This week the guys wander the ash-grey labyrinthine hallways of House of Leaves. They discuss men of steel and iron. Tony is sleep deprived; Albert is just stupid.

 

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Immortals

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

House of Leaves Annotated (Albert thinks he remembers this being a thing, but can no longer locate it. Here is some other fan obsession in its place.)

The Tall Man

Sunshine

Kick Ass 2

That story about Nick Cage Jim Carrey pulling his support for Kick Ass 2.

Pomodoro Technique

Habit RPG

Provigil

 

A fun fact: the word pomodoro mean's "tomato" in Italian, because the original kitchen timer used for the technique was shaped like a tomato.

Direct download: HEP_-_42_-_Sleepless_in_Sector_ZZ9_Plural_Z_Alpha.mp3
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This week Al and Tony are Mama's boys as they talk about the new horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by some guy you've never heard of (That's bound to be a good sign, right?). They sink their teeth into the effectiveness of various horror tropes and take a shortcut through the land of memes. Also, Javier Botet is freakin' scary looking.

 

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Achievement Hunter Let's Plays

Red vs. Blue

Hold Your Breath

The Devil's Backbone

Andy Serkis

Javier Botet

Marble Hornets Entry #72

Confession Bear Meme

Slender Man meme

 

Next week we'll be veering into the literary world to talk about the work of heartbreaking genius that is House of Leaves.

 

 
Direct download: HEP_-_41_-_Your_MOM_is_a_Bad_CGI_Effect.mp3
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In this special edition of the podcast, Al and Tony spoil the everloving crap out of Game of Thrones. You've been warned. Catch up with the show first. There may be some other subtle spoilers from further in the series, but no major details.

Direct download: HEP_-_SPOILERCAST_1_-_Game_of_Thrones_Season_3.mp3
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This week the guys check out the viral web series Marble Hornets, and enter a terrifying world where the Slenderman photo-bombs every home movie ever. Later they discuss the competing values of privacy and security and Al complains about not nearly enough nukes going off.

 

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Smodcast

Dan Carlin

Vice nuke documentary

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

The Silver Sickle by Ellie Anne

Pontypool (movie)

Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess

House Hunting

Sympathy for the Slenderman

Direct download: HEP_-_40_-_Sympathy_for_the_Slenderman.mp3
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This week the guys dig into retro found-footage short film anthology V/H/S. Also discussed: MMA fighters with exploded toes; MMA fighters with no limbs at all; GMOs are complicated; charity is good.

 

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Kyle Maynard: aka the no arms no legs wrestling guy.

Marble Hornets

"Take This Lolipop"

Under the Empyrean Sky

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Common Sense Podcast

 

 

A clarification: we talk about Bill Gates being involved with developing GMOs for the third world. We talked about Monsanto's questionable business practices. What we did not discuss (because we were not aware of it at the time) was the fact that Bill Gates's foundation is working with Monsanto to develop these improved crops. To quote the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy completely out of context, "This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." On the whole me maintain that trying to help keep people from starving to death is a good idea, and will leave off criticizing too harshly those who are doing far more than us in trying to make a difference.

 

 
Direct download: HEP_-_39_-_And_They_Lived_Harpily_Ever_After.mp3
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