Stuff: Questlove is Grounded and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow - Avengers poster

Each week we try to bring you a catch-up post on the latest in pop culture news. Because reading a whole bunch of individual posts just takes too much bloody time. And we want you to have a life. So enjoy.

Speaking of having a life: it’s Black Friday. And if you’re going to snag some Black Friday deals (or anything at all, really) from Amazon, please do it through us. You can even use this link. When you do, we get kickbacks and those help to keep Need Coffee alive. Many thanks, amigos.

  • Marvel has released a series of Avengers teaser posters. That’s a snippet there with Scarlett as Black Widow. For the whole lot, featuring all the major characters, check out this link.
  • Arrested Development lives. It’s coming back in early 2013 thanks to Netflix. No idea where a rumored feature film is at this point. Dear Netflix: keep some money handy for when AMC gets stupid and decides Walking Dead is too expensive. Just a tip. Source: Variety.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:35:05+00:00 November 25th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #87: I Can’t Believe This Podcast is Not Butter!

    No matter what you do, you cut off a piece of the podcast, the podcast will regenerate itself. It’s like a gecko but less green. It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that will eat at the hotel restaurant and charge it to your room…and you’ve never even met it. 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.

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    Nutter Butter Guy

    Agenda:

    • CSI vs. People’s Court
    • The Shat gets around
    • The People’s Prince of Darkness
    • Leigh vs. Leave It to Beaver
    • Widge vs. German beer!
    • Rox, Widge and Dom are all going to hell
    • Leigh ponders Jon’s manhood
    • Living in Sim
    • Housewarming gifts
    • A new kind of Nutter Butter
    • Leigh vs. Urban Dictionary
    • “Everybody Step Back!”
    • Snapdragon!
    • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T22:46:57+00:00 October 22nd, 2010|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #78: The Presidential Episode

    Behold. Another episode of madness and mayhem. This is not only not safe for work, but it’s not safe for play. Or animals. Or any carbon-based life. It’s the podcasting equivalent of anarchy on a cracker.

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    Poppy

    Agenda:

    • Poppy!
    • Dali
    • J-Leigh vs. Jae Lee
    • The Sound Board Field Trip
    • Leigh’s friend who edits
    • SeaBitch!
    • Narwhal sub
    • How to handle an Australian
    • The Corey Squad
    • Hasselhoff in Europe
    • Falco’s Tomb
    • Artists around the world
    • Ice-T, the true playa
    • Crash Test Dummies, vindicated…somewhat
    • Rib America
    • The Madden curse
    • The wine phenomenon
    • Dead tofu in Din’s fridge
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:49:24+00:00 August 13th, 2010|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #51: A Tale of Fountain Pens and Cholera and Iguanas

    Edith Bunker

    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. You can’t say we didn’t warn you.

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    Agenda:

    • Scribecast
    • Legends of The Unique Geek
    • What’s in the bottle?
    • The next guest star on SVU
    • Parks and Recreation
    • The Mentalist
    • Penn and Teller and Service
    • Jon’s night job
    • Fantasy podcast?
    • Rox’s list of films with snot bubbles
    • White Lion
    • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T22:55:07+00:00 January 22nd, 2010|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|10 Comments

    Win CSI: Miami Season 7 on DVD!

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    It’s the seventh season of The Carusobot vs. Crime with CSI: Miami, hitting DVD thanks to our friends at Paramount and CBS DVD. We’ve got five copies of the set to giveaway…and one of those is a gold+ sponsorship copy. To find out what that means, check out the sponsorship link here. Want to win a copy? Enter using the form below…and enter once a day to maximize your entries. And good luck!

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:59:45+00:00 September 15th, 2009|Contests|0 Comments

    Win CSI Season 1 on Blu-Ray!

    CSI: The First Season Blu-Ray cover art

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The First Season hits Blu-Ray on May 12th. And in addition to being hi-def, it’s also widescreen for the first time. Nice. We’ve got two copies of this set from Paramount and CBS DVD. If you want to snag one, then you enter using the form below–and enter once a day. If we draw your name as one of the two when we’re done, then all evidence will point to you as the winner. Good luck.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:03:22+00:00 May 1st, 2009|Contests|2 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #20: Now Set to Stun

    Needcoffee podcasting

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the first Weekend Justice of 2009. You can be afraid now and avoid the rush. Sorry it’s late…we had some technical difficulties that needed to be ironed out. But we’re here.

    Agenda:

    • Lost
    • Gilligan’s Island
    • Mama Cass
    • Jerry Reed. Yes, again.
    • An SCA for the 80s
    • Hobology
    • Master Gardener!
    • The Flower Show
    • War Pandas
    • Jon’s monkey
    • A mandrill vs. The Mandrill vs. Barbara Mandrell
    • March of the Hobos
    • Hanna Barbera’s Hellracers
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:06:22+00:00 February 6th, 2009|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know, Thursday, December 4, 2008

    The Flintstones

    Some sites want to spend the whole time berating you with long drawn out stories about what’s going on. Screw that. We all have better things to do. Enjoy.

  • Marco Pennette, scribe of the light but satisfying Samantha Who? has got a couple of projects you might need to know about. One is an hour-long drama called The Romeos, telling the story of a four man band who become huge stars–and it tells it from the present day looking back to their time in the 60s when they first got started. Why do you care? Because composer Jeff Marks (Avenue Q) is on board. What else is he working on? The book for the Flintstones musical. What can we expect from it?

    Pennette’s script will rely on contemporary issues: Wilma, for example, mulls leaving Fred because he still acts too much like a caveman and hasn’t adapted to more modern ways. Barney and Betty tackle fertility issues before deciding to adopt. Musical will also tackle global warming — but in this case, as “The Flintstones” takes place before the ice age, the characters will confront “global cooling.”

    Wow. That is…exactly what the world wants from Flintstones: The Musical. No. Honestly. We’ve been crying out for somebody to take a fun animated series and turn it into some godawful non-funny “contemporary issues”-ridden piece of shit. Well done. Tonys all around. Source: Variety.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:09:14+00:00 December 4th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment

    Headsup: Regarding Horror, Sci-Fi, Spandex and Skynet

    An ongoing attempt to help you sort through the mountains of new material that people want you to buy. Should you? I’ll try and help sort this out.

    Ultimate Matrix Collection Blu-Ray cover art
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    The Ultimate Matrix Collection takes everything that you would want out of a Matrix set–which is basically everything that you had in previous collections–and smacks it into a Blu-Ray set. Mostly. The three films plus Animatrix are all provided in Blu-Ray and look about like what you would expect these films to like on hi-def: which is to say, awesome. Granted, there is not enough awesome in the world to fix the third film. But I’ll try to keep from harping on that as we move forward. Each film comes with an “in-movie experience” that pops up with extra bits while you’re watching. This is good if you’re not wanting to wade through all thirty-five hours of bonus bits. Each film also comes with a commentary track with critics as well as a separate one with philosophers, with the cast and crew giving a commentary on the first film. Each film also comes with a positively ludicrous amount of behind the scenes bits, some focusing on particular scenes, like the Freeway Sequence or the Upside Down Fight Sequence. There’s also two bonus discs comprising the “Matrix Experience” as well as a bonus disc that has the digital copy of the first film–if you’re into such things. So not counting the digital copy, it’s a six-disc set, of which four are Blu-Ray and the “Experience” discs are vanilla flavored. So should you buy it? Well, it is one of those films that just screams for hi-def, since it is, warts and all, visually stunning. So there is that. And if you wanted, say, just the first film in Blu-Ray form–you’re stuck with getting it this route. There are no plans from Warner Brothers to release the films separately at this time as I understand it. It’s $74.95 on Amazon as I write this, so you’ll have to ultimately decide about the price point. But the set is formidable and fans of the series might want to seriously consider it. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:10:55+00:00 October 17th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    Win CSI: Season 8 on DVD!

    CSI: The Eighth Season DVD cover art

    Seventeen episodes here across five discs in this latest boxed set from Paramount TV of the franchise that ate Cleveland. Cool stuff too: not only an episode directed by William Friedkin and two commentaries, but the crossover with Without a Trace? The Trace episode is included! How thoughtful. We’ve got five–count em–five copies of this that you can win (one copy per winner, please). And we’ll even let you enter once a day. What a deal.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:11:24+00:00 October 12th, 2008|Contests|0 Comments