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!
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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.)
It’s Spring again and the Worst Adults are ready to blossom into the wilds as true citizens of the world, but as usual they have NO idea what they’re doing! With the help of their dear friends of the show they set out on a true international journey to figure out where they need to go on their true international journey! Please remain in your seats with your seat belt securely fastened until the captain turns off the fasten seat belt sign, we’ll be at the gate shortly!
As always, we'd like to thank Laura Hammond of the webcomic XP for our show's art, Bensound.com for our outro music, this week's contributors for contributing, and you the listener for sticking with us! If you like what you hear, consider subscribing and rating on iTunes, sharing our sampler, or becoming a TWAIkNtributor at patreon.com/theworstadults! Take a trip somewhere!
It's been a long week, folks... But here we are in the final stretch. We've got one last shot of NOs, and we're gonna need it! Because Jason Statham is coming for all of us!
Adam drives this miniseries home with a no-hold-barred recap of every last insane thing that happens in Furious 7. Which is why this episode is so long, because by now this behemoth of a franchise DOES NOT SLOW DOWN. EVER. We've got cars falling out of planes, demolished hospitals, very smart drones, a sword fight with wrenches and auto parts, Kurt Russell for no plausible reason, Tony Jaa for all the best reasons, and a very heartfelt tribute to one of the stars of the film.
So brace yourself, because we're crossing the finish line at full speed.
They say if it ain't broke don't fix it. And after the colossal success of Fast 5, it makes sense that studios would just ask for more of the same... Which explains this cookie cutter sixth chapter. Not that
In today's episode, Matthew takes us from the winding coastal roads of Spain to the crowded streets of London... and then back to those winding Spanish roads (because why not!) as we chase a McGuffin in a go-kart with grappling hooks!
After yesterday's cliffhanger, the boys are hooked! And good news for them, because this is the movie where this franchise goes full over-the-top action movie... It's quite a good move.
Today, Adam leads us through the streets of Rio De Janeiro as Dom and the gang do train crime, plan an Ocean's Eleven-style heist, and are pursued by the sweatiest Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson cinema has ever known!
It took three sequels to get here, but the boys are FINALLY back in town... and they're out for revenge! After one of Dom's posse is murdered, the franchise heads back to its roots and finally puts the series back on track!
Matthew takes the wheel to sum up the skillfully regurgitated plot points of Fast and Furious (They dropped the "The", thank you Justin Timberlake!), praise the film's action, and be pleasantly surprised at how much he is getting into these movies... This might have been the best decision!
As always, we'd like to thank Laura Cooper of the webcomic XP for our show's art, Bensound.com for our outro music, and you the listener for sticking with us! If you like what you hear, consider subscribing and rating on iTunes, sharing our sampler, or becoming a TWAIkNtributor at patreon.com/theworstadults!
See you tomorrow!