Nick and James do a Skype. The intention is to do a really short episode that can ease everybody from the two excellent Gillie Family episodes to the normal dour Two Grown Men Bang On state of affairs.
But that doesn’t happen. Music, anxiety, depression, cynicism and wanking. That’s the secret formula, and in this episode it properly takes hold.
Things that may help with this episode:
Macaulay Culkin’s “oh” face:
“When I See An Elephant Fly” from Dumbo:
(There’s a great discussion in the comments about the difference between “stereotypical” and “racist” that you should definitely read. If you don’t mind losing IQ points and hating everything.)
“Around The World In A Day” by Prince – Amazon / Wikipedia
“Violent Femmes” by Violent Femmes – Amazon / Wikipedia
“Once In A Lifetime: The Best Of The Talking Heads” by Talking Heads - Amazon
“Once In A Lifetime” by Kermit The Frog - YouTube
Actually, here’s that video in full, because it’s bloody odd and ace:
It’s the second special Gillie family episode of 2 Grown Men, so it seems a good time to update the FAQ. James gets started, by asking Scarlet and Nicola some Very Important Questions. To varying levels of success.
Rose Road – link Pam Ayres – Wikipedia “Opposites Attract” by Paula Abdul & DJ Skat Cat – YouTube
Maybe you don’t know “Opposites Attract”? It’s this:
(He’s dreamy. Look at that cute awkward sort of head to the side, askance shoulders thing he’s got going on. He’s definitely more a “Jim” than a “Dwight”, isn’t he? If he were a Friends, he’d almost certainly be a “Chandler”.)
Episode 70 is a very special show for our first of 2015 – Nick is ill, so James has two guests, one of whom gives pretty much the best advice you will ever get on making a podcast in the first five minutes. James also talks about his Christmas, and we get a new and sincerely important insight onto his current state of mind.
Apologies in advance for your ears – James failed to manage one of his guests, who was by all accounts a bit of a hell-raiser.
Also, this episode defies show-noting. Defies them, I tell you! This is not a normal episode of 2 Grown Men, so of course we’ll provide full refunds to anyone who wants one. But it is a delight from start to finish. A DELIGHT!
In a very special episode, recorded at James’ tea table, James and Nick take guidance from their significant others (all four of them), discuss illness, the overstretched NHS, and equine classification. Merry New Year!
Lando Calrissian is all sex. I mean, look at him:
Lando Calrissian is all sex. (Found on the internet)
Correction… we weren’t a bit “Two Ronnies-ey” in #68, we were a bit “Alas Smith And Jones-ey”
Examples Word Origin
1. Biology. The living together of two dissimilar organisms, as in mutualism, commensalism, amensalism, or parasitism.
2. Psychiatry. A relationship between two people in which each person is dependent upon and receives reinforcement, whether beneficial or detrimental, from the other.
3. Psychoanalysis. The relationship between an infant and its mother in which the infant is dependent on the mother both physically and emotionally.
4. Any interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship between two persons, groups, etc.
Alternative titles: Shitty Pretty Dress Sayings and Nasty Nicey Talk
Nick and James talk about loads of different stuff, but fail to talk about Christmas until the very end.
The good news is it’s longer than usual! But the bad news is the sound quality is awful! Our recording situation was different from usual, and there was no way of doing a soundcheck. Sorry, everyone!
James’ amazing onion tweet that didn’t get nearly enough love is here!
Show Notes Listen/watch:
Alas Smith & Jones – Wikipedia / YouTube “Sarah Silverman, Howard Kremer, Ngaio Bealum, Dan Harmon & James Adomian” on Getting Doug with High – YouTube
“I’ve Been Listening To Serial” by Zach Sherwin – YouTube
“The Muppet Show” by OK Go! – YouTube
“Rocking Around The Christmas Tree” by Mel & Kim – YouTube Magnumcast - iTunes
The Teaches Of Peaches by Peaches – Wikipedia / Amazon
American Splendor trailer – YouTube
The Green Album – Wikipedia / Amazon
Voyager 2 – Wikipedia
Music on Voyager 2: Mozart, Blind Willie Johnson, Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode, Valya Balkanska and others.
“Hart in Hampshire remains UK’s most desirable place” – BBC
Southampton City, including Southampton Common - https://goo.gl/maps/akBhK
“Vandals Attack Jewish Graves” by Nick Walker – The Independent
“How A Tree Trunk Sounds On A Record Player” by Jamie Condliffe – link
Nick and James talk about Band Aid again, and other things, in an episode that might as well be called “confused meta-textual podcast about podcasts and the homeless and a confused relationship with privilege”.
Dissecting Worlds S9 Ep3 “Horror Espionage” – link
We Have Issues – link
Geek Syndicate Ep 232 – link
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” – YouTube
“Do They Know It’s Christmas? 2014″ – YouTube
“We’re Scared Of Bob” -YouTube
Bill Hicks on the Homeless (from “Dangerous”) – YouTube / Amazon
Nick exposes exactly how progressive he is (not very *sadface*) and James exposes how very well-adjusted he’s been lately (not very *sadder face*). Honestly, people, if you can get through the first half of this episode, James is pretty amazing when Nick eventually shuts up.