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It’s happened again… another 42-seconds are unaccounted for. Again, the show itself is intact, no glitches or dropped portions. Just not the full hour. So, I’ll continue to try and figure out what’s going on, in the meantime, let me tell you about what’s going on with today’s show.
Dennis, Jabari and I beamed into the free midnight movie put on by local Vegas comic shop, Maximum Comics and the AMC Theaters formerly known as Rave. This month they showed STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN. It seems I jumped the phaser when I said TNG’s “Best of Both Worlds” Fathom event would be the last time I saw REAL STAR TREK on the big screen. And given it was in theaters in 1982, none of us were born yet so it was a great opportunity to see one of the highest regarded Treks in a theater.
This coincides nicely with news that several of the Alpha Quadrants best colognes are back at the STAR TREK website. They include three scents for the fellas — Tiberius, Sulu and Red Shirt. And for the ladies, Pon Farr.
We’ve got two listener voice messages this week. Keep ‘em coming everybody. We love hearing from you, literally. One poses some pet questions in the form of song and the other makes a few requests. We’re more than happy to oblige.
The New DVD Releases this week are nothing to write home about. The show is a little slow getting started and these lackluster titles coming Tuesday don’t help much.
We pick up steam though with our first story of the night, Amazon Originals! The company (with which we’re an associate) has launched AmazonOriginals.com. And on the site they’re showing off all 14 of the pilots for exclusive shows produced by their internal production studio. I list a few of them and talk for a bit about the three I watched. They’re available to stream for free to Amazon Prime customers.
These shows are the first step toward a much bigger TV presence by Amazon. There’s news that the online retailer is putting together its own set-top box. Not sure what it’ll look like or how big it’ll be, but hopefully it’ll stack nicely on top of your Roku, Apple TV, Boxee, WD Play and whatever two of the three game consoles you likely own. We’re all big Amazon.com fans, but this just seems unnecessary. Do we really need ANOTHER streaming box? After all, there’s already an Amazon channel on the Roku. And I’m sure some of these other devices and smart TVs have one too. On the other hand, this could offer some interesting integration. Imagine shopping Amazon on your TV. Buying products shown in movies with a quick click of the remote. These ideas displease Charlie. You’ll hear all about it. And we want to hear from you. Would you be interested in buying an Amazon streaming box? Vote now on the We Ask You Poll and we’ll have the results on next week’s show.
This talk of Amazon shows and Amazon-branded set-tops launches an entirely new conversation. Kids and their parents using TV as a babysitter. Kids and their inability to work a device. Parents and their inability to teach the kids how to work said device. The amount of kid friendly content on services like Netflix. All of this is covered. By the way, there is a ton of kids’ content on Netflix. Parents just need to take a minute and learn how to access it. In the midst of this discussion we also learn what would happen when you told Dennis’ dad that you were bored as a kid.
Fast food comes up a lot on this show. Sometimes in a good light, usually in a bad one. And this is one of those bad ones. Comedy Central’s TOSH.0 Blog posted a list of some of the most disgusting menu items from well known chains around the world. From pizzas with hot dog crust, to what looks like a Little Debbie Snack Pie filled with tuna. There’s something for everyone… to be grossed out by. I pose the question to the guys, of all the items on the list, which would you eat if there was a gun to your head.
And in Breaking News we meet a man who eats something even less appetizing than the shit on that fast food list. And we meet a man who blew through all of his life savings and has nothing to show for it but a racist stuffed banana.
Sheesh… maybe it’s better we don’t have those 42-seconds.
Buy “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on DVD
Star Trek Shop
AmazonOriginals.com – Check out the 14 pilots from Amazon Studios.
Bloomberg: Amazon Said to Plan TV Set-Top Box for Streaming Video
Tosh.0: 10 Gross Fast-Food Items That Will Defeat Your Liver
Mandatory.com: The Grossest Fast-Food From Around The World
WBZ-TV: NH Man Loses Life Savings On Carnival Game
TLC’s “My Crazy Obsession”
Heard In This Week’s Open:
New DVD Releases for Tuesday, May 7th:
Jack Reacher (2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Fringe (Season 5)
Jesus Christ Superstar [Blu-ray]
Flashpoint (Season 5)
30 Rock (Season 7)
Royal Pains (Season 4)
Gamer 3D [3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray + UltraViolet]
This is another energetic show. I finally got the chance to unveil our STAR TREK-themed open. I’d been holding onto it, waiting for the perfect time to debut it. And this week was it! I went to a Fathom Event last Thursday featuring a screening of the most famous of TNG episodes, “The Best of Both Worlds”. In celebration of the series being remastered on Blu-ray they re-edited the two-parter into a feature length film and presented it along with a behind-the-scenes documentary and a blooper reel. I knew I’d be flapping my jaw about it on the show, so I made a few notes — good and bad — as I watched the stunning HD version of my all-time favorite TV show and I share them today.
And we’re pleased to inform you all that Twinkies WILL be back. We were certain they would be. Such an iconic brand will not go quietly into the night. In early March, Hostess was purchased by Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Company. They paid $410-million… that’s a lotta dough for some dough. The new owners also own Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and Vlasic Pickles. Lets hope Twinkies don’t go hipster, or they come out with cream filled pickles. Although, there may be an untapped market of pregnant ladies that would be all over that… the pickles, not the beer. Anyway, Hostess plans to reopen its Kansas bakery along with those in Georgia, Indiana and Illinois. They hope to have the flagship junk food back on store shelves by July.
Gwyneth Paltrow has been named People Magazine’s most beautiful woman of 2013. As you can imagine, this drums up quite a bit of discussion on the show. We love lists and the ladies, and we love picking shit apart when we don’t agree with it. This is one of those times. We’re confused as to what the qualifications are for this list. Who decides who goes on it? My guess is a late night staff meeting at People headquarters fueled by room temperature coffee and mediocre Chinese takeout makes up the panel of judges. This leads to a question of who else is on this list.
While Dennis works to find said list, we move on to news that Nintendo is releasing a sequel to THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST. Now for those of you who grew up on a Super Nintendo, you know this game. In my opinion, it is the best Zelda game out there. Full disclosure, I’ve only played two others and that new Zelda mini-game that comes with the Wii U. The game will be available on the 3DS and will take full advantage of the stereoscopic screen sure to blur your vision or make you barf all over your couch. This story gets very little commentary as Dennis reverts back to the People Magazine one after finding the top-10 list online. On the list is Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child. Charlie evidently had never seen her and seemed quite smitten with her.
Sad news from Comedy Central. They’ve decided not to renew FUTURAMA for another season. Apparently they’d rather use that chunk of the budget for their other quality programming like, THE JESELNIK OFFENSIVE. Creator Matt Groening and David X. Cohen the executive producer seem cool with the cancellation. They’re just happy the show was revived for a few more seasons. And Groening holds out some hope. They plan to shop the show around to other channels.
And that’s perfect because FX is in the market for new animated shows. They’re owned by Fox just like FUTURAMA so it’s a natural fit! I guess we’ll see what happens. FX does have a new animated show produced by Seth Rogen on the way. It’s based on Bigfoot’s memoirs. Yep, you read that right. Tune-in for the details!
Finally, last week we talked about Fundawear, the vibrating underwear you can control from your iPhone. Now we’ve got another company making women’s underwear for men. Yep, you read that right too. HommeMystere thinks there’s a market for men who want to wear ladies lingerie. And they’re right. The website, available in the Show Links, is bizarre to say the least. The teddies and panties and G-Strings are very feminine looking coming with lace trim and in colors like purple and pink, but scroll down and you’ll notice they’ve been tailored to ‘accommodate’ a man. The site is full of images of male models nonchalantly posing in the nighties and also has a promotional video where a man puts one on under his normal clothes and even stands next to his girlfriend where they compare their panties in the mirror. This raises a lot of questions, but there’s only time for one on this show… who has ever tried on the opposite sex’s underwear? Guess who in our group has done this? If you’ve got a funny story relating to this that you’d like to share, send us an E-Mail.
EW.com: ‘Futurama’ to end seven-season run on Sept. 4
Buy “In Me Own Words: The Autobiography of Bigfoot”
Buy “Me Write Book: It Bigfoot Memoir”
Buy “Bigfoot: I Not Dead”
AmazonOriginals.com – Check out the 14 pilots from Amazon Studios.
Bloomberg: Amazon Said to Plan TV Set-Top Box for Streaming Video
HommeMystere – Lingerie tailored for men.
New DVD Releases for Tuesday, April 30th:
Silver Linings Playbook
Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 3) [Blu-ray]
The Guilt Trip
The Vampire Lovers [Blu-ray]
Patlabor (OVA) [Blu-ray]
Fairy Tail: Collection One (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection
Even without those missing seconds we manage to cram in quite a bit of infotainment from the past week making this a pretty rowdy show. We have an impromptu taste testing of Samuel Adams’ Grumpy Munk, Tasman Red and Dark Depths IPAs. And former Alaska Gubernatorial quitter, Sarah Palin makes a surprise appearance on the show with few words of wisdom. But that’s not all! We make fun of Ryan Lochte for a minute, Dog the Bounty Hunter and his busty wife Beth and we decide to run for office on the show. Hopefully Dennis finds the time to plan out the first Who Asked You? election. We don’t know what office we’ll be running for, but we do know we’ll be running against each other and we’ll do a debate on the show. Hopefully this actually happens.
Something else actually happening is the remake of the 1985 classic, WEIRD SCIENCE starring Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith. The announcement just came down, so there’s no cast, director or release date yet. But Joel Silver, who worked on the original, is producing the re-imaging. They say the comedy will be different from the first. It’ll be much more ‘edgier’ like THE HANGOVER. We’ve got some thoughts on this.
The movie theater business has a lot of acronyms. You’ve got NATO, UDITOA, CBG and DCI just to name a few. These letters are all teaming up to convert around 100 of the nation’s drive-in theaters to digital projection. And in true Who Asked You? deviation fashion, this leads to a conversation about Janet Jackson’s tits. Tune-in to find out how!
And the results of a new study tell us what we already knew. The size of a dude’s junk DOES matter. At least, in Australia it does. Scientists there polled just over 100 women showing them computer generated male figures with flaccid penises. The figures, gray in color and completely featureless, ranged in height, weight, proportion and… length. In all, women liked a guy with a good shoulder-to-hip ratio. Women who were taller also preferred a taller fella. But those aren’t the only results they came up with.
Also in Australia, Durex, the condom company, is working on some pretty high-tech undies. Called Fundawear, the undergarments are still in development. They feature small vibrating actuators strategically placed within the fabric that are controlled by an iPhone app. There’s a bra and panties for her and a pair of boxer briefs for him. The app is touch and pressure sensitive, so the more and harder you press, the more your partner is going to feel it. We run wild with a number of scenarios involving the Fundawear. Don’t miss it!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s back to figuring out where those 42-seconds went.
Buy “Secret Millionaire’s Club: Volume 1″ on DVD
What Would Ryan Lochte Do?
Dog And Beth: On The Hunt
Deadline: Universal, Joel Silver To Remake John Hughes Comedy “Weird Science”
Buy “Weird Science” on DVD
Buy “Poetic Justice” on DVD
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Durex – Makers of condoms and now high-tech, Fundawear
Enter to win a pair of Fundawear
New DVD Releases for Tuesday, April 23rd:
Jurassic Park 3D (3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy + UltraViolet)
Gangster Squad (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy)
Naruto Shippuden: Set 14
Marvel Knights: InHumans
A Haunted House
Great Gatsby [Blu-ray]
Mistress Of The Apes
Where’s Jabari when you need him? Unfortunately, not on this week’s show. And that’s too bad because we’ve got two stories we talk about with which his input would’ve been priceless. Those are a bit later in the show. First, Dennis gives us an impromptu review of OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN. Did it fall flat with him? You’ll have to tune-in to find out.
Exciting news from Netflix… ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT has been expanded to 15 episodes and the premier date has been set for March 26th. There’s even some new characters making their debut played by some interesting characters themselves. I can’t wait!
We grieve over the news that Disney has decided to close LucasArts. They fired 150 people working there and this week, to Mike’s dismay, they’ve also wiped out their hand-drawn animation department. The few animators left are either taking a pay cut or are being bought out of their remaining contract. As for LucasArts, the mouse house says they want to turn it into a distribution and licensing brand for video games rather than one that develops them. The closing means the cancellation of two STAR WARS games that were in the works. Another dagger in Mike’s heart is the cancellation of a Henry Selick stop-motion feature film that had just started shooting. It’s untitled and Selick has been given the option to take it to another studio. This will likely delay it’s October release date though if it even gets picked up by someplace else.
Jabari story number one: Many shows ago we introduced you to a gentleman who cooks with semen. You may remember his cookbook, “Natural Harvest: A Collection of Semen-based Recipes.” Well, that fellow, whose name is Paul “Fotie” Photenhauer, has written another book about making drinks with man milk. Kinda gives a whole new meaning to the word cocktails doesn’t it? “Semenology: The Semen Bartender’s Handbook” asks the question, why is it taboo to consume semen outside of the bedroom? It also brings up the question, are there really semen bartenders? How does one get into such a niche profession? Just like we did with the recipe book, we debate whether or not we’d want/could/should drink booze with boner butter in it. Where do you stand on this? Let us know.
Jabari story number two: Thou shalt not steal. That’s one of several commandments the Catholic Church pushes. But it appears that doesn’t necessarily apply to digital downloads. Like 75% of the rest of the connected world, there are some in the church that visit the Bureau of Acquisitions for a little Hollywood entertainment. TorrentFreak, after hearing about preists in Ireland watching illegal copies of Oscar screeners every week, decided to do a little snooping on Vatican City’s IP activity and made a rather startling discovery. For the most part, the country of nearly 800 doesn’t really download much. A couple TV shows, some old movies, a song or two… but there was something else in their torrent cue, BDSM videos including Russian slave porn and even some of the transexual variety. There’s no evidence that it was priests doing the downloading. A lot of non-holy folks have access to computers within the Vatican. Speculation online is that it could be some bored Swiss Guard officers. We’re all human, but these downloads seem a little hypocritical on a number of levels. We discuss them on today’s show.
And in the final moments of the netcast we bring you Breaking News from Target.com. Their whimsical names for dress colors has gotten them in a little hot water. Well actually, warm water, about 70 degrees Fahrenheit, around 20 feet deep to be exact. That’s the ideal conditions for the sea cow, or Manatee as it’s more properly known. A plus-sized dress on the retailer’s website was labeled as “Manatee Gray” while the standard size was called “Dark Heather.” Whether this was a little joke between the staffers in the web department, ill-worded information provided by the dress manufacturer or an honest mistake… it’s funny as shit! We ask the question, are people being too sensitive about it? You’re more than welcome to ‘weigh’ in on this.
All in all this is a pretty good show. Makin’ up for last week’s less than stellar recording. You can’t go wrong with stories about spooge and porn. Especially when they involve eating it and the Vatican City respectively. Gotta go, RS77_Episode 02 is almost done downloading!
Huffington Post: U.S. Navy Laser Weapon To Be Deployed Aboard U.S.S. Ponce In 2014
“Arrested Development” on IMDb
Warner Archive Instant – Available on the Roku.
Buy “Semenology: The Semen Bartender’s Handbook”
Buy “Natural Harvest: A Collection of Semen-based Recipes”
TorrentFreak: Priests Watch DVD Screeners While Pirates Download Filth in the Vatican
ScanEye – No one can hide!
SF Weekly: “Semenology”: New Book Explores Craft of Semen Cocktails
New DVD Releases for Tuesday, April 16th:
Flash Gordon (Complete Series)
A Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore
A Certain Scientific Railgun (Season 1, Part 1) (Limited Edition)
Repo Man (Criterion Collection)
WWE: For All Mankind – The Life and Career of Mick Foley with Mr. Socko Sock Puppet (Limited Edition)
Blockbuster Dramas – 6 Movie Set
Jackie Chan Double Feature: Police Story and Police Story II
My god this episode is a mess. If you tuned in last week we mentioned that this week’s episode was being recorded immediately after last week’s and wouldn’t be live this week but would be available for download at the usual 3pm/PT on Monday. Make sense? Anyway, putting two shows together in a single week when you barely have time to put together one is not wise. But I gave it the ol’ college try. I may have flunked out.
Then I started thinking just before writing this… maybe I should stop pointing out when we do a sucky show. You the listener may not even pick up on it. After all, they all suck, right? HA HA HA! Joking aside, I’m on the fence as to whether this is the worst episode we’ve ever done. Probably not. We did have some fun, and skimming through it we were laughing a lot. The rundown was pretty scarce and toward the end Dennis started sweatin’ me over the time pointing at his wrist. Usually I’m sad when the closing music cues, but tonight I, and the fellas were relieved. We’d done it. We’d stretched like crazy, and me, having only gotten two hours of sleep the night before — remember this was recorded last week, that’s why it’s mentioned on that show too — I was ready to go home and lose consciousness.
So the train-wreck-of-a-show we have this week includes the following… confirmation came in that another VACATION movie is in the works. As of now, it’s called VACATION. Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are going to appear in the film as Clark and Ellen Griswald. I say ‘appear’ because it’s unclear how big of a role they’ll have as the film will focus on Rusty, their son, as he takes his own family on a road trip across the country which includes a stop at his parents’ place. Now that there’s another headed our way, we wonder, what’s your favorite VACATION movie? It’s our poll question this week.
So, lets say you’re unsure you can pass an upcoming drug test for reasons that are your own business. What are you to do? You’ll be glad you tuned into this week’s episode, because we’ve got an elaborate, expensive and semi-realistic solution sure to complicate the shit — or piss in this case — out of the whole process. A guy was busted during a drug test after the parole officer administering it noticed something a little odd about the guy’s dick. It looked a little plastic; because it was. You see, the guy was using a device called The Whizzinator. You can take a look for yourself in the Show Links. As always, we here at Who Asked You? are happy to bring you a dick story of some sort and this one is a stretch. This device comes complete with a pouch to hold real or fake urine (fake urine powder packet included) and straps around your waist via Velcro. That pouch feeds a tube that is inside a simple flaccid penis you whip out to fool your parole officer. It even includes a heat packet for the fake stuff so you get that realistic temperature. Wait until you hear what happened to the guy who invented the thing and what it’s being sold as now.
We’re back on Jenkem Watch with a question you may have thought of in the past. Can we eat our own poop? After we hear the surprising answer from some scientists and a doctor, we discuss scenarios where this could be a real dilemma and whether or not we would if forced into the situation. Would you?
And the poopy-puns run wild with a second story in Jenkem Watch about a novelty gag that tortured court employees for nearly two weeks. We fill a little airtime with the usual juvenile ad-libbing.
Then we hear from a douche bag on YouTube who thinks we all have flabby bodies and repulsive nipples. Is this guy for real? Or is he just doing this to get his views up on YouTube?
And in Breaking News we question the morality of the latest Powerball Jackpot winner. He won $338-million, one of the biggest in the history of the lottery. However, he owes $29,000 in back child support. State law where he lives says those back payments will be taken out of his winnings. But the question is, should he have been spending money, no matter how little, on lottery tickets in the first place? But at the same time, had he not won Powerball, he wouldn’t have the money to pay it all. Is this one of those chicken and the egg type scenarios?
And in an attempt to fill the final minutes of the show we violate copyright law (I’ll claim Fair Use) with “Stuff from the 90s,” a song by a musical sketch comedy group called Pop Roulette. Check out their Facebook Page and the music video in our Show Links. Before you listen to the show, can you guess who got us on the topic of growing up in the 90s? Find out if you’re right at the end of the show!
Whew! Writing this wasn’t as painful as the show. Maybe I’m overreacting? Maybe it’s not as bad as I think. Maybe you guys don’t even notice when we’re struggling? Perhaps I should just stop mentioning the bad shows. Naw… we’re all about the truth here. We call out Michael Bay and the rest of the shit out there. It’s only fair we do it with ourselves too.
New DVD Releases for Tuesday, April 9th:
Merlin (Season 5)
Boss (Season 2)
Family Ties (Season 6)
Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy
Massage Parlor Murders (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Stevie Nicks: Through The Looking Glass
Fast Five (Blu-ray/Digital Copy + UltraViolet)
Muse: The Velvet Revolution