Your Weekend Justice #121: Those Little Slices of Friction

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that sets the land speed record for euphemisms with one arm tied behind its back. So 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.

Bananaphone

Agenda:

  • Technical issues!
  • The suckline
  • Aaron’s odd sleep patterns
  • Jon and the ongoing problem with almonds
  • TravelCast!
  • Aaron’s odd sex patterns
  • Quandry vs. Situation!
  • How to deal with Best Buy
  • Universal Studios hates blind kids
  • Disney‘s bigass mistake
  • Universal vs. Disney in The Tunnel
  • Invitation for crickets
  • Bridesmaids
  • Aaron and the $600
  • Scott and popcorn abuse
  • Transformers 3
  • Playing out Scott
  • Shia LaBeouf
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:39:33+00:00 July 8th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Why We Think Parkour Is Cool

    Daredevil and Spider-Man

    Last time we spoke, I said I’d have more to say about Parkour at a later date. Well that date is now. Several weeks ago, the website AmericanParkour.com reported that Parkour had been explicitly banned, in name, in the Battery Park area of NYC. This caused a flurry of Internet reaction from those connected to or concerned with practicing the art of Parkour, including yours truly (see picture at right *ahem*).

    Fortunately, when they issued an update on the situation, it became clear that we were all over-reacting, and that the supposed “parkour ban,” was really just the same NYC Law 2008/042 (File Int 0721-2008), “prohibiting climbing, jumping or suspending of oneself from structures.” This is for the best, because it means that traceurs (a term for those who practice the art) are not specifically prohibited from doing Parkour, provided they are in or on spaces and structures that have been approved for Parkour. Ideally, this means that the door is still open for those in the NYC Parkour community to have a conversation with those in power, to start working to craft more Parkour-friendly legislation. This can have multiple benefits.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:47:34+00:00 October 10th, 2010|Stimuli|4 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #85: Parking Tickets in Latveria

    Heavens to Murgatroyd! Not another one! Yes, another one. It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that won’t respect you in the morning because it didn’t respect you the night before either. 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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    Roxanne Sandiego

    Agenda:

    • Widge vs. Pangaea
    • The Three Horsemen of the Spazhouse
    • Beer bottle sizes
    • Spazhouse Brew!
    • Rox vs. Woody Allen
    • Band names & the unreliable narrators
    • Boardwalk Empire
    • Why there isn’t a Wayhomer Review of The Town
    • Modern Family
    • The Office
    • U.S. customs vs. Aaron’s headphones
    • DragonCon hotel woes
    • RIP Trackpoint
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:47:38+00:00 October 8th, 2010|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Stuff: If Paul and Ringo Aren’t Passing Out Diplomas Then Forget It

    Liverpool Hope University

    Some sites base their entire existence on regurgitating press releases at you. We just base one section. Saves everybody time and effort, I think.

  • Amazon has the first four seasons of Boston Legal for sale today and while stocks last for $80.49 on DVD, which is 65% off the usual price. You can snag yours here. Also, speaking of Amazon, Star Trek Season 1 is hitting Blu-Ray on April 28th. You can catch that here.
  • Just when you thought your degree was useless in the real world: Liverpool Hope University will give you a Master of Arts in The Beatles. I mean, seriously folks, I love The Beatles and grew up listening to them–but if that’s your degree, even a Burger King might think you were underqualified.
  • BTW, Astro Boy trailer.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    Thoughts?

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:04:31+00:00 March 30th, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Win The Rocker on DVD!

    Rocker DVD cover art

    The Rocker, with The Office‘s Rainn Wilson, is out on DVD. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

    [Wilson is] Robert “Fish” Fishman, a man living in a rock ‘n’ roll dream…but waking up in a midlife crisis! After being kicked out of ’80s metal band Vesuvius just before they hit superstardom, “Fish” spends the next 20 years in relative obscurity, stuck in a humdrum office work life, constantly daydreaming of what might have been. When his teenage nephew’s band is in desperate need for a new drummer to play the Senior Prom, he reluctantly steps in and picks up right where he left off. With a second chance to re-live his rock fantasies, “Fish” and his new band mates quickly skyrocket to fame…and rock will never be the same.

    Here, have a trailer:

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:05:46+00:00 February 22nd, 2009|Contests|3 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know, Tuesday, December 16, 2008

    H2 Poster
  • Amazon‘s sale today is for all three seasons of Arrested Development for 74% off its list price of $109.94. That makes it $28.99. Not bad. That of course is for today and while supplies last. You can snag yours here.
  • H2 is the sequel to the remake of Halloween, with Rob Zombie on board to scribe and helm and then the film’s out next October. Filming starts in March. Zombie says, “Now, we’ll be hauling ass, and that’s the problem making a movie called ‘Halloween’: If you come out Nov. 1 or after, nobody cares. If it was called anything else, I’d be fine.” It is called something else, Rob, it’s called H2. Now you’ve got a film where everybody’s going to be asking where the O went. Source: Variety.
  • Cheech and Chong are getting an animated movie? Apparently so. It’s inspired by their classic comedy bits. “It’s great to be doing a movie where Cheech and I never have to get out of bed or be on camera,” says Chong. So are they just taking the existing bits and putting an animated version of Cheech and Chong speaking the bits? That being said, if Ralph Bakshi were to do a music video for “Earache My Eye” in rotoscoped style, admittedly, that would be awesome. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:08:34+00:00 December 16th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Headsup: Of Chipmunks, Ponies and Zombies

    Cool Hand Luke DVD cover art
    Smallville Season 7: DVD cover art
    House of the Dead funny version DVD cover art

    It’s sort of impossible not to like Paul Newman. And I’m not just talking about the fact his brand offers up some killer salsa. I mean that he’s been in so many great movies, it’s sort of silly to call anyone a signature role. This would be a contender, though: Cool Hand Luke is offered up here by Warner Brothers in a new deluxe edition. It’s not as deluxe as you might like (I’m still waiting for my Newman commentary, just like I’m waiting for my Redford/Newman commentary on Butch Cassidy) but it does come with restored picture and audio, a new half-hour retrospective docu, and a commentary from a Newman biographer. But no Newman involvement, shame. The film’s good enough to own just by itself, but the features are a nice addition. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:13:01+00:00 September 15th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    Stuff: Who’s at the Helm of Tintin?

    Tintin
  • Who’s directing the Tintin movies? Steven Spielberg is on board to helm the first one. Although Herge Studios, who owns the rights, said Peter Jackson is doing the first film. But no, he’s on board for Tintin 2. That’s what Spielberg’s and Jackson’s people both say. But Jackson is producing the first film. And of course, Jackson is going to do this after Hobbits 1 & 2, so I hope he can fit it all in. Anyway, film one is based on The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure and will be adapted by Stephen Moffat. And it “will be animated with motion-capture technology and star 18-year-old Thomas Sangster as Tintin and Andy Serkis as his friend Captain Haddock.” But if Jackson’s involved, we at least know it will be the good mo-cap rather than the Zemeckis mo-cap. Source.
  • Chemical Wedding is the biopic of Aleister Crowley. And it’s written by Bruce Dickinson, former frontman for Iron Maiden. And it’s starring Simon Callow as Crowley. According to the IMDB, Julian Doyle (editor on Life of Brian and Brazil) is helming. Source.

    Oh wait, here’s a trailer:
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  • By | 2017-09-24T23:13:42+00:00 August 28th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know, Friday, July 25, 2008

    David Walliams and Matt Lucas from Little Britain USA

    Trying to play catchup here following the results of Zzzax stopping by to ask for a cup of sugar. Anyway, we are here to tell you, in brief, the pop culture developments that you need to know. Because you have better things to do than keep up with this crap. We, naturally, do not. Even though the bits are brief, they add up. So. You know. Get comfortable.

  • Afro Samurai: Resurrection is a sequel to the series with Sam Jackson returning to voice the lead character and Lucy Liu as his foe. Mark Hamill is in the cast as well, playing what sounds like Lucy Liu’s character’s Walsingham. The sequel hits Spike TV in January. Source: Variety.
  • Amazon and Hasbro are doing something kinda cool: for every “Hasbro Hot Summer Toy Event item” you buy through Amazon now through August 2nd, Hasbro will donate a toy to Toys for Tots. I try not to look at new toys these days. The results are just too depressing. Bloody LazerTag is unrecognizable. And you can ride a dinosaur. Granted, it’s not as cool as this badboy, but still. Remember when Stretch Monster was the cutting edge of toytech? Man, I miss drinking at times like these. Anyway, to check out the Amazon/Hasbro offer, go here.
  • Ben 10‘s live action made-for-TV movie based on the animated series at Cartoon Network was directed by Alex Winter. Yes, Bill from Bill & Ted. Well, he’s also getting to helm the second TV movie which will be based on the second animated series. He’s apparently been busy since Freaked, which was the last time I had seen his name come up. Good for him.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:15:23+00:00 July 25th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|7 Comments

    Crisis On Infinite Offices

    David Gervais from La Job

    So with word that The Office has been sold to Channel One in Russia so that they can make their own version, much like we’ve done here in the U.S., I looked up what versions there are out there already…and there are a few, with another one coming next month in Chile.

    So much like our previous look at Law & Order around the globe, here are four different versions of The Office. There are no subtitles, bear in mind, but it at least gives you a taste.

    First up, from France, some bits of La Bureau:

    Direct link for the feedreaders.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:15:24+00:00 July 25th, 2008|Stimuli|3 Comments