Gweek 043: Cashcats.biz

By Mark Frauenfelder

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Gweek is a weekly podcast where the editors and friends of Boing Boing talk about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff.

My co-hosts on episode 043 are Dean Putney, Boing Boing’s coding and development wizard, Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney, and Veronica Belmont, the co-host of three great shows: Tekzilla, Sword and Laser, and Game On!

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Below are the show notes for Episode 043.

Chicken-BanditDean recommends so cool indie games he checked out at the Game Development Conference (Proteus, Uprok, Joust, and Chicken Bandit)


201203091608Veronica and her friends, Bonnie Burton, Felicia Day, and Kiala Kazebee, have a new monthly book club podcast about the latest in paranormal romance called Vaginal Fantasy Hangout


201203091651Veronica says her Kindle has been committing acts of violence lately


201203091648Veronica says that Mass Effect 3 is the first game to tear her away from Skyrim.


201203091612Mike's made his first batch of moonshine!


201203091614 Mark shares Myshkin Ingawale's amazing TED Fellow presentation at TED2012.


Reed-GuntherDean went to the Image Comics Expo in Oakland and said his two favorite discoveries were Reed Gunther and Street Comics.


201203091619-1Mike reports that the creators of the comic Atomic Robo (which was John Hodgman's pick when he was on Gweek a while ago) have a Kickstarter to produce a video short.


201203091631Mark's Audible pick this week is the literary thriller, The Book of Air and Shadows, by Michael Gruber.


Another-EarthVeronica recommends the dramatic science fiction story, Another Earth.


1Q84Mark and Veronica talk a bit about Reamde (Veronica liked it, Mark liked it except for the end) and 1Q84 (Veronica said she "slogged through it" and Mark is probably not going to read it now).


ChronicleMark enjoyed the science fiction movie Chronicle, about three teenagers who gain the power of telekineses. It's like a A Simple Plan for high schoolers.


201203091655Dean invites you to click on omfgdogs.com at your peril, but if you don't visit cashcats.biz, you will miss out on something amazing.


201203091658Mark shares one on his longtime favorite music sites, Bedazzled.


Cat-Paint Veronica likes an iPhone apps called CatPaint, which lets you add all kinds of cats to your photos.


201203091706Mike shares a useful and free shopper's price comparison and unit conversion calculator called Apples2Oranges.


Superfeet Dean says Superfeet insoles are his "secret weapon."


IpadnewWe have a discussion about the new iPad. Verdict: we all want one.


201203091714Mike likes the functional bike stem caps at Stem Captain. I'm disappointed they didn't call it Stem Cap'n, though.


201203091716Mark explains why the Clevercat Litter Box is a gopodsend.


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Published 4:20 pm Sun, Mar 11, 2012

About the Author

Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE. He is editor-in-chief of Cool Tools and co-founder of Wink Books. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects


9 Responses to “Gweek 043: Cashcats.biz”

  1. Antinous / Moderator says:

    I got my fur on my money and my money on my fur.

  2. Antinous / Moderator says:

    And that dog thing might be seizure-inducing.

  3. Brian Easton says:

    Would it be possible to put future show notes after the jump? I feel like I end up spoiling things for myself scrolling down to the next article.

  4. Mark_Frauenfelder says:

    I removed this post for a couple of days because the MP3 host wasn’t working. It should work now. Please email me if you have any problems getting the podcast.

  5. Dean Putney says:

    My new goal is going to be to derail the podcast with some befuddling new website each week.

  6. Robert says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbNGxGbm4Os

    Relevant! Then you can get the cats back (featured two years ago): http://www.catsforgold.com/

  7. ptor says:

    Love the podcast (my first week tuning in!), but why does everyone get a proper mic except for Mark? =(