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Brand Safe

Every now and then, we deviate from posting about No Agenda’s TV Shows, Movies and food news to feature a great No Agenda discussion. This time Adam presented a terrific talk on his theory why media companies like YouTube and Twitter de-platform creators – not necessarily because of their conservative or far-right views, but for

Schitt’s Creek

Schitt’s Creek is a new TV comedy from Canada starring Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara with Chris Elliott. Produced by the CBC. Adam described it as a borderline Farce and Un-Canadian Good! [1152 2:21]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

After talking about the new Johnny English movie, Adam said that during discussion on 5G that some show producers pointed that the second Kingsman movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle had a variation of this – everyone has a phone and a central point can kill you. Dvorak hasn’t seen it yet but liked the first movie

Johnny English: Strikes Again

John Dvorak describes the “new Johnny English movie with Mr Bean – whole movie is about a Silicon Valley guy who is a data monger!” John further said he enjoyed it and admitted to seeing it in a theater. John further said that for admirers of good writing will appreciated a couple of the bits

Bird Box Caused by Cellphones and 5G?

Is the Bird Box a metaphor for the implications of our civilization’s addiction to cell phone use? Adam wasn’t interested in watching Netflix’s hit movie, Bird Box because he didn’t want to watch a stressful movie with Sandra Bullock and some kids in a row boat. Award winning director Susanne Bier made this beautifully shot, but

How Cummings Used Data to Win BREXIT

Comic Strip Blogger sent Adam a link to a video of Dominic Cummings explaining at a marketing conference how they won the BREXIT referendum. Adam describes Cummings as the is the Brad Parscale (ran Trump’s digital media) of BREXIT. Cummings ran the ‘Vote Leave’ campaign and facebook campaigns. Adam likes this stuff because it’s very

Madam Secretary

In a recent episode of CBS’ Madam Secretary the main protagonist of the show, US Secretary of State (played by Tea Leone) seeks advice on how to give a national speech on a recent disaster that occurred at the White House. Like a wise diplomat, she turns to her wise predecessors; Madeline Albright, Colin Powell

Mad Greens

Adam really likes the format at Mad Greens (and Flower Child) where you wait in a line, and order a salad, grain bowl or wrap from the counter ‘lunch lady’. Adam just enjoyed a salad there with Sir Gene.  While talking to the counter server, he was told they were short on help as it’s

The Promise

Adam’s friend told him to watch it the movie drama, The Promise. starring Christian Bale.  It takes place during the 1915 Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire. The world pretty much stood by and allowed this to happen according to Adam. Dvorak responded that we weren’t a world power then.  Currently, Turkey is in economic

Avengers: Infinity War

John C. Dvorak gave the big thumbs down to the movie, Avengers: Infinity War. Worse movie ever in the history of Disney or any company ever… *spoiler alert ahead* Dvorak reports that half the heroes in the Marvel comic universe are killed in the end. “Why do you want to kill everybody? Well, I’ve done the

Beatrix

Adam and Tina-the-Keeper visited Chicago this week and and were stymied in their attempts to get into a JCD recommended restaurant. They ended up at Beatrix where Adam sampled some Wagu beef. [1063 :07]

Shoutout for No Agenda Entertainment

During show #1063, Adam and John were talking about the newsletter and how that platform, run by MailChimp, could turned off on a whim. This would then necessitate moving to a different email solution. This got Adam thinking of all the wonderful platforms, apps and projects run by No Agenda Producers which extend the show.

Replica Wine

Can famous vintage wines be duplicated? Dvorak played a clip of a news report about Replica Wine – a company that claims they can copy distinctive wines in the laboratory. At first Dvorak thought they were onto something, but then realized it was a marketing scam. The wines seemed to duplicate run-of-the mill wines you’d find

Virginia Meetup

Sunday, August 12, noon at Lyon Hall in Arlington, VA. (time has been recently updated to noon!) 3100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA From the Meetup.com info: Calling all producers in DC/MD/VA for a No Agenda Show Meetup at Noon, in the bar. The one event in DC you can guarantee isn’t being planned by the

Seattle Meetup

A meetup is planned for the Seattle area and John C. Dvorak will be there! Fresh off his 30th wedding anniversary celebration, JCD will grace the slaves of the Gitmo Northwest at Seattle’s Von’s 1000Spirits.  Maybe he’ll give you an autograph with his silver Sharpie! Von’s 1000Spirits 1225 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 August 10,

Snowcrash

While discussing how Chris Hardwick’s past relationships with companies is now being erased (very Stalinist says John C!) Adam drew comparisons to the novel Black Mirror and the sci-fi novel Snowcrash. Snowcrash is the famous sci-fi novel that came out in the late 80s. Adam mentioned it because so much of it has become true!

Fahrenheit 451

Adam asked John if he saw the remake of Fahrenheit 451. John read bad reviews but mentioned that Ray Bradbury had some involvement with the original. Adam saw it and enjoyed it because everyone was associated with a talking tube which made it relevant to No Agenda. He also thought the visuals were similar to

Ippudo Ramen

While discussing Adam’s dining exerpience at Austin’s Kemuri Tatsu-ya. Dvorak brought up that a famous Japanese Ramen shop opened up in Berkeley. It’s called Ippudo and is a chain in Japan. Dvorak think a restaurant concept would be Ramen & Bugs! [1037 :09] Yelp review Ippudo 2015 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 666-8807 ippudo-us.com/store

Kemuri Tatsu-ya

Adam had dinner with the ‘New York Banker’ who knows where all the hip and swanky new places are in Austin’s East Side. Adam described it as a bar with snacks called Kemuri Tasu-ya. He noticed they have several small dishes where you eat the whole fish as well as head-on prawn and octopus fritters.

Autumn Flush Darjeeling Tea

At the beginning of show 1018, Dvorak reported it’s pouring rain and he’s pouring tea! More precisely he’s drinking hard to find, single source autumn flush darjeeling. Read more about this outstanding product here:https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/10/04/496451715/autumn-flush-the-best-darjeeling-tea-you-ll-likely-never-taste Of course we sourced some from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2pPpwea https://amzn.to/2GSc0Ph   [1018 :01]