GBU Classics

As of today, I am beginning the process of gradually re-uploading the classic episodes of GBU which, God willing, will be sorted in your podcatcher as “Season 1”. This, of course, starts with “episode 1”, Avengers: Age of Ultron and 8½, since I already got Christmas ’15, our first-released episode, out this past Christmas.

Jon and Kayleigh got together with me last week to watch a new and relevant film (!) and record an episode about it, but the recording didn’t happen because we wound up going very late into the evening and I had to be at work early the next morning. They’re coming back tonight to finish the job, so I’ll meet the goal scribbled up on my wall of releasing one old and one new GBU this month.

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GBU Season 2, Episode 1: The Grinch

It’s been a long time coming, but The Good, the Bad, and the Unwatchable is back. If you’re a new listener, thank you. If you are an old listener who somehow stayed in the loop enough to return, thank you, Mom.

I had big podcasting ambitions about five years ago. I was still in my mid-twenties and hadn’t yet begun to panic about the likelihood of any of my amorphous dreams coming true. Then, more than anytime since, I was afflicted with this feeling that I could somehow hope myself into success.

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Brian’s Exploratory Christmas Endeavor ’18: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

I didn’t see National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation until only a few years ago, perhaps 2013 or 2014. For how popular it is, one might have guessed I’d avoided it intentionally, but I mostly just didn’t realize it existed. When I finally decided to pick it up on someone’s recommendation, I recognized the poster art on the Blu-Ray box: indeed, I had avoided this film…but as a child.

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New Podcast Art

I always loved the old show art, especially its old-Western style, and I dearly appreciate its artist for creating it and Adam for commissioning it, but it is outdated and time to move forward. The original work will hang in the Dayton Upstairs Recording Studio, and accompany all re-released Classic episodes of GBU. All new episodes, however, will feature this gorgeous, modern-minimalist art my my friend Eric.

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Brian’s Exploratory Christmas Endeavor ’18: The Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles, one of Netflix’s barrage of original Christmas flicks for 2018, is not good. Directed by Clay Kaytis of The Angry Birds Movie, it is a mostly joyless, sometimes crass, often formulaic, persistently ugly movie with nearly no redeeming qualities. Its creators seemed to have had a hard time deciding between whether it was a kids’ film or something edgier–and it has none of the charm or personality to pull off either.

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