Your Weekend Justice #201: This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck--the podcast that survived DragonCon and luckily suffers from only the same disorders that it did beforehand. It shall now spend three hours telling you all about them.

Ron Jeremy

Agenda:

  • Everybody had a week
  • Derelict beer post-action report
  • DragonCon shenanigans
  • Zombies and scotch
  • Derelict: first the zine, now the coasters
  • Drinking underage and shipping issues
  • Jon's lament
  • All smells come from New Jersey
  • DragonCon room frenzy
  • Rox's shipping tips
  • DragonCon's whore
  • Rob's DragonCon tips
  • Cults made easy
  • Widge vs. the Coroner of Darkness
  • Luther vs. Notting Hill
  • Conquered by movies
  • The Man Who Left Rob and Rox Speechless
  • DragonCon Dealer Scrip (or something)
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    By |September 14th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|5 Comments

    Raanjhanaa - Movie Review

    Raanjhanaa movie poster

    Written by: Himanshu Sharma
    Directed by: Anand L. Rai
    Starring: Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Shilpi Marwaha, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub

    Raanjhanaa marks the foray of the Tamil movie industry superstar Dhanush into the Hindi film industry. Over the years, several superstars from down south have tried their luck at cracking the Hindi film industry with varying degrees of success. Dhanush, who became a household name with his hugely popular gone-viral song "Kolaveri Di" makes his debut with Anand Rai's (who previously made the slightly successful Tanu weds Manu) love story set in the heart of the holy-town of Banaras. The movie also stars Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol in pivotal roles. Going by the trailer, the movie's main purpose is to give Dhanush a launchpad in this new arena of films. Does it succeed? Yes, it does!

    The story is about a Hindu Brahmin boy Kundan (Dhanush) who as a young kid falls head-over-heels in love with a Muslim girl, Zoya (Sonam Kapoor). Through his high school, through several tries and various antics with the help of his best buddy--he manages to get Zoya to reciprocate his feelings. His best buddy's sister, meanwhile, pines for Kundan, who does not reciprocate. However, her father gets to know about it, and decides to send her out of town for her college, under the supervision of her uncle. On the day of her departure, Kundan professes his love and lets her know that he would wait for her till eternity.

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    By |September 13th, 2013|Reviews|0 Comments

    Music Whenever: Little Comets, Boston Boys, The 1975 & More...

    Little Comets

    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.

    First up: Little Comets, out of the UK, have their album Life is Elsewhere, which was released last month. The track in question is "Woman Woman," with an acoustic video. First thought: the lead singer looks so pained. They're on tour in October in the States--someone buy that man a drink. Please. Second thought: the jogger who runs past at over a minute in: he's an MVP. For more info, their official site. (Amazon: CD; MP3; Vinyl / Spotify.)

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    By |September 9th, 2013|Music Whenever|0 Comments

    Why Slay Dragons and Conquer Universes When You Can Sell Bagels?

    Irish comedian and geek extraordinaire Dara O'Briain once said of the video game Grand Theft Auto 4, "I've a day off work, and I'm in a commute. I cannot believe that I've taken the time of my own to sit in fake traffic, when I could be out in London driving somewhere nice in actual traffic." Certainly a sentiment that makes sense. How many of us play games, watch films, or read books for a healthy dose of escapism? And this is how it's been, probably since one caveman read the comics his buddy drew on the wall.

    But there's a weird phenomenon happening in the indie video games scene at the moment. People are making games about the mundanity of everyday life. Something that goes beyond the "Playing God" sort of games like The Sims. Games that simulate paperwork, cash transactions, and running errands. Here are some examples that you might want to look into, each a bit more soul-crushing than the last.

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    By |September 7th, 2013|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #200: A League Divided (Live at DragonCon 2013)

    Justice League of America 200

    It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck--the podcast that recorded this nonsense at DragonCon in a live performance known as "Need Coffee Presents Your Weekend Justice Show of Shows." There's discussion. There's games. There's the Sound Board Live. There's straining to hear things. It's just like you were there. It's the same podcast but with a couple hundred more people thrown into the mix. There has never been a trainwreck like this one. Not in the history of trains.

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    By |September 6th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    DragonCon 2013: Crawling From the Wreckage

    Thank You Weekend Justice Cookie

    So the madness that was DragonCon 2013 has come and gone. And as we wake up in our respective car trunks, oversized pieces of luggage and coffins--we struggle to remember the extended convention weekend that was.

    Luckily, we have photos. And videos. And audio. And those will be happening as we can slam them into a somewhat respectable (for us) form. In addition to multiple panels where we got to see many, many of you, we did our experimental Weekend Justice #200 live recording and everyone had a chaotic good time. We also recorded another live Solve This, which will be hitting a lot sooner than the last one. And we had our annual Need Coffee Group Therapy session.

    Some highlights, though. We have had it underscored just how incredibly sexy you, our fans, are. That picture up there is of the giant cookie that greeted me when I arrived on the scene at Make the Bad Men Part I. Yes, I know: I should have taken the picture before we began mauling it. But I've been on a diet for a while and...well, you know, giant cookies aren't something you purchase for yourself regardless, right? It was amazing. And I ate way too much of it. Took me back to high school age birthdays, so it did.

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    By |September 4th, 2013|Stimuli|0 Comments

    DragonCon 2013: The Official Need Coffee Schedule

    Human Sacrifice - Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

    Coming to DragonCon this weekend? Want to seek out Team Need Coffee as we scatter amongst the madness? Here's your guide. Follow our Needcoffee feed for last minute updates. Where available, everyone's first mention has their Twitter ID linked up--so feel free to follow folks for their latest weirdness. (Except in cases where they've been added to an earlier panel than I first had them--so they're Twitter-linked on here somewhere. I'm old and lazy.) As always, this list is subject to change without notice or sense.

    As always, inevitably, there will be formatting and other stupid errors on this schedule. If you find something wrong, just ping me and we'll get it fixed. Danke.

    Ver. 1.01 - 8/26 - Tuffley's full schedule added; Wolven's full schedule fixed; Bad Men 2 fixed; other appearances by Kidlet, Kim & Leigh added.
    Ver. 1.02 - 8/26 - Rox's Alt History Sherlock Holmes panel added on Friday.
    Ver. 1.03 - 8/27 - Rob's 7pm Peter Davison panel on Friday added.

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    By |August 26th, 2013|Headsup|2 Comments

    Wayhomer Review #162: The World's End (2013)

    Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Simon Pegg, Paddy Considine and Martin Freeman from The Worlds End

    It's Episode #162 for The World's End, in which our protagonist discusses how this film shares and shunts all the right things from its older trilogy-siblings, how Wright/Pegg/Frost have pulled off a genre trifecta and how John Wyndham is probably somewhere having a pint in their honor.
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    By |August 25th, 2013|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

    Word-A-Week Vocabulary Vlog #50: Agraffe

    Aaron Poole's Word-a-Week!

    Word-a-Week is dead. Long live Word-a-Week. Wordmeister Aaron Poole did it his way and he sends this feature off into the sunset in style. Granted, as you will see, he spent an entire month of Need Coffee video podcasting budget on this episode, so we'll need to talk to him about that. But regardless. For the final time: 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 on his blog at aaronfever.com for additional doses of his legendary shenanigans.
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    By |August 24th, 2013|Word-a-Week|0 Comments

    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