Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank 172: Begrudgingly Domesticated (with Jason Nash)

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Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank #172: Begrudgingly Domesticated with Jason Nash (photoshop by @dob4030)

Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank #172: Begrudgingly Domesticated with Jason Nash (photoshop by @dob4030)

Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank #172: Begrudgingly Domesticated with Jason Nash

Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank #172: Begrudgingly Domesticated with Jason Nash

Jason Nash met me at his friends deluxe apartment in the skyiyiy to talk about marriage. Nash has always been, shall we say, rageful about his marriage onstage. It was nice to get a good honest negative view of marriage from someone who is still in one. Intro from Hong Kong.

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Get Nash’s new movie, Jason Nash Is Married here.

The Music

Siouxsie Sue and The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden

Talking Heads – Once In a Lifetime

Ben Rector – Song for the Suburbs

Naughts and Exes – Hearts (live in Hong Kong)


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Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank 171: Lights Off (with Billy Wayne Davis)

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Billy Wayne Davis had me over to his dinge hole of a motel 2 years ago to talk to me about his imploded marriage. It was a wreck and he’s finally out of it. I held on to this one for so long because much like a beaten dog, Billy Wayne was still scared of his ex until now. The introduction was recorded on top of the Great Wall of China.

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Here are some pictures from my China trip so far. I don’t know. I figured I should put them somewhere.

This is where I recorded my intro this week. I gotta be one of a very few people that have done podcasts from up there, right?

The gates to the Jing’an Temple in Shanghai

Idiot boy trying to take a picture with a mic in front of a giant brick wall. It didn’t come out right.

The gardens of Suzhou

The pagoda at the gardens of Suzhou

The Jing’an temple. I live the way it juts out of the middle of Shanghai.

All praise be to the honorable chairman Mao.

All that behind me was a rice patty 20 years ago. One of the nice parts of a totalitarian government.

My favorite part of the Forbidden City.

I really loved this tree.  It was in the middle of the palace and it just looked so cool and solitary. I wonder how long it’s been there. Part of what was cool about the Forbidden City was that you could touch things that were around hundreds of years earlier.

Forbidden City walls. It really is a massive area. Tiananmen Square was boring as shit, by the way. No wonder they killed all those people there. They needed some entertainment.

Chicago to Shanghai goes over the north pole. This is June.

Chinese Slurpees!

Finally finished the exhausting 2 hour hike up to tower 23 of the Great Wall of China. I started recording right after this picture. I was cooked.

Expired candy is completely normal in Cina.

The most ridiculous shirt I saw in China. Was that from before I was born? The Knicks haven’t even threatened a championship since Clinton.

This is the kind of floor shitter that I had to squat over during my diarrhea in the Emperor’s palace of the Forbidden City.

Chinese brooms are ridiculous. They’re all like dried frond leaves tied to a bamboo stick.

A tree past tower 23 of the Great Wall where peole tie these things to. I didn’t have one. The wall is not kept up at this point. It’s pretty cool. And nobody gets that far so it was empty.



The Music
Bananarama – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
B.B. King – The Thrill is Gone
Ace of Base – The Sign


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