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I Read Comics

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Show #73 - June 28

Show 73 on MP3

Lene (the chatty one) and Logan (the pretty one) review The Incredible Hulk!
Of course David Banner was played by Bill Bixby. Duh!

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Music, as always by Ginger Mayerson

Special note for those who are put off by too much feminist ranting: Please fuck the hell off. Kthxbye.



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14 Comments:

  • "Special note for those who are put off by too much feminist ranting: Please fuck the hell off. Kthxbye."

    classy.

    i think it's less that they are feminist rantings and more that they come off a little... juvenile?

    i think your podcast would be much better if you challenged yourself to present more sophisticated versions of your feminist complaints. that's all.

    just offering constructive criticism. think of it as a review on your reviews.

    By Blogger robotdog, at 3:31 PM  

  • Just dropping in to say that I love your show- "feminist ranting" and all. Anyone who thinks that what you say is juvenile or unsophisticated (or for that matter, terribly extremist) is just uneducated on the issues.

    By Blogger Dustin, at 4:23 PM  

  • uh, really?

    i don't think she's extremist. no one's calling her camille.

    but thinking her disregard of the push man on the grounds that women get short-shrift comes off as knee-jerk and unsophisticated makes me.... uneducated on the issues?

    how do you figure that, i wonder.

    By Blogger robotdog, at 5:22 PM  

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    By Blogger beeman, at 3:53 AM  

  • Ah the Alpha Monkeys, they really have far to much time on their hands. I love how they just have to be right! Oh im going to post my complaints on someone else's blog and message board. Ill use sarcastic humor to sound smart and Ill keep posting because if I'm the last one posting then that means I WIN!!! No just means your still retarted and have far to much time on your hands.

    So robot let me sum up 20 pages of back and forth posting by just saying "Fuck off".

    Keep up the good work Lene.

    By Blogger Dave, at 4:11 AM  

  • no, dave, i won't let you sum up 20 back and forths like that. it makes you sound like an idiot and i'm going to give you a chance here.

    i'm going to be nice and not even point out how ridiculously hypocritical it is to write a snarky, self-indulgent, sarcastic, desperately-trying-to-sound-smart post about how much you hate those kinds of posts.

    oh, wait. i guess i am going to do that. what can i say? bitchslapping idiots like you is just plain fun.

    so here it is in a nutshell: my posts aren't really complaints as i see it, they're critiques. what's-her-name spends an hour a week going on and on criticizing (somewhat poorly) other people's work. she reads the books and then she broadcasts her opinion.

    well guess what? i listen to her work and i have criticisms for her. life's tough that way.

    so, now, dave, if you really don't want to go back and forth 20 times then please... shut the fuck up while grown folks are talking.

    By Blogger robotdog, at 4:27 AM  

  • I had a bet with myself. I told myself, you know what "Dave, I bet this guy has so much time on his hands that he can go to a blog on a daily basis to see if someone posted about him because it actually makes him feel like hes actually important, like his opinion actually matters"

    See I told myself that but I'm a bit of optimist and I really hoped that in this day and age people would actually have better things to than to actually waste their time which could be used to actually do something productive.

    But I have been so out of the internet comic forums for too long, you see I actually got a life and don't have time to waste with losers like you.

    Thanks for bringing me back to memory lane and giving me such laughs at you actually trying to use big words like "grown ups" and doing exactly what I said you would. Man if only guys like you actually got laid and left their basements maybe fandom would be a friendlier place.

    I have to get back to my life now, you see grown ups have things called jobs and responsibilities i.e pay rent, bills, ect. It's kind of like the allowance grandma gives you but instead of eating chips in front of your computer and jacking off to internet porn, you actually work. I know its an alien concept, maybe one day you'll get it.

    So go ahead and shoot off that 6 page snarky reply, but i have to let you know two things

    1) its not as good as mine

    2) No one cares what you think.

    Re-read number 2 maybe if you do that 50 times it might sink in.

    By Blogger Dave, at 9:12 PM  

  • haha. i know. i am so bored i just click refresh over and over hoping someone will respond to my genius.

    god, if only there was a function where the blog would automatically send to my inbox any comments posted then i wouldn't have to sit in my basement and click, click, click all the time.

    there is a secret message in there for you, dave. see if you can figure it out.

    what's hilarious is that if you read my first two posts, they are totally reasonable criticisms. i think she's too quick to play the feminist card on material that on its surface appears mysoginistic but is actually a social commentary.

    then you show up and start acting like an ass.

    something tells me that maybe your previous experience with comic book forums has more to do with you than us basement-dwellers.

    and i'm going to do my best to get this alien concept of going to a job to make money to pay my bills.

    the hilarious thing is that it actually IS an alien concept for me. i haven't had a working man's job my whole life. the benefits of being in the right place at the right time, friend. it's quite nice actually.

    so while you go to your grown-up-job and lick boots for slave wages. i'll just hang out here and take breaks from the good life by getting into flame wars with idiots like you.

    and i swear to god, honestly, honestly, i am not being sarcastic when i say you could do a lot better than that old nineties "fat nerd in the basement" routine. so boring and uninspired. and too direct.... straight insults like "you're a virgin?" the whole thing reeks of self-satisfied desperation.

    you're clearly one of those guys who was always told "he wasn't living up to his potential" ... i mean take a hard look at your life... you know i'm right. but i think it's time you actually stepped up and did it. i think you can do it. i believe in you, dave.

    even if everyone if your wife and your parents and everyone else has given up on you. i haven't.

    By Blogger robotdog, at 9:32 PM  

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    By Blogger Amanda Fischer Illustrations, at 4:47 PM  

  • my name captain, I like comic of japan of naruto episode

    By Blogger captain, at 8:10 PM  

  • Jennifer Connelly.
    the Abomination.
    Bill Bixby.

    By Blogger Derek, at 8:54 AM  

  • Thanks, Derek. This is what happens when you get old: mind like sieve.

    LT

    By Blogger LT, at 10:37 AM  

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    By Blogger Joey, at 12:36 PM  

  • I'm not disappointed in feminist ranting - I do it myself. What I *was* disappointed by, however, was the Hulk review. The name of the podcast is "I Read Comics," but this review clearly indicated that neither of you do. A quick Google/Wiki would have cleared up several points you totally missed, that are integral to the Hulk comics: the "Anti-Hulk" is one of the Hulk's main villains, The Abomination, and was called that a few times in the movie. Sterns is the main Hulk villain from the old days, The Leader, and the actor has been signed on for future movies as that - come on, at least do a modicum of research if you're going to review something. We listen to you with the understanding that you care and will be somewhat informed - obviously a mistake. Lastly, Betty's boyfriend is Doc Samson, a major player in most eras of the Hulk comics.
    For some of the deeper filmic theory and symbolism in Hulk, some reading on analysis of Frankenstein and the criticism of Tania Modeleski and Judith Halberstrom might be interesting for you to read.
    In all, I like the podcast, but I hope you bother to do more than scratch the surface next time.

    By Blogger Joey, at 12:40 PM  

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