Gobbledygeek episode 112, “The Inevitable Afterbirth,” is available for listening or download right here.
It’s been a recurring theme throughout the show, so it was inevitable that it was going to come to the forefront at some point: Paul and AJ have different attitudes about the art (or lack thereof) of film criticism. In broad/reductive strokes, AJ thinks that critics provide a valuable public service to their audience while Paul isn’t sure why someone should tell anybody why they shouldn’t like what they like. Again, that’s putting it very simply, and there are moments where they agree, but also where they disagree. In other words…holy shit, it’s an actual discussion of something! Plus, AJ talks about Bronson and Hunger, and Paul blows minds with his Angel & Faith theory.
Next: celebrating Jim Henson’s birthday or the 10th anniversary of Firefly. Maybe both?