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Major’s Mess Hall – Episode 52 –  Hardcore Porn

Major’s Mess Hall – Episode 52 – Hardcore Porn

On this episode Gavin and Scott argue, Craig gets zoo animals mixed up, and the topic of discussion is pornography.

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    Major’s Mess Hall – Episode 44 – The 3 Of Us Under Water, Arms Around Each Other, Topless!

    Major’s Mess Hall – Episode 44 – The 3 Of Us Under Water, Arms Around Each Other, Topless!

     

    After a three week absence we’re back full tilt with a great guest, a superb comedian by the name of Mike Stricker! plus the usual standard bullshit you’re guaranteed from MMH.

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      Major’s Mess Hall – Episode 42 – Hot Coffee

      Major’s Mess Hall – Episode 42 – Hot Coffee

      The boys reflect on Scott’s second trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia!
      Scott explains how he was burned in a restaurant, Gavin corrects him, Wes is depressed, Dick Johnson is horny, and Craig has no regrets about his fart during the last episode. yeah, you’re in for a real treat!

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        Marvelette Missives – Kickin’ It Old School

        Marvelette Missives – Kickin’ It Old School

        I recently went to an old school comic con. If you’re lucky, you know what I’m talking about – a bunch of dealers crammed into a hall, maybe a couple of artists selling original sketches, but no celebrities or photo ops in sight. Sure, a few people showed up in costume (I think there was an actual costume contest at some point, though I didn’t stay for it), but it was primarily a crowd of comic book lovers looking for deals. I would say about 80% of the space was long boxes and most of what was on offer was golden, silver and bronze age issues with some current releases thrown in (especially ones with variant covers). More

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          Marvelette Missives – Calm Down, Son

          Marvelette Missives – Calm Down, Son

          Last week there was a major reveal in the new Captain America comic. For geeks living under a rock, the last page of the book had Captain America saying “Hail Hydra”. Obviously a huge twist and could mean major things for the character. So, of course, geeks took to the interwebs immediately to decry the horror of such a phrase coming from a beloved character. (As an aside, it really ticked me off that everyone threw the “no spoilers” cry aside and posted about this from early morning, before the majority of people could even get to their comic shop and buy the issue. Also, the loudest complainers seemed to be those who don’t even read comics!) More

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            Marvelette Missives – Getting Serious

            Marvelette Missives – Getting Serious

            I am not usually into “serious” superhero comics. Don’t get me wrong, I do read comics that would not be considered “fun” (like Outcast), but when it comes to heroes, I prefer things a little less serious (Deadpool is my favorite character, after all). But there are a couple of books on my pull list that qualify, especially The Ultimates.

            Those who know me might be a bit surprised that I enjoy this title enough to buy it by the issue (I read a lot of trades). The Ultimates is a group of science-focused heroes spending the majority of their time in space, who address the “ultimate” problems of the universe. It’s a serious group with a serious mandate. So why do I like it?

            First, the characters. When the revamped title was announced last year it caught my eye because Captain Marvel is on the team and she’s in my top five faves. The other members are Black Panther, Ms. America, Spectrum and Blue Marvel. It’s an interesting mix of intellect, powers and personalities.

            Second, the problems. Yes, the purpose of the team really is to solve huge problems. The first one they deal with is Galactus and his habit of devouring worlds. Seriously… HUGE problems.

            Third, the plot. Al Ewing is a really engaging writer and I like the direction he’s taking the plot. It’s not just a matter of the team solving a problem – he addresses the consequences and repercussions of their actions within the team itself and from the outside.

            The Ultimates may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and I’ll admit that it helps to be a Marvel fan who has read some classic storylines and knows the characters. But if the big issue, more serious side of things is what you’re looking for in comics, I would recommend the current run.

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              Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 72: Just Imagine!

              Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 72: Just Imagine!

              Ep 72: It’s another long one when Jim and Eric are joined by Reggie, Chris, Branden, Dancing Mike, Rocky and more!  It is obvious that Jim and Eric just want Rebirth to get here yesterday, but they still plow through all of this week’s DC Comics releases as well as talking about this week’s news, reading listener mail and a bunch of other nonsense.  Enjoy!

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                Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 70: Free Comic Book Day, Drinking Pee and Zit Juice

                Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 70: Free Comic Book Day, Drinking Pee and Zit Juice

                Jim and Eric are back again with yet another nearly 6 hour podcast involving DC Comic book reviews, news, listener mail and Jim’s tales of Free Comic Book Day.  When it’s over, you will know why Eric calls Jim, “The Master of Disaster”.  Reggie joins in for a good portion of the fun as well and Him and Chris school us on the Jason Todd call-in kill him or keep him event all while doing the Ed Lover Dance (I know it’s the 900 Number, but I love Ed Lover so much!)  There is also a bunch more nonsense, non edits and a ton of curse words.  Enjoy! More

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                  Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 69: Batman, Superman and the Bad News Bears

                  Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 69: Batman, Superman and the Bad News Bears

                  Jim and Eric have a full plate in front of them this week and Reggie, Chris and Branden join in on the buffet that is the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast.  This episode may not be a love letter to the fans, but there is talk about every book that DC Comics put out this week as well as news, listener mail and a whole bunch of bologna…and colby jack cheese.  Cheese comes from a cow’s butt, right?   Enjoy!

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                    Marvelette Missives – Find Your Tribe

                    Marvelette Missives – Find Your Tribe

                    As a geek, I have a lot of friends who are also geeks (amazingly, not ALL my friends are geeks). Sure, we have different fandoms and levels of devotion, but the overarching geekiness is what unites us. We understand each other not just because of the fandoms, but because we have dealt with being the fringe, the unpopular, the “nerds”. And we’ve survived without giving up what we love. More

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                      Marvelette Missives – The Binge

                      Marvelette Missives – The Binge

                      Not surprisingly, I binged Daredevil season 2 over the weekend (I mean, what comic geek wouldn’t?). So I was thinking about the relatively new (to the mainstream) concept of binging television shows in general. Is it more of a geek thing? Why do I like it so much? And is there anything wrong with a good binge?  More

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                        Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 62: Sexy Robots and Fan Fiction

                        Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 62: Sexy Robots and Fan Fiction

                        Jim and Eric are at it again with a 5+ hour podcast.  They won’t mind if you don’t!  During their weekly visit, they talk about all the DC Comics that came out this week including Batman and Robin #23 and Batman/Superman #30.  Spoiler Alert: They like Batman/Superman #30 a whole lot!  They also talk about this weeks DC Comics news, how sexy robot Lois is and Jim weirds Eric out with inappropriate fan fiction…all this and more on Episode 62 of the Weird Science DC Comics Podcast.  Enjoy! More

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                          Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 61: I’ve Got A (Killing) Joke For You

                          Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 61: I’ve Got A (Killing) Joke For You

                          Eric is back just as Jim hurts his.  Yep, Jim has to record the podcast lying down, but the guys shake off the blues and get down to talking…about a pretty crappy week of books.  The big issue this week was the Killing Joke and Batgirl #49.  Jim hijacks Reggie’s Recklessness and the podcast is back to a length the bloodsuckers will like.  Enjoy!

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                            Marvelette Missives – Do Ratings Matter?

                            Marvelette Missives – Do Ratings Matter?

                            On Geek Watch One this week, we briefly touch on the now-defunct Comics Code and the MPAA and the seemingly arbitrary manner in which comics and movies are rated. Yes, this stems from a discussion of Deadpool and R-rated comic book movies. But obviously it’s larger than that. It did, however, get me thinking about whether these ratings or designations really matter at all anymore. More

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                              Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 58: DC Comics on a Raft and Wreck em

                              Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 58: DC Comics on a Raft and Wreck em

                              Jim and Eric get together after last week’s marathon and crank out another long one.  We find out that Eric had some Valentine’s Day performance issues, World War One involved an alien invasion and one real big reason it’s good that Jim didn’t win the lottery.  They also talk a whole lot of DC Comics including the books that came out this week, the news and so much more. And remember… Making two cows cry by dragging them to Wisconsin!!!

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                                Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 57: Who Else Seen Da Leprechaun Say Yeah!

                                Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 57: Who Else Seen Da Leprechaun Say Yeah!

                                It was a down week for books and after getting yelled out all week about review scores, Jim was pretty depressed.  That means one thing…The Mobile Leprechaun.  Yes, nothing brings a smile to Jim and Eric’s face quicker than a little, “Who Else Seen Da Leprechaun Say Yeah!”  It carries them through this long ass episode where they break down all the books, talk DC Comics news, get yelled at in the listener mail and try to have a good time.  Enjoy!

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                                  Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 56: Things Get Dark

                                  Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 56: Things Get Dark

                                  It’s a long one and things do indeed get dark.  There is talk of putting dogs down, a double murder suicide and plenty of zit popping and toilet plunging.  Oh yea, there is also Comics as Jim and Eric review all of this week’s DC Comic releases including Batman and Robin Eternal, Grayson, Justice League of America and so much more.  Plus, you get the Digital Spotlight featuring The Adventures of Supergirl, Eric’s TV segment with Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Lucifer talk as well as the News, DC Comics News, Reggie’s Recklessness, Ryan Clark’s Other Side, Professor DC and Listener Mail.  Holy Crap that’s a lot of stuff!  Enjoy…

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                                    Weird Science Emergency Podcast: What is DC Comics Rebirth?

                                    Weird Science Emergency Podcast: What is DC Comics Rebirth?

                                    Jim, Eric and Reggie were going to talk about the solicits for this week’s podcast and then news starting dropping about “Rebirth”.  So, Jim finally got his way and the guys do an Emergency Podcast.  Things go off the rails a bit, but who wouldn’t expect that, right?  They do talk about the April Solicits and what they think this Rebirth thing is all about.  Possibly.

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