TBT: Arnold Schwarzenegger Kill Count

Sammy Younan

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Arnold’s celluloid body count…before CGI that’s not blood that’s ketchup…

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My Guest Appearance on Back Issue Bloodbath #39

Crazy…I have returned as a guest on Back Issue Bloodbath…it musta been the gummies, it certainly wasn’t the jokes!

Listen NOW!

This episode is an autopsy on the recently completed New 52 by DC Comics. It’s hard to sum up the New 52 in a 30 minute podcast. Even now after doing this podcast I’m still not sure what my bottom line is: was New 52 slick storytelling? Marketing Magic? Both? I dunno.

I highly recommend Batman…all 52 issues. Justice League and the Forever Evil crossover…excellent work. Lastly Geoff Johns’Aquaman run…s’about 20 or 25 issues.

Check out my earlier appearances on Back Issue Bloodbath:
Episode #14
Episode #13
Episode #12
Episode #11

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Hidden Gem: Stonefox “This City”

Sammy Younan

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Fun Facts

  • From Surface EP released on May 12, 2015
  • From Melbourne, Australia…is it me or Australia cranking out cool bands lately?
  • Dreamstate new music from em will be released August 5, 2016!!

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Illuminated Chronicles: You Are Not A Storyteller

Sammy Younan

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Short and sweet: “I think by now, in our space, meaning the space of design, it sort of took on the mantle of bullshit…now everyone’s a storyteller.” Hah! Yes…I’m not familiar with Stefan Sagmeister’s work (am I…the name rings a bell…) but I dig his sentiment:

Though I don’t agree with his fallacy: “There is this fallacy out there. I don’t think I fell for it, but somehow maybe unconsciously I did, you know I’ve seen a number of films so I must be able to do one. Of course this is the most stupidest thought ever.”

You can make a film; you can write a novel but you can’t do it…the way somebody else did it.

Asking Gary Vaynerchuk how he did it and then following his step by step process that’s where people get lost. I decide if something can be done and then I do it…the odds for success or even achievement are crazy intimidating. That’s fine…as long as I’m not following a formula: magic is more fun.

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TBT: Ten Forward

Sammy Younan

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Ten Forward…yes this was a real show broadcast in Scarborough…yup. Think Wayne’s World but with Nerds.

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Host Haiku In Session With Girth…Sonja Seiler

As inspired by listening to Sonja Seiler’s Music

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Host Haiku In Session With…Sonja Seiler

As inspired by listening to Sonja Seiler’s Music

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Trailer Alert: Kicks

Sammy Younan

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On May 14, 1990 Sports Illustrated didn’t feature an athlete on the cover; instead there was a bold headline: YOUR SNEAKERS OR YOUR LIFE. The ensuing article entitled Senseless documented the beginnings of an ugly phenomena known as Sneaker Pimps (think of em as a fence for Nikes). (The British band Sneaker Pimps are excellent…we like them!).

Black kids were shooting other black kids for their sneakers. That is a hard ugly reality to grapple with.

This ugly phenomena started with Air Jordans…and the rise of Nike’s marketing culture which heavily influence the youth in urban areas. (Wieden+Kennedy formed in 1982 the same year Nike started television advertising. Jordan of course was drafted in 84 and the iconic slogan Just Do It debuted in 87). As Jordan and Nike rose to prominence kids went from trading baseball cards with”got it, got it, want it” to “gimme your Air Jordans.”

From the SI article Senseless:

“But, of course, these assailants aren’t simply taking clothes from their victims. They’re taking status. Something is very wrong with a society that has created an underclass that is slipping into economic and moral oblivion, an underclass in which pieces of rubber and plastic held together by shoelaces are sometimes worth more than a human life. The shoe companies have played a direct role in this. With their million-dollar advertising campaigns, superstar spokesmen and over-designed, high-priced products aimed at impressionable young people, they are creating status from thin air to feed those who are starving for self-esteem.”

This idea of taking status is on clear display in Justin Tipping’s feature Kicks (Directorial Debut too!):

Those are some fresh Kicks. I really enjoyed Dope I recommend watching that before while you wait for Kicks which is coming September 9, 2016. Oh and David Kaplan is a Kicks producer…dude was a producer on It Follows!

Sammy’s Status: Yo that’s fresh! I’m so in. I dug Dope and Boyz n the Hood so I’m down for this one.

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Hidden Gem: Black Owls “Wild Children”

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And now for some glam rock!

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Host Haiku In Session With…Pyramid Tropic

As inspired by listening to Pyramid Tropic’s Music

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