The Red Room
This week, we discussed our collective ambivalence to peanut butter, the allure of Japanese sneakers, and the decadent pleasure that is the daytime nap. We also discussed Thom's deep-seated fear of hairdressers, Jenny's burgeoning obsession with Star Trek: The Original Series, and the undeniable paranoia of food hygiene tutors.
We discussed all things Star Trek, including the basic ethos of the franchise, Jenny's love of the character of Spock, and Thom's theory of why the J.J. Abrams movies don't work. We also discussed all things Star Wars, including our earliest memories of the films, celebrating the original theatrical trilogy on Star Wars Day, and the everlasting legacy of the saga.
We did our fortnightly referendum roundup, discussing Simon Pegg AKA Montgomery Scott's support of Scottish independence, the potential for Scotland to start again with a clean, debt-free slate, and the recent revelation that Scotland's fossil fuels are worth more than £4 trillion. We also discussed Krista van Velzen's jealousy of Scotland's chance to become the first country ever to reject nuclear weapons, the inherent beauty in having a new hope, and we imagined what the debate would be like in reverse.
We reviewed the films Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Ae Fond Kiss..., Star Trek Into Darkness, and I'm So Excited, as well as Sacred Paws' recent gig with Teen Canteen at Mono Cafe Bar, and the novels High Rise by J.G. Ballard and The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie.18:00 - 20:00