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Sci-Fried Eggs Episode 108 #150527


sci-fried-eggs-logoThis week the Sci-Fried Eggs bring you a second edition broadcast live from X-Con in Myrtle Beach, SC!  The Eggs start by catching up with author and friend of the show Jim Bernheimer.  Then the Eggs sit down and chat with actor, voiceover artist, and friend of the show Jeffrey Breslauer.  And finally, the Eggs are part of an amazing heartfelt interview with Nicholas Brendon about his time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and his struggles with addiction and his path to recovery!

Sci-Fried Eggs Episode 108 – Click to Listen or Download

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 108, Segment 1
Live from X-Con in Myrtle Beach Part 2/Jim Bernheimer

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 108, Segment 2
Jeffrey Breslauer Part 1

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 108, Segment 3
Jeffrey Breslauer Part 2

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 108, Segment 4
Nicholas Brendon Part 1

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 108, Segment 5
Nicholas Brendon Part 2

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Sci-Fried Eggs Episode 107 #150520


sci-fried-eggs-logoThis week the Sci-Fried Eggs broadcast live from X-Con in Myrtle Beach, SC!  The Eggs start by sitting down with Continuum‘s and The 100‘s Richard Harmon.  And then the Eggs are part of a Clerks reunion as they chat with Dante and Veronica, Brian O’Halloran and Marilyn Ghigliotti!

Sci-Fried Eggs Episode 107 – Click to Listen or Download

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 107, Segment 1
Live from X-Con in Myrtle Beach/Richard Harmon Part 1

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 107, Segment 2
Richard Harmon Part 2

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 107, Segment 3
Brian O’Halloran

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 107, Segment 4
Marilyn Ghigliotti Part 1

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 107, Segment 5
Marilyn Ghigliotti Part 2

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Why Robocop is a Better Movie Than The Departed


I’ve been hearing a lot of people go on and on about how great a movie The Departed is.  And I always ask these loud and obnoxious people if they have seen the movie Robocop.  Most of them say no.  And I proceed to tell them how Robocop is a much better movie than The Departed.  Usually about 12 to 16 seconds into my dissertation about the awesomeness of Robocop, someone starts to argue back, a punch gets thrown, and then a full-on fight breaks out.  And because I’m tired of dodging punches from half-drunk women and their husbands, I’m going to just explain why Robocop is a better movie than The Departed and just print some slips of paper with the link on it to hand out.

Now I’ve never seen The Departed.  But I’ve heard a lot of people talk about it and I’ve got the general gist of it.  And I can tell you that Robocop is a way better movie.  I mean, let’s face it, no matter what the storyline of The Departed is, a man getting turned into a bullet-proof, badass, law-enforcement machine is way more awesome.  Not to mention Robocop is directed by Paul Verhoeven, the same guy who brought you Starship Troopers (need I really list anymore), Total Recall (the original one with Mars in it, not the crappy remake), Basic Instinct (again, need I list more), Hollow Man (with Kevin Bacon and that hot babysitter from Adventures in Babysitting who also played Marty McFly’s girlfriend in BTTF2), and Showgirls (with Jessie Spano from Saved by the Bell)!  I’m not even sure who directed The Departed.  But I can guarantee you whoever it was, they don’t have that freaking impressive list of directorial credits.  But the superior director of Robocop is just one nail in the coffin of The Departed.

If I could eloquently describe Robocop in two sentences, it would probably be these two sentences from a many-page posting which I only read the first six paragraphs of before I found two back-to-back suitably eloquent sentences about the film:

“Robocop is perfectly ‘postmodern’ — a panic film suffused with a sense of crisis precipitated by our rapid entrance into the brave new world of simulation, media, and high-technology.  Stylistically, Robocop could also be identified as postmodern in its pastiche nature which implodes and combines numerous film genres (romance, sci-fi, detective, horror, revenge, the western, etc.).”

You know what that says to me?!  That’s right!  This film has everything!  It’s a perfect film (well at least from 1987 until 1997 when Starship Troopers came out).  I seriously doubt The Departed has been so well lauded by someone on the Internet.  And even if it has, I’m sure it’s by someone who hasn’t seen Robocop.

But a stellar on-line review and an amazing director aren’t the only things that make Robocop nineteen times (rough estimate, probably a little low now that I think about it) the movie that The Departed is.  There’s an all-star cast: Peter Weller (because Peter Weller), Kurtwood Smith (and any movie with Red Foreman is a great movie), Nancy Allen (super hot), Ronnie (freakin’) Cox, and Dan O’Herlihy (as Daniel O’Herlihy).  Literally a star-studded cast!  Even stunt woman Donna Keegan is in the film!  She’s the lady who did all the stunts for Kate Capshaw in Temple of Doom!  And who does The Departed have in it?  I’m not even sure because I haven’t even seen the film.  But I know it can’t compare to the amazing cast of Robocop.

On top of that, there is cool shoot outs.  There’s police cars crashing.  There’s dinosaurs (seriously, watch the movie).  There’s T.J. Lazer!  It’s like if the middle 41 minutes of Tombstone, the last 38 minutes of The Blues Brothers, and the last half of Jurassic Park drank too much Tron and made some bad decision and had a kid.  And that kid was a law-enforcement cyborg!  That’s how awesome this movie is.  I don’t even know what The Departed is a mix of (because, again, I haven’t seen it), but from my vague understanding it’s like if Beverly Hills Cop 3 was in an abusive relationship with Fever Pitch and Fever Pitch had a scandalous affair with Married to the Mob.

I could go on for hours about all the awesome stuff in Robocop that I’m sure The Departed doesn’t have (the ED-209 and lots of Police Turbo Cruisers come to mind), but I think I’ve done a great job of proving my point.  I assume it’s pretty clear that The Departed isn’t even in the same league as Robocop.  And if you don’t agree, then maybe you should seriously watch Robocop again and give it a second chance before you start a bar fight over a movie you like that I’ve just heard a lot about but never seen.

That Shit’s About Right #130524


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I’ve been there…and that’s exactly how that goes.

That’s Science! #130410


We made it through the Mayan “apocalypse” okay, but here’s a look at the end of the world throughout history.

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FTPT: My Journey into the World of Doctor Who


Doctor Who Logo

Everyone hold on to your butts.

I’ve spent my whole life not liking Doctor Who.  And as with The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the Dave Matthews Band, I’ve realized it may not be that I don’t like Doctor Who so much as I just don’t like Doctor Who’s fans, otherwise known as Whovians.  I mostly don’t like Whovians for the same reason that I don’t like watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Monty Python fans.

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You know what I mean.

Now it seems the search for one’s own “My Doctor” is a personal one.  But no Whovian is content with just finding their Doctor.  They then have to tell you why their Doctor is the best Doctor.

So since Netflix put some classic Doctor Who on Netflix Instant, I’m beginning the quest to find My Doctor.  I’ll be updating this post as I research the different Doctors.

Up to this point, the only Doctor I’ve had exposure to is Read the rest of this entry

FTPT: Dragon*Con 2012 Photo Gallery #1: Awesome Costumes


This is the first of my Dragon*Con galleries.  I spent most of my time as Harpo Marx, quite possibly the first Harpo Marx to attend a Dragon*Con (jury is still out but I haven’t found any pictures yet from previous years and had many people tell me they had never seen a Harpo in all their years at D*C).

Some of the pictures I took; some are from galleries from across the Internet.  Read the rest of this entry

Awesome Sauce #120827


Since Dragon*Con is this week, if you don’t know what Steampunk is, here is the best explanation ever.

And for the record, Wild Wild West wasn’t as horrible a movie as everyone makes it out to be.

The Honeypot #120808


BatDoc Blog follower Hannibal from the blog Post Prandial issued a Honeypot Challenge.  He wanted me to find some modeling shots of the Wendy’s girl, their new redheaded spokeschick.

Challenge accepted!

The Wendy’s girl is Morgan Smith Goodwin.  She is an actress and singer originally from Birmingham, AL.  From what I could find, she has worked mostly in the New York theater, as well as in TV and some film.  Here’s her Facebook Fan Page.

And now for the pictures!

A lot of the pictures are more head shots than modeling shots, but don’t worry, Hannibal.  I’m still searching.

         

         

         

FTPT: What the Hell Are You People Looking For OR The Most Bizarre Keyword Searches that Led to My Blog


So one of my loyal blog followers PouringMyArtOut asked me how I get so many tags on my posts.  Well, the short answer was I do what I want and WordPress hasn’t stopped me…so far.

Try and fucking stop me. I dare you.

I try to type in search tags for anything I can think of in a post.  You know, you’re up at 2 or 3 in the morning, and you start asking the really important questions.  Not questions like who is that guy from The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals who looks like Judge Rinehold but isn’t?  (The answer is Tom Wood by the way.)  I’m talking about the really important questions.  Questions like what are the 10 best Nazi Sexploitation films?  (Elsa SheWolf of the SS is the best.)  Or if there is there a Truck and Driver Magazine?  (There is.)  Or does Judy Greer ever get nude on film?  (Topless in Adaptation with Nicolas Cage.)  You know what I mean, the really important pressing questions of life.

Uncanny, isn’t it?

Well, on the stats page you can view what searches people have made and stumbled upon your blog.  And every now and then I will just browse through the list to see what kind of weird ass shit people are searching for.  Read the rest of this entry

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