Thursday, June 27, 2013

Episode #11 - "30 Years High" - Show Notes

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Alternative Title: "Extremely Random Access Talk"
  • Tonight's Beverage: Labatt's Blue (for Dirk; McHatin had water)
  • GILFs; fun with TSA; EGOT; and Kinky Boots. That's the first 5 minutes.
  • The missing Detroit City Council member; plotting next week's show; the first Dirk & McHatin Show video. That's the next five minutes.
  • The madness about how Detroit does nothing until they rush and do something stupid triggers an explanation of the plot to RoboCop to Agatha Christie, a discussion of how hot Nancy Allen was and how she isn't Melanie Griffith.
  • The Go-Go's/B-52s show is discussed (show review and photos here), plus Dirk's hate for Belinda Carlisle and the stunning GILFness of Kate Pierson as illustrated with this photo:
  • Lemmy had a hematoma then felt really better.
  • Cool free Android app-of-the-day app: AppGratis.
  • McHatin's back on his ICP hobby horse again.
  • Tweets reacting to the Red Wedding.
  • Dirk's frustration with Injustice: Gods Among Us.
  • Alyssa Milano is in next month's Maxim leading to the shocking revelation that McHatin has never seen Embrace of the Vampire and thus he's never seen this scene! (EXTREMELY NSFW!!! So make sure your boss/parents aren't around.)
  • One-hump chump pick-up lines.
  • What happens to cloud saves if you let your Xbox Live Gold expire? (Apparently you can still copy them down local.)
  • The messed-up plot to Dragons Age: Origins and The Witcher 2's nudity.
  • The new book Dirk has started reading (I'm Dying Up Here) and McHatin's reading Ready Player One leads to a discussion of whether Andy Kaufman was funny or not and whether there is any room for originality left in art?
  • Do guys prefer big fake boobs? We discuss it!
  • McHatin's confusion about which Gabor sister he abused himself to.
  • The new Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy flick, The Heat (review here), whether women are funny (and if size matters), and McHatin's brilliant suggestion for a gender-swapped Rush Hour.
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection
  • Discussion of This Is The End (review TK), and Man of Steel (review TK).
  • Funny takedown at io9 of the really dumb story points of Man of Steel: The Most Important Scenes from Man of Steel (As I Remember Them)
  • The laziness of Star Trek Into Darkness (review here).

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Episode #10 - "Everybody Calls Me Cobra" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Sincere, Diverse and Kick-Ass"
  • Tonight's Beverage: Sapporo beer.
  • Dirk and McHatin's birthdays are celebrated and cute fast food girls are compared.
  • Dirk recaps his trip to Toronto last weekend for NXNE. Girls in bands are compared.
  • The convoluted saga of the Xbox One, Internet rage, Microsoft's flip-flop on DRM, more Internet rage, and McHatin's exodus to the Playstation 4 is kicked around at extreme length.
  • Free Game Concept: Wayne Gretsky's Last Stand!
  • The first draft of Microsoft's DRM-reversal announcement - leading to instant "Xbox One Eighty" memes - as conceived by Dorkly.
  • Steve and Aaron "Cobra" Greene of Voyag3r (say "Voyager 3") drop by to discuss their 7" release show, discuss their prior incarnations as Forge and Decibilt, their experiences chasing record deals, growing up and changing priorities, Man of Steel, and then playing the Deep Thoughts Musicians Quiz game.
  • Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll
Production Notes: The inconsistency in the back-announcement of the first Voyag3r song was due to the song titles not being visible in the play queue on the broadcast computer. We intro'd "Victory in the Battle Chamber" and then played "Hunted Becomes Hunter" by accident. Later, when we planned on playing "Victory" in the 2nd spot, we discovered that none of the music was actually being broadcast during the whole show due to a glitch in the audio settings. It was corrected and we then played "Hunted" because "Victory" has been played in an earlier episode.

Due to the glitch, that also meant the the opening theme music wasn't recorded either. With a jacked-up intro, two holes where no music was recorded plus with the bonus of the studio mics being hot and transmitting (good thing no one was plotting any crimes!), we couldn't rebroadcast or podcast it as it was, so we assembled the show in Reaper multi-track DAW, dropping in the songs in their holes and applying some processing to get the pre-fix talking loud enough.

It was a mess, kept us up all night, but the results were worth it. Just a glimpse of how we make the donuts here at Culture Vultures when stuff goes wrong!