Category: Podcasts

[THE WHEEL] Dreamcasting Thundercats w/ Gutting the Sacred Cow

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thunder… Thunder… THUNDERCATS…

If, like me, your brain is now screaming ‘Hoooo!’ – you were likely of an era of a particular vintage of cartoons.  WYou are left with questions … is Cheetara naked?  Do Thundercats mate with their relatives or do they just ignore that cat thing?

And most important question of all…. If there was a Thundercats Movie, who should star in it?

So, this week on THE WHEEL, we are going to throw out our own ideas as to what the perfect Thundercats movie is – and we are not doing it alone.  Joining us once again are the greatest Kevins in all the land – Kevin Gootee & Kevin Israel – also known as Gutting The Sacred Cow, a brilliant podcast where you can hear some of your favorite things torn to shreds.  We would like to thank them for taking this trip to Thundera with us and giving us insight beyond insight.

Ready? Well, ok here we snarf snarf…. 

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[SOMETHING IN REVIEW] Army of the Dead

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It’s time to head down to Vegas, get 10 of your best men, knock off three of Terry Benedict’s cas— no wait, that’s not right.

We’re going on a Vegas Vacation, and I have a briefcase full of reds, blues, moscat– no, still not right.

Oh, wait – it’s a zombie apocalypse and sin city is about to be nuked, so let’s get the most divisive movie maker in Hollywood right now and have him tell the story of people getting in and out before the big boom booms.

We’re not going on this journey of the dead alone – we’re bringing Dan from Netflix & Swill (Twitter:@netflixnswill) along with us.  So sattle up, roll some 7’s, and let luck be a BRAAAAAAINNZZZ tonight.

Ok, here we go!

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[FIXED] Favorite & Least Favorite Wrestling Finishers (w/ Mark B Donica)

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NOTE – Thank you to all of you that reached out due to our first post for this file had a sound error. This one should be better.

Well, it’s been a big rasslin week around the watering hole, which is perfect timing for us, because the Somethings are going back to the ring.. that’s right, we’re All Elite… we’re World Wide… we’re UWA Elite (where you can hear Hatton call the action!) We’re Total Nonstop. We’re… Ring Honoring and we’re Shimmering our way through a DOUBLE WIDE episode of the SomethingSomethingcast.

Joining us to discuss our favorite and least favorite finishing holds is friend of the show, host of the One Piece show the Yayo Talkshow – as well as a contributor to wrestling and nerddom all across the internet, you may have seen him most recently as the reporter in Buddy Matthews mysterious videos after leaving WWE – it’s Mark B Donica! (Twitter, Insta, Twitch)

The Pedigree of this episode has an X-Factor that is simply going to Stun you to Rock Bottom…… Spinarooni

Ok, here we gooOOH MY GOD HE’S BROKEN IN HALF!

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[FIXED] Favorite & Least Favorite Wrestling Finishers (w/ Mark B. Donica)

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NOTE – Thank you to all of you that reached out due to our first post for this file had a sound error. This one should be better.

Well, it’s been a big rasslin week around the watering hole, which is perfect timing for us, because the Somethings are going back to the ring.. that’s right, we’re All Elite… we’re World Wide… we’re UWA Elite (where you can hear Hatton call the action!) We’re Total Nonstop. We’re… Ring Honoring and we’re Shimmering our way through a DOUBLE WIDE episode of the SomethingSomethingcast.

Joining us to discuss our favorite and least favorite finishing holds is friend of the show, host of the One Piece show the Yayo Talkshow – as well as a contributor to wrestling and nerddom all across the internet, you may have seen him most recently as the reporter in Buddy Matthews mysterious videos after leaving WWE – it’s Mark B Donica! (Twitter, Insta, Twitch)

The Pedigree of this episode has an X-Factor that is simply going to Stun you to Rock Bottom…… Spinarooni

Ok, here we gooOOH MY GOD HE’S BROKEN IN HALF!

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August’s 5th Week Free For All!

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Week one – you get SomethingClassic 
Week two – you get Something In Review 
Week three – you get The Wheel 
Week four – you get The End 

What about Week five!? Don’t the Somethings plan for Week five!? It happens every year — and the answer is, aww hell no they don’t. It’s a free for all! The Somethings settle in and talk about what’s up, what’s going on, what they’re watching – and in this episode, quite a bit about American Horror Stories… so that’s a spoiler warning on that. 

So settle in and hang out with the Somethings…

Ok, here we go!

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[The End] Golden Girls

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We’ve traveled down the road and back again – and we’re here with another episode of… THE END!

It’s been a few months of supernatural, outerspace, dystopian nightmares – so we decided to go with something a little lighter this month – a show about 4 brilliant women who keep joking about death. 

That’s right – it’s everyone’s favorite mid-afternoon show you put on and won’t admit to watching… Golden Girls!  

So, how did the adventures of Sophia, Rose, Blanche, and Dorothy end? Was it in a hail of bullets? A mass chemical explosion that merged them into one mecha Golden Girl?  We’re about to tell you… 

Thank you for being a friend – now let’s go!

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[The Wheel] Mysteries of the Somethingverse: Oakville Blobs

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We’re back with our random episode generator – THE WHEEL!

THis time, it is taking us back into the Mysteries of the Somethingverse while we discuss a phenomenon from the early 90s where slimy… something.. rained down from the skies.  

What was it? Where did it come from? Why hasn’t it happened again? There is only one way for you to learn about these questions (I can’t say the answers, because then it wouldn’t be a mystery, duh..) 

On this – Mysteries of the Somethingverse: Oakville Blobs

Ok here we goo!

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[Something In Review] Loki w/ Tim Stevens

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Welcome to the Something Variance Authority. 

Please sign-in by clicking the link below where all of the opinions and ideas about the most recent Diz show, Loki will be revealed. If you bump into your own self, don’t stress it, it’s cool.. and yes, it’s ok if you make out with them. We here at the Something Variance Authority are totally ok with it.

That’s right Somethings, we’re heading into the Marvelverse again, but this time we’re bringing back a Something Alum – one of our favorite people in the world. None other than @UnGajje himself, Tim Stevens.  After you are done listening – go check out Tim’s work on The Spool (@TheSpool on Instagram & Twitter) as it is a certifiable fact that you’ll want more of the entertainment this man provides. 

So welcome to a fixed location in time. The rest of the future is mutable, but you – here – listening – is clearly something you shouldn’t mute. 

Ready? Loki here we go!

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[BLOG] PCR questions “When does ‘style’ become ‘gimmick’?”

Hey Somethings, PCR here.

I’ve had something rolling around in my brain ever since we did our “Hateful 8” episode that we’ve joked about on a few occasions, but never really dove in to, and that is… “When does Style become Gimmick?”

There are a lot of directors that have a certain “style”, but I feel many of them lean on that style so much that they become a parody of themselves and their movies no longer feel like “A movie directed by…” as much as they feel like “A movie done in the style of…”.  Here is a list of my biggest offenders.

Tim Burton

You knew he was going to be on this list.  He’s shown he can indeed use more than 4 colors (Big Fish, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Mars Attacks!…) but he’s most well known for his ‘gothic fantasy’ color palette as seen in “Batman”, “Sweeny Todd”, “Sleepy Hollow” and many MANY many others.  Even “Alice in Wonderland” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” felt like instead of making a regular movie Tim Burton said “WHAT IF… I use a LOT of colors???”.

M. Night Shyamalan

Sure, “The 6th Sense” put him on the map for most people, and “Unbreakable” was great… “Signs” and “The Village” turned him into “the twist ending guy”.  Now, I’m not sure if it’s because he felt if he ever did a movie without one people would turn on him for not doing ‘his thing’, but the name that used to put asses in seats became a bit of a punchline for a while.  I remember seeing a trailer for “Devil” in the theaters, and the crowd was very into it… until the screen showed “…a movie by M. Night Shyamalan” and the place erupted in boos.  To his credit, perhaps the most self aware he’s been of his ‘gimmick’ is when he backed out from doing “Life of Pi” stating…  “I   was hesitant because the book has kind of a twist ending. And I was concerned that as soon as you put my name on it, everybody would have a different experience. Whereas if someone else did it, it would be much more satisfying, I think. Expectations, you’ve got to be aware of them”

Michael Bay

The man who brought you “Bad Boys II”, “Transformers”, “The Rock” and “Armageddon” has also brought you metric fucktons of explosions, and throws around Dutch Angles like JJ Abrams uses lense flare.   Now, I’ll freely admit, I really enjoy Bad Boys II, and seeing that felt he’d be a great director for Transformers (and I still don’t think I was wrong when the first movie is discussed), but it’s like he started becoming a superfan of his own work and “Baysplosions” were really a thing.   Still, as bad and campy as they may be, most of them are still amazingly fun, and when Epic Rap Battles of History riffs on you, you’ve certainly put a mark on pop culture.

Quentin Tarantino

In my opinion, the worst of the bunch when it comes to ‘Style as Gimmick” because it’s the most egregious.  Tarantino has an eye for cinematography for sure, but it’s his scripting and language that, to me, have become problematic.  While “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction” made him a name when it comes to great conversational scenes and dialogue, “Jackie Brown”, “Django Unchained” and more recently “Hateful 8” felt like he was going out of his way to be controversial when it comes to the use (and sometimes HEAVY use) of certain words (which won’t even be alluded to here… you know which one I’m talking about).  I’m not a ‘feet’ guy, but I’d have rather sat through 20 different shots of Quention licking toes than the nearly 50 times “that word” is used in “Hateful 8” (which is still less than half the number of times it was used in “Django”).  Now, there are people who defend his use of that language in his films (most notably, Samuel L. Jackson), but in my opinion, if you’re specifically using a word or language for no other reason than to make your viewing audience uncomfortable watching it, then it’s a crutch and only being done gratuitously.

Our Favorite Commercials

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What would you do for a Klondike Bar? Have you been injured in the workplace, you may be due compensation? Where IS the beef!  Have you ever felt… not so fresh? 

The Somethings are here to freshen up your day with a brand new classic Somethingcast episode where we are talking about the hours of television we rarely talk about. The periods between all of those “stories” that we “enjoy” — that’s right, we’re talking about the commercials. Which ones are our favorites or have blown us away with their commercialness.

Find out now – and call soon, operators are standing by.  ♫ Something you feel like a nut.. Something you don’t. ♫

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