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Episode 48: ALIENS

So we took a short (uh, 5 month) hiatus due to moving and grad school. This is the last video that we shot in Minneapolis on our black Ikea couch (don’t worry, it went to a good home). I’m not entirely sure how often we’ll be putting out episodes now, but hopefully it won’t take us another 5 months!

In this episode, watch as Reinhardt transforms into Giorgio Tsoukalos (aka the Ancient Aliens guy) , and we discuss some alien-related topics. Enjoy!

Mortal Kombat Theme (Redux) by Sverte is licensed under a  Creative Commons Licence:

EPISODE 47: YOGA & FARTS

Let’s face it: yoga and farts is a natural combination. Wikipedia has a ton of great entries on farts and fart-related topics. Please indulge yourself in looking at some of the fart-related media:

THAT’S what politics is missing these days. Fart jokes.

Music: “Summon the Rawk” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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EPISODE 45: “LITERATURE”

We’re baaaack. It’s been over a month since the AWP (Associated Writers and Writing Programs) Conference was here in Minneapolis, so naturally we wanted to do a writers’ episode. Also naturally, it took over a month to get to editing it.

Skip your English class and watch this video! Just kidding, there’s time for both. In this episode, we discuss Shakespeare’s son Hamnet (well, actually, just his name), Books, Fonts, Robert Frost, and Emily Dickinson.

End Music: “8bit Dungeon Boss” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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EPISODE 44: GILMORE GIRLS

Pop Tarts, tie-dye, and six degrees of Amber Tamblyn.

We used excerpts from the following songs in this video:

“I’m Just a Girl” covered by Alix Chicopi: https://soundcloud.com/alicechoe/im-just-a-girl-cover

“Where You Lead” covered by Hayley Rathburn and Emily Rathburn with instruments by Josh Wittmier: https://soundcloud.com/thenorthwesterner/where-you-lead

Episode 43: OJ, Sea Monkeys, Tetris & Sarlacc

Our first smorgasbord of an episode in a super long time! We wore all black because we’re FANCY and also CAMOUFLAGE. Our upstairs neighbors were being super stompy that day, so I apologize on behalf of their feet and the old floors in our building.

THE MUSIC (you really owe it to yourself to listen to the entire song) is “Epic Tetris Remix Orchestra” can be found on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/plasma3/tetris-theme-remix-finished

“Korobeiniki”, also known as the Tetris Song.
Original Music written by Nikolay Nekrasov
Remixed, ReArranged and Orchestrated by Pascal Michael Stiefel

EPISODE 42: HAPPY HOLIDAZE

A belated holiday episode in which we ask many important questions like, why do people keep sexualizing Santa? A discussion of Avril Lavigne’s song “Sk8r Boi” is also prominently featured.

Cover of “Sk8r Boi” by jcthenerd.

Cover of “Santa Baby” by WishesOnTheEarth.

Episode 41: Beavis and Butt-head

Well, well, well, look who’s back. Join Reinhardt and Kristin as they discuss topics related to Beavis and Butt-head.

When you’re done watching that nonsense, you really owe it to yourself to check out THIS WEBSITE on the origins of the Great Cornholio. Someday I’m going to find a way to use this as a reference in a paper.

Episode 40: The Baby-Sitters Club, Sweet Valley High

Thanks to this episode, we will forever have the theme song from the TV show Baby-sitters Club in our heads. The alternate skit that got cut was “Toy-Crazy Stacey” (a riff on the book Boy-Crazy Stacey). In this version, Stacey is obsessed with sex toys. That one didn’t make the cut, but we thought you guys should know.

If you aren’t familiar with these 90s mainstays, The Baby-Sitters Club was a series of books (and then a TV show and then a movie) which featured a group of goody two-shoes middle schoolers who formed a, you guessed it, Baby-Sitters Club. In true ensemble fashion, they each hold to a certain stereotype. Everyone who read these books wanted to be Stacey or Claudia, but in reality we were all Mary Annes and Mallorys.

Sweet Valley High was the grown up sister series to BSC who was already going to house parties and sipping on Smirnoff Ice. It featured blonde twins Elizabeth and Jessica who lived in the Valley, never got pimples, and had lots of drama. It was The Hills Before the Hills. Enjoy it, kids.