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What a year it’s been. This seemed like as good of a time as any to switch things up. Instead of doing our look back and calling it a “Christmas Special”, we’ve decided to do our look back and call it what it is, a Year-In-Review Special. Being weary of this time of year these days coupled with the fact that the show was never really about Christmas and was always a yearly recap prompted the change.
So what all do we ‘review’ today? Well I’m glad I asked that in the previous sentence. We forgo the new DVD releases because of time, but they are in the Show Links as always. First, we start with a listener E-Mail that does 2 things. First, he offers up his best/worst picks for movies, TV and radio. Then he nominates his choice for our first ever “Clip of the Year”. It worked out pretty well because I planned on playing a “Clip of the Year” and I too, was thinking of the same clip he mentions! You’ll hear said bit, in its entirety, on today’s show.
From there we get into the bests and worsts of things. As with many of our shows, we run out of time and don’t make it through all our primary topics. But we make a pretty decent dent. And since we were all sipping brandy-laced egg nog, it’s a miracle we got as far along as we did.
First on the list… movies! Some of our best picks include, THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, DRIVE and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. That’s not all though. There’s plenty more where those came from. One from Jabari wasn’t even made this year. I think he was a little confused as to how a year-in-review show works. Or it was the spiked egg nog.
As you might imagine, the ‘worst’ list for films in ’11 was quite lengthy. Some of them included THE GREEN LANTERN and THE GREEN HORNET. Others brought up, TRANSFORMERS: THE DARK OF THE MOON, TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN and THE SITTER, which by most accounts, could very well be the absolute worst movie of 2011.
To the boob tube we go as we channel surf through the good and bad of televised content, or at least what qualifies these days as network quality programming. On the best list: IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA (this is a given) and HOMELAND. On the worst list (let me take an Ace Ventura-style deep breath here): THE JERSEY SHORE, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS, TWO AND A HALF MEN, most, if not all reality shows, the entire primetime line up on The CW… and many many more.
A few noteworthy events occurred this year in the world of comic books. Charlie and Jabari agreed DC’s BLACKEST NIGHT was good while BRIGHTEST DAY was not.
We end this show and year with a recap of celebrity deaths. We lost folks like comedian Patrice O’Neal, Elizabeth Taylor, Arch West who invented Doritos, Andy Rooney from CBS’s 60-MINUTES, Kill Keane, the creator of Family Circus and actor Michael Gough who is probably best known for his role as Alfred on Tim Burton’s BATMAN movies. And of course, Steve Jobs died this year. As did singer, Amy Winehouse and Jack LaLanne. He’s that buff old dude that sells juicers. Juicing jokes follow quickly on this one. Tune in for that.
The final moments of our year-in-review show reveals Charlie’s New Year’s resolution. And we want to know yours! It’s this week’s ‘We Ask You Poll’. And with that, I’ll wrap by wishing you all a happy holiday and New Year. We’ll be back right off the bat in 2012, Sunday, January 1st LIVE on ErrorFM.com at 8pm/PT. It’s unknown how hungover we’ll be. You’ll just have to listen in and find out. See ya then!
Download EPISODE 163 – Heez-Its – Contains our “2011 Clip of the Year”
New Releases for Tuesday, December 20th:
Dolphin Tale (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
Midnight in Paris
One Tree Hill (Season 8)
Glee: The Concert Movie
Futurama (Volume 6)
Underworld Trilogy (Blu-ray + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
Rosario + Vampire (Season 1)
Heaven’s Lost Property (Complete Series) [Blu-ray/DVD Combo]
Channels normally go through an approval process to be added to Roku’s Channel Store. However, developers are free to create their own channels containing any sort of content and offer them to Roku users via a few simple steps.
What does this have to do with Who Asked You? you’re probably asking. Welllll, as it turns out, there’s an “iTunes Channel” for the Roku that gives you access to iTunes’ entire podcast library… including our little program!
If you have a Roku and a user account at Roku.com, here’s how to get the iTunes Channel and enjoy our asking of the who-ness.
1. Goto this address https://owner.roku.com/add/ITPC
2. Sign into your Roku user account if you haven’t already.
3. Click the big green button that says “Yes, Add Channel.”
And that’s it! The iTunes Channel will appear on your Home screen and you can hear us through your TV!
Marshall Davis of The Rocket Show, a radio program once aired in Australia, befriended us some time ago when we first launched our MySpace page. Who’d-a-thought a year or so later he’d be sitting in our cozy little studio shootin’ the shit with us on the show. Marshall brought us a few gifts from his native land. The coolest being a special region 4 version of Mad Max (pictured left). Marshall says this is the best film to come out of Australia since, well, ever. We’re not sure if we’ll be able to play it in our American player, but we’ll give it a try and see what starts smoking.
Marshall also brought us a few snack foods you can’t get outside of Australia. You can see pictures of them in our Flickr gallery. One of them is called Vegemite; a spread for crackers or toast that Marshall says is quite popular down under. Australians buy around 20 million jars of it a year. It’s tangy flavor comes from its ingredients which are primarily the left over yeast and other goodies from brewing beer. It may not sound good, but it actually has an interesting flavor.
A more universal food he also brought for the Who Asked You? Crew are some cookies… err, rather… biscuits called “TimTam”. They’re composed of two layers of chocolate malted biscuit, separated by a light chocolate cream filling, and coated in a thin layer of textured chocolate. And they are AWESOME! Unfortunately, they’re also not available here in the USA. So we’ll hoard the two packages he brought us!
Alright, on with today’s show. Since Marshall is joining us we thought we’d go international with today’s edition of It’s The Law. We bring you some of the crazy laws from Australia and Marshall fills us in on the details regarding many of them. Before all that though we’ve got the secret origin of the Who Asked You? title in answer to a listener E-Mail.
From there it’s onto comic book movie news… because god knows we don’t have enough of that these days. Robert De Niro and Jude Law have signed on to work on the Thor movie. And along with that, Jackie Earle Haley is apparently in the running to play Sinestro, the Green Lantern’s archenemy.
And if you take a look in the Show Links section you’ll notice some creepy spider pictures. Nooo, it’s not our Halloween show yet. But rather images of spiders we mention on today’s show. Why are we talking about spiders? We knew you’d ask that… well it turns out scientists in South America could be on the brink of developing an erectile dysfunction medication that should get your spidey-senses tingling. You’ll want to hear this!
After that we talk briefly about the incredible news that Fox is canceling… or as Marshall puts it, ‘axing’ the Fox Reality Channel. It’ll most likely be turned into some other cable network. But its at least that much less reality garbage we have to put up with.
And finally we end the show with the before-mentioned Australian edition of It’s The Law and then Marshall gives us an incredibly entertaining review of his experience watching our favorite show to poke fun at, HawthoRNe… see, I even typed it the way they do on TNT. What could be better… the origins of our show’s title, penis drugs from spiders and confirmation that HawthoRNe’s ridiculousness is not just us! It’s international!
SPIDERS MENTIONED ON TODAY’S SHOW:
New Releases for Tuesday, October 20th:
Just for Laughs: Launching Pad (Volume 3)
The William Castle Film Collection
Monsoon Wedding (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Plastic Man (Complete Collection)
Homicide: Life on the Street (Complete Series – Repackaged))
Easy Rider [Blu-ray]
It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (Complete Series)
Ichi the Killer [Blu-ray]
Transformers: 25th Anniversary Matrix Of Leadership Edition (Complete Series)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Seasons 1 and 2)
Bruce Springsteen: DVD Jukebox
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler
Gilligan’s Island (Seasons 1 and 2)