And we’re back. Welcome to the Lightning Round. Don’t try to figure anything out. It’s not so much a rant as it is a broken train of thought. Or maybe you just can’t see the tracks. Treat all the paragraphs and separate thoughts and don’t wonder what my problem is. I have no idea.
The last of our preview episodes before we decided it wasn’t fun for us, including advice on Child Rearing, praise for Tim Burton and Vincent Price, and more Kristen Bell slobbering in the case of Tom.
By Chris Slater
Earlier this year, I was in a comic book shop in Beckley and was perusing the titles when a graphic novel cover popped out at me. All of these superheroes’ costumes were hanging up, empty. It looked so sad and hollow. And then I noticed the name at the top: Brad Meltzer. My favorite wrestler, CM Punk, is a huge comic fan (and actually writes comics for Marvel now) and has tweeted about Meltzer several times.
Our First Annual Halloween Suggestions Episode is here! Join the Boys From Brooklyn as they discuss with more enthusiasm than facts six of their favorite horror films that you might not have considered. From the classic-but-near-forgotten Phantasm to the insanely wrong-headed (in the positive sense) Cemetery Man, we’re sure to turn you onto something that’s perfect for your tastes. Also, Tom and Derrick talk about the charms of both versions of The House on Haunted Hill, and we let the cat out of the bag about what we’ve got planned for the month of December. It’s a gruesome grab bag of cinematic chillers, so reach your hand in by clicking the download button!
Tom’s guest this episode is renowned horror author Jack Ketchum! From his humble beginnings, his time as Jerzy Livingston, his thoughts on some other horror writers, the importance of thanking the writers and artists who came before you, Splatterpunk, The Girl Next Door, how real life inspires his work, his experience with taking his books to the big screen, advice for aspiring writers, upcoming projects, and more!
In this episode, the guys come full circle to the topic of their very first episode, only with an updated spin: Why hip-hop still? Including, but not limited to: Wedding talk! Matt thinks a lot of music he used to love doesn’t hold up! Kelen makes a case for sampling! How “Started From The Bottom” and Kendrick Lamar brought Kelen back from the brink! More talk of how they listen to less conscious rap! How Matt learned how to love other genres from hip-hop! “There’s a hip-hop song for every moment that I need to get through my day!” Kelen reminisces on What’s The 411! Too much music?! Kelen’s favorite 2Pac song! And so much more like that one Fat Joe song! Your favorite podcast is back again, so you better press play before we start charging a fee!
By Jacob Slater
I’m a big fan of Batman, and not too long ago I bought and played through Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Good, solid games I have to say, not without their flaws of course, but the good things about those games generally outweighed the bad I’d say. I haven’t read or seen much of anything about the upcoming game in the series, Arkham Knight, but since there’s only a month or so to go before its release, I decided to make a little list about a couple of characters I’d like to see in said game. This is really off the cuff, like I said I have barely any knowledge about Arkham Knight and who is in it, but I haven’t written an article in a while and I wanted to get back into the groove. This is the result.
God help us all.
In this edition, Kelen and Matt take on a subject everyone has wondered: Is Kanye West crazy? Along the way, they discover that Kanye is a genius a*****e, that Kelen really loves Roc-A-Fella, Matt muses what present day Kanye would think of 2005 Kanye, that Kanye says things like this, “I was raised better than that, that was very arrogant.”, that Kanye is always a little more crazier at the MTV Video Music Awards, and much more! Also, 50 Cent is a genius, Amber Rose was hotter pregnant than Kim Kardashian was, how South Park is the king of “too soon”, and why we don’t listen to Talib Kweli anymore! So while we want Kanye to find happiness, we also want you to press play, and watch out for that stop sign!