Kyle Olson

IM2043: Enjoy the Potatoes

May 12, 2021

Krazy Kabbies! Bed-adjacent porcelain! Salisbury steak! It’s another minute of long, knowing looks between Pepper and Tony. We visit the Lincoln Heights Jail and walk through the shooting history of the facility. Steve Sarmento is back to overthink the potatoes with us. Finally, welcome prisoner #6219, our favorite photographic callback.

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IM2042: Breakfast for Dinner

May 11, 2021

You’ve never thoughts so much about bunnies. We return to one of our favorite Marvel segments: Awkward Conversations in Planes. There are challenges with time in this minute which can only be rationalized with time zone science. Pepper gets a battery-related mic drop, which gives us reason to argue. What a relief it is, therefore, that we are able to ground ourselves in a Hamilton reference.

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IM2041: Tony’s Functional Voice Control

May 10, 2021

First, and exploration of airline food through history bringing us to the Great Sandwich War of 1954. We try — and fail — to short “intraday” stock. LG gets a full plug. Tony’s voice activated television actually works. Also, omelettes. It’s a Shandlingful minute with Steve Sarmento as we explore all this and awkward silences.

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2021-05-08 • Saturday Matinée

May 10, 2021

Must See TV — The Continental is ready to open. So Many Marvel Dates!Game of Thrones spinoffs galore! Plus three new trailers and a list of films with misguided bookend flashbacks!

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“Arachnids in the UK”

May 9, 2021

SPIDER! Get rid of SPIDER! Step on Spider! SPIDER! We love you Spider! Team Tardis (that doesn’t sound right) arrives back home only to find the place crawling with big spiders and Mr. Big. Eight legs, but only thirteen minutes to discuss ARACHNIDS IN THE UK!

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IM2040: When you come for the king…

May 7, 2021

To start, a lesson in world belief systems. We return to dramatic-minute-in-progress and learn a little family history from the sons of great inventors. Tony’s a jerk. Ivan clenches, and gives us some delightful super-villain work in his challenge to the Cult of Tony. From there, we introduce an alternate universe that nearly existed and would have changed … well … everything.

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IM2039: More than a Passable Knock-Off

May 6, 2021

We’re gushing about actors acting… weird, cause we were looking for the skybeam! Seriously though, RDJ and MR give us a minute of straight up talent, not just a passable knock-off. And they even manage to move the story forward! This is a performance minute that reminds us this is a movie about weapons dealers, greed, and war, grounding super-heroes and raising the stakes.

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IM2038: Don’t scorn a man when he’s in love

May 5, 2021

Rob goes all CSI about evidence. Thankfully, Happy’s fine. Ivan is less fine, and also angry. Thankfully, evidence, some cars, and a father’s love from the grave are all destroyed. Justin is struck by Cupid’s Arrow for his new favorite Russian engineer. Be on the lookout for a new prisoner being photographed in this minute… it’ll be important.

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IM2037: Whiplash Rope-a-Dope

May 4, 2021

An ode to exploration. The suit can’t fly, which we learn from legos. Seriously, there’s some stunning detail in the destruction of the suit during the fight with Whiplash here. Things aren’t going well for Tony in general, but thanks to the whip coil move, things turn around. Where have we seen that move before? Let us know!

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IM2036: I think I have a strong opinion about airbag jokes.

May 3, 2021

Ah… it’s not a lunchbox… it’s not a football… there’s a SUIT in that thing? The comedy-tragedy collision peaks here in minute 36 as Happy, Pepper, and Tony get the suit out of the car and ol’ pulpy-legs Ivan gets back to business. Plus, a diversion on airbag science and a practical effect sequence that redeems the fires in the minute prior. Welcome to Mark V, with a tip of the hat to the Silver Centurion.

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