In this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs, Rob and Don discuss the dreaded creatures known as teenagers! Slouching their way from post-WWII suburbia, these strange beings have had a huge effect on culture and media, and the pair are joined by the Sonic Society’s Jack Ward to discuss their past, present and future. Along the way they discuss Archie, Star Trek, Social Justice and Slactivism, with a dose of Footloose to keep everyone dancing. All this and Mr. Skygack of Mars are waiting for you in this, the 11th episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs!
Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt
Andy Hardy Movies
CBC’s The Current: Genius Linked to Geography
CBC’s The Current: The Harry Potter Generation
Wild in the Streets (trailer)
John Cleese on Political Correctness (video)
Footloose 1984 (trailer)
You are not… speech from Fight Club (video)
Science Fiction Conventions (1936 was the right answer!)
Mr. Skygack of Mars
MST3K- Give Uncle Scotor a Hug! (video)
Amusing commentary on teen culture. However, I’m surprised no one dropped the ubiquitous “channeling old man” comment from any blog, “Damn Kids! Get Off My Lawn!” or similar statement.