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Clear Off Your Kitchen Tables, It’s Time For Traditional Games!

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Episode Seventeen

Clear Off Your Kitchen Tables, It’s Time For Traditional Games!

Traditional games. You know, the games that kids used to play before the video games took their predecessors out back behind the shed and put a bullet in their head? We’re talking about classic card, dice and board games in this episode; their history, the math behind them, and how we came to be fans of them. But don’t worry, there’s still our usual brand of fun. We start off with a bunch of dice in an old Crown Royal bag, come up with the best idea for a middle-aged woman gambling den, learn that the creators of probability math were degenerate gamblers, point out that while the Moors brought the standard deck of cards to Europe, the Europeans were the ones that made all the face cards white, describe HG Wells as the world’s first grognard, and finally come to understand that learning to play a board game is a perfect metaphor for sex.

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H.P. Lovecraft – His Geometry is Wrong

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Episode Fifteen

H.P. Lovecraft – His Geometry is Wrong

This week on the Unreliable Sources Podcast, we talk about one of our favorite authors H.P. Lovecraft, a complex and enigmatic figure that introduced the world to Cthulhu and numerous other horrors from beyond time and space. We start off with an attempt at a dramatic reading, have a healthy debate about Lovecraft’s racism, take a walk down memory lane and reminisce about our first Mythos experience, go through all of the games, comics, tv shows, and movies that use Lovecraft’s creations and themes, discover what Cthulhu smells like, remember what happens when you ask for the the Necronomicon in a book store, and who you how to play a Lovecraftian drinking game.

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Reference material from the episode:

 

The Wiseguys Improv

 

Cast a Deadly Spell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrzAuj2AK4Q

 

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society 

Website. (The Elder Thong.)

 

The Call of Cthulhu

 

The Whisperer in Darkness

 

Places you can read/listen to H.P. Lovecraft stories online

Read: The H.P. Lovecraft Archive | DagonBytes
Listen: LibirVox | Spotify

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Action Movies!!!EXCLAMATION MARK

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Episode Fourteen

Action Movies!!!EXCLAMATION MARK

This week four dudes do a lot of damage to a bottle of Jameson and talk about action movies. We open up with a botched Conan quote, a bunch of bad puns, and honestly goes a bit down hill from there. We take issue with scifi and fantasy movies being lumped into the same nerd trough, have an impromptu toast to Andre the Giant, realize the original title to Star Wars is interchangeable for any indie rock record, our joke accents go south while Zach says a lot of culturally and racially insensitive crap, then we discover that there is a dude in Hollywood that’s made a career out of being dickless or just a dick, name two movies with Gene Simmons, and end up pitching our own action movies.

If you are of legal age and not driving or about to drive, we recommend that when listening to this episode you drink every time you hear us pouring a drink.

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Reference material from the episode:

 

Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

Big Trouble in Little China

 

Die Hard

 

Commando

 

Ahnold, Wilt Chamberlain, and Andre the Giant

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The final fate of  Lo-Pan

 

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Rambo’s increasing death statistics

 

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Aww, Yeah. Kirby Style – Part Two

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Episode Thirteen

Aww, Yeah. Kirby Style – Part Two

Our love letter to Jack Kirby comes to a close as we finally admit that Chris is never, ever, wrong, decide cell washers at Disney should probably have been named culture destroyers, are blown away that Kirby never got bitter despite all the raw deals he was given, name our favorite Kirby creations, realize that Captain America is more important than money, wonder just what the hell Kirby could’ve done if he’d access to Photoshop, and do an awkward teaser of who’s going to be the next artist in this series.

We’re always in your debt, Jack. Thank you for everything.

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And if you liked our special guest, check out his web comic: Let’s Be Friend Again. They just kicked off a new era with a new writer (the enigmatic Adam Warrock) and they’ll be delivering the funnies three times a week.

 

Reference material from the episode:

 

The Thundarr the Barbarian opening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tptaLdjHTI

 

 

Kirby’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Super Powers

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The Glory Boat

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The Fall of the Silver Surfer

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Metron

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Bombast

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The Monsters of Transilvane 

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Transilvane Itself

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Two of Jack Kirby’s Depictions of God

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The Kirby Map from Kamandi/End of Final Crisis

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And here’s a random anecdote about Jim Steranko slapping Bob Kane:

http://comicsalliance.com/jim-steranko-twitter-slap-bob-kane/

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Aww, Yeah. Kirby Style – Part One

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Episode Twelve

Aww, Yeah. Kirby Style – Part One

This week starts off a new, regularly irregular series that’ll focus on three of the greatest artist of the 20th century. Starting off this week, and next, we’re focusing on Jack Kirby, who is generally accepted to be the most important man in comic book history. In this episode, we focus on Jack’s life through the end of the Silver Age and the launch of the Fourth World at DC, try to name as many Jack Kirby creations as we can in sixty seconds, wonder if desperation and deadlines are enough to make up an art style, wonder why all early comic book creator names sound like porn stars, go on the longest Superman tangent ever, and get completely swept up in Jack’s fantastic, hyperbolic imagination.

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Reference material from the episode:

 

An incomplete but still massive list of comic book characters created by Jack Kirby.

 

The Jack Kirby documentary.

 

The Death of Superman covers

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The truth about Jack Kirby’s Superman faces being redrawn.

 

Hispanic Pulp Spider-Woman

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We go to DragonCon!

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Episode Eleven

We go to DragonCon!

In this special double-sized episode, we take you to DragonCon with us. Along they way you’ll learn that turning off traction control on a suburban is a way to commit suicide, what to do when you feel little grabby hands on your leg, the dangers of hot Kinky and what makes vodka naughty, which bathrooms had a bit too much in common with peep show booths, the services Ernie Hudson will render for twenty bucks, if filching more or less disgusting than felting, what happens when John Barrowman asks you about your grumpy pussy, and if Star Trek’s Captain Sisko is ever asked to sing Sisqo’s “Thong Song”.

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Reference material from the episode:

Laurel’s Cosplay Ignite Memphis Talk

 

The photos from DragonCon

 

The reality of the DragonCon dealer room

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Formative Video Game Experiences

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Episode Nine

Formative Video Game Experiences

This week we talk about the formative video game experience we had as kids, tell you why it is okay to blow into a video game cartridge but never a pregnant lady’s vagina, explain that Nintendo Power was basically console wars propaganda, share our lingering fears of some one erasing our save files, and realize we sold our childhood so we could buy the next generation of video games.

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Cards Against Humanity

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Episode Eight

Cards Against Humanity

This week we’re not focusing on a specific topic, instead we’re playing a game that turns us all into the most offensive people that you’ve ever met: Cards Against Humanity.

And for that reason, we’ve decided to protect ourselves with secret identities. Sort of.

Get ready to be completely offended as Pancho Batwings, Banana Johnson, Code Name: Kids Next Door, Indiana Bones play Cards Against Humanity, explain how they were trolled by a sixty year old man, discover that Indiana Bones has a side job at the Temple of Groom, learn which one of them is uncircumcised, quote the Jesse Spano Caffeine Pill Freakout, and go down a Top Gun rabbit hole no one saw coming.

Reference material from the episode:

Cards Against Humanity can be purchased from Amazon here, or you can download it (legally) as a PDF and print your own here.

Top Gun’s (in)famous volley ball scene:

The Jesse Spano Caffeine Pill Freakout

 

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Spoiler Episode: Pacific Rim Wrap-Up

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Episode Seven

Spoiler Episode: Pacific Rim Wrap-Up

Fair warning, this episode is filled with spoilers. You’ve been warned.

Well, since we blew two whole episodes (mecha and kaiju) talking about what you needed to know before you see Pacific Rim, we figured we might as well spend a even longer third episode telling you what we thought of it.

So, that’s exactly what we did.

Along the way we stumble through a Saved by the Bell cold open, Shawn nearly ends Zach’s marriage, we probably spend a bit too long describing the sound kaiju would make getting it on with various other things, and Captain America’s booty is used as a rating system.

Reference material from the episode:

Guillermo del Toro’s Fresh Air Interview

Booty Man by Tim Wilson

 

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Sports!

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Episode Six

Sports!

I was trying to find an uplift quote about how sports is the thing that ties us together, but instead I found this quote about golf from Tiger Woods:

Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.

Yep. Anyway, moving on.

This week on the Unreliable Sources Podcast we tackle sports, wonder how you get a raven into a football uniform, suggest a few ideas to turn the Spelling Bee into a more active sporting event (hint: it involves punches), question where a Brazilian soccer ref hides a knife in those shorts, give an imitation of what it sounds like when a seven foot tall Chinese basketball player barfs on the court, decide that Ray Lewis’s missing bloody white suit is the greatest piece of sports memorabilia , and remind you to never, ever leave a game early

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