Pop Culture and Halloween have always had an interesting relationship. Whether it be the drawing in of the northern hemisphere nights, the telling of ghost stories, the delicious feelings of dread or the tingle of the fear that runs down your spine, there is something to be said for allowing the unknown and uncanny to thrill, delight and spook.
In this episode, we look at the roots of the festival, and talk about some notable films and TV specials built around this time of year. We look at why there is so much love for Halloween, and we delve into its impact and cultural footprint in Australia.
Plus there's our usual Thimble of Win. And absolutely no filth this time. Promise.
*****WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT MATERIAL*****
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Right, now that's out of the way, we present our take on Tetris. We explore its early origins in 80's Russia, the convoluted mess of rights ownership surrounding it, its cultural impact and other things; not least more proof, if it were needed, that Rule 34 exists (ask your mum - go on, it'll be fun). We also review "Tetris: The Games People Play" by Box Brown - well worth a look, unlike some of the links below...
Plus there's out regular Thimble of Win. As if you weren't already filled to the brim with entertaining goodness.
You lucky sods!
and, because we kinda have to,
Ahoy there, geekowarriors!
After our winter break, we decided to tickle your ear canals with a subject for debate. Wherever you fit in geek and nerd culture, there are always some areas that people are shocked and surprised at you for not being across. Those moments where you confess to never having played/seen/drawn/fondled/enjoyed a particular geek experience that would otherwise appear to be right up your (diagon)alley.
This week, we hear what happened when Chani tried Terry Pratchett, Cav tried Doctor Who, and Mike tried Civilisation (the game, not the concept)
Plus as ever, there's our Thimble of Win. you lucky sods.