Archive for July, 2012

Hope you have a happy, murder-less Friday the 13th

Posted in movies, pop culture with tags , , , , , on July 13, 2012 by Paxton

I think Friday the 13th is an appropriate day to go ahead and announce the overall topic for this year’s Halloween celebration, AWESOME-tober-fest.  This year I’ll be reviewing and talking about Movie Maniacs.  Here’s this year’s banner.

AWESOME-tober-fest 2012 banner

That image should be self explanatory. I’ll be focusing on movies, books and comics featuring some of our favorite movie maniacs like Freddy, Jason, Leatherface and Norman Bates. Should be a lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to it.

As a matter of fact, just yesterday I finished reading the novelization of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives by Simon Hawke. So expect that to be one of the things I talk about.
F13 part VI: jason lives novelization

Now, let’s take a look at some other cool stuff pertaining to the movie franchise based on today.

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Nerd Lunch Episode 45: Pop Culture Eraser

Posted in movies, podcast, pop culture, TV shows with tags , , , , , on July 11, 2012 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

Episode 45 is here, say, “CHEERS!” Sorry, I’ve been watching too much Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with my son lately. Anyway, this very special episode of the Nerd Lunch podcast is again without yours truly. I caught a bad head cold from people at work and completely lost my voice for almost a week. So, I had to bow out of this one. But taking my place are two great guests. One is Matt Ringler from the amazing Schlock Treatment podcast. The other is Aaron Nix from Movie Hodge Podge. The topic? Everyone is given the mythical Pop Culture Eraser and must decide how best to use it.

(Via Cultural Atrocities)

Each person must pick one show/movie and one actor to permanently erase from existence.  And with this great power comes great responsibility as you must also consider all of the implications of removing this person or show.  How would the landscape of pop culture change?  What other shows/movies are affected if you remove a popular actor?  It’s a daunting task, but these guys are totally up to said task.

Download this episode from iTunes or listen to it on Feedburner. And yes, we are still on the Zune Marketplace.

Or, you can listen to the show online here

Nerd Lunch Episode 50 is a-comin’! Be ready to Ask Us Anything!

Posted in podcast, pop culture with tags , , on July 6, 2012 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

That’s right gentlemen and gentleladies, the Nerd Lunch Podcast is about to celebrate it’s 50th episode! (Cue arena-like, Motley Crue crowd cheers)

Number 50

For episode 50, we want to do something special. So we are doing an episode called Ask Us Anything. To further explain that cryptic title, we want you, our listeners, to go ahead and ask us any question you like. Do you want to know more about us? Maybe you want to know what we think about some topic we haven’t already discussed? Do you want naked pictures of CT?  Or Jeeg to do your taxes?  Or how to give us truckloads of cash? Whatever your query, send it along to us and we will assure that it is handled in a prompt and professional manner. Unless it sucks, then we’ll completely ignore it and possibly make fun of you when we aren’t recording.

You can leave your question in the comments here or head over to Nerd Lunch and leave a comment there. Or, shoot on over to The Atomic Geeks Forums and leave your question in the Ask Us Anything thread.

We’ve already received several really great questions.  Get yours in while you still can and stay tuned for Episode #50.

The Atomic Geeks Episode 168: There Can Be Only One TWO

Posted in podcast, pop culture with tags , , , on July 5, 2012 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

I was asked by the Atomic Geeks to join them as their guest for an episode.  That episode is out now.  It’s Episode 168 – There Can Be Only One TWO!

Grease 2

This is the sequel installment to the Geeks’ Episode 134. Digio gives us two choices, one thing to keep and one thing to remove from existence.  And Digio comes up with some Sophie’s Choice style decisions.  And yes, Grease 2 does in fact come up in a side discussion and possible sing along between me and Downs.

So you get two podcasts this week featuring me.  This is truly a glorious week.

Download this episode from iTunes RIGHT NOW.  Or, listen to it on the Interwebs at The Atomic Geeks’ website.

Nerd Lunch Episode 44: The Return of Give That Guy Some Work

Posted in movies, podcast, TV shows with tags , , , , , on July 3, 2012 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

Welcome to Episode 44. This week we return to one of our franchise topics, Give That Guy Some Work, which we started WAY back in Episode 5.

Need Work

We each pick some actors that we feel haven’t gotten enough work lately.  We discuss the person, some of their career highlights and what we think they would be a perfect fit for.  It’s a lot of fun and a throwback to hear so many good, nearly forgotten actors.

Download this episode from iTunes or listen to it on Feedburner. And yes, we are still on the Zune Marketplace.

Or, you can listen to the show online here