How to election profit-make
November 3, 2016 7:09 PM   Subscribe

David Rees, famed cartoonist (also political cartoonist), author and pencil-sharpener, TV host, and mashup artist, is also now the host of a podcast, along with a childhood friend, devoted to betting on PredictIt. posted by kenko (32 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
David rages against MeUndies.

Oh yes.
posted by longdaysjourney at 7:16 PM on November 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


I have been riding the wave for several weeks now, thanks to this podcast. It really is one of the highlights of my week, and I cannot WAIT for the Election Profit Makers mixtape.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:27 PM on November 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


More deetz.
posted by kenko at 7:35 PM on November 3, 2016


David's angry rant was exactly what I needed to hear today. It's exactly what I'm going through and what I'm feeling. So, like, catharsis through podcast or something.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 7:47 PM on November 3, 2016 [3 favorites]


Not only is this a funny podcast about the election but it continually pushes the boundaries of the medium in new and exciting ways. Like when David read the entire source code for a javascript bot out loud (twice) and the one last week where the male donors and female donors to the show are thanked simultaneously in separate audio channels.
posted by theodolite at 7:54 PM on November 3, 2016 [3 favorites]


So I'm the only one that thinks he's just a dick?
posted by Splunge at 8:09 PM on November 3, 2016


So I'm the only one that thinks he's just a dick?

????????????????????????????????????? David Rees???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
posted by kenko at 8:15 PM on November 3, 2016 [3 favorites]


Do you mind explaining why you think he's a dick? Genuinely curious.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 8:18 PM on November 3, 2016


His dissent was one of a very few during the dark times, during the monkey murder time of Bush the Younger. I can't recall the lone voices of reason during Bush the Elder's era at the moment. Tom Tomorrow could make me feel better, but Rees gave me strength.
posted by lazycomputerkids at 8:35 PM on November 3, 2016 [11 favorites]


Back in the late aughts, I had a music blog with a few friends and I got an email interview with David Rees, and he was completely delightful and accommodating. I felt an aspirational kind of kinship because he's from Chapel Hill (and I went to school there, and was living there at the time) and because his work gave me hope during the early days of the Iraq war. Also because My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable made me laugh so hard I hit my head on a bookcase once.

Then, a few years later, I went to a bookstore where he was promoting the pencil-sharpening book, and introduced myself, and he was kind of aloof. Or in character, more like. And I respect that, but he wasn't super friendly. So yeah, if I were so inclined, I might characterize him as a dick (in real life, at the end of a long book tour, and compared to the friendship I'd imagined based on limited internet interactions).
posted by witchen at 8:52 PM on November 3, 2016 [3 favorites]


Un/related, though, I'm really thrilled that he's putting out work during this election cycle. This is a gift. Thanks for sharing it.
posted by witchen at 8:53 PM on November 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Rees is a regular on the Joco cruises, and he's never struck me as mean. I agree with witchen that sometimes he seems aloof or distant when he's in character.
posted by mrgoldenbrown at 9:23 PM on November 3, 2016


David Rees has made the short short list of personalities whose projects I will always follow 100%.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:45 PM on November 3, 2016 [4 favorites]


They just released the mixtape...and it almost makes the whole campaign worth it.
posted by crashlanding at 1:32 AM on November 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


On the plus side, this is a great podcast.

On the minus side, now I've spent an hour reading PredictIt comment threads, which are like /r/the_donald threads without any of the cheery charisma.

On the plus side, there are enough delusional Trump voters that you can bet against a 370-EV Trump win (!!!) and get pretty decent odds on it.

In conclusion, this post is a land of contrasts.
posted by Mayor West at 5:00 AM on November 4, 2016


Willing to give this a listen since Get Your War On will always have a place in my heart.

As an example, this GYWO strip:

"I love that Bush thought his visit to Iraq would be a final victory lap, but instead he gets upstaged by some goddamn shoes."
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 5:09 AM on November 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


I have been listening to the mix tape all morning and my phone does not have fire emojis large enough to express the hotness of this experience so I have locked myself in an abandoned Dennys and have begun tearing the stuffing out of the booths and screaming and crying and building a Ben Carson wicker man please tell my wife I love her I'm not sure how this is going to end
posted by mintcake! at 6:21 AM on November 4, 2016 [6 favorites]


LUCIFER
posted by mintcake! at 6:21 AM on November 4, 2016


David rages against MeUndies.

MeUndies has become shorthand in the ozzy household for asking too many questions that the interogatee cannot answer, after I mentioned having heard a MeUndies ad and wasn't it a silly idea, and my wife proceeded to ask endless questions about the minutiae of the service that I could not possibly answer, having only heard a thirty second ad on a podcast.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:26 AM on November 4, 2016 [3 favorites]


The Mixtape is amazing.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 7:45 AM on November 4, 2016


Boys are back
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:59 AM on November 4, 2016


Powerful. Beautiful.
posted by mintcake! at 8:17 AM on November 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


The mixtape is amazing.
posted by kenko at 9:44 AM on November 4, 2016


The track where David reads the Waverider() function killed me. I am ded.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:01 AM on November 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


Seriously, you must do everything in your power to #EarnTheMixtape because it is amazing, I have listened to little else all day.

I'M ANIMATED
I'M ALIVE
MY HEART'S BIG
IT'S GOT HOT BLOOD
GOING THROUGH IT FAST

I wanna hear a B-side that is all Michelle Obama and Diamond Joe. Hopefully that would be less draining for David Rees to listen to for hours on end.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 3:41 PM on November 4, 2016


The Alex Jones segment of the mixtape really is bonkers.
posted by kenko at 4:09 PM on November 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm doing a deep delve and just got to the mention of an Alex Jones track and ran here to ask if it exists. So much to live for!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:34 PM on November 4, 2016


"Is it a crime to tell someone to commit a crime on a podcast?"

"Not at the end."
posted by Phssthpok at 6:54 PM on November 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


oh fuck i skipped ahead to the alex jones track and i need a bib for my face melting off
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:23 PM on November 4, 2016 [4 favorites]


OMG the mixtape. Just listening now.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:15 AM on November 5, 2016


David Rees sampling Joanna Newsom and The Mountain Goats on the mixtape made my life. Kid Midas reigns eternal.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:52 PM on November 5, 2016


Geez. Just listened to the last episode. It was...heartfelt, let's just say.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:40 PM on November 11, 2016 [3 favorites]


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