The Indoor Kids: Episode #125 - Console Launches and Nature’s Butter with Jordan Morris
With all the hubbub about the two new consoles on the market, we thought we’d go back and look at the launch titles for consoles through the ages. Plus we discuss Doctor Who, Hunger Games, and a lot of disgusting stuff. Seriously, we start out the episode saying the c-word a few times, and for that, we apologize, you c-words.
Thanksgiving’s a couple of days away but why wouldn’t you want to give thanks now with Q-Tip and Busta and Busta’s big ass arms. Play this on turkey day when you first sit around the family table or you cut into that big ass bird or your grandma walks into the room and pours a lil gravy out for the slain rappers and the fallen rappers.
One of the most fun live music experiences I’ve had in the last few years was seeing Busta Rhymes live.
I really like this song… and the arms and butts in the video.
Dear Tumblr friends: I spent six months of the past year writing for this show (I even make a little cameo in episode 10 as a douchey startup CEO), and I’m very proud to be a part of something with so many amazing and funny and talented people.
Betas tells the story of five young friends trying to launch their app amongst the absurdity of the Silicon Valley/San Francisco startup scene. Anyone who followed me back during BajillionHits.Biz knows this is something I’ve been thinking/joking about for a long time.
The first three episodes are available for you to watch for free right now, and then Amazon will release one additional episode per week for the next eight weeks. You’ll have to be an Amazon Prime subscriber to watch the rest of them (or I think you can also buy them a la carte). The episode I wrote comes out this Friday!
Here’s an awesome piece that Jordan Morris wrote for Bullseye. He’s been hosting, and he’s really been kicking ass.
The Outshot: Superman For All Seasons
Growing up, I never got what people liked about Superman. I was into the high drama of the Uncanny X-men. I loved the heavy metal style of Spawn. But Superman? Superman was just… boring. He’s unconditionally virtuous. He always does the right thing. He’s Ned Flanders with heat vision.
But these days I feel differently. The story that changed my tune was Superman for All Seasons by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale.
Superman stories tend to drop the blue guy into genre pieces. He’s a sci-fi hero. He’s a detective. Sometimes he’s meet cute-ing in a romantic comedy. Superman for All Seasons is different. It’s a simple coming of age story. Our hero grows up in Smallville, feeling different. Then he moves to the big city to try and make a name for himself. Simple.
Ach… okay… there’s also a nuclear submarine, and flying robots and a villainess in a bustier who has a poison gun… it’s still a comic book. But relatively speaking? Simple. Classic.
The art style owes a lot to Norman Rockwell. He’s even thanked at the top of the book. And they’re not using Rockwell for ironic effect. It’s not David Lynch, exposing the darkness behind America’s white picket fences. They’re using the Rockwell style to tell a story that’s beautiful and emotional… and… I mean this in the best possible way… All American.
There’s one panel that made me get Superman in an instant, after a lifetime of trying to figure out what the big deal was. A tornado hits Smallville. Superman saves the day. Ma and Pa Kent are singing his praises and he says to them… “I could have done more.” That’s what makes Superman interesting. He always thinks “I could have done more.”
Really, don’t we all think that? Like, a lot? We’ve all got some kind of powers - time, money, skills - and I really think most of us try and use them for good. But no matter how much we’re doing, there’s always a voice telling us we should be volunteering, spending more time with our families, writing that screenplay, picking up that musical instrument we haven’t touched since high school.
It’s not really a book for younger kids. It’s light on action and it maybe gets a little corny… several scenes literally take place in a malt shop. But its perfect for someone just finishing high school, or maybe about to leave for college or starting a job.
It drives home a wonderful point. We can behave virtuously. We can succeed. But we still might feel a little sad. And that’s okay.
That feeling of wanting to do more is part of what makes a hero.