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22 – Armada; or, It’s a Small [D&D] World After All

In a catch-up episode that follows their previous catch-up episode, the Brothers start talking out about the things that matter the most: water, sippy cups, little baby snacky-yogurt puffs, Better Call Saul, FX’s Fargo, and stupid Adrian Brody.  There’s some talk in there about the new X-Files miniseries, but we mostly talk about Mitch Pileggi’s washed-up career.  Speaking of dumb nerd references, Bob ends up dutifully picking apart the first chapter of Ernest Cline’s Armada (that seems familiar) and pointing out every terrible 80s/geek allusion stuffed into the first twenty-some minutes of the book.  Afterward, as Bob makes a “profound” observation about the nature of half-blood races in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Rance subsequently goes off the rails and completely alienates every little person-listener there may be out there.  After you’re done getting pissed at that, be sure to check out Bob’s Kickstarter of the Week:  the Rocketbook Wave: Cloud Connected Microwavable Notebook.


(Music Credits: “Short People” by Randy Newman and “X-Files Theme” by Mark Snow and Mike Oldfield.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


5 – Ernest Cline, Evil Dead, and Mouse Poison

Loneliness and old age reveals itself with Bob’s Insufferable Nerd Thing of the Week, while Rance admits his frightfully underwhelming lack of knowledge about Evil Dead, especially with Ash vs. The Evil Dead on the horizon.  Over the course of one minute, Rance expresses his inarticulate disdain for Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One.  Other book-related topics include Armada and The Dresden Files’ Working for Bigfoot.  After, the boys reflect upon better-left-forgotten memories of World of Warcraft.  Various topics (dubbed “shit”) are thrown at the wall otherwise.  Astronaut ice-cream, Rance’s wife’s laughter, and Rance’s impatience and anger round off the end of the episode before The Brothers Denton realize they’ve actually said nothing of importance.