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


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.


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)