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Alternate Titles: "Hairy Baby!" or "Gotham Valley Girl"
- Tonight's Beverages: Pepsi, water (Dirk); Apple B.B. = a nameless apple beverage and homemade moonshine (Otto).
- An opening promise for a two-hour show. (So much for promises.)
- Reports on the benefit shows last weekend.
- A new booker at Paycheck's portends a return to greatness and prompts Jaws quotes.
- The great TechCrunch article recounting the GamerGate scandal which includes links to this Slate piece, "Gaming Journalism is Dead" (attack the fans) and this Forbes expose, "How Game Journalism Went off the Rails." Definitely read the TechCrunch piece, then its links.
- The Emma Watson nude site was a hoax.
- Why do beach volleyball players dress so impractically?
- Why is it considered cute for some guys to drop their pants and show their junk?
- Discussion of the 2008 Best Supporting Actor nominees and other Oscar winners and losers.
- Tonight's music from They Might Be Giants:
- Microsoft announces Windows 10.
- Apple BendGate where punks are going into Apple stores and wrecking the display units.
- Nexus 6 rumors and possible in-the-wild photos.
- Lies that porn tells you.
- The Bob-Lo boat Columbia is being sent to New York and this prompts a lengthy reminiscence of Otto's days as a DJ one summer.
- The Faygo commercial which does NOT use the Bob-Lo boat:
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend debuting in IMAX and Netflix simultaneously (theaters don't like the idea) directed by Yuen Woo-ping and starring Michelle Yeoh who collaborated on Wing Chun in 1994, which included this classic fight scene:
- Bonus: Yuen Woo-ping picks his five favorite fight scenes.
- Discussion of movie trailers for Jupiter Ascending, Big Hero 6 and Tak3n:
- A tangent of whether Disney is an evil empire or not.
- Dirk reviews Maleficent. (DirkFlix review to come.)
- The Brandon Flowers video with Charlize Theron that was referenced:
- The Simpsons couch gag by Don Hertzfeldt and the Bitter Films short referenced:
- Quick thoughts on Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Person of Interest, The Amazing Race and the 40th season premiere of Saturday Night Live.
- Marvel and the estate of Jack Kirby settle up before the Supreme Court stepped in.
- The Alaskan TV reporter who quit on the air to run a legal weed store.
- Burlesque artist Hayley Jane's fiance's misfortune. (Her Culture Vultures episode - one of our best.)
- British story on terrible reviews for Detroit's Leland House hotel.
- George Clooney got married. Oh, boo-hoo! Like you had a chance!
- Finally, Catgirl from Gotham, the jailbaitlicious Carmen Bicondova:
The site where this photo is from reviewed the episode Dirk discussed and reacted similarly to the writing and casting.