The Dork Forest

Dork on Dork Dialog with Jackie Kashian. I am interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space. Credits: Music composed and performed by Mike Ruekberg (Sarah Cohen on intro) Audio fixes by Patrick Brady Website design by Vilmos
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Dec 20, 2010 0

Ben Blacker twitter: @BenBlacker and Ben Acker twitter: @BNACKER, creators of The Thrilling Adventure Hour are on the show this week and, they are serious media dorks. They have lists and lists of movies and books and comic books and music in their heads. We could have kept going for another hour. And again, I’m a dork FOR the guests… so much so that we talked about LAST episode, so I’m still dorking out to Marcia Wallace.

 

Regarding audio: I didn't check the levels right - and Pat Brady (not Grady - there's a fascinating tale of ..zzzzz) did amazin work - so hopefully all things can be heard. 

 

Here is the longest list of notes/links to the many things we touched on:

 

Marc Maron WTF Podcast – I’m actually ON a current episode.

 

Comics

Ultimate Spider Man – Bendis arc…

Ultimate Marvel Universe – (I mentioned they loved Ultimates and Andy handed me 40 comics to read)

Top Ten

Busiek

Irredeemable – Mark Waid

 

Ben Blacker’s Top Three Movie Comedies

Tootsie

Some Like It Hot (not on Ben Acker’s List)

His Girl Friday

 

Favorite Christmas Movies

Gremlins

Die Hard

 

More Media from Ben Blacker

Decemberist's Valerie Plame

 

Ben Acker Top Three Movie Comedies

Ghostbuster

Real Life

 

Fave podcast besides Marc Maron’s - RadioLab

Fave Webcomics:

Questionable Content

American Elf

 

Kyle Baker Artist/Author Talk:

Why I Hate Saturn

You Are Here

Plastic Man

Special Forces

Truth – did the art, but great

 

Fiction

Charlie Huston

Richard Stark

Robert Parker - Western
Robert Parker - Wilderness

 

I can’t find the Model Airplane Dork Forest EP from the blogtalk archives… dang… can’t find it. If YOU find it – email me: Jackie@jackiekashian.com

 

And in the last five minutes we start a NEW topic that needs to last a half hour – I will have them back! They are great!

 

If you can’t find something to read, watch or stare at after this list (which is not complete), I’m exhausted and can’t help you. You are loved and thanks for listening… Happy New Year!

 

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady!
Music by Mike Ruekberg
 

Dec 15, 2010 3

Yeah - that Marcia Wallace - from Bob Newhart and Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons and the wacky maid on That's My Bush!  - so cool. So I dork out on her a bit until we both get excited about Mr. Gary Shapiro - comic, storyteller, musician and all around hard-working good guy.

 

We discuss the nature of trying that edge of comedy and how it doesn't always work - so beware, bad words are said. Know that they were attempts at comedy and sometimes, to get to art, you go through obnoxious, not funny things. You'll get over it.

 

NOTES:
Wallis Simpson (the reason King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne in the 1930's) came up because we were going to discuss The King's Speech - which Marcia really liked but we didn't get into it.

Leon Russell (well, I looked him up and I know NOW - but this link is Wiki, I'll get a second source for my "paper") did "A Song For You" and he's incredible. I think I'll buy an album. See? I can be taught.

Deximil - "greenies" and the link is NO ONE I KNOW but an incredible dialog about taking this drug. Good grief.

Ghost Lake - Trailer. heh... found it.

Don't Look Back, We're Not Going That Way - autobiography by Marcia Wallace.

The Green Room with Paul Provenza - the show on Showtime that Gary is on and here is the book that his monthly show is based on: Satiristas: Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians - follow him on twitter to get dates when he's doing sets. Because he's great. 

Vampire Mob - Marcia Wallace plays the mother-in-law in this Soprano/Vampire spoof web series. Watch it! 

Justin Bieber - Baby - the chorus is quite painful.

 

Have a great week folks - more dorkdom coming,

 

xo, Jackie

 

iPhone and Android apps for sale and a free app (without extra content is available for iPhone, Android, Palm and Blackberry from Sticher - links on my website.

My website just got redone by Vilmos at Branyik Consulting if you're looking for good work to be done for you.
And the websites are: www.jackiekashian.com and www.dorkforest.com (that Donation button is there if you'd like to help out or you could buy some merch and get stuff and support the show. You are swell in ANY case).

 

Credits:
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady!
Music by
Mike Ruekberg
 

DorkDorkDork by Mike Upchurch

Dec 10, 2010 3

A LOT of whispering. This week’s Dork Forest has a lot of whispering. Hopefully Patrick can make it not matter in the fix. Me, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Mike Siegel are also - ill prepared. Merry busiest season of the year. We do find out Mike is a travel dork, and we didn’t get into it ENOUGH for my tastes. He’ll be back. And Mary Lynn updated her racecar story from the last episode she was on, enjoys her dogs and some guilty pleasures in unathorized autobiography. And, there is plenty of me dorking out about many things. Enjoy.

 

Blackberry inventor - Mike Lazaridis

Russell Brand – My Booky Wook

Linda Barry - Cruddy

Malcolm Gladwell – Outliers: The Story of Success

Gloom, the card game

Janis Joplin interview – I’m sure there’s a better version – minute 6:50 to 7:50

Funny or Die video Mary Lynn did which may or may not be safe for work.

 

Credits:

Audio leveling by Patrick Brady!
Music by Mike Ruekberg 

Dec 3, 2010 3

Episode 11

 

Paul Jay and Brian Bielawski talked a lot about games. Brian has a one-act play about World of Warcraft that you can see this weekend, and then we all recommend what board games are great gifts!

 

Obviously, shoppers, my website has gifts. For those who don’t have a Ranger of the Dork Forest t-shirt or either of my CD’s. http://jackiekashian.com/Merch.html

Notes:
About LARPing from Aaron Vanek (friend of the show). More info than you ever thought you’d get.
Ishmael – Daniel Quinn

Brian's Tabletop RPG suggestion: Outbreak Undead
Graphic Novel suggestion: The Red Star
Board game suggestion: Dominion
Pauls’ board game suggestion: Creationary
Jackie's board game suggestions: Pandemic, Smallworld

Happy Merry and be good to each other out there.

Credits:
Intro and Outro Music by Mike Ruekberg
Audio leveling by Patrick Brady

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