Youth Culture Killed My Dog, Episode 2: Wolverine is His Own Grandfather

In the second episode of Youth Culture Killed My Dog, Roy Rogers, Tyler Oyler, and Jeff Kusterbeck discuss the latest news and reviews in American pop-culture – comics, movies, and television. We discuss the covers of Empire magazine released for X-Men: Days of Future Past, the recently announced Crusader Kings 2 expansion, Black Widow #1 by Phil Noto and Nathan Edmondson,  the Game of Thrones teaser special, the House of Cards season two trailer, and the first two episodes of Sherlock. We also somehow come around to Doogie Howser, M.D., Murphy Brown, and Frozen v. Wreck-it-Ralph.YCKMD_WORDS_FOR_INTERNET_USE

As we are just getting this podcast started we ask for patience as we work out technical and editing issues with our audio.

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Show-notes for Episode Two! By Roy!

SPOILER ALERT! This podcast contains spoilers ranging from the vaguely suggestive to the damnably particular. Listen at your own risk. I will mark particularly spoilerific moments.

00:00 – 00:45: Theme Music!  Our theme music is Bamboozled Again! by C.P.Bryan provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com.

00:45 – 1:30: Introductions! Roy, Tyler, and Jeff are back! Agenda setting! Let’s start by talking about some news in the world of pop-culture!

1:30 – 9:27: We begin this episode with a discussion of the costume designs of X-Men: Days of Future Past via the set of Empire Magazine covers that were recently released. This leads us to discuss the relationship between slavery and the career of Jennifer Lawrence, how damnably sexy Patrick Stewart is, the continuity problems of William Stryker, and how time travel may lead Wolverine to being his own grandfather.

9:27 – 11:41: From the X-Men we wander into discussing the New 52 versions of Impulse/Kid Flash, Wally West, and the reboot of the West family for the upcoming Flash tv show. Race bending Wally and Iris West leads to a discussion of Jessie L. Martin and Michael B. Jordan (I refer to him as Michael P. Jordan) being cast as Johnny Storm in the possible new Fantastic Four movie.

11:41 – 13:45: The possibility of Josh Gad being Ben Grimm causes us to ramble off into uncharted territory. Several questions are answered here: Why does Roy hate joy? Which is a better movie, Frozen or Wreck-it-Ralph? Can we let it go? The music here is copyright 2013 Disney Entertainment and is used in good fun.

13:45 – 17:18: We get somewhat back on track by going over the teaser to the Game of Thrones teaser special. There are some extremely vague spoilers for possible plot developments of season 4, so if you are spoilerphobic skip ahead. Here we wonder if Matt Lauer will be a good replacement for Roy Dotrice as the voice actor of the A Song of Ice & Fire audio-books and if it is ok to spoil plot points of a decade old book series. I lean toward yes. Thrill as the three of us fail to do Gilbert Godfrey impressions.

17:18 – 24:48: The question of if any fictional character under the age of 15 is interesting leads us to a discussion of Doogie Howser, M.D. Tyler shows off made Wikipedia skills and we talk about the overwhelming charisma of Neil Patrick Harris.  I talk about Dan Quayle slut-shaming Murphy Brown and we get onto the subject of what TV shows are actually good in their later seasons. This brings us, in around about way to Friends (since my partner and I are re-watching that show), Aisha Tyler, and race in New York City.

24:48 – 30:43: I try and force Tyler to defend Maleficent (the trailer is here) and I show off my total lack of knowledge of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Thrill as I go on a long tangent about the awfulness of the Kristen Stewart adaptation of the Snow White story. A coda to this part of the episode is Tyler discussing the food is wonderful wife, Lauren, is bringing home for dinner.

30:43 – 33:12: Here we have an aborted discussion of the recently announced Crusader Kings II expansion pack and I expose my complete lack of geographic knowledge. I am terribly humanist.

33:12 – 39:53: MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT! We talk about the trailer to second season of House of Cards (launching on Valentine’s Day) and fully discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the first season. Thrill as I overuse the word psychosexual and we discuss include the role of nudity in “mature” entertainment and the Red Shoe Diaries. My favorite moment of the episode is here, where I lay out how the X-Files is an extended allegory for the Clinton administration.

39:53 – 47:02: Our final segment on recent news is a discussion, led by Tyler, of the latest developments in Nintendo’s troubled circumstances. Tyler begs for people to show some charity toward the multinational corporation that is Nintendo and I beg for Nintendo to release Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones on the 3DS. Also: we discuss Marvel’s 1990s 2099 books, for some reason.

47:02 – 54:42: SPOILERS AHOY as we transition into the reviews segment of this week’s episode. First off, Jeff and I review Black Widow #1 but Tyler hasn’t read the book yet. The consensus is that is a very beautiful, if stiff, superhero story. We promise to come back to the series once Tyler as read an issue. So stay tuned!

54:42 – 58:19: Our meatiest discussion this week is off the first two episodes of series three Sherlock – lots of back and forth about the sheer ambivalence of the latest series. We have more questions than answers. Does Steven Moffat hate his own show and its fanbase? Is this series too campy for its own good? At the very least, however, the second episode of this series was better than off the previous series second episodes. Note: there are some weird audio issues in this segment. Many apologies.

58:19 – 1:00:01: Tyler expresses his love of Jason Aaron’s Thor: God of Thunder.

1:00:01 – 1:05:52: We end with a brief return to what was left over from our very first episode – a discussion of what’s upcoming in 2014. We briefly highlight our interest in (and concerns with) Interstellar, Jupiter Ascending, Edge of Tomorrow, Guardians of the Galaxy, and throw Ant-Man in there for good measure. Tyler wonders if the success of Guardians will prove the logic wrong that a Wonder Woman movie could never succeed. Warner Brothers, you’re on notice.

1:05:52: Outro & another plug for Bravely Default! Thanks for listening!

BONUS FEATURE! Below you’ll find a photo of sleeping kittens!

Kittens!

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