Sun, February 24, 2013
Flopcast 042: Packing for MarsCon
After taking care of a little business here in Chickentown (like celebrating Public Sleeping Day and discussing weird perfume from the 70s), Kevin and Kornflake are, yes, packing for MarsCon, a silly science fiction convention happening in Minnesota next weekend. So today we're checking out the convention schedule (Mad Science! Claudia Christian! And hey, Water Aerobics with Kornflake!) and looking forward to seeing some of our favorite funny musicians (Flat 29! Luke Ski! TV's Kyle!)... yikes, this should be fun. If we're not back in Chickentown the following week, please send a search party to Minnesota. (Beth Kinderman's Space Oddity Brew Pub room party would be a logical place to start searching.)
This episode's title is a play on Packing for Mars by Mary Roach, an author the Boston Skeptics Book Club often features. In April, she will release Gulp, returning to the one-word titles of her other excellent volumes: Spook, Stiff, and Bonk.
February 28 is Sleeping in Public Day! That's a very popular holiday here in Chickentown.
Photo courtesy of JinxedElf
There are plenty of creepy things out there, but the ads for Love's Baby Soft perfume might be among the creepiest...
Here are several more. And don't even get me started on the TV commercials.
Here are some of the fine performers who await Kevin and Kornflake on the Dementia Track...
- Friend of the Flopcast, the great Luke Ski
- Luke's podcast partner and collaborator, Carrie Dahlby
- Possible Oscar
- Mikey Mason
- TV's Kyle
- Insane Ian
- Feng Shui Ninjas
- Beth Kinderman
- Guests of Honor from across the pond, Flat 29
Felicity is particularly fond of this Flat 29 video (NSFW due to fleeting obscenities), featuring puppet versions of the band as well as Luke, Carrie, and several other FuMP artists:
Vanity Fair recently staged a reunion photoshoot for the cast of Freaks and Geeks. Here is MarsCon 2013 Guest of Honor Claudia Christian with her TV son (Martin Starr, center) and boyfriend (Tom Wilson, featured on last week's Top 4 ½ List).
Felicity owns the entire run of Babylon 5 on DVD and might convince Kevin to watch it someday.
Ivanova is skeptical.