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Podcast: Love, Hate and a Fabulous Chin

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This week, we run the gamut of emotions here at the ol’ Tower, from joy (at the prospect of no more new Phil Collins tunes to be shoved down our throats) to potential existential dread (the strange deaths of the Dyatlov Pass incident in the former USSR) to fond nostalgia (Don Rosa’s “Captain Kentucky” run in the Louisville Times in the early 1980s) to envy (in this case, of Aaron Eckhart’s chin in the film Battle: LA, although, to be fair, he was wearing chin-accentuating head gear for much of the film). Also, TowerBot let’s his freak flag fly in the wild on the search for Bigfoot and nachos! Uncork your bottled-up emotions and sit a spell, won’t you?

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Show links:

• Farewell, Phil – http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/07/phil-collins-retiring-from-music/

• Dyatlov Pass Incident – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident

• Captain Kentucky! – http://www.perunamaa.net/donrosa/nondisney_ck.shtml

• Battle: LA – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1217613/

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3 Responses to “Podcast: Love, Hate and a Fabulous Chin”

  1. Daggor says:

    Great podcast, guys. If there’s a way to pull my cord, it’s to mention Don Rosa. I, too, waited every Saturday for the Scene to be delivered to read Captain Kentucky, and cried just a little bit after seeing Cleo alone & mourning his master’s death in the final panel of episode #150. I “met” Rosa a few times, and it seems what you described to be how he interacts with people. I would slink away after each quick, curt answer he gave to my fanboy questions. He was still a big influence. If Ben sees any of Rosa’s stuff, he might notice that I usually tried to ape Rosa’s style in “Doppelganger” (and failed miserably).

    His earlier work, “The Pertwillaby Papers” is even better than the stuff in the Scene – they were graphic novels before graphic novels were cool. Or profitable. It’s a must-read.

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  3. Dave says:

    I can see the influence in “Doppelganger” (which I always loved, btw). You should be the official artist of the Tower 🙂

    To be fair to him, I don’t know that he meant to be curt – I really didn’t give him the chance to be anything else, because I could feel my heart beating in my throat when I was dialing the number.

    I really, really wish I could find “The Pertwillaby Papers,” but they’re nowhere to be seen. If you see them, yell!

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