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Listener Feedback Episode #1: The Rubber Armed Death Gods of Anime Reviews

We’re back and better than ever. Well, maybe not that good. Anyway, we have been bad, lazy podcasters and haven’t responded to any of our listener’s feedback. So here it is, the first ever MDNN Listener Feedback episode. Lots of crazy comments, plus a very strange audio comment. We hope you enjoy it. BANZAI!

“These shownotes are making me uncomfortable in my place of work.”

Music in the Episode
“(Your) Reflection” by 2FP
“MDNN Blues” by The Un-Man
“The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” by Leonard Nemoy (Spock)

The Comments


“Candy Rapper ROCKS! very funny stuff! Cracking us up all the way down in Atlanta!”
– ktina76 ( * * * * * ) five stars


“Curse you and your oddly addicting podcast! Curse you!”
– Phil

“I love this show! The skits are pretty funny and the manga and anime reviews are pretty good. I had totally forgotten about FLCL until you guys reminded me and now I am remembering all the innuendo that flew over my head as a kid! Keep it up!”
– Lizzie



I was there, but no one would have ANY IDEA.”
– Kelsey

“Why are carrots orange?”
– Some dude named Tim


“I like the way The BenT One and Raw Sushi go at it in the reviews here on Episode 8. These are complementary voices that belong together, like peanut butter and jelly. Or maybe like cancer and chemotherapy. I enjoy the way The BenT One babbles blithely on, trying almost to make sense, while Raw Sushi continually delivers witty short sharp sidekicks to his goolies. Result: disorientation, nervous twitching. This is good. Every true loving heart needs a dream, and every weasel needs some flesh to tear, eh?

I’m perhaps one of the few middle-aged phutzes on the planet, outside of Japan where they apparently have nothing better to do (except yearn futilely after all those big-eyed schoolgirls in British-derived skirt uniforms that drive young men mad and make old men young) who has actually commenced the NOISE manga, reviewed in this podcast. I affirm that the architectural backgrounds are very fine graphic art.

Future grim in this book? Oh, grim grim grim. But grim with a moody, visually rich grimness that will make the actual future, even tomorrow’s gym class (or, for the gray-and-paunchy set, retirement to a dying ground in Florida) seem a veritable heaven by comparison, which is always nice. Or wait. Isn’t the bleak dead empty ugly city that can’t stop building itself to infinity simply what America already is?

Speaking of grim grim grim, I highly commend to the attention of both the BenT One and Raw Sushi two works of classic and very, very nasty prose SF, “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream” and “A Boy and His Dog,” both by Harlan Ellison and both available at any local public library that has not yet been purged by narrow-skulled genetically engineered Republicans whiffling and squealing about Family Values (the family values of a hairless mole-rat nest, they mean, where the young are kept deep underground and fed, literally, on the excrement of their elders in order to imbue them with behavior-controlling hormones — true fact!). But since many libraries have indeed been so purged, or have long been governed by librarians too feeble-minded and bestseller-driven to stock the classics, I hereby undertake, if requested, to photocopy and mail to The BenT One said very very nasty classic stories for sharing with Raw Sushi and assorted tough-minded others to be chosen at his discretion. Nasty, I think I said? You have been warned. I am not responsible. For the content or for anything else whatever.

By the way, I’m consistently amazed, in manga, by how little plot can transpire in a 223-page book. Why is this? And if I skin a cat to make a hat, can I dice a beagle to feed an eagle?

Onward to oblivion!

PS. It is rumored than Ellison’s classic SF tale “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream” is a rewrite of an earlier story that was rejected by publishers, “I Have No Muffin and I Must Scream.”

Actually, I just made that up. Aren’t you proud?

Clearly, I would rather do anything that work this afternoon. But now I shall work.”
– Larry

Audio mp3

Another comment from Larry. This one’s a song, and not an essay.

Pornos… I MEAN Promos!
The Metamor City Podcast (cyberpunk + magic + fantasy)

Next time on MDNN…
Raw Sushi returns!
“Gurren Lagann” anime review and “Parasyte” manga review
– more BLAME! related talk
– epicosity (listen in to find out just what this work means)

Contact Info
Skype – MDNNcast
AIM – LightningMonk007
Facebook – search “Multi Ninja” in groups
– No call-in line, but you can send us mp3s

Buy Infected on April 1st and help our Dark Evil Overlord™ Scott Sigler take over the world. Even put him on your phone! It helps inflate his ego.

LFEP Direct Download 1


March 2, 2008 - Posted by | podcast, SSM

1 Comment »

  1. Yes, help me find new lands for my ego expansion, because I’m afraid I already maxed out the surface area currently available on Earth …

    Comment by Scott Sigler | March 3, 2008 | Reply

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