Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 3: Simon Says (2006)

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 3 – Simon Says (2006) 

Jenny, the lovable ironic stoner, is traveling with friends for a camping trip on a long holiday weekend. They stop at a gas station and general store for provisions and directions to a campsite. The store owner, Stanley, is a real weirdo who disarms Jenny of her ironic self defense – despite her “love is blonde” t shirt. It’s strongly implied that Stanley is suffering from a mental disorder that causes him to associate with the personality of his murdered brother Simon. Furthermore, it seems likely that Stanley/Simon will target Jenny and hey friends for some sort of homicidal weekend killing spree… the likes of which he’s engaged in before. As credits roll, Jenny’s fate remains ambiguous.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. Accepted

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voicework: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Parking Lot Test: Kong: Skull Island

A team of scientists and Vietnam War soldiers explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong…

 

*Recorded live during Space Money Octagon’s 23 hour game and podcast stream*
The SMO crew and friends discuss whether the latest take on King Kong delivers on big creature battles.

 

Music:

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising (via Kong: Skull Island Trailer)

ClobberCast Episode 33: The Crotch Quotient

Recorded LIVE during the #OctagonKingdom marathon stream, half-dead and running on fumes, our most reasonably-sized episode yet! Special guest Russ joins us to talk about a local wrestling event, the newest events of Stardom, NJPW, and Ring of Honor, along with whatever new dumb shit the WWE is doing!

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks

Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 2: Accepted (2006)

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 2 – Accepted (2006) 

Monica Moreland is an ambitious 1st year student at Harmon College with a passion for photography. Her life is thrown into chaos when her older boyfriend – the head of the campus fraternity at Harmon – is revealed to be cheating on her.

Fortunately, her next door neighbor, Bartlelby, from high school – now attending South Harmon Institute of Technology (SHIT) – is there to support her interests and individual agency. Soon a new romance has blossomed.
She transfers to SHIT, which appeals to her more free spirited and progressive nature, to pursue her aspirations in photography.
But Monica’s trusting nature is once again exploited and her spirit wounded when it’s revealed that SHIT is not a real school, but a fiction created by Bartlelby after he was rejected by all the colleges to which he applied.
Monica learns to trust again once Bartlelby commits to making SHIT a legitimate college during a 1 year accreditation probationary period. As the film ends, Monica is beginning a new chapter at South Harmon as her romance with Bartleby moves to the next level.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

 

Series overview:
Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

 

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voicework: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

OCTAGON KINGDOM: Feel Good Game Time And Podcast Jamboree

“No Scopes for Non-Profits!”*

23 Hour Live Streaming Marathon
Starts @ NOON PST on SATURDAY, MARCH 11th

Raising money for Trans Lifeline, National Immigration Justice Center, and Planned Parenthood!**

That’s right, its been a LONG time coming, but Space Money Octagon is going to do another marathon fund-raising stream for some great causes! We’ll be going live on our YouTube channel starting at Noon PST, Saturday, March 11th, and we’re stopping 23 hours later, at Noon PDT, Sunday March 12th. ALL money donated during that time will be divided evenly between the wonderful organizations listed above.***

Here’s just SOME of what you can expect:

  • At least one max-length game of Mario Party!
  • Live podcast recordings for ClobberCast and Parking Lot Test! (and maybe more??)
  • Special guests and friends!
  • If we raise at least $500, we will play as much Deadly Premonition as we can stand! (this seems totally doable and it terrifies me)
  • We’re probably gonna get real tired and loopy at some point and that’ll hopefully be funny!
  • A fun time!

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us on Twitter at @SMOctagon. That’s also a great place to follow us for updates on what we’re doing!


* Technically, NIJC isn’t a non-profit organization, but their parent organization is, Heartland Alliance, and we think that’s close enough to use this cool tagline.

** We are not officially affiliated with any of these organizations! We didn’t even tell them. This is all us bay bee!

*** Receipts for donations will be posted on our Twitter within 24 hours after the end of the stream!

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