Psycomedia Demi-Episode 56 and 28/56ths – An Introduction To All The Things Tim And Ben Find Funny In Psycomedia

Psycomedia Demi-Episode 56 and 28/56ths – An Introduction To All The Things Tim And Ben Find Funny In Psycomedia

Fröhliche Weihnachten to all our listeners!

References:

  • Canale, M., & Swain, M. (1980). Theoretical bases of com-municative approaches to second language teaching and testing. Applied linguistics, 1(1).

Just one of the abandoned buildings on the hospital Tim visited in the North-East:

Media of the Week:

I See What You Want by Anna Tizard

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0066O04D2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=psycomedia-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B0066O04D2

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Chris Morgan.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00961KJNW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=psycomedia-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B00961KJNW

Lemmings 2: The Tribes

Featuring a familiarish name in the production credits – http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,39133/

Not to be confused with http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,44121/

Tim’s German musically rendered:

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One Response to Psycomedia Demi-Episode 56 and 28/56ths – An Introduction To All The Things Tim And Ben Find Funny In Psycomedia

  1. Sam says:

    I have essentially the same opinion regarding Angelina Jolie’s face. I would not mind how strange it is were she not an actor, but she’s exclusively cast as an attractive person, and generally received as one, even though that’s not a role she can play, so it’s disconcerting. I would also be more accepting of its idiosyncratic nature if it did not appear to be a face that she purchased rather than the face her genetics/environment provided.
    Is there any research on why some people shift their assessment of a thing towards the apparent general consensus while others shift away? I think I tend to like things less if I think they are overrated than I would if I experienced them without that kind of context, but it may be that the presentation of the information can be as important as the individual’s characteristics. For example, if an advertisement says that a product is the most popular on the market, people might be more likely to have a contrarian reaction than if their peer group voiced approval of the product.
    As you probably noticed, that was a topic suggestion, and here is another: Something about authenticity. That’s admittedly a bit vague, but I didn’t feel like looking into whether there were psychology studies to support a more specific suggestion. As this is a psycomedia comment, I should end with a reference to Star Wars; I liked the films with sets more than the films that appeared to be entirely CGI, though there were more than a few confounding variables involved.

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