“What is new is old again”
We get to talking about the problems with gerrymandering and the polarization of US politics, and somehow that leads Roger to want to talk about assassinations. Please don’t assassinate anyone. It was only a thought-experiment.
Listen to this episode at this link: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.archive.org/download/EastMeetsWest195DontAssasinateAnyone/eastmeetswest195.mp3
“Live Avatar Role Playing”
“We have a glitch in the system!”
Sat in for part of my wife’s podcast Bite Club, to review “The Wolfman” starring Benicio Del Torro. Beware, there is also talk of Twilight, True Blood , and Vampire Diaries. If you’re cool with that, I think you’ll like this show a lot.
Find the episode at this link: http://www.biteclubshow.com/imported-20100117015857/2010/2/17/bite-club-episode-32.html
As a wrap-up of “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom” we finally snag an interview with the author of the Sword and Laser book club selection. Cory Doctorow is always a fun person to chat with, and this episode is no exception. We do query him on some of the thoughts behind Down and Out, but also about writing and the publishing industry in general. We also let him pick our next book!
Our next book is The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi.
“Houston, we have a robot”
Roger and Tom review the Olympics opening ceremonies, discuss the coverage, chat about Greece’s financial troubles and finish with some commentary on film music’s value.
“In my dreams, the animation is way better”