Thursday, January 8, 2015

Episode #71 - "Blew Nü-Rae" - Show Notes

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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.
  • Colin's Coffee's FaceSpace page.
  • Announcement of Otto's new show, The Witching Hours (Mondays, 7-9 pm EST at
  • 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.

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