Post apocalyptic introspection, looking at pictures. And pictures that sometimes move. Grant Morrison. 90s Image, Doug Moench. Junji Ito. Old Vertigo Stuff. Avatar Press. We take the piss out of the things those other people enjoy. And enjoy what is only ours. You and we, dear listener. We drink the same water and share the same soul, don't we? DON'T WE? You like Terminator? Takashi Miike? Sniper? Fight Club? Do you like to criticize capital while engaging in enthusiastic consumption? We got your medicine. Best there is at what we do. Weekly.
Rambo: First Blood Part II
vor 15 Stunden
1:10:24Cut free from the oppressive straps of hypocrisy and cowardice. Technology will not keep you safe. Not in the jungle. You can't trust anyone out there in the jungle. To survive the jungle you must become the jungle, become the creeping vines and the mud walls and swallow up your enemies. Ideology is the enemy of truth. And truth can only be found in the mind. "You may scream. There is no shame."
Kihachi Okamoto - The Sword of Doom
1:05:39Come on in, we have no tea. You are in the house of an evil mind now, a theatre of misery, cruelty, and violence. The sword style of this house is empty. Nothing can defeat it because it isn't really there. We stand among the unfurnished interiors, all design, no content. Remember that this is the point. The emptiness is the depth. Remember and disappear. "Don't think about winning or surviving. Be prepared to die. Risk everything, and you might have a chance."
X-Men: X-Cutioner's Song
1:12:34The man in the wheelchair is shot by a pervert kidnapper. He lay poisoned by the future. Later, when the threads of then and now entwine and leave the present seemingly tied, the student will show that the open hand can injure just as well as the closed fist. Is this why the big guy up there won't cut him some slack? All we can say with certainty is that a baleful song haunts the valley of death. We'd better look after that cough. "Why has Apocalypse been awakened in an unfinished state of organic coherence?"
J Michael Straczynski - Captain America #1-5
44:06Born of destitution and sickness, he arises from the cold womb, from ice as hard as the grave of his long lost mother. This is Captain America. Living between two worlds - worlds of war and inequality; for him, every period is an ever present now. He's seen it all. He's seen it all and continues to stand, a sentinel of liberty, fighting so that no one else need ever be born from ice. "Got your master race right here, pal!"
Michael Mann - Thief / Manhunter
1:14:03No browns or reds allowed on set. Tonight, we are in Michael Mann territory. We are at the intersection of music videos, gangster movies, and critical literature. We are in the swirling, pastel vortex of Hollywood becoming. If one does what Michael Mann does enough times, one will become as Michael Mann is. "Did it ever occur to you, to try to work for a living? Take down your own scores?"
Art Spiegelman - Maus
1:04:35In what way did humanity persist within the camps? In what way after? What lessons are to be learned? Why did we ever do this? And why does it seem so likely that we one day will again? It's a bundle of laughs over at the Xtinction Agenda this week. Transform yourself into an anthropomorphized animal nationality and pull up a seat. Today, Vladek will tell us his story. "I've just gotta write this conversation down before I forget it!"
Peter Milligan / Mike Allred - X-Cellent
55:55For their image to be carried swiftly around the globe, many have paid a terrible price and many will again. Dignity, privacy, humanity, everything for sale just so long as a person in line at the grocery store knows their name. Fame and celebrity name a ritual act, a sacrifice. They are the keys to the kingdom, a means of ascension. But also a gateway to omnipotent madness. "For someone who calls himself Mr. Sensitive, that was totally tactless."
It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
1:02:53“What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.”
Frank Miller - The Dark Knight Strikes Again
1:05:30Tyranny is a collage of small, empty voices, false faces that talk and talk and talk, responding constantly to each other but never saying anything, never standing for anything, never seeing. Blind perspectives and holographic authority, these are the servants of the secret rulers, the fat men and horrors. We live in the world they created. Who will save us from this? What force can wrench us free? And where do they get such wonderful toys...? "Babes? Hey. I do babes."
Rambo: First Blood
1:05:18He brought the war back home to them, back to all those sweaty little men who got their kicks from telling Leroy to sling that paint, boy. He brought a war like they wouldn't have believed. And the world watched. They watched when at first there were lies and then again when only the awful truth remained. They watched the colonel bring the war hero to justice, closing the loop, sealing the wound so that it could be once again forgotten. "Nothing is over! Nothing! You just don't turn it off!"