Former stand-up comedian, close friend of Jonathan, Twins fan, and coupon guru Amy J joins the party to school the Proletariat on the art of couponing. Tips, hints, and facts abound! We learn the realities of what will, and won’t, happen. HINT: You will likely never get 8 carts of groceries for $6. We talk customer rewards programs, store coupon policies, and searching for coupons online. We get some coupon book layout tips, then we learn some sample secrets. We get some Black Friday tips (only a week and half late… Thanks Jonathan!). Amy shares her favorite coupon websites. Then… Ryan’s thriftiness hits new lows. We finally say goodbye to Amy J, but she will be back! We jam out to some Weird Al over the break, and Act 2 begins with our “Word of the Weak”. This week… “taciturn”. Then the boys learn something new, and it changes their temperament. We put Episode 42 to bed, and tuck it in real nice. Share this episode with your friends nerds! The Proletariat must grow!
We begin by lightly chewing our tongues, and Ryan regales us with tech woes. Roller derby after-party fun-time, JB recommends Marc Maron on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, newly released Comedy Central. We compare and contrast Maron with another podcasting giant, Adam Carolla. Recollections of first exposure to stand up comedy, and the hook of funny. Soft talk, and our Christmas Special. “ARRR! What a find!” Terror of the Mind’s Eye, This Week in Nerd History, JB’s fav pizza: Giordano’s Famous Chicago Style Pizza, (but he’s wrong on the price). Who ya gonna call? Shitty sequels from once awesome franchises, decades too late. How to raise a lesbian: Parenting Tips with Ryan. Nerding Out, App of the Week, and This Week in Rap Philosophy.
We take to New Orleans for this installment of Nerd on the Street to the infamous spaceport locally known as 1135 Decatur. You will never find a more wretched hive of nerd and villainy. We must be cautious.
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.
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.
We take it to the people with our first installment of Nerd on the Street as we stake out the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 from parts unknown to the interwebs. Please leave comments on the YouTube video page. Nerd up!