Category Archives: announcement

Sometimes we need to tell you about what’s happening with the podcast or just our site in general. That’s what you’ll find in “Announcements”.

Surprise Paintball

Here is our first pitch competition entry, from ActualChad Productions:

Surprise Paintball pitch

Surprise Paintball pitch

Pitch Yourself a Crumpler Beanbag

It’s time to talk about the Boxcutters/Crumpler Beanbag Competition.

We’re asking you to come up with a pitch for a new TV show. That pitch must contain audio and or visual components because the greatest way to get someone interested in your idea is to show people.

You can enter from anywhere in the world. Boxcutters love knows no arbitrary borders.

Entries must be submitted by October 31st but we’ll have a couple of rounds of advice/criticism by real television producers FROM TELEVISION, so get your entries in as soon as possible to have your pitch featured in those episodes.

You can submit your pitch in any way you think best gets its ideas across and gets to us. You can always email us to ask us any questions or generally get our attention.

If you just want to snail-mail us your pitch, send it to:

c/- 3RRR
PO Box 2145
Brunswick East
VIC 3057

The winner will be chosen on inventiveness, creativity, entertainment value and viability of pitch, as selected by a panel consisting of the Boxcutters hosts and some celebrity judges, possibly of questionable celebrity status (just like on Dancing with the Stars).

All entries must include your name, phone number, email and postage address. We are not able to return physical entries unless accompanied by correct postage and self addressed envelopes (just like on the Early-Bird Show).

By sending us your pitch you give Boxcutters the right to use your entry to promote the podcast or the competition. Unless otherwise noted, work will be attributed by the name on your entry (just like your name or something).

Boxcutters reserves the right to add to the conditions of entry as holes start to appear and things we hadn’t yet thought of become apparent (just like you have come to expect from our lack of preparedness).

Happy pitching!

Sopranos Vanity Fair Article

Whoops. I just realised that during Episode 89 I mentioned a recent article published about the Sopranos.

This article appeared in Vanity Fair and not in Variety as slipped through my unfiltered mouth.

Apologies to all involved.

New enhancement at your service

Don’t you wish, when you write a comment on a post, that you didn’t have to go back to the page to see if anyone has replied to your comment. Well dream no more, my Boxcutting siblings.

When you write a comment, you’ll see a subtle checkbox underneath the comments area which allows you to ‘Notify me of followup comments via e-mail’. To receive an email whenever someone adds to the comments on a post you’ve contributed to, just click the checkbox before hitting the Post button.

Once you have an updater set, you’ll see a link to manage your subscriptions and your email details where the messages get sent.


The RSS Feeds Have Changed

Recent changes to parts of the blog that you don’t usually see (people in the know might call it the back-end) have meant that our RSS feeds have changed.

You can now find the blog feed at

The comments feed is at

Sorry for the confusion.

Just the Pork, Ma’am

Our server issue may have left you with episode 84 running to only 1 hour 5 minutes. The full show goes to 1:10:48.

If you’d like to download just the bit that you missed, here it is:
Direct Download

iTunes seems to be a mite recalcitrant about re-downloading podcast shows – there’s no way I can figure out to make it get the full show again – so, for iTunes users, the news, once again, isn’t good.


The Blog

Just a quick housekeeping update…

I’ve just upgraded the WordPress install to 2.0.10 – from 2.0.4 (who knew if you didn’t pay attention for a couple of weeks they’d release 6 new upgrades?) – but I don’t think there should be too much difference for readers. If anyone has a problem, let us know on the usual email. I think I’ve updated the permissions for all the right directories that need it but I may have missed something – hey, it’s happened before.

The other thing is that I’ve adjusted a setting in the admin section so we shouldn’t be seeing any more pingbacks in the comments sections. Mostly they were spam anyways – with a few in just the last few days so maybe we’d popped up on the radar for those pingback comment spamming arseholes – so there should be very little loss there.

That is all.


Lost Experience / AI

My mistake… The online world created around the timeframe of the Kubrick/Spielberg film, AI, was called The Beast and not the Monster.

Still, it was much, much better than what we’ve seen of the Lost Experience. Perhaps it had something to do with the cool factor of being able to discover the game without the “come on everybody, here’s a mystery phone number and a FANTASTIC game you’re going to LOVE!” we’ve seen with Lost. And it was much more of a community effort to solve the puzzles and put the pieces together.

Here’s the Wiki and Sean Stewart’s (head writer) description.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Yes, we said it was the new Aaron Spelling show but we meant it’s the new Aaron Sorkin show.

Sorry for the slip up.

Update on The Surgeon

I mistakenly mentioned that Craig Melville was the director of the first three episodes of The Surgeon. It was actually Matthew Saville.

My apologies to all those affected.

(But really, you can see how a mistake like that can be made.)