Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Episode 32: 'Fury'

Quiet please, we're on the air! The scene opens: war-torn Germany, days before an inevitable surrender. An officer rides through a field of twisted metal and broken bodies. But suddenly, a figure leaps from a nearby decimated tank and STABS THE OFFICER TO DEATH. THROUGH HIS EYE SOCKET.

The figure slowly stands and faces us. That's right, it's Brad Pitt, and he's doin' what he does best: killin' Natzees. This week the J's review a perhaps unintended continuation of the 'Inglourious Basterds' narrative (did someone say prequel?!), film #49301, 'Fury'. Will the boys give Logan Lerman the golden badge of honor, or is the writing on the wall for David Ayer's most recent feature? And most importantly, the horse is going to be fine, right? FOR GOD'S SAKE DON'T KILL THE HORSE!! 'Dune' and tanks and laser guns await you in episode thirty-two of the J&J podcast. Enjoy.

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Topics this week include:
- 'Fury'.
- Mythgard Institute's 'Dune' class.
- 'Caustic Soda' & SETI.
- Notebooks & narratives worth keeping.
- 'Community' s03.
- Dan Harmon documentary, 'HarmonTown'.
- Potato flour & more D.I.Y. soylent talk.
- Sleeping sperm whales.
- 'The Sopranos' s06.
Sherman tanks & Tiger tanks.
- 'Star Wars' laser battles!
- Rape and the atrocities of war.
- Shia LaBeouf's onset antics.
- Joel's PBotW: 'Hinterkind Vol. 1: The Waking World'.
- Jon's Halfway-Through-A-Book-With-Jon Segment: 'Runyon a la Carte' & the demimonde of 1920's New York City culture.

Homework this week includes:
- Watch 'Battle Los Angeles'. And 'Starship Troopers'.
- Also 'Band of Brothers'.
- Also 'Newsies'.
- EXTRA CREDIT: Watch all the 'V's.

Essential Quotations:
- "Shownotes we have, if you go to your Interwebs, find the open barhole (it might have a button on it), but type in 'www period talkandtrivia period com'. Oh, 'http'."
- "BERZ LERMER. Is, the only way that I say his name."

- Joel doesn't like garish green and blue lights.
- Jon totally knows the 'Community' theme song.