Gweek 039: Double Fine Donkey


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 hosts on episode 38 are Dean Putney, Boing Boing's coding and development wizard, Rob Beschizza, Boing Boing's managing editor (who gets cut of because he had a crappy Skype connection), and Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney. Visit his blog,

Below is a list of the things we talked about in Gweek episode 39. (Sure, you could just click on the links below to learn about them without listening to the podcast, but then you will miss out on our discussion of a foolproof method for winning big at the horse races.)

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201202131525The Elevation iPhone dock on Kickstarter breaks $(removed) million.

Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.28.40 PmA partially crowd funded sci-fi epic called Iron Sky.

Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.27.34 PmDouble Fine Adventure's Kickstarter breaks $(removed)m in 24 hours.

Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.32.46 PmMichael says The Wool Omnibus is terrific science fiction. Twenty 5-star ratings on Amazon and no 4-, 3-, 2-, or 1-star ratings!

Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.34.23 PmMike also recommends It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels, about a guy who presents the history of the bicycle while build his dream bike, part-by-part.

Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.39.05 Pm-1Mike explains why the new Aquaman comic book is worth reading.

Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.41.32 PmGiants Beware is a wonderful graphic novel about a tough little girl who goes after a monster that eats babies' feet, says Mark.

Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.42.35 PmDean's listening to Planet High School by Mux Mool.

Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.45.14 PmMark's listening to Lana Del Rey's Video Games slowed to 3 hours.

Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.48.17 PmSay hi to Mike, Dean, and Mark over at

Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.58.39 PmDean leads us down the sometime NSFW but always fascinating The Internet K-Hole. It's the best photo book of America I've ever seen.

Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.57.38 PmThe Steam Workshop for Skyrim, is cool, says Mike.

Screen Shot 2012-02-13 At 3.56.09 Pm-1Back when Bill Gates was an indie game developer, he co-wrote the thrilling DONKEY.BAS.Now you can play it on your iPhone.

201202131601It's easy to make your own moonshine with gear from Home Distiller!