Sunday, October 31, 2010

#314 addendum - Spike Done Made A Boo-Boo.

....what do you mean again?  Cheeky bugger.

Yeah, so I mis-spoke on this week's show.  As was very quickly pointed out by listener Allan on The Facebook, the song "Keeping The Dream Alive" wasn't by Bauhaus - it was by Freiheit.  Bah!  Germans and their tricky names.  Bauhaus were, in fact, responsible for the pretty pitiful cover version of "Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars" where they very cleverly made it their own by having it sound only very slightly different than the Bowie version, but with different faces.  Well done, lads.

So, to celebrate this glorious error (and to celebrate the fact that the Paul&Spike christmas special is mere weeks away), let's all enjoy the not-christmassy offerings of Bauhau.... damn it, I did it again.  FREIHEIT, and "Keeping The Dream Alive".

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Friday, October 29, 2010

#314 - Hallowe'en Me'edia

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0:00:00 - Well! Isn't Pablo Suave dressed up for the occasion, boy howdy. After a slightly embarrassing drinks update. Following right on from that, Paul's Week In Stuff explains "How The States Got Their Shapes", and there's some 'ween-week flix, including Roger Corman's "The Raven" starring that famous firm of lawyers, Price, Lorre and Karloff. Some Nature/nurture Universal horror schlock, as "The Creature Walks Among Us", and a crystal clear rendition of Anthony Perkins' looked-over acting skills in the new BluRay edition of "Psycho".

0:13:43 - Spike's Week In Stuff includes a 'snake eating its own tail' type scenario, which links a documentary about Benny Hill's financial legacy, and an episode of Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life". The secret word is 'milk'. But it should be 'contraception'. Also - want to watch Lon Chaney Jr not smash a chair on the ground? "Frankenstein", as realised by 1952's live broadcast from 'Tales Of Tomorrow' will see to that, and the twitter commentariat are split over "Law And Order: UK".

0:30:40 - This week's question revolves, as you might expect, around Halloween. We asked the commentariat what their essential 'ween-week media is, from movies to TV to literature.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

This Week's Question: What Are Your Halloween Media Essentials?

Halloween, like Christmas, has a plethora of media associated with it.  There are more frights per square inch in media at this time of the year than at any othBOO!

Did we scare you?  

 

Oh.

Well, what we want to know this week is the details of your spooky media intake.  Are there any scary movies you save for the cold, late October nights?  Books you squirrell away to unsettle you in bed?  Do you have a weird playlist on your mp3 player that get you ready for trickage and/or treatage?  Maybe there are movies/books/tv specials/songs that you hate and you can't escape.

Let us know via all the usual outlets and inlets: Email us at the usual address - which IS...?  or you can Twitter us at @paulandspike or @jockopablo or @spikester.

Alternatively, visit paulandspike.com, log in with your existing Facebook or Twitter account and leave a comment in the comments section.  As per, we need your answers by 6pm US/E-11pm UK on Wednesday night (October 27th)

WooooooOOOOooooooo, etc.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Caption Competition: Tom Baker At The Window

This picture is too damned good not to have a CaptComp with:

Have at it!  Winner gets their choice of a free set of tennis, a lifetime's supply of oxygen or a weekend in November.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Untitled

 

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0:00:00 - A grocery store burp, an embarrassing drink and the recipe for the ultimate margarita. Welcome to Too Grumpy Critics.

0:07:50 - Some hits and misses for Paul's Week In Stuff; "Session 9" and "Tales Of Terror", plus a spoiler alert issued for "Who Goes There?"

0:19:53 - A more mixed bag for Spike's Week in Stuff, including a go at the good-idea-but-ultimately-disappointing NBC Direct, there's some frightening gender role swap going on chez Nez regarding the HBO vampire soft porn show "True Blood" and a set of hair straighteners, plus - utterly conversely - some old TV via archive.org including "Burns and Allen" and "The Jack Benny Program". He'll also tell you how to save up to thirty dollars with State! Farm! In-sur-ance! pom pom pommmmmmmm.

0:32:35 - A couple of weeks ago, listener Malcolm had the following request: "I’d like to propose a film for the next review which is one of my 7 “Desert Island Films” and may well be in many personal collections… Billy Wilder’s “Some Like It Hot”. Outside of my own affection for the movie, I think it would be interesting to see if today’s younger generations still find it as funny as I did when I was younger. Much of our preferences for films, radio and TV will have been influenced by our parents/guardians, so I dare say many of us who do contribute to the Film Club will have seen this due to our parents telling us how funny it was". So, that's what happens. The frighteningly literate and analytical minds of the commentariat give their hapeth on "Some Like It Hot". Which doesn't make them a bad person(s).

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Damned Socialists

How miserable socialists must be to live in their horrible socialist nightmares.

 

 

Curse you, quality television and quality unelitist healthcare!  Curse you to HELL!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

2GC podcast #312 - Tell Me, Where Is Fancy Booze?

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0:00:00 - Posh drinks ahoy as Paul cracks open a Hudepohl, a beer that's been defunct since the 80s, and Spike has some of the finest wines known to humanity. Oh, and a diet beer.

0:04:50 - Paul's Week In Stuff has "saplosions" (Iron Man 2), originality (Trick 'r Treat) and Cat-In-The-Hattishness (Thing1 and Thing2).

0:15:50 - Spike's week, however, is slightly more bipolar. There's high drama with "Cracker", and then there's... well... crackers on "Maury" and "Steve Wilkos".

0:26:54 - With Hallowe'en just around the corner, this week's question is about fear: What single movie scene scared you, disturbed you, or freaked you out the most, for whatever reason.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This Week's Question: Scary Movies.

With Hallowe'en on the way, we've got one thing on our minds... Free candy. Oh, and scary movies. Yeah. Snickers and scary movies. So, what we want to know for this week's show is this: what single movie scene scared you, disturbed you, or freaked you out the most, for whatever reason. Not movies as a whole, but a specific scene. You can let us know via the usual address, which IS...? TheUsualAddress at live dot com log in with your existing Twitter or Facebook account and comment at PaulAndSpike.com or, get us d'recly through The Twitter: @paulandspike answers in by 6pm US/e, 11pm UK Wednesday night, please. Thanks. Y'rawk - f'real.

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Friday, October 08, 2010

podcast #311 - Too Grumpy Movie Club: "After Hours"

 

 

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0:00:00 - Some fantastic news to kick off the show; Paul's imbibing in an old favourite, and Spike's wearing pants. All is right with the world. There is, however, some less good news. A listener is personally responsible for the death of a Hollywood legend. Oooops.

0:09:38 - Following a viewing of the trailer of the Cohen Brothers not-a-remake of "True Grit", Paul's Week In Stuff includes the original. What can be said about "The Cabinet Of Doctor Caligari"? Plenty - but, because it's a silent movie, it all has to be said with facial expressions.

0:22:35 - Spike's Week In Stuff demonstrates how Twitter is the new playground, with a re-telling of the unbelievable documentary "Madness In The Fast Lane", and why the whole of Britain was talking about how terrifying Robert Carlyle was in "Cracker". Good news, Dr Who fans! Spike's watching of the glum political intrigue-laden story "The Seeds Of Doom" has lead to it being released on DVD!

0:39:49 - The next installment of the Too Grumpy Movie Club is Martin Scorsese's 1985 movie "After Hours". Not very many people tracked it down to watch along, but P&S give it a good going-over.

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Friday, October 01, 2010

#310 - Do Some Movies Go Stale?

 

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0:00:00 - It's pelters for Spike and his cheap-ass taste in alcoholic beverages during the drinks update. But the good news is, he gets a free trucker's hat. Hoo-whee.

0:05:59 - Paul's done his homework, he watched Martin Scorsese's "After Hours", the subject of next week's Too Grumpy Movie Club. Have you watched it yet? A femailer (yeesssss) recommended the 1951 noir classic "The Prowler", now beautifully restored and with no hard rock, rap, or crazy musical surprises. Gears crunch, and he's on to the remake/reboot of "Friday The 13th" from 2009. Listen closely, and you'll find out a piece of trivia from the first version of the movie that could win you a pub quiz or a piece of pie at Trivial Pursuit one day. What was great about Paul's childhood? "Ark II", that's what. Sit-com "The IT Crowd" hits a little too close to home, though.

0:24:25 - Another dull week for Spike, taking in the first half hour of "Easy A", four times. High praise for the main actor, but not much else... (FYI, 'Clueless' was based on Jane Austin's "Emma", by the way. Not Shakespeare.) How many songs about bonnie lassies does it take to get Spike out of the shower? Lots, apparently. Also, a stunning realization about ABC's "No Ordinary Family".

0:32:30 - This week's question comes from listener Malcolm, who suggests this topic: "which movies have lost their appeal to the younger generation, and why?". It's a toughie, but the audience rises to the challenge. 

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Next week (October 8th), we'll be talking about the next installment of the Too Grumpy Movie Club; Martin Scorsese's "After Hours". It's available for instant streaming on Netflix in the US and on LoveFilm in the UK. Rent it, DVR it, find it through perfectly legal means, however you watch it, let us know what you thought. We'll need your responses by October 6th at 6pm US/e, 11pm UK. To comment, you can log in using your existing Faceboor or Twitter accounts at PaulAndSpike.com, or you can send us an email to The Usual Address. Feel free to make the subject line 'Surrender Dorothy!'

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