I’m aware that I sound like a broken record, but I’m going to say it again, Back To The Future is my favorite movie of all time. Today on #Periscope we did #TheoreticallyThursday and talked about a “what-if” situation where Eric Stoltz starred in #BTTF and the time machine was a refrigerator instead of a Delorean. Here are the theoretical repercussions…
3. Eric Stoltz was a method actor. Can you imagine how that would have changed the scene in BTTF where Marty has to kiss his mom?
Today we talked about the struggle to figure out that you love doing. So many people (including myself) have struggled with the idea. What makes you happy? How could you get paid to do that? How do you even figure out what that is???
In episode twenty eight of Wine and Comics we finish reading the graphic novel, Daredevil Vol 3. What an incredible graphic novel! There was a good mixture of feelings (which Meghan just LOVED) and action. Also, we finally meet IRON MAN. What would you guys think of reading Iron Man soon?
Anyway, we drank mango hard cider and debated to our heart’s content. Download the episode on iTunes!
It’s finally Friday! Today we played #FridayTrivia Oscar Edition because that’s the topic that @ComicZeroes chose. This quiz was hard for me, but overall it was really fun. Maybe next time we’ll go with an Oscar quiz for the last 10 years? That way it’s easier.
Anyhoo, the awesome @DCFox won today, so he gets to choose next week’s quiz topic.
Here are the quiz questions from Today’s show…
10. Meryl Streep was nominated for the 19th time this year, for her role in “Into the Woods.” Which other actor has the second-most nominations, with 12?
Today we’re trying out #TheoreticallyThursday and living in a “what if “world. What if the endings of I Am Legend and Spider-Man 2 had been different? Would the movies have been more popular? There are alternate endings for both movies. Which ones are better? A few thoughts…
Did you know that Spider-Man’s Dad is still alive in the alternate ending?
Today on the show we talked about #Periscope and what some successful tips and tricks are. Our first episode was Thursday April 16, 2015, just a few weeks after Periscope started. We’ve made some pretty epic mistakes. In the beginning, Mike was on the phone with me via an earpiece, where he shouted notes in my ear. Weird right?!? Anyway, here are just a couple of things that have worked for us:
5. Make your focus answering questions. If you don’t talk to people, why are you even using Periscope?
Yesterday on the show, someone said that when it comes to Box Office hits, adjusting for inflation isn’t fair. Which surprised me. How isn’t that fair? How could you possibly say that Gone with the Wind wasn’t as popular as Jurassic World, because it didn’t gross as much? I’m very aware that there are too many variables to truly measure which film did better, but at the very least, you have to adjust somewhat. What do you think?
Some of the variables were,
5. Amount of time in the theaters. Gone with the Wind was released in 1939 and its initial run lasted until 1943!
This weekend was not a good weekend to premier a film. Today on #Periscope we talked about the fact that during times of disaster, people don’t want to watch movies. Studios can plan all they want to place their film in the perfect slot, but if something awful happens, people just don’t want to be at a movie theater. This time last year, the highest grossing film of the weekend was 24 million and this year it was 26.
Also, we talked about joining a fantasy movie league…
Happy Friday! It’s #FridayTrivia Day, so today we played THE HARDEST MARVEL TRIVIA GAME IN THE WORLD! Well, I didn’t think it was hard, but apparently everyone else did. Our winner today was Grant (@ComicZeroes) who had to defend his street cred. Could you imagine if he lost? Because he won, he’s listed here on my site as well as he gets to chose the trivia topic for next Friday.
Have you every promoted a show and been ignored or been afraid that you come off as pushy? That’s an easy thing to happen. When you’re doing any kind of art, you have to start off advertising to your friends and family and that can be weird. Today on #Periscope, we talked about how to be a genuine and honest person so that when you advertise your next thing, you don’t come off as a tool. Here are some examples…
4. Offering something instead of asking for something. If you’re doing comedy, then it’s a video. If you’re selling nail polish, it’s free test polish or something equivalent.
I’m not a huge fan of talking about things that people I admire do. Point in fact, I write a lot of monologue jokes, but in no way am I an expert on the subject. However, I do love writing them and it’s something I do almost on a daily basis. We talked about a dozen different tips in the video, but here are a few of the things that I learned along the way…
5. Keep them as short as possible. In a perfect world they could fit in a tweet (140 characters).
Today on #Periscope we went over the dates for upcoming TV show premiers and which shows you’re most excited about. No one seems to be too thrilled about Gotham, which surprises me after that season one finale. That episode was great. Anyway, here are my top five favorites and the list of what comes out when…
5. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS, series premiere)