Crankcast Episode 41 – 071906

Mr. Six Flags! (... the creepy bastard.)41 to one!

This week on a newly air-conditioned 41st episode of the Crankcast …

Big time comic book writer, Sean Mckeever, comes by to get out of the 100 degree weather and talk about going to Six Flags with Mike. Mike, Sean and crank! commiserate about missing San Diego this year and reminisce on conventions past. Finally we read some more listener email ( thanks for writing!) and talk about some bad tv … ooooh shocker.

Music by Six Flags and the Venga Boys.

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Episode 41 – Time: 67min. – File Size: 30.7mb

20 Responses to “Crankcast Episode 41 – 071906”

  1. groble Says:

    guys i need your advice, do i listen now or save it for the flight to spain in 2 days?

  2. groble Says:

    nah couldn’t resist

  3. groble Says:

    oh god where else can you hear Sean “eisner award winner” Mckeever say “crotch piece” classic

  4. groble Says:

    woah hold on i was just blown away by the slickest intro to a song ever. almost took my breath away

  5. groble Says:

    OMG that second music fade in was terrible. i take back my comment from before

  6. groble Says:

    i think i’d buy a crankcast t-sh

    woah you just said hello to me, that was surreal, i was falling asleep and then you all said hello, i feel special. goodnight guys

  7. Mike Says:


  8. crank! Says:

    Be nice Mike.

    I feel like we should have an award … something like “Most Stream of Consciousness” or something.

    Groble, have a good flight to Spain. What’s going on there anyway?


  9. groble Says:

    oh not much, just taking a vacation in some swanky spanish villa, should be most enjoyable.

    but sadly i won’t be able to heard the show for 2 weeks, will i be able to survive? only time will tell

  10. Sean McKeever Says:

    Geez, Groble…! Mike’s right. FREAK.


  11. David Thornton Says:

    Chris and Mike,

    Besides Mid-Ohio Con, are there any other conventions you will both attend?

    Also, here’s an article that you may find of interest:
    “The extinction of mass culture”

    As always, a very entertaining show :)

    David Thornton

  12. groble Says:

    sean mckeever why must you always torment me, oh woe is me, much woe, can you feel the woe?

  13. crank! Says:

    Hey David … I remember reading that wired article years ago that the guy’s book is based on … probably helped form an opinion or two on how I see things now. As to the article’s author, I come at it from the other direction … he’s sees the fragmentation of mass culture as a thing to worry about while I think it’s enabling folk who wouldn’t otherwise have a shot to make their mark and gives everyone a choice in what they want to learn about. Mass media gave us just what they wanted to but now we get to decide our ‘programming.

    I think it’s neat.

    Thanks for listening,

  14. David Thornton Says:

    Not to sound like Marvel’s latest marketing tagline, however, I’m on your side, Chris.

    I find podcasts, such as yours, far more enjoyable than anything on the radio or TV, both of which I’ve abandoned (with the exception of using my TV to watch DVDs of course).

    David Thornton

  15. Paul D. Storrie Says:


    Dustin Hoffman = Marathon Man

    Arnold Schwarzenegger = Running Man

    Big difference!


  16. crank! Says:

    hahahahaha …. did I goof again?

    To my credit, I at least knew which movie I was talking about in my head. Marathon Man is a fantastic movie … made me afraid of dentists for life.

    Papillon made me afraid of French Ghiana … yet another place I can never go.


  17. Paul D. Storrie Says:

    It was a fairly quiet slip up in the background. Sounded like you weren’t quite sure. My first, equally uncertain thought was “Hoffman wasn’t in Running Man.” Then it clicked as I got the mental image of Dustin running along that bridge (?) at night.


  18. David Thornton Says:


    Here’s a Blue Beetle movie you might enjoy:

    David Thornton

  19. crank! Says:

    And here’s this as well:


  20. Paul D. Storrie Says:

    I’ve seen this guy before. Good suit, except for one thing — WHERE ARE THE TRUNKS?!? Why go to that much effort and then get the costume wrong?