Posts Tagged ‘star wars’
That’s later in the show. The first item we MUST discuss is the news of J.J. Abrams taking the director’s chair for the new STAR WARS movie. As you can imagine, we void off, once again, into talking about his STAR TREK. But not as bad as in the past. We’re getting better at not traveling into that wormhole as much. We’ve said our piece many-a-times, plus I don’t want to promote that piece of shit film any more than we already have. Should one man control so much popular science fiction? This is something we should all ponder. We welcome your thoughts.
Another pressing matter you simply must hear about is the shortchanging taking place all across the world by Subway restaurants. Some of their footlong sandwiches are NOT measuring up. Evidence of this appeared on the company’s Facebook Page thanks to an Australian customer who happened to have a tape measure handy. You can check out the image below in the Show Links. It clearly shows an 11-inch sandwich. The missing inch has a lot of customers getting ‘short’ with Subway. Additional images of length challenged subs have been popping up across the web, the New York Post even did an investigative piece and their are lawsuits in the works by those who’ve been duped prompting the restaurant to release a statement. They apologized of course, but the question remains, was it on purpose? I’m reminded of those stories of airlines that saved millions by cutting out food services or using less paint layers on their planes to lighten their weight. Is Subway trying to pull a fast one to save a buck? Or does some of their “fresh baked bread” need a little more yeast?
But perhaps the most spirited conversation of the night — more so than the J.J. Abrams one — takes place at the end of the show. In Indiana, a lawmaker there is trying to get cursive writing put back into school curriculum as required learning for elementary students. Proponents say it’s good hand/eye coordination skills for kids. It’ll also enable them to READ cursive writing and connects them with the past. Opponents say it’s archaic and unnecessary… we have iPads now. All but four states have dropped cursive as a requirement. It’s up to local school districts whether they want to teach it or not. My concern is whether or not kids will be able to read it. Road signs and credit card bills aren’t written in cursive, but a letter from meemaw might be. Perhaps it’s up to junior to teach those relatives how to use Skype. But then there’s the question of signatures. Will there be a generation of adults who print their name on the dotted line? I think learning to read it should at least be required. Our discussion of this turns into how and when we write in the script and even how we write certain letters. And even how legible our names are. How many letters can we make out in our signatures? I know at least four in mine. Just take a look at the receipt for my Bonanza Breakfast!
Urine Sample Candy from Stupid.com
Deadspin.com: Manti Te’o’s Dead Girlfriend, The Most Heartbreaking And Inspirational Story Of The College Football Season, Is A Hoax
J.J. Abrams on IMDb
WFTX-TV: Naked burglar terrorizes couple but they fight back
New York Post: Some Subway ‘Footlong’ subs don’t measure up
Learn about Cursive writing on Wikipedia
New DVD Releases for Tuesday, January 29th:
Downton Abbey (Season 3)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Part 2)
Paranormal Activity 4: Unrated Edition
Naruto Shippuden: Set 13
Pan Am (Season 01)
Die Hard: 25th Anniversary Collection [Blu-ray]
Touch of Love 3D – THE SENSUAL CUNNILINGUS & FELLATIO (Blu-ray 3D/2D Version)
Touch of Love 3D – THE SENSUAL ANAL SEX EXPERIENCE (Blu-ray 3D/2D Version)
While writing that enormous check to George Lucas, Disney said they would do another STAR WARS trilogy, post RETURN OF THE JEDI. But there’s other films that shouldn’t be made that also deserve attention. Like the LEGO movie. Warner Bros. plans to build a CG feature about a little LEGO man who must save the world with a few unlikely companions to help.
The Schulz family has written a script for a new Charlie Brown movie and 20th Century Fox will make it into an animated feature film. They’ve taken great care to keep Charlie, Lucy, Snoopy and the gang in the family and it looks like it’s about to pay off.
Now onto a TV show that doesn’t need to be made. Disney has announced that they’ll be producing a sequel series to the popular TGIF show, BOY MEETS WORLD. For anyone who watched ABC in the late 90s when HOME IMPROVEMENT and THE DREW CAREY SHOW were must watch programs, you are likely aware of Cory Matthews. And if you’ve listened to our show for any length of time you’re likely aware of his love interest on the program, Topanga. According to the casting breakdown sent out by Disney late last week, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel who played those characters respectively are going to reprise their roles. But this show will be called GIRL MEETS WORLD and it’ll focus on their 13-year-old daughter, Riley. She’ll have an emo best friend named Maya and a slightly older brother, Elliot. The show will run on the Disney Channel. Being — as Charlie puts it — nostalgic motherfuckers, there are some thoughts we have regarding this old televised favorite of the gang.
We’re once again on watch for Jenkem as news from South Korea tells us a new toilet theme park there has really flushed out visitors. Koreans are far less ‘skiddish’ about these sorts of things so the place is proving to be a hit. It’s dedicated to the city’s former mayor who was affectionately known as Mr. Toilet for his efforts to bring better commodes to the region and promote overall toilet education. There’s a garden with squatting sculptures, art galleries and even Mr. Toilet’s house, which is shaped like a giant toilet, has been converted to a museum of toilet and poop knowledge.
Finally, with a new STAR WARS trilogy on the way, you’re going to want to see it at its best right? Well by the time EPISODE VII hits theaters, Ultra HD will be commonplace at your local Best Buy (if they’re still in business by then). The Consumer Electronics Association, which puts on the CES show every year, voted to call the new format “Ultra HD” as they gear up to push it onto consumers since 3D was a huge flop. With resolution four-times that of conventional HD… yeah, I said conventional HD, Ultra HD will allow you to see even more detail like wrinkles and skin blemishes. Although, one in particular, a typo on the rundown that I didn’t catch, is probably a detail you don’t want to look at. One of the first Ultra HD sets coming out is an 80-incher from Sony for the low low price of just $30,000. Those stupid 3D glasses and blurred vision are startin’ to look pretty good all of a sudden.
Star Wars Blog
The Hollywood Reporter
EW: ‘Star Wars’ sequel: Harrison Ford open to idea of Han Solo role
TMZ: CARRIE FISHER: Damn Right I Wanna Be In the New ‘Star Wars’
LEGO – Puttin’ together a movie.
Peanuts.com – The official Charlie Brown website.
Buy “Boy Meets World” on DVD
Consumer Electronics Association “Ultra HD” Announcement
Heard In This Week’s Open:
New DVD Releases for Tuesday, November 13th:
Lawrence of Arabia (50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray]
Duck Dynasty (Season 1)
Hellsing Ultimate: Volumes 5-8 Collection
Doctor Who (Series 7, Part 1)
Coldplay Live 2012 (CD/Blu-Ray)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Complete Classic Series)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure [Blu-ray]
A couple of birthdays to tell you about this week. Our beloved STAR TREK turned 45 years-old last Thursday… too bad it died 2 years ago on May 8th, 2009.
Another birthday on the radar is Rupert Grint’s! The only reason he really comes up is because of the ridiculous flyer circulating for it. Like many celebrities, Rupert has chosen to celebrate his day of birth right here in Who Asked You? country… Las Vegas, Nevada. The nightclubs here love their flyers and full-page glossy ads in local magazines and newspapers. On the way out of the Zia Record store Dennis frequents, the flyer for Rupert’s birthday caught his eye. And for good reason. Just look at the way it’s laid out; with “Harry Potter” scrolled across the top. The name of a character he didn’t play! And why are they using a shot of a burning Hogwarts? Is that supposed to be the party’s aftermath? The real question here is when do we stop tying these actors to these roles. If Rupert comes back to Vegas for his 40th birthday, are we still gonna put his head inside the Harry Potter castle? By then, crow’s feet won’t be an ingredient in some magic potion.
As we eagerly await the next piece of auditory-art from Dirty Potter, a Twitter follower sent us a link to a ‘dirty’ version of “The Catcher In The Rye” that someone on YouTube whipped up. It certainly has some Dirty Potter-esk elements to it. We play a short snippet. You can hear the entire clip in the Show Links.
There are few things in this world that can bring the entire Who Asked You? Crew to tears. One of those things is on today’s show. TNT, a network we all admire and trust has canceled…….. HAWTHORNE! Just 3 seasons in, ol’ Hawthy saved a lot of patients, but she couldn’t save TNT’s ‘patience’. We discuss the ramifications and our feelings about this cancellation on today’s program.
Here’s something you may not have known… Tim Burton nearly directed a BEETLEJUICE sequel in the early 90′s. The script was nearly in final draft form but everything fell apart at the last minute. Now, 20-some years later, he may just get the chance again. Warner Brothers has made a deal with a couple of writers that will include, among other projects, a sequel for our favorite bio-exorcist. Very little info is available right now. There’s no director, no casting, no script. We can only hope that at the very least, Michael Keaton will reprise his role.
If you were approached in a fast food restaurant parking lot and propositioned to buy an iPad from a couple of questionable looking fellows for a to-good-to-be-true price, would you? A South Carolina woman did. And she was so trusting of the gold-toothed man who handed her a taped-up FedEx box, that she waited until she got home to open it! Needless to say, the tablet she got was made of wood. This and a KickStarter project for a Super Bowl ad round out today’s Breaking News segment and the show.
Quick note: I say at the end that we’ll “see you next week”… this is not true. We’re off next week. We will return however with more new shows beginning Sunday, September 25th LIVE at 8pm/PT as always on ErrorFM.com. See ya then!
Star Trek Official Website
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com – Where else are you gonna buy your Water Jet Pack?
Buy “Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy (Episodes I – III)” on Blu-ray
Buy “Star Wars: The Original Trilogy (Episodes IV – VI)” on Blu-ray
Buy “Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I – VI)” on Blu-ray
TNT – Can no longer take HawthoRNe’s unpredictible nature.
Buy “Beetlejuice” on DVD
Soulja Boy’s Apology to the U.S. Military
New Releases for Tuesday, September 13th:
The Big Bang Theory (Season 4)
Glee (Season 2)
Supernatural (Season 6)
Grey’s Anatomy (Season 7)
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (Season 6)
Rescue Me (Season 6)
Sanctuary (Season 3)
Blue Bloods (Season 1)
It’s another one of ‘those’ shows. Quite frankly, not our best work. Dennis and Jabari are a little hung over. That doesn’t excuse the rest of us, however, we work as a well oiled machine. If one of the cogs gets jammed, we all slow down. We might not be the most interesting part of this show, but our topics are sure worth a listen.
Set a course for STAR TREK: ONLINE, maximum warp! The MMO game from Cryptic Studios plans to go free-to-play before the end of this year. That works out great for those of us too cheap to pay a monthly or lifetime subscription fee. But how will it work out for those who already have? That’s one question we wonder about.
And we didn’t leave you STAR WARS folks out. More news is emerging about the Blu-ray release of the 6 films. Mainly that George Lucas is ‘refurbishing’ them once again. He’s decided to add more CGI whether it be rocks, characters or eyelids. And he’s added the same line of dialogue to the same character he did in EPISODE 3 in EPISODE 6. It was made fun of and not well received then and is already getting the same reaction again.
Once we return from a green screen far far away, it’s time for the second part of our Texas “It’s The Law” segment. We learn which town Dennis can’t move to because of his secret huffing problem, so you won’t want to miss this.
And our show ends with broken news starting with new words being added and old ones taken away from the various dictionaries we use. Words like “tweet”… yeah… I know. That dumb-ass website has had that much of an impact on our culture. I shudder at the thought… or is it shutter? I’d better look that up.
You thought HP’s Touchpads were expensive before? You should see them now. Since the computer giant decided to liquidate the failure that was WebOS they’ve been selling like crazy. So much so, on eBay they’re going for twice what they did before the price drop. One entrepreneurial fellow thought he could take advantage of some of these stupid people too by offering a crude drawing of the tablet and to his surprise, the bids — real and fake — poured in. But why wouldn’t they, after all, he does mention in his auction you get an Android version free. That’s a pretty good deal. Oh, and the drawings are done in blue pen. I hear the market for that kind of work is very strong right now.
Star Trek: Online
Star Trek: Infinite Space
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray]
Oxford English Dictionary
eBay Auction for HP Touchpad Drawing – Android Tablet drawing included FREE!
New Releases for Tuesday, September 6th:
X-Men: First Class
The Office (Season 7)
Criminal Minds (Season 6)
Fringe (Season 3)
Scarface Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray + Digital Copy]
Community (Season 2)
Scream (5 Film Set) [Blu-ray]
Two and a Half Men (Season 8)
Parks & Recreation (Season 3)
No Ordinary Family (Season 1)
There’s vagina in the house this week… in more ways than one. Yes, in a rare occurrence only known to happen on our show twice before, we’re joined by a female! Stephanie Payne runs a local social club here in Las Vegas, NV called V.A.G.I.N.A. which is an acronym for Very Awesome Girls Into Nerdy Activities. We get the low down on her club and what they do and then it’s off and running we go with the show.
First, a recap of events that took place during our week-long absence. Everyone knows Comic-Con was in full swing this week. Dennis and Jabari headed down to check things out. That’s why Stephanie, sad she didn’t get to go herself, is filling in for them. We chat about the convention, what we’ve heard and share some thoughts on the CAPTAIN AMERICA movie and brief AVENGERS teaser at the end of the credits. Other news that happened… Netflix raised their prices and took a lot of flack for it. In an attempt to do their customers a favor, the company got bitched at by those who feel they’re entitled. If you look into why they raised the price ONLY for customers who also receive DVD’s, you’ll realize the ones you should be pissed at are the movie studios. If you’re a streaming only customer with Netflix, your price didn’t change.
Another story on the our radar is one of our own! Not only did we hit 800 ‘Likes’ on Facebook, but this episode also marked Charlie’s 3rd anniversary as a host.
Our first big story of the day is quite a catch. The man who caught Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit will likely get hit with some hefty taxes even though he gave the $300,000 ball back to Jeter. As a thank you for doing so, the Yankees awarded the guy with luxury box tickets and signed merch worth over $30,000. And the Internal Rape Service says that stuff counts as income! So they’re taxing him between 5 and 13-grand, but get this, he says he’ll pay it! It’s the subject of this week’s “We Ask You Poll.” Should he have to pay taxes on it? Cast your vote!
It’s no secret the Who Asked You? Crew grew up in the 90′s. That’s why when we heard Nickelodeon was bringing back a bunch of shows from that decade in a midnight block called THE 90′s ARE ALL THAT, we were jumping up and down on the proverbial Snick couch. The trip down adolescent-memory lane begins tonight at midnight!
Also in the news, director Joe Johnston wants to make a STAR WARS spin-off movie. He says he’s been bugging George Lucas to let him make it, but so far no decision has been made. It would center on a character we’ve already met in the original trilogy. In fact, it’s one Johnston helped design when he was an art director for Lucas on the films.
Sometimes an apple a day is not the best course. Rumors are flying! Now that Hulu is up-for-sale, it’s believed that Apple may put in a bid. After all, the company is sitting on over $65-billion. It’s the second most valuable company in the world… god knows why… but I fear if this is true and Apple ends up buying Hulu, it could be absorbed into iTunes somehow. And iTunes sucks… there’s a Facebook Page that says so. I’m getting way ahead of myself here. Most likely Apple will not buy Hulu. They’re not known for making large acquisitions. Then again, they have made a few in the past.
Something Apple hasn’t invested in is a retail store in Kunming, China. Yet, a blogger who returned home from a worldwide excursion discovered one that just popped up in her neighborhood. It seemed legit… but she blogged that upon closer inspection, something wasn’t right. Despite that, she says the store was a pretty good rip off. Even the employees are fooled. As far as they know, they actually work for the black turtleneck.
We end the show with Breaking News… perhaps one of the craziest stories we’ve heard in a while. It comes courtesy of Russia and a gal, appropriately named, Olga. Such a powerful female presence that name commands, doesn’t it? Olga lives up to her name too. She’s a black belt in karate. That’s why when a guy entered her salon and tried to rob it, she dropped him to the floor with one kick. But getting beat up by a girl wasn’t the end of this guy’s adventure. Olga had other plans… tune in to hear all about them.
V.A.G.I.N.A. – A Las Vegas-based social club for chicks!
Find V.A.G.I.N.A. on Facebook
Download Charlie’s first show from July 28th, 2008
New Releases for Tuesday, July 26th:
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Part 5
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe
Stargate Atlantis (Complete Series Gift Set) [Blu-ray]
Jersey Shore (Season 3)
Supernatural: The Anime Series
Dante’s Peak [Blu-ray]
The King of Fighters (Bluray + DVD combo) [Blu-ray]