Author Archive: MattyV

Sunday Cinema – “Fawlty Towers”

John Cleese created this sitcom with Connie Booth about a seaside hotel in England and all the crazy employees & guests that frequent it. Hen-pecked Basil Fawlty & his bossy wife Sybil are constantly having to please guests and deal with crazy situations their employees create.

It had a short run of 2 seasons of 6 episodes each & has been attempted to be “Americanized” at least 3 times (the latest being “Payne” in 1999 starring John Laroquette) and has seen a remake in Germany.

Someone posted episode one online for you to check out for yourself…

Sunday Cinema – “Are You Being Served?”

Taking place at a flagship department store, “Are You Being Served?” follows the comedic adventures of the store’s staff from the lowly maintenance workers to the senior sales staff back in a time when department stores had staff members that tended to you personally in your clothing & accessory shopping.

Co-created by David Croft (who also created “‘Allo Allo!”), the 10 season show featured British humor, mistaken identity, slapstick, & sexual innuendo comedy.

Someone posted the “German Week” episode, where the staff tries their best to promote department store sales through German stereotypes…

Internet Tough Guy Syndrome

Internet Tough Guy Syndrome

Well, it’s a bit better than soup cans. The boys carved out time to FINALLY pod together since before the lockdown.

Joe Rogan spoke with someone about the “hot mic” incident at the WH in regards to Covid-19 & masks…

Steven Crowder on Taiwan & the WHO’s refusal to recognize them…

The digital war is coming to a head as AMC Theaters will refuse to show Universal Pictures movies once they are able to resume operations. Will we see the opportunity to “rent” new movies same day?

Democrats want to pay people $2,000 a month to stay home

Logan’s Roadhouse is another casualty in the current economic climate as they have closed all stores and furloughed (fired) all employees…

Don’t go down this rabbit hole of Cameo personalities that will record a personalized video for a fee. Try to find the most-expensive one, we found $625 as the highest so far…

Sunday Cinema – “I Drink Your Blood”

“I Drink Your Blood” is loosely based on a true story in Iran where a group of rabid wolves attacked some townspeople & is also loosely based on the exploits of Charles Manson. A group of cultic hippies overrun a small town after eating meat pies spike with rabies-infected dog blood (!). Nudity, rape, gratuitous violence ensue. A true “grindhouse” flick as it was often paired with the movie, “I Eat Your Skin”.

Someone posted this weird gem online for all to witness…

A Nightmare Indeed

A Nightmare Indeed

With the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic dominating the world & causing billions of people to stay indoors, it has been a wild ride. People have been taking to social media & streaming services to while away the time. This can have some consequences as this pod can attest to. Listen in as MattyV recounts a nightmare he woke up from just an hour or so before recording. Here are the dumbasses that contributed to it:

Lance 210 – One of the new “creators” that have taken YouTube & TikTok by storm, he gets his jollies (and views) by tormenting his friends & family. Here are a few of his “pranks”….

Kristen Hanby – Also another “creator” that gets views from pranks on his family & also his “music” career…

Steffen Miro – A German “creator” that taunts his sibling by breaking their phones/earphones and presenting brand new Air Pods/Iphones to replace them…

And then there’s Carter Sharar & his “crew”, obviously a bunch of rich kids creating content to flaunt their wealth & getting kids to believe that they can be rich & do stupid stuff as well…

MattyV’s recommendation? Shut off social media, shut off streaming service and read a book or go outside. Do something constructive…

Sunday Cinema – “The Satan Bug”

In “The Satan Bug”, a terrorist steals a germ from a top secret government lab and threatens to unleash it. Named “The Satan Bug” because it could destroy all life on Earth if let loose.

With stars such as Ed Asner & Richard Bull (Nels Oleson from “Little House on the Prairie”), this mid-1960’s terror romp is creepy and entertaining.

Someone posted a wide-screen version online for you to be mesmerized by…

Sunday Cinema is dedicated to a dear friend/listener/proponent of Junkiosity – The Pod. Thanks for being a great friend, Chris…

Sunday Cinema – “The Cassandra Crossing”

In “The Cassandra Crossing”, a train is quarantined because a man onboard is infected with an unknown virus (of which governments are trying to keep secret). Trouble begins when the authorities realize the train is headed to a bridge crossing that hasn’t been used/maintained since WWII!

Starring movie icons such as Sofia Loren, Sir Richard Harris, & even O.J. Simpson(!), this is one of the many “disaster” movies that were big in the mid-1970’s.

Someone posted a poor copy online for you to check out…

Gameshow Heyday

Gameshow Heyday

This was recorded shortly before the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” mandate went into effect in many states around the country. A lot of the information we discuss has been expanded/debunked/reinforced since the recording. MattyV is working on a viable (read “FREE”) way to record podcasts over the internet/phone that brings some semblence of quality that doesn’t sound like we’re broadcasting from a tin can. Be safe, be healthy, & above all – stay home!

Games shows, television shows, & even movie productions are on hold due to the coronavirus

We miss the old game show hosts

In the butt, Bob…” Here’s the full show of other outrageous game show moments

Was Chuck Barris a CIA agent???

Even Stephen King is dumbfounded…

Trump donates his salary every quarter. This quarter it was to homeland security…

Try to read the book before the movie so it doesn’t taint your imagination…

The Walking Dead” & it’s spin-offs have halted production…

Venues refunding or postponing concerts/events

Walmart increased hourly wages & offered bonuses after this recording. They are now testing employees and offering PPE

Dinky One – a dating site for men with small penises, 27% of membership so far is women…

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Sunday Cinema – “Plague”

“Plague” is about a deadly bacteria that escapes a research lab and of a fugitive escaping quarantine effectively spreading it to every town she encounters. There’s a race against the clock to find a cure before life on Earth is extinguished for good.

This film has no real stars and came at the end of the “disaster” movie trend of the mid-1970’s.

Someone posted a copy online for you to marvel at

Sunday Cinema – "Pinwheel"

All this month we are going to pay tribute to the golden era of Nickelodeon television – the 1980’s. Nickelodeon was the first kids network on cable television. With programming in the morning & early afternoon for the toddler/kindergarten set and pre-teen/teen programming after school and in the evening, the channel was a HUGE hit. Sadly it began its slow slide in the late 1990’s as more & more children-focused channels began popping up along with the advent of the internet.

What do you call a Sesame Street knock-off from Canada that takes place in a boarding house that’s owned by a gypsy psychic? Pinwheel, that’s what you’d call it. This children’s show featured many similar characters from a door-to-door fruit & vegetable seller (in lieu of Mr. Hooper), a pair of boys who got into mischief (in lieu of Bert & Ernie), even a crotchety old man who’s skin color was green (Oscar the Grouch, anyone?).

Following a similar format to early Sesame street, this show was on for 5 hours every weekday morning teaching kids about different life lessons/nature/etc. with music & cartoons mixed in as well. Eventually the show’s time was cut back to just a few hours before being taken completely off the air.

Someone posted one hour of the show online for people to witness & enjoy…