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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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Apr 16, 2011

Back in my living room with my guests, Paul Feldman (Warhammer gaming dork… got to have him back to talk it up some more) and Taylor Orci, who loves her a “nutritional mineral.”

 

Notes:

Warhammer

Artisan Salt

Alton Brown did an episode of Good Eats

Goiter

More than a liberal arts college
Firefly – I knew Joss Whedon was a musician, that’s who knew.
Jesus is AB positive – according to THIS website.
Mock Duck

In Defense of Food – this book is coming up again next episode. Sigh.

Good Omensagain I bring this book up.

Juliana’s Raw

My Life in France – Julia Child’s
Kosher Salt – wiki link… so take it with a grain.

Fleur De Sel

Smoked Salt – this link is how to make yer own J
Himalayan Salt Light

Neverending Story

Willow -  again. Hmm.

Joanne Whalley – is in the new show The Borgias

Rupert Holmes  - Escape, the video
Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting for You

Michael Bolton – Lovers/Friends

Aaron Vanek

H.P. Lovecraft

Necronomicon

Satanic Bible

Oneida (Oneida Indians) (Oneida “group”)

Steam Tunnel Incident

iPad typewriter – it’s REAL?

Dry Tortuga Fort – Dr. Samuel Mudd

Watch with...
Paul Feldman - Chronicles of Mercury

Taylor Orci - Shit Pitch
 and NTSF SD SUV

We go to a “what to do with people in prison” place. With no talk of rehab. It’s all punishment. Even from me. I regret this patch. But… podcast, little or no editing… so you get warts and all. Sigh. Thanks for listening. Take care out there! Jackie


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7 Comments
  • almost six years ago
    hokAlmochecic
    necesidad de comprobar:)
  • over six years ago
    Todd Mason
    James Branch Cabell, that is...dunno what misfiring synapse wanted me to rename him George.
  • over six years ago
    Todd Mason
    Hey, clearly I've missed the comments field. Ann Radcliffe, actually (Austen's first novel was a sort of pastiche/parody of Radcliffe). Good show.
  • over six years ago
    Jackie
    NICE!! Wow, lots o info. perfect.
  • over six years ago
    Todd Mason
    Lot's wife: Crystal (or, perhaps, Morton or Rocky...or Pilar).

    Lot's daughters: Elektra and Luxx. Really REALLY good sports. (Or, whose fantasy was being exercised? Nancy Grace wants to know, but mostly she wants the daughters to cry on camera.)

    THE ANARCHIST'S COOKBOOK: not much to do with anarchism or anarchy, but full of dangerous home experiments to synthesize recreational drugs in such a way to make one sick and make unstable little bombs and such.

    Good luck finding a B. Dalton bookstore now...and soon, finding a Borders...

    (I only wish the SCREAM films were well-done.)
  • over six years ago
    Todd Mason
    Scottish
    reive verb \ˈrēv\
    reived reiv·ing
    Definition of REIVE: raid
    — reiv·er noun, Scottish
    Origin of REIVE
    Middle English (Scots) reifen, from Old English rēafian to rob — more at reave
    First Known Use: before 12th century
  • over six years ago
    Todd Mason
    Some rom-coms, like some AC songs/recordings, are definitely better than others. I can't stand anything Rupert Holmesian I've come across (including his sitcom REMEMBER WENN), which has all struck me as ham-handed, but some Hugh Grant comedies, leaving aside the oddities such as THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM, are certainly easy enough to take (such as MUSIC AND LYRICS, as you note) while others are utterly dire (such as NOTTING HILL...notably, set in London, instead). Even so brilliant a film as ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND is as much romcom as as it is sf film or psychodrama, but I doubt most people will attach that label to it...likewise, the film adapation of the rather better novel, THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB. The cast also helps in that last case.

    Taylor Orci would probably spark up quite a conversation with Patton Oswalt, who rhapsodized on someone's interview series a few years back about his first exposure to a "salt course" at a specialist restuarant.

    Paul Feldman doesn't quite get at what's important about Lovecraft's creation of the Cthulhu and similar threats to his characters...these Elder Gods, as Lovecraft had his knowledgeable characters refer to them, were not so much interested in destroying humanity as rather oblivious to humanity--we didn't matter to them any more than ants we step on the grass, or the bacteria we wash off our skin, matter to us, for the most part, as they go about their affairs...if certain characters in a given story are useful to them, all to the good, for all they care...but that the characters are being driven mad or otherwise threatened by the Elders is usually of no concern to Cthulhu and its pals. Lovecraft, in his usually fussy, intentionally old-fashioned and often clunky prose, was writing existential horror fiction, often running up to the border of sf (in fact, at least one of his important stories was first published in an early '30s issue of the most popular sf magazine of the day, ASTOUNDING STORIES..."The Color Out of Space").

    What made the NECRONOMICON such a common story device beyond Lovecraft's own fiction was that he had a group of mostly writer friends he would correspond with, many of them like him regular contributors to WEIRD TALES and some other fantasy-fiction pulp magazines, but WEIRD TALES was the most influential and long-lived...among HPL's correspondents was Clark Ashton Smith, a sculptor and a bit of a latter-day Decadent fantasist (in the mode of Lord Dunsany, who also influenced HPL, and of George Branch Cabell), August Derleth, who would become HPL's most devoted fan and his first publisher in book form, with his Arkham House, and Robert E. Howard (the CONAN guy, subject of the biopic THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD), and such younger writers as Robert Bloch (PSYCHO, many scripts for THRILLER, STAR TREK, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: as well as other films and television and an even more influential prose career) and Fritz Leiber. All these folks, and others in "the Lovecraft Circle" would publish stories swapping various devices, in a clubby way, such as Bloch's DE VERMIS MYSTERIIS, his answer to THE NECRONOMICON, which also made its way into HELLBOY, since Mike Mignola is a huge Bloch fan.

    The first evidence that credulous readers were trying to take THE NECRONOMICON seriously involved an anonymously-published volume, a chapbook, which appeared in NYC in the 1930s that quoted all the passages HPL used in his stories...unclear why it existed, whether as a worship aid for Cthulhu supplicants or just to freak someone out. As the NECRO page you link to suggests, the title has been rather popular since, with an H.L. Giger painting collection being probably the most popular book to use the title commercially (when I was a bookseller, a happy stoner joker came in one day looking for The Real Thing, cheefully goofing with me that he'd seen a copy of the Original bound in human skin in Spain, myaaaan--a little Mansonite performance art always breaks up the day).

    Perhaps not sorry I missed the Crime and Punishment part of the discussion, as I was distracted from time to time by various requirements for my attention...but hope to give the show another run-through.

    La Vey, of course, was a professional Seeker of Attention, trying his best to capitalize on the notoriety of the likes of Aleister Crowley and his Magick folderol of the early years of the past century...but, really, Jackie, as your guests suggest, dealing with this kind of stuff (in Vodou, which is more like centuries than millennia old...Animist faith mixed with Christian is the source of much of it...and otherwise) is as old as humanity, and horror fiction dealing with it certainly predates DRACULA. See, for example BECOMING JANE, for a painless film that touches not only on the early career and life of Jane Austen, who would create a serious class of romcom literature, but also on her contemporary Ann Radcliff, and how it maybe wasn't always the most fun you could have being the Stephen King of your day, if your day was the first decades of the 1800s and you were a married woman in England. (Like King, Radcliff wasn't the best of her time, but she wasn't inconsiderable, and she certainly was the most popular writer of horror fiction in Britain before Dickens came along to rival her.)