Observe the work of a fevered mind.

I ran into all kinds of writers block when I tried to come up with some kind of commentary about Eragon. I don’t know much about the movie other than it’s based off a book that was on the New York Times best-seller list for something like 80 weeks, that the original story was written by some kid when he was 15 or 16 and that if the movie is some kind of mideval fantasy and requires a British actor, Jeremy Irons is contractually obligated to appear in it. My thing with the unicorns was pretty much rooted in my deep-seeded need to take things that are beautiful and ruin them for everyone else. Plus, I just thought the name "Hillstryder" was really cool.

This has been, like… Unicorn Week for me, or something. On Monday, my office had a white elephant gift exchange, so I purchase this good vs. evil unicorn playset from Archie McPhee to give away. The conversation that resulted from the giving of this plastic oddity led to a discussion about the Rankin & Bass production of The Last Unicorn. Things came full circle during Monday night’s talkcast when – completely unprompted – the converstation once again led to The Last Unicorn. Maybe you can figure it out. I have no clue.

Incidentally, if you were unable to join in on Monday night’s talkcast, you can download a copy to listen to at your leisure. Brandon J. Carr, formerly of The Kenmore made another appearance as well as Zach Miller from Joe and Monkey. The three of us shoot the breeze in the second hour. The first hour was pretty much me flying solo, talking about everything from Apocalypto to Rocky Balboa.

I pretty much burned through all of this week’s new releases all the way into the releases lined up for Christmas. That’s okay because I probably won’t be doing another broadcast until the new year. It’ll be enough to juggle the comic, my 9 to 5, the holidays and my family.

A concept that became cemented for me with Monday’s show is that I really need to settle on a name and a format of the show and that I absolutely NEED someone else in the "booth" to bounce things off of. I’ve had a co-host in mind since before I did the first broadcast, but technology issues have prevented it. Until I can get him on board, I think I need to take a hard look at how I’m organizing the show, which areas of conversation I want to cover and then create a schedule and stick to it. I think it would be a much better program if I made it an hour long with segments that repeat from week to week. That way, people know what to expect without having to listen in for so long.

At any rate, it’s a fun little experiment and I’m eager to see where it goes. Remember to download episode two and give me any feedback you have in the review section on the TalkShoe page.

That’s it for Wednesday. Talk to you soon!