Comic Geek Speak is trying to kill me. The rule for these workout reviews is that I listen to an entire podcast episode while I’m at the gym. Usually I can get an entire episode, sometimes two, in during my normal workout time. With Comic Geek Speak regularly running over an hour and a half, I knew some achy joints were in my future.
After two episodes of Comic Geek Speak, I can squeeze into my skinny jeans. But, my legs hurt so much I can’t move, which defeats the purpose of the skinny jeans!
I first listened to episode 231, which ran about an hour and forty minutes (that’s an arc trainer, a treadmill, and an exer-cycle). The CGS guys went through Diamond Previews page by page and then had a discussion with a comic retailer.
This wasn’t the best episode to catch: it was kind of like listening to the Farm Report for comics and I wound up paying more attention to ESPN’s NCAA coverage on mute.
I was in some pain, but still able to move after the first day and wanted to give CGS another shot, so I listened to episode 232 the next day. For two hours.
Most of the episode was an interview and discussion with Matt Fraction, who writes Cassanova and The Immortal Iron Fist and totally had my attention for the entire two hours. I was responding, out loud, to the discussion as if the guys could hear me. People started staring. Then I laughed out loud several times, and even my little old man friend who can’t hear started shrinking away. He’s like 80 years old and tips his hat to everyone. He was my buddy. Now he’s afraid.
So, Comic Geek Speak, I like your podcast, but after three and a half hours at the gym over two days, even my eyelids hurt. I pulled a muscle in my butt that I didn’t even know I had (the muscle, not my butt. That’s kind of hard to ignore). I’m just going to slump on the floor in my skinny jeans, eating ice cream and reading comics until I can move again.
Calories burned: 1563
Comic Geek Speak has new episodes three times a week. You can listen to the podcast on their website. Comic Geek Speak is also available on iTunes.