Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cracking The Inner Circle Of Brad Meltzer's Decoded

Download The MP3 Here Author Brad Meltzer is back to discuss his brand new novel
The Inner Circle which uncovers the details behind George
Washington's secret intelligence organization created during
the Revolutionary War and in service during his time as President.
Was the organization disbanded, ordoes it continue today?
We also talk about the fine points behind his new History
Channel program, Brad Meltzer's Decoded. The show's
format is part documentary, part reality show, part mystery
solving, with a very entertaining narrative. Brad talks about the challenges of creating a television series in today's
competitive market. Plus we look back at his run on Dark Horse Comics Buffy
The Vampire Slayer penultimate arc TWILIGHT, which
revealed season eight's Big bad, and set the stage for Joss
Whedon's finale.


Nik said...

It's great to hear someone else is enjoying Pluto as much as I did. Check it out, John. It's damn good comics.

DAL said...

In this interview Meltzer talks matter-of-factly about what neat cool things "Big Brother" is doing to the American public. He actually mentions Big Brother in such a casual, listlessly approving manner. In Orwell's 1984, citizens were enlisted to spy on each other. I'm not saying the Department of Homeland Security's "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign is THAT bad. But you gotta at least pause for a moment. Instead, Meltzer just follows along approvingly and even mentions "Big Brother" approvingly. That's scary.

It's so dismaying to hear how Meltzer eats up the petty pride he gets after being shown around Washington. It's shameful how sycophantic that author get-together was. It's like these people are blinded by the celebrity of politicians or something. I'm embarrassed for Neil Gaiman. Who could possibly care about stuffing "official White House napkins" in your clothes? Who cares about gimmicky souvenirs like that? Apparently, a lot of silly, self-important people do.

Our so-called intellectuals have fallen so very far in the last decade. These just aren't serious people anymore. They're obsessed with goofy trivia about Presidential ice cream flavors. The TINIEST amount of deductive reasoning seems like a wacko "conspiracy" to them.

I'm sure this comment will be deleted. But: "If you see something, say something." I saw an alarming amount of sycophantism in this interview, so I decided to say something.