Show Notes

After about a year of talking about it, Mike and Max finally got off their duffs and created the oft-discussed, much-doubted secret internet web page known only, mysteriously, as the Words for Dinner "Show Notes." Did it really happen? Are we really real boys? The answer is yes. Behold, the elusive "Show Notes" page, a catalog of cultural references, literary texts, quotes, articles, and general miscellany that have been referenced on the air.

Episode 26 - 2018 Words of the Year

  • Interstitial music in the Appetizer is excerpted from an AZWZ remix of "Go Go," by BTS.
  • "Abannition," from Thomas Blount's Glossographia (presumably a noun), meant "a banishing for a year, properly among the Greeks, for manslaughter."
  • Max gives an incorrect definition for Blount's "abone," which meant "to make good or seasonable, to ripen (from the Italian abonare)."

Episode 25 - Morbid

Snack! for Poindexter

Episode 22 - Poindexter

  • Max can't quite remember the name of the villain from Sonic the Hedgehog, whom Mike later names as Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik
  • Later, Max also forgets the very obvious name of the actor who plays Marty McFly in Back to the Future - Michael J. Fox
  • The debatable origin episode of Poindexter in the 1950's-era Felix the Cat cartoon was "Felix Baby Sits"
  • Perhaps the most famous silent cartoon ever, "Steamboat Willie," starred Felix's dubious cousin, Mickey Mouse

Episode 21 - Popcorn

Episode 20 - 2017 Year In Review

Episode 19 - Sentimental
  • Max incorrectly states the name of the author of The Jungle as Sinclair Lewis. It is actually Upton Sinclair. (Sinclair Lewis is another guy.)
  • James Baldwin's Everyone's Protest Novel
  • Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac
  • Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures by Mary Ruefle
  • The Empathy Exams, by Leslie Jamison
  • Interview with Leslie Jamison in The Atlantic - "What's Wrong With Sentimentality?"
  • The Sentimental Agents In The Volyen Empire, book 5 in the series 'Canopus In Argos: Archives' by Doris Lessing
  • "Nakedie Heartie!"
Episode 18 - Deja Vu
  • The television show Fringe
  • Appetizer interstitial music - "Deja Vu" by Dionne Warwick
  • "Adam's Curse," by Yeats
Episode 17 - Apple

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