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:


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://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/


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