It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck…the podcast with participants that talk over each other so damn much you’ll swear you’re listening to AM radio again and getting station interference. Kids, ask your parents what that means.
It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that’s locked in a basement and singing the same song over and over and over.
It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that wants to send you on a quest… to Dream The Impossible Dream.
Due to Mephistopheles, the evildoer, transplanting me to a new state (Alabama) because of work, I have been quite busy and unable to contribute to the bastion of pop culture that is Need Coffee. But fret no more, dear friends: I have returned with a new segment in which I try things that (should) give me cause for worry and concern. But I overlook these fears in order to provide information for the masses; such is my duty to humanity. For the first in these discussions I decided to focus on something local to Birmingham, in order to thwart Mephistopheles’ plot.
A fringe benefit of my new locale is I am in a college-saturated area. While this causes problems in some cases, it does tend to create a market for two things the college student must have in their natural habitat: dollar menu food items and dollar margaritas. McDonald’s has decided to exploit this need (the first one…not the one about the margaritas), and utilize Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and the surrounding areas as a test market for a new sandwich: the McCruncher. McDonald’s advertises that this sandwich is the standard hamburger with white cheddar cheese, onion straws and chipotle ranch. Sounds appetizing enough, right? Rather than pedantically examining the name itself, I decided to just go for it and try one.
It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that records everything. Not for posterity but for the embarrassment of others. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.
It’s the podcast that crashes and burns, killing everyone aboard. It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that has been known to spontaneously combust while carrying a truckload of baby seals and kittens to the Safe Zone. This week’s episode we contend with all manner of technical difficulties. Plus everyone sounds like they’re dying, thus making it even more wrong and unsafe than usual. You have been warned.
- The alcohol report
- Scott vs. Upton Sinclair
- The Vibrating Touch
- Pink Floyd throat spray?
- Scott wants to go to the ER
- Leigh, meet Skype
- Jon, the spelunking mime
- Jon vs. Blue Screen
- Gamecocks revisited
- Random sports talk
- We think there’s a Randomizer on Saturday. But don’t quote us on that.
- Doctor Who on Xmas
- Fail Kraken
- The recap of stuff you didn’t get a chance to hear
- Scott’s links
- Soul Sister
When it comes to the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama (my hometown), I do have some fond memories of the place. As mentioned on a recent episode of Weekend Justice, I went to Space Camp the first year it was available. The company my parents worked for used to rent the whole place out for their Xmas party. It was the place where I first encountered IMAX. And it was just, in general, a badass place for little kids to run around in and get excited about space and space exploration.
So for the first time since moving to Atlanta, I went back and walked around the outside of the Space and Rocket Center. After seeing the sad state that everything in the old main building and the outside was in, there was only one thing to be done…
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And we’re back. Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort. Or even cardboard boxes. Nothing. Nobody. Got it?
- The Calendar of the Month Club
- Harvey Fierstein vs. Broadway
- Widge does the Harvey in different voices
- Rob’s wife’s graduation
- Sci-fi or the lack thereof
- Lost getting lost
- When in doubt: Russian cosmonaut
- Here Come the Faithbots!
- Canadian cigarettes
- Ham. Again.
- Rox’s dumpster diving
- Ken’s weird night
- Leigh’s sexy room service
Before I begin this, let me relate to you my relationship with IMAX. I’m originally from Huntsville, Alabama. And in Huntsville we have the Space and Rocket Center. Which is quite swank and you should visit if you haven’t. In the Center is the Spacedome, an IMAX screen. It opened in 1982, so I would go see movies there–space docu movies is pretty much all we had, but still. They were ginormous and awesome and even bigger because I was a kid, so everything was bigger back then.
I even–perhaps this is during my lamentable stint at Space Camp (the actual thing, not the movie version)–learned about where to sit to get the best effect, i.e. right by the “Doghouse,” or the projector that sat in the middle of the seating area. And that made it all even cooler.
Written by: Patrick Bailey, Larry B. Williams, Clifford Green, and Casey T. Mitchell
Directed by: Harry Winer
Starring: Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Larry B. Scott, Joaquin Phoenix, Tate Donovan, and Tom Skerritt
Released by: MGM/UA Home Video
My Advice: Skip it, but fans of the movie might want to own it…
After being stiffed as the pilot on the next shuttle mission, Andie (Capshaw) finds herself yet again a cousellor at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. To make matters worse, this is not the first time she’s been passed over for a mission. Once she gets to Camp, the team of campers assigned to her is anything but cohesive. For starters, Kathryn (Thompson) is way too gung ho about the space program. So much so that she lets her zeal get in the way of succeeding. She befriends Tish (Preston) who, nowadays, would be thrown into the category of ADD, only Tish comes with a photographic memory. Kevin (Donovan) is only there to make his dad happy. The deal was he goes to Space Camp, his dad buys him a Jeep. Then there’s Rudy (Scott), who has the smarts to make it in the astronaut program, but lacks the confidence to really make it happen. Finally, there’s Max (Phoenix), who is actually supposed to be in the younger program, but talks Andie into letting him onto her team because he’s been in junior camp for the past several years.