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

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading X-Men: X-Cutioner’s Song by Scott Lobdell, Peter David & Fabian Nicieza, with art by Brandon Peterson, Jae Lee, Andy Kubert, & Greg Capullo. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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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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Readers Advisory: Episode 48 – Ruthless.com

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Ruthless.com by Tom Clancy & Martin Greenberg. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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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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Episode 46 – Killing Lincoln

Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

Kait, Renata, and their guest Caitlin read Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard. And–because we care about the youth of America–we also read the young readers’ adaptation, Lincoln’s Last Days, by Bill O’Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman. These books put forth the truly shocking thesis that Abraham Lincoln was a good dude and John Wilkes Booth was a bad dude. But also that they were both pretty sexy? And most importantly: USA! USA! USA! Listen now to hear three sockdologizing old mantraps play a rousing game of Fucking, Marrying, Killing and speculate on how history might have turned out differently if only Abraham Lincoln had taken a cat to the theater with him.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Lincoln Homestead State Park

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

Kait + Creepy John Wilkes Booth (sorry, these are scanned in from Early Internet Days and we don't know where the originals are to re-scan)

Kait + Creepy John Wax Booth
(sorry, these are scanned in from Early Internet Days and we don’t know where the originals are to re-scan)

Renata + Creepy John Wilkes Booth (sorry, these are scanned in from Early Internet Days and we don't know where the originals are to re-scan)

Renata + Creepy John Wax Booth
(sorry, these are scanned in from Early Internet Days and we don’t know where the originals are to re-scan)

Candy pairing:  Caitlin says fancy old timey hard candy, Kait says Boy Scout popcorn, Renata says mystery Dum Dums.

Coming up next: One For the Money by Janet Evanovich.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 46 – Killing Lincoln

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard and/or Lincoln’s Last Days by Bill O’Reilly & Dwight Jon Zimmerman. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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Episode 45 – Hollow Earth

Hollow Earth by John & Carole Barrowman

 

For part 2 of Nemesis Month, Kait, Renata, and returning guest Naomi read Hollow Earth by Kait’s nemesis John Barrowman (and Carole Barrowman, with whom Kait has no particular beef). It’s a confusing middle grade novel about twins with magic art powers, and the totally not derivative secret society that wants to control those art powers. Or destroy their art powers. Or use their art powers to somehow unleash a bunch of monsters on earth, which for some reason some people would want to do. Or whatever! Listen now to listen to us struggle through good art gone bad.

Retraction: We mistakenly took the Barrowmans to task for putting a Chicago-based painting into their London-based narrative but it turns out the painting in question is the Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat, which is in London’s National Gallery. OUR BAD, BARROWMANS. Good job with your art research.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: John Barrowman & Daniel Boys – I Know Him So Well

Candy pairing:  Kait says chocolate coated candy gems, Naomi says saltwater taffy, Renata says sherbet lemons.

Coming up next: Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 45 – Hollow Earth

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