Sneaky Dragon Episode 296

by David Dedrick on August 5, 2017

Hola, Sneakers! Welcome to Episode 296 of the no awards-winning podcast Sneaky Dragon. This week on the show, Ian and Dave start with a surprising revelation; think there are too many episodes; ask, “Is it a dagger I see before me?”; find themselves in stitches; play the cancer card; discuss the films of Les Blank; consider fighting themselves; eat some licorice shoes; dream up the best scene ever; choose favourite silent film comedians; discuss an oddball Harold Lloyd film; start the search for the football movie director; fear untethering themselves from their lives; change over the course of their lives; agree relationships are tough; have a big announcement; remember bad animated movies; and, finally, airline travel…amirite?

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Dave was wrong that Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe was short. It’s actually an hour long, but Herzog is such an interesting character that it just flies by, I guess. Anyway, it’s not available on YouTube, but here’s a little taste:

Once again, Blank’s The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists is not available on YouTube (and why should it be, quite frankly), but here is a little teaser:

Finally, here is the trailer for Blank’s Burden of Dreams:

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Matthew Sanborn Smith August 6, 2017 at 8:37 am

Daryl Gregory wrote a story called “Second Person, Present Tense,” a person whose internal identity shifts through the use of a drug. The story also offers up a theory on the brain science behind the shift. It was published twelve years ago, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the theory has shifted since then, but it is an interesting idea, and a good story:


Marcus Harwell August 6, 2017 at 11:57 am

I’m shocked (shocked, I say!) that Ian, as a Simpsons comics writer declined to make the obvious “mo’ problems” joke.

Minecraft is still fantastic, and my go-to comfort game. Easiest way to get up to speed fast is to watch videos of people playing the early game. I watched Paul Soares’s survival intro and then got obsessed (this is typical) with the Yogscast Minecraft cornucopia. They’re probably dated, as that was in 2010. Good lord. I’m being told the console version has a hefty tutorial of its own, however.

The thing that keeps me coming back to Minecraft, and that makes it so perpetually playable, is the active and vibrant modding community, which has added machines, magic, creatures, blocks, ores, characters, and worlds to the basic game.


Louise August 6, 2017 at 4:09 pm

Thanks for the shout-out during this week’s running gag…I guess. Say, a few days ago, a fundraiser phoned to thank me for donating to UBC’s Museum Of Anthropology last year. Then he hit me up for another donation. (True story.) So…MOA money, MOA problems.

Also, as I have previously pointed out in the comment section of your Simply Shakespeare Podcast, it was actually poison that Hamlet’s uncle poured into Hamlet’s dad’s ear, not molten metal. I believe that misconception originated in an early folio edition of the play which prompted Shakespeare to coin the phrase, “Get the lead out.”


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