Episode 41, ‘Everyone in France seems pretty terrible’, on Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
This week, Dave and Steve take on the rough and tumble world of fragrant essential oils, aroma compounds, fixatives, and solvents. That’s right, they watched and read Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind. You’ll pay for the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge. While ths episode never goes into territory that would require an “explicit” tag, if there was the option of adding “mildly uncomfortable”, that would certainly be on here.
- Intro Clip: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
- Dave and Steve agree not to change something that’s working.
- Dave and Steve change something that’s working.
- Steve doesn’t like anyone.
- Dave doesn’t approve of Steve as a sexual creature.
- Dave rubs his knowledge of French in Steve’s ignorant face.
- Steve is grossed out by concept of birth.
- “Pitiable” means deserving or arousing pity. “Pitbull” is a type (not breed) of dog. “Pit Bull” a rapper best known for his role in the hit videogame Scarface: The World Is Yours. But “pitable” doesn’t mean anything Steve.
- Steve spends a lot of time talking about how attractive Ben Whishaw is. Dave seems to agree just to get Steve to stop talking about it.
- Standing offer: $20 to anyone who guesses Dave’s favorite smell before he says it.
- Maybe “pitable” is commonly used in the fruit world to describe drupes?
- “How did you like the murder?” is a sentence that will come back to haunt both Dave and Steve at some point in their lives.
- Especially when Dave starts describing it as “beautiful”.
- Steve’s key insight this week is that scent is different than sight.
- The editor had the ability to remove the noise of Dave stretching, but deliberately chose not to. For those that want to skip right to it, check out the 32 minute 26 second mark. You’re welcome.
- Shoutout to friend of the show, Scott Thompson.
- Or perhaps “pitable” is used by hunters to describe terrain which can easily be transformed into a rudimentary animal trap?
- Dave and Steve would never be aroused by nudity. Nope. They’re upstanding citizens.
- Religion, love, and eating your neighbour: The importance of setting goals.
- Neither Dave nor Steve end the episode by saying, “Smell ya later!”. Missed opportunity.