Episode 85 – Favorite Actors and Directors

Michael Bay Demotivator

It’s no secret that we here at To-Ag Studios enjoy us some movies – good, bad, and otherwise.  Now, while we all have varying and discerning tastes, there are those actors, actresses, and directors that no matter what project they attach themselves too, we absolutely cannot pass up.  Join us this week as we discuss the entertainers that make us give them all of our money, whether we like it or not.  Check your brain fluid, beware of mutant fish, and kill those hipsters on sight as you settle in for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 67 – Remakes We Want to See

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We all know Hollywood is pretty much out of ideas.  Nowadays, it seems like 90% of the movies hitting theaters is either some sort of remake or reboot, likely of something that has already been remade a couple times before.  The awesome and epic story-tellers and directors (Looking at you, Nolan and Whedon) seem to finally be getting their chance to really shine, but studios are just too afraid to take a chance on those unique indie projects waiting in the wings, so it looks like we’re stuck with the likes of Michael Bay, Joel Schumacher, and Brett Ratner.  Join us this week as we discuss the movies that we actually want to see remade (because it’s going to happen eventually), but only if someone with talent can do it!  Wipe your classic memories away, burn up those original scripts, and whatever you do, don’t even think of Transformers as we discuss our remake picks on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Are Sci-Fi Settings the Best Settings?

Star Wars, Death Star, Roleplaying, RPG, Gaming, Sci-Fi Settings

So, after growing up a die-hard Star Wars fan and loving all manner of science fiction movies my entire life, I find it a personal tragedy that I have yet to really sink my teeth into a Sci-Fi tabletop RPG.  Sure, I’ve played any number of video games with a Sci-Fi slant (Mass Effect has been good to me) and have even rolled up some Star Wars Second Edition characters in the past (they were AWESOME), but the cards have not been in my favor of getting the chance to play what is probably the best genre of roleplaying settings.

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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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Episode 32 – Gamer Shame

The time has finally come!  Geeks, Nerds, and Dorks of the world unite!  We can finally be acknowledged as legitimately cool, hip, contributing members of society.  Comic books?  Right on.  Video Games?  Who doesn’t play them!?!  fantasy novels?  If you aren’t reading them, you’re a L-O-S-E-R.  Tabletop RPGs?  Ummm…. err… ::snicker, snicker::  Uh, the socially awkward, no-friend perma-virgins sit over there… weirdo!  Join us this week as we discuss the topic of “Gamer Shame“, where we break down and discuss what roleplaying is, the continuing stigma against it, and our impressions on the process of “coming out of the basement.”  Cinch up your dice bag, update your character sheet, and don’t forget the Mountain Dew as you listen to this week’s brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage.

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Cute Is My Kryptonite

Mattel Polly Pocket DC Villains Set- 2012 Comic Con Exclusive

Whilst perusing the interwebz yesterday, I happened upon the announcement of some of the Comic Con Exclusives that will be offered this year.  I was giddy to see both the DC Polly Pockets and the Mattel Tiny Titans toys.

Mattel Tiny Titans, Death- 2012 Comic Con Exclusive

Then I realized that my ass will be stuck outside the Convention Center– badgeless.  So unless I can convince some unwitting convention-goer to obtain these awesomely cute items for me, I am out of luck.  Then I remembered that I am great at finding unique items and that Etsy is my best friend.

Behold, friends!  Prepare for geeky cuteness that you can purchase right here, right now!  That take, “Exclusivity!”

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