This installment of the Podwits’ Side Cast find Dion and J. Blake on location at New York City’s famous Manganaro’s Hero Boyon the Westside for a lunch break while they attend this year’s 4th Annual Comic Book Marketplace Convention. The boys discuss collecting original comic book and cartoon art, the allure of small conventions as opposed to the clusterfunk known as Comic Con, and then digress into the famous celebrities who guested on The Scooby Doo Movies! Come eavesdrop and have a blast!
The boys are at it again! Dion’s on about Clint Eastwood being a real life hero and scorned Valentine’s Day lovers from China, J’s back from space and talking shop about Superman, and Brian is loving Marvel’s new Guardians of the Galaxy and voicing his contempt for the ineptitude of DC Comics. Plus an update on the 22nd Annual Borgnine Night at Tortilla Flats! Come on down and have a listen!
Dion and Brian stand (or at least sit) corrected on the screenwriters of The Big Sleep and the director of Double Indemnity, and proceed to shallowly plumb the depths of the Copenhagen Zoo giraffe-killing controversy and this year’s Winter Olympics. Plus, having just seen the film adaptation of Ender’s Game, Brian’s got a bee in his bonnet about the shoulds and shouldn’ts of book-to-film adaptations and Dion’s riled up about red band trailers. All that and bad lunches to boot on this all-new Podwits Podcast!
*This Article was originally published February, 2012*
85 years ago this week, 2 gangs were locked in a heated power struggle over control of Chicago’s illegal alcohol industry. Dion O’Banion, leader of the mostly Irish and Jewish ”North-side Gang” had just been murdered and George “Bugs” Moran had taken control. He countered back and tried to kill the head of the mostly Italian ”South-side Gang“, Johnny Torrio, all but debilitating the gang leader. Torrio quickly retired and his second in command, Al Capone was put in charge.
Anxious witnesses gather to get a glimpse of the bodies being carried out of 2122 North Clark Street
This week’s podcast features a Podwits first as J. Marcus becomes the first Podwit to dial in from orbit! Exactly what he’s orbiting is unclear, though he seems to have broken the space-time continuum, causing him to speak somewhat out of sync with reality! Can Dion and Brian save him, or will he be lost forever? In other news, the Podwits celebrate a few birthdays, sling some news and generally have fun! What kind of person would you be if you DIDN’T listen?
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This week Dion and J. jump right into it! The boys discuss Quentin Tarantino’s dismay over the leaking of his new script, The Hateful Eight; the James Bond 50th anniversary Box Set and it’s extras; the exciting news that the 1966 Batman TV series will FINALLY get a proper DVD release; and a dissection of J’s Side Cast with guest contributor Kuma (of Kuma Kreations Entertainment) about the latest Superman film, Man of Steel. Better grab your favorite poncho and Ennio Morricone record, cause the Podwits are coming out with guns a blazing!!!
*SPOILER ALERT*. At long last, J. has seen Man Of Steel. After years of waiting and speculation, he’s laid eyes on the film not once, not twice, but three times. Now the story must be told! Did he like it? Did he hate it? What was it like?
And to share this experience, J. is joined by the one, the only Kuma from Kuma Kreations Entertainment. The Multimedia Savant himself joins from his secret lair atop Mount Kuma on a podcast you can’t afford to miss!
Dion is back this week and has acquired some land, a new title, and is wearing a kilt. Brian on the other hand, has been pleasantly surprised at the classic he’s been reading this month for his book club, which lead the fellas into an analysis on what is a classic, what is pretentious, and when is your opinion just the final word on the matter! It’s a studious and learned edition of this week’s Podwits‘ Podcast!