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The Speaking Tree: Megamorphs #3

We talk some heavy time travel logic in this episode of The Speaking Tree, a Fanimorphs podcast about the rules and systems within the Animorphs universe! This week we take on a few hypothetical questions relating to Megamorphs #3: Elfangor’s Secret, the book we discussed last week on The Dork-Bajir Chronicles!

This week we tackle the following situations:

How would you have dealt with closing the time loop after Marco killed V4?

How would you have used the Time Matrix AND morphing to improve your life?

How would you use a warhorse/chimpanzee/hork-bajir morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

This week’s Fanimail: Freddy and @codemonkey85 

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46 – Mostly Martha (2001)

We’re repeating ourselves this week with the 2001 German film Mostly Martha!

We discuss why this movie is so tasty & why the American remake No Reservations (2007) was so bland. We solve issues of adaptations, talk about what makes for compelling drama, and figure out how long it takes to drive from Hamburg to Italy.

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!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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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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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)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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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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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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Planet Fitness’ “New Year’s Countdown” Ad

CHECK OUT THE AD HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3ld8QLGyr4&fbclid 

Time for a New Year’s ad! The intrepid ad boys tear down a year-old Planet Fitness ad about the evils of the modern world and how everyone thinks you’re ugly and need to go to a gym basically all the time. We have some laughs and get serious as well in this one, so strap in cause it’s a rollercoaster.

Once we react, explain, and tear down the ad, we rebuild it, as usual. Fortunately, the issues in this ad are so glaring that it doesn’t take much to fix it.

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The Speaking Tree: Animorphs #29

We’re back for more of The Speaking Tree! This time, as we look back on Animorphs #29: The Sickness, the book we talked about last week, we delve a bit deeper into the following questions:

How would you extract a single Yeerk from the Yeerk Pool if you had to act completely on your own?

How would you use morphing to get what you want out of a junior high school dance?

How would you use an eel morph in your own life for purely personal reasons?

This week’s Fanimail: @Velawesome