Nice Driving Bats

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Did you see the bat logo change color?

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All Good Things Come To A End…

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So on July 3, 2014 I posted about the podcast Random Nerdness ending (Post Here). But something happened and we kicked it off for another season! Sadly it seems that this will be it’s last season as a whole :(. The reason is money and space. What is happening tho! Is that all planned podcast eps are going to mixed with the Geek Fallout Podcast. Basically making an all in one podcast. Here is a Statement From the Chris Lockhart, the creator of these podcasts:

Hello everyone, this is your old pal Chris Lockhart with some new news in regards to the podcasts going forward. I am going ahead and cancelling the Random Nerdness podcast. For the money I am paying for it and for the listeners that actually tune in it’s just not worth continuing. However that does not mean that we have to cancel any plans for RN episodes being prepared. I have 3 episodes planned and I know Jason has some ‘Stargate’ episodes planned. Now those episodes will be done as back-up episodes of ‘Geek Fallout’. As you know sometimes we run into technical difficulties and issues with scheduling from time to time. On those instances we cannot sometimes get a new episode of Geek Fallout out, now these “back-up” episodes can fill those gaps. This way we can ensure that we put out an episode each and every week. And the invitation I extended to everyone to create and Host your own podcast episode that we had been doing on RN still stands. So if you have an idea for an episode that you really want to do that would fall outside our regular GF podcast format feel free to record it (and make sure you have an editor lined up to record and edit). We will put it in the back-up episodes folder and use it when needed or use it sooner if you like.

We have 300MB of monthly storage at Podbean which means if our regular weekly episodes fall short of the 300MB and we have room for another episode we can insert it in. So some weeks we may have 2 episodes of GF that are released. Going forward “new” episodes of GF will be released on Mondays. So that being said when we listen to an episode of GF it will be a week old. The reason for this is to give Chris Gaida and Jason Roberts time to edit without being rushed or interfering with their personal lives. This will mean our “news” may be outdated but that’s ok. We’re not so much about the news aspect but rather more about the discussion about said news. Chris and Jason will forward their edited episodes to me via our Dropbox account and I’ll put them up on Mondays. And on a personal note I have decided to take an even further step back from being on Geek Fallout.

Between Hosting and editing GFCBEps and Trek1701 and (trying) to write a book, and with family obligations, and starting a ‘Faith’ based podcast and other such stuff I need to free up some time. I can certainly drop in from time to time when needed (or if I’m bored and wanting to talk to my GF buddies), but between the number of podcasters we already have and the fine job that Jason and Chris are doing at editing I think it’s safe for me to step back at this time. I will continue to be the overall Executive Producer and I will continue with the quarterly newsletters.

If you have any questions or concerns please let me know. Thank you all for the great job you are doing and helping to make RN/GF Podcast Productions a true podcasting family!

- Chris”
I fully understand this move and looking forward to what is to come :)

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Podcast Topic: Top 5 Cartoon Characters

So coming up on the 2nd of February, I’ll be hosting the Geek Fallout Podcast. The Topic for this podcast is Top 5 Cartoon Characters! I just finished putting together my list of favorite toons and also gathered history/information on each toon. :) Now like all pre-podcast posts, I’ll only give you a few of the items on the list.  You’ll have to just listen to the podcast to hear the last two !mmmmmwwwwahahahahahaha!FdxAPmK

At first I wanted to do just Looney Tunes & Hanna-Barbera only for this podcast. But after thinking about it and a talk with some of my fellow podcasters. I opened it up to every cartoon out there, plus there will less of a chance of us copying each other. So here we go!! This is the list I have put together, enjoy!

05: Marvin the Martian: After Bugs Bunny had begun to outwit Yosemite Sam.. Friz Freleng & director Chuck Jones decided to create the opposite type of character, one who was soft-spoken, but whose actions were incredibly destructive & legitimately dangerous. Marvin the Martian was the result! Marvin made his debut with 1948’s Haredevil Hare. Unlike the other Warner Bros. cartoon villains, Marvin can be actually evil at most points, and not just daft  like the others, he is also funny.

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The design for Marvin was based on a conception of the Roman God Mars. “That was the uniform that Mars wore that helmet and skirt. We thought putting it on this ant-like creature might be funny. But since he had no mouth, we had to convey that he was speaking totally through his movements. It demanded a kind of expressive body mechanics.”
Marvin was never named in the original shorts – he was called the Commander of Flying Saucer X-2 in The Hasty Hare in 1952. But only decades later, when the character attracted merchandising, the current name was selected.

04: Foghorn Leghorn:  Foghorn Leghorn was directly inspired by the popular character of Senator Claghorn. ASouthern politician played by Kenny Delmar who was a regular character on the Fred Allen radio show. The rooster adopted many of Claghorn’s catch phrases, such as “That’s a joke, ah say, that’s a joke, son.” Delmar had based the character of Claghorn upon a Texas rancher who was fond of saying this.
A leghorn is a breed of chicken, and foghorn describes the character’s loud, overbearing voice.

tumblr_ml96leMrmO1r34tn8o1_500According to Leonard Maltin the character’s voice was also patterned after a hard-of-hearing West Coast-only radio character from the 1930s, known simply as The Sheriff, on a radio program called Blue Monday Jamboree. The voice has similarities to that of another Mel Blanc voice: Yosemite Sam (a strictly Friz Freleng character).

03: Wile E. Coyote: Chuck Jones based Wile E. Coyote on a Mark Twain book called Roughing It. Which Twain described the coyote as “a long, slim, sick and sorry-looking skeleton” & “a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry.” Chuck Jones said he created the Coyote-Road Runner cartoons as a parody of traditional “cat and mouse” cartoons like MGM’s Tom and Jerry, which Jones would work on as a director later in his career. Jones modeled the Coyote’s appearance on fellow animator Ken Harris.

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The Coyote’s name of Wile E. is a play on the word “wily.” The “E” was said to stand for Ethelbert in one issue of a Looney Tunes comic book. The Coyote’s surname is routinely pronounced with a long “e”, but in one cartoon short, To Hare Is Human, Wile E. is heard pronouncing it with a diphthong ky-OH-tay. Early model sheets for the character prior to his initial appearance (in Fast and Furry-ous) identified him as “Don Coyote”, a play on Don Quixote.

Well I hope you enjoy this little list of cartoon characters as much as I did. I can’t wait till this podcast and hear everyone’s picks for the Top 5. Make you come by and give us a listen at Geek Fallout!

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Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes Ep #27 X-Men Movie Discussion, Part One

Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes.

Host Chris Lockhart is joined by Erik Johnson, MissM, Brian Farrell and Richard Rehder. We discuss some comic book news then spend the rest of the episode discussing the X-Men 90’s animated series as well as the start of the X-Men film franchise (X-Men, X2 and X-Men Last Stand). But this is just part one of a two part episode discussion on the X-Men film franchise!

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Fantastic Four Official Teaser Trailer [HD]!

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No. Just No

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As an artist myself. I have to wonder why this pose was okay….? I mean it’s a full on butt shot. At some point you would think,”hey maybe I should redraw this.” Or at least the inker or editor would stop and ask haha.

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Oh Batman….

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