Australia’s Tripod (Keeping the Earth from Falling Onto Venus Since 1997)


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, who would like everyone to know that he doesn't necessarily condone harsh language, but it does exist in places on this page...The art of television viewing has morphed in the last 10 years.  More and more, people are watching their favorite shows on the go, through subscription services, or even through the media center knows as Xbox.  Almost every DVD and Blu-Ray disc sold today comes with a way to either save a digital copy to your preferred d … [Read more...]

Artist or Whore? Where is the Line?

Miley Cyrus

By now, we’ve all had a few days to digest Miley Cyrus’ so-called performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. The general consensus among most carbon-based life forms is that it was disgusting, revolting, and/or degrading. Others, celebrities mostly, have expressed shock, while still others have said it was perhaps nothing more than uncomfortable to watch. I’ll admit, I did not watch the VMAs live. I haven’t for several years as its continued to degenerate into more of a farcical sideshow th … [Read more...]

6 To Go: GGR Reviews Breaking Bad – “Confessions”


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, who still hasn't recovered from the weekend...Will Hank and Marie cut Skyler out of their lives?  Will Jesse say anything to the police or the DEA?  How will Todd and Lydia increase the quality of the meth they produce if Walt refuses to get involved again?  Is Skyler under arrest?Here, in all its guts and glory, is my real-time DVR commentative review of the Breaking Bad episode "C … [Read more...]

Low Winter Sun — AMC’s Explorations of Darkness and Light


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, who can't get enough of these plantain chips...Mad Men gave hipsters something to dress like at parties, and gave SNL a gem in St. Louisan Jon Hamm.  The Walking Dead gave geeks and zombie lovers a great human drama in a apocalyptic setting, something that the television world has needed for a long time.  Breaking Bad kind of snuck up on everyone, even though Bryan Cranston won an Emmy for his portrayal of Walter White in the show's first seas … [Read more...]

Wrap of the Trinity War: Geoff Johns Agrees with Jesus…Part One…


(Our previous coverage of DC's Trinity War can be found here: Part One, Part Two and Part Three)(Oh, and I can't tell you you many spoilers are down below.)DC Comics Trinity War has ended with an explosive bang, and wrapped up with Geoff Johns' answer to the knotty question: “where does evil come from?”Before we get to his answer, let's go back to two companion issues, Pandora #3 and The Phantom Stranger #11. If readers will remember, Pandora is the one who (accidentally) started The … [Read more...]

Under The Dome is Under the Bar

From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, who's having trouble getting the people on the other side to understand him...CBS has faith in its summer drama, Under The Dome.  So much faith, in fact, that they have renewed it for a second season.I really wanted to like this show.  I watched the first 3 episodes with a careful eye, hoping that I could get into the story.  Like all great Stephen King stories, there are loads of characters, each with their own agenda, and each with their ow … [Read more...]

Wicked Smawrt Batman? Destroying the Daredevil argument….


Okay, so, since I was knee deep in interviewing Kirk Cameron, I didn't get a chance to post my reaction to Ben Affleck as Batman.So, what is it?Let's wait and see....I know many of my friends think I'm nuts and that's fine. There is no denying Ben has dropped some stink bombs. Some, like Gigli, there are no excuses for and should be banned in civilized countries. Others, like Pearl Harbor, he did a fine job, but the movie was directed by Michael Bay. Enough said.However, many … [Read more...]

Billy Corgan on Christian Rock: I Think Jesus Would Like Better Bands

Billy Corgan

The Smashing Pumpkins helped me get through my adolescent years. When Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was released in 1995, I was a hormonally-charged fifteen-year-old wondering how on earth to make sense of the chaos of life around me. "Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage" became something of a rallying cry for me that year. And then in my senior year of high school, the rock band I was in performed the Pumpkins' 1993 hit "Today" at our school's Battle of the Bands. To … [Read more...]

The Adventures of Kirk Cameron, Evangelical Rebel, Part Two

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(Find Part One of this interview here)When Kirk said he got into trouble with evangelicals over Unstoppable, I almost wrecked my car. Kirk, as many know, is virtually THE right-wing evangelical poster boy."Kirk, you've got to tell me more about that," I said.He paused for a moment and then gave a rueful laugh. "Don't get me wrong, I think they appreciate what I tried to do in this film, but they wanted me to tone down everything."The “everything” refers to his vignettes telling th … [Read more...]

The Adventures of Kirk Cameron, Evangelical Rebel, Part One…


When a friend of mine found out I would be interviewing Kirk Cameron, he dashed off a text to me and asked, "You're not going to bash Kirk, are you? I'm getting tired of hipster Christians making him an easy target."I understand my friend's concern. Cameron makes himself a target for a lot of people. In fact, I must confess, I've had my own issues with Kirk, mainly in the apologetic realm. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I hung out a lot with atheists. Still do, as a matter of … [Read more...]