Thursday, November 29, 2018

Beyond Bulbasaur - 10 - Ivysaur

Kendall, Jordan(What's McCracken), and Jessie Cooper(Alphabet Flight) discuss the truly iconic second evolution of Bulbasaur, truly going Beyond Bulbasaur

Here's the episode!

Get an Ivysaur Plush on Amazon and help me out

Monday, November 26, 2018

The Silverbolt Book Club - 3 - Transformers Classic Vol 1

Jordan and Kendall discuss the first 13 issues of the Classic Transformers Marvel series and throw in some history for fun.

Here's the episode!

If you see this on Cyber Monday, Transformers Classic Volume 1 is on sale on Comixology and Amazon.

To support the show, just go to Amazon through this link through this link and buy literally anything.  Happy Cyber Monday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Miniatures and Dungeons and Dragons With Anthony Colegrove

Have you ever wondered about painting miniatures?  My old friend Anthony drove up from West Virginia to give a crash course in miniature painting.  Check it out while you make your Thanksgiving and stuff.

If this episode made you want to dive into Dungeon's and Dragons, pick up the 5th Edition Players Handbook on Amazon!

Monday, November 19, 2018

The Thanksgiving Song - Ukulele Cover

I did a cover of The Thanksgiving Song from Bob's Burgers.  It's loosely based on The National's version.  Also, this is my first stop motion in a while!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

My Back Pages - Ukulele Cover

I haven't done a ukulele cover since I got my new computer, since I needed to learn a new program to edit videos.  I'm still learning, but I felt like doing a basic one tonight.  This song was one of my favorite Dylan songs back in High School, but I've never felt comfortable covering it for whatever reason.  There's not too much more to say.  It's a good song.

If you don't already own the album, Another Side of Bob Dylanis pretty cheap on Amazon.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Stan Lee Never Left

"Stan Lee came back?" "Stan Lee never left."  Yesterday's news gives this exchange from a classic Simpsons episode new meaning.  When I heard the news, I almost had to leave work for the day.  I literally had trouble reading all the tributes on twitter due to the tears in my eyes.  This is not something that happens to me regularly.

Considering how much of an impact his work has had on my life, I honestly don't know much about the man.  I've mostly just  heard the anecdotes he's given in interviews over the years.  I remember the one about how he chose to go by Stan Lee instead of his real name Stan Lieber, because he wanted to save his real name to put on something important.  Then there was the one where nobody thought you could make a teenage super hero, and teenagers could only be sidekicks.  I suspect some of the stories he told were more apocryphal than others.  After all, the idea that "People hate spiders, so you can't make a hero out of a spider" doesn't make much sense when Batman had been around for decades.  Nevertheless, the way he told those stories made you want them to be true.

The first time I realized just how important Stan Lee was to comics was back in 2006.  I used to get a stack of trade paperbacks from the library every Friday night and spend the evening reading through them.  One week, I picked up a collection of early Spider-Man.  Within the first 10 issues, Stan introduced The Chameleon, The Vulture, Doctor Octopus, The Sandman, and Electro.  Mysterio, Green Goblin, Kraven, and Scorpion all show up before issue 20.  In the nearly 800 issues that have followed of Amazing Spider-Man, only a handful of villains are as iconic as the batch introduced those early issues.  And that's just Spider-Man.

Stan Lee's work also represented the idea of the flawed super hero.  Before his work, super heroes were almost exclusively aspirational figures like Superman.  Since then even the characters who were around before have evolved to be flawed.  Superman is naive.  Batman is obsessive.  None of this would have been true without Stan Lee.

The man may be gone, but his work lives on as does the work he inspired.  Stan Lee never left.

Pull List In Crisis

Kendall and Jared discuss the last 6 weeks or so in comics.  Kendall also rambles about times comic characters tried to be president.

Please note, we recorded this before the news broke about Stan Lee.  Look for a small tribute on the website in the next few days.

Here's the episode.

If you were intrigued by my description of how crazy the story was, pick up Ultimate Comics Ultimates on Amazon.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Beyond Bulbasaur - 9 - Lugia

Kendall, Jordan(What's McCracken), and Jessie(Alphabet Flight) finish off the first season of the show talking about the iconic legendary Pokemon from Gen II.

Here's the show!

If you want to support the site, grab a Pokemon Silver 3DS code on Amazon!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

That's What We Called Music? - 32 - What I Got

Every podcast that sets out to review everything in a series in order runs into rough patches.  I don't like this song by Sublime.

Here's the episode!

I don't really want to associate any item to purchase with this song, so just buy whatever you want on amazon through the link if you want to support the site.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Beyond Bulbasaur - 8 - Stakataka

Kendall, Jordan(What's McCracken), and Jessie Cooper(Alphabet Flight) discuss the Ultra Beast Stakataka and really put an 8 year old Pokemon blogger in their place.

Here's the episode!

Pick up Pokemon Ultra Moon on Amazon and KendallCast gets some money