Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Revenge of the Nerds


When lovable nerds Gilbert and Lewis embark on their freshman year at Adams College, little do they realize the perils that await them. They're beset with taunting by the jocks of Alpha Beta fraternity, which only worsens when the jocks accidentally burn down their house and are forced toss the freshmen out of the freshmen dorm. To make matters more problematic, Lewis develops a crush on pretty Betty Childs, popular sorority sister and quarterback's girlfriend. Joined by the aptly named Booger and the violin-playing Pointdexter, the nerds soon realize they must form their own fraternity in self-defense. Soon the tables are turned as the nerds employ high-tech warfare against the jocks.... but can they really win and make a difference? <IMDB.com>


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Harry Chapin

Name: Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin is a great American singer/songwriter/storyteller. Whether it is singing about the choices a parent makes, loves lost or found or even a traffic accident involving bananas he could weave an entertaining and interesting story. Come listen as I talk about my favorites and what they mean to me.

Bio
Discography 

Links:

The Harry Chapin Foundation 
"30,000 Pounds of Bananas" on YouTube
Jen Chapin

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Catch 22

Name: Catch 22

Synopsis: Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—novels of all time. In recent years it has been named to “best novels” lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer. Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. Since its publication in 1961, no novel has matched Catch-22’s intensity and brilliance in depicting the brutal insanity of war. <Amazon.com>

Characters:

Yossarian
Chaplain Tappman
Colonel Cathcart
Doc Daneeka
Milo Minderbinder

Links:

Amazon
List of Characters
Wikipedia page

The next episode will be about the musical storyteller Harry Chapin

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Warehouse 13

Name: Warehouse 13

Synopsis: The series follows U.S. Secret Service Agents Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer when they are assigned to the secretive Warehouse 13 for supernatural artifacts. It is located in a barren landscape in South Dakota, and they initially regard the assignment as punishment. As they go about their assignments to retrieve missing artifacts and investigate reports of new ones, they come to understand the importance of what they are doing In Season 1, Episode 5, they meet Claudia Donovan , who is searching for her missing brother; in Season 2, she joins the team as their techno-wiz. In Season 3, Episode 1, Steve Jinks , an Agent from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives comes aboard.

Characters:

Artifacts
The warehouse
Arthur "Artie" Nielsen : Saul Rubinek
Pete Lattimer: Eddie McClintock
Myka Bering: Joanne Kelly
Claudia Donovan: Allison Scagliotti
Steve Jinks: Aaron Ashmore
Mrs. Frederick : CCH Pounder

Links:

Warehouse IMDB page
Warehouse Wiki page

The next episode will be about the book "Catch 22" by Joseph Heller.


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Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Wizard of Oz


The 1939 movie derived from the 1900 novel

Synopsis: When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog Toto, to run away. A cyclone appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return, she begins to travel to the Emerald City following the Yellow Brick Road where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them, before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.




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Monday, May 27, 2013

The Possibility of Maybe - The Conclusion

I wrap up my original story and talk about the re-boot of my podcast. I am going to start talking about stories that have had an influence on me. They might be a book, movie, tv series and maybe even a computer game along the way. But they will all be something that has some connection to me or to the state of South Dakota. I will be doing the next episode about the Wizard of Oz, mostly the movie but also the book. I will post what the next episode will be about so you can familiarize yourself with what I will be talking about. I am going to be discussing the stories so there will be spoilers. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!  And please feel free to share you views or opinions in the comment section down below or on Twitter.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

The Possibility of Maybe - Part 2

In the continuation of the story I awake from a weird dream and have to try and make sense of what is happening around me.

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