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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