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Hi there. We’re calling this page the “Blog”, but it’s really just an assortment of posts that aren’t the podcast.. Still, there’s lots of fun video links posts to read and watch, and some other great surprises.

Sneaky Dragon Episode 295

by David Dedrick on July 29, 2017

Ciao, Sneakers! This week on Episode 295 of Sneaky Dragon, Ian and Dave drink some weird water; do some hard-hitting political satire; discover Kryptonian justice was old-style; open some gifts; review Valerian; agree that promoting sci-fi is hard; bathe in movie bathos; give a shout out to a listener; get scared of chickens; hire a crow; visit the San Diego Comicon; fan out over Twin Peaks; and, finally, win some hearts and minds.

Thanks for listening.

As always, our apparently endless contests continue apace:

  1. Have some dinner with Ian and Dave, and, if you want, watch Sneaky Dragon being recorded. All you have to do is send us a little message that says, “I’d like to eat with you!” and Ian and Dave will treat you to an after-show meal at their favourite White Spot.
  2. Send us your story. That’s right. Just your story. If you need a prompt, Ian suggested “your secret origin” and Dave suggested “how how you found Sneaky Dragon” Please record a two to three minute story and send it to us via email (sneakyd@sneakydragon.com) or our Facebook page. Or Skype Sneaky Dragon and leave a message on our voicemail. David will add a playlist for your story as well.

Dave mentioned a couple of YouTube videos. The first one, a comparison of similarities between Star Wars and Valerian and Laureline:

And a video essay about the overuse of bathos in movies – and also some praise for Wonder Woman that makes me want to see it again:

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Sad News

May 16, 2016
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Hi, Sneakers. This is an especially sad post to write today. Our very good friend and a great friend to the show, Mike Roberds, unexpectedly passed away late Sunday night. Mike was a funny, kind, generous man – a wonderful friend and son and uncle and mentor – and his death leaves a big hole in […]

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Dave’s Surprise Party!!!

February 27, 2016

We had a lot of fun last week at Dave’s Surprise Birthday Party as you can see in the photos below. We would like to thank all our friends and guests for dropping by and sharing in the celebration of the big rollover of Dave’s age odometer. Here’s a picture of the gang with Dave […]

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Nina’s Gifts

October 8, 2015
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We’re not sure if you remember way back to Episode 100 – our first live anniversary show with guests David M. and Ben Mills – but it was at that show that Nina Matsumoto handed me an envelope with the instruction that I not open it until she had gone. When I opened it I […]

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Tintin at the Movies

September 9, 2015
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This week on Totally Tintin, David and Ian postpone the inevitable and take a look at Tintin in the movies. Some are pretty good and some are pretty bad and some are TERRIBLE. Want to know which? Well, give us a listen. If you’re curious and you’d like to check out some of the movies […]

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Tintin on the Moon

July 20, 2015
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46 years ago today, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon. In honour of this historic event, Hergé sent Neil Armstrong an amusing drawing that simultaneously celebrated this historic achievement and shone a little reflected glory on the Tintin books. A year later, the French weekly Paris-Match asked Hergé to create a strip […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 179

May 9, 2015
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Buenos dias, Sneakeros! This week on Sneaky Dragon: we hope everyone’s ready for a new household maintenance show: Ian’s Shock Talk; Dave has nothing to bring to the show this week; they both saw the new Avengers film – Dave has some reservations, Ian less so; the new Star Wars trailer does not work in […]

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Show Notes – The Blue Lotus

April 29, 2015

When I started putting together this edition of the show notes, I thought there wouldn’t be much to say about The Blue Lotus. Hergé actually changed the book very little during its updating to colour in 1946. It had a special place it had in his life, but it is also a watershed moment in his […]

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Show Notes – Cigars of the Pharaoh

April 21, 2015

On this week’s show notes, we’re going to take a look at Cigars of the Pharaoh, strangely, the last black and white Tintin book converted to colour. For whatever reason, Hergé didn’t get around to updating the book until 1955 – almost ten years after the other books had been transferred to the now familiar 62-page colour […]

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Totally Tintin Show Notes

April 14, 2015
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Hi everyone, Ian and I hope you are enjoying the show! In case you’re wondering what the heck we’re talking about though, I thought it might be good to post some of the alternate images here so you will have an idea what we’re talking about during these episodes. Tintin in the Congo First, Tintin […]

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