Post by Sailor Miranchu on Feb 5, 2017 12:35:01 GMT -6
I think it's perfectly valid. Whether you trust the review or not is up to you.
I don't know exactly what Austin said about Unfortunate Events. I might disagree if I watched the show myself but that doesn't make Austin's opinion/review less valid even if he only saw a fragment of that show.
Post by ZenPsychosis on Feb 8, 2017 0:11:05 GMT -6
So, work schedule and life has been crazy hectic recently, and just got a chance to finishing up Episode 11.
No Random (who is definitely missed, just like Sean was missed during the ladies night episode), but you two did great
Regarding A Series of Unfortunate Events, Austin's big problem with it just seems to be the general themes involved and the way in which its presented. Given some of his past as revealed in Word Funk, I can totally understand why some of the themes and presentation would strike a sour note with him. I enjoyed SoUE (even the admittedly problematic Jim Carry movie), but its definitely not for everyone.
The raising the voice pitch at the end of a sentence thing isn't a verbal tick so much as it is a VERY common verbal cue in English that its a question. I remember seeing something on this bit of English language a bunch of years back, where people confused the hell out of others by saying very obviously non-question statements and raising their voice pitch at the end to make it sound like a question.
I'm not sure what to say about Sherlock... I had watched the first couple of seasons and enjoyed them, but haven't gotten around to finishing up the series yet. (I don't mind the spoilers, by the way). Damn it, though... what a way to ruin the whole essence of the character and the books with one masterful stroke of bullshit. I think I may have had more respect for an ending of "It was really aliens the whole time!" (possible tie-in to Torchwood/Who). Kind of disappointed to learn that Moffat had to go and Moffat all up.
Oh, and since it came up... I listen to Funk Dunk because I rather enjoy it. Like Word Funk, the conversational aspect makes it interesting to listen to, and each episode so far has engaged my mind (I've even learned some stuff by listening!) which is always a great thing. The 3 of you also obviously enjoy doing the show; and putting positivity and enjoyment into your ears consistently is a good way to keep one's own mind in a positive frame. (at the very least, I find it helpful). It's also great hearing about and being able to interface with nerd shit and stay somewhat current on it. Helps keep me from getting into that "You kids get off my damn lawn!" and "Who wants a piece of hard candy?" stage for a little while longer
Also, the Funk Dunk crew have free license to rub the bald head of Zen for luck - wouldn't bother me at all. I'm not sure it'll actually be lucky, but who am I to argue with head rubs?
It's also great hearing about and being able to interface with nerd shit and stay somewhat current on it. Helps keep me from getting into that "You kids get off my damn lawn!" and "Who wants a piece of hard candy?" stage for a little while longer
Like I mentioned to Sean once, I chart my calendar by new movie and videogame releases, so no worries about staying current on stuff
Chairslut of the Funky Shack Institute of Genital Philosophy
The raising the voice pitch at the end of a sentence thing isn't a verbal tick so much as it is a VERY common verbal cue in English that its a question.
Also known (at least in the UK) as AQI (Australian Questioning Intonation) due to the (perceived) habit of Australians to say everything like it's a question? by going up at the end of each sentence? (unfortunately you can't hear my intonation as I type this, but you get the idea!)
Post by insomnia1995 on Feb 8, 2017 13:25:30 GMT -6
Hey, I just wanted to say that it was the first episode of Funk Dunk I've listened to, and I think you guys are pretty great! Even though, half of the team is apsent as it seems (there's supposed to be four of you, right)
It's gonna sound weird, but...if you need a movie snob, I am kinda available...I am into weird artsy-stuff movies, so I could fill that hole for ya...If you need any guests on your show of course...
Helps keep me from getting into that "You kids get off my damn lawn!" and "Who wants a piece of hard candy?" stage for a little while longer
I thought I was the grandpa of these boards - are you older than me (44 until June)?
Chronologically, I'm 37 until the beginning of June, so younger than you by a bit, but older than most of the other posters here. Raising 3 kids solo has aged me a bit beyond that in non-chronological ways, though. (If the idiom of "You're only as old as you feel" holds, I'd be about 106).