Gweek 041: Under the Moons of Mars


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 41 are Dean Putney, Boing Boing's coding and development wizard, 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 40. (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 about whether or not Tarzan shrank in Tarzan and the Ant Men or not.)

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201202241341Dean went to the Rineke Dijkstra exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

201202241340Mike talks about a new TV-to-any-device-you-want-service called Aeero.

201202241344Mark and his daughter Jane went to a at Arts ReFoundry in Los Angeles to make bronze mini-sculptures. Even if you don't live in LA, you can order a bronze buckle kit for $(removed), which includes pouring.

Screen Shot 2012-02-24 At 1.48.45 PmMark announced the winner of the Gweek Secret contest. Congratulations, Eric Z. Goodnight!

201202241351Mike recommends Under the Moons of Mars, a book of contemporary short stories that place in Edgar Rice Burrough's Barsoom. Mentioned: Philip Jose Farmer's Tarzan novels: Tarzan Alive, A Feast Unknown, Lord of the Trees and The Mad Goblin and ERB's Tarzan and the Ant Men

Screen Shot 2012-02-24 At 2.54.55 PmMark recommended Baby's in Black a graphic novel love story about photographer Astrid Kirchherr and Beatles bass player Stuart Sutcliffe in the early days of the band.

Screen Shot 2012-02-24 At 2.58.17 PmMark also recommended the stunning new graphic novel by Tom Gauld, Goliath, the biblical tale told from the giant's perspective.

201202241505Mike's soundtrack while he worked this week was Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians

Screen Shot 2012-02-24 At 3.07.40 PmDean likes Command Line Fu to find neat commands

201202241509Mike scared me with a personal information search site called Melconcard.

201202241516Mark is enjoying the Kameoka Diaries, a webcomic about Lars Martinson's experiences teaching English to students in Japan.

Screen Shot 2012-02-24 At 3.20.27 PmMark likes Timehop, a web service that sends you an email each morning with your Tweets, Facebook postings, Foursquare, and Instagram activity from a year ago today.

Screen Shot 2012-02-24 At 3.22.48 PmDean has been enjoying Super Going, a site where your friends send you on fun missions.

201202241526Dean bought two "indispensable" low-priced accessories for his phone and computer: the Wrapster and Power Curl, both by Quirky.

Screen Shot 2012-02-24 At 3.28.29 Pm-1Mike explains why One Good Earbud from Far End Gear is a good idea for people who like to run or ride bikes and listen to music at the same time.

201202241530Mark enjoys play with the HDR and tilt-shift functions on his Canon S95 point-and-shoot camera.