Double Feature Funpack #3: Deep Philosophical Movies

The Double Feature Funpack finally returns. Jim Farris is forced to consider philosophical movies but refuses to discuss the greats of the genre. Douglas Lain is forced to listen to Jim blather on as we turn to the internet, specifically to the website Taste in Cinema, to provide us with a list of the 18 Best Philosophical Movies.The movies considered include Hitchcock’s Rope, Linklater’s Waking Life, Christopher Nolan’s Memento, and many others.
Also included in this podcast are clips from the Drop Dead Fred, Heaven can Wait, and Mister Belvedere.

Double Feature Funpack #2: Birdman

This week’s Double Feature Funpack features Jim Farris from the New Kids on the Block and Putilzer Prize winning author Sir Douglas Lain Jr as they discuss the significance of Caitlyn Keaton and the Birdman. Audio surprises abound this week as Bob Newhart, Dean Martin, Jonathan Winters, Christopher Hedges, and other Rat Packers drop by to contribute the usual quota of non sequiturs.

Can you find Waldo? There is a special surprise in the upper right hand corner.

Also featured this week: a cornucopia of assholes.

Double Feature Funpack #1: Dave Took Our Show Away

Jim Farris and I discuss the legacy of Late Night host David Letterman and the sincere melancholy and mourning we’re experiencing as an era ends.

If you too are feeling blue because your favorite TV show is now off the air, remember how Dave reacted to Jimmy when, in the 1983 After School Special “They Took My Show Away,” Jimmy proclaimed that he would never watch TV again.

“Jimmy! Don’t ever say that. Not even as a joke. I tell you what, I’ll show you the new NBC fall schedule. I have a feeling we’ll find a new show for you. Look, this one is about a chimp that lives in Washington. You know that’ll be good. Jimmy, I don’t think we have anything to worry about. This is going to be the best TV season ever!”

Double Feature Review: Transatlantic Suburbia

Jim Farris is grumpy as we discuss His Girl Friday and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House on this week’s Double Feature Review podcast. There is a long debate about the existence or non-existence of the Trans-Atlantic Accent as well as clips from How the West Was Won, Popeye, and an 1964 advertisement for Lux Soap.

Here is a definition of a Trans-Atlantic accent as per Wikipedia:

Mid-Atlantic accent (also known as Transatlantic English[citation needed]) is a cultivated or acquired version of the English language once found in certain aristocratic elements of American society and taught for use in the American theatre. It is not a vernacular typical of any location, but a blend of American English and British English without favoring either.

Mid-Atlantic speech patterns and vocabulary are also used by some Anglophone expatriates, many adopting certain features of the accent of their place of residence. It was formerly used by American actors who adopted some features of British pronunciation until the mid-1960s. The terms “Transatlantic”[citation needed] and “Mid-Atlantic” are sometimes used in Britain to refer, often critically, to the speech of British public figures (often in the entertainment industry) who affect a quasi-American accent.