The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – Stuff You Like

Book burning, allegories and a potted history of CS Lewis, it’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on Stuff You Like for our one hundred and fiftieth episode!

Is that not a little mind-blowing? My mind is at least a little bit blown.

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  1. But why didn’t C. S. Lewis tell of the time that Vyvyan wound up in Narnia and insulted the White Queen’s dwarf Shirley.

  2. I read the first book and I saw both Disney movies. It reminds me of how I used to be a huge bookworm as a kid and now I barely read one book a year. I don’t know why but I just don’t get much pleasure from it anymore. Also, I had no idea that there were so many Narnia adaptions. Lastly, congrats on your 150th episode! ^.^

    • SO MANY. Like, to the point where I could do a Lindsay Ellis and go full-on Loose Canon about them.

    • You might consider audio books. In middle school thru high school I could read a 400 page novel in 4-12 days dependent on how rushed my schedule was. I have found these days the only time I have to “read” is while going on long walks/jogs.

      I have gotten an audio book subscription from Audible, the thing that keeps sponsoring nerd videos around youtube and it has really worked out. I have 10 books in 5 months and will be getting more in a week.

  3. Huh. You must be the only content producer I know who puts up their stuff on Channel Awesome before their own website.

    I went there because I was going to ask if you actually read comments here, before asking anything where I’d want an answer from you.

    • Not always, but I usually check them at some point in the first few days (hi!). Best place to get me is probably Twitter or a message on my website, I check those more often!

  4. Oh my god, that’s the theme from the BBC adaptations! And many many clips from them!

    I also watched the BBC versions (of all of them) over and over again until I pretty much had every line memorized when I was a child.

  5. While hate is a strong word. He did broadly generalize both men and women and believed that men should, by default, be the heads of the household because they were more… diplomatic and fair than women. This was stated flat-out in Mere Christianity. Also, it gave birth to the infamous, “Liar, Lord, or Lunatic,” argument (leaving out such likely scenarios as Legend [in which Jesus did exist but the stories were exaggerated over time], fiction [in which “Mark” made up the story basing it off of the mythology of the region, then the story was taken up by at least three other authors], Honestly mistaken [in which Jesus had ideas that were wrong, but he wasn’t delusional], or lied to [In which Jesus was taught wrong things and just believed them]). I’m not sure whether or not any of these were brought up to Lewis in his lifetime.

  6. To adult fans of Narnia, I strongly recommend checking out Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians” trilogy. It is almost like a modern deconstruction of Harry potter and the Narnia books. The magicians go to magic school, complete it already in the first book, and then are at a loss at what to do, and things get real.

  7. Sometimes when people complain about things that aren’t there, you have to ask; from who’s mind did that come?

    For example, Mass Effect II in no way contains the ability to adjust the female character’s breasts during the sex scenes. Bioware didn’t even think of that. So who did? From who’s perverted mind did did the very idea originate? Why, that would be the idiot lady on Fox News. The one who complained about it even though her own mind invented way more perverted stuff than was actually in the game.

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