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Jan 20, 2016

Dave and Elise go on a most excellent adventure... that's right, it's BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989), paired with Terry Gilliam's TIME BANDITS (1981), two comedic tours through history. But do these films have anything interesting to say about history? How about modern life? Why does everyone have it in for Napoleon? Why would Joan of Arc want to lead a jazzercise class? Why is Sean Connery so cool? Elise runs into trouble trying to avoid the buzzphrase “on point.” (Seriously, where did that even come from? A confusion of the ballet term with “sticking to the point”? Please write in with your urban etymology.) Dave protests the Twinkie treatment of Genghis Khan.

As discussed in our feedback section - please check out Craig Richardson's righteous new project: The Time Travel Nexus (which has already sucked Paul Wandason of time2timetravel into its temporal vortex).


Time (Travel) Table

0:00 Time Bandits (1981)

1:31 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

2:54 Feedback


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Intro Credits:

The Dream Syndicate "That's What You Always Say"

Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten (along with Debussy's music) in William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie (1948)


Outro Credits:

Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)


Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure