Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Iron Man' And Giving Up

A drawing of two clinking martini glasses.
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On this week's show, we're joined by our friend Matt Thompson, who was around last summer for The Avengers and who here helps us tackle Iron Man 3. We chat about the importance of the suit, the quality of the villainy, and whether Robert Downey, Jr. should win an Oscar. (Okay, the last one is me.)

After that, we chat about the things that we've given up on, some of which might surprise you. (I am ready for your angry e-mails.)

As always, we close the show with what's making us happy this week. Stephen is happy about a performance that he rediscovered as part of helping me with a piece I wrote this week. Matt is happy about a video to which he can't help dancing. Glen is happy about a podcast that gives him nothing but happiness and gave him, believe it or not, his "jock jam." (Really.) I manage to be happy about a bunch of things this week, including a new IFC show, a couple of great moviegoing experiences, and the great disdain of Harry Connick, Jr.

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