Ep88: Beyond The Rusty Gates

Feb 24, 2016 | Podcast episode

In this episode: In this episode Heyzen talks about his bad tech week. Gravity Falls ends and Alex Hirsch (#HirschOnPodketeers) leaves fans of the Pines twins with one final mystery. Deadpool speaks to Javier and breaks all sorts or records. The new menu at the River Belle Terrace and we may soon be able to visit Walt Disney World from the comfort of our own Google Maps.

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Gravity Falls fans collectively cried after saying good-bye (for now) to the Pines twins after a 40 episode run. The final episode of Gravity Falls did a great job of taking elements from all of the story lines throughout the series and wrapping them up in a nice little ball of awesome. Through the series, one of the major themes was the use of ciphers which included Caesar, Atbash, and Alphanumeric Substation ciphers. These ciphers could be found in almost anything including the opening and closing credits. The ciphers in the closing credits looked similar to the one below:

bill_cipher

By the end of the show we could see how they all came together as part of a much bigger picture:

gravity_falls_ciphers_combined

As of the release of this post/episode one thing still remains a mystery: the statue.

At the end of the credits we saw a short video clip with a “real-life” statue of Bill Cipher (below). The speculation that this statue might be something you can search for was only fueled when fans discovered a cipher on the back seat of the bus that Dipper and Mabel were heading back home on which read:

ZMFUIGV PSHP IGK AGTAYAG TRMNE VVGSQW KLE JOJXUGIMWZ

This required the Vigenère keyphrase “HIDDEN DEEP WITHIN THE WOODS A BURIED TREASURE WAITS” to decode. Decoded, it read:

SECRETS LOST AND STATUES FOUND BEYOND THE RUSTY GATES

There is currently a mega-thread on Reddit where Gravity Falls fans are banding together to find the mysterious Bill Cipher statue. if you want to read through the thread, you can find it here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/gravityfalls/comments/46aosi/bill_cipher_statue_hunt_megathread/

Is the statue made up? Could it be in Piedmont, CA like we mentioned in this episode at the childhood home of Alex Hirsch? Many loyal fans would like to know.

bill-cipher-statue-end


deadpool-breakingrecords

Deadpool has been an unstoppable money-making force since it was released Valentine’s day weekend. Forbes recently published an article with some of the records that were (and weren’t broken) by Deadpool on it’s opening weekend:

  • Biggest R-rated opening weekend
  • Biggest opening weekend for a first-time director
  • Biggest Friday-Sunday opening weekend from a long weekend
  • Biggest 20th Century Fox debut ever
  • Biggest R-rated Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Biggest R-rated Monday
  • Biggest February opening weekend
  • Biggest opening weekend for Ryan Reynolds
  • Biggest R-rated comic book superhero movie ever
  • Biggest X-Men debut ever
  • 2nd Biggest R-rated comic book movie
  • 2nd (or 3rd?) Biggest non-sequel opening weekend
  • 7th Biggest comic book superhero opening weekend
  • 7th Biggest long holiday opening weekend
  • 8th Biggest non-summer opening weekend
  • 17th Biggest opening weekend of all time
  • 17th Biggest 4-day gross
  • 35th Biggest R-rated grosser ever
  • 37th Biggest comic book superhero movie of all time
  • 289th Biggest grossing movie ever

That’s a long list of accomplishments! It even broke the $12.3 million opening weekend total recently held by ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ by rounding out at about $13.1 million in Russia. Now knowing that R-rated superhero movies can do well, are in we in for a bunch of copycats? Let’s hope that studios don’t force the R-rating thinking it’ll make the movie better instead of actually creating a good story with characters you can connect with.

The entire article can be read here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2016/02/16/deadpool-box-office-the-records-it-broke-and-didnt-break/#132f03a67fbd


The River Belle Terrace has now been converted to a table-service restaurant and the menu has been updated to include updated BBQ items from (the now closed) Big Thunder Ranch. According to Heyzen, the food was very good so taste wise you were okay. The menu seemed to be a bit disappointing considering that most of its main items were sandwiches but we’ll get to that shortly. Here are the (non-kids) menu items being offered:

  • Creamy Pimento Cheese Dip – $10
  • Grilled and Chilled Shrimp – $12
  • House Salad – $6
  • River Belle’s Chopped Salad – $19
  • Terrace Wedge – $19
  • Pork Spareribs – $23
  • Oven-Roasted Sausage Link Combo – $20
  • Fried Chicken Sandwhich – $20
  • Half Chicken – $21
  • Catch of the Day – $22
  • BBQ Tofu – $19
  • Pulled Pork Sandwhich – $20
  • Beef Brisket Sandwhich – $21
  • Maple, Apple, and Bacon Bundt Cake -$8
  • Fried Cheesecake – $8
  • Butterscotch Pudding Parfait – $7

river-belle-terrace

Complimentary

 

House Salad - $6

House Salad – $6

 

Pulled Pork Sandwhich - $20

Pulled Pork Sandwhich – $20

 

river-belle-pork-spareribs

Pork Spareribs – $23

Until next time! °o°

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2 Comments

  1. Sam

    I have to give Deadpool a second shot. First time around, my girlfriend and I sat there trying to figure out what went wrong for the both of us. We couldn’t figure out what we liked about it and we couldn’t figure out what we disliked about it. All we know is that we just weren’t a big fan. Personally, the amount of hype just wasn’t worth it. Watching the movie, the action scenes were decent, but the time-line was extremely jumpy, making it almost difficult to understand whats going on. I do have to give Reynolds props, he finally released a superhero film that fits his personality. I’ll give the movie a second shot, but, maybe i’ll wait for OD, Netflix or Redbox before that happens.

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    • Heyzen

      Interesting. I hadn’t really heard this point of view yet. Usually when I fall in the center like that I can pick out one or two things that will sway me over to one side or the other. I don’t think I’ve ever fallen that hard in the middle after watching a movie that I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not. Let us know how you both felt after watching it again.

      I totally agree about Ryan Reynolds finally finding a good fit. We feel this is definitely the movie that will finally put him in “movie star” status.

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