The Rabblecast (Comedy)

We live in a world with a plethora of streaming apps and services. It's nice to see one of them try to streamline themselves. HBO Max will replace HBO GO and HBO NOW at the end of July 2020. AT&T and Warner Bros. are hoping to be another serious competitor in the digital streaming business.

One of their deals will bring us a new cut of Justice League! The 2017 film will have a new life as the #SnyderCut will be an exclusive to HBO Max in 2021. Will you watch the new cut of the film?

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:49am EDT

If you are looking for something to do while most things are closed or shut down we recommend looking into a virtual reality headset. We recently picked up an, Oculus Quest headset and we have been experimenting with different games and ways to interact with others socially from the comfort of our living room.

Also, in the idea of enjoying things from home, we recently watched Rian Johnson's, Knives Out(2019). A murder mystery story told in the styling of, Agatha Christie. See if you can figure out the guilty party before the credits roll.

And last but certainly not least, we are thrilled to see the return of, Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The current state of affairs in the world makes it difficult to record a show about movies, comics, and other forms of entertainment and pop culture. We try our best to relate our experiences with discrimination and how that can help us understand what is happening in the world today. And why we should have a conversation about racism if we hope to make a better tomorrow for all of us.

Then, on a lighter note, we talk about the recent release of a 90's side scrolling sequel, Streets of Rage 4!

(*Side note: It was not our intention to combine these two subjects in one show. It just worked out in a weird way.)

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

After a recent stay in the hospital we had some down time to watch a few different movies! Thank goodness for Netflix!

First on the short list, The Highwaymen an American period crime drama film directed by John Lee Hancock. The film stars Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson as Frank Hamer and Maney Gault, two former Texas Rangers who attempt to track down and apprehend notorious criminals Bonnie and Clyde in the 1930s.

Then we move onto, Uncut Gems an American crime thriller film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. The film stars Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a Jewish jeweler and gambling addict in New York City's Diamond District, who must retrieve an expensive gem he purchased to pay off his debts.

And we also talk about, LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS an American adult animated anthology series.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:48am EDT

We are continuing the idea of searching for fun films to watch while we're at home. On this episode we talk about, Extraction starring Chris Hemsworth(some of you may know him as, Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe). Based on a graphic novel from, Ande Parks and written by Ande Parks and the Russo Bros.(Directors of many MCU movies). Directed by, Sam Hargrave. It is currently available on Netflix.

This episode also marks the 14 year anniversary of The Rabblecast! 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

We're trying to be responsible by following the Stay At Home orders that are currently in place in NJ. What better way to enjoy time at home than to watch movies that we missed out on in 2019? I recently watched Men In Black: International starring, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. While it had its moments, it wasn't as fun as the originals.

And then we went onto, Brightburn starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, and Jackson Dunn. This movie presents a simple premise. What if Superman turned evil at an early age? We get into it and a whole lot more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

What do you do when you can't go to the movies? What if you could have new releases come straight home to you? That's the main dispute that's going on between AMC Theaters and Universal Pictures after the release of, Trolls World Tour for premium video on demand. Universal Pictures thought it was a good idea to release the film straight into our homes for those sheltering in place. AMC is upset that the studio bypassed the theater release. Where do you land on this dispute?

We also talk about, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Venom.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:47pm EDT

During this crazy time some of us have been given time to be home. Time with our families, time with our hobbies, or just time by ourselves. What do you do to pass the time?

On this episode, we try to give everyone out there a few suggestions on what to do, what to watch, or just a way to pass the time until we can get back to some sort of a routine.

Have any suggestions? If you want to share some of your stories let us know!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:44am EDT

It's been awhile, but the show is back! Listen in and let's catch up with a few different things in this crazy time that we're all going through. Although this is just a catch up episode, we do talk about how the current pandemic has affected not only us as individuals, but some of the different industries that we rely upon for entertainment.

Let's jump in and get back to having some fun with this episode. There's more on the way! Thank you for listening.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:45pm EDT

We made it! The back log of shows for 2019 has been completed as of this episode! If you have been enjoying this rapid release of episodes, thank you. It's a relief to get all the shows up for everyone to listen to.

On this episode, you can expect a variety of different topics. Movies, wrestling, comics, and more! We go over season one of The Boys and give our thoughts on how the show was adapted for Amazon Prime Video.

Doug gives us a rundown of AEW's All Out 2019 PPV. Matches, highlights, and his overall opinion on the show itself.  Good time all around.

*(Original recording date 9/4/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

The fifth of six episodes, recorded earlier this year, that had to be delayed due to time constraints. We're almost there. If you have been enjoying this continuous release of shows, thank you for listening!

Blood drives, they're a good cause. You go and donate some blood so hospitals can help those with medical emergencies. Easy enough, right? Well, Doug tells us about his recent trip to donate and the difficulties he ran into.

From there, we drift into our mutual love of movies by talking about the Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton, PA. The Mahoning is known for running 35mm films and having themed weekends with something everyone. Godzilla-Palooza, Camp Blood, Zombiefest, Action Party Weekend, and many more!

*(Original recording date 8/28/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT

The fourth of six episodes, recorded earlier this year, that had to be delayed due to time constraints. We hope you enjoy the show and thank you for listening.

The music industry has always been an intriguing machine. How do the artist make money when there are so many people to pay? This especially was the question even before peer to peer sharing became a thing. Now, it's streaming music. How do you divide the profits and is it really worth it for the artist?

We also talk about the DC Extended Universe! At the time this episode was recorded we speculated about who would be in the big Arrowverse Crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths. There were a bunch of rumored cameos and characters. We also talk about canceled shows, Krypton and the spin-off, Lobo. We go over some DC movies, animated shows, and the DC Universe App!

All of this and so much more!

*(Original recording date 8/21/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT

Here is the third of six episodes, recorded earlier this year, that had to be delayed due to time constraints. We hope you are enjoying these episodes as much as we did recording them.

On this episode we talk about the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and some of the stories that have come out over the years. We also talk about Woodstock 1994 and 1999 and some the personal stories tied to them. We hear about some concert stories from Hernandez and his love for KISS.

And we also talk about the passing of very important figure in the world of professional wrestling. Harley Race(aged 76), was an American professional wrestler, promoter, and trainer. Race wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

*(Original recording date 8/15/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:45pm EDT

Let's keep this going! Here is the second of six episodes, recorded earlier this year, that had to be delayed due to time constraints. We're hoping to clear out the back log before the end of the year.

On this episode, we talk about deleted scenes from movies. Avengers: Endgame has a bunch of different extras and deleted scenes that fans have been pouring over and we discuss a few of those. We also mention deleted scenes from The Warriors(1979) and Empire Records(1995).

From there, the discussion somehow turns to Gun Control and the right to bear arms. We do our best to present our thoughts on the subject. But, we do not try to give any particular solution to a complex problem that has continued to trouble the country. We just have a discussion between two friends.

*(Original recording date 7/31/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT

Here it is! We promised that there were more episodes waiting to be released. This is the first of six episodes, recorded earlier this year, that had to be delayed due to time constraints.

On this episode we talk about some news that came out of San Diego Comic Con 2019(albeit, older news at this point). We also discuss some Transformers toys announcements.  And it wouldn't be complete without some talk about streaming services, Netflix and Disney+ specifically.

We talk about the passing of Rutger Hauer(aged 75), who was a Dutch actor, writer, and environmentalist.

*(Original recording date 7/24/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:10am EDT

After a little over seven years on The Rabblecast, we bid a fond farewell to on of the hosts of the show. Doug, who bravely filled the then vacant hosting spot, will be leaving the show. With that in mind we go back to familiar territory for this episode's conversation. Professional wrestling! The past, the present, and where it is going.

And trust us, there's a whole lot more in this episode.

*(Original recording date 11/06/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:14pm EDT

Happy Halloween! While this is technically our Halloween episode, it is not our main topic. We do get into the frustration of seeing Christmas decorations before the month of October has even finished. Erik talks about looking forward to taking his son out Trick or Treating. And Doug finishes his list for the 31 Nights of Horror movie list.

The conversation then turns to comedy and the difference between comedy that punches up or comedy that punches down. The tradition(often times) in comedy is to punch up, never punch down. In other words, don't attack people that are already marginalized. Although, there have been comedians that have found success with material that punches down.

We then drive the show directly into a political pothole. If you have listened to the show in the past, you will know that we are not a political-centric podcast. But we do have opinions concerning current events. We do our best to make sense of a crazy political climate.

All of this and more!

*(Original recording date 10/30/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

In this episode, we get a surprising origin story of, Kellogg's Corn Flakes? We find out how the breakfast cereal was created from a mistake and how it was used originally in a sanitarium to keep the patients subdued.

Somehow, from there we detour into a conversation about religion and the different sects that branch of from their larger counterparts. Erik gets an education about the Branch Davidians. The world of sports also gets an honorable mention in this area.

We also run down the list of horror movies Doug is watching for 31 Nights of Horror in October. A few classics are mentioned, a few oddball films, and more. Doug's love of horror brings a wide range of foreign and domestic films.

All of this and more!

*(Original recording date 10/23/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT

In the past, we have talked about Doug's love/hate relationship with big cities. With that in mind he wanted to knock a few life experiences off of his list before leaving NJ in the near future. Listen in and find out what happened on Doug's walkabout.

We also talk about the recent release of, Joker. Starring, Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd Phillips. The one-off film tells the tale of a possible origin for one of DC Comics' greatest villains using New York City as the stand-in for Gotham City.

All of this and much more!

*(Original recording date 10/17/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

People like feeling good. For some, that means working out, eating well, and maybe the occasional protein shake. And that can lead to a few gassy moments as your body tries to figure out what to do with all that extra protein. Just be sure you're not trapped in an enclosed area soon after having one after a nice workout.

We also talk about competitiveness. Do you have what it takes to win, no matter the cost? Many sports athletes have admitted to being sore losers. The idea of "go big or go home" is often touted in many organizations and locker rooms. What does it really take to be an "Elite Athlete"?

Somehow, we go from competitive athletes to the athleticism of Professional Wrestlers. Pro Wrestling(WWE, AEW, ROH...) are all choreographed performances with predetermined outcomes. So why do we have wrestling personalities arguing over who's more competitive in the ring? We give our thoughts on this and much more!

*(Original recording date 10/9/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

On this episode, we find out what happens when you leave a door unlocked and you need to call a friend to check on your home. We talk about a new documentary, Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street. The documentary follows Mark Patton's life after starring in the second Nightmare on Elm Street movie.

We also talk about the passing of Sid Haig(aged 80). Haig, was an American actor, film producer, and musician. He is known for his roles in several of Jack Hill's blaxploitation films from the 1970s, as well as for his appearances in horror films, most notably his role as Captain Spaulding in the Rob Zombie films House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects and 3 from Hell.

*(Original recording date 10/2/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

Before we resume posting of our backlog of episodes we thought we'd continue with some of the more recent content. In our last episode we announced that Doug will be leaving the show in the near future(no date has been given as of this posting), so we thought a continuation of his adventures would be in order.

In this episode we learn the importance of maintenance in various different forms. Try as we might, everything can use a little love and care before breaking down into a heap useless parts(automotive or otherwise).

*(Original recording date 9/25/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

As we continue to empty out the back log of episodes, we thought it prudent to skip ahead a couple episodes to give everyone an update on what's been going. We will release the other episodes, don't worry about that. This episode in particular has some important  updates that we wanted to share with everyone.

As to what those updates are, we'll let the episode speak for itself. If you have been wondering where we've been? You will find the answers within(Hey that rhymed). Jump on in and enjoy the show!

*(Original recording date 9/18/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT

Once again, we continue to empty the back log of episodes recorded over the past couple of months. As luck would have it, today Netflix announced season 4 for Stranger Things. The Duffer brothers will be coming up with another nightmare scenario for the rag tag group of kids to overcome.

But first! We finally get a chance to let everyone know what we thought about season 3! Our thoughts, our reactions, and more! We also rekindle our conversation about streaming service and how the competition is beginning to get serious(Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, etc.).

In keeping in the same topic of conversation we also talk about the Area 51 raid(keep in mind this episode was recorded well before the actual "raid" took place). What started as a social media joke has now become a movement of sorts.

*(Original recording date 7/16/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT

Although this episode is a bit behind as far as the content discussed, it's still fun to talk about the different movie experiences we had.

Doug went to watch Midsommar. From Director, Ari Aster best known for writing and directing Hereditary, as well as the short film The Strange Thing About the Johnsons. As many of you know, Doug is a big fan of all things Horror. We'll find out his thoughts on this and more.

Erik went to watch Spider-Man: Far From Home. The latest offering in the Disney/Marvel MCU slate of films. We get into some of the details of the film itself but try to refrain from spoiling anything for late movie go'ers.

All of this and a little nature walk. What more can you ask for?

*(Original recording date 7/10/2019)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

"What are we chasing?" One of the many questions asked in this episode. We delve into more personal experiences and stories with this installment of the show. How much is enough? What can we do differently? Is it too late to start over?

If you're looking for pop culture news, movies, wrestling, comics, etc. This may not be the episode for you. If you enjoy our deep dives into the lives that we all lead, stick around, you might find some of this interesting.

(*Original recording date 6/20/2019.)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

We jump right in with old mall stories. Remember those weird Head Shops that were occasionally found in some malls? Black light posters, odd wizard and dragon statues, and of course... glassware. And the memories don't stop there.

From there we wander out to other areas of conversations: Pre-show prep habits, more of Doug's adventures at Kink events, comic books/movies, and much more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

We continue our conversation about shows wrapping up before they have been properly written to a close. More specifically, the HBO show, Deadwood which has returned with a movie on HBO GO/NOW streaming services.

From there our subject of discussion turns to the world of Professional Wrestling, once again. Do you miss the "Attitude Era" in WWE? When "F" bombs were occasionally dropped, crotch chops were a form a salute, and Vince McMahon didn't have to cater to a board room full of executives.

Also on this show, Doug tells the tale of going to a Deathmatch show(GCW Tournament of Survival) in Atlantic City, NJ!

*(Original recording date 6/5/2019.)

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT

HBO's mini-series, Chernobyl is a historical drama depicting the nuclear disaster of April 1986 and the unprecedented cleanup efforts that followed. Starring Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, and Stellan Skarsgård. The miniseries is based in large part on the recollections of Pripyat locals, as told by Belarusian Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich in her book Voices from Chernobyl.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

It's over! It's finally over after 8 seasons. Well, 7 full seasons and a shortened 8th season. HBO's adaptation of George R. R. Martin's books has come to a divisive ending.

SPOILERS ahead if you haven't seen the end of Game of Thrones(Keep in mind this episode was recorded 5/22/19). We go over a bunch of the events that led to end of one of HBO's biggest shows to date. Who dies? Who lives? Who ends up ruling the land?

We also talk about other big shows that have had odd endings to their series. Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy, St. Elsewhere... to name a few.

All of this and more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:02pm EDT

Here we go again! This is our second movie commentary track. In honor of the 25th anniversary we sit down and watch the 1994 Cult Classic, The Crow. Starring, Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson, and Michael Wincott.

Created by James O'Barr, The Crow tells a gritty revenge story set in the Motor City. With a driving soundtrack and the mystique of Brandon Lee's on set death, The Crow became a standout film of 1994 with legions of fans to this day.

Enjoy the commentary!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT

Many of our shows are centered around current events, pop culture, or historical events. This episode in particular turns inward. We take a trip down memory lane for Doug and learn about some of his background and what led to so of his choices today.

From there we talk about a Grind Core band. We won't mention the name here because it is NSFW, but we do talk about the band and the track listing for one of their albums. Seth Putnam heads up this particular band, if that helps any. But again, we have to say, NSFW.

And then we talk about Christopher Thomas Knight aka The North Pond Hermit. We talk about his 27 year disappearance and what led to his capture in 2013.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

We saw Avengers: Endgame and we are here to talk about it. SPOILERS ahead if you have not yet seen it yet!

The 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Endgame brings together all of the Marvel/Disney movies since the release of Iron Man(2008) and tells a satisfying story that pays off a bunch of different story threads, jokes, call backs... it's fan service to a very high regard and eleven years worth of story telling. In terms of comic book story, it feels like you're reading an Annual issue of the Avengers as the "Giant-Size" story unfolds in this three hour journey.

You'll laugh, you'll cry, and the geek out moments keep coming throughout. Again, if you haven't seen the movie itself, watch it first and then come back and enjoy our take on Marvel's, Avengers: Endgame. Excelsior!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

On this episode, Doug shares his story of a recent outing to a gun range in Pennsylvania. Guns, ammo, and friends. What can go wrong? Remember your gun safety training and watch out for the kickback.

We also talk about the recent news of The Oscars committee deciding on whether or not to allow Netflix movies to be allowed consideration for their prestigious award. Steven Spielberg is opposed to the idea of Netflix films being allowed consideration, but then again, Mr. Spielberg is from a different school of thought when it comes to films. Can we see Netflix films in "Best of..." categories?

From there, we talk about some upcoming movies/shows and some hopefuls along the way. Y The Last Man(currently in development), Sandman(the movie is stuck in development purgatory), and a few others. There's even a little Avengers: Endgame talk about the run time of the upcoming film(Note: this was recorded before Avengers: Endgame was released in theaters.). At just over 3 hours, we suggest a few other films you can watch to train your bladder.

 

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

The current trend in Hollywood is to find material that they can turn into movie franchises. Marvel and DC comics have been fertile ground for years. Marvel in particular has been fortunate enough to have the Marvel Cinematic Universe work so well.

Which brings us to part of our conversation, interpretations. The Marvel characters on the "big screen" are not necessarily faithful interpretations of the characters from the comic book pages. Some liberties are taken to change or update some characters or storylines. Some work. While others might lose sight of the original subject material.

We talk about, The Boys(a new series from Amazon), Bright Burn(a film from James Gunn), and so much more!

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

*(Originally recorded 4/9/2019)

WWE's biggest show of the year, Wrestlemania 35 came to the NY/NJ area and entertained legions of fans. From unexpected title victories, early main events, and questionable finishes. This is our rundown of the show and our thoughts of the various matches and some of the news surrounding Wrestlemania weekend.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

Captain Marvel, the twenty-first film in the b, gives us a look at the titular Superhero before the release of Avengers: Endgame and gives us an idea of what the character is capable of before the final showdown with Thanos. The film stars, Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, and Samuel L. Jackson as a young Nick Fury.

The film is set in 90's which lends itself to a conversation of nostalgia. From the Blockbuster Video store, 90's band posters on the wall(and the music used for the soundtrack), classic arcade games, and other call outs. We delve in deep and talk about what we enjoyed and how this fits in the MCU.

Fair warning, there are SPOILERS ahead. The movie came out in early March(this episode was recorded 3/26/19) and it's been about a month since it's release. You have been warned.

All of this and much more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT

Laws... laws are put in place to help protect the rights of the members of a society and to ensure that they do not have to protect those rights through their own actions. But laws are human invention. We take a look at some ridiculous and outdated laws that still exist in New Jersey. For example, did you know that profanity is prohibited in Raritan, NJ?

From there we transition over to E-Sports. Do you remember playing Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken? E-Sports has come a long way from friends fighting for bragging right's in deep, dark basement.

And, we also talk about the return of James Gunn to the MCU!(We realize this is older news, but this episode was originally recorded 3/19/2019.) This is great news considering how Gunn was released by parent company, Disney due to old tweets dating back almost 10 years.

James Gunn now has two big projects on his plate. He will be returning to his duties on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In the meantime, he's been contracted to write/direct a new Suicide Squad film for Warner Bros. and DC.

All of this and more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT

We talk about the recent passing of a few individuals that have left their mark on their respective fields of entertainment.

Luke Perry(aged 52), was an American actor. He became a teen idol for playing Dylan McKay on the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995, and again from 1998 to 2000. He also starred as Fred Andrews on the CW series Riverdale, and had guest roles on notable shows such as Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Simpsons, and Will & Grace.

Christopher Pallies(aged 63), was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, King Kong Bundy. He is best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in the mid-1980s and mid-1990s. He wrestled in the main event of WrestleMania 2 in 1986, facing Hulk Hogan in a steel cage match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship.

Keith Flint(aged 49), was an English vocalist, dancer and motorcycle racer. He was a founding member of the electronic dance act The Prodigy. Starting out as a dancer, he became the front man of the group and performed on the group's two UK number one singles, "Firestarter" and "Breathe" both released in 1996.

...all of this and much more on this episode!

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

We start off by talking about Guillermo Del Toro and his body of work as far as writing, producing, and directing. Blade 2, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, The Devi's Backbone... just to name a few.

From there we talk about the Hollywood studio system and what it sometimes takes to make a movie or a movie franchise. The Writer's Room, finding a good Director, assembling a good cast, etc. The list could go on and on.

A few twists and turns, awards ceremonies, a quick political rant, and a non-commerical for a shaving company round out this episode.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT

1994 saw the release of The Crow, starring Brandon Lee. The movie itself is a cult classic. Action, drama, romance, and revenge over the loss of love set to a soundtrack of rock and roll, metal, and electronic music.

On this episode we start with a discussion of this soundtrack and how it influenced us. We also reference an article that gave us some more insight into an album and movie that is 25 years old this year. Original songs, covers of older songs, songs being swapped out... we take a look at different aspects of how it all came together.

We also talk about the music industry and how it used to operate. Music rights, contracts, and how some artists can end up penniless after years of performing and touring.

And last but certainly not least, we talk about the recent cancellation announcements from Netflix regarding their string of Marvel shows on the streaming service. The cancellation announcement was followed by an open letter from Jeph Loeb(the current Executive Vice President of Marvel Television) teasing the possible continuation of the shows on another platform.

All of this and much more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

If you are a long time listener of the show, this episode might be just for you. We return to the world of Professional Wrestling as we talk about a number of different topics.

First, we learn what #TerryTuesday is and realize we have been missing out on catching up with Terry Funk and all his escapades. We are big time fans of the "Funkster" and get a kick out of telling his tales to anyone that will listen.

Continuing the wrestling talk, Hernandez reveals that he's been invited to a reunion show! The old locker room comes calling and they want the "Indian Warrior/Big Chief" to be part of the festivities. Did someone mention a Battle Royal?

From there we go down memory lane with a few different stories about being on the road and hanging out in the locker room. Stiff shots, getting busted open, and locker room diplomacy. All of this and more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

It's always a fun time when we get to catch up with old friends! Jimmy, is back in studio with us while he is in town for a visit. We get to find out just what the hell happened to our favorite conversation derailer. He fills us in on some of his adventures from overseas and what it's been like for him to settle into a different country while taking care of some family business.

Angry movie reviews, fast food stories, and Jimmy is a teacher? All of this and more in this episode!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT

There's a new game in town. All Elite Wrestling, a new Professional Wrestling promotion created by Cody Rhodes, Matt and Nick Jackson(The Young Bucks). Along with the father and son duo of Shahid and Tony Khan(The Khans are billionaires and part of the ownership group of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham F.C.).

Can AEW compete in a world with the WWE, Ring of Honor, Impact Wrestling, and many others? Their first unofficial outing in the form of 2018's ALL IN PPV is notable for being the first non-WWE or World Championship Wrestling promoted professional wrestling event in the United States to sell 10,000 tickets since 1993.

But the question remains. Do we need another wrestling company?

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT

We're back! To be more specific, we've been back in studio for the past few weeks, this episode and the next few are a little delayed but we're getting them out there.

On our return show we talk about New Year Resolutions. Are you one of those people that feel the need to "start anew" each year? We share our thoughts on the "New Year, New Me" mentality.

Speaking of new, we talk about a few new shows that have come out. In particular, Dwayne Johnson's Titan Games on NBC. It's no secret that we love competitive shows with obstacles and crazy challenges. The Titan Games echoes the old American Gladiator shows from years ago.

Also, we do a quick round up of people that passed away recently. We do our best to pay our respects to people who have left a body of work.

And finally, we do a quick look at the various movies that are coming out in 2019!

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

And here we have it, the final episode of 2018! We realize this is coming out much later than anticipated but we didn't want to skip this fun episode. (This episode was recorded before our holiday break.)

As mentioned in the show intro, this is not a "year end" show. We don't do a 2018 wrap up. We get together and talk about an array of different topics: Gun laws in NJ, family relationships, the tourist scene in Atlantic City and Asbury Park, and more.

Just as this show is posted we are already hard at work on new episodes for 2019! We appreciated the emails asking for this episode. As always we hope you enjoy the show.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

Happy new year!! We hope everyone is enjoying a fresh start in 2019 but before we can fully enter the new year, we have a couple of shows to close out our 2018 run.

On this episode, we have a nice conversational piece as we get into the current culture wars, diet soda, stories about Grandparents, the passing of George H.W. Bush, and the interpretation of art in films and music.

It's a crazy ride, but we do our best to navigate you through the madness.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:03am EDT

"Content is king", is a phrase that is often repeated on the podcast. Books, Movies, Comics, TV Shows, Podcasts, etc. If you want some entertainment, you can easily download or stream just about anything to keep you busy.

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, are just a few of the leaders when it comes to streaming services. Each one offering up different exclusives to earn more subscribers and bring you more content.

But when is too much of a good thing bad? Are there too many shows to watch? How many hours can you sit and binge something? All this and more on this episode.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

Stan Lee(aged 95), born Stanley Martin Lieber was an American comic book writer, editor, and publisher who was active from the 1940s to the 2010s. He rose through the ranks of a family-run business to become Marvel Comics' primary creative leader for two decades, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a multimedia corporation that dominated the comics industry.

In collaboration with others at Marvel—particularly co-writer/artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created numerous popular fictional characters, including superheroes Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch and Ant-Man. In doing so, he pioneered a more naturalistic approach to writing superhero comics in the 1960s, and in the 1970s he challenged the restrictions of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to changes in its policies. In the 1980s he pursued development of Marvel properties in other media, with mixed results. Following his retirement from Marvel in the 1990s, he remained a public figurehead for the company, and frequently made cameo appearances in films based on Marvel characters, on which he received an honorary "executive producer" credit.

This is our take on Stan "The Man" Lee as we bid a fond farewell to someone who gave the world so much through his work and collaborations.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

Halloween has come and gone. But that doesn't mean we can't have a little more fun talking about scary movies and the horror genre. But first, let us remember someone who worked in horror films that recently passed away.

James Karen(aged 94), was an American character actor of Broadway, film and television. Karen was best known for his roles in Poltergeist, The Return of the Living Dead, Invaders from Mars, and in The Pursuit of Happyness.

He appeared in commercials for Pathmark which earned his nickname "Mr. Pathmark". He was nominated for a Saturn Award for his 1985 role in The Return of the Living Dead.

We also talk about the recent release of Halloween(2018 film), starring Jamie Lee Curtis, and its success at the box office. Beware, there are SPOILERS ahead as we talk about the history of the film franchise and the ending of the current film.

We also talk about other horror icons, franchises, and current film and TV projects.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

Recently, it was announced that WWE Superstar, Roman Reigns(real name, Leati Joseph Anoaʻi) has been diagnosed with leukemia. Previous to this announcement, the cancer had been in remission for about eleven years. Reigns appeared on an episode of Monday Night RAW to relinquish his WWE Universal Title.

We hope that Roman Reigns can overcome his illness and return to in-ring action soon.

We talk about WWE's upcoming shows, Evolution and Crown Jewel. Evolution will be the first ever all women WWE PPV(by the time this episode posted, this show will have already taken place). And Crown Jewel, a PPV that has already been mired with bad press due to the current political state of relations between Saudi Arabi and the USA.

We also bid farewell to another veteran of the wrestling world. Richard Van Slater(aged 67), better known by his ring name "Dirty" Dick Slater, was an American professional wrestler who wrestled in the 1970s, 1980s, and mid-1990s for various promotions including Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

And last but certainly not least, we talk about the recent news of a new Friday the 13th film being made by a studio with ties to, Lebron James? And Doug gives us the rundown on the new Halloween movie currently out in theaters and breaking box office records of horror films in the month of October.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:52pm EDT

In a change of pace we decided to try our hand at recording a commentary track for one of our favorite movies. The subject of this commentary recently hit its 20th anniversary mark and could be considered the starting point for modern Marvel movies.

Blade(1998), starring Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, and N'Bushe Wright.

A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

We hope you enjoy the commentary.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT

Have you ever had a movie that you held off on watching? Maybe you missed it in the theaters? You thought, I'll wait for it to come out on DVD. Doug recently watched the Tim Burton classic, Ed Wood. While Hernandez was baffled by Arnold Schwarzenegger's Sci-Fi/Action adventure, The 6th Day

From there the discussion turns to movies, again.

We also say goodbye to a great character actor who appeared in numerous film and TV projects.

Scott Wilson(aged 76), was an American actor. He had more than 50 film credits, including In the Heat of the Night, In Cold Blood, The Great Gatsby, Dead Man Walking, Pearl Harbor, and Junebug. He played veterinarian Hershel Greene on the AMC television series The Walking Dead from 2011 to 2014.

And we're not done yet. We also talk about the recent news of former Guardians of the Galaxy Director, James Gunn making the move over to DC and Warner Bros. Pictures to write and possibly Direct the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel.

And then, we talk about the recent UFC battle between, Conner McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. We talk about the highlights of the bout and the chaos that occurred after one of the most anticipated MMA fights in recent history.

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

Rain! Recently we got a lot of it. In fact, two major storms ran past our area. While we didn't get hit directly, we did get hit with some flooding. Thankfully we didn't get hit that bad, but some of our friends dealt with a nightmare before a special occasion.

The main topic of discussion on this episode is the recent casting news about Superman and Batman! DC/Warner Bros. seem to be reconsidering changing out actors as they move forward with the DC Extended Universe(DCEU). What does this mean for Henry Cavill, who recently posted a video in response to the news. What about Ben Affleck, who recently entered rehab due to a drinking problem?

And of course, since we're talking about comic book characters and movies, we also include some discussions about Marvel characters and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We talk about some fan theories regarding Infinity War and the follow up Avengers film.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

Gary Friedrich(aged 75), was an American comic book writer best known for his Silver Age stories for Marvel Comics' Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, and, in the following era, for the series The Monster of Frankenstein and for co-creating the supernatural motorcyclist the Ghost Rider and the supernatural hero the Son of Satan.

Burt Reynolds(aged 86), was an American actor, director and producer. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke, Hawk, and Dan August.

His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance. Reynolds played the leading role in a number of subsequent box office hits, such as The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Semi-Tough, Hooper, Smokey and the Bandit II, The Cannonball Run and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

We also get into some movie nostalgia with some of our favorite films. The Faculty, The Lord of the Rings, Seven, and more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

Robo Calls, they come and go. Even if you're on a "Do Not Call" list, solicitor's find a way to get by them. What do you do? Do you answer? Do you ignore them? Have you tried turning the tables on the caller? What would you do if your own number called you?

What about when you're relaxing at home and you hear a knock at the door? You open the door before seeing who it is and you're ambushed by someone trying to give you a pamphlet about their religion. Do you talk to them? Do you close the door?

We also talk about the ALL IN Pay Per View and go over the highlights of the show. All of this and so much more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

In this day in age, it's sad to say that, shootings have become quite frequent in the USA. Shopping malls, schools, concerts, churches, etc. At a recent Electronics Arts(EA) Sports sponsored Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Florida one of the tournament participants opened fire killing two and injuring another ten before committing suicide. News outlets were quick to turn the shooting in a political topic as gun laws were once again put under the microscope.

EA Sports released a statement saying their "most heartfelt sympathies" went out to the families of the victims and those who were injured and that their focus was on those affected and aiding law enforcement. The publisher would later cancel the three remaining Madden Classic qualifier tournaments in order to reevaluate safety protocols for future live events.

Our conversation also includes talk about MMA and Pro Wrestling(WWE to be more specific). PED use, painkillers vs marijuana use, and some wrestling stories.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

James Henry Neidhart(aged 63), was an American professional wrestler best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation as Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, where he was a two-time WWF Tag Team Champion with Bret Hart in The Hart Foundation. He also won titles in Stampede Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida, Mid-South, Memphis and the Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation. He is part of the Hart wrestling family through marriage, teaming with various members throughout his career.

Neidhart's passing comes shortly after the passing of three other Professional Wrestlers. It's easy to forget and dismiss the amount of sacrifice that these performers endure to be part of the Wrestling world. Extended periods of time away from family, nagging injuries that often times go undiagnosed, and the relentless uphill battle to make an impact.

We continue talking about other Wrestling news and stories. We even talk about WWE's Summer Slam 2018. It's not a full blown rundown, but it does bring us to a place we know and love, talking about the world of Professional Wrestling.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT

A couple of weeks back, major companies in the realm of social media decided to remove Alex Jones' show InfoWars from their respective platforms. If you're not familiar with his work, Alex Jones is the host of InfoWars and is often called a conspiracy theorist due to the various topics he likes to cover on his show and website.

For years Jones has been able to reach millions of viewers and subscribers through social media. But it wasn't until August 6, 2018, Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify removed all content by Alex Jones and Infowars from their platforms for violating their policies. Fans of Alex Jones were upset, to say the least. A debate over Freedom of Speech became hotly contested on various news outlets, articles, and social media.

We do our best to add our thoughts to this conversation.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:33am EDT

On this episode of The Rabblecast we say goodbye to a few of Professional Wrestling's talented individuals that have entertained us through the years.

Brian Christopher Lawler(aged 46), was an American professional wrestler. He was the son of professional wrestler Jerry Lawler and brother of wrestling referee Kevin Christian. He was best known for his career in the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE), where he performed as Brian Christopher and Grand Master Sexay. Lawler was a one-time WWF Tag Team Champion as part of Too Cool with Scotty 2 Hotty, and won 44 titles within the United States Wrestling Association.

Frederick Seawright(aged 57), was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Brickhouse Brown. He was a top heel in Southern promotions in the 1980s and 1990s. With his recent passing a few funny and heart warming stories have come out about Brickhouse Brown. One of those stories involved a grateful Mick Foley being invited in out of the cold after Brickhouse Brown found out Foley didn't have a room on one of their trips.

Josip Hrvoje Peruzović(aged 70)better known by his ring name of Nikolai Volkoff, was a Yugoslav-born American professional wrestler who was best known for his performances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). In the 1980s, he was known for teaming with The Iron Sheik, with whom he won the WWF Tag Team Championship at the inaugural WrestleMania event, and later with Boris Zhukov as The Bolsheviks.

We also have updates on Chris Hardwick's return to AMC and the ongoing story with James Gunn and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

San Diego Comic Con is a time for celebrating all things Pop Culture. Comics, movies, TV shows, toys, and the list goes on and on. But this year's Comic Con was mired with a bunch of different news that put a dark cloud over the usual festivities.

Jon Schnepp(aged 51), was an American producer, director, voice actor, editor, writer, cartoonist, animator, and cinematographer. Schnepp was known for the documentary film, The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?, for which he directed and wrote. He also directed episodes of Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros. and a segment of The ABC's of Death. To say that he was a busy individual would be putting it lightly. Thank you for all of your hard work Mr. Schnepp.

One of the many big headlines out of SDCC this year was the firing of James Gunn from the upcoming, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for Disney/Marvel. The news broke after a bunch of old tweets resurfaced and Disney was pressured to take action. James Gunn was writing and was set to direct Vol.3 of GotG which was to begin production this coming Fall. (In the time since we have recorded this episode there have been further developments in the story that we will cover in an upcoming episode.) The use of social media to take down people in "Hollywood" has been a growing trend as of late. This case in particular is concerning as it has some political connections to it.

We cover all of this and so much more on this episode!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

Hey, there's a new Kevin Smith project out making the rounds. So you know Hernandez is excited. But what about Doug? The pilot for Hollyweed is currently up on Rivit TV for free! Watch it and if you like what you see, pledge a few bucks per episode and become a Producer of the show with many others.

In more movie news we talk about Robocop Returns! Now, Robobcop has already been rebooted before back in 2014 with Joel Kinnaman in the leading role. But this reboot/relaunch(it's hard to keep track of the terms) has Neill Blomkamp(known for: District 9, Elysium, Chappie) in the Director's chair and the original writers(Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner) from the 1987 Film. Can Blomkamp and returning writers hit the mark?

And then the conversation turns to the best Horror movies from 1981 and 1987. Hellraiser, The Lost Boys, An American Werewolf in London, Scanners, and many more.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

Matthew Cappotelli(aged 38), was an American professional wrestler. After co-winning Tough Enough III with John Hennigan(aka John Morrison), he worked in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), the primary developmental territory for WWE. He ended his career due to a malignant brain tumor.

Steve Ditko(aged 90), was an American comics artist and writer best known as the artist and co-creator, with Stan Lee, of the Marvel Comics superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Ditko largely declined to give interviews, saying he preferred to communicate through his work. 

We also continue to follow the story of the 21st Century Fox buyout by Disney. Comcast had previously challenged Disney's bid to acquire 21st Century Fox, but Disney out bid Comcast. Everything seemed like smooth sailing until a lawsuit was filed by a Fox shareholder, causing yet another road block in the acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

Not long ago, when you wanted to find the latest movie releases for your home entertainment you had to leave the comfort of your home, get in your car, and take a trip to your local video store. Now we have streaming services and digital downloads that allow you to side step all of that. But what the adventure of going to a rental store? The oddball places and their staff? When was the last time you watched a movie based on the cover art of the VHS/DVD?

Leon Allen White(aged 63, aka Big Van Vader),  was an American professional wrestler and professional football player. He performed for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) during the 1990s and 2000s. White, who gained legendary status in Japan, is widely regarded as one of the greatest super heavy-weight wrestlers ever.

Also on this episode, we have an update regarding the on-going story of the Fox and Disney deal that many are hoping will soon be resolved. After a $65 billion all cash bid from Comcast, Disney has responded with a larger bid. Originally, Disney put a bid out for $52.4 billion in stocks, but they have now upped their bid to $71.3 billion in cash and stocks. Is this it? We'll have to wait and see.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

It's no secret that we love movies. Good movies, bad movies, weird movies, take your pick. Doug recently watched, Oasis of the Zombies and soon after regretted watch said movie. Hernandez watched, Yoga Hosers and was taken back to the 80's when monster movies were a thing(anyone remember the 1987 movie, Munchies?)

We also talk about the recent essay written by Chloe Dykstra(actress, cosplayer, and model) that was posted on Medium. The essay details a relationship in which she was the victim of emotional and sexual abuse. No one was named in the essay but it didn't take much to realize that the other person in the relationship was, Chris Hardwick(stand-up comedian, actor, television host, writer, producer, and podcaster). We talk about the essay and the reactions that followed soon after social media and news outlets picked up on the story.

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

Anthony Bourdain(aged 61) was an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. He was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world. His personality, his no nonsense style, and his storytelling will be sorely missed in and out of the culinary world.

In other news, someone has finally stopped Jason Vorhees, at least temporarily. The rights(currently held by co-creator, Sean Cunningham) to the Friday the 13th franchise are currently being disputed. Victor Miller, the original writer of the script to the first film in the series has exercised what he believes to be his rightful claim(or portion thereof).

While the entertainment lawyers duke it out, anything pertaining to Friday the 13th has been put on an indefinite hold. Fans of Friday the 13th The Game are being directly affected by this dispute. As a result, no future DLC(Down Loadable Content) can be created or released. The game is still playable and available to gaming fans. But until a decision can be rendered the future of the game is currently in limbo.

Also on this episode, we get another "Horrible Event In History"! Doug takes us to Lake Nyos and tells the story of the limnic eruption that led to a natural disaster for the population surrounding the area.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT

Pro Wrestling Death Matches. You either love them or hate them. Steel chairs, tables, barbed wire, light tubes, and C4(optional) are just some of the many different implements used in this genre of match type. Nine times out of ten, there will be blood. In some cases the performers might be rushed to the locker room for medical attention or taken to the hospital. On this episode we talk about some of the matches we've seen either LIVE or on tape that stand out to us.

From there we jump into some talk about video games. Streaming video game feeds, speed runs on certain games, and some of our favorites. Mega Man X, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, Track and Field, and Street Fighter are just some of the games that we spent many a late night playing. What are some of your favorites?

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

Roseanne Barr has become the most recent victim of social media outrage. The Comedian used Twitter to post some questionable racial remarks that quickly resulted in the cancelling of her recently revived show. Was it just an "innocent joke"? Was it free speech? We take a look at what transpired and weigh in a little bit.

The Walking Dead TV series will be saying, goodbye to one of it main characters. Andrew Lincoln has announced that he will be leaving the show in the upcoming season. Can the popular AMC TV show survive without its leading man? Who will fill the Rick Grimes shaped void? Somebody get Norman Reedus' manager on the phone.

And we also talk about some recent movie news. Blumhouse Productions is giving Todd McFarlane the opportunity to bring his very own comic book creation, Spawn to the big screen once again. This time, McFarlane himself will be sitting in the Director's chair. And it has just been announced that he will be Directing Academy Award Winner, Jamie Foxx as Spawn himself, Al Simmons. Are you looking forward to the return of Spawn to the big screen?

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:48am EDT

The Rabblecast turns 12! Who would've thought that a silly podcast about Wrestling and other whimsical nonsense would still be going after so long? We certainly didn't but we are happy to continue to entertain so many of you near and far.

It's a happy coincidence that during this, our anniversary show, we return to talk about the world of professional wrestling and some of the shenanigans that are reportedly going on over there. But let us not forget that it is the wonderful world of wrestling and wacky things do tend to happen there on a regular basis.

Doug fills us in on his recent trip to watch The Misfits at a recent show in Newark, NJ. Find out how special this show would've been to his younger self as opposed to "Adult Doug". All of this and much more on this special anniversary episode!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

It seemed like a complete long shot. But it's happening. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are returning to the roles that made them break out stars from the early 90's. That's right ladies and gentlemen, Wyld Stallyns is doing a comeback tour in the upcoming film, Bill and Ted Face The Music.

The original writers, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon are also returning along with Winter and Reeves. Can they pull off a hat trick almost thirty years after the release of the second film? Can we look forward to any returning characters from the previous two films? Let's discuss.

Also, we delve into other movie franchises that we may or may not want to see a return to. Movies from the 80's and 90's had a certain atmosphere to them that you rarely find today. What are some of your favorite picks?

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

Congratulations to Marvel Studios and Disney on an amazing accomplishments with their recent film release, Avengers: Infinity War. This film became a global event as it was released on April 27th and fans everywhere flocked to their theaters to take in the culmination of ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And we were no different. (Original recording date: 5/1/18.)

We sit and talk about the film and some of the major plot points. Warning: Spoilers abound on this episode if you have not seen the film yet. We also go over some of the different theories that have been going around regarding the ending of the film. How does it end? Why do we have to wait one year for the next one?

Also on this show, we talk about WWE's recent show, The Greatest Royal Rumble? Yes, apparently there is another Royal Rumble show and we talk about some of the details of the show and how it came to be. Will this be another annual show? Listen in and find out what we have to say about this and so much more.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT

Once again we take a look at some of the recent passings of artists, actors, and performers. You may know some of them. You may not. This is our way of acknowledging their contributions during lifetime.

Avicii(aged 28 real name Tim Bergling), was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. He rose to prominence in 2011 with his breakthrough single "Levels". His debut studio album, True (2013), featured electronic music blended with elements of several music genres. The lead single "Wake Me Up", topped most music markets in Europe and reached number four in the US.

Verne Troyer(aged 49), was an American actor, stunt performer, and comedian best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers film series. He was notable for having been only 2 ft 8 in (81 cm) tall, the result of cartilage–hair hypoplasia; this made him one of the shortest men in the world.

Bruno Sammartino(aged 82), was an Italian-born American professional wrestler, best known for his work with the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF). There, he held the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship for more than 11 years across two reigns, the first of which is the longest single reign in the promotion's history at 2,803 days.

And... we have a new entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file. The subject of this segment: Sam Sheppard. Learn how one man's life led him from being a neurosurgeon to eventually stepping into the "squared circle" of professional wrestling.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

HBO recently released a new documentary on the life and career of Andre The Giant. The documentary gives a behind the scenes look at the "eighth wonder of the world" in and out of the wrestling ring. We give our thoughts on the documentary and share some other stories that were left out of the HBO documentary.

We also talk about the recent passing of some celebrities. (Original recording date 4/17/18.)

Harry Anderson(aged 65) was an American actor, comedian, and magician. He is best known for the lead role of Judge Harry Stone on the 1984–1992 television series Night Court, and later starred in the sitcom Dave's World from 1993 to 1997.

R. Lee Ermey(aged 74) was an American actor, voice actor, and Marine. He achieved fame when he played Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Ermey was also a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and an honorary gunnery sergeant. During his tenure in the U.S. Marine Corps, he served as a drill instructor.

Mitzi Shore(aged 87) was an American comedy club owner. She co-founded The Comedy Store in Los Angeles in 1972 and became owner two years later. Through the club, she had a huge influence on the careers of up-and-coming comedians for decades.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT

Wrestlemania, "The Greatest Spectacle in Sports Entertainment" has come and gone! Wrestlemania 34 easily became one of the most unpredictable shows in recent WWE history. Tons of title matches, plenty of surprises, and an ending that surprised the WWE Universe.

By now there have been countless news articles reporting on the results from Wrestlemania. Videos breaking down individual matches. But now it's our turn. Join us as we slip back into our wrestling coverage mode and talk about "The Show of Shows"!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

Pacific Rim: Uprising is set 10 years after the events of the first film. We are introduced to a new generation of Jaeger pilots led by a reluctant Jake Pentecost(John Boyega), son of Stacker Pentecost(Idris Elba's character from the first film). We take a look at what the movie has to offer and what it lacks. SPOILERS ahead if you haven't seen either movie yet.

Also on this show, we talk about the release of Ready Player One, the Steven Spielberg directed adaptation of Ernest Cline's hit book. The book and the film are described as "Love letters" to the pop-culture of the 80's(and the 90's in the film). Did the film deliver on the lofty goal of recreating the world that Ernest Cline imagined? We try to stay mostly SPOILER-FREE on this one.

We also talk about the recent news of Toys R US toy stores going out of business. Did you shop at Toys R Us as a child? Do you remember the jingles? Are you sad to see the company go?

All of this and much more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT

First and foremost we say, goodbye to a remarkable individual as the science world and the world over mourns the loss of, Stephen Hawking(aged 76). He was a brilliant mind that persevered and continued his work despite the early onset of a rare form of ALS and only being given about two years to live(he was diagnosed when he was 21). Hawking continued to work for the next 55 years until his recent passing.

From there we go on to talk about the return of Daniel Bryan to in-ring action! Bryan was forced to retire a few years back to due to medical issues that prevented him from being cleared medically to compete in a WWE ring. With Wrestlemania 34 just around the corner wrestling fans are clamoring for return of the WWE Superstar. But will there be a spot on the card for him?

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT

Bad movies. What makes a bad movie? Acting, writing, reviews? With so much content being made it's not hard to find a few bad or sub par films. But what makes it a bad movie? That's what we try to figure out as some films get ready to be released(Ready Player One and Deadpool 2 specifically).

Between test screening and early screening for specific audiences many things can and sometimes do change. But why and for who? Do you like a movie that has been given a bad review score? If you like it, do you still consider it bad by industry standards?

All of this and much more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

Marvel and Disney have changed the release date to Avengers Infinity War! Originally set to open in early May, it will now release globally on April 27th! A week not sound like much, but it will break up the glut of movies to be released in May. With Avengers now opening in late April, Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story can battle it out in May.

Also on this episode, the guys talk about some old TV shows. Any remember MTV's Liquid Television or the beginning of Adult Swim? Nostalgia runs rampant in this episode.

And let's not forget about the snow. The north east has been getting hit by storm after storm. At the time of release, we have experienced 3 Nor'easter storms(one of which developed Thundersnow). And it looks like we're not done yet.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT

On this episode the guys talk about some of their experiences with funerals. Whether it's a close friend or a loved family member, we've all lost someone special in our lives and we all deal with the loss differently. For some it can be a reminder to live their lives to the fullest.

With this in mind, we try to look forward to things that can entertain us and possibly distract us from the mortality that we all live with. Movies, TV shows, Netflix, and other types of media that we tend to consume to fuel our imaginations and keeps us entertained while we progress through this thing called, life.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT

Have you seen the latest Marvel movie, Black Panther? The number one movie in the world! On this episode we talk about the 18th entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe(MCU).

The Ryan Coogler(Fruitvale Station, Creed) directed film brings the wonderful world of Wakanda to life! Chadwick Boseman returns as the Black Panther. Michael B. Jordan joins the MCU as Erik Killmonger, the films main antagonist.

We give our thoughts and reactions to what is being called, the greatest Marvel movie to date!

 

Join us, and let us know what you think of Black Panther. Wakanda forever!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT

On this episode of The Rabblecast we're going to try something a little different. We're going to take a glimpse into the future, but only by a few months, and talk about the Summer movie season for 2018.

Action movies, dramas, comedies. Summer 2018 has a pretty good mix of movies for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of the different movies we'll be talking about:

Avengers: Infinity War, Life of the Party, Deadpool 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ocean's 8, Uncle Drew, and many more!

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

On this episode of The Rabblecast, we give our reactions to the 2018 Royal Rumble! 30 WWE Superstars battled it out to see who gets to start their "Road to Wrestlemania"! We also talk about a special moment in WWE history. 30 Women Superstars put on a hell of a match in the first ever Women's Royal Rumble match!

All of this and much more!

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

Congratulations to the WWE! Monday Night RAW has been around for 25 years. For two and a half decades we've been surprised, shocked, and entertained. WWE celebrated 25 years by bringing back some familiar faces(Stone Cold Steve Austin, The APA, Trish Stratus, and more.) to entertain the fans, both old and new. We take a quick look at the anniversary show and give our thoughts.

Then, we get ready for the Royal Rumble! 30 WWE Superstars enter the squared circle to compete in an over-the-top rope elimination match for a chance to start their road to Wrestlemania and compete for the WWE Championship(depending on the show). And this year, we will see the first Women's Royal Rumble match! 30 Women will get their chance to shine in a historic match!

We also say good bye to some influential artists that have recently passed away.

Dolores O'Riordan(aged 46) was an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician. She led the rock band The Cranberries from 1990 until their breakup in 2003; they reunited in 2009.

Eddie Clarke(aged 67), better known as "Fast" Eddie Clarke, was a British guitarist who was a member of heavy metal bands Fastway and Motörhead. Of Motörhead's classic lineup, which consisted of Lemmy, himself and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, he was the last surviving member.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

In our first episode for 2018 Hernandez shares some of the recent shows he's been watching late night on Netflix.

First up, Ultimate Beast Master. Twelve competitors from six different countries assemble to tackle a monster of an obstacle course. With for different levels and time and points being a factor, it's a race to see who can defeat the course and become the Ultimate Beast Master.

Also on the watch list, Black Mirror. A British science fiction anthology television series. It examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. Episodes are standalone, usually set in an alternative present or the near future, often with a dark and satirical tone, though some are more experimental and lighter.

All of this and more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

(Original recording date: 12/19/2017)

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your patience. Before we can move on with our new shows in 2018, we have one last episode from 2017 to close out the previous year.

The latest entry into the Star Wars saga hit theaters in mid December 2017 and left fans divided. Some fans loved The Last Jedi and all that it had to offer. A new direction for the Star Wars films, the return of Luke Skywalker, and an unpredictable story line.

Other fans were left unsatisfied. Fan favorites were killed off, questions from the previous movie were left unanswered, and we got a very passive Luke Skywalker. Some fans have even taken to signing petitions to have The Last Jedi stricken from the movie canon.

Regardless of how the film was perceived, the Star Wars movie train continues to chug along. Almost a month after it release it has pulled in over $1.2 billion worldwide.

As we talk about the film, we point out things that we liked, things that caught us off guard, and what we hope we will see in future installments.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:45am EDT

(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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:04am EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:07pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT