Sunday, October 30, 2016

PODCAST RECAPS FOR 10/29/2016: Five Nights At Arby's


I was on the Special Halloween Episode of Insert Quest Here!


-Something... happened last week? I think. I dunno, the podcast is the same as it ever was!

-Dumb Bullshit Jared Leto Did To Get Into Character For The Joker:
1. Sending random gifts to his coworkers like used condoms and anal beads.
2. Fucking with his coworkers by being "in character" the whole time and insisting everyone call him Mr. J on the set.
3. Dropping a live pif in the middle of a table read.

Yeah, everyone hated him.

Jared Leto feels like the  director was egging him on the whole time. Like, all the other actors were like "Man, not this shit again" and David Ayer, the director, along with the marketing team was like "HOW MESSED UP IS THE JOKER GONNA BE?"

-Why I Am The King Of Five Nights At Freddy's: without my kickass song, nobody would have heard of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Markiplier, NateWantsToBattle and Game Theory are all liars and charaltans. Never played the games, but I'm the real King Of Finve Nights At Freddy's: A Game I've Never Played.

-"Bad Things Happen Warehouse Starring Jared Leto" is what is on the marquee at every 30 Seconds To Mars concert.

-Creepy Stuff Scientist is how I imagine John would act if were still alive and unactivated by The Protocol after [REDACTED] activated it.

-Real people painted like animatronics? Did you mean Steam Powered Giraffe:

-If we're doing jump scare muppet house, I'm surprised we haven't brought up the one guy who's got "innocuous object but REALLY SCARY" on lock down:


-Rockudrama, while not meaty, is really big on dry humor, like, as Arc mentioned: Jake and Amir. While nowadays it seems "DORKLY" is the big CollegeHumor brand, CH in general was pretty good at that aloof, "bullshit with a striaght face". I thought the series ended when I graduated college, but it's still going on, like this from a couple days ago:

Let's look at comme-

oh... oh... oh...

-I've come around on Kool Terry. Kool Terry is Kewl with Mee. He's like onions: when made to put in a dish, it's great, but you can't eat it on your own. Also it smells bad.

 -The TRUE AND HONEST Nintendo Switch Trailer:

-The curly fries look SOOOOO GOOOOD, but those Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches could look better.
Arby's tweets out their own Nintendo Switch hype 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Status Quo Wednesday Wonders Why There's Only Sadness Here

Yes! Well, it's a song I've only played live, and it's going to be featured on an upcoming compilation album "Nerdcore Halloween".

If you want an MP3 of the song, I'll be sending it to the mailing list, as well as some last ditch merch stuff. I'm not going to release it until I get the go ahead from IllGill, but at the very least keep your eyes peeled for the Nerdcore Halloween Compilation when it drops this Monday.


We talked a lot about "Flagpole Sitta" a couple podcasts ago, and I was wondering about whatever happened to Harvey Danger. Out of curiosity, I checked out the album "Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone" to see how far the rest falls behind the One Hit.

In every Todd In The Shadows "One Hit Wonderland" series he has a segment at the end where at the end he asks "Did They Deserve Better"? YES. YES THEY SHOULD HAVE. Now, after "Flagpole Sitta" it's hard to go to something LESS poppy, but at least we can look at Harvey Danger and go, "No, these guys can fucking rock".

The first track off Merrymakers "Carlotta Valdez" sounds like Dookie-era Green Day with less crunch and better production, and it has WAY more energy than "Flagpole Sitta". While Flagpole is a good song, it takes a while to get to the climax.

Compared to the Barenaked Ladies, who's "One Week" was the only song with any energy off Stunt, Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone was incredible from beginning to end.


I'm signal boosting this for all my True Buckaroos who believe In Love.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

PODCAST RECAPS FOR 10/22/2016: Dude, Where's My Jetpack?


-I've seen a lot of episodes of "One Hit Wonderland" and I'd like to see the Harvey Danger/Flagpole Sitta episode. The song is just so good, and encapsulates all of that late-90's quirk and angst that the band would have nothing left to say after that. The song was about the commodification of the Seattle area in the wake of the alt-rock boom, and it's at the crux between pop and weird.

The AV Club has an article about the song, and this passage sums it up perfectly:
“Flagpole Sitta” unwittingly resonates on multiple levels. On the surface, it’s a pop song that can be appreciated for its earworm chorus and how it crescendos to a perfectly calibrated, cathartic punk explosion. It can also be viewed as a neatly packaged encapsulation of the decade’s underground signifiers and teen angst. Dig a little deeper, and it’s a rallying cry for anyone who loathes the pomposity of the mainstream alternative pantheon. Dig deeper still, and it’s a crisp, intellectual evisceration of pseudo-rebellion and bloated self-importance—but yet, skillfully and luckily, doesn’t fall prey to either of these foibles.
-Treat You Better Video:

...Well, at least it gives the Domestic Violence Hotline number, so it's not entirely useless. I don't entirely hate Shaun Mendez, but he's part of an already oversaturated niche, so while I won't immediately shut the radio off, I'll usually do a couple laps to find something better.

-"Jugga Jigga Wugga" comes from this Strong Bad Email, "Death Metal":

-Hatsune Miku Pedal

Now to think of some anime words that start with "de-"
jugga jigga wugga
jugga jigga wugga
jugga jugga wugga

-For reference a toonie is a Canadian Two Dollar Coin:

It's about the size of a Golden Dollar, and would hurt like a motherfucker.

 -This is where Sailor Henry's origin comes from:

Bad Roman Reigns and Sasha Banks Fan Art
Is Sonic just a little pudgy, or is he pregnant too?

-I think if we combine these two prompts, then we have the making of a pretty good cyber punk novel. I mean "Trace Evans" already sounds like a Cyberpunk protagonist name. Speaking of Trace, he was adorable to watch on the Skype video chat. If we did a video version of this podcast, you will see us doing a lot of finger quotes and me dabbing.

-Interesting thing about the number 1002, if you look at 17 US Code 1002, you'll find that that line of code is for "Incorporation Of Copying Controls" COPYING? SOUNDS LIKE CLONING!!!