Thursday, April 7, 2011

Anime Pacific 109: Maoist of the Dead

This episode of Anime Pacific; We discuss Maoism, Marxism and post-earthquake stupidity displayed by an alarmingly large number of people, thus highlighting the lack of a solid science education. Alex also discusses everything wrong with High-School of the Dead.

Download episode 109, here.



Shootin' The Breeze

Chernobyl happened; What did people overseas do? Nothing. A relatively minor nuclear reactor leaks; What happens? Panic, panic and more panic.

We also discuss, how amazingly orderly the Japanese are when faced with a catastrophe.

Alex also mentions the upcoming Wonder Woman TV series and the recent redesign of the suit, which makes her look like some sort of Superhero member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Again, this is due to the scourge of modern media: The Compromise, or the "StarBucksinization" of the media. It's not enough to strongly appeal to one group; It must appeal to as many people as possible resulting in something that is utterly bland.

High School of the Dead is a good example of this aforementioned compromise.

High School of the Dead production committee member: Ok, Market Research Drone number 1, what's popular in America?
Market Research Drone #1: Zombies!
High School of the Dead production committee member: And what's popular in Japan?
Market Research Drone #2: High Schools!
High School of the Dead production committee member: Meeting adjourned!

One Year Later...

Junior: MUMZ TURND OFF THE XBOX FREE SICKSTY AND INST4LLED NET-NATTY ON THE PUTER. OH BOYZ. ZOMBIES. OH BOYZ. B00BI4S!