Gweek 050: Robot Movies, Stupid Fun, and Zombie Boobs

By Mark Frauenfelder

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Click here to play this episode. Gweek is Boing Boing's podcast about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff. My co-hosts for episode 50 are:

Maggie Koerth-Baker: Boing Boing’s science editor, journalist, and author of Before the Lights Go Out, a new book about electric infrastructure and the future of energy.

Dean Putney: Boing Boing’s software developer and an unapologetically snappy dresser.

Ruben Bolling: author of the weekly comic strip Tom the Dancing Bug, which premieres each week on Boing Boing. I signed up for his Inner Hive newsletter and if you like Gweek you will love this, too.

Mitch O’Connell: one of my all-time favorite artists and incredible ephemera collector.


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In this episode:

201205041631Mitch's excellent artwork. Pre-order his book here!


201205041637Dean: Robot Film Festival


201205041638Dean: Lost Horizon Night Market in San Francisco


201205041639Ruben: Government Issue: Comics for the People


201205041641Maggie: Drop Dead Healthy. (This is the third time this book has been praised on Gweek. Everyone loves it. Here's my interview with the author, A.J. Jacobs.)


201205041644Mark: Leviathan, graphic novel of a gigantic cruise ship lost at sea for 20 years.


Screen Shot 2012-05-04 At 4.46.54 PmRuben: Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour


Screen Shot 2012-05-04 At 4.48.22 PmRuben: Paul F. Tompkins, Laboring Under Delusions


201205041650Dean: Being Elmo


201205041653Mark: The Cabin in the Woods


201205041654Ruben: Disney-produced World War II insignia and more here.


201205041657Maggie: Cool train car rental service - here, here, and here.


201205041658Dean: Animation Smears


Screen Shot 2012-05-04 At 4.59.18 PmMark: Noisemusick


Screen Shot 2012-05-04 At 5.02.00 PmMark: Stupid Fun Club Medallion - an encoded secret message (photo 1, photo 2)

Published 5:15 pm Fri, May 4, 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


4 Responses to “Gweek 050: Robot Movies, Stupid Fun, and Zombie Boobs”

  1. Chris Ingram says:

    Awesome, I bought a Mitch O’Connell Supersuckers print years ago & he sent me a bunch of cool stuff with it, nice to hear him on my favourite podcast and learn more about him!

  2. PurpleWyrm says:

    Is Mitch aware that Thor not only made not-terribly-good metal music, but had a not-terribly-good comic book?

  3. jerwin says:

    This latimes article lists 2010 era prices for private rail cars. Spoiler: they’re expensive. Think “cruise ship” prices.

  4. politeruin says:

     I see leviathan listed there but i don’t think you talked about it. (u_u)

    Which is a shame because it’s great.