Our guest Jason O'Brien (left), gets photobombed by Oliver Stone.
Episode 40 live and direct! Well, recorded live anyway. Wait, is there any other way to record? We digress. We get the show rolling, right of the bat, as we start with this week’s guest: filmmaker, film historian, and Academy Awards expert Jason O’Brien. Jason joins the show, and schools us on the recent shake-ups in this year’s Oscar production. He then delivers an accurate guess as to whom the new host will be (this show was recorded more than 24 hours before the Academy released the info). Good job, Jason! Now tell us who will win the SuperBowl this year, and give us an estimate as to the score! Kthnx. Moving on, we talk about Jason’s latest endeavor in independent filmmaking, a short called After The Torment. We also discuss Jason’s long-running, and highly recommended podcast “Oscar, Oscar“. A show many of the film nerds in the Proletariat will enjoy. After we say goodbye to Jason, Ryan declares victory, and celebrates his soon to be canine-free status. Jonathan discusses his shitty week, and his propensity to break all things electronic. Is Mercury in retrograde? Ryan starts a discussion on taking pride in your work. Yes. Believe it. The guys then discuss the basics of graphic design, and the psychology of such. The guys polish off the episode with a rousing discussion of Jonathan’s increasing O.C.D. tendencies. Nerd up!
The Aristocrats start off with a belated welcome and muse on their nerd youth a bit then talk about doing ‘ludes with Casper the friendly ghost. This gives way to Jonathan’s story of jacking himself up on caffeine pills when in high school for Quiz Bowl championships in the state capital and Ryan counters with a college tale of popping Mini-Thins and terrorizing children playing Q-Zar. In-depth Charlie Sheen tiger blood interview analysis. Jonathan gets something wrong: what anemia is and Ryan falsely accuses Jonathan of mispronouncing ‘Centurion’ and thus gets something aggressively wrong himself. Porn star karaoke, Oscar wrap-up, Fox News caught balancing the scales, the Supreme Court rules like a Supreme Chode. iPad 2 is out and Ryan talks a mite about it while Jonathan struggles to stay awake. Jonathan’s B-Day plans, some New Orleans news, listener feedback, listener photo-back: a miner’s pick in a hardware store. Ryan shares a story from the set of ‘Loss of a Teardrop Diamond’, Saving Private Ryan on broadway, Thunder Cats reboot and why all the remakes?