Thanks for all the well wishes in light of our hiatus and I’ll give you a quick update on things. I had actually anticipated coming back to do our annual “Best Of” show at year-end, but as January rolls on, I don’t think that’ll be happening. So…*drum roll*….here’s my list for 2011!
Best of Podcasts
1. Uncanny X-Cast
2. The Basketball Jones
3. The Jalen Rose Podcast (via Grantland)
5. Paperkeg West
Best of Comics (or at least what I read in 2011)
1. EmiTown (Emi Lenox, Image)
2. American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest (Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy, Vertigo)
3. Fantastic Four / FF (Jonathan Hickman, Marvel)
4. Animal Man (Jeff Lemire, Travel Foreman, DC)
5. Detective Comics (Scott Snyder, Jock/Francavilla, DC)
6. Uncanny X-Force (Rick Remender, Jerome Opena, Marvel)
7. Who Is Jake Ellis (Nathan Edmondson, Tonci Zonjic, Image)
8. Batwoman (JH Williams III, DC)
9. Chew (John Layman, Rob Guillory, Image)
10. Batgirl (Bryan Q Miller, DC)
Best of Music
1. The Lonely Island – Turtleneck and Chain
2. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
3. Mates of State – Mountaintops
4. Beirut – The Rip Tide
5. Jay-Z / Kanye West – Watch the Throne
6. Big KRIT – Return of 4Eva
7. tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l
8. My Morning Jacket – Circuital
9. My Brightest Diamond – All Things Will Unwind
10. Ellie Goulding – Lights
Best of TV
1. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
2. Homeland (Showtime)
3. Breaking Bad (AMC)
4. Top Chef – All Stars (Bravo)
5. Community (NBC)
6. Children’s Hospital (Adult Swim)
7. Game of Thrones (HBO)
8. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
9. Modern Family (ABC)
10. Numbers Never Lie (ESPN)
Today, I officially cancelled my Libsyn account. This era of Kwok Talk has come to a close.
Thanks to all who have supported the show over the years. It makes me laugh that for over five years people found my ramblings worthwhile to download. Thankfully comics have taught us that no one stay dead and I already have ideas for the podcast’s return.
It won’t be soon. It won’t be on iTunes. It won’t be delivered in the traditional podcast format. You’ve seen the show reinvent itself several times over already and the next stage intends on being another step forward.
Thanks again for downloading, listening, contributing all this time. We’ll be back eventually, I promise.
In honor of our new Facebook page, I thought I’d have a quick giveaway contest for our listeners.
Would you like to win a copy of Superman/Batman #81 signed by the acclaimed Cullen Bunn?
Here’s the deal:
1. Go to our Facebook page and “Like” the show
2. In the post for the contest, leave a comment listing your favorite Cullen Bunn work.
3. You’re done! We’ll select a winner from all entries submitted by 5:00PM this Wed (7/13)!
Kwok Talk – S06E08 – Summer Vacation
Featuring: Okkervil River | Lonely Island | American Vampire | tUnE-YarDs | Parks & Recreation
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