Weiner in the news, how Republicans seem to deal with scandals more efficiently, and when is adultery compromising to a political figure. Ryan plays devil’s advocate showing by extension of a politician’s disregard of a marriage contract, what other expectations might they toss aside. Jonathan points out all people are fallible and we shouldn’t hold politicians to unrealistically higher standards by assuming that none of them will ever be unfaithful in a marriage. Jonathan spins out into how choosing a representative is somewhat like trying to luck out on a dating service. They boys talk briefly about the next elections, Jonathan sides with hope in the intelligence of the majority Americans not to pick a Repub nominee like Palin just to get Obama out, while Ryan is more pessimistic and totally thinks America by large will blame Obama for the current economic and unemployment situations and get just about anybody different in the White House for the sake of jumping a perceivably sinking ship. Coullier Co, Florida: Couple forecloses on a Bank of America brach that owed them court-ruled compensation with help of the local Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk’s deputies who foreclosed on the bank as compensation. Within an hour, the bank pays the couple out. You should write Sheriff Rambosk at email@example.com and say ‘Nerd Up, Sheriff!’ Ryan draws the obvious analogy that corporations are like Jawa sandcrawlers.
We take a musical break with the remix to Martin Solveig and Drgonette’s ‘I just came to say hello’ and jump back with observations about the video embedded below. We review the scene depicted in the remix comparing hole-in-the-wall bars in Los Angeles vs. New Orleans; the main differences seeming to be price of libations, cleanliness, attractiveness of people and the hipster-douche-bag ratio. Internet runs out of addresses, fires up a new book to write in: IPv4 to IPv6. Fly the greedy skies: Delta shows their appreciation for our service people by charging them out the butt-hole when returning from duty abroad. Silver lining as Delta gets their just deserts in a deluge of people reacting negatively as soldiers reach out to social media to vent their frustrations. Jonathan shares a tale of being burned by Delta which lead him to trust a stranger and hit the road giving the bird to the big metal birds. Ryan draws in a story of another fellow using social media to leverage power in his favor in securing his stolen MacBook Pro. Jonathan brings up concerns on the evil misuses of security programs installed on computers to spy on innocents and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s view that we’ll be the playthings of machines in the future. The machines are already controlling us: a child withers away while mother levels up on World of Warcraft. New WiiU portable game system announce at E3 used PS3 and Xbox footage superimposed on WiiU to demonstrate what their system will be capable of. Lulzsec still douches, Sony still being hacked, Apple’s WWDC top points. Jonathan discovers some things about the Mac platform that Ryan is more than happy to expound upon; Ryan recommends free media player VideoLAN Converter (VLC) for Mac Windows, Linux, and many other platforms available at link below post. Steve Jobs wants to build a futuristic spaceship disc apple headquarters in Cupertino: awesome. Speaking of close encounters: Steven Spielberg flicks! A new Indiana Jones hinted at, upcoming Super 8, George Lucas is a horrible man. Wrap up with list of lists: top films, music, june movies to come and Nerding Out with Ryan finishing off Borderlands, Jonathan on Ken Burns documentary series about the civil war and its memorable theme, ‘Ashokan Farewell’.
We roll out off-the-cuff with some missed callings, top three things we think we would’ve been appropriate at from fighting in the American Revolution, to investing in stocks, to being a Nazi, a porn star and more ill-chosen fun. Speaking of stocks: Nerd tip of the month: Groupon’s IPO, grab it when it hits the shelves – Google thought they were worth 6-something BILLION, so that’s a good indicator they’re on to something good, no? Mac crash, trojan horse, Chinese kidney for iPad and Jonathan calls Ryan’s goose-stepping support for Apple out. Datacaps from Internet Service Providers loom in the shadows ahead as Netflix is cutting into their pie (your delicious wallet) sending Ryan into his crazy inner voice of psycho doom. Speaking of crazy inner voices of psycho doom: Floridian shoots the hell out of a store for being out of crawfish. Yes: crawfish. NEWS FLASH: Sara Palin says something flipping retarded and Ryan breaks down the misunderstood natural eloquence that Miss Maverick embodies in spite of being assailed by the lame-stream media and lame-stream history books and lame-stream science books.
How about some tasty Watermelon? Perfect for a summer break!
40 things that’ll make you feel old, including the 10 minutes we devote to reading this list! Floppy disks, child stars, old T.V. shows, pubescent crushes on television characters and more. Sony welcomes back users with their Welcome Back Package! Sony also welcomes back another hack, this time to SonyPictures.com as nimrod-douche-bag-hackercratic group of keyboard sophomores, LULZSEC blindly attack hapless users who just happen to have a registration with Sony by publishing their information on torrent sites. Another LULZSEC proud moment: hacking PBS for covering Wikileaks on Frontline while not gobbing uncritical praise on Julian Assange. D-bags. (Remember our podcast and site well folks…) Death claims Dr. Death: we give propers to Dr. Jack Kevorkian and his three missions in life. David Fincher’s leaked ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ trailer hits the net and is pulled BUT WE HAVE IT as pure cultural commentary, which should be protected under some law, right? … until it’s probably pulled – link for the full uncut ‘naughty’ red band trailer is after the summary. Old Spice Guy, Isaiah Mustafa: The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” does a self-funded trailer featuring himself as comic book hero Luke Cage – trailer hits the net and is vaporized (really tried to find it too, sorry ). This brings up other times actors have petitioned for their casting of a certain character: Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings series and Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon. Ryan nerds out on Borderlands on his PS3 as Jonathan nerds out on some classic X-Files.
Jonathan’s pain goes to the core from his ripped out tooth a few weeks ago to flu, and now his heart is eviscerated by what was once referred to as ‘the girlfriend’. We spend some time as Jonathan blows off the boil from being burned and Ryan manages to be polite and not crack wise; he is now seeking medical attention for his teeth-severed tongue. If you just want the light stuff skip on to 57:35 after the break where we pick up with some of the best breakup songs as recommended by our audience, the missed Rapture, how rape is like a flat tire and more.
After the break we bring in dj andyredrum on the virtual horn as he catches us up on forth-coming Wired 2011: Athens Dance Music Festival during AthFest (as in Athens, Georgia: say it with me… ‘ATH’-fest, not to be confused with the Berlin booty buffet for lispers). Andy schools us on the world of electronic music from the geopolitics of remixing other’s music to the boom, bloom and bust of 90′s electronic music as compared to the stand up comedy boom of the same time: from underground to stratosphere. How electronic music is everywhere now as it has seeped into many facets of our culture from Lady Gaga to Crest commercials. The Complete Proletariat’s Guide to Electronic Music: the Unimpeachable Definitive Objective End-All-Be-All Edict as espoused by self-proclaimed music authority: dj andyredrum. Andy’s tender roots in NYC, early exposure to club music, sharpening his skills in New Orleans and views on drug usage in the music scene. Andy tells us about currently playing Club 8E’s and Club 9E’s in downtown Athens and playing fart-joke music to please the crowd as his soul cries blood a little. We ask Andy to give us ‘copy n paste’ musical taste if we’re trying to pretend we know something about electronic music: your cheat sheet to plying impressionable young girls to your will. And by will, I mean penis. We wrap up on some Nerding Out on external hard drives, botched tooth extractions and home crafts, pretty much summing up who we are: gay geeks in pain.
Catching up on a great week all around with general gripes! Ryan blows an acting gig by attempting to believe in a worth for himself and the guys wax on about negotiating with people who hold the ‘fuck you’ card. Jonathan has tooth pain from hell and a PC virus from hell. Red-letter episode as we have our first call-in guest, commercial actress extraordinaire Jesse Meriwether, who we talk the business that is show with: including being a parent, best and worst gigs, people who sucks karma getting the better of them and some production experiences. Tidy wrap up with an Osama death photo release prediction, PlayStation Network still down (der), Nerding Out on pain and Twin Peaks and a live execution on the podcast!
Happy post Christ egg day as we recap our Easter holiday, Jonathan confesses church anxiety and wonders why E.T. would slip him a ruffie and cop his ball shorts… probably because his funding to phone home was revoked by government budget cuts. Speaking of aliens, Barak Obama blatantly continues to rule without materializing his placentae and hackers have made off with your confidential skimpies as the Playstation Network is compromised and is down for over a week, burning some 77 million nerds. Our reign is called into question as Nerd Aristocrats because we are not omniscient in acknowledging the passing of some famed Dr. Who actress. Rubic’s cubes take a new spin on the Sistine Chapel’s fresco of the Creation of Adam. Electronic cigarettes FDA ruling: it is not a drug, just a form of tobacco… (hunh?) 3D porn coming at you from Hong Kong (what, not Bangkok?)
We find Jonathan’s missing bottoms and Ryan recounts video taping himself sleeping (nothing to see here). Website updates about as exciting as news that Friendster states “I’m not dead… yet.” The Royal Wedding to come: hoping for benign disaster. Antoine Dodson “Hide your kids, hide your wife, ’cause we’re smokin’ weed all up in here”. List of lists. Ryan recalls a disaster of an audition then reviews movies ‘African Cats’ and ‘Hanna’. We wrap up with Nerding Out: Ryan on American Gods audio book narrated by the awesome George Guidall and Jonathan’s video editing epic continues.
A brief history of 420 before a bummer reflection on the BP oil spill and the Japanese nuclear issue… could that give them a superhero: ‘Spidersan’? Decisive males can play it by ear also. Nic Cage in the Big Easy having a Little Hard time remembering exactly where he lives. Speaking of New Orleans… the 5-O, where y’at? Drive-bys and cat killings galore as cops are slow to react. Ryan spins the news: personal freedom. Jonathan discovers the freedom of electronic cigarettes and the tech pitfalls thereof. Jonathan’s head held high in Vegas. Easter on the way brings thoughts of holiday candies to our minds and Jonathan asks Ryan what holiday mascots he lies to his child about. Speaking of candy: top (prescription) drugs in the United States, what do they tell us about our society? Speaking of strung out: Trump for president – what happens when unregulated ego jumps on the Tea Party wagon? Some news: cops can make your cell phone their bitch – now with CellBrite(™) / Restrepo director killed in Libya doing something meaningful while we bring you a List of Lists: top things in film / music / etc… Ryan reviews Scream 4, the original Tron and Tron legacy, Jonathan recalls his favorite lion film Savage Harvest (narrowly beating out the Lion King). Some nerding out: Tiger Woods game by EA / Saints update / Ricky Gervais’ new show on HBO and a wrap up with IMDB star meter ego indulgence.