Nerd Lunch Podcast 167: Drill Down - Infomercials

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Billy Mays for President


Tim Lybarger joins the nerds for an in-depth discussion of TV’s truest art form, infomercials.  The guys reminisce about all time favorites from Ginsu knives to the Ronco rotisserie, name some favorite pitchmen, and highlight the most ridiculous infomercial products.  This week’s Nerd To Dos include Brisco Country Jr., Seventh Son, True Detective, and a special Lorenzo Watch 2015 live reading.


Nerd Lunch Podcast 166: Movie Menus 3

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This week the Nerd Lunchers are joined by Nick from Dude Foods and Jess from Burger Mary to create movie menus.  Each person is assigned a movie and a restaurant from someone else and they must create a custom themed menu with only the items from the current menu of their restaurant.

Nerd Lunch Podcast Extra Helping: Chat with Gregg Schigiel

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In an "Extra Helping" of the Nerd Lunch Podcast, CT talks to writer/artist Gregg Schigiel about his new comic Pix (which was reviewed just yesterday), his podcasts, and their days when they were at Marvel together. Plus, hear CT actually acknowledge the existence of the Pod, James Pod Podcast and find out whether or not the food was poisoned.

You can learn more about Gregg at Hatter Entertainment. Learn about Pix by visiting PixComic.com. Contact your local comic store and ask them to order item code DEC141546. Or, order it from Amazon.

My 10-Year-Old Daughter Reviews 'Pix: One Weirdest Weekend' by Gregg Schigiel

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I was recently contacted by Gregg Schigiel, someone I worked with during my brief stint at Marvel, to see if I was interested in taking a look at his new comic book, Pix. Targeted towards an audience that my daughter fits in, I decided to let Annaliese handle the reviewing duties on this book. Below is her review.

Come back tomorrow for a special extra helping of the Nerd Lunch Podcast where I got the chance to speak with Gregg more in detail about this and a whole bunch of other stuff.




Warning, this review does contain some spoilers.




Pix Blog for Nerd Lunch
by Annaliese Trammel

When dad first showed me the Pix comic I said,"Oh!" and my eyes got wide. Dad, slightly frustrated because I interrupted him, said I have never seen this before and then told me more about the comic that he wanted me to read. I let him finish then I went to my comic book app and chose my G-man comic with the Pix short to show him that I had read Pix before. We all laughed and I started reading.

Pix is about a girl who has super powers. She can fly and she's super strong and more durable than she looks. In this comic she gets in and out of a lot of jams. She starts out saving a school bus full of children. Thats how she became famous. She goes on to National TV and talks about herself. Soon a famous TV star joins the set to add to the conversation but the tech goes haywire and Pix has to save everyone. Because of that, Luke Felix (the TV star) asks her out.

A lot happens after that. From there, Pix gets into all sorts of adventures. She gets shrunk, fights monsters and dragons, has to find a missing friend, and meets a prince (after that there's more fighting).

I think Pix is a great comic. I would definitely want to see more of this. I would have liked a little more detail with what happened to the bus. I also would have liked more back story on the prince she meets and his uncle. But otherwise Pix is fine as it is. I hope many people read this and agree with me.

-Annaliese


You can learn more about Gregg at Hatter Entertainment. Learn about Pix by visiting PixComic.com. Contact your local comic store and ask them to order item code DEC141546. Or, order it from Amazon.

Nerd Lunch Podcast 165: SyFy Pitchnado

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Jon Cross from the After Movie Diner returns and together the podcasters come up with a pitch for the next SyFy monster movie. They determine the monster or monsters, the story, the cast and a whole slew of other details. SyFy Channel, are you listening? "Monstergeddon, WI" is bound to make you MILLIONS! Also: This episode features the invention of the "Steampunk Light Orchestra." Make sure your podcast app settings allow for the awesome you'll hear on this episode.

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