Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Slumgullion Ep 3: Ask Your Doctor if Christian Bale is Right For You

New Podcast! (And a preview of our album cover art, courtesy of Geekplanet overlord Matt Dillon. Eat your heart out, Peter Max!)

In The Slumgullion, Episode 3, I present my theory about the deep thematic connection between Pumpkinhead and La Traviata, while Jeff is writing a musical about Frogs (toads) and demands that dancing zombies be close captioned for the hearing impaired. We namecheck World O' Crap's own Hank (grouchomarxist) Parmer and his definitive review of Frogs (toads), although we call him Henry Parmer, because he's an author and we're snooty that way. And finally, Jeff and I take the dreaded Unknown Movie Challenge with the 2002 Christian Bale head-scratcher, Equilibrium (or as we like to think of it, the world's only pro-depression antidepressant).

Please give it a listen, and let us know what you think here in the comments.

New beast blogging tomorrow.


Li'l Innocent said...

I haven't the viewing history to appreciate what you guys cast from your pods, but I would like to give a shout-out to one of the authors of the libretto of Pumpkinhead, my longtime pal and all-round good guy, Gary Gerani! Thinking of you if you see this, Gary! And thanks for seeing the, um, operatic parallels, Scott and Jeff.

grouchomarxist said...

[Bert Lahr voice] Shucks, folks, I'm speechless.

Thanks very much for the shout-out, Scott. And I don't care how rough Jeff's cut is, I really, really, really want to hear "Today the Pond -- Tomorrow the World!" (Seeing the musical versions of Pumpkinhead and The Re-Animator just got added to my bucket list, too.)

Plus, you guys have saved me from wasting 107 irreplaceable minutes of my life on Equilibrium, for which it sounds as if I should be eternally grateful. The movie's been listed on Netflix streaming for quite a while now; I'm not sure what's kept me from adding it to my queue, but that vague intuition has evidently served me well.

Hard to believe this thing has a 7.5 out of 10 rating on IMDB. There must be more fans of gunkata slap-fights than one would initially think.