Sneaky Dragon Episode 274

by David Dedrick on March 4, 2017

Hola, Sneakers! We keep doing this and we can’t stop.

This week on the show, Ian and David start with some mime time and then have some sexy time; they discuss Lent and some other heavy theological issues; cross borders; find some niggle room in sugar fast law; visit Skull Island: talk about bad boyfriends and big steak; see the Ian Boothby Memorial Mantelpiece ; fall out of love; fall into love; hear a story about The One That Got Away from listener Louise Moon; and, finally, play a game with Canaan Grall’s fun Pictionary cards and discuss dressing up, indie comics, bucking up, famous cat owners, D&D with double D, and the Silver Sorry-for-Himself-er.

Thanks for listening.

Big thanks to Louise for sending in her story of The One That Got Away. Here’s the promised playlist!

Songs for Louise:

The Comedians – Elvis Costello – Reveals the secret misery of all comedians. Sure, you think they’re funny so they must be laughing all the time. If only!
When She Has Her Coffee – No Fun – About the importance of coffee as character determiner and builder.
The Lines You Amend – Sloan – Some suicide songs are sad; some are sympathetic; and some point a finger. I went with the finger to suicide.
Sometimes I Wonder – The Harbinger Complex – Louise can’t help but wonder what small or possibly large changes she would have made to a man’s life. Sometimes we all wonder…
Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – In the end, we can be happiest with those we know best and have loved longest. There ain’t nothin’ like the real thing, after all.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Matthew Sanborn Smith March 4, 2017 at 1:25 pm

I haven’t finished the episode yet, so maybe somebody else said this. Here’s my theory on Dave’s Mother-in-Law:

After the horse steak disaster, Lisa’s mom mentions Lisa’s black boyfriend to her. Lisa, knowing the night didn’t go well, chooses not to correct her mother. Some time later, Lisa mentions that she’s broken up with that guy and is now going with a white guy who is also named David. Lisa’s mom is now dealing with what she thinks is a new guy, who is not the rebound guy after the great, pre-black David, boyfriend. And she warms right up to him.


Louise March 6, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Thanks so much for the “One That Got Away” playlist. Those are all great thematic picks, Dave. No Fun’s “When She Has Her Coffee” is even from the right era and geographical region. I see (or hear, rather) why are they are known as The Beatles of Surrey.

Speaking of The Beatles, I liked that the Sloan song comes with a interior reference to Ringo Starr’s “Photograph.” I listened to it as a kind of bonus track. “But all I’ve got is a photograph and I realize you’re not coming back anymore.” Funny how you can label a tune as a simple pop song until you apply it to your own experience and then suddenly it’s deep and meaningful!

Speaking of photographs, when I was living in Halifax in the 90s, I worked with Catherine Stockhausen, a TV researcher who was also an official photographer for Sloan. I remember seeing some pictures she’d taken of the band members’ heads lit from the side, in a tribute to the “Meet The Beatles” album cover. That’s when I first learned how much of an influence The Beatles were on them.


Lezah Williamson March 9, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Re: Ian’s comment on well-known Protestant artists – I believe Bruegel, Rubens and Rembrandt would be your best bets here, with Christopher Wren as architect, and Grinling Gibbons winning in the wood carving category.
Re: Dave’s story about my mom’s perception of him at their first meeting – I’ll say two things: a) my mom was highly intuitive about people; b) I think there was a reason that Dave did not buy himself a DNA kit while he was ordering one for my birthday last year. Methinks he doth protest too much.


Jenn March 9, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Guys great show
Dave, starting to worry about that cough now….
Whiskey and lemon?

Ian, I was a Catholic too, but gave it up for lent in 2001….


Nigel March 10, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Hey! Lapsed Catholic, here — I totally checked by looking at Wikipedia to get the terminology right.

Anyway, I just wanted to point out that Catholic masses *also* have a general confession. It’s not meant as a substitute for proper, one-on-priest confession, but to give our souls a quick buff.



Nigel March 10, 2017 at 3:27 pm

I wish I could edit my comment. I meant I’d “totally cheated” by looking at Wikipedia, but that was for an earlier version of the comment that threw out words like “Penitential Rite” and “Confiteor”. Alas!


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