Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for May 31 2015 – 30 Minutes to Outrage

In this episode, I play a song from Valley Lodge; I discuss why I am done with Flattr; I am the dad that sleeps in the tent; I talk about season passes and always having towels; I talk about choices and decision fatigue and why I play roulette; I close on discussing the Black Widow controversy around Age of Ultron and how that is exactly like an ebook controversy from 15 years ago; I urge everyone to take a few minutes before acting on any outrage and from there we call it a day.

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Maddest Max

I’m trying to decide if Mad Max: Fury Road is the best action movie of all time, or the best movie of all time.

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Punkin Sweetness

On the way into Frozen on Ice, Punkin grabbed a stranger little girl’s hand and walked her through the parking lot.

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Darkness – Barbarians

Yesterday I listened to Michael Butler do a track by track of the new Darkness album Last of Our Kind. I liked it, I like the Darkness in general. This album is something special though. It is somewhere between a theme album and a rock opera. What do you suppose the theme would be? Well, no. It is about medieval life and warfare. The opening song “Barbarians” is about the Danish invasion of East Anglia in 869. I like the video too, which is goofy, violent, and full of visual jokes that play off the themes and lyrics.

This album isn’t what immediately springs to mind when you think about a soundtrack to Song of Ice and Fire or Nicola Griffith’s Hild books but you know, it might work. If you go to the Darkness website you can listen to it via streaming. Check it out.

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Podcast Moment from the Early Days

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Chuck Tomasi sent me this photo that he found from the first New Media Expo (called I think the Podcast and Portable Media Expo or something like that.) There are four early podcasters visible in the shot. I’m not sure about the cats in the background, if you can identify them let me know. Cool, no?

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for May 22 2015 – Communions

In this episode, I play a song by Shelby Earl; I talk about John Roderick, enjoying his podcast and being impressed by his candidacy for Seattle City Council; I talk about Atlanta storm sewers and elections; no Balticon for me; I read the Patrons and also give a shoutout for the Grantblings podcast; I talk about being at peace and meditation; I talk about why I would never have really been a punk; I talk about how angry I still am at the Baby Boomers; I mention Pete Holmes and his episode of You Made It Weird where he talked to Richard Rohr; I tell some stories from the days when I thought I would be a preacher and then skeedaddle.

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, May 22 2015

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Screenshare Voyeurism

During any screensharing meeting, I am always fascinated by the menu bar to see what programs and extensions the sharer has installed.

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Wit and Wisdom of Punkin

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Here are some witticisms I have recently heard from a 4 year old. Background for those unfamiliar, there is a page in the book Everyone Poops that says “A one hump camel has a one hump poop. A two hump camel has a two hump poop. Only kidding!”

Punkin: “A two hump camel has a two hump poop. Only kidding! There is no such creature as a two hump camel!”

Playing Dr. Panda’s Restaurant on her tablet in the backseat:

Punkin: “Daddy, Dr. Panda makes me do all the work!”

During breakfast:

Me: “Eat your bacon, it makes you grow strong.”
Punkin: “No it doesn’t.”
Me: “What does it do?”
Punkin: “It makes you wiggle your butt!”

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No Balticon in 2015

As much as I’d like to go to Balticon this year, yet again it is not happening. There is always next year (my rallying cry since 2011.) Have the fun for me!

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for May 19 2015 – Around the Podiosphere

In this episode, I talk a bit about the real world hitches that keep delaying the show; I talk about some podcast listening I have enjoyed including Gregg Schigiel interviewing Jackie Kashian; Eddie Peppitone; Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano; I talk about a local con that is losing me; I bring up unproductive ways people disagree; I talk about where I think modern reporting is losing me; I close by playing a weird piece of music that is also one of my favorites.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for May 10 2015 – The Option To Be Happy

In this episode, I play a song from 3Canal; I talk about how Batman Vs Superman has already lost me; kidney stones!; I defend the “selfie generation”; I discuss Liz Miele on Comedian’s Comedian podcast; decide to be happy!; an abrupt end with a weird sound effect as I fill up my CF card.

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Happy Anniversary Skepticality

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I am currently listening to an episode of Skepticality from March and on the show, Derek mentioned that as of that recording, it was almost the 10th anniversary of the show which would be on … May 7th. So congratulations to Derek and Swoopy for ten solid years of putting out the show. They have survived and thrived through some incredible, near-death setbacks (talking literally here, not metaphorically.)

I’m glad the show is still going on, that Swoopy still makes the occasional appearance that always leaves me wanting more. I’m glad they are my friends and that there is a framework that allowed us all to meet each other.

Now to start on the next 10 years!

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Batman vs Superman

I saw the Batman Vs Superman trailer before the Avengers. It did an excellent job of dissipating any remaining interest I had in the movie.

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Black Widow Question

Marvel Cinematic U: Is the Russian girl assassin academy in Agent Carter the same one that created the Black Widow 50-60 years later?

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for May 1 2015 – Viva Las Vegas

In this episode, I play a song from Jonathan Coulton; I discuss my trip to Las Vegas; am I an extrovert?; how making small talk is like an SSL handshake.

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My New Routine

This is my new daily routine. After day care drop off, I go to Subproto, the Myrtle Beach hackerspace. I set up my laptop and then play a game of Joust on the MAME console in the corner. I work for a few hours and when it is time to leave, I play another one on the way out. So far, it is a pretty pleasant way to spend a morning.

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