Apr 4, 2020
All the sounds of the earth are like music, except for the ones emanating from a server farm. Apparently that hum can drive a person crazy, even to kill for some peace and quiet.
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Seems only fitting that given all the work from home technology in place currently that we get an episode about how the hum of our data kills people. Or in this case really pisses off one dude who takes it to a whole other level. Newton Purcell is a simple man who likes walks in the park and looking up at the stars with the love of his life, that is until he is driven crazy by sound pollution from a nearby server farm owned by Optimus Data Company. When he moves away to escape the pollution the company follows him and sets up shop in his new hometown. The local city council allows it to happen even though a more thorough study was called for on the sound pollution, leading Newton down a path of vengeance.
Elsewhere Red is looking to score some cold hard cash by dealing in radioactive metals built into the auto parts of trucks. But Glen messes up the transaction and then has to rise up to the challenge and be the last known survivor in a "touch a truck" contest in order to prove his worth to Red. Liz is back on the mythology train as she hires a PI to track down Ilya Koslov. Oh and Aram was lied to and played by Elodie for 10 Million Dollars.
Here are a just a few of our favorite scenes from this week.
Welcome to Red's Rhetoric that part of the show where we feature two great scenes from Red himself then you get to vote for your favorite in our online poll. Our first clip comes when Red gives his dissertation on Glen’s character. Our second clip comes when red talks to the preacher in the restroom. Which was your favorite? If you are convinced that Red truly things Glen has the stuff vote #RedJellyBean. Or if you prefer to leave the future in the Lord’s hands vote #RedCars.
We get two versions of "Eye of The Tiger" this week. First is the original from 1982 by Survivor that plays as Red gives an epic speech about Glen and his motives to get the job done. Also plays again at the end of the episode as Glen Drives away in his new ride. The second version plays toward the end of the episode when Liz and Aram chat while Aram is at the funeral. This version can be found on the 2012 album The Beautiful Wild by Jenn Grant and it is on Track 12 called “Green Grows The Lilac”. It is a bonus track at the end of the album so keep listening past the first part.
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