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We’re joined on today’s show by our Australian pal, Marshall Davis. There’s a bit of a host exchange going on as Marshall sat in on this show and this weekend, we’ll be guests on his show, SUNDAY AFTERNOONS WITH MARSHALL DAVIS. You can find a link to his site in the Show Links below. It doesn’t seem like it’s been this long, but the last time Marshall was on was over a year ago.
As we review THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Marshall remains relatively quite for the first part of the show as he’s not seen it yet. This is probably a good thing as it kept us from blurting out any spoilers, which we have done in the past on other movies. Four out of five of us recommend it for sure. Can you guess who doesn’t? Everyone is a critic these days because everyone can have a blog… or a podcast for that matter. Sometimes it seems people get a little obnoxious with it. Just ask the staff over at RottenTomatoes.com, where they had to shut off commenting for the first time in their site’s history because they couldn’t keep up with moderating the flood of negative attacks from fanboys onto those who had even the slightest critical comment about the new Batman. Hope they don’t listen to our show.
After the Calendar and New Releases we dive back into comics and movies with the news that CHRONICLE director, Josh Trank will helm a reboot of FANTASTIC 4. Giving young directors these huge projects when they have relatively little experience in big budget movie production seems to be a growing trend. It did pay off for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and THE AVENGERS. So we’ll see if Sue, Richard, Johnny and Ben can make a fantastic return after the rather lukewarm reception both previous films got from fans. I personally enjoyed both. But that’s just me… and we’re not on RottenTomatoes, so I can say that without fear of digital persecution. Plus, I AM the staff here at Who Asked You?. If someone leaves a comment I don’t like, I can delete it and ban them. Our listeners are all cool though and entitled to their opinion. I wouldn’t do that. Maybe.
Then it’s onto the rather surprising news that Fred Willard, the actor best known for his role in ANCHORMAN as the station manager, Ed Harken, was arrested for allegedly playing with himself in an adult movie theater. During a surprise inspection by police, Willard was apparently discovered with his little Willard hanging out. He says it was just a misunderstanding and that things are being cleared up with the police now. Honestly though, is this that big of a deal? I enjoy Fred’s work. He’s funny. I don’t think any less of him because of this. Every guy spanks it. If they say they don’t, they’re lying, or they’re in a weird cult. Paul Reubens got busted for this very same thing and it didn’t harm those of us who watched Pee-Wee Herman. Plus, Fred’s 78 years-old! Good for him for still being able to get it up!
An actor may not have anonymity in a XXX theater, but they certainly do now on YouTube. It’s parent company, Google has announced a new feature on the site that lets you automatically blur out the faces of everyone in your videos. For now, it is applied to all faces, you can’t select specific people to censor. And the company warns the facial detection system is not perfect. It’s still new, so there may be moments where the blur doesn’t work and somebody could be revealed. So don’t rob a bank and record it with your phone thinking you can blur your face when you post it. Now it’s my hope nobody is that dumb that they’ll rob a bank and put it on YouTube, but we at Who Asked You? do have a feeling that this functionality on the video sharing site will encourage some bad/stupid behavior. It’s already pretty crazy on there now… somebody is going to die doing something they shouldn’t, thinking it’ll be fine because their face will look like they’re on an episode of COPS.
Everything above pales in comparison to this next story. The Bubonic Plague is back! Well, at least one poor guy in Oregon was ‘plagued’ with it after being bitten by his family’s adopted cat. Unfortunately, when antibiotics failed, the diagnosis of Black Death came too late. He’d already suffered the gross side effects of the illness. He’ll be okay, but his fingers and parts of his hands will have to be amputated due to the gangrenous effects the bacteria had on his flesh. There are pictures of him in the Show Links. If you’re squeamish, I wouldn’t click it. But if you’re curious about an infection that wiped out 25-million Europeans in the 1300s, be our guest. You’ll hear our reactions to the photos on today’s show. And wait until you hear the cat’s name! Don’t miss this one.
Buy Some TungToos
Sunday Afternoons with Marshall Davis
“The Dark Knight Rises” Official Website
“The Dark Knight Rises” on RottenTomatoes.com
Fred Willard on IMDb
YouTube.com – Now with face blurring.
Daily Mail: Man Develops BUBONIC PLAGUE
New Releases for Tuesday, July 24th:
Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 1) [Blu-ray]
Boss (Season 1)
Touched By an Angel (Season 5)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (Unrated Director’s Cut) [Blu-ray]
Dracula Vs. Frankenstein [Blu-ray]
Childrens Hospital (Season 3)
Age of the Dragons
Bathory: Countess of Blood
Untouchables (Complete Series)