Solve This! Live at DragonCon 2012

Okay, yes, it's a second series. Consider this your appetizer for the upcoming second series of Solve This, the improvisational panel show and podcast that pits a panel of four experts to unravel the particular Gordian Knots that I place in front of them for your amusement. No, really, we're doing more of them. The damn chairman scripts are already written.

For this episode, we were recorded live in front of a studio audience (again, no, really) at DragonCon 2012. Special thanks to Jon Boutelle and The Unique Geek crew for getting us on tape. Special thanks also to Aaron Poole for editing this monster. Hire them both. Their rates are reasonable. And! We're doing another live performance/recording Sunday at DragonCon 2013...September 1st, 7pm at the Atlanta Ballroom in the Westin. So this gives an idea of what to expect.

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By |August 24th, 2013|Podcasts, Solve This|4 Comments

The Sound Board #35: You Can Keep Them For the Birds and Bees

Pink Floyd Money Single

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode is manned by Prof. Tuffley and Dr. Rob Levy with Widgett Walls in the driver's seat, FSM help us all.

This episode's central topic is: money. Can anybody make money in the music industry anymore? Or is everybody just screwed? Also remembering Slim Whitman and J.J. Cale, a round-up of live music, filming at gigs, musician visas in Russia, David Cameron's mixtape, what's up with Deadmau5 and Wiley, what's up with Black Flag and litigation and why Mumford & Sons have proved there's no God.

Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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By |August 20th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

Wayhomer Review #161: Kick-Ass 2

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz while Nicolas Cage looks on, from Kick-Ass 2

It's Episode #161 for Kick-Ass 2, in which our protagonist appreciates a little double carnage, is reminded of a movie based on a Dark Horse series (but covered in razor wire) and sees this as Nicolas Cage's second best comic book performance ever.
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By |August 17th, 2013|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|6 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #199.9 With a Line Over the Last 9

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck--the podcast that's going to record its 200th episode at DragonCon if it kills you.

Electric Company Spider-Man: What Happened?

Agenda:

  • The price of sex?
  • Messaging and emailing while drunk?
  • Aaron will be blind soon, we're certain
  • Number swizzling
  • Half a conversation about beer. Quiet.
  • Bottle hygiene
  • Derelict snail mail and a review
  • How to double your pleasure
  • Kenneth Hite at DragonCon
  • J.J. vs. The Gun
  • Geeks vs. football fans
  • Rox's mighty hoodoo
  • Scott's grandmother and voodoo
  • Tuffley's research (not a euphemism)
  • When are introductions not introductions?
  • Introducing...Kim. As Kim.
  • Things not to do while driving
  • Rox's practice cane
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    By |August 17th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|4 Comments

    Wayhomer Review #160: Elysium

    Matt Damon and railgun from Elysium

    It's Episode #160 for Elysium, in which our protagonist wonders what killed off the rich people who weren't pricks, wonders why you can't program in space, and always loves some railgun action.
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    By |August 15th, 2013|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

    Word-A-Week Vocabulary Vlog #49: Penultimate

    Aaron Poole's Word-a-Week!

    As Word-a-Week draws to a close, the hope is that the vocabulary receptacles in your mind have been stretched sufficiently to allow you to replenish your hopefully whetted appetite for new words...and to do this on your own. But if that's not the case, start doing it now and avoid the rush. Seek out rarely used words. Search for arcane bits of language. Impress the few friends you have who care about such things. This is your second to last chance to...accept no substitutes! This word is one you can use! In conversation! You can even use it on Twitter and Facebook! And the best part is: this word is free for you to use and share! It is guaranteed DRM-free.

    We hope you will join Aaron as he gnaws the tasty snack of knowledge, using the stomach acid of language to avoid the indigestion of ignorance.
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    By |August 11th, 2013|Word-a-Week|0 Comments

    Music Whenever: Maison du Malheur, Low, The Rockshow at Last & More...

    Maison du Malheur

    More music picks for your whenever-you-damn-well-need-them. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

    No one should be surprised that I dig Maison du Malheur ("House of Misfortune" if Google Translate is to be believed)--out of The Netherlands they bring horns to the table, as well as a sound their press kit says is "Dust Bowl Depression Era Jump Jive Blues." So very accurate. And this guy's voice is fantastic. Seriously, this is something I could see Tom Waits happily listening to while drinking. The song in question is "Blue" from their album Wicked Transmission. Very recommended. Your best bet for snagging it is their Bandcamp page.

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    By |August 11th, 2013|Music Whenever|0 Comments

    Headsup: Sketch Comedy, Slacker Animals, Melting People & Other Items From the World's Strangest Scavenger Hunt

    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.

    Portlandia: Season 3 DVD

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    By |August 10th, 2013|Headsup|0 Comments

    Doctor Who Essentials #3: Jon Pertwee

    With the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who approaching in November, Need Coffee Dot Com celebrates the legacy of the show by examining all Eleven Doctors. Every Doctor will be profiled as part of the series.

    At the end of each overview is a recommended list of commercially available DVD titles from that particular Doctor. For the sake of simplicity only complete stories will be considered.

    Jon Pertwee, the Third Doctor

    JON PERTWEE

    Jon Pertwee was nicknamed "The Tall Light Bulb" by Tom Baker. In a weird way it is perfect since as a performer everything about the actor who played the Third Doctor was bright and beaming. Pertwee, a veteran actor and comedian who dabbled equally in radio, theatre, film and television, who never entered a room quietly--was larger then life. The legend of Pertwee only grew larger when it was revealed that he was involved in high-level espionage in World War II.

    He was born into a famous family. His father Roland was a well-known writer and artist. His mother, Avice, whom Jon would later grow estranged from, was also a performer.

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    By |August 5th, 2013|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #199: The Octoberfest Singularity

    It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck--the podcast that's in a threesome with an alternate version of itself...and Bonnie Tyler.

    Hawkeye on a Whale

    Agenda:

  • We shock you by (talking about) doing introductions first thing!
  • "The Podcast has started, hasn't it?"
  • "One thing about living in Minneapolis I never could stomach: all the damn Nazis."
  • Digging up Richard III
  • Auto-play...die
  • Let's talk about Wolv--oh, hell no, Pacific Rim
  • Earning your shirtlessness
  • Comic-Con debrief
  • Science fiction's answer to masturbation
  • Okay, fine, Wolverine (SPOILERS). And bone claw hatred. Not the Finnish band.
  • World's Finest
  • Cosmos revisited
  • Walking D-- oh hell, never mind
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    By |August 3rd, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments