Archive for April, 2013

Like Cult Film Club? Like Stickers? Then get some of our Cult Film Club stickers!

Posted in movies, podcast with tags , , , on April 18, 2013 by Paxton

Cult Film Club

Jaime, Shawn and I hope you have been enjoying our new podcast.  It’s a lot of fun for us and we really have received a lot of nice feedback concerning the show.  We love all of your comments and movie suggestions.  Thank you so much for your support.

Speaking of support, Shawn has put together some of the artwork he’s done for the show and made stickers out of them. Check ’em out!

CFC stickers

Each sticker pack contains 4 die-cut stickers measuring 2.4″x2.4″ and 3.4″x2.4″, featuring the CFC Logo, Official Membership Badge, our mascot the Phantom Ticket Taker, and the one, the only Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi)!

These sticker packs have been put out there and are ready for you to purchase to help support us, your favorite podcast of all time (alongside Nerd Lunch of course).  It’s our way of honoring Mr Pink’s “no tipping” policy by offering you the chance to not tip us and still support us for bringing you some awesome content.  Plus, you know, STICKERS!!!

FYI, if you decide to order these bad boys, hop on over to Branded in the 80s and let Shawn know you ordered the sticker packs and, if you ask nicely, I’m sure he’ll include that awesome Branded in the 80s sticker you see in the upper right of the first picture.

Again, Jaime, Shawn and I thank you guys for all of your support.

CFC sticker packs

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11 comic covers that homage famous movie posters

Posted in comic books, movies, pop culture, Star Wars with tags , , , , on April 17, 2013 by Paxton

I love movies. Obviously. I also love comics. So when comic artists homage famous movies it really gets my nerd blood pumpin’.  So I thought I’d take a look at some of my favorite movie poster homages that can be found on the covers of some surprising (and not-so-surprising) comics.

FYI, these aren’t all of them.  I could probably do another full article of more homages.  These are just some of my favorites. You can click the images to make them BIGGER.

Star Wars poster Homage 1
Star Wars / Spidey Super Stories #31 – Not surprising that there is at least one Star Wars homage cover out there, right? But did you expect it on Spidey Super Stories? The comic based on the Spider-Man skits from Electric Company?  I kind of love that this is out there.  Dr Doom as Darth Vader?!  BRILLIANT!

Advs in Babysitting Homage 1
Adventures in Babysitting / Darkwing Duck v2 #17Adventures in Babysitting is an awesome movie.  Plus, it has one of the best posters painted by the great Drew Struzan.  I really love the Darkwing Duck homage plus it’s such a cool comic to do it.

Aliens poster Homage 1
Enter the Dragon / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles v4 #6 – There’s no more appropriate place for an Enter the Dragon homage than on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Plus, I think Jaime from Shezcrafti is gonna love that I included this one.  What a great recreation of the poster.

Alien Poster Homage 1
Alien / Deadpool #40 – Deadpool’s various series over the years have actually homaged dozens of movies.  This one is one of my favorites.

Aliens poster Homage 1
Aliens / Cable v2 #18 – Pretty straightforward homage of the James Cameron Aliens poster.

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Nerd Lunch Episode 81: Replace Me

Posted in podcast with tags , , on April 16, 2013 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

Episode 81 of the Nerd Lunch podcast features the return of one of my favorite guests, Kristin Rielly of Reilly Geek fame. She joins us to discuss replacements for ourselves.

Replace Me

Carlin gives us several social situations and we are supposed to choose a real person, a fictional person or a Muppet to replace us. What Muppets will show up at an office Christmas party? What deceased former Presidents will attend family reunions and/or a 5 year old’s birthday party? And yes, we have to deal with the repercussions of our decisions. Nerd To Dos involve Superman IV, Downton Abbey and selling off comics.

Download this episode from iTunes or listen to it on Feedburner.

Or simply listen to it online here.

It’s Atari National Pac-Man Day!

Posted in Pac-Man, pop culture with tags , , , , , , on April 3, 2013 by Paxton

Cavalcade Arcade

Today marks the 31st annual Atari National Pac-Man Day.

Atari National Pac-Man Day

Atari declared National Pac-Man Day on the day they released the Atari port of Pac-Man back on April 3, 1982.

Atari Pac-Man
(Via Sascha Grant)

Pac-Man was a cultural phenomenon in the early 80s. It was merchandised as thoroughly as anything is today. So on this most auspicious holiday think back on the Atari 2600 and the game of Pac-Man. Maybe head on over to an emulator site and play a game.  Enjoy one of the first video games to become a global phenomenon.

Check out these other Pac-Man specific articles:

1. On Episode 77 of the Nerd Lunch Podcast we discuss the Atari 2600 and its games (including Pac-Man)
2. First Perfect Game of Pac-Man played back in 1999
3. America’s Love Affair with a man named Pac
4. Check out some Pac-Man photos in my Video Games Flickr set

Nerd Lunch Episode 79: Drilldown on Firefly

Posted in Firefly, podcast, pop culture, TV shows with tags , , , , on April 2, 2013 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

Only 21 episodes to go before we hit the big 100. This week we are joined again by the always awesome Mark Dury, the unofficial fifth Atomic Geek.  We brought Mark in to finally discuss a subject that I am frankly shocked we haven’t really discussed yet.  We get nerdy and drill down on one of the Geek Sci-Fi Holy Grails, Joss Whedon’s Firefly.

Firefly blueprint

We talk about our own experiences with the show. We see if any of us saw the very short Fox run or if we saw the movie. We even discuss if we would like to see Firefly return in some form or another. It’s all pretty geeky. Come check it out.

Download this episode from iTunes or listen to it on Feedburner.

Or listen to it online here.