Monthly Archives: June, 2017

Offensive Trademarks

Offensive Trademarks

 

If you’re thinking about starting a podcast for yourself, check out TwistedWave’s audio editor which is available for Mac/iOS or online if you don’t have either. The app is $10 on iTunes, MattyV would have gladly paid for the app (but being the cheapass he is, it was advertised as free a few months ago).

Poll – Do you tip at fast casual/drive-thru restaurants? If someone just hands you your food & does nothing else, do you feel obligated to tip?

Check out this Huffington Post article on fast food – ad versus reality to see how pictured food differs greatly from what you get in reality…

This is the scene MattyV was referencing in regards to the “jigsaw pizza” incident…

The Best of Times” is a pretty good film (although rather dated) about a guy wanting to re-live the moment where his live took a turn for the worst.

Bob Seger & Taylor Swift have returned to Spotify, Bob is one of the last artist holdouts for online music streaming. Taylor had left due to her belief in physical album & digital album sales (along with her stake in Tidal), but had returned to a pretty big bump in her catalog (some of her albums returned to the Billboard Top 200 once she returned to Spotify).

Check out Steel Panther (aka Metal Skool), a pretty good hair metal band reminiscent of the era. A lot of the songs are NSFW, so be warned!

Too many DJs today are still trying to be Howard Stern back when Howard Stern was Howard Stern (NSFW)

Psychostick. Gotta check out Psychostick

The Slants won their Supreme Court case allowing them to trademark their name. With this win, the Washington Redskins will be able to retain their trademark and not have to rename the team…

Here’s the article that Dan the Man referenced in talking about how we got from Obama being held as the epitome of man to Donald Trump…

Hannibal Buress shares his appreciation for campaigning for president…

The bust that was the Georgia special election

W loved the old D&D cartoon show (MattyV bought the entire series from the local used DVD/CD shop for like $3.99)…

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Closed for the Season”

 

Closed

 

This month’s “Sunday Cinema” theme is Amusement Parks! Summer is always equated with throngs of hot & sweaty families waiting in long lines for rides while stuffing their gobs with turkey legs & overpriced hot dogs.

 

These days just about anyone can produce their own television program or movie that has the opportunity to be seen by millions of people around the world. The digital age has put the equipment within reach of those that may not have had the opportunity to make their voice heard even 10 years ago. This week’s film is certainly a low-budget affair with some interesting twists. From CGI roller coasters to VERY wooden acting, “Closed for the Season” is a mish-mash of classic B-movie style horror and poor execution. Only one notable actor, Joe Unger, who has been in many television & movie roles as a supporting actor (“A Nightmare on Elm Street”, “Total Recall”, “The Bodyguard” to name a few).

Kristy enters a closed amusement park to retrieve something she had left behind the day before. Trapped within the park, she is trapped by the “living memories” of the park and has to find a way to escape. Filmed at the long-defunct Chippewa Lake Amusement Park in Ohio, many of the stories found in the movie are loosely-based on incidents that apparently happened in real life at the park.

The someone has posted this film for free on YouTube…

 

The N-Word

The N-Word

 

Is there a word that is as offensive as the N-word in regards to the African-American population or the C-word in regards to to the female population? I kinda think that Dan the Man was channeling Randall Graves.

J recommends checking out Ice Cube’s new single, “Good Cop, Bad Cop“.

The boys checked out the movie, “Wonder Woman“, and each had their own opinions. It wasn’t in J’s wheelhouse, MattyV thought it was good (but not “gotta see it again in the theater” good), while Dan the Man felt it has redeemed the DCEU.

William Moulton-Marston, co-creator of the polygraph, wanted to create a super hero that fought enemies with truth & love. His wife encouraged him to make the character a female and Wonder Woman was born.

Wonder Woman’s Godkiller sword is sharp enough to cut through anything due to the blade’s edge being able to separate atoms.

Dan thought that this scene from the original 1979 “Superman” movie was lame because of the rewinding of time, why didn’t he do this all the time? MattyV recommends checking out Tell’em Steve-Dave’s audiobook “A Small Fistful of Dollahs“, a funny story indeed.

Much like DC’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths“, Marvel’s “Secret Empire” series reveals the meaning behind Steve Roger’s statement – “Hail, Hydra“…

“Scripted Reality” has been a staple of television for the last almost 20 years. From “American Pickers” to “Hardcore Pawn“, even TLC’s “Born this Way” is scripted in one way/shape/form.

Funny how even television game shows are often scripted in their jokes and patter. The Match Game with Brett Somers & Charles Nelson Reilly have always been classics…

Justice League” is going to be mind blowing…

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Hocus Pocus Park”

 

splits

 

This month’s “Sunday Cinema” theme is Amusement Parks! Summer is always equated with throngs of hot & sweaty families waiting in long lines for rides while stuffing their gobs with turkey legs & overpriced hot dogs.

There were some pretty whacked-out children’s television programming back in the late-1960’s/early 1970’s. From HR Pufinstuf to Space Nuts, it was a psychedelic time indeed. “The Banana Splits” was a variety show of sorts, a cast of amusement park characters having adventures, singing songs, & presenting serialized “show within a show” clips. This episode follows the Splits as they rescue a young girl from a parallel world where witches & magic are alive and well.

Someone got this from Boomerang and decided to share it with those that don’t have the channel

Who Pays Who?

Who Pays Who?

 

This week the boys took some time to talk about some personal stuff as well as give opinions on different trends & random stuff.

Some recommendations for YouTubers to check out via the boys:

  • LGR – Lazy Game Reviews – reviews of old/odd tech, unboxings, old CD-Rom games, thrift store visits.
  • Rob Scallon – does covers of metal songs using non-metal instruments like banjos & ukuleles.
  • Hydraulic Press Channel – this is the original from Finland, MattyV loves their accents!
  • Puddles Pity Party – a mute 7-foot clown that sings his heart out, mash-ups of songs, Puddles ended up on America’s Got Talent this season & blew the judges away.

Next week, the boys will see “Wonder Woman” and will give their opinions (however much their worth)…

Dan the Man is against re-telling the origin stories of our beloved comic heroes with every new incarnation. We know the origin, get to the story! “The Punisher” in Dan’s eyes would be a “throwback” to the comic’s timeline of the 1970’s.

Oftentimes remakes of foreign films are better than the original. We present “Let Me In” with Chloe Grace Moretz versus the Swedish film, “Let The Right One In” as well as “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” from the US versus the version from Sweden as proof.

MattyV is on a quest for finding those obscure movies from his childhood/teen years on DVD. So far he has acquired “Meatballs II” & “Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex (but were afraid to ask)“. Barebones DVDs, with only a trailer along with the movie (well, both discs has both the standard & widescreen versions). The “Meatballs” franchise has had some floundering sequels, the only film not available on DVD is “Meatballs III: Summer Job” which starred a VERY young Patrick Dempsey in his Hollywood debut.

T&A Movies were all the rage before the internet opened up the world of free pornography. “Hardbodies“, “Fraternity Vacation“, “HUNK“, & “Summer Job” were there to give teen boys access to tits & ass that were more 3-dimensional than the 2-dimensional pics from their dad’s Playboy or Penthouse mags…

Gwendy’s Button Box” is a collab between Stephen King & Richard Chizmar, something he is beginning to do – give unfinished stories to up-and-coming authors to complete. This we believe is the first novel from those collaboration. Dan the Man recommends “Hellraiser:Bloodline” as one to see…

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Dark Ride”

 

DarkRide

 

This month’s “Sunday Cinema” theme is Amusement Parks! Summer is always equated with throngs of hot & sweaty families waiting in long lines for rides while stuffing their gobs with turkey legs & overpriced hot dogs.

A boardwalk amusement park in New Jersey. One creepy-ass horror ride. One deranged killer that lives in said-creepy-ass horror ride. 6 dumb shits passing through town & come across the abandoned ride. Gee, I wonder what happens next? The film was shown at a couple of horror conventions back in 2006 until it was finally released to DVD in 2007. A couple of notable stars, Jamie-Lyn Sigler (towards of the end of her stint on “The Sporanos”) & Patrick Renna (Most remembered as “The Great Hambino” from “The Sandlot” & Carla Gugino’s little brother in “The Son-In-Law”). I can see why it went straight-to-DVD…

Regardless, someone bravely posted it on YouTube

Sunday Cinema – “Rollercoaster”

 

Roller

 

This month’s “Sunday Cinema” theme is Amusement Parks! Summer is always equated with throngs of hot & sweaty families waiting in long lines for rides while stuffing their gobs with turkey legs & overpriced hot dogs.

“Rollercoaster” could swear you off amusement parks for life, if you lived back in 1977. One of a handful of movies shown in “Sensurround” (basically 4 large bass speakers were placed around the theater to intensify the “rumble” of the rollercoasters), it had some well-known actors (and some up-and-coming actors as well). Timothy Bottoms (best known as GW Bush on “That’s My Bush!“) stars as a serial bomber targeting amusement parks across the country by blowing the tracks & causing accidents on their popular rollercoasters. George Segal (the granddad on “The Goldbergs“) plays a ride safety inspector forced to play the deadly game of “Where will the bomber strike next?”. Henry Fonda, Helen Hunt, & an uncredited Steve Guttenberg also end up in the cast of characters.
Even after being toned-down to receive an “R” rating, some of the imagery is disturbing. Someone posted a copy that looks like it was filmed in a movie theater

 

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