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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Robot Sweatshop - Episode 38: Nice Segway

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Dan & Mike return in a new episode of Robot Sweatshop! Topics of discussion:

- Mike's life

- Dan's life

- The Walking Dead

- Batman Inc.

- Ghostbusters 3

- And more!

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Books Arriving Damaged on Amazon?

Last month I ordered Michael Kupperman's Snake 'n' Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret from my online retailer/credit provider (I have an Amazon credit card). Can you guess? Yes, it was Amazon! You guys are great!

Kupperman is genius and hysterical. This book is no exception. Good luck trying to order it on Amazon though! I received it damaged TWICE. Instead of a third time, I received this email - "I'm sorry to hear the replacement book had the same problem as your first order. This usually doesn't happen. Since it's likely another replacement would arrive damaged, I won't trouble you with another order." Way to give up, Amazon! Way to give it the ol' college try! Except the college would be "Why Bother University" or "Eh A&M."

This may be the 4th order where I have received damaged goods from Amazon but this email is amazing. I really love the commitment to quality. The fact it is written in the first person also really gives a human touch. Ah, Old Man Amazon, what a guy (or lady)! Not wanting to trouble me with more destroyed fully-priced merchandise, man I owe him one. He appreciates that my time is just as valuable as his. Maybe you guys should just LEARN HOW TO PACKAGE STUFF.

Start small. Take a small box and place a semi-fragile item in it and mail it to someone you care about/respect. A loved one, perhaps? Maybe mail a snowglobe to Buy.com with a note saying "no hard feelings?" If the items arrives intact in the exact shape you mailed it in, CONGRATS, you've cracked the code - much like Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie in the fictional movie Hackers or the codebreakers of the Enigma machine in the non-fictional WWII! Over the next few years, work your way up to books and you'll find Amazon just subletted a spacious 1BR on Easy Street! (with 1.5 bath!)

Monday, August 16, 2010

MY FRIENDS THAT LIVE IN MY BOOKCASE

I tried to think of the creepiest title possible for an action figure showing-off related post. I think I did alright!

The reason for this is really to show off Batman -- it's from DC Direct's "Secret Files" series, which I bought off eBay because of his suit's uncanny resemblance to Bats's new costume (as seen below as well), which I love.

Anyway, here you go. Don't judge. Unless you think it's cool.






Thursday, July 15, 2010

Robot Sweatshop - Episode 37: An Interview With Trip Rosen, Mel Gibson's New Comic Book Agent

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Welcome to another episode of Robot Sweatshop. This one was a huge scoop for us: An interview with Mel Gibson's new agent, Trip Rosen, who discusses Mel's controversies and -- BELIEVE IT -- his new client's entry into the comic book world. A must listen!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Robot Sweatshop - Episode 35: The Return

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AND WE'RE BACK. The best pop culture themed podcast recorded in Kensington, Brooklyn returns, featuring Dan Brooks, Mike In Manhattan and Frank From Weehawken. What we talk about this episode:

- What we've been up to

- Comics

- Video Games

- The Human Centipede

Enjoy!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Frank Welker and Peter Cullen BOTH Returning to Transformers

Briefly, file this under Pretty Fucking Cool: Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, the original voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron, respectively, are returning to voice their legendary characters in the new cartoon, "Transformers: Prime." No actual word on what the show is (prequel to the original show, sequel, etc.) -- designs kinda resemble those of the hate-them, hate-them, hate-them Micahel Bay movies -- but it will be fun to hear these guys again.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Celebrate Zombie Awareness Month!

I did not intentionally try to find a zombie that looked exactly like Dan. It was the first one that came up in my Google search.

Here are some ways you can celebrate:

1. Watch Zombieland (I was actually disappointed. Thought it was good but not as great as everyone made it out to be)

2. Do an IMDB Search for George A. Romero...he kinda likes zombies

3. Watch this 100 times.

Send us your suggestions on how to celebrate Zombie Awareness Month!

P.S. I am serious, May is really Zombie Awareness Month.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

We're Alive!

Hey! Thanks for stopping by while this place looks like an abandoned amusement park. Your loyalty will be rewarded: the podcast is relaunching soon. Watch. This. Space.

In the meantime, why not subscribe at iTunes? You will not regret it. That's right -- an internet boast!