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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Marvel.com Article: Wolverine Costume Guide


Excited about that new Wolverine flick coming out? Well, Marvel.com has a ton of great Wolverine content these days, including my (shameless plug) new article: a guide to many of Wolverine's costumes over the years. It's a fun, informative read, methinks. I hope you like it!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Robot Sweatshop - Episode 23: Biggest Show Ever

Hello, faithful listeners. As can be seen by the title of this episode, this is a huge one. The awesome Ali Aron and Caroline Carr make their Robot Sweatshop debuts. The topic is our best ever: Movie Flops We Love (or "Flops to Love," as we ended up calling it), featuring talk about Ghostbusters 2, Clifford, and tons more. Plus, some comic book discussion as usual. This is a great episode to jump onboard. Tell everyone you know, enemies included!

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Here Comes the Sun...

NEW JACK CITY IS SO BEAUTIFUL TODAY!!

I just can't wait to get on my bike and ride!

I have no idea what happened to The Snugs. I felt it was mildly appropriate to post one of their songs as it's the Snuggie Pub Crawl in NYC and Chicago today. If you know the whereabouts of this band, please let me know.

In any case, I'm cranking this up and getting ready for a good weekend.

Enjoy!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Be My Cellmate: Phil Spector is Going to Jail

The brilliant/insane Phil Spector was found guilty of second degree murder today and is facing 15 years-to-life. According to Rolling Stone:

The jury hearing Phil Spector’s murder retrial found the music producer guilty today of charges of second-degree murder in the death of actress Lana Clarkson. Clarkson died of a gunshot wound at Spector’s Los Angeles mansion in February 2003 under dubious circumstances. Spector’s first trial began in April 2007 and concluded in September 2007 when the jury failed to reach a verdict. Deliberations for Spector’s second murder trial stretched 32 hours over nine days. The 69-year-old Spector faces a minimum of 18 years of prison; he’ll be sentenced on May 29th.


It's really pretty sad that someone died because of this guy's nutbar tendencies, but thankfully, the LA legal system finally came through for something.

Go home tonight, put on "Let It Be...Naked" and stick it to this guy. But just for tonight -- then you can go back to listening to all his amazing work with the Ronettes, Darlene Love, John Lennon, Dion, etc.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Heart Breaking News: No New Podcast This Week

That's right. Sorry people, but since some of us here at Robot Sweatshop celebrate Passover, some of us celebrate Easter, and a couple of us celebrate both, we could not get together for a new episode this week. Check back on Monday for Episode 23. And Happy Easter Monday!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Get back, Jojo. Go home



A buddy of mine in Toronto decided to brighten my Friday with this number. I'm normally not a fan of anyone touching the Beatles, but I find this to be done quite well. One of my favorite Beatles songs (Get Back) mixed with LCD Soundsystem (Daft Punk is Playing at My House) & the Kinks (You Really Got Me). !!!!!!

Happy Friday, and enjoy!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Robot Sweatshop - Episode 22: A Spicy Meat-a-ball!

This is a very exciting episode of Robot Sweatshop: we welcome new panelist Frank Caratozzolo (from the internet's Best Game Ever), discuss vintage game systems, Street Fighter 4 (yet again), Hulk Vs., and Scrabble.



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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Episode 22 Update

According to the Libsyn gods, we've overrun our allotted server space since the relaunch, which is why I could not upload today's podcast. But the good news is that the server space will be reset and cleaned up on Wednesday, so look for the new episode on Wednesday morning.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Two of Us: Paul & Ringo!




Only the most cynical would find something to complain about here, but for those of us who still really love the Beatles, what happened Saturday night was pretty exciting: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited at David Lynch's “Change Begins Within,” a benefit to bring transcendental meditation to troubled public schools. While they each had their own sets and only played three songs together at the show's end -- "With A Little Help From My Friends," Paul's 1968 ode to TM, "Cosmically Conscious," and "I Saw Her Standing There" -- it sounds like it was an amazing show.

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Robot Sweatshop - Episode 22: Coming Tomorrow (Hopefully)

Hey all,

Thanks to some technical @#$%ing difficulties this morning, I could not post the new podcast episode to the internetsssssss. But I assure you, it is recorded, and hopefully I can figure out what's going on with this here thing tonight and make it available for your listening pleasure tomorrow morning.

Kisses,
Dan

Saturday, April 4, 2009

FREE MANGA!!! (The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service)

In a confined, shared living environment, there comes a point when you have to choose between beloved comics as "only a few" can hold their own on the shared bookshelf. I also confess to purchasing copious amounts of comics. I've decided today, dear readers, to generously (yet, slowly) start gifting them to the public, should you be so interested.

Today's present hails from the land of Japan, a Dark Horse translated version of 黒鷺死体宅配便 (Kurosagi Shitai Takuhaibin) or The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. It's written by one of the coolest writers...Eiji Otsuka (Maho no Rouge Lipstick, MPD Psycho) . He graduated with degrees in anthropology, women's folklore, human sacrifice and post-war manga. !!!! Housui Yamazaki (Mail) is the illustrator - and, not going to lie, he has made some of the creepiest drawings I've ever seen.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, it's a horror comic that follows five university students running a company to fulfill the final wishes of the dead (and figure out what to do with their bodies)... BUT their determination to find out the desires of the dead often turn into Scooby-Doo-like adventures. Hey nowwwww.

So even if you haven't read earlier volumes, you can pick up the idea pretty quickly. Volume 8 follows the group as they undercover a group advertising meikonshiki (an ancient, hillbilly afterlife marriage ceremony!!!!!) to wealthy families of the deceased who want their loved ones to live happily "ever after". In true manga fashion, most of the ugly dead are married to well-endowed, beautiful naifs. In order for the marriage to be consecrated, the innocents must be drawn into a marriage image (think wedding photo). This drawing curses them to be haunted, and eventually killed by their undead bethrothed! Of course one of the Scooby gang is drawn into a marriage, and all hell breaks loose!

The book also contains a section called "Disjecta Membra: Sound FX Glossary and notes on Kurosagi V.8 by Toshifumi Yoshida." At first I thought this was some "Manga for beginngers" by Dark Horse, but it actually is pretty funny and informative.

Anyway, let us know if you would like me to ship it (S&H free!) to you. Although I've read it - I don't break bindings. It's pretty much brand new.

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