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Killing Tyme
What Came First

Killing Tyme

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 101:18


Happy Tuesday party people! The Killing TymeT Boyz are back with another one. Join us today as we do a chicken sandwich taste challenge. Talk about week 7 in the NFL. What is the COVID Vaccine treated the world like Thanos? The NBA 75 best players of all time list, and Semen Retention. These Topics and more on this episode. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/korey-kilgore2/support

The Commercial Break
EP115: WTF Chuck!?

The Commercial Break

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 66:32


Bryan tells Krissy about a woman in N.Y. suing Kellogg Pop Tart for lack of nutritional value. He recalls a time he should have sued for food related trauma and they wonder what kind of meat in Subway meat. Then they review some dating rules from the 1950's and are reminded that even 70 years ago "Hey!" was not a great pick-up line. Finally, it's a Love Connection date Chuck Woolery won't soon forget as Bryan tells Hoadley about his womanly legs!LINKS:Want a TCB limited edition collectible sticker? Each series sticker is limited and first come, first serve. Click HERE to find out how!Send us show ideas, comments, questions  or hate mail by texting us or leaving a voicemail at 1-661-Best-2-Yo (1.661.237.8296)Watch Us on YouTubeTCB Live On Fireside AppAll Sponsor Codes & Links Get A Free DOZEN Tamales From Texas Lone Star Tamales (Use Code TCB at Checkout)Streamlight Lending By SunTrust Bank (Use Code TCB for additional interest savings)BeachBound is beach focused vacation travel planning agency...online!Special Thanks:Special Thanks To Moon Cheese For The Snacks! Use Code TCB For 15% Off Moon Cheese Products...Click HereSpecial Thanks To Project Pollo Our Vegan Burgers!Studio Snacks Provided By Siete Chips! (Try The Fuego Flavor!)Castbox is the TCB publishing partner . Download The App Here!New Episodes on Tuesdays and now Fridays everywhere you listen to podcasts!1-(661)-BEST-2-YO  |  (1-661-237-8296)

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Too Fat Dudez
Episode 501: Dutcher Ruddering Yourself

Too Fat Dudez

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 58:44


Chad and Zach return after a triumphant celebration of 500 episodes to discuss new Daredevil rumors for Spider-Man, Harry Styles casting in the MCU, Will Coulter as Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3,, more Darth Vader in Star Wars, and first reactions on a brand new Uncharted trailer!

Nerd It Through The Grapevine
65 - Join Team Thanos Today! (not a pyramid scheme)

Nerd It Through The Grapevine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 72:18


This week, we travel to the year 3000 in the name of John Travolta, don't let your legendary baseball dad get his head frozen on a tuna can, Thanos has a totally new and totally not pyramid scheme for all the prospective grunts, and there's a segment thief in our midst!Nerd stuff and farts from this episode:L. Ron HubbardBattlefield EarthJohn TravoltaTed WilliamsBaseballFuturamaJohn HenryThanosEvil EmpiresStar WarsH-Type Nubian YachtTribubble BongoVampire BreathStarbucksMoby DickSonicSonixAnimeMangaBlack CloverNarutoSolo LevelingAmerica's Next Top ModelAmerica's Funniest Home VideosMetalocalypseDethklokCome join the Backyard Bonanza in our Discord!https://discord.gg/QND8pNasHAWe have merch now?! Come get some!https://best-friends-tiny-inc.creator-spring.com/Theme Music:Jeremy Blake - Powerup!Technical Difficulty Music: Kevin MacLeod - Local Forecast - SlowerMalcolm's Cream (Guest Podcast Promo):Pick Me! PodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/bestfriendstinyinc)

3 Hokages
Was DC's Fandome event worth the wait?

3 Hokages

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 76:12


Kay lets us know what you may missed during the recent DC Fandome event.We also discuss how Marvel could properly introduce the X-men into the MCU.Kareem also ventured into the Venomverse and we finally put out our thoughts on the finale of Marvel's first season of What If? 

Trophy Talk Podcast
Trophy Talk Podcast - Episode 44: The Candy Blowout

Trophy Talk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 127:18


Hello hello everybody and welcome back to episode 44 of Trophy Talk! This marks our second episode of Spooktober , a time of year full of frights, candy, scary pumpkins, and creepy monsters. Well, if you choose to engage in those sorts of media at least. This episode is a big one for us, as the second episode of the month the hosts dive deep into what we've been playing for the month of October! And, speaking of hosts, for the first time in a few episodes, the whole gang is back together. That's right, you can expect Colin, Eli, and Darryl's answers to your hard hitting Patreon questions including things like, how we would fare against Thanos, what our favorite season is, if we would buy a new Sony handheld, what features we want to keep from the PS5, and what games we love but will never platinum. On top of all that goodness Darryl gives his long awaited thoughts on achieving the platinum in Wolfenstein II, Eli starts to sound like a real pro with his understanding of Minecraft, and Colin falls deep into survival horror and nostalgia with Alien: Isolation. We hope you enjoy and thank you for listening!

Flix and Clix
#64 Flix: Dune (2021) Review

Flix and Clix

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 72:51


Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the 1965 Novel, Dune, comes to the big screen for the second time as a full-length movie. Starring Drax, Aquaman, MJ from Spider-Man, that singer chick from Greatest Showman, Thor's girlfriend's boss, Poe Dameron, The Polka Dot Man, the bad guy from No Country for Old Men, and Thanos. (A seriously star-studded cast). Jordan and Micah review this sucker! Enjoy!WE HAVE A WEBSITE. Shout out to Jordan! He's the man. Check it out!flixandclix.comWe have a Patreon! If you would like to support us financially, this is the perfect way to do so!www.patreon.com/flixandclixFollow us on Twitter!@FlixandClixAnd Instagram!@flix_and_clix 

Empty The Tank
Yeah, I'd Make Love to a Baseball

Empty The Tank

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 89:27


Friday you son of a bitch, you were dearly missed. ETT is back bringing you Purposeful Nonsense. But first, we talk baseball. Dodgers v. Giants was the series of the year, and the Rays Front Office is Thanos. We also reminisce on Ty Cobb, who was not only a Hall of Fame ballplayer but also a Hall of Fame racist, truly a multi talented guy. Then we delve into the Yankees offseason, and their potentially dire situation.Evan then begins day drinking and laments on being at his breaking point trying to bring his little league team to a victory. At this point we veer off and try to figure out what the fuck Kyrie Irving said on his live and if it made sense. Then we laugh at some stupid tweets. Carruth - Boldy JamesNOTE* - no baseballs were inseminated during this recording. BoneAppleTea.

Sarah and Vinnie Full Show
October 20th, 2021 7am Alice Celebrity Trash

Sarah and Vinnie Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 20:34


Harry Styles is apparently joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos' brother, Superman has a new motto, there is a new Batman trailer out with Robert Pattinson, and you can see Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball in first trailer for 'Being the Ricardos'! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jeff & Jenn Podcasts
E News: We know why Kate Beckinsale was hospitalized...

Jeff & Jenn Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 22:01


E News: We know why Kate Beckinsale was hospitalized, Harry Styles is going to be Thanos, Meghan McCain, and Adele's perfect meal.

Jeff & Jenn Podcasts
E News: We know why Kate Beckinsale was hospitalized...

Jeff & Jenn Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 22:01


E News: We know why Kate Beckinsale was hospitalized, Harry Styles is going to be Thanos, Meghan McCain, and Adele's perfect meal.

Thanos to Theos
Episode 23: What the Heck?

Thanos to Theos

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 31:07


In this live-show from the 2021 Rooted Conference, we're joined by Becca Heck to discuss an obvious question - “Why would a ministry like Rooted host a podcast about comics?” The four of us discuss the meaning and value of comics and reflect on the power of myth when it comes to the big questions of life, meaning, purpose, etc. We wrap up by sharing a few examples of ways that comics (and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in particular) has helped us initiation spiritually significant conversations with students.We would love your feedback, input, or questions for future episodes.Contact us on Twitter @ThanosToTheos, Instagram @ThanosToTheos, or email us at thanostotheos@gmail.comIf you want to respond to any of our hosts, you can reach us on Twitter:Mike McGarry: @revmcgarryClark Fobes: @fobesmanKevin Yi: @kevinhyi

The Mix Chicago Flash Briefings
Evening Flash Briefing 10.19.21

The Mix Chicago Flash Briefings

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 1:10


Harry Styles is joining the Marvel Universe as Eros, an Eternal and brother of Thanos. Sporty Spice gets eliminated from DWTS and tonight is Chicago night on Wheel of Fortune.

To Trope or Not to Trope
Enneagram One

To Trope or Not to Trope

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 25:23


From the benevolent rule of Mary Poppin's cheerful dictatorship to Thanos's perfectly balanced soufflé, join us as we discuss how to make an Enneagram One character come to life in your writing. Forget stick-in-the-mud moral guardians—Enneagram Reformers are here with a (morally justified) vengeance! (And maybe an army of chimney sweeps. You never know.)

Reverend Billy Radio
71: Only Wacky Monsters like Thanos and the IPCC are Permitted To Say “The End”

Reverend Billy Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 29:00


Our failure to mount a strong resistance to the Citi and BP, Blackrock and Exxon, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase - needs to top the agenda.  This cannot continue because we won't be able to continue….  26 times the international climate conference has met?  What if we stopped Big Oil in the early 90's when it started? The fossil liars-in-suits will be negotiating their blah blah blah inside a secured building that hundreds of thousands will parade around and around.   The Church of Stop Shopping will be there with our song, “Extinction is real!  Extinction is here!  Better say I Love You before you disappear!”   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

School of Movies
What If? (Season 1)

School of Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 104:01


[School of Everything Else 2021] For the first time ever, a direct MCU production really threw me. We've had underachieving films in the past, like the listless Thor: The Dark World, the dramatically unexplorative Ant-Man and The Wasp and starting out with a really serious challenge for our flawed hero before dropping the PTSD ball in the third act with Iron Man 3. Thanos was troublingly handled in Infinity War and a year of imbecilic agreement in the myopic viewpoints of a sympathetically-cast abuser only made that worse. WandaVision, Falcon and Loki all had their missed marks in otherwise solid packages. But this one was wildly uneven. It had two episodes I actively despise, a couple I absolutely adore and a bunch of fluff in the middle. And so that we end on a high note we will be scaling the Marvel mountain in that order. Guests: Greg Downing of Through the Wind Door @MightyGregDoge Austin Wilden from our Discord @WC_WIT

Big Question
Marvel's WHAT IF: All The Absolute/Nexus Events EXPLAINED!

Big Question

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 45:48


What are the Absolute Points/Nexus Points of the MCU multiverse after Marvel's What If? What is an Absolute Point anyway? Visit http://joinhoney.com/bigquestion to get Honey for free. What events are Nexus Points/Absolute points in the MCU multiverse? Marvel Studios' has The Ancient One explain Absolute Points in Season 1 to Strange Supreme but are there more? Is Thanos' Infinity Stone quest truly inevitable? Is Janet Van Dyne doomed to be lost in the Quantum Realm? MasterTainment and Producer Brandon Barrick tackle multiverse Nexus Points in today's Big Question! #WhatIf #WhatIfMarvel #MCU Check out our sweet, sweet merch! http://www.newrockstarsmerch.com

The Reader Copy Podcast
What If... the Watcher Broke His Oath? - The Reader Copy Recap

The Reader Copy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 29:48


Today Chris and Daniel recap episode 9 of MARVEL's What If...? This episode is titled "What If... the Watcher Broke His Oath?" Summary: The Watcher recruits Strange-Supreme, Captain Carter, Star-Lord T'Challa, "Party" Thor, Black Panther Killmonger, and a Gamora variant who killed Thanos[a] from their respective universes to battle Ultron. Ultron confronts them in a universe lacking intelligent life, where T'Challa steals the Soul Stone. Strange teleports in a zombie horde, including Wanda Maximoff, who Ultron overpowers. The team goes to Ultron's home universe, meeting Natasha Romanoff. Ultron follows, restarting the battle, where Gamora's Infinity Crusher device fails to destroy the Infinity Stones as they are from a different universe. Carter helps Romanoff shoot Ultron with an arrow containing Arnim Zola's mind. Zola wipes Ultron's mind and takes over Ultron's body. Killmonger steals the Infinity Stones for himself, but Zola fights him over them. Strange and the Watcher seal Killmonger and Zola in a pocket dimension, which Strange agrees to watch over. The Watcher returns Strange, Carter, T'Challa, Gamora, and Thor to their respective universes. Romanoff refuses to return to hers, so the Watcher brings her to one in which the Avengers candidates were assassinated,[b] where she helps defeat Loki. In a mid-credits scene, Carter and her universe's Romanoff discover the Hydra Stomper armor with someone inside.

Paul's Security Weekly TV
Privacy Engineering Firms, Facebook Outages, Orca Series C, & Gravwell - ESW #245

Paul's Security Weekly TV

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 42:15


In the Enterprise Security News for this week: Orca Security raises all the money, Privacy engineering firms hit their funding stride, McAfee and FireEye merge, but where's RSA's dance partner? Akamai acquires Guardicore, NetApp picks up CloudCheckr, SPDX becomes the ISO standard for SBOMs, & Facebook shares details on how they accidentally Thanos snapped themselves! All that, our weekly Squirrel, and more, on this episode of the Enterprise Security Weekly News!   Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/esw for all the latest episodes! Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw245

Marvelvision
"WHAT IF... The Watcher Broke His Oath?"

Marvelvision

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 111:36


Ol' Babyhead is pulling a Nick Fury and is bringing together characters we met all season (and also one we didn't meet yet, and Derek explains why that is) to fight the powered up Ultron from last episode. Was all the build up worth it? Does it pay off? Why don't the live action movies have action scenes like the ones on this show?It's the season finale of What If...? and we discuss the journey so far and also the action-packed episode in front of us. Plus: lots of news, including a vital Black Widow deleted scene and an Agatha Harkness TV show. Plus we discover the intriguing connection between the Pet Shop Boys and Marvel. Of course, as always, you can skip that by just going to 40 minutes on your podapp. We're gonna take a week off and then we'll be back with an episode about The Incredible Hulk Returns, the TV movie sequel to the 70s The Incredible Hulk TV show. We could do that on our Watch Men superhero movie podcast, but we feel that TV movies belong on TV podcasts. Speaking of which, we'll have an episode of Watch Men about Venom: Let There Be Carnage in a couple of days. You can only hear us talking about Marvel movies on that podcast, which is only available to $5 and above subscribers at www.patreon.com/cinemasangha. Sign up now!

You've Got Hanks
W. (2008) With Dennis Curlett

You've Got Hanks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 60:16


Things get political this week, because we're talking W. (2008) with my good friend and director of Paradox Lost, Dennis Curlett (@futuremedennisc). This movie was weird, and we couldn't tell if it was a satire or serious. What we do know is this movie will definitely take you back to the early 2000s trauma you probably suppressed, so there's that. Also, Warped Tour and Thanos! No "Call-in Colin" this week, but if you'd like to be a part of the next one, call ‪(805) 622-9667‬ & Hanks for listening! Theme Music by Zach Olsen (@realzacholsen) Artwork by Matt Czap (@mattczap) — SHOW INFORMATIONInstagram: Instagram Twitter: Twitter Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Subscribe: Spotify

The Commercial Break
EP110: Go For Thanos!

The Commercial Break

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 57:15


Bryan tells Hoadley about his endless nights trying to get his daughter to sleep, they discuss the power weed couple known as Snoopy Doggy Doggy & Martha Stewart and wonder how Trump will call the Holyfield  fight. Then the gang wonders why they cannot get anyone to watch them on YouTube while "Jesse" calls Thanos and gets 2,000,000 views!! Finally, Bryan and Krissy find Thanos' cell phone number and give him a ring to pick his brain. LINKS:Want a TCB limited edition collectible sticker? Each series sticker is limited and first come, first serve. Click HERE to find out how!Or send a text or voicemail to 661-Best-2-Yo (1.661.237.8296)Watch this episode on YoutubeTCBTV-minusSponsorStreamlight Lending By SunTrust Bank (Use Code TCB for additional interest savings)DBSAlliance For Mental Health HelpMagic Spoon (Use Code TCB)FUM (Use Code TCB) Smokeless Pipe for Smoking SesationCastbox is the TCB publishing partner . Download The App Here!Subscribe to The Commercial Break Podcast Youtube ChannelNew Episodes on Tuesdays and now Fridays everywhere!Text or leave us a message: 1-(661)-BEST-2-YO  |  (1-661-237-8296)

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Defenders TV Podcast. The home of Punisher, Doctor Strange, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist reviews
Marvel's What If Watcher Broke His Oath? Episode 9 podcast from Defenders on TV Podcast Industries

Defenders TV Podcast. The home of Punisher, Doctor Strange, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 102:43


We're discussing the What If? Finale Episode 9 "What If The Watcher Broke His Oath?" thanks for joining us fellow Defenders. Marvel's What If? Finale Episode 9 Synopsis Executive Produced by: Bryan Andrews, A.C. Bradley, Brad Winderbaum with Kevin Feige Head Writer: A.C. Bradley Episode Written By: A.C. Bradley Episode Directed By: Bryan Andrews One selected group of Guardians can save the multiverse!  From across the multiverse The Watcher selects his team.  Captain Carter who would sacrifice herself for the mission, will create the opportunity. T'Challa Starlord, considering every option, will provide the skill for an advantage. The Supreme Doctor Strange will provide the protection to get the job done. Ever trusting Partyboy Thor will provide distraction to achieve their goals. Eric Stephens AKA Killmonger will analyse the situation for the best advantage to himself. And Gamora, fresh from an unseen victory over Thanos, will provide the experience to defeat another infinity stone wielder, the all-powerful Ultron. Assembled, the new Guardians of Multiverse get Ultron's attention, their battle against the powerful cosmic being plays out across worlds, with magic, molnar, and zombies, they manage to get their sticky fingers on the soul stone. As the Watcher brings them through to the only universe where Ultron can be defeated, Gamora's infinity stone crusher doesn't work.  As Ultron fights back and the Black Widow enters the fight, Natashia and Peggy work together to deploy the analogue technology in tribute to Hawkeye. Arnim Zola begins his work on Ultron, defeating  his host and claiming the infinity stones. But Killmonger also makes claims on them and the two battle for their power. This was all in the plan for The Watcher and Strange Supreme pulls Zola and Killmonger into his prison to contain them for eternity, extinguishing the multiversal threat. The Guardians return to their universes but Natasha refuses to go back to a dead planet. The Watcher opens a new door for Natashia to start a new life as she joins a universe where their Black Widow has already been lost. Back on the Lumarian Star, Captain Carter returns to her mission where a long lost surprise is waiting for her. Marvel's What If? Finale Episode 9 Cast The Watcher - Jeffrey WrightPeggy Carter played by Hayley AtwellStarlord T'Challa - Chadwick BosemanStrange Supreme - Benedict CumberbatchErik Killmonger - Michael B. JordanThor - Chris HemsworthArnim Zola - Toby JonesLoki - Tom HiddlestonEgo - Kurt RussellBrock Rumlow - Frank GrilloBatroc - Georges St-PierreShuri - Ozioma AkaghaPeter Quill - Brian T. DelaneyNatasha Romanoff - Lake BellUltron - Ross MarquandSteve Rogers - Josh KeatonTony Stark - Mick Wingertwith Nick Fury played by Samuel L. Jackson A Return to Defending As we are returning to the Marvel TV universe we are using the format of our former Marvel podcast, Defenders TV Podcast. We discuss: - What if we had a Top 3 points about the episode. What have we seen before?, What's the change?, What does this mean for this episodes universe? - Whether we each Defend the episode or not - Notes, Quotes and comic references What if we had a Pub Quiz? During each podcast we'll ask a question about each episode in our What If? Pub Quiz. You can send in your answers each week to feedback@tvpodcastindustries.com At the end of the nine episode series the listeners with the most correct answers will be in with the chance of getting their hands on some What If? goodies. All questions will be updated on: https://www.tvpodcastindustries.com Question 9 - What music related battle cry does Thor use before attacking Ultron and who was the original singer? Feedback for What If? Once you've watched the episodes you can email us to feedback@tvpodcastindustries.com, you can message us @TVPodIndustries on Twitter or join our Facebook group at https://facebook.

TV Podcast Industries
Marvel's What If Watcher Broke His Oath? Episode 9 podcast from TV Podcast Industries

TV Podcast Industries

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 102:43


Season one ends with the What If? finale Episode 9 "What If The Watcher Broke His Oath?". We discuss the new Guardians of the Multiverse and our spoiler filled thoughts on the season. Marvel's What If? Finale Episode 9 Synopsis Executive Produced by: Bryan Andrews, A.C. Bradley, Brad Winderbaum with Kevin Feige Head Writer: A.C. Bradley Episode Written By: A.C. Bradley Episode Directed By: Bryan Andrews One selected group of Guardians can save the multiverse!  From across the multiverse The Watcher selects his team.  Captain Carter who would sacrifice herself for the mission, will create the opportunity. T'Challa Starlord, considering every option, will provide the skill for an advantage. The Supreme Doctor Strange will provide the protection to get the job done. Ever trusting Partyboy Thor will provide distraction to achieve their goals. Eric Stephens AKA Killmonger will analyse the situation for the best advantage to himself. And Gamora, fresh from an unseen victory over Thanos, will provide the experience to defeat another infinity stone wielder, the all-powerful Ultron. Assembled, the new Guardians of Multiverse get Ultron's attention, their battle against the powerful cosmic being plays out across worlds, with magic, molnar, and zombies, they manage to get their sticky fingers on the soul stone. As the Watcher brings them through to the only universe where Ultron can be defeated, Gamora's infinity stone crusher doesn't work.  As Ultron fights back and the Black Widow enters the fight, Natashia and Peggy work together to deploy the analogue technology in tribute to Hawkeye. Arnim Zola begins his work on Ultron, defeating  his host and claiming the infinity stones. But Killmonger also makes claims on them and the two battle for their power. This was all in the plan for The Watcher and Strange Supreme pulls Zola and Killmonger into his prison to contain them for eternity, extinguishing the multiversal threat. The Guardians return to their universes but Natasha refuses to go back to a dead planet. The Watcher opens a new door for Natashia to start a new life as she joins a universe where their Black Widow has already been lost. Back on the Lumarian Star, Captain Carter returns to her mission where a long lost surprise is waiting for her. Marvel's What If? Finale Episode 9 Cast The Watcher - Jeffrey WrightPeggy Carter played by Hayley AtwellStarlord T'Challa - Chadwick BosemanStrange Supreme - Benedict CumberbatchErik Killmonger - Michael B. JordanThor - Chris HemsworthArnim Zola - Toby JonesLoki - Tom HiddlestonEgo - Kurt RussellBrock Rumlow - Frank GrilloBatroc - Georges St-PierreShuri - Ozioma AkaghaPeter Quill - Brian T. DelaneyNatasha Romanoff - Lake BellUltron - Ross MarquandSteve Rogers - Josh KeatonTony Stark - Mick Wingertwith Nick Fury played by Samuel L. Jackson A Return to Defending As we are returning to the Marvel TV universe we are using the format of our former Marvel podcast, Defenders TV Podcast. We discuss: - What if we had a Top 3 points about the episode. What have we seen before?, What's the change?, What does this mean for this episodes universe? - Whether we each Defend the episode or not - Notes, Quotes and comic references What if we had a Pub Quiz? During each podcast we'll ask a question about each episode in our What If? Pub Quiz. You can send in your answers each week to feedback@tvpodcastindustries.com At the end of the nine episode series the listeners with the most correct answers will be in with the chance of getting their hands on some What If? goodies. All questions will be updated on: https://www.tvpodcastindustries.com Question 9 - What music related battle cry does Thor use before attacking Ultron and who was the original singer? Feedback for What If? Once you've watched the episodes you can email us to feedback@tvpodcastindustries.com, you can message us @TVPodIndustries on Twitter or join our Facebook grou...

Enterprise Security Weekly (Audio)
Complete Nightmare - ESW #245

Enterprise Security Weekly (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 101:48


This week, we welcome Richard Reinders, Head of Security at Gravity Payments, to discuss Better Sales, Worse Relationships? In the next segment, we welcome Ryan Kalember, Executive Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Proofpoint, to discuss Shifty Adversaries, Shifting Tactics! In the Enterprise News, Orca Security raises all the money, Privacy engineering firms hit their funding stride, McAfee and FireEye merge, but where's RSA's dance partner? Akamai acquires Guardicore, NetApp picks up CloudCheckr, SPDX becomes the ISO standard for SBOMs, & Facebook shares details on how they accidentally Thanos snapped themselves!   Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw245 Visit https://securityweekly.com/proofpoint to learn more about them!   Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/esw for all the latest episodes! Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/securityweekly Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secweekly

Paul's Security Weekly
Complete Nightmare - ESW #245

Paul's Security Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 101:48


This week, we welcome Richard Reinders, Head of Security at Gravity Payments, to discuss Better Sales, Worse Relationships? In the next segment, we welcome Ryan Kalember, Executive Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Proofpoint, to discuss Shifty Adversaries, Shifting Tactics! In the Enterprise News, Orca Security raises all the money, Privacy engineering firms hit their funding stride, McAfee and FireEye merge, but where's RSA's dance partner? Akamai acquires Guardicore, NetApp picks up CloudCheckr, SPDX becomes the ISO standard for SBOMs, & Facebook shares details on how they accidentally Thanos snapped themselves!   Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw245 Visit https://securityweekly.com/proofpoint to learn more about them!   Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/esw for all the latest episodes! Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/securityweekly Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secweekly

The OrangePhoenix Podcast
MARVEL‘S WHAT IF SEASON FINALE, AEW DYNAMITE, THE BATMAN, AND THE SNYDERVERSE FANBASE RETURNS!

The OrangePhoenix Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 109:50


We are closing out the week with a banger of a show as we talk about the season finale of Marvel's What If. We talk about how quickly Thanos was defeated and why it was so easy for Ultron as well as well as how powerful Dr. Strange really is! We had an interesting caller today about gaining superpowers! No, really it happened. The snyderverse returns in full splendor after HBO Max gave the Justice League movie high praise Lastly, The Batman trailer has been advertised for DC Fandome and we talk about that and so much more right here on the OP Morning Show! Check out our website www.orangephoenixmedia.com Check out our magazine; www.patreon.com/orangephoenix Follow our twitch channel: www.twitch.tv/orangphoenixtv Join our Facebook Community page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/orangephoenix Instagram: @Orangephoenixmedia Music By: BAKER The Legend, Rukunetsu, Natsu Fuji, Blue Rhythmz, Theoldschoolbrotha, Drew, and  GzDoitEz  

The World's Best Podcast
WHAT IF…? Episode 8 & More!

The World's Best Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 45:34


We're back, baby! After a brief hiatus, The World's Best Podcast has returned to breakdown the epic 8th episode of the Marvel Disney+ series, What If…? Where is this episode leave the series going into this week's season finale? Also: Paul rants and rails against our technological overlords! Thanks for listening and enjoy!

Passive Aggression
Ep. 71 - The Tristorical Society

Passive Aggression

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 52:52


Come on in, kick off your shoes and show your nasty ganglies. We're going to force Luke Skywalker to Mrs Doubtfire this dinner party! The holiest damn cracker I ever had is on the menu, so for the love of Thanos will someone wash Voldemort's feet?

The Marketing Secrets Show
The Follow-Up Funnel (Where Money Is ACTUALLY Made!) (TS)

The Marketing Secrets Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 24:50


Enjoy another awesome episode from the Traffic Secrets book launch podcast. Want to exponentially increase how much money you make on every new lead? Well... for every $1 Russell makes on the front-end funnel, he makes $16 with his follow-up funnel over the next 30 days. On this episode, you're going to learn... Why you should be willing to spend up to $3 to acquire a new lead (IF you have a follow-up funnel). The 3 closes that every sales page MUST have. Listen in to learn more! Also, go get your FREE copy of Traffic Secrets here! Hit me up on IG! @russellbrunson Text Me! 208-231-3797 Join my newsletter at marketingsecrets.com ClubHouseWithRussell.com ---Transcript--- Hey everybody, what's going on? This is Russell. Welcome back to our time. We get to hang out every single day and talk about traffic and funnels and all the good things. Grateful to be here with you all today. While people are getting on, just want to check-in and see how everyone's doing during this time of quarantine. Are you sharpening your saw? Are you perfecting your business, yourself, your skillset? Or you've been Netflixing and binging? Or are you doing both? We got Netflix and binge, or funnel flicks and builds, you can do either one of the two. Now it's been fun. We've been doing a lot of publishing, a lot of writing, a lot of working, getting stuff done, prepared, driving a lot of traffic. It's been a fun two weeks while we're sitting here in our houses, and hopefully you guys are all taking advantage of it. But at the same time, I'm not going to lie, my wife and my kids and I have been doing some Netflix and chill as well. We've been watching The Avengers or the Marvel entire series from the very beginning in chronological order. So we started with Captain America, which took place in the '40s, then Captain Marvel, which was the '90s. And then from there, it was Iron Man and then the Incredible Hulk, which by the way was the worst of all superhero movies ever. So we had to watch it, because it's in order. Then we watched Iron Man part two last night and then today we're going to go and watch the first Thor, so that's what we've been doing. But it's all preparing for something very important, which is Avengers Infinity War and Endgame, where those of you who might be superhero nerds, this is where Thanos comes with the glove and he snaps his fingers and half the world disappears, which has to do a lot with this book right here that we've been reading, Traffic Secrets. So that's why I'm sure you guys have as well. The good news though, is that just like the way that in Endgame, they beat Thanos, Iron Man gets his own glove and that's how he ends up winning. So, this glove right here is the equivalent of the Traffic Secrets book, this is Zuckerberg and the coronavirus. So anyway, I kind of geeked out and embarrassed myself in front of everybody. You guys are here, you guys ready to have some fun? All right. All right. Well, I'm excited. So, we've been talking about Traffic Secrets book. If you don't have your copy yet, what are you waiting for? Do you hate money? Do you hate traffic? Do you hate changing the lives of your future dream customers? If so, then don't get the book. But if you like money and you want to grow your company and you want to change lives of your dream customers, you should go to trafficsecrets.com. And there's the page back here, where you can go and you can get a copy of the book. So the headline says, the new free books shows 20 plus virtually unknown secrets to get tons of traffic to any website or funnel. And for those of you guys who are like “I don't have a website or funnel, but I'm a YouTuber”, it'll help you grow your YouTube channel. If you're like, I don't have a website or funnel but I want to be an Instagram influencer, it'll help you grow Instagram following, your Facebook following, your TikTok. It can build your following. Any reason why you need traffic, that's what this book is for. If you want to, again, grow your following, get more fans, more subscribers, more customers, more buyers, build an email, all those things, this book, it does that. That's what it teaches. That's what it shows you. So anyway, I hope you guys love it. So someone said their OCD... All right. Someone said OCD is killing them because my cupboards open. All right, there you go. Now you can pay attention without stressing out because my cupboards open. It's amazing. All right. Okay. So we're going to drop into the book game today. Hopefully you guys have had a chance to be reading it or listening along. Obviously we're in pre-launch right now, so the book doesn't ship until May 5th. We're about a month away from the book shipping. But for those of you guys who are my super nerds, you could actually listen to this right now. The audio book is in the funnel. So you get the book for free, plus shipping. There's an order form bump, where you can upsell and get the audio book. And I spent three days in a studio for you guys reading this book. I actually spent seven days, because I spent three days reading this, two days, two days. Yeah, seven days. Seven days in the studio, reading all the audio books, which they're all available inside the funnel. You can get them. You can start listening to this stuff right away while you're waiting for these to be shipped out to you, if you don't have them yet. And I told you guys yesterday, I said, if you buy this book right now, go download the audio and go listen to it, you could get the entire thing read before we show up today. So now we're here today, how many guys did that? How many guys listened to the entire seven hour book, and got all this information out, inside of your brain? Okay. Some of you guys have already done that. So if you have, congratulations, you took advantage. If not, that's what today is for. Today is to go get your copy of the book at trafficsecrets.com. Sorry, my gloves are making noise over there. Trafficsecrets.com. And then you can start listening to audio books, one of the order form bumps. There's also a bunch of crazy bonuses and stuff. Alas, I'm coming back to today. We want to start reading. Someone said they need it in French. We are going to get these all in a whole bunch of languages very, very soon. So it's happening, do not worry. Okay. So Traffic Secrets is book three in the trilogy. I wanted it to be like Harry Potter, so we got a trilogy, made a box set. It's really exciting. For those who've been wondering, how do you get a box set? It may or may not also be one of the upsells inside the funnel. So regardless, you should go hang out in the funnel and check it out. Also, we launched this funnel on day one of a nationwide quarantine, which in theory, is the worst possible time to launch a funnel or a book. But a couple things. Number one, this book is very, very timely. In fact, it's crazy. If you look at the introduction, the introduction says that... Introduction, there's a storm coming. I literally wrote that 18 months ago, not in knowing that when this book came out, we'd be in the middle of this storm. So it's kind of cool. I lost my train of thought. I was going to give you two things. I can't remember what the second thing was. That's number one. Number two. Yeah, I can't remember. So there you go. Oh yeah. We launched in the middle of the thing. So number one is, it's very timely. It's like the book that all of us needed now, right? Traffic, customers, this is the life preserver for all of our companies. So now is the time to be sharpening skills. You can have a life preserver. And then number two, it's the highest converting funnel I've ever done. And I've been doing this game for a long time. And so if you want to see a really good funnel, you should go through and buy slowly and watch the process. So, all right. That's it, you guys. Are you ready for this? So yesterday we talked about this third type of traffic. Okay. Who here's been paying attention over the last couple days? I said there's three types of traffic. First type of traffic, is traffic that you... Okay, fill in the blank. Who's paying attention? This is all in secret number... When you get your book, secret number four, we talked about two types of traffic. Number one is traffic that you... Who's paying attention? Write in the comments down below. It's traffic that you earn, right? So, whether you earn the traffic. Traffic number two is traffic that you control, so you're buying traffic. And the third type of traffic was traffic that you own. That's what we talked about yesterday, your own email list. How do you build your list and how important and vitally... Why that's such a big part of it. So today, we're going to be moving into secret number, drum roll please, secret number five. Oh, I just skipped past it. Secret number five, which is follow-up funnels. Follow-up funnels are fun because... There it is, secret five, follow-up funnels. So follow-up funnel is interesting because most people see my funnels online, right? You see the stuff that's out there and you're like, "Oh, that's how Russell's making his money. I figured it out." But what you typically see is just the tip of the iceberg. You see the front end funnels. But the follow-up funnels is where the money's actually made, which is kind of interesting. So if you look at this on page 89 inside the book, I break down 1, 2, 3, 4, different... Four different frontend funnels that we have. You guys have probably seen, and you've seen them out there. And I took a 30 day window just to show you. I wanted to show people, in 30 days, this is how much each of these different funnels make, right? So the first one is the dot com secret spree book funnel, when I took the snapshots in the 30 day window. That funnel generated 5,410 leads. We sold 2,395 books. The average cart value is $30 and 81 cents. So our gross sales, we made $73,000, 789... $73,789 and 95 cents. Our ad spend, we spent $69,026 and 31 cents. So our profit from that one funnel, was $4,763 and 64 cents, okay? So I kind of walk through that one. I show that funnel, I show funnel two was 108 split test book. Number three was the perfect webinar, free play shipping funnel. And number four was the old mark in your car, MP3 player. So I broke down those four funnels, show the stats numbers. And when you add them all up, those four funnels made, in that 30 day, they made $142,000. But our ad cost was 128,000, so when you take it all away, our total profit was $14,417 and 69 cents. So if you look at that, those are the funnels people see outside. You'd be like, "Russell, how in the world do you have 400 employees?" And you only made 14 grand. You're in big trouble, right? You're going to lose your entire company. But the problem is, that's the funnel lots of people see, but then there's the second funnel. It's an invisible funnel that no one really talks about and no one sees it. It's not visible. It's like the rest of the iceberg, right? All the stuff that's below the surface that people don't see, is the follow-up funnel. And so I took that same... The customers that came in during that 30 day window from these four funnels, I then extended that over... Or I wanted to see it over the next 30 days, how much money came from those customers inside of the follow-up funnels. So the follow-up funnels are, how do I follow-up? What are the emails I send? The text messages, the Facebook messengers, all the things that are happening off the funnel, right? The follow-up funnels. And what's crazy is, is we did that. And for every $1 we made inside of the actual front end funnel, we made $16 and 49 cents in the follow-up funnels over the next 30 days. Are you guys getting that? That's the secret. That's the big thing. That's why yesterday, I talked about why it's so important and why's so vital to have your own list, because that's where the money's made. I don't make money in my... My book funnel here, I don't make very much money. My goal is to make this funnel breakeven. Someone comes through, they buy the book, they go through the upsells, the down sells, all sorts of stuff like that. And so they go through that and after they have it, again, my goal is to breakeven and then get you as a customer and then I start serving you. Okay? And if I serve you well, then maybe you buy another book. You'll buy an upsell, you'll buy click funnels, you'll buy coaching, you'll go to an event. All the other things happen, if I serve you well in the front end. Okay. And if you've gone through the dotcom seekers book, you know my strategy on value ladders and things like that. These things all tie into it. But I want you to understand, that for every dollar we made on a front end funnel, we made $16 and 49 cents in the follow-up funnel over the next 30 days. That doesn't count the next 60 days, 90 days, lifetime. But that's where the money's actually made. In fact, if you look at... I don't know if you can see this image here. If you're listening to the podcast version, you won't be able to. But on page 91 in the book, you've got this image here where it shows... Here's traffic I earn and traffic that I control, right? I'm driving all of it into front end funnels. The goal of the front end funnels then, is to get people to join a list. Now they're on my list, now I send them emails to ascend them up my value ladder. Okay. And that's where the majority of the profit and the money comes from. So, all right. So follow-up funnels. Now there's so many things, so many cool things in this chapter. I could spend two or three hours just going through this. I'm trying to think of the best thing to share with you guys, that'll get you the most excited to go buy the book. Okay. I'll share one kind of concept. So if you're buying your way in, right? And let's say you're paying for ads, you got to pay... You're paying ads and you're paying for every lead, right? And that's sometimes just scary. And so a good lead cost, honestly is three bucks per lead. That's a good thing. So if it's higher, if it's less, but three bucks is a good cost for a lead off Facebook ads or something, right? So let's say I go and I spend three bucks. I get someone to opt into my list, I pay $3, I got a lead. Now that may freak some of you guys out. Well, so if I want 100 people on my list, it's going to cost me 300 bucks. I want 1000, it's 3000. I want 10,000, that's 30,000 bucks. And you freak out. And the answer is yes, that can be kind of scary. But a couple things. Number one, if you listened to yesterday's, I talked about the value of a list. I said on average, you should make, on the low end, $1 per month per name on your email list. Okay, so that's on the low end. So that means if you spend $3 to get a name on your email list, within three months you'll breakeven, right? So I think about that with real estate. People I see all the time, who will go and they'll buy a house and they'll spend a quarter of million dollars to buy a house, put a renter in, and then hopefully it'll cash flow, 500 or 1000 bucks a month. And that's the business model, right? Here, I can go spend... I can spend, let's say... I don't know. Let's say 3000. $3,000 on a list, that gets me 1000 people to join my list. Now I average $1000 per month on that list, means in three months, I breakeven. After that, it's all pure profit, right? So, that's the thing to start understanding in the math of this whole game. The other thing is, you spend $3 for lead, but if you put them through a funnel, like a book funnel or a breakeven funnel, you can breakeven. So you spend $3, you make $3, you get a lead. And now that person's going to average you $1 per month on your list, as long as they stay with you. And that's really the big secret, okay? And so, anyway. So for example, what might happen... Again, this is if you are looking at the book on page 96. If you're listening to audio, just have to trust me. But you spend, let's say $3 in ads. I drive them to a landing page, they opt in and I get an email. I get a human, right? A customer. Now this person, I lost three bucks. I haven't made any money yet, right? Then on the thank you page, I send them a couple emails to build value and build a relationship. I'm still negative $3, right? So the first three emails in the follow-up funnel, for example, maybe I don't make any money. So I'm still negative $3 in the hole. I'm like, "Ah, $3 in the hole." But I'm building a relationship with this person. They get to know me, we become friends, they trust me, they keep opening my emails. Then from there, the next thing, I shift over and I start putting them into my first funnel, right? Which let's say, in this example, the dude will have a book funnel. So I send out some emails, I say, "Hey, you should buy my book." And then email two, "Buy my book, buy my book." And they go through this book funnel and I make some money from them, right? And say on average, I make a dollar 50 for every single person in my email list that goes through here. They drop out. So I spent three or dollars on a lead initially, I've made back a dollar 50. Now we're halfway there, right? Then after this funnel's done, then the next funnel, my follow-up funnel, I push here. I start promoting my webinar funnel. I send email one, two, and three. And boom, after the webinar funnel, then they breakeven and we start making money. Okay. And so somewhere in this line is your breakeven point, somewhere in the follow-up funnel. And so what's nice about this is, you can say, I'm going to spend $3 now and I'm going to have 10 email to go out. And I know that on average, by email number three, I breakeven, right? I spend $3 and then every email, I make a little bit more, a little bit more. And by email three or email six, whatever it is, that's my breakeven point. And then everything after that is pure profit. Okay. I don't have to go pay Facebook or Google again to get that traffic. It's there. I'm getting paid for that forever. And that's the big thing to understand. That's the big secret, okay? That's how follow-up funnels work. And I talk about multi-dimensional follow-up funnels, how to weave in other things like retargeting and messengers and text message and a whole bunch of other cool things. All right. I got one more thing I want to share as it relates to follow-up funnel, because I think this is kind of cool. So in every type of selling, there's always three closes. Who here knows what three closes are? By the way. I'm curious. There's three closes. Okay. And there's one that's good. There's one that's also good. There's the best one, the next best one, the next best one. Okay, so if you go to page... When you're there, you got page 98. These are the three closes. So the first one is the emotional close. Second one is the logical, and the third is fear. Okay. So we got emotion, logic, fear. And so you'll see this everywhere. Again, an example here. This is a landing page, and the landing page... The top third of my landing page is typically an emotional argument. The video is emotionally speaking to him. As you scroll down, there's the logical arguments. And the bottom are the urgency and scarcity. So I go emotion, logic, fear. In fact, if you go to trafficsecrets.com and you click here, watch the video, it's a very emotional video. You scroll down. In the middle of the page you'll see all the logic. And the bottom, you've got the fear, urgency, scarcity. So emotion, logic, fear. That's all happening on the pages as you go here and you scroll down. Okay. And so, that's the process. If you look at how I do my webinars, I lead with emotion, then I follow up with logic and end with fear. My follow-up funnels, it's always emotion, logic, fear as well. And so when I'm building in my follow-up funnels, there's a sequence I take someone through. They come and they join my lists, right? And then whatever product or service I'm selling, I start with my emotional emails. Trying to sell them emotionally. That's me telling stories. All the stuff you learn on Expert Secrets, right? Telling them stories, things like that. From there, we transition to the logical, because again... I think I have the numbers here. It's 50% of your people will buy emotionally, right? Yeah. 50% of people will buy emotionally, on average. So we lead with emotion. Then from there, people that are emotionally touched but they're logically trying to convince themselves, that's the next 30% you got to convince are through logic. Okay. And then there's 20% people who won't buy no matter what, unless you're going to take it away from them. And so then urgency and scarcity, you need to pull it away from them. That's when the last 20% buy. So if you just do emotion, you just do logic, just do fear, you miss the whole... You miss huge segments of the market. But if you go from emotion, to logic, to fear, then you're hitting all the different pieces. Okay? So in my follow-up funnels, that's what I'm doing. My first set of emails are all emotionally speaking. Then move to logical arguments, and then we end with fear, which is urgency and scarcity. So emotion, logic, and fear. And when you start understanding this process of emotion, logic, fear, you start seeing this pattern everywhere. Again, you'll see it on landing page layouts. You see it in sales video. You see it in webinars. You see it in follow-up sequences, follow-up funnels. You can see it in launch sequences. The entire launch sequence is going to be emotion, logic, fear, right? If you watch this... This launch so far, right? I led with the emotion of, the big buzz and the excitement and the video and everyone got crazy. And all the emotional buyers bought, day one, right? Day one, we sold 50%. 50% of our books so far, got sold on day number one, right? And then all the people are like, "Oh, well I don't know if this book's really for me. I don't know if..." Whatever. And all now the logical buyers are coming in. "Well, I'm not sure. I'm not sure." So now I'm doing what? Every single day, I'm going live. I'm logically speaking. I'm reading parts of the book. I'm logically explaining why this would actually work for you and for your business. And every single day, another percentage of you guys are like, "Oh, I get it now. Okay. Russell's logically convinced me, now I'm going to go to trafficsecrets.com and buy." Right? And then eventually, we're getting towards the end of this promotion and I'm having some fear. We're going to pull this away. This offer will disappear. And you're like, "I didn't get the book." And you'll freak out. "Russell, why did you?" And I'm like, "Dude, I told you. I went live every single day for three or four weeks. I did everything. I sent out a million emails. My affiliate sent out emails. We've buying ads. I spent millions of bucks trying to get you to buy this book, and now I'm pulling it away." And for 20% of you guys, that's when you all buy, is when I pull it away. For some reason, you're sitting here listening to me, you're waiting. Some day I'll get the book, but not today, until I decide to pull it away. And when this book funnel's about to disappear and your option to get the book's gone, that's when the final whatever percent will finally go and do it. So you have to understand, it's going emotion, logic and fear. And so that's the sequence of every single follow-up funnel. But that pattern, you're going to see over and over and over and over again in all marketing, in all sales. And so it's important to understand it, because when you understand it, then you can use it in everything that you're doing. There's so many cool things in here. Wish I could show you everything. I'd have to geek out for two hours to get this. But page 102, for those of you guys who are like, "How do follow-up funnels work with daily Seinfeld emails versus soap opera sequences and things like that?" And the value ladders. Here, I sketched out for the more advanced readers. This is the value ladder, how it works, where you weave in your soap opera sequences, where the daily Seinfeld emails fit and how you move able from emotion, logic, fear, in each step of the value ladder. So this is for the more advanced users, when you get to the book and you read page 102. The light bulb will go off and you'll finally be like, "Oh, that's how it works for people like me." So anyway, I hope you guys are enjoying this. It's been fun going live every day with you guys. Yeah. If you guys like this, I'll keep doing it for a while. But what I would do if I was you guys right out, is I would go and get your copy of Traffic Secrets, okay? All my emotional buyers already bought it, so thank you very much. The logical ones now are stewing on it. You're like, ah, is it really... And this is my answer for you. It's 10 bucks. Literally took away all the fear for you. You just cover the shipping handling. I pay for the book. These things are huge. It's like 350 pages, so if we do the math, you're paying $10 shipping handling. You're paying, is it three pennies, three cents per page? Three cents per page. You know how much effort... It took two days to write every single page of this thing. So you're getting my time at three cents, half a penny an hour. No, it's like a 10th of a penny an hour, where you're paying me to give you all this stuff that I killed myself on. I literally bled out of my finger. I didn't literally bleed out of my fingers, but it felt like it because I was typing so much and editing so much, and early nights and late mornings. No, late nights and early mornings writing this thing for you guys and it's here. And so anyway, I'm teasing you. But you should just go get a copy of it. It's in pre-order right now, so the books don't ship for another month or so, but you can go get the book. The audio book is available as an upsell, so you can get the audio book so you can start listening today. I spent seven days actually in a studio, but three days just reading Traffic Secrets book. You can start listening to this. It's seven hours of audio. You can download... You can go buy it, download the audio book right now, listen to it. So by this time tomorrow, the entire book could already be in your brain. There's also a PDF that comes with the book, that has all the images and the doodles. You can go and geek out and be like, "Oh cool. I can see what Russell's talking about here." And so the doodles are in there as well. And then for those of you guys who are looking for this entire box, "I want the entire trilogy." Because you heard that I rewrote dot com secrets, rewrote Expert Secrets and the new Traffic Secrets. Plus this magic unlocked secrets book. This box set, you can actually get as one of the upsells. So if you buy the book... Not if. When you buy the book, the episode will be like, "Hey, do you want the entire box set?" So you can get that as well. This also ships in about a month from now, but it's worth it. This thing is so fun. Anyway, I'm excited for guys to get this. You're going to love it. Anyway, there you go. All you got to do is go to trafficsecrets.com. Thanks you guys. I appreciate hanging out. It's been so fun. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, let me know in the comments down below, and we'll try to answer them every single day as I'm going through this. Yeah. Anyway, you guys. Be safe. I know it's crazy times. I know there's a lot of fear. There's a lot of scary stuff happening. Uncertainty. The biggest thing you can do in times of uncertainty like this, is to sharpen your saw. You look at the biggest companies right now in the world, all were built during the depression. All the biggest Inc 500 companies, during the last recession, 2008 is when all of the companies that you know of now, started. And so if you're in this fear emotion, it's okay. It's okay to be scared. Understand that. In fact, I'm doing a Facebook live on Saturday to kind of address some of the stuff with the entire ClickFunnels community. But it's okay to be scared. We're all nervous. My wife's nervous, my kids are nervous, I'm nervous. It's okay, but it's not okay to be so nervous that you just paralyze. Be nervous, but then keep moving forward. Because now is the time to create and to serve and to make stuff that's amazing. When you do that, it can literally change lives of people you've been called to serve. And when you do that, the weirdest thing is, it changes your life as well. So get into an active service. Go live, you guys. Your people need you. They need to hear you publishing. When you get the Traffic Secrets book, I'm going to talk about how... One of the challenges in here is, you got to start publishing every day for a year. You should start that now. I've been publishing every day for, I don't know, eight years now and I'm going to even double down right now. I'm going live every single day with you guys, okay? Trying to give you guys some faith and some hope of the future. Because if we all are just in fear and stuck, it's not going to be good. So now is the time, you guys. When we get done with this, open up your Instagram, open your Facebook, go live to your people. And maybe you only got two people following you, that's okay. They may need to hear your voice right now. This is your chance to start finding your voice and start becoming a leader and a servant. And so step up and be willing to do that. So there's my challenge to you guys. We'll get deeper into that as well, because that's part of the challenge, you guys, is time for you all to step up and start sharing and speaking and give people hope in a better world, because this world's amazing. And it's amazing, this blessing to be able to stay home right now with our families. And if we get sick, that'll suck. But you know what? I have a strong belief that we will... That none of us on this planet will stay on the earth one second longer, or one second shorter than the Lord wants us to. So we shouldn't fear too much, because it's all part of the plan. All right. Appreciate you guys. Thanks so much for everything. Get the book, trafficsecrets.com. And I will see you guys all mañana Bye, everybody.

New Rockstars Debrief
MARVEL WHAT IF Episode 9 Final Battle Predictions!

New Rockstars Debrief

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 31:04


Marvel's What If Season Finale: How will Ultron be defeated? Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to UPSTART.com/ROGUE. Try BlueChew FREE when you use our promo code ROGUE at checkout at BlueChew.com - just pay $5 shipping. Marvel What If 1x08 ends with Ultron defeating the Watcher and seeming to reign unchallenged over the Multiverse... but how will the Watcher rally in a team-up with Doctor Strange, Captain Carter, Thor, Black Widow, and more to defeat Ultron in What If Episode 9? In this episode of Rogue Theory, MT, Jessica Clemons, Brandon Barrick, and Angelica Trae discuss the What If finale, and how Thanos managed to get the Soul Stone before Ultron killed him and took the other Infinity Stones. Check out our sweet, sweet merch! http://www.newrockstarsmerch.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Marvelvision
"WHAT IF... Ultron Won?"

Marvelvision

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 95:09


This one's a little late because Devin had the temerity to take a vacation. Sorry about that! But we're back, and we're talking about such Marvel topics as Malignant and James Gunn's DC projects... but also stuff like The Eternals, Venom 2's opening weekend and the pundits who declared theaters and superhero films dead, and how the Spider-Verse and the MCU might come together. If you don't want to hear all of that, skip to 36:44 where we start discussing the penultimate episode of What If...? season one, What If... Ultron Won? This episode brings us to a world where Ultron has wiped out most life in the universe and he begins setting his sights on other realities... and only Uatu, aka Ol' Babyhead, might be able to stop him. But he has taken a vow of non-interference! What will happen? You'll have to watch (and listen) to find out. Is this the most anime episode yet? Is What If...? the worst Marvel thing so far? Are Nat and Clint the last humans alive on Earth? All of this and more on the latest episode of Marvelvision!If you want to hear us talking about Marvel movies, you gotta become a subscriber at www.patreon.com/cinemasangha. Subscribers at the $5 and above level get Watch Men, our monthly superhero deep dive podcast and this month we'll be talking about Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage!

The Reader Copy Podcast
What If... Ultron Won? - The Reader Copy Recap

The Reader Copy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 24:24


Today Chris and Daniel recap episode 8 of MARVEL's What If...? This episode is titled "What If... Ultron Won?" Summary: Ultron, having taken the Mind Stone and Vision's vibranium body, has defeated the Avengers and launched a global nuclear holocaust, killing most of humanity. Thanos appears on Earth to complete the Infinity Gauntlet, but Ultron bisects him, obtaining the rest of the Infinity Stones and using them to create a massive drone army. Ultron wipes out almost all life in his universe before hearing the Watcher and discovering the multiverse. He attacks the Watcher in his multiversal observatory. Clint Barton and Natasha Romanoff, survivors of Ultron's universe, find a copy of Arnim Zola's consciousness in Siberia. They upload Zola into a drone body to try to destroy Ultron's hive mind, but this fails because Ultron has left their universe. Barton sacrifices himself to allow Romanoff and Zola to escape the other drones. Ultron battles the Watcher across different universes until the Watcher flees to Strange Supreme's collapsed universe to ask him for help. Ultron assumes control of the Watcher's observatory and proclaims himself invincible.

The Marvelous Madames Podcast
What If #7 What If… Ultron Won?

The Marvelous Madames Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 33:30


In this universe, Ultron defeated the Avengers, annihilating humanity with a nuclear holocaust. Natasha Romanoff & Clint Barton are the only two Avengers (and possibly people) left on Earth. After stealing the Infinity Stones from Thanos, Ultron becomes aware of The Watcher and the multiverse. While Ultron & his minions are out destroying other universes, Black Widow & Hawkeye head to Siberia. They resurrect Dr. Zola's program and use his code to try and destroy Ultron, but they are unsuccessful. Clint dies in the fight, leaving Natasha alive but alone. Ultron then attacks The Watcher, who finally realizes he must intervene to save the multiverse. The Watcher allies with Supreme Strange, who is his only hope of stopping Ultron.    This episode stars Jeremy Renner, Jeffrey Wright, Lake Bell, Ross Marquand, Toby Jones, and Benedict Cumberbatch.    For more details on the film/TV references that spill out of Kris's (and occasionally Amy's) brain, as well as links to other podcasts, visit the episode page on our website: Episode page link Email us at themarvelousmadames@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter  Instagram  Tumblr 

That Was Disappointing...
Comics: Marvel

That Was Disappointing...

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 64:48


Episode 066 of That Was Disappointing is Live. What if… we named our podcast That Was NOT Disappointing? Today's Theme: Marvel Comics. You know, the studio (w/ an assist from Disney) behind the comic book films that people actually like. Our first topic is the obscure character you'd like to see get their own intellectual property. Art tried to cheat (surprise!) and name someone who was featured on 2-3 pages of a single issue storyline. At least he was keeping with the concept of the podcast. Keep reaching for the gold, homie. Our second topic is the Marvel film you'd like to see get the Warner Brothers/DC treatment. This is why we can't have nice things, Kevin. You shouldn't wish that fate upon your worst enemy. I mean, maybe Producer Kenny, but to be fair, he knows what he did… Our third topic is the character you'd be happy if Thanos were to snap out of existence. Lex was trying to be all M. Night Shyamalan and say that Thanos should snap himself out of existence. Lame! We're thankful he doesn't snap any of our panelists, because it'd be hard to find others dumb enough to do this show. Our final topic is the character you feel has inexplicable popularity. For his premiere with the show, Big Ben Kennedy (!) chose Deez Nuts, which technically isn't a Marvel property. After he's done our show a few times, we'll have squashed his spirit enough that he falls in line. ❤️

Legends of S.H.I.E.L.D.: An Unofficial Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fan Podcast
"What If Ultron Won?" S01E08 Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS394

Legends of S.H.I.E.L.D.: An Unofficial Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 87:08


The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lauren, Consultant Chris, Producer of the show Director SP discuss the Disney+ What If…? season one episode “What If…Ultron Won?” the weekly Marvel news and listener feedback. The Team debriefs you International Podcasting Day, that EPIC multiverse beat down fight, a diversion into the series music composer, The Watcher's prominent role in the episode, the Clint and Natasha glow in the dark post-apocalyptic glow in the dark adventure, why exactly was Zola effective against Zola in theory, we ask you to tell us who was Steve Roger's Vice Presidential running mate, the unique nature of the Ultron voice actor, Supreme Strange's demand, if Tony Stark's death is a Nexus point in the multiverse, why Vision didn't take care of Thanos like he did in the Ultron did, at least SOME of the Russian Language Easter Eggs, Black Widow's family heirloom, a HUGE Disney family multiverse Easter Egg, what the What If MCU continuity had limited the series to, speculation on how the What If moment came to pass, some comments on the Disney character copyright lawsuits, and Chris talks Marvel versus Capcom 2. Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio.   THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:   What If…Ultron Won? From the Disney+ Marvel series What If (S1E8) Weekly Marvel News Admissions about What If from the series showrunner A.C. Bradley herself The new plan for Disney+'s Ms Marvel series The Hit or Miss philosophy of future Marvel Studios related  projects And Disney's is suing people again over Marvel issues Plus an update on that Agent Carter Your Feedback   WHAT IF…? “WHAT IF … ULTRON WON?” [3:51]   S1E8 “What If … Ultron Won?”   “What If … Ultron Won?” premiered on Disney+ on Wednesday September 29th, 2021.   Series Directed By: Bryan Andrews https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1635535/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr1 3 directing credits starting 1999 3x Men In Black: The Series 5x Jackie Chan Adventures 8x What If Also a Storyboard Artist with 41 credit And a Writer with 9 total credits   Story Editor: Mathew Chauncy https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10508309/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr3#writer 2 Writer Credits starting in 2018 16x 3Below: Tales Of Arcadia 9x What If…? (Story Editor for all episodes but Written by for 5)   Executive Producer: A.C. Bradley (Creator, Head Writer and Showrunner) https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5642271/?ref_=tt_cl_wr_1  5 writing credits starting 2005 1x Arrow 28x Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia 38x 3Below: Tales of Arcadia 9x What If   Music  Laura Karpman https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0440017/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 139 Composing Credits starting in 1989 Winner of Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score) - Why We Hate (2019) Episode: "Why We Hate: Tools & Tactics (2019) HBO series Lovecraft Country (TV Series) 2020 Craft in America (TV Series documentary) (18 episodes) 2013 L.A.'s Finest (TV Series) (13 episodes) 2019   Jeffrey Wright                        ... The Watcher (voice) 9 episodes Westworld The Hunger Games Casino Royale Quantum Of Solace Jeremy Renner                          ...         Clint Barton / Hawkeye (voice) 28 Weeks Later The Hurt Locker Lake Bell                                               ...         Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow Boston Legal It's Complicated No Strings Attached Harley Quinn (TV Series) Poison Ivy In a Word… No Escape Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Vanesssa Fisk) The Secret Life of Pets 2 Toby Jones                                ...         Arnim Zola (voice) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Your Highness The Adventures of Tintin The Hunger Games The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Atomic Blonde The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (TV Series) Ross Marquand                          …          Ultron (Played Johann Schmidt in Captain Carter episode) Mad Men (Paul Newman) Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars (2014) ... Han Solo (voice) The Walking Dead (Aaron) Family Guy (TV Series) Blockbuster (TV Series) American Dad! (TV Series) Robot Chicken (TV Series short) Invincible (TV Series) As an aside: Avengers: Infinity War - Red Skull (Stonekeeper) Avengers: Endgame - Red Skull (Stonekeeper) Avengers: Damage Control (Video Game) - Ultron (voice) Josh Keaton                                           ...         Steve Rogers / Captain America Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series) Boy Meets World (TV Series) Hercules (1997) Young Hercules (voice) Green Lantern: The Animated Series (TV Series) Voltron: Legendary Defender (TV Series) Enough Video Game and Animation Voice Over titles to cover the state of Texas Mick Wingert                                          ...         Tony Stark / Iron Man The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (TV Series) Kung Fu Panda 3 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (TV Series) Kung Fu Panda (TV Series) Voltron: Legendary Defender (TV Series) Attack on Titan (TV Series) Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (TV Series) Alexandra Daniels                                  ...         Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel  Mothers and Daughters Benedict Cumberbatch                ...         Doctor Stephen Strange Hawking War Horse The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Star Trek Into Darkness The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Imitation Game The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Zoolander 2 Sherlock  The Grinch 1917   NEWS [50:30]   TOP NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK   Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is scheduled to premiere on September 3rd, 2021. Eternals is scheduled to premiere on November 5th, 2021. Disney+ Day on November 12th, 2021 including streaming premiere for Shang-Chi Hawkeye is scheduled to premiere on November 24th, 2021. There will be 6 episodes … I think.  Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to premiere on December 17th, 2021. Ms Marvel is supposed to premiere late in 2021 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.  Moon Knight is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.  She-Hulk is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Mar 25th 2022?) Secret Invasion is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.  Ironheart is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6th, 2022) Armor Wars  is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8th, 2022) https://comicbook.com/marvel/amp/news/black-panther-riri-williams-ironheart-mcu-debut-dominique-thorne/ Echo is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.  An untitled Wakanda series is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced.    The Marvels (November 11th, 2022) Also, we know there will be a Loki season two at some point.   Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17th, 2023)   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5th, 2023)   Fantastic Four  (???) I Am Groot is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. I've heard this will be a holiday special. Untitled (February 16th, 2024) Untitled (May 3rd, 2024) Untitled (July 26th, 2024) Untitled (November 8th, 2024) List of MCU films in production without premiere dates Fantastic Four Deadpool 3 Blade Avengers-Level Team up to end the phase (not confirmed in development) Could be linked to Russo Brothers story from last week Captain America Sequel Possible X-Men Projects that have NOT been announced yet Young Avengers   MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS   Marvel Suing to Keep Rights to ‘Avengers' Characters From Copyright Termination https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2021/9/24/22691842/disney-marvel-sues-comic-artist-iron-man-avengers https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/marvel-suing-avengers-copyright-termination-1235020110/ Disney's Marvel unit is suing to hold on to full control of Avengers characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Falcon, Thor and others.   The complaints, which The Hollywood Reporter has obtained, come against the heirs of some late comic book geniuses including Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and Gene Colan. The suits seek declaratory relief that these blockbuster characters are ineligible for copyright termination as works made for hire. If Marvel loses, Disney would have to share ownership of characters worth billions.   Marvel Studios Has Over 30 Projects in Active Development https://www.cbr.com/marvel-studios-30-plus-projects-in-development/ When veteran Marvel Studios producer Victoria Alonso was asked by 221radio if the company had 35 projects in the works, Alonso laughingly replied, "We are currently working on 31 projects, don't add 4 more, please." If that sounds like a lot to take on at once, Alonso agrees. Yet, the producer went on to assure fans that the studio is prepared for some hit-or-miss projects so long as they stay true to the human characters and interconnectedness of the MCU.   "It is a question about how are we handling multiple plates in the air at the same time," Alonso continued, "and the biggest thing is that sometimes the plates fall, and, you know, what are you going to do then? We want people to understand that the idea that we have, to tell these connected stories, it is important that the world knows that the characters we create, their stories have to do with how humans interact with each other."   Disney+   Marvel's What If…? team reveals season 1 finale intel: There's 'a bigger plan' AC Bradley Admits … We kill Tony a LOT https://ew.com/tv/marvel-what-if-ac-bradley-bryan-andrews-episode-8/ Season 1 was originally meant to be 10 episodes, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic one of those episodes had to be pushed to season 2, and Bradley says the delayed episode helped balance the other, darker stories. "Our 10th episode was a more light, upbeat Tony Stark episode," she says. "I noticed on Twitter we're getting a lot of crap for killing Tony a lot. He has become the Kenny of the What If…? universe by accident."   The episodes have mirrored the comics by ending on cliffhangers that each tease a larger story. And it seems that all of those threads may actually come together in the season's final episode. It's also possible that the already announced second season could follow up on certain stories, while new methods of remotely making animated series may help the show to avoid the issues the pandemic has posed and craft longer episodes. For now, however, the show does still have one limit: the MCU.   What If...? Episodes Are Shorter than Planned Because of COVID https://deadline.com/2021/09/what-if-marvel-series-a-c-bradley-podcast-interview-1234843778/ https://www.cbr.com/marvel-what-if-short-runtime-covid/ "What If...? comics ended abruptly and really dark to prove that the main timeline is the better timeline," Bradley said. "We've used that as our reason to cut stories off a little bit shorter. All these episodes could have been 45 minutes. Some of the animatics were 35 minutes, but due to animation and Covid, we cut them a little bit shorter than we would have liked."   Disney+ Pushes Ms. Marvel to 2022 https://variety.com/lists/marvel-studios-release-schedule/ https://www.cbr.com/disney-plus-ms-marvel-2022/ https://twitter.com/adambvary/status/1440844586016927744 Variety Senior Entertainment Writer Adam B. Vary recently posted an update regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe's release schedule. "I've confirmed what was obvious to most Marvel Studios observers: [Ms. Marvel] has moved from a late 2021 release on Disney Plus to 2022," Vary tweeted.   This is not the first report indicating Ms. Marvel's debut shift. TVLine's Matt Webb Mitovich previously suggested the series had been delayed until early a 2022 delay. Film insider Amit Chaudhari recently stated that the series was set to hit Disney+ in February.     Disney+ Removes Hayley Atwell's Agent Carter Short Film https://thedirect.com/article/disney-plus-removal-hayley-atwell-agent-carter-short-film Marvel Studios' Agent Carter One-Shot was completely removed from Disney+, seemingly across all territories.   In mid-September 2021, Marvel Studios' Agent Carter One-Shot was added to Disney+ within its own special section/page . Beforehand, the short could only be found in Iron Man 3 's EXTRAS section; Agent Carter has been removed there as well.   There doesn't seem to be any clear indication as to why Disney+ would remove a section solely dedicated to the Agent Carter One-Shot.   The One-Shot originally appeared on the 2013 DVD and digital release of Iron Man 3 and gave some brief insight into how Peggy eventually started up what viewers knew as SHIELD. From there, the Agent Carter ABC show was also born, spanning two seasons on the television network .   On its own, the One-Shot exemplifies the brilliance of Atwell's character; it reminds viewers of why she is now a returning force to the franchise and re-emphasizes her importance to MCU lore as a whole .   It's possible that its removal could have been nothing more than in preparation for bigger and better things to come for Peggy; maybe the streaming service pulled the gun and wants to highlight her more so down the line, possibly aligning with the Season 1 finale of What If...? .   Video Games   https://gamerant.com/marvel-vs-capcom-2-disney-capcom-revival-discussion-report/ This campaign to bring back Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 was started by Maximilian Dood, a YouTuber whose content revolves around fighting games. He started the campaign earlier this year under "#FREEMVC2" in order to gather support to hopefully re-release the crossover game onto modern systems. This caught the attention of Digital Eclipse, a studio that has worked with both Disney and Capcom to remaster some of its old games. Studio head Mike Mika showed his support for re-releasing the game, along with giving the game a proper remaster treatment. In a recent interview with Shacknews, Mika brings further thoughts to the table regarding how this re-release could be possible.   PlayComics Episode 91: Marvel vs Capcom 2 New Age of Heroes with Trent Seely (Continuity Nod) https://playcomics.com/marvel-vs-capcom-2-new-age-of-heroes-with-trent-seely-continuity-nod/     FEEDBACK [1:08:24]   TWITTER   https://twitter.com/LegendsofSHIELD/status/1441009180190642177 Legends S.H.I.E.L.D. @LegendsofSHIELD Describe this week's @whatifofficial episode "What If...Thor Were An Only Child?" in one word. Go.   @Marvel @disneyplus @TheAshBradley https://twitter.com/MrParacletes/status/1441017538297610243 Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes Bueller?   https://twitter.com/MrParacletes/status/1439638970619547648 Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes @LegendsofSHIELD   Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes Sep 27 @LegendsofSHIELD  Just now learned these existed.   https://twitter.com/MrParacletes/status/1442576804351414274 https://cakebites.com/marvel-cakebites/   Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes @LegendsofSHIELD   https://twitter.com/MrParacletes/status/1442420926952448001   Andiminga @andiminga Yay or Nay??  @LegendsofSHIELD Quote Tweet Eric Goldman @TheEricGoldman More hype for Thor: The Dark World (Taylor's Version) twitter.com/GeekTyrant/sta… https://twitter.com/andiminga/status/1443669020868321288 https://geektyrant.com/news/thor-the-dark-world-director-would-love-to-make-a-snyder-cut-style-redo-of-the-marvel-film DISCORD Beard Watch 2021 — 09/24/2021 Okay, this week's What If... I think I'm officially over this series.   Beard Watch 2021 — 09/25/2021 Space-god frat boy holds intergalactic kegger does not make for a good story to me.   StargatePioneer — 09/25/2021 Overall the series is a light hearted campy ride that hits some weeks and misses in other episodes. Not to mention a few tragic stories along the way too. But I certainly would not take any of it too seriously. This week's episode especially was meant more as a fun dalliance than any other with events that could only be told via a cartoon IMO.   But all this is from a guy who like The Phantom Menace, dislikes Empire Strikes Back and is often wrong. So I might just be drinking the cool aid.   Erasure (Too Lazy !!) — 09/26/2021 That's on this was one of my favorite episodes too along with T'Challa Star Lord. And wow someone else who likes the Phantom Menace and Empire not so much Others do exist   TPM is one of my highest ranked SW films while ESB is one of my lowest.   Beard Watch 2021 — Today at 5:34 PM Interesting finale. Probably the best ep of the series. Though it raises some questions about how.things should have gone during infinity war...     OUTRO [1:16:53]   We would love to hear back from you! Call the voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.                    Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss the finale episode of What If…? You can listen in live when we record Thursday Evenings at 8:00 PM Eastern time at Geeks.live. Contact Info: Please see http://www.legendsofshield.com for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871   Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is a Proud Member Of The GonnaGeek Network (gonnageek.com).   This podcast was recorded on Thursday September 30th, 2021.   Standby for your S.H.I.E.L.D. debriefing ---   Audio and Video Production by Stargate Pioneer of GonnaGeek.com.

Crossroads Church
Unmask Your Villain | Heroes Week 2

Crossroads Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 29:28


Thanos. Voldemort. Dandruff. Every story has a villain—ours included. It's easy to believe that we're stuck with our villains, but God says otherwise. Join us this week as four of our teachers are anonymously invited to a strange mansion where they unmask the villains that rule our lives. 

Mouse House Plus
What If… Ultron Won? MHP038

Mouse House Plus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 42:19


That’s Not James Spader! Hank and John recap episode 8 of season 1 of What If…? titled What If… Ultron Won? Was Ultron to over-powered? Is it realistic how easily Thanos was defeated? The Watcher versus Ultron. Dr. Strange makes … Continued The post What If… Ultron Won? MHP038 appeared first on TPE Network.

Trainwreck Sports
WhaT's TrainWreck WaTching? 'What If' Episode 8 Reaction/Recap

Trainwreck Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 19:50


FOLKS!!!! Maniac and CASALI come in a tad late but better than never to break down this week's installment of 'What If' as we ventured inot What IF....Thanos won?

Our Moms Think We're Funny
The Last Words At The Snap

Our Moms Think We're Funny

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 57:41


Acomi and Turk182 have another discussion about Avengers: Endgame. Inspired by a question posed on Reddit, the two imagine what the final words would if someone other than Iron Man used the Infinity Gauntlet to vanquish Thanos and the Black Order. Acomi and Turk let each of the heroes, well, most of the heroes, try the gauntlet on for size, and deliver the own one-liner. #OMTWF #Acomi #Turk182 #KorovaEntertainment #AvengersEndgame #Endgame #thesnap #InfinityGauntlet #Thanos #TheAvengers Follow Acomi on Twitter at @AcomiDraws and on Instagram at AcomiDraws. Follow Turk182 on Twitter at @Turk182_KE and on Instagram at Turk182_KE.

Defenders TV Podcast. The home of Punisher, Doctor Strange, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist reviews
Marvel's What If Ultron Won? Episode 8 podcast from Defenders on TV Podcast Industries

Defenders TV Podcast. The home of Punisher, Doctor Strange, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 92:00


For the penultimate and for the first time multiverses are tying together in What If? Episode 8 "What if Ultron Won?". An action packed episode filled with Easter Eggs everywhere. Marvel's What If? Episode 8 Synopsis Executive Produced by: Bryan Andrews, A.C. Bradley, Brad Winderbaum with Kevin Feige Head Writer: A.C. Bradley Episode Written By: Matthew Chauncey Episode Directed By: Bryan Andrews One lost battle can change a multiverse! Tony Stark's tech experiment has gone rogue as Ultron, having taken the Mind Stone and Vision's vibranium body, defeats the Avengers and begins his mission for peace on earth. After his nuclear obliteration of the human species, Ultron begins to bring peace to all corners of the universe along with the power of the remaining 5 Infinity Stones taken from a bisected Thanos. Eradicating planet after planet only Carol Danvers in space, and Clint Barton and Natashia Romanov on earth stand in his way. While Natashia and Clint look to an analogue piece of tech, in the form of Arnim Zola's consciousness, to infiltrate and bring down Ultron and his hive; Carol decides to fight fire with fire but she is killed in a face-off deep inside the core of the planet Xandar. With his mission in the universe complete, Ultron hears the voice of the Watcher. Discovering the existence of the multiverse, his mission is suddenly renewed - peace in our time and across multiversal space. On Earth Barton sacrifices himself to allow Natashia and Zola, now in the body of an Ultron drone, to escape Ultron's drone army as Zola is unable to upload himself to the hive. Ultron is no longer just off-world but outside known space! Being attacked by Ultron in the multiversal plane, the Watcher uses all his power to limit Ultron's zeal to spill across universes and prevent their destruction. They battle across the multiverse until Ultron gains the upper hand. The Watcher flees and reluctantly accepts that he must intervene asking Stephen Strange Supreme for his help. Marvel's What If? Episode 8 Cast The Watcher - Jeffrey WrightClint Barton/Hawkeye - Jeremy RennerStrange Supreme - Benedict CumberbatchArnim Zola - Toby JonesNatasha Romanoff - Lake BellUltron - Ross MarquandSteve Rogers - Josh KeatonTony Stark - Mick WingertCarol Danvers/Captain Marvel - Alexandra Daniels A Return to Defending As we are returning to the Marvel TV universe we are using the format of our former Marvel podcast, Defenders TV Podcast. We discuss: - What if we had a Top 3 points about the episode. What have we seen before?, What's the change?, What does this mean for this episodes universe? - Whether we each Defend the episode or not - Notes, Quotes and comic references What if we had a Pub Quiz? During each podcast we'll ask a question about each episode in our What If? Pub Quiz. You can send in your answers each week to feedback@tvpodcastindustries.com At the end of the nine episode series the listeners with the most correct answers will be in with the chance of getting their hands on some What If? goodies. All questions will be updated on: https://www.tvpodcastindustries.com Question 8 - What type of take away does Natashia Romanov order from Avengers tower? Feedback for What If? Once you've watched the episodes you can email us to feedback@tvpodcastindustries.com, you can message us @TVPodIndustries on Twitter or join our Facebook group at https://facebook.com/groups/tvpodcastindustries and share your thoughts in our spoiler posts for each episode. Follow us and Subscribe to the Podcast If you want to keep up with us and all of our podcasts, please subscribe to the podcast over at https://tvpodcastindustries.com. Where we will continue to podcast about multiple TV shows we hope you'll love. Next time on TV Podcast Industries Thanks for joining us for our What If? Episode 8 podcast. We'll return next week with our chat about the season finale What If? Episode 9.

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Marvel's What If Ultron Won? Episode 8 podcast from TV Podcast Industries

TV Podcast Industries

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 92:00


For the penultimate and for the first time multiverses are tying together in What If? Episode 8 "What if Ultron Won?". An action packed episode filled with Easter Eggs everywhere. Marvel's What If? Episode 8 Synopsis Executive Produced by: Bryan Andrews, A.C. Bradley, Brad Winderbaum with Kevin Feige Head Writer: A.C. Bradley Episode Written By: Matthew Chauncey Episode Directed By: Bryan Andrews One lost battle can change a multiverse! Tony Stark's tech experiment has gone rogue as Ultron, having taken the Mind Stone and Vision's vibranium body, defeats the Avengers and begins his mission for peace on earth. After his nuclear obliteration of the human species, Ultron begins to bring peace to all corners of the universe along with the power of the remaining 5 Infinity Stones taken from a bisected Thanos. Eradicating planet after planet only Carol Danvers in space, and Clint Barton and Natashia Romanov on earth stand in his way. While Natashia and Clint look to an analogue piece of tech, in the form of Arnim Zola's consciousness, to infiltrate and bring down Ultron and his hive; Carol decides to fight fire with fire but she is killed in a face-off deep inside the core of the planet Xandar. With his mission in the universe complete, Ultron hears the voice of the Watcher. Discovering the existence of the multiverse, his mission is suddenly renewed - peace in our time and across multiversal space. On Earth Barton sacrifices himself to allow Natashia and Zola, now in the body of an Ultron drone, to escape Ultron's drone army as Zola is unable to upload himself to the hive. Ultron is no longer just off-world but outside known space! Being attacked by Ultron in the multiversal plane, the Watcher uses all his power to limit Ultron's zeal to spill across universes and prevent their destruction. They battle across the multiverse until Ultron gains the upper hand. The Watcher flees and reluctantly accepts that he must intervene asking Stephen Strange Supreme for his help. Marvel's What If? Episode 8 Cast The Watcher - Jeffrey WrightClint Barton/Hawkeye - Jeremy RennerStrange Supreme - Benedict CumberbatchArnim Zola - Toby JonesNatasha Romanoff - Lake BellUltron - Ross MarquandSteve Rogers - Josh KeatonTony Stark - Mick WingertCarol Danvers/Captain Marvel - Alexandra Daniels A Return to Defending As we are returning to the Marvel TV universe we are using the format of our former Marvel podcast, Defenders TV Podcast. We discuss: - What if we had a Top 3 points about the episode. What have we seen before?, What's the change?, What does this mean for this episodes universe? - Whether we each Defend the episode or not - Notes, Quotes and comic references What if we had a Pub Quiz? During each podcast we'll ask a question about each episode in our What If? Pub Quiz. You can send in your answers each week to feedback@tvpodcastindustries.com At the end of the nine episode series the listeners with the most correct answers will be in with the chance of getting their hands on some What If? goodies. All questions will be updated on: https://www.tvpodcastindustries.com Question 8 - What type of take away does Natashia Romanov order from Avengers tower? Feedback for What If? Once you've watched the episodes you can email us to feedback@tvpodcastindustries.com, you can message us @TVPodIndustries on Twitter or join our Facebook group at https://facebook.com/groups/tvpodcastindustries and share your thoughts in our spoiler posts for each episode. Follow us and Subscribe to the Podcast If you want to keep up with us and all of our podcasts, please subscribe to the podcast over at https://tvpodcastindustries.com. Where we will continue to podcast about multiple TV shows we hope you'll love. Next time on TV Podcast Industries Thanks for joining us for our What If? Episode 8 podcast. We'll return next week with our chat about the season finale What If? Episode 9.

My Ultimate Year
MUY #17: Ultimate Thanos (W/ Monika Estrella Negra!)

My Ultimate Year

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 51:06


Zack, and special guest Monika Estrella Negra continue their coverage of the Ultimate Marvel line of comics! You can find Monika at: https://twitter.com/negramonika1 https://authory.com/monikaestrellanegra Topics discussed include: * Why doesn’t Ultimate Fantastic Four work? * Has any comic wasted Thanos more than this? * Cable Logan is cool. Not a question, just a statement. Comics […] The post MUY #17: Ultimate Thanos (W/ Monika Estrella Negra!) appeared first on Comic Book Herald.

Notorious Mass Effect
“MARVEL'S WHAT IF…? EPISODE 8” (MASS EFFECT GO)

Notorious Mass Effect

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 19:13


What If...?'s point of divergence on this occasion comes during Avengers: Age of Ultron. In traditional MCU history, the Avengers stopped Tony Stark's Ultron AI inhabiting Vision's body, instead turning the android into one of their own. In What If...? episode 8, Ultron not only succeeds in merging with Vision, but also steals Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet when the Mad Titan comes to Earth. Wielding unstoppable power, Ultron takes his grudge against organic life through the vast reaches of space, and then into the multiverse, going toe-to-toe with The Watcher himself. Mass Effect Go Hosted by Analytic Dreamz also known as… well me is the “on the go” version of Notorious Mass Effect meaning everything that I feel like needs to be talked about while I'm out on the go and in between episodes will be talked about on this version of the podcast. You might be wondering what's the difference between The Notorious Mass Effect and Mass Effect Go… well you're hearing the difference right now, Mass Effect Go has a different set up so I can record from anywhere covering a variety of topics without having to worry about taking away from what my core audience values from this the notorious mass effect in the first place. It wouldn't be an announcement without me also letting you know to Click my Linktree in my bio to access my social medias and follow, to keep up with my latest activities, if you want to financially support the show click my cash app link located towards the top of my linktree as it helps the show overall, also make sure to share this podcast as this helps the show reach more people so we can grow together and effect the masses! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/masseffect/support

Dad and Buried
Give it Up For Parenting! - #110 | Dad & Buried

Dad and Buried

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 54:45


The great parenting philosopher Thanos summed it up best when asked by a small child, "what did it cost?" [Thanos]: "Everything." The sacrifice is real and... [looks down at shoes and kicks a stone] worth it. When you become a parent there are some things you know you have to give up like being in a rock band, or wingsuiting. But then there's other things that you never thought you'd have to give up like going out with friends, video games or doing class A drugs. The two other great parenting philosophers Mike and Pete know all about it and get into some of it. Enjoy! Support us

Ten Cent Takes
Issue 16: Superman and RadioShack

Ten Cent Takes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 65:03


What happens when you combine two of the biggest brands of the early 1980s? You get RadioShack's TRS-80 Whiz Kids comics, with special guest stars from the DC Universe. Marvel at snarky teens sassing the Man of Steel, then laugh at how he makes them perform complex math with mediocre computers! ----more---- Episode 16 Transcript Mike: [00:00:00] I used to go into an office, and when I did that, I had a dog that everybody loved and I baked cookies every day. Hello, hello, hello, welcome to Ten Cent Takes, the podcast where we sell out as superheroes, one issue at a time. My name is Mike Thompson and I am joined by my co-host, the talk show host of terror, Jessika Frazer. Jessika: Bwahahaha! I like when you give me nicknames that are a little mischievous and/or villainous, by the way. Mike: I mean, villains are always the most fun. Jessika: They really are. They get to do all the cool shit.  Mike: Yeah. You need a strong villain in order to have a good story. Jessika: Absolutely.  Mike: The purpose of this podcast is to look at notable moments in comic book history. [00:01:00] They can be big or they can be small, but we always hope that they're interesting, and we like to talk about them in ways that are both fun and informative. Today, we are going to be going back back back to the eighties and talking about the time that Superman sold computers for Radio Shack. Jessika: Fucking sellout.  Mike: Man, I don't. Can you blame him though? I mean, he was a reporter, like he needed the extra cash. Jessika: That's true. That does not pay all that much, from my understanding  Mike: Uh, speaking as someone who worked as a journalist for a decade, I can tell you it does not.  Jessika: Confirmed, everyone.  Mike: Confirmed. Before you freak out and think that you've missed an episode or that things are airing out of order, we are actually still doing the Sandman book club series, but we have decided to break it up, so it's not just one giant slog for people who aren't interested in Sandman. So that way there's a little something for [00:02:00] everybody, even as we're doing that prolonged experience. So every other episode will be the Sandman book club. Before we get to that though. What is one cool thing that you have read or watched recently? Jessika: Just last night, I watched the first episode of the Amazon Prime, let me just say it's 18+, animated series, Invincible.  Mike: Hmm.  Jessika: Have you seen that yet?  Mike: I haven't, I read the comic for a while and I really liked it, but then it just kind of felt very repetitive. And also, I didn't like how the comic got very women in refrigerator-y. Jessika: Oh, okay, fair enough.  Mike: Like yeah. Um, I hear it's great. I just, it's kind of, it's kind of like The Boys where like, I read the comic and, and then when they announced they were making a TV [00:03:00] show, I went, eh don't know. I like, I'm not sure. I really want to see that translated to the screen and then it was great. And so I'm sure that Invisible will be great. Jessika: I will be talking about The Boys later, in fact.  Mike: Oh okay. Well, then. Jessika: But for now, yeah, I know, spoilers. So for those of you who hadn't seen it yet, it's about a teenage boy whose father is a famous superhero and the kid himself has also potentially expected to get powers, which he, not spoiling anything, he does, and very early on in this episode. And when this happens, his father starts teaching them how to use them properly, even though he seems a little disappointed, even, that his really did have powers, which was kind of strange, but we'll see where that goes. But what I really liked about this series, is that they make fun of our well-known superheroes with a character like Batman and one that's very much like Wonder Woman, et cetera. And again, I don't want to give too much away, but the ending is [00:04:00] super intense, and I'll definitely be watching more of it tonight after we've finished recording this.  Mike: Yeah. And I will say that the comic itself has moments that are shockingly intense too. And it's really interesting because there are these moments that feel very wholesome and playful, and then there are other scenes that are complete 180 and it's really, it's kind of whiplash.  Jessika: That was how it felt in the show as well. So I mean, that translated definitely.  Mike: Yeah, it's one thing that's actually really neat is that it's the guy who wrote the comic, Robert Kirkman, is also the guy who created the walking dead.  Jessika: Hm.  Mike: So, you know, dude knows how to write a hit.  Jessika: Yeah.I guess so, huh. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Well, what about you? What have you been reading or watching?  Mike: You mentioned a couple of weeks ago that you had read the first issue of a series called Die, by Kieron Gillen.  Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: I'd heard about it. I thought it looked [00:05:00] interesting. And then you mentioning that, threw it back on my radar, and so I found the first three volumes on Hoopla and I wound up bingeing through all of them in a couple of hours. And it's really good. I really like how it matches up a bunch of D & D tropes along with other things. And I just, I really, really enjoyed it. And so I want to say thank you for putting that on my radar. Jessika: Oh, that's awesome. Yeah, absolutely. You're welcome. And I'll have to go on Hoopla and check out more myself because I'd been wanting to, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.  Mike: No, shall we, uh, shall we mosey along?  Jessika: Mosey let's do it.  Mike: What do you remember about Radio Shack when you were growing up? Jessika: Good old Radio Shack. Radio Shack was huge, when I was growing up. It was [00:06:00] definitely a household name and it had a reputation that it carried most electronics related items that you may want or need to purchase. So just on my memory block here in particular, they used to carry a radio that was pretty easy to alter, to be a scanning radio, to use for ghost hunting. And for a while, it was a great cheap alternative to buying something made for that purpose. And it was priced really low and like affordable versus like buying something that was made for that purpose.  Mike: Mm. Jessika: And I've trying to find one of those radios for years now, but honestly, it's probably a dead end at this point, and I should just pony up the money to buy actual ghost hunting equipment. I mean, honestly, I should probably, if I want it, like I'm a full ass adult, I can afford the expensive things, maybe.  Mike: We have credit cards now, Jessika. Jessika: Just charge it.I say I can afford the expensive things, like I really can, which isn't actually true.  Mike: All right.[00:07:00]  Jessika: I can afford the mid-level things.  Mike: Yeah. I dunno. We used to have money and then we got air conditioning, and we're poor now. Jessika: I'm safe. I'm squirreling it away, man. Trying to buy a house, it's expensive.  Mike: Yeah. Especially where we live. Jessika: I don't recommend it. Folks.  Mike: Yeah, no, just. Jessika: Just stay away.  Mike: Yeah. Welcome to the Bay Area. The dystopian capitalist apocalypse. Jessika: Everything is overpriced, and on fire.  Mike: We're not making this up. Everything is literally on fire these days.  And, and over priced, but that's just California in general. Yeah. Well, I mean, I had a similar experience to you, in different ways, but like, you know, it was the same brand awareness of Radio Shack. I didn't realize until I was doing the research for this episode, that Radio Shack is actually a hundred years old [00:08:00] as of this year. Jessika: What? How? Mike: Yeah. It was founded in 1921 by these two brothers, Theodore and Milton Deutchman. They set up a mail order business and a single retail location that was focused on providing parts for ham radio, which was a field that was still pretty new back then. And they wound up doing pretty well for a while, but they basically were bankrupt by the early 1960s. But you know, like 40 years is not a bad run. Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: And then they got acquired by the Tandy corporation in 1960 for $300,000. Up until this point, Tandy had been this leather goods company and they were looking to basically get into the business of appealing to hobbyists, which they felt Radio Shack would be able to do. So, in order to do this, Tandy basically performed a complete overhaul of the unprofitable company it had just acquired, and the Wikipedia page has a really solid [00:09:00] summary of what happened. Jessika: Tandy closed Radio Shack's unprofitable mail order business, ended credit purchases, and eliminated many top management positions eating the salespeople, merchandisers and advertisers. The number of items carried was cut from 40,000 to 2,500, as Tandy sought to identify the 20% that represents the 80% of sales and replaced Radio Shacks handful of large stores with many little holes in the wall, large numbers of rented locations, which were easier to close and reopen elsewhere if one location didn't work out.  Mike: Yeah. So basically they were just going for a strategy that made Radio Shack into a much leaner, more nimble operation, which that's like the goal these days, those are kind of the golden buzzwords, but they were actually trying to do that. Charles D. Tandy, who was the guy who actually ran Tandy corporation back then, said that they were [00:10:00] basically not looking for the guy anymore, who wanted to spend his entire paycheck on the sound system, and instead they were looking for customers who wanted to save money by buying cheaper goods and then like improving them through modifications and accessories. So now they were really appealing towards nerds, and aiming at kids who are going to like work on stuff for the science fairs. And honestly it, it worked. I mean, when I was growing up Radio Shack was that store you went to, when you needed some small part a replacement, there was always one nearby. And even if they didn't have a name brand part, they usually had an off-brand version of whatever you needed. And, I never went there thinking that it was going to break the bank. It was always a fairly affordable thing. Jessika: Yeah. Agreed. I can think of like four different locations where they had a Radio Shack, just like in our area here.  Mike: Yeah. And I mean, like, I grew up in San Francisco in the eighties, and they were all over the place.[00:11:00]  So now, what's interesting is that the whole rise of personal computers happened to coincide with this period of success for Radio Shack. The late seventies was when personal computers with microprocessors started to actually be a thing on the consumer market, but typically if you wanted one, you had to build them from a kit. Like you, you physically had to, like, buy the kit and then assemble it, following the instructions, which, I mean, I'm not going to lie. That is terrifying to me. Jessika: That is terrifying. And it's total nerd shit too. They were right.  Mike: Right. Fucking nerds. Jessika: Nerd bait. Mike: Radio Shack actually wound up introducing the TRS 80 in 1977. And it was a game changer for the company because it was one of the first pre-built computers. And it was simultaneously backed by a national retail chain.  It was this super basic computer that sold for $600, which adjusting for inflation is like $2,700 nowadays. [00:12:00]  Jessika: Holy shit. There's no way. There's no way the average family is like, let's get one of those right away. Mike: No, it was, I mean, you know, this was for people who were super enthusiast, or had a lot of disposable income, which the middle-class used to have back then.  Jessika: Different times.  Mike: The salad days. But yeah, so the TRS 80, even though it had a fairly high price point sold like hotcakes, like gangbusters. I found this book and it's called, Priming the Pump: How the TRS 80 Enthusiast Helped Spark the PC Revolution, by Teresa Welsh and David Welsh. It has this really interesting history about that point in time, which, I mean, I'm not going to lie, I was waiting for her to be really dry, but it's full of a lot of really personal stories and anecdotes and it's cool, I really dug it. Basically, when they started manufacturing this computer, they were only expecting to sell 50,000 units. There's this great quote, talking about how [00:13:00] much of a surprise the first TRS computer sales were. Jessika: Both Charles Tandy and John Roach may have been skeptical about such a large. But it turned out to be an underestimation. When the first anniversary of the products came, the company found the, had sold many more than the prediction and taken a whopping 250,000 orders for TRS eighties. Most of them still undelivered. Actually we've seen various numbers in different sources, so we can't verify this number, but they certainly sold considerably more than 50,000. Don French said they received a number of threatening phone calls from people who demanded delivery of their TRS 80 right away. Ooh! Mike: Yeah, so after this huge success, they then ended up following the TRS 80 with the TRS 80 Color in 1980. And basically the first TRS computer was kind of like a full, complete unit with a built-in monitor and everything. [00:14:00] The TRS 80 Color, in turn, was just the computer itself, and then you would plug in a color TV instead of using this built-in monitor. The TRS computers wound up selling well enough that Radio Shack really leaned hard into the computer business, and they even started offering computer camps for pre-teens in the early eighties, which was kind of an extension of that mission that they wanted to appeal to kids who wanted to excel at science fairs, because I mean, you know, those were the new nerds. So if you want to learn more about the TRS computers, by the way, there's this really great site called MatthewReadsTRS80.org. That helped me kind of learn about a lot of this stuff. I'll put it in the show notes, but it's really kind of an interesting walk-through, this particular venue of history. Anyway, this was the high point for Radio Shack, to be perfectly honest. By September of 1982, the company had more than 4,300 stores just in America and [00:15:00] more than 2,000 independent franchises and towns that were not large enough to have a company owned store. So, for comparison, there are fewer GameStops worldwide today than there were Radio Shacks in the early eighties.  Jessika: Wow.  Mike: Like, I realized that GameStop has been having a rough go of it lately, but there's still a lot of them around. Jessika: Yeah. Huh. Mike: And during this period of unmitigated success, that's when the Whizkid's started to show up in comic books. The early eighties were right around the time when computers were starting to get a lot of prominent, you know, quote unquote roles in media. If you're listening to this and you want to learn more, there is a site dedicated to media prominently featuring computers and storylines, and it's called Starring the Computer, that tracks stuff like this all the way back to the fifties. It's an incomplete list, but it's really interesting, and they have a whole section devoted to Tandy computers.[00:16:00] Like, I remember there was an episode of Murder, She Wrote very early on where she moves to New York and there's this whole plot about how she's gotten a computer to write her novels on. And then evidence is falsified with a modem. It's really interesting. And you know, the computer was this suddenly viable object that could play a part in people's everyday lives and could serve as a driving narrative device. But as far as I can tell the first time anyone made comics specifically focusing on educating people about personal computers was when Radio Shack started to do these comic books. And I think that's just because it was such a new thing, especially on the personal consumer market, because, you know, up until recently computers had been these huge things that took up buildings on their own.  Jessika: Yeah. And they had to be, like cooled, professionally, and I mean, it was just this whole thing.  Mike: Yeah. I mean, there [00:17:00] is a movie right now on Disney plus called The Computer That Wore Tennis Shoes.  Jessika: Oh, yeah! Mike: A very early Kurt Russell, and it's one of those things where the whole he's in college and he winds up getting shocked, I think, and there's this whole thing, this computer gets basically downloaded into him. So he has the processing power and knowledge of this computer, but they show you the computer and it like, it is a giant monstrosity of a thing that takes up, I think, an entire lab.  Jessika: It does. I remember that movie. Mike: And I mean, our phones, these days are more powerful than those. So RadioShack started making comics in 1971. They were putting out a series of educational comics called the science fair story of electronics via the Radio Shack education comic book program. But, then in 1980, they pivoted and they started giving away these new comics in stores. You could also, [00:18:00] if you were a teacher, you could send in a request to Radio Shack on school letterhead and get a free pack of 50.  Jessika: Oh, wow. Mike: And yeah, like, you know, they were really pushing that hard because these comics were educational, but they were also advertisements.  Jessika: Very much so. Oh, that was something I messaged you earlier,  was like, wow. I was reading just an ad there, wasn't I?  Mike: But, I mean, I will say they were, they were educational.  Jessika: Yeah, absolutely.  Mike: Yeah, so the Superman Radio Shack giveaway comics starred the aforementioned Whiz Kids, Alec and Shanna, along with their teacher Mrs. Wilson, but for the first three issues, which were published in 1980, 81 and 82, they also starred Superman and other characters from the DC Universe.  Jessika: I need to correct you for a second, because you said Mrs. Wilson, and it definitely was Ms. Wilson.  Mike: Oh, I'm sorry. That's right.  Jessika: It was Ms. Wilson, and I think that will come into play [00:19:00] later.  Mike: That is true. She did not have a ring on her finger. Jessika: She did not. She looked a little close to all the superheroes that waltzed right up in there, half naked into her classroom.  Mike: I mean, can ya blame her? Jessika: No, she was hot too.  Mike: Right? We're going to talk about each of these specific issues, but first up is the Computer That Saved Metropolis, which was published in July of 1980. So, even though this was a promotional giveaway, DC committed some pretty serious talent to the book. The first two issues were written by Cary Bates, who was this long-term writer for DC. He wrote a ton of action comics, Superman, and the New Adventures of Superboy, as well as being the head script writer for the live action Superboy series in the 1980s that we discussed a couple episodes back.  Jessika: Totally. Mike: He also worked as a script writer for various cartoons, including Gem and Gargoyles.  Jessika: Oh, hell yeah.  Mike: Right. [00:20:00] But then also his name might sound familiar to some people listening to the show because we mentioned him on the New Guardians episode where, it turns out he wrote issues two through 12 of the New Guardians. The art for this issue, meanwhile, was handled by Jim Starlin and Dick Giordano. Both of them are pretty big deals too. Starlin became a big name in comics during the seventies. He garnered a lot of acclaim for his cosmic space opera stories. He co-created characters like Shang-Chi and Thanos. Giordano in turn was an artist who had recently come back to DC comics and was serving as the Batman editor at the time. He actually got promoted shortly after this to be the company's managing editor in 1981. And then he was promoted again to executive editor in 83, and then he stayed with the company until the mid nineties when he retired, after his wife died. And then, aside from being a giveaway issue, this comic actually ran as a backup story in the July, 1980 ssues for Action [00:21:00] Comics, Legion of Superheroes, House of Mystery and Superboy. So Superman schilling Radio Shack computers, and forcing children to perform complex math for him, and definitely, probably schtupping Ms. Wilson, like, I think we need to agree that, that those two totally smashed. Jessika: Oh, absolutely. And I have my theories about her and Supergirl as well.  Mike: Yeah. Yeah.  Jessika: They had a moment.  Mike: Right? Jessika: We both took the same picture of that same shot and I sent it to you and you were like, no way. Mike: I thought that was so funny.  Jessika: Don't worry, we'll post that one.  Mike: I, oh God. Like, I just, that was great. It was like great minds think alike. But yeah, all of this is officially a canon part of DC comics lore, which is wild. Like [00:22:00]  Jessika: It's bat shit bananas.  Mike: Yeah. Now weirdly it looks like this is the only issue that actually made it into other DC comics. So, you know, the other two or their own standalone things. And aren't officially cannon, I guess. All right. How would you describe the 1980 issue? The Computers That Saved Metropolis? Jessika: Well, these were like both very advertisey and complex at the same time in their narrative, which was interesting. So, this first one, I'm going to give you a little bit of backstory about these bitches. I say these bitches, because I'm going to be talking about a whole classroom full of children. So I obviously really like children. I have a bachelor's in French and everyone's like, you should teach. And I'm like, no, I shouldn't.  Mike: Oh, oh no. Let's talk about that for a sec. I majored in history my first time through college, and everyone also said I should teach. And I was like, I fucking hate [00:23:00] children. I worked at Disneyland it poisoned me again. And don't get me wrong. I have, I have two stepchildren now. I love them. I would die for them. They're great. But kids in general, not a fan. They're sociopathic little monsters. Jessika: Mm hmm. So the comic starts off with Superman doing patrols around Metropolis, and apparently he just does that. And he just jets off to a sixth grade classroom at the whim of Ms. Wilson.  Mike: I have my own theory about this. Jessika: Oh my goodness. He's supposed to be a guest teacher about computers, apparently. Like, First of all, for some reason, along with his super abilities, he's also a super computer genius. And is he accredited? Like is he allowed to be teaching students?  Mike: No. Okay. There, there are two things to discuss here. So you have [00:24:00] to remember that Superman from the Golden Age through the modern age was largely a weird sci-fi series where the main character was this alien who had all these powers that constantly changed. There wasn't really any editorial control until they streamlined it with Crisis on Infinite Earths. But on top of that, he was generally shown to be an amazing genius, like just whenever they needed it. But ,he built the Superman robots. He. I can't remember if he made the Phantom Zone Projector or if the Phantom Zone Projector was on artifact from Krypton, he was constantly trying to restore the city of Kandor, which was basically shrunk down to the size of a bottle, and it was a Kryptonian city, to restore it to its full size. Like in that issue of Super Boy, we read, he like put all those chemicals together and created the pools that granted the dogs, various powers.  Jessika: Yeah, no, I guess you're, I guess he's always been [00:25:00] smart.  Mike: Yeah. But then the other thing is that Superman is a little bit too earnest in this issue. Like, he shows up exactly on time. And then he is clearly trying to impress these kids to make a good impression with Ms. Wilson. And everything about this reeks of a dude who had a one night stand and is now desperate to hook up again. So what he's doing is he's trying to prove that A) he is reliable and B) he is good with kids. Jessika: Yep. No, that's totally how it felt.  Mike: I'm not speaking from experience. Jessika: Oh, so anyway, Superman creepily knows all the students' names, I guess, because he used his x-ray vision to look at the teacher's seating chart, even though that's not how x-rays work. That's always bothered me. I'm sorry, we don't have time for this.  Mike: [00:26:00] Thomas Edison would like a word. Jessika: Seriously. Also, I have to mention that the whole class was bored as fuck even after Sups flew in. And I don't know about you, but every kid I knew, wanted to know about computers and have a turn on the computer when we got them in the library at school or when someone got one at home.  Mike: Oh, yeah. Jessika: So the idea that one of the kids in his class is being dismissive of the whole idea of not doing normal schoolwork and just doing computer class instead with fucking Superman of all people. It's just ridiculous.  Mike: Oh yeah. And that kid actively shit talked Superman repeatedly.  Jessika: Oh, he's a shit heal. Oh. And he still gets to be the fucking like, protagonist. Fuck. Mike: Oh, it was so funny. I like, my favorite was when he beats Superman at a math problem later on and like the shit talking starts immediately, and I'm like, my dude, this is possibly not a good move to irritate a guy who could literally vaporize you with a [00:27:00] glare. Jessika: That's just it. That is just it. Yeah. No. Why would you try to piss this guy off? And then Shanna's like, Ooh, Superman. You better tell him. I was like, dude, Shanna, you, you need to shut the fuck up immediately and not goad this situation.  Mike: You know, that was probably the most realistic part of this entire comic, because speaking as someone that lives with an 11 year old, they are shit stirrers. Jessika: Oh my gosh. So, Supes takes the kids up to the roof because of course he does, and he proceeds to give the class some very long-winded exposition about the history of computers and their size and what they do and how they've evolved from the first computers, and moving into how they're used in society today from space travel to transistor radios, which what a time capsule of a callout.  Mike: [00:28:00] Yeah. Jessika: This whole thing was a whole time capsule.  Mike: Yeah. Very much is. Jessika: Of course, there was also some lovely product placement throughout and some not-so-subtle comments on affordability versus common household items. Tangent that always cracked me up to say, this computer is less expensive than a TV. Well, okay, but maybe I need a TV and I don't need a computer. They do vastly different things, or they did at that point.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: It kind of reminds me of saying like this China set costs less than a month of gross. Okay, well, I need to eat and I don't necessarily need a China set, so.  Mike: Yeah, I mean, he was hard selling those kids. Jessika: Oh yeah. He was like, you should ask your parents to go out and buy you one.  Mike: Yup. Jessika: So, of course, Supes hears with his super hearing a tornado and he like jets the fuck out of there. And, he defeats it by [00:29:00] blowing the wind or something like that. And then he feels all sick and shit, and comes across a villain named Major Disaster who, you know, just as his name implies, causes quote unquote natural disasters like there's floods and shit. It was a little ridiculous.  Mike: Yeah, he was always kind of like a C- to D-list villain who would use weapons and equipment to make natural disasters. My knowledge of this character is hazy at best, but I think eventually he gained the ability to manipulate probability. He didn't appear a lot and he's been dead for a while, I think. Cause I remember him showing up as a zombie in Blackest Night. Jessika: Oh.  Mike: But, I mean, I remember reading this stuff and I was like, this is kind of a cool, like off-the-wall villain. I dig him. You know, I certainly liked them a lot better than other villains that I've seen in Superman books where it's like, you know, generic alien warlord number five. Jessika: Seriously. Well, and when I read the name, Major Disaster, I was like, [00:30:00] same, girl. So, of course Superman needs the help of these children that he like, makes them perform these, like, high-stress situational calculations on the computer for him. Instead of like asking the adult he's banging in the room. Mike: I mean. Jessika: Honestly, come on, like, get the adults involved, like, Alec and Shanna don't need to save the day. They're supposed to be in sixth grade, even though they look way older than that. Mike: Like, yeah, they looked like kind of like eighth or ninth graders. Like they were a little bit older, it seemed.  Jessika: The second one, they looked older than that, they looked like they were teenagers in the second one, for some reason, I was like, what's that? And then the third one, they got young again. And I was like, I don't know what's happening with you guys, but. Mike: Yeah. I mean, I will say that I was willing to believe that Alec was in sixth grade just because he had that awful fucking bowl haircut that like.  Jessika: My brother had that.  Mike: Right. Yeah. But [00:31:00] when did he stop having it? Jessika: No, no, you're right. Probably after he was like in, probably after middle school.  Mike: Yeah. It's, you know, it's that thing where suddenly you realize, oh, I can go to a barber instead of having my parents cut my hair.  Jessika: Oh. So the kids basically do a bunch of calculations, and they double check each other's work by doing the same calculation on two separate computers that Supes and flown in prior and just left there. Apparently.  Mike: Yeah. And there's a whole thing about how Major Disaster had knocked out all the other computers in town, but he didn't know about these two personal computers because personal computers were a new thing. And that's the other reason that they're the ones who were performing the calculations and then they're on radio headsets with Superman providing this information. Jessika: I still say you're in a school that has way more adults than just the one standing in that room, and even that one's not involved. So. Mike: I mean, well, and the other thing is that the math equations that he's throwing at them are like this jet is falling out of the sky at this speed. [00:32:00] The wind is this fast. They're going at this angle. How fast do I need to go to catch them without doing damage to the plane or the people inside. And it's like, first of all, of course, yes, as you said, it's high stress, but second, like I still don't know how to do that math equation. I don't know how these sixth graders did because they looked like they were in a pretty shitty school that Superman made worse at one point when he liked tunneled up through the floor and just left a giant hole. Jessika: He was like, I'll fix that later.  Mike: Sure you will, sure you will, Clark. Jessika: It's awful. Uh. So he finally of course finds the villain, defeats him, whatever. Then the kids are hailed as heroes and as a reward, I guess they get to be at a Radio Shack commercial about the computers they used. I mean, cool. I guess.  Mike: Yeah. It was kind of a, a, meh ending, but, but yeah. Like, I dunno. Did you [00:33:00] like the issue overall? I'm curious. Jessika: It got really in the weeds playing up the computer aspects, which okay. I get it. You know, again, I get it. This is an advertisement, but dude, snooze fest, I put it down a few times and had to pick it back up, during those computer exposition parts. And you know, I'm slightly bothered by a vague plot line, but all in all, like it was, it was fine.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: To use your line.  Mike: Yeah. I mean, reading through it, some of the computer history stuff I thought was actually pretty interesting  Jessika: Yeah. Yeah.  Mike: Like, when they went up on the roof and he was saying, you know, so the space that we're sending in actually is the size of what computers used to fill. And yeah, it does get a little too in the weeds because they're trying to get a little too much exposition in there at the same time. I felt like overall it walked a relatively fine line of providing action that was kind of [00:34:00] interesting. And, and the plot line of, oh, well, yeah, his powers were on the fritz because there was microscopic kryptonite particles in the tornado and he inhaled them when he was getting ready to blow it out. Like, I thought that actually was surprisingly well thought out for basically a licensed advertisement. You know, this was, this was effectively a full length version of one of those like hostess, Twinkies ads that they used to do.  Jessika: Right?  Mike: Yeah. But like, I didn't hate it. I found it charming. Jessika: It had its moments.  Mike: Yeah. I'm not going to lie, I found the undeniable sexual attention between Superman and the kid's teacher really entertaining. Jessika: Yeah, definitely it was palpable. I thought it was even funnier too, that the kids were even, like Ms. Wilson, how do you know Superman?  Mike: And she doesn't answer! Jessika: And she was like, She like side eyes.[00:35:00] How do I know Superman?…Biblically.  Mike: Well, and that was the funny thing was when we were talking about this ahead of the episode, I was like, so yeah, they, they totally smashed, right? Like, like that's not up for debate. Jessika: No, it's really not. It happened.  Mike: All right. let's move on to the next issue. So. Clearly, this was a successful marketing tool because in 1981, DC and Radio Shack released a brand new book that was called Victory By Computer. So this time the main story was illustrated by a couple of legendary artists. There was Curt Swan and Vince Colletta. Coletta started as an artist and anchor from the Silver Age of comics. He frequently collaborated with Jack Kirby who is known as, you know, the king of comic books, and a lot of folks considered their run on Thor to be the definitive take on the character.  Kurt Swan's involvement, on the other hand, is especially noteworthy. [00:36:00] He is considered by many comic book artists to be the Superman artist. He started penciling Superman and Superboy comics in the late forties. And he didn't stop until DC put them out to pasture in the mid eighties because they were rebooting Superman via Crisis on Infinite Earths.  Arlen Schumer, who's this major comic book historian, says Swan penciled over 19,000 covers and pages of interior art for Superman comics.  Jessika: Whoa! Mike: Yeah. Like again, they were putting some serious talent behind these books. Jessika: They were pumping out a lot of content, to be fair.  Mike: Yeah. How would you summarize Victory By Computer? Jessika: We find ourselves, yet again at the elementary school, I put in heavy quotations of kids that look like they're about 17 years old, this issue. So Shanna and smartass Alec are back at it. This time, Supergirl joins the class to [00:37:00] teach them about the pocket computer. What a fucking throwback.  Mike: Like, that's something that we need to explain. Like the pocket computer was, basically kind of like a smart calculator that could perform basic functions and had a little keyboard in there. And I don't know how much they sold for, but they couldn't have been cheap. Jessika: I can't imagine so, yeah. Well, and by the way, at this point in the scene where Supergirl pulls out, her pocket computer, she pulls out of a pocket on her cape. So canonically, there are pockets in the capes. Mike: Yeah. They can't get them on the rest of their costume, but they can get them in their capes.  Jessika: Which means that there's just stuff like weighing down the cape, so it shouldn't even be moving like it does.  Mike: I remember in an early issue of Superman, the eighties series that John Byrne was doing, there is a bit where he stops by a balloon vendor because he's got a drone pursuing him and he winds up like [00:38:00] thinking, oh, it's lucky that I always carry a few spare dollars in like my belt buckle because he had that yellow belt back then, which side note I miss the yellow belt. I don't know if it's back, cause I haven't read any Superman comics for a while, but they got rid of it for quite some time. Like, I mean, you know, it's the Henry Cavill look now or it's the full blue suit. I miss the red trunks in the yellow belt. Jessika: Yeah. the good old days. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So Supergirl decides to use her super powers to show the class they are able to find information on the TRS 80's as fast as she was able to find it, like physically with her super powers looking for it. And it was like, okay, sure.  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: When an odd comparison, but fine.  Mike: Yeah, it was really weird, there was a bit where they, like, it almost felt like they were hacking into the newsfeed of, I think the Daily Planet to get headlines, even though I'm sorry, but like, come on really, you think that a [00:39:00] print journalistic outlet is going to have top of the line technology back then come on. Jessika: No they're not putting any of that into a computer. They're still handwriting everything.  Mike: Yes. I think back then they were still using, the electric typewriter that had like the built-in, it was quote unquote memory, but it was, you know, not really. Jessika: Not as we know it now, at least. And there was some definite sexual tension with Ms. Wilson at Supergirl as well. We will post the picture. Um.  Mike: Right. It's this whole bit where Supergirl is like, oh, don't worry. I'm a school teacher in my secret identity. And I'm like, I don't know. Like, Are you just trying to impress her with this? What's the end goal of revealing this crucial information about your secret identity, Supergirl? Jessika: I know, right. She's just trying to connect with another human. She's like I'm also a school teacher. We should talk about it over dinner sometime.  Mike: And then maybe move in together after three weeks of dating, and adopt three cats. Jessika: Oh, my gosh. So, Super girl basically [00:40:00] teaches the class and then she I'll bet she just left those fucking pocket computers too, because you know, just like Superman just left the computers there. He was like, have fun kids.  Mike: Okay. Yeah, but here's the thing, like, you really think that some middle school kids or elementary school kids, however old they fucking are. You really think that they're going to sit there and try to steal the computers that the literal alien gods from other planets dropped off and taught them about? Jessika: Oh, I'm not, I'm not worried. Oh, that's funny. Yeah, no, I'm not worried about them stealing it. I'm just like Superman just apparently has like the extra spending cash that he can just like drop off two computers to a school and just like fuck off. Like really?  Mike: No, I mean, I, I viewed it the other way of just like, they're like, they're not worried about it. They're like, yeah. We'll, we'll get those back. Don't worry.  Jessika: Oh, so Supergirl apparently gets asked to go on [00:41:00] patrol by Superman and she spots something fishy. And so she goes to check it out, but it was a trap, of course. Mike: Yeah, but I mean, it wasn't even a very good trap. Jessika: Is a stupid trap. It was like, if you're a superhero and you happen to get curious, because you happen to be going near this location, maybe. And she like fell right into maybe a four foot by four foot hole in the ground. So I'm not really sure how that worked either. They just were like, nah, she's going to fall right here.  Mike: Yeah. Like she fell through the skylight after getting hit with like a blast of red sun radiation, or whatever it is.  Jessika: You know what it was, they used their TRS 80 to calculate where she was going to fall. So she gets stuck in what's basically like, it's like a lounge. It's like somebody's living room, and they have a computer there with a phone. So it's like, they weren't even trying that hard to keep her [00:42:00] there.  Mike: No, it was, it was absolutely the, like what a seventies swinger house looks like in all the movies that we see now where you're just like, oh, oh, okay. Jessika: It basically had a conversation pit.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Yeah. So of course, she remembers the phone number from Ms. Wilson's classroom. Mike: Yeah, because the rotary phone had the phone number printed on the front of it, because that was a thing that used to happen. Jessika: I feel like that's a little more explaining than she needed to give. I think she is making up for the fact that she just knows that number by heart.  Mike: I was going to say, I think she really wanted to get Mrs. Wilson's phone number, and then it just happened to actually be helpful in a way other than getting her a date. Jessika: Gosh, Ms. Wilson, man. And canonically bisexual? Question mark? Mike: I don't see why not. I think we can, I think we can [00:43:00] officially declare it. Jessika: Someone's going to @ us, I hope they do. So at any rate, she gets in touch with the class. She makes them do all these weird wacky calculations, has some get in touch with Superman. And by the time Superman gets there, like she's gotten out of it because she also used the computer to find out that there were like underground tunnels. And so she's like, I'll just walk out of these tunnels.  Mike: Yeah, basically it turns out it was like an old mob hide out and the students were able to look up some articles, which again, like, I don't know, because I was born in 81 and I don't have a good idea of what computer and internet adjacent technology was like back then. But they apparently look up articles about this hideout that got busted and they learned from the articles that there were underground tunnels that. Whatever, it was dumb, they don't even show her getting out. It was dumb. Jessika: No, she's just like walking out afterwards and Superman's, like, [00:44:00] oh, I was here to save you. And she's like, I just took the tunnels dude. And then like the bad guys are just, they just happened to be driving by. So they were like, well, let's just go get the bad guys. What do you think? It looks like, oh those are Lex Luther's dudes. Let's just go get the bad guys.  Mike: Yeah. And there's a whole thing where like, Lex Luther has announced from jail that like Superman is going to break him out and it's a much looser plot than the first issue was. Like the first issue, there was like, I felt like a much tighter story, you know, in between the educational bits, this one, it felt like they were kind of stretching to figure out a way to connect all this stuff. Jessika: For sure. Yes. Mike: Yeah. Yeah. So I think we can safely say that this was not our favorite of three books. Jessika: No, this one was so ridiculous. I mean, I loved the heavy, heavy [00:45:00] gay overtones. Mike: I mean, when do we not love the heavy gay overtones? Come on. Jessika: It's the agenda after all: brunch for everyone.  Mike: Yeah. So like, do you have any final thoughts on this, or should we move on to the last of the three books? Jessika: Ugh. That's just once mosey.  Mike: Okay. All right. So 83 was when we got the final book, which is the Computer Masters of Metropolis. So, this time Paul Kupperberg wrote the script for the comic. Kupperberg, he's not exactly a household name in terms of comic books, but he is actually pretty prolific. He's written over a thousand comics during his time as a writer, including the first appearance of He-Man and then he wrote the subsequent Masters at the Universities for DC. Yeah, like, you know, so I've read some of his stuff and I didn't even realize it. Also like, this is actually my favorite factoid about him. He served as the senior editor of the Weekly World News shortly [00:46:00] before it got shut down in 2007. Jessika: What? Mike: Yeah. And like that automatically makes me like the dude, because the Weekly World News was one of my favorite things when I was in college, and because I was so good at Photoshop in high school and college, and I was interested in journalism, but I also love the weird stuff, I actually wanted to apply to the weekly world news for a job just for like a little while. And be like, yeah, like I Photoshop pictures of bat boy. Like, I really was hoping that that would be a thing, and then they shut down right after I graduated college and broke my cold black heart. Jessika: It's a damn shame.  Mike: But yeah. So, meanwhile, the art was handled again by Curt Swan and then he was also assisted by Frank Chiaramonte. Chiaramonte was Swan's regular anchor on the main Superman book from 1978 to 82. And then this is one of his last books that he worked on because he died really young in January of [00:47:00] 83. He was only 40 years old. Like.  Jessika: Oh.  Mike: Yeah, it's really weird too. I was trying to figure out what happened and all I could find was that just, he died young. But, he was regarded pretty well and he worked on a lot of stuff. So I think if he hadn't died, he probably would've, you know, gone on to great things. But the Computer Masters of Metropolis doesn't have a publish date other than 1982, which means it came out less than a year before his death, because he died in January of 83.  Jessika: Oh, dang.  Mike: Yeah. All right. So what happened in the Computer Masters of Metropolis?  Jessika: So, those are some lucky kids studying at whatever outskirts elementary school this is. Cause it's not in Metropolis proper, it's like in the suburbs of Metropolis somewhere.  Mike: Yeah. You know, it's superhero-adjacent to the city. Jessika: Yeah. Yeah. Right. And again, not sure why Ms. Wilson seems to be on really, really [00:48:00] friendly terms with all the superheroes in the area, but Wonder Woman shows up to take them to the World's Fair, which of course is being held in Metropolis.  Mike: Yeah. Which I mean, okay. Why, why not?  Jessika: Exactly. Meanwhile, Lex Luther was salty about being denied entry for an exhibit for the World's Fair because the organizers didn't want to encourage his villainy.  Mike: It's so good. It's so good. Jessika: And so Luther decides to try to blackmail a way in, but that didn't work. So, of course he decides the thing to do is to threaten, to like completely destroy the fair, and ultimately creates another red solar radiation trap. This time, luring Superman into a room, rigged with explosives and bathed in red solar radiation, dun, dun, dun. So once again, there are computers in the room, I think, so. So he reaches out to [00:49:00] Alec and Shanna who are told that Wonder Woman should also be at the fair and to page page her. And she's basically like, okay, why are children paging me right now? But finds out that Superman is being held at the plantarium. She lassos the whole damn building and whips it around and it somehow deactivates the red solar radiation beam? Question mark? Mike: I don't know, man, I was pretty checked out when I was reading this. Like. They reused a lot of the same stuff, too. Like the same art where they were showing the computer chip, getting threaded through the needle, the bit where the kids are all walking on the giant demo version of the TRS,  Jessika: Oh, and those kids were being very nice because they acted surprised and very impressed to see that same damn exhibit for a second time.  Mike: Yeah. Which previously had showed up in the last issue. And I mean, like, it was a lot more exposition this time around too.  Jessika: It was.  Mike: [00:50:00] Anyway, sorry. Jessika: No, not at all. So Superman escapes and they catch Luther and the day is saved. And the end scenes were particularly silly. The mayor I'm assuming goes to thank Wonder Woman for saving the day. And she's like, but also these children, who just happened to be standing on the stage, like right behind her anyway, like the mayor, just, wasn't going to say anything about those kids on the stage, too, apparently. And they had a computer on stage with them? They were like, and this is the computer, let it hold the key too. And you got to know that like both Wonder Woman and Superman have to have entire rooms dedicated to the key to Metropolis that they get every time they save some damn building or something, they're all like, chuck another one in there. No, no, no. You kids keep that one.  Mike: It's fine. I've got 12 at home that are much nicer. Jessika: They're hanging on a wall around in a study.  Mike: They just use them as like coat racks. Jessika: [00:51:00] So Alec and Shanna, once again, saved the day, I guess.  Mike: Yeah, I mean, this was actually my least favorite of the three comics, because again, it was recycling art or, or using very similar art. It was making a lot of the same points, but it felt a lot more telling, not showing. And while I was really happy to see Lex Luther being next level petty, which, these days, you know, Lex Luther is a billionaire CEO, scientist who also has like armies of underlings performing super science for him that he's able to utilize. He's basically he is a more-  Jessika: Jeff Bezos.  Mike: Yeah, He is He is a, I was going to say, he's just, he's a more nakedly transparent, Jeff Bezos.  Jessika: Oh, you actually were going to say that. I'm sorry. I stole that right from out from under you. Mike: [00:52:00] No. I mean like it's, I'm sorry, like Jeff Bezos exploits his workers and use the money that he got from that to take a rocket ship and play astronaut, which side note, one of my favorite things about that entire story is that NASA at the last minute redefined, I think it was NASA, redefined what constitutes the definition of an astronaut, so he couldn't get an astronaut patch or pin. An astronaut pin, I think. Jessika: Which, again, the level of petty, but this is what I need. This is what I need to see, because it can't always be fucking Lex Luther winning.  Mike: Yeah. But anyway, like I really appreciated that we got to see Lex Luther being a super villain goon, like very flamboyant, flying around with his own little personal jet pack or jet boots, whatever they were like, they were like, it was like little rockets that he had attached to like his. I'm I'm struggling to remember if it was on his boots or on his waist. It was one or the other, right? Jessika: Yeah, I think it was [00:53:00] on his, I think you're right about the boots. And then he also had those fancy power gauntlets.  Mike: Yeah. And I mean, the other thing is back in this era, Lex Luther actually had a couple of different costumes that he wore that were very colorful and over-the-top, and it was like green and purple. So it kind of was that, that Joker color motif again, you know, it was really striking. And so he had that outfit of kind of the purple and green spandex that we saw in this issue. But then he also had this really baller set of green power armor that he used to really make Superman's life miserable for awhile. Like I said, after 1983, Radio Shack stopped with the Superman comics, but they didn't actually stop making comics. They kept on doing these comics with the Whiz Kids, but they instead moved over to Archie comic publications. I haven't been able to find out why the partnership's stopped. There's very little actual [00:54:00] documentation about these comics outside of a bunch of articles saying, oh yeah, they happened. Like they were a thing. They were dumb. And then pretty much all I've been able to find otherwise is people selling them. Cause there's still a lot of them around. And if you're looking for a fun piece of comic book history, these aren't very expensive, even in mint condition. That said the Tandy brand was starting to fall out of popularity by 83. For some perspective, it's estimated that Tandy controlled up to 60% of the personal computer market in the late seventies, which is like an astronomical market share. However, and this is from an article by a guy named Ron White, that he wrote for a magazine called 80 Micro in 1987, and you can now find it on a site called Vintage is the New Old, and we'll put this in the show notes again, Tandy's market share was down to 25% by 86. So it's a pretty fast fall from grace. Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: And then, even though Archie was publishing the comics, [00:55:00] none of the Archie characters actually showed up in any of these books with the Whiz Kids, although Radio Shack did publish Archie in the History of Electronics separately.  Jessika: Oh. Mike: Like, yeah. But based on that, my guess is that Radio Shack was looking to save some cash and Archie was probably a much better deal. I'm guessing it costs a lot more to license DC superheroes than it does to just make a comic without any big name characters. Jessika: Oh, I am sure.  Mike: Yeah. And then shortly after Archie took over the publication duties, the TRS computer line got rebranded to the Tandy computer. So it makes sense that the comic was rebranded from the TRS Whiz Kid's to the Tandy computer Whiz Kids. And that's actually, when I first became aware of this whole venture, because Nostalgia Alley, which is the local retro game store up in Petaluma, has a copy of one of the Tandy Whiz Kids comics on the shelf behind the counter. And so I [00:56:00] spotted that one time and I was talking to Jason, the owner, and he let me check it out for a couple of minutes. And that's when I started looking into this whole thing, which, per usual, led us down a rabbit hole. Jessika: Love these rabbit holes of ours.  Mike: Yeah, they're fun. Anyway, the Tandi Whiz Kid's comics kept on coming out until 1992. And based on what I understand, they featured the Whiz Kids solving crimes, using Tandy computers and other Radio Shack products. I haven't read them. I do really want to track down a copy of the Computer that Said No To Drugs though. Jessika: Who was offering computers drugs? They are expensive! Mike: I, I don't know. I'm really curious about everything about that. Jessika: Hey man, you want to hit this? It's just a fucking computer. And it's like, what are you talking about, dude?  Mike: Oh, I'm having flashbacks now of that episode of, uh, Futurama where Bender gets hooked on electricity. Jessika: Oh, hahahaha. [00:57:00]  Mike: They keep on referring to it as jacking on anyway. Yeah. But the early nineties were when things really started to go downhill for Radio Shack and they never really stopped, because stores like Best Buy and Walmart just started to really eat their lunch. And then, it got to the point where they've had to declare bankruptcy twice in the past five years or so. Like they also declared Nick Cannon as their chief creative officer around the time of the first bankruptcy. Yeah. And now they've been bought by some shady sounding company out of Florida. So the brand is still around, but it's not really the company that we grew up with. And I don't know, I'm honestly not sure what's worse, like partnering with Nick Cannon, or being this pale reflection of your former glory. They both sound pretty bad. Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: But yeah, that's the story about Superman, and how he wound up acting as a computer salesman for [00:58:00] a couple of years. You got any final thoughts? Jessika: So I'm just shaking my head over here. Like my nostrils are flaring.  Mike: How was that different from any other conversation I lead though? Jessika: I literally prepare myself for these, cause I'm like, all right, you can get angry, but don't get too angry. My secret is I'm always angry.  Mike: Dun dun dun. Jessika: Hmm. So you know, it's really interesting to see how very far we've come since these issues came out in the early eighties. Like, we're sitting here on small laptops, I've got a phone and a tablet right here in front of me as well, and you and I are basically sitting across from each other, having a conversation, even though we're not even in the same physical location.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: It blows my mind how amazing things like high speed trains and basic information [00:59:00] searches seemed back then, when they're so commonplace now. Like, I seriously Google everything. I would be nowhere without Google.  Mike: Yeah. My career is because of the internet. Jessika: Yeah. Yours, yours sure, is absolutely that's, yeah. That's a wild thing to think about too. And it's also wild to think about how much more advanced technology has become even in just, I had to do the calculations 40 years time, which I about had a panic attack when I mathed that out because. Ha ha ha. We're almost 40. Mike: Yep. Actually this episode is going to air right around the time that I'm going to be turning 40. Jessika: Yup. Happy birthday, to Mike.  Mike: Thanks, I hate it.  Jessika: No, Yeah. Right. At least you're not my mom giving my dad a [01:00:00] vulture piñata for his 40th birthday. Mike: No, Sarah has declared that she wants my 40th birthday to be a super soft birthday, which if you've ever watched Letterkenny.  Jessika: Yes! I was hoping You were going to say that. There has to be a unicorn.  Mike: I know, I think it's going to be put on hold until we're all vaccinated, but we might do a belated super soft birthday. Jessika: Yeah, okay. I figured you guys are going to have a family super soft birthday. But, if you want to have a super soft after birthday, when things clear up, I am, I am there and I will be eating some lovely pink frosted cupcakes with you.  Mike: You're on, big shoots. So we are now at the point of the episode where we're going to wrap things up with our Brain Wrinkles, which is when we discussed the one thing that is comics or comics adjacent that we just can't get out of our head. So you want to start things off? Jessika: Oh sure. [01:01:00] As I promised, I just finished watching the latest season of The Boys, which is season two. Holy shit. Holy fucking shit. That show is bat shit wild. Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: And what's been sticking in my head is the abuse dynamic between Homelander and mean, anybody he deals with, really? Mike: I was gonna say, everybody? Jessika: Yeah. And it's so interesting, cause as he was growing up, he was taught that not only is he more powerful than any person, he has been told that he is special and is entitled to do whatever pleases him. Which is really scary to see him manipulating others, using fear as a motivator to encourage them to comply. And honestly, the reason it scares me the most is just the powerlessness that these people, and most often women, are terrified into just following through with Homelander's whims.  Mike: Yeah. yeah. There's a lot of really [01:02:00] uncomfortable moments in that show. But I like the show, which I didn't expect. Jessika: Well, I do like that it's putting a spotlight onto that dynamic, cause that's a dynamic that we show is very one-sided, usually a little victim blamey.  Mike: Mmhmm.  Jessika: You know, why didn't she just leave kind of a narrative, which we all know it's not that easy.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: And I think this is a really good example of why it's not that easy, in a very powerful way. And, it does remind me of people who are stuck in abusive households or relationships and are in different ways, powerless to leave their situations. So, hopefully it sparks some conversation.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Well, but what about you?  Mike: Mine is also TV related, but it's not quite as topical as your thoughts. So, I actually was trying to show my stepson[01:03:00] some X-Men cartoons the other day. And as we started to watch the first episode of Wolverine and the X-Men, he started to ask me all these questions about who the different characters were, because they basically start the show off assuming that the audience knows who all of the X-Men are, because at the time when it launched, the X-Men were a major brand, and then Disney acquired Marvel right before this. And then, they kind of made mutants personas, non grata, and, the mutants have not been featured in Disney programming up until the point where basically for the past 10 years, major media representation for kids of characters, like the X-Men, aren't all that common. And so it was just kind of a really thoughtful moment for me, where I realized I had to start them over from the beginning with an earlier X-Men cartoon, where he gets all these introductions. And I think there's going to be this generation that is going to grow up learning who the X-Men are a lot later than a lot of us [01:04:00] did. Like I knew all of the X-Men by the age of nine and I suspect. Jessika: Oh, yeah. Mike: Yeah. And so I think it's going to be really interesting to watch a generation of teenagers discover the X-Men really for the first time outside of, you know, Wolverine and Deadpool, because everybody knows who they are. Jessika: Yeah, of course. Hm. Mike: But yeah.  Jessika: That's wild.  Mike: Yeah. It's kind of one of those surreal moments of realization. Yeah.  Jessika: Hmm.  Mike: So, in two weeks we will be back with our next installment of the Sandman book club, which is going to be volumes three and four. And then until then we'll see you in the stacks. Thanks for listening to Ten Cent Takes. Accessibility is important to us, so text transcriptions of each of our published episodes can be found on our website.  Mike: This episode was hosted by Jessika Frazer and Mike Thompson written by Mike Thompson, and edited by Jessika Frazer. Our intro theme was written and performed by Jared Emerson Johnson of Bay Area Sound, our credits and transition music is Pursuit of Life by Evan [01:05:00] MacDonald, and was purchased with a standard license from Premium Beat. Our banner graphics were designed by Sarah Frank, who you can find on Instagram as @lookmomdraws. Jessika: If you'd like to get in touch with us, ask us questions, or tell us about how we got something wrong, please head over to tencenttakes.com or shoot an email to tencenttakes@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter; the official podcast account is tencenttakes. Jessika is jessikawitha, and Jessika spelled with a K, and Mike is vansau, V a N S a U.  Mike: If you'd like to support us, be sure to download, rate and review wherever you listen. And if you like, what you hear, tell your friends. Jessika: Stay safe out there.  Mike: And support your local comic shop. Lfa66XA001sq2SOSeOU7

Inside Marvel: An MCU Podcast
MARVEL WHAT IF Episode 8 REACTION: Ultron Most Powerful MCU Being?

Inside Marvel: An MCU Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 36:19


Marvel Studios' "What If...?" Ep. 8 shows Ultron vs the Watcher, making Ultron as powerful as Galactus in the MCU! Can Ultron even be killed at this point? Go to http://AUDIBLE.COM/DREAMING and listen to The Sandman: Act II now. Stop spending money on delivery fees. Try DashPass from http://DoorDash.com today for FREE! Head to http://Cutsclothing.com/wandavision for 15% off the Only Shirt Worth Wearing. Marvel's WHAT IF 1x08 asks the question, "What If Ultron Won?" In this episode, Ultron kills the Avengers and Thanos, acquiring the Infinity Stones to become a Nexus Being even more powerful than The Watcher, potentially as powerful as Galactus in the MCU. Is Ultron impossible to kill at this point, and how will the Watcher team up with Doctor Strange in the What If finale to stop Ultron? In this episode of Inside Marvel, Erik Voss and MT react to this first episode of What If and make predictions for next week's What If Episode 9! Easter Egg breakdown coming tomorrow! Check out our sweet, sweet merch! http://www.newrockstarsmerch.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Rockstars Debrief
MARVEL WHAT IF Mid-Season Trailer! Multiverse Threat Connecting It All?

New Rockstars Debrief

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 35:19


Marvel Studios' WHAT IF mid-season sneak peek promises Doctor Strange, Thor, Captain Carter, and Marvel Zombies will collide! Cut your wireless bill to 15 bucks a month at http://MINTMOBILE.com/ROGUETHEORY. Will the What If season finale reveal the series to be more than an episode-by-episode anthology, but actually a deeply interconnected Multiverse crossover story orchestrated by The Watcher to confront a Multiverse threat? In what way will the Marvel Zombies, Doctor Strange Supreme, Ego, and Thanos return in the What If finale to set up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? In this episode of Rogue Theory, Erik Voss, Jessica Clemons, Brandon Barrick, and Matt Acevedo go rogue to discuss where What If could be headed based on Easter Eggs you might have missed in this What If mid-season trailer! Check out our sweet, sweet merch! http://www.newrockstarsmerch.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Marvelvision
"WHAT IF... Thor Were An Only Child?"

Marvelvision

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 99:26


This episode gives us a switcheroo - not only is a comedy episode of What If...?, your hosts swap their usual positions in terms of liking the episode. But is even the best What If...? all that good? Is this Marvel's lowest point?Also: News! Are the X-Men getting a new name? Is it offensive that Chris Pratt is playing Mario? Does anyone else remember this Mario Cantone WWOR TV show from the late 80s? Probably not, but we'll blow a few minutes on it!Jump to 40:28 if you want to skip all the intro stuff.Thanks for listening! If you like this, check out our other podcasts: The Bad Batch and Watch Men, available only to subscribers at Patreon! 

Hard Factor
9/23: Hunter Biden's Ukrainian Emails from Laptop Confirmed as Genuine

Hard Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 66:44


A Politico article from Ben Schreckinger confirms that some of the Ukrainian business related emails talking about “the big man” in Hunter Bidens laptop were confirmed to be real and genuine. They went on to cover themselves saying "While the leak contains genuine files, it remains possible that fake material has been slipped in." Not to brag but Hard Factor was one of the few “media” sources that predicted the materials in Hunter Biden's stolen laptop were real, especially the sex stuff. Cup Of Coffee in the Big Time 00:00:00 - Timestamps 00:07:51 – Fun Fact – Space suits used to cost 12 million dollars in 1974 per spacesuit and NASA is going to pay 1 billion dollars for the new space suits 00:11:18 – Holidays: Celebrate bi sexuality, dogs in politics day, national checkers day 00:13:19 – Today in History – 1779 John Paul Jones, screamed “I have not yet begun to fight”, 1846 Neptune observed for first time, 1980 Bob Marley's last concert 00:17:08 – Honorable Mentions: NFL parlay better lost but paid 133k from MGM; Spaceforce uniforms causing a buzz; Tim Scott and Cory Booker stalemate on police reform bill, Michael Flynn thinks covid vaccines are being put in salad dressings 00:20:34 - #3 – Thanos – The new movie the Eternals has links to Thanos the main villain of the Avengers movies 00:22:40 - #2 – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gave a speech about the economy with emphasis on inflation and interest rates 00:28:22 - #1 – Hunter Biden Laptop is real confirmed by independent sources in a new Politico article from Ben Schreckinger 00:38:22 - A couple of guys in Byram Mississippi saw a “free car” on the side of the road with the keys in it and took it but it turns out the owner was dead in the trunk TTIM - 00:46:53 – England - Boris Johnson – For the first time ever in an interview with Savannah Guthrie Boris admitted to having six kids with one on the way 00:50:11 – China – A giant moon got loose from the moon festival and rolled down the street 00:51:48 – Canary Islands – A major volcanic eruption is happening and homes are being destroyed with several thousand evacuations going on 00:56:20 - A man had a horrible and rare medical condition where he ejaculated from his rear end due to a hole from a catheter that crossed the lines These stories and more… brought to you by our fantastic sponsors. Laithwaites Wines - Now, get six amazing bottles of wine, plus two bonus bottles and two stemless wine glasses for $49.99 (plus tax) with free delivery. Just text HARD to 64-000! To get this special offer, text HARD to 64-000. That's HARD to 64-000. Terms apply, available at laithwaites.com/terms. Raycon Earbuds - Raycon exists to prove that premium audio doesn't have to price you out. We're here to defy the industry by tailoring our tech to the people– giving them booming audio and luxurious comfort. Get 15% off their Raycon order at buyraycon.com/hardfactor. Express VPN - Protect your online activity TODAY with the VPN rated #1 by CNET. Visit our exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/hardfactor and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. Leave us a Voicemail at 512-270-1480 or or send us a voicememo to hardfactorvoicemail@gmail.com & leave a 5-Star review on Apple Pods to hear it on Friday's show Follow/Subscribe @HardFactorNews on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, Apple Pods and Spotify to support the Show!