Thursday, December 26, 2013

Episode #28 - "Big Book of British Smiles" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Let's Talk About Chicks, Man"
  • Special Co-Host: Otto the Autopilot
  • Tonight's Beverage: Smirnoff Ice Raspberry (Dirk); Crown Royal (Otto)
  • Stumble out of the gate with three cracks at the intro and the false promise of doing the Deep Thoughts Musicians Quiz game.
  • Comparing Christmas loot hauls.
  • What makes The Grinch Who Stole Christmas good. (Not Dr. Seuss.)
  • Discussion of Dirk getting Watchmen Collector's Edition: Ultimate Cut + Graphic Novel [Blu-ray] and Alan Moore's stories, particularly Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition. (The original inked panel showing a nude Barbara Gordon.)
  • The evolution of Batman in comics and movies.
  • Escher Girls.
  • The 40 Worst Rob Liefeld Drawings.

  • Alicia Silverstone's body. Dirk didn't get to  mention that she's modeled nude for a PeTA ad since she's vegetarian.
  • The whole kerfuffle about body-shaming/fat-shaming/shame-shaming.

  • Debate over who should play Wonder Woman with Otto's ideal and lookalikes Lucy Hale and Phoebe Tonkin:

  • J.Law: Hot or not; fat or not; was Silver Linings Playbook mismarketed; and is another Oscar in her near future?
  • Hot chicks we don't want to bang.
  • Anna Silk's baby weight vs. Jessica Alba and Anna Paquin. Here she is before the baby:
  • And after:

  • Rachel Nichols in P2:

  • Otto's connecting to Dale Bozio of Missing Persons.

  • Who goes to the movies on Christmas?

  • Otto's list of people who died in 2013.
  • Thursday, December 19, 2013

    Episode #27 - "Saturday Morning Mild Hangover" - Show Notes

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    Alternate Title: "The One Where We Quote Scrooged"
    • Special Co-Host: Otto the Autopilot
    • Tonight's Beverage: Smirnoff Ice
    •  A 35-year Royal Oak Christmas tradition is ending, but we digress through...
    • ...and Winona Ryder before discussing it.
    • A Scrooged quote-a-thon!
    • Legendary 89X DJ Kelly Brown is coming to Raw Radio X.
    • Bill Murray's career.
    • The 60-year-old kid meme.
    • Pussy Riot freed. Dirk's review of Pussy Riot: A Punk Rock Prayer.
    • Canuckian politician who felt cyberbullied when her topless appearance on The L-Word was tweeted by a kid.
    • The weird connection between Marv Albert and Chuck D.
    • Detroit musican Patrick Davy drops by to discuss what he's been up to. We listen to his recorded music, he plays a tune, and plays the Deep Thoughts Musicians Quiz game.
    • Discussion over Patrick and Dirk's thoughts on Radiohead.
    • The pros and cons of saying you're a musician from Detroit.
    • Dirk's rare moment of rock glory.
    • Battlefield 4 continues to be buggy and Dirk sucks at The Witcher 2.
    • Low Winter Sun is canceled. No loss.
    • Joseph Gordon-Levitt making a Sandman movie and Paul Rudd is Antman.
    • Frank Darabont sues AMC for The Walking Dead $$$.
    • An Onion story about an upcoming season of Girls.
    • Go help the Hater Kitty Rescue Army, please! Buy a card!

    • Lost Girl is back, so here's a gratuitous shot of the girls: Zoie Palmer, Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo

    Thursday, December 12, 2013

    Episode #26 - "Gottahavium" - Show Notes

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    Alternate Title: "Alan Alda: A Very Believable Dick"
    • Special Co-Host: Otto the Autopilot
    • Tonight's Beverage: Smirnoff Ice Raspberry
    •  The case of the missing music.
    • Android 4.4.2 released for Nexus devices and Chromecast gets more usable.
    • A theory about Bob Koski.
    • Otto's life as a Boblo boat DJ.
    • Dirk's purchase of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey extended edition Blu-ray, the crazy amount of extras and Otto's deep dislike of Peter Jackson's take on the book.
    • Comic book artists who drive us away from books we'd like to read.
    • Home For The Holidaze 11: Songwriter Showcase and Charity Drive on December 20.
    • The Batman/Superman movie will be shooting in Michigan and Fast & Furious 7 is being rewritten to give Paul Walker an appropriate sendoff.
    • More Star Trek Into Wrathness of Khanness Blu-ray annoyance.

    • Dirk's review of Elysium prompts a vigorous debate (*cough*) of Jodie Foster's performance in Contact.
    • Should Oscar-winning actors who make terrible movies have their awards repossessed?
    • Free Fallout games (deal has expired; listen to the live show, kids) from and the Fallout 4 and leaks confirming its reality.
    • Music by Def Ref: "A Girl Without Hands (Def Ref Takes the Message Mix featuring Lisa Vicious)"
    • Dirk misremembered the specifics, but jump to 1:50 for the non-smoking gag:
    • Battlefield 4 single-player remarks and Dirk & Otto's gaming histories. 
    • Doom's 20th Anniversary; John Carmack's leaving id Software; game engines explained. Heavy nerd tech yammering ensues. Frostbite 3 article.

    • Movie trailers quickly discussed:

    • Otto has never seen Bound! Infidel!
    • The Maxx needs to be on DVD. What's that? It is?!?!? w00t!!!

    • Detroit radio DJ legend Ken Calvert retires.
    • ABC News and Ted Koppel screwed over the freelance journalist who interviewed Cambodian genocidal dictator Pol Pot.
    • Go to to get the Christmas card that fundraises for Hermione's East Side cat rescue.
    • Unnecessary photo of J.Law: Murder Girl of West Virginia:

    Thursday, December 5, 2013

    Episode #25 - "Ingmar Bergman's Elf" - Show Notes

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    Alternate Title: "A Runnier Vagina Than Alan Alda"
    • Special Co-Host: Otto the Autopilot
    • Tonight's Beverage: Smirnoff Ice Green Apple Bite
    • Thanksgiving recap, Black Friday disappointments and horders.
    • Problems with Battlefield 4. (Even EA's stock price is taking a hit.)
    • Talking about the weather and beer.
    • The Android 4.4.1 for Nexus devices. (UPDATE 12/9/13: 4.4.2 is out!)
    • The David Bowie is exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
    • The mid-series finale of The Walking Dead and how everything remains Andrea's fault!
    • The benefits of B&W movies.
    • Dirk finally started catching up on the backlog at DirkFlix with The Prestige, Trance, 2 Guns, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The To Do List and Snitch.
    • Dirk thinks Almost Human is slipping and isn't crazy about emo Nikita in this final season.  Otto enjoyed this season of Boardwalk Empire.
    • Mopping up last week's sci-fi horror discussion with Pandorum.
    • Dirk got his car back! Yay!
    • Paul Walker RIP and what they should do with the in-production Fast & Furious 7 to address Brian O'Connor's absence. (Later, Hermione suggested Channing Tatum.)
    • Elf: The Musical at the Detroit Opera House and where you should sit in a theater.
    • The casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman for the Man of Steel sequel and the insipid bleats about body-shaming.
    • Odds and ends which will be discussed next week.