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Dec 14, 2017 Avoiding Chores
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We are halfway through our deep dive into the 80’s where as teenage boys we were into wrestling, new coke, compact dics. Windows 1.0 came out, some of us started to get into the PC computers, dialling into BBS and downloading stuff like tetris.     Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to info@avoidingchores.com Don’t forget to rate this podcast and Like, Follow & Subscribe when visiting avoidingchores.com
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Dec 7, 2017 Avoiding Chores
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1984 was a big year, we were 12 and 17 where music took over our lives. So much pop culture came out in terms of movies, books, tv and the LA olympics. But on the flip side you had one of the worst man made disasters in India with over 20 thousand people dying. AIDS just started filtering down to high school and barely understood what was happening. Walkman cassette players were a fixture with your music video channels.     Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions...
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Dec 2, 2017 Avoiding Chores
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Here we go as we deep dive into 1983, a big year for music for both of us. We talk about the big albums, yes LP’s not as much cassettes. We also talked about how close were to nuclear war with some major events happening over the pacific. But we can’t forget about some of the toys that took over like cabbage patch dolls, my little pony and other atrocities that continue to this day.     Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to...
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Nov 24, 2017 Avoiding Chores
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Here we go as we deep dive into 1982, part of our series into this decade. We found out that this year was a big year for us. E.T. of course was a big movie at the time, you either watched it in a cinema or at the drive-in. The top song that year from Joan Jett which was huge. Try to list another one? Big duos and keyboards started to come out. Human League had a big video. Which you hear more often than those duos. But what stood the test of time? Poltergeist.. huge! How many movie have taken...
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Nov 18, 2017 Avoiding Chores
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Oh yeah! part 2 of our deep dive into the 1980’s focusing on the year 1981 with Jocelyn. We focused a lot on the movies from that year. That year where movie ratings started to matter, where some of us could sneak into movies while I was getting shocked by Raiders of the Lost Ark. Which still holds up nicely and deserves a viewing. Drive-in’s were starting to be on the downturn. Cannonball Run was probably the last of its kind, where if you were to search for clips on youtube, still...
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Nov 11, 2017 Avoiding Chores
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Oh yeah! part 1 of our deep dive into the 1980’s focusing on the year 1980 with Jocelyn. That was a long time ago, I was still a kid, Jocelyn was just getting into the swing of things as a teenager and discovering things like booze, drugs and women. He would say that he was more aware, but anyway… Some big things that came online in 1980 was CNN! Both of us wasn’t aware of it until 1990 since cable came late in my neck of the woods. Ronald Reagan and the Moscow Olympic boycott held a...
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Nov 4, 2017 Avoiding Chores
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With Stranger Things coming back for a second season on Netflix, Jocelyn and I talked about how the 80’s itself is coming back hard. So we asked ourselves; what was the BEST year from the 80’s? You know what? we couldn’t do it! So we decided to do a DEEP DIVE into the 80’s in a MEGA 10 PART series where we focus on each year within the 80’s for the next 10 episodes.     Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to...
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Sep 28, 2017 Avoiding Chores
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  We reflect on the 80th anniversary of the publishing of the classic book The Hobbit. We talked about when we first read the book, how the Peter Jackson movies nailed it with Lord of the Rings, but kinda whiffed it with The Hobbit trilogy since the book originally came out as a children’s book. We even bring up briefly the Ralph Bakshi animated version.   Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to info@avoidingchores.com Don’t forget...
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Sep 22, 2017 Avoiding Chores
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After last episode where we talked about the movie IT, we continue the discussion about how we don’t have that urge to watch horror movies anymore as compared to when we were younger. Both of us were huge horror movie fans and we share some scary movie stories and some of our favorite films such as the Exorcist, The Omen, Evil Dead II, etc…   Want to be a sponsor of this podcast? contact us.     Any questions or feedback, send them to info@avoidingchores.com Don’t forget to rate this...
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Sep 14, 2017 Jim Cyr & Keith Elliott
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With Stephen King’s IT is out as a movie, decided to look back at the great novels and movies that made us fans of his work. We don’t overly deep in his writing, but regardless what you think about his work; it’s a great read. After a summer break, we are back at the podcast schedule. Jocelyn and Keith will either be rotating co-hosts or team team for a three way. One of my bucket list items is to visit the front of his house in Bangor. My uncle once upon a time had to drop by some...