May 2012

The Last Links of Disco

by David Dedrick on May 28, 2012

Hello, dragoneers! Ian has gone to a lot of trouble and posted a bunch of links onto our Facebook page. It’s the least I could do to re-post them here. Ready? Set? Go!

First, we talked about how all drugs are legal in Canada. That is how I was able to afford the voluminous amounts of heroin I used to get through my sugar fast. Still, you have to be sensible and use dangerous drugs like crack in small amounts:

Or maybe none?

Definitely none then.

When Ian and I were in high school, Canada was swept by fitness-o-mania. Each year we were tested for our fitness levels under a program called Participaction.

This ad wasn’t true, but the dark side of public healthcare is governmental attempts to control health choices. It’s a trade-off, but that rope-climbing test was horrible!

Ian quoted this movie during the show. While you watch it, listen to the music. It’s terrible! Also, why is the dirigible leaving, but all the luggage is still on the ground?

I thought Ian’s quote was from this movie:

Gary Oldman also did not have a ticket. So I was partly right! It’s a win-win.

Ian brought up thickets and couldn’t quite believe it was a real word! Yes, Ian, thickets can contain prickle bushes.

Is this a new Internet mèmé like planking?

I love that people do that!

Sometimes in life you’re shocked and horrified to discover…

Can obvious fitness junkie Alan Thicke make it up to us by writing this theme song?


One of my favourite directors wrote and directed this great film:

The head shakes make that final scene. He also wrote and directed…

(Probably no one is chuckling more at these clips then I am.) Have you guessed who it is yet? That’s right. It’s…

(Thanks, Ian, for all these great clips, by the way. Usually this is torture for me.) That’s the reason I abandoned my daughters in America to go see…

Really! They were okay with it! They have wi-fi devices to wile away the hours.

We shouldn’t really leave this subject without a clip from The Last Days of Disco:

We talked a little bit about Smallville, a show I have never seen. You can watch the rousing finale when mopey Clark Kent stops dithering a finally becomes Superman here. I’m sure it was pretty unexpected when it finally happened.

We talked a little bit more about Psycho this episode and I brought up one of Ian’s favourite shows:

The reason I started talking about Emergency! was because in the first season, in an episode called “Brushfire”, there was a scene using the Psycho house as someone’s residence that needed to be evacuated. It was interesting because it was clearly the Psycho house, but no big deal was made of it. Ian wondered if the motel still existed on the Universal lot or just the house.

This video answers the question. I didn’t think the motel was still there, but this video proves me wrong! Wrong, wrong, wrong!

I almost caused Christmas to be cancelled one year. (Well, only at my house.) The other time it almost happened was a near global disaster:

I told a story on the show about blowing the whole stork story wide open one day in the car with my mom and brothers. Ian thinks we should have just watched this show:

Ian thinks this is a more likely delivery method:

Finally, let’s end on a show I watched as a child. It always followed The World of Disney on a Sunday night and ended the weekend on a nice note: The Beachcombers!


Sneaky Dragon Episode 25

May 27, 2012
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Episode 25! A quarter of a century. You’d think it would be worth remarking on, but Ian and Dave say nothing about it. Instead, they talk about the easy availability of drugs in Canada; the President’s chores on Airforce One – among them, bed-making. Dave tells us about his trip to the movies and Ian […]

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Links: The Series

May 24, 2012
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You know you love them: sausage links, golf links and Sneaky Dragon links! Here’s the latest! Ian and I talked about mothers-in-law and mother-in-law jokes. I think, for Fifties men, they may have been sublimated wife jokes, which would not have been as socially acceptable at that time: Oh, mothers-in-law, with your stout figures and […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 24

May 19, 2012
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  It’s Episode 24 and all is right with the world! (Not really.) Join David and Ian for a little amateur psychoanalysis. This week they discuss the TV version of Psycho, the TV version of Casablanca and the French version of Psycho – Psycheau! Dave learns the deus ex machina of Quantum Leap; Ian tells […]

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May 17, 2012
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If you aren’t lucky enough to live here in Vancouver where you can enjoy an evening of sketch comedy and improvisational japeries with Titmouse or high-grade stand up comedy with the Comedy All-Sorts, all for a measly five dollars, then you can enjoy this short film directed by Ian’s sister-in-law Vicky Van, featuring Ian and […]

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The Incredible Link

May 15, 2012
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*pant wheeze* Have I caught up yet? Yeesh, once you fall behind it’s hard work getting back on track, but this is the links post for Episode 23 – hopefully arriving at your favourite Sneaky Dragon website before the next episode of the show. Here we go! We talked about the time I spent in […]

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The Link

May 13, 2012
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Hello, Sneaky Dragon fans, you know you love them so here they are: links a-plenty (plenty of plenty). Ian posts them on Facebook and I like to post them here. Let’s get this party started! At the beginning of the show, we almost immediately starting talking about Japanese horror movies. I asked if there were […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 23

May 12, 2012
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This week Ian and David celebrate bro-mance! Bro-mances like between The Incredible Hulk and Jack McGee or Commissioner Gordon and Batman or between Bruces the world over! (Love is manly.) They also talk about not-so-romantic things like Superman: The Movie, which Ian rates as surprisingly awful; the pros and cons of hitchhiking (result: a harmless […]

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Link, Link and Be Linky

May 7, 2012
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I’m sort of catching up here with our links posts after falling seriously behind. This one is appearing mere days after the new episode has dropped. (I’m hoping it’s mere days. I actually write these introductions before I’ve done a lick of work on the links. I could be completely wrong and this comes out […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 22

May 5, 2012
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Hi friends! Ian and Dave were all on their lonesome again this week so they were able to talk about all the things they love to talk about and no one could stop them! More’s the pity. On this episode, Dave and Ian talk about ghosts and heaven, have a philosophical discussion about escalators; create […]

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