Free Range Idiocy
Episode 53: Show Me The Movies - 1996: The Year In Movies

Episode 53: Show Me The Movies - 1996: The Year In Movies

January 15, 2021

A ways back, we dove into movies from the year 1977 (Episode 38) and came up with some rather interesting results. Well, we're back at it again - this time, with a year that's a bit more recent and relevant to a couple guys in their 40's, the year 1996. We talk about our top movies, honorable mentions, and flicks that surprised us along with our normal assortment of nonsense.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's Dave Chapelle's Saturday Night Live monologue from a couple months ago

- And why not? Here's Eddie Murphy's SNL monologue from late 2019

- We both got this one wrong... The hologram doctor making a cameo in Star Trek: First Contact was from Star Trek: Discovery and not Deep Space Nine

And here's the Frank Zappa interview that Todd mentioned where he's talking about how the music industry works

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends watching Star Wars Gallery: The Mandalorian for all the behind the scenes goodness we're gonna get from this past season

Todd thinks you should check out The Mortician on WWE Network - the story of Bill Moody, the man behind Paul Bearer.

 

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Episode 52: Not Dead Yet! - When Characters Die & Come Back

Episode 52: Not Dead Yet! - When Characters Die & Come Back

January 9, 2021

The return of Boba Fett in The Mandalorian got us thinking about if there are any rules about when characters should die and come back? Well, we mulled it over a bit and decided to fire up the podcasting machine to record our thoughts for posterity. Enjoy our first episode of 2021!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's some more information about former NFL coach and ladies man Wayne Fontes

- We think this is the documentary about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Todd was talking about

- Here's the IMDB of one Robe Zombie

- This is the best we could do finding the Wyatt Family -vs- The Shield PPV match Tim was talking about (careful sound is loud at the beginning)

- Francis Coppola's wife is, of course, Eleanor and she was the director of Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse - which is totally worth your time

- Tim got real close with his Khan quote, but we wanted to make sure we got it right

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out Challenger: The Final Flight on Netflix

Todd thinks you should be watching the Rustic Overtones New Years Eve show right now

 

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Episode 51: Mandalorian Endgame with special guest Jimmy Dice

Episode 51: Mandalorian Endgame with special guest Jimmy Dice

January 5, 2021

The Mandalorian was the most glorious thing to come out of the trainwreck that was 2020, and we will not argue about this. So it was only natural that we took some time to go deep geek on the final chapter that doubles as one of the greatest season finales in history with our good friend Jimmy Dice from Scruffy Looking Podcasters.

Programming note... We recorded this episode the Sunday after Chapter 16 streamed and had planned to release it as two episodes the weeks before Christmas. As you can clearly see, that didn't happen, so feel free to chuckle at all the holiday references and enjoy this as our parting gift from 2020.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the original SNL Five Timers club skit with Tom Hanks and others along with what appears to be a 12 year old Conan O'Brien

- Here's the episode of Scruffy Looking Podcasters where they talked about (and laughed at) Tim's Mando theory

- Here's the IMDB page of Peyton Reed in all its glory

- Surprise surprise, Todd was wrong! The photo Katee Sackhoff posted of the bridge on her Instagram page wasn't Mark Hammill, but her dad.

- However, he did redeem himself because yes indeed, the Dave Klein who was the director of photography on "The Tragedy" was the same guy who worked with Kevin Smith all the way back in 1994 on Clerks.

- As always, be sure to check out Scruffy Looking Podcasters for all your Star Wars pod needs

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim is pretty excited about his new desk from Vari and gives it a hearty thumbs up.

Todd thinks the Nick Offerman yule log video is quality viewing for any time of year.

 

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Episode 50: Fett-Mania - The Mandalorian Chapters 14 & 15

Episode 50: Fett-Mania - The Mandalorian Chapters 14 & 15

December 21, 2020

This one is for all those 80's kids who fought over who got to be Boba Fett playing with their action figures, because Mando gave us all the Fett we always wanted and then some over these two episodes! Along with that, we go through half of the epic "Geekgasm" announcements from Disney and cover all the upcoming Marvel stuff.

No links this week because our editing department (aka Todd) is desperately trying to catch up on episodes.

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends check out your Spotify's Wrapped End of Year summary to see what you've been listening to during the last 18 years of 2020.

Todd thinks you should get yourself a copy of Yeager: An Autobiography and read it cover to cover in honor of Chuck Yeager, the greatest test pilot in history.

 

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Episode 49: Jingle This! - Our Favorite Christmas Movies & Songs

Episode 49: Jingle This! - Our Favorite Christmas Movies & Songs

December 16, 2020

Go ahead, say we're cashing in on this tried-and-true gimmick, but we don't care. There's a crispness to the air, the eggnog is flowing, and we're reading to watch A Christmas Story about a dozen times this month. So let's talk about our favorite seasonal movies and songs!

Please note that we're excluding from our lists the "Holy Trinity" of Christmas movies: Die Hard, Die Hard 2: Die Harder, and A Christmas Story because those are just no-brainers to include.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Joe Cool's Blues was an album by The Wynton Marsalis Septet with the Ellis Marsalis Trio 

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends watching The Raconteurs Full Set From The Basement on the YouTubes

Todd advises you to stuff Fishbone's cover of Alice In Chains' "Them Bones into your earhole immediately

 

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Episode 48: Ahsoka My Tano! - The Mandalorian Chapters 12 & 13

Episode 48: Ahsoka My Tano! - The Mandalorian Chapters 12 & 13

December 4, 2020

Season two of The Mandalorian continues to amaze, amuse, and leave us aghast. In this episode, we talk about chapters 12 & 13 and go all buy/sell on everything from plot, characters, surprises, and more.

Be warned: spoilers ahead.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's some information on the B-Wing fighter, including that it made an appearance in Star Wars Rebels

- Did you know James Earl Jones turned down a voice credit for Darth Vader in A New Hope because he considered David Prowse's performance to be more important? Neither did we.

- Here's some information about flerkens from the Marvel Universe

- Here's Diana Lee Inosanto's bio for your reading pleasure

- And here's the source for our "give Stevie a peek" running gag

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out The Broken Skull Sessions with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin for some good 'rasslin' talk

Todd advises you to check out "Holy Ghost" by The Bar-Kays as well as their entire Money Talks album

 

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Episode 47: The Lastest Ride - 2020 Survivor Series Recap

Episode 47: The Lastest Ride - 2020 Survivor Series Recap

November 27, 2020

It's been a little while since we've talked some 'rasslin, so with the 30th anniversary of The Undertaker's debut at Survivor Series coming up, it only seemed natural we dive into what happened at this past Sunday's PPV. Who would survive? Who would care? Would Todd reach through his TV to try and interfere in the Reigns-McIntyre main event? Let's see!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's Dan Spivey's wikipedia page for some fun

- Yup, it's 2020 and AC/DC are at the top of the charts. Makes perfect sense.

- Here's the Riddle-Thatcher match Tim was talking about

- Here's the Chapelle's Show segment Todd was talking about (NSFW)

- And here is the majesty of Larry Bird Night - aka how you say good bye to a legend properly

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends going back and rewatching The Last Ride on WWE Network documenting the last couple years of The Undertaker's career.

Todd thinks you should give one of the latest episodes of the Battlestar Galacticast for Daybreak Part One featuring Katee Sackhoff a listen

 

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Episode 46: Bo Knows Mando! - The Debut of Bo Katan

Episode 46: Bo Knows Mando! - The Debut of Bo Katan

November 20, 2020

After watching last week's episode of The Mandalorian, it was pretty easy to decide what we'd be talking about in this episode. That's right, we'll be geeking out over the debut of Bo Katan into the live action Star Wars universe, played by none other than Katee Sackhoff herself. After all, it's not every day that you have a character go from animation to live action played by the same actor who voiced them in the cartoon, right?!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the IMDB page for Chapter 11: The Heiress for all your research needs

- And while we're at it, here's the IMDB page for Katee Sackhoff as well

- Todd was once again wrong - the movie is V for Vendetta, not V for Vengeance

- That terrible butt-to-the-face finishing move that Todd was talking about? It's called The Rearview and is/was performed by Naomi. And yeah, although athletic, it's just as dumb as it sounds.

- The actor who played Axe Woves (the Mandalorian not played by Katee Sackhoff or Sasha Banks) was Simon Kassianides

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends revisiting the music of The White Stripes and celebrating their entire catalog from beginning to end.

Todd advises you to check out the new album from Fantastic Negrito called Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? available on most streaming platforms.

 

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Episode 45: Fly By Krayt - The Mandalorian Chapters 9 & 10

Episode 45: Fly By Krayt - The Mandalorian Chapters 9 & 10

November 16, 2020

It's been a long year, but having a new season of The Mandalorian makes it all worth it!

Okay, that's probably overstating it a bit, but we're clinging to every little shred of goodness we can squeeze in before something else bad happens. This time around, we're talking about what we liked and what we loved from the first two episodes of season two and doing a buy/sell lightning round that doesn't take 90 minutes!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the infamous Hulk Hogan / Kevin Nash "Fingerpoke of Doom" match

- Here's all the ways that Star Wars was influenced by Frank Herbert's Dune

- Here's that video of Samuel L. Jackson being dubbed in over Darth Vader's dialogue. And yes, it's actually better than you think it'll be.

- Todd is a complete doofus. It was the Beastie Boys who recorded "She's Crafty" (from 1986's License To Ill album), not Run DMC. Reverend Run and the fellas released "It's Tricky" (from 1987's Raising Hell album).

- The other X-Wing pilot from Chapter 10 was Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

- The name of the show Todd was talking about was Riptide and the helicopter's name was The Screaming Mimi. Because it was the 80's and that sort of thing got big ratings

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends catching up on 30 Rock with him this winter

Todd advises you to check out Katee Sackhoff reacting to her performance in Halloween Resurrection on her YouTube channel

 

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Episode 44: Women & Idiots First - The Music of Eddie Van Halen

Episode 44: Women & Idiots First - The Music of Eddie Van Halen

November 10, 2020

This time around, we're talking about the music of Eddie Van Halen and the band that bears his name. We'll cover our favorite guitar acrobatics, favorite songs, why David Lee Roth is a knucklehead, and much more!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the history of Van Halen and discography for your researching pleasure

- Yup, that whole "Sam & Dave" tour with Van Halen did actually happen. And yes, it was as disastrous as one would imagine

- Here's Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band playing "Jump" with guest guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)

- Here's Jack White building a guitar from scraps in a cow field

- Looks like Todd managed to remember this one right... Dave Davies of The Kinks slashed his amp's speaker to distort the sound. But there's a whole lot more too.

- Here's the story of the "other" Van Halen lead singer no one heard of until recently, Mitch Malloy

- Here's Sammy Hagar talking about bringing Alice In Chains on tour with Van Halen

- Here's Van Halen's 2015 Billboard Music Awards performance and here's AC/DC playing the Grammys that same year. Judge for yourself

- Slight whiff on Tim's behalf - Dixville Notch is the small town in New Hampshire that holds the distinction of holding the first presidential vote in the nation just after midnight on election day - not Franconia Notch

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim recommends checking out "A West Wing Special To Benefit When We All Vote" on HBOMax

Todd advises you to go watch Pixar's Coco about a dozen times this week because it's a wonderful and gorgeous movie.

 

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