Friday, December 18, 2015

Episode #110 - "Star Wars Prime" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Sharing An Armrest With Strangers"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Ice (Dirk); Ottopilot (Otto).
  • Greetings to new FaceSpace Likers and the freebies/deals they got.
  • It's mostly Star Wars talk as we open with trying to avoid spoilers.
  • Lucasfilm invited fans waiting in line to see the premiere.
  • Referenced: Us on the Centennial Vulture:

Friday, December 11, 2015

Episode #109 - "Beautifully Photographed Strap-On" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Odd Hot"

Friday, December 4, 2015

Episode #108 - "Stirling Silver Polished" - Show Notes



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Alternate Title: "He Can Actually Sing!"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Ice (Dirk & Bob); Labatt Blue (Stirling).
  • Show Notes to come when Dirk gets a minute. Check back.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Episode #107 - "A Transgender Wallaby" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Dueling Asses At Ten Paces"

Friday, November 13, 2015

Episode #106 - "Restraining Order Is Unclear" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Puddin' Been Spoiled"

Friday, November 6, 2015

Episode #105 - "Inside Out with Lynda Mandolyn" - Show Notes



Alternate Title: "2-1/3 Years A Podcast"

  • NOTES NOTE: This is a long-form interview/profile/retrospective of Lynda Mandolyn, the prolific musician who was part of bands including Inside Out, Fabulous Disaster, Tiger Bomb and about a dozen more as well as a friend of Dirk's since they met in high school.

    Since it's not about stories and topics of discussion like an usual episode, the usual piles of links and whatnot will be missing. Instead there will be general notes of what is discussed in a particular segment and the songs played. 
  • Intro explaining what this episode will be like.
  • First Music Break: Inside Out, "Love Letter Bomb"
  • How Dirk and Lynda met in school.
  • Her first exposure to music and seeing The Go-Go's on SNL.
  • The formation of Inside Out, their first show and getting an indie record deal.
Inside Out circa 1987. (Lynda on left)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Episode #104 - "There Will Be Chewie" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "True Love Will Prevent Pregnancy"

Friday, October 16, 2015

Episode #103 - "Wholesome All-American Porn" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Everyone's Named Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich" or "Hogwarts Miami"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Ococim beer (Dirk & Bob); Kentucky Ballslap (Otto).
  • Third Vulture Bob "I'm Gonna Kill Somebody" Koski is in the house.
  • The actual pronunciations of a listener's Latin name and musician Kawehi, the latter learned from this VOA show.
  • The T.Swizzle GQ cover and her bikini shot with Haim:

Friday, October 9, 2015

Episode #102 - "Hannah North Dakota & No Direction" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Spacey Bjorky"or "Big Meat Hands"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Blue (Dirk); Redd's Green Apple Ale, Jim Beam(Otto).
  • We are now broadcasting "live" at Diffuse Radio.
  • Recapping new FaceSpace Likes and the free goodies we've posted there.
  • Otto's emcee give and previous episode mop-up.
  • Reax to the new season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Dirk has too much TV to watch and blasts through the latest shows we discussed last episode.
  • The season debuts of The Flash and Arrow discussed.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Episode #101 - "My Boner Is Terrified" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Can't Have Any Pudding Unless You Beat Your Meat" or "CCH Poundermania"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Okocim (Dirk); Ottopilot (Otto).
  • Recapping new FaceSpace Likes and the free goodies we've posted.
  • Fact Check: Unfortunately, Amazon closed the loophole for cheap Prime we detailed. Boo!!!
  • Mop-up of last episode; links were in the Episode #100 show notes.
  • Rtings.com's TV Size Calculator.
  • FaceSpace link for the 20th Anniversary of the Static Records Big '80s Flashback Bash where Dirk will be performing Oct. 2, 2015.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Episode #100 - "Road House Virgin" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Steve Jobs' Withered Cancer Balls" or "Newly-Minted Unjailbait Girl" or "5 Beers & 4 Hours Later"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Blue (Dirk & Bob); Royal Ottopilot (Otto).
  • Third Vulture Bob "I'm Gonna Kill Somebody" Koski is in the house.
  • Referenced: The Mass Effect 3 endorsement:
  • The first block of new FaceSpace Likers and the massive pile of free music we'd posted.
  • The previous 99 episodes' runtime tallied and announced. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Episode #99 - "A Benevolent Cruel Overlord" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Alcohol: Nothing But Fun, No Downside"

Friday, August 28, 2015

Episode #98 - "The Greatest Terrible Movie Ever" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Backing Vocalists of the Vampire World" or "A Big Rubber Dildo the Size of the Washington Monument"

Friday, August 7, 2015

Episode #97 - "Put The Warm Fuzzy In Me" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Paula Abdul Participant Ribbon Review"

Friday, July 31, 2015

Episode #96 - "We're Talking Kinky, Not Weird" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "A Raincoat Filled With Cheetos"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Okocim beer (Dirk); Okocim and Labatt Apple Harvest Ale (Bob); Royal Ball Slap (Otto).
  • Third Vulture Bob "I'm Gonna Kill Somebody" Koski - "The Human Ring Tape" - is back and brought the booze.
  • The announcement of a Satori Circus show that only mattered to live broadcast listeners.
  • Otto's East German movie light story.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Episode #95 - "Is The Wookiee Wearing Pants?" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "In a Corner Next to Baby" or "It's a Little Ranty" or "Once You've Maxed-Out Evil"

Friday, July 17, 2015

Episode #94 - "The Fresh Prince of the Suicide Squad" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Another Pig Buggery Case" or "Somewhat Racist Accessories"

Friday, July 10, 2015

Episode #93 - "Pop Tart Licks Donuts" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Sex Fort!" or "The Human Ring Tape" or "Pizzas Are Part of My Sexual Fantasies"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Okocim and Molson Ice Hangover Formula (Dirk & Bob); Kentucky Ball Slap (Otto).
  • Third Vulture Bob "I'm Gonna Kill Somebody" Koski joins us and the explanation of his new nickname.
  • The new show notes style explained.
  • Greets to our new FaceSpace Likes and recapping the Bargain Ninja goodies they get.
  • The trick of buying booze at border duty-free stores.
  • Mop-up about David Morrissey and Dirk's Steam Summer Sale pickups including The Stanley Parable
  • Discussing our musical artists of the evening, Missing Persons. The Creem photo that prompted Dirk to buy a ticket to the show:

Friday, July 3, 2015

Episode #92 - "Those Machines Don't Rape You" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "A Blister From Your Strap-On" or "The Weekend of Unfortunate Footwear" or "Dancing at Jumbo's Clown Room by the YYZ Airport"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Max Ice (Dirk); Ottopilot (Otto).
  • Referenced: Bruno Kirby's scene in This Is Spinal Tap followed by a ton of outtake improv material:
  • Thanks to our new Facebook Likes.
  • Announcement on how old episodes podcasts will be handled. They'll be available to download, but the embedded player will go away and eventually they won't be on iTunes.
  • Hermione disputes Dirk's portrayal of her thoughts on Ashton Kutcher.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Episode #91 - "Creepy Soulless Ginger Monster Man" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Not So Blue, But We're Still Hard"

Friday, June 12, 2015

Episode #90 - "Milk That Slurpee Machine" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Hunky Mandingo Jimmy Olsen" or "Laying A Licking On Her" or "I'll Eat It, But I'm Not Going To Enjoy It"

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Episode #89 - "Hooker or Just Skank?" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Fleshy Michelin Man"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Ice (Dirk); Ottopilot (Otto).
  • A lot of mop-up from last episode, much was already in those show notes.
  • A non-Felicity Smoak shot of Emily Bett Rickards:
  • Otto's first guest shot, Episode #7 - "Being Stupid Should Hurt"
  • Actual comment on The Pirate Bay's listing for The Duff: "what a feminazi pile of garbage this movie was" - babygirlsparkleprincess. (Awesome user name!)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Episode #88 - "Furry Road: Fetishists in Australia" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Virus-Enhanced Monkeys On Reddit" or "Sticking It In, Making It Gooey"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Max Ice (Dirk); Ottopilot (Otto).
  • Whoops! Had the wrong date at the top - this was the May 14 episode, not May 13.
  • Tips on how to get the best bang for your buck in home theater; why spend too much for a larger set when sitting closer solves the problem? AVS Forum is the place for advice, help and user reviews.

    To Calculate Perceived Sizes:
    1. Measure the distance from the screen to where your head will be and enter in the Viewing Distance box at Size Calc
    2. Go to Display Wars and enter a pair of TV sizes to compare like 55" and 60" (like Dirk discusses). Get the widths from stats boxes (in this case, 48" and 52.3") and enter the larger size in Physical Size box.
    3. The Perceived Size box now displays how many degrees of arc that width occupies in your vision. In this example, being 10 feet away from a 52.3 inch wide TV results in ~24.6 degrees.
    4. Click the lock next to the Perceived Size field to lock (duh) that number in.
    5. Now enter the size of the smaller set (e.g. 48") in the Physical Size field. The Distance field changes to 9.18 feet or 110 inches meaning that a 55-inch TV viewed from 110 inches away appears to be the same size as a 60-inch TV viewed from 120 inches (10 feet)!
    6. PROFIT!!!
  • Why hotel TVs suck.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Episode #87 - "Getting Madface About It" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Like Nerd Oprah"

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Episode #86 - "Avultures Dissembled" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Giant Green Dong" or "Legendary Yellow Fever"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Water (Dirk); Dude's Ballslap (Otto).
  • A special short episode with an insta-review (spoiler-free!) of Avengers: Age of Ultron. And they were watching us record!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Episode #85 - "Horse Brutality?!" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Terpsichorean Activity" or "Sitcom Monkey Girl Sisters" or "Oprah Wishes She Was Marvel" or "It's A Tarp!"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Max Ice (Dirk); The Ottopilot (Jim Beam and Diet Mountain Dew) (Otto).
  • Proposed rundown and mop-up items.
  • The OnePlus One can now be purchased without an invite. Yay!
  • Detroit Zombie Apocalypse III recap.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Episode #84 - "Two Blahs, Two Woofs" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Double Triple Negative Super Double Secret Probation Overtime"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Simple Times Pilsner (Dirk); Kentucky Ball Slap (Otto).
  • Opening greetings and the benefits of Liking us on FaceSpace.
  • The Humble Origin Bundle 2 which 100% supports charity. (Good thru 4/28/15) 
  • The ridonkulous hassle of downloading Grand Theft Auto V for PC.
  • Fact Check: There is no record of Laurence Fishburne and Ellen Barkin having dated. The thing Otto heard about "their sons playing" probably refers to his son (born in 1987) and her son (born in 1989) while making the 1995 release Bad Company.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Episode #83 - "Zapped By The Brain Police" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "All Tense On The Internet" or "Metaphysically Dropping Mics"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Ice (Dirk); Kentucky Ball Slap (Otto).
  • Opening greetings and the benefits of Liking us on FaceSpace.
  • The SNL Riblet sketches prompted by the mic-dropping references:

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Episode #82 - "There's God and There's Frank" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Monkeys Screwing A Football"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Okocim (Dirk & Bob); Kentucky and Royal Ball Slaps (Otto).
  • Special extended dance mix intro for our 2nd Anniversary and Third Vulture Bob "I don't need no stinking nickname" Koski is in the house.
  • The total time of all previous episodes and this one: 8 days, 9 hours, 26 minutes
  • Otto's Anniversary wish to Mrs. Otto.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Episode #81 - "Pedobear's Favorite Novel" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Taco Threesday"
  • Tonight's Beverages: the last of the Ohio Labatt Ice (Dirk); Kentucky Ball Slap (Otto).
  • Watching Emeril Lagasse in a cheap motel.
  • Lions can unlock doors! (YouTube video)
  • A shout-out to a friend of Otto's who had a health scare.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Episode #80 - "Your Apocalypse Girlfriend" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "Dude, You Shatnered It!" or "He Was No Feist" or "Hobbit Bettie Page"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Ice (Dirk); Kentucky Ball Slap (Otto).
  • Otto's back, but raspy, as we warn those lured in by last week's clean episode that the blue light will be back on.
  • Some talk about the "Blurred Lines" verdict. Here's the legal beagle who won the suit comparing himself to Satan.
  • Fact Check: The Marvin Gaye tune is "Got To Give It Up"; hear the two tracks back to back:
  • Post-taping, Pharrell spoke about the verdict.
  • Don't roofie people!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Episode #79 - "You Gotta Have Hartsoe" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Sweet Needa & the Jack Attack"

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Episode #78 - "Activism's Fattening" - Show Notes

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Alternate Titles: "He Sneezed In His Pants" or "We Don't Need Guitars For This"

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Episode #77 - "12 Years A Movie" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Down The Load" or "A Sea of Alcohol & Jocularity"
  • Tonight's Beverages: Labatt's Blue (Dirk & Bob); Royal Ballslap (Crown Royal Apple + slice of apple + Angry Orchard Cider) (Otto).
  • All hands on deck as Bob Koski, the Third Vulture, sits in again for the whole show.
  • Madonna falls down, goes boom. Otto has a movie idea for her and Lady Gaga.
  • Lady Gaga announces she'll be on American Horror Story: Hotel:
  • Dane Cook's cameo in Mystery Men referenced:
  • A 15-year-old Dirk catches some air in the photo mentioned:

  • Recapping the disappointing SNL 40 show. Celebrity Jeopardy:

    The actual Tony Bennett Show sketch with the woman's foot reference:

    The pointless Eddie Murphy appearance:

    (Go find the crappy musical performances yourself.)
    Bass-O-Matic 2015

  • The deets on Paul McCartney's secret show
  • Was Victoria Jackson get snubbed over her beliefs?
  • 1st Musical Break - Agent 009, "Search and Destroy" 
  • Order POP O.D.: The Songs of Iggy Pop here or listen on Spotify. (We get no money from sales.)
  • An addition to the Fortress of Dirkatude® - the 45th Anniversary edition of The Sound of Music which at the time of these show notes is up to $90(!!!) from the $57 mentioned in show. Here's the (affiliate) link to the upcoming 50th Anniversary set which adds another disc with a new documentary and digital copies:
  • Much discussion of the 2015 Oscars starting with the best thing that happened:

    Killer! The second best thing:
  • Links to Kevin Smith's nine-part series on Jason Mewes' addictions can be found here.
  • Selma director Ava DuVernay waved off the Oscar protests.
  • The referenced SNL sketch after stepping in it about The Imitation Game's writer who turns out isn't gay, but because he didn't preach from the stage about gay issues is now being attacked.
  • Blue-on-Blue Violence breaks out as Patricia Arquette's stupid Oscar speech gets attacked by privileged white liberal hack Amanda Marcotte.
  • 2nd Musical Break - Twitch, "Lust For Life"
  • The controversies over Joan Rivers and Elaine Stritch being omitted from the Oscars Death Montage.
  • Ratings were down and how it ties into #GamerGate. (Really! Sorta.)
  • Racial drama over Fashion Police snark. (UPDATE: Kelly Osbourne quits.)
  • Otto reports on his trip to Chicago for Walker Stalker Con. The scenery:
  • The Giancarlo Esposito scene from Do The Right Thing referenced:
  • The video for "Da Butt". Fun Fact: The "Ernest" Spike Lee refers to in the beginning is Ernest Dickerson, who shot many of Spike's films and now frequently directs The Walking Dead.
  • Otto cosplaying [redacted] on the far right...

    ...and Ash from Evil Dead II (on left, duh):
  • The Bill Cosby "Buck Buck" routine referenced:
  • CreepynCuteShop's Etsy page and FaceSpace page.
  • Third Music Break - Kristiva featuring Skinhorse, "Funtime". The original Iggy version, which is somewhat different:
  • What's coming and going from Netflix in March 2015.
  • Adrienne Palicki is bumped up to series regular and Drea de Matteo will be a villain on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Dirk's thoughts on his Arrow binge and declares S2 of Sleepy Hollow to have been a total loss. Otto chimes in about the finale of Agent Carter
  • The not at all Seventies cheesetastic trailer for Telefon:
  • Dirk reviews RoboCop (2014), Selma, The Theory of Everything, Boyhood (which he has major problems with its fans)
  • The ridonkulous emo butthurt diaper load by Slate's Dan Kois: "The Academy’s Failure to Recognize Boyhood Is Their Worst Mistake in 20 Years."
  • A column on the Birdman/Boyhood divide.
  • A more level-headed Slate piece ranking all 60 nominated films.
  • CORRECTION: Laura Dern was also nominated for Wild.
  • Dirk ranks the Best Pictures. 
  • Why art is garbage:
  • Fourth Music Break - Passenger to Nowhere, "Cock In My Pocket"
  • An idiotic whine about listening to podcasts at normal speeds.
  • Grand Theft Auto V delayed for PC. Again. Dammit!
  • Tips for using Plex, the media management software.
  • RIP Louis Jourdan, Gary Owens, Lesley Gore, Mirjana Puhar.