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Pacific Rim: Lizard-Fighting Muscle-Men Do Not Exist In A Vacuum

Pacific Rim: Lizard-Fighting Muscle-Men Do Not Exist In A Vacuum

The boy is up to something. He usually yells and goes running for the lady who puts me back in the see-through box. She puts on yellow gloves first. That’s fine. I don’t want to touch her either.

But this time, I didn’t like the look in the boy’s eyes when he found me in the middle of the den. There was no Mom! Paco’s out again! Mom! Come get the iguana! Nothing. He just crept back out of the room quietly, and he’s been gone for too long.

Where’s the woman? Come to think of it, I haven’t heard her for a while, either. She’s probably off with the one who sleeps over sometimes. The turd. This is what the bigger boy, He Who Feeds Me, calls him under his breath sometimes. He Who Feeds Me was here earlier with the little one, but then the thing in his pocket beeped and chattered and he left without locking my box.

Imperial Trouble Episode 60: The G.I. Joe Episode With Jack Walsh

Imperial Trouble Episode 60: The G.I. Joe Episode With Jack Walsh

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Sam and Jason are joined by “Real American Hero” Jack Walsh. Topics include the trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the classic G.I. Joe episode “Skeletons in the Closet”, and Hasbro G.I. Joe commercials from the 80’s. Jack unboxes a G.I. Joe figure on the air, and Jason explains why no amount of money or power can bring a cartoon lady to life.

On Centrifugal Christmas Trees, Artificial Turf, and Shaping the Post-War World
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On Centrifugal Christmas Trees, Artificial Turf, and Shaping the Post-War World

It used to throw off sparks. Not big ones, but like the sparks from an empty cigarette lighter. Presumably, this was by design and not some overlooked safety issue. In retrospect, it’s probably a good thing that there used to be a solid month between Halloween and the beginning of the Christmas season, given the flammability of the store-bought plastic Halloween costumes that I would continue to wear for weeks after the holiday.

Imperial Trouble Episode 51: Battle Cat

Imperial Trouble Episode 51: Battle Cat

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Sam and Jason review the classic He-Man episode “Battle Cat”. Other topics include Daytona Beach half shirts, Costco dust, and our first times getting drunk. Jason makes up a musical about Cringer and a game of “tag, tap or pass” is played. Background music: Something Elated by Broke For Free.