Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Episode Seventy One

Episode Seventy One: "Koran scholars tell us that the actual translation is "71 Crystal-Clear Raisins""

Hello everyone, here is episode number seventy one for your holiday listening pleasure.

We really don't talk about the holidays all that much, but who need more people talking about it anyway, right?

This week, it was a little harder to find topics to discuss since there is nothing new on T.V. and we only managed to see one movie in theaters.

We do have more stupid state laws for you, and listener feedback. So there are some interesting things talked about.

Music this week is all from the soundtrack to the Jon Favreau directed film starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel... Elf!

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Direct download: Episode_Seventy_One.mp3

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Episode Seventy

Episode Seventy: "Relax, would you? We have seventy dollars and a pair of girls underpants. We're safe as kittens."

I present to you episode seventy of "Are You Serious?"

This week, we continue the recent trend in the show of changing things up a bit. We discuss the Golden Globe nominations, Chris read a poem, (it makes sense in context,) Frank is very passionate about his douche-bag of the week, weird Massachusetts laws are talked about, as well as the usual things.

Glee, Big Bang Theory, The Office, Parks and Recreations, Modern Family, 30 Rock, Community, Sing Off, Californiacation and some new (and old) releases are discussed as well.

We hear from some friends of the show in listener feedback and then wrap it up. But not before a wager over the Golden Globes is made.

Music this week is from:
Rammstein - "Mehr" and "Hallelujah"

Cast of Glee - "True Colors"
Joe Satriani - "Silent Night/Holy Night Jam"

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Direct download: Episode_Seventy.mp3

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Episode Sixty Nine

Episode Sixty Nine: "Galveston, nineteen sixty nine, just before the hurricane. They saw it. But seeing isn't always believing.

Welcome to episode sixty nine of the Are You Serious? podcast. As you can guess, someone clues in really fast on the episode number and runs that joke into the ground!

It's a mix and match episode this week, with some T.V, movies news stories, scandals and douche-bags. So, in essence, another regular show!
Topics discussed are, Palin, Clone Wars, health care, Tiger Woods, The Office, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Big Bang Theory and more.

Music this week is from:
Dethklok - "Mermaider II: The Water God"
Steve Vai - "Erotic Nightmares"
The Damned - "Wait for the Blackout"
The Ghastly Ones - "Yuzo's Twist"
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Direct download: Episode_Sixty_Nine.mp3

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Episode Sixty Eight

Episode Sixty Eight: "Look! The marshmallows aren't even toasting! They remain a comfortable sixty-eight degrees!"

Hi gang. Here's episode sixty eight. Not much happened in the last week worth talking about, but we make the best of it anyway.

We discuss what little new T.V. there was that we watch. Some from last week, some from this week. We talk a little about new and old movies that we watched. We go over a list of upcoming theatrical releases, from January through May and realize, we need to catch up on trailers!

We have a little bit of audio from a source that is notoriously difficult to capture on tape, so please bear with the quality. Then we discuss the quittiest quitter that ever quit and a few other topics.

We have some email and that pretty much makes up the whole show!

Music this week is from:
Dethklok - "The Gears"
Wall of Voodoo - "Mexican Radio"
Rob Zombie - "Sick Bubblegum"
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch"

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

In this episode, we focus a bit more on entertainment than we usually do in other shows. We cover Big Bang Theory, The Office, V, Parks and Recreations, Community, Glee, Star Wars Clone Wars and a few others.

We take a specific interest in the portrayal of Luminara Unduli and her relationship with her padawan Bariss Offee and contrast her with the other Jedi fighting in the clone wars.

Then we discuss some douche-bags. Nothing all that ire inducing really. Just a few things that are mildly bugging us this week.

We get to the voice mail eventually, as you will hear, and then call it a show.

Music this week is from:
Helmet - "Milquetoast"
Simple Plan - "American Jesus"
Pennywise -"500 Miles"
At least, I think those are the artists that recorded these songs.
Although, I am sure about Helmet.

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Till next week!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Episode Sixty Five

Contained within are the contents of another episode of "Are You Serious?" This time around, Chris and Frank discuss the economic stability of Venezuela and it's long term impact on the region's native population.


In actuality, they discuss Astroboy, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Metalocalypse, The Venture Brothers, Community, 30 Rock, Michelle Bachmann's "Freedom Rally," why it's really really bad that John Boehner can't pronounce the word hyperbole and the fact that he can't tell the difference between the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence. Also discussed is the tragedy at Fort Hood. Our condolences go out to everyone affected by the terrible shootings.

That's just some of what's discussed this time around. We recorded a little early, so no real feedback to speak of. Coincidentally, that does make for a shorter show.

Music this week is from:
Guns 'N Roses - "Civil War" - from Use Your Illusion II
Too Much Joy - "Clowns" - from Son of Sam I Am
Dethklok - "Bloodlines" - from Dethalbum II

A special thanks to MSNBC and Keith Olbermann. We use a clip in this show to illustrate Chris' douche of the week. Thanks for not suing us!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Episode Sixty Four

Hello everyone! Here is episode Sixty Four for your listening pleasure. This week, we decided to forgo notes and just wing it. You think we could do that considering all the time that we have been doing the show. Well, you might be surprised how much two simple words on a piece of paper would have helped us this week. Those words? "Koi pond."

Anyway, this week we discuss the normal things, a little T.V. (including the pilot of "V," some current events, and some complete jerks. Then we listen to some listener feedback and try to wrap up the show. It's kind of a disjointed ending, but it does eventually come to a close!

Don't forget to follow this link to witness the comedy genius that is JACK CHOP! Is the Lynn reference at the end a nod to Outside the Cinema? Maybe... but do you think I would have mentioned it if it wasn't confirmed? While you're at it why not check out some of the other movies that Adam Green and Paul Solet have made? Movies like "Hatchet" and "Grace."

Thanks to everyone who nominated us for a podcast award, we'll know what came of it in a few weeks! Please, head over and vote for us on podcastalley: Thanks!

Music this week is from:
Dethklok - "Laser Cannon Deth Sentence" from Dethalbum II"
Osaka Popstar and the American Legends of Punk - "Astro Boy (live) from Rock 'Em O-Sock 'Em Live
Living Colour - "Glamour Boys" from Vivid
Green Day - "Geek Stink Breath" from International Superhits!

Thanks everyone for all you support, we really appreciate it!

'Till next week!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Episode sixty Three

Welcome again to another "wonderful" episode of Are You Serious?

In this episode, we keep to the same formula that seems to have been working all along for us.

- First up - Discuss some recently seen T.V. and movies.

- Second up - A little bit of randomness mixed in with who we have selected as our douche-bag(s) of the week.

- Third - Mixed in with the listener feedback, we usually discuss some more things that don't really have a place in the show.

- Fourth - We list off the contact information and close out the show.

- Fifth, after the closing song ends, we try to put something funny or weird at the end.

- In between all that other stuff, we have commercials for other shows that we really like, followed by music.

Speaking of which, music this week is from:
Heretix - "Season of the Witch" off of "A.D.
Megadeth - "Go to Hell" off of "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey Soundtrack"
U2 - "Beat on the Brat" off of "We're a Happy Family"
Rob Zombie - "What" off of "Hellbilly Deluxe 2"

Thanks everyone for your support, we'll talk to you next week.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Episode Sixty Two

Chris and Frank present Episode Sixty Two: "Sixty-two pages of drawings and no blood? Not even an itsy-bitsy nosebleed?"

In this episode, we discuss some recently seen T.V. and movies, things like 30 Rock, Clone Wars, Modern Family, Mad Men, Glee, The Big Bang Theory and Community.

In our D-Bag of the week section, you can guess who one of the topics would be about...

Then we wrap up the show with voice mail. Frank is pretty sick for this show, so we tried to keep it shorter than normal. We'll be back next week with a longer show!

Not too much to say in show notes this week, but plenty to talk about!

Music this week is from:
Dr. John - "Season of the Witch'
Chris Cornell - "Billie Jean"
Cast of Glee - "Halo/Walking on Sunshine"
Akira Yamaoka (composer) - "Silent Hill"
Orbital - "Doctor Who Theme"

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Episode Sixty One

This week, for your listening pleasure, we present Episode Sixty One: "A hundred and twenty five years... Oh God, Oh God... I'll be a hundred and sixty one when I get out."

Some topics that we discuss this week include, Clone Wars, Jedi crossing the line from good gut to torturer, Louie Gomert, the Nobel Peace Prize, Mad Men, The Office, The Invention of Lying, The Big Bang Theory, www., and much more.

We even have a special D-bag of the week! It's much more effective to hear this guy than to just repeat what he said.

Music this week is from:
Mysto and Pizzi - "Somebody's Watching Me"
"The Monster Mash" (I can't figure out who recorded it)
Rob Zombie - "Two Lane Blacktop"
Powerman 5000 - "Theme to a Fake Revolution"

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Thanks and we'll be back next week!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Episode Sixty

Hey everybody, another week, another show!

This time we talk about, Mad Men, Big Bang Theory, The Middle, Hank, Flash Forward, Modern Family, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Roman Polanski, Jim DeMint, Larry Craig, Rush, Glenn Beck, The Center for Progress in America, The 2012 Olympics, David Letterman, and a few other things.

We follow that up with listener feedback and an update on what we have coming up, then we close out the show.

Music this week is from:
Dethklok- "Comet Song"
Ministry - "Stigmata"
SR-71 - "Let it Whip"
The Misfits - "The Monster Mash"
and of course,
Killer Dwarfs - "We Stand Alone"

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Episode Fifty Nine

In this episode, we talk about Glee, Community, The Office, Mad Men, Facebook, Pizza and Video Games, how our daughters will rule the world, voice mail, Outside the Cinema, Mystery Cafe, and a lot of other things.

Music this week is from:
Men at Work - "It's a Mistake"
The Bangles - "Manic Monday"
Faith No More - "Underwater Love"
Paramore - "Crushcrushcrush"
Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

The show may sound a little different to some people this week. The technical issue was identified and will be corrected for the next show. It's not a big deal, it just sounds a little more hollow than usual. I hope everyone enjoys it and comes back for more, regardless. We'll talk to you next week.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We made it a year!

Happy Birthday to us! One year ago, on September 22nd, 2008, the first episode of Are You Serious? was posted. Each and every week since then, we have posted a new show, sometimes two in a week.

Our show has evolved over time, starting with one shared USB microphone, we moved on to an older mixer and two simple microphones. From there, we acquired a good mixer and a better recording program. Simple things like filters and leveling programs, help make the show sound as good as it does today.

To help illustrate how the show has evolved over time, I have included some audio clips from our first two shows for you to hear and compare.

Early on, we were accepted into the Popsyndicate family of shows. this provided us with a network of shows and forums. We have made connections with many good people that produce many great shows. Using that as a jumping off point, we have reached out to many other great shows and met some more great people.

The greatest thing about doing the show is meeting all the people that have become listeners. We have fans all across the world and it is very humbling and awesome to talk to all of you each week.

Thank you all so much for all of your support and we welcome all new listeners with open arms - and a healthy dose of sarcasm.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Episode Fifty Seven

One more week until we celebrate our first birthday. That's right, on September 22nd, we will mark the anniversary of the release of the first episode of Are You Serious?

This episode, we discuss topics like, why Frank hasn't seen any new movies this week (he's been writing plays and pilots,) Eastbound and Down, True Blood, Hung, Joe Wilson, John Shimkus, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, over-protecting our children, Mad Men, Sesame Street, Glee, Vampire Diaries, a Fox news show about school textbooks, Patrick Swayze, Lego Rock Band, Sons of Confederate Veterans, 9/12, the new iTunes update, and of course, listener feedback.

Music this week is from:
Megadeth: - "Liar"
Bad Religion - "L.A. is Burning"
Run D.M.C. - "You be 'Illin"
Scum of the Earth - "Corpse Grinder"
Buckethead - "Star Wars Theme"

Don't forget, next week is our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Episode Fifty Six

Hi everyone, this week, Frank and Chris return for another episode of "Are You Serious?"

In this episode, the guys discuss Channel 56, cannibalism, President Obama's address to the schools, some recently seen movies and T.V. shows, what they are looking forward to this fall, the death penalty, Massachusetts one year anniversary of allowing gay couples to marry, The Beatles, Mass Effect, some corrections from prior shows are made and we top it all off with listener feedback.

Music this week is from
The Dickies - "Stukas Over Disneyland"
The Dickies - "I'm O.K, you're O.K."
The Dickies - "Paranoid"
The Dickies - "Eve of Destruction"

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That's about it, we'll be back next week!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Episode Fifty Five

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This week, we want to welcome all of the new listeners that joined us last month and for this show. We are happy that you have all joined us for our sarcastic, belligerence fueled weekly rants.

My apologies to all that listen this week, Frank's microphone was a tiny bit little louder than Chris'.

This week, the topics that we discuss are Edward M. Kennedy, health care reform, the second amendment, AR-15s, Scarface and the surrounding culture, True Blood, Mad Men, Weeds, overused "quotable" movie lines, hyper-awareness, the Secret Service, Bert Stead, Christopher Broughton, The Faithful World Baptist Church and how it is missing the message of the Bible and it's leader, Pastor Steven Anderson.

We have received our first anonymous e-mail! Someone wrote in and wanted to tell us a story about their problems with the insurance industry, but wants to avoid any problems.

Music this week is from:

Scatterbrain - "Dude, Don't Call Me Dude"

Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Trust in Me"

Powerman 5000 - "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Rage Against the Machine - "Voice of the Voiceless"

Dropkick Murphys - "Your Spirit's Alive"

Dropkick Murphys - "State of Massachusetts”

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Episode Fifty Four: "You have exactly eight hours and fifty-four minutes to think about why you're here."

This week's show is in overdrive! We managed to do a two hour show in an hour and a half!

Topics discussed include, Nazi hunting, Legos, weird rain patterns, the Influence of the church on the inner workings of Brazil, 75 to 80 votes to pass health care reform, tolerance, the terror alert scale, Barney Frank, "I want my country back," why tolerance is not such a good word to use, True Blood, Weeds, some older movies, and of course, listener feedback.

By the way, what I said was going to be on the end of the show, is not at the end of the show. It's actually something else, but it's just as funny.

Music this week is from:
Guano Apes - "Open Your Eyes"
Dethklok - "Fansong"
Metallica - "Through the Never"
Jane's Addiction - "No One is Leaving (live)"

Here's the link that Luke sent for the show "Dead Set"

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Episode Fifty Three:

Show notes... show notes... what did we talk about last night?

Well, at any rate, welcome to episode fifty three: "Better selling than Fifty-Three More Things to do in Zero Gravity."

In this show, I believe we discuss, among other things, some announcements and congratulations, crazy people, people with automatic weapons at a Presidential speech (same thing really,) illogical extremes, getting something for nothing, Texas and the Bible, Mexico and "crime," District 9 (with no spoilers,) True Blood (with lots of spoilers,) Ponyo, Bandslam, Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, why Showcase doesn't care about it's customers, and of course voice mail.

Music this week is from:
The Dead Milkmen - "I Walk the Thinnest Line"
Anthrax - "Got the Time"
Dethklok - "Awaken"
The Ventures - "Walk Don't Run"
Less than Jake - "Just Like Frank"
and Killer Dwarfs - "We Stand Alone"

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Until next week!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Episode Fifty Two

In this massive episode, we talk about John Hughes, and the impact he had on our lives. After that, we discuss some recently seen movies and shows, followed by current events and some non sequitur stuff as well.

We open the show with the trailer for "Some Kind of Wonderful," and fill the breaks with music from Hughes' films.

"If You Leave" - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
"Pretty in Pink" - The Psychedelic Furs
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" - Simple Minds
"Oh Yeah" - Yello
"Weird Science" - Oingo Boingo

Thanks to all of our new listeners and all of the mail we have received. We are fast approaching our 1 year anniversary and you have all helped make the show what it is today!

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Below, are the quotes that I found regarding John Hughes.

Molly Ringwald: "I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death of John Hughes. He was and will always be such an important part of my life. He will be missed – by me and by everyone that he has touched. My heart and all my thoughts are with his family now."

Macauley Culkin: "I was a fan of both his work and a fan of him as a person. The world has lost not only a quintessential filmmaker whose influence will be felt for generations, but a great and decent man."

Matthew Broderick: "I am truly shocked and saddened by the news about my old friend John Hughes. He was a wonderful, very talented guy and my heart goes out to his family."

Steve Martin: "I asked John how long it took to write 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles,' he said, 'I wrote it over the weekend.' The weekend. That shows you what he was able to do."

Judd Apatow: "I feel like a part of my childhood has died. Nobody made me laugh harder or more often than John Hughes."

Roger Ebert: "His films helped establish an international notion of ordinary American teenagers, and he was as popular abroad as at home. Once when I was visiting the largest movie theater in Calcutta, I asked if 'Star Wars' had been their most successful American film. No, I was told, it was 'Baby's Day Out,' a Hughes comedy about a baby wandering through a big city, which played for more than a year."

Kelly LeBrock: "He was always the biggest kid in the room. He was always running around with high top sneakers with no laces in them because he didn't want to trip on his laces because he'd never tie them. He was just one of the boys and everybody loved being around him. He was a wonderful human being to work with. I loved him like crazy."

Bill Paxton: "He took a tremendous chance on me. Like Orson Welles, he was a boy wonder, a director's director, a writer's writer, a filmmaker's filmmaker. He was one of the giants."

Ben Stein: "He was a wonderful man, a genius, a poet. I don't think anyone has come close to him as being the poet of the youth of America in the postwar period. He was to them what Shakespeare was to the Elizabethan Age."

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Episode Fifty One: "Look at you: member of the honor roll, assistant to the assistant manager of the movie theater."

This is Episode Fifty One.

In this episode we explore a wide range of topic again, including: Dumbledore's Death, Cash for Clunkers, falling asleep when driving, True Blood, health care reform, Nazi Germany (briefly,) Two Married Geeks, running out of gas, jerks in movie theaters, Outside The Cinema, and much much more!

Music this week is from:
Type O Negative - "Summer Breeze"
AC/DC - "Heatseeker"
Powerman 5000 - "Walking Disaster"
Rob Zombie - "Two-Lane Blacktop"
Killer Dwarfs - "We Stand Alone"

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Talk to you next week!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Episode Fifty: "Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were fifty."

We have arrived at episode number Fifty! We have recorded (for better or worse) fifty episodes in forty four weeks. Not all of them were good, but then again what really is?

In this episode we cover some hot button topics, such as: Barack Obama's birth certificate, people that fall in love with 2-D animated characters, the upcoming robot revolution, ("Kill all humans!") We also debate the (surprising) outrage with Hogwart's students drinking on screen, then we cap it off with a conversation about the health care reform.

Music this week is by:
Scum of the Earth - "Pornstar Champion"
Joe Satriani - "Surfing with the Alien"
45 Grave - "Partytime (zombie version)"
The Dead Milkmen - "The Thing That Only Eats Hippies"

Thanks everyone, we have hit a milestone episode number and we are at an all time high for downloads! I can't thank you enough for your support! If you keep listening, we'll keep recording!
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(I can't remember his screen name!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Are You Serious? Episode Forty Nine

Another week, another show!

This is Are You Serious? Episode Forty Nine: "Wait, I don't get it... If he's the first of his kind, how can he be pregnant? Doesn't he need a mate?"

In this week episode, we discuss HIV/AIDS, Summer Hours, Mark Sanford (again,) Sarah Palin and ethics violations (again,) Young Einstein, Revenge of the Nerds II, Star Wars (big surprise,) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, proper scheduling versus show times, LEGO porn, Supercop (a.k.a. Police Story 3,) I Love You, Beth Cooper, Polish people not helping their own stereotype, CCR-5 Delta-32, Californiacation and much more.

Add to that some great voicemails and you have a show!

Music this week is from:
Queen - "Don't Stop Me Now."
Material Issue and Liz Phair - "Tra la la Song (One Banana, Two Banana)"
The Stray Cats - "(She's) Sexy + 17"
Bad Religion - "American Jesus (live)"

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Episode Forty Eight: "Sectum Sempra!"

Hello everyone, welcome to a special episode of "Are You Serious?"

In this episode I am joined by my wife, El as we discuss the new movie, "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince." We attempt to compare the book to the movie and determine if anything that was left out should have been fit in. We also discuss how the series has progressed, in story, tone, look, feel and technologically behind the scenes.

As you would expect, Harry Potter is not all that we discuss in the course of the show, but, be warned... if you don't want the movie spoiled, DO NOT LISTEN!

Music in this episode is from:
The Misfits - "Witch Hunt"
Rob Zombie - "The One"
Killer Dwarfs - "We Stand Alone"

Thanks for listening everyone! We'll see you next week!