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.
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.
Hot time, summer in the city: Ryan is a pale nazi alien in his black wife beater (an equal opportunity garment). The fellas recount the New Orleans 1135 Decatur Star Wars Dance Party from fearing being gunned down getting Burger King to questioning if they should ever again believe it is a good idea to be using a video camera while under the influence of alcohol; Nerding around with some Proletariat in N.O., meeting new nerds, avoiding fisticuffs with a disgruntled homeless filmmaker and after sobering up from bringing in the dawn, Jonathan realizes we’re not as young and resilient as we once may have been.
Listener feed back! Proletariat cries for Nerd History, female-centric Nerd News, and podcast chapter markers… Well, one outta three ain’t bad: Jonathan presents This Week in Nerd History. Coming back: 120 Minutes on MTV with loved host, Matt Pinfield. New forum for your creations: ProletariART! New developments on famed master thief: D.B. Cooper. Nerding Out: Ryan on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (U.K.); Jonathan on filing papers with Zen-like OCD focus. Ryan suggests tax tips for Jonathan.
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.
Hail Proletariat! Ryan catches up a death in his extended family and gives a soulless summary of it, the nefarious grip of smoking and the baseness of Grief Greed. Updates on the Nerd Aristocracy videos; Fans’ Appeal to the NFL gets an ‘EPIC GAY’ comment on YouTube! from a trisomy 21 douche bag. This leads to a conversation about what compels someone to rail ‘Queer’, ‘Faggot’, etc. at someone else whom they perceive violating the norm usually in the area of costuming, exuberance or performance and that the origin of this type of outburst is usually from an inordinately ignorant hidden vagina of the heart weeping. How an editor can make or break a piece of film. Dead Before Their Prime Time: T.V. shows cut down too young… too young. Apple hardware / operating system updates and the slaughter of the white MacBook and DVD drives on the Mac Mini. Some fun with Apple’s EULA and Richard Dreyfuss’ lack of a demanding career curriculum. Channel ‘Teen Nick’ to air ‘The 90’s are all that!': keeping it real with ‘Double Dare’, ‘Clarissa Explains it all’, ‘Doug’ and more. Nerding out with Magic: the Gathering, Duels of the Planeswalkers on the PS3 and Game of Thrones blue balls.
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.
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.