Sunday, June 06, 2010

Episode 148 - "Just for once shut up and KISS me, huh?"

PCX reviews Howard the Duck V2 #1
(part 3 of 3)

40 Comments:

Blogger Vichus Smith said...

Wow, I didn't know they had titties out in Marvel comics. Awesome!

I have a general problem with comics. How come new a series of a title is called a volume, and then a trade paperback is called a volume. Why isn't this Howard called Series 2 instead of volume 2. Fuck you, comics industry.

June 06, 2010 3:54 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

It's a publishing thing.

So, Courtney, does that mean you can't get to the heathen fest, either?

June 06, 2010 9:31 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

What is it? The website is kind of vague.

Anyway, the title image for this episode will haunt my mind forever. Despite the fact that it rhymes, you aren't supposed to fuck ducks!

June 07, 2010 1:05 AM  
Blogger Vichus Smith said...

Speaking of Courtney, how come Podcast X does not bear the logo she created? [insert even more rumors of strife between now-adult Courtney and Trenchcoat]

Now for (somewhat) randomness: First Green Lantern poster

June 07, 2010 9:09 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

You know I've been asking him to do that since I drew that damn thing. Apparently he doesn't know how to. Not suprising really, it's amazing the old man even knows how to use Skype!

So I asked him if I would be able to have the keys to the place (read- password) seeing as my generation was born plugged into the Matrix so we can instantly adapt to all technology. But he didnt trust me.
...Douche.

Perhaps it's because I am a girl of my word but I'm also a fantastic liar.
My moral code is kind of complex that way.
Well, really it comes down to if I make a promise, I cannot break it. But I do lie on occasions where I see it as strategically advantageous and the other party would remain forever unaware of what I had done.
Sort of like the Corbomite Maneuver.

So far those two principles have never overlapped.

June 07, 2010 10:39 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

You would figure in a world with rock monsters and water breathers, that a talking duck wouldn't be so weird.

I understand why the lady doesn't want smoking in her house, it's hard to get it out of your stuff. I always thought that Howard's cigars smelled like the brand of this filthy old jew in my neighborhood. He used to always wear a blue suit and waddle like a duck. They smelled like rotting wet leaves in shit.

How about reviewing Destroyer Duck?

TAM-Australia is a skeptics conference. (TAM means The Amazing Meeting, because of it's association with the Amazing Randi.) Skeptics world-wide will be attending it.
TAM 7 clip.

June 07, 2010 1:16 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Vichus, yeah, they'd show the occasional titty in their old black and white line but now that Marvel's finally reprinting some of those books, they're censoring all the "adult" bits out. I'm sure this has nothing to do with Disney owning them now.

And I hate renumbering series in general; considering the companies probably only see a sales boost with the "new" #1 when they do that, I really don't know why they bother.

Courtney's logo is on the iTunes page for the show, btw.

And I hope that GL movie doesn't suck. Oh wait, we're safe - it's not Kyle Rayner!

Courtney, in defense of Howard, he's from the planet Duckworld; I thought you were all for sex with aliens!

I see you're coming along nicely with learning how to manipulate men in that accusing one of incompetence ("he doesn't know how") is a tactic that usually works - but never when the chick's so obvious about it!

And thanks for the line, "My moral code is kind of complex that way." as I anticipate getting a lot of use out of that one.

Xantes, ironically I just today recorded a review of another comic we've discussed; but even though PCX is booked solid for a while now (though there's a slot I'm keeping open for this eventual show, assuming we ever actually record it, that's basically gonna be Tim and Courtney ganging up on me), Destroyer Duck might be a good idea for THOOM! in that Tim actually thinks it's better than Howard; a delusion I wouldn't mind correcting at all.

June 07, 2010 9:26 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

TAM looks pretty interesting, a meeting of like-minded logical people can't be wrong.

I don't know much about Kyle Rayner, but I thought it was cool that he's an artist.
Jordan likes Hal Jordan because of the name obviously.
The worst is Guy Gardner

I am an exophile, but not an aviophile. There's something creepy about the sexualisation of what essentisally looks like a Disney character.

June 08, 2010 8:01 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

What I like about Kyle Rayner is that his girlfriend was in a fridge.

I think they should have a Guy Gardner GL movie. He should at least be in this one, because his origin is that he was passed up for the ring, wasn't he?

Not interested in the sexualization of cartoon characters? Then you must really hate this.

June 08, 2010 8:56 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Courtney, if you're gonna say you never found any Disney character sexy, I'm calling bullshit! Hell, I think Ariel the mermaid's sexy and that bitch doesn't even have a vagina!

Courtney and Vichus, Kyle Rayner is the Poochie of the DCU. DC and Marvel have gotta learn that if they're gonna replace any of their good characters, not to do so with total losers (*cough*BenReilly*cough*); otherwise, why bother?

And Guy Gardner rules (anyone that's ever gotten right in Batman's face is okay by me!) Now I'm gonna be disappointed if he's not in the GL movie 'cause yeah, seeing a scene where he's passed over for the ring would be the perfect setup for a sequel. If not, I'll settle for Ch'p. I mean, if you think Howard the Duck annoys you, Courtney...

June 08, 2010 11:01 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

It's not Kyle Rayner in name but they can always make him Rayner in personality, Remember the Flash TV series? That was so Wally. Rayner's gf in the fridge is one of the worst things about him, made him whinny most the time, " fridge...gf...choke...Maytag..."

Really? Courtney, I thought you saw something in the Beast. So you wouldn't even have sex with Wall-E?

Guy Gardner is a better Lantern than Hal. Sure they messed him up for awhile with that Warrior nonsense and when they just played him as a bully, except when Keith Giffen wrote him. It's bad writers that make him dull and 1 dimensional. Hal's 1 dimensional all the time.

June 08, 2010 11:35 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

I'd like to point out that Ben Reily was a clone, so if he's a loser, it was in the genes.

Hopefully DC gets GL right, because they are a bit behind compared to Marvel.

June 08, 2010 12:22 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

When I said Disney character I meant the classic Walt Disney creations as in Donald, Mickey, Goofy, ect.

But yeah there are some attractive Disney characters from the feature films. Wall-E? He's about as sexy as a computer.

June 09, 2010 1:19 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Steam-punk

Alienware

Final Frontier

Apple

Iron

June 09, 2010 7:01 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

Technoporn?

Congrats on stumbling upon moe anthropomorphism, BTW.

June 09, 2010 8:15 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Wow, Xantes get a life. Why did you go to THAT much effort to collect random links?

June 09, 2010 8:41 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Wally West > Barry Allen. I liked Wally better when he first took over for Barry and was sleeping around and doing that one married bitch guilt-free though, as opposed to the Barry Allen-esque family man Mark Waid eventually turned him into.

Courtney might not be turned on by Wall-E, but I bet something like the Terminator robot's a whole different matter.

I'd like Hal better if other writers would remember that Denny O'Neil did give him a personality back in the day - granted, that personality is one of a not-too-bright doofus, but still... My idea of Guy Gardner done perfectly is how Steve Englehart wrote him in the main GL book right around Crisis, i.e. a total asshole, and proud of it!

To defend Mr. Parker, Ben Reilly was some kind of defective clone; s'why he just wound up disintegrating like most/all of them in the Marvel U eventually do, apparently (I'm not an expert: I tried pretty hard to avoid "the clone saga" as much as I could.)

And there need to be at least a dozen more great DC movies (Chris Nolan's only one director, after all) just to make up for Catwoman alone.

And since it was brought up, I actually wondered for a second if Courtney would prefer the old school Beast or the new-look, more animalistic Beast...and then I thought, "Well, at least all this can't get any nerdier than it already is. Which of course is exactly when Xantes posted his "technoporn" and I just lowered my head in shame.

June 09, 2010 9:00 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

I think Courtney loves X-men manga Beat the most:

http://www.randomhouse.com/delrey/manga/enewsletter/art/May08Newsletterimages/BEAST.jpg

June 09, 2010 9:20 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Hey, I was just proving computers can be sexy. I am not a robotphile, myself. But I can appreciate an interesting item.

techno-porn

cleanser

Doesn't take me long to find some of this stuff. The sexy computers took me 10 minutes, I do get sidetracked.

It's like they're asking for it.

Robotophile

June 09, 2010 3:42 PM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

I prefer Cyborgs myself.

June 09, 2010 3:50 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Vichus, that's probably a good call re: "manga Beast" since I think the way it works is that the less human something looks, the more likely Courtney is to lust after it. As long as it isn't a filthy duck, of course.

And unsurprisingly, the only plot point I really remember from GitS is the chick being in a highly fuckable little girl's body at the end.

Xantes, as one of the three or four fans of Lexx, I can say that 790 pretty much deserved that and anything else bad that ever happened to him on the show.

Everyone knows the Transformers are gay. That's why there aren't any female ones (and if there are in those new movies I won't watch, they don't count.)

Speaking of hot little girls, if I'm just imagining those dancing mini-sluts (who couldn't be more obviously ready for it) naked, it's not like they're not totally begging to be raped anyway.

June 10, 2010 8:34 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

ACTUALLY, Transformers had a female Transformer since the original cartoon. So at least the movies get something right.

Why would Courtney be into Howard the Duck? You did such a poor job of selling him as a capable lover, having a small dick and all. He probably licks like a champ, though.

June 10, 2010 8:51 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

I never understood why Transformers would have females after I found out how they reproduce by mitosis in the comics and construction in the tv show. I don't think they ever showed that they reproduce sexually. I mean why program a robot to be bitchy and doesn't want you hanging out with your friends?

June 10, 2010 9:13 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

Well, by your judgment, they should have no sexual distinction at all. They should not come across as male either.

June 10, 2010 9:22 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

What if I had said Wall-E is as sexy as a rock?

June 10, 2010 11:06 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

The D.

to the A

to the P

to the T.

June 10, 2010 8:05 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

You're terrifying, you know that?

June 11, 2010 3:07 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

His mind does work in some kind of way that we could never understand.

June 11, 2010 7:07 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

What? You did ask.

Yeah, Transformers shouldn't actually have sexual identification since they have no purpose for it. Sure they could have personalities, but why would they need to be male and female?
That's why I prefer the Go-bots story, that made more sense why there were males and females and why they are human-user-friendly.

June 11, 2010 10:48 AM  
Anonymous THOOM said...

GO ahead, Xantes, talk about the Go-Bots. The more you talk of sexy hard drives and phallic rocks, the less time you have for anti-semitic
statements. You haven't made one in awh-

>>I always thought that Howard's cigars smelled like the brand of this filthy old jew in my neighborhood.>>

Oh. Nevermind.

June 11, 2010 3:35 PM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

Ha ha!

June 11, 2010 3:38 PM  
Anonymous THOOM said...

Xante's heroine. Just kidding. That woman is way to tolerant of Jews to be Xantes's hero.

June 11, 2010 6:49 PM  
Blogger Thoom said...

Xante's heroine. Just kidding. Xantes isn't that tolerant.

June 11, 2010 6:50 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Vichus, In my defense, I don't think I ever made it all the way through a single episode of Transformers. I read some of the comics, but none of them featured this she-transformer (and disturbingly enough, coining that phrase just made me think of Chastity Bono.)

I never noticed before but looking at the post picture, Howard does appear to have a better than human-sized tongue...

Xantes, those rock photos actually made me think of what was presumably going on at the time between Thing and (long-forgotten, but she existed!) She-Thing.

Courtney, it took you this long to realize how scared you should be of Xantes?!

Tim, oh sure, now you're all pro-Jew, and yet you didn't wanna review Maus way back when! As if I'd use that comic as an excuse just to say all kinds of insanely offensive stuff. I mean, that was my plan actually, but still...

June 11, 2010 8:20 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Dude, calling that guy a filthy Jew isn't a racial bias but an accurate description. He would have pieces of rotting food in his beard, snowy dandruff coming out of his ear hairs, smelled like he didn't wipe, spittle when he talked, his blue suits were so used that they were shiny and had darken patches.

That said, the Israelis should either leave Israel or cut the bull and settle nicely with the Palestinians. Until the Exodus or more like the illegal migration of the Jews and displacement of the Arabs, in the 40's, the Jewish pop was no more than 10%.

During WWI, the Arabs in the middle east were under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. Lawrence of Arabia manage to unite the Arabic tribes to overthrow the Ottomans with the promise of independence. The British renege and took over.

During WWII most of the Arabs refused to help the Brits because of that, but the Jewish settlers did help. So later after the war, that convinced the Brits to help out the Jews to get a partition government in Palestine, that and some bribery, and the Jewish military movement that was bombing British Hotels.

Later the Jewish military was built up with US help and they drove away the Palestinian natives.

Would it be acceptable if the illegal Mexican population was given control over half the land and government in the US, people driven from their homesteads, some even killed but the UN said it was okay, don't you think some "patriots" might protest?

Hey, look up my name it says, "mostly harmless".

June 12, 2010 11:37 AM  
OpenID vichussmith said...

OK, he's filthy, but I think the point was that being Jewish doesn't really factor into that.

June 12, 2010 6:32 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

It doesn't, I was being descriptive.

June 12, 2010 7:27 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Would it be acceptable if the illegal Mexican population was given control over half the land and government in the US, people driven from their homesteads, some even killed...

Do all the red states make up half the country? Sounds like an acceptable idea to me, then. No need to drive away or kill any of those little "Becky Sue"-type girls from down South, though; I always liked Japan's brilliant WWII idea of "comfort women".

June 13, 2010 6:35 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

PCX: The Classics Tour.

Ahh! Spam!! Delete it!

"...as he lays in whatever semi-brain dead state he's in. I'm just saying, why we don't just kill people like that instead of letting them, well, letting my tax dollars be spend on them."

Didn't they have insurance back then? Why wreck his cab?

Green Lantern movie did suck. You can tell because Thoom liked it.

September 25, 2011 7:40 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Just so everyone knows, I did finally get around to deleting the spam that Xantes pointed out. I don't know why people waste their time putting that stuff up in the first place.

August 04, 2012 10:52 PM  

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