Your Weekend Justice #102: It’s a Mixing Board. In Space.

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that won’t stop FedExing ferrets to you. At work. 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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I Heart You Peeps

Agenda:

  • The Irish Prince
  • Free stuff in cereal boxes
  • Florida politics
  • Leigh vs. mead
  • Vagina Peeps
  • Din and school supplies
  • Widge vs. his beer
  • Award discussions
  • Rox’s sketch winner
  • Euphemisms and mythology
  • Tatas in India
  • Din’s answer to Hooters
  • Leigh’s doctor visit
  • Book sculptures
  • Din’s Dog Latin version of UNKLE
  • Death of the Heroes
  • Don’t upgrade!
  • The Girl Who Cried Euphemism
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By | 2017-09-24T22:43:48+00:00 February 18th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

Win a Sitar Hero Shirt from Tshirt Bordello!

Sitar Hero XL shirt from Tshirt Bordello

In honor of this week’s demise of Guitar Hero, we put forward this for our weekly Tshirt Bordello contest: it’s the Sitar Hero T-Shirt. Just imagine you’re performing with George Harrison and Ravi Shankar as playable characters. Or something.

We’ve got it here in an XL form to give away. For more info on it and more pics, go here to the official site. And for more Tshirt Bordello niftyness…go to their site.

In the meantime: want to win this? Here’s how you do that: enter using the form below. Remember you can enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it. Good luck!
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By | 2017-09-24T22:44:08+00:00 February 11th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

The Sound Board #11: Old Rockers Never Die, They Just Book Another Tour

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This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This episode is hosted by Prof. Rob Levy, with Dr. J.M. Tuffley and Widgett Walls in attendance.

This episode’s central topic is aging musicians: can you be too old to rock? Should they stop? Are they embarrassing themselves…or just embarrassing themselves with ongoing riches?

Other topics include new releases, Gwyneth Paltrow, Wyclef, the Beach Boys and Katy Perry, Radiohead, the Library of Congress, Soundgarden and Guitar Hero, Arcade Fire and more.

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Headsup: You can find the music we discuss at our Amazon Store.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:49:20+00:00 August 17th, 2010|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #9: Technology: Of Tunes & iTunes

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This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions and is co-hosted by Tuffley, Rob Levy and myself. Let us know what you think.

This episode’s central topic is technology. What is it doing to our ability to enjoy music, create music and chat amongst ourselves about music?

Other topics include Michael Jackson: One Year Later, MP3 pricing, the iTunes anti-trust issue, Apple conspiracy theories, E3 announcements (the Michael Jackson game, Rock Band 3, DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero) plus Daft Punk.

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Headsup: You can find the music we discuss at our Amazon Store.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:50:28+00:00 June 29th, 2010|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

Stuff: Sims on Sale, But Don’t Abuse Your God-Like Powers

Sim Rox

Sim-Rox in deep thought about purely innocent things. Honest.

It’s a pop culture jungle out there. Rather than select as your guide a website that doesn’t give a damn about you, take us along. We promise not to walk out of the underbrush wearing your bandoleer, if you know what I’m saying.

  • Amazon‘s deal of the day is obviously in honor of our very own Kim, Minister of Simulated Mayhem: it’s The Sims 3 at 40% off. So if you’d like to make your own creepy simulated Weekend Justice house–you know, please don’t–but I mean, if you do, then the price is $29.98 today only Image from Rox’s site.

    Also, the price on the Xbox 360 has dropped–the Elite 120GB model is now $299.99 and the Pro 60GB model is now $249.99. You can snag one here if it so moves you.

    In other Amazon news, Mac OSX Snow Leopard is now available from Amazon. And if you were going to buy it anyway, if you do it through us–if you buy any of this stuff you were going to buy anyway from us–then we get kickbacks that support the site. So thanks in advance.

  • Pirate Latitudes, Michael Crichton’s final book (which is due out on November 24th), has been picked up by DreamWorks. Spielberg might direct. David Koepp (Stir of Echoes) is scribing. The book is set in 1665 and “revolves around a daring plan to infiltrate Port Royal, Jamaica, one of the world’s richest and most notorious cities, and raid a Spanish galleon filled with treasure.” This will come after Harvey–which the article mentions as being based on the original play and not saying a word about the Jimmy Stewart movie. Weird. The Crichton book, incidentally, can be pre-ordered here.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:59:53+00:00 August 28th, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|3 Comments

    Guitar Hero on Tour – Game Review

    Guitar Hero on Tour

    US Release Date: June 22, 2008
    System: Nintendo DS
    ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
    Price: $47.99 at Amazon.com

    Concept

    The Guitar Hero juggernaut rolls to handhelds with this title for the Nintendo DS. Best Thing Ever, or are they milking the cash cow a leeeetle too hard?

    Sight and Sound

    I would like to give a detailed review of the graphics, but unfortunately I can’t, because when I play a Guitar Hero game my eyes must remain unswervingly fixed on the scrolling note indicators lest chaos ensue. So as for the in-song graphics, I can tell you that the scrolling note indicators scroll smoothly and are easy to read. The few glimpses I caught of the performance animations out of the corners of my eye seemed fine – fairly standard for the GH games and the DS system. Nothing to write home about, but not disappointing either.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:11:36+00:00 October 6th, 2008|Game Reviews|1 Comment

    Stuff You Need to Know, Saturday, September 6, 2008

    David Morse as George Washington in John Adams
  • A George Washington biopic is in the works to be scribed by Nicholas Meyer. Meyer is best known around these parts for helming both the excellent time travel pic Time After Time and some flick called Wrath of Khan. Our suggestion? If you can’t find somebody with the–hate to use the word but in this case it actually fits–gravitas of David Morse in John Adams, just cast him again. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
  • Avenue Q is getting a new Kate Monster and Lucy: Christy Carlson Romano, voice of Kim Possible. This starts September 29th. If anybody sees a performance with her, let us know how it goes, would you? Source: Variety.
  • Book of Eli is a post-apocalyptic film that will be directed by The Brothers Hughes and star Denzel Washington as a “lone hero who fights his way across an America devastated by an apocalypse.” Gary Whitta scribed (and he apparently adapted the Akira screenplay for the two-part live action remake) and Anthony Peckham rescribed it (and he’s a co-writer on the previously mentioned Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes project). Production starts in January. Source: Variety.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:13:35+00:00 September 6th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Stuff: At the Movies Goes the Way of All Flesh

    Snow Glass Apples by Julie Dillon
  • At the Movies will keep on keeping on, but without Ebert and Roeper. Roeper has exited the show and Ebert hasn’t renewed his contract because the network wants to “take the show in another direction.” What directional choices there are for a show that’s reviewing movies, I have no idea. Knowing Disney and ABC, they’re probably wanting to turn it into an Entertainment Tonight clone hosted by some of the kids from High School Musical. Crap. I didn’t mean to give them ideas. Mea culpa. Source: Variety.
  • A Batman fan has figured out how to make me want to go see What Happens in Vegas.
  • Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is releasing a limited edition chapbook of The Neil‘s “Snow, Glass, Apples” and a perfume oil scent based on the same. They’re US$50 a shot–but there’s not a lot of shots. It’s a limited edition run of 1000. 250 get sold at San Diego, and the rest go on sale the 30th at their website. This is all to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which is a Good Thing. The chapbook also features artwork by Julie Dillon–who I had honestly never heard of before. But God Damn, I love her stuff. Having read the story and heard the audio play, I can’t wait to see what she does with the story. (That’s a snippet of her cover up there–check out the full thing at the CBLDF site.) And if you don’t own a copy of the audio play, you really should.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:15:25+00:00 July 21st, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|3 Comments

    Can Rock Band 2 Withstand the Holy Throwdown of Guitar Praise?

    Rock Band 2

    Guitar Hero and Rock Band now have a new contender: Guitar Praise. No, I’m serious. Now you can rock out to “today’s most popular Contemporary Christian rock hits.” Why would anybody want a Christian-based Guitar Hero clone? Tom Bean, head burrito of Digital Praise, Inc., sez “People love the console guitar games on the market, but many would like more family-friendly songs and graphics.” They also put the lyrics on screen, which is apparently innovative. “Having the lyrics onscreen reinforces the positive messages present in Guitar Praise’s roster of songs, and allows everyone to take part in the game.” That’s right, so now when you want to rock out to Eric Carmen and Jars of Clay and…um…early Amy Grant…and…never mind. I don’t know any other Christian musical acts. Moving on.

    Of course, not everyone is happy about this: Clearrawk, a company that was taking Guitar Hero and Rock Band games and editing out all the bad stuff so that people could rock out to “Sabotage” and not feel Satan’s pull, might get put out of business by this move. I suppose they’d better pray on it.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:15:55+00:00 July 14th, 2008|Headsup|15 Comments

    Win Guitar Hero on Tour for the Nintendo DS

    Guitar Hero on Tour

    Guitar Hero on Tour lets you rock out wherever you like with your Nintendo DS. So you truly get to go on the road but without the loneliness, without the grueling hours, without the achy body from sleeping on the tour bus and without Paul and Storm following you around and filming you at random. Activision has this to say for themselves:

    Designed from the ground up specifically for Nintendo DS, the game continues to build on the franchise’s signature easy-to-play, yet difficult to master addictive gameplay, and now lets players take their experience wherever they go. Players use the Guitar Hero Guitar Grip, which mimics a guitar fret board, and the Guitar Hero pick-stylus on the touch screen to strum their favorite tunes and create their rock ‘n’ roll legacy in career mode. Fans can also join together to play co-op mode using a local wireless connection, or battle each other in a Guitar Duel using new Battle Items unique to Nintendo DS.

    Now here’s what we have to say: Activision has given us two Guitar Hero on Tour game + grip bundles–and you can win one. But you have to A) enter and 2) be lucky. And I think you’re up to the task. And remember: you can enter once a day.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:16:04+00:00 July 8th, 2008|Contests|0 Comments