W100M – 50: Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring – 49: Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages

Christiana and Mike watch movies number 52 and 51 of the AFI’s Top 100 Movies

50 – Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

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49 – Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages

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Talking About Stuff #178

This podcast was originally recorded on 13AUG14.

 

Mike bought a PS4 and we discuss The Last of Us Remastered.

Note: Spoilers present from approximately 25:30 – 46:15.

 

Then we discuss the final season of True Blood. (Spoilers through Episode 09 of the final Season)

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Talking About Stuff #177

Today the stuff includes…
More about training for “The Goofy Challenge” and setting big goals
Christiana is taking an improv class
Stepping out of your comfort zone
Mike is running experiments on himself
Different kinds of shoes to approximate barefoot running
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Talking About Stuff #176

An old  recording from back in June 2014!

 

We talk about:

Game of Thrones (Season 4, Episode 9 had just aired)

Mike is training for the Disney Marathon

Making choices in our leisure time

Christiana’s diet and exercise plan

The Fargo TV Show

Book: Shadow Divers

A Wise Man’s Fear: Book 2 of the Kingkiller Chronicles
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Pseudopod 398: Prince Of Flowers

by Elizabeth Hand.

“Prince of Flowers” was Hand’s first published story. It appeared in Twilight Zone Magazine in 1988, was subsequently reprinted in The Year’s Best Horror and has appeared in various anthologies since then, as well as in her story collection LAST SUMMER AT MARS HILL. “Much of the story is drawn from my own experiences working at theSmithsonian Institution in the 1970s-1980s. I was at the National Air & Space Museum, not the National History Museum, but spent as much time in the latter as I could. In those days, a Smithsonian ID badge allowed you to access all areas — not any more, alas.”

ELIZABETH HAND is the author of numerous award-winning novels and collections of short fiction, as well as a longtime reviewer and critic whose work has appeared in theWashington PostLos Angeles TimesSalon, and many other publications.

As mentioned by Al, please consider throwing a few bucks to the Bobby Lombardi Fundraiser.

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Comics: “The Midas Flesh”

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Let me tell you many things about an excellent comic book miniseries called: “The Midas Flesh”

1) It is a completed 8-issue comic book with a weird title.
2) It is about a universe where the story of King Midas is real (Everything he touches turns to gold, and everything that is touching what he’s touching), and then his dead body is exploited as a planet-killing super-weapon by both rebel forces and the authoritarian government in a galaxy-spanning conflict.
3) It is a fascinating physics/engineering thought-experiment about all the different implications and effects of Midas’s power.
4) It is a thoughtful exploration of the ethics of weapons of mass destruction.
5) It has a talking, nerdy, feathered velociraptor who wears a tie and glasses. He is the ship’s engineer, and one of the three primary characters.
6) The nerdy dinosaur has a tragic backstory.
7) The character roster on both sides of the conflict is diverse in race, gender, and species.
8) It has dialogue like: “Aw man, turns out I hate getting lied to by machines created by long-dead jerks!”
9) The story keeps raising the stakes without losing sight of the characters.
10) It has lots of cool spaceship action.
11) I LOVED this comic!
12) Find out more about it at midasflesh.com

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W100M – 52 – Taxi Driver — 51 – West Side Story

Christiana and Mike watch movies number 52 and 51 of the AFI’s Top 100 Movies

52 – Taxi Driver

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51 – West Side Story

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Space Casey Season 2 Episode 10 – Finale!

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Space Casey was Written and Produced by Christiana Ellis
Cast for episode 10 includes:
Christiana Ellis as Casey
Billy Flynn as the Defense Attorney
John Cmar as the Judge
Nathan Lowell as Benjamin Franklin
Wesley Clifford as AL
P.C. Haring as Sam the Bartender
Nobilis Reed as Korven Maltese
Will Ross and Phil Rossi as the Beings Formerly Known as the Old Ones
Grant Baciocco as Feeblo
Music:
Heading Out and Surf-Blaster from The Vara-Tones
Some Kind of Hate by Angie and the Car-Wrecks
Sound Effects come from the Freesound Project (List of Sounds I’ve Downloaded)

Creative Commons License Space Casey by Christiana Ellis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://spacecasey.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://christianaellis.com.

 

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Space Casey Season 2 Episode 09

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Space Casey was Written and Produced by Christiana Ellis
Cast for episode 9 includes:
Christiana Ellis as Casey
Billy Flynn as the Defense Attorney
Wesley Clifford as AL
Veronica Giguere as Phleboshi High Priestess
Music:
Heading Out and Surf-Blaster from The Vara-Tones
Sound Effects come from the Freesound Project (List of Sounds I’ve Downloaded)

Creative Commons License Space Casey by Christiana Ellis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://spacecasey.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://christianaellis.com.

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Space Casey Season 2 Episode 08

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Space Casey was Written and Produced by Christiana Ellis
Cast for episode 8 includes:
Christiana Ellis as Casey
Billy Flynn as the Defense Attorney
John Cmar as the Judge
Nathan Lowell as Benjamin Franklin
Jeff Hite as the SWAT guy
Christopher Morse and Jared Axelrod as the Agents of Earth
Music:
Heading Out and Surf-Blaster from The Vara-Tones
Sound Effects come from the Freesound Project (List of Sounds I’ve Downloaded)

Creative Commons License Space Casey by Christiana Ellis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://spacecasey.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://christianaellis.com.

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