The Glengarry Glen Ross Minute

Two guys chew over their favorite Mamet movie - one minute at a time.

Minute 46: Getting Cozy with Glenister

November 15th, 2017

Van “The Super Fan” Cahill starts us off with some encouragement, a recommendation and something Matt is unwilling to deem an actual observation. Bill has a bevy of costumes at home that he doesn’t use for anything but jokey-fun-times. Matt is staunchly anti dog/clothes. The fellas rejoice in (nearly) reaching the half way point. The oft maligned McDLT gets some four-finger, chatter this week. Bill wants to help get Matt checked in to Roma-addicts anonymous. Bill is tracking the part in Pacino’s half-hair/half-rug situation. Dave has been fibbing about the amounts he promised. George repeatedly wants to know why.  Nancy Kerrigan as George Aaranow. Shelly is back to banging away at the Nyborgs on the phone. And James Foley goes to town with this sequence. Lingk is looking at Roma lovingly, despite his, by Bill’s supposition, daily commute. Matt reiterates for the record that he “Hates everything about Bill.” Bill goes Glen Ross Farms while Matt sees himself as more of a Glengarry Highlander. We get housekeeping and a quote corner. Slater has some mundane thoughts on the Roma character.  Bill wants to get cozy with Glenister, who arrives out of nowhere in a very Beetlejuice-esque fashion. Bill thinks the boys should take the podcast  to London, Matt agrees. Would either of the fellas approach Mamet in a theater lobby?

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Minute 45: Predators and Alibis

November 8th, 2017

Bill claims too much is never enough 'cause he's a hedonist, but Matt ain't buyin' it. The controversy surrounding a member of the film's cast reminds the fellas of The Jesus and somehow involves one of the Coreys. Matt wonders what to do when our heroes fail us. Moss admits he has a big mouth for his own gain. Matt gives a taste of the Como Inn while Dave's alibi is evaluated. James Foley is invited to join the fun. George declines Dave's invitation to rob the office. What is the maximum occupancy of the Bowl Rant? Does George's no mean yes? Is Mamet at the top of his game with this film? George stays in his lane because snitches get stitches. And finally, thoughts and prayers go out to the inimitable Mr. Glenister, whoever he is, for all he's been through living in Dave Moss's skin. 

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Minute 44: The Mad Moss Bomber Strikes Again

November 1st, 2017

Ambient ice jingling noise satiates Matt’s anger... until he remembers Bill is to his immediate left. Bill doesn’t quite know how to properly enter a domicile. The top of this minute is just the tip of the Dave Moss being-a-huge-pile-of-shit iceberg. Matt has engaged in some B&E’s and Bill seems very judge-y about it. Bill hates smoking but loves the look of smokers. The mad Moss bomber strikes again, “Tonight is the thing.” Matt finds a bit of specious occurrence in the  progression of the pre-he-hemium leads. The boys imagine more Blake speech prep. Maybe too much, but since no one is listening... or reading this... fuck it. George doesn’t have a proper robbery outfit. Bill has never heard of an Abba Zabba. Matt provides a history of the hoagie for absolutely NO reason. Bill is an accomplice to the great Heritage’s cigarette heist of ‘89. Bill tells us how deliveries work. In a new show-low, we find out Bill’s top 5 slushy flavors and a VERY contentious “who would they play” ends the episode.

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Minute 43: I gotta get dat paper, boo-boo

October 25th, 2017

You can’t tee up the music of the soul. Bill thinks Matt’s segment needs a jingle and Matt is, as usual, anti-jingle. Matt reminds Bill that his Grandma “got down.” Cigarette machines continue to be a reminiscing point for our heros. Bill wants an agent smith multiplicity applied to George Aaranow. Matt wants the same with Roma, mainly for the aroma of Roma. Matt is done with the wet-Shelly-in-the-car motif. Bill, it seems, could sit and look at a wet Lemmon in a nondescript sedan for days on end, and Matt wants none of it.  Train talk resurfaces, this time in terms movie-shooting logistics. Mamet flexes his economy-of-language muscles with the brilliant Shelly phone call in this minute. Matt just finally says it this week, “Roma is beyond reproach.” Trumbo and Fink get some juice in a take-down of old-Hollywood-assembly-line style of move making. Bill is producing “Ride A Dong, Too.” The boys discuss where the six additional voice actors might have been heard in the film. Adieu till next week, that’s if the Kentucky slap around didn’t take too much a toll on the fellas.

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Minute 42: Can O’ Corn

October 18th, 2017

Matt starts off perturbed with Bill... again, which Matt is starting to consider a public service, since one could set their watch by it. Vin Baker the slam dunk maker gets thrown to the wolves this minute. The fellas discuss all the delightful banter in the language this minute. The boys find their way back to the top of the minute at least 4 times thanks to Bill. Davey Moss swears that while this robbery is a crime, “It’s also very safe.” Spliffs and vapes and essential oils make up Matt’s very distinct and according to his partner Bill, “peculiar” odiferous situation. Bill goes on a little gun-control  jag which prompts Matt to go on a little fun-control jag. The TSA hates us because without us, they wouldn’t have to work as hard? In a revealing display of Bill’s lack of complex thinking, he asserts that there are two kinds of people, shoes-on folks and shoes-off folks. Cigarette machines were odd, magical machines to a child’s little eyes. Pull our handle and enjoy!!!

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Minute 41: Flap-Jaculate

October 11th, 2017

The fellas are back and they are speaking, or rather talking about all things GGGR. The boys wonder whether the podcast is a failure? Answer: You’re goddamn right it is, but our hero’s persistence, it’s not my place to say this... is admirable. Chevy Chase gets some action this week. Moss continues to play cat, to Aaranow’s mouse. Bill is perpetually shrugging. Jerry Graff is essentially the Burger King to Premier Properties’ McDonalds. Davey drops a Moss-bomb in this minute. Bill brings a quote to quote corner that they’ve already covered, but worse than that, Matt reminds us that the quote corner jingle is still entirely too long. Bill plays the role of the gotcha journalism guy. Matt wants to make Glenngarry amulets. Finally and most importantly,  a VERY special and magical unicorn shows up to mercifully help the fellas end the episode. 🦄 💦🥞

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Minute 40: Up Up and Away, My Yogurt Filled Balloon

October 4th, 2017

An ACTUAL hiccup side-tracks the fellas early. The boys churn out Seinfeld episodes ideas like it’s their job. Corporal Klinger gets some “who would they play” love this week. Ricky takes Jimmy Lingk for a walk around the block. Ricky is imploring James to live in the moment. Bill says he’s in innovation, which makes Matt wants to innovate getting rid of Bill. Matt isn’t sure what “balls feel like concrete” objectively means. Fear keeps us all out of the moment. The fellas take their best guesses as to the Lingk family’s financial situation. For the leads Dave!!  What could we get for the leads? All we talk about is the goddamn leads! Bill reminds us that you never want to go 🍩 ➡️ 🍺. Al, the barkeep, can be seen lurking in the background throughout this minute. In a GGGR first, our heroes get ALL THREE of their be-jingled corners/segments in this ONE episode. Be impressed people... be very impressed.

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Minute 39: Christian Slater Is Not Fucking A Robot

September 27th, 2017

A chorus of Romas asking for new leads, gets the fellas going this week. Even while being a be-sashed mayor of Romaville, Bill still feels a bit uneasy about his wallet. Csonka is giving $5 mustache rides. A couple of “regular” guys discuss satisfying evacuations. Lingk doesn’t want to be banished from Romaville. Nothing says “hey fuck you guys” like a Ricky Roma wink. Great meals don’t fade in Matt’s memory everything else does. The boys talk about how food should just be fuel. Jimmie Lingk isn’t sure he’s had any “good fucks” to use as a base-line, reference point. As far as Matt is concerned, Ginnie can fuck right off.  Bill sees the Roma sit as a classic, boy-meets-chump situation. Bill is afraid to see other productions of Glenngarry because he’s a delicate flower. Listen as Matt tries most pronunciations of “Schreiber.”  F. Murray Abraham haunts Bill’s dreams and to Matt’s mind, Bill is dealing with a legit romantic infatuation. It’s because of this crush that Bill ushers is into a fun “who would they play.” Matt would give hugs to Ameche all goddamn day. Bill wants to sit on the worst lap ever. The Star Trek folks saved a lot on the Klingon make-up when they cast F. Murray. Matt knows that when Bill is shooting, there are rebound stats to be had. In another great stroke of drink-casting, Dave Moss drinks a Budweiser.

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Minute 38: Ricky Roma Makes a Sale

September 20th, 2017

Unfortunately, Truman "Droopy Dog" Capote gets us started this week. It was about to be Matt's favorite minute, but like most things Matt enjoys, Bill ruins it. Bill believes that this minute contains some "ponderous feces." Matt would prefer Bill just didn't lean on him at all as the fellas unpack this densely brilliant  monologue. Bill thinks that train compartments smelling of shit is a joke, Matt thinks it's a serious matter. Bill gets a little hung-up on "middle class morality," and we all get a little cringed-up at one of Roma's allowances. The fellas discuss "absolute morality." Matt made a living disappointing his mother while bill holds guilt about the scant few times he let his mother down. Matt wants to have a book burning with all of Bill's God books. Matt gets called lucky for the first time ever and then Matt points out the AIDA of the Roma speech. Bill and Matt imagine a warm, wet noodle blanket. Bill despises any and all episodic television. Walter Sobchak gets a shout out, which leads to a brief imagining of what a Cohen brothers Glenngarry would look like. Matt encourages everyone to, someday, just have a drink with a salesman.

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Minute 37: HEY, HEY, HEY… It’s Fat Capitano Coming Your Way

September 13th, 2017

The impending Roma scene is like Christmas to Matt, which makes this minute nothing more than a sad, old man in a phone booth. Bill is perpetually a first day of school kid.  The Lemmon wetters get foiled this week. Matt and Bill both seem to love "as seen on TV" products. What is it that Mrs. Nyborg is out doing by herself so late at night? The boys discuss video game movies and their general ineffectiveness. Bill poignantly points out Shelly's tragic flaw. One shouldn't pretend to be in an office when calling from a highway. Dr. Encryption shows up to explain how spy stuff works. Nobody in NY has ever said "I'm going to Wisconsin." Bill brings a questionable game to the table and ushers the Fat Albert gang into the fold. Matt thinks Bill is turning into an old Mudfoot. 

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