Thursday, July 31, 2014

Episode #53 - "Kentucky Ball Slap" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "One Tree Gotham"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Woodpecker Granny Smith Tart Apple Hard Cider, Jim Beam (Dirk); same, but mixed together (Otto).
  • Big storms and poor news reporting.
  • The church fire:
  • Otto is still trying to get his catch phrase to happen:
  • Follow-up on Weird Al.

  • Follow up on the current Humble Bundle and advice of new sale items to pick up (Expires 8/5/14) and why liking and interacting with our FaceSpace page is so important so as to not miss hot deals when they happen.
  • Follow-up on the death of Archie.

  • The Amazon Fire Phone is out and Dirk was right about it.
  • Discussion of the various meager scraps of news out of San Diego Comic-Con.
  • The Wonder Woman-Xena photo:
  • Elizabeth Olson's Scarlet Witch costume:
  • 13-year-old Winona Ryder with her real hair color:
  • Sam Raimi's forgotten movie:
  • The test footage for the proposed Deadpool movie. (Can't post the video because it keeps getting knocked down.)
  • The Observe and Report red band trailer referenced (the quote starts at 2:35):
  • A 64-year-old bystander was badly injured when hit by a car during a zombie walk.
  • Great fan-made video cutting the original tunes' videos to Weird Al's medley:
  • Otto reviews Jack White's concert at the Fox Theater.
  • Dirk reviews Lucy and The Monuments Men
  • Milla Jovovich in a real acting/non-ass-kicking movie:
  • Netflix vs. Amazon Prime Video.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Episode #52 - "It Seemed Longer" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "I'm A Dick Magnet
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Ice, Sam Adams Summer Ale, Jim Beam (Dirk); Jim Beam and Diet Mountain Dew (Otto).
  • New pop filters deprive Otto of his fun.
  • Dirk goes to court for some Constitutionally-suspect fun. (Read: Not fun.) Plus a hot Customs agent.

  • Recapping Jimmy Doom's "The Masturbation Is Implied" performance last week.
  • A detour into the films of Paul Thomas Anderson.
  • The clip from Magnolia, mistakenly mentioned as being "Save Me" by Aimee Mann, which was in the movie, just not this scene:
  • The whole Rush documentary:
  • The woman who accused Conor Oberst of raping her recanted her claim triggering discussion of how the the expansion of anything into "sexual assault" is ruining lives.
  • An update on Dirk's OnePlus One and it's awesome battery life.
  • A preview of Satori Circus' new show "...poems we tell ourselves..." happening August 1 & 2, 2014.
  • The source of Dirk's "Camera one, camera two..." reference:
  • Lucy Lawless is joining the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 
  • J.J. Abrams teases the new-look X-Wing for the new Star Wars movie and the ridiculous rumors being peddled by nerd sites.
  • The 5-minute Guardians of the Galaxy trailer:
  • Dirk encounters jerks on the Internet. (Shocking, right?)
  • DC Comics flunks PR101 in their handling of a Superman logo on a child's tombstone.
  • Marvel Comics shakes things up with black Captain America, Tony Stark moving to San Francisco for Superior Iron Man, and Thor will become a woman. We discuss it.
  • Riverdale's favorite ginger, Archie, is killed off, martyred on the altar of liberalism. (After taping, this very good opinion piece appeared here explaining why it was a meaningless death, but it seems to have gone behind a rather pricey paywall within a couple of days.)
  • Tommy Ramone RIP.
  • The actual origins of punk music.
  • An example of flyer art from Dirk's band made from comic art:

  • Discussion of Buffy The Vampire Slayer's "Once More, With Feeling" episode (Streaming here on Amazon Prime Video), various Christopher Guest movies and Jane Lynch. 
  • Free online screenplay formatting site Writer Duet. Best paid option: Fade In.
  • Rundown of the new Humble Square Enix Bundle (running through August 5, 2014) which is mostly older and so-so titles unless you buy the top level.
  • Daikatana - John Romero's folly as chronicled by Gamespot is missing, but a copy can sorta be read here); Stevie "Killcreek" Case's shameful transformation - old brown-haired, pre-surgery photos seem to have disappeared, but this is what she was turned into:
  • Felicia Day: Nerd cute, natural, creative, credibility intact:
  • Battlefield Hardline delayed and Dirk's clever way to buy Battlefield 4 Premium for half-price.
  • Neversoft (Tony Hawk games, Guitar Hero) closes and gives their employees knives and burned their eyeball logo.
  • The evil of pre-orders strikes again with Alien: Isolation is offering two DLC packs featuring the original movie's cast, but only with pre-orders and one of those is a Gamestop exclusive. The Verge and Polygon's coverage; Jim Stirling's righteous rant, "The Poison of Pre-Order Culture."
  • Weird Al Yankovic threatens to have his first #1 album. (Note: After taping, it was confirmed that he did hit #1. Congrats, Weird!) The Business Week article we read from. The entire Behind The Music episode:
  • Dirk reviews Transcendence and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.
  • The awesomeness of the original novella of The Running Man and the eerie echos of The Seige on 9/11.
  • RIP Elaine Stritch and James Garner and Panic or Pain singer Scott Mick's sister. 
  • The Rockford Files answering machine message referenced can't be found online - a compilation of the 2nd season's openers is below - but here's the transcript of the S5E06 message: "Jim, directions to the party. Left on Saugus, you'll see a rock. Left, left again, right, another left, there's kind of a hill—keep going you'll probably see a bunch of cars."
  • Dirk is missing some guitars.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Episode #51 - "Auteur Filmmaking Driving School" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "It's No Gossip Girl" or "We Throw Apples At Dorothy" or "Matthew Modine's Smug Bitch Face" or "Harrison Ford's Finger of Doom" or "The Stalker's Cologne" or "Eat A Dick, Tom Morello!" or "Tough Break, Violent J"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Angry Orchard Hard Cider.
  • "Free Dirk Now!" and mop-up.
  • The physical edition of Gone Home.
  • The new Humble 2K Bundle (deal valid until July 22). Get 3, 6, 8 or even more games for cheap.
  • Discussion of the OnePlus One's amazing packaging from the phone that arrived earlier than last week's show implied. The unboxing video that goes nicely with what we talk about:
  • "Nasty Ho" by Neurotic Outsiders.
  • Dirk reviews Transformers: Age of Extinction.
  • Compare and contrast!

  • Discussion of A Cat In Paris - watch it on Amazon Prime Video here.
  • Discussion of voice actor documentary I Know That Voice. Full movie below:
  • "Angelina" and "Good News" by Neurotic Outsiders.
  • Dirk finally saw Night of the Living Dead and shares his thoughts on it. Lengthy discussion ensues. Full movie below:
  • The Dawn of the Dead: Ultimate Edition DVD set that Dirk paid about 1/10th as much for:
  • The article about the dangers of Moon dust.
  • Dirk runs into a couple of jerks on the Internet. Must've been a day with "day" in the name.
  • Two more tracks from Neurotic Outsiders: "Jerk" and "Janie Jones."
  • Otto announces a couple of events that are over by the time you read/hear this.
  • Dirk finally clears his thoughts about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction off the spindle; the lackluster Nirvana set and the appalling hypocrisy of Tom Morello.
  • The Kate and Ali sketch isn't available online in video form, but here's the transcript.
  • Jay Pharoh's devastating Denzel Washington impression on SNL.

  • A rough clip job of Bill Hader's Stefon character:
  • Odds & Ends: Brandon Routh joins the Arrow cast; J.Law's spray tan/side boob/Hermione (the Emma Watson one, not Dirk's woman) facepalm adventure...

    (you're welcome); Epic Rap Battles in History: Joan of Arc vs. Miley Cyrus; Lindsay Lohan is suing over Grand Theft Auto V stealing her likeness, too bad the model is already known; ICP's lawsuit against the FBI for calling Juggalos a gang gets tossed out; dumb criminal checks his FaceSpace while he's robbing a house.
  • Pig Grosse Pointer just dumped this a couple years ago:  

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Episode #50 - "Catholic Republicans From Ohio" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "I'll Meat Her"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Sam Adams Summer Ale (Dirk), Jim Beam (Otto).
  • It's our 50th show and there are presents!

  • Zombie Apocalypse II show report.
  • Dirk was thinking of Jim Harper, the radio DJ. (Thanks, Hermione!)
  • Dirk's sad tale of photographic woe from the film camera days.
  • Dirk poorly explains his philosophy of picking music.
  • Tonight's music is from Buckcherry's overlooked 2nd album Time Bomb:

  • "Dirk's War On Corporate Malfeasance" where the botched handling of the OnePlus One smartphone rollout - the Stockholm Syndrome thread is here - is contrasted against Microsoft botching the Xbox One's launch six months prior to the console's launch and Ubisoft's diligently anti-consumer antics.

  • Jim Stirling's videos about how Ubisoft screws over PC versions of games and lies to their customers:
  • Why a Polygon writer isn't buying Battlefield: Hardline at launch.
  • A gift for Otto:
  • Brief recap of the Google I/O and the announcement of "Android L."
  • Otto's surprising reaction to X-Men: Days of Future Past and discussion.
  • Dirk's review of Gone Home, the first videogame (which isn't really a videogame) review ever at DirkFlix and factoring of the ratio of play time vs. price.
  • Jupiter Ascending delayed; Star Wars: Episode VII may be delayed due to Harrison Ford's injury.
  • How movies need to have the balls to kill the kid or dog instead of the obvious fakeout.
  • Community moves to online via Yahoo and Hieroglyph gets cancelled while still in early stages of production.
  • Pacific Rim 2 is happening. This was not cleared through us. 
  • RIP Meschach Taylor and Paul Mazursky.