No time for a final quality check listen, we've got to drive to Anime Weekend Atlanta! Gerald reviews Cromartie High School, Clarissa continues the ABe kick from last week with Serial Experiments Lain, and Daryl unveils a small portion of THE TRUTH he discovered at Metrocon 2006!
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Introduction (0:00 - 41:25)
The Garbage Stanley captured in this recording is actually not the current Garbage Stanley. More on that later. In the ever-growing listener mailbox, we're told that Baltimore isn't as bad as we think it is, but we remain skeptical since we watched not only Homicide: Life on the Street, but also The Wire aka "a step by step tutorial on how to be a criminal and not get caught by the police." Then, Paul S. writes in with some proposals about how to combat anime piracy, which means we end up yelling for 20 minutes. Finally, Alex requests recommendations on what anime he should show to people to get them interested in anime, and we each give our thoughts.
Promo: Ninja Consultant (41:25 - 43:10)
Erin and Noah shared a room with Gerald and Clarissa over the weekend, and according to Erin's testimony, the amount of dirty group intercourse that took place was less than 1%. However, she fell quite ill during the weekend and had to get an emergency pierrotectomy, so perhaps her words cannot be trusted.
Review: Cromartie High School (43:10 - 1:02:56)
Finally, the time has come to answer the burning question! Which is the greater force: the comedy level of Cromartie or the Aryan humor deficiency which flows through the fiber of Gerald's being? There's only one way to find out!
Promo: Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast (1:02:56 - 1:03:42)
Multiple episodes of Paul Chapman's podcast are what we listened to for a good portion of the drive up to Atlanta. Gerald and Clarissa would like to suggest that instead of using only the stock sound effects, he should also have audio clips from the movies thrown in too. Daryl thinks having his mom be on the podcast is a stroke of genius, but Gerald dismisses the opinions of all people who hold PhDs and Clarissa dismisses the opinions of anyone who would state that Halle Berry was the best Catwoman.
Review: Serial Experiments Lain (1:03:42 - 1:26:29)
Clarissa keeps the Yoshitoshi ABe ball rolling by talking about the show that pretty much put him on the map. Logic dictated that Gerald would have to then review Texhnolyze, but he refused so the ABe motif has officially died after a mere two weeks.
- Thought Experiments Lain - Lawrence Eng's Lain website which we've linked to in the past but are doing again
In a city ruled by the mob, Dave and Joel have no choice but to fend for themselves, with only their toes and fingers at their disposal. But rather than use those fingers to form a fist, they use them instead to watch anime that is either awesome or awful. But mostly awful. This is why Daryl steals jokes from them constantly, and his next bad anime panel will feature dub clips from Megazone 23 Part 3.
THE TRUTH: Metrocon 2006 (1:27:34 - 1:46:03)
"That had to be the dumbest and most annoying segment I've ever listened to...in fact I didn't listen to most of it." -- the most positive praise we've received thus far regarding this segment
With Amano's World coming up in a few weeks, Daryl thought it wise to actually get the Metrocon segment out. Of course, seeing that this entire segment is a fabrication and doesn't accurately portray much of what took place at Metrocon, the likelihood of his getting a press badge for that might be low, especially since they listen to this podcast! Whatever, it's for the sake of jokes.
Pikabellechu, renowned costumer, fanartist, and CONJURER OF FRIGHTENING GHOSTS:
The Brain, wearing my La Parka mask during the Fantasy Masquerade:
The official Fantasy Masquerade concession stand:
Henry (blue helmet) and Spooky Electric (cosplaying as Monkey Punch):
Misha, the Life Master, got to be on Fox News because of this Bridget outfit; the local Fox News affiliate had a TRUTH search going on as well, you see:
A hotel room we'll NEVER FORGET:
Al Pipes (RIP) and the Melonnaut (RIP):
A sample page from the Metrocon Anime Human Chess Match script, their top event of the weekend:
Stevie B, being a bee and not a puppy:
Click here to see an autograph/sketch made by Stevie B (not work safe)
The Beast of Nature is given a hand in the phat larpz by Ham Samael...
...but the moods of all turn to shock upon seeing that Henry has become the new Garbage Stanley, since the way you become Garbage Stanley is that you have to eat the previous Garbage Stanley:
Garbage Stanley later participated in a vampire LARP and survived.
Closing (1:46:03 - 1:48:39)
Next time on AWO, which really should have come out by now except Daryl spent the last two days not editing anything, Daryl will review the 2004 remake of Hi no Tori, Clarissa gives us another yaoi title review with Embracing Love, and Gerald reviews Manga Video's re-release of Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro. Or, as the packaging reads "Lupin the III." That's like writing "$10 dollars," people!