Thursday, July 3, 2014

Episode #50 - "Catholic Republicans From Ohio" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "I'll Meat Her"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Sam Adams Summer Ale (Dirk), Jim Beam (Otto).
  • It's our 50th show and there are presents!

  • Zombie Apocalypse II show report.
  • Dirk was thinking of Jim Harper, the radio DJ. (Thanks, Hermione!)
  • Dirk's sad tale of photographic woe from the film camera days.
  • Dirk poorly explains his philosophy of picking music.
  • Tonight's music is from Buckcherry's overlooked 2nd album Time Bomb:

  • "Dirk's War On Corporate Malfeasance" where the botched handling of the OnePlus One smartphone rollout - the Stockholm Syndrome thread is here - is contrasted against Microsoft botching the Xbox One's launch six months prior to the console's launch and Ubisoft's diligently anti-consumer antics.

  • Jim Stirling's videos about how Ubisoft screws over PC versions of games and lies to their customers:
  • Why a Polygon writer isn't buying Battlefield: Hardline at launch.
  • A gift for Otto:
  • Brief recap of the Google I/O and the announcement of "Android L."
  • Otto's surprising reaction to X-Men: Days of Future Past and discussion.
  • Dirk's review of Gone Home, the first videogame (which isn't really a videogame) review ever at DirkFlix and factoring of the ratio of play time vs. price.
  • Jupiter Ascending delayed; Star Wars: Episode VII may be delayed due to Harrison Ford's injury.
  • How movies need to have the balls to kill the kid or dog instead of the obvious fakeout.
  • Community moves to online via Yahoo and Hieroglyph gets cancelled while still in early stages of production.
  • Pacific Rim 2 is happening. This was not cleared through us. 
  • RIP Meschach Taylor and Paul Mazursky.

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