Based on the receipts, most of you have seen it Suicide squad this month did so at home on HBO Max. But for those of us who want to defy the outdoors and watch James Gunn’s DC superhero extravaganza, there has likely been a heated internal discussion about whether or not she will be during one of the grossest movies of 2021 should eat or not.
Most of these disgusting scenes were involved King shark, a CGI monster creation that developed a taste for human flesh. There are also thousands of filthy rats, a giant starfish squirting babies from its armpits, humans being torn in half, and a head that is used like a wad of chewing gum. After some of these scenes, it’s hard to get an appetite. Fortunately for us, we found two people who under no circumstances have any problems with eating.
This week’s installment of Galaxy Brains features a chat with comedians and fast food experts Nick Wiger and Mike Mitchell from the Doughboys podcast. We discuss Suicide squad‘s worst moments and immerse yourself in the culinary offerings of your local multiplex.
As usual, this conversation has been edited and condensed to be less weird.
Dave: How do you justify the food so disgusting during a movie?
Mitch: Great question. It makes me hungrier.
Dave: You get hungrier when you watch a man’s head explode or a talking shark tear someone in half.
Mitch: I just need …
Dave: To have a hoagie.
Mitch: There is a very baseless moment and there the shark eats a human head.
Dave: He chews that thing for about 20 minutes.
Mitch: Yes. It’s like gnawing a head. That’s about as awesome as it gets. But unfortunately it never bothered me to see disgusting stuff. It never really bothered me. Yes. I think part of the I think just being a disgusting person makes it easier when you are just naturally disgusting, so I can eat something disgusting while I see something disgusting, and there is no contradiction.
Dave: So it kind of relaxes you to see a shark gnawing a head like a Charleston Chew candy.
Mitch: With still twitching eyes. Yes. That’s what it really overdone.
Nick: Yes. He’s like looking high. It’s like realizing what happened. It is. Yes it is a lot. Right. The DMT has not yet struck.
Dave: What did you eat when you went to the theater?
Nick: I have nachos. People get so mad because I don’t like popcorn. And a big part of that for me is that I don’t like to be greasy and sit alone. Disgusting as I am, I don’t like being greasy, having greasy hands and a greasy face in the movies. And the other is, I hate it when something’s stuck in my teeth. I know it’s pretty universal, but I can’t focus on anything else specifically with me. So if I want to watch a movie for 120 minutes and a kernel is stuck between a pair of molar teeth, I can’t. I’m like I’m crazy. So popcorn is usually nothing for me.
Dave: I often think that nacho cheese is like butter at baseball games or movie theaters, that it’s more like someone’s drizzled butter on chips than the tangy heat of real cheese. Don’t you think that’s a problem?
Mitch: No, I’m definitely like dipping a chip in margarine, but I’m fine with that. It’s a little bit of cheese. It kind of has that hearty cheesy character to it. Here’s what I’ll say about the AMC cinema nachos in particular. So first of all they give you the Tostitos Rounds Minis. So they all fit very neatly into the dip cup. You never have a problem where how, oh my chip breaks because this triangle is a little too big to get in hereor, you know, getting a partial break-in. That is quite unsatisfactory for the surface of the chip. With the Tostitos Rounds you get a great dip with every single chip. And then there are also two dip sauce cups, if you really only need one for that amount of chips, which I love. Give me more. Give me too much sauce. When I have chips and guacamole, I want too much guac. I don’t want to run out of guac and have excess chips. And that’s exactly what they did with the film nachos.
Dave: Have you ever thought about pouring the cup on top of the chips and dipping the rest that you have left?
Mitch: Yes, the grain milk approach. The problem there is more of the clutter, as I mentioned earlier, especially in the context of a cinema. I don’t want it to get sticky or sticky. That’s a problem. That’s a problem.
Dave: Keep it clean.
Mitch: I wanted to tell Nick that. I’d rather have more dip to cover all of the chips. But there is something very satisfying about finishing the dip with your last chip. That is perfection. This is the dream.
Nick: Yes, that should happen.