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Carrying your weight on Who Asked You? is not terribly difficult. After all, there are 5 hosts to distribute it evenly. Think of this episode as 5 roommates trying to squeeze a big-ass couch through a doorway at the top of some steep stairs. Jabari and Dennis are at the top while Charlie, Mike and myself are fighting gravity at the bottom. Suffice it to say, the amount of weight pulled on any given episode varies. Even during this episode it fluctuates a bit.
During the New Releases, everyone is fighting to get the couch through the door. This is when Danielle Fishel, once again, comes up in the conversation. If you’re a regular listener, you’ll know we often refer to the actress who portrayed ‘Topanga’ in BOY MEETS WORLD as, ‘To-bang-ya’… a phrase Jabari and Dennis coined, for obvious reasons, years before we started this show.
At this point, the couch is nearly through the opening as we move along to news that Universal plans to remake SCARFACE. It’s their goal to bring the crime-filled cult classic into the 21st century. In their words, make it darker and grittier. Is it necessary? We offer up our thoughts on this, and as always, you’re welcome to also. Just send us an E-Mail.
We’ve waited quite awhile for another ‘dirty’ adventure from our friend, Dirty Potter. And today that wait is over. However, this is the point in the ‘couch moving’ where Dennis and Jabari decide to take a break and it falls on the remaining 3 of us to keep it from tumbling down the stairs. As producer of the show, I look for cues from my co-hosts that a segment just doesn’t work anymore. Perhaps it’s run its course and needs to be removed. As much as I still love the Dirty Potter adventures, I can’t ignore comments like, “Wake me up when it’s over.” Therefore, this will be the final airing of a Dirty Potter clip on the Who Asked You? show… As master of the program, I’ve got to get the couch through the doorway as smoothly as possible.
After Jabari naps and Dennis Nooks, we’re able to slide the sofa through as the show winds down with some, Best Worst Most Least and Who Fact You? fun.
By the way, my inspiration behind the couch-moving analogy came from a post-show conversation following this episode. I asked who invented the couch and that turned into a 15-minute conversation about the difference between a couch and a sofa. How cool are we? Maybe what we learned will appear in a future Who Fact You? segment.
We are taking next week off once again. This is my fault. To the best of my knowledge, there’s only been 1 other instance where we had to cancel a show because of me… I was really sick that time, couldn’t help it. We’ll be back though, October 16th with more new shows. We hope to see ya then!
Read about Danielle Fishel – She played Topanga on “Boy Meets World”
Buy the 1932 “Scarface” on DVD
Buy the 1983 “Scarface” on DVD
Quentin Tarantino on IMDb
“Django Unchained” on IMDb
Dirty Potter’s YouTube Channel
American Mustache Institute
New Releases for Tuesday, October 4th:
The Lion King (4-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy) or The 8-Disc Version
Beauty and the Beast (5-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy)
Pulp Fiction [Blu-ray]
The League (Season 2)
Boy Meets World (The Complete 7th and Final Season)
Lie To Me (Season 3)
Weird Al Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour
The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway
Apparently there are some things we won’t talk about on our show. There is a line. You’ll have to stay tuned to the end of the show to find out what is forbidden to joke about. You know who doesn’t have a line? Yep… Hollywood. They blew it out of the water with their latest ‘adaption’ of something, BATTLESHIP. The trailer is out and the reviews are already in. All you have to do is Google it and you’ll see the perplexed tone of bloggers and reviewers alike. One of our listeners E-Mailed us this week and wanted our take on it. Official Who Asked You? stance: Hollywood dropped more than anchor on this one.
Over at Apple, they’re no longer offering CD versions of their software. Everything lives in the digital cloud now. Upsides… less waste, faster delivery, lower overhead which leads to lower cost, etc. Downsides… lets ask one, John Christman. He bought his download of Apple’s latest OS, Lion. And after downloading the latest iTunes’ beta, he proceeded to re-download all of the apps he already owned. The problem is, a glitch in either Apple or PayPal’s system charged Christman the price of Lion for the over 100 apps he’d already paid for. Christman is now totally broke and isn’t getting much help from PayPal. Apple says they’ll work with him to return the thousands of dollars he was wrongly charged. Just think, this probably wouldn’t have happened if Apple hadn’t banished hard copies of their software. It’s bad enough pleading with them to let you re-download iTunes music after your computer crashes… now you gotta do it with programs too?
On the flip side, maybe Apple is onto something… Maybe CD’s are obsolete. Ford has just announced that they’re going to stop putting CD players in their Focus models and instead ‘focus’ on connectivity options for today’s smart phones and MP3 players. It’s not surprising they’re starting this with the Focus. It’s a cheaper car aimed at the younger driver. And kids today barely know what those shiny plastic circles are. Eventually Ford says they’ll probably stop equipping all of their models with disc players making CD’s this generation’s cassette tapes.
My favorite segment returns this week. “Who Fact You?” is back with 10 more randomly chosen factoids to tickle your skull’s innards. One of the facts even includes a video! You’ll learn things like which character is missing from The Flintstones Vitamins, which planet rotates the wrong way and in the aforementioned video, how loud is the world’s loudest burp.
And one guy ‘butters’ himself up in our Breaking News segment. A somewhat bland play on words for the events that transpired in this story. Don’t wanna spoil it, so I’ll just say it involves a butter knife and do-it-yourself healthcare. This also leads to what I discover is ‘crossing the line’ with jokes. On a personal note, I’d like to take this moment to call my 4 co-hosts hypocrites.
New Releases for Tuesday, August 2nd:
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost
Eastbound & Down (Season 2)
Everwood (Season 4)
MST3K Vs. Gamera: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. XXI [Deluxe Edition]
Conan the Barbarian [Blu-ray]
Conan the Destroyer [Blu-ray]
United States of Tara (Season 3)
Hell’s Kitchen (Season 5 Raw & Uncensored)
The Final Destination [Blu-ray 3D]
Every so often we have an episode with a messed up rhythm. The stories of the day spark odd conversation, there are long pauses where we take in what was just heard or said and a Dennis speech rambles on just a few seconds too long… yeah, all of that is in this week’s show. The ErrorFM chat room even queries as to when the dick jokes will start. Luckily they don’t have to wait long.
One listener E-Mail spawns the aforementioned odd conversation about products made from hemp. Are they comfortable? Do they irritate one’s skin? Of course, the idea of a hemp made condom comes up… from someone in the chat room! Not us this time! And this show’s first penis-pun is ‘inserted’.
Our flow continues to stumble along in uneven bursts as we talk about THE GOVERNATOR, a new project from recently departed Cal-ee-fornia head-honcho, Arnold Schwarzenegger. He’s on a whirlwind merchandising stunt that’ll place him in a comic book, cartoon series, some video games and a potential movie. And guess what his character is… a governor who just left office!!! What a stretch. This could be Arnold’s toughest acting gig yet. As much as we love the big guy, this just seems pathetic somehow. You’re better than this Arnold. Come on! A cartoon show with a weak character/story line? Video games, comics? Granted, he’s getting older. His days of jumping out of helicopters and punching people’s faces through the backs of their skulls are quickly coming to an end, so a cartoon would be one way for him to continue his legacy without breaking a hip. But we can’t shake the feeling that he could do sooooo much better than this deal.
Over at NBC they’re catchin’ hell from comic book fans as they make bad wardrobe decisions regarding our beloved Amazonian. Gone are the days of Ms. Carter’s hot pants. The Peacock replaced them with something they thought would be equally tantalizing, but instead came off as trashy. For future reference… please don’t put Wonder Woman in blue vinyl pants and boots. She doesn’t need to look anymore like a porn star than she already does. Not that looking like that is a bad thing, especially for Adrianne Palicki… mmmmm. Oh sorry, but there needs to be a line. Luckily, NBC took all the bashing-blogs into consideration and changed her uniform in time for the pilot episode.
And it’s official! BLACK DYNAMITE is getting an animated series. It is going to be on CARTOON NETWORK’s ADULT SWIM and the actors from the film will voice their respective characters. So far so good… not so fast says Dennis. A bit surprising. I thought for sure he’d be the most excited out of all of us. Listen in to hear his thoughts on the whole thing.
The country’s school systems are failing, budgets are getting slashed, children ARE being left behind. We here at Who Asked You? try and pick up some of that slack with a little segment we call “Who Fact You?”. It’s 10 random bits of information you can use to better your life, or start a conversation with at a party. The off pacing of the show continues here as well. One fact garners no conversation, while another spirals out of control and off topic.
The program ends, not a moment too soon, with news of the world’s first official 3D porno! Surprisingly it’s not made in America… Damn it! I was hoping the NAILIN’ PALIN sequel would be 3D… instead the film, a remake of one made in 1991, comes from Asia! It’s in Cantonese and has Chinese residents flocking to Hong Kong to see the uncut version of the movie. I know what you’re thinking… Hollywood isn’t the only country doing remakes now. No no, just kidding. What you’re probably thinking is what we tackle on this story, do we really need to see porn in 3D? The pros and cons of this, as well as a literal “cock blocker” for baby boys and so much more straight ahead on Episode 159: Baby Puncher.
New Releases for Tuesday, April 12th:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (3-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo and Digital Copy)
Dragnet 1970 (Season 4)
Ga Rei Zero (Complete Series) [Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack - Limited Edition]
Man vs. Wild (Season 5)
H.R. Pufnstuf (Complete Series Collector’s Edition)
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
Flipping Out (Season 3)
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Redwall: The Next Adventure
Mike is missing this week. An unfortunate series of unanswered phone calls and being located too far away for Dennis to want to turn around and pick him up led to his absence. He’ll be sorry he missed this show. That pretty little lady to the left is one, Adrianne Palicki. You may have seen her on a short lived show called FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. You’ll soon be seeing her as the new Wonder Woman! She’s been cast to portray the Amazon in a new series pilot for NBC. She’s no Lynda Carter, but she looks like Wonder Woman. So we’ll hold out hope… oh, wait… almost forgot this is on NBC. Nevermind.
I’m not sure how to tie Mike into this next story. I guess I could say Mike saw TRON: LEGACY… uhh… yeah. If you’ve ever wanted to own a Light Cycle from the film, now you can. At least, from the second one. Hammacher Schlemmer has created a real life, street legal version of the movie motorcycle that you can cruise around on to impress the ladies. The bike is not the most powerful crotch-rocket. The company says it’s just for casual riding. So I wouldn’t take this thing on the freeway. But it looks god damn cool if you ask me. Rimless wheels, electroluminescence lighting; you even lay on your stomach just like they do in the movie! The bikes are made-to-order and won’t cost as much as you might think. At this point in the show we’re light on time â€” being down a man and all â€” so I pose a question I know will get Dennis going. Why didn’t people like TRON: LEGACY? You’ll hear his and Charlie’s thoughts on this. And you’re more than welcome to send us yours! We’re your soap box.
Mike will really be bummed he missed the second ever edition of our “Jenkem Watch” segment. This time around we go back to where it all started. Who new what one little news report from a local station in Florida would create. And it’s that actual news story that is the center of attention this week. One of those clever remixes has been created and posted on YouTube. We pop open the mp3 jar, play it and inhale it’s gassy beats for a quick laugh.
And as Charlie so eloquently puts it this week, I ‘fact’ you in the ass 10 times with a little segment we call, “Who Fact You?.” Of course, that answer is the same every time… I do! One of the facts today tells us the percentage of Americans who claim God has spoken to them. This number, to us, seems rather low. You may think it’s pretty high… or low yourself. Being a religious fellow, it’s too bad Mike wasn’t here.
DC Comic’s “Wonder Woman”
James Van Der Beek on IMDb
RemyPerrin.com – Composer, Musician and Producer
TRON Official Site
“Call of Duty” Official Website
World of Warcraft
Levi’s Ex-Girlfriend Jeans
New Releases for Tuesday, February 22nd:
FLCL (The Complete Series – Classic)
Sweet Smell of Success (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Survivor 20: Heroes vs Villains
The Last Unicorn (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son of a Bitch [Blu-ray]
48 Hrs. [Blu-ray]
Jonas Brothers: The Journey Unauthorized
Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It
Birdemic: Shock and Terror