This week we learn about surnames. Consider it a Tooniversal census. That is the main revelation. It was mostly business as usual for all involved. Luckily, business as usual in the Tooniverse is always entertaining.
The next in our series of martial arts films — and the first ‘talkie’ — is 1943’s SUGATA SANSHIRO, the debut of our old friend Akira Kurosawa. After differing initial reviews — appropriate, given this week’s theme — we talk about everything from sports films to the MCU.
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Dark and complex, but easy going and very sessionable, the Traditional Dark Mild has been a staple of English Beer for a very long time. Don’t let the colour fool you, this is not a sipper, so get it down yer!
We gain insight into Bugs’ ongoing relationship with the eldritch horror that is Yosemite Sam, get a glimpse of the Tooniverse’s population control measures with Beaky Buzzard, and see Daffy Duck go full Orson Welles (or is it the other way around?)
Our next film in Season 4 is 1931’s JIROKICHI THE RAT, the second in our chronological journey through a century of martial arts films. Sam’s a little luke-warm to start with, but is won round in the end — via discussions of cinematic archetypes, innovative camera techniques, and what it means to be a samurai. […]
In this episode we travel to The Grumpy Goat in Reading (http://thegrumpygoat.co.uk/), the bottleshop where Cal and Mike buy 90% of the beers reviewed in other episodes. We talk to owners Anne-Marie and Charlie about the shop and their upcoming beer festival “Craft Theory” http://crafttheoryfestival.co.uk/ We also review these beers from previous episodes: Jasmine Green […]
Cal loves a lager, but sometimes the wait for that perfectly clean crispy beverage is just too long. One option? Brew a Steam Beer (AKA a California Common), a rough and ready lager yeast beer fermented high and rushed into your glass.