Hugh Jackman, Coffee Achiever

Wolverine, claws out
'Does it hurt when you drink decaf?' 'Every time.'

Hugh Jackman is one badass individual. Not only has his Wolverine been too awesome for any of the movies he has featured in, but he sings, he dances, he produces and seems to be an all-around nice guy. Did you know he was a coffee achiever? I didn't. And I know you might be thinking: Widge, everybody likes coffee. Even the people who say they don't, it's just because they haven't found their coffee yet. And yes, dear friend, I agree with you. But Jackman is taking it to another level.

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By |June 8th, 2015|Headsup|0 Comments

Wayhomer Review #183: Mad Max: Fury Road 3D

Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road
Yes, have some.

It's Episode #183 for Mad Max: Fury Road 3D, in which our protagonist wonders at the amount of automotive splode, the mayhem that exists inside George Miller and also he somehow manages not to be influenced to drive home like a frickin' maniac.
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By |June 3rd, 2015|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

Missing: The Cansdale Escaped Squirrel Caper

George Cansdale

The man pictured there is George Cansdale. He is, in essence, the godfather of all of the fantastic BBC wildlife programs we get today from the likes of David Attenborough. On the very first nature programs on the BBC, Cansdale would bring zoo animals into the studio for the benefit of the television viewing audience…the live television viewing audience.

I was listening to one of Attenborough's audiobooks, where he discusses one of his own earliest television adventures, Zoo Quest for a Dragon from 1957. In explaining some of the live shenanigans that the zoo animals would sometimes get up to while in the studio with Cansdale, he shared this:

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By |June 1st, 2015|Stimuli|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #237: Doctor Druid Meets The Giving Tree

Samuel Pepys

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck...the only podcast to be an honorary member of both Justice League Antarctica and The Great Lakes Avengers.

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By |May 18th, 2015|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

Wayhomer Review #182: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Bailey says:
Widge says:

It's Episode #182 for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which our protagonist is joined by previous Avengers movie reviewer Bailey and they discuss a film with Cecil B. DeMille-level amounts of characters, a user-friendly Gordian knot of plotlines and the finer points of Cap's helmet.
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By |May 4th, 2015|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|4 Comments

How to Properly Cater a Cornetto Trilogy Viewing Party

Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright is near and dear to our hearts. First, he had Spaced, a delightfully mental comedy show which also introduced a lot of people to the dynamic duo of Simon Pegg (co-creator/scribe of the series with Jessica Stevenson) and Nick Frost. That may have come out first, but I was ignorant of that madness. He made Shaun of the Dead (co-written by Pegg) which managed to send up everything about the zombie sub-genre (while simultaneously helping to revive it) but still be an actual horror movie. It is hands down one of the most amazing feats I've ever seen on screen writing-wise, since it seems to go from truly comic moments to truly horrific moments and then back again in the blink of an eye. (Penelope Wilton in the pub, anyone?)

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By |May 1st, 2015|Stimuli|0 Comments

The Avengers: Age of Ultron - Movie Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Written by: Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel comic created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie and about 1500 other people

Age of Ultron is just another day at the office

How does one follow up a movie that is arguably the most entertaining display of blockbuster prowess in recent memory? How does the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe hold up these days? The answer is a straight forward and simple as it is beautiful: everybody is doing their job.

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By |April 25th, 2015|Reviews|1 Comment

Your Weekend Justice #236, With a Little Chuck Yeager

Captain Birdseye

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck...the podcast that for weeks read the title Batman V Superman as "Batman Five Superman."

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By |April 24th, 2015|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

The Sound Board: The Difficult 39th Episode

Your Text Here: Black Diamond Mountain Sign

This episode was delayed by a computer crash, a dead hard drive rescue, a lot of reconstructive audio surgery (so forgive the weird echoes and such) and other such fun. Apologies for the delays.

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode is helmed by Dr. Rob Levy with Prof Tuffley riding shotgun and Widgett Walls in the glovebox.

This episode's central topic is getting back to whatever the hell we were doing before the hiatus happened, plus the usual bitching and such about the Grammy and the Rock and Roll Hall Fame, as well as a look back at 2014 and a look forward into whatever this year we're in is called. Also, the Beck/Kanye debacle as well as the Sam Smith/Tom Petty debacle. And more.

The BBC Radio 6 shows we discuss are: Gilles Peterson, DJ Edu, Craig Charles, 6 Music Recommends, Iggy Pop and Don Letts.

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By |April 23rd, 2015|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

Espresso! In! Spaaace!

Space 1999 Coffee

Arthur C. Clarke once said "The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program." I have created a Need Coffee Pinterest board entitled "The Reason the Dinosaurs Went Extinct is They Had No Coffee." And now those two things have finally come together--and I think mankind can, collectively, make the next step.

Now, you may say that we've had coffee in space. And that's true. But just like astronaut ice cream is anything but ice cream, coffee in space is coffee, Jim, but not as we know it. But decent coffee drinks are in sight as an honest-to-God espresso machine has reached the International Space Station, thanks to Italian companies Lavazza and Argotec.

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By |April 19th, 2015|Stimuli|1 Comment