Saturday, October 30, 2010
Another Show Not 2 Miss! Afronerd Radio Welcomes Multi Media Journalist, Farai Chideya For a Tete a Tete & If There's Time Our Week in Review!
Hey Folks, it's that time again and we implore you to pull up a chair and listen to yet another fun & informative Afronerd Radio broadcast. Journalist and multi media "polymath" Farai Chideya stops by to discuss her latest endeavor, "Pop + Politics with Farai Chideya: A Look at Race, Rage and Reconciliation In the 2010 Midterm Elections." You may remember Ms. Chideya from her NPR News & Notes show (where yours truly was a frequent guest) and we look forward to conversing with her regarding her new haunting grounds at WNYC Radio. And for the second act, perhaps we can address some matters that were left on the table from the previous show. See you this Sunday at 7pm eastern!
Afronerd radio Welcomes Journalist & Author, Farai Chideya to the Sunday broadcast!
And while you wait for tomorrow's show, let's take a walk down memory lane-Afronerd on NPR's News & Notes with Ms. Chideya, circa June 2008:
Roundtable: What's Next for Obama?
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The Comic Shoppe Show! More on the NY Comic Con, Smallville X & Lex returning?, Back 2 The Future Blu ray & More!
Hello Comic Shoppe listeners & prospective "no prize" winners! The Comic Shoppe returns for season 3, episode 2 to discuss the following pulp culture issues: Is Michael Rosenbaum aka Lex Luther returning to Smallville or what; Has it really been 25 years since Back to the Future I?; left over NY Comic Con observations, Daryll B's blog blast, new comics and much much more....Stop by and call us live with your concerns, questions and/or contributions at-646-200-0104 or via IMemail@example.com tonight at 7pm eastern!
And now for Daryll B's blog blast......
We'll call this blog "Daryll B, the Fall TV edition"....
Inspired casting on last night's Chuck. No not Linda Hamilton as his mother, but Robert Englund as the Scarecrow like scientist with a fear toxin. 6 days before Halloween and Chuck already gave me something better than candy.
Thank You Newsarama and iFanboy for this news: Jane Badler is going to be in this season's V. YESYESYESYESYES...*ahem* I mean inspired casting for us oldtime fans....
...and look in their video "tv" section for their interview with immortal "Diana" along with Laura Vandervoort and Morena Baccarin
Walking Dead is going to be big folks. I have people who usually frown at my comics addiction coming up to me asking about the show because of the buzz. Halloween Night 10pm EST...
Stargate Universe and Sanctuary both started this season running with the tension up high while Caprica was blah to tell the truth... (although I really liked the "cyber-life" daughter confrontation...) But according to Spinoff Online, SyFy is greenlighting ANOTHER BSG prequel. Talk about killing the property with information overload!
I know South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker stole lines from collegehumor.com for their Inception parody "Insheeption", but it was still funny and on point... and I loved Inception.
Finally, the five reasons I am totally loving Avengers on Disney XD so far....
1) The Past is Prologue: Did you see those mini episodes? Connections to no less than 8 important Marvel Storylines set up AND that was before episode 1!
2) We are all family: In addition connection were made not only to Avengers history but to the recently departed Black Panther and Wolverine & the X-Men cartoons... Also with tangents to the Spider-Man and Fantastic Four Universes....
3) No G.I. Joe/Transformers lasers: There were actual off screen (and two on screen) deaths. Bloodless of course but it reminds you characters are playing for keeps.
4) Hank Pym is likable.... come on...outside of Mighty Avengers, how many books in the last 5 years have done this? The cartoon does it in 2 episodes!!!
5) Hulk cracks jokes AND uses his brain when fighting: Dudes! Who needs Spidey on the Avengers when you have that?
Link Dump Time!!!!
Once again AfroNerd Readers, you are going to have to read this one yourselves. I speak on this, I'll be banned somewhere...
But on a lighter note AND in time for Halloween, check out this analysis from Chris Sims at Comics Alliance about the Tomb of Dracula Cartoon...
Here is an old article by Rich Johnson about Mark Waid's comments about High Rollers. What is significant about this are the different reactions from retailers. This indicates there isn't just one cause to the problem.... (which I am not going to let you in on so you'll have to READ the article. See? I can be sneaky too!)
OKIES, that it for me this week folks.... Until next time, Keep Fantasizing!!!!
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
Don't Miss Afronerd Radio This Sunday As We Interview NY Village Voice Columnist, Steven Thrasher! And If Time Permits NPR's Firing of Juan Williams
My, how quickly the days and weeks progress! Since we are still getting our "footing" back in the online broadcasting game, we are stepping up the pace with stellar interviews, which were an Afronerd Radio routine, pre-hiatus. Anyway, we would implore our readers/listeners/detractors to join Captain Kirk and yours truly as we interview NY Village Voice journalist, Steven Thrasher regarding a timely yet provocative article entitled, White America Has Lost Its Mind. I discovered Mr. Thrasher's piece stemming from his recent appearance on NY's Open Line program which airs every Sunday on 98.7 Kiss-FM...so, we're happy that he decided to do our show as well. Time constraints, notwithstanding-we will also attempt to shed some light on NPR's firing of long time journalist (and Afronerd spiritual mentor...in my head), Juan Williams. Again, this is not the show to miss...we're broadcasting "live" this Sunday-give us a call at 646-915-9620 with your thoughts or concerns or leave a message in our chat room located at afronerdradio.com. Bring your fire extinguisher because this show promises to be a fiery one!
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
And Finally (Not To Be Outdone)....The Comic Shoppe is Back in Full Effect! NYC Comic Con Talk & A Daryll B Blog Blast 4U!
Well the The Comic Shoppe is back from hiatus just in time to talk "shop" relating to a variety of pulp inspired issues, including NY's recent Comic Con, the latest in graphic novel /film news and reviews. Feel free to call in live at: 646-200-0104 with questions, concerns and comments or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
And Now.....Here's Daryll B's blog blast:
Hiya AfroNerd Blog readers! After a long hiatus and seeing my Yankees go down 7-0 in this game 3 vs the Rangers, I had to blog about my likes and dislikes at New York Comic Con this year.
LIKE & DISLIKE: New York's has turned into EXACTLY a carbon copy of San Diego's. Meaning, the press coverage and the Hollywood/TV/Movies stuff was all over... however for a "comic con", there was little big news about actual comics. This is cool for the mass media applications but for guys like me who are still more interested in the printed page, it sucks and is a harbinger of things to come.
LIKE: The reemergence of $2.99 as a price point for comics at both DC and Marvel. But I do fear it is too little too late for most comics.
DISLIKE: The ruining of Shadowland and The Return of Bruce Wayne by teaser posters and shipping schedules. What is worst than that, creators on these books getting pissed at fans who got pissed at the companies for this. Talk about a disconnect....
LIKE: The Cos-players stepped their game up this year with amazing costumes with few missteps. Several sites have awesome picture galleries and recaps, including my usual vices at Comics Alliance, CBR, and 4th Letter. Speaking of which....
One of the fun moments I had at NYCC was getting to the end of this funny/awesome moment:
DISLIKE: I not even going to waste my breath on this one and just why this idea is stupid because David Brothers over at 4th Letter beat me to it AND did it in a much better fashion... (plus he has cool GIFs!!!)
Speaking of 4th Letter, Esther Inglis-Ankell gives good reason just why The Return of Bruce Wayne has gone into the realm of the stupid. This prompted commentators to give even more reasons:
We all wondered when Disney would make their power play and well...
LIKE: This mashup is simply awesome:
DISLIKE: I have a challenge for all of the AfroNerd readers. Go to
...and when reading the parts involving JMS' Superman: Grounded, tell me how a black comic fan ISN'T supposed to be pissed off about our race's description.
Wow I so negative in my return back....so I'll leave on 2 good notes:
Picked up the G-Man Cape Crisis trade and Chris Giarusso knocked the ball out of the "fun" park again. I am waiting for the G-Man/MiniMarvels crossover now in the same vein as Tiny Titans/Lil' Archie that Art Balthazar is handling.
RED was very good and for Bruce Willis, almost makes up for The Surrogates. If your liked Losers and The A-Team remake, this will definitely have you entertained.
In closing, it is good to be back and I'll try to keep myself from wandering again.... well after the playoffs and my writing campaign to get that Wolverine and the X-Men: Age of Apocalypse movie finale made! This is Daryll B. and until next time readers, Keep Fantasizing!
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Saturday, October 16, 2010
Season 4, Episode 6-Afronerd Featuring Capt. Kirk-Is Eminem The Truth?, Michelle Rhee's Resignation & Obama's Ipod Selection
My, how quickly the week progresses! It's that time again, so pull up a chair and check out S4/E6 (Season 4, Episode 6-for the uninitiated) of Afronerd Radio's Week in Review broadcast tomorrow at 7pm eastern. Join Captain Kirk and your truly as we shed light on the following topics: Is Eminem the Truth? Is he the Savior of Hip Hop or the 21st century Elvis or both; our thoughts concerning the resignation of the chancellor of the Washington, D.C public school system, Michelle Rhee and lastly, does President Obama really have Lil' Weezy and Hova on his ipod playlist? (noted jazz critic and Daily News columnist, Stanley Crouch seems to think Obama's playlist is a bit much). So call us live with your thoughts, concerns, questions and/or protestations at 646-915-9620.
Afronerd Featuring Captain Kirk-Afronerd Radio's Week in Review
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Sunday, October 10, 2010
Keeping it simple and succinct-Join Afronerd & Captain Kirk tonight at 7pm to discuss this week's latest issues: Recent polls show that President Obama's support appears to be split along racial lines (91% of Blacks approve of the Prez versus 36% for Whites); Is an Obama/Clinton ticket possible for 2012?; Urban/Street fashion standards culminate in a 45 yr old male shooting a Black teen in the buttocks because of sagging jeans and misleading gossip blog entries. Call in with your opinions at 646-915-9620!
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Sunday, October 03, 2010
Afronerd Radio-7pm Tonight! Capt Kirk & Dburt Discuss-Rutgers' Student suicide & Cyberbullying, Demise Of Urban Radio & An Ex Whore Teaching Kids?
The above clip may be jarring to your senses but it is certainly pretty typical as to what Black (or "Urban") looks and sounds like in our present day. Perhaps Afronerd Radio is the counter balance that the public needs in order to offset such aberrant minstrelsy-I'm just sayin'. Anyway...What's up folks! Tune in tonight at 7pm as Capt Kirk & yours truly attempt to use their acute discernment skills in order to discuss the following issues: the tragic death of a Rutgers University student who committed suicide as a result of alleged cyber-bullying; a Bronx HS art teacher's job may be in question due to her previous life as a stripper/sex worker and lastly, the sorrowful state of Urban Radio and how Afronerd Radio may be its cure! Feel free to call us live at 646-915-9620 or via email/Im at-afronerdradio.com. See You at 7!
And here's a cool quote to occupy your time pre-broadcast:
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. William Blake "Proverbs of Hell" (1790)
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