Thursday, July 24, 2014

Episode #52 - "It Seemed Longer" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "I'm A Dick Magnet
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Ice, Sam Adams Summer Ale, Jim Beam (Dirk); Jim Beam and Diet Mountain Dew (Otto).
  • New pop filters deprive Otto of his fun.
  • Dirk goes to court for some Constitutionally-suspect fun. (Read: Not fun.) Plus a hot Customs agent.

  • Recapping Jimmy Doom's "The Masturbation Is Implied" performance last week.
  • A detour into the films of Paul Thomas Anderson.
  • The clip from Magnolia, mistakenly mentioned as being "Save Me" by Aimee Mann, which was in the movie, just not this scene:
  • The whole Rush documentary:
  • The woman who accused Conor Oberst of raping her recanted her claim triggering discussion of how the the expansion of anything into "sexual assault" is ruining lives.
  • An update on Dirk's OnePlus One and it's awesome battery life.
  • A preview of Satori Circus' new show "...poems we tell ourselves..." happening August 1 & 2, 2014.
  • The source of Dirk's "Camera one, camera two..." reference:
  • Lucy Lawless is joining the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 
  • J.J. Abrams teases the new-look X-Wing for the new Star Wars movie and the ridiculous rumors being peddled by nerd sites.
  • The 5-minute Guardians of the Galaxy trailer:
  • Dirk encounters jerks on the Internet. (Shocking, right?)
  • DC Comics flunks PR101 in their handling of a Superman logo on a child's tombstone.
  • Marvel Comics shakes things up with black Captain America, Tony Stark moving to San Francisco for Superior Iron Man, and Thor will become a woman. We discuss it.
  • Riverdale's favorite ginger, Archie, is killed off, martyred on the altar of liberalism. (After taping, this very good opinion piece appeared here explaining why it was a meaningless death, but it seems to have gone behind a rather pricey paywall within a couple of days.)
  • Tommy Ramone RIP.
  • The actual origins of punk music.
  • An example of flyer art from Dirk's band made from comic art:

  • Discussion of Buffy The Vampire Slayer's "Once More, With Feeling" episode (Streaming here on Amazon Prime Video), various Christopher Guest movies and Jane Lynch. 
  • Free online screenplay formatting site Writer Duet. Best paid option: Fade In.
  • Rundown of the new Humble Square Enix Bundle (running through August 5, 2014) which is mostly older and so-so titles unless you buy the top level.
  • Daikatana - John Romero's folly as chronicled by Gamespot is missing, but a copy can sorta be read here); Stevie "Killcreek" Case's shameful transformation - old brown-haired, pre-surgery photos seem to have disappeared, but this is what she was turned into:
  • Felicia Day: Nerd cute, natural, creative, credibility intact:
  • Battlefield Hardline delayed and Dirk's clever way to buy Battlefield 4 Premium for half-price.
  • Neversoft (Tony Hawk games, Guitar Hero) closes and gives their employees knives and burned their eyeball logo.
  • The evil of pre-orders strikes again with Alien: Isolation is offering two DLC packs featuring the original movie's cast, but only with pre-orders and one of those is a Gamestop exclusive. The Verge and Polygon's coverage; Jim Stirling's righteous rant, "The Poison of Pre-Order Culture."
  • Weird Al Yankovic threatens to have his first #1 album. (Note: After taping, it was confirmed that he did hit #1. Congrats, Weird!) The Business Week article we read from. The entire Behind The Music episode:
  • Dirk reviews Transcendence and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.
  • The awesomeness of the original novella of The Running Man and the eerie echos of The Seige on 9/11.
  • RIP Elaine Stritch and James Garner and Panic or Pain singer Scott Mick's sister. 
  • The Rockford Files answering machine message referenced can't be found online - a compilation of the 2nd season's openers is below - but here's the transcript of the S5E06 message: "Jim, directions to the party. Left on Saugus, you'll see a rock. Left, left again, right, another left, there's kind of a hill—keep going you'll probably see a bunch of cars."
  • Dirk is missing some guitars.

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