BU2B

The dusty corpse that is SuperMegaNet has been dragged out of its coffin and dressed up for yet another episode. The sooner we get through this, the sooner it’ll be over:

“It’s not the money.” I think for a second. “Well, it is the money, I guess. Mom and I make more than enough to cover all our expenses. Dad’s income is what goes into the savings account, or pays for any miscellaneous stuff. He’ll never admit it, but staying with Mr. Nakayoshi is his way of keeping his pride. He makes less than us, he took my mom’s surname when they married, he does all the cooking—not that I’m saying any of that is uncool or anything. I just think my dad’s having a hard time with it. Like, he wants to be this modern-day, trendy dad who lets his business-minded wife head the household with him as support, but his old-school upbringing won’t let him live it down. His job is what makes him a father and a husband, and not just some dude living in my mom’s house.”

“That’s deep,” Jan says—the universal response to something heartfelt and meaningful that you’ve only partially understood.

The premise: Struggling to come to terms with the growing tensions between his parents, Theo ends up flipping out. Literally. Read the full episode here.

The Great Spandex Debate

A new SuperMegaNet episode has slipped past quality control:

“Spandex is the polite version of naked. Everyone knows that.”

“Okay, wearing Spandex is not the same as going naked.”

“You could spray-paint your bare buns and get the same effect. Just saying.”

Theo’s mom snickers. “Spray paint shorts wouldn’t be shorts at all—you’d still be naked. Compression shorts have contour. They define, yes, but you still can’t actually see what’s underneath.”

“You don’t need to see what’s underneath. You’ve already got the gist of it. That’s the point.”

The premise: Theo’s parents are arguing…about Spandex. Read the full episode here.