Episode 58: RIP To Snow, Movies Made From TV Shows, and The Hall Of Phoney Rock
Bill puts more into his complaint about the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. We also talk about when we used to get snow as lads and some snowy memories from pop culture. Plus, we played a game about TV shows that were later made into movies.
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- The hosts, Bill and Scott, discuss various topics related to pop culture, focusing on the 80s and 90s. They start by discussing the lack of snow in Pennsylvania and then discuss a team-building experience at an escape room. Bill shares his experience of feeling less adept at solving puzzles compared to his team, highlighting the importance of having smart people around as a leader.
- The conversation shifts to the controversy surrounding Chevy Chase, with the hosts discussing the differing opinions of people about his character. They refer to a previous episode where they discussed why some people dislike Chevy Chase, based on reports and interviews. Watch our Chevy Chase video.
- Next, they delve into the topic of the Ready Player One metaverse, a project by Ernest Klein in partnership with Warner Brothers Discovery. This metaverse aims to create an immersive digital world, similar to the one described in Klein’s novel.
- The hosts also talk about their experiences with the Meta Quest VR system, discussing the challenges of motion sickness and the impracticality for people wearing glasses. They touch upon the development of smart glasses by Meta in collaboration with Ray-Ban, expressing a preference for less invasive technology like smart glasses over more advanced options like brain chips or self-driving cars.
- The episode concludes with a reflection on how younger generations perceive the internet and technology, with anecdotes about explaining the pre-internet world and the concept of payphones and beepers to younger people. They wrap up by humorously connecting back to the show’s theme of CGI and the lack of imagination in modern movies due to overreliance on CGI.
- Overall, the episode covers a range of topics from personal experiences to broader cultural and technological discussions, all with a light-hearted and conversational tone.