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The first half of this week’s episode is probably one of the more random half-hours we’ve had in awhile. It starts off with the “Who Asked You? Calendar,” our newest segment. This is where we look at some of the more obscure holidays you may not know are coming in the week ahead. As well as some famous birthdays. As you might imagine, we have a hard time containing our excitement over “Dictionary Day.” Then a popular sci-fi actress’s birthday spawns a brief random, “Who Fact You?” moment brought to us by Jabari.
Then it’s onto E-Mails. A loyal listener tells us a few episodes back, while talking about Steve Jobs stepping down at Apple, we kinda sounded like assholes. In particular, I made the comment that people were eulogizing him and he wasn’t dead yet. My comment was somewhat prophetic given the following week, he was.
At the end of the E-Mail, we’re reminded to take care of our teeth. And in true Who Asked You? style, this sends us spiraling into a conversation about oral care. And is the inspiration behind this program’s title.
And if all this wasn’t random enough, the new DVD releases conjures up even more! THE GOONIES is coming out on Blu-ray. Being the 80′s flick fiends that we are, we can’t help but quote a few lines from the film. But then the real conversation… Dennis wonders if the guy who played Sloth, John Matuszak, was actually deformed like the character was in the movie. A quick image search of the actor revealed what the rest of us already knew… no, he wasn’t. In fact, he was featured in a magazine posing all sexy and nude. This launches a few more jokes, and wouldn’t you know it… come to find out, he’s dead too. I guess we really are assholes.
Another big story today is the salary dispute of THE SIMPSONS voice actors. In this day and age, where TV and movie companies are fighting an uphill battle for revenue against the Internet, jobs of any kind are hard to come by, let alone in the entertainment industry and voice actors are being systematically replaced by on-camera ones that use their regular voices, it astounds me that these people would bitch over a pay cut that would keep them working for years to come and would still have them raking in a quarter of a million per episode. Are you kidding me?!?! Be thankful you’ve steadily worked in Hollywood for 23 years and take the god damned cut. You’ll hear more Chase rant like this on the actual show.
With all the superhero movies out there, it’s no surprise that someone “tried this at home.” In Seattle, Washington a vigilante calling himself “Phoenix Jones” has been fighting crime for about a year. And like most heroes, he’s kept his identity secret… don’t want any of those evil Seattle super villains going after his family after all. Well, reality punched him in the face last week and he was forced to reveal himself on the steps of the courthouse after he was charged with assaulting 4 people he claims were fighting. We discuss and make fun of this guy too. At least he’s not dead… yet.
And in “Breaking News” we make fun of another guy, Saddam Hussein… okay, it’s not actually Saddam, it’s an Egyptian resident who bears a striking resemblance to the former Iraq leader. Sure, he gets harrassed for his looks and doesn’t deserve it. But that’s not the whole story. Tune in to hear about the job offer he turned down and what happened after.
WhatsYourPrice.com – Bid on the chance to go on a first date with other users!
Buy “Arrested Development (Complete Series)” on DVD
The Heart Attack Grill – Now in Las Vegas!
New Releases for Tuesday, October 16th:
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging) or the Four-Movie Collection (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
Batman: Year One (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 3)
The Goonies [Blu-ray]
Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory (3-Disc 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
V (Season 2)
Captain America and Captain America II: Death Too Soon
Thundercats (Season 1, Book 1)
the path of Cheese. But what’s really funny about Rob, other than his comedy, is that he and I met and briefly worked together a few years before at the now defunct Las Vegas Television Network. Rob was the host of a show featuring interviews with comics and clips of their stand-up. It’s not until the end of our interview that Rob realizes where he’d seen me before. That’s probably a good thing. If we had gotten onto the topic of this shitty TV station early on, the entire hour would’ve been filled with horror stories of the network that could have been, but never was.
Rob does tell us about his background and how he got started in comedy. He tells us the reason he’s not one of those “on the road” comics after seeing what it does to one and their car while on a gig in Utah.
One of Rob’s favorite hobbies is golfing. He says he often times lies about his career when playing through with strangers because the follow-up conversations are always the same. There’s no shortage of joke offerings he’s “given permission to use” in his act by the guy wearing knickerbockers. Excitingly, Rob also occassionally opens for Carrot Top at the Luxor. He regails us on how the audience usually reacts with disappointment when they’re forced to wait an extra 10 minutes before the red hair takes the stage so that Rob â€” or whoever might be opening that night â€” can do a quick starting set.
And Rob just doesn’t get Facebook. He goes into great detail with us on why he’s confused as to its appeal. His argument for pointless minute-by-minute updates of your daily activities will sound strikingly similar to ours when we talk about Twitter. If you want to check out more info on Rob, just scroll down to the Show Links.
He’s got his own website. There’s also a link to Brad Garrett’s club and to the Dirty Joke Show website where Rob often performs. Oh… almost forgot… Rob’s also on Facebook.
Another E-Mail we got was from our good pal Marshall in Australia! He brought us more detailed intel on Paul Hogan’s tax evasion. Apparently Crocodile Dundee owes waaay more than originally reported here in the US… and on our little show. That’s why we’ve come up with a solution. Hogan should throw a benefit concert to raise the money to pay his tax debt. Tune in to hear some of the names he should call it.
Aside from getting updated on that story, we also have an update to one we told you about back in May. You may remember that Archie comics planned to introduce a gay character to the town of Riverdale. Well, that issue went on sell recently and sold out completely! The publishers of Archie say that’s the first time they’ve ever sold out of an issue in the comic book’s history! Mike thinks Kevin will eventually go the route of Poochie on the Itchy and Scratchy cartoons. Do you agree? Send us an E-Mail and let us know.
Has reality TV crossed the line? The cable network, TLC has a new reality series based on a man who is committing bigamy. He and his 4 wives star in the program, which has sparked a police investigation in their home state of…. yep, Utah. Bigamy, just like Polygamy, is illegal in all 50 states. Is it appropriate to glamorize or promote such illegal behavior for commercial profit? Send us an E-Mail and let us know.
And while we’re on the subject of reality TV crossing the line… The Hard Rock brand thinks one of their hotels has done just that. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is being sued by the parent company to be de-affiliated with the brand name. Why? Because of a mindless bullshit reality show of course. The TruTV show “Rehab” seems to be, according to the lawsuit, associating the Hard Rock brand with sexual exploitation and obnoxious behavior. The owners of Hard Rock want the name removed from the property and no longer want to be involved with it.
But an even better story than that is also beaming from sin city. The new mega-resort, City Center is apparently cooking their pool guests with an unintentional death ray. We don’t want to spoil the fun by laying it all out here. Listen to today’s show to get the details. We can’t make this up. It’s a “Solar Convergence Phenomenon.”
Extended trailer for “Thor”
TLC’s Sister Wives
Read about Bigamy
Read about Polygamy
UPDATED LINK: “The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals” Artwork
10 Fascinating Flirting Facts
OkCupid.com – If you don’t have one, lie on your profile that you use an iPhone.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
New Releases for Tuesday, October 5th:
Beauty and the Beast (Three-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo w/ DVD Packaging)
Bones (Season 5)
The Karate Kid
Grindhouse (Special Edition) [Blu-ray]
The Last of the Mohicans: Director’s Definitive Cut [Blu-ray]
The Exorcist (Extended Director’s Cut & Original Theatrical Edition) [Blu-ray]
Splice (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Caprica (Season 1.0)
The Human Centipede
The 7th annual Anime Vegas convention took place last weekend at the Alexis Part All Suite Resort here in Las Vegas, Nevada. We were fortunate enough to get a panel at the event to help promote our show and entertain the attendees.
Originally the plan was to do a full-length episode of our show. However, things didn’t work out that way. Charlie had been in contact with the head of programming for the convention
all summer. When I say that, I mean he was sending her E-Mails all summer asking if we could get a Sunday panel without response. After an entire summer of limbo we get an E-Mail 5 days before the convention starts telling us we’re up for a panel at 10pm Saturday. That’s a no go for our schedule as we mentioned in the initial E-Mail. Luckily we were able to bump the panel to Sunday.
So when Sunday rolled around we headed down to do our thing at 11:30pm, which was the time we were given. The panel before us ran almost 45 minutes over. Once it let out somewhere around midnight we headed in and got set up as quickly as possible. Keep in mind, we were planning to do a full hour show.
Just as we were getting warmed up — about 15 minutes in — and the crowd was getting into the panel we were told by an Anime Vegas staffer in a bath robe quote, “5 minutes, kill it.” You’ll hear me kind of stammer for a moment with what I was trying to say to the crowd because I wasn’t expecting to be told that. So we wrapped up within the 5 minutes allotted, because apparently, as you’ll hear on the recording, we were coming between the staffer and his boos. And that’s why you’ve got this short 15 minute clip instead of an hour-long show.
We’d heard from several convention-goers that the Anime Vegas show was under new management and was getting progressively worse each year for the past few. We experienced the unpleasantness first hand. To have this guy come in and tell us we had 5 minutes, and the way he said it was pretty unprofessional. And later, in the parking lot we talked to another attendee who claimed that same staffer, most likely drunk, had heckled an earlier panel.
Anyway, this experience of chaos, disorganization on their part and pure unprofessional behavior has sealed the deal. I have no intention of taking Who Asked You? to Anime Vegas next year.
However, we had an AWESOME crowd of about 30 or so people who hung out and gave us a chance. They laughed and cheered and seemed to genuinely like us. A huge thanks to them once more for listening to us and if we gain at least 1 listener from this whole thing that makes it all worth while!
NOTE: Anime Vegas had expressed some concern over the accuracy of events described above leading upto our panel during the 2010 convention. After myself and Charlie re-examined the above article, we determined the crossed-out lines may have sounded misleading. Charlie wasn’t sending continuous E-Mails throughout the summer. There were a few exchanged in May and then again 5 days before the convention as described. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. And we’ve been assured the staff person responsible for cutting us short is no longer with Anime Vegas. We look forward to working with them at future events!
Jamm’s has a nice diner atmosphere with nice service to match. The ladies who waitress here seem happy and are on top of your drinks being filled. This is unlike another breakfast spot we bash during this show called Blueberry Hill, where the waitresses are miserable and rarely take your order on time because they get side-tracked trying to hang themselves in the kitchen. But this show isn’t about them… it’s about Jamm’s!
The menu at Jamm’s is quite plentiful. They’ve got more omelet options than most places with a whopping 20 different kinds! They’ve also got the usual eggs, sausages, pancakes, waffles and french toast. The french toast comes in a Jamm’s style with crispy corn flakes coating the outside for that perfect crunch! There’s also an assortment of breakfast sandwiches like the Denver Potato Pancake. It has grilled ham, bell peppers, green onions and cheddar cheese mushed together in a potato pancake. Yum! Is your mouth watering yet?
To go with your tasty breakfast is a bounty of beverages like hot or ice tea, juices like apple, orange or tomato, milk, hot cocoa, lemonade and more! And as we mentioned above and during the show, the servers are really good at keeping your drink topped off.
Jamm’s has also recently expanded their menu and hours. They’re now open for dinner. And with that is a new section of dinner options on their menu. The dinner selections includes appetizers like chicken fingers or chili cheese fries. As well as the entrees like 14 different burgers, one of which is called the “JAMMinator”. It’s a 24-ounce slab-o-beef with your choice of toppings like bacon, sauteed mushrooms, onions, different cheeses, onion rings, lettuce, tomato and pickles! And if you can pack one of these beefy bastards away then you’ll win a JAMMinator T-Shirt! Good luck, go hungry.
All in all we enjoyed Jamm’s Restaurant. Charlie ordered the Tigerlilly Omelet. It may sound dainty, but this omelet is anything but. It has turkey, mushrooms and onions inside and is topped with country sausage gravy. Dennis went with the aforementioned Jamm’s french toast featuring that crunchy corn flake layer. It also came with a side of eggs and sausage. And Dennis added on some grits with melted cheese on top. Quite tasty indeed. Meanwhile Chase ordered the Heather Omelet. It features sun-dried tomatoes, green onions and a melty layer of cream cheese.
You got the orders in detail above because while Charlie and Dennis were describing their meals Chase had a phone call. You may find it distracting, but it was a necessary one however unprofessional it may seem. Here’s a little Who Asked You? behind-the-scenes note. The call was from Marshall Davis… you know, our Australian buddy who guest hosted on episode 92. Well he was calling to set up the get together for that show, which we recorded just hours later.
Jamm’s Restaurant certainly gets our approval for wholesome hearty food. It’s good, made from scratch, the price is right and they’re not stingy with the portions.
Jamm’s Restaurant is located at:
1029 South Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Their hours are:
7am to 9pm Everyday
Visit their website to see the menus at: www.jammsrestaurant.com