Yet Another Article About Why iOS 7 is Rubbish. Sorry.

Donald Duck Applecore

Note: Before I begin, I'd like to state for the record that I understand that no one has died, no one is on fire and no one is trapped in a car that is rapidly sinking into a lake. I am about to rant about a smartphone, which is the epitome of a "First World Problem." There are many other problems in the world that are a bigger priority than this one. In fact, most of them are bigger. However, this is a pop culture site that considered The Last Airbender a war crime. So perspective is something we are well aware of yet choose to brush aside for entertainment purposes. You know that, I know that, and so...let's begin.

It is well documented on this site and on podcasts that my previous phone was a Samsung Captivate running Android. I have a personal rule. Understanding that I would be, if left to my own devices (no pun intended), one of those people who buys every single new and shiny device that came out, my rule is that I can't buy the next X until the current X dies. So I am very careful about what device I buy, knowing that I am stuck with it for a while.

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By |November 12th, 2013|Stimuli|2 Comments

Headsup: From Robot Jaegers to Robot Chicken

There's a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly...your coin. But, you know, it's your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

Pacific Rim Blu-Ray

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By |November 12th, 2013|Headsup|0 Comments

Rufus Hound on Life, Spasms of Joy & Facial Hair

To help you through the Monday Blues, here's your friend and ours, Rufus Hound. Star of stage and screen, Doctor Who aficionado and blow job advocate, here he appears in a 2009 episode of Argumental, the debate improv comedy show. This iteration of the show was hosted by John Sergeant, and the opposing team captain to Hound was Marcus Brigstocke.

My favorite thing about Mr. Hound is this: have you ever played a sit down arcade racing game and decided to explore what happens if you veer right through the hedgerows and see if there's a shortcut or some wild hidden off-track area? Hound often does that with improv comedy shows. Enjoy.

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By |November 11th, 2013|Stimuli|0 Comments

Bitches Brew #1: Samuel Adams Octoberfest vs. Cherry Wheat

Welcome to the latest podcast from Need Coffee Dot Com, a strange spinoff of sorts from Weekend Justice. Do you fear that drinking alone makes you an alcoholic? Well, join Leigh, Jon and Serv for this inaugural podcast of Bitches Brew and you'll never drink alone again. Plus, you'll get some information about things that are fun to drink.

Episode 1 has the intrepid trio facing off about what the best fall beer is: Octoberfest or Cherry Wheat, both from Sam Adams.

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By |November 10th, 2013|Podcasts|0 Comments

Wayhomer Review #164: Thor: The Dark World 3D

Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: The Dark World 3D

It's Episode #164 for Thor: The Dark World 3D, in which our protagonist discusses epics that are actually epic, the organic way characters should punch and stab things, and how Idris Elba improves everything.
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By |November 9th, 2013|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|6 Comments

The Sound Board #36: The Analog Edition

DIY Cassette Tape USB Drive

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode is manned by Dr. Rob Levy with Prof. Tuffley manning the turret and Widgett Walls huddled in the sidecar.

This episode's central topic is: mix tapes and curating music. Is it a lost art? Is it the same thing now to create a Spotify playlist? And what about mix CDs? Also, a round-up of summer stuff we liked, we remember Murray Gershenz and Ray Dolby, we look back on twenty years of In Utero and fifty years of cassette tapes, we discuss Miley Cyrus under protest and more.

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

Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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By |November 7th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

Wayhomer Review #163: Ender's Game

Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin in Enders Game

It's Episode #163 for Ender's Game, in which our protagonist discusses how having read the book beforehand puts him at a distinct disadvantage, how the world just doesn't appear to be quite coagulated and feels he must mention again how awesome Harrison Ford's Mad Face is.
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By |November 3rd, 2013|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #204: Simon, Simon and the Violent Savant

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck--the podcast that is looking forward to the Eli Roth-directed remake of Operation Dumbo Drop. And don't try to pretend you're not a little bit curious.

Danny Kaye

Agenda:

  • Agents of SHIELD
  • Dog reports
  • Fun with anal glands!
  • Biology Moment With ScottC!
  • Whoa, who peed on the priest?
  • Kidlet Adventures!
  • Cotton Candy Ice Cream!
  • Speed peeing and Rob on fashion
  • Hobo Test Kitchen!
  • More Ben and Jerry's
  • The Captain America trailer
  • More Agents of SHIELD
  • TV vs. movies. Plus anal glands.
  • Walking Dead
  • Where they had social studies
  • 80s whatsit television
  • Scarecrow & Mrs. King reboots
  • Escape from Tomorrow
  • Scrambled television and random shaving
  • Slave to the rhythm
  • Dedicated to the crazy
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    By |November 1st, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Face Your Fears With Black Phoenix

    BPAL Halloween Bat

    Fall has finally arrived here in Florida. Our high temperature was only at the low 70s. Of course, whether it stays we will have to see. Fall tends to fluctuate around here. But the (temporary) chill in the air does help with getting in the mood for the Black Phoenix Halloween perfume lines. So gather around my Halloween people--November or not, it is time to explore the frightening fragrances and supernatural scents from the olfactory occultists of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.

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    By |November 1st, 2013|Headsup|0 Comments

    32 Days of Halloween VII, Day 32: That's Another One For the Fire

    It's that Night of Nights. Six years in a row, we've given you the original (and only real) Night of the Living Dead. This year is no exception. It's the thing that started the entire zombie subgenre as we know it today. Watch the film. Love it. Give it a nice hug. Without it, you get no Shaun, no Walking Dead, no 28 Days Later. And low budget horror would look completely different. Would somebody else have come up with the transition from Haitian voodoo zombies to flesh-eating ghoul zombies? Oh sure. Would it have gone down the same way? Nowhere close.

    First, let's go to August, where the 45th anniversary of the film brought Johnny and Barbra back to the cemetery where it all started. The video quality is crap, but hey, it's sort of awesome this happened. (The crowd looks really, really thin, doesn't it? Weird. Almost as weird as the fact the vid won't let me center it. Oh well.)

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    By |October 31st, 2013|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments