Tim and Max Learnt Everything They Know About Life From Popular Culture Episode 3 – Teenagehood and Romance, or “Consider the Patriarchy”

Tim and Max Learnt Everything They Know About Life From Popular Culture Episode 3 – Teenagehood and Romance, or “Consider the Patriarchy”

 

That’s right. Tim and Max is back after 3 years. Hosted this time around on the Psycomedia Network (a wholly owned subsidiary of Welcome To The Madness Productions). Thanks to Geek Syndicate for being our host when we were more purely geek-focused. You can hear the old episodes here: http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/?s=solve+popular&x=0&y=0

In this week’s podcast comparison, Maxy suggested that we might be similar to Unanswered – http://unansweredpodcast.wordpress.com/

 

We Learnt This Week:

That Maxy is conflicted about the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:

(see also – Terry Crews on feminism – http://www.damemagazine.com/2015/03/06/terry-crews-feminist-millions-have-died-because-male-pride )

That Lizzy thinks Broad City is awesome and has been indoctrinated into video games:

 

(see also – Telltale Games):

That Tim thinks relationships run on Netflix:

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Tim and Max Learnt Everything They Know About Life From Popular Culture Episode 2 – Later Childhood and Making Friends, or “Bulbasaur Is My Safeword”

Tim and Max Learnt Everything They Know About Life From Popular Culture Episode 2 – Later Childhood and Making Friends, or “Bulbasaur Is My Safeword”

 

That’s right. Tim and Max is back after 3 years. Hosted this time around on the Psycomedia Network (a wholly owned subsidiary of Welcome To The Madness Productions). Thanks to Geek Syndicate for being our host when we were more purely geek-focused. You can hear the old episodes here: http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/?s=solve+popular&x=0&y=0

We Learnt This Week:

That Tim discovered you can Fleetwood Mac your band and survive:

 

That Ben found an awesome resurrection of the Power Rangers:

 

That Maxy has encountered existential despair from his childhood, through Majora’s Mask 3DS:

 

and also that you should listen to Maxy’s other show FEV:

http://friendshipeffortvictory.wordpress.com/

 

and that the only way to watch White Noise 2: The Light is edited down to only Katee Sackhoff and Nathan Fillion’s scenes:

 

Life Lessons:

Tim’s very first Enid Blyton:

 

It turns out Tim conflated the Five Find-Outers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Find-Outers with the Barney Mysteries http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Barney_Mysteries (Barney being the eponymous traveller). It’s really just an issue of which is the more hipster choice.

 

The Famous Five Go Pillaging: http://vurms.tumblr.com/post/44515514797/the-famous-five-go-pillaging

 

Bert Fegg’s Nasty Book for Boys and Girls:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Fegg’s_Nasty_Book_for_Boys_and_Girls

 

Lord Peter Wimsey:

 

Neil Gaiman on 50 Shades of Gray:

http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/25461828644/hi-neil-in-a-recent-vlogbros-video-hank-green

 

Tales of the Jedi and Crimson Empire, two takes on Star Wars samurai:

 

The Carpet People:

 

Hear Norman Shelley as Pooh (although this piece is not written by AA Milne):

 

Upon Cho Chang:

 

Upon Hermione Granger:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannabennett/what-a-racebent-hermione-granger-really-represen-d2yp#.sq1529015r

 

Bulbasaur!

 

Sailor Moon:

 

Pokémon decks – only available to the Bourgeois?

 

Space Wolves at their wolfiest:

 

Battlefleet Gothic:

 

Dress to Kill:

Dressed to Kill:

 

By the looks of things, by the dying days, New Woman was a heck of a lot creepier than Tim describes: http://web.archive.org/web/20071230140325/http://www.nwdaily.co.uk/MenAndSex.aspx

Tim and Max Learnt Everything They Know About Life From Popular Culture Episode 1 – Childhood, Play and Learning

Tim and Max Learnt Everything They Know About Life From Popular Culture Episode 1 – Childhood, Play and Learning

 

That’s right. Tim and Max is back after 3 years. Hosted this time around on the Psycomedia Network (a wholly owned subsidiary of Welcome To The Madness Productions). Thanks to Geek Syndicate for being our host when we were more purely geek-focused. You can hear the old episodes here: http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/?s=solve+popular&x=0&y=0

We Learnt This Week:

That Tim loves washed up sitcom stars like Bojack Horseman:

www.netflix.com/bojackhorseman

That Maxy has found a whole new way of doing children’s shows in Steven Universe (episode 37):

and also that we both love these guys:

Life Lessons:

The original Thomas the Tank Engine as a rap beat, which showcases from the very start its utility with many songs:

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/thomas-the-tank-engine-remixes has more.

and as mentioned specifically, Drop It Like It’s Hot

http://ttte.wikia.com/wiki/Thomas_%26_Friends for all the infinite details on that TV series.

A specific example of the narration, with Ringo Starr and George Carlin. Yes, really.

The Guardian article Maxy mentions: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/22/thomas-the-tank-engine-children-parents

The engine that Tim is trying to remember: http://ttte.wikia.com/wiki/Duke

 

Maxy’s nightmare fuel – TUGS:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bad_Beetleborgs

 

http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=311 The Strong Female Characters of whom Tim is reminded by The Angels.

The Angels themselves:

 

The absolutely terrifying and shockingly dark Attack on Cloudbase. Watch it all:

 

Listen to Britpop the Kenickie way:

 

Tim remembered Sonic looking way more messed up:

 

ProtoSkynets love Bionicles:

 

No discussion of our childhoods would be complete without this theme song:

 

B-Wings break Star Destroyers:

For balance, an A-Wing being awesome:

 

Get Your Own Back – the tension of pubescent understandings of sex and death in one great TV show:

 

The Magic Key: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey/

Psycomedia Episode 100 – Goodbye

Psycomedia Episode 100 – Goodbye

References:

  • Bennett, C. M., Miller, M. B., & Wolford, G. L. (2009). Neural correlates of interspecies perspective taking in the post-mortem Atlantic Salmon: An argument for multiple comparisons correction. Neuroimage, 47(Suppl 1), S125.
  • Orne, M. T. (1962). On the social psychology of the psychological experiment: With particular reference to demand characteristics and their implications.American psychologist, 17(11), 776.
  • Strohmetz, D. B. (2008). Research artifacts and the social psychology of psychological experiments. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2(2), 861-877.
  • Wilson, T. D., Reinhard, D. A., Westgate, E. C., Gilbert, D. T., Ellerbeck, N., Hahn, C., … & Shaked, A. (2014). Just think: The challenges of the disengaged mind. Science, 345(6192), 75-77.

Our telegram:

Very Special Feedback

 

Brett’s blog and podcast episode:

http://comicbookevangelist.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/fortnights-favourite-five/

bit.ly/1uLoV8j

Drax the Destroyer, literally:

 

 

Tengger Cavalry:

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/spiders-georg

Amazing MRI of Fruit and Veg:

http://insideinsides.blogspot.co.uk/

Ciaran’s submissions on metapsychology:

http://theconversation.com/new-insights-into-gendered-brain-wiring-or-a-perfect-case-study-in-neurosexism-21083

http://curt-rice.com/2013/10/19/the-great-citation-hoax-proof-that-women-are-worse-researchers-than-men/

Psycomedia Episode 99 and a Red Luftballon – Frankenpodcast American Style

Psycomedia Episode 99 and a Red Luftballon – Frankenpodcast American Style

References:

  • Bensafi, M., Brown, W. M., Khan, R., Levenson, B., & Sobel, N. (2004). Sniffing human sex-steroid derived compounds modulates mood, memory and autonomic nervous system function in specific behavioral contexts. Behavioural brain research, 152(1), 11-22.
  • Gerbasi, K. C., Paolone, N., Higner, J., Scaletta, L. L., Bernstein, P. L., Conway, S., & Privitera, A. (2008). Furries from A to Z (Anthropomorphism to Zoomorphism). Society and Animals, 16(3), 197-222.
  • Jung, K., Shavitt, S., Viswanathan, M., & Hilbe, J. M. (2014). Female hurricanes are deadlier than male hurricanes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201402786.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2011). Furries and the Limits of Species Identity Disorder: A Response to Gerbasi et al. Society and Animals, 19(3), 294-301.

Showprosals:

Tim and Ben’s Star Wars Storytime

Tim and Max Learnt Everything They Know About Life From Popular Culture

Irrelevant Design

Psycomedia Non-Musical Singalong Blog

(Got other ideas? Go on and tell us!)

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