Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Instead, A Poll

Due to conflicting schedules, there won’t be a Junkiosity pod this week (and I had a good one planned!) so instead I offer this poll:

 

We’ll close the poll on November 11th and announce the winner on the 12th. We promise to keep the language clean but the content will most likely be PG-13 (we’re guys, come on!).

 

 

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Halloweenies

Halloweenies

Here it is another week and another episode of Junkiosity – the Pod! Matty & Dan the Man are once again sharing with you their knowledge about absolutely nothing! Here are some helpful links from today’s conversation:

Dan is the creator of Stick Man Tim Comics, which can be found on Facebook. Be sure to “like” the page to get new comics 3 times a week as well as info on upcoming projects!

Matty is still trying to get Dan to dig on Spotify, a great service that gives you access to thousands of music tracks from just about every artist known to man! It’s free to set up an account, click this link to give Matty some referral love! And if you follow @Junkiosity on Twitter, we love you long time!

They discussed artists that continue to churn out the same exact stuff over and over and over and over again instead of mixing it up or providing some different take on their old stuff.

Yes, Family Video does have a contest where you can win a part in “Sharknado 2”!

Dan’s scary movie choices? “Jaws” & “Saw“. Matty’s scary movie as a child was “Kingdom of the Spiders” with William Shatner. They both actually agree that the really scary things are those that could actually happen. Eerie…

Marquee” movies have fallen by the wayside because the whole movie business has changed. Although “Battle of the Network Stars” is long gone, there is  some semblance of it in “Dancing with the Stars“…

They also agreed that readers often have a specific type of person in mind when it comes to bringing books & comics to the big screen. Case-in-points were Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey or Ben Affleck as Batman.

Getting a little political, both said that Michigan’s choice to reduce the movie tax rebate was a bad move. Better to have 50% of something than 100% of nothing and in the long-term more movies might have been produced in the state.

Today’s generation of kids have missed out on a lot from “cassingles” to going to the video store and renting videos based on the box art. Roger Barr @ I-Mockery talks about movies based on their box art, including “The Video Dead” which was a horrible movie but the box art ruled!

Matty recalls the first video he ever rented, which as geeky as he is pinpoints the exact copy of “Dawn of the Dead“.

Favorite Halloween costume for Matty? The Gene Simmons Kiss costume from the late 1970’s. Dan was afraid of Kiss thanks to a 12-inch figure someone had brought to school. Matty has been a fan of Kiss since seeing them perform on the Paul Lynde Halloween Special & he mistook Witchipoo for the Wicked Witch of the West (sorry!). Dan’s favorite costume? A homemade headless horseman costume that his dad came up with.

Trunk or Treats are the bomb, both Matty & Dan wished they were around when they were young. Dan rails against people giving away apples, toothbrushes, pencils, pennies, & religious literature.  Dan also shares a secret that he once donned 2 costumes to double-up on candy one Halloween & being grounded from trick or treating another year because of a rumor that he was going to vandalize a house.

Both are going out of their gourds because their kids are still undecided as to what they want to go as for Halloween. Matty discusses some of the banned costumes such as the “sexy leopard” for toddlers, the “mental patient“, & the “suicide bomber“. Matty is a Grinch because he no longer gives out candy on Halloween. If you make the effort to dress up you shouldn’t get any candy BUT there is the concern about getting a “trick“.

Matty rails on parents that shuttle their kids from house to house via mini-van, parents who trick or treat with kids too young to eat candy.

Of course, if you have the body to rock it, the Slave Girl Leia costume would be the hit of any party. Matty thought that a Transformers costume he saw on the internet is pretty cool.

 

Until next week!

Hell House

Hell House

Here it is another week and another episode of Junkiosity – the Pod! Matty & Dan the Man are once again sharing with you their knowledge about absolutely nothing! Here are some helpful links from today’s conversation:

Dan is the creator of Stick Man Tim Comics, which can be found on Facebook. Be sure to “like” the page to get new comics 3 times a week as well as info on upcoming projects!

Matty is still trying to get Dan to subscribe to Spotify, a great service that gives you access to thousands of music tracks from just about every artist known to man! It’s free to set up an account, click this link to give Matty some referral love! And if you follow @Junkiosity on Twitter, Matty posted his “Halloweeny” playlist filled with all sorts of ghoulishly good tunes! We’re looking for more tracks to add to it so let us know what you listen to during the Halloween season!

Comics, comics, comics. Dan’s got Matty beat with his collection of long boxes filled to the brim with comics. Dan’s most valuable comic? Faust #1. Matty’s? Possibly Daredevil #12 or possibly TMNT #4. Both of them are now occasional collectors and had wished they had gotten “The Walking Dead” #1 when it first came out.

“The Walking Dead” season premiere was incredible! Matty & Dan both agreed that the episode was good despite the critics. What most fail to realize is that the show is a drama set within a zombie-filled environment and that the “walkers” are now a part of the background instead of the forefront. Having a staccato of zombie fights without any real character development would stale quickly. And having the show veer from the storyline of the comics help to continue to keep the readers of the original comic interested.

Matty & his wife make the documentary, “Hell House” an annual tradition. Filmed in 2001, the documentary follows Trinity Church of Cedar Hills, Texas as they prepare to put on a “Hell House”, a Christian version of a haunted house depicting scenes of real-life horrors from drunk driving to domestic violence with a message that if you need to know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord & Savior. BE WARNED – Trinity Church is a Pentacostal church that believes in such practices as speaking in tongues, anointing with oil, & laying on of hands. There is a lot of graphic themes as well, so watch the documentary at your own risk.

Dan brought up a good point regarding one scene where a group of teens ended up in an argument with some church members about the one of the themes within the Hell House attraction. The teens failed to understand the point of the attraction and of that particular theme. They had gone in with a “chip” on their shoulders and refused to calmly hear what was being said. Which is often the way society is, we react without listening to other’s opinions nor taking the time to understand.

Tune in next week for another GREAT show!

A Cute Interview

A Cute Interview Pod

 

This week after some technical difficulties (fried motherboard & Windows 7 issues), we initially were going to bag recording an episode but I just couldn’t resist. This is a special episode with a special guest host – my youngest son. We talk about all sorts of stuff in our short time together:

 

Logan LOVES to sing along with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, he may miss a lot of the lyrics but he is a riot to watch! He is pretty ecclectic in his song list:

“I Know What I Am” – Band of Skulls

“Cherry Bomb” – The Runaways

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” – Twisted Sister (his favorite, that’s my boy!)

“What Do I Get?” – The Buzzcocks

We talked about Dee Snider’s autobiography, “Shut Up and Give Me the Mic” which is a great read for those that are fans of Twisted Sister.

For those of you old enough, you might remember “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”. PBS has taken many of the characters from that show and created the series, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood“, which teaches kids about all sorts of things from sharing with others to going potty (“When you have to go potty, stop playing and go right away!”).

Sid the Science Kid” is another PBS staple that comes from the Jim Henson Company who helped PBS grow in popularity in the beginning with “Sesame Street“.

We ended the interview talking about Tae Kwon Do, a hobby that Logan just started a few weeks ago.

 

Be sure to tune in next week as Dan The Man & I discuss comics, “The Walking Dead”, & a Halloween documentary!

Hooray for Hollywood

Hooray for Hollywood

Wow, a whole second episode of Junkiosity! We’re still getting the kinks out but having a BLAST doing it! Matty & Dan the Man are once again sharing with you their knowledge about absolutely nothing! This week we tackled a few questions on movies and shared a few laughs along the way.

 

Check out Dan’s creation –  Stickman Tim Comics on Facebook

 

The movie Matty remembered fondly was “Phoenix the Warrior” aka “She-Wolves of the Wasteland” which is out-of-print but still available from Netflix. If you remember “USA Up All Night“, you rock!

Dan’s happened to be “Porky’s“, a real let-down even though there were boobies…

And yes, there were Atari 2600 adaptations of “Porky’s“, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre“, & “Halloween” which were VERY risqué back in the 1980’s…

We both decided that “Gravity” was a wait-til-DVD movie…

Dan’s big movie disappointment was “Prometheus“, a non-prequel (but it was) of the “Alien” series. As sad as it is, Matty was hoping that “Grown Ups 2” was more than it was – a string of crude & puerile humor with no plot.

Matty liked “Turbo“, while Dan enjoyed “Despicable Me 2” with his family.

Matty has a dream of one day owning a drive-in movie theater catering to all sorts of different experiences from in your car, fiberglass repli-cars, or a regular movie theater with surround sound & plush seating.

Here is the Alamo Drafthouse ad Matty mentioned about not talking or texting during a movie (uncensored version).

In talking about our first drive-in theater experiences, we give homage to Sam Kinison.

Lastly, they talked sports (Dan hates any Chicago-based sports team with a passion!) for a little bit.

Thanks for tuning in and catch us next week!