like the first time that they've both been in Grimmauld Place in all this time, and both times it happened in Book 7 and Book 1. I just thought it was really interesting. Another one of my little book parallels.

Andrew: Yeah, why do we love parallels, Matt?

Matt: Because they never meet.

[Everyone laughs]

Lack of the Fifth Person

Micah: I was just disappointed because there had been so much speculation that there had been somebody else in Godric's Hollow...

Laura: Oh, I know!

Micah: ...there that night.

Andrew: Yeah.

Elysa: Yeah.

Micah: And then to not have anything really, I mean...

Andrew: Yeah, you're...

Micah: ...everyone pretty much assumed that Snape was the one who sort of made sure that Lily would at least be offered some sort of protection, but...

Andrew: Yeah.

Micah: seemed like - even going back to the movie, you guys were talking about - people were always saying, "Oh, it seems like if you look the right way, there was somebody else there in the shadows," but in the end it ended up not being anybody at all.

Laura: Yeah, and I mean when we were...

Micah: It was Voldemort by himself.

Laura: When we were in London doing our live show, I went out on a limb and made a big speculation about who I thought it was going to be...

Andrew: What did you say?

Laura: ...and then it ended up being no one. I said - well, I wasn't a hundred percent convinced of this, but I figured if it was going to be someone there, it was going to be someone we wouldn't expect, so I was like, "Hmm, Dumbledore. Maybe Dumbledore was there, and that's why he has all this stuff" and da-da-da-da-da. But it - of course it makes no sense now, but...

Andrew: Yeah. Yeah, Dumbledore was a big theory.

Laura: Yeah.

Andrew: I remember that being passed around a lot. I think you did present an interesting theory at that show, I just don't remember it.

Laura: Yeah, I don't remember exactly what I said.

Andrew: Yeah, I just remember it being really good.

Elysa: Aww.

Laura: But then no one in the audience - I remember you said something like, "Everybody raise your hand if you think that's right!" And like two people...

Matt: Aww.

Laura: [laughs] ...raised their hands.

Andrew: Well, see, you have to remember...

Laura: And I was like, "Screw you!"

Andrew: ...there were three levels of people we couldn't see, you know, the upper and lower...

Laura: Yeah, that's true.

Andrew: We should have been like, "Stomp your feet if you think that..." [laughs]

Laura: Yeah, but then they would put another light out in the bookstore.

Andrew: Yeah. Oh, that was a classic...

Laura: [laughs] That was so funny.

Andrew: Oh, Elysa, Matt, and Micah, you weren't there, you losers.

Elysa: [laughs] Oh my God! Thanks, Andrew.

Andrew: I'm just kidding.

Matt: Jerk.

Andrew: Okay, so, I think that's about it.

Hermione's Lack of Suspicion

Eric: Well, just one more thing.

Andrew: Okay.

[Micah laughs]

Eric: When Harry is - sorry - when Harry is...

Andrew: You're like Steve Jobs at his Apple keynotes. He always goes, "But there is one more thing..." and then the whole crowd goes, "Aaaahhh!"

Eric: Oh yeah, P.S., the MacBook Air. [laughs] Yeah. Okay so - no, just when Harry is recapping afterwards - I mean, he'd been tossing and turning in his sleep for hours, which, as it turns out - but he recounts that Bathilda was actually - Bathilda Bagsnake, I should say. Bathilda Bagsnake was speaking Parseltongue, and that's why Harry sort of could understand her and knew that she was saying, "Come, look at this," that sort of thing. But I don't think it's actually right that Hermione were to let Harry go upstairs alone if she couldn't also hear Bathilda saying those sort of things like, "Come here," and, "I want you," and, you know, all this other stuff, you know? Not only did Hermione let Harry go up alone with Bathilda, but she didn't even follow until she started hearing these loud thumps. I mean if Nagini were any kind of, you know, aim or anything, I mean, if the intent were to be to kill Harry, Nagini would have succeeded because Hermione stayed downstairs. I just don't think it was realistically suspicious. She wasn't realistically suspicious enough because if she couldn't hear Bathilda even speak or, you know, if she would have heard the slithering, I would have been severely, you know, clued in.

Micah: It's possible they communicated, though, through nonverbal...

Laura: Yeah.

Micah: ...means...

Andrew: Yeah.

Matt: Yeah.

Laura: That's what I was thinking.

Micah: ...because there was that connection that still exists between Voldemort and Harry.

Eric: Oh, yeah - well, yeah.

Micah: Perhaps they don't need any sort of verbal communication.

Eric: But that would be weird, wouldn't it? I mean you'd immediately know that something was up if Hermione - 'cause if Hermione like - Hermione didn't hear a thing. She didn't hear a thing, and maybe she heard some sizzling and didn't realize it.

Micah: Well, this whole idea is pretty stupid from the beginning, okay? This kind of goes back to my thoughts on like them infiltrating the Ministry. This was just another scene where like, you know what, you're really...

Eric: Out of your league.

Micah: ...effing stupid. You know? I mean, you're just going to follow somebody that you've never met before..

Matt: You don't talk to strangers.

Micah: ...go into their house... Yeah, exactly.

Andrew: But see, at the same time - at the same time they were pretty confident that she had the sword, you know? Like earlier in the chapter, or the chapter prior, Harry was like, you know, Harry and Hermione were both like, "Okay, she must have it. It makes sense. Dumbledore must have given it to her." So...

Micah: Yeah.

Andrew: ...I think they just got too caught up in the moment.

Matt: Well, really it's mostly Harry.

Micah: It is possible.

Matt: I mean, Hermione did - was hesitant first and usually like...

Laura: Yeah.

Matt: ...every time Hermione's first reaction is hesitation, it's usually because you should be hesitant about it.

Eric: Well, I think over time, though, their lack of knowledge, their lack of things happening and Ron leaving them, kind of makes them put all their eggs in one basket. And I think that's why Harry, when he says, "I want to go to Godric's Hollow," Hermione says, "Yeah, that's a pretty good idea."

Andrew: Mhm.

Eric: She kind of says...

Micah: It was just a...

Eric: But you're right, Micah. You're completely right.

Micah: It's just not a wise decision in the fact that you brought up. I mean Harry can clearly hear what she's saying but it's not like they're having open dialogue. It's not like they're having back and forth conversation. You know, it's just a little bit awkward to me.

Eric: Yeah. I mean what worked in the favor was that they knew how old Bathilda was, you know? They thought that when she was kind of gliding along the ice that she might, you know - she's very weak and obviously a very old woman who might have the sword of Gryffindor. But just putting Harry and Hermione's failings aside, when Voldemort flies there and ends up in that room it is said in the book that he looks out the window and sees Harry and Hermione as their disguised people running across the field, and that's where he breaks down and says, "No!" And obviously he looks down and he gets this nice little consolation prize, which is the photo of Grindelwald, so he can figure out who it is he wants to go after. But he sees them running across the field; why does he not follow them? That is my question, that's my last question. Why doesn't he follow them if he sees them running?

Eric's One Question

Matt: Because they Apparate.

Eric: He can fly. He can overtake them. Who says they Apparate? Hermione is trying to carry Harry; she can't even do that.

Matt: Well, didn't she say they twisted and they were gone?

Elysa: I think they did Apparate.

Laura: Yeah, they did Apparate.

Matt: You saw a twist and they were gone, and then he starts screaming.

Eric: Oh, I missed that. [turning page in the book] Sorry.

Elysa: Yeah, I think she Apparated as they fell out or something.

Eric: I thought they twisted their heel or something.

Matt: Yeah, they click their heels three times.

Elysa: "Hermione twisted in midair..."

Matt: [in a high pitched voice] "There's no place like home."

Micah: "...and the thundering of the collapsing house rang in Harry's ears as she dragged him once more into darkness." Yeah, they Apparated.

Eric: Ah, "into darkness." Okay, that's what I get.

Elysa: Yeah.

Eric: Sorry, I thought it was like the darkness of behind a tree or something.

[Elysa laughs]

Eric: I was like, "Why is he not going after them?" Okay, but I get that. Okay.

The Broken Wand

Micah: And the only other thing I would bring up from this chapter is the fact of the broken wand, because that plays a huge role later on...

Eric: I like it though.

Micah: the series.

Laura: Should we play a song for Harry's wand?

Eric: Well, we should play a song...

Laura: Even though it comes back?

Eric: We should play a song for Bathilda, actually, because it's confirmed now that she's completely dead.

Micah: Mhm.

Andrew: What do you guys want to hear?

Matt: [singing] "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard..."

[Everyone laughs]

Quote Quiz

Andrew: That's a little out of place. I guess we'll jump right into the next segment, but first it's time for Quote Quiz. [echoes "quiz"]

[Matt laughs]

Andrew: This is for Chapter 17 this week and...

Micah: 18.

Andrew: Oh, yeah sorry. Chapter 18, "The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore." And the quote is - this is a hard one for all you playing at home - "He were a head case, that Aberforth." [closes book] That's the Quote Quiz for you this week.

Matt: Did they mumble too, or was that just you?

Andrew: I didn't mumble.

Matt: Oh, okay.

Make the Music Connection

Andrew: That's what Jo wrote. So we're doing a new segment. We tested this last week. For Laura, Eric and Elysa, it's Make the Music Connection. And we make a connection between - we're going to start this week. Make the connection between a song I give you and Harry Potter. Okay?

Eric: Okay.

Andrew: So it's sort of like Make the Connection, only it involves music and the intro goes like this: It's "Make the Mu-mu-mu-mu-music Connection."

[Eric laughs],

Laura: Very nice.

Elysa: Good job, Andrew.

Andrew: So Eric, since you're a "Lost" dork...

Matt: Nice.

Andrew: ...and you have to get out of here...

Micah: So you're going to give us the song and we're going to have to place it in the series as opposed to us coming up...

Matt: Yes.

Micah: ...with a song?

Andrew: Exactly. I'm going to give you a...

Micah: That's a lot easier.

Andrew: Okay, good.

Micah: I hope.

Andrew: All right, so, Eric, this is your first song.

["Yesterday" by The Beatles begins playing]

Eric: [singing along] "Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away. Now..."

Andrew: "Yesterday" by The Beatles. Make a connection between this song and Harry Potter.

Eric: That's a really good question. I mean, sorry, this is a really good connection to be made. I think that an instance where this song would be most pertinent...actually! What about right this - I think a lot of characters are singing this song at different points in the book. Particularly, well, clearly Harry - plenty of people the night that Voldemort is - you know what? Dumbledore sings this when he goes back to his office after the Triwizard Tournament has ended. And Voldemort's back. [chuckles]

[Andrew laughs]

[Music stops]

Eric: You know, "yesterday, all my troubles seem so far away. Darn it, he's back again!"

Andrew: [laughs] Okay. All right. All right, that's good.

Eric: Yeah, or Ron sings it.

Matt: Wait, wait. So what scene was it?

Eric: Well, okay. Then I'll do the other one. Ron's singing it after he left Hermione. You know, because we read in these chapters that Hermione's crying and stuff all over Ron. Ron is at home, or in the bushes by his house, singing this song. Like, "why did I have to go and be so dumb and leave? Sorry, yesterday sucked, but I shouldn't have left," you know.

Andrew: Okay.

Eric: Anyway, got to go! [laughs]

Matt: Okay.

Andrew: All right...

Laura: Bye, Eric.

Andrew: Eric, we'll see you later.

Eric: Okay. Bye, everybody! Thanks for the great show.

Andrew: Bye!

Laura: Bye!

Matt: Bye!

Micah: Bye!

Andrew: Micah, it is your turn for Make the Music Connection. You ready?

Micah: Yeah. Let's go. Ready.

Andrew: All right, this is your song.

Matt: Let's do it!

["Only the Good Die Young" by Billy Joel begins playing]

Micah: [laughs] Of course, the Billy Joel.

Andrew: "Only the Good Die Young" by Billy Joel. Make a connection, sir.

Micah: I would probably say when Harry is going through, you know, Hogwarts, and he's looking over the table. And he sees Remus and Tonks. Because, in reality, they're still pretty young. You know.

Andrew: Okay.

Micah: But it's kind of a more upbeat song, you know?

[Matt laughs]

Micah: It has some really solemn lyrics but it's an upbeat song. So I don't - it's kind of hard to place that.

Andrew: No, no. The lyrics are terrible...

Matt: Yeah. [laughs]

Andrew: ...if you listen to it, if you get the meaning of the song. It's terrible. I don't know what it is, I've just heard it's terrible.

Matt: I could just see Harry running down the Great Hall scene...

[Laura and Micah laugh]

Matt: ...Remus and Tonks lying there, dead. And he just breaks out and dances to this song.

[Andrew and Laura laugh]

Andrew: Yeah, okay. Good. Matt, you're next.

[Song ends]

Matt: Okay.

Andrew: Actually, no. Let's get a girl.

Matt: Oh.

Andrew: Um...

Micah: Matt, you're next.

Matt: I knew it!

[Everyone laughs] Andrew and

Laura: Ohhh!

Matt: Micah, I knew you were going to say something.

[Everyone laughs]

Andrew: Matt's actually hurt too.

Micah: He knew that. It's like Andrew set that up perfectly.

Andrew: Yeah. [laughs]

Matt: I know, I was waiting for something to say something.

Andrew: I didn't even think about that, despite the fact that Matt does have girl attributes. But anyway, Elysa...

Elysa: Yeah.

Andrew:'s your song.

["Misty Mountain Hop" by Led Zeppelin beings playing]

Elysa: [gasps] Led Zeppelin?

Andrew: "Misty Mountain Hop."

Elysa: Hell, yeah!

Andrew: By Zeppelin. I hear you're a fan.

Elysa: Oh, are you kidding me? Of course! Oh gosh, well they're all British. How's that for a connection?

[Andrew and Laura laugh]

Andrew: Okay.

Elysa: Um, let me think. I'm going to say that this is Tonks and the Giant Squid's love music.

[Everyone laughs]

Elysa: That's the connection.

Andrew: Okay, all right, very good. Oh God.

[Song ends]

Andrew: Okay, Laura, you're next.

Laura: Okay.

Andrew: Keep in mind, I'm tailoring all these songs to everyone's interests this week, so...

Laura: Yeah, I'm just guessing what mine's going to be. [laughs]

Andrew: Laura. Laura, may know what's coming.

["Time of your Life" by Greenday begins playing]

Laura: Oh, boy.

Elysa: Aww!

Andrew: This song makes me cry.

[Elysa laughs]

Andrew: "Time of Your Life" by Greenday.

Laura: Well, I think there are multiple meanings you could pull out of this song. One of the first things I think of is when Billy Joel says, "time grabs you by the wrist and directs you where to go," because Harry didn't really have much of a choice of his destiny. It was kind of thrust upon him.

Andrew: Mhm.

Laura: And also, if you know anything about Greenday, and this song, you know it's actually not a happy song. So - and it's not even supposed to be a nice song. It's actually all, kind of, sad. So the whole, it makes me think of a Harry Potter ending. It makes me sad.

Andrew: Aw.

Laura: So sadness. And Harry's destiny.

Andrew: Okay, good. I like it.

[Song ends]

Andrew: All right, and last but not least, Matthew Britton, here's your song.

["Circle of Life" by Elton John begins playing]

Matt: I knew it! A Disney song.

[Everyone laughs]

Andrew: I love when he gets constipated for a second. [mimics song]

[Elysa and Laura laugh]

Andrew: Uh, "Circle of Life." It was written by Elton John, right?

Matt: Yeah.

Andrew: All right think. Make a connection.

Matt: God. Um, damn. It's like, well, there were animals in it. And our patronuses are animals.

[Laura laughs]

Matt: And I got nothing here.

Andrew: Now I'm picturing all the patronuses coming up on the big mountain with Simba.

Matt: Um...

Elysa: Well, Simba and Harry were both orphans, who had to...

Laura: Yeah.

Andrew: Aww, that's true.

Matt: Yeah but are - are we making - are we making a music connection to a - an exact scene in the film?

Micah: Or the books.

Laura: It can be.

Andrew: It can be in the film, or, you know, you can picture a scene for Deathly Hallows.

Matt: Or in the book I mean. I'm sorry. A scene in the books.

Andrew: It can be books or movies, whatever.

Matt: Well, that's what I mean. Okay. Um, jeez. I have no idea. I'm sorry.

Laura: Hey, Matt, what about Harry - er - Simba's parental figure dies to save Simba. Matt. Mm. Oh, I got it! In um, oh not the, well, no I can connect the movies but not the song. Sorry.

Andrew: Okay, go ahead.

Laura: Yeah but...

Matt: I was thinking, 'cause, at the very end when Simba and Scar start walking in circles, it's just like what Harry and Voldemort do at their final showdown.

Laura: Well, that's true.

Matt: But the song is just so happy and life and I can't really make a circle of life because nothing gets - no one gets killed and then eaten after they get [unintelligible] grass or something.

Micah: It would be a good song for the epilogue, how about that?

Matt: Yeah. Or just the opening of the entire series. The prologue. There we go.

[Laura laughs]

Elysa: How about this? The circle of life is that Harry ends up marrying a woman that looks exactly like his mother.

[Laura laughs]

Matt: Ooh.

Laura: Ooh.

Matt: What kind of fan fiction do you do now, Elysa?

Elysa: [laughs] No, I'm just saying, I mean, seriously. A lot of people were making - talking about parallels that, you know, Harry looks exactly like James and that Ginny looks exactly like Lily. I mean I'm not, like, suggesting anything. I'm just saying, circle of life. There you have it.

Andrew: We're going to wrap it up today with a favorite.

Favorite: Movie Poster or DVD Cover

Matt: Uh, so this week's favorite is what is your favorite movie poster slash DVD cover? And I was thinking of that because I was at Best Buy the other day and I was just looking at all of the Harry...

[Hannah Montana's "See You Again" plays]

Andrew: Oh sorry, sorry. Accident.

Matt: What the hell was that?

[Laura laughs]

Andrew: Just accidently clicked my top songs playlist. Just ignore me, sorry.

Matt: [laughs] Ladies and gentlemen, Andrew Sims likes Hannah Montana.

Andrew: It was a complete mistake, I didn't mean to do that, sorry.

Matt: Well, the reason why I thought of this was when I was in Best Buy and I was looking at all the DVD covers, and I thought, you know which one's my favorite? And then...oh my God, I should do this as a Favorites! So that's why I put it up. I guess we can - we can go with what's your favorite DVD cover and what's your favorite movie poster because they - they send - there's always a lot more movie posters than DVD covers.

Andrew: My favorite has to be from Chamber of Secrets. There were quite a few promo images I really liked from that movie, and I used to have the movie poster, I don't know what I did with it. But my favorite one is the one with Harry turned on his side sort of like he's - he's - his body's turned to the side but he's looking straight at the camera and he's holding the Gryffindor sword. And then Hermione's in the background with her wand up looking ready - ready to go and Ron is like a little nervous, but he's also holding his wand.

Matt: Yeah. Is that for the DVD cover or the poster?

Andrew: That's the poster, that's the movie poster.

Matt: Oh okay.

Andrew: Sorry. That's the movie poster.

Laura: Yeah, I think I'm going to agree with Andrew. Overall, I really enjoyed all the promotional images and the DVD cover for Chamber of Secrets. I feel like, after that, a lot of the promo images kind of dissolved into just generic, magical type backgrounds...

Andrew: Mhm.

Laura: Where as this they brought more attention to the actors and their props and that kind of thing, and after that I just felt like all the posters kind of looked the same.

Andrew: Yeah. You know, which reminds me, Matt and I were in Best Buy last week and we were looking at all these, and I was just thinking like, they're all the same now!

Laura: Yeah.

Andrew: Like, it's all the same, you know, trio with the wands, just...

Laura: Yeah.

Andrew: It's - it's all the same!

Matt: Yeah.

Andrew: Do something different!

Elysa: See, that's what - I want to go with Goblet of Fire here, on the DVD covers just by virtue of the fact it has the other Triwizard champions on it, despite the fact that they got about 20 minutes of screen time and about half a line each in the movie, but yet they were on the cover. But I still like - I actually I like the poster a lot for that one too, in all seriousness, because, the one with Harry and he's standing - it's just him, and it's sort of like his back's to you, and there's all this smoke and mist and it's really dark, and I think at the top it says something like, "Difficult times lie ahead, Harry." Do you guys know which one I'm talking about?

Laura: Yeah.

Matt: Mmhmm. Yeah, yeah, the teaser poster?

Elysa: Yeah, yeah, I like that one a lot. It's just - it was badass. It's like it could be on the cover of National Geographic or something. I was all about it.

[Micah and Laura laugh]

Matt: Yeah!

[Elysa laughs]

Micah: For posters, I mean, I would say I was a big fan of the Order of the Phoenix one with Voldemort that says, you know, "You will lose everything."

Andrew: Yeah.

Micah: Because I think it started to take the series in a new direction, obviously, with Order of the Phoenix sort of being the turning point. I could care less about the DVD covers, to be honest. [laughs] I don't really have...

Andrew: They're not that good.

Micah: ...a preference one way or the other on the - on the DVD covers. But yeah, I like what they started to do, and you guys bringing Goblet of Fire before also was a good one when they finally started using other people besides the trio. They're doing that with the posters for Order of the Phoenix, I think, and obviously, or hopefully Snape will be used for Half-Blood Prince. Alan Rickman.

Matt: Yeah, possibly, or something.

Andrew: How about you, Matt?

Matt: Okay, let's - let me see what we can do. Well, my favorite DVD cover hands down is definitely Sorcerer's Stone, because it's very - it has an almost like a hand-drawn artistic kind of look to it, and it's not - it doesn't look like it was photoshopped like in the other DVD covers. And I liked the first film DVD cover the most because it looks like a collage of all things in the film, and I kind of wish that they did that with all the other ones. And let's see, my favorite poster. I agree with Andrew and Laura about their favorite being Chamber of Secrets 'cause they did have the best in advertising. And my favorite poster of that book was - or that movie was when they have a silhouette of Dobby in the middle of street saying, "Dobby has come to warn you, Harry Potter."

Laura: Oh yeah...

Matt: Or something, you know what I'm talking about?

Laura: Yeah.

Matt: That was - that was - I think that was the teaser poster for the film.

Laura: Yeah, it was.

Matt: It's that poster and the Order of the Phoenix poster when they have the Death Eaters against Dumbledore's Army, and they're in that fighting stance against each other

Laura: Oh yeah! That's actually really cool.

Andrew: That is very cool.

Matt: That's my favorite poster of the films so far.

Andrew: See, I didn't really count - I agree I think that's my favorite promo poster, but that was never really a movie poster. It showed up on gigantic billboards, but I don't know.

Matt: Actually, I think I've seen it at Hot Topics.

Andrew: Oh really?

Matt: Yeah.

Andrew: You're talking about for Order of the Phoenix, right?

Matt: I'm talking about for Order of the Phoenix, yes.

Andrew: Yeah, yeah, yeah, it is really cool. They have come up with some really cool promo images. Even with the adult actors. I love the ones with Snape when they do - they do five posters each with a different set of characters.

Laura: Mhm.

Contact Information

Andrew: You know all those? Those are really cool. I guess that wraps up the show today. We've covered a lot this is a long recording. It's time to remind everyone about our contact information. Laura, where do people send us gold?

Laura: That'll be:

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Elysa: That's correct!

Andrew: Excellent. You can also visit for a variety of community outlets, including our MySpace, we got the Facebook, the YouTube, Frappr, Last.FM, and of course the Forums.

Andrew: Elysa, thank you so much for joining us today, you were a great part of the show.

Elysa: No, thank you for having me!

Andrew: Would you come on again?

Elysa: Absolutely, of course!

Laura: Yay!

Andrew: Would you come on as much as possible?

Elysa: Hell yeah!

[Everyone laughs]

Andrew: Okay, oh so yeah!

Elysa: Hell yeah!

Matt: She must really want to. [laughs]

Andrew: Laura, I have some news for you.

Laura: I better be getting a severance package if that's what you're saying.

[Elysa laughs] Jamie: Your fired.

Andrew: Your fired. I'm Andrew Sims...

Matt: Laura...

Laura: I'm not going to outtro myself, you just fired me!

Laura and Elysa's Site

Andrew: I just want to plug real quick a site that Laura and Elysa are maintaining. It's a new site by them, it's a political blog, it's (little children cover your ears), it's You guys want to talk about that for a second?

[Show music begins]

Laura: Yeah, pretty much we take the politics and we bitch about them.

Andrew: [laughs] Okay...

Elysa: Yeah, and - and okay, a little bit of informing. I recently made a 5 million word post about Kosovo, so - but it's interesting because we cross like sailors if that helps at all.

Andrew: It's really good and it's really funny. I would not recommend it if you are not one to read adult language. But it's - it's very - it's a very funny read. Of course they do take a particular political stance. So some of you will not be happy. [laughs]

Laura: Yeah, we do. We're not going to lie about where we stand. It's just, - it's really fun for us to do because, we actually first really talked on election night of '04. So that's where our political relationship was fostered from.

Andrew: Matt and I kind attest to the fact that Laura and Elysa are hilarious to listen to.

Matt: I was crying. I almost choked - I almost choked on my Big Bacon Classic when we went to Wendy's.

Elysa: I was concerned for their health.

[Elysa and Laura laugh]

Andrew: Yeah, and I almost lost it and spit up a Frosty in the back of Elysa's car when she made a joke about being sent to Guantanamo Bay. Oh god, that was so funny.

Elysa: I'm surprised I'm not there already.

[Andrew and Laura laugh]

Andrew: One of the funniest moments of my life. Elysa, be prepared to get several hundred Facebook requests from now on. Just so you know. Friend requests.

Elysa: Sweet.

Andrew: Yeah. [laughs]

Elysa: Bring it all in, bring it all in.

Andrew: It's fun. Yeah, yeah, more power to you if you want to accept them all.

[Everyone laughs]

Show Close

Andrew: Thank you, everyone, for joining us for this 133rd episode. I'm Andrew Sims.

Laura: I'm Laura Thompson.

Micah: I'm Micah Tannenbaum.

Matt: I'm Matthew Britton.

Elysa: And I'm Elysa Montfort.

Andrew: We'll see everyone next week for Episode 134. Buh-bye!

Laura: Bye.

Micah: Bye.

Matt: Bye. Bye. Bye! Bye.

[Show music ends]


Matt: It rubs the lotion on it's skin or it gets the hose again.

Elysa: [laughs] Oh my god! Oh my god!

[Everyone laughs]

Elysa: I was just saying that to Laura in IM.

Matt: Wow.

Micah: Wow.

Andrew: I don't know what is going but...

Micah: And Andrew edit, please.

Andrew: Speaking... [laughs]

[Laura and Elysa laugh]

Andrew: Speaking of news...ummm....

Written by: The Transcribers