Thursday, May 14, 2015

Episode #88 - "Furry Road: Fetishists in Australia" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Virus-Enhanced Monkeys On Reddit" or "Sticking It In, Making It Gooey"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Max Ice (Dirk); Ottopilot (Otto).
  • Whoops! Had the wrong date at the top - this was the May 14 episode, not May 13.
  • Tips on how to get the best bang for your buck in home theater; why spend too much for a larger set when sitting closer solves the problem? AVS Forum is the place for advice, help and user reviews.

    To Calculate Perceived Sizes:
    1. Measure the distance from the screen to where your head will be and enter in the Viewing Distance box at Size Calc
    2. Go to Display Wars and enter a pair of TV sizes to compare like 55" and 60" (like Dirk discusses). Get the widths from stats boxes (in this case, 48" and 52.3") and enter the larger size in Physical Size box.
    3. The Perceived Size box now displays how many degrees of arc that width occupies in your vision. In this example, being 10 feet away from a 52.3 inch wide TV results in ~24.6 degrees.
    4. Click the lock next to the Perceived Size field to lock (duh) that number in.
    5. Now enter the size of the smaller set (e.g. 48") in the Physical Size field. The Distance field changes to 9.18 feet or 110 inches meaning that a 55-inch TV viewed from 110 inches away appears to be the same size as a 60-inch TV viewed from 120 inches (10 feet)!
    6. PROFIT!!!
  • UPDATE (8/20/2018): This site makes calculations even easier and provides the recommendations for SMPTE and THX compliance.
  • Why hotel TVs suck.
  • First Music Break: INXS, "Original Sin"
  • Billy Joel songs Dirk sings.
  • Talk about genre TV shows that have been picked up and cancelled. 
  • Fact Check: Caity Lotz will be returning as resurrected Sara Lance, the now-White Canary, thanks to the Magic Hot Tub.
  • A dispute about what kind of hat Heisenberg wears.
  • The referenced video with a kitteh literally sitting in:
  • Otto joins McHatin in the Not A Man Club for not having seen Alyssa Milano in Embrace of the Vampire. (An extremely NSFW clip reel of some of the money is here.)
  • Dirk's problems with the current season of Orphan Black.
  • Discussion of the season finale and season overall of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 
  • Talking about the extended Supergirl trailer. Is it like the SNL Black Widow rom-com spoof or is it cool? (io9 hated it.)
  • Learn about The Baxter.
  • Fact Check: Felicity Smoak on Arrow is played by Emily Bett Rickards.
  • Fact Check: The CW Network is a partnership between CBS, the former owners of UPN and Time-Warner.
  • Second Music Break: INXS, "Melting In The Sun"
  • Dirk reviews Furious 7 and It Follows.
  • Fact Check: The Idiot was written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dirk guessed correctly!
  • Third Music Break: INXS, "I Send A Message"
  • An attempted deep-dive discussion of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the continuing controversy
  • io9's angry screed about Black Widow; EW's mailbag about it.
  • Wired - "Age of Ultron Is Proof Marvel Is Killing the Popcorn Movie" - which will be discussed further next episode.
  • Milo Yiannopoulos - "Avengers Director Joss Whedon is Feminism’s Battered Wife." (Related: Ricochet's piece.)
  • Arthur Chu "quits" Twitter in a ludicrous self-serving bleat.
  • Entertainment Weekly decides Whedon's evil was foretold in Dollhouse.
  • Selma director sought by Marvel to direct Black Panther or Captain Marvel.
  • How Felicia Day's Charlie got "fridged" on Supernatural.
  • Fourth Music Break: INXS, "Dancing On The Jetty"
  • Leigh Alexander doesn’t like Cards Against Humanity. Wah.
  • Natalie Portman considers her Oscar to be a "false idol."
  • How Tippi Hedren inspired Vietnamese nail salons. No kidding!
  • The Corner Men scene from Do The Right Thing alluded to:
  • Everything is a Remix series by Kirby Ferguson. Definitely cherkitert.

  • "Popping!"

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