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Maison du Malheur

More music picks for your whenever-you-damn-well-need-them. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

No one should be surprised that I dig Maison du Malheur ("House of Misfortune" if Google Translate is to be believed)--out of The Netherlands they bring horns to the table, as well as a sound their press kit says is "Dust Bowl Depression Era Jump Jive Blues." So very accurate. And this guy's voice is fantastic. Seriously, this is something I could see Tom Waits happily listening to while drinking. The song in question is "Blue" from their album Wicked Transmission. Very recommended. Your best bet for snagging it is their Bandcamp page.

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By |August 11th, 2013|Music Whenever|0 Comments

Headsup: Sketch Comedy, Slacker Animals, Melting People & Other Items From the World's Strangest Scavenger Hunt

There's a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly...your coin. But, you know, it's your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

Portlandia: Season 3 DVD

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By |August 10th, 2013|Headsup|0 Comments

Doctor Who Essentials #3: Jon Pertwee

With the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who approaching in November, Need Coffee Dot Com celebrates the legacy of the show by examining all Eleven Doctors. Every Doctor will be profiled as part of the series.

At the end of each overview is a recommended list of commercially available DVD titles from that particular Doctor. For the sake of simplicity only complete stories will be considered.

Jon Pertwee, the Third Doctor

JON PERTWEE

Jon Pertwee was nicknamed "The Tall Light Bulb" by Tom Baker. In a weird way it is perfect since as a performer everything about the actor who played the Third Doctor was bright and beaming. Pertwee, a veteran actor and comedian who dabbled equally in radio, theatre, film and television, who never entered a room quietly--was larger then life. The legend of Pertwee only grew larger when it was revealed that he was involved in high-level espionage in World War II.

He was born into a famous family. His father Roland was a well-known writer and artist. His mother, Avice, whom Jon would later grow estranged from, was also a performer.

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By |August 5th, 2013|Stimuli|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #199: The Octoberfest Singularity

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck--the podcast that's in a threesome with an alternate version of itself...and Bonnie Tyler.

Hawkeye on a Whale

Agenda:

  • We shock you by (talking about) doing introductions first thing!
  • "The Podcast has started, hasn't it?"
  • "One thing about living in Minneapolis I never could stomach: all the damn Nazis."
  • Digging up Richard III
  • Auto-play...die
  • Let's talk about Wolv--oh, hell no, Pacific Rim
  • Earning your shirtlessness
  • Comic-Con debrief
  • Science fiction's answer to masturbation
  • Okay, fine, Wolverine (SPOILERS). And bone claw hatred. Not the Finnish band.
  • World's Finest
  • Cosmos revisited
  • Walking D-- oh hell, never mind
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    By |August 3rd, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

    Wayhomer Review #159: Now You See Me

    It's Episode #159 for Now You See Me, in which our protagonist actually enjoys himself, writes the film a pass for going a little off the deep end, and is a self-admitted sucker for seeing Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine on screen together.
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    By |July 28th, 2013|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|2 Comments

    Word-A-Week Vocabulary Vlog #48: Apposite

    Aaron Poole's Word-a-Week!

    The reason that wordsmiths like Aaron Poole can freestyle and not come off sounding like a maroon is because they have a good verbal foundation to work from. You have to learn the basics before you can start form improvised sentences at the drop of a hat. And this can come in handy when you're trying to land a job, find a mate, or convince those armadillos not to carjack you. We don't want to overemphasize the importance of the work Aaron is doing here, but it could, quite frankly, save your life. The press is eager to report words that kill, but never how many times words have been used to ward off danger. Don't become a statistic, in other words. To avoid this: accept no substitutes! This word is one you can use! In conversation! You can even use it on Twitter and Facebook! And the best part is: this word is free for you to use and share! It is guaranteed DRM-free.

    We hope you will join Aaron as he remixes the terrible pop song of ignorance into the dance-able, listenable hit of knowledge...using the probably-designed-to-run-on-a-Mac software that is Language.
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    By |July 27th, 2013|Word-a-Week|0 Comments

    Wayhomer Review #158: The Wolverine 3D (2013)

    Hugh Jackman as Wolverine (2013)

    It's Episode #158 for The Wolverine (2013), in which our protagonist writes Hugh Jackman a total pass, wonders where all the ninja fights were, and thinks eventually we'll get enough footage of the character where somebody can splice together a fan film that does Wolverine justice. Eventually.
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    By |July 27th, 2013|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|6 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know: Comic-Con Fallout Edition

    Very quickly, because some of us have lives...the high points from this past weekend. The stuff you actually do need to know. More fallout, I'm certain, is coming. Sort of like winter. But the fallout won't take several books. Count on it.

    Batman-Superman Movie logo

  • Before you get all excited about World's Finest (or whatever they end up calling it), just remember: we've been here before. And the fact that they're doing this instead of Man of Steel 2 and then leading on into Justice League says to me that they have very little confidence in the road they're on. Also, Christian Bale said he was out--but that might just be him asking for more money. Who knows? Regardless, it is way too early to start lining up for it. Fancy logo or not. Source.
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    By |July 22nd, 2013|Stuff You Need to Know|2 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #198: Son, Never Mind Them Brakes

    It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck--the podcast that's locked in a basement and singing the same song over and over and over.

    Convoy on 45

    Agenda:

  • Beware the centaur poop. Plus, Aaron steals Jon's material.
  • Jon vs. Gin
  • Rob, calling in from the 12th Dimension
  • Viva Mexico!
  • Who was Mole Man in the hotel room and why?
  • The worth of $300 back in the day
  • DreamCon leads off the podcast. Mostly.
  • Why has Kim's voice gotten so deep?
  • Living in a post-Sharknado world
  • Pacific Rim
  • Scott uses his mic to freak out Aaron (not a euphemism)
  • Why Kidlet is a lost cause (albeit probably due to malnutrition)
  • Defending Battlefield Earth and other supposedly horrible films
  • Rob's The Way Way Back review
  • In praise of Sam Rockwell
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    By |July 19th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    Win Solomon Kane!

    Solomon Kane on Blu-Ray

    I've been waiting for this to hit stateside for a while now. And thanks to James Purefoy rocking the house in The Following, Solomon Kane is here. Stand by for a trailer.

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    By |July 16th, 2013|Contests|2 Comments