“This looks familiar, vaguely familiar, almost unreal, yet, it’s too soon to feel yet. Close to my soul, and yet so far away. I’m going to go back there someday” – Gonzo, “I’m Going to go Back There Someday” – The Muppet Movie Ever since childhood that song has always resonated with me but I […]
Modern Geek is going live! As the meetup approaches, we talk about the alterations to the recent schedule in preparation for the GWC meetup, and lay out the subject of our upcoming roundtable discussion.
This week we continue our Microsoft discussion, talking about Halo 4, XBOX Live account rights, and what you need to know with the release of Windows 8 vs. Windows RT. We take another look at the benefits and detriments of cloud-based services, and review Apple’s unfortunately disappointing Podcasts app. Plus, we read some listener feedback […]
Up this week: robots who want to be your friend — or with whom you’d like to be friends — and what this tells us about humanity. Also, we run down the week in geek, including Jill Scott’s upcoming Fringe oracle-ness, a new TV series from X-Files creator Chris Carter, our recommendations for games to […]
In this episode, we continue our Villains we Love to Love arc with the Venture Brothers‘ outrageously-costumed, insecure, high-voiced swinger and villain extraordinaire: the Monarch. We examine the Monarch’s unusual upbringing, creativity, and desperation to live the 1960s supervillain life, and the startlingly realistic, humble lives of the henchmen. We sneak a glimpse into Chuck’s […]
I attended this panel on Friday, July 13th, with moderator Annalee Newitz (io9), Cyriaque Lamar (io9), Charlie Jane Anders (io9), Phil Plait (writer/scientist, Bad Astronomy), Deric A. Hughes (producer/writer, Warehouse 13), and Sarah Kuhn (writer, One Con Glory). There was another person onstage whose name I did not catch and who is not in the […]
We review our favorite parts of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, including bronies, ubiquitous butt cheeks, Sean’s awesome art acquisition, and hanging out with the small press peeps; and we feature a segment recorded live with a band of GWCers at the con! And we run down the Week in Geek, reviewing some newly-announced Emmy […]
We discuss some of the awesome entertainment options available to make those long cardio (and heavy lifting) sessions a little easier to live with, including video (action movies, sitcoms, Top Gear, and documentaries), music (different types for different needs), and podcasts (of course).
Recorded LIVE, from the PAST! Audra talks 1930s Shanghai hedonism and pooping behind cars. Juan tells the Canadian version of the War of 1812 and plays with the master faders. Chuck digs on MiB3’s Conchords link and confesses his lifelong wish for everyone to “do me!” when they sing the Name Game. And the chat […]
We continue our Avengers arc with the first Iron Man movie. Chuck relates why he connects so much with Tony Stark. We question whether we finally live in a world where a new Iron Man-like story could feature a female protagonist. And we run down the week in geek, including our celebrations of First Contact […]