This week on Nerd Lunch we are celebrating that most holiest of days, Ninja Day! For this very special episode we are joined by Evan Hanson and first time guest Keith Rainville from VintageNinja.net to discuss the 1962 Japanese ninja classic, Shinobi-no-Mono.  Keith takes us through the movie and we have a pretty deep discussion on the impact of this classic and how it influenced movies for generations to come.



Michael May and Andrew Bloom join Jeeg and CT to go back to their "Give That Guy Some Work" topic. This time, they're focusing in on folks who have passed away that should have gotten more work while they were alive. Grace Lee Whitney, Kevin Smith (the other one) and Don Knotts are among those we employ in the great casting couch in the sky.



And I was feeling inspired so I wound up making two blog images. Here's the other:



Welcome to the first episode of the "show within a show," Nerd Lunch presents Down the Rabbit Hole. Carlin Trammel, Jeff Somogyi and Paxton Holley welcome guest Corey Chapman (The Chap Report Podcast and formerly Under Scoop Fire and Mad Men Podcasts) to dive into Wikipedia. Can they get from Harvey (Play) to Charles Rocket? Or even more importantly, can they stretch it out so there's enough of a show? Dive in and listen!



The Nerd Lunch Indiana Jones panel reunites for the third installment in the franchise. They discuss the River Phoenix Indy origin story, the fact that plot is overshadowed by fun and how Sean Connery and Harrison Ford have great on-screen chemistry. If you download and listen, you chose wisely.


Riddlers Revenge


The boys are out of Shawn's fridge and back in the studio this week. They get back into the swing of things after Episode 250 by fielding questions from listeners and the Fourth Chair Army. Garbage Pail Kids, celebrity encounters, Muppets, podcasting IRL, and Draculas are just part of the ground covered in this wide ranging discussion. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions this time!

Riddler's Revenge photo by Jason Burrows.