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Geek Juice Radio – Episode 198
A rare episode where we talk about current events in the real world that are bugging us at the moment.
Featuring Alex Jowski & mister X

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Matthew Coats
Matthew Coats
Formerly known under the pseudonym of Alex Jowski. Site owner, movie aficionado, and film school grad. Matthew Coats presents reviews, some written, some as vlogs, and some as weekly shows, for a variety of different movies and television shows. After years of struggling to get his own projects off the ground amidst the normal routine of living, Matthew Coats decided to create a site in order to share and promote movie reviews, video games and much much more from talented and original people all across the internet.
  • Sheila
    October 13, 2015 at 8:54 am

    You guys better do another of these soon – it’s refreshing and interesting, definitely don’t let this be a once off, there’s tons of other real world topics for you guys to discuss!

  • Alex Stockwell
    October 13, 2015 at 11:01 am

    All I have to say about this episode is “C’mon, lemme hear that dirty word: Subjectivism!”

  • Jordan Richards
    October 13, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    I’m going to be honest and say that I wasn’t much of a fan of the episode, but I’m not going to be a dick about it and hopefully try to sound reasonable in what I say next. I found the whole discussion regarding SJWs (a word that I find so overused from my experience I’m starting to get annoyed by it) to be a bit tiresome and that you went on about it for a bit too long. I was hoping you hit up a few more topics or areas to talk about regarding real world stuff, besides the Peeple one (which I did like it, though I think people from all walks of life and not just simply “SJWs” will use it for evil), like with that guy who raised the price on that drug up a couple hundred percent that Jowski mentioned early on.

    I would love to see more podcasts from you guys talking about more real world stuff, but if I could possibly offer constructive criticism, maybe cover more topics and not just let one be the entire or majority of the focus.

    Also, regarding changing characters… I’m for diversity in comic books and I could be okay with changing certain things about characters… but only if it makes frickin’ sense. Spider-Woman being pregnant? I call BS on that crap, especially since it looks more like a publicity stunt rather than the next step for her character’s growth. Besides, there’s already a Spider-Woman that is a single mom Marvel could use. Ugh… I don’t get what Marvel’s deal is currently.

    But anyways, I hope I didn’t sound dismissive or rambled on for too long. I just wasn’t a fan of this one, but I hope you do more real world podcasts in the future and I look forward to your next episode of Geek Juice Radio.

    • October 13, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      not rambling or dismissive at all-we appreciate the thoughts. btw, this was less a planned and more of a ‘ya know what we should record tonite?’ kinda recording session-hence why its all over the place. when we choose to cover RL topics again it’ll be a bit more thought out and streamlined instead of just our blunt outbursts. thanks for listening and for the feedback!

      • Jordan Richards
        October 13, 2015 at 9:39 pm

        No problem! Thanks for responding back and explaining things. I look forward to more of these then in the future.

      • Frank Rauen
        October 18, 2015 at 3:17 am

        I’ve actually listened to it a few times and was relieved to here your stance on the issue of “professional” victims. At first I thought you would be more on their side (a rash judgment I made because of a comment you made in the first Dusk Til Dawncast about thinking Rodriguez hated women for how he depicted Santanico Pandemonium becoming Santanico Pandemonium). I would like to here your guys opinion on more RL geek stuff, mostly because it has bled so much into the mainstream that it has become much more politicized. It is unfortunate that entertainment can’t just entertain, it has to be forcefully all-inclusive. When not forced and natural you get the new Mad Max. When forced, you get Tyler Perry films.

        Sorry to comment so much later, but I wanted to let those thought mull around a little more.

        • GunsmithKitten
          October 19, 2015 at 10:49 pm

          Didn’t Mad Max get in trouble with the anti-SJW crowd too though?

          • Frank Rauen
            October 19, 2015 at 11:54 pm

            Yes, all identity politicians suck. Roosh V is especially disdainful and vehemently dickish in his pro-man anti-woman stances. The difference with him is that he doesn’t get to go to the UN, he gets his life threatened by mobs in Canada.

  • Frank Rauen
    October 14, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I find SJW’s (IRL on college campuses, and on the internet) are rather distasteful. However being a white straight male allows for my opinion to simply be dismissed on those grounds. Hence a reason I like Milo quite a bit. There is a lot I don’t agree with him on, but when it comes to anti-authoritarianism I completely agree with him.

    There is no empirical evidence that media causes any sort of violent reactions, and what I find is that SJW’s seem to hate that they are confronted with bad feelings. It seems like a lot of people in those movements are projecting their personal issues on normal people.

  • Ankai
    October 14, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    So, really, what you are saying is that no lives matter.

    • October 15, 2015 at 1:55 am

      lives matter…but we as the dominant species are kinda full of ourselves-the number one cause of death is LIFE yet we try our best to act like that happens to other ppl not us

  • Eric Noble
    October 15, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Small point, but the idea of Magneto as an Malcolm X analogue didn’t happen until the 1980s when Chris Claremont was writing the X-Men comics. Hell, Magneto as a Holocaust survivor didn’t occur until then either. Back in the 60s, he was a megalomaniacal supervillain who was far closer to being like a concentration camp guard than an inmate.

    • October 15, 2015 at 1:54 am

      valid point-guess i got so used to lee’s revionist history that i forgot claremont is kinda the guy who redefined the X-MEN mythos

      • Eric Noble
        October 15, 2015 at 4:36 pm

        I think Lee himself got caught up in the revisionist history of the X-Men. It seems Stan Lee and Jack Kirby forgot to give Magneto more of a personality in the beginning, giving him more of a generic super-baddy feel. Anyway, good episode. I have no real opinion as I don’t know enough about the issues to have a stand.

  • GunsmithKitten
    October 15, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Sorry, but as much as I hate SJW’s, being pretty much the bizarro world incarnations of the same Christian mom brigade that got me in trouble for having D&D paraphenalia and got people to think that Mazes and Monsters was a documentary, Milo is nothing but a vulture and right wing bigot. It’s one thing to challenge radical misandrists on their crap, but to then turn around and gleefully write articles straight out bashing lesbians and proclaiming women as inherently less intelligent than men, then the garbage you attract is well earned.

    • October 15, 2015 at 3:45 am

      milo is pt barnum in the anti-SJW circus…take what he does with agrain of salt EXCEPT when he calls out certain media hypocrisies

    • Frank Rauen
      October 16, 2015 at 4:34 am

      He is a flamboyant character who makes great points at times. His interview with Dave Rubin has him saying that gay men are better than straights and that the host was domesticated for having a husband. Not really offensive in my opinion, just a little self-aggrandizing. Of course he then goes on to make his real point and belief which is that gay culture to him is about pushing envelopes and comfort zones and gay men are smarter due to those conditions (at least that was what I interpreted from what he said). The guy has the unfortunate trait of enjoying hyperbole to make people feel uncomfortable because he finds it fun. It is more character flaw than outright bigotry in my opinion.

      On a larger note, you cannot expect all, and I extend this to people like Zoe Quinn and Sarkeesian as well, public figures to be paragons of virtue. They are humans who happen to have the public’s attention. Their more annoying or self-destructive predilections are not really there business until they make it our business (Orson Scott Card is the first example to come to mind).

      • GunsmithKitten
        October 16, 2015 at 11:46 am

        >>He is a flamboyant character who makes great points at times.

        You can throw a prime rib steak into a sewer and it’ll be a prime rib steak, but are you still gonna eat it? No. I have a line with that sort of thing, and Milo is one of the few people who crosses it. To claim that lesbians do not exist is crossing that line so far you can’t even see the line anymore from where you ran. To quote an old pro wrestling icon, if he told me the sky was blue, I’d demand written confirmation from a third party. When you insult and talk so much ridiculous, indefensible crap, I’m not taking you seriously on anything anymore because it’s clear your main goal is not to inform or to provide insight, it’s to be a schoolyard bully who knows that you can’t get punched out for what you say.

        I expect almost no public figures to be paragons of virtue, let alone the Sark, a proven liar almost right out of the gate that makes money off of the usual White Guilt crowd. My opinion on her ilk was cemented a long time ago.

        • Frank Rauen
          October 18, 2015 at 3:22 am

          Again, he is a guy that is very difficult to pinpoint when he is completely stone serious, and when he is fucking about and attempting to be provocative. I’m a liberal and he is a conservative so there is a lot I don’t agree with him on. But when it comes to issues of attempted authoritarianism vs. individualism, I am on his side completely.

          But, that is only my opinion and I do understand why you are not a fan of his writing or him as a person. Nobody ever claimed he was a popular character.

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