Friday, November 28, 2014

Episode 37: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'

Happy Thanksgiving, and welcome back! This past weekend, the J's watched the latest in Suzanne Collins' YA franchise, film #49377 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'. Will Joel share his secret love for bowling with the world? Will Jon ever stop loving all that is meta? Propaganda, the proliferation of the image, and the contrast between capturing a symbol of heroism and being a hero, all this and more await you in episode thirty-seven of the J&J Podcast! Actually actually actually, for real, Steve.


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Topics this week include:
- 'The Hunger Games'.
- 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'.
- 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.
- (Also, Machete Order.)
- Dad visits.
- 'The Heiress' and wit.
- 'Whiplash' and obsession.
- Bill Nye and being out-of-the-car-dealership-loop.
- 'Moby Dick'.
- The Elfman Project III.
- The Minecraft Hunger Games.
- Joel's PBotW: 'East of West Vol. 2: We Are All One'.

Homework this week includes:
- watch 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf'.
- and 'Grand Piano'.
- EXTRA CREDIT: 'Autotune the News!'

Essential Quotations:
- "She was a thing that was a person, and she's probably dead." "Ah. Spoilers."
- "Also I watched the Bill Nye podcast Nerdist podcast." "Uh, heard? Heard." "Hm?" "Okay."

SPOILERS:
- Jon doesn't remember the protagonist's name in 'Moby Dick'.
- And Jon doesn't troll. Ever. Mostly.
- Death gets around. Death leaves its mark.
- Joel forgets to talk about Stanley Tucci being awesome.
- Jon forgets to talk about the on-screen technology being terrible.