Episode 51 – Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

Kait, Renata, and their guests Malia and Meagan read Lone Wolf by the mistress of twist endings, Jodi Picoult! This episode starts with the revelation that “Picoult” is pronounced like “pekoe” and only gets more shocking from there. Actually, a lot of the twists aren’t really that surprising, but we are still reeling from the revelation that the man who left his family to live with a pack of wolves for 2 years cheated on his wife with a human woman, rather than a wolf like we thought.  If you have internet access in your wolf den, listen to this episode now! (If not: learn how to decode the wolves’ complex language of howls if you want to survive.)

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: Jodi Picoult name pronunciation

The Moth: Man and Beast by Alan Rabinowitz

Snopes: Le-a

Snopes: Polished Off

Candy pairing:  Kait says scavenged trail mix, Malia says Pop Rocks and soda, Meagan says assorted chocolates with mystery filling, Renata says movie theater popcorn.

Coming up next: Animorphs #1: The Invasion by K. A. Applegate.

 

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Episode 50 – X-Men 3: The Last Stand

X-Men 3: The Last Stand by Chris Claremont

It’s our 50th episode! We celebrated with our favorite thing: talking about X-Men with Caroline from Fantastic Fangirls and Panels. Unfortunately, this means we had to read the novelization of our least favorite X-Men movie: X-Men: The Last Stand by Chris Claremont. It’s a movie whose convoluted plot was not aided by having been novelized in the style of a very long 80s comic speech bubble. Hey–is Cyclops in this? Oh well, thanks for joining us for 50 episodes, bubs!

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: Rogue Gets In Trouble by Kate Beaton

Jesse Hamm’s “Tetched” Rogue series

X-Men: The Last Stand Rifftrax

Candy pairing:  Caroline says Beemans gum, Kait says your favorite candy after a recipe change, Renata says a marshmallow roasted by the flames of the Phoenix force.

Coming up next: Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 50 – X-Men 3: The Last Stand

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Episode 49 – X-Men: X-Cutioner’s Song

X-Men: X-Cutioner's Song by Scott Lobdell et al

Kait, Renata, and their guest Megan (of Academic Inquiry Into Popular Culture) read X-Men: X-Cutioner’s Song by Scott Lobdell, Peter David & Fabian Nicieza, with art by Brandon Peterson, Jae Lee, Andy Kubert, & Greg Capullo. It’s an X-citing Peak 90s comics crossover event, featuring an overload of X-Men, X-Factor, X-Force, and X-tra tight Spandex. Come for the incomprehensible Apocolypse-tic time travel space clone adventures, stay because Renata’s Gambit voice has awakened something inside of you, cherie.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes:  X-Cutioner’s Song story arc

Setting Up Your First Pull List


Dramatic Reading Panels: (click to embiggen)

X-Men: X-Cutioner's Song 1aX-Men: X-Cutioner's Song 1bX-Men: X-Cutioner's Song 1c


X-Men: X-Cutioner's Song 2aX-Men: X-Cutioner's Song 2bX-Men: X-Cutioner's Song 2cX-Men: X-Cutioner's Song 2d


X-Men: X-Cutioner's Song 3aX-Men: X-Cutioner's Song 3b

Candy pairing:  Kait says Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pizza, Megan says Fruit by the Foot, Renata says French Toast Crunch.

Coming up next: X-Men 3: The Last Stand movie novelization by Chris Claremont.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 49 – X-Men: X-Cutioner’s Song

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Episode 48 – Ruthless.com

Ruthless.com by Tom Clancy & Martin Greenberg

Kait, Renata, and their guest Patrick read a book a ghostwriter wrote based on a computer game created by Tom Clancy based on a nonexistent website. If that sounds confusing, it’s still not as confusing as this corporate espionage-y Orientalist mess of a novel. Please don’t hack our website and/or submarine! Dot Com!

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: Tom Clancy’s Ruthless.com on Moby Games

Tom Clancy’s Politika on Board Game Geek

The Cold War of Clancy vs Clancy

Ruthless.com

No way is this domain worth thousands of dollars!

 

Ruthless.com

No way is this domain currently hosting pornography!

 

Candy pairing:  Kait says an actual microchip, Patrick says a durian cream puff, Renata says Candy Crush.

Coming up next: X-Men: X-Cutioner’s Song by Scott Lobdell, Peter David, et al.

 

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Episode 47 – One for the Money

One For the Money by Janet Evanovich

Happy early Mother’s Day! Kait, Renata, and their guest Rachel read their moms’ favorite book, One For the Money by Janet Evanovich. It’s the origin story of Spandex-clad rookie bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Fellow Jersey Girl Kait has a lot to say about the book’s portrayal of Trenton, Renata has a lot to say about her mom, and Duarte has a lot to say about Stephanie’s pet hamster. This episode will give you plenty to talk about at your next charmingly awkward family dinner–just make sure to take your gun out of your purse before you head over there.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: Tricky Twenty-Two Excerpt

‘I Don’t Know Whether to Kiss You or Spank You’: A Half Century of Fear of an Unspanked Woman 

Popular Mechanics: Troubleshooting Distributorless Ignition

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson admits he ‘hates’ cod after eating 800 pounds of it in a year

Candy pairing:  Kait says Warheads, Rachel says a Bubble Beeper, Renata says sugar free Baskin Robbins hard candy.

Coming up next: Ruthless.com by Tom Clancy & Martin Greenberg.

 

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