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Episode 17: Free Range Idiocy Trailer Park - 2020 Movie Previews

Episode 17: Free Range Idiocy Trailer Park - 2020 Movie Previews

February 24, 2020

We're rollin' up into the Free Range Idiocy Trailer Park to preview all the movies we want to see that are coming out in 2020 (and the ones we don't want to see) based solely on the online trailers. Join us as we discuss CGI dogs, the wonders of youth, how DC can mangle another property, and whether the world really needed another movie about cars!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the list of 2020 movies and trailers that we used for research.

- Tim was correct, it does appear that Morbius will be associated with the MCU in some way.

- For those of you who aren't familiar with Stranger Things (like Todd), here's a link to the awesomely named Finn Wolfhard's IMDB page.

- Here's that article Todd was reading about the term "uncanny valley".

- Here's a link to Keanu Reeves on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

- Here's an article talking about Alex Winter's work as a producer, the internet, and Bitcoin.

- For those of you that didn't experience the about mindjob that was MTV's Liquid Television in real time, here's the first clip of "The Head".

- Yeah, Wonder Woman is a badass (aka the No Mans Land scene).

- Chuck Yeager's Wikipedia page is pretty interesting reading, but the book is better.

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim was in a literary mood for this episode and recommends you check out the Mobituaries podcast and book by Mo Rocca wherein he gives remarkable people the send-offs they really deserve. Also, check out the wiki page for John Quincy Adams since we got on that tangent as well. 

Todd had a chance to catch the gypsy flamenco swing trio Ameranouche awhile back and would recommend downloading everything possible by them and also finding them out live.

 

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Episode 16: Rando With Mando - The Mandalorian Recap

Episode 16: Rando With Mando - The Mandalorian Recap

February 14, 2020

In the immortal words of Carl Weathers, MANDO!!!! 

Yup, it's time for us to recap one of our favorite creative endeavors of 2019, The Mandalorian. Join us as we run down our favorite moments, characters, and episodes from the first season. And yes, we manage to squeeze in some wrasslin' and Battlestar Galactica references as well.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Want to know more about Power & Glory? Here you go.

- Everything you need to know about The Mandalorian from Wikipedia.

- Go back and check out our MCU Grab Bag in Episode 8 for all the stuff Tim was referencing.

- The animated Thanksgiving-themed talking turkey movie that featured George Takei as the voice of a time machine (it really does make sense in the context of the movie) was called Free Birds and features not only Woody Harrelson, but Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler, Keith David, and Star Trek TNG and Deep Space Nine alumni Colm Meaney.

- Yeah, Kurt Vonnegut didn't like semicolons that much, saying: “Here is a lesson in creative writing. The first rule: do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.” Source.

- Here's a quick reference about military ranks in the Star Wars universe. And for those wondering, Moff was the rank held by the Sector Governors of the First Galactic Empire (via Wookiepedia).

- Will Katee Sackhoff be appearing in the next season of The Mandalorian? The answer is... she can't say.

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out the South Korean movie Parasite, which did end up winning the Oscar for Best Picture.

Todd would recommend stepping away from Facebook for awhile if it's causing you more grief than it's worth. Here's an article about someone's experience.

 

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Episode 15: 2020 WWE Royal Rumble Recap

Episode 15: 2020 WWE Royal Rumble Recap

January 29, 2020

WE'RE BACK BABY!!! Okay, that felt good... In this episode, we run down all the happenings at the 2020 WWE Royal Rumble - the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's a list of all the winners of the Royal Rumble from 1988 until this year.

- Initially, Vince McMahon wasn't a fan of the Rumble, but changed his mind when the TV folks liked it.

- We've probably linked this before, but it's always a fun watch - here's Ax and Smash of Demolition as the first two entires in the 1989 Royal Rumble.

- Yeah, Tim was right about that giant pop when AJ Styles debuted at the Royal Rumble a couple years back.

- Here's Jake "The Snake" Roberts telling the behind the scenes story about his infamous cobra incident with Randy "Macho Man" Savage on Joe Roagn. NSFW because Jake loves him some four-letter words.

- Here's some great Kofi Kingston Royal Rumble saves.

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road by RUSH drummer Neil Peart

Todd thinks you should listen to episode #405 of The Tim Ferriss show featuring Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller.

 

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Episode 14: Star Wars - The Rise Of Skywalker

Episode 14: Star Wars - The Rise Of Skywalker

January 10, 2020

The dynamic duo of idiocy is joined by special guest Jimmy Dice of Scruffy Looking Podcasters (a weekly Star Wars podcast right here on Podbean) to dissect, digest, and digress on the topic of the end of the Skywalker Saga. We talk about what we liked, what we didn't, and where we'd place this film in the overall saga. Buckle up, we're about to make the jump to light speed.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Learn some more about author Timothy Zahn, who wrote the Thrawn Trilogy among others.

- The backstory of how Ian McDiarmid kept his voice in Return of the Jedi.

- Ian McDiarmid's "Roll it again" at Star Wars Celebration 2019 after the first showing of the Rise of Skywalker trailer.

- Yeah, the deaging on Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy was a bit creepy.

- The Reddit post in question regarding studio interference with the flick.

- Todd would like to clarify that he ripped the whole "Jedi class picture" line off from Marc Bernardin on the Rise of Skywalker spoiler episode of Fatman Beyond.

- The moment when Matt Smith became The Doctor.

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim enjoyed Recycled Percussion very much on his trip home to New Hampshire and would recommend checking out their charitable organization, Chaos and Kindness.

Todd recommends the book Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.

James pointed us to the fantastic Etsy shop Black Sheep Rebellion, home of great artwork by Chris Hall.

 

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Episode 13: Bradygeddon!!!

Episode 13: Bradygeddon!!!

December 17, 2019

Going from sports entertainment to plain ol' sports, we explore the mental meltdown taking place in New England around the potential departure of Patriots franchise quarterback and New England folk legend, Tom Brady. We'll go over how we got here, what's happening, and the best/worst case scenarios for the Pats and Brady. Dig in!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the Tom E. Curran article that started this whole mess.

- Correction: the Patriots have missed the playoffs TWICE during Brady's time as a starter. First time was after the 2002 season when they were 9-7. The second time was after the 2008 season when they were 11-5 with Matt Cassel at the helm when Brady was injured in the first quarter of the first regular season game.

- Here's the franchise stats for the Boston/New England Patriots and the career stats for Tom Brady.

- At the moment, the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are tied for most Super Bowl wins at 6 each, with the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49er's in the second with 5 each. The Patriots do hold the record for most Super Bowl appearances as a franchise with 11, with Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Denver in second with 8 each.

- The Patriots hold the record for consecutive games won (regular season and playoffs combined) at 21 (2003-2004). They also had an 18-game win streak (2007-2008) and have a 16-game regular season win streak (2007).

- Joe Montana wound up in Kansas City by trade. The 49er's traded Montana, safety David Whitmore, and a 1994 third round pick to the Chiefs for their 1993 first round pick (18th overall).

- Some information on the net worths of Gisele and Tom Brady.

- No, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy never played in the NFL, although he did spend six seasons in the Arena Football League. The Brett Favre back-up Todd was thinking of was Craig Nall. Incidentally, Nall's five career touchdown passes are approximately four more than we thought he'd have.

- Here's a link to The Big Lead post about potential Tom Brady replacements in New England.

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

- Tim highly recommends both the book version of Moneyball by Michael Lewis and the movie Moneyball starring Brad Pitt.

- Todd advises everyone to download and buy the physical CD of the new album Self-Titled by Rustic Overtones immediately.

 

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Episode 012: What The Hell Just Happened?! - 2019 WWE Survivor Series

Episode 012: What The Hell Just Happened?! - 2019 WWE Survivor Series

December 6, 2019

As a couple of wrestling geeks from way back, we figured it was about time we got down to the nitty gritty and talked about what's happening in Vince's playground. After watching this year's Survivor Series, we got together and went through the card discussing what the hell just happened. Pull on your elbow pads and luchador mask - it's time to get to the ring!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Turns out the Busta Rhymes video Todd was thinking about isn't exactly what he thought, but here it is anyways - "Gimme Some More" (NSFW for language). And while we're here, how about a bit of Busta rapping live on the radio? (NSFW again for language)

- How over was Steve Blackman back in the day? Not so much. Not only was that nowhere close to a Road Warriors pop, he didn't get a Crash Holly pop.

- Neither one of us could explain how taping injured ribs would help, so after some quick Google Fu, the answer is... Not much. In fact, doctors now recommend not taping ribs because it restricts the ability to take deep breaths which can help avoid getting pneumonia. 

- Yeah, Ricochet is pretty good. Here's that clip of him jumping out of the ring to meet up with Velveteen Dream.

- Here's the Triple-H versus Taka Michinoku match was from RAW back in the day

- That time Tommaso Ciampa came to the ring with no music and got roundly booed? Yeah, we've got that.

 

AND ANOTHER THING...

- TIM: A big ol' shout out to the soundtrack for Hamilton, the current touring show, and Paris Nix in particular.

- TODD: Dig in to TBNH by The Brand New Heavies for a funky good time.

 

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Episode 011: Deep Geek - Battlestar Galactica Episodes Favorite Season 3.5 Episodes

Episode 011: Deep Geek - Battlestar Galactica Episodes Favorite Season 3.5 Episodes

November 22, 2019

Tim and Todd are back with another deep dive into one of their favorite geek topics, Battlestar Galactica! In this episode, we'll be talking about our favorite episodes from the second half of season 3 with some slight detours into Westworld, professional wrestling, and the films of Spike Lee. Strap yourself into your Viper, grab your headphones, and get ready for launch!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Our apologies once again to Tahmoh Pennikett for one of us spacing on his name... again. 

- The actor who played Da Mayor in Do The Right Thing was the wonderful Ossie Davis. Interesting bit of trivia, Ossie was co-starred in one of the most oddly heartwarming movies Todd has watched, Bubba Ho-Tep, where he joins forces with Bruce Campbell (playing a geriatric Elvis Presley) as they fight back against an Egyptian mummy come back from the dead. And yes, it's just as delightfully weird as it sounds. 

- The actor who played the doctor in "The Woman King" and Senator Kelly in X-Men and X2: X-Men United? That'd be the prolific Bruce Davison, who's acted in 268 films to date, including James Maine in Titanic 2. For those of you who didn't know they made a sequel to Titanic... they didn't, it's just as bad as you'd think it'd be, and you're welcome.

 

AND ANOTHER THING:

- TIM: The sixth season of Silicon Valley which is currently streaming on HBO GO.

- TODD: The Reboot Roadshow with Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes or just check out Jay & Silent Bob Reboot at your local theater. Here's the red band trailer, so be forewarned that there's a dump truck full of bad language and objectionable material to follow. Enjoy!

 

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Episode 010: The NFL - The Worst & The Best

Episode 010: The NFL - The Worst & The Best

October 24, 2019

It's time to dissect one of America's favorite institutions and talk about the best and the worst of the National Football League. In this episode, we discuss all the things that make the league a fun and entertaining watch as well as all the things that bug us to no end. 

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the return of the Dudley Boyz on WWE RAW in August of 2015.

- In case you're wondering who Iron Mike Sharpe is, here he is up against The British Bulldog back in 1992.

- Some documentation on the Oakland A's winning 20 games in a row during the 2002 MLB season.

- Here's George Carlin talking about the differences between baseball and football.

- For the record, Anthony Munoz retired with 4 career touchdown receptions.

- Actually, four teams have never played in a Super Bowl - the Browns, Lions, Texans, and ... the Jaguars.

 

AND ANOTHER THING:

- TIM: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ... which we highly recommend buying on BluRay, DVD, VHS, and Beta.

- TODD: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

 

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Episode 009: Deep Geek - Our Favorite Episodes from Battlestar Galactica Season 3.0

Episode 009: Deep Geek - Our Favorite Episodes from Battlestar Galactica Season 3.0

October 17, 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, we hope you've braced yourself, popped some corn, and got a cold one (or two) ready... because we're back to go full-on deep geek with our favorite episodes from Battlestar Galactica Season 3.0.

We both picked our favorite three episodes from the first half of the third season and run them down with all our thoughts therein. We learn some more about Fat Apollo, how screwed up Starbuck is, how many votes does a circle need for a death sentence, and more people heading out the airlock! 

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Turns out Todd was right, we did get an episode of the OG Star Trek when the Enterprise was inside the atmosphere and intercepted by some USAF fighters.

- Tim's favorite BSG reference, Battlestar Wiki.

- Here's the Wikipedia page for the 1960 U-2 Incident when pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the USSR during a spy mission. 

- And if you like that, check out this video from Simple History on the incident.

- Here's some information about the A-10 Thunderbolt II (aka "The Warthog") that Todd was talking about with specific attention to its durability.

 

AND ANOTHER THING:

- TIM: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is an hour-long weekly news-based radio panel show hosted by Peter Sagal out of Chicago, IL. You can listen on the NPR radio, online through their website, or via your favorite podcast service.

- TODD: Tower of Power - Soul Side of Town is the band's first number one album, released during their 50th anniversary as a band. They are based out of Oakland, CA and have been highly influential in funk, soul, and R&B. The album is available on your favorite digital platform as well as CD and vinyl.

 

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Episode 008: In Feige We Trust, an MCU Grab Bag

Episode 008: In Feige We Trust, an MCU Grab Bag

October 4, 2019

We're taking a bit of a breather from our EPIC re-watch of Battlestar Galactica to chat a little bit about a couple topics that popped onto our collective radar last week. First up is the news that Kevin Feige will be developing a new movie for Star Wars, and then we get into the long winding road Spider-Man has ad getting back to the MCU.

As always, we appreciate y'all listening and please share with your friends if you like the podcast. If you don't, feel free to share with an enemy. We have very low standards.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the tweet from James Gunn regarding the lovely production gift Marvel sent him as he starts work on DC's next Suicide Squad movie

- Here's a post from writer and artist Austin Kleon talking about how everyone wasn't completely on board with the whole moon landing thing back in the day

 

AND ANOTHER THING:

- TIM: The album 3 Years, 5 Months, and 2 Days in the Life Of... by Arrested Development 

- TODD: Actress & all-around bad-ass Katee Sackhoff's YouTube channel

 

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