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WILD WILD PODCAST #39: We Cover the “Bare Necessities” of THE JUNGLE BOOK and Share our Fears of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Season 2

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Who wouldn’t want a hairy, larger-than-life, wise-cracking best friend? (Oh, and Baloo would be a great friend too.)

 

Welcome to the WILD WILD PODCAST #39

Geek Outlaw & co-host Spunky Destructor cover the “Bare Necessities” of our Jungle Book review, discuss our future fears of Fear the Walking Dead, and pay our respects to the music icon, Prince.

(WARNING: Minor spoilers lie within.)

LISTEN HERE! —>  Wild Wild Podcast #39

 

In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The Outlaw records his podcast alone tonight.

The above lyrics were almost the case after yours truly dragged Wild Wild Podcast co-host Spunky Destructor to go see Disney’s latest live-action adaption of The Jungle Book in 3D.

 

Jungle-Book Cartoon

Is the fountain of youth in the jungle? Still looking great after 50 years.

 

The resistance to go see the semi-musical conversion of Disney’s 1978 animated classic might seem like an odd movie to protest, but her reasoning was fairly sound. Having an aversion to animal death on screen, Spunky D made a rational assumption that at least one of the beloved characters of this more grown up take of the cartoon would feature some sort of realistic animal death or brutality.

To her credit, my lovely partner-in-podcast warned me that if she went, and a CGI creature of any species kicked the computer generated can, I would be eating my meals through a straw for eight months… if I was lucky. Being the rational and sympathetic man that I am, dragged her kicking and screaming to the balcony of the theater. My ultimate downfall with is the fact I’m a man. Unless there is no way to set something on fire or every sports cable channel goes inexplicably dark, worrying about things causes pain in the space between our ears.

 

It’s a jungle out there, and it’ll cost you an extra $10 to see it in 3D.

 

Even though I made it out of the theater with about 67% of my limbs intact, I learned a valuable lesson. Unfortunately, the NHL playoffs came on shortly after the incident and it’s any new information absorbed has been replaced with how many blocked shots the Pittsburgh Penguins average on a per period basis.

I won’t spoil how Spunky D felt about the film, as I’ll leave that to the podcast itself. Nevertheless, it’s worth hearing her take seeing as how resolute she was in dismembering me  in identical fashion to any potential onscreen animal deaths.

 

Wolf Puppies

When these wolf pups came on screen, Spunky Destructor made it clear my fate lay in the hands of their survival.

 

Keeping with the theme of dismemberment, we also discussed our feelings on the first couple episodes of Fear the Walking Dead’s sophomore season. (Hint: we both feel it’s better thus far, but we also both agree that’s like saying Spam tastes better than 3-year-old fertilizer.)

We also pay tribute throughout the episode to the man known as Prince, then as the artist formerly known as Price, only to become Price again.

 

Prince-RIP

“This is what it sounds like when the world cries.”

 

If that wasn’t enough, our show intro was also updated thanks to the professional larynx of Jeff Martin. Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts (good or bad), but do note we had some technical difficulties with the mic this episode which left thing sounds a bit echo-y. All shall be fixed for next episode.

(For those concerned, no animals were harmed during the recording of this podcast, although an Outlaw was severely mangled.)

 

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How Geek Outlaw was escorted out of the the theater after the film.

 

Geek Outlaw & co-host Spunky Destructor cover the “Bare Necessities” of our Jungle Book review, discuss our future fears of Fear the Walking Dead, and pay our respects to the music icon, Prince.

(WARNING: Minor spoilers lie within.)

 

LISTEN HERE! —>  Wild Wild Podcast #39

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