It came from the sky! There are many occurrences of strange things raining on our heads from above. Many of these such as rains of frogs or fish can be explained by freak weather such as tornadoes or hurricanes. Even chunks or rock, ice or iron that can fall from our outer atmosphere and sometimes space. However some things defy explanation or at the very least seem extremely unlikely to come from the sky.
This week, Joel Murphy and Lars fix advertising on television and on streaming video sites. They offer ways to have product placement that isn’t obnoxious and ways to cut down on repetitive ads. They also come up with a new tagline for Subway: “It’s kind of food.”
The dynamic duo also discuss Guardians of the Galaxy, the new Simpsons World app (which will give viewers access to every single episode of The Simpsons) and Fargo season two.
What other shows would you want unlimited access to? Why did Joel get emotional at the Guardians of the Galaxy screening? Is there anything better than Batman Mad Libs? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.
This week, Lars adopts a low, deep voice and speaks in 50s slang in an effort to be cool. But he pales in comparison to the coolest man on the planet, “Weird Al” Yankovic, who just released his 14th studio album Mandatory Fun.
Joel Murphy and Lars discuss Yankovic’s epic career, which has spanned their entire lives. They also discuss a few interesting Kickstarter projects, including the infamous potato salad guy and a company looking to make a Fitbit for kegel exercises.
How did Jack Black get into Weird Al’s latest video? How much money will Joel be blowing on Pug-let? How often does Lars do kegels? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.
When honor is at stake the only thing worth laying on the line is your life. As a ancestor of Chivalry and Trial by Combat, dueling often seems like a brutal and cruel activity. Dueling conjures up visions of wild west shootouts at high noon as well as Samurai in kimonos eyeing each other, hands ready at the sword hilt. Duels generally were held only between aristocracy, at a designated date and time with a predetermined weapon. This set of criteria differentiates dueling from the common street fight. So strap in to your harness, grab a chainsaw and remember “Two men enter, one man leaves!”.
Joel Murphy and Lars should probably be upset that the most recent Transformers film has been dominant at the box office, despite the fact that its awful. But Joel is feeling rather zen about it – mainly because these days it’s television, not movies, that he turns to for quality entertainment.
The boys discuss the miraculous return of Community, along with the other amazing television shows being offered these days. They also discuss a recent top 100 films list created by Hollywood insiders and a recent children’s birthday party Joel attended.
Where did Yahoo get all of this money from? Is The Godfather the greatest movie of all time? Is Lars an alcoholic? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.