It’s Hatton’s Birthday Month, so we decided to talk about one of his favorite movies of all time.
What happens when a brilliant mad man opens up his chocolate factory for the first time in years? Oh, a bunch of kids get tortured… basic stuff. And please note, we’re talking about the 70’s Gene Wilder version because that is the only version.
Get ready for a little Pure Imagination… with Something In Review #8: Willy Wonka
It’s a race, it’s a chase, hurry up and feed your face!
Ok, so that’s the best I can do to tie this episode to Thanksgiving. The Somethings are coming to you with another nerd passion that has in recent years entered a golden age, board games! Some folks stopped playing games when they were little kids, but guess what, those people are boring. We’ve been rolling dice for a long time and we want to talk about some of our favorite old games, new games, and the universe of boardgaming that is close to our hearts. So grab your Meeple, you’ll Boggle at the Monopoly we have! You Catan’t miss it!
Throughout the show we make mention of friends of the show, Quixotic Games and we wanted to point out their games in case you want to check them out:
Sometimes the Somethings aren’t the most prepared of all podcasts. I mean, there are some shows out there that do tons of research and preprep and all that.. well, it should be known by now that the boys sometimes are a little more ‘fly by the seat of their pants’ kinda guys.
So, this week we try something altogether new… the RANDOM WHEEL OF STUFF!
I know the title & picture kinda gives it away, but try and act surprised anyway, ok?
If there is something that brings us all together it’s our collective love of nerddom, and nothing speaks to the deep spine of that nerdyness then books about elves, warriors, barbarians, dwarves, mages, and kender going on a mission to save the world!
Two footnotes: Given its obscurity, you can find our end of show song by Pyramaze, right here.
And lastly, Hatton is trying to push a new project – a Choose your Own Adventure for adults. He’s crowdfunding it, so it won’t happen without your help! Give it a look at DecideYourFate.net
Our parents might have suggested that video games are a passing fad, but as most of us know, they have become the premier entertainment du jour for many, and the Somethings are no different. Over the years we have all collected unending amount of time wasting bleepblorp machines, so why not stroll down video gaming memory lane with the boys as they talk console games.
Now, you might remember we talked COIN-OPs.. and one day we’ll talk COMPUTER.. but this is all about 8 bit 16 bit 32 bit PUNCH! From NES to PS3, and everything in between.
So Hatton & Rob were damned if they did and damned if they didn’t. With a show ready to be recorded this week, they saw the sad news of the passing of comedy legend Robin Williams. So what are two moderately amusing podcasters to do? Wait a few weeks to do their tribute show and reopen the wound or do the show and fearfully ponder if they’ll get hit with the curse of ‘Too Soon’?
So they took their brand new logo, and threw caution to the wind, talking about their five favorite Robin movies. They also spoke in the 3rd person for some reason.
Not us, dummy! Television shows! The Somethings look back on some of the greatest and worst shows that were ever given endings. I mean, we’re not talking about shows that all of a sudden they stop abruptly and get no further seasons.. well I guess we kind of are, but at least these guys had the forethought to come up with an ending.
I mean what kind of dick would just end a show without fini
That’s right, the Somethings are going back to a time where you would put quarters on the screen to tell people you were next. A time when people stood in front of screens and dropped crazy amounts of money to have lights and sounds blare into their face while they tried to get a plumber to find some dame in a castle. Crazy right? Thankfully we’ve evolved wayyyy past that.
Welcome to our episode about old school coin operated arcade games!
So for the first time in the Somethingcast’s long and sordid catalog, we take a look on the career of Harold Ramis, whom the world was sad to have lost this passed year. It is easy to say and recognize that without the work and stylings of Mr. Ramis, we would have a lot less funny things to talk about.
Share and enjoy! (Since you’re asking, that’s a Multiplicity joke)
You’re on a flight.. an Oceanic flight.. and you know how unreliable those things are. So when it crashes into a mystical island with no fulfilling ending, you are left alone – but thankfully you have the five albums you will never be able to live without, and the.. uhm.. magical.. smoke batteries.. will make sure that your Dharma MusicMachine will work until this metaphor ends. Find out what the Something’s Desert Island Albums on our first ep of the new year!