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TV Series: Episode 3 and 4

We’re back for more! We jump in to Episodes 3 and 4 of the Animorphs TV series: “Underground” and “On the Run”! These are the episodes where the gang infiltrates the cult–I mean totally believable front for the Yeerks–called The Sharing and also the ones where they lose the Andalite’s disc and Marco has to look for it in a Dumpster. Woops!

We are once again joined by goofster Jarred McClure from the 2 Nerds in a Basement podcast! You can find more of his stuff at collectivelegacy.org/2nerdsinabasement or on instagram at @vanillajayy.

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37 – Aggretsuko & Kawaii w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Sophie Gareau-Brennan is back and here to talk about the very definition of modern cuteness: Netflix’s Aggretsuko & the aesthetic culture of kawaii [neat & cute].

We give our backgrounds with anime, talk about how awesome Aggressive Retsuko is, and Sophie teaches Mitch all about the intertwined history of Sanrio and kawaii.

If you enjoyed Sophie & Mitch talking about things, then you’d probably also enjoy them talking about food on their podcast: We Watch Food. They’ve got an Instagram, a Twitter, and a Facebook.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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08 – Ratatouille (2007)

Sophie & Mitch try to figure out if anyone can cook – as well as many other things brought up by the 2007 Disney/Pixar film: Ratatouille.

Is Remmy a Secret of NIMH rat? How does Linguini’s hair turn his body into a puppet? Why couldn’t the beautiful scenes built around food be held together with a more streamlined structural focus resulting in a stronger relationship with between the antagonists and the protagonists? We answer all these questions and more!

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Garlic Knots.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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36 – Roadhouse (1989) w. Joel Taras

Joel Taras is back for more in-depth movie analysis! Today’s subject of discussion: Roadhouse (1989) is a movie about cuckolding.

Specifically we break down how explicit this film is in its deconstruction & reassessment of masculinity, sexual fidelity, and the fame of local bartenders. This movie legitimately tackles these issues with some deftness, while also being a ridiculous 80’s action movie – it’s spectacular.

That all being said, despite this being a pretty light discussion of sexually charged/explicit subject matter from a silly movie, there is some content discussed within regarding sexual violence – so if that’s something you’d prefer to avoid, use your discretion with this episode & this movie. Content Warned.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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The Can’t Can’t

CHECK OUT THE AD HERE: https://goo.gl/Wf9pDd

The ad boys are back in town, just like Tim Horton’s coffee! InADmissible tears down a trusted coffee brand’s terrible ad as they rebuild the “Tim Horton’s Coffee: The Musical” TV spot.

There’s not much to this ad other than snappy editing and terrible music so Quinn and Mikael push it to the extreme. We don’t want quirky coffee: we want classy coffee. Come on, corporations: keep your brands in check!

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TV Series: Episode 1 and 2

The month of madness has begun! The Dork-Bajir Chronicles digs into the Animorphs television series by discussing the first two episodes titled “My Name is Jake.” For the rest of the month of May, our stalwart literary critics will be reviewing two episodes of the television series every week so strap in!

On top of all this, our regular hosts are joined by the one and only Jarred McClure, friend of the show and a confirmed non-reader of the Animorph books. Jarred will help our hosts stay on track this month and give them a much needed outside perspective.

You can find more of Jarred’s stuff at collectivelegacy.org/2nerdsinabasement or on instagram at @vanillajayy

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X-2: X-Men United 2003

Me and Adam discuss X2! We also discuss where to look on screen when Rebecca Romijn is in frame, if Cerebro actually opens up and how Nightcrawler is the best character in the whole series.
All this and more this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!

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35 – Mushrooms w. Shawn Gray

Shawn Gray is back yet again! This time to break down those insane decomposers: mushrooms.

We talk about how to use them in your cooking, how they’re not quite vegetables nor animals, how they may have informed the development of the human species, and so much more! Seriously, we’ll be doing another episode on this because there was so much that we didn’t even talk about.

Make sure to check out Shawn’s group Edmonton Garbage Warriors to ensure the mushrooms aren’t the only ones cleaning things up out there this season!

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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07 – Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (S.1 E.2)

Sophie & Mitch continue their dive into the fan-service-y world of Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma.

Mitch provides a brief history of fan service (in general & in anime), Sophie elaborates on street rat tropes, and they both attempt to guess how many boob-bounces there’ll be with the patented Misty May Counter!

Mitch got a lot of his research from Mother’s Basement – a very informative anime analysis channel.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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34 – The Mummy (1999) vs. Van Helsing (2004) w. Dustin Meisinger & Shawn Gray

Two movies. Two debaters. One judge. One winner.
Two of the original “Wenghsters” are here: Dustin Meisinger & Shawn Gray in order to figure out which movie written & directed by Stephen Sommers is better!
Dustin is arguing for 1999’s The Mummy, while Mitch battles uphill for 2004’s Van Helsing. Shawn will chew on their words, to then spit out the definitive answer to which is the greater film.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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