Other useful links this week: Here’s Josie’s YouTube stand-up special.
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to Dr. Mesmer, the source of the word "mesmerize" and creator of the most elaborate orgy pretense ever constructed.
Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
In this episode, composer Jeff Beal deconstructs the main title theme music to the Netflix original series House of Cards. The show has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Original Main Title Theme and Outstanding Music Composition. The show was adapted from a British series of the same name by writer Beau Willimon, and director and executive producer David Fincher. Jeff talks about his collaborative process with Fincher, and how they found the mood and musical palette for the show and its theme, and how it changed from season one to season two. A brief word of warning, if you haven't watched the first season, there are spoilers about how that season ends.
You can buy the House of Cards score by Jeff Beal on iTunes here.
We've reached the end of the 2014 MaxFunDrive, and it was a huge, incredible success all around. 2,678 people joined or upgraded their memberships, Jesse jumped in a lake, and we're giving 6780 meals to Los Angeles families. Does it get any better?
We'd like to thank everyone who made this drive possible: our friends at Tonx and STACK Soap for helping us put together a kickass Morning Essentials Kit, the incredibly talented Megan Lynn Kott for painting our hosts as cats, Ian Tennant and his boyfriend Joseph for providing the Malort that Jordan enjoyed at the live show (sorry, Jordan), and Xyloart for making us a pair of adorable plush rockets.
And most of all, we'd like to thank each and every one of you who signed up, upgraded, and Tweeted/Facebooked/emailed/snail mailed your encouragement and support. We love making these shows for you, and we're honored and humbled to have you in our corner. Thank you.
By the by, if you were on an old-timey, transatlantic voyage or missed out on the MaxFunDrive by some other means, you can become a member or upgrade your membership at any time by visiting maximumfun.org/donate.
Taz VanRassel returns to talk high school auditoriums, the 1970s, and parachutes.
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Sunny D, our producer, sits in with Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Brian's early days in LA, downtown Los Angeles, and Jordan's new job.
Also: mark your calendars Pacific Northwest! JJGo and SPY are coming -- Friday April 25 at the Mission Theater in Portland, Saturday April 26 at the Erickson Theater in Seattle, and Monday April 28 at the Vancouver Campus of Simon Fraser University.
Thanks for helping us blow MaxFunDrive 2014 out of the water, everyone! For your donations and support, we have rewarded you with an episode rich in discussion of toilet sounds.
Suggested talking points: Prank of the Century, Merch Prison, French Hillbilly, Moped Stigma, Baby Advice, A Gorilla Stole My Website, Southern Fried Nanomachines, Bathroom Music
Kim & Jasper discuss their favorite duos and try to narrow down large groups into two individuals of their choice.
We did it! We broke 2,500 new and upgrading members, we soaked Jesse, and we're up to 5,500 meals for Los Angeles families. Thank you all for your incredible support!
If you haven't yet had a chance to become a member or upgrade your membership, we're offering you this weekend to TCOB and still get our awesome pledge gifts. Don't miss out; this is your last shot at a cat calendar, MaxFun Morning Essentials Kit, and rocket engraved highball glasses!
Jordan and Jesse Gab:
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Watch Jesse GET SOAKED!
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