Mike Russell lends credence to the theory that our pets are simply looking for the best possible opening in which to ruin us all. His pet chooses to do it financially. Bobby’s pets choose the purer act of physical murder. Mike also lends credence to the idea that the Superhero Film is about to replace all other forms of mythologizing in American cinema really soon, and we discuss some of the machinations of that, especially as they pertain to The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, the upcoming The Man of Steel (featuring a quick reminder that Zack Snyder was NOT a punchline less than 3 years ago, and for good reason, too) and The Amazing Spider-Man, which Mike and Cort go back and forth over. Other topics include the soul-crushing comedy of Louis C.K., and the long-belated discussion of Mad Men, Season 5.