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099 – Cowboy Reboots

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Somehow it actually happened. We made a time, got together and then recorded this in the same room where we could actually see each other. I think it’s better for it too, like a lot better. Much closer to the level of quality you’ve grown to expect. Finally everyone can stop sending us so many letters begging that we do it this way again. Man, we’re so popular and famous and all the people love our podcast the most.

Speaking of androids and amusement parks, this is the episode you’ve been waiting for. As you may recall, we both recently made the statement that our favorite TV Show of 2016 was Westworld. It’s about time we expanded on that and gave you some actual reasons. Obviously it’s kept mostly spoiler free with a warning about anything that might cross that line in advance.

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Next up . . . Episode 100!

-Josh

Episode 99
This is a good one! We got to record in the same room, which for some reason has become a rarity – hopefully we can get back to a more regular recording schedule soon.
Also, holy cow, next episode is the big hundo!
See you then!

-Justin

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Topics mentioned:Westworld(2016), Westworld(1973), Futureworld

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098 – PHD in Magic

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If I’m being completely honest this is not what I’d call a great episode on the subject of Doctor Strange. It’s by far the hardest time we’ve ever had staying on, or even finding the topic. Obviously this is the fault of World War 2 and its many lessons. The conversation wanders with our thoughts of huddled masses and cries for help. We try to discuss the artifact that can rewind time without thinking of the things we’d change. Multiple attempts are made to use the word villain as we always have, to think of it as a simple adversary to the hero. Something we might even enjoy watching . . . but it’s not easy.

So forgive us as we find our voices again, and thank you for your understanding with whatever that might mean. Share and help us grow. 🙂

-Josh

Squeaking in, just under the wire!
This episode is an absolute mess, in almost all respects, but somehow, it works.
I have, apparently, zero ability to stay on topic, and Josh gets frustrated! It’s pretty fun!
Also, there’s a weird echo that I couldn’t edit out! Fun!
See you next time!

-Justin

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Topics mentioned:Dr. Strange, Inception, The current pre-apocalyptic world we find ourselves in now that a fascist reality TV star Hitler resembling egomaniac like Trump is the President

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097 – Just the Sketches Vol. 4

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You know that thing where you say you’ll do better? Where you make a vow to change something you don’t like about yourself? Usually it’s at the end of the year and the change is meant to start at the beginning of the next? Yeah, so we failed ours already and now we have more sketches. In case you’re new to the show, this is the 4th collection of the comedy sketches we include at the end of our episodes and it’s saved us a few times in the last few months. I’m sure it’s just a minor set back and nothing to worry about.

Subscribe to us along with all that other stuff we don’t feel like forcing on you. See you next time!

-Josh

I really love these sketch episodes, but their appearances can only mean one thing: we didn’t, or couldn’t, record a regular episode.
What can I say, time got away from us on this one. Still, this is a good batch and I hope you enjoy them!

-Justin

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096 – Best of 2016

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It’s that time of year when we tell you what the best stuff was from 2016. Or at least what we thought was the best based on our experiences. It’s the most important thing that has ever happened and you owe it to yourself to listen.

Also can I just add that this has been a brutal last few months and I’m just incredibly exhausted. Truly a fitting end to a very difficult year. I’m going back to bed now.

-Josh

Happy New Year!
2017 has finally arrived, sending 2016, an altogether shitty, shitty year, down the road.
And not a moment too soon! Hopefully the nonstop barrage of celebrity deaths will let up a bit.
Anyway, welcome to our Best of 2016 episode, our yearly look back at the handful of bright spots in an otherwise miserable year.
2017 is going to be the tits, yo!

-Justin

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Topics mentioned:Westworld, Inside, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Pokemon Go, Monument Valley, Mario Run, Civil War, Dr. Strange, The Goldbergs, Black Mirror, Frankenstein Island, It Follows, Destiny Rise of Iron, Uncharted 4, Skyrim, Limbo, Studio C, Aux B, Marvel Avengers Academy

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095 – Just the Sketches Vol. 3

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Look it’s been a tough couple of weeks. My dad is in the hospital and I need to laugh to keep myself sane. So in the spirit of that I decided to listen to some more of our classic sketches. You know the ones we keep giving you collections of instead of doing a real episode. I suppose we should really get our crap together before we run out of these . . .

Like and subscribe. Also follow us. Basically give us validation by clicking a meaningless button. It’s what Jesus would do.

-Josh

I know what you’re saying:
“Another sketch episode so soon after the last?”
And to that I say, “Hey, you’re welcome.”
While life keeps fucking us in the ass, we keep keeping on. And we’ll continue to do so! Worry not! We’re made of sterner stuff!
The thing that makes Josh and me a great team is that, no matter what happens, we’re there for each other. When I’m struggling and ready to give up on things, Josh is there, hauling me back up. And I like to think when Josh is having a rough go of it, I’m there for him in the same way.
I’ll tell you one thing, listening to these sketches is almost always an instant mood lifter. Of course, I love our regular episodes, but being able to just listen to 30 straight minute of us making each other laugh, is a literal balm to my soul. Laughter truly is the best medicine. I mean, next to Prednisone, probably. That stuff is pretty great too.

-Justin

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Topics mentioned:Collection of sketches from Ep 48 –

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094 – The Darndest Things

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In this very special episode of A Trouble with Words we hear from Justin’s daughter Claire. She talks to us about all sorts of things, including the election and her current favorite video games and TV shows. It’s a bit chaotic and lacking any real direction . . . much like our lives right now. So in the spirit of finding meaning where there isn’t any, please enjoy this well thought out metaphor of an episode.

Also I couldn’t resist complaining a little about Destiny and its philosophy of trying to take our money. I guess I’m just in a mood.

So that said I’ll simply leave you with a happy holidays and a great big see you next time! Thanks for listening.

The end.

-Josh

Sometimes a plan comes together.
Sometimes you don’t have a plan, but something comes together anyway.
Such is the case with this episode, the second to feature my daughter, Claire.
It’s been a little while since she was on last, and she was very excited to join us again.
The episode is all over the place, but in a very agreeable sort of way.
I hope you enjoy it!

-Justin

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Topics mentioned:Good Luck Charlie, Jessie, Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, Amulets, Destiny: Rise of Iron, Minecraft, Amazon Echo, 2016 Presidential Election

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093 – Just the Sketches Vol. 2

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This is going to be a short post. I don’t feel well and can’t bring myself to get more done. It also won’t be funny, because now that the election is over nothing will ever be funny again.

On that note here’s our second collection of comedy sketches from past episodes. Laugh or keep crying into your pillow, it won’t matter much longer. Either way I promise we’ll keep making this podcast for as long as there’s a world to make them in. I love you and I’m sorry this is happening.

-Josh

It sucks when life conspires to keep us from recording an episode, but it happens every so often. The good news is that when it does happen, we get to trot one of these sketch collections out. It’s not new material, but it still makes me laugh, and right now that’s worth something.

-Justin

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Topics mentioned:Collection of sketches from Ep 28 – Ep 47

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092 – Podcastober 5 : Frankenstein Follows

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In the spirit of tradition and bad taste we did it again. We bombarded our eyeballs with two horror movies back to back and then recorded an episode where we talked about them in great detail. It’s a little something we like to call Podcastober, and I think you’re going to like it.

Now it’s worth mentioning that the movies we watch are obscure and often overlooked. Sometimes that’s a shame, but often we find it was for good reasons. Think of us the people that do this so you don’t have to. Or in other words we’re the ones making the sacrifice and that makes us heroes. #noargumentagainst #lawyered

The rules are such that we each choose one of the movies and the other has no idea what to expect from the one they didn’t. Also we try to pick something neither of us have seen. Meaning the more obscure the better, and it’s best to have a backup when possible. Simple really.

Anyway have a seat and prepare to be terrified. Podcastober is upon us!

-Josh

Happy Podcastober, Friends!
I’m glad you’re here for this, the most special of days! Every year, we watch two scary movies and talk about them on the show. It’s our most favourite tradition!
This year, we’ve got quite the double-feature: two movies I wish I could scrub from my brain! One, so I could watch it anew, with fresh eyes, and the other… Well, let’s just say, is bad.

-Justin

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Topics mentioned:It Follows, Frankenstein Island

 

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091 – Playing Games

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Not a lot to say really. This is an episode that allowed us to talk about a few things while we wait for Podcastober to murder us with a chainsaw. It’s about a few smaller games and one big expansion to the Crack Cocaine I call Destiny. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Here’s a fun fact. Did you know that everyone that follows our show is a ghost, and you only listen because you’re also dead? True story. So just sit back, embrace your particular afterlife, and stay tuned right here for all of eternity. We have some fun stuff planned that should make it just fly by.

Oh and subscribe to us in all the places. Please and thank you!

-Josh

Happy Mid-Month Episode Day!
I hope this episode, the episode immediately preceding the world-famous podcast event, Podcastober, finds you well!
I’d love to stay and chat, but Rise of the Tomb Raider released this week and I need to go raid some tombs!
Podcastober is imminent!

-Justin

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Topics mentioned:Gone Home, Journey, Destiny: Rise of Iron

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