Monday, February 27, 2012

Episode 8: How's Annie?

This week, the Badland Girls rant about race, television, and the Oscars. They also SPOIL THE FUCK out of Twin Peaks. Number of "fucks" this week: 34.

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Spoiler alert for the following films/shows:
Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Wolverine

Corrections: The AV Club still reviews The Cleveland Show. The name of the book that inspired countless scifi movies, including World on a Wire, Dark City, and The Thirteenth Floor is called Simulacron-3. The Hunger Games books were written by Suzanne Collins. Danitra Vance, not Damitra! The very funny Nasim Pedrad of SNL fame is Iranian-American.

Relevant Links:

Twin Peaks game Black Lodge 2600
World on a Wire trailer
Unsurprising news story about the overall white male-ness of the Academy voters. (LA Times)
Danitra Vance was on SNL before Ellen Cleghorne.
Follow Zach Peterson (OK Party Comedy) on Twitter. He wrote that hilarious letter about Keith.

A Fucking Book:
Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Episode 7: Friends of the Dead

This week, the Badland Girls talk (and sing) about all things music! In addition to keeping up the not-so-long tradition of sparking unresolved nerd fights and giggling, they also get goofy over their favorite film/TV scores and nerd out on garage rock and yeye. Number of "fucks" in this episode: 22.

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Roy


Corrections: Destiny was wrong about the Olsen Twins. They are 5 months younger than she is. She was also wrong about the name of Mariska Veres' band. They were called Shocking Blue, not Deep Blue. I know you're upset, so here is their version of "Love Buzz." We're also sorry that Rhea accidentally calls David Carradine by the wrong first name. We blame Quentin Tarantino.

Relevant Links:
Grimes, "Vanessa"
Destiny's ever-growing 80's playlist (Spotify link, apologies to non-Spotify users!)
Teen Witch Magazine
Information on Alexandra Kingsley's Parade's End read-a-long
Pink Raygun
Olsen Twins' "I Am the Cute One"
Lulu's "I'll Come Running Over"
The AV Club: Great Songs, Terrible Bands
Kristin Chenoweth, "Hello" cover from Pushing Daisies
Shocking Blue, Venus and Mariska Veres' version of "Is It True?" (entitled "Is Het Waar?" in Dutch)
White (Power) Ranger theme
Jem, "Glitter and Gold"
Roy Orbison, "In Dreams"
Vashti Bunyan, "Timothy Grub"
Information on the Nuggets garage rock compilation

A Fucking Book:

Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford

Here's a photo of I AM MYSTERY GIRL in action:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Female Trouble

Hey everybody! So, a recent topic here at BG Headquarters is what our Badland Girls jams are. What are our BG anthems?

Some pretty good stuff, actually! Take a listen and enjoy!


























Sunday, February 12, 2012

Episode 6: Joey Ramone Rosary

This week, the Badland Girls talk about the things scare them, fact, fiction, and giant isopods. DON'T LISTEN TO THIS ONE ALONE. Number of "fucks" in this week's episode: 55.


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Spoiler alert for the following films:
No Country for Old Men
X-Men First Class (comics)

Corrections: That Michael Keaton movie that Destiny couldn't remember the name of was called Gung Ho. That creepy parasite that makes rats into "zombies" is called Toxoplasma gondii. Rhea accidentally said the last Creepshow segment in the 1st film was the one that creeped her out, but she meant the 4th segment. "The Hum" was actually reported in Taos, New Mexico and not Arizona as Destiny said. The newish exorcism movie is called The Devil Inside. BFRO stands for Bigfoot Research Organization. Alien Big Cats (ABCs) are only seen in Britain, and known as British Big Cats, so Destiny should have mentioned the general name for them is phantom cats (see link section below.)

Relevant Links:
Deep-sea gigantism
Island gigantism
giant wetas
"zombie" ants of Brazil
Joe Bob Briggs
Cracked's Scientific Explanations for Ghost Sightings
Unsolved Mysteries TV opening from the 1990s
Mike the Headless Chicken
Gef the Talking Mongoose
Douglas County Bigfoot sighting (You can also read about other Bigfoot sightings here.)
Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train" video (US version) and the backstory behind it
Rookie Mag's John Waters photoshoot
pop culture prayer candles
Pop culture rosaries
Bill Hinzman in Night of the Living Dead
Bill Hinzman Obituary in the Chicago-Sun Times
Alien Big Cats and Phantom Cats
If you are in a girl band, send orignal songs or girl band cover song mp3s to mrsnoggle at yahoo dot com. Here is her Etsy shop.
Information on the "Hearse Song" sang at the end of the episode.

Fucking books:
Just After Sunset by Stephen King
Teen Witch by Silver Ravenwolf
Encyclopedia of Monsters by Daniel Cohen


Here's that photo from Weeping Water, NE:



Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bizarre and Absurd

Rhea here! Awesome people have been saying awesome things about Badland Girls lately. But this rec, written by Zach Peterson (local comedian), is my favorite so far:

Destiny and Rhea are disturbingly versed in culture. Conversations freely move from nerd culture, to obscure art film deconstruction, a off color joke, then on to slasher films. They cover the gamut of the bizarre and absurd. I would have to recommend the Comedy episode and the episode where they interview Rhea’s father, that yields pretty interesting results. (Source)

I love that he called us bizarre and absurd. And I want that phrase carved into my fucking tombstone.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Episode 5: The Shirley Temple Version

This week, Destiny and Rhea talk books, zines, manga, and book-to-movie adaptations. Also, Destiny struggles to think of her four favorite movies and Rhea goes off on Luna Lovegood. Number of fucks in this episode: 31. If you're in the Omaha area, and are interested in joining the Letter Writing Club that Destiny wants to start, email us at badlandgirls at gmail dot com.

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Spoiler alerts for the following:
Jumanji
Zathura
Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull

Corrections: Destiny is sad to see she mixed up Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro González Iñárritu. She was totally thinking of Y tu mamá también, which also starred Gael Garcia Bernal. The Project Greenlight movie with Shia LaBeouf was called The Battle of Shaker Heights. There were 5 Indian in the Cupboard books. We couldn't remember the complete title of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I think we mispronounced "Zathura" a handful of times. Marc Maron's book came out in 2001. Harriet the Spy was published in 1964. The deuteragonist of Mysterious Skin is named Brian.

Relevant Links:

Culture Slut zine

Fight Boredom
I Love Bad Movies zine
The Radical Uprise
Telegram Ma'am zine
Stanley Kubrick discusses A Clockwork Orange

Shame trailer (UK)
Marc Maron's WTF podcast
Letterboxd, an awesome site where you can log your movie viewing.

Fucking Books:

Crackpot by John Waters

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston

Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford


Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow


Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror by Junji Ito

Tekkon Kinkreet/Black & White by Taiyō Matsumoto

The Jerusalem Syndrome by Marc Maron

Mr. Funnypants by Michael Showalter

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh