Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture #30-21

On last night’s show, Paul and I continued our countdown of the Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture with #s 30-21. Be sure to listen to the show for our full run-downs, but here are some choice excerpts:

#30

PAUL: Scott Pilgrim (Scott Pilgrim series)

The series is about Scott growing up, about his evolution, and if you as a reader are patient and invested, it absolutely pays off by the end.

AJ: Norma Desmond (Sunset Blvd.)

Norma is a bizarre, grotesque caricature, wanting to hold a funeral for her pet monkey at the film’s beginning and given to lots of other disturbingly narcissistic actions.

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Listen to Last Night’s Gobbledygeek


Last night’s Gobbledygeek, “Scott Pilgrim vs. Gobbledygeek,” is available for listening right here. Fair warning: praise is gushed all over the place in regard to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Edgar Wright’s fantastic new film which maybe we can finally stop talking about. Maybe. We talk about Wright’s inventive storytelling techniques, the cast, the music, and of course, how it compares to Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novels. In the bonus hour, we continue our countdown of the Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture with #s 30-21. Getting down to the wire, innit?

Gobbledygeek #21 Tonight!

The twenty-first episode of Gobbledygeek airs live tonight at 10:30 PM EST right here. Today heralds the arrival of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a little film we may or may not have covered before. So, of course, that’s what we’re talking about tonight. Really, what did you expect us to talk about? Eat Pray Love? As always with our movie discussions, we’ll do our best not to venture into spoiler territory, but if you want to go in completely clean, you might want to listen to the show after you’ve already seen the film.

In the bonus hour, we’re rolling along with our countdown of the Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture with #30-21. Whew, getting pretty close to the big finish.

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Gobbledygeek #18 Tonight!

Another non-existent week on the blog, another apology from moi. I still haven’t gotten the last Characters post up, and I doubt I will today. That just means you have two posts to look forward to next week!

However, Gobbledygeek is still going full steam, and the eighteenth episode airs live tonight at 10:30 PM EST right here. The topic of the evening is–what else?–San Diego Comic-Con 2010. We’re not on the ground, but we are following all the news, and we’ll discuss the big items from the first two days of the Con. At some point I imagine we’ll also get around to the newly released Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour, the final volume in Bryan Lee O’Malley’s great comic book series. Then, in the bonus hour, Paul and I continue our countdown of the Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture with #s 60-51.

If you’re at Comic-Con or if you’d like to share your memories of past Cons, why don’t you give us a call tonight or e-mail us?

Reminder: Calling into the show is potentially a toll call, but if you’ve got a free Skype account and a free BlogTalkRadio account, you can use the free “Click to Talk” button to call in…for free!