Episode 22: Thin Crust Pizza

Sheely, Stokes, and Wrather tackle sex, drugs, and hip-hop in talking about Skins, series 1 episodes 3 and 4. And Glee.

Ryan Sheely, Jordan Stokes, and Matthew Wrather continue TFT Summer School, discussing Skins series 1 episodes 3 and 4, focusing on sex, drugs, and hip-hop, with occasional digressions back into Glee and Gossip Girl.

There will be no spoiler warnings and there will be many naughty words. If either of those things bothers you, don’t click!

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Jean-Luc Godard, Cahiers du Cinéma: The 1950s: Neo-Realism, Hollywood, New Wave and Breathless and Everything Else

“Postmodernism is like a thin-crust pizza.” from Semiotic Development of Youth Anti-Litter Campaigns

Jean Renoir, Grand Illusion and The Rules of the Game

Jacques Derrida, “Structure Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences” in Writing and Difference

Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction, Vol. 2: The Use of Pleasure, and Vol. 3: The Care of the Self

Yung Joc, Hustlenomics

John Coltrane, Giant Steps (Though it doesn’t have the cover I remember, it’s a fantastic album and you should buy it.)

9 Comments on “Episode 22: Thin Crust Pizza”

  1. Chris #

    This doesn’t pertain specifically to this episode of the podcast, and admittedly I haven’t had a chance to listen to it, but in July Turner Classic Movies is running a series on Teen Movies which is going to be, I believe, on Thursdays. So, you know, there’s probably some people who listen to this podcast who’d also be interested in that so I figured I’d mention it. They seem to be running the gamut as well, since in the commercial for it I saw it included the likes of Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off as well as Rebel Without a Cause and The Wild One, the latter of which I never realized was a “teen movie” despite having seen it. Maybe that’s because Marlon Brando and Lee Marvin were both so clearly not teenagers. Oh well, it’s still a good movie.


  2. Megan from Lombard #

    I think the plot point of Sid being a virgin is devolving the character into something pathetic. However, it was utterly hilarious to watch Sid hit on a drunk girl at Chris’ party and failing miserably.

    What I got from the show’s portrayal of Jal’s father was he was a Sean Combs or 50 Cent type rapper, someone who raps but also is involved in “other activities” (as having a crew and taking Twatter into the car and driving off in order, I’m assuming, to have a few ‘words’ with him).

    And Sheely is correct, according to IMDB.com Mad Twatter is only in the first three episodes.


  3. Timothy J Swann #

    Commenting as I go along here, but there is a neurochemical theory of cross-sensitisation, that addiction to one drug can increase sensitivity to another since they all affect the same mesolimbic dopamine pathway; indeed, this is an interesting way at looking at supposedly non-drug addictions like sugar – binge-eating might just be because sugar is like heroin in high enough doses (as regards endorphins and other opiates as well as dopamine, Avena et al 2006).

    Chris might have psychological reasons for using all the drugs, but he (and those NA people avoiding alcohol) might have neurological reasons too.


  4. Timothy J Swann #

    Do you mean by non-sexual orientation – homoromantic orientation? Or is it just the paraphernalia?


  5. Matthew Wrather #

    I’ve read some accounts of similar research into overeating. It’s very compelling, especially since evidence is gradually emerging that industrial manufacturers of edible, food-like substances (I refuse to call a product like Gogurt “food”), actually intend to engineer their products and the marketing that surrounds them to reenforce their addictive qualities. In the developed world, we are gradually conditioning our population (especially our poorer population) to be addicted to large quantities of nutritionally impoverished, calorically dense, cheap food. What’s more, we are exporting it to poor, developing countries and, lo and behold, they are developing first-world medical problems like obesity, heart disease, and certain cancers. Go capitalism!


  6. Matthew Wrather #

    But I digress. That off-topic comment was apparently a preview of our new podcast, “These Malnourished Teenagers”. Which we will launch…um…never.

    This is why we need forums.


  7. John Previtera #

    As far as drugs I know that people usually are chasing a specific type of high i.e. stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens. Somebody jonesing for a stimulant will not usually take a depressant if he can get a hold of a stimulant. Hallucinogens are almost always recreational and people don’t really become addicted to them so much as they just really enjoy synesthesia etc. As far as viagra I have heard of people combining it with ecstasy to significantly enhance sexual performance and pleasure; but this evidence is purely anecdotal. I have never heard of someone taking viagra just to engorge their penis.


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