Useless Drivel – Goth Clubs and F-Bombs

Robert's TattooSo, the big question this week is:  How is it even possible to take a podcast that has no structure or direction and take it completely off the rails?  By adding friends to the mix, that’s how!  Join your hosts Matt and Robert this week as they’re joined by Tim and The David for an expletive riddled episode that, frankly, is damn near impossible to keep track of, but is one hell of a good time!  From tattoos and goth clubs to Australians and baby mugs, it’s a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – The Podcast Without a Point.

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Disney Gets It’s First Modern Princess, From the Past

While we still wait for Disney to come up with a decent princess, oh wait.. now they have one:  Princess Leia.  Princess Leia is not your run of a mill princess, and neither is she your average political figure. Princess Leia, out of all the female influences in my childhood, had to be the one I looked up to the most. She is strong, confident, and beautiful.

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Día de los Muertos… In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Imperial Trio by John Karpinsky, $30

It seems that Día de los Muertos has steadily been growing in popularity over the last few years and with good reason.  The holiday is both merry and macabre, a celebration of the dead by the living.  It’s a beautiful sentiment marked by beautiful art.

The huge “Disney buys LucasFilms” news this week inspired me to search out the raddest Día de los Muertos:  Star Wars Edition I could find.  My search stopped the moment I laid eyes on John Karpinsky‘s work.  Click through to see his amazing art.   Continue reading

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Episode 35 – Geek Sub-Cultures

Geeks, Nerds, Dorks, and Dweebs of the world, unite!  Too long have we stood in the shadows of the Jocks and Norm-ies!  Too often have the “Popular” cast us aside!  Now is our time to look beyond our differences and show the world what we’re made of!  Join us this week as we discuss the many layers of Geek subculture.  We peel back the skin of the Funyun and look at the subcultures within the subculture, from Gamers and Cosplayers to Trekkies and Furries.  So, make sure your Battlebot is charged up, strap on your foam sword, and get your character sheets in order because it’s about to get meta up in here on a whole new episode of Monkey in the Cage… Oh, and roll initiative!

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