Friday, November 28, 2014

Review: Evil Dead the Musical



Blood, talent, and laughs.  Evil Dead: The Musical provides audiences with all three.  The traveling show from Canada featuring performers from Chicago pops up in venues across the United States to lampoon the cult horror film.  Don’t miss this show if it stops in your hamlet.  Seriously, put away those tickets to Jersey Boys (the show sucks, anyways) and grab some Evil Dead.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Info Zombie Podcast #90: Thanksgiving with Dustin and Jason

Comic Bastards Dustin and Jason grab a turkey leg and discuss super heroes, comics, team ups, and wrestling.  Happy Thanksgiving, Zombies!
 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Info Zombie Podcast 89

Jason comes back to discuss Rowdy Roddy Piper and the realization of life goals.  Yeah, we go deep on this one!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Why Can't We Get the Greatest Don Giovanni on DVD?



This isn't a topic I talk about much, but it is nonetheless one I care about quite a bit. I enjoy opera. At least, in theory I enjoy opera. In practice, not so much. Sadly, most productions suck now, and superior older performances aren't available in the quality we can get now with better recording techniques. And then there are truly great performances that just aren't available.

Take, for example, the 1990 performance of Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera, the one starring Samuel Ramey, Ferruccio Furlanetto, and Kurt Moll. No I'm not naming the leading ladies. I'm going to be the first writer not to do it. Face it, the basses are the stars of this performance, and if you disagree then you haven't seen it. Not that I blame you. For some reason, this performance is not available on DVD. Why is this?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Review: Sunstreaker



This is the beginning. Of all the toys that were brought over to America as Transformers, this may be the earliest one designed. It may even predate the Takatoku Valkyrie, though the precise dates of these things have been obscured by the over 30 years that have passed since.

Obviously I had to have such a thing.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Halloween 2014: A Recap




I know it’s November.  Halloween should just go away; pack it neatly in boxes in an upstairs closet where it will wait to haunt next year.  I started strong with this year’s celebration but puttered out when the constraints of life grew as heave as Marley’s chains.

I did, however, come away with a few great lessons.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Info Zombie Podcast Episode 87


Jason pulls a twofer by returning for a second consecutive week.  We discuss education, movies, work, and mid life crises.  Join us!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Election is Over



I have only one thing to say today, and it's the best thing I can say.

The election is finally over. It's safe to turn on the TV again.