The Incomparable

31: Supernatural


00:00:00   on this edition of the uncomfortable [TS]

00:00:01   will be discussing what may be my [TS]

00:00:03   favorite TV show of all time in fact a [TS]

00:00:06   lot of critics think that this is one of [TS]

00:00:09   the greatest genre television series of [TS]

00:00:11   all time maybe even one of the best TV [TS]

00:00:14   series of all time and I think you'll [TS]

00:00:16   agree I speak of course of the CW's [TS]

00:00:18   groundbreaking supernatural haha as f [TS]

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00:00:37   [Music] [TS]

00:00:50   welcome one and all to the uncomfortable [TS]

00:00:53   podcast I'm Jason smell your host today [TS]

00:00:55   we have a strange strange strange topic [TS]

00:01:00   which is humor and comedy in in kind of [TS]

00:01:04   geeky geek culture and geeky media so in [TS]

00:01:08   honor of april first the the holiday [TS]

00:01:11   that celebrates silliness and wackiness [TS]

00:01:14   I've asked up our our esteemed panelists [TS]

00:01:17   and also scott McNulty to join us today [TS]

00:01:20   to discuss humorous things and and let's [TS]

00:01:25   do that now Scott McNulty [TS]

00:01:28   sign in please I refuse [TS]

00:01:31   ok I'll take that as a pass serenity [TS]

00:01:35   Caldwell please present yourself a logo [TS]

00:01:38   and reporting for duty [TS]

00:01:40   excellent now that's how it's done [TS]

00:01:41   McNulty Glenn fleischmann hello i am a [TS]

00:01:44   glow with radiation I can see you from [TS]

00:01:48   here to end a to see the radiation humor [TS]

00:01:53   no no and Steve Lutz hey how's it go and [TS]

00:01:57   I look forward to talking about humor [TS]

00:01:58   thereby negating any possible humor [TS]

00:02:00   content to this podcast gonna kill my [TS]

00:02:02   new room until it's nice and dead [TS]

00:02:04   children for the record i am also [TS]

00:02:06   presenting myself right now [TS]

00:02:07   thank you i can tell as though as the [TS]

00:02:10   male baboon presents himself very much [TS]

00:02:13   like that yes okay and and once again [TS]

00:02:15   coming back around Scott McNulty [TS]

00:02:18   ah i have my podcasting pants on and I'm [TS]

00:02:22   ready with the funny tactical podcasting [TS]

00:02:25   Pet Center recommend those we will [TS]

00:02:27   accept that answer i wear my casual [TS]

00:02:30   podcasting plans [TS]

00:02:31   hello I actually isn't that like an [TS]

00:02:34   oxymoron you because you don't actually [TS]

00:02:35   need pants to podcast so why would you [TS]

00:02:38   have podcasting pants maybe living [TS]

00:02:40   visible these are transparent packs [TS]

00:02:42   comparison to life forgetting who am I [TS]

00:02:45   forgetting there's somebody I forget old [TS]

00:02:46   and more in hello dad more'n why hello [TS]

00:02:50   Jason's now it's good to have you here [TS]

00:02:53   it's a pleasure to be here on time as [TS]

00:02:55   always i'm totally punctual [TS]

00:02:57   I'm thinking podcasting chaps right now [TS]

00:02:59   that might just move [TS]

00:03:00   I oh my yes it is that kind of show the [TS]

00:03:03   income I after dark [TS]

00:03:06   hide the children so so I i have asked [TS]

00:03:10   all of you hopefully you've you've come [TS]

00:03:12   prepared with at least a couple of good [TS]

00:03:14   examples of things that you just think [TS]

00:03:16   are really funny i'm gonna come out and [TS]

00:03:19   open a good one because some people may [TS]

00:03:21   have missed this because it came from [TS]

00:03:22   the nineteen seventies board of the [TS]

00:03:24   rings this is a Harvard Lampoon project [TS]

00:03:26   some of the folks who then became went [TS]

00:03:28   on to become in fact I think national [TS]

00:03:30   lampoon I think with some of the folks [TS]

00:03:31   who have gone on to found national [TS]

00:03:33   lampoon wrote this thing while still in [TS]

00:03:36   college if i recollect and it's a it's a [TS]

00:03:39   really pitch perfect parody of lord of [TS]

00:03:43   the rings because remember how because [TS]

00:03:46   since we're all 80 years old remember [TS]

00:03:47   how landlords first came out now the [TS]

00:03:49   Rings you know yeah I remember that well [TS]

00:03:52   so what you looking at the fifth i was [TS]

00:03:54   waiting down at the booksellers in my [TS]

00:03:57   cravat I paint you as an ascot man [TS]

00:04:01   during these bright yellow cravat you [TS]

00:04:04   rode your bike with the one big front [TS]

00:04:06   wheel and the tiny back wheel down to [TS]

00:04:07   the bookseller the penny-farthing yes [TS]

00:04:10   sipping on your egg cream and I brought [TS]

00:04:13   my entire week's pay of eighteen cents [TS]

00:04:15   the first so the first 11 more rings [TS]

00:04:19   first came out of England and then then [TS]

00:04:21   after some tedious negotiation [TS]

00:04:23   eventually came out and legitimate [TS]

00:04:25   editions of the u.s. it was sort of [TS]

00:04:26   seized upon the sort of this crowd of [TS]

00:04:28   people into science fiction this was [TS]

00:04:29   kind of part of that fantasy but it hit [TS]

00:04:32   really hard in the counterculture [TS]

00:04:33   movement they rediscovered lord of the [TS]

00:04:35   rings and gave the popularity it has [TS]

00:04:37   today and of course they read it as this [TS]

00:04:39   you know sort of this anti-war thing [TS]

00:04:41   even though they go to war and all this [TS]

00:04:43   sort of flower children magic is [TS]

00:04:44   everywhere in the elves and bloody blah [TS]

00:04:47   so Henry beard and the National and [TS]

00:04:50   Harvard Lampoon come lasha Lampoon guys [TS]

00:04:52   wrote this thing that basically just [TS]

00:04:54   took the piss and everybody was sort of [TS]

00:04:55   a big joke about the summer of love and [TS]

00:04:58   they made bad poetry and some it's just [TS]

00:05:01   stupid and pure I'll but i think it's [TS]

00:05:03   funny as hell end up you know it's got [TS]

00:05:05   its got some great parody of the of the [TS]

00:05:08   One Ring poem that sora sora apparently [TS]

00:05:12   written engraved be such a great poet [TS]

00:05:14   and the rings that you know this ring [TS]

00:05:15   and no other is made by the elves hawker [TS]

00:05:17   own mother to grab it themselves and so [TS]

00:05:20   on so it's you know there's a reference [TS]

00:05:22   the zoo pits instead of the the the pits [TS]

00:05:25   in Mordor and Sorbonne and there's our [TS]

00:05:27   source or on a sore head and there's a [TS]

00:05:31   lot of is this yes it's this sounds like [TS]

00:05:33   a madman seen parody actually get you [TS]

00:05:36   know sort of as with as with some of the [TS]

00:05:37   best parody instead of cleaning [TS]

00:05:40   perfectly to the plot it diverges a bit [TS]

00:05:43   in order to be funnier than if it just [TS]

00:05:45   was you know paragraph by paragraph [TS]

00:05:47   whatever but you know there's too much [TS]

00:05:50   you know because we all I know on this [TS]

00:05:52   podcast love Tom Bombadil so much [TS]

00:05:54   there's Tim Benzedrine is the repair [TS]

00:05:57   hello derecho his wife ashbury of course [TS]

00:06:02   so I got it I got to stay Glenn the [TS]

00:06:05   various wacky names do not make me want [TS]

00:06:08   to read it it is it makes me makes me a [TS]

00:06:11   little afraid to like it's again like a [TS]

00:06:13   how long is it to this also leads me [TS]

00:06:16   your pages long [TS]

00:06:17   no it's actually its wealth for its [TS]

00:06:19   really a parody of Lord of the Rings [TS]

00:06:20   everybody to be like a million pages [TS]

00:06:22   long but while the convergent media the [TS]

00:06:25   paperback edition that is actually is [TS]

00:06:27   not in print I'm looking to see if [TS]

00:06:29   there's an illusion that is harmless on [TS]

00:06:31   our topic tonight is what things you [TS]

00:06:33   can't get in having a bright shiny ball [TS]

00:06:36   that I'm holding waving in front of you [TS]

00:06:37   i was a good version 1993 something [TS]

00:06:40   expensive to purchase a copy and just [TS]

00:06:42   you know starts at one penny and it's a [TS]

00:06:44   hundred and seventy six pages but I know [TS]

00:06:46   it's a cash i should i should have been [TS]

00:06:47   more prepared with excerpts but it's you [TS]

00:06:50   know it's it's a I think it's a big [TS]

00:06:52   parody the summer of love it's parody of [TS]

00:06:53   the hippie culture it's a parody of the [TS]

00:06:55   sort of endless boring description and [TS]

00:06:58   TDM and say that you know fifth part of [TS]

00:07:01   the six parts of lord of the ring and at [TS]

00:07:04   the end you know Sam and Frodo are [TS]

00:07:05   hanging around the pits and sort of the [TS]

00:07:08   flick the ring over their finger into [TS]

00:07:10   them into the boiling mass so it's um I [TS]

00:07:14   i think it's like I will say that I have [TS]

00:07:16   at least seen a copy of bored of the [TS]

00:07:18   Rings having seated on my brother shelf [TS]

00:07:20   way back in the day [TS]

00:07:21   although I never actually picked up to [TS]

00:07:23   read it because sitting right next to it [TS]

00:07:25   was another book of collected national [TS]

00:07:27   lampoon works that were almost entirely [TS]

00:07:29   dick and fart jokes so if you have to [TS]

00:07:33   choose iiNet yeah but it's so I know [TS]

00:07:36   it's closer to the source material of [TS]

00:07:38   lord of the rings it's hard to pull [TS]

00:07:40   yourself away from us or headbutt so so [TS]

00:07:44   so Steve I'm gonna I'm gonna come to you [TS]

00:07:46   now do you have a do you have a [TS]

00:07:48   recommendation or favorite like i want [TS]

00:07:50   what i did want to to to call out any of [TS]

00:07:52   you guys familiar with the online comic [TS]

00:07:54   strip achewood know [TS]

00:07:57   nah it's a brilliant piece of work and [TS]

00:08:00   and it's it's just got on indefinite [TS]

00:08:04   hiatus so continue William of of things [TS]

00:08:07   you can't get and all right excellent [TS]

00:08:08   now there's still an extensive a backlog [TS]

00:08:11   of of of past strips on the web and it's [TS]

00:08:15   unbelievably funny stuff fairly surreal [TS]

00:08:19   it follows the exploits of a bunch of [TS]

00:08:22   small animals who just kind of hang [TS]

00:08:24   around there's a cat who wear thongs and [TS]

00:08:26   a squirrel who does coke and drives a [TS]

00:08:28   fan [TS]

00:08:30   there's a projectile vomiting creature [TS]

00:08:35   of some kind and they basically just [TS]

00:08:38   hang around and and say things alright [TS]

00:08:41   yeah that sounds great they hang around [TS]

00:08:44   and say things I values that many of it [TS]

00:08:46   is the is the creator Chris on stands [TS]

00:08:48   way with words [TS]

00:08:49   that's it's like once again I come [TS]

00:08:52   bearing absolutely no examples to prove [TS]

00:08:54   my point but you really would have to [TS]

00:08:56   read it anyway [TS]

00:08:57   22 truly appreciated but yeah he went on [TS]

00:09:01   record on i think last week sometimes [TS]

00:09:04   saying that he was pretty much burned [TS]

00:09:05   out and there would be no no further [TS]

00:09:07   strips in the immediate future which was [TS]

00:09:10   very sad indeed which the strip called [TS]

00:09:13   is called achewood ACH II would all [TS]

00:09:16   right even going around since what 99 I [TS]

00:09:19   think so something and over a decade ya [TS]

00:09:21   got a little tired huh [TS]

00:09:23   and it's been it's been sporadic for the [TS]

00:09:25   last year or so anyway you can kind of [TS]

00:09:26   sense that he was getting tired but I [TS]

00:09:28   think the beauty of it is is really that [TS]

00:09:30   his he has a phenomenal way with words [TS]

00:09:32   and his characters are kind of nuts [TS]

00:09:34   he doesn't necessarily go for the gag [TS]

00:09:36   based humor ease [TS]

00:09:37   he's a he's willing to just kind of [TS]

00:09:40   float a bizarre punchline out there and [TS]

00:09:42   let you kind of go your own way with it [TS]

00:09:44   which it generally I find more amusing [TS]

00:09:47   than the I don't like mondays style of [TS]

00:09:49   comic I don't know what you're talking [TS]

00:09:51   about their I'm night I had some [TS]

00:09:53   fantastic lasagna earlier did you know [TS]

00:09:55   I'm so good at selling less sad day [TS]

00:09:59   indeed in a online viewer Garvey [TS]

00:10:01   actually Garfield minus car fire field [TS]

00:10:04   is a fantastic piece of works better [TS]

00:10:05   when they take all the captions out and [TS]

00:10:07   it's just john and garfield staring at [TS]

00:10:09   each other existentially take don't [TS]

00:10:10   think are you without so which is no [TS]

00:10:13   that's your on an extra crazy [TS]

00:10:15   well there's now 14 there's no one for [TS]

00:10:17   peanuts to where they take out the last [TS]

00:10:19   panel three panamera it's so depressing [TS]

00:10:23   reality it's very dark [TS]

00:10:24   alright fair enough Scott would you have [TS]

00:10:26   a a recommendation something something [TS]

00:10:29   that you were that you love so I there's [TS]

00:10:31   a webcomic that reimagines the phantom [TS]

00:10:37   of the first three star wars movies [TS]

00:10:38   retold as if it's a bad D&D campaign and [TS]

00:10:46   it's called darth's androids at darts [TS]

00:10:49   darts androids dotnet and I think [TS]

00:10:52   there's something like a 550 entries so [TS]

00:10:55   far and it is a very funny by the way [TS]

00:10:59   while you're talking Phantom Menace I'm [TS]

00:11:01   i assume everyone here has seen the red [TS]

00:11:03   letter media reviews of the first three [TS]

00:11:05   star wars for the ring yeah i should say [TS]

00:11:08   those are those the full fully [TS]

00:11:10   commentary [TS]

00:11:11   yeah the commentaries that are almost as [TS]

00:11:13   long as the films themselves [TS]

00:11:14   I can't i did i just can't as much as I [TS]

00:11:16   you know support the idea i can't [TS]

00:11:19   subject myself to that much Phantom [TS]

00:11:21   Menace have you arrived fantastic it is [TS]

00:11:23   i watch the first second i watched the [TS]

00:11:24   first segment I managed to get through [TS]

00:11:27   the first two movies because he posted [TS]

00:11:29   he posted all of them and I was just [TS]

00:11:31   putting them on in the background and [TS]

00:11:32   then it gets very eat the comedy on the [TS]

00:11:35   on the movies themselves as funny and [TS]

00:11:37   then there's this like underlying serial [TS]

00:11:38   killer subplot that drug ed I yeah it's [TS]

00:11:42   pretty creepy [TS]

00:11:43   I have to say it's a pretty decent job [TS]

00:11:45   of it it's true it gives it a gulet [TS]

00:11:46   color [TS]

00:11:47   the big three tries to mail pizza rolls [TS]

00:11:49   to use is is a positive i want to jump [TS]

00:11:52   in with a even though you're going on [TS]

00:11:54   the circle with a quick suggestion of [TS]

00:11:55   george lucas and love a short parody [TS]

00:11:59   film starring a friend of mine from high [TS]

00:12:01   school before mr hines as the young [TS]

00:12:03   George Lucas because as we know from [TS]

00:12:05   previous podcast I apparently know [TS]

00:12:06   everyone for some reason that's that is [TS]

00:12:09   actually a pretty great short he's got a [TS]

00:12:10   bad crop of but a sweet [TS]

00:12:13   yes I love your movies at three in OT [TS]

00:12:15   you know THX 1138 and 35 7337 it's it's [TS]

00:12:21   a very clever little film is a hundred [TS]

00:12:23   percent callbacks to your call forwards [TS]

00:12:25   to American Graffiti [TS]

00:12:27   well mostly star wars but also I think [TS]

00:12:29   it's American Graffiti references in [TS]

00:12:30   there and a great brilliant he was only [TS]

00:12:33   like eight minutes long i think is it [TS]

00:12:35   available a lot going on fire on its not [TS]

00:12:38   available at all ever watched it and I [TS]

00:12:40   want you when it came out back in like [TS]

00:12:42   12 that I need personalizing not a [TS]

00:12:44   challenge [TS]

00:12:45   yes George Lucas's killed everyone who [TS]

00:12:49   has seen it it's um we actually like [TS]

00:12:51   it's like the ring using my and George [TS]

00:12:54   Lucas close out of your screen when you [TS]

00:12:56   watch it [TS]

00:12:57   Martin was slightly concerned after this [TS]

00:12:58   came out because it got enormous amount [TS]

00:13:00   of attention that perhaps would harm his [TS]

00:13:02   film career in Hollywood and instead it [TS]

00:13:04   turned out like through second parties [TS]

00:13:06   that Spielberg in and Lucas and some [TS]

00:13:08   other people thought it was actually [TS]

00:13:09   damned hilarious and it was a little you [TS]

00:13:12   know little mean hold on for a while [TS]

00:13:13   haha the new spot might not actually [TS]

00:13:16   directed a couple features [TS]

00:13:18   yes that one of the american pie [TS]

00:13:20   director videos that I didn't say it was [TS]

00:13:22   anything good [TS]

00:13:24   got a job only did hate him but who [TS]

00:13:27   hasn't gone yet Dan how about you are i [TS]

00:13:30   know i know at least some of you maybe [TS]

00:13:32   maybe my myrish name is mr. McNulty I [TS]

00:13:35   think have red jasper fforde i have a [TS]

00:13:38   kind of a great absurdist writer in the [TS]

00:13:41   realm of I don't even know what you [TS]

00:13:42   would call it mean sort of fantasy sort [TS]

00:13:45   of just strange literary humor it's a [TS]

00:13:50   story he's written a few series but the [TS]

00:13:51   most popular one is a series of sort of [TS]

00:13:54   mystery novels call that followed the [TS]

00:13:56   character Thursday Next who gets [TS]

00:13:59   embroiled in these variously [TS]

00:14:01   Jerry crimes including i think in her [TS]

00:14:03   first book she has to rescue Jane Eyre I [TS]

00:14:06   i actually had I am in the middle of [TS]

00:14:09   reading his most recent novel in the [TS]

00:14:11   series one of our thursdays is missing [TS]

00:14:13   and I had a brief paragraph that I want [TS]

00:14:16   to read because it touched upon stuff [TS]

00:14:18   that i thought was was close to our [TS]

00:14:20   hearts so just to recover my paragraph [TS]

00:14:22   dramatic reading Daniel the taxi was the [TS]

00:14:26   usual yellow and check variety and can [TS]

00:14:28   either run on wheels in the conventional [TS]

00:14:30   manner or fly using advanced technology [TS]

00:14:32   babble TM vectored gravitational [TS]

00:14:34   inversion thrusters this has been [TS]

00:14:36   demanded by the sci-fi fraternity who [TS]

00:14:38   had been whinging on about hover cars [TS]

00:14:40   and jetpacks for decades and needed [TS]

00:14:42   appeasing before they went and did [TS]

00:14:43   something stupid like allow someone to [TS]

00:14:45   make a movie based on the title of the [TS]

00:14:47   book known as I robot get married [TS]

00:14:51   anyways [TS]

00:14:52   mr. part is very funny he worked in [TS]

00:14:55   previously worked in Hollywood I believe [TS]

00:14:57   before he worked before became a [TS]

00:14:59   novelist and his stuff is very similar [TS]

00:15:01   in many ways to like a Douglas Adams or [TS]

00:15:03   terry pratchett in that it's very absurd [TS]

00:15:05   it's full of chalk full of references to [TS]

00:15:08   both sort of geeky things and also just [TS]

00:15:10   to general literature in one of the [TS]

00:15:13   earlier books there's like there are [TS]

00:15:14   roving gangs who who are disputing the [TS]

00:15:17   the authorship of Shakespeare's plays [TS]

00:15:19   all sorts of various references to [TS]

00:15:23   things but anyways he's very funny if [TS]

00:15:24   you not read him I had I had a hard time [TS]

00:15:27   recommending him to some of my friends [TS]

00:15:28   who are more traditional sci-fi and [TS]

00:15:30   fantasy readers but i actually got one [TS]

00:15:32   of them to one of them to read him and [TS]

00:15:34   he actually surprisingly liked it a lot [TS]

00:15:36   so i highly recommend that [TS]

00:15:38   so how where do I start with just for [TS]

00:15:40   Ford I would start with the air affair [TS]

00:15:42   which is the first thursday next book [TS]

00:15:45   there are I think six now and they [TS]

00:15:48   started delving in and out of the both [TS]

00:15:49   take place in a sort of parallel [TS]

00:15:51   universe to our universe as well as [TS]

00:15:53   inside books themselves who gets kind of [TS]

00:15:55   meta at a few points so the most recent [TS]

00:15:58   184 any well in one of our thursdays is [TS]

00:16:00   missing the main protagonist is not [TS]

00:16:02   actually thursday next but the written [TS]

00:16:04   version of Thursday Next inside the book [TS]

00:16:07   so if you can wrap your head around that [TS]

00:16:09   one and you'll be all over you can also [TS]

00:16:12   enjoy his lovely series of [TS]

00:16:14   sort of noir a children's tales is his [TS]

00:16:18   nursery crime series which includes it's [TS]

00:16:24   the first mode the over / well over easy [TS]

00:16:28   is the first one right or a big overeasy [TS]

00:16:30   the big over easy and the fourth bear [TS]

00:16:32   which are followed it's like a crime and [TS]

00:16:35   crime investigations in nursery land [TS]

00:16:37   basically while you're both pretty [TS]

00:16:39   pretty amusing as well so if you have [TS]

00:16:42   not [TS]

00:16:42   you're looking for something funny to [TS]

00:16:43   read i highly recommend mr. for mr. [TS]

00:16:46   that's forward with 2 f's yes and in an [TS]

00:16:48   e at the end as usual damn Welshman he [TS]

00:16:53   shades of grey is more science fiction [TS]

00:16:56   still humorous and now put well it's the [TS]

00:17:00   first in a trilogy which I did not know [TS]

00:17:03   when I was reading [TS]

00:17:04   yeah it's a little more it's a little [TS]

00:17:06   darker in some ways it is all the great [TS]

00:17:09   can I leave you with one last short [TS]

00:17:11   pieces including me i am terrible person [TS]

00:17:14   yes the his ladies ladies and gentlemen [TS]

00:17:16   open mic night is back in session the [TS]

00:17:18   the the poetry stylings of Dan Morgan [TS]

00:17:20   the beginning of each chapter of his [TS]

00:17:22   books include quotes from other [TS]

00:17:24   fictional books so in this particular [TS]

00:17:26   one [TS]

00:17:27   these are quotes from Brad shells [TS]

00:17:29   bookworld companion which is about life [TS]

00:17:31   inside books distilling metaphor out of [TS]

00:17:35   raw euphemism was wasteful and expensive [TS]

00:17:37   and the euphemism producing jeans on [TS]

00:17:39   genres on the island were always [TS]

00:17:40   squeezing the market [TS]

00:17:42   besides the byproduct of metaphor using [TS]

00:17:43   the cracked euphemism process liberate [TS]

00:17:45   irony 238 and dangerous quantities of [TS]

00:17:48   alliteration which are associated with [TS]

00:17:49   downright dangerous disposal [TS]

00:17:51   difficulties [TS]

00:17:53   that's a quote from a fictional a [TS]

00:17:57   picture work inside the fish meat inside [TS]

00:17:59   a fictional work we have if there's [TS]

00:18:01   anything we like about the company [TS]

00:18:03   incomparable is metafiction that's [TS]

00:18:06   telling more metafiction inside of it I [TS]

00:18:07   can't wait until we do a podcast about [TS]

00:18:09   this podcast that will be awesome [TS]

00:18:12   it's called this podcast is this podcast [TS]

00:18:14   is over is over when I don't think we [TS]

00:18:19   had a gone to you yet [TS]

00:18:21   no no you had not so you're next I i [TS]

00:18:24   have two things and obscure 1a not [TS]

00:18:26   obscure one but i will start with the [TS]

00:18:28   obscure ones and this seems to be the [TS]

00:18:29   obscure round which is also a little bit [TS]

00:18:32   of a meta within a matter which is diana [TS]

00:18:36   wynne jones who recently passed away [TS]

00:18:38   god rest her soul is a fantastic fantasy [TS]

00:18:40   writer that very few people know about [TS]

00:18:42   because she mostly did young adult [TS]

00:18:44   fiction and she had a lovely she's most [TS]

00:18:48   well-known for Chrestomanci which is [TS]

00:18:49   this fantasy series about magicians and [TS]

00:18:52   cats and it's very it's very whimsical [TS]

00:18:55   but she also did this little thing in [TS]

00:18:57   the mid-nineties this technically to [TS]

00:19:00   book series but it's it has sort of a a [TS]

00:19:03   primer called the tough guide to [TS]

00:19:05   fantasyland out which is basically the [TS]

00:19:07   idea that all of the fantasy stories [TS]

00:19:09   that you hear about and all the fantasy [TS]

00:19:11   stories are all one giant world and in [TS]

00:19:15   reality [TS]

00:19:16   everybody comes through like tourists [TS]

00:19:18   and the big bad Kings are not actually [TS]

00:19:21   big bad Kings they're just normal people [TS]

00:19:22   and these big bad fights don't actually [TS]

00:19:25   happen but they're staged every year so [TS]

00:19:28   that the tourists feel like they're [TS]

00:19:30   actually getting something out of the [TS]

00:19:31   experience like oh that's fantasy that's [TS]

00:19:34   how it's going [TS]

00:19:35   so she wrote this non this quote-unquote [TS]

00:19:37   nonfiction book called the top guide to [TS]

00:19:39   fantasy land which is all about the the [TS]

00:19:41   reality behind fantasy series and then [TS]

00:19:44   she did a two-book fictional series i [TS]

00:19:47   called the Dark Lord of Dirk home is the [TS]

00:19:50   first one the second one is I think year [TS]

00:19:53   of the Griffin which is about basically [TS]

00:19:55   the denizens of fantasyland having to [TS]

00:19:58   deal with these tourists coming through [TS]

00:20:01   and expecting this big giant battle and [TS]

00:20:04   so they have to basically someone is [TS]

00:20:05   elected you know the evil king [TS]

00:20:07   and this it turns out to be this Griffin [TS]

00:20:09   this family of Griffin's and so they [TS]

00:20:11   have to put together they basically have [TS]

00:20:13   to enchant their castle and and they [TS]

00:20:15   have to take advantage of you know these [TS]

00:20:17   this horde of undead and and but it's a [TS]

00:20:21   very it's a very funny little and very [TS]

00:20:24   satirical look at all of the things that [TS]

00:20:27   are wrong with the fantasy trope and how [TS]

00:20:29   outsider's view them [TS]

00:20:32   she likes to do that a lot in all of her [TS]

00:20:33   books where it's all you know based on [TS]

00:20:35   what the normal world sees versus actual [TS]

00:20:37   fantasy and it's very it's very fun i [TS]

00:20:40   love she is she I wouldn't even though [TS]

00:20:43   some of her books are a bit young adults [TS]

00:20:45   i would wholly recommend that people [TS]

00:20:47   read her her stuff because it's just [TS]

00:20:49   it's so funny and and so with like very [TS]

00:20:52   very concise and we that's great and [TS]

00:20:58   very timely to since she just passed so [TS]

00:21:00   yeah I am I I feel bad but first her [TS]

00:21:04   stuff is so great so I'm encouraging [TS]

00:21:05   more people to read it [TS]

00:21:06   this is extremely obscure none of you [TS]

00:21:08   have probably heard of it but there was [TS]

00:21:10   this there was this fellow in England [TS]

00:21:11   and in the seventies who wrote a parody [TS]

00:21:14   of what started out really is a parody [TS]

00:21:16   of science fiction as a as a radio show [TS]

00:21:19   and it later turned into look and a TV [TS]

00:21:23   series and a movie and a serious amazing [TS]

00:21:26   tell me more and it's um of course I [TS]

00:21:29   speak of the the plum trilogy [TS]

00:21:34   no I I you know of course I'm talking [TS]

00:21:38   about the hitchhiker's guide to the [TS]

00:21:40   galaxy which is one of the funniest [TS]

00:21:41   things I think that I've ever read but [TS]

00:21:43   what I want to say about it is if you [TS]

00:21:45   have only experienced in one medium i [TS]

00:21:47   encourage you to experience in another I [TS]

00:21:50   I grew up reading the books and only [TS]

00:21:53   recently listened to the radio plays [TS]

00:21:55   which was actually the original [TS]

00:21:57   hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy which [TS]

00:22:00   he was working on douglas adams working [TS]

00:22:02   on a while he was working on Doctor Who [TS]

00:22:04   and the seventies for the BBC and and so [TS]

00:22:07   he was able and he slipped some parody [TS]

00:22:09   into his doctor who episodes but it [TS]

00:22:11   really all comes out in the radio place [TS]

00:22:14   which are different from the books they [TS]

00:22:16   they are substantially different in some [TS]

00:22:19   ways where he would tinker with his [TS]

00:22:20   story [TS]

00:22:20   sometimes find better ways or just [TS]

00:22:22   different ways to do it in the different [TS]

00:22:24   formats but um so I really highly [TS]

00:22:27   recommend those but I i come back to the [TS]

00:22:30   book and how it is one of the funniest [TS]

00:22:33   things that I've resonated I may have [TS]

00:22:34   read it more than any other book that [TS]

00:22:36   i've ever read because the original is [TS]

00:22:39   so funny and and this equals are also [TS]

00:22:42   quite good [TS]

00:22:44   although they vary and tone and quality [TS]

00:22:46   the first two or our books are [TS]

00:22:48   essentially seamless so you know he he [TS]

00:22:51   manages to cover a lot of ground in the [TS]

00:22:53   later Series he actually tries to cover [TS]

00:22:56   some things that are a little more [TS]

00:22:57   serious about the evolution of his [TS]

00:22:59   characters and he's got a great kind of [TS]

00:23:01   moment where he gives the finger to some [TS]

00:23:04   of his critics and basically says look [TS]

00:23:05   I'm gonna talk about these characters [TS]

00:23:06   that you've been following for a [TS]

00:23:08   thousand pages and if you don't like [TS]

00:23:09   that just skip to the end because that's [TS]

00:23:11   got a funny bit with Marvin it can I can [TS]

00:23:13   I put a plug in for a i believe there [TS]

00:23:16   for any of his essays most of which i [TS]

00:23:19   think or a lot of which were come [TS]

00:23:20   collected in the salmon of doubt i right [TS]

00:23:23   which is his unfinished also includes an [TS]

00:23:25   unfinished novel some of which are I [TS]

00:23:28   just remember reading when I think there [TS]

00:23:29   is one about like cookies because i feel [TS]

00:23:31   like i read this one about cookies that [TS]

00:23:33   was laughing so hard that i could not [TS]

00:23:35   yet I could not actually see what one of [TS]

00:23:37   the best things about the radio shows [TS]

00:23:39   having read recently wish you were here [TS]

00:23:41   which is the biography of douglas adams [TS]

00:23:43   it's like 53 vision its revised so much [TS]

00:23:45   that neil gaiman wrote the first couple [TS]

00:23:47   versions before he was neil gaiman and [TS]

00:23:50   there are footnotes of the footnotes in [TS]

00:23:52   the book it has been so extensively [TS]

00:23:54   overhauled over the years is a [TS]

00:23:55   fascinating biography but when you find [TS]

00:23:58   out from this which I don't think I knew [TS]

00:23:59   before is that not only was he writing [TS]

00:24:01   the radio plays before they aired he was [TS]

00:24:04   running them while they were recording [TS]

00:24:06   them literally he was writing them while [TS]

00:24:09   the actors were speaking lines he was [TS]

00:24:11   writing lines for the next scene which [TS]

00:24:13   explains why the radio plays may have at [TS]

00:24:15   times appeared a little erratic and the [TS]

00:24:18   reason the first really got a guidebook [TS]

00:24:20   suddenly ends which says they say let's [TS]

00:24:22   go the rest of the universe is the [TS]

00:24:23   publisher practically drove to his house [TS]

00:24:25   and Claude the manuscript of his hands [TS]

00:24:28   and put it on the press [TS]

00:24:29   well as a man who is not good at [TS]

00:24:30   deadlines he's famous saying that he [TS]

00:24:32   loves deadlines especially the wish [TS]

00:24:34   thing sound they make as they blow past [TS]

00:24:36   him you had a phenomenal phenomenal [TS]

00:24:38   disregard for the notion of time and [TS]

00:24:41   space so one of the things I love about [TS]

00:24:42   douglas adams and I i I'm going to [TS]

00:24:44   follow in dad's footsteps and read a [TS]

00:24:45   very tiny fragment from very early on in [TS]

00:24:47   the first book because what i love about [TS]

00:24:48   him is his way to put these characters [TS]

00:24:53   in kind of awful situations and have [TS]

00:24:56   these really kind of deadpan responses [TS]

00:24:59   so even though it's funny [TS]

00:25:01   let's not forget this is aches a comedy [TS]

00:25:03   series that begins with the complete [TS]

00:25:06   destruction of planet Earth and he plays [TS]

00:25:09   it for laughs and this is this is my [TS]

00:25:10   best part where where where forward [TS]

00:25:12   taking orders or pages still in his [TS]

00:25:14   bathrobe into the pub and this dressing [TS]

00:25:17   gown and is yes in or ordering which I'm [TS]

00:25:20   really freaking clue what that meant [TS]

00:25:22   right first read the book it's a [TS]

00:25:23   bathrobe uh ordering beer and peanuts [TS]

00:25:26   and I and I love this he says I'm going [TS]

00:25:31   to watch the match this afternoon then [TS]

00:25:32   forward glanced around [TS]

00:25:34   no no point he said and looked back out [TS]

00:25:35   the window what's that foregone [TS]

00:25:37   conclusion then Arsenal without a chance [TS]

00:25:39   no no said forward it's just that the [TS]

00:25:41   world's about to end [TS]

00:25:42   oh yes sir so you said the department [TS]

00:25:44   lucky escape for Arsenal if it did for [TS]

00:25:47   looked back at him generally surprised [TS]

00:25:49   no not really he said there's there's [TS]

00:25:53   two phrases from the book that i use [TS]

00:25:55   probably so often that people who know [TS]

00:25:57   me already discussed that I would incite [TS]

00:25:59   them one is a substance almost but not [TS]

00:26:02   quite entirely unlike t that is produced [TS]

00:26:05   by a vending machine on the heart of [TS]

00:26:08   gold the asset and the other of course [TS]

00:26:10   is the statement about products made by [TS]

00:26:12   the Sirius cybernetics core since we're [TS]

00:26:14   all technology people we've encountered [TS]

00:26:16   this the whole thing which is that your [TS]

00:26:18   plastic pal who's fun to be with [TS]

00:26:20   exactly its know the think it's the [TS]

00:26:22   statement about the fact that that the [TS]

00:26:25   Sirius cybernetics product that [TS]

00:26:26   corporation products are so deeply [TS]

00:26:28   flawed it's the it's the minor design [TS]

00:26:31   flaws quote is that you were so overcome [TS]

00:26:33   with a joy that defeat admire design [TS]

00:26:36   flaws that you totally overlooked at the [TS]

00:26:38   major and I'm and I'm how to use this [TS]

00:26:42   I've been tempted to use this in about [TS]

00:26:43   half the hardware reviews ever in my [TS]

00:26:45   life [TS]

00:26:46   Steve might join me at the [TS]

00:26:47   probably some text adventure aficionados [TS]

00:26:49   out there oh they can just go to the [TS]

00:26:51   galaxy is also a tactic with top we see [TS]

00:26:53   well it's just on a video game type yes [TS]

00:26:56   yes it was a spoiler alert for those who [TS]

00:26:58   haven't solved it because somebody was a [TS]

00:27:00   great moss actually knows what was it [TS]

00:27:02   you Steve who knows exactly what to do [TS]

00:27:04   to I yet sadly that I totally gave up on [TS]

00:27:06   that game in 1993 so don't never quite [TS]

00:27:09   got back to its brilliant but but what I [TS]

00:27:12   want when you talk about things that [TS]

00:27:13   stick with you from Douglas evans i find [TS]

00:27:14   this hilarious that my wife has only [TS]

00:27:16   played one text adventure in her entire [TS]

00:27:18   life and I wish the hitchhiker's guide [TS]

00:27:19   to the galaxy and that probably [TS]

00:27:21   completely turned off texted Billy I [TS]

00:27:23   think it did but we don't reference into [TS]

00:27:25   it because one of the funny things in [TS]

00:27:27   that game is that if it was actually [TS]

00:27:30   parodying the fact that you could pick [TS]

00:27:32   up objects and drop them and have them [TS]

00:27:34   in your inventory and one of the objects [TS]

00:27:37   that you had was no tea right and you [TS]

00:27:40   can pick it up no tea and you could drop [TS]

00:27:42   in OT and to this day no t is here in [TS]

00:27:46   various situations my wife will turn to [TS]

00:27:48   me and say you have no t know it's funny [TS]

00:27:53   somebody mentioned the socket flat [TS]

00:27:55   because this was back in the days when [TS]

00:27:56   infocomm actually packaged crazy stuff [TS]

00:27:59   with their games and the game actually [TS]

00:28:02   came with a piece of pocket fluff one of [TS]

00:28:04   the things about Hitchhiker's Guide all [TS]

00:28:06   the ancillary stuff was that it did the [TS]

00:28:08   same thing that is proposing board of [TS]

00:28:10   the Rings did is it transcends the peri [TS]

00:28:12   because it's a purity but it's so damn [TS]

00:28:14   good that you're enjoying the funny part [TS]

00:28:17   but you're also enjoying the story and [TS]

00:28:18   the modern equivalent that I would say [TS]

00:28:20   is the series futurama a matt groening [TS]

00:28:22   co-produced venture after after the [TS]

00:28:25   simpsons you know which was the simpsons [TS]

00:28:26   wasn't a big success so he thought he'd [TS]

00:28:29   go to the science fiction genre and [TS]

00:28:31   pretty something massively successful [TS]

00:28:32   there but it's not the same thing a [TS]

00:28:34   loving attention to detail super nerdy [TS]

00:28:36   details and details in it and have two [TS]

00:28:38   people work on the son of maths PhDs and [TS]

00:28:41   they and I like to flaunt it in the in [TS]

00:28:43   the notes on the blackboards the virtual [TS]

00:28:46   blackboards on the show but it also has [TS]

00:28:48   that thing where the story some of them [TS]

00:28:49   have real hard and they're not just [TS]

00:28:51   parodies of the genre at some point they [TS]

00:28:52   ran out of just parroting and create [TS]

00:28:54   something new that was also hilarious [TS]

00:28:57   when i'm going to stop you there because [TS]

00:28:59   you know what I think I think we should [TS]

00:29:00   do a whole [TS]

00:29:01   cast about futurama not lose everyone [TS]

00:29:04   but that won't be today and Glenn should [TS]

00:29:07   just repeat futurama a couple more drama [TS]

00:29:09   today could we look for for things that [TS]

00:29:11   we like in other in other media in in [TS]

00:29:14   movies and TV does anybody have [TS]

00:29:16   suggestions of some movies or TV shows [TS]

00:29:19   that would be that would be good and [TS]

00:29:22   Steve perhaps because I know especially [TS]

00:29:24   he loves the horror genre i think there [TS]

00:29:26   are a lot of really good examples in [TS]

00:29:28   that donor will start with dan Warren [TS]

00:29:30   uh-oh there's a couple on some of which [TS]

00:29:33   we discussed for but i will start with [TS]

00:29:34   one that I've been recently watching [TS]

00:29:36   which is that the TV show supernatural [TS]

00:29:39   which seems off the top of it [TS]

00:29:42   yeah am I go ahead unless I will because [TS]

00:29:45   I'm it's got the doesn't have Dean from [TS]

00:29:48   the gilmore girls from the gilmore girls [TS]

00:29:50   and does I you know it and that is in [TS]

00:29:52   fact mine at least in one episode this [TS]

00:29:54   is what i love about this show is that [TS]

00:29:56   let's just talk about the Gilmore Girls [TS]

00:29:58   Scott I think we should I never liked [TS]

00:30:01   Jess know he was no good [TS]

00:30:03   I know just go ahead and my character [TS]

00:30:06   knock ok i'm glad they got rid of him [TS]

00:30:08   and then he was on heroes what was that [TS]

00:30:09   about I don't ever think of him as [TS]

00:30:11   anything but very scared of well [TS]

00:30:13   boyfriend it's true that that punk was [TS]

00:30:16   an attitude from Stars Hollow [TS]

00:30:18   yeah why didn't kick him out of Stars [TS]

00:30:21   Hollow nobody wants that kind of you [TS]

00:30:23   know they're just so pleased looks like [TS]

00:30:25   that is like this although he was like [TS]

00:30:27   Luke's nephew or something that wasn't [TS]

00:30:28   he wasn't at his desk so I can leave [TS]

00:30:30   anytime I hall [TS]

00:30:32   ok you have some ants and it's glazed [TS]

00:30:35   yes I i want to let you dig as deep a [TS]

00:30:37   hole as you like and telling us about [TS]

00:30:39   how great supernatural is going [TS]

00:30:40   supernaturals a fantastic show and maybe [TS]

00:30:42   one of the best shows I've watching [TS]

00:30:43   years in fact i would go too far as to [TS]

00:30:45   say is it is the best sort of the horror [TS]

00:30:48   fantasy show since Buffy I would [TS]

00:30:51   actually say it is actually dropped dead [TS]

00:30:55   funny there there's an episode in which [TS]

00:30:57   for example the two characters made the [TS]

00:30:59   brothers go and visit Hollywood to [TS]

00:31:02   investigate a ghost sighting and while [TS]

00:31:04   there they make reference to the fact [TS]

00:31:06   that they're passing the gilmore girls [TS]

00:31:07   set and the actor who was on that show [TS]

00:31:10   kind of looks up awkwardly and makes [TS]

00:31:11   them get off the little tram and walk [TS]

00:31:13   away [TS]

00:31:14   they've done a number of parody episodes [TS]

00:31:16   they did one this this most recent [TS]

00:31:17   season I watched that is entirely a no [TS]

00:31:20   Maj to the universal monster movies of [TS]

00:31:22   the thirties is shot entirely in black [TS]

00:31:24   and white and involves a shapeshifter [TS]

00:31:26   who turns himself into like the Bela [TS]

00:31:28   Lugosi version of Dracula the lon chaney [TS]

00:31:30   version of The Wolfman and and sort of [TS]

00:31:33   kidnaps people and throughout that [TS]

00:31:36   despite having these totally [TS]

00:31:37   off-the-wall episodes there's an episode [TS]

00:31:41   for example there's a time loop episode [TS]

00:31:43   in which they the two characters get [TS]

00:31:45   stuck in a time loop which ends every [TS]

00:31:46   time with one of the brothers dying in [TS]

00:31:49   various unfortunate ways including [TS]

00:31:52   having like a piano dropped on him but [TS]

00:31:54   throughout this they managed to actually [TS]

00:31:55   hold a pretty good plot like ongoing a [TS]

00:31:58   storyline as well my personal favorite [TS]

00:32:01   humorous episode involved an episode [TS]

00:32:02   where they discover an artifact that's a [TS]

00:32:05   rabbit's foot which makes you [TS]

00:32:06   exceedingly lucky [TS]

00:32:08   well you have it in your possession so [TS]

00:32:10   you know somebody shoots at them and the [TS]

00:32:11   board like ricochets off like four [TS]

00:32:13   different walls and knocked the gun out [TS]

00:32:14   of the persons hand accept them when you [TS]

00:32:17   lose it [TS]

00:32:17   your luck goes downhill which involves a [TS]

00:32:20   variety of pratfalls and increasingly [TS]

00:32:22   unfortunate happenstance so i will say [TS]

00:32:24   this I you know rock the show you want [TS]

00:32:27   but okay you have actually watched it [TS]

00:32:30   then I hold actually no respect for my [TS]

00:32:34   will say that i did watch the first few [TS]

00:32:36   episodes and perhaps they were at that [TS]

00:32:40   point they were still taking themselves [TS]

00:32:41   very seriously and it was no it's really [TS]

00:32:44   starting starting with the second season [TS]

00:32:45   I feel like they really get into a [TS]

00:32:47   groove that there's a lot of metal [TS]

00:32:49   references to the show there's an [TS]

00:32:50   episode with a wishing well that grants [TS]

00:32:53   actual wishes including a little girl [TS]

00:32:55   who wishes her teddy bear is alive and [TS]

00:32:57   so ends up with a giant 6-foot depressed [TS]

00:32:59   teddy bear they can't understand what [TS]

00:33:01   it's doing there and at one point tries [TS]

00:33:03   to kill itself by shooting itself the [TS]

00:33:05   head and disclose something out of the [TS]

00:33:07   fridge [TS]

00:33:08   Wow and during that conversation one of [TS]

00:33:11   the you know one of the characters is [TS]

00:33:13   like oh yeah it doesn't cover is over [TS]

00:33:15   we're writing a book about weird things [TS]

00:33:17   what's the name of your book a [TS]

00:33:18   supernatural [TS]

00:33:20   it's it gets very mad i hear there's an [TS]

00:33:23   episode in later seasons in which they [TS]

00:33:25   actually end up in our world as you know [TS]

00:33:28   the end are recognized as the actors [TS]

00:33:31   portraying them so it's a clever show i [TS]

00:33:33   gotta say I'm surprised but pleasantly [TS]

00:33:36   so it has to have completely changed [TS]

00:33:37   them from further w having seen a couple [TS]

00:33:40   seasons and episodes here and there is [TS]

00:33:42   not a bad show for the CW's setting the [TS]

00:33:45   bar high [TS]

00:33:47   it's better than charmed much my taste [TS]

00:33:51   is in everything [TS]

00:33:52   charmed that's the only worse than [TS]

00:33:54   saying for the CW you can find a hole in [TS]

00:33:57   my taste [TS]

00:33:57   please go ahead actually eyes having [TS]

00:33:59   seen the first episode I thought it was [TS]

00:34:02   basically the dude charmed [TS]

00:34:04   yeah i mean it it's already operating on [TS]

00:34:07   writing weird half-assed barely [TS]

00:34:09   supernatural event up each each week in [TS]

00:34:12   a scooby-doo type fashion but with less [TS]

00:34:14   said that they give them i mean what [TS]

00:34:16   makes the show is that the rapport [TS]

00:34:18   between the two guys playing brothers [TS]

00:34:19   they actually are really funny they go [TS]

00:34:21   back and forth they act like actual [TS]

00:34:22   brothers you know they bicker they fight [TS]

00:34:24   but they have they have a good [TS]

00:34:26   relationship they have good chemistry [TS]

00:34:27   today and i gotta say you brought you [TS]

00:34:30   brought up supernatural rather than [TS]

00:34:32   spaced really i've talked about space [TS]

00:34:35   before on our podcast and I have [TS]

00:34:37   extolled the virtues and I could do so [TS]

00:34:39   at any moment in fact if you would like [TS]

00:34:40   I could perform the entire series from [TS]

00:34:42   you from beginning i would like to see [TS]

00:34:43   that that might be another podcast after [TS]

00:34:46   why read blah enough for today but we [TS]

00:34:49   left you think I can't be emotional and [TS]

00:34:52   cried like a baby at the end of [TS]

00:34:53   Terminator 2 with the thumb and the [TS]

00:34:58   that's the first thing together [TS]

00:35:02   Robert Scott help me out here well do [TS]

00:35:06   you love charm to do we just spoil you [TS]

00:35:08   bringing up termed you do just like a [TS]

00:35:10   girl version of supernatural I here but [TS]

00:35:13   it's far superior match the supernatural [TS]

00:35:15   please [TS]

00:35:16   it's closer to the material there are [TS]

00:35:18   more girls there who crosses happens [TS]

00:35:21   I've not been so insulted in Scott tells [TS]

00:35:23   me about how he doesn't like to know [TS]

00:35:24   that's i'm saving that for later [TS]

00:35:26   how about a little i am a big fan of [TS]

00:35:28   british sitcoms or brit comes as the [TS]

00:35:31   come off the show with an option so the [TS]

00:35:36   it crowd or the IT crowd one of the well [TS]

00:35:38   played sir thank you is is one of my [TS]

00:35:42   favorite a geeky sitcoms it is it [TS]

00:35:47   follows the adventures and misadventures [TS]

00:35:49   of this kind of corporations IT group [TS]

00:35:57   which three people and they are in the [TS]

00:35:58   basement and they go around doing things [TS]

00:36:00   and I think the first moved in the first [TS]

00:36:02   the opening of the first show you know [TS]

00:36:07   the phone rings one of the IT guys picks [TS]

00:36:09   it up and he says have you tried [TS]

00:36:11   rebooting and he hangs up and that kind [TS]

00:36:13   of sets the whole time for it [TS]

00:36:15   it's a very good chance it's very much I [TS]

00:36:16   it's almost like an office kind of [TS]

00:36:18   flavored thing it's true but it's more [TS]

00:36:19   absurd than the office yes because then [TS]

00:36:22   later and maybe the second season you [TS]

00:36:24   find out that there is a someone who's [TS]

00:36:26   been trapped in the server room and he [TS]

00:36:28   lives there and he's thinking maybe a [TS]

00:36:29   vampire and they're not sugar and ren do [TS]

00:36:36   you have [TS]

00:36:36   would you like to install the virtues of [TS]

00:36:38   something where and i'm going to mention [TS]

00:36:40   again with the mid-nineties Galaxy Quest [TS]

00:36:42   is great [TS]

00:36:44   okay you tell me you took my things to [TS]

00:36:46   go ahead take think I'm sorry well it [TS]

00:36:47   was it's a it's a combination of several [TS]

00:36:49   galaxy quest was one of the ones i was [TS]

00:36:51   thinkin fifth element is kind of serious [TS]

00:36:53   but also kind of ridiculous it's just [TS]

00:36:55   this this series also kind of terrible [TS]

00:36:57   also kind of terrible but it no longer [TS]

00:36:59   feels good [TS]

00:37:01   I don't like it interior know it's [TS]

00:37:04   terrible and delightful i took my future [TS]

00:37:06   wife in a day badly so I have a soft [TS]

00:37:08   spot so bad which tells all kinds of [TS]

00:37:10   things about yeah right it's so-so [TS]

00:37:12   galaxy quest tell me more about about [TS]

00:37:14   galaxy quest [TS]

00:37:15   oh gosh Galaxy Quest is kind of problem [TS]

00:37:18   for everybody seen it on the podcast [TS]

00:37:20   right anybody not seen it'sit's [TS]

00:37:22   protostar track day is understated [TS]

00:37:24   although i have quoted at me repeat [TS]

00:37:27   ok so go see anybody know it's one of [TS]

00:37:31   the best Star Trek movies ever made in [TS]

00:37:33   fast and hard to achieve in my opinion [TS]

00:37:35   has that's the same qualities to [TS]

00:37:38   transform the parody even though it's [TS]

00:37:39   incredibly funny [TS]

00:37:40   it does and it it has stellar casting is [TS]

00:37:43   alan rickman isn't it yeah Alan andhra [TS]

00:37:46   alan rickman isn't it is basically the [TS]

00:37:47   spot is his spot character i believe and [TS]

00:37:49   yeah yeah and it's basically you know [TS]

00:37:52   your water dimer yeah washed-up [TS]

00:37:54   television actors who used to be on this [TS]

00:37:56   star trek like show which has ended on a [TS]

00:37:58   cliffhanger and then they get basically [TS]

00:38:02   take abducted right bye-bye action by [TS]

00:38:04   aliens who have actually seen that has [TS]

00:38:07   seen the show based on like radio [TS]

00:38:08   broadcasts through the foremost [TS]

00:38:10   authorities right they modeled their [TS]

00:38:12   entire society on the historical [TS]

00:38:14   documents that are actually the episodes [TS]

00:38:16   of this star trek like cancelled TV show [TS]

00:38:18   and they've come to recruit them and [TS]

00:38:20   they built the mastership so that they [TS]

00:38:22   can lead them into battle against their [TS]

00:38:24   alien their alien foe accept these [TS]

00:38:26   people are all just kind of vein actors [TS]

00:38:28   who are not remotely capable of doing [TS]

00:38:31   what the characters can do so it's the [TS]

00:38:34   three amigos in space [TS]

00:38:35   yeah nailed it [TS]

00:38:39   Tim Allen by the way oh man that has [TS]

00:38:42   four months of his career as you sort of [TS]

00:38:44   shatner asked a guy who ends up sucking [TS]

00:38:47   it up and doing his job and saving the [TS]

00:38:49   that planet of jellyfish people from [TS]

00:38:52   certain destruction out and alan rickman [TS]

00:38:54   he delivers the performance Alan [TS]

00:38:56   requires extraordinary actor in any [TS]

00:38:57   movies and no matter how terrible we [TS]

00:38:59   know this right and in this movie which [TS]

00:39:01   is good shoot you know he seems totally [TS]

00:39:04   to be this pompous ass and then at the [TS]

00:39:06   end there's scene where I'm in tears [TS]

00:39:08   yeah and they're reflecting yes yes [TS]

00:39:10   you just like my granddaughter's hammer [TS]

00:39:12   I will avenge the or whatever that line [TS]

00:39:15   is my great still stained my crap Thor's [TS]

00:39:17   hammer quality by grabthar's hammer [TS]

00:39:19   ology ruin that he completely ruined the [TS]

00:39:21   punch line now it's a nice job led [TS]

00:39:23   another interesting reznor about this [TS]

00:39:26   film though on the DVD you know what [TS]

00:39:27   deleted scenes usually watch deleted [TS]

00:39:29   scenes and you say there's a reason [TS]

00:39:31   these were in the movie galaxy quest the [TS]

00:39:33   deleted scenes should have been in there [TS]

00:39:34   missing plot points and some hilarious [TS]

00:39:37   stuff on the excellent Sam Rockwell is [TS]

00:39:39   in this movie too [TS]

00:39:40   yes and he actually plays a redshirt he [TS]

00:39:43   was a guy who was an incident in like a [TS]

00:39:44   couple episodes and then throughout the [TS]

00:39:47   throughout the episode he's like today [TS]

00:39:49   I'd be expendable guide their my last [TS]

00:39:53   name its use the redshirt throughout [TS]

00:39:55   their my favorite part in the movie i [TS]

00:39:57   think we probably have to fire the [TS]

00:39:58   spiral the spoiler Horner off because [TS]

00:40:00   it's the it's the countdown device just [TS]

00:40:03   being vague but I yeah i'll just say it [TS]

00:40:06   might be like that the countdown device [TS]

00:40:08   is my favorite part of that movie [TS]

00:40:09   because now there's just no point seeing [TS]

00:40:12   it thanks alone is that surprises [TS]

00:40:15   surprises just say there is a device [TS]

00:40:16   that has to count down [TS]

00:40:18   yes there's a whole this giant have two [TS]

00:40:20   smaller version of the spoiler horn for [TS]

00:40:21   spoilers that really aren't the old [TS]

00:40:24   because we're the millers that don't [TS]

00:40:27   boil and whack we bring that out [TS]

00:40:30   oh and and Justin what's-his-face just [TS]

00:40:37   not guy this long as possessing long [TS]

00:40:39   isn't he's playing a bit of a bit of a [TS]

00:40:41   dweeb by the way [TS]

00:40:42   spoiler alert you hadn't been for you so [TS]

00:40:49   so I I fully endorse red selection of [TS]

00:40:53   galaxy quest great funny parody that [TS]

00:40:56   elevates itself and i think that's a [TS]

00:40:57   that's a recurring theme here is that [TS]

00:40:59   you can take something that's sort of a [TS]

00:41:00   loving parody and if you do a really [TS]

00:41:02   good job it elevates above the source [TS]

00:41:05   material and it's just you know it's [TS]

00:41:07   just funny on its own and it creates its [TS]

00:41:09   own little little universe and i [TS]

00:41:10   actually am hopeful that there's been [TS]

00:41:12   some talk that they might revisit galaxy [TS]

00:41:14   quest which I would be up for because [TS]

00:41:16   that is a film great film [TS]

00:41:19   I wanted to say also this is very very [TS]

00:41:21   recent but Paul which is by the crew [TS]

00:41:24   two of the three creators of space simon [TS]

00:41:26   pegg and nick frost it's their writing [TS]

00:41:28   debut I don't know if they directed it [TS]

00:41:30   but they also star in it they didn't [TS]

00:41:31   know did not direct Mottola yes greg [TS]

00:41:33   mottola superbad superbad yes but I it's [TS]

00:41:37   that explains a lot but Paul is also [TS]

00:41:39   hope not only is it hilarious but it is [TS]

00:41:42   chock-full with so many ridiculous [TS]

00:41:44   science fiction references and cameos [TS]

00:41:47   and guest stars it's basically to geeks [TS]

00:41:50   who go to comic-con and then decide to [TS]

00:41:52   tour road or go on a road trip of famous [TS]

00:41:55   alien artifacts in the you know [TS]

00:41:57   southwest and then they run into an [TS]

00:41:59   actual alien and they have to deal with [TS]

00:42:01   that to give nothing away [TS]

00:42:04   I and yes the voice of Seth Rogen yes [TS]

00:42:09   the voice of Seth Rogen is the alien and [TS]

00:42:11   I was I was really concerned because i [TS]

00:42:13   was pretty much assuming that this was [TS]

00:42:15   going to be the hangover with sci-fi [TS]

00:42:16   jokes and to a certain extent it kind of [TS]

00:42:19   is but at the same time the sci-fi jokes [TS]

00:42:21   are at such a wonderful level jason [TS]

00:42:23   bateman does a great Han Solo cameo [TS]

00:42:26   which I will not spoil because it is [TS]

00:42:27   just so perfect that I I can't do it [TS]

00:42:30   like I i was in glee for at least five [TS]

00:42:33   minutes after that happened it that [TS]

00:42:35   there's just there's a lot of great [TS]

00:42:36   acting there's Jason Bateman Sigourney [TS]

00:42:38   Weaver's and it Simon Pegg nick frost I [TS]

00:42:42   Jane Lynch has a has a short thing [TS]

00:42:44   there's just there's so many wonderful [TS]

00:42:46   wonderful actors know my selections [TS]

00:42:49   Doctor Who parodies specifically the [TS]

00:42:51   curse of life death that the curse of [TS]

00:42:53   failed and like first grade fail yeah [TS]

00:42:55   that's right well the live curse of [TS]

00:42:57   people much but it's much better if you [TS]

00:42:59   get the titles i'll just erase that fix [TS]

00:43:02   that for me will ya it's it's brilliant [TS]

00:43:04   because it's by steven moffat who wind [TS]

00:43:06   up red running the real show but it was [TS]

00:43:07   done when it was off the air and it's [TS]

00:43:09   got an all-star cast as well its got [TS]

00:43:11   rowan atkinson is as the doctor and [TS]

00:43:13   julia sawalha is that as a an assistant [TS]

00:43:17   and Jonathan Pryce is the master and [TS]

00:43:19   then there are lots of Steve you like [TS]

00:43:21   this part there's lots of poop jokes to [TS]

00:43:23   is also if you [TS]

00:43:25   but--and boob jokes a really JW a and [TS]

00:43:28   Richard grant Jim Broadbent Hugh Grant [TS]

00:43:31   and joanna lumley all appear as [TS]

00:43:34   subsequent doctors in the regeneration [TS]

00:43:35   yes because the doctor does really [TS]

00:43:37   stupid things and keeps killing himself [TS]

00:43:38   and abs nothing is on youtube if you [TS]

00:43:42   what is available on 23 minutes was done [TS]

00:43:45   for that one of the Red Nose Day telefon [TS]

00:43:48   charity telephones if you look at [TS]

00:43:49   parodies of Doctor Who I was surprised [TS]

00:43:51   by this [TS]

00:43:52   I didn't notice i have seen some others [TS]

00:43:53   there are over 50 disparities listed [TS]

00:43:56   some are just a single scene and summer [TS]

00:43:59   extended sketches or episodes in TV [TS]

00:44:01   alone and there's a bunch of other stuff [TS]

00:44:03   to me doctor who was right there so many [TS]

00:44:05   episodes and it was so cheesy [TS]

00:44:07   sometimes it's hard to parody stuff [TS]

00:44:08   that's cheesy and the older series where [TS]

00:44:10   was Les you know less serious and more [TS]

00:44:12   of a low-rent but yeah curse of fatal [TS]

00:44:15   death curse of fatal death which is [TS]

00:44:17   which is a call back to many ridiculous [TS]

00:44:19   dr. titles like the deadly assassin [TS]

00:44:21   that's the best one and and there are [TS]

00:44:25   also several points in the curse of [TS]

00:44:27   fatal death where there's a serious plot [TS]

00:44:28   problem that is caught by the companion [TS]

00:44:31   who says but doctor I don't understand [TS]

00:44:32   that and he just turns to her and says [TS]

00:44:34   I'll explain later and the redskins [TS]

00:44:37   garlic's a one-point beautiful this [TS]

00:44:38   happens there's sort of a pause in the [TS]

00:44:40   dollar in the Daleks say he will explain [TS]

00:44:42   later [TS]

00:44:43   yes yeah alright we are we're running [TS]

00:44:47   out of time i'll explain later exactly [TS]

00:44:49   right Steve have you I opposed your [TS]

00:44:51   question earlier about something like a [TS]

00:44:54   horror horror release that that you find [TS]

00:44:57   particularly funny you have something [TS]

00:45:00   for me [TS]

00:45:00   you did mention something along those [TS]

00:45:02   lines and it's obvious you're trying to [TS]

00:45:03   draw shaun of the dead out of me but I'm [TS]

00:45:06   going to fear aside and discard your [TS]

00:45:09   expectations which turned out to not [TS]

00:45:10   have actually been your expectations [TS]

00:45:12   like that's a lot of so many used [TS]

00:45:14   tissues [TS]

00:45:15   I understand about showing up a TV show [TS]

00:45:19   that's again from Britain that's what [TS]

00:45:23   really is the brit com [TS]

00:45:25   no it is not it is actually a travel [TS]

00:45:27   show in its own way called an idiot [TS]

00:45:29   abroad [TS]

00:45:30   oh I'm just some of you are familiar [TS]

00:45:32   with it but it's it's it's sort of a [TS]

00:45:36   spinoff from the Ricky Gervais pause [TS]

00:45:38   sure isn't your marriage or face to face [TS]

00:45:40   service okay I'm gonna go with your PHA [TS]

00:45:42   so it's a spin off its that right Cass [TS]

00:45:46   French we can survey if if if you ever [TS]

00:45:49   listen to that podcast it basically [TS]

00:45:51   involves and I haven't so I have no idea [TS]

00:45:54   but I don't know where you're missing [TS]

00:45:56   out that site it involves a payment so I [TS]

00:45:59   as a cheap bastard I I pretty much just [TS]

00:46:02   live vicariously through those who have [TS]

00:46:03   actually first sentence for your money [TS]

00:46:05   first was glad I understand a large part [TS]

00:46:07   of it is is ricky gervais days [TS]

00:46:10   yes and Stephen Merchant to murder Shan [TS]

00:46:14   Shan Shan they're basically abusing the [TS]

00:46:19   the the bald-headed karl Pilkington who [TS]

00:46:23   I they consider it a you get his name [TS]

00:46:26   right just as well because he and I we [TS]

00:46:29   share a lot of a lot of qualities and so [TS]

00:46:32   I I bothered to look up the [TS]

00:46:33   pronunciation of his name but anyway [TS]

00:46:36   they just torment this guy and he's a [TS]

00:46:38   think they consider him kind of a [TS]

00:46:40   half-wit and it i haven't quite gotten [TS]

00:46:44   weather hits it's all kind of a dry act [TS]

00:46:47   or whether he genuinely is just kind of [TS]

00:46:48   a daddy and dude who's I've heard enough [TS]

00:46:51   of it now i want without the entire [TS]

00:46:52   ricky gervais podcast it's that's just [TS]

00:46:54   him he's just that guy and ricky gervais [TS]

00:46:58   said wait a second i had this guy is [TS]

00:46:59   hilarious in his own unintentional way [TS]

00:47:02   let's put him in uncomfortable [TS]

00:47:03   situations and see what he does and [TS]

00:47:06   that's exactly what this is they've [TS]

00:47:07   taken a karl Pilkington and and sent him [TS]

00:47:12   to the seven wonders of the ancient [TS]

00:47:14   world and put him up in the worst [TS]

00:47:17   accommodations possible put him into [TS]

00:47:21   these situations where he's likely to be [TS]

00:47:23   killed and and then they just they watch [TS]

00:47:25   what he does and then call him while [TS]

00:47:27   he's there is an call him in torment him [TS]

00:47:29   and talk about how their they just [TS]

00:47:31   opened their third bottle of champagne [TS]

00:47:32   and they're about to go take a nice [TS]

00:47:35   bubble bath while he's being trampled by [TS]

00:47:38   a bowl in the middle of some dusty field [TS]

00:47:40   in Mexico to Mexico episode was very [TS]

00:47:43   funny it was it was good and it was [TS]

00:47:46   actually that kind of interesting that [TS]

00:47:47   that turned out to be the place that [TS]

00:47:48   he's he liked the most of the various [TS]

00:47:50   places to visit [TS]

00:47:52   but very funny and extremely shy know [TS]

00:47:54   where he just basically says this isn't [TS]

00:47:55   so great that's not the thing that I [TS]

00:47:58   like so much about the show and I i know [TS]

00:48:01   i'm taking this completely the wrong way [TS]

00:48:02   because I'm supposed to look at him into [TS]

00:48:04   a stupid idiot [TS]

00:48:06   how does he not see the beauty in that [TS]

00:48:07   cigarette and and in fact basically [TS]

00:48:11   everything he says is about what i would [TS]

00:48:13   say in the same situation [TS]

00:48:15   no that's that's heat that's the [TS]

00:48:17   brilliance i think of karl Pilkington [TS]

00:48:19   this that I mean he has a very [TS]

00:48:21   straightforward you and and sometimes [TS]

00:48:23   you know he uh I think what a lot of [TS]

00:48:26   people like Ricky Gervais Stephen [TS]

00:48:27   Merchant who is the one who I think [TS]

00:48:28   really strapped in the world traveler [TS]

00:48:31   says you know it broadens your mind and [TS]

00:48:33   you can really see into other cultures [TS]

00:48:34   and you can appreciate history and all [TS]

00:48:36   that is true and I think you can [TS]

00:48:37   appreciate it on that level then there's [TS]

00:48:39   that other level which is I'm staying in [TS]

00:48:41   a really crappy place and this food is [TS]

00:48:43   really weird and I'm afraid to drink the [TS]

00:48:44   water and I don't really see what the [TS]

00:48:46   fuss about this thing is it's just kind [TS]

00:48:48   of an old bunch of bricks and Carl [TS]

00:48:50   that's the level he's working on and he [TS]

00:48:52   and he just looks everything because why [TS]

00:48:54   why is this so great this wall and then [TS]

00:48:57   they say walk across it is why would I [TS]

00:48:59   do that why would anybody do that ever i [TS]

00:49:03   love it there's a particular scene I [TS]

00:49:05   think he's at what Tanaka plan and in [TS]

00:49:07   Mexico and he's basically yeah it's [TS]

00:49:11   actually pronounced n notched it planned [TS]

00:49:13   yeah [TS]

00:49:14   Gervase you have been around your face [TS]

00:49:16   if you go and work to say it right [TS]

00:49:18   he's it's at the very end of the episode [TS]

00:49:20   and he's effectively given up on trying [TS]

00:49:22   to figure out what's so great about it [TS]

00:49:23   and he puts on his headphones and and [TS]

00:49:25   and i think it's a Depeche Mode song or [TS]

00:49:30   something that's on and just starts [TS]

00:49:31   walking away dancing there at that point [TS]

00:49:35   he's happy he's given up on on the [TS]

00:49:37   monument and I think he's walking away [TS]

00:49:40   says you know there's nothing so boring [TS]

00:49:42   that any comes up with completely the [TS]

00:49:44   wrong band in the wrong song that that [TS]

00:49:46   but that's such a figure can't fix us [TS]

00:49:49   anyway it's a great show that's it sits [TS]

00:49:53   on the science channel shell things [TS]

00:49:55   where are we [TS]

00:49:56   I guess because it's somewhat of a [TS]

00:49:57   science experiment to send this poor [TS]

00:49:59   bastard out and see what he does [TS]

00:50:00   yeah I revives I think the basis that [TS]

00:50:02   it's because karl Pilkington is a wonder [TS]

00:50:04   of science [TS]

00:50:05   no one can explain him there we go [TS]

00:50:07   whatever works anyway it's it's genius [TS]

00:50:10   and i highly recommend my favorite [TS]

00:50:11   moment in in the mexico episode is also [TS]

00:50:13   the next episode when he's in the ring [TS]

00:50:16   with the bulls and he's like okay this [TS]

00:50:18   is too dangerous i have to leave so he [TS]

00:50:19   leaves the ring and they show him [TS]

00:50:21   walking down this road and then they [TS]

00:50:23   show and he's wearing a sombrero and [TS]

00:50:25   then he starts running the other way [TS]

00:50:28   because there's a swarm of bees [TS]

00:50:31   he's just absolutely incredulous [TS]

00:50:34   throughout the mexico episode that what [TS]

00:50:36   the hell's wrong with you people like [TS]

00:50:38   you're all trying to die and he's trying [TS]

00:50:40   to find a Mexican jumping beans it keeps [TS]

00:50:42   asking everyone what he asked everybody [TS]

00:50:45   finds if they've got Mexican jumping [TS]

00:50:47   beans and nobody has a clue what he's [TS]

00:50:49   talking about [TS]

00:50:50   has anybody out there anybody feel [TS]

00:50:52   unfulfilled this there's something else [TS]

00:50:53   that you would like to share that I have [TS]

00:50:55   not yet prompted you to share we would [TS]

00:50:57   probably be remiss if we did not mention [TS]

00:50:59   rifftrax in some way shape or form [TS]

00:51:01   mentioned it earlier in short you did [TS]

00:51:04   yes in passing somebody it is i've never [TS]

00:51:07   heard I've never heard of specifically I [TS]

00:51:08   wanted to bring up something called I [TS]

00:51:10   riffs which is basically will retract is [TS]

00:51:14   of course commentary tracks similar to [TS]

00:51:16   mst3k and written by most of the same [TS]

00:51:20   crew that was involved with mystery [TS]

00:51:21   science theater and again another [TS]

00:51:24   hilarious example of you know just great [TS]

00:51:26   stuff and a lot of that mystery science [TS]

00:51:27   theater stuff is now on netflix instant [TS]

00:51:29   watch so you know if there are movies [TS]

00:51:31   that you haven't caught on mst3k a lot [TS]

00:51:34   of them are up there now and one of the [TS]

00:51:36   things i wanted to bring up so this [TS]

00:51:38   works well and i will then let Steve [TS]

00:51:39   finish what he is talking about is it [TS]

00:51:42   during mst3k it ended often with keep [TS]

00:51:47   circulating the tapes because people [TS]

00:51:48   would tape it on VHS tapes on the [TS]

00:51:51   sequence at the time and then they would [TS]

00:51:53   mail tapes to each other and this group [TS]

00:51:55   of fans created their own before [TS]

00:51:57   rifftrax they did their own Mystery [TS]

00:52:00   Science Theater episode with Star Trek [TS]

00:52:03   five and the only way at the time to get [TS]

00:52:06   it was to send three dollars to this [TS]

00:52:07   address and then you would get a VHS [TS]

00:52:09   tape of this hilarious mystery science [TS]

00:52:13   theater with Star Trek five and you can [TS]

00:52:16   find it on the internet now so look [TS]

00:52:17   forward [TS]

00:52:17   it's well worth [TS]

00:52:18   the effort but iris as you know is is [TS]

00:52:22   essentially the ability for people to [TS]

00:52:26   come up with their own rifftrax which [TS]

00:52:28   then people can purchase and download [TS]

00:52:30   and sync up with a DVD of of whatever [TS]

00:52:33   film-- you may happen to have laying [TS]

00:52:35   around the house and in fact i [TS]

00:52:37   understand that a plucky little podcast [TS]

00:52:40   might have put one of those together [TS]

00:52:42   recently i believe so you can you can [TS]

00:52:45   find it it's the Phantom Empire chapter [TS]

00:52:47   five is it now whole area see if I do [TS]

00:52:50   say so myself all my god it's funny [TS]

00:52:52   added features many of the people on [TS]

00:52:54   this podcast in fact all of them today [TS]

00:52:58   except me [TS]

00:52:59   well no I did all of the people that [TS]

00:53:01   features are on tonight's podcast subset [TS]

00:53:03   of today's on upset right Scott Scott [TS]

00:53:07   and read more both in it as well but [TS]

00:53:10   they are playing arm only sound effects [TS]

00:53:12   stress course my cat in the background I [TS]

00:53:16   i will throw out really quick that a and [TS]

00:53:20   I think we talked about doing a podcast [TS]

00:53:21   about this subject [TS]

00:53:23   haha well but the author Terry pression [TS]

00:53:26   who is I think another one of the great [TS]

00:53:28   examples [TS]

00:53:29   hey Jason you should read some pratchett [TS]

00:53:30   by the wicked omens ah I i purchased [TS]

00:53:34   guards guards so i'll be reading that [TS]

00:53:37   good man [TS]

00:53:38   yeah another douglas adams sort of vain [TS]

00:53:40   and where Douglas Adams did for sci-fi [TS]

00:53:43   terry pratchett has done for fantasy [TS]

00:53:45   creating a huge series taking place in [TS]

00:53:48   the world of Discworld and he's written [TS]

00:53:50   like 30 novels or something [TS]

00:53:52   the man is the man's produce if nothing [TS]

00:53:54   else and a few of those have actually [TS]

00:53:58   been turned into TV productions there is [TS]

00:54:00   a production of the colour of magic [TS]

00:54:03   which was his first discworld book that [TS]

00:54:05   aired on Sky TV and Britain the last [TS]

00:54:08   year two years ago and then most [TS]

00:54:10   recently a version of making money which [TS]

00:54:12   is one of his more recent books starring [TS]

00:54:14   richard coyle from Stephen Haas [TS]

00:54:17   happening [TS]

00:54:17   yeah well there's also an as I think red [TS]

00:54:20   mentioned good omens which was a [TS]

00:54:21   collaboration between Terry Pratchett [TS]

00:54:23   and neil gaiman and it's a it's a [TS]

00:54:25   hilarious book and they are making a [TS]

00:54:28   British a british version the miniseries [TS]

00:54:30   that directed by monty python [TS]

00:54:31   i'm terry jones that actually in [TS]

00:54:33   production though it's been rumored for [TS]

00:54:35   you on it is no no this is this is [TS]

00:54:38   actually have a new Monty Python would [TS]

00:54:40   have liked last week or two my god yes [TS]

00:54:42   so so anyway I'm glad that you all could [TS]

00:54:44   could join me for this very loosely [TS]

00:54:47   themed podcast because i wanted to do [TS]

00:54:50   something to mark april first back in [TS]

00:54:52   the old days [TS]

00:54:53   Steve and I we all we all gonna be [TS]

00:54:55   murdered well yes and now you're useful [TS]

00:54:57   this is is no more [TS]

00:54:59   no Steven I back in the old days along [TS]

00:55:00   with a bunch of other people Lisa [TS]

00:55:01   Schmeisser included uh did a site called [TS]

00:55:05   TV where we did a parody on april first [TS]

00:55:10   every single year an entire parody [TS]

00:55:12   website and those were the days and as [TS]

00:55:15   my wife said to me this very week she [TS]

00:55:17   said boy I'm glad you don't do that [TS]

00:55:18   anymore so instead we have had was a [TS]

00:55:20   pretty nightmarish experience here after [TS]

00:55:22   you a lot of work [TS]

00:55:25   yeah alright so thank you all for [TS]

00:55:26   sharing your your things that make you [TS]

00:55:29   laugh with us because this important to [TS]

00:55:30   laugh so up i would like to thank you [TS]

00:55:32   individually now as is our custom in [TS]

00:55:35   this podcast this the the incomparable [TS]

00:55:37   nations custom is to thank you [TS]

00:55:40   individually not collectively so Dan [TS]

00:55:43   more'n I thank you [TS]

00:55:45   thank you Jason Scott McNulty I am [TS]

00:55:48   grateful for your presence [TS]

00:55:49   well thank you Jason I have to go watch [TS]

00:55:50   the episodes of the supernatural have on [TS]

00:55:52   my DVR [TS]

00:55:54   coming for you right now [TS]

00:55:59   serenity Caldwell I am grateful for your [TS]

00:56:03   presence [TS]

00:56:03   it is always a pleasure Jason's down [TS]

00:56:05   always did we test that tonight a little [TS]

00:56:10   bit [TS]

00:56:11   it's a pleasure for event at the present [TS]

00:56:14   time is your pleasure [TS]

00:56:15   where is obtained go and Fleischmann I [TS]

00:56:17   acknowledge your presence I was promised [TS]

00:56:19   a shallow grave and that's what i will [TS]

00:56:21   get Steve Lutz I appreciate you being on [TS]

00:56:28   this podcast from a hotel room instead [TS]

00:56:29   of watching hotel room born you are [TS]

00:56:32   forever in my debt [TS]

00:56:33   indeed I am and on that note until next [TS]

00:56:39   time again as is our custom I Jason [TS]

00:56:41   smell host of the income [TS]

00:56:42   well thank you the listener for [TS]

00:56:44   listening to this nonsense [TS]

00:56:46   until next time [TS]

00:56:47   [Music] [TS]

00:56:52   unfortunately everything we discussed [TS]

00:56:54   tonight is real isn't it that's the one [TS]

00:56:55   downside everything we discussed that is [TS]

00:56:56   no no one of the things but actually [TS]

00:56:58   night yet one was not real and you have [TS]

00:57:02   to figure out which one of them was [TS]

00:57:03   poisoned it was made but had actually [TS]

00:57:07   were not real and poisoned [TS]

00:57:09   I'm a very poor simulation of a [TS]

00:57:11   podcaster im a series of perl scripts [TS]

00:57:14   running on a laptop that's right oh I i [TS]

00:57:19   could get Captain Kirk to him actually [TS]

00:57:21   should have been obvious actually sell [TS]

00:57:23   the touring test earlier today [TS]

00:57:24   yeah yeah but the next thing I say will [TS]

00:57:27   be the truth the last thing i said was a [TS]

00:57:29   lie [TS]

00:57:30   normally the air or air or air are and [TS]

00:57:36   that's the end we uh demeanor sis [TS]

00:57:38   episode with the the statement one of [TS]

00:57:41   the people this podcast will die [TS]

00:57:43   wow that's as it turns out i was never [TS]

00:57:50   actually alive so who that we didn't [TS]

00:57:53   Lackey twist when you're here you're a [TS]

00:57:56   vampire now I'm a set of prescripts tips [TS]

00:58:00   yes [TS]

00:58:01   who's the vampires scarier than a [TS]

00:58:02   vampire when you think about this is [TS]

00:58:04   just like that episode of supernatural [TS]

00:58:05   listen knife in the wound [TS]

00:58:11   i'm going to start saying mean things [TS]

00:58:12   about something else you like I was like [TS]

00:58:20   something you'd like to do you know what [TS]

00:58:22   we want to change sucks [TS]

00:58:24   alright and I gentlemen ladies yes I am [TS]

00:58:27   pressing the big button that turns off [TS]

00:58:30   the recorder push the button Frank know [TS]

00:58:32   i will cease to exist [TS]

00:58:34   Steve it's time for the it's time for [TS]

00:58:36   the hotel room important yeah i actually [TS]

00:58:37   started at about 45 minutes on [TS]

00:58:40   [Music] [TS]

00:58:43   Sal show 1900 house on the PBS where the [TS]

00:58:48   the people lived in that house and only [TS]

00:58:51   use technology from 90s I never actually [TS]

00:58:55   watched it but I'm sure but yeah that [TS]

00:58:57   was so I'd I remember them like on a [TS]

00:59:00   fence collecting collecting something in [TS]

00:59:02   the dirt that's the only memory I have [TS]

00:59:05   of the show I like the 17th century one [TS]

00:59:08   where they're like supposed to be a [TS]

00:59:09   trading company and had to deal with [TS]

00:59:12   actual native americans were descended [TS]

00:59:14   from people in the sixteen hundreds of [TS]

00:59:16   anything worse than competent whatever [TS]

00:59:17   and then they all cut smallpox and died [TS]

00:59:19   and it stored in the cholera they came [TS]

00:59:23   down with the grips there's am there's a [TS]

00:59:26   young adult novel called running out of [TS]

00:59:28   time that's all based around that which [TS]

00:59:30   is very funny at least around haha no I [TS]

00:59:34   take that it's just that I'm so speaking [TS]

00:59:39   of comedy and I don't we start horrible [TS]

00:59:42   death that sounds like an outtake right [TS]

00:59:44   there [TS]

00:59:45   [Music] [TS]

00:59:47   Steve Steve probably i don't know if we [TS]

00:59:54   ever showed this to Steve when I when I [TS]

00:59:55   was in college [TS]

00:59:56   our college newspaper and Steve work for [TS]

00:59:59   the humor newspaper [TS]

00:59:59   the humor newspaper [TS]

01:00:00   / and and these people should have sent [TS]

01:00:02   it to you maybe they did but we got the [TS]

01:00:04   I got this book from a guy he may have [TS]

01:00:06   been a drifter I don't know but he had [TS]

01:00:07   enough money to mail us this book and he [TS]

01:00:10   was fit right in with us it was it was a [TS]

01:00:12   book of comic strips and what it was was [TS]

01:00:15   there were peanuts trips where he had [TS]

01:00:17   replaced all the dialogue we have been [TS]

01:00:19   absolutely filthy yes it was called [TS]

01:00:21   penis nuts and his family was called [TS]

01:00:23   famous knots [TS]

01:00:24   yes he did indeed drop it by I think [TS]

01:00:26   decided that we would be sued into [TS]

01:00:29   oblivion if we tried to print them yes [TS]

01:00:31   at least trying to redraw it was it was [TS]

01:00:33   the creator's brilliant in its way and [TS]

01:00:35   just horrible invaluable completely [TS]

01:00:38   forgot like the nineteen-twenties sexy [TS]

01:00:41   comics with any characters right but he [TS]

01:00:44   had not touched up the the pictures in [TS]

01:00:47   any way you know takin shots of like you [TS]

01:00:50   know Lucy grabbing are like Linus [TS]

01:00:52   grabbing Lucy around the that the legs [TS]

01:00:55   and trying to get his blanket back but [TS]

01:00:56   of course he replaces captions with [TS]

01:00:59   something a little more saucy yeah [TS]

01:01:01   brilliant i'm glad I'm glad you remember [TS]

01:01:04   that yeah it was good work if if if I [TS]

01:01:06   actually think I still have that in my [TS]

01:01:08   box of filthy things at home box film [TS]

01:01:11   anything edible to military research if [TS]

01:01:14   we may have a patient now that nobody [TS]

01:01:16   cares about being sued i was living on [TS]

01:01:18   the area a former boyfriend of my wife [TS]

01:01:20   his filthy things were labeled military [TS]

01:01:23   research that no one ever opened that [TS]

01:01:25   box sure why would you accept military [TS]

01:01:28   historians out there is a sarin gas yes [TS]

01:01:31   I just put filthy things online i think [TS]

01:01:35   anybody really wants to dig in then more [TS]

01:01:37   power to sure when you get when you got [TS]

01:01:41   die adolescence you know they'll go [TS]

01:01:43   right to it and you have been warned [TS]

01:01:45   basically is what that says [TS]