Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nerd Lunch Podcast 35 Supplemental

**spoiler alert!**

Another Nerd Lunch podcast from CT and Jeeg from Nerd Lunch and Pax from Cavalcade of Awesome has been loosed on the world and yours truly makes an appearance. Check it out below. First, however, I thought it would be fun to provide some supplemental material for some of the topics we discussed.

While we were discussing excessive, spoilery trailers, CT brought up Prometheus. The team behind the promotion of Ridley Scott’s new flick has been putting out a steady supply of viral videos to hype the upcoming film. I mentioned one of the more recent videos - an ad of sorts regarding Michael Fassbender’s character. Check it out below (unless you’re CT).

As a bonus, here’s a post I did on one of the earlier videos - a TED talk put on by Guy Pearce’s character Peter Weyland.

Later in the podcast we touched on the topic of product placement (PP) in films. I mentioned that I don’t have a problem with PP (giggle) and I brought up this scene from Wayne’s World.

I also mentioned the movie Mac and Me. It’s a horrible rip-off of E.T. filled with product placement. There is a crazy hilarious McDonald’s scene, however. Check it out:

And, for good measure, here’s the infamous Mac and Me wheelchair scene:

We went off on a tangent about the Hoverboard from Back to the Future and fake products in general for a while. I think I attributed a recent article about a real-life Hoverboard to but I actually read it on Badass Digest. Sorry about that!

One thing I forgot to mention while we were on the topic of celebrity meltdowns was this interesting, recent(ish) clip of Robert Downey Jr. asking the world to forgive Mel Gibson:

So that’s it! I hope you like the podcast. I know I enjoyed my third time in the hot seat and I hope the gang invites me back on. Now I’m just waiting on Pax to call me about that Fantastic Four/The Room double feature...


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