Episode 50 – Andy Warhol and the Cube

We’ve got an album about Andy Warhol and an iOS Cube game this week. Then it’s all wrapped up with some Steampunk and a little bit of Francois.

 Kelly’s Recommendation


Music: Songs for Drella (Album) by Lou Reed and John Cale (1990)

  • An Andy Warhol tribute album by former members of The Velvet Underground.
  • Gives a chronological musical depiction of Andy’s life.
  • Available everywhere: iTunes, Amazon, Google, Spotify.


Mel’s Recommendation


Game App: Cubes 3D Revolution by Simiotica

  • Probably Mel’s oldest app on her phone.
  • It’s a slick scifi themed iOS “Match 3” type game that involves rotating cubes to make your matches.
  • It great fun, oddly addicting, and FREE!
  • Sadly it appears that the app is no longer supported, but it’s free so enjoy it while it still works.
  • Get it here on iTunes.

Social Media Recommendations:

Kelly: @karmic9: Kelly pointed out the fact that, while Mel doesn’t tweet often, when she does, it is AWESOME.  She will make your Walking Dead or bad SyFy movie experience better – follow her!  AWWWW!

Also go check out @thelipscombe: Jesse Lipscombe the actor behind #francoisproblems on Mutant World.

Mel: @worldofsteam: The World of Steam on Youtube: they are making some really good Steampunk web videos.


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Episode 49 – Zombies Syncing with the Gas Mask Chicken

Miss Manners raises chickens during the ‘almost apocalypse” and AMC rocks the Zombie Apocalypse with The Walking Dead Story Sync.

Mel’s Recommendation:


Book: An Etiquette Guide to the End Times by Maia Sepp

  • A very enjoyable novella about maintaining good manners during the apocalypse.
  • There’s no more Twitter and the Internet is down, so people area little stressed.
  • Plus there is a chicken in a gas mask on the cover! 


Kelly’s Recommendation:


App: AMC Story Sync for The Walking Dead and Talking Dead

  • Story Sync for The Walking Dead is available as an app (Android, iOS) for your tablet, OR online at AMC’s website.
  • Play along with other viewers with polls and the CARNAGE METER and the MORALITY MATRIX! We all need more Morality Matrix!
  • One cool feature is that a guest on Talking Dead also takes the polls along with you.
  • Talking Dead doesn’t do the experience quite as well, but it’s steadily improving. Check it out here.


Social Media Recommendations:

We’re taking this week off, why don’t you folks give us a few? Please?


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Episode 48 – Space Showoffs

This week, we have an app that turns watching tv into a game, and a strategy/sim game that takes humanity to space.

Kelly’s Recommendation:

App: SHOWoff Television Gaming App

  • An iOS only app where you are challenged to make predictions for some of your favorite tv shows to earn points and leave your friends in the dust.
  • It’s like Fantasy Football for non-sports people. (cough…Mel)
  • DOES NOT require Facebook to create an account.



Mel’s Recommendation:


Game: Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth

  • The latest game in the Civ franchise takes humanity to another planet to continue the quest for Supremacy.
  • If your familiar with Civ 5, you won’t find anything particularly new here. Unfortunately, this isn’t quite as enjoyable as Alpha Centauri, but there is a lot of room for addons, so I’m still hoping.
  • Update: I almost won my 2nd game. I was soooo close! Try, try again.



Social Media Recommendations:

Kelly: @Josh McDermitt: Eugene on The Walking Dead. Respect the mullet.

Mel: NerdECrafter on youtube: creator of cool polymer clay nerd related crafts like Dancing Baby Groot! On twitter, she’s @nerdecrafter


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Episode 47 – Eat and drink like you ******* care


Mel’s Recommendation:


Book: Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck

  • A HILARIOUSLY profane vegetarian book from the folks over at ThugKitchen.com. The F word abounds. Abounds!
  • Be warned, this is not a cookbook you want to give to your grandma though…. unless your grandma is AWESOME!

The Book Trailer below contains awesomeness and a lot of BAD WORDS.


Kelly’s Recommendation:


TV Series: Drunk History on Comedy Central

  • Drunk History started out as a skit on Funny or Die, but Comedy Central decided to turn it into a series with hilarious results.
  • Essentially very drunk people teach you history while real actors reenact the historical event.
  • It’s surprisingly educational.


Drunk History with Bob Odenkirk as Nixon! (see more Bob Odenkirk related awesomeness below.)


Kelly has put forth the notion that we should do a Drunk Nurture and Support. What do you folks think? Who do you think would pass out puke first? #DrunkNurtAndSupp

Social Media Recommendations:

Mel: @theonlygolden: a lovely lady who’s not afraid to express herself.

Kelly: @BetterCallSaul: The official twitter account of the upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff. Follow and prepare yourself!


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Episode 46 – Twitchy, non-sparkling, vampires

Kelly’s Recommendation:

Watching Dead

Podcast: Watching Dead at BaldMove.com

  • Jim and A. Ron of BaldMove talk about each episode of The Walking Dead.
  • Be advised that the language is colorful.
  • They have recently started playthroughs of The Walking Dead Season 2 game over on Twitch (see below).


Service: Twitch

  • Twitch is a video service that allows anyone to broadcast livestreams online. It is primarily used by gamers, but more artists are using it to show how they create their digital masterpieces.
  • Each broadcast has a chatroom which allows real time interactions between viewers and the broadcaster.
  • If you use the Raptr gaming service, Twitch support is built in!


Mel’s Recommendation:


Movie: My Babysitter’s a Vampire (movie)

  • This Canadian made for tv movie was also turned into a tv series.
  • 2 mathletes discover their babysitter is actually a fledgling vampire.
  • This geek-filled vampire romp involves a popular movie series called Dusk that closely parodies Twilight. It also involves the use of homemade UV emitting lightsabers made out of grandma’s tanning bed bulbs. What’s not to love?
  • Available on Netflix!


Social Media Recommendations:

Kelly:  @RandyOrtonedRKO  It’s so awesome, it doesn’t need words. (Twitter account updated after show)


Mel: @ExtraLife4Kids: Every year gamers and Extra Life get together to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network by doing 24 hour gaming marathons that are broadcast on Twitch. Check out the action on Saturday Oct. 25, 2014!

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Episode 45 – Spiders, Wasps, and Helicopters

The super-awesome Rachael Rigda (@RSRigda) joins us this episode.  Rachael lives in Australia.  When it is Tuesday here, it is Wednesday there, so Kelly is convinced she lives IN THE FUTURE.

Future, present, past, this episode you get:  More movies! More music!

Mel’s Recommendation:


Movie: Big Ass Spider

  • A fabulously funny movie starring Greg Grunberg and directed by Mike Mendez that recently landed on Netflix.
  • Greg Grunberg and Lombardo Boyar make the best Big Ass Spider Killing Team.
  • It might be the best thing you’ve seen all year.
  • Also stars Ray Wise and Patrick Bauchau.


Rachael’s Recommendation:

Movie: The Wasp Woman (1959)


  • A early Roger Corman movie where a special youth serum has the unfortunate side effect of turning a woman into a wasp.
  • The Cinematic Titanic version (think MST3K) is free for Amazon Prime members.


Kelly’s Recommendation:


Music: XTC- Drums and Wires

  • The 3rd album released by Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding.
  • Kelly finds a way to connect Breaking Bad and XTC….
  • You can listen to this album on Spotify!
  • We like this one:


Social Media Recommendations:

Mel: @madmanmendez: the Twitter account of Mike Mendez, the director of Big Ass Spider.

Rachel: Soul Pancake: They put out POSITIVE videos on You Tube.. Subscribe here!

Kelly: @damnlifepics: Perfect Timed Photos features fun and cool pics and videos taken at “just” the right moment.


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Episode 44 – Touching Evil Holy Coconut Water

We talk Harry Nilsson, indie comic Touching Evil, and play Use Holy Water. Don’t forget to answer the poll question in the comments!

Kelly’s Recommendation:


Documentary: ‘Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?)’

  • This documentary about the singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson is available on Netflix.
  • He wrote “One (is the loneliest number)” and the eternal “Coconut” (see below!)
  • A lot of Harry Nilsson’s songs are over on Spotify.  Including “Nilsson Sings Newman’ which is AWESOME



Matt’s Recommendation:


Comic: “Touching Evil” by Dan Dougherty

  • This indie comic is available at beardocomics.com
  • Ada Mansfield is the new bearer of a Curse that allows her to kill “anyone she touches…if they’re evil”.
  • Poll: If Ada touched Kelly, would he live or die? Answer in the comments!


Mel’s Recommendation:


Game App: Use Holy Water

  • Available on iOS and Android.
  • Kill Zombies, Vampires, Skeletons, and Even a Zombie Chopper with Acid Rain and Holy Water.


Social Media Recommendations:

Kelly: @FacesPics: Faces In Things. Admit it, you see a face. An account that tweet pics of faces in places they shouldn’t be.

Matt: @amellywood: the twitter account of Stephen Amell, the star of Arrow on the CW. He’s using his fame for good. (He’s not just a pretty face folks. ~Mel)

Mel: @Dhewlett: the twitter account of David Hewlett aka Rodney McKay from Stargate Atlantis.




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Episode 43 – Dragons and Death By Misadventure

Mel and Kelly talk movies!

Mel’s Recommendation:


Movie: The Freshman (1990)

  •  A Comedy starring Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick.
  • Mel declares it the BEST MOB MOVIE EVER.
  • Also features a KOMODO DRAGON sort of. The part of the dragon was played by a huge Asian Water Monitor.



Kelly’s Recommendation:


 Movie: Stoned (2005)

  • Tells the story of original Rolling Stones member and founder, Brian Jones.
  • He may or may not have died in Winnie the Pooh’s pool. Conspiracy theories abound.
  • Available on Netflix!
  • Also stars David Morrissey aka “The Governor”!


Social Media Recommendations:

Kelly’s: @AceFrehley: The Original Space Ace from Kiss. He’s touring again!

  • We digress about Kiss for a while. It’s fun. Listen, then go watch Runaway.

Mel’s: @SteveNiles: Independent Comic Writer responsible for ‘30 Days of Night‘ and ‘Remains‘. He’s also the keeper of Gil..

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Episode 42 – Monkey Music to Tweet By

A show for those who analyze their Twitter and over analyze their music.

Kelly’s Recommendation:

Service/website: Twitter Analytics   https://analytics.twitter.com 

Kelly recommended the analytic dashboard that Twitter recently opened up for free for all of us to use.  It is a “lava lamp” service from most of us – maybe not super useful, but fun and interesting to look at.  Features include:

  • See how many people actually view your tweet, interact with it, etc.
  • See where you followers are from.  Kelly is not doing well in Australia and blames @RSRigda
  • See who your followers follow

Here is an example of the engagement chart with editorial comments added by Kelly


Here is an example of the follower/location graphic



Mel’s Recommendation:


Music Software: MediaMonkey

  • Music Jukebox software that does a great job of organizing your digital media files.
  • There’s an Android App that allows this program to sync your media to your phone or tablet.
  • It also can sync to your iPhone or iPad (unless iOS 8 has broken that feature temporarily).
  • Most importantly, this program can automatically find LYRICS for your mp3s!!
  • This program is free, but there is a Gold version that unlocks more features. Try it out and see if it works for you.


Social Media Recommendations:

Kelly: @NewsTypewriter : Newsroom Typewriter is a crochety old 1949 typewriter fresh from the newsroom.

Mel: @TomEScott: Thomas Everett Scott’s twitter!


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Episode 41 – Creepy Cute

We have creepy and cute characters from this week’s book and a very special tv series. Listen if you dare!

Mel’s Recommendation:



Book: ‘The Ocean At The End Of The Lane’ by Neil Gaiman

  • A short novel narrated by a nameless man who returns to his home town for a funeral and finds himself remembering fantastical memories from his childhood where a girl named Lettie saved him from a number of different evils.
  • From the inside flap: “It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly’s wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.”
  • Mel dubs it #CreepyCute as only Neil Gaiman can do.
  • Additionally, Mr. Gaiman narrates the audiobook, which is fantastic!


Kelly’s Recommendation:

TV Series: ‘Jack Of All Trades’


  • Stars Bruce Campbell and Angela Marie Dotchin and aired in 2000.
  • A tongue-firmly-in-cheek tale of an American Spy fighting the good fight against Napoleon while stationed on a little island in the West Indes. (It’s not quite historically accurate so don’t get your knickers in a knot. ~ M)
  • It’s fun! It’s swashbuckling! IT HAS BRUCE CAMPBELL!
  • If this opening sequence doesn’t bring a small to your face, you have a cold dead heart…..


Social Media Recommendations:

Mel: @DanielGennaoui: Amazing photographs from around the world, including street art.

Kelly: @KOSARTeffects: J Anthony Kosar is the Season 4 winner of Face Off! He makes some outstanding makeup effects.


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