Batman Beyond, ISP Monopolies, Greg Focker


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Love: Batman Beyond

Andy takes his Love time this episode to discuss one of the under-appreciated gems of Bruce Timm’s DC animated universe, Batman Beyond. He talks about what makes it special and unique compared to most Batman and comic book character stories, his personal connection to its run, and the greatness of the Terry McGuiness character. Alex meanwhile talks up production fun facts, why Frank Miller sucks, and both of them agree that Return of the Joker has the best moment of the series.

Hate: ISP Monopolies

Alex takes his Hate to discuss the bane of every online American’s life, Internet Service Provider Monopolies. He goes into the general chicanery of companies dividing up regions, why Charter Spectrum sucks in particular, and the way anti-trust laws are supposed (and fail) to work. Andy relays just how essential the Internet is to day-to-day life, reminds us all that Ajit Pai is a piece of crap, and everyone takes a moment to reflect on the awfulness of Burger King.
Shout out to John Oliver and Last Week Tonight for their reporting on the BS of ISPs.

Relationship: Greg Focker

Relationships.txt provides our question again this episode, with an asker looking for help after his girlfriend’s dad potentially found their sex tapes on an old phone. Alex discusses the value of not worrying what your partner’s parents think of you, especially when you’re both adults, and Andy advises the poster to think about being supportive of his partner in what’s likely an awkward, unfortunate time for her.