Posts Tagged ‘mtv’
As indicated with our title this week, the show has both a mention of rapper Ghostface Killah and contains a bit of filler. Or ‘fillah’ for the sake of a rhyme. Dennis, who had been partyin’ hard with family for Easter got a little tipsy, and as a result is somewhat quieter than usual on the program. Without his nuggets of knowledge and opinion a void is left in the hour that must be filled. Luckily we do so. Not as smoothly, I must admit, as in the past. Here’s how it breaks down this week.
Get ready for another integrated Bowel Movement. After our discussion on EPISODE 200 – FROM BACK TO FRONT, regarding the various techniques of wiping one’s arse, I came across a product that could unify us all in this matter. It’s called the Comfort Wipe. It’s a plastic wand with a gripper on the end that holds your wad of toilet paper. You’ll hear the commercial on the show explain the many advantages to using this $20 device. Throw in our classic Bowel Movement theme and it’s a trip down memory lane. If you’ve never heard these brief podcasts, just search our site for “The Bowel Movement” to find these past gems complements of Dennis.
Then it’s onto the Calendar where we celebrate Bat Appreciation Week, New Releases where we forget Margaret Thatcher’s name, call on the ErrorFM chat room for help and then the results to last week’s ‘We Ask You Poll’ regarding Michael Bay’s changing of the Ninja Turtles origin story.
Uwe Boll, the German movie director that many consider the worst in the world is being sued by a producer from one of his latest films. I present a Chase’s Challenge to everyone not so much to see if they can guess what he’s being sued for but more so just to hear a rapid-fire list of Uwe Boll jokes.
Charlie loses his mind on the next story. It’s the subject of Get The Fuck Outta Here, our segment where Joe Pesci does the honors of telling some person, place or thing to do just that. These stories are absurd. After hearing them you literally recite the famous Pesci line involuntarily. The school system in New York is retracting a moronic list of banned words from tests that they pulled out of their asses. Backlash from parents seemed to be brutal and swift. And with good reason. They wanted to remove words like birthday, dinosaurs, Halloween, junk food and more from all standardized tests. They sent the list of fifty words to the various publishers of these tests. Tune in and hear other words and phrases they wanted removed in an ongoing attempt to pussify our nation’s youth further than they already have been.
Did you know that Encyclopedia Britannica is still in business? Did you know up until 2010 they were still making physical books? Well now you do. You shoulda looked it up. They announced however, that they are ceasing their print editions in favor of digital interactive content through their website and apps. Apparently the free Wikipedia has caught up to them. Although you’ll still have to pay to access a lot of Britannica’s content, at least you know what you’re reading is true and not written by some vindictive contributor that Wikipedia just hasn’t caught yet. This begins our first chunk of fillah in which we review an old commercial for the encyclopedias in an attempt to learn how much they cost.
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES is returning to MTV in the form of, HIP HOP SQUARES. It’ll be a new take on the game show featuring musicians, athletes and MTV personalities in the tic-tac-toe boxes instead of Whoopi Goldberg, Gilbert Gottfried and the like. Among those chosen to appear, Nick Cannon… of course… rappers, Biz Markie, Fat Joe and Ghostface Killah — all of which I’m too white to pronounce correctly. And Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker, Lemarr Woodley to name a few.
This cues our second chunk of fillah where we think back to the last time we watched MTV. For me, it was THE REAL WORLD: NEW ORLEANS. Immediately, Dennis remembers the guy on that season that sang that stupid song, “Come And Be My Baby Tonight”. To YouTube we go for that and a rather uninteresting clip of a fight between him and some other chick in the house.
In Breaking News we have a story involving a horrid injury during a couple’s spat that’ll send a chill down any man’s spine. Followed by more filler from the chat room about another couple’s spat resulting in possible cannibalism. I make the comment that I sometimes worry we may run out of things to talk about on the show, but when I come across stories like these and with a little assistance from the chat room, clearly I have nothing to worry about.
New Releases for Tuesday, April 10th:
The Iron Lady (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
One Tree Hill (Season 9)
The Darkest Hour
Logan’s Run (Complete Series)
Doctor Who: The Daemons
Naruto Shippuden: Set Ten
Justice League: Doom (Special Edition + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
The Witches of Oz
Dark Shadows (Complete Original Series)
I feel compelled to explain the parody logo pictured at left. It doesn’t come up until the end of the show, but I’ll explain it now. Abercrombie & Fitch, the clothing company fond of photographing hairless young men with their pants unbuttoned is either pulling off an ingenious PR stunt or are genuinely concerned about their brand’s image. Here’s the deal, we’ve all heard of MTV’s JERSEY SHORE right? Well, it turns out “The Situation,” one of the show’s most popular characters — question mark — has been seen frequently sporting their form-fitting fabrics. And given that he’s a douche-bag of indescribable preparations, it’s only natural that Abercrombie wants to distance themselves from him. They’re willing to pay him and his cast mates lots-o-money to NOT wear their clothing. A reverse endorsement deal if you will. This raises a few questions… is A&F being too pretentious? Is this just the risk you run when you’re a clothing company? Are they justified in their concerns? It’s our question to you this week. You can vote on the poll and/or send us your thoughts via E-Mail. We’d love to have ‘em.
Before that though we have a few other stories of interest. At first, we ponder the Apple situation. Unless you live on another planet, you’ve probably heard by now that Steve Jobs has stepped down as CEO of his company. The Intertubes are all a flutter with the news. And we are too, for a few minutes.
Then it’s onto GHOSTBUSTERS news. The day we’ve all been dreading has arrived. Dan Aykroyd has confirmed the film will begin production next spring. He also said it’s moving ahead with or without Bill Murray. It’s no secret Murray hasn’t exactly been ecstatic about the project. He even said the script has been sitting on his desk for months and that he’d read it, eventually. We’ll tell you about a few plot elements and casting possibilities. But to be honest, we’re already feeling a lot less excited about it that Bill Murray.
Then we move along to “It’s The Law.” It’s been awhile since we did this segment and it’s back with a vengeance! The state-of-choice this time has so many moronic-mandates we have to break it up into 2-parts! Be sure to tune in next week for the other half.
And something else to look forward to next week, hopefully, is the arrival of my Roku T-Shirt!!! Hopefully they don’t listen to the crude-fest that is our little show, otherwise they may be paying me to NOT wear their clothes too… who am I kidding, I’ll probably just get a cease and desist order, if not for that, then probably for the logo above!
New Releases for Tuesday, August 30th:
Sons of Anarchy (Season 3)
The Vampire Diaries (Season 2)
House (Season 7)
Madea’s Big Happy Family
Coen Brothers Collection [Blu-ray]
The Nightmare Before Christmas (3-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy)
Cougar Town (Season 2)
Herculoids (Complete Series)
Detroit 1-8-7 (Season 5)
Nikita (Season 1)
I dribbled peanut butter on my nice clean shirt this morning… I hate it when I spill shit on fresh clothes before the day is even started. Sometimes it’s a prelude to what the day is going to be like. I can only speculate what Nintendo’s president, Satoru Iwata spilled on his shirt the day he unveiled at E3, his company’s next console?… Question mark? The Wii U is, simply put, an HD version of the existing Wii with a tablet controller. On this week’s episode we spend nearly half the show going over what we think Nintendo’s logic is. Are they being innovative? Are they just trying to survive? Is it all just too gimmicky? These questions aren’t just being posed by us… but by Nintendo’s share holders as well. Their stock nose-dived after the announcement and Iwata is puzzled as to why. I’ve always defended the Wii. I think it’s a great little console. I also think, however, Nintendo didn’t do enough with it to be competitive. For example, they never utilized the USB ports. They never developed the online gameplay very much and so on. The Wii U, as you’ll hear on the show, is best described as a giant DS. Which by the way, was supposed to save the company with its 3D version. Yeeeaaahhh… that never happened. People didn’t want to pay $250 for a handheld they already owned. Come on Nintendo. Now you expect them to pay for a console that’s almost the same as the previous one, just now with a touch screen controller? And lets not forget, if that controller gets dropped or busted it’s not going to be a simply 20-bucks to replace like the normal Wii Remote. No prices were announced by Nintendo, much to the annoyance of E3 attendees, but this controller alone is probably gonna cost $100 or more. The Wii U is due out sometime in the second half of next year. We’ll see then if Nintendo has a continue left or if it’s game over.
We throw in some 3D news that’s not surprising and nobody is thrilled about like Hollywood expects. And MTV reveals it’s canceled a rather revealing show.
Then it’s onto our next spirited discussion. This one revolves around Best Buy throwing a tantrum like a 4 year-old in Wal-Mart because NewEgg.com called them dumb and stole their black and orange crayons to do a new logo. Best Buy, sending a cease and desist order, claims the “Geek On” logo NewEgg is using violates their copyright. The big-box retailer says they had the term “geek” first with their after-school employment program for teens called “Geek Squad.” They also say NewEgg’s commercial is mean spirited and doesn’t convey the truth concerning how knowledgeable Best Buy’s staff is about their products. We say, the commercial is absolutely true. Watch it below in the Show Links and judge for yourself. Dennis worked for Best Buy as a youth, so he has insider info as to the goings-on behind those blue polos. And yes, it’s as bad as you’d expect.
Now comes the even louder part of the show. In our “Breaking News” segment we introduce you to a woman who’s suing Dunkin’ Donuts become they put sugar in her coffee sending her into diabetic shock. We raise some questions though. The most obvious of which is, why in the hell are you in Dunkin’ Donuts if you’re diabetic? That’s just the first of many as we rebuke this woman’s claim. If you’re that sensitive to sugar, you shouldn’t leave it up to a donut shop employee to insure your drink is properly sweetened. What do you think? Feel free to comment below, or send us an E-Mail. And that goes for any of the topics we discuss. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to remove all traces of Nintendo from my stock portfolio and then try and get that last green star on Mario Galaxy 2.
Nintendo Wii U
Buy “Titanic” on DVD
Disney’s “The Lion King”
Pre-Order “The Lion King” (2-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
NewEgg’s Facebook Page
Broadway Comedy Club – We were guests on their podcast!
New Releases for Tuesday, June 14th:
Battle: Los Angeles
Red Riding Hood
Glades (Season 1)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and The Half-Blood Prince (Ultimate Editions) [Blu-ray]
Haven (Season 1)
Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son
Marvel Knights: Spider-Woman Agent Of S.W.O.R.D
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (Bluray + DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]
Before we offend a good portion of the international population, we talk MTV and their new series TEEN WOLF. This isn’t Michael J. Fox’s TEEN WOLF though. This one is a drama. We’re calling it TWOLF-LIGHT. As 80s babies we take special offense to this broadcasted atrocity. But in this day and age, we’re starting to take things like this with a grain of salt since they’re happening everywhere, in every medium. The most we can do, is sit in the bleachers and laugh at it.
Charlie Sheen is suffering from Rebecca Black syndrome. He’s popular… but for the wrong reasons. That became overwhelmingly apparent during his first stop on his 20-city tour this past week. People have been fans of him on Twitter and on his incomprehensible webcast, but they weren’t too keen on Sheen when he took the stage for his live show. He wasn’t funny, he wasn’t entertaining and before the show even ended hoards of people were getting up and leaving, demanding refunds. Many of them came right out and said the only reason they bought tickets was to see him fail horribly… and that he did. It’s over Charlie, people don’t like you, they like to make fun of you. Move on. Oh, and CBS? Please cancel TWO AND A HALF MEN. It too is over. Leave it be.
Maybe people will sue Charlie to get their money back. Suing seems to be the American way. It always has been. You can sue for something absurd, pull a dollar amount out of your ass and you’ll likely get it. There were 2 lawsuits that blipped on our radar this week. One of them from a man named Larry Klayman. He’s suing Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg for a billion dollars because they didn’t take down an anti-Semitic Facebook page as quickly as he would’ve liked. Wait until you hear his argument for why Zuckerberg should be held accountable. He sights a certain movie that tells the untrue story of how Facebook came to be. And wait until you hear who else this Klayman fellow has sued in the past! The other lawsuit comes by way of the RIAA. Yeah, they’re still around. They’ve filed a claim that you’ll find hard to believe. I don’t want to give too much away here, but I will say this, the ass they pulled this number from must be sorer than shit right now!
Once again, cue the lens flares and D.C. wide shots… Michael Bay is back. This time he’s courting the deity of sci-fi fanboys the world over to voice a seldom heard about Transformer in the next film. Bay says he was scared to ask this guy, but given his wife is Bay’s cousin, that made it easier. Have you figured out who I’m talking about? Open your ‘ears’ and listen to the show, it’ll ‘point’ you in the right direction.
Bangs’ YouTube Channel
MTV’s “Teen Wolf”
Buy CATFISH on DVD
Maximum Comics Las Vegas
Rave Motion Pictures
Buy MEGA SHARK vs CROCOSAURUS on DVD
JaleelWhite.com – Sweet Irony Productions
“The Expendables” Official Site
Jamendo.com – Discover the true value of FREE music!
The Breast Milk Baby
New Releases for Tuesday, April 5th:
Tron: Legacy and Tron: The Original Classic (5-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy) also available in Identity Disc Collectible Packaging
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2-Disc Edition)
Friday Night Lights (Season 5)
I Love You Phillip Morris
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Part 4)
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence [Blu-ray]
Batman Beyond: Return of Joker [Blu-ray]
Dirty Jobs Collection 7
Roger Corman’s Action-Packed Collection [Georgia Peaches, The Great Texas Dynamite Chase, Smokey Bites The Dust]
Standard-issue Who Asked You? this week as things happen, we tell you about them and then comment on them. One of those things is the announcement that Apple is going to announce the iPad 2………… yeah, who gives a rats ass on that one. Next, is an E-Mail from a longtime listener that pertains to last week’s poll question. You may remember (since it was just 7 days ago) we asked you whether or not guys should wear skinny jeans. There are a lot of ‘issues’ to take into account when deciding the hug factor of denim on the extremities. The main one of course is the compression of your junk. Our poll results reveal that not everyone is as concerned with actually wearing them as they are with how a person is able to put them on in the first place.
Meanwhile, MTV, fresh off of their child porn scare with that new show called SKINS used the cast of it to announce another show’s return this summer. Seemed fitting perhaps. After all, SKINS showed some kids butt and the returning show has ‘butt’ in the title. Yep, BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD are coming back. And yes, Mike Judge is involved. And yes, it will be animated. And yes, they will still make fun of music videos among other things. Other things you ask? Tune in to find out what clips will join the comical commentary of the couple from their couch.
You’ve most likely heard by now that Charlie Sheen has been drinking and perhaps doing drugs. You may have heard on the radio his approval of doing cocaine if you can manage it socially. And you may have heard his boss-bashing of TWO AND A HALF MEN co-creator Chuck Lorre. Due to all of the above, Sheen, his co-stars and about 200 production staff are now out of work. CBS pulled the plug on the remainder of this season. And in a late-breaking development today, Sheen says he wants $3-million per episode to return next year. That’s about double his current salary.
We take a break from the Hollywood drama to play a quick round of “Best Worst Most Least.” We haven’t done one of these in awhile, it seemed like a good time. Sort of playing off the Charlie Sheen thing, one of the questions ponders the most money each of us has ever held in our hand. We’re talkin’ cold hard cash here… not checks or money orders. Charlie has us beat due to a previous managerial position he held. But outside of the workplace, Dennis wins. But by how much? You’ll have to listen to find out.
We head back to Hollywood in a lightning round of movie news. Find out what the TWILIGHT writer may be working on next. Here’s a hint, she’s moving from vampires that live forever, to some other people that do too. A remake of a 70s movie based on a novel may have you on the ‘run.’ Also, it’s not really news if you pretty much knew it was going to happen. Casting choices for Tim Burton’s take on DARK SHADOWS is what we’re talking about here. Give you hint on this one too, she’s bangin’ him. And Julia Roberts is evil… oh yeah, she’s also playing an evil queen in a live-action take on an old story involving a woman and her 7 vertically challenged friends.
As always, we end with some “Breaking News.” This time we’re headed to Indiana where an obscure reference on a billboard of an event in the 70s has us wondering how soon is too soon? Personally, in this instance, I’m not sure ‘too soon’ applies given the circumstances. You’ll hear all about it on this, our 153rd episode.
Beavis and Butthead
Two and a Half Men
Read about “Highlander” on IMDb
Buy “Highlander (Director’s Cut)” on DVD
Read about “Logan’s Run” on IMDb
Buy “Logan’s Run” on DVD
Read about “Dark Shadows” on IMDb
Buy “Dark Shadows” on DVD
Buy Tim Burton’s “Planet of the Apes” on DVD
Read about “Snow White and the Huntsman” on IMDb
Buy Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on DVD
Buy “Snow White: A Tale of Terror” on DVD
Hacienda Mexican Restaurant – They have better Kool-Aid.
New Releases for Tuesday, March 1st:
Bambi (2-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy (7-Disc Blu-ray)
Scooby Doo: Curse of the Lake Monster (Extended Edition)
Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice
The Cable Guy [Blu-ray]
Cake Boss (Season 3)
Road Trip Unrated Trilogy
The Canterville Ghost