I am the Steve Jobs of this sandwich! I am the person solely in charge of this sandwich, and it’s going to be insanely great
The Hypercritical Way - David Smith
I started to think retrospectively about Hypercritical and why I liked it so much. John has demonstrated that it is often far more satisfying to understand why you like something than to just blindly hold an opinion. I began the process of re-listening through the entire Hypercritical catalog, all 158 hours of it. My goal was to be able to clearly describe why I love the show so much. The result is a critique methodology that I’ll rather overbearingly refer to as The Hypercritical Way.
While going through the archives I figured I’d also keep notes of all my favorite moments and combine them into a short highlights reel. This ended up around 20 minutes.
This is real.
And, it’s still my favorite email I received last year.
Perfect. So perfect.
I will save this email forever.
Oh, Dan and John. You’re adorable.
Well, take a dirt road, gents.
Stupid and unnecessary domain names; that’s where I’m a viking!
RE: Chewie’s Medal
Chewbacca - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki (“Entering the Rebellion”)
Chewbacca accompanied the others to the Rebel base of Yavin 4 where they were preparing for their strike at the Death Star. Eager to get their pay, Solo and the Wookiee chose not to get involve with their “revolution” and left. However, Chewbacca managed to convince Han to return and help the Rebels. Han finally gave in, helping Luke Skywalker destroy the Death Star. Shortly after the Battle of Yavin 4, Chewbacca, Han, and Luke received medals for their heroism during the battle.
(Cf., “Back to Work #12: Chewie’s Medal is Not Canonical - 5by5”)