Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Episode 24 - Gothcast X

PCX reviews Essential Vertigo: The Sandman #6
"Wait a minute, I have to go on a little tangent. MC Strawberry?"
"Do you douche?"
"Occasionally, yes I do. I like that morning freshness."
"Do you ever get that not so fresh feeling?"


Anonymous Starhawk said...

I'll be lucky if I even make it past "Tooddles"...

September 28, 2006 9:51 AM  
Blogger Trenchcoat Mafia said...

Hard to believe that it's the other chick who's on psycho drugs, isn't it?

September 28, 2006 10:19 AM  
Blogger Charles said...

Hmmm...GothcastX. Like the title. But I'm afraid you guys seemed a bit unfocused, tho that may be a function of the fact that you have 2 women who are playing charactors on the show. Not that I blame them...Well, maybe I do, a little. But it's not their fault. They're fully formed adult personalities, not comic nerds like Starhawk, MC trekkie, and Dr. Monkeypants. SO I guess it's understandable that they may not be as interested in comics as the guys are., on the whole, I say keep it to two hosts. Now, where did I put my audio editing software...

September 28, 2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger mc trekkie said...


I'm hiring.


September 28, 2006 8:16 PM  
Blogger Charles said...

Well, if you're serious, Trekkie, I'll take you up on that offer.

September 28, 2006 10:46 PM  
Blogger mc trekkie said...

Well this is as good a time as any -

For any and all Trekkie related crazines please use:

Email to Trencho and The Podcast X team remains:

Charles- start thinking of things you'd like to do. Now seems a good time to reactivate your blog & links & and find that missing audio editing software. (AND A GOOD MIC)

I haven't had much [read:anything] to do with the daily ops of Podcast X since like, last May, but there is that "back door" I left... I think I can sneak you in as a very special guest.

How's your Ted McGinley? Foreign Accents? Doctor Who is just BEGGING to be made fun of- but here are some other ideas to get Trencho's goat:

Garth Ennis is an overrated hack.

Promethea sucked ass and was self indulgent drivel.

Warren Ellis and Trenchocoat have about the same sense of timliness.

A whodunit: "The Clarinet Case" Trencho's secret stash of boyhood comics.

Defenders, Outsiders, West Coast Avengers & Team X... Conjunction junction.. who's got dysfunction?

Or we fans can just keep heckling from the balcony.

It's your pick. You and Ikenheimer are running the Podcast X "Angst Action Network".

I'm just a regular fan these days.


September 29, 2006 11:03 AM  
Blogger Trenchcoat Mafia said...

Uh...yeah. You two just go ahead with all that...

September 29, 2006 2:16 PM  
Blogger Wicked Truth said...

Hi Charles! I agree that GothcastX was all over the place, mainly because Sandman was so great that there was nothing bad to say about it. Ironically, we have already discussed many of the points that you have made, and I personally promise to try limiting my sarcasm to 2 remarks instead of 50 (I did say try). On that note, thank you very much for welcoming Vixen and I to the show.

September 30, 2006 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Vixen said...

Hey to everyone! This is Vixen, posting for the first time on Podcast X. I just wanted to say to Charles, first thank you for listening and being loyal thru all of the changes in the show, and also I understand that we do have a tendency to wander and go on tangents. But it's because we have so much fun together! I also would like to say that even though MC Trekkie has asked you to work for him that I hope you will continue to be a faithful listener of ours. And, to MC Trekkie...I respect your opinions but I hope you would also remember that we are all on the same team, even though we're not all on the same podcast episodes. It would be nice if we could all work together to make PodcastX the best it can be. Remember, love taps and leather whips!!

October 01, 2006 3:04 PM  
Blogger mc trekkie said...


The only way anyone can/would appear on PodCast X would be by way of Trencho (or as you say, Trenchie) So no worries!

I started/helped start this cast for a variety of reasons- the most important of which was for all involved to have fun, spread a few left wing concepts, and help Trencho kill stereotypes of all stripes.

Oh, and review comics.

Charles listens to a variety of comics 'casts so I would suggest his comments are worthy of attention. He always manages to couch his critique with something nice/constructive - and eps 1-15 only got better by getting both HIS feedback, and the feedback of his peers (Ikenheimer, et. al)

Our listeners are pretty smart, so keep that in mind when you're recording. As Trencho might say, don't go for the lowest common sexual denominator throughout the show. Mix it up!

It's the contrasts, the dialectic ... the variety of subject matter(s) that makes all the difference.

Everyone, when they first start, has growing pains- In eps 1 & 2 Trencho and I are way too Manic... & In ep 16 and 17, Starhawk sounds like he's on Steroids; Trencho, tied up in an Osama cave.

Please remember that WE in the Angst Action Network remember and accept that!

We, however, reserve the right to nudge you.

Also I think it's great that both you two and Starhawk are helping keep alive something that is frankly, a goddamned odd mode of intrageek communication.

And, Vixen, is it? Actually has a great voice and should be on real FM radio.

BUT I still don't understand what you mean by a man's "two minutes". It seemed to me that Trencho kept up with TWO WOMEN for almost an hour.

Enough with the sexism- back to the comics.

And if you're really only getting the two minute tango from your "significant others"... for a good time dial 555-BRISTO.

home of the tuskegee astronauts & seven ablutions.

October 01, 2006 11:06 PM  
Blogger Trenchcoat Mafia said...

...and lest anyone think "Trekko" is being self-aggrandizing, "BRISTO" is actually one of Starhawk's many monikers.

I should also mention for anyone masochistic enough to have made it through all of these posts that like Trekkie, Vixen now has her own blog over at

October 02, 2006 7:47 AM  
Anonymous Starhawk said...

Holey Jesus and Automatic Crossfire, Batman!

Waayyyyy too much love in the room; it's making me anxious - perhaps we should all go to Applebee's and get thrown out or something. Sheesh.

Charles? How dare!? Starhawk has a fully formed adult personality; or not :-P - at least Starhawk knows that Starhawk's doctors are working on it, et al...

Trekkie, that was not steroids in those episodes, that was black kryptonite. That movie was so bad, it was giving me cancer; and those podcasts were the episodes before the cure. Even so, I think [that lousy film] pushed me permanently to the dark side...

And yes, now that my day-job/name has been exposed (thus putting poor Mary Jane in jeopardy), when calling, please remember to hold the "O" for the pending Orgasms, 'cuz I'll be holding the "T's". WARNING: once the 3C spins into action, it's gonna be a wild one. Area code: 666

Vixen's own blog? Heaven help us all; the children are growing up way to fast and the Snake Gods must be listening.

Trenchie, Trencho, Trench-Trench; Hey, Hitler! Where's my fuckin' train!?


October 02, 2006 11:28 AM  
Blogger Trenchcoat Mafia said...

Starhawk: Actually, the mysterious "Crown Vic" already revealed your not-so-real identity way back in the comments for #19.

Hm. I thought that all Black Kryptonite did was create evil duplicates of people, so wouldn't that be kind of... redundant in your case?!

October 02, 2006 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Starhawk said...

Bwa ha haaaaaaaa!

That would make me "Ultra" EVIL; now wouldn't it?


October 03, 2006 3:46 AM  
Blogger Charles said...

Btw, Starhawk, re: not being a comic book geek: You appointed yourself a member of the House of El. Case closed.

October 04, 2006 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Starhawk said...

Okay. AND I skinned my xBox360 with the traditional colors there-of.

Charles may have a point there...


October 05, 2006 8:19 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

PCX: The Classics Tour.

MCStrawberry becomes Wicked Truth.

1st mention of Bristo, another of Starhawk's identities. (His day job/name exposed? Am I misunderstanding or is more deleting going on than I thought?)

What's your protest against "Dr. Wicked Truth"? You used to be "Dr. Monkey Pants".

TCM's dream of dying snuffed by Power Girl's boobs seems like it will be unfulfilled. Wonder how many times that pops up as a request in the DCU's Make a Wish Foundation. Doesn't Superman go around granting people's wishes every now and then? Does he take Power Girl sometimes?

Some women get off giving birth.

I forgotten how much fun Wicked Truth was in her first real episode.

Blah, guess the waitress/writer, would if she lived, written her books, been on Oprah and later exposed that her "true" stories were just fiction.

In Alice I used to think Tommy was always getting laid by either his mom or one of the waitresses. They used to "babysit" him all the time. Flirt and touch him when he would come over. I'm sure Flo taught him plenty and he probably enjoyed busting in Vera's consistent virginity.

Promethea was self indulgent drivel. I didn't even understand the purpose of some of the stories before. Was he trying to impress his post modern poet girlfriend?

May 11, 2011 2:23 PM  

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