Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Episode 2 - The FanTIStic Trio and the Craptastic (Half) List

What luck! In my second installment, I am joined by the best pair of co-panelists a podcaster could hope for: The Brothers Siak (Jesse and Mark). We discuss the first half of Entertainment Weekly's 1000th issue lists of the Top New Classics of the past 25 years, and realize their utter lack of journalistic integrity.

Originally this was meant to be the first part of a two-part episode, but due to the fact that I have a PC and not a Mac, something went wrong, and the final 45 minutes are no more. The hilarity that you missed includes:
  • The book, fashion, video game, theatre, and new technology lists.
  • Mark getting distracted by a nearby issue of Playboy, thus leading to a long discussion of nipple preferences and the almighty landing strip.
  • The birth of my new (probably official) sign-off line.

And now, for some retractions, amendments, etc.:

  • I went to the Entertainment Weekly website, where their lack of mentioning the lists' cutoff dates makes the whole affair even more suspect.
  • The film "Amadeus" was released in 1984. Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus" was released in 1985, and it has been confirmed that the music video was inspired by (while obviously not directly related to) the film.
  • One of the key moments lost in the technical mishap was a discussion of the magazine's blurb on "Super Mario World" in which the trusted, highly reputable publication attempted to claim that it was not only the first game in which the mustachioed plumber had flight ability, but that it was his first appearance in a video game...EVER. For shame, EW.


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