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Elektra 2005


2 Nerds in a Basement returns! (For real this time!)

With returning guest David Carnduff in tow, we stumble our way through a live watch of Elektra! We discuss how not badass elektra is, how hard Jennifer Garner makes acting look and how this movie insists on telling instead of showing!

All that and more this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!

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Megamorphs #3: Elfangor’s Secret

This week we talk about the only time-travelling novel you’ll ever need to read: Megamorphs #3: Elfangor’s Secret! In this one, the Animorphs have slaves and Jake is a white supremacist…for a couple chapters.

We dive into time travel logic nonsense, how we don’t know anything about history, like, at all, and how maybe probably this book could not have been released in 2018.

This week’s Fanimail: @Kierin_Andrews and @moviepollz

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77 – Emberwood w. Alison Brooks-Starks

Alison Brooks-Starks joins us to talk all about Emberwood.

We discuss how ecotherapy informs her practice of getting people outside, with group events or solo outings. We talk about the healing powers of different kinds of nature for different kinds of folks. We’re gabbing about how you can implement ceremony/ritual into your daily life.

Go outside, but before you do, follow Emberwood on Instagram & Facebook to stay up-to-date with all their awesome things.

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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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45 – Waiting…(2005)

Do raunchy comedies like 2005’s Waiting… hold up? No. No they don’t.

This movie’s a real mixed-bag. We talk about the problematic pedophilia & homophobia baked into this cult classic, but also the incredibly accurate & hilarious portrayals of the food service industry. We also discuss tipping culture & the ennui of waiting tables day in and day out.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Tide’s “Coach Breaux” Ad

CHECK OUT THE AD HERE: https://vimeo.com/278175049

Quinn and Mikael break down and rebuild a Tide ad called “Coach Breaux,” a misguided attempt to appeal to a demographic that would pretty quickly see through this ad’s awfulness.

We try to figure out the difference between a Chad and a Bro, Coach Babcock and Coach Breaux, and the possibility of a super meta joke behind this ad. As always, we pitch our better versions and actually solve the issues of this ad fairly neatly.

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The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #30

Welcome back to The Speaking Tree, the Dork-Bajir podcast that tries to right the wrongs of the Animorphs series while taking a bit of a deeper dive into the world that is the human resistance. Today we’re talking about Animorphs #30: The Reunion as we answer the following questions:

What would be a more ideal plan to get Visser One and Visser Three to fight each other, potentially to the death?

How would you use morphing to improve your shopping game?

How would you use a cockroach morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

This week’s Fanimail: @Blerd_CGE and @drbankruptcy

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76 – Drama Therapy w. Bill Yong

Bill Yong joins us to talk about drama therapy!

What is drama therapy, how do we use it, and how can we all connect with our inner clown-child? We try to suss out what makes art, theatre, and roleplaying such therapeutic tactics. Plus we talk about the power of storytelling in all aspects of life.

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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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44 – Tampopo (1985)

We watched the first ramen western: 1985’s Tampopo.

Sophie & Mitch discuss this spectacular genre-pun film, with all its food-related glory. We talk about how food can be intimate – in lovely or icky ways. Also learn about some delightful ramen history & our inspiring trip to Tokiwa Ramen.

And here’s that How to Eat Ramen video.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Animorphs #30: The Reunion

Finally time for some more Marco mishaps! The Dork-Bajir Chronicles dives into Animorphs #30: The Reunion, the Marco book where he randomly bumps into his mom while skipping school.

We talk about mall chase scenes, my poor Marco’s baby bones (his feelings), and the overuse of the phrase “the bright, clear line.” Seriously. Get a thesaurus. I implore you. I beseech you. I urge you. Get a thesaurus.

This week’s Fanimail:  @ElgeneRosetta and @rxdjenny

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75 – 1 Year Anniversary Update

We made it a whole year! So please enjoy this quick update on the status of the podcast & where we will be going over the next year!

Please make sure to give this show a rating and/or a review on your podcast platform as a way to keep supporting the show.

I love all you lovely listeners and thank you so much for the wonderful year!

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