Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Episode 113 - "I'll kill your mother and then find you and I'll cut off one of your furry, tick-ridden legs."

PCX reviews The New Avengers Annual #2


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woah, can it be? New episode!
So I'm guessing your computer is working again?

They've ruined Venom as of late, except for Dark Origin. That was pretty good.

I just don't like seeing reformed villains. And if they do have to become the heroes at least give them a good reason to.

I think the only way Venom would change is if Spider-Man was dead.


March 04, 2009 11:24 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

My computer's "sorta kinda" working, at least for the moment.

...and now Venom is "fake Spider-Man" in Norman Osborn's fake Avengers-- wait, what?!

Marvel did a good job "reforming" Emma Frost, not that I can think of too many other examples where that's worked that well. Really, I'd like to see things go the other way around and have some more heroes-turned-villains.

re: I think the only way Venom would change is if Spider-Man was dead. - Sorry, but if we're just gonna wipe out one of the two characters, I gotta say kill Venom, then; I mean, how many good stories has he starred in, like three?

March 05, 2009 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well there was that one time that he was working for Doctor Doom, that was pretty cool. Oh wait, I wrote that story. Still, I'd like to see it published.
Basically Venom was Doom's attack dog. He kills the Fantastic Four and Doom's all like "oh what a shame, clearly I had nothing to do with it though."

I'm going to be recording a solo podcast today. I hope to make it more than three miinutes in without losing interest.


March 05, 2009 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, it's recorded and it sounds pretty good. It was scripted, I've edited it and it's 50 minutes long, but I've called it the Audio Hour. So I decided to wait until Sunday and add my review of Watchmen to the end of it.


March 05, 2009 11:14 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

I dunno, I'd think Doom would want credit for killing the FF.

Courtney in a nutshell:

I hope to make it more than three minutes in... (later:)'s 50 minutes long...

Not that I'm not looking forward to hearing the whole hour once it's finished; and thanks for not spoiling the Watchmen movie if it's already out there; I'm hoping to see that today and I already read that they changed the comic version's "giant squid ending".

March 06, 2009 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aaargh, I lost 15 minutes of my episode!
I'm not very good at Audacity, so I guess I'll have to re-record it.


March 06, 2009 9:05 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

On the plus side, that makes you a real podcaster. Any lame-ass poser (i.e. most people) would've just quit altogether right there.

March 07, 2009 7:59 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

You should have named this episode , "Honey, it's not cheating if I had sex in space."

Of course Thoom hates Bewitched, witch was just code for black.

I Dream of Jeannie

Ever thought to review a Sugar and Spike comic? Sugar is a slutty baby.

Gamma Corps sucked.

Where do the police hire known serial killers as police officers?

March 07, 2009 9:01 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

"Did you not see the fucking contract?"

White wedding?

March 07, 2009 11:42 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Watchmen: A movie with radioactive blue balls.

March 07, 2009 11:52 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Refer to Comic Book Attic- If women have intuition, why didn't anyone save Rhianne. I think it was just a lie the space female was spreading to Superboy so she can make females seem special in his eyes.

March 08, 2009 12:13 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

re: Animal Man - Marital vows really shouldn't extend past Earth's atmosphere.

But there were plenty of black people on Bewi-- um, never mind.

I'm not acknowledging that Jeannie comic unless I can pirate myself a digital copy of-- oh. Never mind, again.

Sugar and Spike? Hmm...that's a definite "maybe". I mean, you just know Sugar was the the sluttiest baby this side of Pebbles Flintstone.

Where do the police hire known serial killers as police officers?

Not in the Marvel universe...there they just give them their own series and call 'em "Dark Avengers".

re: the guy whose slut daughter was doing him - Hey, she did sign a contract...

Speaking of underage trollops, "Over two million Australians" like fucking their own fathers? Well...Courtney has led us to believe most of the other chicks there are pretty much whores. So no real surprise.

The (real) Watchmen movie was pretty damn good (since it stuck very close to the arguably perfect comic.) Best touch: No cheesy sound FX on Billy Crudup/Dr. Manhattan's speaking voice, like any number of hack directors would've added. Worst touch: Alan Moore's Silk Spectre, being a typical white trash whore, smokes. As does her mother! Yeah, let's take those nasty cigarettes away from the old bag and have her "just" be an alcoholic instead! Um, yeah. 'Cause that's a much better message to give the kiddies...

And Superboy really, really should've just raped that fucking space bitch.

March 08, 2009 2:58 PM  
Blogger Thoom said...

Kids shouldn't be watching the Watchmen anyway. It's Rated R.

March 08, 2009 11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alan Moore did give us his permission to see the movie if we've read the book.

And I conned my way into taking my 14 year old brother into seeing Watchmen. He liked the added violence and kung fu, but got really uncomfortable in the sex scenes. I brought my friend Jesse along too, she hasn't read the novel and she refused to do so, but once we walked out of the theatre she wanted to borrow my copy.

We must talk soon TC, much to say.


March 09, 2009 4:52 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

You and this guy.

Ending by Lego.

The Musical.

March 09, 2009 11:48 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Tim: We both know movie ratings are bullshit anyway, so let the kiddies enjoy educational and life-affirming scenes like Comedian correctly punching the shit out of Silk Spectre I for fighting back just 'cause he was gonna "rape" her! If she didn't want it deep down, she wouldn't have fucked him years later, after all.

Courtney: Snyder probably thought the squid was "corny" (and if so, he's just wrong; I like Moore's squid ending better, too) but judging from some of the other cost-saving(?) measures he used (the old age FX on the actors was mostly awful), we're probably better off, though.

The awesomeness of your comics-hating friend (and hopefully, lots of other like-minded film fans) wanting to read the graphic novel now almost makes up for it anyway.

Xantes: Well, Courtney, Hitler and me makes at least three people unhappy with the no-squid thing, anyway. Though I still say if they couldn't have done it justice, we were probably better off since one glaringly bad special effect can ruin a whole movie (and you know now you're all thinking of times where that's happened!)

March 09, 2009 2:49 PM  
Blogger Thoom said...

The squid is a stupid b-movie ending and would have been laughed off the screen by the audience, no matter how well done the special effects were done.

The "Jon" bombs made more sense. And what was the explanation to the masses as to how the squid was supposed to have died anyway?

March 09, 2009 11:32 PM  
Blogger Thoom said...

Oh yeah, Courtney...where is your solo podcast?

March 10, 2009 12:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would world decide to unite after something Manhattan did? If anything they'd want to attack America even more, afterall he is their poster boy.

World united against what they think is an alien threat. More believable.
Impossible to improve anything Alan Moore does, especially in film. The man can do no wrong.

Squid not cheesy, stranger beings have been brought to life on screen. However it would have been too complicated and lengthy to set up. Where as audience already knew who Jon was.

Of course if they cut out all that stupid kung fu they could have used time more wisely.

If Thoom had read novel would know that explanation was right there. Masses believed creature died upon arrival in Earth's atmosphere.

Also, as a pyro was disappointed that cute little Rorschach (I want to adopt him!) didn't blind that kid with a cigarette and as adult didn't cuff the pedo and set him on fire.
They got rid of the fags in both senses of the word.

Lost bits of podcast. Re-record it when home alone next.
Can't have any background noise.
This time will only be half an hour. Listened back to original, felt that pacing wasn't right.


March 10, 2009 5:19 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Pacing wasn't right? You mean it's gonna be superspeed?

I remember having a discussion during lunch period in high school that the squid was suppose to inspire the fear of Cthulhu. I was undecided then, mostly because I had no idea who Cthulhu was then, but I can see now if a creature like that appeared, some people might think it was something like that. Especially since it inspired nightmares in the survivors.

March 10, 2009 8:18 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Pacing wasn't right? You mean it's gonna be superspeed?

Well, she was aiming for an hour and now it's gonna be half that, so maybe she is just gonna double the playback speed of the whole thing.

March 10, 2009 9:23 AM  
Blogger Thoom said...

Lil' Rorshach:

I did read it. It has been years and I don't remember minutiae, only the big stuff, like Rorshach eating cold beans out of the can. Thanks goodness I didn't read it right before or I might be blowing a gasket like y'all fanboys and girls.

In the funnybook, the monster attack only happened in NYC. The rest of the world would cheer and say "see even aliens hate the US. Let's hit them while they are weak."

In this movie the jon bombs happened in all major cities around the world. When they saw that he "attacked" his own country too, they saw this as an opportunity to hook up with the U.S. government who at least knew Jon and his possible weaknesses.

A Squid? You have human turmoil, attempted rape, murder, prison riots, a world on the brink of Nuclear annihilation, and you introduce a reject from a Godzilla movie? And it was dead so it didn't do anything. Y'all fans just wanted to see it. Wanted to douse this intense movie with cheese just to see a dumb Ed Wood ending.

And Lil' Rorshach, you shit on solo casts, and yet you have the nerve to do one yourself and expect people to listen to it? ...Where can we find it once it is done?

March 10, 2009 10:09 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

By superspeed I mean Courtney's tendency to speak really fast.

In the Watchmen comic, of course they come to the rescue of their fellow humans. It's the us we know against the them we don't know or like less. (see Palestine)

I haven't seen Watchmen yet but I keep hearing that ending consist of making it seem like Dr. Manhattan is attacking the world. How exactly do they plan on stopping him or atleast preventing him from coming back to the Earth? Or stop him from proving his innocence?

March 10, 2009 2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, it's not going to be superspeed. Just shorter with less stuff in it. I was boring myself when I played it back.

WTF is this, "minutiae"?
And my disliking of solo podcasts is exactly why I'm attempting one of my own. After all, how hard can it be?


March 11, 2009 6:35 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

And my disliking of solo podcasts is exactly why I'm attempting one of my own. After all, how hard can it be?

I'd say something sarcastic to that, but it seems you're already finding out for yourself how hard it can be...

March 11, 2009 9:51 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

So are you saying homophobes should try out homosexuality? After all, how hard can it be?

March 11, 2009 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How the Hell did you find some corelation between those two things?

Okay, the episode is recorded, edited and saved properly. It's perfect.
All I need to do now is add a break song and convert it into an MP3. But I don't know how to do it. Can you do it for me TC?


March 11, 2009 11:54 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Well you said you disliked solo podcast. So I thought of what else is usually being disliked.

March 12, 2009 3:09 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Courtney, send the show to me via - Hotmail can't handle anything over 10 MB; lemme know what you want as the break song and where you want it dropped in at. I was just gonna give you instructions, but I'm guessing that you're using that horrible latest (and mostly useless) beta version of Audacity, which would explain any and every issue you may have had with this.

March 12, 2009 3:23 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Is Geek Brunch any good? I've been commenting on their board about the episode you guest hosted with Tim. I think they think I'm trying to start a fight. I just think some people there are wrong.

March 13, 2009 2:46 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

You've been on the PCX blog forever, so we all pretty much get you. Judging from at least one GB fan's reaction, though (I know you weren't trying to start anything, but remember they don't know you at all), it seems there's a level of decorum they try to maintain on their message boards. Which is fair enough given that it's Heath and Mike's forum over there, not ours!

March 13, 2009 6:35 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

I ain't done nothin' wrong by speaking to the gentleman. I've a right to sell flowers if I keep off the kerb. I'm a respectable girl: so help me, I never spoke to him 'cept so far as to buy a flower off me.

March 13, 2009 8:32 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Okay, now that was funny (even if I did have to look up where it was from!)

March 14, 2009 12:51 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Yeah, I don't think I can go back. They don't seem to want to discuss issues past a certain point. Things get taboo. And you know me and taboos. I play with taboos. I get taboo ice cream, take it out by the park and slip my hand down it's pants. No wonder you were so quiet during your guest hosting.

March 14, 2009 7:29 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Hey, I said some stuff after that first half hour or so once I realized the show had actually started! Now, at that point, I was just trying to be conscious that there were three other people involved who had things they wanted to say, too.

March 15, 2009 2:10 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

PCX: The Classics Tour.

Tigra knew where they were cause people in hiding still need a ho.

Thoom hates Bewitched because of the somewhat hidden social meaning but the guy who draws Candorville likes it because of that.

Do a New Universe comic.

And a I Dream of Jeannie cartoon comic.

Get Family Affair, all Gold Key.

We have plenty of reformed criminals, Hawkeye, Sandman who should have stayed reform, when he was with Silver Sable he got a lot of money and was able to keep it. In real life I think many of the criminals would stop doing criminal stuff if they just got paid. Put them on superhero team, show them respect, paid them well, worked for the Thunderbolts and the NBA(mostly).

Venom is a non reformable because he is under alien mind control, don't know why the gov hasn't destroyed it since they know it can spawn.

Oh please, just say you thought it was roleplaying and point out she is obviously not underage. (My To Catch a Predator defense.)

Pedophile House, don't you live it.

I think the only way you can get Venom to reform and become a hero is if you lobotomize the alien brain or someone who can control it took over. What if Purple Girl took it over.

Well, at least you lasted longer than Geek Brunch.

Crap! I know I saw Watchmen, but I barely remember it, and usually that happens when I think a movie sucks. I don't remember it being that bad. It feels like just yesterday I watched it but I can't remember huge chunks of it.

And as to the squid controversy, I think they should have use the squid. Really? what can the world do to fight off a walking, teleporting nuclear bomb that can wipe out several major cities at once without warning for no apparent reason? So the world unites against him, so what? What good is that? Have you read Irredeemable? "Yay, our governments are united together to fight...God. Excuse me while I blow my kids' brains out and then mine. You can use my shotgun after I finish."

While in the original comic book ending with the squid. Sure you are told that this creature came from another dimension and it's just it's existence in our dimension that killed all those people in NYC. It gives people nightmares, should remind people of Cthulhu. But you know why you should show solidarity with the USA. 1.They did invent the device that brought it here so they can make sure they can block off that dimension. 2.Suck up to them so they won't make dimension bombs that'll dump those creatures on our cities. 3.They may still have the blue God's protection. Maybe he'll protect us, too.

So why does the Squid scenario succeed better than the Mr. Manhattan is evil? Because with the squid you have a chance. With Mr. Manhattan, it's over. And a smart guy like Ozymandias should have seen that.

August 18, 2011 2:58 PM  

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