Robin Morrison and Elijah Brubaker are here for you if you want to talk about your childhood.
We all know George Lucas didn’t ruin anyone’s early years because he made some bad movies. We’re not here to make lofty pronouncements like that. What we are going to talk about is the extreme lack of insight it takes to make movies that takes so many missteps that nothing seems real when you’re done watching it.
One time I (Elijah) walked into a thrift store where a guy was building a helicopter in the back room of the building. I was fascinated and grilled the guy about this amazing endeavor. As the proprietor of the establishment went into greater detail about his project, it became clear he was sinking thousands of dollars into a hobby that would never see light. The guy had mortgaged his house and his wife had left him. He was fixated on building this helicopter with a single minded determination that would be admirable had he known how to actually build the machine. Once pressed for more information though, he admitted he was doing it based solely on instinct and he had no idea what he was doing. He eventually told me he didn’t even know how to fly and he wasn’t sure how he was going to get the helicopter out of the building once it was done.
That’s George Lucas.
Except George Lucas has billions of dollars so it’s sort of a bad analogy but you get where I’m coming from, right? The dude wanted to build a helicopter but it was a shitty helicopter. Look, I’m not an expert on analogies… why don’t you write the intro to your own podcast if you’re such a smart guy.
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Robin Morrison and Elijah Brubaker discuss the confusingly awful movie, Star Wars episode III: Revenge Of The Sith. You remember this one, right? It’s the one where Darth Vader turns into Darth Vader and there’s almost no Jar Jar Binks, making this the best of the prequels but that isn’t saying a whole lot. This is part one of two so you’ll have to wait to hear what the guys have to say about lava.
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The 116th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7 pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, NYC, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.
Frank Santoro on “Comics as Music: borrowing compositional strategies from music and applying them to comics.” Santoro will present works from various cartoonists to illustrate how comic book layouts can be thought of in musical terms.
Someone decided to donate the pink panther diamond
This episode was recorded almost exactly one year ago, as it drops. Were we ever so young? Robin was just a wet-behind-the-ears ragamuffin when he was pushed into the podcasting racket by his pushy and oversensitive high school buddy. Elijah was a gelatinous mucilage clinging to the underside of a freeway overpass.
Look at them now, though. Now, They’re rough and tumble, intergalactic cyber d.j.’s that ride the matrix, dropping truth bombs and telling it like it is. They know how to get-down and stay groovy. Their silken utterances are known throughout the information superhighway and their verbal ejaculations vibrate your airwaves with a fierce tonality.