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Are you “Livin De Life?” That’s the question posed by casino mogul and freshman rapper, A. Samuels. If you live in the United States of America… you should be. After all we’re entitled to it! Right? What about a job? Are we Americans entitled to that? Or… how about just a decent warranty on a product not made here? What starts out as a small, brief rant about the crappy warranty offered by Roku on their products, quickly escalates into one of those Charlie vs. Dennis debates about a comment I make. I get my 2-cents in as well. Charlie thinks companies that outsource to India should. Dennis and I think if the company is based in America, they should look here first to fill those call center positions. Jabari and Mike remain a bit quiet on this one. What does this have to do with the Roku’s warranty? Nothing! Absolutely nothing… it’s just one of our standard-issue tangents. We’d love your feedback on any of this. Listen to today’s show and shoot us an E-Mail with your thoughts. Oh yeah, I eventually get to my warranty rant, which brings up the question, should companies be responsible for all financial obligations associated with their product’s warranty? In other words… if the damn thing breaks or is defective, shouldn’t they cover shipping costs to send it back?
After all of that burns up half the show as it has half of this posting, it’s on to more important news. For example, Mike Myers is going to make a 4th AUSTIN POWERS feature. That’s important, right? Okay, how ’bout this… Ridley Scott is going to remak-imagi-sequel-ize BLADE RUNNER. Even after the sell of its license stated that such an act was not allowed. He made the first one, he’s ‘entitled’ to redo it, right?
TBS felt Conan O’Brien was ‘entitled’ to George Lopez’s timeslot and he got it. Nearly a year later, Lopez has been canceled and Coco’s ratings are caca. But the network that’s not shy to rerun OVERBOARD on a weekly basis isn’t giving up just yet. Aside from the $12-mill they’ve stuffed into O’Brien’s blazer pockets, they’ll be doing the same with Sheldon, Howard, Leonard and Penny. In an attempt to bolster Conan’s numbers, TBS will start playing reruns of THE BIG BANG THEORY as a lead-in twice a week to CONAN. And you may remember on a previous show, we told you BANG is costing them $2-million per episode! I’m a fan of the geek-centered show. They’re entitled to it.
And in our Breaking News segment we find Starbucks pondering whether a dwarf employee of theirs is ‘entitled’ to a step stool. In El Paso, Texas… she is NOT. On her behalf, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against the coffee company claiming they discriminated against the woman after she requested the height-enhancing instrument. Now they’re facing a $75,000 pay out to her and all their managers in El Paso are facing additional Americans With Disabilities Act training. Don’t worry, they’ll make up that $75-grand on the next cup of coffee sold.
And lastly, lesbians are women. And they’re ‘entitled’ to a wedding dress for their wedding day. Bridal shops that don’t agree with gay marriage are ‘entitled’ to refuse service to them, right? Wrong-oh buddy… at least, not in New Jersey. State law there prohibits businesses from refusing service to someone because of their sexual orientation or lifestyle. We know this because it appeared on the bridal shop’s Yelp.com page after nearly 900 people read about the case in a Philadelphia newspaper. Pissed off, they took to the Yelp site and berated the bridal gown business, knocking it’s rating down to just 2-stars. And to make matters even more unfortunate, Yelp began removing many of the reviews. Ummm… isn’t that what Yelp is for? To review businesses on their practices and conduct so others can be informed and/or shop accordingly? Apparently Yelp forgot their own mission statement… they’re ‘entitled’ to though, right?
Livin De Life
Mike Myers on IMDb
Buy the AUSTIN POWERS Trilogy on DVD
Ridley Scott on IMDb
Buy “Blade Runner” on DVD
LA Times’ 24 Frames
Starbucks – Prefers “Tall” employees over “Short” ones.
“Here Comes The Bride” Yelp.com Page
New Releases for Tuesday, August 23rd:
NCIS (Season 8)
NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 2)
The Event (Complete Series)
The Angry Beavers (Seasons 1 and 2)
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
Ernest Scared Stupid [Blu-ray]
We have other E-Mails as well. Ranging from the conversation 2-weeks ago about using the “N” word, to stupid inconsiderate people and their douchey Blue Tooth devices, and even a self-promotion from a couple of podcasters just starting their show. We’ve done the self-plug thing too, so we’ve got a link to their show in the Show Links.
After new releases, one of which is delayed by 2 days to coincide with Earth Day on Thursday, we jump right in to a rapid-fire of events taking place these past couple of weeks. Last week you may remember we featured Las Vegas comedian, Joe Lowers on the show and spent the whole episode talking to him about random stuff. So this week we’re able to catch up on crap that happened the week we were off and last week.
Conan O’Brien is returning to television in November. That’s one of our little stories. Of course, most folks probably know that by now. He’ll be heading to cable where he’ll own all of the rights to his show. Something he couldn’t do at NBC. He’ll air at 11pm on TBS just before Lopez Tonight… and we’ll be watching. Well, Charlie probably won’t.
And in other George Lopez news, he and his wife are working on a current day adaptation of the old Speedy Gonzales cartoon. You’ve got to tune into this show to hear his wife’s description of the screenplay she’s writing. It’s vague and leaves you wondering if we’ll even recognize Speedy.
Also on the list, the winner for 2009′s oddest book title. We talked about the nominees a long time ago on the show, and now we have the winner! If your curiosity is getting the best of you and you want to pick up a copy of the book, the link is in our Show Links. And Chase also mentions a few winners from past years, one of which partially inspired this week’s episode title. You’ll have to listen all the way to the end of the program to hear the other half of the inspiration.
Then we have exciting casting news for the next Harold and Kumar, followed by both non-human and puzzling human casting news for Transformers 3 in another edition of What Is “Michael Bay Up To?” He’s gathered a few actors that you wouldn’t necessarily picture in a Transformers flick. Then again, one of them is an actor who has recently been showing up in everything! But don’t panic, it’s not Ryan Reynolds.
We close out the show with a story about a Florida bank who needs to really make sure none of their tellers lean on the key boards. Most likely it was a stapler or other office supply that landed on it. But we like to think a couple of tellers were getting busy and the female participant was plopped onto the desk in a moment of animalistic passion and her ass punched the correct sequence of keys making one of the banks customers a very rich man. This got us thinking, if your bank made a mistake and gave you a ton of money, what would you do with it? Cast your vote on the We Ask You Online Poll and/or send us an E-Mail telling us what you’d buy or do.
Buy your own copy of Predator 2
Tune into the “freedredscott” Podcast
The new Clash of the Titans
The original Clash of the Titans
Read about the ORIGINAL Speedy Gonzales
Buy Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes
Kal Penn of Harold and Kumar
SunTrust Bank – Can make you a billionaire!
New Releases for Tuesday, April 20th:
Avatar (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
The Young Victoria
The Lovely Bones
Merlin (Season 1)
Falcon Crest (Season 1)
Transformers: 25th Anniversary Edition (Seasons 3 and 4)
Drawn Together Movie: The Movie
My Fake Fiance
Xena: Warrior Princess (Season 1)
And speaking of updating something… if you subscribe to our RSS feed (the little orange button) you will need to update that as well. Remove, or unsubscribe from the old feed and subscribe to the new one. You can do that by clicking here.
If you’re subscribed to our show through iTunes, good news, you don’t have to do a thing. The iTunes feed is remaining intact!
Alright, now onto this week’s show. Besides this awesome new website we’re occupying, we’ve got two other HUGE announcements you’ll wanna hear. They could change your life forever!
Plus a listener E-Mail from Comic-Con! It’s like we have our own correspondent down there! He brings us a brief sentence of Batman movie news.
We go through another rousing round of Who Fact You? which in turn generates conversations relating to saliva and then food poisoning from In-N-Out Burger and more.
Harry Potter’s pot-o-money is a bit smaller this week. He was beat out in the box office by another kids film which is less than half as entertaining and not at all creative.
Then we round out this new show on our new website with It’s The Law, followed by a couple of random stories involving showering in the car, parking on the lawn of the police station and naked time! Oh yeah, and I think there’s a Question of the Ages thrown in there somewhere too!
Don’t forget to tell us what you think about the new site by voting on this week’s We Ask You Online Poll.
Tosh.O – New series on Comedy Central.
In-N-Out Burger – Charlie once got food poisoning here.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne
New Releases for Tuesday, July 28th:
Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.5
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series
Torchwood: Children of Earth
Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead
Dollhouse: Season One
Green Lantern: First Flight (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Dollhouse: Season One
Fast & Furious
The Middleman: The Complete Series
Spectacular Spider-Man: Complete First Season
Early Edition: The Second Season
12 Monkeys [Blu-ray]
This Is Spinal Tap [Blu-ray]
Knight Rider – Season One