Posts Tagged ‘comic-con’
We may have taken a day off, but The Punisher certainly doesn’t. Check out this fan film starring Thomas Jane… perhaps the best fan film of any kind I have ever seen.
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Ladies and gents, we have another first on this week’s show. In the nearly 4 years we’ve been doing this show, for the first time ever, one of our microphones (Dennis’ to be precise) died on-air. Well, it may have died right before we started. There’s no way to know for sure. Let this be a lesson to all podcasters… pro and amateur alike, mic check before every show. Being the consummate professional I am, the one time I don’t do a mic check (verifying all our audio levels are good and working) is the one time it bites me in the ass. Luckily for us, we had a backup microphone, which although labeled also as a bad mic, served us well. Perhaps it’s not so bad after all. So for the first 10 minutes of this week’s episode, I vanish to troubleshoot cables and connections while the guys stretch with stories of Comic-Con. Aside from Dennis and Jabari’s adventures, you’ll also hear some random popping as I mess with cables and buttons. Please disregard them.
Once I return to the show and all 5 microphones are working, it’s down to business. we start things off with a story out of Dennis’ homeland of Detroit, Michigan. It seems some city officials there spent some money they shouldn’t have on some things they probably didn’t need. No, not the Robocop statue… that’s been privately funded, remember?
From there we celebrate the 20th birthday of what I believe is the greatest invention man has ever come up with. I’ll give you a hint… you’re using it right now. You’ll get a kick out of how this immensely powerful resource got its very tiny, very humble start. And we’ll tell you who was responsible for getting the ball rolling down this “Superhighway.”
The Pope is making a visit to Spain and a company there that specializes in colored toilet paper… yes, there apparently is a company that does that… has come up with a couple-a-rolls of special edition tissue just for the occasion. This story as well as one involving a lawsuit over excessive flatulence is part of “Jenkem Watch” today. That’s our segment where we take an in-depth look at all things fart, pee and poop related. As if a lawsuit regarding over-farting is not crazy enough, you won’t believe which “former” pop star is the one being sued!
Things wrap up with a brief summary of a story we don’t have time to get into fully. And that is a town that’s up for sale in South Dakota. The elderly woman who runs the community of less than 10 residents has fallen ill and is now selling the 46-acres and buildings contained within them. For under a million bucks you can have your own zip code! Kim Basinger once did it! Now you can too. I put the question to the guys, what would you do with your own town? And as always, we encourage you to answer these questions as well. Send an E-Mail if you’d like and let us know how you’d run yours.
The Detroit Free Press
City of Detroit’s Department of Human Services
World’s First Website – Oddly enough, it wasn’t porn!
Renova – Makers of fine colored toilet paper.
The town of Braselton, Georgia – Once owned by Kim Basinger.
New Releases for Tuesday, August 9th:
Mars Needs Moms (2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High [Blu-ray]
Soul Eater: The Weapon Collection [Blu-ray]
M.A.S.K. (Complete Series)
Hey Arnold! (Season 1)
The Last Godfather
There’s vagina in the house this week… in more ways than one. Yes, in a rare occurrence only known to happen on our show twice before, we’re joined by a female! Stephanie Payne runs a local social club here in Las Vegas, NV called V.A.G.I.N.A. which is an acronym for Very Awesome Girls Into Nerdy Activities. We get the low down on her club and what they do and then it’s off and running we go with the show.
First, a recap of events that took place during our week-long absence. Everyone knows Comic-Con was in full swing this week. Dennis and Jabari headed down to check things out. That’s why Stephanie, sad she didn’t get to go herself, is filling in for them. We chat about the convention, what we’ve heard and share some thoughts on the CAPTAIN AMERICA movie and brief AVENGERS teaser at the end of the credits. Other news that happened… Netflix raised their prices and took a lot of flack for it. In an attempt to do their customers a favor, the company got bitched at by those who feel they’re entitled. If you look into why they raised the price ONLY for customers who also receive DVD’s, you’ll realize the ones you should be pissed at are the movie studios. If you’re a streaming only customer with Netflix, your price didn’t change.
Another story on the our radar is one of our own! Not only did we hit 800 ‘Likes’ on Facebook, but this episode also marked Charlie’s 3rd anniversary as a host.
Our first big story of the day is quite a catch. The man who caught Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit will likely get hit with some hefty taxes even though he gave the $300,000 ball back to Jeter. As a thank you for doing so, the Yankees awarded the guy with luxury box tickets and signed merch worth over $30,000. And the Internal Rape Service says that stuff counts as income! So they’re taxing him between 5 and 13-grand, but get this, he says he’ll pay it! It’s the subject of this week’s “We Ask You Poll.” Should he have to pay taxes on it? Cast your vote!
It’s no secret the Who Asked You? Crew grew up in the 90′s. That’s why when we heard Nickelodeon was bringing back a bunch of shows from that decade in a midnight block called THE 90′s ARE ALL THAT, we were jumping up and down on the proverbial Snick couch. The trip down adolescent-memory lane begins tonight at midnight!
Also in the news, director Joe Johnston wants to make a STAR WARS spin-off movie. He says he’s been bugging George Lucas to let him make it, but so far no decision has been made. It would center on a character we’ve already met in the original trilogy. In fact, it’s one Johnston helped design when he was an art director for Lucas on the films.
Sometimes an apple a day is not the best course. Rumors are flying! Now that Hulu is up-for-sale, it’s believed that Apple may put in a bid. After all, the company is sitting on over $65-billion. It’s the second most valuable company in the world… god knows why… but I fear if this is true and Apple ends up buying Hulu, it could be absorbed into iTunes somehow. And iTunes sucks… there’s a Facebook Page that says so. I’m getting way ahead of myself here. Most likely Apple will not buy Hulu. They’re not known for making large acquisitions. Then again, they have made a few in the past.
Something Apple hasn’t invested in is a retail store in Kunming, China. Yet, a blogger who returned home from a worldwide excursion discovered one that just popped up in her neighborhood. It seemed legit… but she blogged that upon closer inspection, something wasn’t right. Despite that, she says the store was a pretty good rip off. Even the employees are fooled. As far as they know, they actually work for the black turtleneck.
We end the show with Breaking News… perhaps one of the craziest stories we’ve heard in a while. It comes courtesy of Russia and a gal, appropriately named, Olga. Such a powerful female presence that name commands, doesn’t it? Olga lives up to her name too. She’s a black belt in karate. That’s why when a guy entered her salon and tried to rob it, she dropped him to the floor with one kick. But getting beat up by a girl wasn’t the end of this guy’s adventure. Olga had other plans… tune in to hear all about them.
V.A.G.I.N.A. – A Las Vegas-based social club for chicks!
Find V.A.G.I.N.A. on Facebook
Download Charlie’s first show from July 28th, 2008
New Releases for Tuesday, July 26th:
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Part 5
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe
Stargate Atlantis (Complete Series Gift Set) [Blu-ray]
Jersey Shore (Season 3)
Supernatural: The Anime Series
Dante’s Peak [Blu-ray]
The King of Fighters (Bluray + DVD combo) [Blu-ray]
And speaking of updating something… if you subscribe to our RSS feed (the little orange button) you will need to update that as well. Remove, or unsubscribe from the old feed and subscribe to the new one. You can do that by clicking here.
If you’re subscribed to our show through iTunes, good news, you don’t have to do a thing. The iTunes feed is remaining intact!
Alright, now onto this week’s show. Besides this awesome new website we’re occupying, we’ve got two other HUGE announcements you’ll wanna hear. They could change your life forever!
Plus a listener E-Mail from Comic-Con! It’s like we have our own correspondent down there! He brings us a brief sentence of Batman movie news.
We go through another rousing round of Who Fact You? which in turn generates conversations relating to saliva and then food poisoning from In-N-Out Burger and more.
Harry Potter’s pot-o-money is a bit smaller this week. He was beat out in the box office by another kids film which is less than half as entertaining and not at all creative.
Then we round out this new show on our new website with It’s The Law, followed by a couple of random stories involving showering in the car, parking on the lawn of the police station and naked time! Oh yeah, and I think there’s a Question of the Ages thrown in there somewhere too!
Don’t forget to tell us what you think about the new site by voting on this week’s We Ask You Online Poll.
Tosh.O – New series on Comedy Central.
In-N-Out Burger – Charlie once got food poisoning here.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne
New Releases for Tuesday, July 28th:
Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.5
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series
Torchwood: Children of Earth
Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead
Dollhouse: Season One
Green Lantern: First Flight (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Dollhouse: Season One
Fast & Furious
The Middleman: The Complete Series
Spectacular Spider-Man: Complete First Season
Early Edition: The Second Season
12 Monkeys [Blu-ray]
This Is Spinal Tap [Blu-ray]
Knight Rider – Season One