Gweek 065: Super Tight

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 this episode are:

Ed Piskor, the cartoonist for Boing Boing’s weekly Brain Rot comic strip. Has illustrated 2 graphic novels with Harvey Pekar (Macedonia, and The Beats). His first solo graphic novel, Wizzywig was released in July.

and

Joshua Glenn, a Boston-based writer, publisher, and semiotician. He is co-author of Significant Objects, published by Fantagraphics this month, and Unbored, the kids’ field guide to serious fun coming from Bloomsbury this fall. He edits the website HiLobrow, which as HiLoBooks is now publishing classics -- by Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others -- from what he calls science fiction’s Radium Age.


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In this episode:

NewImageHow to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection. A book about the creation of the Philip K. Dick android head, and how it vanished.


NewImageRhino Resurrected. A documentary about the legendary record store and music label.


Weird tales of the ramonesWeird Tales of the Ramones (Box Set)


The wireThe Wire: The Complete Series


Powerpuff girlsThe Powerpuff Girls: The Complete Series - 10th Anniversary Collection


NewImageEgo Trip’s List of Rap Singles from 1979-1992


Spotify Joshua: Spotify came in handy when Robin Gibb died in May. I don’t own any Gibb, but I badly wanted to hear “Massachusetts,” “New York Mining Disaster,” “I Started a Joke”... Good argument for cloud music — for every song you want to own, there are a million you don’t.


NewImageJoshua: Also in love with Karinne Keithley Syers’ ukulele covers, which she did as a reward for Kickstarter backers of her novel LINDA at HiLobrow. (Leonard Cohen’s “Bird on a Wire”, Bel Biv DeVoe’s “Poison,” Joy Division’s “Ceremony,” I asked for Selecter’s “On My Radio”)


Nexus7Google Nexus 7 tablet


Ker punchKer-Punch!


Story diceStory Dice


SnarkSnark Super Tight All Instrument Tuner


And much more!

Past episodes: 001, 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 019, 020, 021, 022, 023, 024, 025, 026, 027, 028, 029, 030, 031, 032, 033, 034, 035, 036, 037, 038, 039, 040, 041, 042, 043, 044, 045, 046, 047, 048, 049, 050, 051, 052, 053, 054, 055, 056, 057, 058, 059, 060, 061, 062, 063, 064

Published 3:07 pm Mon, Aug 20, 2012

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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


3 Responses to “Gweek 065: Super Tight”

  1. Stefan Jones says:

    Oh, good: I’m very interested in opinions on the Google tablet.

    I plan on loading a bunch of Gweeks on my mp3 player for to listen on a plane, train, and automobile trip next week.

  2. Ken Olsen says:

    Tried the Words with Friends cheat with both of us using it. Ended up with a 900+ point game using a lot of three letter words.
    http://bugled.blogspot.com/2012/08/cheating-with-friends.html 

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