Episode 380: That’s (Not) What Friends Are For (Book Club feat. Schlock Mercenary – Vol. 2)

Monkey from the movie, OutbreakWe’re all sick up in here, but while we’re quarantined, why not look at some webcomics? In between coughing fits, we check out Lake Gary and The Black Brick Road of Oz. Then, when the aches and pains subside, we continue our decades-long look at Schlock Mercenary with our second edition of that Book Club. You’re already infected, so come join us!

The midshow music is provided by Chet Porter.

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Episode 375: Rise of the Faplets (Book Club feat. Schlock Mercenary – Vol. 1)

Japanese girls model the latest phabletsPeople in our circles typically follow the gadget world pretty closely. For our podcast, that assumption would be half right. Listen to Jason tell Steve about all the devices he’ll be pining for in the next year! Marvel as Steve couldn’t give less of a crap! All this, plus a sad tale of misaligned brotherhood and our first of many forays into the deep, dark area of space that encompasses Howard Tayler’s long-running classic, Schlock Mercenary.

Midshow music provided by Emitremmus.

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Episode 371: I’ve Taken Too Many Babies to the Face (Book Club feat. Digger – Vol. 5)

Xavier Woods in the WWE Supercard mobile gameWhile Jason tries to recall his passwords, Steve steers things towards professionalism. Don’t worry, it doesn’t work out. What DOES work out, though, is our brief thoughts on Tove and Star Bunny, Inc. before we offer our final opinions on Digger. You can read the whole thing online and this epic, character-driven tale is highly recommended.

The midshow break features a chat about Jason’s bathing suit area and music by Arktype.

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Episode 367: Boob Windows, Y’All (Book Club feat. Digger – Vol. 4)

Batgirl thanks the fansComix Talk lives! Rather, we talk about a lot of comic book news in the first half of the show, in addition to our Whatcha Been Readin’s for BACK and Spelunkying. Not interested? Tune back in after a questionable midshow break for our fourth (and penultimate) look at Digger. We’re nearing the end of this particular Book Club, so catch up if you haven’t yet!

The midshow break is lovingly backed by yet another tune from Kirby Super Star, “Mummy Dance” by Mazedude.

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Episode 359: Keep Trollin’, Trollin’, Trollin’! (Book Club feat. Digger – Vol. 2)

Limp BizkitKaiju runnin’ wild up in this piece! After some brief remedial Japanese lessons, we get right into Whatcha Been Readin’ with The God-Child and The Forgotten Order. Steve also lets us know just what Ursula Vernon’s been up to since wrapping up Digger before wedelve into our second Book Club featuring that very comic! Go deep beneath the surface to find the still-beating heart of the Digital Strips… then stab that blackened pustule until you can’t lift your arms. Also, listen after the wrap-up for more Rambletron, including where that goat on a rock thing came from.

Midshow music provided by “David’s Quest” from Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest.

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Episode 354: Ballad of the One-Way Hole (Book Club, Digger – Vol. 1)

Digger as Slave LeiaSteve changes the rules, and so Jason is shamed. Due to this last minute power grab, Steve read another comic in addition to our Book Club pick. Broommates is his OTHER comic, second only to our feature, a new Book Club! This time around we’re reading Digger, and you’re encouraged to read along, as we won’t be summarizing the comic like we have in the past. Read up and tune in!

The midshow music is “Glim” by Auquid.

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Episode 336 – With a Bang! (Gunnerkrigg Court Book Club: Final Edition)

An image depicting the story and foretelling of Tom Siddell's Gunnerkrigg CourtWhatcha Been Readin’

The News

  • (6:35) Mike Norton took home Best Online Comic at the Harvey Awards for Battlepug
    • (7:40) Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins (Penny Arcade) team up with Strip Search Season One winner, Katie Rice (Skadi) to do a Diablo III comic
    • (10:00) Harley Quinn suicide comic contest puts DC in hot water, including Phillip M. Jackson (Sequential Art)

The Midshow Break

Everyone likes to hear birds, but no one wants to hear farts (alright, very few people), so we combined the two using a tale from Jason’s sordid past and …

The Feature

Mentions/References

All this, plus!

  • Jason vs. a squirrel: WHO WILL WIN
  • We start this episode out a little bluer than usual, talking about Snuggle parties and things … get weird for a bit
  • Non-porn uses for your web browser’s porn mode
  • Jason uses a transition he’s been sitting on for a week, for sure
  • Fun things for Demon Hunters to do
  • Where should octopi live?
  • That 90’s swoon
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Digital Strips Podcast 332 – Gunnerkrigg Court Book Club: Sixth Edition

Playstation 4, Dual Shock 4, and Playstation Eye 4You make your choice, I’ve already made mine

Whatcha Been Readin’

The News

  • (8:45) Christopher Baldwin asks that you go to Kickstarter for one Spacetrawler update

The Midshow Break

The Feature

All this, plus!

  • Which new console will Steve get? Who cares!
  • Steve lets other people do his capitalism for him
  • People at Zynga have no soul
  • Everyone cool hates bullies, including crazy people in recording studios
  • Steve forgets about the fairies
  • Main characters are bad at naming things
  • The world’s longest raspberry
  • Doom has fanfic?
  • Steve yawns more than a professional podcaster would (or should)
  • Don’t make Coyote go all Jar Jar Binks

Post-show

  • Steve forgot to put the show’s end theme on his new computer, so we jump straight into some NSFW talk about this and that, all on top of the dulcet tones of “Spanish Jitters” by Daniel Rosenqvist, David Wise, Diggi Dis, Harmony, JJT, Level 99, OA, Robin Beanland, bustatunez, prophetik, zyko from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble.
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Digital Strips Podcast 328 – Gunnerkrigg Court Book Club: Fifth Edition

Shelob, a giant spider from the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien

Whatcha Been Readin’

The News

  • None … I’m fine … how are you?

Mentions

The Midshow Break

The Feature

All this, plus!

  • Steve is a drunken cheerleader
  • Jason hates plants in his salad
  • China eats all its nature, saddening Steve the Druid
  • Dogs pee on a lot of things (related to the salad bit)
  • Baby butts are like toilets (Editor’s note: What?)
  • Jason is cold and wet
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Digital Strips Podcast 322 – Book Club – Gunnerkrigg Court, Fourth Edition

We kick things off be talking about what I’m sure is one everyone’s mind: pineapple. Our insightful take on this most important issue for our day that could have changed the lives of millions was quickly derailed by a descent into what Steve, Jason and Steve’s son think of people who make different live choices. Steve mourns the lose of a potential good transtion.
We get in to Jason’s pick (Escape from Burgertown) which comes with no information beyond the name Zac Gorman. As usual, Steve’s pick (Moth City) is completely diffrent, has more information, but you have to put up with his nonsense, which usually isn’t worth it.
We ramble about cursing at work and how Steve’s company combats it as well as how long it’s been since Steve watched a commerical.
After that we jump junk deep into Part 4 of Gunnerkrigg Court. We talk about how many story threads we’re going through and what it takes to keep up with them.
It’s a good time. Enjoy.
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