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  1. 9 points
    This is a case where the terrible film was actually right and the podcast was wrong. It actually is "Pandora's jar". The wikipedia page has a section on why we say box: Also, regarding the movie getting myths confused, there is a precedent for rainbow bridges, but not in Greek myth. Norse mythology has a rainbow bridge connecting Earth and where the gods live.
  2. 8 points
    I realized at some point that MC Gainey is kind of the Country Bear’s Chewbacca.
  3. 7 points
    Well, folks, I'm back. The foot is 99% healed and things are starting to turn around. I've missed you and look forward to sharing movies and conversation again. The BIG news is I'm flying to Wales this fall! My BFF lives there and it's our 50th birthdays this year so I'm going to mark the occasions with him. The trip coincides with the halfway point between our birthdays so celebrating won't lean too much in one direction or the other. Only staying a week this time but will do a bigger trip later. (I have friends in Scotland and Bulgaria and have a standing invite to visit them. MY BFF says if I go to Bulgaria I go alone. )
  4. 7 points
    I’m a bit out of my depth here, but while watching Country Bears I couldn’t help but wonder what the Force of Impact would be from a rather large, stage-diving, harmonica playing bear upon an average concert goer. In an attempt to suss this out, I figured the average weight from five different types of bears - from pandas (the lightest) to brown bears (the heaviest). The result being an average weight of ~528lbs or ~240kgs. Based on what’s shown in the movie, I also estimated the height of the stage to be approximately 1.5 m. Which (based on this formula) would suggest that a 240 kg sentient bear hurled bodily from a height of 1.5 meters would achieve a velocity of 5.4 m/s (meters per second) just prior to impact. Long story short, when Fred Bedderhead spontaneously launched himself into the air he would have plummeted upon the unsuspecting audience members with a Force of Impact of about 35,280 Newtons or 7931.26 lbs! Again, I can’t say that I’m incredibly well-versed in the world of physics and people more knowledgeable than I are more than welcome to check my math. However, I do think that the biggest takeaway from all of this should be that those people Fred landed on are most likely dead or seriously injured. I also think that we can now surmise that the most likely reason for the Country Bears break up was Ted Bedderhead’s exasperation at the constant tide of civil suits brought against the band by all the grieving families his brother so callously crushed into quivering puddles of goo.
  5. 7 points
    So while you can't get drunk off honey you CAN get high.There's a form of honey from the black sea region of eastern Turkey and parts of Nepal that has hallucinogens in it from the natural neurotoxin grayanotoxin in some rhododendrons nector. It's know as "Mad Honey". It's been around for millennia and has even been used as a tool of war. In B.C.E. 67 Pompey the Great lost over a 1,000 men in a battle with the Persian King Mithridates after they were tricked by the pots of honey the Persians had left out for them to eat . The men were too sick and weak to fight back . In parts of Turkey and Nepal mad honey is used as a form of traditional medicine. It's used as a way to get a boost of energy, relive hypertension,and is seen as a form of natural Viagra. Mad honey gives you a sense of euphoria, lightheadedness, and sometimes hallucinations . However the honey can have unfortunate side effects like vomiting, diarrhea, loss of consciousness, seizures and although rare, it can be fatal if you eat too much. It's also one of the most expensive honeys in the world at $60 to $80+ a pound .
  6. 7 points
    This movie is 88 minutes long. You know how long 88 minutes can be, don't you?
  7. 7 points
    Hey all, my wife and I just released the first episode of our podcast - Magnum, She Wrote - on Soundcloud! It will be coming to iTunes soon No obligation to listen, but I thought I'd throw this up here.
  8. 7 points
    During the bear fight scene, I laughed out loud because the guy in the bear suit seemed so Monty Python to me, and then I remembered, "Oh yeah, Scott of the Sahara": Also, when somebody (Jason, maybe?) said that there were no robots in Ancient Greek times, I was like, uh, hello? Also also, HEY EVERYBODY! I haven't been around much this year so far, but I've missed the boards ... hope you've all been well
  9. 6 points
    Dance With Me is free on Crackle (w/ commercials of course)
  10. 6 points
    “And, uh, at Country Bear Hall you could be different and still fit in. Yup. Different. Mm-hmm...Unless of course your one of them filthy, no-good, bamboo pooping Panda Bears! They want our jobs and our women! No Bears but Country Bears! MCBGA!”
  11. 6 points
    BUBO! I legit loved THIS MOVIE as a child. I read the novelization and everything. I for real wanted a Bubo and seeing this gif makes me realize... the effects were GARBAGE. Did you know you can buy a Bubo online? I have seen them at Amazon. But, like, I want him to be my friend and talk to me.
  12. 6 points
    I wanted to pick something either cheap or free that most of us can get easily. And this movie is literally free to watch on youtube or tubi or you can download it for free from the film's website. I also wanted something that most of us hadn't seen and, according to letterboxd, no one else has seen this. So, we're watching:
  13. 6 points
    While we are shouting into the wind tunnel that is inaccuracies in Greek mythology his name is Heracles not Hercules. Hercules is his Romanized name.
  14. 6 points
    As a life long Greek mythology nerd I have to say this film was wild. I think my favorite ( ie I could enjoy and not want to yell at the screen about it being incorrect because I 'm *THAT* nerd. Harry Potter movies are a real experience with me let's just say...) Was that they turned Daedalus into a fun campy Martian lady with a fondness for automatons that look like you can buy them at Toys R Us. An improvement on the eventually bitter and cruel inventor of the Labyrinth. not that I wouldn't be bitter if I was forced to make my queen a cow fuck suit so she could seduce a bull them have to build, and eventually be imprisoned because of building, a deadly labyrinth for her monstrous child, only to escape but to have my son son die in the process in part due to my invention. I don't think I would murder my nephew because I couldn't bare the thought of having someone else be as clever as me but you know we all grieve differently. Martian Lady is much more fun.
  15. 6 points
    The thing with Pandora's could've turned into an Abbott and Costello routine: "OK, so we have Pandora's Box." "Actually, it's a jar." "Well, not yet, it starts closed, but eventually it's ajar: That's how the evil escapes."
  16. 5 points
    I'm confused. This looks nothing like Vanessa Williams.
  17. 5 points
    Um... shoot... uh... save rent? I'm just trying to prevent the roasting. My parents ain't got much meat on 'em and I'd hate for you to waste a good spit.
  18. 5 points
    While it doesn’t make a case for a thriving population of sentient bears, it’s worth noting that the reason given for Trixie leaving Tennessee was that she ran off with a panda bear who is described as being a “rich, millionaire, real estate guy.” It’s also worth pointing out that the Country Bears’ response to this is this derisive exchange: “What's with the pandas? They get everything.” ”You're telling me...” It’s incredibly depressing to me that even in such a small community, the Bears aren’t immune to the corrosive specter of racism.
  19. 5 points
    Since he's the drummer, he's more like their Animal.
  20. 5 points
    So this movie means that we get to talk about my favorite week of the year! FAT BEAR WEEK!!! Every year in the fall Katmai National Park in Alaska holds a March Madness style competition online to see which of their Brown Bears is going to be the reigning champion and be the fattest, most chonkiest, Absolute Unit of a bear they can possibly become before hibernate kicks in. It's truly an amazing time. Last year's winner was the magnificently corpulent BEADNOSE! I can't wait for this year's event!
  21. 5 points
    Okay so I went to rent this and I said to myself, "Self, I like you more than this." And I didn't watch it. So I found this podcast very surreal. Besides Paul, did anyone ever go to see the Country Bears Jamboree on purpose? I remember seeing it as a kid, and my entire group being like "this sucks. Can we go on Thunder Mountain again?" Also, are we told the names of the bears in the ride? Because I did not know who they were. And I reluctantly googled it just now and it doesn't seem like they are the same as the characters in the movie. I mean there is a Trixie but no Beary? Also, I would really like a Funny or Die Short, directed by Kulap, about Jason and Paul hunting Country Bears in their natural habitat, ie Disney.
  22. 5 points
  23. 5 points
    KULAP VILAYSACK returns to help Sean and Hayes make their origin story documentaries.
  24. 5 points
    Sorry to post so much in a row but now that I'm thinking about it, what was even the purpose of the sword? King Minos says it's the source of his power and yet he wields a flaming sword. Then when Hercules goes to grab it he says "no you'll awaken the phoenix! The volcano will erupt!" Yet the sword is in a golden rock on a platform Daedalus or somebody made. It's not something that's been there this entire time. It was made and put there. Is the gold rock the heart of the phoenix? Did 20 years prior Sybil Danning give King Minos the sword and he slew the Phoenix with it? Why is it on a platform near the pit if you can't take the sword out and it's purely ornamental? So many questions.
  25. 5 points
    BIG omission to not mention that Sybil Danning (the woman with half her boobs covered) was also Stirba in Howling II, another HDTGM classic. Also, it seems like this movie is a weird rip-off and amalgamation of virtually every popular fantasy adventure from the few years prior. I see obvious echoes of Clash of the Titans (1981), Excalibur (1981), and Conan the Barbarian (1982). This would fit pretty neatly with the usual Golan & Globus method: take the current popular thing and try to do it cheaply.
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