Saturday, January 29, 2011

Episode One Hundred Twenty Eight

 This week, we start off with just Chris updating you on the news that does and doesn't matter. The reason that Chris is all alone is, Frank's wife delivered the baby! Listen to the show for all the details. We talk about Rush Limbaugh and the fact that he doesn't know not to insultingly imitate spoken Chinese. We recall the tragedy of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion of 1986. Do you remember anyone else on that flight besides Christa McAuliffe? Didn't think so. We take a few minutes and tell you who else was on the doomed shuttle. From there, we have a few more stories then we take our first break.

After the break, we are joined by my wife, Ellen and we talk first about a subject our friend Jorge was discussing. What would improve students performance in school? Gender segregation and uniforms were two of his ideas, and we throw a few more suggestions into the mix.

Next, we re-cap some of the most recent things that we watched, running the gamut from "The Backyardigans," to "Primeval." We discuss the turn 30 Rock had taken toward the absurd as well as the direction Parks and Recreation and Community are going. Somehow, Chris manages to compare religion to Taco Bell, and Ellen almost spills where she works. All in all, it was a fun show to record.

Our last segment focuses on listener feedback and a challenge has been extended to the Are You Serious? Podcast. Will they take up the challenge? Tune in next week and see.

Music this week is from:

Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious? Theme V1"

Huey Lewis and the News - "Doing It All For My Baby"

Alice Cooper - "Billion Dollar Babies"

Dick Dale - "Surf Beat"

Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Episode One Hundred Twenty Seven

In this episode, we get caught up on listener feedback that booted by gmail's spam filter. But, that's at the end of the show. Before that, we talk about some movies that Frank has seen, some television that we have both watched and other nonsense.

After that, we talk about the Hollywood Foreign Press and Ricky Gervais, Mrs. Giffords remarkable recovery, a pretty solid reason why Pope John Paul II shouldn't become a saint, Rob Lowe on Funny or Die and a whole bunch of unrelated stuff. This week's show is pretty random so I won't bother with a full outline. It would ruin the fun!

Music this week is from:
Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious Theme V.1"
Dethklok - "Go Into the Water"
Frank and Moon Unit Zappa - "Valley Girl"
The Bloodhound Gang - "Kiss Me Where it Smells Funny""
Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Episode One Hundred Twenty Six

 This week, we start episode 126 discussing some shows and movies that we have watched. We talk about how "V" has actually become better, while still being slightly above mediocre. Perhaps they learned a lesson from the failure of "Caprica." Frank discusses a bit about Caddyshack, and we talk a little about Modern Family. Also, Chris has a new sonic screwdriver, and he doesn't put it down the entire show.

Since we were hit with another snowstorm, in fact it's what some people called a "snowbomb," Frank discusses exactly why he hates the winter and what he would like to do to remedy the situation.
In our second segment, we get into what a lot of you are expecting we get to; the Arizona shooting. There are a lot of things said, some out of anger, some speculative, some good natured calling out, and some devil's advocate. Gun regulation, responses, blame placing and national discourse are all discussed.

Of course, we aren't going to leave you all angry without a way to vent. We end the show with some nonsense and weirdness from the net and our voice mail. The crowning achievement is an entry in our "radio series." With a guest writer, star and foley artist, we humbly present "Scenes the way they should have happened!"

Music this week is from"
Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious Theme V.1"
David Lee Roth - "Just Like Paradise"
The Art of War - "Fight Another Day"
Motley Crue - "Running with the Devil"
Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Episode One Hundred Twenty Five

This week, we talk about a few movies that we saw. Tron Legacy, Yogi Bear and The Other Guys to name a few. We don't linger on that too much, because we then move on to listener submitted news stories.

From Palin clubbing a dog (is that a real story?) to Michael Steele citing Tolstoy but quoting Dickens, out loyal fans dredge up some of the dumbest things that happened recently and present them to us for dissection. We then take a couple of turns on Mental Floss' Amazing Fact Generator. It should be fun.

Tucked in the middle of all this is a funny re-scripting of the conversation that Luke, Han and Ben had upon their exit from hyperspace headed toward Alderaan. We make this sort of like a live radio play, complete with music and sound effects. We hop you enjoy it!

And, what show would be complete without Reverand Scott's voice mail? Well... we shall see. We recorded early and I'm not going to say if he got it to us in time.

Music this week is from:
Chris Bricklemyer - "Are You Serious? Theme V.1"
Daft Punk - "Recognizer"
John Williams - "Trash Compactor"
Alan Silvestri - "The Future"
Concrete Blonde - "Everybody Knows"

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