32 Days of Halloween VII, Day 15: Caltiki, The Immortal Monster!

Caltiki, the Immortal Monster!

In a short while, we’ll be going to schlocksville to do battle with a blob. To sort of offset this, let’s aim for some culture. Previously, I did a recording of Macbeth for 32 Days, and looking back over the archives I was reminded of this: the Patrick Stewart as Macbeth production which aired on PBS. This is freaking fantastic, Halloween aside, but watch until about three minutes in and see some of the best transition work I’ve witnessed in a while. The PBS player won’t let you skip ahead. But trust me, it’s worth it.

It’s available on DVD but hey, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, it’s free streaming. You know, in case you want to see it on a bigger screen. (And you can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Prime here. I’m a member–I recommend it.)

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Your Weekend Justice #187: Christoph Waltz *is* The German Fonz

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck, which has always had tattoos. You just thought they were painted on. Of course, it’s tattooed inside its skin. Best not to ask.

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Hawkeye Converse (for Kim)

Agenda:

  • Jon’s daughter’s Les Miserables review
  • Serv vs. musicals
  • The potential news (prediction…oh dear)
  • What to get Rox for Xmas
  • Ongoing and increasing decrepitude
  • SuperBowl commercial round-up
  • Leigh denies the funk
  • Quick Fringe redux
  • The Following
  • Leigh, the alcohol denmother
  • ScottC, would-be killer
  • The trouble with cycling
  • Rox’s winning photo here
  • The secret of beer glasses
  • Conepocalypse
  • House of Cards
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    Hyperion to a Satyr: Of Shakespeare and Sequels

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    Mater

    Is this a Mater I see before me?

    I couldn’t stop myself. Nobody else was here to stop me. So. I blame society.

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    32 Days of Halloween Special Edition: Fun With Spotify!

    Spotify-o-Lantern!

    Something occurred to me while we were talking about Spotify on the Halloween episode of our music podcast, The Sound Board (which will be up before long). Because I continually get surprised at the wealth of stuff that’s in the Spotify archives, they probably have a crapload of awesome Halloween tracks. So I set out to see what I could find. And my goal wasn’t finding spooky music (there’s plenty of that, and I do have some here) nor those atmospheric oooh-spooky albums we had on vinyl when we were kids (kids of today, ask your parents), but to find some seriously awesome stuff. Old-Time Radio (OTR). Spoken Word. Readings. That sort of thing.

    The result is here: 30 essential links for your Halloweenish Spotify enjoyment as a special addendum to our normal 32 Days of Halloween marathon mischief. I thought about creating a playlist…but it would be huge and unwieldy. And we go all over the map with this one. If we missed any, share them in the comments. There’s always room for more Halloween goodness. Enjoy!

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