Episode 38 kicks off with a bang… or rather, a choo-choo. Same thing, right? No tech probs occur, as the regular recording schedule kicks into high gear. Jonathan recounts his Ghostbusters in the theatre experience, and the guys talk directors’ cuts. Ryan gives a thorough review of his credit history, and all things “credit” are discussed, including: identity theft, how to get bad credit, and credit score algorithms. Jonathan name drops his friend Corey, and friend-of-the-show Jesse. Our guest for the next show, Erin Barnes, is discussed, which leads to discussions on international marital statuses. Ryan talks shop on his MacBookPro… literally. He moves on to customer service chatter. (In English, not Hindi). The guys mourn the loss of Steve Jobs, and Ryan hides his tears. Jonathan celebrates the brilliance that is biographer, author, and genius Walter Isaacson. The bandwagon fills, and the new iPhone 4s is discussed. Ryan fills the proletariat in on hardware-hacking the iPhone 4. Arby’s coupons: the enemy of vegetarians everywhere. Ryan divulges that he uses the services of a personal chef. No wonder his credit is bad. Renting furniture: For idiots, or for morons? There’s a warrant out for Ryan’s arrest (SRSLY)… and legal remedies are pondered. The Quidditch World Cup gets underway in NYC. Spontaneous human combustion goes down in Ireland, real haunted happenings in a fake haunted house, and the smell of carcass in the morning. Jonathan previews an upcoming special topic involving “psychologically impacted” properties. Ryan gives his fail-safe gambling strategy, and admits to fraud. The guys wrap it up, and noone gets pregnant! Go forth, and listen…
Annnnnd we’re back! The boys are back in town. At least for a few minutes… then they are back permanently. Did the guys kill Gaddafi? Proletariat concerns as to The Aristocracy’s health, are put to rest. The prolonged absence is explained. The guys give tips on job security, and dole out tips on keeping a job and getting a raise. Different strokes for different folks. On the job attire gets discussed, and Ryan dishes on his new Shaolin monastery style work environment. What did the guys do for Halloween? Find out! As they dish some solid recaps from All Hallows Eve. Jonathan was financially raped at VooDoo Fest, and has to endure his own terror involving emo-music and Mick Jagger knock-offs. Songs written according to templates are bad, headliners playing their greatest hits at concerts is good. Jonathan takes a break to eat some of Ryan’s daughters candy, to solidify his place in Hell. Creative Halloween costumes on a budget, and Jonathan struggles with latex (nothing new there). The Noid, Max Headroom, and other 80’s pop-culture icons. The guys discuss some scary movies including In The Mouth of Madness, and Meghan is Missing. What makes a horror movie, blood and guts or psychological terror? Ryan recounts a terrifying Emergency Room visit, and the guys send us out. 37 is in the books!
All new: all old news! Obama in the White House and a satellite fell to Earth. Q & A with NASA representative, Dr. Bell. Onto climate debates and the increasing polarizing state of politics with Fox News tipping the scales. Do your part with a home solar kit: now almost affordable!
Mental visual recordings: now with 1000% more creepiness. Scientists can now image visuals the brain thinks about. Seriously. Seriously awesome. Kid has ghost meeting with unknown dead sibling. We wax on about the afterlife, spirits and some paranormal goodness. Wow, more creepy / awesomeness. Nic Cage, the vampire. Dark Shadows, the movie is underway and promisingly good Tim Burton fodder. We end with an aggressive campaign for you infecting your loved ones with us.
Ryan pays for it and recounts former girlfriends, disparagingly young in this case. this leads into a chat about relationship age ranges. Jonathan does not want to have sex with Ryan’s wife with his compliments of her comeliness, we talk dolling up for going out. Speaking of snazzing out: Blue Light Special, fedoras on fire sale at a closing K-Mart near you! Hats beget the need for what? Hat racks, of course. Jonathan schools Ryan on this thing called football and New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason inspires us beyond ourselves. The wisdom of the ages, put on your oxygen tank, because this session is about to get deep.
The new Modern Library addition about historical awesomeness of the Civil War, virtual monkeys are actually scripting Shakespeare in between flinging virtual poo. R.E.M. is breaking up (or would it be waking up, if your R.E.M. ceases?). Hipster whose only creation is criticism, doubt, and neckbeards preemptively blame Lana Del Rey for selling out. Neil Patrick Harris enjoys being a ‘sell out’, ‘whore’, and probably a couple of cool cars and a nice career he can be proud of. Lessons of compromising your voice to tune into the ears of an audience. Cajun Mikes featuring the most awesome sandwich board in New Orleans. Happy B-Day, Jim Henson.
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Bumper Music: “The Man Who Played God” w/Suzanne Vega from the album Dark Night of the Soul by Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse.
Note: The Simpson’s episode Ryan referenced was “Last Exit To Springfield” from The Simpson’s Season 4. Available from Amazon.com below.
Winter is coming, yo. Ryan: the resident patient with wife in nursing school and the horror of old men pee pees and granny vajays. We welcome some special drop-in bonus guests! The brother Maurer, Sean and Matt; long time friends of Jonathan and Ryan drop in the studio for some round table nerd talk including Les Miserables on the big screen, nerdish tragedies with some passing ons: DJ Mehdi scratching on in the great here after, Charles Hickson of famed UFO abduction in Pascagoula, Mississippi in 1973 abducted for good by God. Relent and join Skynet, hasten the Terminator apocalypse, some cool pics of Saturn and Skynet blows us off the air.
Jonathan endorses Ford trucks, Edison shops CosCo, and Ryan shops the Lesbitarian isle of the grocery store. Bananas Foster in Florida = sacrilege and just punishment. Surprise: celebrity endorsed frozen foods suck more than varieties not spun off of a T.V. personality. Gordon Ramsay’s dwarf porn double survives badger suicide attempt.
Winter is Coining ~ Game of Publications: George R. R. Martin is the sole ruler to turn a profit from old-fashioned ‘books’ made from reformed, pulverized tree fibers. Splitting digital and analog: Netflix spins off it’s more-analog DVD service into Qwikster. J.D. Salinger’s nude cell phone pics! Playstation has users agree to limit their legal options. Nerding out on WoT and Saints.
Freemason patter with Ryan. Losing My Religion: Lucas nails his begotten to a cross… again. People who should’ve pulled a James Dean and died young. Jonathan looks forward to Voodoo Fest and Ryan rains on his parade. Ill-thought out actions of honor assertion, leads to unnatural deaths in dumb white people. Ryan relates a story where dismal lack of honor is eclipsed by driving sense of self preservation and wussdom. Nerd Chef: cooking up some good stuff. Nibiru vs. Elenin; not to be confused with the Vulcan characters from S02E9 of ST:TNG. “Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky…”: celestial bling. List of Lists.
Bumper credit: Rick Ross’s Free Mason from ‘Teflon Don’