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Brave

Brave

In which Jason and Myke Johns of Mice in Cars and Write Club Atlanta discuss the trailer for Brave.

J: My friend left his Atlanta Braves hat in my messenger bag over the weekend. They say when you take another man’s hat, you steal his power. Who says this? Hatters, mostly. Or people who keep important documents in their hats. If you keep your birth certificate and social security card in your hat, and someone steals that hat off your head, like a grifter on a fire escape, or a more experienced grifter’s monkey (who belongs to a grifter who’s sick of waiting around on fire escapes until someone with a hat full of valuable paperwork walks by), then that is a classic case of hat-power theft.

Everyone Has A Wheel: In Defense Of Summer
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Everyone Has A Wheel: In Defense Of Summer

This essay was originally written and performed for Write Club Atlanta, a monthly competitive writing event. 

Everyone has a wheel.

For some people, the wheel is a grindstone, an oppressive force pushing them down into the dirt as it turns, squeezing the air out of their lungs as it spins against their back. For others, the wheel is a puppy in a velour tracksuit, massaging their shoulders with a tender professionalism, because it is a certified massage therapist in addition to being a soft, wiggly puppy. And for some, their wheel is a grindstone in a velour tracksuit that dropped out of massage school to become a cashier at Target, a place notorious for not giving massages.

Scene Missing Episode 3: The Rift, The Secret World of Arrietty, This Means War, The Grey, and The Hunger Games

Scene Missing Episode 3: The Rift, The Secret World of Arrietty, This Means War, The Grey, and The Hunger Games

Write Club Atlanta Consigliere Myke Johns and Viceroy Nick Tecosky guest. Topics include upcoming films The RiftThe Secret World of ArriettyThis Means WarThe Grey, and the teaser trailer for The Hunger Games. Nick tells an audition story and a comedian is compared favorably to a dying sun.