The Rabblecast

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:55am EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

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).

We are The Rabblecast!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:25am EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT

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 EDT

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.

We are The Rabblecast!

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