Unless you’ve been living under a rock (in which case, it wouldn’t matter, because it’s always dark under a rock), you know there’s a solar eclipse tomorrow! We thought we’d get in on this hype and do an episode all about space [jam]!
Some fun things we’d learned in this episode are that Kristin cannot say “Moscow,” Brett grew up believing the theme song to Space Jam involved lyrics about pooping, and “Total Eclipse of the Heart” has more in common with Twilight than we originally thought.
Wow. Once again, it only took me half a year to get a new episode edited. Just in time for the end of 2016! This episode is so appropriate for several reasons: 1) I’ve spent more than half a year working on a project about Friends (1994-2004) in my PhD program and 2) It’s our 50th episode! The milestone deserved a celebration of What Did You Look Up on Wikipedia’s journey. If I keep up this pace, you can look forward to our 100th episode in another 3 years!
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 3 is live! There’s a lot we couldn’t fit into this episode, including a meditation on “What Would Amanda Bynes Do?”, but, you know, once we started talking about Naked Walt Whitman it was hard to stop. So here are some footnotes for the episode, in no particular order:
-Andre the Giant was 7’4″, and Kristian Nairn, the guy who plays Hodor on GoT, is only 6’10” – a wimp in giant country.
-There’s no entry for “fluffy cows” on Wikipedia – YET – so we relied on the Wall Street Journal for our research.
-Darque Tan is a tanning chain in Minneapolis. Its name is preposterous. We are inviting you to help us figure out the proper pronunciation!
-Isn’t it so cool that Samuel Beckett the Playwright drove Andre the Giant to school?! Also did you hear us throw down that rhyme?!