The Glengarry Glen Ross Minute

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

Minute 74: Sus… Co…

June 27th, 2018

Lotta Baldwin to start things off this week. Mid-afternoon meals and going to them is discussed at length. Bill loves the acting in this minute. Baylen was probably getting a little anti-Semitic in that back office. Shame on you Baylen. All George wants to do is work. Williamson has no idea when the sales force needs a snack. John is a Cheetos vendor. The Gestapo really put the polish on anti-semitism.   Ghallager makes a return. Matt puts out a reminder that Bill was against WWTP early on in the podcast.  Everyone wants George to leave the room. Alan Arkin killed his acting exercise. Ricky and Rory go on a sit. #Donaldson. Matt brings the longest quote corner you’ve ever heard. Bill doesn't care for religious shapeshifting in his GGGR. The fellas realize that they’ve just been doing an excruciatingly long talk-back this whole time and Mamet now has more reasons to hate them. Bill’s default resting face is one of concern.


Minute 73: Ricky’s Word Salad is Well-Tossed

June 20th, 2018

This is an official warning: At moments in this episode, Matt’s level of frustration with Bill reaches “P-dupes-2.” Matt is offended by Bill’s big belly dance AND his pate. Bill doesn't care about the GGGR Minute uniform and Matt is less-than-pleased about that. In any case, Matt looks great in his uniform.  Bill is an ersatz syphilis and he references vajazzling out of nowhere, so 2dubs is still doing 2dubs things.  Blah blah, Rodman, blah blah. The fellas finally settle into this dizzying minute. Ricky’s word salad is well tossed. “GGGR Phrases, The Soup” is born. Jude Ciccolella makes a triumphant return as Baylen and brings all the shit that the fan can handle with him. Matt hates the audition monitor, and Bill loves to monitor auditions, and this alone is all you ever need know about them. The VERY judgmental audition monitor is born. The fellas praise the camera work in this minute. We all collectively ask, “Who the fuck is Donaldson?” But the mere mention of him ushers in the return of Glenister, so, WELL worth it. Matt gets really upset with Bill, again. The fellas try to mend fences with a Housekeeping. For better or worse, the Kapono-cast is becoming more and more a reality.


Episode 72: “I Don’t Understand? You Don’t Count Saturday. And What, Would Have Elapsed?”

June 13th, 2018

Bill’s mouth noises have Matt on edge and not just his words this time. The fellas compare the podcast to different kinds of hugs. Bill’s pelvis abhors a Hoover. Kopono’s number confounds the boys. The fellas contemporize a long standing sports nickname. Matt talks glowingly about “Arrival” but Bill hates the space squids. Ricky’s attempted misdirects are absolutely laughable in that he doesn’t understand how days work. Bill fills us in on John H. McGlinchy, whoever he is. Ricky Roma prank calls a pizza shop, much to the chagrin of the pizza shop proprietor. Matt wants to sing Jonathan Pryce’s praises. The fellas take Spielberg down a few pegs cause, someone’s got to. The boys are back to arguing about “The Edge.” Matt loves starting from an adversarial place. The boys cast Richard Dryfus cause Bill hates Holly Hunter. Bill drops a few names and spies a muscled republican, on a bike while on vacation. Matt gets concerned about the moral aptitude of the folks in the corral.


Minute 71: Dot-Matrix Printed, Motivational Signs

June 6th, 2018

Bill starts the show by waving Matt off, which Matt does not accept favorably.  Leon Redbone pops by for a sec, which is always a treat. The fellas discuss the short-shorts era in the NBA.  Pacino is still the best hand actor we’ve ever seen. Ricky’s fabrications are getting more impressive as the con continues.  Jim gets activated for a moment. Ricky struggles thru these moments but uses modern dance to express his utter disbelief.  Jonathan Pryce is glorious. A very helpful secretary, tries to give Ginny Lingk a word to the wise.  This sparks a stand alone “Ginny Movie” idea from the boys. The fellas discuss a part of the office that we haven’t spent a lot of time in before now. Aaranow pitches in, making the printed motivational signs.  The fellas talk about the perforations in early printer paper, cause why not? Our heroes get into a WWTP to cast a “Ginny.”  Bill is Anti-Fonda and cant get past his own barriers. The fellas get some help from the @Scotthdc out of the GGGR twittersphere with a whole cast, re-casting.  The fellas got GIFTS that they absolutely did not deserve (thank you @SReyngoudt). Bill starts everything he does with a step backward. The Romaville Cheesy Jingle Singers get brought to the fore, submissions forthcoming. Bill wants every “U” to be liquid.  Matt wants all his lunches to be liquid. 

(Matt wants everyone to know it’s his birthday and that anything from the Johnny Walker family of scotches can make the perfect gift for the perturbed, executive podcaster in your life.)