Sunday, December 21, 2014

The 12 Picks Of Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone!  As one of our last podcasts of the year, we decided to share recommendations that we all thought our individual cohosts would like but we've never had the chance to bring up on the show yet.  Each of us picked a book and a movie for the other two hosts and we came up with some great stuff, from the highbrow to Kevin Bacon.

There was a small tech snafu on this one so the end has been a bit truncated; rest assured those responsible have been sacked.

In the spirit of Christmas, we un-sacked them and they made up for it by re-editing the podcast so it's now complete. They also got rid of the John Denver, so we're giving them a bonus. 

Show Notes

  • Amy conflated the name of the Wimsey sequel and its author. It's "The Attenbury Emeralds" by Jill Walsh.
  • If you want to listen to the audio of the Truffaut/Hitchcock interviews, here ya go
  • This is the cover of Rules of Civility to which Joe refers at one point.
  • "Paperman" short film 
  • The Baltimore/D.C. film critic Amy was trying to think of is Stephen Hunter
  • We're assuming this is the Tam Lin cover that Joe doesn't care for much. This other common one seems fairly unobjectionable.

"The 12 Days of Christmas" - Bob and Doug McKenzie
"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" - Gene Pitney

The Full List of Picks (Below the fold if you're looking at our home page.)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Episode 33 - Who You Callin' a "Lady" Detective?

Joe's got a cold and sounds like it, Amy's got a cold and sounds perfectly healthy next to Joe. Randy lives in the land of socialized medicine and is fine. 

Joe had the theme for this time around and asked for "lady detectives."

Show notes

Intro Music: "We Used to Be Friends" by The Dandy Warhols
Exit Music: "It's a Shame about Ray" by The Lemonheads 

  • Amy's still working her way through "Transparent" and is trying to get caught up on "Arrow."
  • Randy's watching "The Comeback" but he's not sure if he's ready to talk about it yet.
  • Joe got his vroom on, watching "Fast Five" and "The Fast and Furious 6"
  • Joe's right that Martin Starr, James Franco, and Dave Allen are all Freaks & Geeks alumni who show up in "Veronica Mars." However, an imdb overlap search reveals that Percy Daggs III (Wallace) was "Mathlete #2" in a F&G episode.
  • It is Rob Thomas who's written both of the Veronica Mars books so far: 2014's The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line and 2015's Mr. Kiss and Tell
  • Rob Thomas's non-Veronica Mars book, written prior to the tv show, is Rats Saw God
  • Logan's yellow Nissan was an Xterra:

  • The MOST PRECIOUS COMMERCIAL starring Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard:

On the next episode

Amy asked for "Runners-up." Joe's having us read Walter Tevis's 1981 book Mockingbird, which was nominated for a Nebula but lost to Timescape by Gregory Benford. Randy's happy to have a reason finally to select for the podcast "Fish Tank" which won the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2009, but did not win the Palme D'Or which went to "The White Ribbon." I guess director Andrea Arnold will have to console herself with her Best British Film BAFTA.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Quiz Time - Characters Welcome

Joseph delivers a devilish quiz where he gives Randy and Amy the names of two characters and asks them to guess the actor who played both. It's completely unfair!

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