The Widescreen Podcast #223

Sometimes I really hate the way that people pronounce things, particularly the way my fellow Americans pronounce “router”. There’s also a great deal of hypocrisy regarding a certain acronym that drives me up the wall when it’s mispronounced … and why.  On a separate note, there is still a sliver of hope for those of […]

The Widescreen Podcast #220

Reminder: widescreen.org is the main site for my podcasts, not here, but I understand if Google leads you here instead.  (Hey, they’re both my web sites, so what do I really care?) Well, I get to wipe off some egg off my face. A few quite infuriating things happened close together, so I was a […]

Give Me My Damn Headphone Jack

I don’t understand this move away from headphone jacks. I like Bluetooth just fine. I have two Bluetooth headphones that work perfectly and I have a number of Bluetooth keyboards that I use on various PCs.   But when it comes to Bluetooth and phones, the drawbacks still outweigh the benefits. Bluetooth headsets are always […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #214

I’m really hoping that this is the last podcast before the big Widescreen.org overhaul. It’s actually done except for one page where I’m trying to use a function that my web hosting company hasn’t updated since the Jurassic. They’ve been told about it and they’ve started to make some upgrades, but I’d like to wait […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #206

I realize that my opinions of her don’t matter at all, but I’m really fed up with Kathleen Kennedy’s blind loyalty to George Lucas. He does not own Star Wars any more. He sold the properties – lock, stock, and barrel – to Disney. The Star Wars franchise is no longer his to control. Yet because of […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #196

I’m nowhere near as rant-y as I was in the last podcast. I’m finally finishing my 10+ year project to convert my original Star Wars laserdiscs to DVD — you know, the originals where Han shoots first, Jabba isn’t seen until Jedi, and Hayden Christensen is not the ghost of Anakin Skywalker? Yeah, those. And considering that the […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #195

I will admit that I’m a bit more rant-y in this podcast than others, but between the election, the reactions from idiots on both sides, and other things, I guess I needed to vent via my own impeccable logic and common sense. You’ll understand why the title of this particular episode is “Stupid People Doing […]

The Widescreen.org Movie and Media Podcast #178

He’s one of the more important characters in the original¬†Star Wars. Although his presence on-screen only lasted a few seconds, he role was arguably critical. He’s the pilot who initially refused to take Luke and Obi-wan to Alderaan but seemed to suggest the big, furry guy behind him – a fateful decision that forever altered […]