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Nerdist Podcast

Peter Farrelly

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Nerdist Podcast: Peter Farrelly

The amazing Peter Farrelly is on the Nerdist Podcast! He sits down to talk about how he and his brother got into film making, his directing process and working with some comedy legends!

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  • Sorry, I’m totally going to be That Girl, because this shit is fascinating. Meme comes from the Greek μιμεῖσθαι (mimeisthai) meaning ‘to imitate or follow’ (that’s the same root we get the word mime from, btdubs). Chris is right that it was coined by Dawkins, who suggested it in The Selfish Gene as a “a noun that conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation.”

    Anyway, sorry, carry on. Librarian out.

  • And now I’m going to That Girl myself, and point out that Dawkins went on to say that “it could alternatively be thought of as being related to ‘memory’, or to the French word même.” So, yall are right too.

    Aaaalso, The Selfish Gene came out in 76, so the term is old as balls, in internet years.

  • I’m always shocked when people assume ‘meme’ is an internet thing. :s i guess i was just *that* nerd that read dawkins’ books in the mid 90s in college…..

  • Really great episode. My only complaint was that it was too short!! You were just getting into creative process stuff and the time was up. But it did inspire me.

    The taking a ride to unblock the mind makes sense. It’s the same thing as taking a shower or making your mind do something else. When I got stuck writing a paper for college I used to take a break and play Tetris or mind sweeper. The point is to use simple games that have an end. Playing WOW or Skyrim will be too immersive.

  • delightful episode! thanks!
    (was just sitting in front of the fire listening to it) :-)

    i know “please come back” seldom results in an actual return, but this time, please have him back soon! awesome stories + easy flowing conversation = perfect podcast.

    loved the extensive kingpin coverage

  • This podcast convinced me that this movie is shit, this website is shit, and to never to listen to any of these things, ever again. You have wasted my time and I hate my life.

  • In Harry Martinson’s “Aniara, A Review of Man in Time and Space” (1956), the “Mima” is “The telecommunications console-goddess”. From wikipedia: “One of the major themes explored is the nature and necessity of art, symbolised by the semi-mystical machinery of the Mima, who relieves the ennui of crew and passengers with scenes of far-off times and places, and whose operator is also the sometimes naïve main narrator.” I’ve always thought of this when I think of the meaning of meme.

  • Ya know, sometimes even the description doesn’t give me a clue who the guest is on the show. And I may avoid listening to it out of ignorance. But then I remember all the other shows where I felt the same and listened anyway, and was never disappointed.

    The Three Amigos are back and with a fun guest that I was familiar with, but didn’t know it. Thanks guys!

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