This weekend Disney World's Animal Kingdom opened a new subdivision based on the 2009 smash hit James Cameron movie Avatar... You know, the one with the large blue cats doing their best recreation of Pocahontas. Because why not. And somehow Adam - our resident Disney expert - had never seen Avatar, so we remedied that before he set off on a research mission to Pandora. Enjoy!
(Begin movie at the 12:00 marker.)
Adam and Matthew were born 18 days apart in May of 1987. Which makes this a landmark month as our hosts are now entering their fourth decade. That landmark of course is they are SO OLD now. With this fresh awareness of their own mortality and still no idea what being a proper adult looks like, they celebrate turning thirty the only way they know how... by talking at each other on this podcast. This week they talk about dietary issues, put away childish things (just long enough to get some work done), get around to telling you the truth about where babies come from, dissect another Tim McGraw ditty, and try to win Joe Rogan's Fear Factory! Maybe 30 is going to be okay...
This week, the boys try to figure out how to best say "No!" to things they cannot abide... And mostly come out of it with a heightened sense of existential dread... Which was not the plan! The result is a surprisingly sincere conversation about the world being a mess and the gridlock that comes from trying to fix it. It's not particularly funny, but they're hoping you find it at least cathartic.
Talking Points coming soon!
Matthew is a year older this week, and he doesn't know it yet (unless he checks this upload ahead of time...), but Adam is going to kick down his door for a Birthday Bonanza that couldn't be beat. That means he isn't going to have time to work on the episode we planned for this week!
So in the meantime, gather around and celebrate another year of Matthew with us as we relive some of our favorite moments from Episodes 54 through 63!
Remember when we did that commentary for E.T. last year? Of course you do; you love this show! Well, we're basically doing that movie again... Only now there's MORE terror, MORE puppets, and OH SO MUCH MORE product placement! It's the biggest regret of 1988: Mac and Me! So head to the nearest McDonald's PlayPlace, order an ice cold Coca-Cola, and demand everyone be quiet so you can hear this garbage movie from your portable DVD player!
(Commentary begins at 12:40. Queue movie to just before MGM logo appears.)