Sat, 26 April 2014
The gang from the HorrorBull Podcast (@horrorbullpcast) discusses old NES games, Legos, and how they would spend their "internet famous" money. Video games discussion of a different kind this week.
The crew also talked about a definite inspiration for not just podcasting but creating internet content: The Angry Video Game Nerd (formerly the Angry Nintendo Nerd). James Rolfe's videos are still all over YouTube, and you can find his movie / gaming site at Cinemassacre.com.
Theme: Dafear ("Hiekkalapio")
Sat, 19 April 2014
Bryan Singer, director of the first two X-Men movies, as well as Superman Returns and The Usual Suspects, is now being charged with raping a 15 year-old in a lawsuit filed this past week. The charges stem from an incident that allegedly happened in Hawaii in 1999 and involve a known child molester named Marc Collins-Rector, who was purportedly present at events where the sexual assaults occurred.
Jeremy from Lopez Radio popped onto Skype to discuss the then-breaking story with Tyler. Since the taping of this episode, Bryan Singer and his team have denied the charges and stated that Singer himself was not even in Hawaii at the time, that he was working on the first X-Men movie.
The bulk of the episode, though, is spent discussing whether or not people should support art that comes from sometimes awful, sometimes preternaturally dysfunctional people. Singer obviously has an opportunity to defend himself, so this is not a condemnation of him, but Hollywood is filled with people who have problematic backgrounds. The question remains: should art be appreciated as separate from the artist? Can we go see Woody Allen movies without feeling a peculiar sense of ick? Does Roman Polanski's trouble past mitigate the circumstances surrounding his drugging and raping a 13 year old girl? These are tough, almost unanswerable questions, but they at least deserve to be asked.
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The Intro: Dafear ("Hiekkalapio")
Sat, 12 April 2014
I remember the first pet I ever lost, a doberman whose name escapes me now. I was terrified of that dog, mostly because it never stopped barking or growling at me, my mom, my brothers, and just about everyone else who happened to stop by our house. One day this poor, nameless dog got out of our backyard and ran into the street.
We lived near "the country" so it wasn't an ornate ordeal to see him put to rest. There was a field where pets went, and it was a cemetery, of sorts, only one without markers. It was a formative experience for me, because not only did I learn about death prematurely, but I never got to be privy to the delusion that some pets "went to go live on the farm." Still, it was cathartic in its own way, I guess, even if I didn't have the emotional tools to really, truly deal with it.
I imagine that my experience is a common one, so I decided to bring on a friend who didn't have quite so common an experience.
Working in a pet funeral home is probably one of those indelible situations only a few people are privy to, and Bryan (of The HorrorBull Podcast) spent five years working for one in Atlanta. He has seen things, man, and they are not for the faint of heart.
This episode goes into some...interesting territory, and we discuss the concept of dead pets at length, so anyone sensitive to the issue should note that discretion is advised. We all love our animals - I couldn't imagine losing either one of my two dogs - but this isn't an Old Yeller episode but more of a discussion about the ways people mourn their pets and the sorts of people who would go to great lengths to pay respects for their canine and feline loved ones. It is odd, sad, and interesting, so maybe you can draw some kind of meaning out of the idea of a pet funeral or pet funeral arrangement.
Not only did we not scratch the surface of everything he's seen, but Bryan didn't even get the opportunity to talk about his current job, so this might end up being a two-parter. Thanks for listening. Don't forget to visit us online: @PUPodcast on Twitter, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Intro: Dafear ("Hiekkalapio")