Gone Mobile!

August 27th, 2012

In an effort to make things easier for people to find us, especially in this age of mobile webbing (Sheesh, that’s SO Spider-man of us), we’ve added a mobile version of the site. Now you can find an easier to read version on your mobile devices. We hope. Let us know if this actually works for you.




August 26th, 2012

Puppy in a Monolith… Sort of…

We here at Touching the Monolith want to apologize for the drought in podcasts of late. It’s probably someone’s fault, but we’re not pointing blame, because that would 1) be admitting there’s a problem and 2) admitting that someone caused it. Since 1) there obviously is an issue or some such and 2) it’s no one’s fault really, we’re just going to post this with a sort of Monolith Style cute puppy picture, and hope that no one gets too upset that we lost a couple episodes and haven’t posted a new one in a bit. We will post another soon-ish. I mean, it’s going to be ep 100, so it’ll probably be special or about Doctor Who, right? You all love Doctor Who. Maybe we should come up with a parody and call it Decor Who. How would that sound?


Episode 99 – Bat Monkey Rough

July 22nd, 2012

The Monolith in its new home.

The Monolith is back, and it’s found a new home! We’re getting our feet wet, but it looks like the new laptop works, so we’re going to give it a shot.


Bob touches the Monolith Lejon opens the Monolith

Pimps of the Geek:
Lejon: Dark Knight Rises
Bob: Dark Knight Rises


Holy Cat-Tastrophe, Batman!

June 20th, 2012

Ladies and others who read this site,

We have a bit of bad news. Our main recording platform, an old HP Pavilion laptop, has given up its hard drive to the great spirit in a grand self-sacrifice to save me table space. Or, in other words, “it’s dead, Bob.”

In the process of the hard drive failure, we seem to have lost two unfed episodes. We will attempt, probably quite boldly, to recover the data, but the “click, click, click, SCRAAATCH” sound coming from the drive sort of leaves a bleak impression of what we might be able to pull from the drive. We do plan on taking this up to a professional who has better tools than we do (which is saying quite a bit, really.)

Please stay tuned to the website, and to Facebook for more news. There will be more.


Episode 96 – Pissteries of the Muniverse

May 20th, 2012

Where's Wall-E

In an effort to evolve the podcast, we’ve decided that the show notes should be more complete. So, here’s a summary of what’s in the show:

Yoda Rant.

Doctor Who: is it For Kids – Friendly for Adults or For Adults – Friendly for Kids ~ What went wrong?
The Doctor’s jaunts into C.S. Lewis and Charles Dickens; Clever, Very Clever, doing the Locomotion.

Do Touchers want to be touched by the opening Rant?

Where’s Wall-E. Sonic the Hedgehog, there are many versions.

Hugo Nominees for Dramatic Short Form Presentation – Heavily weighted to Doctor Who. Where was Fringe?
Community: the Hugo Awards episode Explanation. What is The World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon), but more important Where is it?


How it turns out that Lexx is all Kai’s story.

Inception Still  not in 3-D.

Pimps of the Geek:
Lejon: None – Discussion of Total Recall
Bob: None – Discussion of Total Recall


Episode 95 – Craptacular!

May 20th, 2012

The Pocket Ref

The name pretty much says it all, folks.

Pimps of the Geek:
Lejon: Pocket Ref
Bob: Appreciation for the Style of World Building, details in the background


Episode 94 – The Return from Obscurity

April 9th, 2012

Phineas and Ferb

This week Bob and Lejon are all over the place. Literally. You may have noticed that the website has moved… with no fanfare, and we aren’t saying anything about it.

Pimps of the Geek:
Bob: Game of Thrones
Lejon: Phineas and Ferb


Episode 93 – Back, Again

March 4th, 2012

Well, that was a hiatus wasn’t it? We’re back again with a game that Bob came up with, and it makes this ep important to listen to, too.

Pimps of the Geek:
Bob: Attack the Block
Lejon: Soap


Episode 92 – Doctor Meh

January 22nd, 2012



This week, Bob and Lejon rip the Doctor Who 2011 Christmas Episode to shreds. They’re brutal. But you’ll like it anyway.

Pimps of the Geek:
Lejon: WebMage series by Kelly McCullough
Bob: Sherlock


Episode 91 – Christmas Shopping Horror

December 18th, 2011

Christmas Zombie

This week, Bob and Lejon relay tails of bad shopping experiences during the Christmas season. Yeah, don’t let this stuff happen to you.

No Pimps this week. We forgot.