Thursday, April 13, 2006

Episode XLVI - Empathy for the Devil

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19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great episode. MORE COMIC BOOK ROBOT!

Also- when are you going to hate on your Podcast X imitators on the air? Come on! Don't softball this one like you did the SuperfanRick situation!

4/13/2006 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

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4/14/2006 03:47:00 AM  
Blogger The Comic Book Haters said...

Sorry, do I know you?

-DJ Sloofus

4/14/2006 08:23:00 AM  
Blogger Schooly said...

did anyone actually read that?

4/14/2006 09:07:00 AM  
Blogger Jack Vorpal said...

What a doorknob.

4/14/2006 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous team x said...

Schooly here. I reposted this ridiculous letter. The jackass who sent it in put his name and address on here and i deleted that. other than that, it's in its totally original form.
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Haters and their Fans-

An open letter from MC Trekkie

The Power company is turning off the juice to our Podcasts soon, but before we were completly shut off, I thought I'd publicly make some points-

First, Haters, make up with Rick, (he seems like a nice enough person). He wrote something short and sweet to us (only one time!) so we linked to his site. That was pretty much the "tentative relationship". Big deal.

As for your generous Franchise offer-

Thanks, but no- your fees, it seems, are rather high;
(Losing the election to Cappy was already rather costly!)

In Hindsight I still feel there's only so much one can do with a comics based show with two guys- (just ask the 35 other comics podcasts out there!)

But to be fair-

Should the Haters somehow patent snarky ironic comments, Scatalogical Humor, On- air cursing, or claim ultimate knowledge of obscure comics and truckstop tracts, we'll certainly be the first in line to pay royalties/franchise fees on the 10 or 12 little episodes we were actually able to finish.

That being said-

Haters, be sure and pay the creators of Dr. Johnny Fever/Venus Flytrap for your OWN radio psudonyms, Howard Stern for your brute-force broadcast methods, Lenny Bruce for your raunch, Mad Magazine/Monty Python for your zany, irreverent style, and of course, Siskel and Ebert for originating the whole "two gents on air" critique/ratings format.

How does one franchise a Zeitgeist?

As for our own style, The Podcast X guys have been chattin' up obscure comics and being snarky since our first Marvel/DC argument DECADES AGO, (And we're much older and have been reading MAD much longer than you two have)

We're not gonna stop being who we are; (which is EXACTLY how were are on the air) even when the Podcasts stop.

To avoid any franchise fees:

What we haven't done is post ANY custom art work, a frapper, a forum, email, or for that matter, include in the 'casts a "voice-over-music" opening, custom made music, drinking, toasts, guests, interviews, call ins, props, (robots), etc. Some of that is arguably your intellectual property when it comes to 'casts related to comics.

In addition, we've gone out of our way NOT to include any post- modern commentary style musings on our blog.

What you WILL still see for the final set of Podcasts is the same very lean blog with pull quotes only.

The quotes will continue to be followed by a basic, non creative hyperlink to the PodCast - however, the last few recorded podcasts (should they air) may have more "bits", to bookend the same detailed discussion we've always done of the comic itself in the context of its time/era.

To further differentiate ourselves, we'll continue to go slowly, orderly, page by page, as well as maintain the focus/provide extra information on the writer, artist and editor for each book.

For the last few, we'll also keep to our "every 4 day" posting schedule; a predictable routine which I don't believe your team felt was necessary for your 'casts.

As for Franchising a secret location idea? That's just silly. why would I pay when my location has never been secret! - My Hall of shame was to be a little play on words "Hall of Fame" and "Hall of Justice" (for a future bit) and is Located at [ADDRESS REDACTED TO PROTECT THE RETARDED]

In unrecorded future eps/bits we were to have been "In search of shame" which would have featured shameful star trek memorbila; (including a frozen decapitated tribble.)

In addition, to further avoid impinging in your space, I pulled the "tribble as a squeaky guest" idea when your robot showed up. (The Robot is a great concept)

Starting with our second and last round of recordings (Episodes 7+), it's clear we were taking more of our cues from other venues, with a bit of "Le Show" and GuyNoir/ Prairie Home Companion thrown in.

Our eps after 12 were to have been at times thematic; linked to obscure events, with some eps planned many months in advance, Others; topical.

Finally, since I really don't feel that we did a similar 'cast-

In lieu of Franchise fees, I would simply like to wish the Haters (and Umbrellaman) all the best, and invite them to continue making great Podcasts in their own very distinct, somewhat dark, and very free-wheeling style, from that secret dungeon locale- wherever it may be.

Signed-

A very non pseudonymed [NAME REDACTED TO PROTECT THE RETARDED] performing
as "MC Trekkie"

for PodCast X

4/14/2006 09:29:00 AM  
Blogger The Comic Book Haters said...

What the fuck does Redacted mean?

4/14/2006 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Podcast X guys have been chattin' up obscure comics and being snarky since our first Marvel/DC argument DECADES AGO"

Decades, huh? Too bad they didn't spend that time reprogramming thier fingernails-scratching-chalkboard personalities.

But actually, now that they quit podcasting I feel bad. Mainly because I still hurt from driving an ice pick into my eardrums after enduring mere minutes of their torturous yammering.


Anonymous #4

4/14/2006 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Schooly said...

read up, shit-head:

re·dact Pronunciation (r-dkt)
tr.v. re·dact·ed, re·dact·ing, re·dacts
1. To draw up or frame (a proclamation, for example).
2. To make ready for publication; edit or revise.

Cappy was right. You are retarded.

4/14/2006 03:53:00 PM  
Blogger The Comic Book Haters said...

What the fuck does retarded mean?

-DJ Sloofus

4/14/2006 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It figures that Trekkie jackass would fall in love with Rick. They both are childish buffoons. Rick takes down our forum and Trekkie takes the CBH link down, both when someone says something that hurts their feelings. Waaah, wahhh...I'm going to take my ball and go home. Screw them! And fuck Trekkie for trying to pull the petty, childish "guilt trip" on the CBH and us fans. What a prick.

4/14/2006 09:05:00 PM  
Blogger The Comic Book Haters said...

Well people do things for various reasons. We have a new forum, so in the long run everything turned out alright. Except we lost a fan. Sorry, make that a "Super-fan."

-DJ Sloofus

4/14/2006 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That said...Cappy is an asshole...FUCK CAPPY! SCHOOLY G also sucks dick...however Comic Book Robot kicks ass!

4/14/2006 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll second that motion!!! Just get rid of that Schooly G character and let Comic Book Robot take over....he's way more interesting than that homo hillbillly and much more hateful. Schooly G is a sad piece of shit!!!! Please DJ Sloofus ban that assclown from ever appearing on the podcast again. He's bringing the show down and I hate his fucking guts. Here's an idea for your 50th episode...fire that dumb fuck!! F Schooly G!

4/14/2006 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What?!? Schooly G puts the hate into the Comic Book Haters. Without him the show would crumble. As great as Comic Book Robot is, he could never take Schooly's place. Are you fucking insane?

Oh, you're from Podcast X and you're bitter. I get it now...

-Anonymous #4

4/15/2006 12:31:00 AM  
Blogger Schooly said...

yeah, that totally sounds like mc trekkie or that other douchebag.

he's pissed because i called him gay.

he told me very emphatically that sucking another guy's dick does not make you gay and that podcast x is a bi-curious podcast.

i say good for them. let your pink triangle fly proudly, podcast x. but please wipe that off your chin. i'm into open mindedness, but that's just disgusting.

ps- which one do you think is the femme and which one is the butch? can they both be femme?

4/15/2006 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if I'm not mistaken, they both refer to themselves as "early-stage pre-op transsexuals". The only difference between the two is that one of them is further along in the chemical castration process.

Anonymous #4

4/15/2006 08:11:00 AM  
Blogger The Comic Book Haters said...

If we could figure out a way to have Comic Book Robot pronounce "Pussy" correctly, Schooly would indeed have to go.

-DJ Sloofus

4/15/2006 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Jack Vorpal said...

Try "puhz see".

4/15/2006 11:17:00 AM  

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