Gobbledygeek episode 106, “The Olympics of Gay Chicken, Superheroes, and Furbys,” is available for listening or download right here.
The dog days of summer have arrived, and with them even less of a sense of purpose and direction than our hosts usually display. So they babble on about a variety of topics: Chick-fil-A’s rampant homophobia (which accounts for the annual violation of their “No Politics” rule!), Olympics spoilerphobia, the forthcoming Marvel NOW! relaunch, and the return of the Furby, among other things.
Next: again, who knows, Paul and AJ’s brains are fried.
(Show notes for “The Olympics of Gay Chicken, Superheroes, and Furbys.”)
Welcome to week 6 of 9 in our analysis of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher. For more, read weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
AJ: A lot happens in this volume, and there’s a lot to talk about, but I’m going to start off with perhaps the least important storyline because I don’t want to forget to bring it up…what the fuck happened to Arseface at the end?! His “furruh uhzmuhyuh,” the arsefaced paradise, his Dad appearing to him and apologizing–was that like the most surreal depiction of suicide ever, or…?
Paul: Unfortunately(?), you’re not gonna get any more on that. The Arseface story is…a little hard to put my finger on. To be honest, though it does have a conclusion, I’m not 100% sure I could tell you what it all ultimately means. Which is why I keep saying, for all intents and purposes you could really just ignore it and hope it goes away.
But to answer your question, I’m pretty sure Ennis wrote that bit while on peyote.