Friday, May 1, 2015

Episode 59: 'Force Majeure'

Hoody-howd, folks. It's all gray in the J&J studios, with intermittent, blinding-white walls of snow bearing down on us. This week the guys cover 'Force Majeure', a "wickedly funny psychodrama"that really isn't funny. Ever. (Also it's not an action-adventure. Joel.) Are there certain actions that are unforgivable, even in the face of extraordinary circumstances? Is heroism something for everyone to aspire to? Is cowardice a thing that all should abhore? Relationship tension and contract law ensue.

Meanwhile, Joel is in Mexico, but through the magic of time manipulation it's almost like he's right here, talking about the weather and little scorpions. And Jon's on the Youtubes, learning Swedish swear words and drawing philosophical ideas from 'Too Many Cooks'. Life hacks, productivity, and a better future, that's what this episode of 'Talk and Trivia' is all about. A future where we can upgrade our bottoms.

<meta_aside>SPOILERS ABOUND</meta_aside>




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Topics this week include:
- 'Force Majeure' (also force majeure).
- Some "gamification" apps: 'HabitRPG', 'Pact', & 'SuperBetter'.
- Joel’s PBotW:
     - The Borgias.
- Jon's Odd Studies:
     - 'Idea Channel'.

Essential Quotations:
- "I have no fears, Jon. The human body is beautiful, Jon. There is nothing to be grossed out about, Jon."
- "I'm knocking on the door to your ears." "We're the voices in your head."

Homework for the Week:
- 'Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared'.

Spoilers:
- F*** at 1:17:40.