Flopcast 249: The Kookaburra Chronicles

Flopcast episode 249! In honor of Champion Crab Races Day, we recall weird pet hermit crabs, weird comic book ads for Crazy Crabs, and weird late night calls for crab rangoon. And to keep a weird animal theme running through the whole show, we also have a lobster-inspired round of “What’s in the Bag,” and Kornflake reports on her visit to Zoo Creatures in Plaistow, New Hampshire. Stop by and make friends with the goats, eels, snakes, skinks, a turkey, and yes, a kookaburra. (A little touch of Australia in the Granite State; Air Supply would be so proud.)

Episode 249 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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The Earth Station One Podcast Episode 356 – Sequels That Shouldn’t Have Been Made!

Eartyh Station One Podcast Ep 356They say the first time ain’t the greatest, but in the case of some movie franchises, two films is one film too many. Mike, Mike, Lacee, and Alex list some sequels that were so bad, they diminished the original. Plus, Jason and Rita transmit some very exciting news about their Seekers of the Lost Worlds project and Robert Young chats up the SC Comicon! All this, along with the usual Rants, Raves, Geek Girl’s Take, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!
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Flopcast 248: Be Princess Leia

Flopcast episode 248! It’s time to review our long crazy day at the Boston Women’s March! (The ride into the city was crazy enough; all 175,000 marchers squished into the same subway car, or so it seemed…) Lots more friends of the Flopcast were out that day too, both in Boston and throughout the world… but the only familiar face we found in the crowd was Keytar Bear. (A bear playing a keytar does tend to stand out…) And in an effort to be completely exhausted, we also attended the ACLU benefit after-party, with awesome performances by Stars Like Ours, Carissa Johnson, and Petty Morals. (Did the whole night end with an appropriate George Michael cover? But of course.) Plus: Listener feedback from last week’s Top 4 ½ List of doctors! (Yikes, we missed some big ones.) And Kornflake reminds us to celebrate Plimsoll Line Day, because these may not be good times, but you still have to keep your head above water. (See, no matter how bad things get, we’ll just keep making sitcom references…)

Episode 248 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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Flopcast 247: Doctor Doctor

Flopcast episode 247! After a brief but vital discussion about hula dancing in the winter (we highly recommend a weather-resistant adhesive for your coconut bikini), Kevin and Kornflake present a Top 4 ½ List of our favorite doctors. Plenty of Muppets are on the list (you’d be surprised how many puppets and cartoon characters are licensed medical professionals), as well as doctors from Star Trek, The Krofft Supershow, Lost in Space, and even some doctor songs. (Apparently Doctor Worm is NOT a real doctor. But he’s still on the list, and his drumming is getting better.) But if we missed your favorite doctor (because yikes, there are a bunch of them), let us know! We look forward to all those cards and letters from angry Whovians…

Episode 247 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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Flopcast 246: Turn On Your Flop Light

Flopcast episode 246! Kevin is back from Arisia (Boston’s big science fiction convention, held in the middle of winter, to eliminate the weak), with a full report including cosplayers, birdwatchers, bad science, a parade of wet singing people, and some Foxes in the Hen House. Meanwhile Kornflake is preparing for MarsCon (also a science fiction convention, but in Minnesota, where they must think our Boston winters are just adorable). And this year, MarsCon’s Dementia Track (a whole weekend of comedy music concerts) will feature as Guest of Honor… Judy Tenuta! Prepare to surrender to the Love Goddess. We also recommend a couple of MarsCon-related fundraisers, and we suspect that Kornflake’s MarsCon Dementia Water Aerobics class will be ruined by Neil Diamond. As Judy says, it could happen.

Episode 246 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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Flopcast 245: Farewell, Schneider

Flopcast episode 245! It’s time for our annual memorial show, as we look back on those we lost in 2016, and knock back shots of coffee and/or water (you know, the hard stuff) in their honor. We remember the big ones, of course, like David Bowie, George Michael, and Prince (not to mention a certain Princess). But yikes, there were so many more, including old TV favorites like Grizzly Adams, Mrs. Brady, Henry from Punky Brewster, Mr. Carlin from The Bob Newhart Show, and yeah, Schneider from One Day at a Time. (If you want to walk around today wearing a tool belt and a weird little mustache, we’ll understand.) We also cover people from music, comics, animation, wrestling, science… and we had to include a whole Star Wars category. Will even Kevin, Kornflake, and The Mayor of Chickentown survive this, the longest episode in Flopcast history? Let’s find out. Then we’ll go forward. Because that’s what Abe Vigoda would have wanted.

Episode 245 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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Flopcast 244: One Turxt at a Time

Flopcast episode 244! Just in time to be too late for the holidays, we open the Flopcast mailbag for a “What’s in the Bag?” segment, and find a couple of mysterious envelopes mailed with Rankin Bass Rudolph stamps! Then as we prepare for next weekend’s Arisia science fiction convention, we have even more events coming up the following weekend. On Saturday January 21st, there will be Women’s March events happening all over the place — look for us at the Boston version. And hey, Boston people, stick around for the after-party, featuring one of our favorite local rock bands, Petty Morals. (So much for our big plan to spend January hiding in a pillow fort…) Also: We celebrate Dave Grohl’s birthday by actually drumming with an actual drumstick once used by an actual rock star. (But not Dave Grohl. You know we never get things quite right around here.)

Episode 244 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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Flopcast 243: Drunk Guys in Santa Suits

Flopcast episode 243! It’s our first show of 2017, so once again it’s time to reveal our New Year’s Resolutions. (Kornflake’s will interest you podcast fans, while Kevin’s is just stupid. Some things never change.) And we have some rare Flopcast sports talk, because Kevin and Brittany went to see the Patriots (that’s our local football team, you nerds), and encountered rain, free cookies, and rain. We also look ahead to Arisia (Boston’s big science fiction convention, January 13-16), where you can sing in a swimming pool, learn how to be a cyborg, learn about bird-watching, and see Kevin on a panel about comic book art. (Hopefully that will all happen in the same room at the same time.) And just in time for the horrifying new year, we’re celebrating I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day, and you should too. Dee Snider will be so proud.

Episode 243 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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Flopcast 242: Mutual of Chickentown’s Wild Kingdom

Flopcast episode 242! If you want to spend the holidays hiding from your family and listening to goofy podcasts, we have you covered (for 23 minutes, at least). First we celebrate No Interruption Day, and you can too, whether you’re catching up on work or bellying up to the bar. (Let nothing interrupt that egg nog. You deserve it.) Then we secretly replace our regular Pudding Pages segment with a more festive version, the Figgy Pudding Pages, and recall nature shows from back in the 80s. (Come on, who wouldn’t want to go on a safari with Boy George?) And we sneak in a little “Chickens in the News” too, as our friend Kitty reminds us that two chicken heads are way better than one. After that, you’re on your own. (But if you haven’t suffered through the Star Wars Holiday Special in a while, that’s always an option. Just one more round with Bea Arthur, friend.)

Episode 242 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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Flopcast 241: Coffee Coffins and Unicorn Sheep

Flopcast episode 241! Your Flopcast hosts have not been spotted together at many conventions in 2016, but it happened at Northeast Comic Con! (Just barely — Kornflake was feeling under the weather, but still managed to arrive fashionably late. ‘Twas a holiday miracle.) Wandering around the convention, we ran into a bunch of friends (including Tiki Zombie’s Mike Gordon, TV Guidance Counselor’s Ken Reid, and the Rubber Chicken Comics guys), a bunch of great costumes (including a Stranger Things costume that was just brilliant), and a bunch of people in Devo energy domes, because yikes, two members of Devo were there! (We love Devo… and as you may have noticed recently, they were right about “De-Evolution” after all. So show some respect, you spuds.) We also stayed for the Saturday night concert, with performers including Tsunami of Sound (with special guest Billy West!), The Lights Out (Kornflake’s new favorite rock band), and The Fantastic Plastics (a Devo-inspired sci-fi pop duo with a theremin… so yeah, we sort of fell in love with them). We also have some recent podcasts to plug, from our friends at Earth Station One, Pop Culture Cosmos, and Grant’s Advent Calendar. And thanks to National Whatever Day, we’re thinking about 9 to 5. (Not the song, not the movie, but the sitcom. We try to make everything about 80s sitcoms. Hey, remember when Devo appeared on Square Pegs? We sure do.)

Episode 241 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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