Facebook’s profits are insanely great, Nintendo’s profits? Not so much. Plus, something called a Textalyzer, and scientific research about hugging dogs. You get a little bit of everything, today on Geekdays.
Pirates; romanticized or despised, they are a cultural icon scattered through history and a probability wherever there is merchant shipping. Let’s grab a pitcher of grog and set sail through a rogue’s gallery of swashbucklers, political opportunists, and entrepreneurs, and dig into the reality of the world’s third-oldest profession.
For supplemental info and photos, be sure to visit Gordon’s blog.
This week on Nothing Important Happened Today, Petter and Breki sit down to have a chat about … well; the usual, really. What they’ve been doing these past two weeks and what kinds of things they’ve been thinking about. There’s talk about postmodern Twitter bots, Dark Souls, board games, Dark Souls, Pretentious Holy Men on Twitter, the superhero genre being one bad movie away from failure – but still surviving despite all of the bad ones – as well as the state of movie franchises today.
As per usual, they can’t really stick to a topic, but that’s kind of the charm, right? Right.
When it comes to movies chock full of guns, John Milius’ classic semi-historical adventure, The Wind and the Lion, is going to come up eventually. Released in 1975 and set in 1904 in Morocco and the United States, it tells a story very loosely based on the kidnapping of Ion Perdecaris by the Mulai Ahmed el Raisuli, Last of the Barbary Pirates.
We took the liberty of excerpting some of Jerry Goldsmith’s sweeping score to enhance this episode.
Capt. Jerome, USMC: Captain Jerome, United States Marine Corps, and you are my prisoner, sir.
The Bashaw of Tangier: You are a very dangerous man, Captain, and your President Roosevelt is mad.
Jerome: (saluting) Yes, sir!
This week on Movieing On, we sit down to watch a movie by the same writer and the same director – as well as the same lead actor – as the fantastically dreadful Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid from back in October of 2015. It’s Steve Martin’s The Man with Two Brains, now on a CSICON podcast near you.
This week Jen and Tepp talk about their adventures in Pen and Paper RPGs and cover some of the latest news and happenings in MMO Land. Including Elder Scrolls Online; TES Legends; Project Nova; Crowfall; Lord of the Rings Online; World of Warcraft; Star Wars: The Old Republic; The Division; The Repopulation and Fragmented.
Audio sync/drift issues should be improved and overall quality should return to standard over the next couple of episodes. Thank you for your patience.
Just add water – that’s all! In one second your amazing Sea Monkeys actually come to life. Yes, they hatch instantly, right before your eyes: Now, simply grow and enjoy the most adorable pets ever to bring smiles, laughter and fun into you home. This is the story of Harold Von Braunhut and his Sea Monkeys.
Oh, and maybe his connection to the Aryan Nations.
Becca Ruiz and Josh Wodarz remember Prince and his music with special guest Justin Ruiz. They also cover new albums from My Bubba, Deakin, Har Mar Superstar, and Wild Belle. All good releases, and some special memories of a legendary artist. (more…)
This time around, Petter and Breki sit down to look at what many people consider one of the worst serials of Tom Baker’s run. Even though we both agree that it’s pretty damned bad, it does have its redeeming features. What features are that, you might ask? Enquire within and you’ll find out!
This week on Gamepunting we take a look at Miskatonic School for Boys, Fantasy Football Pro Box, DnD 5th Ed. 11th Level Adventure Pack, Devils and Black Sheep, and Clash of the Battle Goats.
It’s about that time again. The second season of Daredevil has run its course, so Breki calls Chris and Toerag to have a chat about it. Naturally, their opinions differ on multiple counts, but their overall opinion about the Marvel/Netflix thing remains very high.
Hey, would you work for a robot boss? Would you grab a robot’s buttocks? Even if it was in order for the robot to lead you to safety? These are the extremely important questions that Robert Algeo and Josh Wodarz contemplate for April’s The Kingston Legacy.
It’s January 1st, 2016, and that’s a very big day for CSICON. Today is the day we turn five. Listen in as we think about what that means for us moving forward.
So, Petter and Breki have now seen the movie and spend an hour spoiling every single plot point about the movie. They talk about the way the story mirrors the events of the previous movies, the way they made it different and the way it’s entirely the same. They talk about the new characters and the old characters. Naturally, there are spoilers. Be warned. (more…)
After being a guest on all of his shows but one (and I’m still working on that!), I had the opportunity to sit down with Tom Merritt and chat about his career and thoughts on podcasting’s future. (more…)