Matt Gourley from Superego joins Jesse and Jordan to talk about Syfy original movie creatures and more.
Please welcome the newest podcast to join the MaxFunFamily: My Brother, My Brother and Me!
MBMBaM is quite literally a family affair; here's how they describe themselves:
My Brother, My Brother and Me is an advicecast for the modern era featuring three real-life brothers: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy. For about one-half to two-thirds of an hour each week, with new episodes dropping every Monday, the brothers McElroy will answer any query sent our way, each fielding questions falling into our respective areas of expertise. We operate like a streamlined, advice-generating machine. It’s both terrifying and humbling to behold.
It was already a favorite amongs the MaxFun faithful in the forums, and when I gave it a listen, I was struck by how funny, charming and above all, "Max Fun-y" it is. I emailed the McElroys, and the rest was history.
So, please welcome the McElroys into the family!
You can also download this week's episode directly from this link, or listen using the player below.
This is the latest from my non-MaxFun project, Put This On.
In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed some pants, so he called Haggar to ask for some. The call was recorded, and later became one of the most beloved White House tapes of all time. For the reason why, you'll have to watch.
Animator Tawd Dorenfeld helped us create this short.
Watch! Enjoy! Share!
Tomorrow, we'll be announcing a new addition to the MaxFun family.
It's a show that was introduced to me by some MaxFunsters and quickly became a favorite, and I think you'll really enjoy it.
If you want to know what it is, though... you'll have to wait 'till 10 AM pacific time tomorrow.
The great indie record store Amoeba, which was outlets in the Bay Area and here in LA, has a video series called "What's In Your Bag?" Various high-cred bands go shopping at Amoeba and talk about why they picked what they pick.
In the episode above, sent to me by listener Paul, the Texas punk band The Riverboat Gamblers discuss their picks - among them Jimmy Cliff and No Age. One of the guys in the band picked out Killer Mike's debut LP, and much to my surprise, he said his inspiration was hearing Mike on his "favorite show," The Sound of Young America!
Thanks, guy from Riverboat Gamblers! That's nice of you!
(PS: I recommend Mike's two indie LPs, I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind volumes 1 & 2, over his debut, which has some great tracks but is a bit hit-and-miss.)
I've just finished watch the first season of Downton Abbey. It's currently running on PBS' Masterpiece in a slightly abridged form, and ran I guess last year on ITV in the UK.
Frankly, it's one of the best TV dramas I've ever seen. I'd put it on par with Mad Men and within spitting distance of The Wire.
It's a period drama, and an upstairs/downstairs drama, but it won't meet your expectations for either of those things. Well, maybe it will in part... if you're into that kind of thing, you'll enjoy it. But I'm not, and I was blown away.
Basically the first season is about an Earl and the danger to his estate. Because he lacks a male heir, the estate, including his American wife's fortune, will pass to a second cousin he's never met, who doesn't even want it. Because of the laws of the nobility, that's how it has to be. This is also a tremendous threat to his three daughters, who are thus forced to marry into the aristocracy or lose their positions in life, and to the entire household.
That hardly begins to describe how elegantly written, acted and directed the series is. It has all the twists and turns of a soapy TV drama (or at least many of them), but I found it absolutely compelling throughout. I never felt forced away from the material, which is usually my reaction to all but the best TV drama.
Do yourself a favor and watch it on PBS. Or buy the DVD, which is only $17 right now on Amazon, and is unabridged.
For those already on board, I've started a thread on the forum for discussion. Let's keep it spoiler free at least until the PBS run ends.
Judge Hodgman entered the field of maritime law while on Jonathan Coulton Cruise Crazy earlier this month, ruling on two very different cases brought forward by cruise participants.
First, brown gravy versus cream gravy.
And a post-holiday ruling on the appropriate time to play Christmas and other seasonal music.
Thank you to "Simalot" for providing documentation of our cases at sea.
Pete and Courtney Johansson join us to talk about foreign toilets, lotions, and creative breakups. So giggly.
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