My Head Hurts: When Graham Norton Floated With Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton and Graham Norton

I first learned of this when I was listening to Graham Norton's episode of Desert Island Discs. A TV special from 2001 featured Norton going to Dollywood at the invite of the grand lady herself. One of the things that resulted was the following, which, in a fit of madness and hilarity, Norton picked as one of his discs to take to the desert island with him.

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By |July 14th, 2015|Stimuli|1 Comment

Stuff You Need to Know: They're Dead... They're All Messed Up

Fear the Walking Dead

  • The big news from yesterday at San Diego was the one-two punch of Kirkman-infused zombie mayhem. We have the Season 6 trailer for Walking Dead, which is A) badass and 2) probably as misleading as the Season 5 trailer was. And I love being misled by trailers, so bring that noise. I'm sure I will have my own theories to air out on Weekend Justice. But it looks like the fit is going to hit the shan, starting October 11th.

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  • By |July 11th, 2015|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    True Detective, She Wrote

    Angela Lansbury in True Detective, She Wrote

    This came about as a result of the most recently posted episode of Weekend Justice. And for this, all I can say is...I'm sorry. But I had to get it out of my head somehow.

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    By |July 11th, 2015|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Dear Big Finish: Five Properties On Our Wish List

    big finish new doctor who

    Big Finish Productions has, since 1999, had the license from the BBC to make Doctor Who audio plays. Big Finish has turned this into a gold mine. They have created new stories for the five remaining classic Doctor Who actors (Tom Baker, Peter Davidson, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann) and for many of the remaining companions as well. New companions for the Doctor have been created, old characters have been given new spinoff series, and the Whoniverse has been explored and expanded unbound by visual effects. The BBC seems to be quite pleased by Big Finish. Not only were the Eight Doctor's Big Finish companions named-checked in "The Night of the Doctor," their license has been extended til 2020.

    However, one area has been verboten. The BBC has made any reference to the new Doctor Who series off limits. So no Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, or Twelve Doctors or any of the new companions, monsters, or events can be used in any Big Finish production.

    Until now.
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    By |July 10th, 2015|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know: Avengers: Age of Ultron Statue Would Make Coolest Coin Bank Ever

    Avengers Age of Ultron Statue

  • Yes, San Diego Comic-Con is upon us. But before we start to smack into all of that, I've been meaning to make sure you've seen the trailer for Tom Hardy in Legend...

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  • By |July 9th, 2015|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #239: Warning: This Episode Can Cause Headgasms

    The most infamous type of man

    It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck...the only podcast that from its inception to now has been a giant palindrome.

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    By |June 29th, 2015|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Wayhomer Review #184: Tomorrowland


    It's Episode #184 for Tomorrowland, in which our protagonist appreciates ornery Clooney, marvels at his co-stars, and still doesn't have a jetpack.
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    By |June 25th, 2015|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|1 Comment

    Stuff You Need to Know: Miles to Go Before Morales

    Tom Holland

    There was once a time when every actor would get a crack at playing Hamlet. And now, it's Peter Parker. (Arguably at one point, it might have been Bruce Wayne...but anyway...) The good news is that Sony and Marvel are starting with a clean slate and giving us an MCU Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland (pictured above). The bad news is that I'm going to miss Andrew Garfield, because I actually enjoyed the hell out of his first film. And at last, we had a Peter Parker who could banter. And the sideways news is that a bunch of people are pissed that we're getting Peter Parker again and not Miles Morales, the second Ultimate Spider-Man. And I get where they're coming from: as the man said, it's deja vu all over again. Plus: people love the shit out of Miles and want to see the character they enjoy brought to the big screen.

    So before I begin, let me say: I have no dog in this fight. I haven't liked Earth-616 Peter Parker since Civil War, which ruined him for me. I enjoyed the hell out of the Ultimate Peter Parker, but I left Marvel as a regular reader before Miles arrived. And I'm not necessarily saying I think like any of the points I'm about to make, especially the ones seemingly in defense of the studio(s)--since they're from the studio's perspective. I say this because I don't want you to expend your nerd-rage unnecessarily. Here we go.

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    By |June 24th, 2015|Stuff You Need to Know|4 Comments

    Birthday Free Stuff: An After-Action Debrief

    Birthday freebies

    I've been meaning to post this for sometime, but things have just been conspiring to take away my time to type things. But it's important that I share what I've learned. In a vain attempt to distract myself from my increasing decrepitude for my birthday last year, I tried an experiment. I attempted to see how much free stuff I could get just because various businesses take pity on those who are advancing, albeit slowly, closer to the grave. Here is what I learned so you too can have a similar, though hopefully improved, experience.

    DO: Sign up for various birthday clubs and whatnot early. I would advise a week out, minimum. This because some setups apparently still need time to process, which is weird and also one of the biggest First World Problems ever.

    DO: Sign up for a variety of things. Even if you don't plan on using them. Because you never know. I am still a bit peeved I never made it to Sephora for my free gift there.

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    By |June 23rd, 2015|Stimuli|1 Comment

    The 12 Monkeys Group Therapy Session

    Emily Hampshire as Jennifer Goines in 12 Monkeys

    So I did finish watching the first season of 12 Monkeys. And it went from interesting to intriguing...then, as I've said elsewhere, for the last three episodes it put on its happy sombrero and did a crazy dance that made my eyelashes hurt. a good way. So, in the interests of sparing my actual therapist, I gathered two people whose minds were twisted enough to perhaps understand better what was what and to help me get over my "WTF did I just watch?" reaction.

    They are ScottC, Minister of Naughty Bits, and Wolven, Emissary to our Posthuman Future.

    Please note that pretty much every damn thing in Season 1 is spoiled, so if you haven't already watched, this thing is not for you.

    By |June 21st, 2015|Podcasts|1 Comment