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Ep29: Casey at the Bat

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This is us on the inside.

We have forgotten how to talk and descend into self examination, self questioning, self diagnosis, and discussion.  Ryan cooks up some Yorkshire puddings.  Jonathan conveys props to Ryan via The Proletariat concerning Nerd on the Street: Star Wars Dance Party. None of Jonathan’s core spheres of existence are popping right now and he’s feeling the suck. We go on to general suicide watch.

Lafayette Little League team, The Round Buns (unofficial name), are eliminated from the Little League World Series and Jonathan relates with the boys of summer with his own experiences in Little League. Darth Jobs steps down as CEO at Apple, leaving Tim Cook in the kitchen.  BART spokesman Linton Johnson gets pwned by Anonymous for suspending first amendment access by way of snuffing cellular phone ability during protests; this gives the LULZ boys some modicum of cred in our eyes for actually doing something kinda cool.  Nerd kid shines: 13 year old experiments with a new way to harvest solar energy.  HP throwing in the towel of hardware production: equally hilarious George Lopez is cancelled, and general discussion about the definition of unfunny: Craig Ferguson.  Mortal Kombat: Fight!  Now with Freddy Krueger!  We have the scoop on the new, unaforementioned HARRY POTTER movie that you most likely never saw coming!  Ryan nerds out on the Wheel of Time, and Jonathan has some strong Words with Friends.

 

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Ep25: Dark Side of the Nerd

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You don't know the POWER of the Dark Side

In the Nerd boat, we sail… Ryan noms on some Dan Brown, JBell noms and refines on his comedy material. Watch out, contemporary furniture, you’re on Ryan’s shit list with your unnecessarily bloated ways. Jonathan has an invention to revolutionize residential surge protection. Amy Winehouse passes on from this mortal coil. ‘Kids, don’t do drugs like an idiot’ is the message we take away. Ryan flirts with dog bollocks. Tango down: Anonymous hacker Topiary nabbed in Scotland and other hacker bytes… Ryan explains DDoS attacks (Distributed Denial of Service) and the LOIC (Low Orbiting Ion Cannon). NFL (National Football League) / NFLPA (National Football League’s Players Association) lockout resolution; the Saints go marching in to practice! You can go marching into space starting November 30th; tickets to the international space station gives the average multimillionaire the chance to believe they can fly… and float. Is that aTrojan Asteroid in my Lagrangian point, or are you just happy to see me? New volcano type identified on the moon. Dark Side of OZ, how much drug intake makes this enjoyable and when idiots won’t shut up for a movie.

 

Salient developments of hacker-on-hacker Anonymous / LULZSEC / AntiSec news… LulzSec Exposed

LOIC – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2nd Annual Star Wars Dance Party, New Orleans | Events | Yelp

Outro music by Klipar (iTunes link)


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Ep24: Boy Faced Gurus

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Boy Gurus thru the Ages

We start by energizing you with sad short tales and then move onto our first impressions of the new ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ teaser trailer. What are they doing? Jonathan asserts dislike for Sam Raimi’s take on ‘Spider-Man’ and Ryan asserts the ‘Watchmen’ film is an improvement upon the original graphic novel and that the film adaptation of ‘V for Vendetta’ is a celluloid travesty of abortive translation which brings us to discuss how we need to remind ourselves of why things piss us off every now and then… like Jeff Foxworthy: funny or should he die? Jonathan gets on a professional soap-box of sorts and defends the right of comedians to make people laugh, no matter how their brand of humor may offend and sicken his tastes. Anonymous / Lulzsec update as they mess with Rupert Murdoch’s empire. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Bling: when do religious artifacts become tomb-raidable? Technicolor Deluxe, two celluloid masters team up as business dwindles and Nerding out with Breaking Bad and Weeds.


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Ep21: A Brief History of LULZ

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LULZSUNK

LULZSUNK

We’re 21: now legal to be boozed up and be date raped!  Ryan complains (I hope you’re seated) and proposes a Nerd Aristocracy a day.  How hackers are to nerds as the mafia is to Italians: Lulzsec; a brief history from HBGary Federal, Anonymous, hacking the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), the arrest of Ryan Cleary  and the latest hijinks (as of our recording, ‘natch).  Facebook stalking vs. e-mail hacking.  Jonathan brings up FaceBook stalking isn’t what its cracked up to be as everyone is just trying to show off for each other.  Friend of the show Jesse Meriwether catches a break: new gig!  The fellows review Jon Stewart’s interview with former New Orleans Mayor, Ray C. Nagin.  D.J. Andyredrum plays by the time this podcast hits the web, and man was it awesome!  R.I.P. Clarence Clemons, long time horn man and Obi-Wan for The Boss.  Legendary blues guitarist visits the ms gulf coast, and all he got was this lousy amputation.  Amy Winehouse gives her career an amputation in Belgrade-arus-grandé?  Jonathan reviews the Green Lantern, spoiler free and biliously honest.  This bleeds into discussion about when modern CG can kill basic, classic story telling.  The guys preview the new Conan the Barbarian movie based off of the trailer; Ryan attacks the laziness of filmmaking theseadays with shots and filmmaking techniques that are becoming cliche and the adoption of a too polished look (in an obviously phony way) that detracts from the whole of the story.  Jonathan defends the popcorn movie for popcorn movie’s sake.  Spoiler: Spider Man is to die!  OMG!  WTF?  Jonathan breaks some disturbing news.  Read the link below for the full scoop: their is a save as it appears it is some alternative universe series: ‘Ultimate Comics Spider-Man’ vs. the ‘Amazing Spider Man’ where he will continue slinging on.

Random computer things with Ryan: custom domain names, ICANN approves new ‘dots’ like .com, .net; now with more confusion!  Their will now be .ritzcrackers, .nerdaristocracy (hopefully), etc.  Ryan takes us through what awaits ahead.  Somehow the guys spin off on the innate laziness of people who don’t care about issues unless it effects the price of their Budweiser or ‘Deal or No Deal’ schedule.  ‘My Big Fat Greek Deficit’, Jonathan updates us on trouble in Greece’s economy.

Marc Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks is no scab, tips big for a $110000 bar tab after teams wins big.  Jonathan streaming on IMDB (link below)!  Apple wins broad sweeping patent covering virtually all multitouch featured on modern touch-based devices.  Revolution to digital photography: new tech allows you to focus your pictures after you take a picture: Lytro has the answer in light-field technology.  Jonathan is stalked by marketing and the haunting, haunting thing that is Kreayshawn.

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LulzSec Exposed

Spider-Man death ‘changes everything’ for Marvel | Books | guardian.co.uk

Light Field camera | Lytro

WIRED 2011: Athens Dance Music Festival, Saturday – 06/25/2011 | Athfest

Greek Default Could Spur Europe-Wide Contagion : NPR

 

Jonathan’s moment with Gene Simmons (around minute 6 for the cameo)

 

 

 

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And now, the horror: the absolute horror…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0UK0ENQQrk&playnext=1&list=PLB34A21A03F96BD2B

 

 

 


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Ep07: The Girl with the Nerd Tattoo

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Noomi Rapace will gut us like a Swedish fish.

Noomi Rapace will gut us like a Swedish fish.

A red-letter episode as we officially announce the officialness of our podcasting might by being listed in iTunes! Now easily downloadable from iTunes which will remember where in each episode you may leave off for easy listening goodness. Child’s play with elementary theatre, Middle East unrest (still… wow, go figure), the catch-22 of Republican doctrine, Apple minute with the new MacBook Pro’s being announced and the new Thunderbolt tech to surpass USB 3.0. Ryan spirals into more Nerdosity as he questions Jonathan’s actual nerd-ness and relates how the hacker collective Anonymous is spanking intolerant church cults while lone hacker GeoHot is being spanked by Sony for cracking the PlayStation 3 source code but is getting mass public support for his legal defense fund. Jonathan follows Ryan’s movie recommendations after someone whose opinion he actually values suggests it: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Ryan offers a show for consideration Jonathan poo-poos on because he’s just too young to appreciate it: Men of a Certain Age. Ryan offers some bachelor diet advice. Everyone’s sick, dead baby dolphins (thanks BP), listener comments. Jonathan ranks his lady’s merits.

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GeoHot digging in against Sony – Hacker who originally jailbroke the iPhone on YouTube

Get to know Anonymous

Click to catch up with cyber vigilantes: Anonymous.


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