Your Weekend Justice #244: That's the Trouble With Ghost Emojis

Sad Jem

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck...we continue to claw out of the 2015 archive. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. No trains have run through here in a long time.

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By |June 28th, 2016|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

Howdy Folks.

mom-and-me

Warning: The post that follows is 96% serious. Our usual irregular silliness will resume very shortly.

Things have been weird around here for the past long while, for which I apologize. I appreciate everyone's support and patience as I've been trying to sift through this madness. Towards the end of last year, I got involved with finalizing a very large project which was finally released in January. Most recently, just as we were trying to get back underway, the back end of the site broke which required some updates and black magic to fix.

In between the two, I started a foundation to fight neurodegenerative diseases. And I did this because my mother died.

That's her in the picture up there--a picture which proves two things. First, my mother is one of the few people who actually managed to make 70s fashion work for her while it was working against most of the rest of humanity. Second, at one point in the distant past, I may actually have been cute.

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By |June 27th, 2016|Admin|8 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #243: Dueling Muted Trumpets

Siri, You Must Be Stopped

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck...finally back with another episode as we claw out of the 2015 archive. The extended madness and delay will be explained further in an upcoming post. There may be spoilers if you haven't watched television for several months.

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By |April 26th, 2016|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

Put A Spring In Your Step With Black Phoenix

human scent

Spring has arrived or, as Robin Williams aptly put it, "Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'" You can see the grass thrusting out of the ground, flowers spreading their pollen so indiscriminately, and animals in heat putting out their scent. Many members of the animal kingdom use pheromones to signal their intent, to perpetuate their genetic code, or stated simply, to fuck. While there is some debate about the existence of human pheromones, most biologists say that if they exist, they really aren't that influential. Being human, if nature didn't provide, we provide for ourselves with Science! Chemistry, botany, zoology mixed together with creativity and an understanding of passion. Some of the best people in the perfume business who understand this mad dance of heady science and base desire are Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. It is in their Lupercalia release that they let their freak flag fly and have perfumes to attract the interest and inflame the passion of the object of your desire. What you do after that is your own affair but let me just say that sweat does intensify the effect.

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By |April 13th, 2016|Headsup|1 Comment

Fear Solve This #2

Seal vs. Tippi Hedren

Since Fear The Walking Dead started back up this past weekend, it only makes sense to touch bases with the European spinoff of everyone's favorite problem solving panel show. That's right, Aaron Fever returns with Fear Solve This.

In the captain's chair is Aaron and he welcomes guests Kevin Handy, Neil O'Rourke, Jessica Keith and Jay Petrone. Collectively they do battle with problems large, small and mildly silly ranging from cold (or not) weather to hot yoga. Also, advice on where to hide your nuclear codes.

You can download it directly here.

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Seal image by Eva Rinaldi under Creative [...]

By |April 12th, 2016|Solve This|4 Comments

Your Mental Sorbet: Is This Thing Still On?

Clyde and Clem's Whiskey Business

Howdy folks. Did you miss us? More on where we've been shortly. In the meantime, as a matter of testing the works, I give you something for your Monday. The band is Clyde and Clem's Whiskey Business and they perform bluegrass that is both twisted and wrong. All you need to know is that the song in question is "The Ballad of Ed Gein." And that I wish I had found a good quality audio live version of this but couldn't locate one. And finally... that we've been back for all of five minutes and we're already very, very sorry.

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By |April 11th, 2016|Mental Sorbet|5 Comments

Remember The Snow With Black Phoenix

bpal yule krampus 2015

(Widge's Note: Scott turned it in late and life fell on me and I made it more late. So it's on me. But regardless, some people want to celebrate Xmas year-round, so I guess this is for them. I celebrate Halloween year-round so I can't judge. Much. Weirdos.)

Yeah I know, the Christmas Black Phoenix post is late. First off, it does celebrate all of winter, not just Christmas and since's it's still winter, it's not really late. Second... yeah Krampus. Knowing it was that time again, I had scheduled a few days for our usual carnal extravaganza. The thing I didn't account for is Krampus' increased popularity. Krampus festivals have increased in the U.S. and of course there's the recent movie. So Krampus awareness is on a all-time high. It seems that with anthropomorphic representations, more belief doesn't just give them more power, it gives them more stamina, if you know what I mean. I knew with that special glint in his eye and the suggestive way he was flicking his tongue that I was in for a wild ride. He took me to places that I didn't know existed, it was like being on LSD and Viagra at the same thing. First he (WIDGE: this is where you can put something about having to edit my long winded and pornographic description because of length and you're a prude. Just kidding). Widge's Note: Nah, it's much funnier to leave your note in as it stands. So it took me a while longer to recover than from the usual cuts and bruises.

But I have recovered and I'm ready to tell you about Black Phoenix's Yule perfumes. Since I've been back in my right mind, I realize that Christmas has always been weird around here... I mean besides Krampus. When you can be out in shorts and a T-shirt on Christmas Day, your festive spirit can get a little confused. It always doesn't help that 'Christmas' items have been available on store selves since before Halloween. I'm not wanting a Burl Ives/Norman Rockwell fantasy, but maybe I want something with a bit more heft than the Steam Christmas game sale. Maybe that's why I like the Yule perfume lines, you can connect to different winter traditions and even experience the aroma of a winter wonderland. The perfumers manage to give us equal parts reverence for the season and a knowing sense of the ridiculous. So let us enter that landscape that Black Phoenix conjures with its quiet snow, decorated trees and the sound of sleigh bells in the distance.

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By |February 10th, 2016|Headsup|0 Comments

Embrace The Series of Halloweens With Black Phoenix

Black Phoenix Halloween 2015
The new Uber: uncomfortable seating but bypasses all the traffic...

Widge's Note: No idea what Scott's on about here, it's still twelve days until 3rd Halloween. Hope everybody is enjoying decorating their trees with black lights and a magnificent Cthulhu tree topper. Anyway, here's Scott.

I have something to admit. Halloween got away from me. Real life can be relentless. We've had like two or three actually cold days this fall in my part of Florida. I had assignments from a couple of programming courses so my nights were filled with Java not with ghosts and demons; I had a Mickee Faust Club show that ended on Halloween so my costumes were for stage not for a party. And right after I had a chest cold from Hell so I was somewhat occupied. The scariest thing I did was handle a massive prop burger made from dog food, sawdust, and... other things. Long story. But you-know-who helps keep that spirit going long after the Halloween candy on sale has been sold. That's right: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. So come with me as we peruse the perfumes and keep Halloween going for a little while longer.

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By |December 13th, 2015|Headsup|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #242: Special Emphasis on the Colon

Uri Geller and spoons

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck...finally back with another pre-DragonCon episode as we try to clear out the archives now that 2nd Halloween is over. This was recorded before the con, so when you run across those bits, don't be alarmed.

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By |December 2nd, 2015|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

Fear Solve This: The Pilot Episode

Predator vs. Microwave

While Solve This is on its prolonged hiatus, our very own Aaron Fever decided to take it across the pond and create a European spinoff. It is called--what else--Fear Solve This.

This time around it's Aaron in the chair and he welcomes his guests Jason Coburn, Brian Fitzpatrick, Tom Hughes and Maria Power for a round in the never-ending battle against problems. Enjoy.

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By |November 30th, 2015|Podcasts|0 Comments