Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Episode 23: 'The Giver'

Goodbye horses, and hello podcast! If you could live in a world that was practically perfect, except for the fact that a creepy Meryl Streep watched you in your sleep, would you do it? Add a muffled Jeff Bridges, one Thenton Brendthwaite, and one freakin' traumatized baby, and you've got film #49127: 'The Giver'. Will Jon and Joel put their tray down on this film? Or will they discover the brighter side of dystopias? Either way you don't have to agree with them, but know that disagreement is punishable by immediate release to Elsewhere. We accept your apology.

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Topics this week include:
- 'The Giver'.
- Mythgard Academy.
- 'Bob's Burgers' s01-03.
- 'Boardwalk Empire' s01.
- Serialized fiction.
- Alejandro Jodorowsky.
- Did Nic Pizzolatto plagiarize Thomas Ligotti?
- Life in a Day.
- Marco Beltrami.
- Odeya Rush.
- Joel's PBotW: 'The Incal'.

Homework this week includes:
- Straw poll: do you like your pizzas cooked on a tray, or straight on the oven rack?
- FUTURE EXTRA CREDIT: Watch 'Paddington' while listening to creepy music. And weep.

Essential Quotations:
- "Aw, I wanna be the Meta-Baron."
- "Rated PG-13 for obscene long hair and muffled beard."
- "... But Marco Beltrami-" "Bless you."
- "Also, what's with them killing babies?"

- Jon's a really bad sci-fi nerd, but he wants to get better.
- "Bandwagon" is the phrase of the day.