Last Week In Hive Mind
Week 3 'Bachelor' Ballot, Middle-age PDA, and remember spicy sneezes?
I spent my weekend trying to distract myself from impending doom by recreating the Pretty Bird chicken sandwich. I nearly melted my face off with the spice shake which called for a quarter cup of cayenne (!!!) and covered my kitchen in a layer of canola oil that I’ll probably never truly be able to scrub away.
In the end the chicken was delicious, but I miss walking into the crowded, closet-sized sandwich shop on Regent Street and sneezing when the cloud of paprika hits my nose. I miss staring passive aggressively at the customers on the stools until one moves and I can take their seat. I miss other customers staring at me passive aggressively while I inhale my sandwich so fast I barely taste it, giving those other customers a sheepish, greasy smile and scrambling to toss my trash so they can have my spot. I would probably pay $1,000 to experience that right now.
But we’re not there yet so I’ll just stay here on my couch and watch The Bachelor again.
Speaking of, it’s time to make your Week 3 predictions before tonight’s episode.
If you missed last week, don’t panic. You’ll only be behind by three points at the most, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make up for those lost points over the course of the season. The person who has the most correct predictions at the finale will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Second and third place will receive $50 and $25 gift cards respectively.
Beef up on the events of week 2 by listening to Irene and I rehash the first one on one dates and the Victoria circus:
Then tell me how you feel about this:
On the opposite side of the moving picture prestige spectrum lies Citizen Kane, the subject of our most recent episode of Hive Mind.
We don’t usually do the classics, but something about the current climate compelled Eli and I to revisit the story of power and money and politics and news.
Then I had to balance out all that fine art with some trash, which RHOSLC provided in abundance. Emily and I spent longer talking about episode 10 than the length of the episode itself.
And I recapped the episode because I guess these women are my life now.
Emily and I also launched our Bridgerton series. The first episode is live! And free!
The next seven episodes will be on Patreon. You can access them by becoming a Hive Mind patron for $3.00 a month. If you became a patron, for roughly the cost of one 44 oz Maverik Diet Coke a month, it would really help us expand the podcast, find new writers, and build the brand I believe Hive Mind can become. Plus, after Bridgerton our next Patreon series will be Golden Girls and that’s going to be a GOOD TIME.
Comping Up On Hive Mind
Look, I know it’s been a lot of Meg around here the last little while. Believe me when I tell you no one is more excited than me to announce that we have a great lineup of features from wildly talented contributors coming up in the next few weeks.
Where have all the cans of soda gone? What are the five best Utah food instagram accounts to follow? What Sundance movies should you screen from the comfort of your own home? Our writers have the answers we all need during these trying times.
And on the podcast we’ll be covering episode 3 of Matt James, the housewives cast trip, and Father of the Bride.
Around The Internet
Utah Taste Off has launched a sugar cookie kit for Valentine’s Day.
The Armie Hammer stuff is A LOT. But the signs that he was very weird were always there, and I think that’s maybe why Hollywood never really bought into him as a leading man. This BuzzFeed piece documents the last ten years of Armie trying to make Armie happen.
I watched Tenet for a second time, in bed with subtitles on, and I understood about 40% more than I did the first time I saw it, but I still had a lot of mom moments where I said “Wait, what?!” I don’t think I’m an idiot. I just think the movie is meant to confuse its viewers. So if you embark on that specific film journey, I recommend reading an explainer when you’ve finished. And if you, like me, get annoyed with Christopher Nolan’s seriousness, here’s this to cleanse your palate.
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