Saturday, June 7, 2014

#157 And Away They Go

Well, the alpha for WoD has dropped, and since I raid with a bunch of podcasters, I had the bittersweet experience of being happy for all my friends who got invites, while knowing I was one of those left behind. So why not make lemonade out of lemons by engaging in some pseudo-apocalyptic news reporting!

#156 Taste the Rainbow

I was a bit too old to be the target audience for Reading Rainbow, but it was nice to see it make a comeback. And boy I wish there was a Raiding Rainbow program!

#155 A No Brainer

Karl Rove's obvious smear of Hilary Clinton regarding her health was par for the course for him, so I felt little compunction in slamming his virtual version in this week's episode. The whole Wizard of Oz riff revealed itself to me as I was writing the script, and once I'd gone down that path I knew I had to find a way to work in the pun at the end!

#154 Something Fishy

The controversy over net neutrality was big in the news, and an obvious target for the ODN treatment. My only regret is that I didn't have a good way of calling out the shameful fact that the current head of the FCC was once head of the cable industry trade association, and an old head of the FCC is the new head of the cable industry trade association. This revolving door situation is utterly shameful, like the fox and the farmer switching hats, while we're the chickens in the coop.

#153 Open Mouth Insert Boot

The comments of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling provides a boatload of material for this week's story. I had no trouble casting Garrosh in the Sterling role, but it took a few minutes before I hit on the goblins as the object of Garrosh's disdain. I thought the switch to the "short" race made for a nice counterpoint to reality.