The High Five Podcast Episode 26 – Rebel Girls With Dr. Elizabeth Keenan-Penagos Part 2

On this week’s episode, I continue chatting with author and music professor Dr. Elizabeth Keenan-Penagos. In the first part, which you should definitely listen to, we got into the characters and setting of her 2019 YA novel Rebel Girls. In this one, we dig further into the pop culture that fuels the book including Athena’s love of Bikini Kill’s Revolution Girl Style Now tape, Shaun’s affinity for Spider-Man and our own love of David Lynch! I hope you enjoy part two of our talk from the end of last summer!

I put together a lengthy Spotify playlist based on Elizabeth’s suggestion, you can check that out here. You can follow Elizabeth on Instagram and Twitter and also keep an eye on her website, ElizabethKeenanWrites.com! You can email me at high5tj at gmail.com or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. Oh and here’s a video of Bikini Kill performing “Rebel Girl” from the Tubes for good measure:

Prime Time: Concrete Cowboys (1979)

I decided to watch Concrete Cowboys on Amazon Video for one reason: vintage Tom Selleck. I was delighted to see that he’s but one of many favorite actors in this movie. First off, you’ve got Morgan Fairchild pulling double duty as sisters, one looking for the other. And you’ll probably recognize co-star Jerry Reed as Cledus from the Smoky And The Bandit flicks. They proved stellar enough to make my decision a good one, plus the rest of the movie’s pretty good too! Continue reading Prime Time: Concrete Cowboys (1979)

My New Favorite Things: Charley Varrick, Twin Peaks Season 1 & Archer & Armstrong

I’ve been flying solo with the little dude for about a full week at this point while my folks are out of town. I haven’t had as much time to dive into awesome stuff as usual, but over the past few weeks, I have been diving into some goodness I want to talk about! Continue reading My New Favorite Things: Charley Varrick, Twin Peaks Season 1 & Archer & Armstrong

Casting Internets

My buddy Zach Oat did a pretty great list of the best and worst virtual realities over on Television Without Pity. Go check it out! My wife and parents are huge Disney freaks, but I’m a little burnt out on the place. But, if they do ever make The Museum of the Weird, I’ll gladly go again. Also, I love reading about never-produced Disney theme parks and abandoned ones. (via LATimes)

Tom Spurgeon digs some Wildstorm books. It’s the usual stuff most people like. Oh man, this is awesome. Check out the Twin Peaks Laura Palmer Bearbrick. The real question is whether it comes wrapped in plastic or not. (via Super Punch)

Kevin Smith gives some advice on turning passion into a career. While I’m getting a little tired of his self effacement (we get it, for some reason even though you know you don’t suck you feel the need to address the fact that others might think you do), it’s good advice. On a recent episode of Diggnation, Alex Albrecht mentioned that people in my generation have been doing this to a greater degree than previous ones (essentially, taking what you love and turning that into your job instead of taking a job that may or not be related). It’s pretty interesting, especially when you’re living it. I guess homey wasn’t done dispensing the advice.

I haven’t had a chance to read all of Tom Spurgeon’s interview with Joe Casey, but I  did read the excellent paragraphs my buddy Sean Collins extracted over on Robot 6. My recommendation for his theme song if he’s looking for one is Jay-Z’s “On To The Next One.” Video NSFW for explicit vocals, but damn that’s a good track! Ooh, or maybe “Off That.” I guess it depends on which part of the quote you/he likes better.

This is where my people (mom and grandma) come from. Southern New York’s got nothing on Ohio when it comes to winter weather. (via IHC)

Does Anyone Watch The Mentalist?

Because, this commercial is really bugging me.

See, towards the end the guy who is The Mentalist asks a bunch of people who killed Cara Palmer and tries tricking them into admitting they did it. Now, I’m not sure how many of you watched Twin Peaks (one of the best shows of all time), but the victim there was named Laura Palmer. And it was set in a wooded area. And the FBI agent sent to solve the case used tricks like this (maybe even this exact one, I can’t quite remember).

So, what I want to know is if anyone has watched both Twin Peaks and this episode, which is apparently called “Redwood.” The only people I “know” who watch this show are the guys on The Totally Rad Show, specifically Alex Albrecht who got the rest of the guys to watch it. What’s the verdict, is this an homage to Twin Peaks, a rip off or just coincidence? Help me Alex Albrecht, you’re my only hope!