MoviesAs I mentioned on the show the other day, I absolutely had a ball with the #unseenprequels hashtag that ran rampant for a few days. What was it? Folks were coming up with names of prequels that do not exist. It turned into mostly puns and silliness. Hey, at 1am reading through Twitter posts, it was high comedy! 🙂

My list of the best, worst and a few in-between are below. I will add the #unseenprequel titles that I came up with as well. My own comments are in parenthesis next to the title. I try to give credit to the best unseen prequel titles where I can. Although it is true that for most titles, there were likely ten, hundreds or even thousands of people that came up with the same or similar titles, I give credit to the authors that either I saw first or I saw retweeted the most.

Worst #unseenprequel Titles

Some of these titles are too obvious to be worthy of any praise, but most are just plain bad. Some are so bad that the authors should be banned from the internet! Bans are noted in red.

  • Smoldering Saddles (Banned!)
  • The Normal Lebowski (No ban, but close…)
  • Star Trek: The Previous Generation (Banned!)
  • Star Peace (Banned!)
  • Evening of the Night Before of the Dead (Banned!)
  • W-Men (Banned!)
  • W-Files (No ban, the “W” almost works for me here. Still, this is in the bottom of the pile.)
  • 299 (No ban, just too obvious to rate well.)
  • Thursday the 12th (No ban, same as above, too obvious.)
  • 10,001 BC (Too obvious, but you do need to understand how BC dates work.)

Best #unseenprequels Titles

  • @Idanders: The Construction Site on the River Kwai
  • @Bryce1984: The Lambs That Wouldn’t Shut Up
  • @blogdiva: Second-Base and The City
  • @KagroX: Still Plenty of Mohicans
  • @defconqueso: Conceived on the 4th of October  (I thought this was super clever!)
  • @StevenE_8: Everyone gets along on The Bounty
  • @weaselbacon: The Bourne Penultimatum
  • @ZenDeHoag: Zack and Miri Take a Polaroid of a Clumsy Backseat Handjob (My personal favorite)

My list of #unseenprequel Titles

  • Indiana Jones and the Diaper of Doom (Banned!Yes, I would get banned for this awful attempt.)
  • Salem’s Unincorporated Land (I do not think a ban is in order, but this is still a lame attempt.)
  • Apocalypse Any Time Now… (I really liked this one.)
  • We Have a Few Starfighters Left (This is a top notch attempt, if I do say so myself!)
  • Has Anyone Seen Red October? (This is worthy of a retweet!)

Bill

The Graveyard BookWhere Icarus Flies podcast episode 2 is in the books! This episode is extra holiday length!

WhereIF – Episode 2 Contents

I pack a lot in this week, I guess I am trying to make-up for only posting weekly at this point. As I mention in the podcast until I get the hang of this whole podcasting business, I will record a show weekly. If all goes well, before the end of the year I will record two shows a week. Here is a look at what is happening inside the podcast this week:

WhereIcarusFlies.com

I promote the website and blog. I talk about the Ad Fail and WordPress for iPhone 2 review. I also talk about the 1-5 sets of wings rating system for my reviews.

Halloween

I recap Halloween and the craziness that was going on at my house. I wanted the house to be spooky, but I hadn’t intended on terrifying little kids!

Twitter

I mentioned how to follow Where Icarus Flies on Twitter (@WhereIF). I also talk about the recent top trending topic #unseenprequels. There were some hilarious prequel titles and some really bad ones two. I’ll create a separate blog post regarding #unseenprequels and list the best, worst and some of my own.

SuperNews

I gave a plug to one of the funniest places on the web, SuperNews! If you have been following my Twitter posts, you’ll see that I forwarded out a link to SuperNew’s story of what happened on the first Halloween!

The Graveyard Book

It is only fitting that the MasterWorks Theater portion of the show have a reading from Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book! I talk about the book and Neil Gaiman a bit before reading an excerpt. I hope it whet’s your appetite to go out and either get the audio book (read by Neil Gaiman himself) or buy the hardcopy. It is a treat and winner of the 2008 John Newbery Award for “The most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children.” Basically, it was to TOP children’s book of 2008 and well deserving of the prestigious award!

If you are looking for more information regarding the The Graveyard Book or would like to purchase a copy, then visit http://www.thegraveyardbook.com/

Podcast File Info – Episode 1

  • Running time: 39 minutes
  • MP3 file size: 37MB
  • M4A file size: 40MB

All show ideas, comments and questions can be sent to feedback@whereicarusflies.com

Bill

WIF Blog PictureMy first podcast is here! I am just getting used to doing this myself and this is the first podcast I have ever done, so give me a few more before I hit my stride. I have to say, it was a lot of fun making a podcast. I was a DJ for 3 years (back when we actually spun vinyl discs), which means I have a love of listening to my own voice. 😉

What is in this week’s podcast?

I am just getting started, so this one is a bit slower than I plan on my podcasts being. It is a little bit about me, what I am doing and some of what I expect my podcasts to be in the future. I spend some time talking about Halloween and do a selected poetry reading in the Masterworks Theatre segment.

Enhanced podcast vs. “regular” podcast

I am playing around with podcast formats. Until I figure it out, I will offer the more common .mp3 version as well as an enhanced version in the .m4a format. What is the .m4a format? It is a better compression than .mp3 and along with the normal MP3 metadata (ID3 tags) you can add chapters, extra images, URLs and more. Will those extras be useful? I don’t know, we’ll see. Can your music player deal with .m4a? Any modern music player or phone should be able to play .m4a. If you want to try the enhanced version but are having trouble, change the file extension from .m4a to .mp4 (the are exactly the same). M4A is the moniker Apple gave to the standard MP4 files (.mp4 is a better .mp3).

If you just can’t deal with the new format, I have a .mp3 version of the show as well. If you download my podcast from iTunes, it will be in the .m4a format.

Follow me on Twitter

Where Icarus Flies is on Twitter! Really, is there someone who isn’t? I’ll add a Follow Me button to the site soon, in the meantime you can find me here:

http://twitter.com/WhereIF

Podcast File Info – Episode 1

  • Running time: 23 minutes
  • MP3 file size: 22MB
  • M4A file size: 22.9MB

So, take a listen and let me hear what you have to say. Feel free to post your comments here or shoot me an email.

All show ideas, comments and questions can be sent to feedback@whereicarusflies.com

Bill

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