Free Range Idiocy
Episode 37: No Holds Barred - A Commentary Track From Cinema Hell

Episode 37: No Holds Barred - A Commentary Track From Cinema Hell

August 18, 2020

What happens when you combine the 1980's, Hulk Hogan, Deebo, Robert Fuller, and a dump truck dosage of kayfabe? You wind up with the cinematic masterpiece that is No Holds Barred. For no good reason in particular, we decided to do our own commentary track of this adventure into 'rassling cinema and you can play along. As of this recording, the movie is streaming on Amazon Prime Video, but you should be able to find it anywhere or cue up your old VHS copy. When we get to the commentary, we'll give a countdown and you'll be able to watch the movie with us jabbering in your ear!

The commentary in this episode starts around the 20 minute mark.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- The first handshake of The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan and Randy "Macho Man" Savage) was indeed a big deal. Just ask Hogan.

- For those of you interested in a little background on Jim Beam's Old Tub, here you go.

- Wilfred Brimley was 50 years, 9 months, and 6 days old when Cocoon was released in theaters. And today I learned there's such a thing as the "Brimley/Cocoon" line when you cross that particular milestone.

- Wondering what kayfabe means? Here's your definition.

- And yes, it appears Todd was correct in saying there was a practical reason for pirates to wear an eye patch besides missing a peeper or trying to look cool.

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim heartily recommends you re-visit the excellence that was Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 

Todd thinks you should start binging Longmire if only to get a little more BSG alumni into your life

 

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Episode 36: Our List of Best & Worst Comic Book Movies

Episode 36: Our List of Best & Worst Comic Book Movies

August 7, 2020

As you may have noticed, we love us some comic book movies. In this episode, we're going to talk about the best and worst ones we've ever seen.

 

TIMESTAMPS OF INTEREST:

Best begins at 0:28:00

Worst begins at 2:03:00

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Kevin Smith's take on comic book movies and the Martin Scrocese kerfuffle

- Holy Night Shift Batman! We may be getting Michael Keaton back as the caped crusader!

- This is a favorite Avengers: Endgame crowd reaction video

- Yeah, that Logan trailer set to Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt" was epic

- The story of how we got Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

- And here's why we should be glad that they didn't ask the previous guy to come back

- In case you want to avoid watching Batman v Superman, the first trailer they released will save you the trouble since it gives away everything

- Looks like Ray Fisher won't be back playing Cyborg or going to a bbq at Joss Whedon's house any time soon

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

Tim highly recommends checking out Steve Austin's Broken Skull Sessions on the WWE Network.

Todd thinks you ought to listen to more neo-soul with Melanie Faye whose music is on most streaming platforms as well as Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

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Episode 35: Bradygeddon Part 3 - The New Newton In Town

Episode 35: Bradygeddon Part 3 - The New Newton In Town

July 21, 2020

With a delay or three, we're back with this football-centric episode as we continue to parse just what the hell is going on with the New England Patriots in 2020 after the departure of Tom Brady. We'll talk about the arrival of former NFL MVP Cam Newton, Jarret Stidham, and Brian Hoyer (or is it Sawyer?). Dive into some pigskin with us!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

...AND ANOTHER THING:

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Episode 34: Higher Ground - Todd & Tim’s Top 5 Albums

Episode 34: Higher Ground - Todd & Tim’s Top 5 Albums

July 3, 2020

With out BSG binky taken away, what ever will we do?!

Oh, don't worry. We've got plenty to talk about.

In this episode, we go through our current top five albums, some of our musical upbringing, and what we think makes a great album. Also, some honorbale mentions, and at least one embarrassing story from Todd. C'mon in - the idiocy is fine!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's that video of Billy Joel freaking out in Russia because the lighting guy wasn't listening... or didn't speak English

- Turns out Casey Kasem did voices for a bunch of other stuff too

- With the mention of "Be My Yoko Ono" and The Beatles, we'll use this excuse to show you the video where Yoko Ono made Chuck Berry question his entire life

- Todd foolishly said Alberta license plates when it should've been Ontario. Sorry.

- Here's that video of Stevie Wonder playing "Superstition" on Seasame Street back in the day

- Here's a live version of "Living For The City" with the intro by Stevie

- Oh yeah, and Stevie also kept pace with Tony Bennett

- A little more background on The Beatles being better in mono and also Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in mono

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

TIM recommends checking out the WWE documentary Undertaker: The Last Ride covering The Phenom's last year in the business

TODD humbly suggests checking out Speed Of Soul by his band Mama's Boomshack, which turns six this year

 

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Episode 33: Battlestar Galactica - The Plan

Episode 33: Battlestar Galactica - The Plan

June 26, 2020

This is a bittersweet episode for us folks... Not only are we creeping up on our one year anniversary as a podcast, but we've also come to the end - or rather, the end tacked onto the end - of the journey that has been our re-watch and re-cap of Battlestar Galactica. In this episode, we gush over all the things that we loved and bid a fond farewell to our most favorite of TV shows.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's the wikipedia page for BSG: The Plan

- Here's the IMDB trivia page for BSG: The Plan

- The actress who played Giana - Lymari Nadal - also happens to be married to Edward James Olmos

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

- TIM highly has high hopes for his new book, Fit Men Cook 100+ Meal Prep Recipes for Men and Women by Kevin Curry

- TODD has been pleased with his read on Van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

 

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Episode 32: Star Wars Breakdown - Rogue One vs. Solo

Episode 32: Star Wars Breakdown - Rogue One vs. Solo

June 19, 2020

In this episode, we break out our new favorite gimmick and go all tale-of-the-tape as we break down the two Star Wars Story movies: Rogue One and Solo using categories like overall story, main characters, villains, droids, and more. Who will win and who will lose?! Okay, we're pretty sure how this is going to turn out, but there's lots of jokes and rambling to keep you entertained along the way, so dive in with us!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Our suggestions for the "national anthem" of Free Range Idiocy... Todd was partial to Funkadelic's "One Nation Under A Groove" while Tim preferred "Spirit of Radio" by Rush

- Here's a little more information about The Bolsheviks in the 1980's WWF

- Here's more info about Paul Campbell (aka Bill from BSG). And it wasn't a Hallmark Christmas movie, it was just a plain ol' Hallmark movie that starred Paul Campbell with fellow BSG alumnus Tricia Helfer called Sun, Sand, & Romance

- And yes, you can still find the Star Wars set for Luke's home in Tunisia

- Here's some more information on screenwriting legend Lawrence Kasdan

- Here's the article from The Verge that Tim was talking about

- What time is it?! It's Vader time! Check out Vader's return to the WWE back in 2012

- Not only was Dryden Voss originally a different actor (Michael Kenneth Williams), but the character was also supposed to look very different as well

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

TIM highly recommends checking out the new video from the official Rush YouTube channel for "Spirit Of Radio" with lots of Easter eggs about the band

TODD would suggest getting your hands on a copy of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen if you can and also read up some more on actor Oliver Reed

 

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Episode 31: Battlestar Galactica - Series Finale, Daybreak

Episode 31: Battlestar Galactica - Series Finale, Daybreak

June 12, 2020

It hasn't been quite as long as the Colonials journey from Caprica to Earth... but it feels like it sometimes! We've come to the end of the line with Battlestar Galactica as a series and will be talking about our favorite moments and characters from the final episode. Buckle up folks, it's going to be journey!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here is Adama's speech on the hangar deck

- Todd was wrong - it's LEO, not LEON Getz. And yeah, they... get you at the drive-thru (NSFW for language)

- Battlestar Galactica was originally called Adam's Ark when Glen Larson began developing it

- Here's the extra scene from "Daybreak" with Starbuck and Adama

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

- TIM recommends checking out the Grimm TV series when you have a moment

- TODD recommends giving the HBO Watchmen series a viewing or three

 

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Episode 30: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5

Episode 30: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5

June 5, 2020

We're back with our top moments, characters, and episodes from the second half of Battlestar Galactica season four. What were the turning points? Who were the most important characters? Did both Tim and Todd manage to stay awake through the entire episode? All this and more.

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Here's a list of all the season four episodes for reference

- Here's the Smart Park commercial

- Here's Casey Affleck's legendary Dunkin commercial from Saturday Night Live

- And just in case you missed it, here's Laura Roslin going medieval on Tom Zarek

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

- TIM continues to (rightfully) gush about Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, especially the fourth episode, "Technology", which covers one of favorite things ever, The Volume.

- TODD got himself hooked on French singer Cyrille Aimee this past week via the Sanborn Sessions. Be sure to check out her album Move On: A Sondheim Advernture.

 

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Episode 29: Who’s Yer Captain? with Jimmy Dice

Episode 29: Who’s Yer Captain? with Jimmy Dice

June 2, 2020

We welcome back Jimmy Dice from Scruffy Looking Podcasters to help us break down who is the best starship captain: William Adama or Jean Luc Picard? Using categories like intelligence, tactical acumen, and more we'll figure out who'd you want at the helm of your adventure through the cosmos and a whole lot more.

Scruffy Looking Podcasters is a stuck-up, half-witted Star Wars podcast that is definitely worth your time, featuring Jimmy Dice, Kev Garbett, Chris Hall, and Ed Bosshart

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- For reference purposes, here's some background information on William Adama.

- And here's a couple of reference articles for Jean Luc Picard.

- Oh yeah, and that Fred Wesley song that Todd mentioned called "Breaking Bread"? It's pretty great.

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

TIM was pretty enthralled by the documentary series McMillions, which talks about the guy who scammed the McDonald's Monopoly game for years.

TODD highly recommends watching the documentary ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas as well as checking out one of their newer singles, "Gotsa Get Paid" which pretty badass.

JAMES is pretty excited to start reading the first few books in The Expanse books series. And you should totally check out the new song from his band The Fogcutters called "New Moanin'" which features Ryan Zoidis of Lettuce.

 

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Episode 28: Battlestar Start Galactica Season 4.0

Episode 28: Battlestar Start Galactica Season 4.0

May 22, 2020

We weren't just teasing with our BSG Razor episode, we're back to complete our epic deep geek of the greatest television show ever made, Battlestar Galactica! In this episode, we discuss the best moments from the first half of the final season, favorite characters, and list our favorite shows along with some healthy sidetracks into the world of professional wrestling, driver's ed, and more. And the episode is under 3 hours! Will wonders never cease?!

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:

- Jeri-Show might've been a short-lived tag team in the WWE, but they definitely left a mark as well as having an epic (and cheesy) mash-up of an entrance song.

- Here's Chris Jericho in AEW reading his list of wrestlers he won't be wrestling again. Wonder how he feels about Moxley?

- Yeah, that episode of SmackDown with Brock Lesnar giving Big Show a superplex and collapsing the ring is pretty cool.

- It was Georgia that was giving out licenses (almost 20,000 of 'em) to new drivers without taking their road test. Again, what could possibly go wrong?

- Here's the Wikipedia list of BSG Season 4 episodes for reference purposes.

 

...AND ANOTHER THING:

TIM implores you to watch Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian on Disney+ for a great behind-the-scenes look at one of our favorite TV shows from the last year.

TODD suggests you continue diving into the Star Wars world with Empire of Dreams, a documentary covering the early part of George Lucas' career as well as the making of the OG trilogy.

 

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