A Valentine's Day Lesson in Flirting

Idris Elba posing for Graham Norton

Sometimes you need a relationship intervention via text. And there's few better people to facilitate this than Lena Dunham (HBO's Girls) and Idris Elba, while on a recent episode of Graham Norton's show from across the pond. I honestly think they need to spin this off into its own show: Graham nabs phones from the audience and a random panel of guests "assists" the phone owner. I would watch the hell out of that. Happy Valentine's Day, you horde of lunatics.

Thanks to Rob for the headsup.

By |February 14th, 2014|Stimuli|0 Comments

The Sound Board #37: Re: 2013, We Gonna Walk and Not Look Back

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode is manned by Prof. Tuffley with Dr. Rob Levy navigating and Widgett Walls serving as head speedbump.

This episode's central topic is: 2013. What did we learn, if anything at all? We also talk new albums, Coachella, OutKast, the loss of Lou Reed, Phil Everly & others, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, plus our usual dipping into litigation hell.

Also, this is very late going up and you can blame Widge. [Editor's note: Widge did actually type that bit. Like last time.]

Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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By |February 14th, 2014|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

"That is Google Glass on My Face."

When Google Glass first appeared, I found myself wondering, "Now what the hell is that for?" This after being convinced by two or three people that it was not, in fact, an attempt at sexy Borg cosplay. But as skeptical as I am of new technology, I have learned the hard way to be skeptical of my own skepticism. I remember resisting getting a cell phone (although admittedly, my main concern was that I was already available enough to the management at my day job, thanks). I also remember a toy company executive saying in the mid-1960s, "I think there is a world market for maybe five Etch-a-Sketches." Or...something along those lines.

Now I can't get through the day without my iPhone...mostly because I have a head like a sieve and it serves as my outsourced long term memory now. But instead of fumbling around [...]

By |February 8th, 2014|Headsup|2 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #209: Never Try to Hold Asia

The Champs: Tequila

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck--the podcast that is not a doctor, doesn't play one on TV and doesn't advocate alcohol...it just prescribes it.


  • No homework in therapy
  • Kamchatka: The Truth
  • Revisiting Dune
  • Snowpocalypse 2: Snow Harder
  • Alcohol Safety with Jon
  • ...and Leigh
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    By |February 2nd, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    In Remembrance of Harold Sunshine

    Harold Sunshine

    In remembrance of our behind the scene supporter (really, he kept me on top of watching all the shows I reported on and movies--in fact he would ask if I had my recommendations and topics for podcast night), we repost my reading of "Casey at the Bat." He was a major baseball fan and also taught literature and the humanities, so I went to him for help with the poem's cadence and inflections when I recorded this for National Poetry Month. In addition, he knew the importance of Need Coffee and DragonCon to me. He was a veritable Charlie from Charlie's Angels.

    Harold Sunshine
    February 3, 1935 - October 29, 2013

    By |February 1st, 2014|Stimuli|2 Comments

    Wayhomer Review #170: Frozen (2013)

    Elsa from Disneys Frozen

    It's Episode #170 for Frozen, in which our protagonist watches Disney rise from the ashes of Pixar, gets tricked into enjoying a film and hopes Lebo M got paid.
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    By |January 25th, 2014|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - 27 Second Review

    Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Written by: Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, Fran Walsh, and Phillipa Boyens, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Directed by: Peter Jackson
    Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Review: In what's winding up to be a six (possibly seven?) part Tolkien franchise, I enjoyed this one more than its predecessor. The action, while cartoonish, is fairly consistent, and we get several little treats in the form of cameos, combat barrels, and elves using various enemies as surf boards. Not to mention Cumberbatch and Armitage having a sassy insult throwdown.

    Time: 18 seconds

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    By |January 20th, 2014|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

    DragonCon 2013: Re: The Following

    Following: James Purefoy and Kevin Bacon

    From DragonCon 2013: just in time for the return of the show this evening, we bring you Rox of Spazhouse, Jon Boutelle, J.J. Hawkins and Thespia discussing the first season of The Following. Obviously, spoilers for anyone who hasn't made it that far.

    By |January 19th, 2014|Podcasts|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #200 - Live Highlights Reel

    Alex Ross Justice League

    The recording of Weekend Justice #200 took place at DragonCon 2013 in front of a live studio audience using crowdsourced topic suggestions and a shifting, ever-changing roster of Leaguers. It starred Jon Boutelle, Cosette, Kim, Leigh, Rob Levy, Aaron Poole, Rox of Spazhouse, ScottC, Serv, Thespia, Tuffley & a cast of literally thousands. Here is the video highlights reel, engineered and 4D sound FX by Jon Boutelle, filming by The Unique Geek, and edited by Aaron "Magic Fingers" Poole. Enjoy.

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    By |January 19th, 2014|Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Wayhomer Review #169: Saving Mr. Banks

    Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks

    It's Episode #169 for Saving Mr. Banks, in which our protagonist praises Emma Thompson even though in this instance he can't stand her, is happy that Ruth Wilson is getting work but wants her to do something else, and bemoans the fact that a spoonful of sugar does not make Atlanta traffic any easier to deal with.
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    By |January 19th, 2014|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|1 Comment