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Rabblecast 472 - Making of The Night Runner, Election Rigging and More!

It's been said on the show before, Jimmy is one talented individual. Over the weekend we got together to shoot a music video for a contest that Jimmy had entered. Korg Instruments ran a Halloween themed contest. After seeing some of the entries already posted online, Jimmy couldn't help himself and decided to throw his hat into the ring.

 

Check out the video for: The Night Runner

 

A quick disclaimer for the next part of the episode: The results of the recent election had not yet come in when we were recording. As such, we talk about election rigging in general terms. We are not accusing either party of cheating, rigging, or manipulating data. That's a discussion for another time and possibly another show.

And last but certainly not least, Doug brings us another "Horrible Event in History"! The subject of this entry, H. H. Holmes, one of the first documented serial killers in the modern sense of the term.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:18am EST

Rabblecast 471 - Kevin Curran, Michael Massee, and TNA Wrestling History

Many times when we report on the passing of an individual they are known for being in front of the camera, so to speak. Kevin Curran(aged 59) was a little bit different. Mr. Curran was an American television comedy writer. He wrote for Late Night with David Letterman, Married... with Children, and The Simpsons. We talk about some of his contributions to the world of comedy writing and one of his cameos.

The next name is one that would come up in conversations from time time. Michael Massee(aged 64), was an American actor. Massee is perhaps best known for his roles as Funboy in the 1994 film The Crow and The Gentleman in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man. We also touch upon the unfortunate accident that happened on the set of The Crow that claimed the life of that movie's star.

And then, we jump back into the world of Professional Wrestling to take a look at the history of TNA Wrestling! What was once a potential number two to the juggernaut that is, WWE. How have they manged to stay in the game? Who has been at the center of it all? What about the rumors of WWE wanting to buyout TNA?

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Happy Halloween to everyone out there!

On this episode we talk about the recent deaths of Jack Chick(aged 92), an American cartoonist and publisher, best known for his evangelical fundamentalist Christian "Chick tracts". Pete Burns(aged 57), an English singer-songwriter and television personality. He founded the pop band Dead or Alive in 1980, in which he was vocalist and songwriter, and which rose to mainstream success with their 1985 single "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)". And... Steve Dillon(aged 54), a British comic book artist, from Luton, Bedfordshire, best known for his work with writer Garth Ennis on Hellblazer, Preacher and The Punisher.

And finally, what's Halloween without a "Horrible Event in History"? Doug brings us another tale in the form of the, Texarkana Moonlight Murders.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:11pm EST

Rabblecast 469 - A Mixed Bag of TV, Movies, and Wrestling News

This week's show is a little hard to nail down. Mostly because we were all over the map with different topics and stories. And we wouldn't have it any other way.

One of this week's topics, the recent passing of some notable names. Thomas Mikal Ford(aged 52), was an American actor best known for his role as Tommy Strawn in the sitcom Martin, and for his recurring role as Mel Parker in the UPN sitcom The Parkers. The other name we report on is, Calvin Gotlieb, a Canadian professor and computer scientist who has been called the "Father of Computing" in Canada. He was a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Toronto.

Through in some wrestling news, comics questions, and what we're watching recently and that pretty much rounds out this week's show.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

Rabblecast 468 - Special Guest: Uncle Yo!

Uncle Yo joins us on the podcast this week! Geek comedian, writer, host, and panel moderator are just some of the many things one could use to describe what he does. He even tells us about his recent adventure at NYCC 2016 as a moderator and booth host.

If you want more Uncle Yo in your daily life, be sure to head over to We Are The Geek and check out some of the other many things Uncle Yo has been up to.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

Rabblecast 467 - Marvel's Luke Cage, Jimmy Loves Squirrel Girl

Luke Cage, Marvel's latest offering now available on Netflix, tells the tale of the "Hero for Hire" from Harlem. Within just a day of its release on the streaming service, Luke Cage already holds the distinction of "breaking the internet" as Netflix went down for a few hours due to the demand of viewers watching. Even with such a great reaction from the fans, the show still manages to draw some controversy.

As we talk about Luke Cage, Jimmy believes he broke the code as to why one of Marvel's other beloved characters has yet to be included in any of the TV shows or films. Will we see Squirrel Girl sooner than later? Is she the key to the end of Marvel's Phase 3?

All of this and so much more in this nice bundled episode.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

Week in and week out, we do our best to bring different topics of discussion to the show. Current event stories, celebrity deaths, movies/TV, and few other things here and there. We really never know how the show will unfold with each episode.

This week's show is a great example. Jokes, riffs, personal moments, and a little bit of news all coalesce into our latest offering to you, the listening audience. We even managed to slip another "Horrible Events in History" segment(The Upstairs Lounge Arson Attack) in after a few weeks of going without one.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:18pm EST

Rabblecast 465 - Riot Fest, Travel Woes, and Space Ghost Coast to Coast

A while back, episode 451 specifically, Doug was filled with excitement about his upcoming trip to Chicago, IL to attend Riot Fest! A three day festival that plays hosts to bands that play rock, punk, alternative rock, and hip hop music. Doug's main motivation for this trip? A chance to witness the reunion of The Misfits(among other groups)! Doug fills us in on the journey, the destination, and aftermath.

We also talk about the passing of Clay Martin Croker(aged 54), who worked as an animator and voice actor. He is best known for having provided the voices of Zorak and Moltar on the animated series Space Ghost Coast to Coast for Cartoon Network/Adult Swim.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:06pm EST

Rabblecast 464 - Stranger Things, Netflix Shows, and More!

By this point and time many Sci-Fi fans have watched and enjoyed, Stranger Things on Netflix. The story follows a group of four young kids. When one of them disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back. Spoilers ahead! We give our take on this hit show which has already announced a second season. Experiments on kidnapped kids, a secret government program, and a parallel dimension? What's not to like?

We also say our "goodbye's" to celebrities and notable people that passed away recently. Jon Polito(aged 65, American actor and voice artist. Film and television career spanning 35 years he amassed over 220 credits.), Alexis Arquette(aged 47, American actress, cabaret performer, and activist.), Phyllis Schlafly(aged 92, American constitutional lawyer and conservative activist.), and Greta Friedman(Austrian-born American who was photographed being kissed by a sailor on V-J Day 1945 by Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt.)

Somehow, we even manage to talk about UFC 203 and the debut of Former WWE Superstar, CM Punk in the world of MMA!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:11pm EST

Rabblecast 463 - Gene Wilder, Mr. Fuji, and More!

The entertainment world recently lost a very talented man. Gene Wilder(aka Jerry Silberman, aged 83) was an American comic actor in film and theater, screenwriter, film director and author. Known for his roles in movies such as Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and for his work with Mel Brooks. Not to mention his work with fellow Comedic actor, Richard Pryor.

Shifting gears a little bit, we also take a look at the recent passing and career of Mr. Fuji(Harry Fujiwara, aka Mr. Fujiwara. Aged 82). Easily one of the most recognizable managers in the world of professional wrestling and the WWF/WWE. Mr. Fuji was a ruthless character in and out of the ring. Whether he was partnering with, Professor Tanaka or managing numerous wrestlers to main event status and championship matches(Demolition, Powers of Pain, Yokozuna, etc.).

Also on this episode, we talk about the 20 year anniversary of The Crow: City of Angels. (starring: Vincent PĂ©rez, Mia Kirshner, Richard Brooks, and Iggy Pop)

 

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:48pm EST