Friday, November 29, 2013

Thank GIF it's Friday!

The standard response to any person pointing a camera at you in the middle of a brawl. Focus guyz, seriously.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 70: Star Trek (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)

What?! A comic adaptation? That's the sneaky trick we're pulling this week as we do a cold read of the comic book adaptation of J.J. Abrams first Star Trek film! And joining me as the Spock to my Kirk is the delightful Star Trek sympathist Courtney Coulson! Will we boldly go where no BWB episode has gone before? Or are we just being lazy? At least you'll hear me yelling at a kookaburra!

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Monday, November 25, 2013

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for November 25th! Cumberstein!

This week we discuss Danny Boyle's stage version of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Muppets Most Wanted, Sandman rumours, the lead up the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, and we've got our greasy hands on an Xbox One!

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Book Review: The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling by David Shoemaker (Deadspin's "The Masked Man")

In the last year, I've been roped back into the world of professional wrestling. A rite of passage for any preteen boy as is, it's decidedly uncool as a thirtysomething, but being older now I've come to appreciate a lot of the unique storytelling aspects that go along with the goofy lowbrow craziness that comes with the sport format.

David Shoemaker is best known for his Deadspin "Dead Wrestler of the Week" pieces as well as writing a regular column for Grantland on the ins and outs of the WWE. It's probably my favorite feature on Grantland these days if only because he appears to be the only mainstream writer taking wrestling seriously, and giving him a full length book opportunity to discuss the topic was something I had to jump at.

The Day of the Doctor - Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary has come and gone but this week at Fruitless Pursuits we're not quite ready to hang up our Fez's and say it's over.

Join me under the cut for a reaction post to the wonderfully light and funny 50th Anniversary special The Day of the Doctor.