39 Kickstarting Strangebeard

Special guest Kelly Tindall joins the boys to talk about his Kickstarter project, Strangebeard.

0:56 – What is Strangebeard?

1:46 – Explaining the magic and mystery that is Kelly Tindall

4:27 – There’s more to life than being a princess

6:01 – Much love for Aardman, that one guy in the background with the bongos

7:06 – When everyone discovered we needed an all-ages werewolf sex scene

9:42 – How not to run a Kickstarter campaign

14:37 – Have you heard about Sexcastle?

15:50 – Start on a Monday, end on Comic Book Day

17:09 – A reasonable guy with very few enemies walks into a room looking for love

19:36 – Bringing up the book that shall not be named

20:36 – Lessons from the world of children’s entertainment

23:01 – “99% is zero.”

25:31 – Good work first, Twitter fights never

29:20 – Talking shit will always be easier than doing shit

33:26 – From Azeroth to accomplishment

34:48 – To crush your self-esteem and to hear the lamentations of the women

36:15 – If you work in comics, learn how to live with Twitter

38:46 – What happens when it actually happens

41:12 – If you want diversity in comics, look to the web

43:37 – Media studies 101, or why we’ll never run out of white guys with chiseled jaws

46:03 – Kelly calls for fewer rapping grandmas

47:33 – And Joey seizes his chance to talk about Dan Harmon

48:14 – The rules in question, if you can ignore Joey’s need to point out that he’s been a Dan Harmon fan since way before you

49:16 – How not to be an insane person

51:30 – First you get the family. Then you get the X-Men. Then you get the power.

53:32 – “Being busy isn’t the same thing as being productive”

55:36 – Final announcements about the Strangebeard Kickstarter

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38 Subconscious Snooze Button

Joey would rather read pop psychology books than deal with his problems, so this time around, he’s decided to use some of his newly acquired knowledge to ruin Ryan’s day.

0:44 – Fucking up Ryan’s day, while at the same time doing nothing to reduce anxiety

2:47 – Knowing how to properly explain misery

4:35 – The Wayne Gretzky of Freaking Out

6:33 – The whole point of educating yourself is to better attack others

7:12 – Why Ryan procrastinates

10:52 – Growth mindset vs. fixed mindset

11:44 – High-minded hobo murder

13:55 – What it looks like inside your comfort zone

15:56 – If you want it, you have to do the work

17:40 – Don’t follow your passion

19:29 – College and university really are two different things

24:25 – Procrastination is its own reward

27:11 – Excuses, excuses

29:50 – Childhood psychology

32:37 – Don’t be smart; be good at failing

34:05 – We have no idea why anyone respects us, do we?

37:30 – Praise for the Great God Om!

38:10 – The tweet in question

39:00 – No, I’m not posting a link to the dog food video

42:26 – PSA: Joey quit drinking and doing drugs a while ago, so these are all completely sober thoughts

44:15 – The Now Habit, right now

46:20 – A plank of wood balanced between two skyscrapers

49:02 – Most content or greatest content

51:48 – Another in a series of down endings

Jim Henson and friends

37 Lucky Jim

In this episode, the boys look back on the life of Jim Henson, thanks to the awesome biography by Brian Jay Jones.

1:26 – We love Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones

3:29 – How we got into The Muppets

6:21 – A rock & roll cassette tape tangent

7:42 – Young Jim and family

9:44 – The magic of the Muppets

12:40 – Life on the street is so much better when it’s Sesame Street

15:04 – The best kinds of inspiration comes from Italian sexploitation movies

16:10 – Building a world, changing the world

18:31 – Countless Kermits

19:55 – There’s more to the Muppets than a funny gag or a favorite bit

21:54 – A man with drive, vision and a car that looked like Kermit


27:07 – The most offensive things anyone can say about Jim Henson

28:47 – Hooked on a (cinematic) feeling

30:41 – On second thought, this is absolutely the most offensive thing anyone could say about Jim Henson

36:36 – Do kids still like the original Muppet movies? If not, the Third Reich will reign for a thousand years.

39:19 – A final letter and final thoughts