Episode 28 — VHS Nostalgia
Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:02 PM
Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:12 AM
Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:35 AM
I remember that news broadcast when David Horowitz was held at gunpoint. I looked at my brother and sort of freaked out seeing someone held at gunpoint. What a great after school treat, eh.
BTW, is it me or does Rodney have a Jaime Gillis Meets Joe Mantagna looking vibe to him?
Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:52 AM
Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:09 PM
Plus, The Shining is literally the only movie to ever scare me. It's genuinely psychologically terrifying, and I've lost many a night to Shining conspiracies/theories. Kubrick was amazing.
One more thing, color correction and matting issues frustrate the hell out of me. I'm still waiting for a proper full screen release of Evil Dead. The Japanese laserdisc is the closest you can get to the way it was originally shot.
Great episode, all the nerdy stuff I like.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:38 PM
Yes! Jake's Podmass comment was funny, because I'm sure a lot of people will have that reaction, but deep cuts like this are exactly why TFF is so great. Taking this point by point:
- Loved hearing more about Room 237. Doug Benson talked about it on DLM after seeing it at a festival, and it sounds really fascinating.
- On a personal note, the confluence of Kubrick films and VHS as a topic was really funny, because I actually still own the Stanley Kubrick Collection VHS box set (and have it and no other tapes sitting with my DVDs/BRs) despite not having a connected VCR to play it on.
- The KNBC incident was pretty incredible, and OF COURSE Jake has the transcript of his full speech and OF COURSE Jake has tracked him down on the internet.
- If any stations go off the air overnight these days, they should replace that anthem video with the "Closing Up the Plug Bag" theme. (Also, that one gave me a chuckle because my aunt and uncle lived in the probably-no-longer-growing Plattsburgh, NY area until about a year ago.)
Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:19 PM
I usually think the podmass reviews are fairly decent, but all of them for the Fogelnest Files are just like.. this guy just doesn't get it. One of the reviews was ragging on jake for 'setting up the bit poorly' by asking the guest to describe what they're seeing. It's not a bit - it's that they need to have some way to describe a visual medium on a podcast, dude.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:09 PM
I know this podcast is under the comedy section - and it's damn funny - but it's become so much more than that. it's been a celebration of why pop culture is the fabric of society. I am so stoked that there will be more documentary filmmakers in the future.
Damn, that KNBC news teams are pros- I would have been sh*tting my pants. And then to go back on the air an hour later to report it? Total pros.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:47 PM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:34 PM
OMGGGGG I'm dying. That is amazing. I never thought a dog falling off of something would be so cute
Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:58 PM
A great episode, and one that I find fascinating on a cultural level thanks to things like "The S From Hell." I mean, it's just... fucking weird that there are certain people of a certain age and demographic that have this relationship with logos and bumpers and whatnot. I think I'm just old enough where I remember watching VHS tapes and syndicated TV as a kid, seeing those logos and hearing their music, and knowing what was in store for me.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:37 AM
Wow Jake, What a great one-two punch over the past two episodes.
First I'm laughing my ass off from last week's episode, especially your "Venom at the negotiating/buffet table" impressions, and then this episode reminds me of the incredibly visceral reactions those bumpers used to evoke. Though it wasn't featured here, the Nelvana bumper always got to me as a little kid, mostly because they produced my favorite cartoon "Dinosaucers", and seeing that meant that "Dinosaucers" was over.
I'm definitely looking up Ascher's other stuff and yes please, get some more documentary makers on here. This was astoundingly interesting.