Matt is a mediocre man from the Midlands who surrounds himself with more interesting people. He’s here to chat with them about their first crushes.
"I worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week for years. Being a comic book artist is like sentencing yourself to life imprisonment at hard labor in solitary confinement. I don't think I'd do it again."
Welcome to Episode #29 of Crushing Disappointment. Matt chats to himself about his crush on Wallace Wood.
Disappointments: Is "being pretty excitement" correct English? Does this episode contain jump scares when you suddenly start talking enthusiastically after expressing no emotion for minutes? Could you enunciate a bit more, please? How many times to you say "Starger and Spurlock"?
Steve Starger and J. David Spurlock: Wally's World: The Brilliant Life and Tragic Death of Wally Wood. The World's Second-Best Comic Book Artist
Bhob Stewart & J. Michael Catron: The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood Volume 1
Bhob Stewart & J. Michael Catron: The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood Volume 2
Qiana Whitted: EC Comics: Race, Shock & Social Protest
Sean Howe: Marvel Comics: The Untold Story
Marvel in the Silver Age: Daredevil: Hooray for Wally Wood
Matt Seneca: An Erection Four Decades Long: The Pornography of Wally Wood
The Jock and Nerd Podcast: The 50th Anniversary of Wally Wood’s Red Daredevil (09/10/2015)
Chris and Reggie's Cosmic Treadmill: Episode 148 - Wally Wood’s Gang Bang #1 (1980)
Comic book artist Ken Landgraf demonstrates Wally Wood style lighting techniques
HOW TO INK: Studying Inking Masters Episode 4 - Moebius, Wally Wood, P Craig Russell, & more
Some Featured Wallace Wood Comics
My World (Weird Science #22)
The Guilty! (Shock SuspenStories #3)
In Gratitude (Shock SuspenStories #11)
Perimeter (Frontline Combat #15)
The Disney Memorial Orgy
My Word (Big Apple Comix #1)
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Shah Rukh Khan
"If she loves you then she will turn around and see you ... turn ... turn!"
Welcome to Episode #28 of Crushing Disappointment. Matt chats to Shandana about her crush on Shah Rukh Khan.
Disappointments: How is it possible that you still don't know how to use a microphone? Do you have any new questions, ideas, thoughts? Did you not think about how to end the episode?
Nosheen Iqbal (The Guardian): Shah Rukh Khan: ‘My success is all down to the women I’ve worked with’
Khandaan- A Bollywood Podcast
Julien Cayla: Following the Endorser's Shadow: Shah Rukh Khan and the Creation of the Cosmopolitan Indian Male
Neelam Sidhar Wright: Bollywood and Postmodernism Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century
My Next Guest with David Letterman and Shah Rukh Khan
Sonia Mariam Thomas (Buzzfeed): The Undeniable Misery Of Being A Shah Rukh Khan Fan Today
Richard Dyer: Entertainment & Utopia
Sunny Singh: The Road to Rāmarājya: Analysing Shah Rukh Khan’s Parallel Text in Commercial Hindi Cinema
Thirst Aid Kit
Into It with Elle Collins
Scroobius Pip's Distraction Pieces
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"I want to thank you for your warmth and compassion."
Welcome to Episode #27 of Crushing Disappointment. Matt chats to Alek about his crush on Mia Sara.
Disappointments: How did you forget Matthew Broderick's name? Do you know how to set up the microphones? Should you have known Uncle Buck was a John Hughes film?
Michael Leader (Den of Geek): Looking back at Ridley Scott's Legend
Ed Power (The Telegraph): Ridley Scott’s beautiful dark twisted fantasy: the making of Legend
Antonio Sanna: “A Villainous Appetite: Erôs, Madness, and the Food Analogy in Hannibal and Legend”
Matt Rodgers (HeyUGuys): Legend 1985 Retrospective
Martin Morse Wooster: Angry classrooms, vacant minds: what's happened to our high schools?
Roz Kaveney: Teen dreams: Reading Teen Film from Heathers to Veronica Mars
Esmeralda (w/ Georgette from Just the Tip)
"I ask for nothing / I can get by"
Welcome to Episode #26 of Crushing Disappointment. Matt chats to Georgette about her crush on Esmeralda from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Podcast: Just the Tip and the episodes "It Makes my Cu*t Wet" and "Anal Mindset"
Killing Kittens Manchester Social: The Big 'O' Discussion
Disappointments: Why did you ask if Esmeralda is too impressive, when you previously found Aragon's impressiveness to be a positive? Could you stop saying "And then" and "On the flip side"? Why did you not mention that Esmeralda's singing voice was Heidi Mollenhauer?
Romani or Gypsies? | Dijana Pavlovic | TEDxBocconiU
Amy M Davis: Good Girls and Wicked Witches
Celeste Lacroix: “Images of Animated Others: The Orientalization of Disney's Cartoon Heroines From The Little Mermaid to The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
Michael Smith: “Driven to Sin”: Victor Hugo’s Complex Vision of Humanity in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Adina Schneeweis: The Bohemian Gypsy, Another Body to Sell: Deciphering Esmeralda in Popular Culture
Hannah Koga (Medium): Esmeralda and Sexualization
Lindsay Ellis: The Case for Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Rik Mayall (w/ Girl on the Net)
"I feel sorry for you, you zeroes, you nobodies. What’s going to live on after you die? I’ll tell you — nothing, that’s what!"
Welcome to Episode #25 of Crushing Disappointment. Matt chats to Girl on the Net about her crush on Rik Mayall.
Girl on the net's:
Audio P**n: girlonthenet.com/audio-p**n
Comedy Recommendations: Helen Bawel & John Robertson's Dark Room
Disappointments: Did you forget to ask a couple of questions and hope nobody would notice that you just threw them in at the end? Did removing most of your irritating "uhums" make it seem that you weren't there? Did you say "prophetic" instead of "pathetic" in the intro?
Clips from Blackadder II and Man Down. Bottom is currently on Netflix UK.
Professor Nick Groom: A Tribute
Justin Quirk (The Guardian): 'Shut up you hippy!'
Philip Watson (GQ): When Rik Mayall covered GQ
"I'm not a cat, I don't say meow"
Welcome to Episode #24 of Crushing Disappointment. Matt chats to Anna about cats and Cats.
Disappointments: Was it being proved wrong that made you shit on the idea of the Jellicle cats? Were the effects discussed in Pan's Labyrinth computer generated? Should you be so critical of a musical you haven't seen? Does this episode spread misinformation about dogs? Have you been listening to the Cats soundtrack since recording this?
Thomas Edison - 1894 Boxing cats
Phineas Tyrion Holly @orangeisthenewblackandtan
Mr. Sandman Cats Compilation
だるまさんが転んにゃ - Stalking Cat
CatDad Feeds His Kitties In Cat Mask Fail! (Original Video)
Woman’s Maine Coon cats have oddly human faces
The Original Grumpy Cat!
Nyan Cat [Original]
Samuel D Gosling, Carson J Sandy & Jeff Potter: Personalities of Self-Identified “Dog People” and “Cat People”
Psychology Today: Neuroticism
Facebook Research: Cat People, Dog People
Jessica Gall Myrick: Emotion regulation, procrastination, and watching cat videos online: Who watches Internet cats, why, and to what effect?
Justin Jones: How Cats Took Over the Internet—And Became Art
Catherine Shoard (The Guardian): Cats’ dirty little secret: it’s a horny feline romp
Siman Hans (The Guardian): Cats review – will haunt viewers for generations
Kim Honda: "A Witch, A Cat Woman": Cat Woman's Patriarchal Roots
Clip from Batman: Arkham Knight with Batman and Catwoman character models swapped
Lucy Jones (The Guardian): Claws out! Why pop culture clings to the crazy cat lady
Stéphane Garnier How to Live Like Your Cat