Friday, August 27, 2010

That Gets My Goat 2

As I mentioned last week, Big and I are recording little podcasts where we complain about whatever's bugging us today (in this case, Lady Gaga and not putting DVDs back in the case). I'm eighty percent sure we're gonna call it "That Gets My Goat," from a comment/joke Big made during recording. I'm not sure where that phrase comes from, but it's kind of neat. So here's our second of these. Hopefully second of many.

Of course, if you hate these, then let's hope it's the second to last one.

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New episode warning

Uh oh. It looks like this week's episode is going to be another long one.

I know y'all hate that.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

That Gets My Goat 1: New Blog-cast

Or sub-podcast. Or mini-cast. Or just a short podcast.

When Big and I got together this week, we accomplished almost nothing. I guess we had other things to talk about, and we recorded a story for somebody else, but we spent most of the night walking around the neighborhood, complaining and berating ourselves. When we finally came back to his house, it had burned to the ground.

Oh wait, no, that didn't happen (yet). When we finally came back to his house, it was nearly three in the morning, and I was a bit disgusted that we'd accomplished so little for the podcast. I somehow convinced Big to continue complaining with me, and record a tiny bit of it, so we'd have something new to offer people who donated.

Well, I found it pretty enjoyable, and figured I'd post it here, and see if we could do it as a weekly feature here on our blog. That way, the people who enjoy our banter can have something in between episodes, and the people who hate the post-show conversation can avoid this show altogether. I wanted to call it "Something That Pisses Me Off," but somehow it became, "That Gets My Goat."

Or will be, eventually.

Rish "Goatlad" Outfield

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Who's That Sposed To Be?

So, I got a digital camera in 2006, and I take a lot of pictures with it. Three years in a row I've taken it with me to Comic-Con, and one thing I've noticed is that I need to take a heck of a lot more photos of things than normal if I want anything salvagable.

I get home and check out my pictures of fat guys dressed as superheroes, celebrities half a mile away from me, and the one cute girl who showed up there by mistake and is now regretting that error. But more often than not, my camera simply doesn't work. It's nigh unto impossible to figure out who the subject of the photo is supposed to be.

But why not turn a sow's ear into a sexy manbag? I thought I'd stick a half-dozen or so pictures of celebrities on here (from SDCC 2010) and see if anybody could identify them all. I'll number them and everything!

If you want to give it a try, send your guesses to editor(at)dunesteef(dotcom). Good night and good luck.


BONUS: This has two, so it's "harder."

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Hi, everyone. Big here. I just finished putting together and posting the outtakes for this week's story, "Hang Up And Try Again," by Derek L. Palmer.

If you've never checked out the outtakes that we post for the show, you really ought to give it a try. Since we started putting these up for every show, Rish and I pay special attention as we edit, in hopes of finding that bit that totally cracks us up.

The mess ups, be they our own or from the voice actors, are always entertaining. They're usually a lot more than just flubbed lines. As you might have guessed, Rish goes all out (even I do sometimes. Every dog has its day). We interject the same kind of humor (can it be called humor? Maybe poor taste is a better description) into the reading of the story that we do into the post show comments.

Then there's the outtakes from the post show comments themselves. This is the stuff that either meanders for too long, or maybe just crosses the line of bad taste. Rish lovingly saves it all, and regurgitates it for our listener to enjoy. So, John Smith of 223 Crescent Circle (boy, that's an old one that went away long ago), check out the outtakes. I bet you'll smile at least once.

What's that you say? How do you check them out? Well, yeah, I guess that's the thing. See, we decided to try and do our show up like a DVD menu, and hide these blooper reels and outtakes as Easter eggs, little bits that you have to search for to find. Here's how I find the outtakes once 080T puts them up. I hover my mouse over the episode post until a spot that I thought was blank black space becomes underlined, as if there were a link there that I couldn't see. Then I click on that link. Some other folks have told me that they highlight all the text, and search for that one bit that isn't grey like the rest, but black like the background instead. I bet there's other techniques too. Whatever you do, though, give it a shot, and have some fun.

Your fiend (is signing it this way required Rish? I feel like a dork),

Bigney Donald Anklevich

Don't Think, Just Draw

So, I was feeling ambitious for some reason today, and I thought I'd do what I could to create some episode art for an upcoming show. My idea was to have the image be a cockroach wearing a Walmart greeter's vest/smock/uniform/whatever they're called. So, of course, what I did was go onto the web and find a photo of someone wearing one of those Walmart outfits, save it, and poorly draw a cockroach over the person inside it.

An hour later, with it still not looking good, it occurred to me that a smarter man would've simply found a photo of a cockroach, and drawn a Walmart smock over it. Arrrrgh.

So, when that episode hits, go easy on the artwork, wouldya?

Rish "The Blind Picasso" Outfield

Friday, August 6, 2010

First Post!

Hi folks,

Welcome to the first installment in our Dunesteef Magazine Blog. I'm Rish, one of your hosts, and Big and I figured it was about time we started a blog about the show, to answer questions, update our listener, and talk about whatever's going on with the show (or not even remotely related to it). I think we'll switch off, Big and me, posting as the need arises, letting people know our thoughts, feelings, and deepest, darkest secrets.

Yes, I murdered a child for a candy bar once. He claimed it had a golden ticket inside it.

But more on that later.

Big and I have occasionally had need to get on the main site and post that his computer had been fried, or we lost a finished episode, or submissions were closing, or that Bea Arthur had passed away, and I have been tempted from time to time to let people know what we're working on, news that might be interesting to our fan, why the damn episode still hasn't been uploaded yet, that sort of thing. But we don't want to clutter up the main page with it, and would prefer that it be reserved only for episodes.

Hence, this blog.

In the days to come, Big and I will fill these pages with . . . actually, we'll probably do nothing on this blog most of the time. But if we're ever working on something special, or lending our voices to another show, or nominated for an award, or on the run from the police, we plan to let people know about it here first.

Feel free to tag along.

Your fiend,

Rish Emily Outfield