RIP: Sir Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett

Well, we’ve been dreading has come to pass. Sir Terry Pratchett has made his exit. He did so at home surrounded by family, so we have that to hold onto at least. He had been doing battle with Alzheimer’s for quite some time, and drawing much needed attention to the disease through the fact that he was, well, Terry Goddamn Pratchett. His writing lives on. He was 66 years old.

Rox, our chief Pratchettologist, called my attention to the fact that we have three DragonCon panels wherein she and others celebrated his work and life. Below you’ll find the 2013 and 2014 Worlds of Terry Pratchett panels. The 2011 edition is here.

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Headsup: Of History and Hitchcock

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.

Josephine Baker Story Blu-Ray
Thurgood Blu-Ray
Tuskegee Airmen Blu-Ray

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By | 2017-09-24T22:33:20+00:00 February 3rd, 2012|Headsup|0 Comments

DragonCon 2011: The Light Fantastic: The Worlds of Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett

We delve once more into the archives of DragonCon 2011 and bring you something from the British Media track. It’s a panel devoted to Sir Terry Pratchett and features our own Rox of Spazhouse, Caro (our own Bob the Zombie), Angela (the one with the confession to make), Lars Pearson and a young man whose name I couldn’t catch. If that’s you, show yourself!

Anyway, much of how people came to Pratchett, how the Venn diagrams for Neil Fans and Terry Fans play out, and fun with characters and dialogue.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:35:20+00:00 November 16th, 2011|Podcasts, Stimuli|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #136: For Legal Reasons, This Episode Has a Different Name in Ireland

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that has no budget but comes over like solid gold. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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Weiner King

Agenda:

  • The Irish James
  • 32 Days of Scott Being Overexcited
  • Odd names in Ireland
  • Burger Despot!
  • Odd math in America
  • Drinking and…drinking
  • Scott learns liters
  • Useless fast food fact!
  • Widge pisses off the Skype gods!
  • The new Monster Mash!
  • Rox, The Equalizer
  • The Grand Prize Game reborn!
  • Rox vs. Officer Bill!
  • Aaron and ladies in beards
  • The severe lack of Funky Winkerbean internationally
  • Aaron and the Scarlet Spider
  • Choose sides carefully
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:35:45+00:00 November 4th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #46: C+

    Needcoffee podcasting

    And we’re back. Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort. You can’t say we didn’t warn you.

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    Agenda:

    • The utterly terrifying lube discussion
    • The podcast has started…?
    • All About Erosion
    • Rox of All Trades
    • Cockblocking
    • “Nice BBQ”
    • Jon’s bird is still moist
    • Name that empty bottle of beer
    • Name that bra size
    • Rob in Rear Window
    • Scott’s cousin and his meat
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:56:51+00:00 December 4th, 2009|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know: Pratchett Fights On Using Infrared Sci-Fi Helmet

    Terry Pratchett infrared helmet

    There’s lots of stuff going on in the world, pop culture-wise. Entire sites bloat out the info to waste your time. We’ve got the same info in a fraction of the time and a single easy-to-read post. Enjoy.

  • Amazon‘s deal today is Band of Brothers on Blu-Ray. It’s going for $34.99, which is 65% off the list price of $99.98. That is today, of course, and while supplies last. You can snag yours here.
  • Terry Pratchett is using a helmet that looks like something out of a retro-future sci-fi flick, but in reality “works by directing intense bursts of infrared light into the brain to stimulate the growth of brain cells.” This to step up his war against encroaching dementia. No significant improvement yet, but at least it hasn’t gotten any worse, reportedly. Fight like hell, Terry. Keep fighting like hell, man. Source.
  • The Extra Man is a comedy with Paul Dano, Katie Holmes, Kevin Kline and John C. Reilly. “Kline plays a failed playwright who works as an escort for rich widows on the Upper East Side. He develops a mentor-student relationship with a troubled aspiring playwright (Dano).” Filming starts next month in New York. Source.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:06:46+00:00 January 20th, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment

    700 Bands: 421 – 430

    700 Bands

    The madness continues. For more information, go here.

    421. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Prog.

    422. Taxicab Concession.

    423. Ye Olde Noys.
    From Siege.

    424. The Suckling Muppets.

    425. Len’s Secret Clout.
    These last two courtesy of Storm.

    426. The Understated Draconians.
    From Bethany P.

    427. Later, Back at the Sanitarium.

    428. What? No!

    429. Pratchett’s Army.
    Ideally, a supergroup of musicians coming together to write music behind lyrics created by different fantasy writers for each song, doing charity concerts for Alzheimer’s. Yeah, didn’t expect me to throw something serious in here, did ya?

    430. The Audience Would Like a Word With You.

    New band names up for grabs each Tuesday and Thursday. When we’re not…doing something else. Until we hit 700.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:08:33+00:00 December 16th, 2008|700 Bands|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #5

    We’re back. The sound quality is even better, although I still sound like I’m coming across a CB. Con-voy! Anyway.

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    Here’s the agenda:

    • Charlton Heston
    • The denigration of the cinematic experience
    • Ollie Johnston
    • The state of animation
    • Erick Wujcik’s health
    • Terry Pratchett
    • Star Trek drag
    • Tropic Thunder
    • Victorian House Music

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:19:58+00:00 April 18th, 2008|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments