In this episode J&L ogle fellow humans, cut lines, see nude skateboarders, go to war against pedicabs, bring you interviews with John Bundy of Naam and Lakis Panagiotopulos of Lecherous Gaze, and recount the glory of Trap Them + All Pigs Must Die‘s tag-team set.
So, I’m sitting at the computer waiting for some files to download and the service tech to come back to the phone. There’s people dropping by asking me to fix things for them and because I’m not talking on the phone in my ear they just assume I’m not really on it.
Wish I was joking.
Here’s today’s quick sketches.
I kind of like the Batman, and might run him through the cleanup mill at some point. Hal looks like an X-Baby.
The other night I took my wife to see Duran Duran for her birthday. She was a huge Duranie (Durany? Durani?) back in the day and never got a chance to see them live. Wednesday night they played a small venue here in Houston and we took in the show.
Let me just say that Simon and the lads can still go. Let me also say that I had forgotten how strong “Rio” was.
On the drive home we got to talking about songs they didn’t play. That led, as so many conversations with me do, down the Road to Obscurity (copyright 2011 GonzoGeek Media, Inc.). I started talking about John Taylor‘s work on the soundtrack of American Anthem. However, I couldn’t find the song I was looking for on iTunes. Neither could I find the video on YouTube.
Of course, the fact that it was Andy Taylor (the only original Duran not in attendance the other night) and not John Taylor that did the song could have had something to do with it.
Hey, its been a long time since 1986.
I continued down the Road of Obscurity thinking about other songs from the 80s that I really liked that got lost and/or dropped by the “80s Music” format on FM radio.
I stumbled upon this book at the local library earlier today. I was a bit surprised. Stan Lee is known for writing/creating most of the characters associated with Marvel Comics. From the Fantastic Four to the X-Men they all sprang from the fertile frontal lobe of Stan the Man.
Yes, I just dropped some Rome on you. What can I say? Its Smackoff Friday and I just back to the office after running some errands. The calls were well above par so far and if there’s anything we like here, its good smack.
Well, that and cheesecake.
See what I did there?
Clever, I know.
While you sit there dazzled by epic wordplay, say hello to this week’s cheesecake, Jennifer Garner.
Ms. Garner stars opposite Russell Brand in the new version of Arthur that opens today. I’m frankly sick of the commercials and ready for this thing to hit the screen already. I’ve never been sure that there was a need to remake Arthur in the first place. Dudley Moore knocked that one out of the park like an 8-year-old did to my machine pitch team last night…3 times.
Still, despite my misgivings on the remake, Ms. Garner’s geek cred is solid. She began her career playing a scantily clad spy in Alias. Then she moved on, showing her range by playing a leather clad ninja in both Daredevil and Elektra. She took a swing at Tom Hanks‘ Big with13 Going on 30and helped out a girl in trouble in Juno.
Now that most of the Gonzo Compadres have recovered from their varietal trips to SXSW, we’re back and getting down to it. Well most of us anyway. John is in Hotlanta this weekend for Wrestlemania. Its his first trip to the big event despite a lifelong obsession with the squared circle.
Sure, the Final Four is this weekend, and we’ll be keeping an eye on that, but we’re Geeks. We still enjoy the glory of the squared circle too.
Well, maybe not as much as we did before the McMahonopoly homogenized the product to the point of monotony, but still, its the biggest weekend of the year for fans of rasslin’ and/or sports entertainment.
So, in honor of ‘Mania (and at the suggestion of frequent hand model David Cantu), we’re pleased to present this week’s cheesecake. Say hello to Trish Stratus.
Ms. Stratus began her career as a fitness model (whatever that means) in Canada before making the move to the WWF/E. There she donned a trench coat, cowboy hat and the managerial reins of the infamous tag team T&A (subtle Vince). In the anything goes Attitude Era, Trish often found herself in the middle of very sexually oriented storylines. I would imagine an entire generation of American boys hit puberty when she debuted the Stratusfaction.
Following just days after their Motorhead odyssey, Jibbies and Loond returned to Austin for SXSW 2011, and put the young’uns to shame with their stamina, tenacity, and liver power, like two superheroes powered by METAL!, rock, and alcohol. Loond got things started on Thursday afternoon at Emo’s with the Full Metal Texas day party. After the day-time bludgeoning it was time for the Small Stone Records showcase at Barbarella, which took J&L into the wee hours of the night.
Aside from being steeped in fabulous music for four days, we consumed large quantities of Lone Star beer, sampled a variety of street food, went on missions to evacuate our bowels in the most decent restrooms we could find, hung out with some great fools, and saw some of the most vast/varied array of female deliciousness the eye can see. It was an absolutely incredible time, so have a listen to the show for all the gory details, and as we promised…some voices other than ours. – Loond
[Editor’s note: Part 1, presented here, follows J&L through the Small Stone day party and includes interviews with Jeff Martin (Lo-Pan), Erik Larsen (the Might Could, Parasytic, ex-Alabama Thunderpussy), Keith Gibbs (Sasquatch) and Scott Hamilton (President, Small Stone Recordings). Part 2 is already under construction.]