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Rabblecast 453 - Muhammad Ali, Kimbo Slice

The Fight World lost two big names in recent weeks. Kimbo Slice(Kevin Ferguson, aged 42) made his name in the underground fight scene. Dubbed, "The King of the Web Brawlers" by Rolling Stones magazine, Kimbo's fight videos went viral. Factor in an undefeated boxing career and Kimbo soon found himself fighting in the Octagon for company's such as Elite XC, UFC, and Bellator MMA. He was still under contract with Bellator at the time of his passing.

Then of course there is, "The Greatest of All Time", Muhammad Ali(born Cassius Clay, aged 74). Ali was an American Olympic and professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring.

All of this and more!

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Rabblecast 452 - Terror at the Drive-in (and Other Fun Stuff)!

What started off as a simple conversation about the return of John Carpenter to the, Halloween franchise, quickly dovetailed into a retelling of Doug and Jimmy's adventure to The Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Where they(with Holly) had a triple feature of "Zombie" themed movies. Return of the Living Dead(1985), The Death Wheelers(1973), and The Children(1980).

And, let's not forget the latest installment of Horrible Events in History! Doug educates us about the Cleveland Torso Murderer.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

Rabblecast 451 - Preacher, Moogfest, and Misfits!

Have you ever heard of Moogfest? Worry not, because our pal Jimmy gives us a rundown of his recent adventure to Durham, North Carolina as he attended a convention that's touted as the synthesis of music, art, and technology! Jimmy gets to gush about the acts he liked and lets us know what he brought home.

Keeping in the vein of the music world, it was recently announced that the Misfits will be reuniting for two festival shows this September. The classic line-up of Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will take to the stage for the two Riot Fest shows! First it was Guns N' Roses, now the Misfits. 2016 is a year full of surprises.

Also on this episode, we talk about the premiere of Preacher(Vertigo/DC Comics) on AMC. Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the pilot or read the comic book. Was it good? Can AMC make lightning strike twice with another comic book inspired show?

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

Rabblecast 450 - Celebrating 10 Years of The Rabblecast!

The Rabblecast turns 10 this week! And with that, we take a trip down memory lane. This isn't a "best of" or a re-posting of an old episode. Hernandez tells the origin story of the show and fills in a few gaps here and there. The curtain is pulled back as some secrets are revealed. 

Also on this show, the passing of Darwyn Cooke(aged 53), an Eisner Award-winning Canadian comic book writer, artist, cartoonist and animator, known for his work on the comic books Catwoman, DC: The New Frontier, and The Spirit. We also cover the recent new of Kevin Smith being approached to adapt the cult film, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!(1984) into a TV series.

We hope you've enjoyed the show up to this point and continue to join us every week!

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:07am EDT

Rabblecast 449 - Civil War(s?), Baked Goods, & Music

This week, the guys discuss the recent Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War! (Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the movie yet.) How does it stack up against Zack Snyder's, Batman v. Superman? All of the action, all of the drama, and all of the actual historical interjections that Doug and Jimmy can throw at the show to derail it.

We also find out what Jimmy's been experimenting with in the kitchen. Doug gives us some band names that probably won't show up on an iTunes search. There is a little something for everyone in this episode.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

Rabblecast 448 - Head Injuries and Role Models

The topic of head injures is something that we, as a people, are just beginning to understand a little bit more with the help of medical research. Concussions, once thought just to be part of the game, have been proven to be career and life shortening injuries that take their toll over time. Football, Mixed Martial Arts, and even Pro Wrestling(just to name a few) are taking steps to curtail these kind of injuries.

And then, somehow, we talk about the idea of, role models. The celebrities and athletes that are put on pedestals by their fans. Only to have perceptions change after said celeb/athlete say or do something wrong.

Fans of our "Horrible Events in History" segment, rejoice, as Doug brings us another entry. The Boston Molasses Disaster.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT

Rabblecast 447 - Chyna, Prince, and More!

The world of professional wrestling lost another important name.  One of the founding members of the rebellious group D-Generation X, former WWE Intercontinental Champion(the first woman to hold the IC title), a true pioneer... The 9th Wonder of the World, former WWE Superstar, Chyna(Joan Marie Laurer, aged 46).

The music world also suffered another loss as well. This individual was known for being eccentric, charismatic, and an overall genius in the music world. His Royal Badness, Prince(Prince Rogers Nelson, aged 57) recently passed at his Paisley Park Studio and Home in Minnesota.

Also on this show, Doug hits us with another "Horrible Event in History" as he presents, the King's Cross Fire.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

Rabblecast 446 - The Return of Jimmy, The Loss of Doris Roberts & Balls Mahoney

After a few weeks off, our beloved third co-host, Jimmy returns to the show! We find out what he's been up to while he's been away and how many Puscifer shows he attended in a single week.

We also report on the recent passing of two more entertainers. Doris Roberts(aged 90), best known for her role as Raymond Barone's mother, Marie Barone, on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran from 1996–2005. Doug apparently, a huge Romano fan(not really).

The second passing we report on is a little more personal. Former ECW wrestler, Balls Mahoney(Jon Rechner, aged 44) passed away in his home in NJ. Regarded as one of the "ECW Originals", Balls Mahoney had a storied career not only in ECW and WWE, but on the independent scene as well. He was a great friend and teacher. He is survived by his wife and son.

Also in this episode, we manage to talk about a few upcoming features. Green Room(2015), starring Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, and Sir Patrick Stewart. We also have some casting rumors for the joint Sony/Marvel film, Spider-Man: Homecoming. And finally, we talk about the recently announced R rating for the animated adaptation of DC Comics' Batman: The Killing Joke.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

Rabblecast 445 - Blackjack Muligan, Merle Haggard, and More!

This week, rather than tackling "big news" or "current trends" we decided to take a more relaxed approach to the episode. We report on the passing of professional wrestler, Blackjack Mulligan(Robert Deroy Windham, aged 73). Blackjack is the father of wrestlers Barry and Kendall Windham, father-in-law of Mike Rotunda, and the paternal grandfather of Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas.

We also report on the passing of country music legend, Merle Haggard(aged 79). Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band the Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville sound recordings of the same era.

And last, but certainly not least, Doug files another entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file with the, Mothman.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

Rabblecast 444 - WWE Wrestlemania 32 Results, Fallout from RAW, and More!

WWE's biggest spectacle of the year has come and gone! On this episode we cover all things Wrestlemania 32. Who left Dallas, TX a champion? What surprises happened?

It's safe to say that this episode is full of spoilers, not just for Wrestlemania. We also cover some of the season finale for, The Walking Dead on AMC. Negan(played by Jeffery Dean Morgan) has arrived on TWD and someone is going to have to pay.

Also, we report on the passing of Erik Bauersfeld(aged 93). Mr. Bauersfeld was the voice of Admiral Ackbar in the original Star Wars films(episodes IV-VI).

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT