The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR #36: Andy Swart and Forgotten Gems of the 90s!

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In this very special episode WGVH host DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by WGVH listener, Viewer Mailer, former coworker and old friend ANDY SWART!

FIRST: Danno and Andy play a decades worth of catch-up and discuss the wild and wacky world of behind the scenes production of a HOME SHOPPING NETWORK, where the boys met.

NEXT: Danno and Andy have some UNO HITTRES including SAVING MR BANKS, UPSTREAM COLOR, PRISONERS, THE WIRE, and AMERICAN HUSTLE.

FINALLY: Swart and Danno look back at the entire decade of the 90’s and pick out their favorite forgotten gems, including: COBB, DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, SHORT TIME, LA STORY, A PERFECT WORLD, THE KISS OF DEATH, WAYNE’S WORLD 2, DEMON KNIGHT, and many, MANY more!

Thank you sooo much to Andy for wasting the nicest Sunday in months to do this little program.


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  1. Rafe Guttman says:

    Swart was great last week. Who needs a laughtrack with that dude?

    My thoughts on Her

    Allow me to preface this missive by declaring my hypocrisy. I rail against our dying sense of community with e-mails and internet comments. I am a Luddite armed with a laptop. For it is better to be a lonely, miserable slave to the machine than a free man with hunger and privation as constant companions. Besides, there is no stopping this train bound for the technological singularity without derailing it.

    This brings me to my destination for today: Spike Jonze’s “Her.” Jonze has taken the hackneyed dystopian metropolis of the future and sterilized it with the antiseptic sting of light. This is no Bartertown. The future has never looked so clean. Usually, science fiction predicts pestilence for the earth and forces our gaze skyward to avoid the stench. Our future rests in conquering the vast expanse of outer space, it assures us. Jonze, to his credit, knows the last frontier is not in the stars but in the servers.

    The future LA depicted in Her is densely peopled but isn’t crowded. Each man and woman exists inside a wifi bubble, an electromagnetic womb with hand-held devices acting as umbilical cords. Most importantly, there’s room enough not to be physically touched by others.

    By worshiping our gadgets we have crowded out reverence for our fellow men. This transcends cell phone protocol. Western man has wed “mechanical brides” before. Our love of the machine sanctified labor, Adam’s punishment, and helped spring the Malthusian trap. Today, with tools too complicated to comprehend, we risk emulating gadgets not just for what they do but for what they are.

    Our devices have evolved beyond pangs of jealousy and envy. They have no desire for recognition. Those id-like flaws, symbolized by the foul-mouthed impish video game character, must be jettisoned for the enlightened few’s ascent to a heaven where our OS will be waiting for us. But it is that very emotional baggage that makes us human. It is our most precious cargo. It is the Promethean fire of creation. Without it, we are lifeless lumps of clay.

    This flame may need dampening but must never be extinguished. It sparks us to risk life and fortune when it is least practical. A machine may be programmed to save its master, but even a dog needs no such instructions.

    | Reply Posted January 24, 2014, 1:23 pm


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