Don and Harry address substantial feedback for the episode "Morality in Sexual Fantasies"! A helpful listener, the thoughts forces certain revelations from ones of the hosts and asks questions about age appropriateness and individual intent relating towards significant others. Episode also reveals the topic for next time!
Topic for this week has the guys discussing the origins, permutations and relevance of the MPAA and other media guidelines for moral standards. Are we as a people really in need of a system that tells us what's appropriate and not-so for us or our kids to watch? Subjects range from the 1930 Hays Code of Motion Pictures, the MPAA Ratings System, examples of hilarious television movie dubbing, which scenes of excessive violence are permissible over others, why is sex seen as worse than violence, and the Comics Code Authority. Keep an eye out for the next episode which addresses feedback on Morality in Sexual Fantasies and the reveal of next time's discussion topic!
This time it's personal...
The subject of race comes crashing back into the QnoA podcast, and Donovan and Harry aren't interested in taking any prisoners. What follows is a two and a half hour discussion on what the changing of fictional characters' race says about the fans, specifically those who protest it. A lot of harsh words are directed towards specific people, but not without the intention to educate, inform and converse with. Comics make up much of the discussed content, but the guys also talk movies and video games, as well as creative intent. Closing out the episode is a couple of suggested topics from the show's first email!
For greater context, check out the Spider-Man Crawlspace episodes #383 and #434, and the Battle Beyond Planet X episode #83 to get the background on where a lot of the discussion and frustration began.
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Talking back at the talkbackers -- for all the good that television news is capable of, this good only comes as one possible consequence of great power. This is yet another narrative in our lives, a major socializing agent in the ranks of parents, school, friends, and the entertainment we actually enjoy. News is not only potentially dangerous for what we glean from it, but from what everyone else does.
If you listen till the end, you'll find that your beloved and handsome hosts are totally not. But I've long opened each phone call with an admission to the NSA guy tapping in: "I'm masturbating." (joke citation needed)
How do you march? Under which banner do you parade?
On second thought, why in the righteous F do we even take sides like this? And if this conscription happened because of our genes, that's patently unfair. I'd like to have a bit more control over my life, and a bit more sense.
Well, sonny crocket (I'm Tubbs), you're saddled in fast down by the fireside fireplace sonny listenin' (I'm Tubbs) to your pal-o's Donovandamme and Harrisssssssson (the sss is for sssexy), so that bit of more sense, that last one little bit, this one last job, is what's featured behind our storefront glass.
To mix a metaphor: soup's on!
So get your soup on and have a LISTEN.