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World of UScast: Dystopian Present Ep 3: Goat, Goat…Sheep!

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The Hong Kong bandits are back in this pre-Chinese New Year special!

Ross is joined by Professor Alice, Rachel and Previous Snide, to talk about intra-holiday B&E in The Kong, muse on the the impact of China’s money on Hollywood (otherwise known as John Cusack’s Big Paycheck Out), and tell you all about the first fifteen pages of China’s greatest sci-fi novel since forever!

Goats my Sheep, indeed!

 

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • theboogieman

    The aye-aye is actually a primate with an abnormally long middle finger, which it uses to get it’s food from inside trees in Madagascar, which is the only place where it lives. Seeing an aye-aye is actually like an omen of death in the tradition of the Malagasy people in Madagascar.

  • theboogieman

    Moebius did a Western called Blueberry, but I don’t think the main guy was any kind of Captain or anything. Captain Blueberry sounds like something different.

  • theboogieman

    Aama is an interesting sci-fi series by Frederick Peeters, a Swiss creator, that’s currently on my to-be-read bunch of comics right now. Peeters’ comic book Pachyderme was a pretty interesting read, which I liked. If you count British comics as European comics, then you might be interested in the series Drowntown, which has amazing art and is also currently on my to-be-read pile. It’s about this gravelly bounty hunter taking on this high-profile mission, set in a future underwater London.

  • RossOB

    RE: Blueberry. You are right, it was Moebius, although the style was pretty similar. And I messed up, he was a Lieutenant in the series, not a captain. Captain Blueberry, the Googles tell me, is an Australian children’s book. RE: aye-ayes and Aama. The Dystopians are duly edified, and I’ll be looking out for the latter (as well as the former, should I ever get to Madagascar). Thanks for listening!

  • RossOB

    Oh, and apparently science is helping the Chinese language keep the sheep-goat vaguery alive: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/adorable-goat-sheep-hybrid-born-arizona-petting-zoo-video-article-1.1891976