Friday, March 18, 2016

Episode #119 - "Tales of the Bargain Ninja®" - Show Notes



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Alternate Title: "Emoji Shrug Thing" 
  • Tonight's Beverages: Simple Times Pilsner (Dirk); Woodward Reserve whisky w/Pepsi (Otto)
  • The usual introductory rigmarole and mop-up.
  • Live Appearances: We'll be hosting the Detroit Zombie Armageddon event on May 7 and Dirk will be playing guitar on a couple of tunes at the Panic In Detroit! A Night of Glam Rock & Bowie! on March 26.
  • Referenced: Stirling's epic interview, Episode #108 - "Stirling Silver Polished" and Audra Kubat's appearance on our debut episode, Episode #1 - "It Was a Good Night. Nobody Died".
  • The need for a inexpensive stand for Dirk's new TV leads to an episode of Tales of the Bargain Ninja®.
  • Referenced: The Charlie Brown Christmas bit with "Jingle Bells":
  • Referenced: The emoji-shrug thing: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Fact Check: The price for the bar stools in the store would've been $33.69; Dirk's Bargain Ninja® way made that price $28.80 - a savings of $4.89, LIKE A BOSS!
  • The crappy selection of 4K content at the moment.
  • An extra Tale of the Bargain Ninja® on using cheap dollar store DVDs to save money on Blu-rays. 
  • First Music Break: Sinead O'Connor, "Jerusalem"
  • Referenced: Sinead O'Connor's 1989 Grammy performance of "Mandinka":
  • Netflix premieres of Daredevil S2 and Pee-Wee's Big Holiday.
  • Of Kings and Prophets cancelled after two episodes.
  • Talk about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Person of Interest S5 starts May 5, but it will be its last season. Dirk mourns its passing.
  • A gratuitous photo of new "Nancy Drew" Sarah Shahi:

  • Every show on the CW Network was renewed. ADD LINK
  • Referenced: Shot from the Jessica Biel photo shoot that got her in hot water with her 7th Heaven employers:
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  • Gotham renewed for a 3rd season.
  • Speculation of where The Walking Dead will end up this season and latest episode
  • Referenced: TWD episode "The Same Boat" was shot on set used for Saw. ADD LINK
  • Referenced: The theater scene from Cecil B. DeMented featuring Alicia Witt
  • Second Music Break: U2, "Wire"
  • Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford are teaming up for a fifth Indiana Jones movie to be released in July 2019. 
  • Referenced: The Scriptnotes podcast discussing Raiders of the Lost Ark. ADD LINK
  • The Russo Brothers are teasing Captain America: Civil War and we discuss possible pathes to Infinity Wars.
  • A VFX breakdown reel of the opening sequence of Deadpool
  • We've made some performance tweaks to the site.
  • Olivia Wilde was too old at 28 for The Wolf of Wall Street?!?!
  • Movie trailers discussed:


  • Dirk reviews The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Pt. 2.
  • Referenced: The Screen Junkies Honest Trailer for it:
  • Third Music Break: Buck-O-Nine, "Irish Drinking Song"
  • Otto reports on the Lexington Comic Con. (Referenced: Olaf Barbosa's videos.)
  • Otto's interview with Kellita Smith from Z Nation.
  • Microsoft wants to start cross-platform play with PC and Playstation gamers.
  • Hackers nearly steal $1 billion, thwarted only by a typo.
  • RIP: Larry Drake (LA Law, Darkman), musician Keith Emerson, Frank Sinatra Jr. 
  • The Walk of Life Project which believes the Dire Straits tune is the perfect song to end any movie. Like these:


Unused Alternate Titles: "Totally Norm Crosbyed" or "This Is Storytime" or "Today's Word Is 'Irony', Kids" or  or "Your Dose of Sweet Christmas" or "All-Seeing God Machine" or "Evil Supergirl" or "Bottle Show" or "Misery Porn" or "Tiny Hebrew Gentleman"

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