Simpsons Did It!: “Mr. Plow”

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Simpsons fans just know this episode.

Do they know that the plow Homer buys is from Kumatsu Motors, the same Japanese car company that bought Homer’s brother Herb’s bankrupt company?  They do now.

You know, if anybody really read these.

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Batsoup Videos To Make The Day Better

Pictured: two guys who like and respect each other.
Pictured: two guys who like and respect each other.

So, the reviews coming in for Batman vs Superman:  Your Childhood Is Dead have been less than positive.

But the movie has brought us some nice videos from enterprising fans who maybe produced a better version of the story than whatever Zach Snyder put together.  I’ll be personally finding out Saturday night, but for now, enjoy some stuff that might make for a nice smile after the cut.

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Weird Trailers: Batsoup

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Can it be possible to make the various Batman V. Superman:  This Time It’s Personal trailers looks even less appealing to the various members of Gabbing Geek that aren’t Canadian?

I don’t know, but the folks at the YouTube channel Weird Trailers decided the last one needed more extra characters for no reason and highly distorted faces.  Plus Adam West.  We can always do with more Adam West.  See the resulting Weird Trailer after the cut.

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Happy Batman Day!

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For some reason today we celebrate the awesomeness of the Dark Knight.  I’m not sure why, but I’m not complaining.  So put on your Batman shirts and your Detective Comics underoos and read a comic, watch a TV show or movie or do the Batusi, anything to show your love for DC’s iconic character.

RIP Yvonne Craig

 

yvonneIt’s been a bad week for people associated with Batman.  Actress Yvonne Craig, best known as Batgirl in the 60s Adam West-starring TV show, has died.  She was 78.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Nine

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After a week off, Tom and Jimmy’s rewatch of the DCAU continues.

This week, we’re covering the Batman The Animated Series episodes “Dreams In Darkness,” “Eternal Youth,” and “Perchance to Dream”.

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Geek Lit: A Short, Spoiler-Free Review Of “The Martian”

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The Gabbing Geek podcast is having a book club discussion of Andy Weir’s The Martian in a few weeks or so.  I finished the book over the weekend, and while I probably have more to say about the book itself, I will refrain from doing so for the time being in favor a short, spoiler-free review after the cut.

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On Geek Rage

"What do you mean, 'Do I bleed?'  Who asks a question like that?!"
“What do you mean, ‘Do I bleed?’ Who asks a question like that?!”

As some of you hopefully know, Jimmy and I conduct weekly chats to cover Batman the Animated Series, and this week we had a mild disagreement.  I won’t get into the whats and whys because, well, I want you to read that column too, and since it’s coming out later this week, why should I spoil it even a little bit?

The gist of the conversation was that Jimmy and I disagreed over the quality of one episode, with me enjoying it more than Jimmy did.  Jimmy’s contention was that Batman should not have had as hard a time as he did with that particular villain.  I didn’t mind so much.  After throwing a few punches, which is hard considering we live in different countries, we calmed down and realized that the problem isn’t so much the episode being good or bad but that, for Jimmy, there was a violation of what Batman is for this episode, and I had less of a problem with that.

But man, Geeks sure can be possessive.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Six

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Continuing Jimmy and Tom’s rewatch of the DCAU.

This week, we’re covering the Batman The Animated Series episodes “Beware the Gray Ghost,” “Prophecy of Doom,” and the two part “Feat of Clay”.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Five

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Continuing Tom and Jimmy’s rewatch of the DCAU.

This week, we’re covering “Heart of Ice,” “The Cat and the Claw Parts 1 and 2,” and “See No Evil.”

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