Simpsons Did It!: “Bart The Lover”

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It takes a special breed of show to be both cruel and kind at the same time.  The Simpsons manages to do that.  Family Guy does not.

Never forget that, Family Guy.

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Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: Blunt Talk

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and some of it isn’t quite what you might think it is when you hear who’s behind it.

This week, we’re covering the Starz series Blunt Talk.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Bart The Genius”

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Well, looks like I’m still doing this.  Granted, this is only the second episode, but as I said, I do not expect to finish this run-through.

Today’s episode:  “Bart The Genius”

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Chewbacca Recast!

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Look, I don’t claim to find gold level material everywhere, but sometimes we need stuff and you might get a mild chuckle from something.

See the potential mild chuckle after the cut.

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If Cartoon Characters Were Real People

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I’ve seen a few of these before.  Might have even posted some in the Funnies.  But never before have I seen a collection of so many of these real world cartoon characters.  Some are amazing.  Some are bizarre.  Some will haunt your dreams.

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Podcast Reaction: Vindication Edition

Hellboy is just a guy with a gun, Jenny?  Do you know anything about Hellboy?  For starters, he's a lousy shot.  For another, he's a freakin' prince of Hell!
Hellboy is just a guy with a gun, Jenny? Do you know anything about Hellboy? For starters, he’s a lousy shot. For another, he’s a freakin’ prince of Hell!

This week on the podcast, the guys and Jenny did battle over various things, but I don’t want to cover that.

No, I want to cover their reaction to Armada, a book Jenny didn’t finish and Watson hated.  Now, I reviewed the book myself, and while I didn’t hate it, I likewise didn’t really enjoy it either.  It was perfectly meh, neither here nor there.  I’ve read bad books. Armada was not a bad book.

But I probably took a little heat for not enjoying Ernie Cline’s first novel, Ready Player One, as much as the others did, in part due to my nostalgia distaste.  Now, I want to expand on some points that Watson made in the podcast and a minor one I made on my review after the cut.

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Geek Lit: Ernest Cline’s Armada (With SPOILERS)

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Last week, Ryan posted a spoiler-free review of Ernest Cline’s second novel, Armada.  Now, Ryan is on-record of being a big fan of Cline’s first novel, Ready Player One.  Seriously, you don’t have to go beyond the first paragraph of that linked review to see it’s either his favorite or second favorite book depending on his mood.  Now me, I enjoyed Ready Player One for the most part, but not being as enamored with the 80s as the author appeared to be, it didn’t do as much for me as it did for Ryan and the other podcaster types.  Besides, I hate nostalgia.

I have since finished Armada myself and we here at Gabbing Geek are not above having multiple reviews of the same thing by different writers.

So, here’s my review for Armada.  SPOILERS after the cut.

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Some Guy In Sweden Says We Now Have an Earth Flag

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An art designer in Sweden has designed a flag for the entire world.  I’m sure this will play well in the Red States.  What does the new flag look like?  Click on!

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Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: Bob’s Burgers

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and some it comes animated on Sundays.

No, not The Simpsons.  Can you believe it’s still on TV?  Harry Shearer can’t.  Not Family Guy either.  I think even Seth McFarlane probably questions why that show’s still on the air.  No, I want to discuss Bob’s Burgers this week.

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Afternoon Funnies- You’re Going to Hell Edition

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Also known as “Watson Didn’t Want to Write an Article today and Just Dumped a Bunch of Pictures Off His Phone”.  Click on for a mild chuckle.

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