Thursday, May 27, 2010

Episode Ninety Three

Episode Ninety Three: The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Geek Out!

In this special themed episode of Are You Serious, in honor of the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, we discuss, in detail the original Star Wars trilogy and it's impact on our lives. From idea to finished product, we take a look at behind the scenes stories, trivia and the inspiration for the films. With a running time of just over three hours, this show devotes a segment to each film. We also received a lot of great feedback in regard to Star Wars memories from our listeners.

The original trilogy has had an noticeable impact and lasting effect on virtually every aspect of pop culture, from gaming, to literature, comic books, toys, art and music, fashion and charity drives.

Rarely does a day go by without some Star Wars reference said on television, radio or in the movies. Truly, it is a cultural phenomenon and we attempt to pay tribute to that. In our own unique way.

All music this week is from the original trilogy.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Episode Ninety Two

In this episode, we discuss the shows that unfortunately are coming to a season end soon. 30 Rock, Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office and Lost. The talk about Lost is a little more involved this time around, so be warned.

Iron Man 2 is discussed with spoiler detail and even more Black Widow drooling. Talk about the direction the films are going in, favorite scenes, Black Widow's "kung-fu" and Sam Jackson's role are all discussed including a spoiler regarding the after the credits scene.

The next episode will be our special Star Wars episode, celebrating the 30th anniversary of "The Empire Strikes Back," but in reality, it will be all things Star Wars.

Do you have any special memories of the original trilogy? Did seeing the movies influence you in any way? Contact the show and let us know!

Music this week is from:
The Meat Puppets - "Attacked By Monsters"
Faith No More - "From Out of Nowhere"
The J. Giles Band - " Freeze Frame"
Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"
Leonard Cohen - "Everybody Knows"

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Episode Ninety One

Hello everyone, welcome back to Are You Serious!

This week we delve into some T.V. with Lost, 30 Rock, the Office, Community, Glee, Parks and Recreation and Modern Family. Next, we tackle some movies including, The Square, Iron Man 2 and a few others.

Have you ever heard of "unschooling?" Neither had Frank. We explore the idea of homeschooling without structure. Then, we talk about a Bishop that thinks kids become "spontaneously" gay. Ummm... sure. After that, we discuss the fact that one of the biggest homophobes was recently outed as a full on homosexual. Yep. it's true, complete with a young male escort.

We have some pretty good voice mail that leads to some more good conversation.

Music this week is from:

Warlock - "Burning the Witches"

Alice Cooper - "Elected"

Bad Religion - "New America"

Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

Leonard Cohen - "Everybody Knows"

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Episode Ninety

In this episode, we discuss the season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars in detail. How did the last three episodes do in expanding Boba Fett's reputation and back story? Was it too much to show him, or does it lay the groundwork for live action series? There is an argument made that giving a sympathetic back story to a character decreases his infamy. That is discussed, but is it resolved?

Next, the rest of the shows normally covered are discussed, Modern Family, The Office, Parks and Recreations, Community, Glee and 30 Rock.

The theft of the iPhone prototype is discussed and the possibility of Apple overstepping their bounds by going after gizmodo even after the phone was returned. This leads to a spirited debate between Frank and Chris, each taking the opposite side of the argument. In the same segment, some doofus claims that rated R movies leads to alcohol consumption in teens. Can you guess where that goes?

The Times Square attempted bombing is discussed and feedback is answered. That's a show.

Music this week is from:

Love and Rockets - "So Alive"

Anthrax - "I'm the Man"

Faith No More - "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies"

Electric Six - "I Don't Like You"

Leonard Cohen - "Everybody Knows"

Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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