Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Episode 29: 'The Boxtrolls'

---APOLOGIES AHEAD OF TIME: audio this week was accidentally recorded through a laptop microphone. It sounds pretty gross, actually. There are some interesting topics this week, and lots of music, but if you can't take the audio downgrade, the boys won't feel too bad if you skip out. Rest assured they'll be up and running at full-speed next week, so see ya then!---

Welcome back to some trivial talking with J&J! This week the guys try out a new headphone set-up, and decide against it. Fun! Are you experiencing creative block-up? If so you should see a doctor OR listen in on our self-help book reviews of the week! Jon talks about 'Getting Things Done', and Joel scouts out the creative enemy in 'The War of Art'. It's almost kind of exciting!

But if you really came here for the Victorian jaundice, the J's do not disappoint. This week they watched the newest film from Laika studios, film #48988 'The Boxtrolls'! If you thought you'd seen cringe-worthy claymation before, this film may surprise you. (Unless you're familiar with Jan Svankmajer, in which case, you win.) It's episode twenty-nine of 'Talk and Trivia'! Enjoy.

<meta_aside>SPOILERS ABOUND</meta_aside>

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Topics this week include:
- 'The Boxtrolls'.
- 'Flight of the Conchords' s02.
- The end of Saturday morning children's TV programming blocks.
- 'New Girl' s03.
- 'How I Met Your Mother' s09 (FINALE).
- 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'.
- Aisha Tyler.
- 'Flesh + Blood'.
- 'Getting Things Done'.
- 'The War of Art'.
- 'Willow: Between Quotes'.
- Joel's PBotW: 'Sin City Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye', 'Lost at Sea'.

Homework this week includes:
- Read a newspaper.
- EXTRA CREDIT: What were your childhood TV programming blocks?

Jon's Song for the Week (not actually in the episode, but whatevs):
- Stay.

- "I did not kill my wife!" Episode thirty approaches...