180 THAT'S WHY GOD MADE FATHERS!
Happy Father's Day from the gang at Strange Aeons Radio!
sorry did I break your concentration somewhere between science and superstition sites to show you strange aeons. Welcome to a very special mini episode of strange aeons radio. That's Eric over there. Hey, Lou. That's Vanessa over there. Hello, Kelly. Happy Father's Day everybody. Happy Father's Day, it only seemed proper that we do a Father's Day have started since we did a Mother's Day episode. Yeah, the the always overlooked holiday. Yeah, this is one of the two days I actually get on the phone with my dad. We'll talk for about 20 minutes. He's deaf as a doorknob. So it's a lot of us are saying things to each other. And then just a pause while he tries to figure out what I actually said. Sometimes we have the best conversations this way. To try to zoom each other. Maybe he can read your lips ridiculous. My dad is 88 years old. I'm not going to ask him to figure it out. Zoom. Oh, oh, I t's back in the Mother's Day episode about you know, talking about my dad coming down and letting me know how totally fine it was that I was gay. But that's not the story I'm going to tell you about. I have a million stories about my dad. My dad is a character. I love him dearly. For for this one in particular because he saved me. Hey, Eric, remember when we were talking about Top Gun and how there were like recruiters sitting in the theater and all that stuff. Well, they were also recruiters in high school, you know, when you become a senior, your, your be being talked to by a lot of guys and and I had taken you know, the the military stuff. And they had taken my name because I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do. But I didn't know I did not want to be in the military. I was just too much of a pussy to say fuck off to these soldiers, you know. So they have my name, they have my number, and they would call the house every once in a while. And I would just you know, like, avoid the calls or whatever. And finally they they called and they got me and they were talking I was just kind of like, you know, I don't really think this is for me. This is not what I really want to do. And they were they were pressuring that was, you know, a big pressure. The military. Yeah. So my dad though we had you know, back in the day, you've got the landline, you pick up the phone, and if somebody else is on the phone, you can hear what they're saying. Right? So my dad could hear me kind of struggling to stand up to these guys. And he gets on the phone. He just picks up the phone. He goes listen, he already is all he can be leave them alone. And that was it. And I didn't go into the military. Thanks dad alien went by. But about you there Eric. I've kind of a weird one. It's gonna be a little disappointing because I don't entirely remember how it ended. But for a while my dad was a psychologist specializing in troubled teens. And part of it he went in decided he was going to go into reserve police officer as well. So he's a reserve cop for a while. And he came home one night said okay, here's what's going on. We're not going anywhere outside of this house for the next three days. I'm like, why? Well, because this one officer whose son I was treating has gotten angry with me, took his guns and disappeared after threatening to come after me. So we're gonna be staying here. We got a little bit uh, we'll see what happens. The weird part is I don't remember how obviously he did not kill me or my dad or anybody. But beyond that. I don't remember if he I think I think he shot himself in the desert, but I'm not positive. Wow. But so yeah, that was a that was a fun thing. Was he had Twin Falls cop? Yeah. My dad and my dad had also think treated his son. And he thought he thought the typical thing like you're turning my son against me and all this kind of crap. And so yeah, it was I think he left the reserve police after that too. Wow. Oh gosh, well, um, ya know, similar similar to you, Eric, I kind of have a lot of really weird stories about my dad. But just to give you a little context, my dad was like ex military, and then became a truck driver, but he was also a poet. And he was like writing poetry on the road and a photographer, and he used to climb mountains. And like, this is just very Yeah, he was a really larger than life kind of character. But one thing he was definitely it was a movie aficionado. So he wasn't around a lot. But when I did hang out with him, there was a couple of times where he would take me to a movie. And often it was like a kid's movie, that he'd be like suckered into having to take me or my siblings to, and he had no interest in them. So he would get up and leave. movie didn't want to see and then wait until the our movies were done. And then like, go and get us and be like, okay, yeah. All right. How was how was Dick Tracy? After all, how was the Lion King? I'm sure it was very good for you. But yeah, he was he was really a target house cinema. So I got a little bit of my love for movies from him. That's kind of cool. My dad was a big, actually, my dad and I did a lot of mountain climbing too. That was a big thing for us. Oh, that's pretty cool. That's awesome. I shared a couple of movies with my dad. And clearly the experience was far more important to me than him. Like we went up smoking the bandit. And I remember just just loving that movie and thinking that he loved it, too. And then I gave him like the DVD collection of it, you know, several years later, and he was just like I had such a weird early like, experience in the theaters. I think it was one of the first movies I saw in a theater was with my dad and it was White Fang. And I got so like, wrapped up in it that I like cried out. Like, so I think I was like he's in the boat or something. And like everyone looked at me. Okay. Oh, excited. Yeah, I talked about Amadeus and another one where that was important, but Eiger Sanction the Clint Eastwood. Oh, yeah. That was that was a big one with us. Because mountain climbing and Glenn Eastwood. Yeah. Well, all right, guys. I think that's our Oh, wait, do we have a Yeah. To watch or recommendations? Well, I'm gonna throw out a quick show. Not just for the Father's Day segment, it's Father's Day and I walk by k which is spectacular. But also the wraparound segment is Young Joe Hill, being Berber aided by his father. Tom Atkins and and then of course, he gets the Voodoo Doll and start pinning him at the end. might creep show poster which you guys see every time we record here is signed by Tom Atkins. And he wrote underneath a Kelly. That's what fathers are for. That's so good. Well, my recommendation is going to be quite a sweet father horror tale, which is trained to Busan for 2016. Action Movie, absolutely incredible. Starring Gong Yoo hoo. We've since seen show up in movies like our shows like Silent Z and squid game as like South Korean TV has really taken off his daughter's play by Sue Sue on Kim. She's adorable in this movie. She's great in this movie. And this was her eighth film. She's like a little kid in this and this is her eighth movie. So and she's of course been in a few quite a few films since then. But the story is a workaholic, divorced terrible father who's just disappointed disappointed his daughter at every possible turn. And so she says for her birthday, she wants to spend it with her mom and Busan. So they get onto a train where he's going to take her there. And along the way an outbreak of zombies occur an infection and they have to basically fight all these different elements along the way and he becomes the less horrible human being for it. And it's just a sweet tale so surprisingly emotional. Yeah, shockingly, shockingly, like by the end, you're just like crying like whoa, just singing a song and tunnel. It's so good. Good joy. While I went to with a Australian film for mine, called the loved ones. I'm afraid of seeing that movie. It's a dark film. Yeah, I had directed by the same guy who did the criminally underrated the devil's candy. So if you like that when the tones are fairly similar, I mean, they're not the same story or anything like that. But the tone is similar that Shane Bryan Byron, finer The storyline is a girl gets turned down by her crush to go to a dance. And so her and her dad kidnap him and tie him to a chair and convinced him that he probably should have said yes. Over the course of the film, and it's really well done. Yeah. It's one of those kind of like, Oh, I hate found footage except for I hate torture porn, except for this is one of those except for kinda films really well done. Super, super low budget. And you know, it's all carried by the acting which is really really strong. Yes. Yeah. Basically the three people a whole time. Yeah, it's one room. But yeah, well worth checking out. Maybe not watch it with your dad unless you strange relationship, but hey, you might enjoy it. Yeah, maybe maybe do you train to the song with your dad? Yeah. There you go. Alright guys, that's your Father's Day episode. Thank you so much for watching and listening and we will see you in a few short days with a regular episode. You bye everybody. Strange aeons radio has artisanal quality podcasting, handcrafted and all natural ingredients and edited to perfection by Eric Margaret. Our blistering theme song is strange aeons part one, buy the ban nightshade, and use the permission. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And if you enjoyed this episode, please consider dropping a positive review on Apple. But one thing he was definitely it was a movie aficionado.