Join Rufus McNary and Davis McGillicutty, two apparently Scottish Brits with American accents, who created the

BBC show “Coupling.” Their commentary of the first episode reveals the impressive behind-the-scenes production and even some of the emotional difficulties behind making the show.

If you missed out on the NW Animation Fest, well, let

me tell you bub, this was NOT in it! No sirree. But we hope you enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrYT8T1BbtI

Hello, everyone! TJ here. Another week has passed, and we’re all one week closer to the unknowable catharsis of death! Hmm, if death is “unknowable,” why would I call it “catharsis”? Poor writing, Teej. Off to a great start.

Last Wednesday we had a wonderful talk with J. Scott Winegarner, a local animator/producer/excellent human being. If you haven’t already listened to our conversation, you can do so here. Or check it out on iTunes here. Or shop for plush dinosaurs here.

Before recording, we went out for ice cream and Cuban coffee at a handmade ice cream joint called Fifty Licks on SE Clinton. If you agree to be a guest on our podcast, we’ll treat you well.

In case you didn’t catch them the first time, here are links to some of the stuff we spoke about:

– Josh’s blog and project showcase

– PMP Productions

– Free Will Entertainment, Will Vinton’s enterprise

– Top Shelf Productions

Gunter and Bean, local artist/helper with Winegarner’s latest project

In other news, I’ve decided to get serious about writing a pilot episode for Fruit High, the preview for which you may have already seen. Here it is again:

 

Lastly, I’m planning to see Godzilla today. I’ve heard good things.

As always, feel free to pester us via email at inmediasrad@gmail.com, or via Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

Farewell!

 

Teej

This newest podcast episode has quite a few shout outs, so here are the links for your viewing convenience!

Josh’s blog and project showcase

PMP Productions

Free Will Entertainment, Will Vinton’s enterprise

Top Shelf Productions

Our hallowed halls are graced by the presence of one Joshua Winegarner, film producer and claymation animator. But is that all we talk about? Ho ho ho, oh my, no, dear listener, no. Sam, TJ, and Josh take you on a journey of mustaches and a particularly good lightning round at the end.

Hello, all! T.J. here. I thought I’d start a news section on the site, just to keep everyone abreast of the In Medias Rad goings on. Our first piece of news is that we’re starting a news section. Wow, isn’t this great? This section is already so informative! What a great decision this is!

Sam and I both have pretty full schedules these days, but we expect to have more time for making movies, recording podcast episodes, and writing goofy articles in the near future. Until then, we’ll continue our usual trickle of semi-amusing podcast episodes, comics, articles, and whatever else happens to be oozing from our creative pores. Figurative language. Boom.

I’d like to give a big ol’ thanks to everyone who has been reading, listening, or otherwise consuming our work (gross). If you have feedback of any kind, feel free to comment on this thread or blast us an email at inmediasrad@gmail.com. If you have a media topic you’d like to discuss on our podcast, let us know! We will probably have you on, even if your musings are only tangentially related to media.

Here are some upcoming Portlandy events that might be fun:

 

NW Animation Festival:

Hollywood Theatre, May 12-18

 

The Best Of HUMP! Dan Savage’s Dirty Movie Tour

Cinema 21, May 15-17

 

McMenamins 15th Annual UFO Festival

Hotel Oregon, May 15-18

 

That’s it! We hope to have more mind-blowing news soon!

 

Teej

weare99

LOS ANGELES—According to a new study from the Brookings Institution, the income gap between the rich and super-rich has reached its largest margin in a century. This revelation has sparked outrage among the (almost) richest people in the country.

The study found that the top .01% saw an income increase of 148% between 1992 and 2012, while the bottom .99% of the top 1% saw a dismal 146% increase. On average, the top .01% makes more in 11 months than the bottom .99% makes in a whole year.

“The billionaires have had it too good for too long,” says local restaurant owner Richard Griggs. “They own basketball teams and stuff. I want to own a basketball team.”

Multi-millionaires across the country have hired their maids, butlers, and other household staff to take to the streets in protest. These underpaid protesters can be seen holding professionally printed signs that say, “We are the .99%” and “How dare you make more than me?”

“The deck is stacked against us,” says Griggs. “The Koch Brothers inherited their father’s vast oil fortune, while I merely inherited my father’s chain of Tex-Mex restaurants. Is that fair? Is that justice?”

So far, Griggs and other movement leaders have not voiced any specific demands for legislation, though many of the protestors have indicated that they’re weary of protesting. Some have even begun picketing the protest.

“I have three hungry kids at home,” says Maria Alvarez, a maid and protestor-for-hire. “But Mr. Griggs says he’ll take away my weekends if I stop protesting.”

“How about this: I’ll call it good when I can afford a three-car garage for my yacht,” says Griggs. “I still believe that if you’re born privileged and are willing to exploit hard-working Americans, you can get even further ahead in this country. Call me old-fashioned.”

The bottom .99% of the top 1% have hired people to speak for them; when will the top .01% hire someone to listen?

 

With their very special guest, stand-up comic Anthony Lopez, Sam and TJ take a guided tour of the nature of comedy and performance. Also, what’s the deal with the James Bond continuity? You know, the great mysteries of life.