Monthly Archives: November, 2013

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles Commentary

Here it is, as promised. Pop in your copy of “Planes, Trains, & Automobiles” whether it be the “Those Aren’t Pillows!” edition or watching it online via YouTube or Amazon Instant Video, fire up this MP3 in your favorite music player of choice and start the movie when I say, “Let’s start the movie”. Sit back and enjoy our witty comments, trivia, and personal stories while you watch this holiday classic!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us (MattyV, Dan the Man, & Jen the Intern) to all of you!

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Thanks, Giving

 

Thanks, Giving

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!

Lots of thanks to Jen the Intern (she was promoted!) for stopping by yet again this week! Yes, she is real! Anyway, our discussion today was about thankfulness, holiday feasts, & music videos among other things.

Best video for MattyV was the uncut “The Unforgiven” by Metallica without hesitation, while Dan’s was Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy“.

Some bands are better seen live as Dan’s testament to seeing a double-bill of Def Leppard/Joan Jett & Matty’s research. Kiss in 1978 was the best year to see them live as evidenced by Jen the Intern’s reaction to seeing them in the 1990’s sans make-up.

We also talked about what we were thankful for – friends, family, health. BE ON THE LOOKOUT THIS FRIDAY for a link to the “Planes, Trains, & Automobiles” commentary pod. It’ll be available for download so you can hear all the nutty things we said while watching the holiday classic…

Here’s that weird Van Halen music video that has nothing to do with the song – “Oh, Pretty Woman

 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving from all three of us (MattyV, Dan the Man, & Jen the Intern)

J-O-B

J-O-B

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!

Lots of thanks to Jen the Groupie for stopping by yet again this week! Yes, she is real! Anyway, our discussion today was all about jobs – dream jobs, first jobs, worst jobs, and everything in-between.

Matty said the inspiration of today’s show was THIS article on McDonald’s workers and how their expenses exceed their income by a HUGE margin in some cases. Dan agrees that fast food workers need an increase in pay, but not to $15/hr.

Unfortunately, the Mutant League Football Kickstarter campaign failed to receive funding. There are rumors that it will return and if it does, Dan STRONGLY suggests kicking in as little as $2 to help them out!

Until next week, remember:

Jump the Shark

Jump the Shark

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!

Matty gave Dan some homework this past week, he had to listen to Andrew Dice Clay’s “The Day the Laughter Died” which was an album “The Diceman” recorded as a concept piece with legendary record producer Rick Rubin. Matty remembers purchasing that album on cassette for his birthday from the Sam Goody store at Woodland Mall. His mom was with him as well as his best friend when he first played the tape in the car (his mother wasn’t pleased).

The discussion today revolved around the phrase, “Jump the Shark“, which was coined back in 1997. The origin related to an episode of the television show, “Happy Days”, where one of the main characters literally did a water ski jump over a shark as a part of the plot. Since then it has come to be known as the point in which a television show has begun its decline or overstayed its welcome.

Both went through a list of shows both past and present that have “jumped the shark”. If you have others you think should be on the list, shoot us an email or post a comment!

The tallies are in and the movie Matty & Dan the Man are going to watch while recording a podcast is:

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles” that classic Thanksgiving favorite!

There were some write-ins on the poll, “It’s a Wonderful Life“, “Dutch” (another Thanksgiving classic), & the one Dan was rooting for – “Die Hard“. A big THANK YOU to those that voted and be on the lookout for the podcast, which will hopefully be available for download before Thanksgiving.

People were asking how the podcast commentary would work and this is how it goes:

1) you queue up the movie on your DVD player or Netflix

2) either play the pod through your MP3 player or computer

3) enjoy our witty banter as you watch the movie

It’s just that simple!

Until next week!

Off My Lawn

Off My Lawn

 

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!

We were excited to have our first groupie join us in-house today! “Jen the Groupie” has been following us for awhile and thinks we’re pretty funny guys! Thanks, Jen!

A  discussion of “story” songs came up, songs that (obviously) tell as story. From “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” to one of the more modern songs such as R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet“, such songs often spin imagery through their lyrics   that often do not need a video to explain them. Matty’s favorite? “Alice’s Restaurant” (which is a true story & had become a movie). Dan’s? “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda” by The Pogues and also “The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota” by Weird Al Yankovic.

Matty picked up a case of Metromint water from a local discount grocery store and forced Dan to taste-test it. Matty thinks that the water would probably do best on a hot day or intense workout, the mint offering a “cooling sensation” even at room temperature. Dan, well, his reaction was a little different – “If there was nothing else to drink, I’d drink it.” Jen took a few swigs and had mixed reactions, a taste that needed to get used to. She thought it odd that she didn’t enjoy it at first being that she chews gum & mints…

Taking his son to school, Matty heard the song “Kodachrome” by Simon & Garfunkel on the local classic hits station (notice they are now “classic hits” instead of “oldies”, dang PC police!) and mentioned that kids today are kind of deprived of some of the more mundane and yet sometimes joyful things of his youth. Film cameras, corded phones, cassettes, VHS tapes, old technology that made you work a little.

 

Be sure to vote in the poll for which movie Matty & Dan will record a commentary podcast for!: