dollar heart

really love intellectual nuanced online discord consisting literally only of “x did nothing wrong in their entire life and deserves hundreds of dollars and the hearts of a nation” and “x has made a mistake the penalty of which is execution by firing squad, nothing short will suffice”

junonureyevs  asked:

Yo have you ever made a noir/detective podcast/radio program rec list? There was one about an expense account that I was going to check out and can't remember now.

I have not, but I definitely can! As far as podcasts go, these are the ones I’ve found in the process of putting this together that seem to belong under the noir umbrella:

Of those I think only Rex Rivetter is straight noir (JS and Ruby are scifi/noir; the other two are paranormal/noir). I haven’t personally listened to any of them other than Juno Steel, but I’ve seen them all recommended.

As far as old time radio goes! The expense account program is Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, which IMO is the best of the genre. It’s about a freelance insurance fraud investigator rather than a typical detective, which is fun. You can listen to any episode over here (but protip: these shows ran for ages and are super episodic and thus easy to drop into. Johnny Dollar was rebooted in 1955 and that era of the show is by far the best, so I personally recommend starting with episode #186 on that list).

Other OTR noir shows I’ve enjoyed are are The Adventures of Philip Marlowe (based on some of the genre’s most famous stories), Boston Blackie (safecracker turned crimesolver), and Broadway Is My Beat (noir with a police homicide detective instead of a PI). Sam Spade is also highly recommended although not my personal taste. (Old Time Radio Researchers are generally an awesome group if you want to get into this stuff btw.) Dragnet is probably also worth mentioning, although it’s a based-on-true-stories police procedural rather than a noir, just because it’s such an influence on the entire OTR era.

I’ll be the first man to admit. That a fat ass caught my attention, but never made me faithful. A pretty face got me to commit, but never change me. It was that funny girl with that beautiful personality, million dollar smile and a heart of gold that left me in tears begging for a second chance. I never viewed women the same after her. She left my heart convinced that love is more about chemistry than biology.
—  Nas

I hate when people say “money can’t make you happy/can’t buy happiness” when they very obviously mean “money won’t cure the gaping hole in your heart that stems from selfishness, arrogance and the bleak loneliness of your constant vapid, shallow, loveless interpersonal relationships”

money CANNOT buy people’s respect and genuine friendship and love, but money can absolutely solve every single one of my problems fairly quickly and with little to no hiccups.

I’ll be the first man to admit, that fat ass caught my attention, but never made me faithful, A pretty face got me to commit, but never changed me, it was that funny girl with that beautiful personality, million dollar smile and a heart of gold that left me in tears begging for a second chance, I never viewed woman the same after her, she left my heart convinced that love is more about chemistry than biology.