Tag: books

25 – Late to the Game, Never Lame

It’s been awhile, but the Brothers Denton aren’t dead; rather, they’re just hibernating, being distracted from their one true love in life — podcasting (that’s a lie) — by work, life, and laziness.  Join us for our camping aftermath, when we talk about bear survival and body stains.  Then, some discussion about steampunk culture, “chappers,” and the Burton and Swinburne novels by Mark Hodder.  Rance has some strongly negative feelings about that lump of crap known as The Revenant.  More bear survival points.  Then, after some talk about Creed, Bob writes a letter to Rocky Balboa’s best friend Paulie, and then begins to scream about Chris Hardwick and The Walking Dead.  Other topics include Negan, Garth Ennis, Daredevil season 2, The Punisher, and more!  We missed you.  We always miss you.  These kisses are for you.


(Music Credits: “Chap-Hop History” by Mr. B, The Gentleman Rhymer.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


22 – Armada; or, It’s a Small [D&D] World After All

In a catch-up episode that follows their previous catch-up episode, the Brothers start talking out about the things that matter the most: water, sippy cups, little baby snacky-yogurt puffs, Better Call Saul, FX’s Fargo, and stupid Adrian Brody.  There’s some talk in there about the new X-Files miniseries, but we mostly talk about Mitch Pileggi’s washed-up career.  Speaking of dumb nerd references, Bob ends up dutifully picking apart the first chapter of Ernest Cline’s Armada (that seems familiar) and pointing out every terrible 80s/geek allusion stuffed into the first twenty-some minutes of the book.  Afterward, as Bob makes a “profound” observation about the nature of half-blood races in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Rance subsequently goes off the rails and completely alienates every little person-listener there may be out there.  After you’re done getting pissed at that, be sure to check out Bob’s Kickstarter of the Week:  the Rocketbook Wave: Cloud Connected Microwavable Notebook.


(Music Credits: “Short People” by Randy Newman and “X-Files Theme” by Mark Snow and Mike Oldfield.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


19 – Dreamcasting Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter

Listen in as we lay out the plans for our (very sad) futures, including our desires to move off to a “remote” island for the rest of our insignificant lives.  A little bit of discussion about music ensues, and we get problematically serious about our reflections on Marvel’s Jessica Jones, which — in pure Denton fashion — we just managed to finish up over the holiday break.  Then, for the rest of the podcast, we take author Larry Correia‘s blog statement about an “in development” Monster Hunter: International television series, based on his badass novels, to an unforgivable height of geekery: we decide who we think would be perfect casting choices for the sprawling cast of characters in his urban fantasy series.  It’s sort of like playing dress-up with real people’s skin by placing them ontop of imaginary characters.  Or something like that.  Some spoilers are abound, so if you’re not caught up on the books, you probably should do that first.

 


15 – Captain America, Batman vs. Superman, and Fallout (Clustercast)

Some episodes don’t have much direction — just like this one! This week, the Brothers Denton are joined by Rance’s wife Katie (an insufferable nerd in her own right and a member of the Hazard County Hellions) to discuss various topics in movies, comic-book movies, games, space-games, asteroids, 80’s metal, orbiting, Fallout 4, Bob’s old baja-style pull-over, bad nicknames, and a whirlwind of other nonsensical B.S. We briefly discuss our opinions of the trailers for Captain America: Civil War and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but quickly fall back into cheap tricks like shouting at the top of our lungs and letting the cat usurp the microphone. We banter about our current reading (R.A. Salvatore’s Archmage, The Wicked + The Divine, and Saga), and spend a good amount of our time reflecting upon a few movies that we truly despise.


(Music credits: “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


14 – Lose Your Own Adventure

Sometimes you just have to go on a quest into the darkest recesses of literary trash, and Bob and Rance are prepared to do just that.  In this episode, embark with us on a journey that’ll kidnap over an hour of time that you can never get back!  We read each other a select R.A. Montgomery Choose Your Own Adventure book and dare to summon forth daring spider-filled pits, mysterious caverns, and dread castles with which to terrorize one another (note: none of these things are actually featured).  We make the tough choices and dare the fetid drivel of the 1980s so you don’t have to!  Kick back and prepare for insurmountable disappointment as we bring these timeless stories to life (read: foolishly bumble our way through the tales while incessantly bitching and complaining about how ridiculous they and illogical they are).


(Music credits: “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” by Rockapella.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


11 – Evil Dead 2: Yippee Ki-Yay!

Our October continues on with our episode about Evil Dead 2, i.e., the strange and ugly and wonderful thread that connects Evil Dead to Army of Darkness.  Before we get into that, though, we adventure into very brief discussion about Arrow, The Flash, the 90s Flash, Bryan Cranston’s reading of The Things They Carried, and some vidya gaems.  Then, we venture into a sloppy back-and-forth about Evil Dead 2, its merits, its weaknesses, and conclude that it’s just a really, really, really weird movie.  Finally, a listener lets us know what she thinks of our previous episode, and we poorly deflect accusations of having tiny penises by shooting back our own brand of stuttery, ill-informed retribution.

 


9 – Dreamcasting The Dresden Files

At machine gun pace: Mad Dog McCree, Heroes: Reborn and all the opinions we have about it, the new Star Wars extended universe books, third-person present perspective, and Mon Mothma, whoever the hell that is.  Afterward, Rance challenges Bob to a little game that may alter the very future of Brothers From The Same Mother.  After Bob sweats and sweats, we towel him off with a dreamcasting session for The Dresden Files, one of our favorite urban fantasy series.  Harry Dresden, Molly and Michael Carpenter, the duplicitous Nicodemus, Karrin Murphy, and a number of other characters suffer our poor taste in “appropriate” casting if we were the chosen casting directors.  To finish it all off, Bob returns the challenge: What’s In Bob’s Masculine Purse? yields some unexpected and stomach-churning results.

 


5 – Ernest Cline, Evil Dead, and Mouse Poison

Loneliness and old age reveals itself with Bob’s Insufferable Nerd Thing of the Week, while Rance admits his frightfully underwhelming lack of knowledge about Evil Dead, especially with Ash vs. The Evil Dead on the horizon.  Over the course of one minute, Rance expresses his inarticulate disdain for Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One.  Other book-related topics include Armada and The Dresden Files’ Working for Bigfoot.  After, the boys reflect upon better-left-forgotten memories of World of Warcraft.  Various topics (dubbed “shit”) are thrown at the wall otherwise.  Astronaut ice-cream, Rance’s wife’s laughter, and Rance’s impatience and anger round off the end of the episode before The Brothers Denton realize they’ve actually said nothing of importance.

 


3 – TWD and MH:A; Art and Voice Actors

We begin with a small game of What’s In Bob’s Masculine Purse, and the suspense is palpable.  Bob uses his iPad like a modern man.  We discuss what we are currently reading, including The Walking Dead and Monster Hunter Alpha.  There is some talk about the changing of artists in comics and how unsettling it can be to notice how some artboys artboy differently than other artboys.  Likewise, we briefly blabber about various voice talents in audiobooks, specifically Stephen Frye (Harry Potter), James Marsters (The Dresden Files), and Oliver Wyman (Monster Hunter International).  Also, we come to the conclusion that people who dislike the Harry Potter series are inhumane meatbags.