In this episode, I play a song from long-time friend of the show Rocket City Riot; I talk about losing my fandom and enthusiasm and how I think about retaining listeners and interest. I try to keep it from being a bummer, happy face y’all!
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Believe in Me from Rocket City Riot
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I have watched Ask a Ninja from the beginning, and I am a fan. I think some shows are more hilarious and some are less hilarious, but I have never known them to not bring the funny. That is – until today. Catching up on my videos at lunch, I watched the episode where they had on the actress from LonelyGirl15. Wow. The whole video was about 5 minutes long including intro, outro, shilling for the store, etc and it felt like 15. About 2/3 through I checked the time on this to see how much was left, because if it was a whole lot more I would have bailed. I’ve never watched LonelyGirl15, and listening to the creators on their panel at SXSW really did an anti-sell job on me. Had there been any danger of me watching, this crossover put that to rest. It wasn’t funny, the actress had negative charisma – she had none herself and she sucked some out of the ninja. Great googly moogly.
I realize that I’m old and some things are meant to baffle me, but an increasingly large percentage of the popular new media things (pretty much always video) just perplex me why they are popular. I understand the different strokes nature of the field, I just don’t understand how anyone’s stroke can be that different.
I never did post about the stuff I received for XMas. I got some shirts and socks and other practical things, which proved to me that I am now old. Getting socks for XMas and being happy about it is a dead giveaway. My wife also gave me that massive all in one Bone collection. It is both fine graphic literature and a good arm workout.
My brother got me the balance of the stuff in that photo. He gave me the third volume in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis series, as well as an Ask a Ninja shirt and a Tiki Bar TV tiki mug. You can’t see that well in the photo, but it has the Tiki Bar logo embossed in gold on the back. This is exactly what I was talking about the other day. Rather than charging a micropayment for your show, sell fans a nice fancy mug!
All in all, quite a good holiday in the material sense. I look forward to filling that mug with some silly drink they make on the show, and also to killing you soon.