Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Episode One Hundred Twenty Four

This episode marks the last show we will put out in 2010. We mark this year-end milestone by... doing the exact same thing we do every week. Talk about some recently seen things; Black Swan, 8: A Mormon Proposition, Nightmares in Red, White and Blue, Police Academy 2 through 5 and some more random stuff.

From there, we move into news stories. Pedophile priests, Sarah Palin, word of the year, 50 proof God does not exist and Saturday hate mail from the Daily Kos all work their way into the conversation.
We talk a bit about winter weather, overprotective parents and restrooms, closing during snow emergencies, how poorly Cambridge cleared their sidewalks (today, they were fine, but yesterday...) and pretty much any random thought that popped into our heads. Like, iPhones, and what Chris really hates about Star Wars.

Stay tuned after the closing music for a real infomercial and a reply from Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth of Futurama fame.

Music this week is from:
Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious? Theme V.1"
The Art Of War - "Enlightened"
Social Distortion - "Ghost Town Blues"
Alice Cooper - "Elected"
Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Episode One Hundred Twenty Three

This week, we have a very special episode for you. We talk a bit about movies and T.V. then we move to listener submitted news stories. These range from a man who wrote a "how-to" guide to pedophilia, the GOP blocking the child marriage prevention act, comedian Sarah Palin making fun of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, Karl Rove predicts Obama's second term, then a racist hate group is planning on boycotting "Thor" because Idris Elba is a *gasp* black man!

Then, we have a special treat for you: all of Reverend Scott's segments, back to back! This is all without us talking over him. Sit back and enjoy.

Music this week is from:
Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious Theme v.1"
Davey Allen and the Arrows - "Jingle Bells"
The Ramones - "Merry Christmas (I Don't want to Fight)"
Kermit the Frog and the Muppets - "One More Sleep 'Till Christmas"

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Episode One Hundred Twenty Two

In this episode, I am joined by a special co-host, due to Frank's and my schedule being incompatible.
We discuss the Christmas episodes of Community, Glee, 30 Rock, and the Office, then we move in to a season wrap up of The Walking Dead and the most recent Big Bang Theory.

From there, we talk about bullying and how we think we can have our kids avoid it while not becoming bullys in the process. Then, we check out some interesting and sometimes terrible news stories.

We end with a little bit of typical ranting followed by some great feedback.

Music this week is from:
Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious Theme V.1"
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24"
Bad religion - "Ad Hominem"
Faith No More - "I won't Forget You"
Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Episode One Hundred Twenty One


This week, we delve into Frank's vicious hatred for winter and the cold. Why flushing baby wipes is a really bad idea and how to fix that mess. Then we move into familiar territory. A recap of the Thursday night shows and some recently seen movies including "The Social Network." Then we move on to segment two.

We have some listener submittes stories and articles that are really interesting. Thanks for suggesting them everybody! Then we talk a little about "The Ark Encounter" in of all places, Kentucky, near "The Creation Museum." We answer a youtube video entitled "5 questions every intelligent atheist must answer." Hosestly, they weren't that hard to answer. We talk about a man that stockpiled weapons and REALLY listens to Glenn Beck. Then we talk about blowing things out of proportion with a Barbie doll that contains a camera.

There are some more surprises and fun stuff in store for you. Make sure you listen through to the end. There is a great clip (it's a bit long, but worth it.)

Music this week is from:
Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious Theme V.1"
AC/DC - "Mistress For Christmas"
After the Fire - "Der Kommissar"
The Ducky Boys - "Boston, USA"
Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Episode One Hundred Twenty

This week, we were going to do a shorter show, because we didn't think that there was that much to talk about. Boy, were we wrong. We start by talking about Christmas and gift giving. From there, we move into what we've recently seen. Modern Family, Despicable Me, and a bunch of other things are discussed.

Next, we talk about some passages from "The Atheist Bible." The title is a misnomer, as it contains the New Testament with a copious amount of bull si*t from Ray "Way of the Master" Comfort. We specifically address his chapter, "The Ten Most Common Mistakes Atheists Make." From there, we move on to a whole bunch of quick hit news stories. Muslims want to execute a Christina woman, Bo Burmham sings a wonderfully dense and elaborate song, Fox cites The Onion as a credible source and many other crazy stories.

The most important segment of the show is reserved for some audio from a great man that we lost this week. Irvin Kershner, director of "The Empire Strikes Back," died at the age of 87. He once said, "I think it went beyond 'Star Wars'. You had some humor, you got to know the characters a little better. I saw it as the second movement in an opera. That's why I wanted some of the things slower. And it ends in a way that you can't wait to see or to hear the vivace, the allegretto. I didn't have a climax at the end. I had an emotional climax."

Music this week is from:
Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious Theme V.1"
Daft Punk - "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"
The Art of War - "I'll Take You There"
Letters to Cleo - "Rim Shak"
Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Episode One Hundred Nineteen

     This week, Frank has caught up on "The Walking Dead." Almost, he still needs to see the most recent episode. We also discuss the newest Harry Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One." We also discuss some of the more recent episodes of Glee, Modern Family, 30 Rock, Community and some others.

     In the second segment, we talk about a little girl named Katie and the problems she has been having at school, all because of something she really likes. Read the full story here and read what has happened since her story had been told.

     From there, we talk about some recent developments in the Catholic Church and some other locations of incredible bad judgment. We also talk a bit about a new GOP house member that wants his free government health insurance NOW! And, don't forget about Governor Jan Brewer and her new Arizona death panels for the poor on state insurance.

Music this week is from:
Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious Theme V.1"
Guns N Roses - "Paradise City"
Bad Religion - "Don't Pray on Me"
Faith No More - "Epic (live)"
Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Episode One Hundred Eighteen

This week, we have a huge number of topics that we jump through. Starting with T.V. and movies, we talk about The Big Bang, 30 Rock, Community, Outsourced and a whole host of others.

From there, we move into some other areas. Things like, two different priests in two different countries in trouble for two different types of pornography. George W. Bush’s memoir and how he just might be attempting to re-write history with the publicity tour.

We also talk about C.E.R.N and colliding lead particles, Cindy McCain’s recent PSA for the NOH8 campaign and her very quick backtracking just a couple of days after it aired. In keeping with that theme, we also talk about a girl that was kicked out of school in Oklahoma for her orientation. If that wasn’t enough homophobia and hate, we follow it up with more hate mail from and Richard Dawkins.

Before we get to our fantastic voice mail this week, we play a spot for our friends Matt and Liz. They are trying to win a dream wedding, and you can help!

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Music this week is from
Chris Bricklemyer – “Are You Serious Theme V.1”
The 88 – “At Least It Was Here”
The Art of War – “Wish I’d Been There”
Sex Bob-omb – “We Are Sex Bob-omb”
Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

This week, we return to our normal set-up. We start the show off with Chris talking about his trip to Las Vegas. Everything from toner cartridge bombs being found while his family was in-flight to Vegas, to the casino floors and the people there to dinner at "The Strip House." Warning - Chris may actually get a tiny bit snobbish in this segment!

Next up, we talk about all the stuff that was on T.V. while we were off. 30 Rock, Outsourced, Raising Hope, Community, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory and just a little bit about The Walking Dead. We also talk about Megamind and Scott Pilgrim Versus the World.

From there, we delve into a bit of current events. Things like the GOP taking back the house and their plan (or lack thereof) is discussed. Chris reads an editorial from a Hawaiian newspaper and then we move on to absolutely great listener feedback.

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The question for this week is simple: What is the next series of movies that you want us to cover? Head over to and make sure to get your choice on the list.

Music this week is from:
Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious? Theme V.1"
David Holmes - "Reuben's In" (I think)
P!nk - "Raise Your Glass"
The Art of War - "Crave"
Concerte Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Episode One Hundred Sixteen

This week, since Chris is away in Las Vegas, we have another Star Wars themed episode. Since we covered the original trilogy already, we thought it was only fair to cover the prequel trilogy.

Music this week is all from John Williams.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Episode One Hundred Fifteen

his week on Are You Serious? we talk about 30 Rock, Big Bang, The Office and a bunch of other T.V.

We touch on politics and religion as usual, but we spend an unholy amount of time exploring the "Creation Museum" website and planning a trip there for the show. Will it happen? It's up to you!

I hope they sell T-shirts like this in the gift shop.

This is an actual exhibit in the "Creation Museum."

I missed one email and one voice mail, but we get them next week! Sorry guys!

Music this week is from:

Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious Theme V.1"

Red Elvises - "Drinking With Jesus"

The Art of War - "Crave"

Zombina and the Skeletons - "Janie's Got a Dissolvo Ray"

Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Episode One Hundred Fourteen

In this episode, we start off talking about the convention that Chris worked last weekend for Outside the Cinema, Rock and Shock. Many celebrities were met, including George Romero and Judah Freelander.

From there, we move into what is usually our first segment. We talk about Glee, 30 Rock, Community, Outsourced, Big Bang and all the other usual shows. We talk about what we think will be the catalyst for Steve Carell's character to leave the show. After all, doesn't the guy deserve a good break finally?

After that, we move into some of the more ridiculous people that are running for office this year. People like Carl Paladino and Christine O'Donnell. These are people that will outlaw abortion, even in the case of rape or incest, remove amendments from the Constitution, and know nothing about how what they say will affect people in the long run. Be afraid, be very afraid and don't vote for them.

We have what is most likely the best voice mail ever and then we end the show.

Music this week is from:
Chris Bricklemyer - Are You Serious? Theme V.1"
The Art of War - "A Small Victory"
The Art of War - "Stop!!"
The Art of War - "More of Me"
Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"
Bo Burnham - "Art is Dead"

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Episode One Hundred Thirteen

In this episode we discuss 30 Rock, The Office and Outsourced. Frank saw "The Town," and we discuss local landmarks as well as how the film actually was. Then, through some weird alignment of the stars, Glee, Modern Family and Community shared some common themes that relate to topics we often cover on the show. It was really weird, three shows on three different networks in the same week touch on the same topic.

Then, we discuss Carl Paladino. On "National Coming Out Day," Carl Paladino decides to comment on his opponent's decision to march in a gay pride parade. Then he goes on to say even more disgusting things about the community. We listen to a bit of Keith Olbermann and his description of the events, complete with audio of Paladino saying the hateful comments.

Since last week's hate mail was so funny, we decided to check out the Daily Kos best of last year's hate mail. It's not as funny as some of the other ones, but still the hate is pretty palpable. We finish up with listener feedback and that's the show!

Music this week is from
Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious? Theme V.1"
The Art of War - "The Wrong Way"
The Art of War - "System Overload"
The Art of War - "War Machine"
Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Episode One Hundred Twelve

This episode is one for the books. On a whim, I thought it would be funny to read some of the hate mail that the Daily Kos posted the other day. Well, that turned into one of the best segments we have had in a long time. Be warned, there is a lot of hate speech in this segment, but none of it came from the hosts. They are reading actual letters from real people.

But first, we talk about what we've watched lately. Modern Family, 30 Rock, Glee, et al, get quick mentions in a segment that is still pretty long. Frank talks about "The Social Network," and Chris talks a little about the "Last Airbender" flick from Shamalan.

From there, we pull up some news stories and discuss those for a bit. Then we move into the hate mail for the Daily Kos.

There's not much else to say, except, it's foul, hateful mean spirited, There’s one part Chris wouldn't read and words never used on the show are said. Multiple times.

Music this week is from:

Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious Theme V.1"

Bad Religion - "Won't Somebody"

Bad Religion - "Devil in Stitches"

Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

The Dickies - "Fan Mail"

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Episode One Hundred Eleven

Episode One Hundred Eleven: "It is 555 feet above the ground and 111 feet below the ground. 555 plus 111 is 666. 6-6-6, Poppy. 6-6-6"

In this week's episode, due to popular demand, we return to the norm. Entertainment, religion and politics.

In the first segment, we discuss a few new shows, including Raising Hope and Blue Bloods. Then we recap the season premiers for The Big Bang Theory, Glee, 30 Rock, The Office, Community,Modern Family and Outsourced. We try to keep it short, but there was a lot to cover.

Next, we move back into familiar territory. You see, not that long ago, Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) decided that he should visit the U.K. There was a huge outcry from the populace and many declared he should not visit at all. We discuss some of the issues that people have with the current leader of the religion. Then we get into some of the things he said during the visit and we discuss an experts rebuttal.

After that, we talk about the differences in the political parties and offer up some possible ways to improve how the government operates and how it doesn't.

Music this week is from

Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious Theme V.1"

Soundgarden - "Jesus Christ Pose"

Jesus Jones - "Trust Me"

Camper Van Beethoven - "When I Win the Lottery"

Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Holonet Entertainment: The Clone Wars Commentary

Holonet Entertainment: The Clone Wars Episodes 301 and 302

Hello and welcome to the first in a series of stand alone episodes dedicated to season 3 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In our first episode, we have commentary for the season premiere episodes, "Clone Cadets" and "ARC Troopers." These episodes are bookends to the season one episode "Rookies" which featuring the "shiny' cadets of Domino squadron during their last days manning a Rishi outpost listening station. We get to see the clones struggling to work as a team to pass their final test and then working together, defending their home world of Kamino during a Separatist attack led by both General Grievous and Asajj Ventress.

We hope you enjoy our commentary.

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