109 – The Hills Have Eyes

Have you ever been lost in the desert and just not sure what to do next? After listening to this episode, we guarentee you won’t be taking directions from the gas station attendant.

That’s right, we’re continuing our tribute to the films of Wes Craven and this week we take on ‘The Hills Have Eyes’. The original 1977 film that changed the landscape of horror and the 2006 remake. From bad dudes in leather to mutants with axes, we talk about it all.

If you’ve ever wondered why people go missing on vacations in the middle of nowhere, we may have found the answer. Check it out now or we’re going to have to send Michael Berryman over to babysit your pet birds and he really LOVES pet birds.

108 – A Nightmare on Elm Street

1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you. 3, 4, Patrick’s at the door, with the rest of the guys! That’s right, Freddy’s come all the way from Elm street to play and this time you’re not dreaming. In memory of a horror icon, the guys are dedicating the month of October to the films of Wes Craven. First up, it’s all about ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’, the 1984 original and the 2010 remake. Grab your red and green sweater and steal a fedora from the local hipster, Nancy’s already got the coffee brewing and it’s starting to get dark out. Sweet dreams, kids.

107 – Video Arcades

Back in the day there was a place where you had to go to get your game on, I mean serious button mashing, joystick jamming video game on..the Arcade. Once seen all over the malls of the United States, Video Arcades have become a bit of an endangered species. The dark, neon lit places of old are hard to find, and so are the old school games, knights riding on ostraches over a lava pit? Sure! A cook being chased by giant fried eggs? Why not? Join the guys this week as we look at Video Arcades then and now!

106 – Boy Bands

Remember your first concert? Screaming as the band got up on stage and did their dance routine, and you just KNEW that the cute one was pointing at you when he called out “You, Girl…”

 

No. We don’t recall any of that. Which is not to say that it didn’t happen…we just don’t recall it.

Listen in this week as the guys talk about BOY BANDS! What they are, what the top ones of then and now were, and some deep dark secrets will be revealed!

105 – Road Trippin’

Ah, the summer is almost over, so we thought we’d take some time to reflect on that one thing that unites us all. ROAD TRIPS! Dive back with us as we talk about the sweet, sweet rides we had when we were kids, from VW Buses to cars that would make Batman jealous, what we ate, what we went to see and how we handled being in the car for 10 hours straight. Then to the now, where Joel and Mike discuss trippin’ with kids, Pat’s special power, and what exactly DID happen to Josh at the Knights Inn, Columbus?

So hop in the car and let’s go on the Road Trippin’ show!

104 – TRON

Way back in 1982 we really knew nothing about computers, and that was extremely evident when the TRON was released. But the idea of there being living, active, human like programs living in there was something that we as kids loved. With Flynn and TRON fighting the MCP, the super cool lightcycles, and the use of actual computer generated effects it was hard not to duct tape your frisbee to your back and pretend your bike was leaving a wall of solid light behind it. Toss in the arcade game and you had an entire summer to simmer in TRONish goodness.

Come 2010, we know how computers work, digital effects are commonplace, and we don’t even know where our frisbees are. Then TRON: Legacy gets released, giving us another look into the Grid, and with it the obligatory video games and toys. Does the story hold? Do we still love the idea of programs existing as beings in our hard drives? Do we still have a data disk taped to our back?

Find out this week in the TRON show!

103- Going To The Movies!

We’ve talked about seeing movies, but we haven’t talked about actually going to the movies!

This week the guys chat about going to the movies both the then and now, then, when double (and sometimes TRIPLE) features were a thing, when snacks were less than $30 for a popcorn, and when the preshow was someone playing a pipe organ before the trailers! All the way to now, where we go now, what we see, what date night is like and how we handle the kids (for Joel and Mike at least!)

Join us this week for the “Going To The Movies” Show!

102- Bruce Campbell

YEAHHHHH BABY!

Everyone’s favorite chainsaw hand man is the topic of this week’s show! It’s none other than Bruce Campbell, and we’re going to take a walk through his catalog of movies, games, and TV shows. Yes, from his A-list cameos to the B-List movies it’s all about the life and awesome times of the man, the legend, the Chin – BRUCE CAMPBELL!

 

101 – Wet Hot American Meatballs

Are you ready for the summer? Well, it’s almost over, but that reminded us of SUMMER CAMP! Yes! That time where you ditched the parents, spent the summer in a kinda funky smelling tent with kinda funky smelling bunkmates! Then we thought of summer camp movies, and that bastion of camp flicks, Meatballs, with none other than Bill Murray! Remember what a teen sex camp comedy it was? Or was it?
Then we needed a now, so we went to 2001’s “Wet Hot American Summer”! How wacky that one was with it’s….talking can of vegetables?

Huh.

So join the guys in the Wet Hot American Meatballs show!

100 – Dungeons & Dragons

Years ago, we discovered a game that allowed us to become someone else, a fighter, ranger, swashbuckler, thief, or wizard. This game introduced us to worlds of our own creation, monsters that needed slaying, princesses that needed saving and treasure that needed looting, or in some of our cases, just outright stealing.

That game was Dungeons & Dragons, Gary Gygax and Dave Arenson’s baby, one that has lasted over 40 years, and one that was the catalyst of many great friendships over the years.

Yeah, I heard you roll your eyes on that.

Give it a chance, roll up a character, and polish off your dice, now get ready for the Dungeons & Dragons show!

99- Studio Ghibli

For many years there has been an feature animated studio that has created movies that touched you, scared you, and often startled you with their topics…no not PIXAR! Studio Ghibli! They’ve been around for decades, and recently we discovered that not all of the team had heard of them (all right, just Pat.)

So we decided to fix this by watching Naussica of the Valley of the Wind and Howl’s Moving Castle!

One from the 80’s and one from the 00’s!

Join the guys as they see how Japan does their animation!

98- Predators

The flash of a three sided laser, the growl, and that shimmer as the forest moves just a bit….you’re being hunted, and we’re all going to die.

YAY! It’s time for the Predators show! Back in 87, Arnold fought the alien hunter in the forests of South America, and lived. In 2010, Adrien Brody (?!) fights the Predators on an alien planet and…well…spoilers for a 5 year old movie?

Join the guys as they smear mud on themselves for no good reason, almost lose some fingers making a bow out of branches, and pretty much realizes that we’d last about as long as a stick of butter in the desert if put up against the PREDATORS!

97-Will Smith

Will Smith.

The man.

The rapper.

The Actor.

The Legend.

The Fresh Prince.

This week on 40 Going On 14.

 

96- Country Music

Well, we’ve done a couple pop music shows, a Hair Metal show, and you can guess that we’re all about music of every kind. So for one more in the “The guys talk about Music” series, we have the Country Music show! With our resident expert Patrick, we take a walk through the past of Country Music, pretty way back really, and then see how Country has changed in the last 10 or so years too! So get your boots on, straighten your hat, and tune up your steel guitar, it’s time for the Country Music Show!

95- The Simpsons!

Way back in 89, there was a show, one that would ruin the family, cause your kids to become juvenile delinquents, and just all out destroy your life. That show? Full House.

But we knew that already.

Another show that debuted that year is the Simpsons, one that had some bad press, some irrational comments made, and was for a moment the scapegoat for all hi-jinks that occurred. This week the guys take a look back and see if the episodes we loved are really as good as we remember, and if the over 25 year old show still has it’s magic.

So join us for a show full of comedy, bad impersonations, and quotes galore as we step into the Simpsons Show!

 

94- The Jurassic Show!

Dinosaurs, the great equalizer. Everyone loves a good dinosaur movie, but up until 1993, there really weren’t any really good dinosaur movies out there! Sure, we had “Land Of The Lost” on TV, and a ton of Godzilla movies out there, but nothing that was a solid DINOSAUR MOVIE.

Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg changed all that.

In 1993 we saw what would become THE dinosaur movie. Sure there were sequels, and they were…definitely movies that had Dinos in it. But anyone who saw Jurassic Park when it released can remember that feeling when Muldoon (BAD. ASS.) was trying to save the gatekeeper from velociraptors, you knew you were in for a ride.

Now in 2015, we get Jurassic World, a true sequel to the first movie, this takes place 25 years after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park. With Chris Pratt, and Bryce Dallas Howard taking the lead we’re led down another path where nature swats down man over his hubris.

So, join the guys and step through the gate into the Jurassic Show!

 

93- Super Friends vs Justice League

 

Get home from school get that snack ready and let’s watch Super Friends! Yes! We loved this show! With Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman and….Aquaman….and this Shaggy wannabe, and his cousin? sister? girlfriend? Why do they have a robot dog? Where’s the purple monkey and the dude that turns into water? Why is there cake?

This week we watch the old school 1970’s Super Friends and face them off the 2000-2006 Justice League cartoon! Who’s got the better roster? Who’s got the better villains? Who’s got a purple monkey? But, who’s got Booster Gold?!

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92 – Online Roleplaying Games

Years ago, back when the Internet was in it’s infancy, someone invented a game called a MUD (Multi-User Dungeon) this was a text based online game where you could interact with the environment, with others and level up your character. Over 20 years later,  Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games are a everywhere, every genre, and every level. Join the guys as they go back to days of text based games, and then to the 3-D online games that are around now!

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91 – Late Nite Talk

Stayin’ up late to catch Johnny Carson used to be the thing to do if you wanted to be able to have a conversation at the water cooler the next day, late nite shows have changed over the years. Now we have Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson and  Jimmy Kimmel, and you don’t need to stay up late to get the jokes! This week the guys stay up past their bedtime for the Late Nite Talk show!

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90 – The Food Show Show

Back in the day we used to get our recipes off the TV! No, really! There were actual shows that taught us how to cook! This was before you could go to Epicurious.com and download a new recipe, before YouTube and Netflix let you stop and rewind, because you just didn’t understand that last ingredient…was is baking soda? Was is baking powder? Why does he have a bowl of nutmeg now? I missed that last part!!!

Join the guys as we go back to Julia Child, The Frugal Gourmet, and The Cajun Cook, then jump forward to Good Eats, Barefoot Contessa, and The Naked Chef!

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