“Go outside and play!” As a child, this is the last, best indicator that you are getting on a grownup's nerves. You weren't misbehaving, exactly (that one has its own phrases involving things like “time out” and “your room”) but your youthful boisterousness was interfering in whatever boring crossword puzzle, magazine article or NPR broadcast the adults in your life were interested in, and so out you went into the big wide world.
This exile was never really a problem though, was it? Outside was fun! There were games to play, weird bugs to poke at and other kids to go on adventures with. Most of my best memories occurred outdoors, and I expect most of my positive future experiences to follow suit. I also expect to be eaten by a bear, but that's sort of a tangential issue. The important thing is, everything bad that can happen to you outdoors can also happen to you indoors, but at least if you're outside you can try to run away. Many fewer people survive grizzly bear attacks in their apartments than survive them out in the woods, for example.
Remember When They Used To Make Vacation Movies Where Nobody Died?
This week we celebrate Spring's resounding victory over Winter by...watching shows (as usual). But these aren't just any shows! These are shows that will make you want to get up off your couches and find something to do. Now get out there and have some fun! And don't come back until dinner!
The WebVee Podcast - Episode 45: All About the IAWTV Awards W/ Jeff Burns, Jonathan Robbins and Ed Robinson
Everything you always wanted to know about the IAWTV Awards and more as Jeff chats with Jeff Burns, Jonathan Robbins and Ed Robinson about the upcoming event!
State of Play: Show Reviews
Fight Sport Monday
In Dawg Fight, Billy Corben and the rakontur production team of Alfred Spellman, David Cypkin and Evan Rosenfeld, once again turn to their hometown of Miami. This time the subject isn’t drug dealers, as in their highly acclaimed Cocaine Cowboys, but the world of backyard fighting.
Many find independent wrestling a funny business. Shows can be small and populated by aggressive regulars. Performers come and go frequently, sometimes with little or no explanation. Promoters are shouted down from the locker rooms, toothless fans scream epithets at foreign heels (evil people) and as the bloodlust and hostility peak, a midget takes a pile of bricks to the forehead.
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In the words of Michael Gary Scott, "I'm not superstitious...but I am a little stitious." I don't care about things like 13th floors or crossing paths with black cats (in fact, in my book, any day you cross paths with a cat is a pretty good day) but I won't go into a bathroom, turn out the lights and say “Bloody Mary” 3 times, and I won't be buying my future kids a Oija board. Nothing would happen if I did, of course but...I mean, what if it did?
I know, I know, there is no “risk” in real life because there's no such thing as ghosts. I'm almost 90% positive that you're right about that. It's that last 10% that hangs me up. Horror movies have put the fear of...well, not God, certainly, but rather the fear of unspeakable-horrors-beyond-the-ken-of-man so deeply into me that I once had serious doubts about moving into an apartment complex called “Crystal Lake.” Ok, so maybe I'm medium stitious.
Pete Winning and the Pirates: The Motion Picture
By Susan E. Clarke
I cannot explain to you how excited I was to hear that the web series Pete Winning and the Pirates was being edited into a film. Having met Mike Donis (Pete and executive producer) in LA last year, I was instantly introduced to a brand new swashbuckling adventure, which included laser fights - who wouldn’t love that?!
The two seasons of Pete Winning were amazing, brought to you in smaller taster episodes, it always left you wanting more. So the idea of having a version of it which lasted over an hour? A dream come true!
Previously On WebVee Guide
In which we...um...wait...what?
Issue 88: We Are Themeless
In which we watch shows cause we feel like it and we like them.
Issue 87: Directing
In which we talk about the importance of the person in the folding chair.
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