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The JV Club #120: Boys of Summer: Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
Episode 120: The JV Club
Boys of Summer: Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
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The JV Club #120: Boys of Summer: Ben Acker and Ben Blacker

It’s back-to-back duos! This week welcomes Thrilling Adventure Hour‘s Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, with tales of suburban East Coastery, unrequited crushery, and odd coincidencery, plus possibly more made up words!

2014-07-30 02.23.11 pm













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  1. Megan says:

    I was shocked when Janet didn’t squee over The Westing Game.  I would’ve bet money that she loved that book.  I put that one up there with A Wrinkle in Time.

  2. Esdeem says:

    Really loved this episode, especially when the conversation got started about making geeky videos growing up. That was something my cousin got me into when Super 8 was still a thing.

    One  of my favorite memories from high school was in our play production class, when we were assigned to do videos. A lot of people had camcorders, but this was before video editing on computers was remotely affordable, so most people just shot videos and turned them in as-is. I, on the other hand, put together costumes, staged a mock fight in the school’s courtyard and used stop motion animation to put together a Power Rangers parody, which we then edited and put music to. The complete shock and awe of my classmates at the finished product is something I’ll never forget.

  3. Ladygram says:

    I was wondering how long it would take the boys to make a rape joke.  Made it halfway through the summer.

    • Janet says:

      I had the exact same thought! But then I thought about all the tactless rape jokes my girl friends make off air and I tried to get peaceful about it. Hope you weren’t too offended!

  4. PJ says:

    Damn these teenagers doing nothing for hours together before getting the party started! I mean, I remember those days too, but I feel zero nostalgia.

  5. Sydney says:

    This episode got me through a stressful first day working for Oxford University. Thank you :)