Episode 13 – The Awesome Show: awesome guest, awesome coffee, awesome hair, awesome infographics

We have a Special Guest this episode! The fabulous Jeans aka @YeungJeans joins us to pass along a recommendation! You can check out her webshow over at BringOutYourGeek.com and definitely check out her store where she sells some awesome handmade soap and geek related items.

Etsy Shops: Yeung Moxie (Soap), Yeunger Moxie (Geekery), and Studio Jeans (Artsy Stuff)


Mel’s Recommendation:

Gadget: Aeropress by Aerobie

  • A quick and easy way to make excellent coffee with a smooth taste and low acidity.
  • Retails for $25-30
  • Mel thinks this is a must have for the Zombie Apocalypse, so get yours today
  • Retails for $25-30. Chances are your favorite coffee seller carries it or check Amazon or World Market.


Jean’s Recommendation:

TV Series: Ancient Aliens

  • Airs Fridays on the History Channel
  • Available to stream on Amazon (free for Prime Members)
  • Stars the amazing hair of Giorgio Tsoukalos


Cryptozoology Defined: From Wikipedia: A pseudoscience involving the search for animals whose existence has not been proven. Examples are Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.


Kelly’s Recommendation:

Book: Life in 5 Seconds by H-57

  • From the back: “Recommended for anyone with a good sense of humor and a short attention span.”
  • Check out LifeInFiveSeconds.com
  • Available at Amazon


We had a slight Helix sidetrack: so go watch it on SyFy now!

Twitter Recommendations:

Kelly: @AbandonedPlaces: Tweets pics of places that have been abandoned by humanity.

Jeans: @TheOrlandoJones: Not the little boy from Everybody Hates Chris.

Mel: @SarcasticRover: A parody account of the Mars Curiosity Rover, being sarcastic from Space.

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Episode 12 – A female antihero, a rock superhero, curling, and a teen sees dead people


Kelly’s Recommendations:

Game App: Flick Champions Winter Sports

  • Fun winter Olympic sports – only available for iOS currently
  • Will help you avoid curling withdrawal
  • Portugal appears to lose every time, so it must be quite accurate

 Video: Viva Joe Strummer – The Clash and Beyond

  • A documentary that will teach you all about Joe Strummer without over-sharing his dental problems.
  • It is free.
  • Joe was awesome.  So watch it.
  • Kelly REALLY misses Joe.


Mel’s Recommendation’s

TV Series: The Fades

  • A 6 episode BBC series about a teenage boy who discovers he is the key to saving the world from lost souls determined to return from the dead.
  • Available free to Amazon Prime members, the rest of you are just going to have to buy it. What are you waiting for?
  • Buy at iTunes, or Amazon.


Book: The Bel Dame Apocrypha Trilogy by Kameron Hurley

  • A book series so awesome that it scrambled Mel’s little brain so much she could barely speak coherently about it.
  • This is all you really need to know: A Female Antihero. Read them. Read them now.
  • God’s War, Infidel, Rapture (all 3 books are also available in an omnibus edition.)
  • There are also several short stories available as well. Kameron Hurley on Amazon, Nook, iTunes


Twitter Recommendations:

Kelly recommends @TheHashtagGame: “a highly addictive Twitter social game known to cause sleep deprivation, irregular grooming habits, and/or loss of employment.”

Mel recommends @KennerToys: “Tweeting pictures and other stuff related to the best toy brand ever, Kenner!” Thanks to @TScottBrave for the recommendation! They feed my love for Aliens toys…

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Episode 11 – Clowns, Hipster abuse, wearable tech, and more from National Treasure – Alice Cooper

In this episode Mel recommends a truly demented and wonderful film and an app for you to channel your hipster hate.  Kelly provides his second (and likely not last) Alice Cooper recommendation and an option for wearable tech to help you track exercise/sleep/etc

Mel’s Recommendations:

Movie: Delicatessen

  • 1991 French Film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Dominique Pinon stars as a heroic Clown in a cannibalistic Post-Apocalyptic tale
  • Available on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video

Game App: Hipster Smackdown

  • Do Hipsters get you down? Smack one today and feel better.
  • Free game only available on iOS



Kelly’s Recommendations:

Technology/App: Fitbit Flex

  • Wearable fitness band that tracks steps and sleep, and will even Wake You Up in the morning
  • Check out Fitbit.com to track calorie intake and check out other models

Music: Alice Cooper – From The Inside

Alice in a mental ward… based on his actual alcohol rehab experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Large dancing liquor bottles hit the stage around the 4:23 mark of this video

Twitter Recommendations:

Mel: @Marvin4000: I’m a paranoid Android. You probably wont like me, no one ever does.

Kelly: @TheNardvark: Bryan Donaldson is a very funny man on twitter that has earned himself a spot writing for Jimmy Fallon.


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Episode 10 – The Power Inside Dumb Bongo Stuff You Should Know


WARNING: Kelly “sings” in the episode (briefly)

Kelly’s Recommendations:

App/Game/Music: Dumb Ways To Die


Music: Bongo Fury by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention with Captain Beefheart

  • Bongo Fury on Spotify
  • Listen to the version of Advance Romance that doesn’t feature Kelly singing over on YouTube



Mel’s Recommendations:

Podcast: Stuff You Should Know



Video: The Power Inside Web Series


Twitter Recommendations:

Kelly recommends: @CarpFishingJour: Carp Fishing Journal:Keep your carp news all in one place with us.

Mel’s recommends: @doctorow: Cory Doctorow: Writer, blogger, activist.


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Episode 9 – Ice Pirates, Zombie Radio, free TV tunes, Beatles… all this and WWII

This week Mel shares one of her all time favorite bad sci-fi movies and a cool zombie podcast.  Kelly offers up treasure trove of free(!) TV songs and a movie featuring Beatles covers played over WWII footage.  Really.

Mel’s Recommendations

Movie: The Ice Pirates

A swashbuckling spoof where Pirates attack space ships to steal their booty, namely Ice and the occasional Princess. It’s a dangerous profession, full of space herpes, gophers, killer robots, and the ever present threat of castration. Mel approves.

  • It’s available to stream through Amazon and iTunes, sadly it’s not on Netflix.


Movie: Pontypool

A psychological thriller masquerading as a zombie movie starring Stephen McHattie. A bit of a zombie epidemic overruns a small town in Ontario and is broadcast live over the air by a small town radio station.

Kelly’s Recommendations:

Movie/Music: All This and World War II

  • The entire movie is available on YouTube:


Website: TelevisionTunes.com

  • TV theme songs galore


Twitter Recommendations: 

Kelly: @nightclubfails The good, the bad, and the ugly of getting drunk in public… OK, no “good” actually.  Pretty NSFW.

Mel: @Veronica Veronica Belmont is involved in all sorts of techie stuff on Tekzilla and cohosts the Sword and Laser book podcast and the Vaginal Fantasy book club.


Episode 8 – A cappella, a swashbuckling fella, a Dresden, and a dirtbag

In episode 8 Mel and Kel regale the audience with recommendations on the only wizard in the phone book, the James Bond of cheesy sci fi, a fantastic a cappella singer, and some episodic political chicanery.

Kelly’s recommendations

Book: Retief series by Keith Laumer

Fun reads ranging from short stories to full books that satirically detail the adventures of Jame Retief of the Corps Diplomatique Terrestrienne (CDT).  Kelly will shoot you a 56-x (disapproval with significant judgment) if you don’t.  Read one of the stories and the previous sentence will be quite funny.


Streaming: House of Cards (Netflix)

Scheming and evil in Washington DC brought to you by Netflix.  Just more fun to watch than the real stuff.  Season 2 starts February 14!!

Mel’s Recommendations:

Book: The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Harry Dresden is the only Wizard in the phone book. This urban fantasy features a myriad of fun characters including plain ol’ humans, demonic flying monkeys, vampires, werewolves, and an air elemental named Bob with a porn addiction. This is a terrifically fun urban fantasy series that is well worth the time spent reading through all 14 books in the series, starting with Storm Front. Book 15, Skin Game will be out May 27, 2014!

Music: Peter Hollens

Peter is an amazing A Capella singer with some very entertaining music videos.


Twitter recommendations

Kelly – @killerkalyn – Horror movie blogger (http://killerkalyn.com/)

Mel – @theorlandojones – An actor who is immensely funny and imminently snarky.

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Episode 7 – The Dark Show: Running w/ zombies, The Strain, The Ruling Class, and ALICE COOPER!

A surprisingly dark episode that includes running from zombies, vampires, and a giant tooth.

Melissa’s Recommendations

App: Zombies, Run!

An app to make running/jogging/walking more fun with lots of cool game elements to it.

iTunes App Store

Google Play

Book: The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Arriving on FX in July, this trilogy tells the tale of a battle of mammoth proportions as a vampiric virus infects New York and begins to spill out into the streets.



Kelly’s Recommendations:

Movie: The Ruling Class

A little known Peter O’Toole move where he spends time thinking he is Jesus and later Jack the Ripper.  Plus toe-taping musical numbers!!


Music: Billion Dollar Babies – Alice Cooper

Ton’s of hits and Alice does battle with an evil giant tooth in “Unfinished Sweet”.




Twitter recommendations

Kelly: @darthvader – he finds your lack of following disturbing

Mel: @thedailycorgi – Ending on a brighter note.  Daily Corgi pics and videos.  Who can resist that??


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Episode 6 – Ready Player One, Zombie Radio, Bubba Ho-Tep, and the Bonzos

This week we recommend some Bruce Campbell, some catchy tunes, a zombie podcast, and another book!

Kelly’s Recommendations:

Movie: Bubba Ho-Tep

  • Elvis, JFK, and the Mummy collide in an east Texas retirement home!
  • Check out more at www.bubbahotep.com

Music: Bonzo Dog Band (The Bonzos)



Mel’s Recommendations:

Podcast: WZMB Zombie Radio Show



Book: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


This week’s Twitter Recommendations:

Kelly: @michaelianblack Rude hilarity!

Mel: @maureenjohnson There’s a fine line between good eye contact and the piercing stare of a psychopath. Maureen is on the wrong side of it. – a Fan


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Episode 5 – 2 trilogies, cello music, and the horrors of Internet past

Episode 5 includes recommendations on two trilogies (which is like a dozen books according to Kelly), some nifty music with a surprising instrument, and a website to waste hours of your time – PLUS our first listener recommendation!  PLUS PLUS a new feature… Twitter recommendations!

Mel’s Recommendations:

Book: The Broken Empire Trilogy by Mark Lawrence

You can find more information at PrinceOfThorns.com and check out Mark Lawrence’s blog. Also, take a look at this article Buzzfeed where he tells us all about anti-heroes.

Music: Adam Hurst

Mel recommends the albums Ritual and Nightfall.  All we are saying, is give cello a chance 🙂

Kelly’s recommendations

Book: Dune Trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson.

If you are a Dune fan, you will love the backstory this trilogy provides!


Website: waybackmachine.org / archive.org

Hurt your eyes with 1990s website designs, listen to FULL concerts, or watch “Plan 9 From Outer Space”… all FOR FREE (yay free)


Thanks to @danlarock for the following recommendation.  Be cool like Dan and send us yours!!

Music: John Anealio

John is a musician and blogger. His songs are mainly acoustic but are very nerdy in nature.

Website: www.johnanealio.com
iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/artist/john-anealio/id346120941
Podcast: Functional Nerds
Twitter @johnanealio

Twitter recommendations:

Mel: @tordotcom – geek/nerdy talk about TV, books, movies, etc…

Kelly: @anniecolbert – Mashable Viral Content Editor and Muppet fanatic.



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Episode 4 – Help save the world, give to charity, push zombies, and celebrate the Funky Western Civilization

Kelly serves up a music and a game recommendation and reveals his musical past while Mel plays video games and searches for aliens… for charity. Sort of.

Episode 4 : The Links!

Kelly’s Recommendations: “Just because we’re hypnotized, that don’t mean we can’t dance!” ~ The Funky Western Civilization by Tonio K from the “Life in the Foodchain” album.


Music: Tonio K


  • Tonio was the first recording artist to use an AK-47 as a percussion instrument in a recording
  • Original band member Nick van Maarth is the best growler EVER
  • Steve Simels at Stereo Review proclaimed “Life In the Food Chain” as “the greatest album ever recorded”.  Then did the same for “Amerika”
  • In some concerts, Tonio cooked pancakes for his audience while on stage
  • Tonio has written lyrics for both Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols and Burt Bacharach (not of the Sex Pistols)

Game App: Push The Zombie


Mel’s Reccomendations:

Games: Humble Bundle

  • Give to charity by buying cheap games! You decide how much you pay and how much goes to charity. It’s for the kids!
  • Website: HumbleBundle.com

App: BOINC: Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing

  • Help save the world by donating your unused PC time to research programs all over the world
  • Download the client at boinc.berkeley.edu
  • Mel’s favorites:

SETI@Home : setiathome.berkely.edu because aliens, duh.

World Community Grid: worldcommunitygrid.org Contribute to help important nonprofit research to make everyone’s life a little better.

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