The Rabblecast (comedy)

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:09pm EST

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

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

 

The Miranda Murders Poster

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:25pm EST

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:28am EST

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:04pm EST

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:13am EST