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Alternate Title: "Big Soft British Girl"
- Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Ice (Dirk); Jim Beam with a splash of Diet Mountain Dew (Otto). We're in a rut.
- "CAN YOU DIG IT?"
- Colin's Coffee's FaceSpace page.
- Announcement of Otto's new show, The Witching Hours (Mondays, 7-9 pm EST at RawRadioX.com).
- Some apologies.
- Adventures in laptop shopping. What Otto got. What Dirk got.
- Music by Puffy AmiYumi - "Planet Tokyo" (no video exists on YouTube of their version; lots of covers for some reason)
- Discussion of the Ant-Man teaser trailer...
...and the debut episodes of Agent Carter
- Gemma Arterton...
...versus Hayley Atwell...
...WHO YA GOT?!?
- Dirk's adventures in binge-watching The Flash and Homeland. FACT CHECK: Islamabad is in Pakistan.
- Firefly/V/Homeland actress Morena Baccarin has joined the casts of Gotham and The Flash.
- Dirk's getting apathetic about Sleepy Hollow leading to a discussion of the ups and downs of Lost including this classic moment:
- Was the mega-hyped Serial podcast worth listening to? Dirk tells us! (After taping the show, we discovered there's some interviews emerging disputing the series; one with the prime witness, the other with a prosecutor, leading to pushback from Sarah Koenig.)
- The Peter Pan portion of the This American Life fiasco episode referenced:
- The live version of the 2nd break song to illustrate how it worked live:
- The joys of a properly configured and calibrated surround system. This is the Disney WOW calibration mentioned:
Radio Shack no longer sells the meter, but it's this model.
- Pay attention to the black letterbox bars:
- Movie attendance is down.
- Gratuitous photo of Krysten Ritter, because she purdy:
- Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem (Netflix link) and the video that started the craze:
- The most-pirated movies of 2014. Does piracy automatically mean lost ticket and disc sales?
- Rihanna in Battleship:
- A random sample pitting Netflix streaming vs. the Fortress of Dirkitude® - i.e. streaming vs. a physical collection.
- UPDATE: The petition for AMC to lay off The Walking Hope was successful.
- Quick reviews of The Lego Movie, Scrooged, Live Die Repeat, Gone Girl and The Interview.
- Hit the link to see this VFX breakdown for Gone Girl:
Gone Girl Reel from artemplehollywood on Vimeo.
- Bono may never play guitar again.
- Jessie J's earnings from co-writing "Party in the USA" paid her rent for three years.
- Wedding news for Cameron Diaz and Stephen Fry, but they didn't marry each other.