The Sunday supplement: #52
Two new movies, great new albums, and exactly why I hired a car broker (and how it worked out)
In case you need something to watch when you’re not watching the new season of Slow Horses…
(I watched the entire thing Friday night, it sticks closely to the book but not entirely, it’s good.)
You may or may not remember the YouTube channel/show “All Gas, No Breaks.” It was great. Andrew Callaghan, posing as a local newscaster, drove around the country in an RV and interviewed people at Spring Break, at a pornography convention, at the Sturgis motorcycle rally in Montana. Callaghan’s specialty was to stand listening, no judgment, just asking questions while people said wild stuff.
Gradually the tone shifted from funny to serious, and the videos got more ambitious.
Eventually Callaghan and his partners left the ownership company – who only wanted goofy stuff – for other things. One of those other things is the new HBO Max documentary This Place Rules, about the lead-up to the January 6 capital riots.
Honestly, it’s the last thing I thought I’d want to watch, until a friend, even less inclined, recommended it to me, saying it truly felt new and different. It’s humorous, it’s serious, it’s got footage of Alex Jones bodybuilding, and there’s an incredible opening you don’t see coming. It’s good.
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