Posts Tagged ‘nbc’
It was inevitable, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES once again came up. You thought we were done talking about it last week? Silly you… Actually, silly me. I should have known that by creating a poll question last week on this very subject, it would come up again when I read the results. After having a week or so to stew on it, Dennis has found further issues with the film. You’ll hear those grievances today.
You’ll also hear about a new series coming to NBC based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula story. It’ll star Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the title character. Now although this could be considered a reboot of sorts, at least the network isn’t going the typical douche route and setting the story in modern times. This show will take place in Victorian London. The problem though is being on network television, this is going to be pretty tame compared to other vampire shows like TRUE BLOOD. How far will they really be able to go with it?
Over at ABC, Marvel is willing to go pretty far to cash in on THE AVENGERS fame. They’re in discussions to possibly produce a TV series based within the universe set up in the film. The show however, would not necessarily involve any of the Avengers characters. Sounds fantastic already.
The city involved in Google’s fiber optic Internet test has been announced. Kansas City, Missouri is the lucky one. The rest of us will just have to wait and see how the beta goes. However, looking at the guidelines for getting the service on Google’s website, they’re making those who want one-gigabit per second speed jump through hoops to get it. You’ll hear the details of the plans on the show, but it’ll basically involve residents in KC having to talk to their neighbors… at least fifty of them!
Tax talk inspired this week’s show title. You have to wonder if, with all the shit that went down in Gotham, how would Bane handle taxes? Or Congress? Or in another of our fantasy scenarios, the CEO of General Motors? Our lovely representatives in DC are in the midst of overruling the US Supreme Court by passing a law that would require online retailers to collect sales tax no matter what. Currently, it’s optional; and many of us enjoy tax-free online shopping from various e-tailers. But that’s most likely about to change. States are strapped for cash and they want sales tax charged on your Amazon and eBay purchases. As well as every other site known to man.
And if that’s not bad enough, plans are in the works all around the country to possibly tax us while we drive. A study is being considered in San Francisco and a pilot program is starting in Oregon which will look at the feasability of taxing people based on how many miles they drive. In the Bay area, it’d be about ten cents per mile. That works out to an average of about $1,300 a year depending on how much you drive around. Declining revenue from gas taxes is apparently to blame. We were all told to buy more fuel efficient cars and now that we have, we’re being taxed for it.
After an enraging story like that we need to lighten the mood with some ridiculous Breaking News. In this week’s bit we tell you about a new kind of aisle that may be popping up at a grocery store near you. It’s being called the ‘man aisle’ and it’s a one-stop-shop section of the market where we dudes can pick up the bare essentials like beer, condoms, chips and razors. And we have a few suggestions of our own for what this aisle should be stocking.
NBC – Bringing back Dracula… no sparkly skin here.
Marvel – Thinking of doing an Avengers TV show, minus the Avengers.
ABC – Would air said Avengers show, without the Avengers.
New Releases for Tuesday, July 31st:
Hatfields & McCoys
Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition [Blu-ray]
Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets
Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIV
Strike Witches (Season 1) [Blu-ray/DVD Combo]
Hijacked [2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo]
Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand
Melrose Place (Complete Series)
Las Vegas 3D (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray)
We are out of practice when it comes to not talking over each other. That’s according to Charlie on this week’s show. And I have to kind of agree with him. When we first started Who Asked You? and placed some clips on YouTube, the comments weren’t kind. One that stood out above all others was that we talked over each other too much. We worked on it, got better at it and now once again, suck at it. We’ll work on it some more.
There’s good reason this week though that we’re stepping all over each other. There’s a lot to talk about! After Charlie gives us his short and sweet review of the Electric Daisy Carnival and how he stood in line for 3-hours to get in on the first night, we review Jabari’s policies on seeing awful films, then dive into the show with a story from the people who usually bring us the headlines, a local news station in Salt Lake City, Utah. A new series from NBC based on the Playboy Club of the 1960′s in Chicago has got KSL-TV’s garments in a twist. The station is owned by the Mormon Church and as a result, they want nothing to do with the Playboy brand. They refuse to air the new show called, THE PLAYBOY CLUB when it debuts this Fall. Oddly, NBC isn’t pressuring them. Perhaps because they don’t want a PR wrath of Biblical proportions to come down on them from religious groups. The Peacock Network assures us though they’ll look to other broadcast outlets in the Salt Lake market to air the program for them… there’s always The CW! They’ll air anything! As you can imagine before even pressing play, we (more accurately Mike and Charlie) launch into another deep convo about perceptions of religion and so forth. I think some of you may be getting tired of such debates. If the ErrorFM chat room is any indication, you are. While the back and forth was going on, at least 6 people left the room without warning. Server timeout? Perhaps, or at least, I’d like to think so. Rest assured, we’ve made note of this phenomenon and will try and limit these discussions in the future even if the chat room rapture had nothing to do with show events… just to be on the safe side. If you are or aren’t fond of these types of discussions, you’re more than welcome to tell us in a listener E-Mail.
Enough of that. The next item on the agenda stinks… literally. It reeks worse than that bland, overused pun I just made. In an attempt to keep the stupid gimmicks-a-flowin’ in theaters, Dimension Films is planning to roll out what they’re calling “Aromascope” with the premier of Robert Rodriguez’s, SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD. The idea is simple, yet incredibly dumb. With your movie ticket you’ll receive a scratch and sniff card. During the film a number will flash on the screen prompting you to scratch the corresponding box and smell the scent, putting you in the movie’s environment! Yeah right… I’ll find it difficult to immerse myself in a film’s smelly scene when that card is competing with the theater’s standard aromas of burnt popcorn and the fat guy one row back who just blew ass. The only saving grace of this gimmick is that it won’t cost any extra. Really??? Gee, thanks Hollywood! Paying $11 for a substandard comic book rip off written by an asshole in the writer’s guild who doesn’t deserve to be there has me on the fence every time… but a card I can sniff all through a movie at no additional cost? I’m sold! I’ll be there, first in line, front row, for every new release from this day onward. Don’t be surprised though if I’m huffing a Sharpie marker and not your retarded piece of paper.
It seemed only appropriate while on the subject of stimulating one’s nose that our newest, favorite-ist segment pinches one off to round out the show. Ladies and gentlemen, this week returns, “Jenkem Watch.” The segment that’s quite literally, full of shit. Whenever there’s a story that involves feces or flatulence, we’re on it, remaining anything but silent and deadly. This edition brings us 2 turds. First, a poopy-person on the loose in Boulder, Colorado! He was spotted at a yoga festival… inside a Porta-Potty tank. That’s right. He went where the poo goes. A woman noticed something moving inside and summoned security. When the man finally emerged, he was covered in dooky. There was little security could do to subdue him until police arrived, after all, who wants to touch a guy covered in crap? So he got away but was eventually caught… and hopefully hosed off.
The other doody-ditty comes to us from New Hampshire. An apartment complex there is making Gil Grissom jealous with there crime scene “clean up” or lack there of. Residents of the complex are having a hard time picking up after their pooches. So in an attempt to get them to, the property manager has enlisted the help of a doggy DNA company. Whenever there’s an unclaimed pile, she takes a sample and sends it to the lab for testing. It’s compared to samples residents were required to submit and bingo, like bullet striations, things line up and the culprit is caught. Is this going a little too far? That’s the question posed to the guys. Lets just hope this doesn’t show up in a scene of CSI in “Aromascope.”
Electric Daisy Carnival
Buy “The Rage: Carrie 2″ on DVD
KLS-TV Channel 5
NBC’s “The Playboy Club”
The Czech Position Newspaper
“Spy Kids” Official Movie Website
GasBGon Flatulence Filter Seat Cushions
PooPrints – Match the mess through DNA!
New Releases for Tuesday, June 28th:
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
Rizzoli & Isles (Season 1)
Season of the Witch
Ancient Aliens (Season 2)
High School of the Dead (Complete Collection)
Warehouse 13 (Season 2)
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie [Blu-ray]
Did you know that May is National Masturbation Month? Well now you do. That little tidbit is just a taste of what’s on the show today. We start things off with an ‘observational’ E-Mail from a listen. Not quite hate, not quite a suggestion… just something they’ve noticed about Charlie. This spawns one of those quarter-show conversations about what is and isn’t taboo on Who Asked You?. As hard as it is to believe, there are just 2 topics we try and steer clear of on our quaint little podcast. The keyword there is try. If you’re a longtime listener, you probably know what they are. And if you’re not, tune in to find out. Of course, they’ve come up on the show. And we’re not trying to avoid them completely. They’re just things we know a lot of folks are passionate about and we don’t want to blow a whole show on them. Believe me, we easily could. But in moderation, they’re okay.
Speaking of moderation… at the end of today’s eppy we break some news on Will Smith. It appears Big Willie has a big trailer on the set of MIB III and those living in the surrounding neighborhood where they’re shooting the film aren’t climbing aboard. The monstrosity has more square feet than the average apartment. And speaking of apartments… while Smith has this 22-wheeled luxury wagon blocking the road, he’s renting an apartment just a few blocks away. So you can see why residents aren’t pulling for his gigantor trailer. The New York City Mayor’s Office has already made him move it.
Other stories of intrigue include a re-screener of the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy next month. You thought your bladder was safe didn’t you? You thought, I made it through all 3, I’ll never have to again. Well you were wrong! Peter Jackson has decided to pull a George Lucas and return his biggest hits to theaters for 1 night only each. And they’ll be the extended cut versions averaging around 4 hours long each! For the love of god don’t order the large soda!
Then Mr. Pesci elegantly tells a certain actor to vacate the premises in a segment we call, “Get The Fuck Outta Here”. CBS just can’t let it go. They’re determined to drag the rotting carcass that is TWO AND A HALF MEN on even longer without its principal player. Instead, he’ll be replaced by someone incredibly annoying. I’m not going to type out his name here and he won’t appear in this posting’s keywords either. You’ll have to tune in to hear why.
NBC is probably ‘wondering’ about now why they footed the bill for a WONDER WOMAN pilot. The David E. Kelly-produced show was just too branded with his style. At least, that’s according to some close to it. It’s amazing the show went to pilot to begin with. NONE of the networks were interested, well, except for the peacock. And when it came down to it, even they were like, mmmm…. yeaaahhh… ummm… nooooo. So we’ll have to look for Adrianne Palicki’s gorgeous face somewhere else. I wonder if she gets to keep the hot pants costume? Is she married? Damn, her husband is a lucky son of a bitch.
Kim Jong Il Looking at Things
RunPee.com – Helping your bladder enjoy going to the movies as much as you do.
Good Vibrations sex toy company – Creators of National Masturbation Month.
Buy “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” (Extended Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
CBS’s “Two and a Half Men”
Skype – Now a Microsoft product!
Microsoft – Has extra-wide checks for all those zeroes!
New Releases for Tuesday, May 17th:
The Bionic Woman (Season 2)
The Other Woman
All in the Family (Season 9)
The Twilight Zone (Season 4) [Blu-ray]
Flashpoint (Season 3)
Beverly Hills Cop [Blu-ray]
Money Train [Blu-ray]
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
Like most of 7th HEAVEN’s shows, this is a ‘very special’ episode. Not only is it our annual April Fools’ Day edition, but we’re also welcoming back former co-host, current degenerate, Jabari Tiffith. As you’ll hear on today’s program, Jabari’s sabbatical was quite eventful in many ways. But after awhile he longed for that certain overwhelming explosion of useless jibberish and pop-culture hogwash, he just couldn’t stay away. So we dusted off his mic, used one of those sticky roller things to remove all the hair from his windscreen and cleared a spot for him at the Who Asked You? table of champions.
As we like to do with the April Fools’ show, we’ve compiled a series of stories that may, or may not be true. This is really easy to do nowadays. If you’re a regular listener you know that all of our stories are true, but outrageous enough you’d think we made them up… I mean, come on! Channing Tatum burning his penis? Jenkem? You can’t make this stuff up. But on our April Fools’ show, it just might be… or maybe not. Will you be an April Fool? Or will you be calling Jonathan Frakes wondering what’s fact or fiction? And no Googling… that’s cheating! We’ll reveal the foolings, if there are any, at the end of the program.
Today’s ‘possible’ foolery… or not, includes news from NBC that they’re rebooting CHEERS, one of their most successful sitcoms. The series based in a Boston bar ran for 11 years and spawned 2 spin-offs. Not bad for a show that was nearly canceled after it’s first season. The story of the reboot goes like this. It’s been 18 years and Cheers is under new ownership. The idea is to bring the show into the 21st century by telling a story about how the bar’s new owner is doing the same with the aging establishment. It’s set to premier in the fall with possibly old cast members guest starring on select episodes… or is it?
Is Glenn Beck getting his own TV network? I know, I know he pretty much has one already. It’s called FOX NEWS CHANNEL. It’s being rumored… or is it? That when his contract expires at the end of this year, he may abandon the right-wing cable net for his own 24/7 channel. We just saw Oprah do it… so why not Mr. Beck? He already has a highly successful radio show and website with tons of media content. Oh yeah, he also has that awesome “dry-erase board of truth” he utilizes in his high-decibel ranting. That’s it’s own show right there… an entire hour of him and his cohorts sketching caricatures of their favorite least-favorite democrats. Is America ready for a Beck-work? Then again, this could be an April Fools prank. We’ll report, you decide.
And we’ve got news of another fool â€” no April required â€” dumping on his own movie. Michael Bay took some potshots at TRANSFORMERS 2: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN… or maybe he didn’t? You may recall Megan Fox made her own derogatory comments about Bay’s directing style and the film. She promptly transformed out of the gig right afterwards too. Michael Bay says her dismissal had nothing to do with her comments, but we beg to differ. Remember that letter his staff wrote about her? And Shia LeBeouf also stated the film wasn’t up-to-par and his performance could’ve been better. All during this last year Bay stuck up for his ‘number 2′. But now it appears he’s switching gears. Is it true? You’ll find out!
Just about as quickly as that baby shaking app vanished in the Apple store, so too has another. A Christian group in Florida launched an application for Steve Jobs-based mobile devices that they claimed could cure someone of homosexuality. Of course this sparked outrage… or did it? And an e-petition was promptly circulated by gay rights activists to get the app removed. But this sparked another debate. Would removing it violate the religious group’s free speech rights? That is the question. A bigger question though is whether or not this story is even true! Could we be fooling you?
Play along won’t you? See if you can guess what stories on this episode are of merit or mockery. Filled with the return of an old friend, out of place audio cues and inappropriate candor, it’s the Beck-ening, it’s our April Fools’ joke on all of you……… or is it?
April Fools’ Day has a website!
Cheers Boston – Cheers the bar has a website!
Buy all 11 seasons of CHEERS on DVD
FOX News Channel
Exodus International – Can cure you of your gayness.
New Releases for Tuesday, March 29th:
Tangled (2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Mad Men (Season 4)
Evangelion: 2.22 You Can [Not] Advance
The Ten Commandments (Limited Edition Gift Set DVD/Blu-ray Combo)
All Good Things
Scream 1, Scream 2 and Scream 3 [all on Blu-ray]
The Secret of NIMH [Blu-ray]
Teen Wolf [Blu-ray]