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    March 11, 2019 5:11 pm Great show! Josh, You’re a Dan Savage fan, right? Have you heard him or his callers discuss ‘vore’? If not it’s worth an urban dictionary check, it adds a really visceral (literally) layer to the vampire planet Vorr. And given Morrison’s areas of interest, occam’s razor says it was named on purpose.
    January 13, 2019 2:59 pm Wow yes great song but 18 years ago did I realize how much of a Dylan pastiche it is? Show opened and I thought it was a subterranean homesick blues cover. Everybody must get high! Also great show, great point about GL being more of a military than a cop book recently.
    January 23, 2017 5:30 pm Josh you might have killed James! Or at least made him no longer a living being. One of the requirements to fit the biological definition of life is metabolism, which includes taking in organic matter to break it down into energy. If he's a closed system that isn't taking anything in, he's not considered alive.
    August 14, 2016 6:36 pm Bandwagons are large for a reason.
    November 16, 2015 3:48 pm The prequels are expensively produced fan-fiction. As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to know what the clone wars were. I still do.
    January 15, 2015 1:20 pm I've always wondered about Michael Lark's thought process when it came to designing Forever in Lazarus.
    January 12, 2015 4:50 pm The homogenous coloring has a lot to do with that for me, leaves me with feeling waterlogged.
    January 12, 2015 4:35 pm Great show, love the movie talk! Both Johns Ford and Huston did amazing war docs, filmed as-it-happned. Camera shakes from explosions. YouTube has Ford's Battle of Midway ( and Huston's Battle of San Pietro ( They're not a big time commitment: 18 and 32 min respectively. And anyone interested in how the old studio system should listen to Jimmy Stewart's DVD commentary for Winchester '73 (directed by Anthony Mann, one of movies' best visual storytellers, I'd say best western and film noir director). Also fascinating because Stewart talks about his PTSD from WWII, which helps explain his transition from pre-war "aw shucks" to post-war frenzied and scary.
    May 28, 2014 2:42 pm Just watched O Lucky Man (pretty sure Grant Morrison said it was is fav movie, but I can't find the source), I think Evan Peters is our Malcolm McDowell. He's got that perfect mix of innocence and rebellion.