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It seams to me that Jims role is to shoot down every theory, or meta conversation. You can actually have a drinking game with every time Jim says "oookkayy" or I don't care etc....I think it's clear that both Jim and Aron are logical thinkers, and they are both creative. However, because of their personalities, Aron's creativity (e.g. crafting fan theories, coming up with interesting questions to ponder, etc.) comes out a bit more, and Jim's logical / analytic side (e.g. breaking down those fan theories, clarifying those interesting questions etc.) comes out a bit more.
He seam like he just wants to watch and go for the ride, and doesn't want to talk about the show for 2+ hrs.
Am I the only one who feels this way or am I just an ahole?
A show with 2 Jims... I'm not sure how well that works. A show with 2 Arons... that might get a little crazy. A show with 1 Jim and 1 Aron - that's some good podcastin'.
My real intention here is to get other podcast recommendations, but I have some thoughts on this. Here's what makes Bald Move so good (as far as I can tell).and 4 others.
1. Intelligence: this one is simple. Jim and Aron are just generally smart and insightful dudes.
2. Focus: Jim and Aron stay on task. They get to the point. They rarely (if ever) chase rabbit trails. And, even though they are both very funny, they don't chase jokes. They aren't trying to be funny, they just are funny. They leave jokes where they need to be (and don't belabor the point).
3. Homework: yes, Jim and Aron are intelligent and insightful... but they make good use of the intelligence and insights of other people. They seek out the best perspectives that can be found on the internet. Of course, importantly, they don't just leave it at that. They build on / evaluate those other perspectives.
4. Chemistry: Jim and Aron are a great pairing. Yes, Aron may have more of the "gift of gab" than Jim, but gabbing alone only makes for a pretty-good podcast. Every Aron needs a Jim (and vice versa). Jim has plenty to say too, but his natural state seems to be to sit back and critically evaluate what he's being pitched... he consistently challenges ideas, clarifies questions, etc.
Have I missed anything (and)?
Are there any other movie / tv podcasters that hit all these points? It's my experience that most miss on at least one or two of these.
I'll (try to) spare you the boring details...
But, since I was an undergrad in the early 2000's, I've been pursuing a job in higher education. I graduated with a B.A. in 2005, then an M.A. in 2007.
I defended my dissertation in 2012, but almost gave up my goal of a career in higher ed... the job market was and is *tough*. I actually passed a number of federal exams to work in finance, but decided to make a go of it in teaching anyway.
Long story short (too late?)... I moved to South Dakota for a (visiting) full time gig in 2014, but just today I accepted a full time / permanent position in my hometown in St. Louis.
It's hard to articulate how fortunate I am to land 1) a full time job (in this field) and 2) a full time job that is in my home town.
Good vibes indeed.
RyanReeseman said:*Someone has purple hair* THAT’S NOT STAR WARS NOBODY HAS EVER HAD PURPLE HAIR BEFORE!!!!1!*Someone shows a new force power* WE’VE NEVER SEEN ANYONE DO THAT WITH THE FORCE BEFORE THAT’S NOT STAR WARS!!!
*Lightspeed kamikaze* WHY DON’T THEY DO THAT ALL THE TIME THEN THAT’S NOT A STAR WAR!!!!
*Rey exists* THE GIRL IS BETTER THAN THE BOY THAT’S NOT STAR WARS!!
CapeGabe said:So are you saying everyone should watch the SW Holiday Special to prepare?
Because that's sounds like the plan of an evil genius.
So, this episode was a lot of setting up pieces around the board... hopefully for them to pay off with some exciting moves in the episode(s) to come.
Breaking Bad had its fair share of these too, but I’ve done more toe-tapping this (and last season) than I would’ve liked. BCS is still a very, very good show, and I still think it’s worthy of Breaking Bad, but I have to agree with Aron... if it had been 4 (or so) seasons as opposed to 6, it arguably could’ve reached that next level.