Thursday, July 18, 2013

Episode #13 - "Nerd Rage Against The Machines" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "It's the McHatin Show with a Special Appearance by Dirk." 
  • Tonight's Beverage: Beck's.
  • Hot weather and McHatin's distaste for John Cusack and what actors have to do.
  • The differences in fantasy fiction and McHatin's childhood.
  • The dangers of presuming an audience is familiar with previous similar art.
  • Cloud Atlas and Lost and complex mythologies.
  • The differences between the Marvel and DC movie universes prompted by this article.
  • Bruce Wayne vs. Tony Stark....WHO YA GOT?!?
  • Upcoming interviews with Lynda Mandolyn and Cherie Curie are teased.
  • Music from Inside Out that no one is supposed to have.
  • Listener question about what books have been most poorly served by their movie adaptation is answered.
  • Unmentioned during the show because we moved on too quickly, but there's a book on the making of The Bonfire of the Vanities called The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy Of A Hollywood Fiasco.
  • Emmy nominations announced and as predicted Tatiana Maslany didn't get nominated for Orphan Black. ATTICA! ATTICA! ATTICA! (The Huff Poo agrees: Emmy Nominations 2013 Biggest Snub: 'Orphan Black' Star Tatiana Maslany Was Robbed)
  • This is the same actress and they all act different, but it's not good enough? Perhaps if she was Tracy Ullman?
  • Comic-Con preview discussion, McHatin's lack of interest in Jamie Foxx's Electro and the challenges of superhero costumes and adapting Wonder Woman.
  • The problem with movie trailers - too many, 20-second teasers for 60-second teaser trailers, international trailers. Enough!
  • Why is Spike Lee remaking Oldboy?
  • Other movie trailers discussed:

  • Dirk's Spring Breakers review.
  • Discussion of Pacific Rim and by "discussion" we mean Dirk calling out the cheap date nerds who have giving it a pass despite its insurmountable flaws for about a half-hour. He mad, bro! (Related reviews: The Dark Knight Reloaded and Real Steel.)
  • The VR scene from Disclosure that's referenced:
  • A list of hot babes with small breasts.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Episode #12 - "World's Cutest Causer of Chaos" - Show Notes

Alternate Title: "Attack of the Manic Pixie ShowGirl"
  • Tonight's Beverage: Guinness Black Lager
  • McHatin describes how he would give hours of oral love to Rosario Dawson. Lucky girl. (Note: Not lucky.) We're off to a great start. (Note: Not a great start.)
  • Dirk is having technical problems with his hard drive.
  • The Steam Summer Sale started so we talk about games we'd like to buy at what price; the cost of games; the trouble Tim Shafer's Kickstarter-backed game has run into despite swimming in money; and what the heck does a massive AAA game like GTA V cost?
  • Music: Metal remix of t.A.T.u.'s "All The Things She Said" (can't find the link)
  • Burlesque performer Hayley Jane drops in for a wild ride of an interview, lasting nearly 90 minutes where she talks about:
    • The Downtown Brown musical she's writing;
    • Her serious role-playing game nerd cred and how her burlesque career collided with a game store one night;
    •  The origins of the Manic Pixie ShowGirl persona and how she's phasing it out;
    • Living in Ferndale and stupid protesters;
    • McHatin's problem with clowns and how he couldn't cope with this photo:
    • The photo from the first time Dirk saw Hayley Jane (yeah, MySpace was a thing then):
    • SPAG Burlesque - Blondie's (1/24/2009)
    • Her origins in small-town Pennsylvania and how burlesque is a criminal activity;
    • Her involvement with the Wonderland show - a burlesque telling of Alice In Wonderland;
    • Her high school-era music and how it relates to Dresden Dolls;
    • How she moved, started working in a strip club, and the differences between burlesque and stripping;
    • SHOWGIRLS(!) and strippers in movies;
    • Her take on Dita Von Teese's style;
    • A performance of "Ren Faire Romance" with backing "vocals" by the CVR Mens Chorus;
    • Why she's not doing music anymore despite being awesome at minute;
    • Finally, Miss Wigglebottom is not a thing!
  • A bunch shots of Hayley and Lushes LaMoan (from Detroit Dizzy Dames) are in this set:
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  • Proof that no matter how rich, famous, talented or beautiful they may be, they're just one unfortunate frame grab away from looking like the rest of us peasants.