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Friday Fix • 66 Best Movie Taglines

A few weeks back we ran a Friday Fix where Scott quizzed me on the Top 50 worst tag lines. It was fun, but I can’t say I did all that well.

This week we’re back with the Top 66 best tag lines, and I won’t lie — I don’t fare much better.

If you want to play along with us, here’s the link Scott was using.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/176_Friday_Fix___66_Best_Movie_Taglines.mp3

SHOW NOTES:
Scott mentions a sweet Key & Peele skit about Gremlins 2. You can check that out here.

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The death of the Goreline

Death of the Goreline

Back in 2005, a devilishly handsome young podcaster was looking for a way to get more fan involvement on his show. He found this crazy site called K7.net, which gave a free 206-area-code number that worked not only as a free fax-to-JPEG service, but also a free call-to-MP3 service. You called the number, left a message, […]

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ALIGHT Episode #15

Em and Spingate were beaten by “Springers” and might have died if not for the attack of a snake-wolf, the dominant predator of Omeyocan. The beast killed two of the Springers and wounded a third. Em and the Springer she knows of only as “Purple” killed the beast. As the jungle rains poured down, Em, Spingate, Purple and the wounded springer took refuge in the ruins of what appears to be an ancient, mostly collapsed church. And now, Episode 15 of, ALIGHT.

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FridayFix • So You Wanna Be A Writer #6

Why writers and creators need a website

Hey, writer-person (and/or any creative person who wants to sell stuff) … you need a website. This video tells you why you need one right now, even if you don’t have your book out yet. Yes, it’s important. Yes, social media alone isn’t enough for your long-term career. Watch! Learn! Act!

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ALIGHT Episode #14

Visca was killed by Springers, and the Birthday Children want revenge With Aramovsky calling for all-out war, Em and Spingate offer an alternative — the two of them will hike into the jungle and try to make contact with the species. If Em and Spingate succeed, there might be peace and food for all. If they fail, there will be slaughter.

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FridayFix • PHXCC Panel
“Trope Talk: Comedic Relief”

A quick fun Friday Fix for your ear holes! Scott was on the panel “Trope Talk: Comedic Relief” at this year’s Phoenix Comic Con a few weeks back.  And you Junkies know that Scott’s work includes some great comedic tropes, include the sublimely sassy sidekick we all know and love, Detective Pookie Chang.

This is a live recording of the panel, so there’s a little room noise, but I think you’ll enjoy it, so take a listen!

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Join EFF’s Day of Action against Rule 41

EFF Rule 41

Click here to email your congressperson on or before June 21, 2016.

I’m a supporter of the Electronic Frontiers Foundation (EFF),  the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. EFF works to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

The Department of Justice is using an obscure procedure to push through a rule change that will greatly increase law enforcement’s ability to hack into computers located around the world. It’s an update to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. If Congress does nothing, this massive change will automatically go into effect on December 1.

Why you should care about changes to “Rule 41”
It will result in a dramatic increase in government hacking. Here’s an overview of some of the main reasons to be concerned:

  • Government agents hacking into computers more frequently is a recipe for disaster. Law enforcement will increase their exploitation of security vulnerabilities in common software products, meaning vulnerabilities that could affect millions will be left open instead of patched.
  • Law enforcement will forum shop, finding government-friendly magistrate judges to sign off on warrants with a loose connection to the judicial district.
  • Law enforcement will pressure judges to sign off on remote searches of thousands of computers with a single warrant—a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment and a pattern we’re already seeing.

This rule change especially impacts people using privacy protective technologies like Tor or VPNs.

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ALIGHT Episode #13

Em, Bishop, Coyotl, Borjigin and Kalle survived the Springer attack, and now find themselves atop three huge “spiders,” mechanical war machines that respond to their commands. They’ve found a possible solution to the problem of the toxic osejawld and need to get it back to the other Birthday Children. Meanwhile, Aramovsky is back at the shuttle, doing his best to undermine Em’s authority. In this episode, he and Em clash yet again.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/13_ALIGHT_Episode_13.mp3

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ALIGHT Episode #12

Em, Kalle, Bishop, Visca, Borjigin and Coyotl set out to find those they call “the fire-builders,” people who knew how to defeat the toxic mold and make Omeyocan’s food safe to eat. The Birthday Children found those people — and also discovered they aren’t people at all.

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Friday Fix • Michael J. Sullivan

At Phoenix Comicon, ARealGirl and Scott were joined by another tag-team writing/business pair: author Michael J. Sullivan and his wife Robin. Michael does the writing of the Rirya Chronicles stories, Robin handles the business side of things. A fascinating little talk about self publishing leading to the big time. 

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Let’s nitpick GAME OF THRONES

Da Khaleesi doh

SPOILER ALERT: This entire post is spoilers.

I enjoyed this episode. By my scoring, it’s a 7/10 and a nice recovery from the episode where the Beloved Character™ dies for apparently no f-ing reason (see below). However, as much as I enjoyed this episode and can’t wait for next week, the Nitpickious the Annoying showed up […]

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ALIGHT Episode #11

Em, Bishop, Aramovsky, Spingate, O’Malley and Visca found their way into the depths of the Observatory, a building of such immensity it defies the imagination. Inside, they learned of some history from Ometeotl, a sentient computer that has sat silent for centuries. But the Birthday Children soon realized they weren’t the only ones down there — with movement in the shadows, they fled the Observatory. As night falls and a storm rages through the city, they despeartely rush back to the shuttle, to their people, and to safety

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/11_ALIGHT_Episode_11.mp3

SHOW NOTES:
Scott is at Phoenix ComicCon in Phoenix next week, June 2nd through June 5th. If you’re going to the show, stop by and say hi!

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FridayFix • Worst Movie Taglines

Working on some taglines for the Generations Trilogy, Scott surfed the web for example of great taglines.

Lucky for you, and perhaps unlucky for me, Scott found this list of the worst movie taglines.

Scott quizzes A on these best worst movie taglines of all time. A … does not do well.

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ALIGHT Episode #10

Em, Bishop, Aramovsky, Spingate, O’Malley and Visca were climbing the Observatory’s 3,000 steps, trying to reach the pinnacle to find a way inside the massive mountain of stone. At the 25th plateau of this huge ziggurat, which is covered in images of death and torture, they found something unexpected — a tall, vine-covered ancient statue of Em.

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Friday Fix • Captain America Civil War Spoilercast

This past week Sigler and I both saw Captain America Civil War. We sat down to talk about it, and we had feels. And some of those feels are about 1970’s and 1980’s pop culture, which is kind of weird, but there you go.

I’ll say again that this is a true spoilercast, and this is your final warning.

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ALIGHT Episode #9

Bishop, Visca and Bawden have yet to return from their scouting trip to the Observatory. As they explore what is far away, Em has the others exploring what’s near. Will buildings around the shuttle produce any food, water or weapons?

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