Nerd Lunch Podcast 35: When Real Life Ruins Stuff

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Nerd Lunch Podcast 35: When Real Life Ruins Stuff

Pax and Jeeg welcome CT back from his sojourn in the wilderness and guest Robert Zerbe from To The Escape Hatch for a discussion of real life issues that can dampen one’s enjoyment of nerdy things. Celebrity meltdowns, marketing oversaturation, obnoxious product placement, annoying theater patrons, and more make our lists. This week’s Nerd To-Dos features a lot of Avengers talk, e-readers, Doritos, and the last (?) of CT’s Young Justice updates.

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  1. Chrisloc1701 February 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Great episode guys. As far as obnoxious product placement 'Fringe' has a terrible tendency to have product placement done to the max. Tonights episode for example had a very obvious 'Sprint' cell phone product placement.

    I had 'X-Men 2' ruined for me by an annoying woman who wouldn't stop talking through the film when I watched it in the theatre.

    *** Spoiler Alert ***

    Leonard Nimoy was introduced into the 'Fringe' series as the mysterious 'William Bell'. Then just as his presence on the show was becoming very interesting he announces his 'retirement' from acting and that mean the end to the character… which sucked because it was a character with a lot of untapped potential… but as of tonight he has since come out of retirement and returned with a bang as 'William Bell'. Freakin awesome move by the Producers and kudos to Nimoy for coming back to this role.

  2. Chrisloc1701 February 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    In the process of listening to the episode. But you should check out 'Shatner Recording Session' on YouTube. Do not cross the Shat!!!!!! It's freakin hilarious!!

  3. Jack February 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Brilliant as usual, gents. I listen to these with a scratch pad at hand, and make notes about things I want to comment on. For this one, I wrote a book, so I'll hit a couple of high points and step aside.

    We haven't been to a movie in over a decade, for all the reasons you guys touched on. Not true, of course. Something huge that needs the full theater treatment we will attend, but it's very rare. The last thing was the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the last thing I remember before that was Hunt for Red October. We'll probably go to The Hobbit. Bonnie took a medical retirement in '96, which came with a settlement. We spent close to two grand on the tip-top, cutting edge home theater system, and it still holds it own. Haven't had our chairs kicked, listened to a cell phone conversation, or stepped in any unidentifiable alien masses in a whole long time.

    Meltdowns: I've always been able to seperate actor from role. You see Jennifer Garner on a talk show: airheaded valley girl! But she played this stone killer for the CIA superbly on Alias. Charlie Sheen, similarly. The guy is a Giant Dicktator, but when he nails a role, it's nailed. What I don't like is when one of these Dickensians pulls something like Gibson, and gets away with it. My dream is to have a magic wand that I can wave, and suddenly, their fame is gone, and nobody remembers who they are anymore, EXCEPT THEM! Imagine the beauty of it: "But, I'm Brittney Spears!" "And I'm the Queen of f***in' England. Back of the line, lady!"

    Geez, I'm looking at 20 more notes here, but this is long enough. I've moved my operation to my own domain. I'm now kicking back at http://www.jackshideout.com. Why don't ya come up and see me sometime?

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