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  1. It’s the Retronauts Holiday 2013 Extravaganza! | Retronauts

    Hey folks — Bob here with a little disclaimer before we get to the good stuff. As with the past two years, I hauled all of our recording gear to my remote cabin in the woods to record another Retronauts holiday special. Unfortunately, a few of the several thousand wolves in the surrounding wilderness managed to gnaw on the miles of cable I have to lay down so our audio can reach the civilized world. The result is a little distortion that pops up here and there; I edited out as much of it as I could, but had to leave it in a few spots when chunks of conversation couldn’t be tossed away. Anyhow, this only happens a handful of times, so it shouldn’t be too distracting!

    In case you couldn’t tell from Retronauts history, I’m kind of a gigantic goober when it comes to Christmas stuff. So this year’s special focuses on two miserable Christmas cartoons I’ve probably seen more times than I’d like to admit: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show’s “Koopa Klaus,” and Super Mario World’s “The Night Before Cave Christmas.” Both come from shows that, in the tradition of Captain N: The Game Master, serve as cheap, shallow attempts by the monsters at DIC Entertainment to cash in on Nintendomania. And, as expected, Super Show and World each deliver the most low-impact take on a Christmas special, where a character inexplicably forgets the True Meaning of Christmas until they learn it once again through contrived circumstances. Bah, humkoop!

    Joining us for this one is Chris Antista, emperor of the Laser Time Network, and the creator of A Cartoon Christmas, a site that slavish chronicles every animated holiday special under the sun. And as a special holiday treat, I’ve given this episode a bit of Laser Time flair by filling it with wintry video game music from start to finish. If you don’t like it, don’t worry (or complain); it’s only going to be a one-time thing. Oh, and if you actually need to watch these specials, I’ve embedded them below for the sake of convenience.

    Libsyn (1:01:27 | MP3 | 56.3 MB) | SoundCloud

    This episode’s description:

    “It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been naughty or nice — the Retronauts are back with another holiday spectacular to fill your sinful ears with delight. Join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, and special guest Chris Antista as the crew discusses Christmas specials from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show and Super Mario World, and curses the uncaring god who would let such things happen. (NOTE: This episode has a few audio issues due to unexpected interference from territorial wolves. Sorry!)”

    This episode’s musical breakdown:

    3:30 | Kirby’s Epic Yarn ”Cozy Cabin” (Tomoya Tomita, Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando)

    28:05 | Xenoblade Chronicles “Snowy Mt. Valac” (Yoko Shimomura)

    58:41 | Donkey Kong Country 3 “Frosty Frolics” (Eveline Fischer Novakovic, David Wise)

    Aaaaand if you’d like to get us something this Christmas, why not make it a review of our show in the iTunes Music Store? It’s the perfect gift!

    http://www.retronauts.com/?p=493

    —Huffduffed by alexolma 3 months ago

  2. Podcasting Christmas Crossovers | Boagworld - Web & Digital Advice

    As Christmas is a time for friends, fun and frivolity, we thought we would team up with some other Great British podcasts for a special Christmas episode.

    http://boagworld.com/season/7/episode/podcasting-christmas-crossovers/?utm_content=buffer37116&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

    —Huffduffed by alastc 3 months ago

  3. Mondo Diablo Episode 378: Grüss Von Krampus

    This week we have Krampus from You Tube and American Dad. Also, there’s more remixed Christmas tunes for your pleasure, and Krampus laments the fallout from the American popularization of her kind.

    —Huffduffed by HellboundAlleee 3 months ago

  4. Not Playing Episode 2: Die Hardy Boys (Commentary Track)

    What better way to kick off the holiday season than with Bruce Willis’s star-making turn as an everycop? Dan introduces Lex to the best Christmas movie ever, 1988′s Die Hard.

    Hot topics include Alan Rickman’s death scene, expletives in movies, and the many lives of Alexander Godunov.

    http://notplaying.net/die-hard/

    —Huffduffed by kevinpacheco 4 months ago

  5. One Family’s Christmas Cookies Mix Spice, Spite And Love : NPR

    For writer Diana Abu-Jaber, a special seasonal cookie is a reminder of that mainstay of all holiday activities, the family fight. When she was a child, Abu-Jaber’s German-American grandmother would visit, bringing tins and tins of homemade Christmas cookies. Her stay also came at the price of an annual flare-up with her Jordanian immigrant son-in-law.

    http://www.npr.org/2013/12/12/250491494/one-familys-christmas-cookies-mix-spice-spite-and-love

    —Huffduffed by abrin 4 months ago

  6. 18- A History of Rome Christmas

    18- A History of Rome Christmas

    http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/the_history_of_rome/2008/11/18-a-history-of-rome-christmas.html

    —Huffduffed by snydejon 4 months ago

  7. Bad Religion Celebrates ‘Christmas’ : NPR

    The punk band Bad Religion is usually critical of religion and American culture, but the group’s newest album, Christmas Songs, is full of the classics. Host Rachel Martin speaks to founders Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz about the new album.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=249570011&ft=1&f=10

    —Huffduffed by jeffhammett 4 months ago

  8. Christmas Shopping for Lawyers | The Legal Geeks

     

    Attorneys Jessica Mederson & Joshua Gilliland discuss Christmas gifts for lawyers, Presidential busts as gifts, Wonder Woman and The Flash

    on Arrow.

    http://thelegalgeeks.com/blog/2013/12/06/christmas-shopping-for-lawyers/

    —Huffduffed by kivus 4 months ago

  9. Mondo Diablo Episode 377: Happy Yaksmas Day!

    As a secular society, we must strive to never be lax ub our language, and have a firm understanding of what we mean when we utter the dreaded phrase "Happy Holidays," Bill O’Reiily thought he had a Checkmate, Atheists moment when he gleefully pointed out that there are no holidays until Christmas. We poor, poor atheists would therefore be fools to use this greeting. To say the word Christmas should sting like a thousand bees upon our tongues! Well, fear not, oh Godless ones, for there is another sacred day. And that day is Solstice, you dumbass, O’Reilly. Oh and then there’s…

    —Huffduffed by HellboundAlleee 4 months ago

  10. Nick Lowe on Adam Carolla

    Adam opens the show with Nick Lowe in studio. The guys talk about the early days of Pub Rock, and hanging out with artists like Elvis Costello and Dave Edmunds. They also discuss Christmas overexposure, and Nick plays a song off his new album. Later, the guys discuss songwriting with a sense of humor, and supposedly funny people that aren’t actually funny.

    After the break, Adam complains about his early morning wakeup call from his dog Molly. He then takes phone calls and talks with fans about comedy roasts, men who knit, and raising someone else’s child. As the show wraps up, Alison reads news stories about Detroit’s bankruptcy, Amazon’s drone delivery service, and delays for Fast and Furious 7.

    —Huffduffed by paulroub 4 months ago

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