Before Arrow. Before The Flash. Before Agents of SHIELD.
A group of unknowns gathered together to stop a monster who literally tore them apart. Well that was the first year of Heroes. A writer’s strike later and who knows how the show ends… based on the ratings, most of you probably don’t.
So join Hatton and PCR as they breakdown the end of the show that was supposed to be the beginning of an era. Was it? It’s time again for the Somethings to breakdown the end with The End – Heroes
If you’ve listened to our show (and… who hasn’t?) you know we’re fans of Bonnie Gordon and Xander Jeanneret, collectively known as “The Library Bards” (/jazzhands). Well, they’ve recently had the release of their second album “BomBARDed”, a follow up to their debut album “Bardcore”, and let me tell you.. this is an amazing and worthy follow up.
I grew up on the likes of “Wierd” Al and Doctor Demento, so for me, when it comes to parody songs, the bar is rather high, and I’m pleased to say “BomBARDed” delivers. One of the key things for me that makes a great parody song is the mixing of the parody lyrics into the original lyrics, and nothing is a better example of this than “Princess Bride”. The way Bonnie and Xander tell the story of the story while mixing the parody lyrics to those of “Mr. Brightside” feels not only flawless but natural.
Being a child of 80’s music, I also enjoyed the focus on music from that era. Using song such as AC/DC’s “TNT” and Styx’s “Come Sail Away” as the basis of “DnD” and “Come Fly Away” respectively really brought me back. “BomBARDed” also does an amazing job of touching a number of different (and overlapping) fandoms. Browncoat? Check (“Come Fly Away”). Trekkie? Done. (“Klingon”) Gamer? In to Comics? Want to clone dinosaurs? Check (“DnD”), check (“Comics Fan”) and check (“Welcome to Jurassic Park”). If you’re a sci-fi and/or pop culture fan, this album has something, and most likely multiple somethings, for you.
Not only do Bonnie and Xander show their musical ranges in styles and harmonies (I LOVE the way they growl out “DnD”, and their inter-song banter is amazingly spot on), but the music supplied by Bonecage and Sam Johnides does masterful job of staying amazingly true to the classics while adding enough of their own flourishes to make them fresh and original.
If you like great music, witty pop culture references and supporting independent artists, do yourself a favor and check out this album!
So I’m GLaD, I got burned Think of all the things we learned for the…
Fire up your Portal Gun, and settle in with your Companion Cube, it is time for Netflix’s post-something-er-another future with a robot that really will remind you of GLaDOS. She’s not, but … well, you’ll see.
So what happens when a robot raises a child. Doesn’t it take a village? Shouldn’t it at least take like.. two robots? We’re not against single-robot families, we were just surprised is all.
Settle in and find out on this episode of Something In Review, where we talk about I Am Mother.
The Summer has come to an end, sadly. With that goes the big summer popcorn slinging monster cost movies that seem to bring in not just the bacon, but the whole damn pig farm.
Rob & Hatton have talked at ends about some of their favorite movies, of which quite a few were blockbusters of the Summer, but they have never settled in and simply talked about Summer Blockbusters as a concept.
So without further blather, please – get your sunscreen on, a giant tub of popcorn, the bag of sour patch kids you heisted in your back pocket, your wheelbarrow full of soda, and lets get to talking about some of the biggest movies money can buy.
For the last of our Year Six celebrations, we are going back…. but this time, to the end.
That’s right, the Somethings are back and they are flying on an Oceanic Flight with the last episode of the show that started a thousand arguments… Lost.
But we’re not going alone, oh no no no, if we’re going to face the Smoke Monster and the strange purgatory-not-purgatory spiritual-not-spiritual culmination of the ‘is it faith or is it science or is it Memorex’ island… we got long time show friends Rick & Sarah of AwesomeTalk TV. So after you’re done here, go see their newest episode over on YouTube!
But right now.. settle in.. it’s one more number in the Valenzetti Equation.. it’s … The End: Lost.
Ok, not really. You see, we are getting a lot of stuff for free these days. Need to know the weather? Sure! Want to play a silly little Facebook game? Ok! Want to see a photo of you as a bunny or an older bunny? Why not!?
Truth is – you are paying – we all are… and something as silly as online surveys and photo filters may have much bigger repercussions than you ever thought.
We’re talking the documentary The Great Hack, the story of Cambridge Analytics and how they may have created the political landscape we’re living in…. wow, that was so much more serious than our usual entries.
Don’t worry, we still make the same stupid jokes on Something In Review: The Great Hack
The Somethings are celebrating their 6th Year with some friends!
That’s right, to bring in our next 52 weeks of funny, we have brought in long time friends of the show PRL.
Matt, Joe, and Becky have been with us for a long time and we are thrilled to get their input on what’s going on in the Upside Down as we talk about this year’s edition of the Strangest of all Things: STRANGER THINGS.
So settle in for an extra long episode that most definitely stays completely on topic – and then go listen in as PRL get themselves ready for their relaunch.
Note – Friend of the show and regular guest Alexis Torres is currently going through some medical issues. You can read all of the details at her GoFundMe. In support of our friend, all profits from items purchased from our TeePublic store will be donated. Get well soon Alexis.
It’s the extra week of the month, so it is time for us to add a little something extra to the mix.
Have you missed Hatton? It’s ok to admit only a little.. well he is back this week to celebrate the most favoritiest place of the Something’s world… New Jersey.
From the mysteries to the outrageous to the legendary – NJ has a lot of stories going on. In the top 20% for population and bottom 10% for size – we are a dense locale filled with a little bit of everything.
So hang out with the Somethings as we tell you what Exit you can stick it, gnaw on some pork roll from Central NJ (that last one just got a couple people really ticked off) – and discuss NJ ODDITIES.