Podcast - Episode 9: What Kind of Nerd Are You?

We did it! We got Sean Jordan on the show! Our first guest!

On this episode we look beyond our love of super heroes to see what other things we are, and aren't, nerds about. Finally you'll know where we stand on things like Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stephen King and more! We also share some stories, good and bad, from working in comic shops.

I promised to show you the amazing thing that Jeremy Renner posted on Instagram, and then on Twitter twice. But, to be fair, it did have a really important and not-at-all confusing message about equality or something. So...here it is!

And here is that super sexy Hawkeye pin-up we were talking about from the MCU poster book, complete with Dave's text and my horrified reply:

It was really exciting to have another installment of the Renner Report.

In This Week in Winter Soldier we mentioned the image that was released from the set of Captain America: Civil War of Winter Soldier and Falcon running through an airport, and the inevitable meme it inspired. I did this to it:

And my friend Melissa Buote did all of this to it:

The 10 one is my favourite.

Dave and Sean and I told some of our favourite stories from working in comic shops, including some celebrity sightings! Here is a photo of Dave and the Rocketeer himself, Billy Campbell, at Strange Adventures in Halifax!


That's all for this week! Release the Civil War trailer, Marvel!!!!!!!!! This is me checking the internet every day to see if it's been released:

That Took a Long Time.

Holy poo! We came back!

I'd love to tell an epic tale of how we fixed the problems that were keeping us down, maybe one involving another dimension where blog posts are used as currency and an evil cabal employed super-advanced malware in order to control the flow of incredibly valuable nonsense from this site. And then I had to go fight them and got a sidekick that was a sentient owl or something and I finally won once I learned the secret of caring and I had the chance to be king but came back here for some reason.

The reality is much more boring: stupid real-world malware and the wrong passwords and thinking one thing was wrong when in fact it was another. And then we got discouraged for a while and I got distracted by my puppy. But we fixed it in the end! And then it took like a month for Google to believe that we weren't still evil viruses pretending to be people who like comic books. Hooray!

So... how about them Batmans?

I Swear I Mean You No Harm

You may have noticed that Google Chrome (and possibly other browsers) has flagged this site as No Good and Trying To Do You Wrong.

I've put a top nerd on it, and we're also taking the opportunity to update some things that are sorely in need of it. As a consequence, I reckon that we'll be off the air until the new year. So here's wishing you a jolly good time a bit early. Treasure it in your heart!


Still Full the Next Morning

I went to a food and wine festival last night, and it was amazing - imagine a space the size of a small warehouse, filled with restaurants doling out small portions of their best food and/or drink. I went from never having had pork belly to having had it three distinct ways! I finally understand why they're such hot investment fodder!


Amazing True Life Facts!

I was just hanging out with some folks and the Czech student who is staying with my friend told us this amazing fact: in the Czech Republic (or at least the part that she went to school in), practical jokes are called Canadian jokes.

I have no idea of the etymology or anything like that, but I have never felt more patriotic in my life.