Widgett Walls breaks his vow of silence (but not of poverty) to review the live comedy musical juggernaut that is a Paul and Storm/Jonathan Coulton gig.
'Widge Goes Off'
Widgett Walls returns to harp on copyright and why everyone’s wrong. He also discusses the “Creative Singularity” and other phrases which he coins and tries to imbue with power because they just sound cool.
Widgett Walls returns with a brand new job title, a new direction for the podcast, but I know you’ll be disappointed to hear: the host has not improved in the least.
Widgett gives out a free idea about how to get good comic books: fight fanfic with fanfic, is what he’s saying. By the way, did you know Dr. Light was a bad, bad man? If not, he’ll tell you. Repeatedly.
Widgett takes on trans fats, the weight problem in the U.S., food and drink in general, then gives his own weight loss program ideas. Then he inexplicably starts laughing at Marvel Comics. Man, the meds weren’t worth a damn this week.
Widgett returns from hiatus to talk about how he spent his holidays fighting off spammers, how he was totally wrong about NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, and how he looks forward to the inevitable sequel, DAWN AT THE DMV…
Widge runs down the dearth of coolness hitting cinemas in December, then relates another way the MPAA is shrieking BOHICA to the heavens. Then he dares you to tell him he sucks for going to see a movie and asks, “Whut are we gonna do now?” Or maybe we just dreamed that part.
Widgett talks about Howie Mandel, game shows, guns, penguins and litigation. He was going to talk about penguins with guns, but that part had to be removed.
Widgett goes off on MySpace, YouTube, Comedy Central, the MPAA, the RIAA, the IRS, laundry detergent, and even more in his latest assault on common sense and reason.
Widgett returns from a brief vacation to give whatfor to Universal, fandom, Disney, the Boy Scouts and anybody else who happens along.
In this rollicking episode, George Lucas speaks sense, Limewire makes a desperate play for survival, and Widge outlines a future for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise that you would watch. You wouldn’t be able to help yourselves.
Widgett Walls returns with another mind-destroyed column, this time exposing a massive conspiracy in the cheese industry. And you think we’re kidding.
Widge goes off on everything including, but not limited to, the War on Drugs, the War on Boy Bands, copyright whackjobs, YouTubeaphobes, and those people that leave shopping carts out in parking lots. If any of those groups include you, he promises to give you a five minute headstart.
Widgett Walls rises from the dead and is no longer hopped up on sinus medication and NyQuil. Instead you get to hear the horror that is Widge, perfectly stone cold sober, as he hops from wall to wall, discussing Amazon Unbox, copyright, YouTube, and the elves that live in his hair. They say hi, by the way.
Widgett Walls faces up to his own delirium, lack of knowledge about television shows, the dearth of good Halloween flicks, and ends up clawing off his own face while screaming about a penguin. Fun!
Widgett finds himself in a room full of geeks discussing sci-fi at DragonCon, so what does he do? Same thing you would do, you last bastage: he fires up his mic and starts recording. Prepare for sci-fi fandom wankery and sound quality like you’ve never encountered before!
Widgett discusses the demise of the superstar and the encroaching lack of things that won’t wait for the DVD. He then talks about Google vs. Yahoo and then, just when you think he’s about to start making sense, he throws down a flash bomb and escapes down the dumbwaiter shaft in the ensuing confusion.
Widge rants about the fall of SNAKES ON A PLANE, praises Universal for something (no, really), and then gives out a homework assignment. He mentioned something about a pop quiz for next week, too. Man, I hate him as a substitute teacher!
Widge hatches an insidious plot to bring the humiliation of SUPERMAN RETURNS to diabolical fruition, then tries to help you out when it comes to the Legion of Doom…sorry, we mean the RIAA. The fact their HQ is shaped like a Vader head and rises up out of a swamp is purely coincidental. So is the fact that every time you download a song they make a sound like Solomon Grundy. All coincidence.
In this week’s episode, Widge waxes nostalgic about Valiant Comics and Valiant Comics 2: Die Harder, advises you on the Transformers movie hullaballoo, discusses the pointlessness of suing Limewire, then snorts some Folgers and takes a nap. Not necessarily in that order, either.
Hey! Mr. Colbert! We commemorate your conquering of this here internet with the gift of a brand new word…
Come join Widgett as he discusses where remixers and DJs fit in with his grand scheme of punishing the evil and rewarding the good. Then he blames Metallica for pretty much everything, including global warming. Then he talks trash about Santa Claus in case there’s anyone he has not offended thus far.
In this heartwarming episode, Widge takes a moment to explain why both sides of the whole DRM debate are completely and utterly wrong. And he gives you some words of wisdom on how to proceed. Then he pets a bunny without eating it, much to the astonishment of the studio audience.
This week, Widgett feels remorse (just a little) for the utter humiliation of SuPERMAN RETURNS and finds a reason to praise Disney. Then to complete the “signs of the end of the world” theme, fish rain from the sky and the true believers are all taken up to heaven in a Stan Lee-driven chariot. No. Really. We’re serious. Just listen.
Widge returns, laughs in the face of SUPERMAN’s second weekend, and stands on his soapbox to bemoan the state of the comic industry. Come listen. There’ll be punch and pie.