The Rabblecast

(Original recording date: 12/5/2017)

At the time that we recorded this episode, there were talks of Disney and Fox Studios negotiating a buyout. Which led to a bunch of speculation as to what they could mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel would regain the film rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties as well as a bunch of other intellectual properties owned by Fox(Simpsons, Futurama, X-Files, etc.)

The debate that popped up in a lot of different places was the fate of R rated movies(Logan and Deadpool), and if Disney would allow them to continue under their banner. We get into this and much more as we discuss the topic on this episode.

We also have a new entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file as Doug tells about the Halifax Explosion from 1917.

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Marvel's The Punisher is back with a new series on Netflix. Jon Bernthal brings us the latest iteration of the popular anti-hero. Netflix and Marvel have had a successful relationship thus far when it comes to the various "street level" characters(let's skip over Iron Fist for now). Can they continue the trend?

We delve into the series itself, some of the history of the comic book character, and the previous films. Welcome back, Frank.

 

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The holidays are upon us. How do you spend the holidays? Do you visit family and friends? Do you embrace the holiday cheer? Or, like Doug, do you prefer to treat it like any other day? Everyone has their views on the holiday season. We share a few of our own.

SPOILERS ahead!! We talk about the DC Extended Universe and the latest entry, Justice League! We talk about the movie, the stories surrounding the movie and what's next from the studio that brought us Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Wonder Woman. Did you watch Justice League? What were your thoughts on the film?

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On this episode, we get back into the world of Professional Wrestling as Hernandez and Doug share a few different stories about their personal experiences. Going to a few different shows, working with certain talent, even getting turned down by some talent for interviews. We don't always get a chance to talk about wrestling, but when we do we can go on for hours.

And then, we journey back to Pennsylvania for another entry into our "Horrible Events in History" file. Doug presents to us, The Lattimer massacre from 1897.

 

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Every now and then there comes a time when a new Marvel movie is released and both Doug and Hernandez watch it during opening weekend. The guys checked out Thor: Ragnarok and give their reactions to the third installment in the Thor film series(and the 17th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe). WARNING! If you have not seen the movie yet, there are SPOILERS in this episode regarding the plot of Thor: Ragnarok.

Among other topics discussed on this episode, the guys also get into the daily routine of one of the most infamous journalists to have ever lived, Hunter S. Thompson. His brand of "Gonzo Journalism" had a way of capturing the reader's imagination. But what did it take to fuel that kind of writing and lifestyle?

All of this and much more!

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On this episode, we have a member of Cosplay Burlesque(CPB), the amazing Cherry Valentine in studio.

She shares with us her experiences as a performer in the NJ Burlesque scene. How she got started, what she has learned, her love for Professional Wrestling and music, and what happened when she performed in front of one of CPB's largest audiences to date.

Follow Cherry on Instagram: @CherryEValentine

We also have a bit of a bonus in this episode as we check in on former show co-host, Jimmy!

And be sure to check out our new Patreon page! The Rabblecast on Patreon

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Happy Halloween!

On this episode, the guys share some of their personal stories involving surgeries, medical procedures, and blood donations. Ever have your gall bladder removed? How about laser eye surgery? And let's not forget about the vasectomy.

We get into the spooky spirit and talk horror movies. Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre... the list goes on and on. Hernandez has already admitted to being terrified of horror movies as a child. Doug walks us through some of his favorites from the franchises. He also shares some of his personal favorites that you may or may not have heard of.

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Tom Petty(aged 66), was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Petty served as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s super group the Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch.Whether or not you are a fan of Tom Petty's music, there is not denying the amazing career he leaves behind.

On this episode we also touch upon the tragic events in Las Vegas. As mentioned in our intro, this episode was recorded just a couple of days after the event occurred. As such, we did not have all of the details as to what transpired. We try our best to talk about it without going into conspiracy theories, politicizing things, or standing on a soapbox. It's a horrible thing that happened. Our hearts go out to those affected by it and hopefully some answered are found in all of the chaos.

 

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Bernie Casey(aged 78), was an American actor, poet, and professional football player. For us here at the show we will always fondly remember Mr. Casey for his roles in Revenge of the Nerds(1984) as U.N. Jefferson and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka(1988) as John Slade.

Jake LaMotta(aged 95), was an American professional boxer, former World Middleweight Champion, and stand-up comedian. Nicknamed "The Raging Bull", LaMotta was a rough fighter who was not a particularly big puncher, but he would subject his opponents to vicious beatings in the ring. With use of constant stalking, brawling and inside fighting, he developed the reputation for being a 'bully', he was what is often referred to today as a swarmer and a slugger.

Horrible Events in History is back! Doug does his deep dive into the subject material and presents us with the Villisca Axe Murders.

 

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On this episode we say, goodbye to a number of different artists and one individual that saved us all.

Frank Vincent(aged 80), was an American actor.He played prominent roles in the HBO series The Sopranos and in several films for director Martin Scorsese: Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), and Casino (1995).

Len Wein(aged 69), was an American comic book writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics' Swamp Thing and Marvel Comics' Wolverine, and for helping revive the Marvel superhero team the X-Men (including the co-creation of Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus). Additionally, he was the editor for writer Alan Moore and illustrator Dave Gibbons' influential DC miniseries Watchmen.

Harry Dean Stanton(aged 91), was an American actor, musician, and singer. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Stanton made notable appearances in the films Cool Hand Luke (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Dillinger (1973), The Godfather Part II (1974), Alien (1979), Escape from New York (1981), Christine (1983), Repo Man (1984),  Pretty in Pink (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Wild at Heart (1990), The Green Mile (1999), Inland Empire (2006), and Lucky (2017), and had smaller roles in many others.

Stanislav Petrov(aged 77), was a lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces who became known as "the man who single-handedly saved the world from nuclear war" for his role in the 1983 Soviet nuclear false alarm incident.

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan(aged 72), was an American professional wrestling manager, wrestler, and color commentator, best known for his time with the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

How is that for content?

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On this episode we talk with, Matt Rosvally the Director of the upcoming movie The Miranda Murders: Lost Tapes of Leonard Lake and Charles Ng. The movie itself will be available October 13 via Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant Video.

Matt talk about how he approaches the storytelling aspect of his projects as well as how he works through the filming process. We learn about some of his hobbies and talk about some of his previous short films. If you'd like to look up some of his previous work head over to: Sepulture Productions

 

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor, also known as "The Money Fight" and "The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History", was a professional boxing match between undefeated eleven-time five-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and two-division mixed martial arts (MMA) world champion and at-the-time current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor. The match took place August 26, 2017 in Paradise, Nevada.

Tobe Hooper(aged 74) was an American director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his work in the horror genre. Among his most recognized films are The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), which is described as "one of the most influential films ever made", and Poltergeist (1982), which received three Academy Award nominations.

And our latest entry in the "Horrible Events in History" file brings us the Great Hinckley Fire of 1894. Doug tells the tale how a summer drought, combined with very high temperatures, caused several small fires to start in the pine forests of Pine County, Minnesota.

 

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Do you like comic books? Do you like Superhero's? Well this is the episode for you! We dive into the recently released Marvel series on Netflix, Defenders. The culmination of previous series Marvel/Netflix Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. All of the small screen heroes come together to take on a looming threat that has been growing in New York City.

We also go over some of the recent developments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe(MCU) and how the Marvel/Netflix series might line up with the MCU. Will we see the Defenders in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity Wars movie? Probably not. But we can dream, can't we?

And then we talk about the passing of a comedic legend. Jerry Lewis(aged 91) was an American comedian, actor, singer, producer, director, screenwriter, and humanitarian. He was known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. Whether he was flying solo in his later years or teamed up with Dean Martin as part of the famous duo Martin and Lewis, Jerry Lewis left a definitive mark with his long lasting career and charity work.

 

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Earlier this month, the Electronic Frontier Foundation won a victory against Personal Audio(a patent holding company). This is a big news for podcaster's everywhere. The case involves Personal Audio’s broad patent for a “System for Disseminating Media Content Representing Episodes in a Serialized Sequence,” which the company used to levy suits against a number of podcast providers, including Adam Carolla, HowStuffWorks, CBS, and NBC.

We also get into a discussion about breast feeding and how sensitive some people can get about the subject. Should a woman be allowed to breast feed in public? Why is there such a big push against it?

We delve into some 80's animated movie nostalgia as we talk about Hasbro's Transformers: The Movie and GI Joe: The movie. Which characters were suppose to die in each story? Who was saved due to a re-write?

And finally, Doug gives us a rundown of his latest concert going experience.

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Throughout the life of this show we have reported on numerous celebrity deaths. Musicians, Actors, Artists, Athletes, etc. Each passing touching people differently. Celebrity death hoaxes on the other hand tend to confuse, upset, and irritate. Families are affected, fans are outraged, and news outlets sometimes fail to check their sources. We take a closer look at some infamous death hoaxes and the stories behind them.

The conversation then drifts over to the realm of Politics. It has been stated before, this show really doesn't cover politics in general. But it has been creeping into the conversation more and more. "Politics has become the new spectator sport." And all of the world is watching. The question is, where do we go next?

 Doug breaks out his notes for another "Horrible Events in History". Have you ever heard of Nixon, New Jersey? Doug fills us in on this very interesting topic and just how close to home it is for us.

All of this and so much more!

 

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The Rabblecast has hit 500 episodes! Thank you for sharing this milestone with us. On this episode we talk about some of the recent artists that have left us and left a mark on pop culture in their own way.

Martin Landau(aged 89), was an American actor of stage, television and film, acting coach, executive producer, voice artist, editorial cartoonist and comic strip producer. His career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). He played regular roles in the television series Mission: Impossible (for which he received several Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award).

Chester Bennington(aged 41), was an American singer and songwriter best known as the frontman for the rock band Linkin Park. He was also the lead singer for Dead by Sunrise and fronted Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015.

John Bernecker (aged 33), was a stuntman known for his work on Black Panther (2018), Logan (2017) and Fantastic Four (2015). His recent work included doing stunt work for The Walking Dead on AMC.

Our last subject is a highly recognized individual in the world of films. George Romero(aged 77), was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture. Romero is often noted as an influential pioneer of the horror film genre, and has been called an "icon" and the "Father of the Zombie Film".

If that's not enough to pack our 500th episode, then we don't know what will. Thank you again for the continued support. And as always...

 

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After a week off we get right back into a variety of topics. 4th of July Fireworks, Arcade/Video Games(Yes, we talk about Friday the 13th the Game again), Wrestling, and more!

Doug also brings us a new addition to the "Horrible Events in History" file and it's a big one. Smedley Butler and his exposing of the Business Plan. An alleged plan to overthrow the U.S. government.

 

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When it comes to the world of Star Wars do fans want something tried and true or something new? That is the topic of discussion as we cover the firing of film Directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller(previous films include: The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, and it's sequel). And the hiring of veteran Director, Ron Howard. How will this affect the production schedule of the film? Are the Producers and Disney being a little over protective?

It's no secret that we're big Pro Wrestling fans. When we heard that Netflix had given the green light to a new take on GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling based on the original TV series, we were cautiously optimistic. The series stars Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, and Marc Maron(playing Sam Sylvia, loosely based on Matt Cimber, the original Director of GLOW). This is the second Netflix Original Series from Jenji Kohan(Orange Is The New Black).

 

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Tim Hague(aged 34) was a Canadian mixed martial artist who competed in the heavyweight division, most recently for Absolute Championship Berkut. He became a professional fighter in 2006, and formerly competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, World Series of Fighting and King of the Cage. On June 16, 2017, he suffered a brain hemorrhage after being knocked out in a boxing match against Adam Braidwood in Edmonton, Alberta. He died on June 18, 2017.

 

Albert Johnson (aged 42), better known by his stage name Prodigy, was an American rapper and half of the hip hop duo Mobb Deep with Havoc. In an interview with Vibe in November 2000, Prodigy spoke about what inspired him to directly address his battle with sickle-cell anemia in his song "You Can Never Feel My Pain", from his debut studio album H.N.I.C. He attributed his nihilism to the "permanent physical suffering" caused by his lifelong battle with the condition.

 

Our "Horrible Events in History" segment returns! Doug tells us all about the Hoosac Tunnel. We learn about the construction, the planning and the tragic event that took place during in October of 1867.

 

 

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On this episode we talk about the passing of the Bright Knight, Adam West(aged 88). It's no surprise to anyone that we are big Batman fans. Comics, movies, cartoons, video games... It's safe to say we've indulged in our love of the Dark Knight over the years. But in this case, we talk about the impact made by the Batman '66 version of the show and how it influenced and even saved the comic book itself from being canceled at one point.

 

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Hernandez brings up sharing 80's cartoons with his son and focuses on a particular Voice Over talent in, Frank Welker. Mr. Welker is the voice of Fred Jones from Scooby-Doo, Megatron from Transformers G1, Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget and many, many more. His broad spectrum of character voices, noises and other vocal effects that have appeared over the last 40 years in motion pictures, have vaulted him to number one on the "All Time Top 100 Stars at the Box office" list. The revenue of films he has participated in have generated over 12 billion dollars worldwide. His work in over 90 films has put him ahead of Eddie Murphy, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks and Samuel L. Jackson.

The guys also follow up on their experience with Friday the 13th The Game. This time they talk game play. Does it hold up to their expectations? How detailed is the game for a fan of Jason Vorhees?

Also on this episode, a follow up from Jimmy as he sends in his first report from Taiwan!

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A little over a year and half ago a Kickstarter campaign from Gun Media was launched for Friday the 13th The Video Game. What originally began as a game paying homage to the film franchise quickly became a full blown project with the name and license. Originally scheduled for an October 2016 launch, the game was finally released around Memorial Day weekend of 2017. From what we can see online and what we can read as far as game play reviews, the game does a good job of giving you the full Camp Crystal Lake experience.

However, glitches, server issues, and more have plagued the launch of this long awaited title. We here at The Rabblecast have yet to play an actual session. But that doesn't deter us. We still want our chance to survive a night running from the legendary horror icon. Or, play as Jason Vorhees himself and stalk the group of counselors. Have you played Friday the 13th The Video Game? What was your experience?

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First and foremost, we want to wish our good friend Jimmy safe and happy travels as he departs on a new adventure in his life. Thank you for everything you've ever done for the show and its humble host. Until we meet again you derailing son of a gun.

We say goodbye to two very strong character actors in the world of acting. Michael Parks(aged 77) was an American singer and actor. He appeared in many films and made frequent television appearances but was probably best known for his work in his later years with filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Kevin Smith. His portrayal of Texas Ranger Earl McGraw in From Dusk Till Dawn was especially memorable.

Powers Boothe(aged 68) was an American television and film actor. Some of his most notable roles include his Emmy-winning portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, and his turns as TV detective Philip Marlowe in the 1980s, Cy Tolliver on Deadwood, "Curly Bill" Brocious in Tombstone, Vice-President and subsequently President Noah Daniels on 24, and Lamar Wyatt in Nashville.

And finally we also talk about the passing of Stanley Weston(aged 84) was an American inventor and licensing agent who created the G.I. Joe toy line in 1963, as well as the very concept of the action figure. Weston later sold the rights to his invention, which he called "outfitted action figures", to Hasbro for just $100,000 dollars. During the 1980s, Weston oversaw the creation of the ThunderCats animated series (1985–1989), which spawned the successful ThunderCats toyline.

 

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First and foremost, we address the brevity with which we talked about the passing of Erin Moran. During the course of the show we talk about many different actors, artists, athletes, etc. Erin Moran(aged 56) was an American actress, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the television sitcom Happy Days and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi. Erin Moran left her mark in Pop Culture along with the rest of the cast from Happy Days.

If you're a fan of films, you might know the name of, John Demme. Demme was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He rose to prominence in the 1980s with his comedy films Melvin and Howard (1980), Swing Shift (1984), Something Wild (1986), and Married to the Mob (1988). He became best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs (1991), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director.

And due to our talk about Mr. Demme we get into our love of certain films and some of the techniques used in making them. Storytelling is an art form. Be it movies, books, comics, etc. Being able to do it well and capture an audience can often transcend various types of media.

 

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From time to time, Jimmy will take his leave from the studio on recording nights. Normally we don't get to talk about his adventures. Mostly because we try to cover other current events or celebrities that have passed on but leave behind a big body of work.

On this episode, we get to hear about some of Jimmy's spontaneous nights. Free tickets to a concert to watch Okilly Dokilly, Metalachi, and Mac Sabbath. Or how about the time that Jimmy got a chance to meet one of his heroes in, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan! We also get to hear about one of Doug's recent trips to visit a friend as they went to the Hump Film Festival.

 

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Charlie Murphy(aged 57) was an American actor, comedian, voice artist, and writer. Murphy was best known as a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show. He was the older brother of Eddie Murphy.

Matt Anoa'i(aged 47) was a Samoan-American professional wrestler, best known for his time on the independent circuit under numerous ring names, and his time in WWE, where he competed as Rosey. He was the brother of WWE wrestler, Roman Reigns.

Also on this show, Hernandez recounts a tale involving car troubles. Doug admits defeat after eating a dish of Phaal. Phaal is touted as the "spiciest curry dish ever". And Jimmy provides color commentary.

 

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We find out if Jimmy had an accent while growing up in Texas. Asain guy growing up in Texas. Fair question, right?

Any fan of comedy should recognize the name, Don Rickles(aged 90). Rickles was an American stand-up comedian, actor and author. Although he became well known as an insult comic, his pudgy, balding appearance and pugnacious style led to few leading roles in film or television; his prominent film roles included Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) and Kelly's Heroes (1970).

The Wrestling world lost another notable name in Larry Sharpe(aged 66). Sharpe was an American professional wrestler, manager and trainer better known under his ring name, "Pretty Boy" Larry Sharpe. Sharpe is perhaps most well known for creating the Monster Factory professional wrestling school. He grew up in Paulsboro, New Jersey, and was the original trainer of Kevin Von Erich, and many other well-known wrestlers.

"Horrible Events in History" returns as Doug brings us the tale of the Sawney Bean Clan. A story of murder, tragedy, and cannibalism. It also may or may not have happened. All of this and more!

 

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On our last episode we did a run down of WWE's Wrestlemania 33 event. On this episode we bookend it by giving our thoughts, critiques, and overall reaction to WWE's "Ultimate Thrill Ride". Who won? Which title(s) changed hands? What surprises were unveiled?

But that's not all. We also touch upon the Monday Night RAW after Wrestlemania and how that affects some of the story-lines. Who doesn't like a good wrestling conversation?

 

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It's that time of year again folks. The biggest show in professional wrestling is about to take place! WWE calls it..."The Grandest Stage of Them All", "The Showcase of the Immortals", "The Show of Shows", "The Greatest Spectacle in Sports Entertainment"... and now "The Ultimate Thrill Ride". This is Wrestlemania!

On the episode, Doug and Erik get back to familiar territory as they run down the upcoming Wrestlemania card. Who will shine? Who might get called up from NXT? Who might make their long awaited return/debut? All of this and more!

 

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Get ready for a big episode!

We talk about the recent passing of some notable artists. Chuck Berry(aged 90), was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986; he was cited for having "laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance.

 Bernie Wrightson(aged 68), was an American artist, known for co-creating the Swamp Thing, his adaptation of the novel Frankenstein illustration work, and for his other horror comics and illustrations, which feature his trademark intricate pen and brush work.

 We also delve deep into the recent celebrity hacks, more specifically, the leaked photos/videos of WWE Diva Paige. Should WWE take action against Paige for something that was done a few years ago? If they do, is their action justified considering that it happened outside of the workplace with other consenting adults? And why is there a condemnation of victims in situations like this?

 

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On this week, we venture into the dangerous minefield that is the debate on racism. The difference between cultural insensitivity and cultural ignorance. If you should say something and how it can affect the workplace. Jimmy does his best attempts at describing the plot of the recent movie release of Get Out by director Jordan Peele.

We also take a look at the upcoming Summer Blockbuster season and the fact that it's starting earlier and earlier with each passing year. Summer movies released in March?

With this episode, we hit the 35th time that Doug has presented a "Horrible Event in History"! If our Horrible Event segment is one of your favorites, then you should go back and check out the previous entries. For the 35th entry, Doug brings us the tragic and mysterious story of Elisa Lam.

 

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Get ready for a very chaotic, but funny episode. Somewhere along way we start talking about the passing of Bill Paxton(aged 61) and the different films he was a part of(Terminator, Weird Science, Aliens, Titanic, etc.). Then we veer off onto how Hollywood writers might come up with some of their insane projects that eventually get made into some kind of movie.

Our curiosity with the creative process is nothing new. But we do let our creativity loose as we envision what can only be described as a classic episode of the show. We talk about the passing of Bill Paxton, "Judge" Joseph Wapner(aged 97), Alan Colmes(aged 66), and Ion Croitoru aka Bruiser Bedlam(aged 53).

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The Professional Wrestling world is mourning the passing of four former stars. Ivan Koloff(aged 74), Chavo Guerrero Sr.(aged 68), Nicole Bass(aged 52), and George "The Animal" Steele(aged 79). Each of them made contributions to wrestling in their own right.

The guys take a quick stroll down memory lane as they talk about some of their favorite wrestling moments in history. Some absurd, others, not so much.

Doug brings us his rundown of The Battle of Messines for the "Horrible Events in History" file.

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Rabblecast 482- More Batman Director News, WWE Elimination Chamber 2017

We follow up on our discussion about Warner Bros./DC searching for a new Director for The Batman. So far, it seems as though Matt Reeves(Cloverfield) might be in the running to take over the film. Although, if we learned anything about the DC Extended Universe, things can change at anytime.

WWE is currently on the road to Wrestlemania. But before we get there, we're going to make a few stops along the way. One of them being, Smackdown's PPV, The Elimination Chamber! Find out who walked away as champion and what this means for Wresltemania.

Also on this episode, we get into a discussion about the legal drinking age. Should it be changed? Should it be lower or higher? The guys weigh on this unexpected topic.

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Rabblecast 481 - No Director For The Batman, The R101 Disaster

In our last episode we said goodbye to the studio. But the show must go on. On this episode we try out a new recording space literally a block down the road. We did hit a few snags here and there, but that is to be expected when we have a mobile setup.

Let's get down to business. On this episode, we talk about the lack of a director for the upcoming Batman film from Warner Bros. Ben Afleck was touted as a great choice not only as Batman but as the director of the film due to his recent string of hits(Gone Baby Gone, The Town, Argo). Already, speculation has run wild as to who might fill the director's chair. Who do you think will make a good director for The Batman.

We also have another entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file in the form of the R101 Disaster.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:20am EST

Rabblecast 480 - Moving Day, We Say Goodbye To Another Studio

For a show that has run over ten years, we have seen changes from time to time. Friends coming and going. Format changes. Recording spaces becoming unavailable. Thankfully, in this case, we're only saying goodbye to another studio space.

So we gathered in the near empty studio and did our usual thing. Among the various topics talked about: The passing of celebrities, Mary Tyler Moore(aged 80) and Sir John Hurt(aged 77). As well as the passing of Masaya Nakamura(aged 91), considered by many to be "the father of Pac-man".

We also talk about the 2017 Royal Rumble PPV from WWE and some of the various results from that night.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:26pm EST

Rabblecast 479 - This Is Why We Don't Talk Politics

Even in the early days of the show, when we covered wrestling, we always kept it lighthearted. This is a comedy podcast after all. But when you start talking politics, things can get a little interesting. How do you get your news? Do you rely on social media solely for your world news? Do you double check the information before repeating it verbatim?

On this show, we find out what happens when the guys dip their toes into a political conversation. But that's not all. Also on this episode: Bathroom adventures(you've been warned), fantasy casting a movie full of method actors, a look at the upcoming Royal Rumble 2017 PPV, and a couple of celebrity deaths.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:20am EST

Rabblecast 478 - Getting Up To Speed in 2017

The Rabblecast is back with our very first episode for 2017! Did you enjoy your holiday season? Did you make any new year's resolutions?

We get back into the swing of things by catching up on a few news bits that lingered as 2016 closed out. Then we take a look at the current events going on in 2017 so far. Are we doing better or worse than last year? It might be a little too early to tell.

But, rest assured, we do return to our normal flow of the show. With that, Doug brings us the first addition to the "Horrible Events In History" file for the new year. On this episode we talk about The Broomway, a public right of way over the foreshore at Maplin Sands off the coast of Essex, England.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:00am EST

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