To be clear: we're talking about the show, not the actual theory. And we're not fans. The question is, does the problem lie with this show specifically, or with the broader failures of traditional sitcoms? Or with you, the ungrateful, unpleasable fans? This one is for everyone who's been waiting for us to take a side in the Nerd Wars, and we hope our total failure to care doesn't disappoint you.
May 19, 2013
May 12, 2013
You kids just love sending in those movie topics, don't you? Well, we're happy to oblige, because that's sort of our whole gimmick. And this week, we're going all the way back to 1925 to watch a film that is basically the progenitor of all modern cinema. No big deal. Marvel as two men who never went to film school and know none of the correct terminology try to explain why it holds up. Plus: Al Pacino impressions!
May 5, 2013
Oh goody, it's another one of those titles that don't make sense. This time we actually explain it, and I'm happy to say we barely talk about any of the horrors it implies. We do talk about them a little bit, though. So just tough it out, and you'll be treated to wild stories about koalas, disturbing chicken commercials, and the dreaded Reverse Air Bud.
April 28, 2013
Living under the sea sounds cool, right? I mean, as long as it's safe. And nobody goes crazy. And there are no Gungans around. So maybe it's not such a great idea after all. But we investigate the subject anyway. That means playing politics with the Little Mermaid, following a lawless privateer to the Snork village, and discovering a pretty huge plot hole in Bioshock. Like, really pretty huge.
April 21, 2013
Garlic! It's tasty! So tasty we can barely be bothered to talk about it. Not when serious newsmen are looking at their phones and swamp hags are lying to peasants. And when we do talk about garlic, it's mostly in relation to vampires. So give this one a listen if you want to hear some stuff about Castlevania, or our favorite Twilight character. We can't remember his real name!
April 14, 2013
We horn in on the History Channel's turf by talking about stuff that's probably not true, but totally involves Nazis and aliens. Were the mysterious lights that followed World War II fighter pilots just boring old natural phenomena, or were they something more sinister? Can you prove they weren't? Maybe they're flying saucers launched from a secret base at the south pole. Sure, it sounds stupid, but people were into some stupid stuff back then. We go into that as well.
April 7, 2013
Another movie? Well, you folks asked (unintentionally), and who are we to refuse you? We're looking at the little parody trailer that grew up to be a real live exploitation flick, and celebrating the best and worst of 1980s film tropes. Cartoonish villains, cartoonish punks, and a disturbingly real protagonist (speaking cartoonish dialogue) come together to deliver exactly what that title promised: a hobo with a shotgun.
March 31, 2013
Should you buy a car or lease one? We don't know. We take the subway. Should you mow your neighbor's lawn for some extra money? Possibly. We aren't sure. Do we know how mortgages actually work? Kind of. We've read articles. Should you buy a sweet van with a wizard painted on it? Emphatically yes.
March 24, 2013
Well, we lost control of this one quickly. What began as a discussion of the best way of getting ketchup out of the bottle quickly spiraled into utter madness. Chinese history is mangled, Bill Cosby is ignored, and the world's best condiment-based screenplay is outlined in an episode that borders on physically exhausting. There are also jokes about Joe Biden.
March 17, 2013
It's our Second Anniversary Spectacular, and we've just watched The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure - arguably the most insane film ever made, and definitely the biggest box-office bomb. We've got an extra-super-sized episode focused obsessively on the minutia of this cinematic masterpiece, from frisky appliances to wobbly cowboys to weirdly offensive llamas. What could any of that possibly mean? We make an effort to explain!