PODGODZ 288

Podgodz 288

Recorded 15 May 2018

Clearing the fucking backlog!!! Down to 1.7 gigs(!) – LAX

Food playlist? CLEARED

TV Guidance Counsellor? Almost cleared April!

Nostalgia: THE MOVIE

 

Adds/Drops/Updates

 

Add: -/-

Drop:

Updates: Junkfood Cinema: Josie and the Pussy Cats

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

 

Top 10 shows of the Week – LAX

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

No Agenda #1030: Phoneliness, #1031: Dog Dazer, #1032: Going Vertical

Eureka Podcast #262: The Boys Take Cover

Somehow I Manage #8: That’s What She Said, #7 Second Drink

Omnibus: Tylenol Murders

Skip to the End #95: Avengers: Infinity War

 

LAX Top 10

10) Defocused #193: Four Prominent Trucks (T2)

9)   No Such Thing as a Fish #216: Lobster War

8)   Jim Jefferies Show Podcast #19: Cheerleaders

7)   No Agenda #1033: Swagger

6)   Do By Friday: Snot Yoga

5)   Roadwork #110: The Story of John Roderick

4)   Defocused #192: Grow a Meat-Sleeve (T1)

3)   Omnibus: Backyard Blast Furnace, The Moon Illusion

2)   Reconcilable Differences #77: Prodigal Bird (punctuality)

1)    Eureka Podcast #263: I Knows You Think You’re Being Nice, but Stop It.

 

GIO TOP 10

10. Legion of Skanks #361
09. TVGC #296 Alexandra Paul
08. WTF #915 Josh Brolin
07. No Agenda 1033 ‘Swagger’ and 80’s All Over June 1983
06. Resume: The Watercooler #120 Ranch Dressing on Everything
05. Defocused Four Prominent Trucks: T2
04. The 40 Year Old Boy Episode Forty-Two, Year Ten
03. AD #436 and Mother’s Day Ignorance Bonus
02. ADS #825 Murdered By The Golden State Killer
01. ACS #2325 John Cena and Diane Farr

Also Runners: Doughboys double Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, ACS #2323 Donna D’Erico, ACS #2322 Rob Riggle.

Hated it: We’ll See You in Hell 4.52

 

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Time to put the Crown Royal sack back on the microphone.

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PODGODZ 287

Podgodz 287: Tron (1982)

Recorded 08 May 2018

Other shit

Avengers Infinity War

Cobra Kai

Tron (1982)

Plot (Wikipedia)

Kevin Flynn is a leading software engineer formerly employed by the computer corporation ENCOM, who now runs a video arcade and attempts to hack into ENCOM’s mainframe system. However, ENCOM’s Master Control Program (MCP) halts his progress. Within ENCOM, programmer Alan Bradley and his girlfriend, engineer Lora Baines, discover that the MCP has closed off their access to projects. When Alan confronts the senior executive vice president, Ed Dillinger, Dillinger claims that the security measures are an effort to stop outside hacking attempts. However, when Dillinger privately questions the MCP, he discovers the MCP has expanded into a powerful virtual intelligence and has become power-hungry, illegally appropriating personal, business, and government programs to increase its own capabilities. The MCP blackmails Dillinger with information about his plagiarizing Flynn’s games if he does not comply with its directives.

Lora deduces that Flynn is the hacker, and she and Alan go to his arcade to warn him. Flynn reveals that he has been trying to locate evidence proving Dillinger’s plagiarism, which launched Dillinger’s rise in the company. Together, the three form a plan to break into ENCOM and unlock Alan’s “Tron” program, a self-governing security measure designed to protect the system and counter the functions of the MCP. Once inside ENCOM, the three split up and Flynn comes into direct conflict with the MCP, communicating with his terminal. Before Flynn can get the information he needs to reveal Dillinger’s acts, the MCP uses an experimental laser to digitize and download Flynn into the ENCOM mainframe cyberspace called the Grid, where programs are living entities appearing in the likeness of the human “Users” (programmers) who created them.

 

Flynn learns that the MCP and its second-in-command, Sark, rule and coerce programs to renounce their belief in the Users. The MCP forces programs that resist to play in deadly games and begins pitting Flynn in duels. Flynn meets other captured programs, Ram and Tron, between matches. Partnered, the three escape into the mainframe during a light cycle match, but Flynn and Ram become separated from Tron by an MCP pursuit party. While attempting to help Ram, who was wounded in the pursuit, Flynn learns that he can manipulate portions of the grid by accessing his programmer knowledge. Ram recognizes Flynn as a User and encourages him to find Tron and free the system before “derezzing” (dying). Using his new ability, Flynn rebuilds a vehicle and disguises himself as one of Sark’s soldiers.

Tron enlists help from Yori, a sympathetic program, and at an I/O tower, receives information in his identity disk from Alan necessary to destroy the MCP. Flynn rejoins them, and the three board a hijacked solar sailer to reach the MCP’s core. However, Sark’s command ship destroys the sailer, capturing Flynn and Yori, and presumably killing Tron. Sark leaves the command ship and orders its deresolution, but Flynn keeps it intact by again manipulating the Grid, while Sark reaches the MCP’s core on a shuttle carrying captured programs. While the MCP attempts to absorb captive programs, Tron, who turns out to have survived, confronts Sark and critically injures him, prompting the MCP to give him all its functions. Realizing that his ability to manipulate the Grid might give Tron an opening, Flynn leaps into the beam of the MCP, distracting it. Seeing the break in the MCP’s shield, Tron attacks through the gap and destroys the MCP and Sark, ending the MCP’s control over the Grid, and allowing the captured programs to communicate with users again.

 

Flynn reappears in the real world, rematerialized at his terminal. Tron’s victory in the Grid has released all lockouts on computer access, and a nearby printer produces the evidence that Dillinger had plagiarized Flynn’s creations. The next morning, Dillinger enters his office and finds the MCP deactivated, and the proof of his theft publicized. Flynn is subsequently promoted to CEO of ENCOM, and is happily greeted by Alan and Lora as their new boss.

 

My Thoughts (Lax)

I like this movie, but it is a god awful mismatch of styles. It freaking amazed 8 year old me though.

The Dude was a video game designer and hacker!

Open on Flynn’s Arcade and then cut to light cycle digital animate that can only be described by it’s limitations of 2mb of ram and 335mb of hard disk space.

It also portends the internet interconnecting everything.

Why does Sci-fi always fall back on hockey equipment as futuristic? This time it’s a Cooper hockey helmets.

Quick cuts to hide the limitations of your digital shots!

If make it look bright enough, maybe people won’t realize it’s black and white?

Another movie where people don’t understand programming, computers, and I suppose artificial intelligence.

I gotta say that ENCOM helicopter effect really stands up well.

I still can’t get Siri to tell me what my next scheduled event is and this fucker can half a conversation with his god damned desk? Fuck!

Welcome to the poorly realized cube farm matte painting.

Oh god the 80s glasses on Boxleitner!

The decor is 50% Yen Future and 50% Death Star.

I’m so sure the executive level elevator also goes to the LASER BAY.

Shut up old man, we are all aware of how transporters work, we’ve read the technical manual!

Getting a little creepy with the Dr. lady their Alan!

Back to Flynn’s, home of Space Paranoids!

I would like everyone to know we have a Donkey Kong kill screen coming up!

So the Dude is Afro-centric in the era of the Japan Fetish.

The Dude hacks for proof of the dirty done on him by Dillinger.

Encom could save some money if they just turned off some damn lights!

Now that is a big door!

I wonder who set up the desk powerpoint display for his little “fuck off” meeting?

Who’s in control now, eh? I bet the is why Elon is so worried about artificial intelligence!

Okay, gonna pause here. What is Flynn’s threat the the MCP? Should have cut him a deal and betrayed Dillinger. This movie now makes no sense. Time to turn it off and go  home.

Oh no, you’ve been teleported into an Amiga computer screen saver demo!

Programme jail, then the arena jai alai time before the light cycles and escape

Death of a programme, RIP Ram.

We now enter the part of the movie that can only be described as “filler” and kind decides to become a different movie.

Who hit the turbo button on the sideways aircraft carrier?

Frisbee battle on the mesa! Sark brain matter and the Giant Size Sark!

Aww. MCP was an old guy with a side strike manual typewriter under all the sparkle!

Revolution now, evil red has been purged, glorious blue is in power now.

So why did it spit The Dude back out at the LASER lab? Who knows. How is one printout going to help Flynn? Who the fuck knows!

Who where a fuzzy angora sweater to work? Dr.Lora Baines, that’s who!

END OF LINE

 

My Thoughts (Gio)

Bop, boze-de-boze-de-bop, se-de-bop

Humala bebuhla zeebuhla boobuhla
Humala bebuhla zeebuhla bop

 

Don’t forget that we are a listener supported show.

You can reach us @podgodz, podgodz@gmail.com and  on Facebook – that is podgodz with a Zed. You can also help fund this show, or Gio in general, at PATREON.com/Giovanni and hit up those Amazon Affiliate links.

Time to put the Crown Royal sack back on the microphone.

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PODGODZ 286

Podgodz 286: NOPE haven’t seen it! LAAA LAAA LAA LAA

Recorded 01 May 2018

 

I deleted a podcast subscription 5 minutes in to a podcast – Lax

 

LAX Top 10

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

No Agenda #1029: Batteries Not Included

Eureka Podcast #261: We Can’t Keep Doing This

 

 

Top 10 shows of the Week

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

Do By Friday: Farm Ville for War

Do By Friday: Vaudeville Kafka

The Incomparable #403: Computers are Educational (Childhood canon part 1)

Road Work #107: I Got Rolfed

No Such Thing as a Fish

 

Top 10

10) Roderick on the Line #286: Ginger Dagwood

9)   Skip to the End #94: A Quiet Place

8)   The Incomparable Game Show #85: Always Trust Mr. Peanut

7)   Defocused #190 The Arbiter of Florida, #191: This is Why I Break Pools (Bad Boys 1 & 2)

6)   Jim Jeffries Show Podcast #15: Bingo Wars, #16 with Brad Williams, #17 with Bryan Callem

5)   Sardonicast #6: Isle of Dogs, Boy

4)   The Omnibus: Bir Tawil, Hypercolour, Canadian Floating Feet

3)   Somehow I Manage #4, #5, #6

2)   Eureka Podcast #260: Craig’s Crazy Lunch Break

1)    Roderick on the Line #285: Praise Cannon

 

GIO TOP 10

10. Cinemaddicts May 2018
09. Legion of Skanks #357, 358 and 359.
08. We Heart Hartnett Town and Country
07. 80’s All Over August of 1982
06. The 40 Year Old Boy Episode Thirty Nine, Year Ten
05. TVGC #293/294
04. ADS #812 and #813
03. AD #433 and TFV Summer Preview 2018
02. JFC Hard Rain
01. ACS #2310

Adds: Bookish with Sonya Walger, The Weezer Bracket, The Well, 80’s All Over, High and mighty

Also Runners: A lot

Hate You Bro: JRE Fight Companion April 28th 2018.

 

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch Tron

 

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PODGODZ 285

Podgodz 285: Weird Science (no, not the funny one – Lax)

Recorded 24 April 2018

LAX Finished The Office (US) again.

Started watching 30 Rock and am desperately trying to clear my other backlogs

 

These episodes sapped my will to live.

 

They are bad.

 

Everyone should feel shame.

 

Everyone.

 

Even the one that bagged Jenny McCarthy.

 

I was thinking about Megaforce the entire time.

 

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PODGODZ 284

Podgodz 284

Recorded 13 April 2018

I am dealing with my problem of having too many podcasts. – Lax

I am routinely down to 30 podcast episode backlogs or less. – Gio

 

LAX Top 10

10) This American Life #642: The Impossible Dream

9)   Eureka Podcast #257: Google is Watching You (And Listening to This)

8)   No Agenda #1022: LIbJoe

7)   Skip to the End #93: Ready Player One

6)   Do By Friday: You Aren’t in Trouble

5)   Omnibus: Vending Machines

4)   The Dana Gould Hour: Critters

3)   The Incomparable Game Show #84: The Three-Pack

2)   Roadwork #104: Nick Nolte in a Pile of Wool, #105: I Should have Had a Pipe

1)    Eureka Podcast #258: What the Hell’s a Disco Nap

 

Add: -/-

Drop: A bunch: Invisibillia, Criminal, Planet Money, PM Indicator, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, Ask Me Another and maybe a couple I don’t remember.

Updates: T.J. Miller, ruiner of podcasts finally arrested by the authorities

 

Shows that pissed me off/weren’t good

The Dana Gould Hour: Critters

 

Up for contention but not making the list this week

Reconcilable Differences #75: The Most Popular Meat Grinder in Town

The Villain Edit

The Jim Jeffries Show Podcast

Omnibus: Call Signs & Hachiko

Hello Internet Episode One Hundred

Road Work #103: Tiny Little Fascist

Roderick on the Line #283: I Never Follow the Voice, #284: You’re Grass Now

No Agenda #1020: Undercount of Colour, #1021: Sun Burps, #1023: Wamr-Hand-Off

 

GIO Top 10

1. ACS #2296 and 2297 and DDP #322 Ryan Holiday
2. Doughboys Alison Rosen
3. ADS #803 and #804
4. TFV top 5 race against the clock scenes
5. Junk food Cinema we need to talk about superheroes/CUpodcast #122
6. YMIW Jason Sudiekis/TVGC #287 and #288
7. The 40 Year Old Boy Episode Thirty Seven, Year Ten
8. JRE # #1097 legion of skanks
9. Get up on this Alison Rosen/ your mom’s house #442 Alison Rosen
10. No Agenda #1020/ We Heart Hartnett ‘The Virgin Suicides’

Also Runners: No Agenda #1024, phone booth fighting 186 and 187, my favorite murder #115 I’ll be gone in the dark, WTF #901 they might be Giants, 905 bill Simmons, we heart hartnett ‘Here on Earth’

Adds: get up on this, legion of skanks

 

On Next Week’s Gio and Lax Watch a stupid basic cable series based on a now problematic movie from a now problematic auteur.

 

Don’t forget that we are a listener supported show.

You can reach us @podgodz, podgodz@gmail.com and  on Facebook – that is podgodz with a Zed. You can also help fund this show, or Gio in general, at PATREON.com/Giovanni and hit up those Amazon Affiliate links.

Time to put the Crown Royal sack back on the microphone.

Music Provided by Rucka Rucka Ali, Check out his work at RukasWorld and possibly commission him for your next project.

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