Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 73: "Pennhurst Asylum"
*Please Pardon any spelling errors!
THEME SONG: [00:00:00] Everybody's got an opinion.
Every Californian and Virginian.
It's so hard to tell who to trust and who to ignore.
Someone's gotta settle the score.
Trey and Chelsey will help you choose!
Whose views win, which ones lose.
Online haters are comin' for you!
Baby, it's time to Review That Review!
[00:00:00] VOICEOVER: [Theme Song]
[00:00:30] Chelsey Donn: hello.
[00:00:32] Trey Gerrald: Well, hello and welcome to Review That Review, the podcast dedicated to reviewing
[00:00:38] Chelsey Donn: Reviews we're just like Cisco and Ebert only. Instead of reviewing cinematic masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious, scathing, and sometimes suspicious online reviews,
[00:00:50] Trey Gerrald: that is Chelsey Donn.
[00:00:52] Chelsey Donn: and that is Trey Gerrald.
[00:00:55] Trey Gerrald: And together we are.
[00:00:57] VOICEOVER: The review Queens.
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[00:01:23] Trey Gerrald: If you wanna show your support in a different way, then visit Review That Review dot com slash donate. Chelsey. Ooh, do you know it? Today, we're gonna celebrate. Here comes Halloween. It's spooky Chelsey behind you.
[00:01:51] Chelsey Donn: my God. I hate it.
[00:01:53] Trey Gerrald: Happy Halloween Queens. It's another Halloween here at Review. That. Review and Chelsey and I have swapped positions. Well, actually you were dressed as,
[00:02:03] Chelsey Donn: was waldo.
[00:02:05] Trey Gerrald: Walter? Last
[00:02:05] Chelsey Donn: You were in like full drag though.
[00:02:07] Trey Gerrald: I'm wearing a scream shirt, at least
[00:02:09] Chelsey Donn: Oh, nice. I love it.
[00:02:11] Trey Gerrald: I thought I would definitely do drag again for our second Halloween episode, but the recording schedule got away from me, and here we are doing Halloween and Chelsey is an acute crocodile onesie.
[00:02:24] Chelsey Donn: I am, this is like, I don't know when this exactly happened. I wanna say it was like six years ago when I decided that onesies, that was like the level of costume I was comfortable with. You know, it's a, it's an all in one, all inclusive costume, and it's comfortable. Sign me up.
[00:02:41] Trey Gerrald: I get that. I love onesies, Chelsey. How? How are you? How was Halloween? Do you have big Halloween plans this year? Like are you gonna do anything more than a onesie or are you really tapped out?
[00:02:51] Chelsey Donn: I tap out at onesie, but like I also do like a onesies. I don't even wanna call it a party cuz it's usually more of a gathering. We'll have a couple other friends, they'll also wear onesies costumes and we'll watch like hocus po cuz that's about like as horror as I get.
[00:03:07] Trey Gerrald: Got
[00:03:07] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. What about you? Do you have any fun plans?
[00:03:11] Chelsey Donn: I feel like you're more into being fancy and getting dressed up usually.
[00:03:15] Trey Gerrald: very excited. Obviously, Halloween falls on Sunday this year, but I am very excited for our family photo to be released, which still top secret at the time of this recording.
[00:03:29] Chelsey Donn: I thought maybe when we became partners I would get a little like behind the curtain peak at the family costumes, but I have no idea what you guys are gonna do. Do you wanna give a hint? It.
[00:03:39] Trey Gerrald: It's a very famous child story. That's all I'm gonna say.
[00:03:46] Chelsey Donn: Ooh, okay. I'm gonna be thinking about that.
[00:03:48] Trey Gerrald: Hmm.
[00:03:50] Chelsey Donn: Well, I'm not gonna complain about not knowing, but I will complain about other things.
[00:03:54] Trey Gerrald: do it. Why don't we go ahead and,
[00:03:55] VOICEOVER: Lodge Complaint.
[00:03:57] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, I wanted a Lodge Complaint about something that I find actually scary in our world today, and that is Shady apps stealing your information.
[00:04:07] Trey Gerrald: Aye. Aye.
[00:04:08] Chelsey Donn: I mean, I didn't know that this was actually a thing, and then all of a sudden it became a trend, I guess, thankfully on. Instagram for people to be like, Look at your settings and make sure you're not like sharing all of your information with everybody.
[00:04:22] Chelsey Donn: And I'm just wondering, what are we doing with this information? It's so cringy. Someone recently slid into our dms at the review Queens. And told us that Chloe, which we reviewed a little while ago, has some shady practices in their apps. They can look at your texts and your emails or something like that.
[00:04:42] Chelsey Donn: I don't know. It's very creepy. Why is this not regulated?
[00:04:46] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, it reminds me of mi like I feel like a couple years ago that happened with that face swap app where it was like the Russians
[00:04:53] Chelsey Donn: yeah.
[00:04:53] Trey Gerrald: like stealing all of our information or something. It is very scary. You would think that they would just be like a common denominator default setting where it's like you can't access information.
[00:05:05] Trey Gerrald: It's, it's very tricky that they just sort of sprinkle that into like when you download it and you approve like their clauses, like the fine print. It's very sneaky.
[00:05:15] Chelsey Donn: It's so sneaky, so creepy. And if anyone has any advice for, I would just like to be able to filter on the iTunes apps for people that don't do stuff like this. Or does it even exist? Is that like a fairy tale wishing upon a star and everybody is just shady? And what are they using the information for?
[00:05:35] Chelsey Donn: Are they just using it for advertising? Cuz that's a little shady. But if they're using it for something scandalous, then that. Very disappointed in Apple and the App store.
[00:05:45] Trey Gerrald: know. Yeah. I'm wondering what they even do with it. I mean, probably, I mean, obviously something nefarious.
[00:05:53] Chelsey Donn: definitely nefarious. Anyway, I'm over it. I had to Lodge a Complaint officially cuz it does scare me and it is Halloween and trick or treat and I've been tricked. that's just what happened. But what about you? Do you have something you wanna Lodge a Complaint about on this Hollows Eve?
[00:06:09] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. You know, I, this occurred to me last night actually, so it feels very fresh, but I really have to Lodge a Complaint against not being able to fall asleep.
[00:06:20] Chelsey Donn: It's on my list.
[00:06:21] Trey Gerrald: It's the worst. I hate it and it like happens to me frequently, and I'm not gonna say it's because I overindulge in coffee, cuz I don't really think that's what it is.
[00:06:31] Chelsey Donn: you do drink a lot of coffee
[00:06:33] Trey Gerrald: I drink a lot of coffee, and there was a point in my life when I did this like diet cleanse and I cut out coffee as a choice and I have never slept better in my life.
[00:06:41] Trey Gerrald: But we're not gonna go there. I'm gonna go
[00:06:43] Chelsey Donn: not gonna blame you.
[00:06:44] Trey Gerrald: No, no, no. We're gonna talk about the mind. I can't turn my mind off when I'm going to Last night I was up until like six in the morning, truly, and I went to bed at like 1:00 AM so it's like five hours going in and out of maybe falling asleep for a few minutes, and then it's like I can't fall asleep.
[00:07:01] Trey Gerrald: And then I'm like, Well, let me scroll through Amazon. And then it's like, I don't need to buy this.
[00:07:05] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, I've done that. Yeah. Ugh.
[00:07:07] Trey Gerrald: But then I'm like, I remember my mom would always say like, If you can't fall asleep, just tell yourself like, Oh, I have to get up, like I have to get out of bed. And that will make you feel more tired.
[00:07:16] Chelsey Donn: Oh, that's interesting
[00:07:17] Trey Gerrald: I don't know if she just said that randomly when I was a child.
[00:07:19] Trey Gerrald: It's still in my head. I don't know that that works. It's like also we have the two dogs in the bed with us now and like they're like all wanna be pushing up against me and then like Winnie will start grumbling and
[00:07:30] Chelsey Donn: heat to the equation as
[00:07:32] Trey Gerrald: just like, I can't fall asleep. And then it's like, what do you do? It's like, I don't have milk.
[00:07:36] Trey Gerrald: I'm not gonna go heat up milk. Okay. So, And counting sheep doesn't help me either. It's like I have apps that play music or like, you know,
[00:07:44] Chelsey Donn: I do that.
[00:07:44] Trey Gerrald: But I, it's just frustrating. I wish that I could just be awake when I need to be awake. I feel like I'm tired throughout the day, but then when I'm trying to go to sleep, I'm awake, which is just frustrating.
[00:07:55] Chelsey Donn: That's exactly what I was gonna say. I was gonna say to your mom's point, Why am I exhausted all day? I feel like I could fall asleep standing up and then the second I go to lay down, my brain turns on Very
[00:08:08] Trey Gerrald: I
[00:08:09] Chelsey Donn: That's a Complaint that I've, I've been wanting to Lodge as well and I'm glad you did it cuz we gotta sleep here.