Posted by: Jeff Lester on June 3, 2013
Tags: Arrested Development, Bad Dog, Chris Morris, Good Dog, Graeme, Graham Chaffee, Jack Kirby, Jeff, Kamandi, Man of Steel, skypepocalypse, Technical difficulties, The Demon, The West Wing, Venture Bros, Wait What?
Caricature by Michael Corley of Vox in a Box, who clearly knows us — and our recording woes — well.
Hey! It’s episode 125 and it’s, um, short. Yup, Skype problems kept us to a (what some would call reasonable) length of just under an hour. Sorry? You’re welcome? We don’t know anymore! But we are already in the process of taking steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
After the jump: show notes! Kirby! More whingeing!
0:00-3:24: And this is why I never make plans. As the saying goes, “If you want God to laugh at your podcast, make a plan. Or try to describe moe.”
3:24-32:18: Graeme is mainlining The West Wing. Jeff mainlined the fourth season of Arrested Development and was hoping to talk about serialized TV fiction vs. serialized superhero comic book fiction. Graeme, having picked up the biography of Chris Morris (No Known Cure: The Comedy of Chris Morris, I think?), talks about Jam and Blue Jam. Also mentioned: Futurama, Firefly, Pushing Daisies, and following your bliss.
32:18-36:05: Comics! Very old comics! Jeff and Graeme talk about the awesome that is merely a quick plot synopsis of Jack Kirby’s Kamandi issues #21-23 (on the podcast I say it’s just two issues but it is in fact three but each issue is ninety-nine cents on Comixology). Here is the page we mention that I tweeted because of its awesomeness:
Yup, I would say Jack Kirby predicted the Internet with 100% accuracy. From Kamandi #22
Also mentioned in passing: Graeme’s theory about The Demon and Venture Bros.
36:05-42:46: Also available on Comixology? Bad Dog by Graham Chaffee, a charming 26 page black and white comic that is currently free. This leads to a fascinating confession from Graeme about the double-edged storytelling trick that is putting dogs in trouble, and then—
36:12–SKYPEPOCALYPSE (and Intermission #1)
38:48-42:46: And we’re back! More about dogs, a bit about what the hell just happened, and maybe the start of a new feature: “request words for Graeme McMillan to say on-air.”
42:46-54:31: Fast & Furious 6! It’s not a comic book but it might as well be! Graeme hasn’t seen it but Jeff has and is very happy to talk about it (and spoil the last scene of the film, which is really about the only minute of the film that can be spoiled). The most important cinematic question of our time: Is the franchise more like The Wacky Races or the Laff-A-Lympics? Join the fight here!
54:31-end: For those keeping track at home, Graeme is now more optimistic this week about Man of Steel. Maybe that’s why Skype finally decided it was through with us: not enough talk about genuine comic books?
See? Short! Or maybe…petite? Refreshing discreet? In any event, el shrimpo should have made its way to iTunes or else its appearance is imminent. But also — it is here? Already cut up into nice little pieces for easy chewing:
As always, we appreciate your patronage and thank you for listening. We will be back in more typical filibusterian fashion!