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Give us a topic and we’ll plunge head first down a rabbit hole with no bottom. Inappropriate jokes, friendly verbal jousting and off-color commentary is a deep, dark abyss we have a hard time clawing our way out from. Any longtime listener of this show will know that a rabbit hole exists in just about every episode. Sometimes there are multiple holes. Other times it’s a small hole or a rather large one. And like that sentence sounds, they usually lead to — if not already starting out as — something pornographic in nature. The Internet has a lot of porn on it, and a new study finds that do to the way we humans easily fall into a “rabbit hole” of content and because of how websites are structured, the web is a lot more interconnected than we all might think. The study from Boston’s Northeastern University finds that any given website is just 19 clicks away from any other website. So you can go from Disney.com to [insert favorite porn site here] in just a matter of a few mouse clicks. We talk all about this a bit later in the show.
Before that though we discuss something else that’s going to be a lot more interconnected… Sony’s new PlayStation. They quasi-unveiled it this past week. There was a lot of fancy Nvidia-rendered game footage and a controller. No console though. Sony has locked the designers in a room and given them until the holidays to come up with something that’ll probably look like a DVD player and a Maserati mated. They rattled off the specs, pulled out the new touchpad equipped controller and then left everyone wondering what the thing will cost. No price or launch date was given. And again, they didn’t even have a prototype to show. Something tells me Sony just wanted to get the jump on the folks over at Microsoft. In a way you can’t blame them, late last year, Sony’s stock was reduced to junk status, but has rebounded a bit since then. It’s been six years since the PS3 came out and the Xbox 360 seems to be the norm for many. Most people I know don’t own JUST a PS3. They also have a 360 and/or a Wii with and without the U. One of the new functions of the PS4 that caught my attention is this new online cloud shit Sony will be pushing. Among other things, it’ll allow you to hand over control of your game to an online buddy in case you’re having trouble jumping a chasm or fighting off a group of enemies. You also get the option of recording video clips of your game play and there’s a secondary processor inside the PS4 that will handle background tasks like downloading game demos without your permission. Fun! All this can be yours for the high high price of just….. ummmm…..
Our live netcast last night had to compete with the Oscars’ telecast. We couldn’t care less about these hollow, meaningless awards. However, the anti-award known as the Razzie always generates discussion on our show. And the winners for 2012 were split mostly between two movies. Find out what they are by tuning in!
No one deserves a Razzie for recent work more than Michael Bay. Sometimes we wouldn’t mind throwing him down a hole. He blipped on our radar this week with the announcement on his website that Megan Fox will be playing a role in his live-action NINJA TURTLES movie. The single line of text proclaiming that she’s been welcomed back into the family, left many wondering if she’ll take the role of April O’Neil. Although it’s not official, someone did ask his Bay-jesty about the character on Twitter and he did reply, “Yes.” To which our reply is simply a sigh and disappointed head shake.
If we ever do reach the bottom of this rabbit hole we’re going to need some light… perhaps we can get that from a lightsaber? And perhaps I can work on a better segue? In San Fran a group of STAR WARS enthusiasts are teaching lightsaber fighting. They say their technique is easy to master and will have you fighting like a Jedi in no time at all. The classes are just $10 and they even provide you with a saber for the first month free! We consider other forms of movie-combat we’d like to learn in a class as we wrap up this show and reach the bottom of another deep hole.
New DVD Releases for Tuesday, February 26th:
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork
Scooby-Doo: Mask of the Blue Falcon
WWE: Royal Rumble 2013
Law & Order: The Twelfth Year
Rocko’s Modern Life (Complete Series)
The Client List (Season 1)
Touch of Love: The Intimate Yoni and Lingam Massage (Blu-ray 3D/2D Version)
Our pal John joins us this week as Dennis and Jabari are on vacation. We all take a quick turn imitating both of them to help us cope with their absence. Actually, it just gives us free reign to make fun of them without their impressions of us taking up valuable imitating them time.
If you’re a fan of Candy Corn, then you’ll probably love the latest twist on Nabisco’s classic Oreo cookies. Beginning today, the half orange, half yellow cream center cookies will go on sale exclusively at Target. The web is a buzz with jokes and tasting reviews. Unfortunately, the Target on the way to the show decided not to stock them a day early so we weren’t able to taste test them on-air. But that doesn’t stop us from putting in our two-cents. Also, I’m apparently the only person left on Earth who actually likes Candy Corn.
Have you seen the latest feature on our website? It’s to the right. Thanks to a new website called SpeakPipe, you’re now able to leave us a voice message. Instead of typing your rant or rave or question or comment, you can say it and we’ll play it. And our first voice message is on today’s show. It’s neither a rant, rave, question or comment. Instead, it’s also an impression.
JJ Abrams has clearly made an impression on Fox. As his hit series, FRINGE winds down to its final season, a pilot has been picked up for production from his company that will take place in the near future where police in Los Angeles are partnered with human-like androids. Looks like Mr. Data will be trading in his Starfleet comm badge for a police badge. Not to be outdone, NBC is also working on a robot/human co-existence show that has basically ripped off the plot of BLADE RUNNER. No series commitments yet for either program.
We head down to the Bay once again to bring you up-to-date on the exploits of the world’s best aerial cinematographer of Washington DC. You might call it damage control, but to hear Michael Bay tell it, there was no damage done. Apparently a script for his much reviled NINJA TURTLES movie was leaked online. It included Krang, the Technodrome and cartoon favorites Rocksteady and Beebop. Not so fast though! Bay says that script is old news and was written before any deal was signed between his company, Platinum Dunes and Paramount Pictures. They are still planning to have the turtles be aliens instead of mutants. He again told everyone to calm down and wait for the movie. That’s right… wait for the complete dismantling of the cannon. Thanks to Hollywood, we’re used to it by now though.
Is stripping an art form? The Albany, New York city council will have to decide that next month as a local strip club says it shouldn’t have to pay over a $100,000 in taxes because its exotic dancers are artists. One might argue, the time and effort that goes into a lap dance is no different than that put into any other form of professional dancing. One might also argue, strippers are 1099 and therefore are responsible for paying taxes as any other sole proprietor would be. But the question really is, under the local tax code, can exotic dancing be classified as an art form? Can the tax code be interpreted that way? We wanna know what you think. It’s the topic of this week’s We Ask You Poll. Be sure and cast your vote!
Do you know what a Dirty Igloo might be? Only Mike knows inside that noggin of his. He was under the impression that it might be a Ben & Jerry’s flavor. It’s not, but it might make a good one. It also might be a good name for one of those sex acts like the Russian Candy Cane or the Eiffel Tower. This discussion is ‘aroused’ during a story about a lawsuit filed by Ben & Jerry’s against a pornography company for using the parody name, Ben & Cherry’s while designing their dirty DVD covers to look like the popular pints of ice cream. They even go as far as to parody the flavor names. Listen for those as well as a few we make up ourselves on the show today.
We head to India for our first bit of Breaking News. The country’s government got involved after complaints rolled in about the name of a new men’s clothing store. The shop was called “Hitler.” The shop’s owner claims he didn’t know who Hitler was when he named his business. He said it was the nickname of his business partner’s grandfather. The grandfather was given the nickname because he was “strict.” Hmmm… that’s a clue right there. But something isn’t adding up here. If you look closely at the sign on the storefront, the “i” is dotted with a swastika and it’s tilted just as it was on the Nazi Germany flag during WWII. I’m gonna call bullshit on this guy claiming he didn’t know about the tyrant. He knew… and I also think he was hoping it would create all this buzz and his little store would get tons of free advertising. Well it worked. He’s agreed to change the name however and the BBC reports that he’s even getting reimbursed by the Indian government for the costs of changing the store’s name and all his marketing materials!
Darwinism is in full effect as cases of Russian Roulette deaths are on the rise here in the US. Estimates say there have been four reported so far this year. That doesn’t count any that were not officially reported as being related to the deadly game of chance. The most recent was just last week when a 35 year-old man and his friends had a go with the man’s own gun. He lost the game. Police say the group was likely high as they found a pipe in the apartment when they responded to the 911 call.
We’re off next week for Jabari’s birthday. I don’t think we’re planning a game of Russian Roulette, but you never know. New shows start September 23rd, same ask time, same ask channel. In the meantime, if you happen to try out the new Candy Corn Oreos, shoot us an E-Mail or voice message and let us know if you like ‘em.
Read about JJ Abrams on IMDb
Buy the original “Earthquake” on DVD
“Ninja Turtles” on IMDb
Ben & Jerry’s – Not to be confused with the pornos from, “Ben & Cherry’s”
New Releases for Tuesday, September 11th:
The Big Bang Theory (Season 5)
Snow White and the Huntsman (Two-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy + UltraViolet)
Castle (Season 4)
The Vampire Diaries (Season 3)
Spartacus: Vengeance (Season 2)
What To Expect When You’re Expecting (DVD + Digital Copy)
Blue Bloods (Season 2)
Jeepers Creepers [Blu-ray]
Killer Klowns From Outer Space [Blu-ray]
Terra Nova (Complete Series)
I can’t think of a better way to kick off our 200′s than with our April Fool’s Day show. The wonderful thing about Who Asked You? is that most of our stories from any given episode sound like they could be a joke. That’s why our April Fool’s show is so easy to put together. And that’s why it’s so hard for the guys to figure out what’s real and what’s not. I thought this year’s show would be rather easy to figure out. Boy was I wrong. The guys are each fooled multiple times. This made me very happy. I stuck in a fake DVD that IS NOT coming out on Tuesday. Can you guess which one? The fellas couldn’t!
Now, our first story of the show is all true. Ordinarily I wouldn’t have included such an easy one on the April Fool’s episode, but this could not be ignored. It of course, is the news that Michael Bay is turning the Teenage MUTANT Ninja Turtles into aliens in his new live-action movie. You’ve no doubt heard about this already. By all accounts, we really wish this were an April Fool’s prank. And so does a good portion of the Internet. Bay made the announcement at a Nickelodeon presentation and the blogosphere, Twitter, Facebook and most other website errupted with hatred and rage. The backlash was so bad, Bay had to make an official announcement on his website. Anytime you have to make an announcement because your target audience hates your script idea before the script is even finished, means you should rethink your idea. But no! Not Michael Bay. He’s pushing forward and simply telling everyone to “chill”. Meanwhile, Hollywood politics are in full effect as voice actors from the previous films take either the fans’ side or Bay’s side. Basically, the ones looking to score a voice gig on the project are the ones buttering up Bay.
Once we’re warmed up, it’s time to really get the foolery going. Keep in mind, one, some or all of these stories may or may not be real. No cheating! News has come down that movie theaters are mad 3D didn’t take off the way they thought it would. Awww, you mean most sane people didn’t want to cough up $17 to wear a giant pair of plastic glasses that blurs and desaturates the screen? Who’da thunk it? So, their plan is to level off the ticket prices. In other words, lower the price of a 3D ticket and raise the price of the 2D one. They’ll meet somewhere in the middle meaning we’ll all have to pay even more to see a crappy remake, sequel or comic book adaptation. Orrrrr will we?
Streaming video is apparently growing in popularity and in price. We enjoyed the killer deal from Netflix for far too long… as part of an effort to pay their bills and pay for production of exclusive content, the monthly price for their streaming only service is nearly doubling later this year. Or is it? Yeah it is. Or maybe not.
This next story had the entire Who Asked You? Crew fooled. It was announced this week that a TWINS sequel is in the works. This was the 1988 film in which Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito find out they’re long lost brothers and classic 80′s comedy ensues. The director of the first one, Ivan Reitman, will produce this sequel. Here’s the part that swayed the guys’ opinion of whether this was for real or not… The story will apparently center on a triplet played by Eddie Murphy. April Fools? Perhaps… what did Dennis, Mike and Charlie choose? Find out by listening in.
And lastly, does it sound like an April Fool’s joke that a gas station is offering self-serve beer on tap? What if I told you for about $3 plus the price of the beer, you could buy a 64-ounce growler and fill ‘er up while filling your tank? Do you think I’m foolin’ you on this one? I just might be. After all, it’s illegal in most, if not all states to have an open alcohol container in your car. I’m sure a Solo lid with a red straw sticking out of it doesn’t count as unopened. How could this possibly be legal? Is this possibly real? Take your best guess on this one. Join in the fun for our April Fool’s edition of the show and see how many you guess right and how many the gents got as well.
New Releases for Tuesday, April 3rd:
War Horse (4-Disc Combo: Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy)
We Bought a Zoo (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy)
Shasta McNasty (Complete Series)
Black Butler II: Complete Collection (Limited Edition, Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
3rd Rock From the Sun (Season 3) and (Season 4)
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
Designing Women (Season 6)
Roseanne (Season 3) and (Season 4)
Bob (Complete Series)
Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen
View From the Top
With all this talk of history and catching things, I feel it’s time to tell you about today’s show! A certain TV series made ‘history’ last night during our broadcast (central time). THE SIMPSONS aired their 500th episode. Its plot was just like the ho-hum movie they released a few years back. As you might expect, this launches us into our usual quote-fest of Simpson memories followed by the continued mulling of how relevant the show is still.
Then a quote-fest you might not expect… TITANIC. During the Calendar segment, I announce that Billy Zane will celebrate his birthday on Friday. We ramble off a few films he’s done including the James Cameron epic, followed by his best lines in it.
Perhaps our biggest story of the night is the ironic events that occurred at the Las Vegas branch of The Heart Attack Grill. For some reason this place just keeps coming up on our show. Perhaps its their morbid sense of humor. Their view on enjoying life and food the way YOU want to. Or maybe it’s just the fact that funny shit keeps happening with them. Our chronicle continues with the latest incident in which an actual heart attack is suffered by a “patient” while eating a Triple Bypass Burger. The call for the grills to be turned off for good is once again resonating with health experts and all around stick-in-the-muds. After all, a single burger WILL trigger a heart attack. It’s not your lifestyle or years of fat accumulation. No no… it’s that single burger you crammed down your pie hole that jammed the cogs of your ticker. Some have gone as far as calling the establishment socially irresponsible. Our take on this view today.
From lots-o-calories to lots-o-money. Or lack there of. Former NBA superstar, Allen Iverson brings us a cautionary tale of what NOT to do with your easily-earned scratch. The ball player once amassed a fortune of over $150-million. Now he can’t even pay $800,000 owed to his jeweler. His bank account has been seized and he is as poor as the rest of us. With all this “we are the 1%” talk buzzing the nation, it’s infuriating to read about someone so disgustingly rich just pissing away their money. How many times have you read about someone winning the lottery, inheriting a fortune or somehow coming into a huge sum of cash and you said to yourself, “What I could do with that kind of money…” On the other hand, it is his money to lose. I’m sure that’s no comfort to him of course. We share our thoughts on this as well.
And it may not be hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars, but a public high school in Cincinnati is offering students $25 gift cards if they have good attendance and stay out of trouble. The school, which has a graduation rate lower than that of the middle class’s federal income tax just starting the program and has already seen a 15% improvement in students’ attendance. That’s great news, but why should schools — which are more broke than Allen Iverson right now — have to pay students to show up? Where are their parents? Where are the leather belts? I would go to school with my kid and sit through every class with them if they tried to skip. I would handcuff them to their desk if need be. It all starts at home folks. This is money the district is taking from teachers and other students who are good and do show up… just not on President’s Day… we all get that day off.
New Releases for Tuesday, February 21st:
Puss in Boots (2-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Weeds (Season 7)
J. Edgar (2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
Nurse Jackie (Season 3)
The Epic Journey of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson [Blu-ray]
Matlock (Season 7)
Young Justice (Season 1, Volume 3)
Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century (Complete Series)
What could the title of today’s show possibly mean? It’s not even a word. It’s a…. ummm… Ebonic version of a word I suppose. It comes to us care of a YouTube link one of our faithful listeners forwarded to us. You can watch the video for yourself in the Show Links below. It appears to be a homemade rap video in which a man on parole for something raps some rather simple lyrics to a beat created using machine guns. As he states in the video, he’s about to “make deez rifles bursss.” This is just one more example of the boundless and typically questionable entertainment found on the world’s most popular video sharing site.
As we get into the new DVD’s the Rifle Burs song continues, only this time we’re making up the lyrics. After the show we were joking around and found out it is surprisingly easy to do so.
On our show we love to talk about products with whimsical names. And we’ve got 2 for you today. The first is mentioned at the top of the show. It’s a book called “Stuck Up!”. And has a rather literal meaning in terms of describing the book’s content. The other is a couple of energy drinks from a new Las Vegas-based beverage company. Don’t expect these cans to show up anytime soon in places like Utah. So far the company has 2 flavors, “Big Cock” and “Little Pussies”. Although the drinks don’t actually taste like their namesakes, you can’t help but wonder how open retailers are going to be to items named like this. Just look at the tantrum that was briefly thrown over Ben & Jerry’s “Schweddy Balls” ice cream. And that wasn’t even spelled as precise. The company says they’ll probably have some ‘toned down’ versions of the names for those conservative retailers.
If you’ve ever wondered how many explosions Michael Bay has set off in his career, wonder no more. The website, MovieLine.com managed to sit through all of his flicks and counted every last mushroom cloud, fireball and flash of flames. The numbers are staggering. About half of his explosions are contained in the TRANSFORMERS trilogy alone. And of those, over a third of them were in THE DARK OF THE MOON. Lets play a game for a moment. Lets say, given man power, supplies, union wages and so on, each explosion costed $10,000… and that’s probably a conservative estimate. If that was the case, he would’ve spent $6,220,000 on explosions alone for the 3 TRANSFORMERS films. Keep in mind, this was just a hypothetical to illustrate the ridiculousness of Bay’s cinema prowess.
Meanwhile across the pond in the UK, the founders of a fashion label and magazine there are attempting to push legislation through that would regulate digitally altered photographs in magazines. Pictures of movie stars, models or other celebrities that were Photoshopped in some fashion would be required to include a disclaimer announcing it. The married couple who started this campaign say they were inspired by young women who feel inferior to celebrities when they see them in magazines and on posters. I pose the question to the guys, is this a good idea? What do you think? Maybe it’s up to the parents of kids to tell them these images are fake. These people have bags under their eyes, enlarged pores and zits on their cheeks just like us common folk do.
And while on the subject of beauty… in our Breaking News segment we head to Compton, where the school district there is blatantly denying that a former porn star, one Miss Sasha Grey, visited an elementary school and read to a group of students. Not only did Grey twat that she spent her morning at the school reading to the students, but TMZ also obtained a photo of her reading to the students. The school still denies she was there. This is the topic of our We Ask You Poll this week. The parents of these kids were pretty ticked off over this. But it’s not like she was doing it naked, or announced to the kids that she used to work in porn. Would you be mad if a porn star read to your kids at school? Keep in mind, these were elementary school students. They probably had no idea who she was. As a chatter in the ErrorFM chat room pointed out, they couldn’t have done this at a high school!
Stuck Up!: 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn’t Be
Erotic Beverages – Makers of “Little Pussie” and “Big Cock” energy drinks.
Guess How Many Onscreen Explosions Michael Bay Has Created?
Sasha Grey’s Website
New Releases for Tuesday, November 29th:
Beyonce Live at Roseland: Elements of 4 (2 DVDs)
Smallville (Season 10)
Friends with Benefits
30 Rock (Season 5)
Hot in Cleveland (Season 2)
Horror Express (DVD/Blu-ray Combo)
Another Earth (2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Our Idiot Brother
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