Thursday, April 24, 2014

Episode #41 - "Grindhouse Jesus" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "A Gathering of Vultures"
  • Special Co-Hosts: Otto the Autopilot AND Bob Koski.
  • Tonight's Beverage: First the unnamed (until they pay up) beverage, then an assortment of Polish beers:
  • An example of how Klaus on The Originals talks:
  • Daniel Gillies in Spider-Man 2. Fun Fact: He's married to Rachel Leigh Cook!
  • Party announcement for Otto's brother, "Big Sexy," and musical music bar names chairs.

  • A review of Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Most of the important bits are in this extended trailer:
  • The controversy about this week's Game of Thrones and people suddenly being shocked and offended.
  • The DJ who got fired for playing "Blurred Lines" and the continuing double-standards of the grievance mongers.
  • The long-lost singer Poe. Here's a couple of videos from her first album and a great track from her second:

  • Amazon gets exclusives on older HBO shows, but Android users are still screwed.
  • XCOM Enemy Unknown available on Android for $10 but spoiled Reddit brats aren't happy.
  • The results of a bunch of Zimbio quizzes on FaceSpace.

  • Polish beer pronunciation.
  • J.Law Smurfette (or Mystique)?
  • The Strong Bad email videos reference:

  • The referenced bit about the Greeks is at 3:40:
  • Discussion of the article explaining why CDs are better than vinyl.
  • Dirk's encounter with Johnny Rotten. The record (the reviews are from people who are high):
  • We FINALLY have the long-promised discussion about the double-standards Hollywood has about transgressions and how some careers seem dead for minor events while felonies aren't a problem.
  • This is a nuke-u-lar scientist:
  • Pronouncing foreign names.
  • The Mary Elizabeth Winstead photo:

  • The contrast between comments by Kirsten Dunst and Felicia Day about traditional male-female roles.

  • The Mission: Impossible 2 reference.
  • Faux outrage from people over guys lusting for celeb hotties leads to a showdown between J.Law and Lauren Cohan and other pop culture women.
  • Male middle names for women.
  • The actual Denis Leary quote from Demolition Man.
  • Yeep! It's Mac Tonight!
  • The Eva Longoria photo. Schwing!
  • Odds & Ends: Shane McGrath (bka Shane Bang or Mr. Lushes LaMoan) named one of America’s Top 25 bartenders by The Daily Meal; a list of every videogame made, all 43,804+ of them; Tila Tequila is pregnant; Lindsay Lohan had a miscarriage; Katy Perry loses Katy Perry trivia (see below); Jodie Foster got married. (Yes, to a woman.)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Episode #40 - "Everyone Atones For Dirk" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Monster Mashups"
  • Special Co-Host: Otto the Autopilot
  • Tonight's Beverage: Unnamed grapey beverage & Crown Royale (without cheese).
  • We make another unkept promise (SPOILER ALERT!) and warm-up with more weird weather talk about our record-breaking winter and back problems.
  • My Tracks for Android.
  • Dirk explains his "girlfriend" Hermione.
  • Discussion of David Letterman's retirement and Stephen Colbert taking over.
  • Politics. (Oh no.)
  • Classic South Park Token moment, though it's missing the 2nd part where he plays:
  • The real-life reference models for Archer characters.
  • Terminator 2 revisited as Otto atones somewhat.
  • Your best place to get mash-ups:
  • Lorde's "Royals" was inspired by George Brett of the Kansas City Royals?
  • A detailed rundown of the war crimes Sharon Osbourne committed upon Ozzy's first two solo albums, replacing the bass and drum tracks so as not to pay royalties. Bitch.
  • The Jennifer's Body "evil" reference.
  • States where necrophilia is legal, but sodomy isn't.
  • Neve Campbell on Mad Men and the poor ratings of the season premiere:

  • Discussion of Basquiat and how it connects to Dirk's visit to the Andy Warhol Museum.
  • The oxidation art scene Dirk refers to starts at 2:55 in this video:

    The real Warhol and Basquiat:
  • Joffrey's dead (yay!) and the latest Game of Thrones on Facebook strip.

  • Spoilerific discussion of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and what we think the best and worst comic book movies. Deep nerdery ensues. A lot of it. Plus how Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has improved as a result of the movie.

  • Peter Dinklage in Living in Oblivion, his first movie; showing he's been always a pimp!
  • Odds and Ends: The Heartbleed bug is making a mess and here's the passwords you should change; Paul Walker's brothers will help finish Fast & Furious 7; Lindsay Lohan's show is getting cancelled; if you Like General Mills on Facebook, you can't sue them; quick thoughts on the tired Anchorman 2; Orphan Black starts this weekend and Tatiana Maslany's looks...

    ...Google Camera warns you when you're shooting vertical video, but this... KILLER.
  • OMGWTF?!?!?
  • Gratuitous photo of Monica Cruz, Penelope's younger sister:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Episode #39 - "Boobs Are Good Food" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Gateway To Ashtabula" or "The Arch Knight Returns"
  • Special Co-Host: Otto the Autopilot
  • Tonight's Beverage: No more plugs until the money shows, "Yakov."
  • We open with a bunch of false promises as to what we'll cover and reflections on our first year of Random Access Talk.
  • Ladies and gentlemen, Lauren Cohan, Maggie from The Walking Dead!
  • Not the photo of Korea's Wonder Girls (go to the FaceSpace page to see the gift), but a photo:
  • Discussion of Dredd's poor movie grosses and the weirdness of ratings where constant heavy (bloodless) violence is PG-13, but a few F-bombs get a R-rating.

  • The false advertising poster of Lena Dunham (second from right):

    ...vs. the real Lena:

    BTW, we spared you the full-body view of this bikini she wore on Girls. You're welcome.
  • Topless woman tearing up a McDonald's. (NSFW. Duh.)

  • Translating personal ad code.
  • What Otto and Dirk did instead of the show last week including anniversary activities and a smartphone-powered vacation. This takes a while.

  • The difference between a fedora and a Trilby.
  • Congrats to CreepyNCute Shop winning Best Local Etsy Store from the Metro Times Best of Detroit 2014 issue.
  • Sorry, but the best Vines compilation mentioned appears to have been taken down, so we can't post the skit.
  • Dirk's photo of the Warhol Museum:
  • For those keeping score, this was the 4th episode in a row where we didn't get to the Hollywood double-standard topic. Sigh...
  • Driving in Pittsburgh = yikes!

  • Some non-spoiler talk about Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Come back next week for the full teardown.
  • Otto's disciplinary style.

  • General Zod in Man of Steel before his armor is added via VFX:
  • Dirk's We Will Rock You review.
  • Thoughts on the season finale of The Walking Dead; the series finale Being Human (US version); the season finale of Lost Girl; the kickoff of S4 of Game of Thrones and the BS article on Gizmodo saying complainers are moochers.
  • The hilarious If Game of Thrones Took Place Entirely on Facebook recaps.
  • Natalie Dormer's HAWT shaved look:
  • Playing Rock Band with Otto's friend.
  • Odds & Ends: Valerie Bertenelli gains weight; they're killing Archie in the ironically-titled Life with Archie comic; Joan Jett rumored to front Nirvana in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction (UPDATE: It happened with Jett, Kim Gorden, St. Vincent and Lorde taking a tune each), but why isn't Pat Benatar in there; and ScarJo doesn't like being called ScarJo. Wah.
  • We announce a contest.
  • Obligatory J.Law picture from Otto: