Sigh, I totally didn’t make my goal of sharing 31 monster animation cels this season, but in retrospect I don’t mind all that much. Doing these sorts of blogging marathons can get grueling when doing them day by day, and this Halloween season was extra jam-packed with stuff for my family outside of my work on Branded. So in short, I had a great Halloween season, as I hope the rest of you did out there in internetland, and sooner or later I’ll find the time to scan the rest of the animation cels I planned on sharing and get them posted here.
One of the cool things about this past October was getting a chance to be a guest on a number of podcasts, so I wanted to give a shout out to a couple that dropped recently…
The Nerd Lunch crew were gracious enough to invite me back on their show recently for a discussion on some obscure Halloween specials. I always love getting a chance to chat with Paxton & Jeeg, and I finally had the opportunity to talk to Jay of the Sexyarmpit.com! So if you wanna hear me and the guys speak to the importance of Paul Lynde’s chest hair and whether or not Fairuza Balk’s character from the Worst Witch grows up to be the evil bitch in The Craft, head on over to the Nerd Lunch site, or heck, you can download the episode by subscribing to the show on iTunes, or even directly right here!
I also had the opportunity to talk all things Halloween-y with the fine folks over at the Beaucoup Pop Podcast!
I’ve chatted with amazing artist Justin Stewart online for ages (as well as getting a chance to meet him in person during the Up! Fair and he was a super cool dude), so it was a real treat to get a chance to chat with him and Tressa (another great artist by the by) about the holiday and my obsession with 80s era cartoons. Also in on the conversation are the super talented Sara & Brian Turner of Cricket-Press.com, and it’s always a pleasure to hang out with those guys. You can find episode 75 of the Beaucoup Pop Podcast over at their website or by subscribing to the show on iTunes!
I’m a regular listener to the podcasts on the Bubble Pipe Podcasting Network, so it was really cool to get a chance to participate in the launch of Saturday Morning Central. To listen in just click on the SMC banner above, or you can download the episode here. Thanks for listening and I hope to be a guest on some future episodes!
The Nerd Lunch crew were gracious enough to invite me back on their show recently. For the first time I was not only a guest, but also filling in for an unfortunately absent Jeeg, so I joined CT, Paxton and the special 4th chair for this episode, Mark Dury. The topic is Expanded Universes in TV and Movies, what we liked, didn’t, and what properties we thought could use a little expansion. Of course we had to talk about Star Trek and Star Wars, but we also got into a lot of other interesting topics including ALF, the Matrix, Highlander, The Shadow, Buckaroo Banzai, and other fun stuff. So if you wanna hear me speak to the importance of seeing what ALF’s life was like on Melmac, head on over to the Nerd Lunch site, or heck, you can download the episode from iTunes, or even directly right here!
The Nerd Lunch podcasting crew recently invited me back onto their show to fill their revolving 4th chair. This time we sat down to talk about the three original Muppet flicks (including The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, and The Muppets Take Manhattan), though of course the conversation also touches on the show and the most recent Muppets movie as well. Who are our favorite characters? What are our favorite gags? Most importantly, do we think Kermit and Piggy were actually married at the end of Manhattan?!? Well, you’ll just have to listen to find out…
Though I haven’t recorded an episode of the Branded podcast in awhile, I was lucky enough to be asked back to guest star on another episode of the Nerd Lunch podcast this week. I’m not sure, but I think I might be on the road to eventually becoming the Charo of the nerdy/pop culture podcasting set. Crossing my fingers.
Anyway, back to the Nerd Lunch episode, this week’s theme was all about introducing the guys to the work of Hayao Miyazaki, in particular the film Spirited Away. T hough Jeeg, CT, and Paxton have all experienced some level of anime in the past, none of them have really become fans of the genre perse, so I thought Studio Ghibli might be the way to ease them back in and could very well get them into watching some more Japanese animation. Did it work? Well you’ll have to listen to the discussion to see. You can find episode 24 of the Nerd Lunch Podcast on iTunes, or you can download the episode directly!
We spend the episode discussing the fizzy, syrupy goodness that is soda, a pop culture touchstone that pretty much anyone can relate to. Whether you call it soda, pop, coke, or whatever, chances are you’ve imbibed a bit of one carbonated elixir or another, and you probably also have a favorite. Listen to us talk about our favorites, least favorites, and bunch of general soda nerdery. You can also find their show on iTunes.
I listen to a lot of podcasts, but lately it seems like a bunch of shows that I love have been ending. So I was pretty excited when I discovered a new show that featured some of my favorite bloggers coming together to geek out over the airwaves. The Nerd Lunch podcast debuted this past week, and it features NL alums CT and Jeeg, as well as Paxton from Cavalcade of Awesome!
These guys were gracious enough to invite me in as a guest on their second episode as the 1st in a series of revolving 4th chair hosts. We spend the episode discussing the Back to the Future flicks, which just happens to be one of my favorite franchises from the 80s. So if you want to hear us talk about Marty, Doc, Biff, time travel continuity, the animated series, as well as where we think the future of this film franchise could go them head on over to Nerd Lunch and give the episode a listen. You can also find their show on iTunes.
I’m back with episode 22 of the microcast. This time I have a couple of topics. First off I continue the discussion of soda nostalgia and nerdery from last episode by looking at the crazy concoction known as a Suicide…
…but I spend the majority of this episode talking about the Rambo cartoon and how there was a perfect storm in the 80s that would lead to an R-rated film being adapted into children’s animation.
I’m not that big on anniversaries, but Branded in the 80s turns 5 years old this month and since I’ve been getting prods to record some new episodes of the podcast I thought this would be a good opportunity.
This time I invite the listener to peek behind the curtain a bit as I share a silly story about the debacle of my Soda Pop Culture column here at Branded. I talk a bit about why I started it, what the plans were, and how it all fell flat (oh puns.) Will I do more shows? Nobody knows…