Comments on: Pseudopod 057: Tenant’s Rights http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/ The Sound of Horror. Pseudopod is the world's first audio horror magazine. We deliver bone-chilling stories from today's most talented authors straight to ears. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 09:38:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Nathaniel Lee http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-202579 Sat, 25 Jul 2009 09:35:07 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-202579 So… after watching the insects eat Lance alive, he decides to go and open the drawer where he seeded them all?

I dunno. I started “skimming” this one about halfway through, jumping ahead a minute or two at a time. I might have been able to finish it if I were reading it, but it just took so long to get through read aloud. The humor is in the obviousness and the stereotypes, and I just didn’t have enough patience to sit through it when I didn’t care at all what happened to anyone in the story.

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By: Abramovicl http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-146275 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 02:16:08 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-146275 Hi , i have some questions about you desing
maybe you can give designer contacts?

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By: GROORIAMYGYPE http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-121201 Thu, 23 Oct 2008 15:52:55 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-121201 There was this guy see.
He wasn’t very bright and he reached his adult life without ever having learned “the facts”.
Somehow, it gets to be his wedding day.
While he is walking down the isle, his father tugs his sleeve and says,

“Son, when you get to the hotel room…Call me”

Hours later he gets to the hotel room with his beautiful blushing bride and he calls his father,

“Dad, we are the hotel, what do I do?”

“O.K. Son, listen up, take off your clothes and get in the bed, then she should take off her clothes and get in the bed, if not help her. Then either way, ah, call me”

A few moments later…

“Dad we took off our clothes and we are in the bed, what do I do?”

O.K. Son, listen up. Move real close to her and she should move real close to you, and then… Ah, call me.”

A few moments later…

“DAD! WE TOOK OFF OUR CLOTHES, GOT IN THE BED AND MOVED REAL CLOSE, WHAT DO I DO???”

“O.K. Son, Listen up, this is the most important part. Stick the long part of your body into the place where she goes to the bathroom.”

A few moments later…

“Dad, I’ve got my foot in the toilet, what do I do?”

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By: Peter K. http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-10649 Sun, 16 Dec 2007 16:54:05 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-10649 This story was terrible, terrible!

Ok, maybe it wasn’t that bad. It was just too effective in it’s squickyness for me.

It was funny and I kept wanting to laugh, but then the image of vermin painfully running around inside the nads just kept me cringing instead.

Loved the dialog at the end though. Perfect hair, something I think we can all aspire to.

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By: Chris B http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-9766 Mon, 26 Nov 2007 05:41:16 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-9766 Didn’t really see the humor in it till I started reading the comments. The characters were quite over the top and the James Bondesque roommate was odd.

The idea of creepy crawling things hatching under the skin is just too gross and scary for me. It’s so close to reality that I just don’t like to think about it.

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By: thelastsnail http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-9435 Mon, 19 Nov 2007 22:14:51 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-9435 Sporks, Alasdair is not Australian, the Isle of Man is part of the British Isles.

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By: Pamela Hayes http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-7058 Wed, 24 Oct 2007 00:07:50 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-7058 One of my favorites yet – funny, creepy-crawly. I am GLAD I couldn’t identify with the characters too much – it would have lost the comedic horror effect and would have been to horrible to listen to should the characters have been sympathetic. Everyone seems to get what they deserve in this one.

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By: Sporks http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-6742 Fri, 19 Oct 2007 10:21:44 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-6742 Why did you run this sub-par escapepod comedic fantasy yarn on this horror podcast? Why did you have an Australian read a story set in America? Was it to balance the mispronunciations from that prior story set in Australia read by an American? Depends is read as d?-p?nd’ in American English, not as in the opposite of the shallow end of a backyard swimming pool.

They story itself was weak, and hyper-focused on ultra-stereotypes as the super rigid cardboard against which the characters were projected by a second hand slide projector. Oh, and not scary in the least. I felt no sympathy for the vain boy, so I couldn’t be creeped out when he was suffering, or when the nutjob was putting off the hospital visit for clearance to remain in the apartment. I felt nothing for any of them at all.

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By: Vee http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-6255 Tue, 09 Oct 2007 05:31:25 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-6255 Amazing… I’ve been a faithful listener of Pseudopod since the very first episode, and until this ep, I was able to say that I’d listened to EVERY SINGLE one.

No more… I couldn’t finish this one, it creeped me out TOOO much. I had to stop it with about 8 minutes remaining.

Still a great story, and very well read. Congrats guys on finally finding one that even I couldn’t listen to. ^_^

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By: Loren http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-6086 Sat, 06 Oct 2007 16:48:04 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-6086 I found it prety funny, but i couldnt stand the, um, self mutilation, either it was way to descriptive or i have a active imagination, either way it almost made me puke. other then that the story had me laughing out loud, and rewashing my underwear just to be safe.

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By: Coco http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5997 Fri, 05 Oct 2007 09:00:27 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5997 absolutely one of my favorites, at least in terms of pure entertainment value. not exactly scary, but a wonderful blend of funny and horrifying that kept me fully invested the whole time. follow it up with a couple more this or Toothache, and i can pretend Dead Dog never happened.

oh, and alasdair was brilliant, he needs to read all the time now.

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By: Kimberly http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5963 Thu, 04 Oct 2007 18:33:10 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5963 Still suffering from a major case of the creepy-crawlies…! Albert was insanely hilarious; loved it.

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By: justaJoe http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5925 Thu, 04 Oct 2007 00:36:22 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5925 “ouch”

That’s all I wanted to say.

justaJ0e
Co-Producer – “The Cup Car Update”
http://www.cupcarupdate.com

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By: Clive http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5907 Wed, 03 Oct 2007 18:10:04 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5907 One of my favorite Pseudopods so far. Absolutely hilarious. I am trying to catch up on old episodes and so I listened to this one and “What Dead People Should Do” back to back. My sides are still hurting.

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By: Chris http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5906 Wed, 03 Oct 2007 15:44:19 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5906 I think Alasdair was the perfect reader for this story. I laughed, gross as it was, but it sort of trailed at the end…

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By: Veronica http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5847 Tue, 02 Oct 2007 18:26:00 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5847 Computerking, I see what you are saying but it didn’t bother me. The ridiculous stereotypes were OK because it was obvious that that were intentional, iykwim.

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By: Rob http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5808 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 21:18:32 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5808 Is it just me, or did it seem like Alardair was trying to read this story at mach 5?

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By: ComputerKing http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5799 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 17:25:00 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5799 I feel weird being the voice of dissention, but I didn’t like the story as a whole.
I thought the descriptions were perfectly creepy, and the concept of gigantic crablice (Or similar) is great, if itch-inspiring.

It’s the characters I didn’t like. Albert was myopically crazy, not even sane enough to realize he’s not invited to a dinner. Was Grammy so deaf that she couldn’t hear people tell her to get a hearing aid? Gramp-Gramps was a predictable jerk, but totally oblivious to lance’s skin literally crawling in front of him at the end. The girl was forgettable, but that wasn’t really a flaw in the story.

And Lance. The typical, egocentric, mani-pedi, body-sculpting stereotype. I can stand the hour of primping bad hair. I can stand him talking to himself in the mirror. I can even stand him trying to get through the dinner when all he had was an itch. But when he’s raking his balls with a fork, and enduring random pain and discomfort without calling the whole thing off and going to a Doctor, it’s too much. And then cutting himself like an Emo-boy on a bender, and going all Sigler on his infested Johnson?!?!

I don’t see that his suffering could have pushed him that far that fast, without him at the least calling a doctor before getting the steak knife.

There was a lot to like in the story, but I didn’t like any of the characers in it.

Sorry to be the heavy today.

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By: Nuchtchas http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5778 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 07:42:15 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5778 Oh my gosh, this creeped me out, scared me, had me scratching and all of the above. I was screaming in my car, gasping and just squealing in pain. I loved the descriptives of the different characters, Lance and Albert were both so complete, but what the hell, how did Albert have Lance’s part at the end? So confused by that, but I was very glad I was along and no one could watch me spazing out

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By: Zippy Wonderdog http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5743 Sun, 30 Sep 2007 02:23:07 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5743 Sheer comedy, I laughed and laughed.
Yet for all it was a great story it was so funny it pretty much smothered the horror in my opinion.
Maybe you should start another podcast that focuses on comedy, you could call it Compod or something…

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By: Veronica http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5714 Sat, 29 Sep 2007 00:25:25 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5714 I agree this one was great. Seriously funny and totally gross. Loved it!!

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By: Baxter http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5704 Fri, 28 Sep 2007 14:20:09 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5704 Fantastic!!!!
Best Pseudopod ever!!!
Really needs to be filmed!!!
Maybe we can talk the guys at Stranger Things into it!

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By: Tom Cagley http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5697 Fri, 28 Sep 2007 11:46:43 +0000 http://pseudopod.org/2007/09/28/pseudopod-057-tenants-rights/#comment-5697 I laughed outloud (frightening my family) while taking all of my underwear back to the washing machine at a precaution. Horror with more than a sprinkling of humor from the silver alchmist’s mixing bowl.

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