Part infographic, part “board game.”
Digesting Hannibal Episode 16: Stoker (2013)
This week, we ignore the World Cup and talk about uncle Charlie as Hannibal Light (now with 50% less fat), bad puns, the difference between pi (π) and pie, effectively building tension in a story, and Cassandra’s cat gets paranoid and freaks out (too much catnip, man).
Digesting Hannibal Episode 15: Psycho (1960)
Hannibal season 2 is over but the podcast continues! This week, Cassandra makes the Coen brothers cry, we talk about superhero comics (which are attacked by her cat while we are recording), people being afraid to take showers in the 1960s, Freudian psychoanalysis, taxidermy, biblical references, and porn. All that while analyzing one of Hitchcock’s masterpieces.
Q:Hello Neil, Have you ever written a full book which hasn't been published? If so, how do you feel looking back on it now? Also, looking to the future, if you'd spent thousands of hours researching, writing, and rewriting a book to find you just weren't happy with the finished product, would you publish it anyway?
My first book is sitting in the attic, unpublished. And I’m glad it wasn’t published, because when I came to read it to my daughter, twenty years after I wrote it, I discovered that it wasn’t very good. But I don’t believe a second of the time I spent writing it was wasted.
You’ve got a lot of bad words and awkward plots inside you. Better to get them all down on paper, so the good ones can come out.
Digesting Hannibal Episode 14: Hannibal S02E13 - Mizumono
On this episode, we talk about cosplay, meeting celebrities, mishearing lyrics, Dr. Lecter tweeting, Will as Snape, and dessert buffets. And, of course, we share our thoughts and feelings about the end of this season of Hannibal and what we expect from the next one.
These photos are… unusual. So I tried to imagine what could be happening there.
1) Girl discovers her telekinetic powers while in line at McDonald’s;
2) Burgers made of genetically modified cows come back to life (aka “zomburgers”);
3) The ghost of a former fast food employee returns to get revenge on the company that stole his identity (his name was Ronald, he was very pale with bright red curly hair and, due to allergies, his nose was always red);
4) Fast food employee accidentally drops lysergic acid into the special sauce; customers are horrified/euphoric about their food;
5) Aliens begin their invasion of Earth; they didn’t take scale into account: their spaceships are very small and look like Big Macs (they think that every McDonald’s is a lost colony; they are very confused);
6) Beetlejuice 2: Lydia Deetz is now a middle-aged goth mom; her teenage daughter (who is not goth at all and dreams of being a cheerleader) is frustrated with her mother who doesn’t understand why she’s always on a diet; Lydia uses elaborate musical numbers involving flying food to try to convince her daughter to eat properly; ashamed, the girl runs into the attic to be alone and discovers a model of the small town they live in; she’s strangely attracted to an odd tiny grave that reads “B-E-T-E-L-G-E-U-S-E.”
(photos by Evgeny Atamanenko via Boing Boing)