MACK #85: Ghislaine Maxwell

As of this episode’s posting, Ghislaine Maxwell has not yet been suicided by the Clintons and remains in FBI custody. But that could all change at any moment.

As you may or may not know Ghislaine Maxwell was Jeffrey Epstein (did not kill himself)’s right hand woman, co-dependent deviant behavior enabler, underage girl procurer, assistant, one time gal pal, etc etc etc. Together they were pieces of shit, preying on young girls, grooming them for future abuse sessions with Epstein. Sometimes Ghislaine joined in, sometimes she just watched.

Thank God she has been arrested. This can go a few ways and I guess we’ll all have to wait and see whether she sings like a canary, which at least one of her victims thinks will be the case OR if she goes to jail — most likely for life if she is found guilty of these numerous charges mentioned in the indictment released recently.

Dave and I discuss the indictment as well as a recent 60 Minutes Australia report I watched on youtube. We play some clips from this and discuss some of the young ladies included in the report.

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MACK #84: Story Time! Blonde Reckoning!

This week our Dave is recording music so I thought it would be a great time to discuss Blonde Reckoning! 

Blonde Reckoning is a fifteen minute or so short script I wrote some years back for a popular youtuber. Lots of yada yada yadas later and it became a novel, which I shamelessly plug sometimes when I can remember.

The original script is the inspiration for the novel but it isn’t exactly like the book at all. If anything the book is a prequel.

In this episode I explain the story behind the story and then, for the first time ever I reveal the script and its contents! With the help of Dave voicing some of the characters, I put this short script together like an old timey radio teleplay. Complete with sound effects and music.

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MACK #82: Dave On . . . The Best of The Best

Hello friends! We’re back with a brand new episode, Dave On . . . The Best of the Best!

A while back, Episode 58 in fact, we did a show all about the worst songs from the best bands. So this week I figured we’d spin that one around and get Dave to weigh in on the best songs from a list of the best bands. 

As I was making the list of bands I truly thought this would be an easy one for our Dave. He knows so much about so many bands, I was sure he’d just rattle off songs and we’d be off to the races.

Nope!

He does know the bands but has listened to their songs so much he has a bit of a skewed vision as to what’s their best. I felt at times like I was torturing him by trying to get him to name just one. I realized eventually I should have just asked for their best albums. It would have been way easier, and a heckuva a lot faster for him to shout out “QUADROPHENIA!” as opposed to naming every song on the album before settling on one. I guess that may be a semi-spoiler alert but do you really think you know which song he chose?

Also, there are a few bands he has no trouble naming what he considers to be their best songs. There’s one band in particular that he has A TON of trouble with. In the end Dave winds up making two song revisions to the list. 

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MACK #81: Color Out Of Space

Hello friends! Today I present to you our episode [almost] all about “Color Out Of Space.”

You may or may not remember that in Episode 79 we discussed Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau a documentary about the misadventures behind-the-scenes of screenwriter/director Richard Stanley. At the end of the show notes I posted a trailer to a movie Stanley had just made with one of our favorite actors, Nic Cage.

That movie is what today’s episode centers around.

Here’s a disclaimer for you all: When we watched this movie, Dave liked it and said as much when it was over. During today’s show, however, Dave seems to have changed his mind or is just fucking with me because why not.

Be that as it may, we go over this movie and talk about HP Lovecraft’s original short story on which this movie is based, The Colour Out of Space. Follow the link if you’d like to read it yourself [FREE!], which I do recommend doing, especially if you are a fan of the genre.

Tons of spoilers in this one, so if you want to see this movie and don’t want anything ruined for you, put this episode on the back burner until you’ve watched it.

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MACK #80: 1985

Ah 1985, I remember it well!

So well, in fact, I was a little taken aback when Dave picked that particular year for the subject of this podcast. As far as I could recollect there was nothing happening in 1985 that would have been of any interest at all for him.

Turns out he confused 1985 for 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1987. Welp, be that as it may, this episode is all about 1985.

Dave and I go over the top ten songs, movies and albums from that year, listen to some clips and chime in with our own memories and semi-hot takes.

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MACK #79: Lost Soul

Heyooooo! It’s time for episode 79 of the podcast! And this one is all about the documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau.

In 1994 Richard Stanley had a few indie horror films under his belt and was beginning to garner a bit of attention for himself. He pitched a script— his adaptation of HG Wells’ The Island of Dr Moreau — to New Line Cinema and it was greenlit.

Sounds like a young director’s dream, right?

When I say everything goes down hill from there, it’s pretty much the understatement of all understatements.

New Line liked the script, the vision, the story boards so much that they decided Marlon Brando would star as Dr. Moreau. Umm. Right out of the gate that one hire is going to turn your indie film vision into something else entirely. New Line realized this and then tried to cut Stanley out of his own project.

And this is just the beginning of this ridiculous story.

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MACK #77: UFOs

Greetings people of earth! Today we bring you an episode all about UFOs!

If you weren’t aware, the Pentagon recently released three videos accompanied by the following statement:

The Department of Defense has authorized the release of three unclassified Navy videos, one taken in November 2004 and the other two in January 2015, which have been circulating in the public domain after unauthorized releases in 2007 and 2017. The U.S. Navy previously acknowledged that these videos circulating in the public domain were indeed Navy videos. After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorized release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems, and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena. DOD is releasing the videos in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos. The aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as “unidentified.” The released videos can be found at the Naval Air Systems Command FOIA Reading Room: https://www.navair.navy.mil/foia/documents.

Personally I think this is huge news. The DoD, in my opinion, could have easily dismissed these videos a few years ago and claimed they showed drones or even that they were all part of some sort of military training exercise. But nope. Here we are.

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MACK #76: Richard Jewell

Richard Jewell.

If you are over a certain age there’s no way you don’t remember the bombing of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

That night’s celebratory festivities ended with a concert performed by Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. [Here’s the actual recording of that night, with the band singing their song and then the bomb going off] Jewell found the backpack that contained three pipe bombs and alerted all the right people. He then helped to try to move the crowd away from the area, most likely saving lives that night.

By the next day he was the media darling being hailed as hero by the MSM, fielding interview offers and even a possible book deal.

And then, just as quickly as he had become the hero of the hour, Richard Jewell became the biggest villain in the country.

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MACK #75: Dave On Disco Songs That Don’t Suck

Hellooo my disco loving and/or hating friends!

This week I asked Dave if he could come up with ten disco songs that didn’t suck. When he said “Yes!” too quickly I should have realized that something was wrong.

But I didn’t so here we are.

There is a fine line between disco and funk. And, for the most part, the songs Dave picked don’t suck because they are funk tunes. Also he starts his song countdown at 10 but realizes he only came to the table with five. Oh Dave.

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MACK #74: Watch Along! Night Of The Living Dead

Awwww shit it’s a watch along! It’s been a little while since we did one of these.

If you’ve not had the pleasure of partaking in a watch along before I’ll fill you in just a bit.

Imagine, if you will, you have invited Dave and I to your house to watch a movie. And then, much to your chagrin, we talk loudly over it, ruining the experience for you and pretty much guaranteeing you’ll never invite us over to watch a movie with you again!

That’s pretty much it!

This week we talk over George A Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead!

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MACK: Sunshine & Daydreams Playlist

Hi folks, I hope this post finds you well, hunkered down and safe from coronavirus.

I put together a little playlist, just about an hour long, of songs that are fun, or uplifting.

If you and your family need a break from bad news and just want to think about something else for a while, then this playlist is for you.

Clean the house, hit the treadmill, have a dance party. Whatever it takes. Whatever is best.

We are thinking of you all and will be coming out with a new episode on time or close to schedule.

Be well, friends.

XOXOXO

Shecky

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MACK #73: Conspiracies, Unsolved Mysteries & Deep Dark Secrets #5

Woooo! It’s time for another episode of Conspiracies, Unsolved Mysteries & Deep Dark Secrets. I love these episodes! I get to dive into some weird and crazy shit and Dave gets to make fun of all of it. Good times!

If you aren’t hip to these episodes, basically I have one story for each category and Dave gets to pick the order in which we discuss them.

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MACK #72: Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal! \m/

Growing up in Jersey during the eighties, yours truly was very much into heavy metal. You just couldn’t not be into it where I was. KISS was my first introduction into the genre when I was very little, I think the makeup is what attracted a 10 year old me. I certainly wasn’t old enough to figure out what Love Gun was truly about.

Anywhooooo, I still love the genre because it brings back fond memories of being younger, seeing bands at L’Amour (the rock capitol of Brooklyn!) and not really caring about politics or most other adulty things.

Dave was also a teenager in New Jersey during the 80s yet he is not a huge fan of the genre, but still agreed to speak about the music because that he is a huge fan of.

He has a lot of interesting opinions on what constitutes Heavy Metal and what elements of other music actually combine to create it. He also is quite sure one of his childhood heroes is one of the godfathers of Heavy Metal. Frequent listeners to this show may have a guess as to who that may be.

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MACK #71: 1966

Hiyooo good people! Today’s episode is all about the year 1966.

We thought it would be fun to dedicate some episodes to specific years. So, in this show we go over 1966’s music, movies, news and more.

And, of course we go off topic because that’s just the way of it.

Now, as far as music goes, Dave and I agree that 1966 was the Dawn of the Age of Classic Rock as we know it today. The Doors recorded their debut album, the first Acid Test at the Fillmore took place, and Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde was released — all in 1966.

The times and the music were both a-changin’!

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