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Where’s Jabari when you need him? Unfortunately, not on this week’s show. And that’s too bad because we’ve got two stories we talk about with which his input would’ve been priceless. Those are a bit later in the show. First, Dennis gives us an impromptu review of OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN. Did it fall flat with him? You’ll have to tune-in to find out.
Exciting news from Netflix… ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT has been expanded to 15 episodes and the premier date has been set for March 26th. There’s even some new characters making their debut played by some interesting characters themselves. I can’t wait!
We grieve over the news that Disney has decided to close LucasArts. They fired 150 people working there and this week, to Mike’s dismay, they’ve also wiped out their hand-drawn animation department. The few animators left are either taking a pay cut or are being bought out of their remaining contract. As for LucasArts, the mouse house says they want to turn it into a distribution and licensing brand for video games rather than one that develops them. The closing means the cancellation of two STAR WARS games that were in the works. Another dagger in Mike’s heart is the cancellation of a Henry Selick stop-motion feature film that had just started shooting. It’s untitled and Selick has been given the option to take it to another studio. This will likely delay it’s October release date though if it even gets picked up by someplace else.
Jabari story number one: Many shows ago we introduced you to a gentleman who cooks with semen. You may remember his cookbook, “Natural Harvest: A Collection of Semen-based Recipes.” Well, that fellow, whose name is Paul “Fotie” Photenhauer, has written another book about making drinks with man milk. Kinda gives a whole new meaning to the word cocktails doesn’t it? “Semenology: The Semen Bartender’s Handbook” asks the question, why is it taboo to consume semen outside of the bedroom? It also brings up the question, are there really semen bartenders? How does one get into such a niche profession? Just like we did with the recipe book, we debate whether or not we’d want/could/should drink booze with boner butter in it. Where do you stand on this? Let us know.
Jabari story number two: Thou shalt not steal. That’s one of several commandments the Catholic Church pushes. But it appears that doesn’t necessarily apply to digital downloads. Like 75% of the rest of the connected world, there are some in the church that visit the Bureau of Acquisitions for a little Hollywood entertainment. TorrentFreak, after hearing about preists in Ireland watching illegal copies of Oscar screeners every week, decided to do a little snooping on Vatican City’s IP activity and made a rather startling discovery. For the most part, the country of nearly 800 doesn’t really download much. A couple TV shows, some old movies, a song or two… but there was something else in their torrent cue, BDSM videos including Russian slave porn and even some of the transexual variety. There’s no evidence that it was priests doing the downloading. A lot of non-holy folks have access to computers within the Vatican. Speculation online is that it could be some bored Swiss Guard officers. We’re all human, but these downloads seem a little hypocritical on a number of levels. We discuss them on today’s show.
And in the final moments of the netcast we bring you Breaking News from Target.com. Their whimsical names for dress colors has gotten them in a little hot water. Well actually, warm water, about 70 degrees Fahrenheit, around 20 feet deep to be exact. That’s the ideal conditions for the sea cow, or Manatee as it’s more properly known. A plus-sized dress on the retailer’s website was labeled as “Manatee Gray” while the standard size was called “Dark Heather.” Whether this was a little joke between the staffers in the web department, ill-worded information provided by the dress manufacturer or an honest mistake… it’s funny as shit! We ask the question, are people being too sensitive about it? You’re more than welcome to ‘weigh’ in on this.
All in all this is a pretty good show. Makin’ up for last week’s less than stellar recording. You can’t go wrong with stories about spooge and porn. Especially when they involve eating it and the Vatican City respectively. Gotta go, RS77_Episode 02 is almost done downloading!
Huffington Post: U.S. Navy Laser Weapon To Be Deployed Aboard U.S.S. Ponce In 2014
“Arrested Development” on IMDb
Warner Archive Instant – Available on the Roku.
Buy “Semenology: The Semen Bartender’s Handbook”
Buy “Natural Harvest: A Collection of Semen-based Recipes”
TorrentFreak: Priests Watch DVD Screeners While Pirates Download Filth in the Vatican
ScanEye – No one can hide!
SF Weekly: “Semenology”: New Book Explores Craft of Semen Cocktails
New DVD Releases for Tuesday, April 16th:
Flash Gordon (Complete Series)
A Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore
A Certain Scientific Railgun (Season 1, Part 1) (Limited Edition)
Repo Man (Criterion Collection)
WWE: For All Mankind – The Life and Career of Mick Foley with Mr. Socko Sock Puppet (Limited Edition)
Blockbuster Dramas – 6 Movie Set
Jackie Chan Double Feature: Police Story and Police Story II
Today’s show is a tad out of order. We were off last Sunday for St. Patrick’s Day and I had a busy week outside of our green beer guzzle-fest, so naturally, we have some stories to tell on this week’s episode. We start with our Fremont frivolity in downtown Las Vegas. I’m thinking this may become a Who Asked You? tradition. We made our way down to old Vegas a few years back. Had too much beer, got drunk, ate some hot dogs and deep fried Oreos, took a shot of what we believe was Terpantine and ended up at a Hookah lounge where the owner gave us some hookah that… well, lets just say we’ve come to realize had more than just hookah tobacco in it. That was two years ago. This year, we ate some hot dogs and deep fried Twinkies, drank too much beer, browsed an awesome toy store with obscure action figures from every genre and ended up at Denny’s where we ate lackluster deserts and watched a guy at the bar (yes, the downtown Vegas Denny’s has a full bar) bob and twirl his head around trying to find a comfortable position with which to pass out. If we do this next year, I’m certain there’ll be even more stories to tell on-air!
A few days after that I found myself at the Nightclub & Bar Convention put on by Jon Taffer, the fellow who does BAR RESCUE on SPIKE TV. I was shooting video of the event and as I was wondering the aisles looking for interesting things to point my lens at, I bumped into the one and only Art Mann! Made my day! What a cool guy he is. You’ll hear all about it on today’s show. I’ve also got a story to tell about the ribbon cutting ceremony for the convention. CeeLo Green was on hand to operate the golden scissors, but the real story worth sharing on our show was the conversation taking place over my shoulder between two photographers. Tune in to hear all about it.
We got a rather disturbing story from a listener involving a crazy woman killing five of her neighbors because they wouldn’t befriend her on Facebook. She pretty much stacked evidence against herself leaving calling cards on the victims and even clearly stating on her profile that she’d kill anyone who didn’t accept her friend request.
Being the chatty Kathy’s we are this week I forgot to read the poll results from last time. This works out, because the We Ask You Poll question was about Facebook. We wondered if they should just leave their site alone and stop changing it. They’ve got an all-new design coming soon. Around 66% of you couldn’t care less as you’re over Facebook. The remaining 34% say to just leave it alone.
At this point we’ve burned up a good chunk of the show. Uncertain what we’ll have time for, I skip the New Releases long enough to tell you about Netflix’s new deal with Warner Bros. and Turner. We’ve got details on several animated shows on their way to the streaming service.
You’ll also get more details on an old game. And I don’t just mean from me reading the news to you. Literally, you’ll see more detail in Capcom’s DUCK TALES video game as the company has remastered it in HD with all new backgrounds from the show’s artists, some new content and even a remastered soundtrack that includes some of the cartoon’s original voice talent.
Okay, we got enough time, now I jump back to the New Releases. Our final flick on the list is actually an old children’s program from Japan. Like many shows in Japan, it involves a giant robot. And like any children’s show that involves a giant robot, it is indeed controlled by a child. But there’s more to this show than that. It’s a perfect example of the differences in broadcast standards for a kid’s show not just between the decades, but also the countries.
And finally in Breaking News we’ve got a woman whose soundbite joins the ranks of Sweet Brown and Antoine Dodson. Followed by its Auto-Tune remix. And as always, it wouldn’t be a Who Asked You? without a penis story. Gents, if you meet a hooker online and feed her Applebees, beer and drugs, don’t let her near your junk. You’ll hear all about the hard lesson one guy learned at the end of today’s program.
Fremont Street, Las Vegas – Our Official St. Patrick’s Day Headquarters
American Coney Island at The D Las Vegas
Nightclub & Bar Convention & Trade Show
New York Times: ‘Tonight,’ With New Host, Set To Reclaim Its New York Roots
LookeeTV – Listen to us on the Blubrry Channel!
Super Official News: Woman Kills Five People For Not Accepting Her Friend Requests On Facebook
DJ1stBlood’s YouTube Channel
Orlando Sentinel: Escort charged with attempted murder for penis-biting
Backpage.com – Seeking genital-eating whacko for night of cannibalistic fun.
New DVD Releases for Tuesday, March 26th:
Star Wars Lego: The Empire Strikes Out
Killing Them Softly
Iron Maiden: Maiden England ’88
Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXVI
Star Trek: Enterprise (Season 1) [Blu-ray]
Phantasm II (Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray]
Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (Complete Series)
We don’t spend the entire show gabbing about Captain America and friends. There are a quadrillion other podcasts already doing that. Plus, there’s other movie news to attend to. Cue that cynicism I mentioned earlier. It’s been confirmed Alex Kurtzmen and Roberto Orci (the guys behind writing TRANSFORMERS and STAR TREK) will be rebooting Universal’s THE MUMMY and VAN HELSING. The only detail known so far is that Tom Cruise will play Professor Abraham van Helsing. There was talk of Guillermo del Toro directing, but it’s sounding like that’s not gonna happen.
Meanwhile, Hulu is shooting itself in the foot with the announcement that in the coming years, if you want to use the free side of their site, you’ll have to prove you’re a pay TV subscriber by signing in with your account number from said cable company. It’s unclear if this will work with satellite customers too. The change in direction prompted the only non-TV backer to pull out of the partnership. Providence Equity Partners has washed their hands of Hulu, perhaps sensing this could blow up in the streamer’s face? This is all happening for no other reason than greed and old fashioned thinking. The heads at both networks and cable operators still refuse to accept that their business models are out of date and no longer apply. On the other hand, you can buy a Hulu Plus subscription for around $8 and that coupled with a Netflix sub and decent broadband Internet, you’re still coming out cheaper than a mid-range, decent cable package.
In the interest of timing, since we spent so much of it on THE AVENGERS, we forego a story teased at the top of the show about tipping and stick with online streaming movies and such as our theme. A story from TheVerge.com is claiming that a new cell phone-like plan may be in the works from Microsoft that would allow you to buy an Xbox 360 for just $99! There’s just one thing… you gotta commit to a two-year contract at $15 a month for an Xbox Live Gold membership to get the deal. This is an attempt by Microsoft to simply get more Xbox’s in more living rooms. Oh, there’s one other catch too. It’s sounding like it’ll only be available at Microsoft Stores. Microsoft has their own stores?
Maybe I’d have heard of their stores if they offered services like the vendor in our last story. In New York, a woman has been arrested for the second time for offering prostitution services along with her sales of hot dogs. Think of the bottomless puns she has to work with on her marketing! Based out of a camper, where she also performed sex acts in the past, she sold a couple of frankfurters to an undercover cop, then asked if she could fondle his for a mere $50. The mother of four is said, by neighbors, to wonder around in her panties during the summer and to be quote, “disgusting”. The real question here is who the hell buys a hot dog from someone in a camper? We end the show with some good name options for a food truck that might offer this naughty value menu and a few final thoughts on THE AVENGERS.
Lee’s Discount Liquor, Las Vegas
The Avengers Official Website
Alex Kurtzman on IMDb
Roberto Orci on IMDb
Hulu.com – Planning to piss on everyone’s cord-cutting parade.
Microsoft Xbox 360
New Releases for Tuesday, May 8th:
Chuck (Season 5)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch [Blu-ray]
The Big C (Season 2)
Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
Guin Saga: Complete Collection [Blu-ray]
Elvira’s Movie Macabre: Wild Women
Bobcat Goldthwait: You Don’t Look The Same Either
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
First off is the news of Apple unveiling their new iPad called The New iPad. The biggest improvement on the thing is its Retina display. It’s still incredibly overpriced (standard practice for all things Apple), it still has no USB ports and it’s horribly uncomfortable to use for extended periods of time. Even Dennis, our resident Apple apologist isn’t impressed with the third generation tablet. Two years ago I would’ve called Dennis our resident ‘fan boy’ in that sentence. But even he is having a hard time getting on board with some of Apple’s recent decisions. Primarily the one to move away from desktop computers. Being someone who comes from broadcasting, Apple confused me with their decision to turn their highly successful Final Cut Pro video editing software into nothing more than a glorified app. They want broadcast editors to start editing with their fingers! On a 10-inch screen! Yeaaahhh… that’s not going over well. More of our thoughts on the new… err, I mean The New iPad on this show.
I impress Charlie — no easy feat I might add — with my broadcaster segue skills as we transition from the DVD segment, to last week’s poll results. As the producer, it’s my job to try and smoothly transition us from topic to topic. And on a show where we go from talking about a man with a DIY sperm bank to cakes being frosted with poop, that’s no easy task. That’s why when I saw that THE KILLING’s first season was coming to DVD, I had to put it at the end of the list. It’s star, Joel Kinnaman, was the subject of the ‘We Ask You Poll’. Perfect! The poll, which asked your opinion of Kinnaman landing the role of Robocop, gave Dennis a chance to offer his thoughts on one of his favorite films getting rebooted since he was absent last week. Find out what other sci-fi travesty with which he compares it.
Fox has confirmed they’re canceling their dino-drama TERRA NOVA after just one season. The big budget, Spielberg-produced series about a group of people that travel back in time to the age of dinosaurs to save humanity and its future garnered pretty decent ratings, but the raptors in suits at Fox didn’t seem impressed. They’d rather stick with tired, worn out shows like THE SIMPSONS or programs that should’ve never been created in the first place like the NAPOLEON DYNAMITE cartoon. Because of its respectable following all around the world, Fox says they’ll offer TERRA NOVA to other networks before completely pulling the plug. Don’t hold your breathe though.
Perhaps they could strike a deal with Netflix since the streaming media company can’t seem to do so with cable operators. It was revealed last week that Netflix was trying to partner with cable giants like Comcast and Time Warner to package their service with premium cable tiers. But before they even pulled up chairs to the negotiating table, Comcast shot ‘em down. It recently launched its Streampix service on Xfinity. And Dish Network is working on a similar on-demand deal with Blockbuster. Meanwhile, Verizon has struck a deal with Redbox to do their own streaming offerings as well. Looks like nobody wants to play with Netflix. Which is fine, all they gotta do is keep their prices low, continue to grow their titles and for god sake… get 5.1 surround sound working! Then I think they’ll be just fine. Especially if they find a way to do even higher quality and faster streams.
Another story of note, IKEA is going to start selling houses. Insert flimsy, missing parts and/or collapsing joke here. But don’t rush to judgment just yet. The pre-fabricated houses are actually being designed and built by a company called Ideabox. And, unlike that shaky coffee table held together by three tiny wooden dowels, the homes arrive fully assembled! As you’ll hear, the guys are not as forgiving as I am. Sure, the places look like sheds with sliding glass doors, but the insides are nice… in the photos… despite being furnished by IKEA……. I think it’s time for another of my genius segues. See ya next week for our 200th show!!!
Coors Light – Soon to offer iced tea-flavored beer.
Pre-order the freakin’ “New iPad” and shut up about it!
Fox’s “Terra Nova”
The 90′s Are All That
Netflix – Wants to be pals with cable operators like Comcast.
Comcast’s Xfinity – Told Netflix to take a hike.
The IKEA/Ideabox ‘activ’ pre-fabricated home
New Releases for Tuesday, March 13th:
The Adventures of Tintin (3-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy)
My Week with Marilyn (DVD/Blu-ray Combo)
The Three Musketeers
Doctor Who: The Face of Evil (Story 89)
Happy Feet Two (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
One Piece: Collection Five
The Killing (Season 1)