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#53: Birds All Day Long

June 1st, 2017 · 111 minutes

The main topic this week is PIXAR. Specifically, your hosts react to a recent article on whether Disney has “ruined” PIXAR, then proceed with candid opinions on whether or how House Mouse might influence House Luxo.

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Links and Show Notes

This week kicks off with some follow-up on John’s bird-enemy and why a person would ever eat popcorn with a spoon.

A (spoiler-free) check-in with The Leftovers Season 3 leads to a further discussion of trailers, recaps, and…spoilers. Your hosts address their approaches to “His ‘n Hers” media consumption, and the joys of watching closely.

(Recorded on Tuesday, May 23, 2017)

Did Disney Ruin Pixar? - The Atlantic

"For 15 years, the animation studio was the best on the planet. Then Disney bought it."

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Alexandra Cox on Twitter: "I'm being made fun of by @karafagan. Does anyone else eat popcorn with a spoon?"
Max Temkin on Twitter: "@AlexCox: "Is it weird to eat popcorn with a spoon?""

@AlexCox: "Is it weird to eat popcorn with a spoon?"

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