Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Episode 12: 'Maleficent'

"We're each other. And we're other people. But we're J's. And we're done."

Welcome to J&J's twelfth podular webcast! Woo-hoo!! This week, the bros pick apart DISNEY'S latest remake: film #48881, 'Maleficent'. It basically does for 'Sleeping Beauty' what 'Wicked' did for 'Wizard of Oz', but will it do for Joel what it did for Jon? Will Sharlto Copley pull off a Scottish accent? Will Elle Fanning ever stop smiling? And Juno Temple... Juno Temple... what were we talking about?

Meanwhile, Joel will serenade Angelina Jolie's magnificent horns, then share his mixed feelings on 'The Walking Dead', while Jon pitches his LARP-ing fairytale film. Also Joel hates kids. So grab some popcorn and a chocolate & peanut candy bar of your choice, and join the J's for their longest podcast yet: episode 12, 'Maleficent'!

<meta_aside>SPOILERS ABOUND</meta_aside>



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Topics this week include:
- Gilpin Family Whisky, made from the urine of type-two diabetics.
- the rise of the fantasy "mock epic".
- 'The Art of Fermentation'.
- breaking Disney's obsession with true love.
- Juno Temple...
- literal English encantations.
- Sven's Finn's 'Blade of Grass'.
- the wickedly talented, Alegeline Jelljilly.
- hashpausetag.
- 'Big Hero 6' hype!
- 'Annie' hate!
- Sven and Wendolf Attilla.
- Juno Temple...
- Joel's PBotW: 'Silver Surfer: Requiem', 'Severed'.

Homework this week includes:
- Help Jon decide what to read next: 'The Tao of Pooh', or 'Gödel, Escher, Bach'.
- Watch you some Strongbad.
- Learn you some Russian: "добро пожаловать."
- Stop clicking on URL's with non-Latin characters in them.
- (EXTRA CREDIT): "You always know what to say." "Bla-bla-bla-ble-ble-bla-bloo-bloop!"

Essential Quotations:
- "Ooo look at me with my super-stupid hair. I look so douchey. I have nothing to do, but I'm pathetic in life."
- "ARE YOU TRULY MALEFICENT?"
- "This is a sacred place, people!"
- "Okay, why do all bogs have to have Avatar lights now?" "Because it's Robert Stromberg."

SPOILERS:
- Joel mentions 'Lost'.
- Jon mentions 'The Wire'.
- There's more than one way to peel an onion.
- Indiana Jones is actually an alien.
- Jon will finish 'GTD' some other day.
- "Hello Jon, hello... What's happening Jon? You'll never know..."