Today’s Amazing Spam Harvest

Everybodys Saying Spam

I truly appreciate the odd spam comment. I just do. Some of them are like haikus written by glue sniffers. Some are like zen koans carved in bananas.

Quality ones are like gold.

So I was very pleased to see this one today:

What a data of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable familiarity about unpredicted emotions.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:11+00:00 August 8th, 2014|Stimuli|0 Comments

The Sound Board #38: What We Did On Our Summer Vacation

Boys Archery at Summer Camp

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is attended by Prof. Tuffley and Dr. Rob Levy with Widgett Walls in the chair, running the entire thing aground.

This episode’s central topic is catchup mode on 2014 thus far, since we’ve been on unplanned hiatus for a bit. Our favorites thus far this year, along with surprises and disappointments. Also discussed: Weird Al‘s recent triumph, Panic at the Disco vs. nutcases, Tupac vs. Broadway, the Mystery of Casey Kasem, Duran Duran vs. their own fan club (only sorta), MTV and Spotify in bed together, the advent of Amazon Prime and more.

Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:11+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

Your Weekend Goulash #2: Preparing for Conventions and, In Our Spare Time, Eating

Orphans of the Storm

Random bits of things I wanted to share. Because I can. Coming to you post-weekend because the weekend was crazy. More on that shortly.

1) Sound engineer, philanthropist and friend to the animals Jon Boutelle has fired up 50 Days of DragonCon once more. Photos, info and scads of interviews with people associated with the Con. Recent entries have included a chat with: Grim, the video games track director and Dan Carroll, head of media relations. It is co-hosted by Leigh with guest appearances from many familiar voices and/or faces. Find it here. Enjoy.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:12+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Stimuli|0 Comments

Win DCI Banks Season 1 on DVD!

DCI Banks Season 1 DVD

It’s the first season of DCI Banks, out on a two-disc set from BBC Home Video, starring Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Fire engulfs two canal boats in a deliberate act of arson over a million-dollar painting. A woman is found dead on the moors with her throat slashed in a case eerily close to the murder of a young girl in the center of town. The teenage daughter of Chief Superintendent Rydell goes missing. Season One of DCI Banks presents these three chilling stories and follows the tenacious Inspector Banks and his headstrong partner Annie Cabbott as they attempt to put an end to these gruesome crimes. Watch as the unlikely duo encounter shocking twists and turns and stunning revelations on their path to set things right. Based on the bestselling Inspector Banks novels by Peter Robinson.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:12+00:00 July 16th, 2014|Contests|0 Comments

Widge’s Favorite Music of 2012, Part 1: The Singles

Woodkid

Okay, first: what is this? Am I mental? Have I forgotten what year it is? Answer: sometimes, but not today. So. Here’s something that’s always bothered me.

Every time I compiled a list of “The Best” of some year, it nagged at me: well, I haven’t seen every movie or listened to every song or read every book…how the hell can I honestly say this is what I consider to be the best, when it’s really “the best of what I managed to consume”? And when you do that for a given year, you’re screwing some stuff that came out in December, or some stuff that didn’t rise high enough to make it on your radar.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:13+00:00 July 14th, 2014|Stimuli|0 Comments

Win Scott and Bailey Season 1 on DVD!

Scott and Bailey Season 1 DVD

It’s another item from BBC Home Video, the first season of Scott and Bailey on DVD, has all six episodes across two discs. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

A thrilling investigative drama exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives, from award-winning writer Sally Wainwright. Detective Constable Rachel Bailey is 30, down-to-earth, noisy, argumentative, and single. Her partner, Detective Constable Janet Scott, is 40, a diplomat and a thinker, as well as a wife and mother. They both work for Manchester Metropolitan Police’s prestigious Murder Investigation Team and, despite the obvious differences between them, the fact that they are often thrown together in difficult situations means they have developed a robust friendship. Each episode sees Rachel and Janet face a serious crime that is both challenging and emotionally difficult, as well as cope with their own complex personal lives.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:13+00:00 July 8th, 2014|Contests|0 Comments