Fire the Canon

Join us for the dramatic ending of 1984!  At the end of episode 2, Winston had been captured by the party, and thrown in prison.  Let’s see what becomes of him and his gal pal Julia.  Most importantly, let’s see if your hosts fire this book out of the dang canon!  Theo does a seriously amazing job remembering what we’ve read so far.  Jackie sings Fast Car, as is customary.  Rachel blatantly virtue signals. 

Topics include: the agents of SHIELD, Rudyard Kipling, God vs. GAWD, what to look for in an apartment, mayonnaise, BlacKkKlansman, Down to Earth, The Princess Bride, hurt/comfort fanfic, Moogfest, board game trauma, Bruce Bogtrotter, Olive Garden, the Gom Jabbar, Timothee Chalamet, Wookieepedia, drupelets, the Blair Witch Project, The Handmaid’s Tale, GoodReads rating systems, Paul Thomas Anderson movies (specifically Phantom Thread), and dog allergies.

Content warning: racism, sexism, antisemitism, torture, marijuana use

Additional reading: Roger Griffin’s work on fascism

Show Notes

Join us for the dramatic ending of 1984!  At the end of episode 2, Winston had been captured by the party, and thrown in prison.  Let’s see what becomes of him and his gal pal Julia.  Most importantly, let’s see if your hosts fire this book out of the dang canon!  Theo does a seriously amazing job remembering what we’ve read so far.  Jackie sings Fast Car, as is customary.  Rachel blatantly virtue signals. 

Topics include: the agents of SHIELD, Rudyard Kipling, God vs. GAWD, what to look for in an apartment, mayonnaise, BlacKkKlansman, Down to Earth, The Princess Bride, hurt/comfort fanfic, Moogfest, board game trauma, Bruce Bogtrotter, Olive Garden, the Gom Jabbar, Timothee Chalamet, Wookieepedia, drupelets, the Blair Witch Project, The Handmaid’s Tale, GoodReads rating systems, Paul Thomas Anderson movies (specifically Phantom Thread), and dog allergies.

Content warning: racism, sexism, antisemitism, torture, marijuana use

Additional reading: Roger Griffin’s work on fascism

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What is Fire the Canon?

Prefer your books in comedy form, but still want to sound smart at parties? We got you. Discover the hilarity hidden in the classics with new episodes every Thursday.