Friday, June 28, 2013

HEP - 42 - Sleepless in Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

This week the guys wander the ash-grey labyrinthine hallways of House of Leaves. They discuss men of steel and iron. Tony is sleep deprived; Albert is just stupid.



Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
House of Leaves Annotated (Albert thinks he remembers this being a thing, but can no longer locate it. Here is some other fan obsession in its place.)
The Tall Man
Kick Ass 2
That story about Nick Cage Jim Carrey pulling his support for Kick Ass 2.
Pomodoro Technique
Habit RPG

A fun fact: the word pomodoro mean's "tomato" in Italian, because the original kitchen timer used for the technique was shaped like a tomato.

Friday, June 21, 2013

HEP - 41 - Your MOM is a Bad CGI Effect

This week Al and Tony are Mama's boys as they talk about the new horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by some guy you've never heard of (That's bound to be a good sign, right?). They sink their teeth into the effectiveness of various horror tropes and take a shortcut through the land of memes. Also, Javier Botet is freakin' scary looking.


Achievement Hunter Let's Plays
Red vs. Blue
Hold Your Breath
The Devil's Backbone
Andy Serkis
Javier Botet
Marble Hornets Entry #72
Confession Bear Meme
Slender Man meme

Next week we'll be veering into the literary world to talk about the work of heartbreaking genius that is House of Leaves.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

HEP - SPOILERCAST 1 - Game of Thrones Season 3

In this special edition of the podcast, Al and Tony spoil the everloving crap out of Game of Thrones. You've been warned. Catch up with the show first. There may be some other subtle spoilers from further in the series, but no major details.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

HEP 40 - Sympathy for the Slenderman

This week the guys check out the viral web series Marble Hornets, and enter a terrifying world where the Slenderman photo-bombs every home movie ever. Later they discuss the competing values of privacy and security and Al complains about not nearly enough nukes going off.

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Links to Things:
Dan Carlin
Vice nuke documentary
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
The Silver Sickle by Ellie Anne
Pontypool (movie)
Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess
House Hunting
Sympathy for the Slenderman

Thursday, June 6, 2013

HEP - 39 - And They Lived Harpily Ever After

This week the guys dig into retro found-footage short film anthology V/H/S. Also discussed: MMA fighters with exploded toes; MMA fighters with no limbs at all; GMOs are complicated; charity is good.


Kyle Maynard: aka the no arms no legs wrestling guy.
Marble Hornets
"Take This Lolipop"
Under the Empyrean Sky
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Common Sense Podcast

A clarification: we talk about Bill Gates being involved with developing GMOs for the third world. We talked about Monsanto's questionable business practices. What we did not discuss (because we were not aware of it at the time) was the fact that Bill Gates's foundation is working with Monsanto to develop these improved crops. To quote the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy completely out of context, "This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." On the whole me maintain that trying to help keep people from starving to death is a good idea, and will leave off criticizing too harshly those who are doing far more than us in trying to make a difference.