A Real House. In the City, Too...And It's Trying to Kill Us.

A column article, Paranoid Video by: Dylan Garsee, Nick Hanover


No longer content to merely review television through the creative use of Friskies gifs and awkward jokes, Dylan Garsee and Nick Hanover have moved on to the internet airwaves, co-hosting CB's own entertainment podcast, Paranoid Video.

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"A Real House. In the City, too...And It's Trying to Kill Us."

You'll notice that things are pretty echoey and spooky audi-wise on this week's Paranoid Video. That's because I moved to a new house, and it's pretty empty at the moment, and it's full of natural reverb due to that emptiness and the hardwood floors. Oh, and Dylan thinks it's haunted. You'll find out why he thinks that almost immediately after the podcast begins. But anyway, show notes!

As always, you can listen to the episode at the player below or download it here

First up, as usual, is the news round-up, including the announcement that Hungry Hungry Hippos is going to get the Battleship treatment. We even tracked down an advanced production still, which we've included below...

And if you're curious about Dylan's prior experience with reality tv programming, check out this piece on Comic Book Men, where he gives the full story. That Arrested Development photo Dylan talks about is here. The news runs until 14:48.

After some dance time with the MEN's "Off Our Backs," Dylan and I dig into the news that television is apparently gayer than ever, according to GLAAD.

The screenwriter of Milk, by the way, is Dustin Lance Black. The section on the representation of non-heterosexuals in media lasts from 15:18 to 42:55.

We closed things out this week with a discussion about Oscar bait season, which is about to begin. And Dylan and I aren't too impressed with what's on the slate.

The theme song and namesake for the show is Total Control's excellent "Paranoid Video". 

And in case you want to know what we look like, here is a visual representation of Dylan and myself, courtesy of Emily Marie Palmer:

Dylan Garsee is a freelance writer/bingo enthusiast currently living in Austin, TX. He is studying sociology, and when he's not winning trivia nights at pork-themed restaurants, writing a collection of essays on the gay perspective in geek culture. An avid record collector, Dylan can mostly be seen at Waterloo Records, holding that one God Speed You! Black Emperor record he can't afford and crying. You can follow him on twitter @garseed.

When he's not writing about the cape and spandex set and functioning as the Co-Managing Editor of Comics Bulletin, Nick Hanover is a book, film and music critic who has contributed to Spectrum Culture, No Tofu Magazine, Performer Magazine, Port City Lights and various other international publications. By which he means Canadian rags you have no reason to know anything about. He also translates for "Partytime" Lukash's Panel Panopticoand you can follow him on twitter @Nick_Hanover

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