Thursday, October 30, 2014

Episode #63 - "The Terror of Lunch Meat" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "It's Totally About Girth" or "Hat Trick of Failure"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Simple Times Pilsner (Dirk); Kentucky Ballslap (Otto).
  • Announcement of how we're switching to a podcast-first delivery schedule.
  • J.Law's scolding of Otto looking at her pictures.
  • Otto finally joins the Smartphone Generation.
  • The Emma Stone in Cabaret promo photo:
  • The Subway commercial with Amy Okuda (Tinkerballa on The Guild):
  • Music by Nash the Slash - "Dead Man's Curve" (embedding was disabled)
  • Discussion of this NERDGASM!!!
  • Who is the mystery woman (3rd from left, next to Thor) in this shot?
  • Discussion of DC's announcement of movies out through 2020.
  • We talk about this chart. That's a lot of nerd movies.
  • Correction: John August was working on a Shazam script, not The Flash as Dirk mentioned.
  • Jena Malone to play Robin in Batman v Superman: This Title Is Ridonkulous? (Will the leaker be fined $5M?)
  • Fact Check: Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns came out in 1986.
  • Otto presents presented for Dirk and Hermione. The Prefect badge:
  • Otto reports on 24th Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Florida.
  • Sample El Rey promo with that announcer guy:
  • Dirk explains Sleepy Hollow to Otto.
  • Otto reports on Walker Stalker Con Atlanta.
  • The Walking Dead's Madison Lintz receiving her Creepy 'n' Cute Shop portrait doll:
  • Otto with The Walking Dead makeup maestro Greg Nicotero:
  • Part of the 2.5 Guys show that distracted us:
  • Discussion of the first two episodes of Season 5 of The Walking Dead. (Warning: Serious 4th wall failures contained within.)
  • Quick talk about Gotham, The Flash, Dirk's friends on The Amazing Race, and why the Machine on Person of Interest doesn't specify whether numbers are perps or victims, courtesy of this Nerdist Writers Panel podcast.
  • Definition of Panopticon.
  • A good explanation of the "vocaloid" J-Pop star Hatsune Miko, who appeared on David Letterman recently and opened for Lady Gaga.
  • Nicholas Brendan (Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) got arrested.
  • Stephen Collins is accused of child molestation.
  • The Letterman Top 10 list we stopped to watch:
  • Renee Zellweger's new face.
  • Penelope Cruz is Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive for 2014.
  • Mix magazine's piece on the recording of "Don't Stop Believin'."
  • A preview of next episode's planned coverage of GamerGate.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Episode #62 - "Neosporin Butthurt Formula" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "The Era of the Ass" or "No Discounts. No Refunds." or "They Just Poop Music"
  • Special Guest Host: Bob "I don't need no stinking nickname!" Koski
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt's Blue (Dirk); Beck's Octoberfest (Bob).
  • Another opening promise for a two-hour show. (It turns out to be the longest show to date.)
  • Reddit's WatchItForThePlot sub (mostly NSFW) and the Sigourney Weaver photo:
  • Mop-up from last week: Theater chains not happy about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Green Legend opening on Netflix.
  • Bono apologizes like a little bitch for the free U2 record and the irrelevant drummer of a White Stripes knockoff band (Black Keys) attacks the album. 
  • Muse doing a better U2 than U2 these days:
  • Why Bono wears sunglasses all the time; He has glaucoma
  • Discussion of the hassle in searching by genres in the Netflix apps.
  • DirkFlix review of With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story
  • Live version of the St. Vincent song played for the first break. Shredding!
  • Bob doesn't like pop music's butt fixation, prompted by this photo:
  • Lorde's awesome hair:
  • Taylor Swift's "racist" video. Puh-leeze.
  • Egads!
  • Andy Rehfeldt's dubstep spoof and press coverage:

  • "Jewel's music sounds much better now that she's dancing. I love it! SCRREEEEAAAAMMMM!"
  • What happened to Shania Twain, discussion of Taylor Swift's "low self-esteem," Ke$ha's rape charges and the announcer on TMZ. Wait, what?
  • Natalie Wood died in 1981; should TMZ's staff know who she was?
  • The need for remix culture, laws be damned.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy TV series announced.
  • Archer has to change the name if ISIS.
  • Alyssa Milano leaves Mistresses because Vancouver. Try and be strong.
  • Twin Peaks coming to Showtime in 2016, 25 years after series ended. 9 episodes, all directed by David Lynch.
  • The America Lost & Found: The BBS Story Criterion Collection.
  • ScarJo is being offered the lead for a live-action Ghost in the Shell. Dirk has a better suggestion.
  • Mega pimp daddy Neil Patrick Harris to host the 2015 Oscars prompting Bob's tale of meeting him in Hamtramck. Here's Bob with David Burtka and NPH:
  • South Park's Lorde parody:
  • Extensive discussion of the Criterion Collection line and their new A Hard Day's Night Blu-ray discussing the movie itself and the extras. Bob's a super Beatlemaniac and Dirk had never seen it before, so listen up.
  • The Chicago scene Bob refers to starts at 1:25 (sorry for low rez):
  • The Gone with the Wind aftermath scene discussed:
  • The fascinating story of the stereo and "fake stereo" mix on "I Am The Walrus" and fixed it for the Magical Mystery Tour Blu-ray. Knowledge!
  • Adam Sandler signs deal with Netflix to make four movies that Dirk will never see.
  • Scriptnotes podcast discussing the Sandler/Netflix deal. (Transcript; search for "Sandler" and the 2nd one is where the relevant segment begins.)
  • HBO to be available without a cable subscription in 2015.
  • Quick thoughts on The Walking Dead season premiere, Gotham, The Flash, and Dirk's friends are still on The Amazing Race which leads to discussion of Detroit band The Muggs brief appearance on a rock band competition show.
  • Thoughts on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. 
  • Google's great adverts:

  • Talk about the boring new iPads and Yosemite.
  • A profile of top YouTuber PewDiePie. (His channel. He's actually 25, not 24.)
  • Video with Milana Vayntrub (on left) who's the girl in the AT&T ads:
  • Erik Kain of Forbes #GamerGate Is Not a Hate Group; It's A Consumer Movement vs. Amanda Marcotte's lies.
  • RIP SNL's Jan Hooks (the tribute video), Elizabeth Pena, Misty Upham, and Tim "Pop" Hervey of Detroit's The Bomb Pops.
  • What is 8 Mile in Detroit 8 miles from? Find out here!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Episode #61 - "Bob-Lo Bloods & Crips" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Hairy Baby!" or "Gotham Valley Girl"