Tag: season 1

29 – Bob Ross and the Insufferable Butt-Trio (Clustercast)

For well over two hours, Bob and Rance — along wth their comedian sort-of-friend Brandon T. Gorin (his Instagram game goes hard: https://www.instagram.com/brandongorin/) — break down all the nuance, the beauty, the theory, and the madness that is Bob Ross and his long-running PBS series The Joy of Painting.  We literally chose to devote almost an entire episode to this.  Brandon recalls his recent near-mugging; Rance reflects on his recent trip to England.  Also included: an argument about Now You See Me 2 (also known to some as Now You Don’t), disturbing things heard at Wal-Mart, and old gym class memories.  At some point, we argue about television spin-offs, too.  Or maybe Bob argues about them.  Who knows.


(Music Credits: “The Joy of Painting Theme” by Larry Owens.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


28 – Sighs: The Episode; or, We Jaw About Doom

Doom is out, and it’s really great.  If you’re not in complete agreement with that opinion, just go find somewhere else to spend your time (actually don’t do that, we really need you, please come back).  The Brothers Denton manage to cram a whole bunch of topics into the very beginning — the competition show Face/Off, Pauldrons: The Movie, and celebrity addiction.  Afterward, we dedicate over an hour to John Carmack, John Romero, old Doom, new Doom, and, of course, Turbo Ferraris.  For a fun game, count how many times Bob sighs in this episode.  For some reason he sounds like a dumb miserable baby.

 

(Music Credits: “Running from Evil” from Doom II by Bobby Prince.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


27 – Part 2: A Huge (Unplanned) Episode of Everything

Ever been to an Indian food restaurant where a church choir practice is happening?  We hadn’t either.  Until the other day.  We start Part 2 reflecting on some sound clips from the strangest meal we’ve ever eaten.  After it’s done, a game of What’s In Bob’s Masculine Purse? should clean your tongue like pickled ginger.  Rance gabs some about the upcoming Evil Hat Dresden Files cooperative card-game, and in a complete reversal, he challenges Bob’s frighteningly-sick knowledge of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for PS1.  Afterward, we talk a little about Kevin Cook, owner of the world’s largest dice collection, a conversation which gets intensely moronic (and potentially hypocritical).  We end this episode with some talk on Game of Thrones season 6 and take you out with a track from Mega Ran.


(Music Credits: “Aria of the Boodline” by Mega Ran.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


26 – Part 1: A Huge (Unplanned) Episode of Everything

You know you’re about to hear a quality podcast when we start with a quick discussion about Night Court.  Rance has some sad pet anecdotes again, Bob rants about Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and then there’s a quick game of What’s In Rance’s Knock-Off Ikea Bag.  Bob talks about his recent reading of some of The Punisher comics, as well as some of Marvel’s Daredevil from over the past twenty years.  We bounce around to Captain America: Civil War, some other television series, and our pre-release fears of Bethesda and id software’s new installment of Doom (spoiler: it was obviously released because this is an old podcast and it’s actually great).  There’s a weird quiz where Bob plays Doom midis and Rance has to guess what episode and level they’re from.  And that’s only one-half of the episode!

 

(Music Credits: “Night Court Theme” by Jack Elliott.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


25 – Late to the Game, Never Lame

It’s been awhile, but the Brothers Denton aren’t dead; rather, they’re just hibernating, being distracted from their one true love in life — podcasting (that’s a lie) — by work, life, and laziness.  Join us for our camping aftermath, when we talk about bear survival and body stains.  Then, some discussion about steampunk culture, “chappers,” and the Burton and Swinburne novels by Mark Hodder.  Rance has some strongly negative feelings about that lump of crap known as The Revenant.  More bear survival points.  Then, after some talk about Creed, Bob writes a letter to Rocky Balboa’s best friend Paulie, and then begins to scream about Chris Hardwick and The Walking Dead.  Other topics include Negan, Garth Ennis, Daredevil season 2, The Punisher, and more!  We missed you.  We always miss you.  These kisses are for you.


(Music Credits: “Chap-Hop History” by Mr. B, The Gentleman Rhymer.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


24 – White Noise and Creepy Robots: Only Listen in the Dark (Clustercast)

Only a few days away from an early spring camping trip, the Brothers Denton are joined by their loyal friend Sean of DC Brau — and his dogs — to scare the piss out of each other before an excursion into Burkettsville, MD., home of the Blair Witch Project.  In this episode we toss every topic we possibly can against the wall and see what sticks: we discuss Sean’s hate for musical theatre, Pee-Wee Herman, weird shit like the Toynbee tiles and the Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion of 1987, and a bunch of other stuff that freaked the living hell out of us when we were stupid little kids.  Oh, and robots.  As promised in the previous episode, we all share our legitimate terror of robots, knowing full well that human misapplication of artificial intelligence will undoubtedly lead to the demise of the human race.  Also, only losers end up stopping the podcast early, so make sure you crank this idiot thing up to top volume near the end.


(Music Credits: “Unsolved Mysteries Theme” by Gary Malkin.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)

 

 


23 – Deadpool; That Crappy Ghostbusters Trailer; Lots of Yelling

What’cha gonna do when the Brothers Denton run wild on you?  This episode is filled with more bullshit than a cow’s lower intestine.  Join us as Bob laments the passing of his favorite television and gets touchy-feely about inspiration, and then stay for Rance’s shameful admission as he admits a relapse of unfathomably massive proportions.  Note to our fans: if you have gross, mangled, claw-like nerd-hands, you may be offended if you listen to this episode all the way through.  Maybe we talk a little bit about Deadpool.  We slalom our way through topics like Demolition Man, superblood, our father’s crippling inability to pronounce WWE wrestlers’ names, the new joke called Ghostbusters, James Cameron’s terrible Avatar, John Goodman’s award-winning performance in id Software’s Rage (or 10 Cloverfield Lane, in actuality), dumb mechs and their dumb Bowie knives, Terminator 2, and — last but not least — Super Russian Roulette, which Bob thinks you should back on Kickstarter because you’re probably a sick bastard in need of a good time.

 

(Music Credits: “Ghostbusters Theme” by B.A.M.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


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.)


21 – Cartoons and Quizzes: The Good, The Bad, and the Commodore 64

A heartfelt reflection on death begins this episode, and because everybody needs a contingency plan in place, the Brothers Denton vaguely discuss their suicide pact. Because we’re not perfect, we have a few moments of self-doubt as we talk about our recent reading choices; our Mom watched Mad Max: Fury Road and had some opinions; Pauldrons: The Movie comes up, and we get a little bit pissed about that, too. Rance ends up testing Bob’s knowledge with a few CickHole quizzes, but Bob returns fire by bringing a Harry Potter quiz of his own to the table as well as another round of What’s In Bob’s Man-Purse? Afterward, we discuss the depth (and mostly the terrible-ness) of some of our favorite cartoon shows: James Bond, Jr. (awful), Muppet Babies (it’s actually pretty great), He-Man (it’s phenomenal, okay?), and Nickelodeon shows of the 90s (Rugrats, Rocko’s Modern Life). Before we’re done, Bob talks about his favorite Kickstarter campaign of the week: Commodore 64: A Visual Compendium (Second Edition).


(Music Credits: “James Bond, Jr. Theme” by Dennis C. Brown and Larry Brown.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


20 – Sleep sweetly, David Bowie; Eat it, Boba Fett

David Bowie’s dead, and it’s such a damn shame.  Sure, we could have talked about the normal crap, but we decided to take a week-long detour and instead spend this episode reflecting upon the accomplishments of one of the greatest artists ever to draw breath.  After an unfortunate bout of bodyphlegm and “Yakety Sax,” the Brothers Denton explore their formative years as lil’ tyke Bowiebois, discuss some of their favorite offerings in the Starman’s discography, and then divert from the usual topical path to make infantile references to parts of their bodies — or parts of other people’s bodies.  Among our Insufferable Nerd Things of the week: people who whine about The Revenant’s historical inaccuracy (stop it, picky babies), Neil Gaiman books, and Bob’s anger over the sort-of fake first episode of the last season of Mythbusters.  Be sure to stick around to the end, when Bob tells the world what he would actually want from a Boba Fett movie.

 

(Music credits: “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph; samples of “Let’s Dance” by David Bowe.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


19 – Dreamcasting Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter

Listen in as we lay out the plans for our (very sad) futures, including our desires to move off to a “remote” island for the rest of our insignificant lives.  A little bit of discussion about music ensues, and we get problematically serious about our reflections on Marvel’s Jessica Jones, which — in pure Denton fashion — we just managed to finish up over the holiday break.  Then, for the rest of the podcast, we take author Larry Correia‘s blog statement about an “in development” Monster Hunter: International television series, based on his badass novels, to an unforgivable height of geekery: we decide who we think would be perfect casting choices for the sprawling cast of characters in his urban fantasy series.  It’s sort of like playing dress-up with real people’s skin by placing them ontop of imaginary characters.  Or something like that.  Some spoilers are abound, so if you’re not caught up on the books, you probably should do that first.

 


18 – The Force Awakens: Or, Star War 2 Force Plz Wake Up

You’ve seen it.  We’ve seen it.  Pretty much everybody alive has, too, because it’s been over thirty years since the last actual Star Wars movie, and we’re all breathing meat-sacks with eyeballs, so there’s no excuse not to.  What self-respecting podcast wouldn’t venture into the depths of discussion offered by a viewing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?  Listen in as Rance makes a terrifying (and altogether poorly-supported admission) to Bob.  Before their reflection on TFA, however, the Brothers Denton get heated about dorks who don’t know anything about Mad Max: Fury Road, and after, Rance implores Bob to test his Jedi mind-skills with a custom-built true/false quiz on All Things Stur Wur.  Play along!  You’ll absolutely hate it.

 


17 – The Brothers Denton HoloDay Special (Clustercast)

To awaken your long-dead Christmas spirit from its slumber, the Brothers Denton — along with the help of some of their friends — indulge in quite a bit of spiked eggnog and bring to you their first (and most assuredly last) scripted Christmas special!  Listen in as, with the assistance of comedian Brandon T. Gorin, Stevo of Friday Night Fanfiction, and Kate from the Hazard County Hellions, five half-brained fools stumble through a badly-written script in the “spirit” of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  Join in on the fun as they trundle through their lines, actively make fun of each other’s elementary-school level performances, and scream as loudly as they can into the microphones.  Embark on a journey through past, present, and future that will surely make you sick to your stomach while you simultaneously wonder, “Why do I even bother listening to these bumbling morons anymore?”

 


16 – We’re Too Dumb for MST3K

This episode marks the Brothers’ further descent into the depths of Interminably Long Podcast Hell.  Self-control is impossible; we spend a great deal of this episode lamenting our Insufferable Nerd Thing of the Week: namely, a highly-regrettable viewing of some of the animated X-Men cartoon from the 1990s.  Our idiocy doesn’t stop there, though; in our rage, we accidentally refer to Professor X as “Doctor X” (seriously, what?), but who cares, because the X-Men suck anyway — especially because of their actual names.  Finally, we steer toward the main point of this episode, specifically our distaste with Joel Hodgson’s crowd-funded Mystery Science Theater 3000 campaign.  Is it an abuse of the crowd-funding model?  Do our opinions matter?  (Answer: No.)  You won’t agree with us.  Also, Bob yells.


(Music credits: X-Men the Animated Series opening theme; “Requiem for the Gods” from the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night OST; “Sabotage” by Depagumi.inc.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


15 – Captain America, Batman vs. Superman, and Fallout (Clustercast)

Some episodes don’t have much direction — just like this one! This week, the Brothers Denton are joined by Rance’s wife Katie (an insufferable nerd in her own right and a member of the Hazard County Hellions) to discuss various topics in movies, comic-book movies, games, space-games, asteroids, 80’s metal, orbiting, Fallout 4, Bob’s old baja-style pull-over, bad nicknames, and a whirlwind of other nonsensical B.S. We briefly discuss our opinions of the trailers for Captain America: Civil War and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but quickly fall back into cheap tricks like shouting at the top of our lungs and letting the cat usurp the microphone. We banter about our current reading (R.A. Salvatore’s Archmage, The Wicked + The Divine, and Saga), and spend a good amount of our time reflecting upon a few movies that we truly despise.


(Music credits: “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


14 – Lose Your Own Adventure

Sometimes you just have to go on a quest into the darkest recesses of literary trash, and Bob and Rance are prepared to do just that.  In this episode, embark with us on a journey that’ll kidnap over an hour of time that you can never get back!  We read each other a select R.A. Montgomery Choose Your Own Adventure book and dare to summon forth daring spider-filled pits, mysterious caverns, and dread castles with which to terrorize one another (note: none of these things are actually featured).  We make the tough choices and dare the fetid drivel of the 1980s so you don’t have to!  Kick back and prepare for insurmountable disappointment as we bring these timeless stories to life (read: foolishly bumble our way through the tales while incessantly bitching and complaining about how ridiculous they and illogical they are).


(Music credits: “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” by Rockapella.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


13 – AvED: We Finally Made It!

That’s right — we finally made it to the end of our Spooktacular!  In this, the conclusion of our October Extravaganza Halloween Excitement Fun-Time Festival of Wonder, the Brothers from the Same Mother reflect upon their viewing of the first episode of Ash vs. Evil Dead.  The verdict is in: it was totally great and probably better than anything else you’ve ever seen.  Somehow, before we touch upon all the Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi splendor, we get sidetracked into conversations about Bob’s Hulk-Out! Halloween (spoiler: he never breaks things or turns green), and Rance’s rediscovered love for a thing called reading.


(Music credits: “The Time is Now” by John Cena.  All songs and rights belong to their respective owners.)


12 – Army of Darkness: Beer and Boomsticks (Clustercast)

The Brothers Denton kick back with Sean from Washington, D.C. brewery D.C. Brau to talk about beer and Army of Darkness.  Well before that happens, though, we go on a tangential discussion about The Martian, picking apart the merits and the weaknesses of both the book and the film.  Rance gets gradually drunk; Bob and Sean make lots of noise on the table with their beer cans and their big sausage fingers.  Then, we each examine what we love (and a little of what we hate, though what is there really to hate?) about Army of Darkness for our last episode before our discussion of the new Starz series, Ash vs. Evil Dead.

 


11 – Evil Dead 2: Yippee Ki-Yay!

Our October continues on with our episode about Evil Dead 2, i.e., the strange and ugly and wonderful thread that connects Evil Dead to Army of Darkness.  Before we get into that, though, we adventure into very brief discussion about Arrow, The Flash, the 90s Flash, Bryan Cranston’s reading of The Things They Carried, and some vidya gaems.  Then, we venture into a sloppy back-and-forth about Evil Dead 2, its merits, its weaknesses, and conclude that it’s just a really, really, really weird movie.  Finally, a listener lets us know what she thinks of our previous episode, and we poorly deflect accusations of having tiny penises by shooting back our own brand of stuttery, ill-informed retribution.

 


10 – The Evil Dead: A Crappy Retrospective

Love Evil Dead?  So do we.  The Brothers Denton kick off an eventful October 2015 by starting off a series of podcasts leading up to the Halloween premiere of Ash vs. The Evil Dead.  This week, we embark on analytical movie-boy talks about the first film in Ash’s journey, what we love about it, what we dislike (Scott, Scott, and Scott), and whether or not it still holds up as a memorable piece of cinema.  Before that, though, our recording gets off to a bit of a rough start, and Bob admits to having spent fifteen hours preparing himself for the week in what may take the cake for the most pathetic and awesome Insufferable Nerd Thing to date.  Also, we scream a lot about bridges, about dumb characters, and about party-poopers.

 


9 – Dreamcasting The Dresden Files

At machine gun pace: Mad Dog McCree, Heroes: Reborn and all the opinions we have about it, the new Star Wars extended universe books, third-person present perspective, and Mon Mothma, whoever the hell that is.  Afterward, Rance challenges Bob to a little game that may alter the very future of Brothers From The Same Mother.  After Bob sweats and sweats, we towel him off with a dreamcasting session for The Dresden Files, one of our favorite urban fantasy series.  Harry Dresden, Molly and Michael Carpenter, the duplicitous Nicodemus, Karrin Murphy, and a number of other characters suffer our poor taste in “appropriate” casting if we were the chosen casting directors.  To finish it all off, Bob returns the challenge: What’s In Bob’s Masculine Purse? yields some unexpected and stomach-churning results.

 


8 – Gender and Race in Comic Books

Amid the terror of some inexplicable echo effect, our first points of interest in this episode dance briefly between reflections on Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, Bob’s dedication to his diet, and Rance’s Summon! LootCrate.  Topics jump back and forth between Fear the Walking Dead (come on, it’s really not all that good, you guys) and racial identity in comic books and comic book-related media.  This, in turn, forces us to get a little serious about the subject of race (come on, nerds; we’re a diverse society now) and the appeal (or lack thereof) of comic books to a their intended audience.  The Genetically Superior Spider-Man is unveiled, and the Penguin Yellow Duck is exhumed from the shallow grave of our childhood memories.

 


7 – Happy Birthday Rupert Grint! (Clustercast)

…or Emma Watson.  Or maybe it’s Daniel Radcliffe’s birthday.  We’re not sure, so we decide to have a second Clustercast featuring some dicknerd named Tyler.  To celebrate the lovely birthdays of some of our favorite actors, we decide to talk all about D-Rad.  We discuss some of the differences between the U.S. and U.K. versions of the Victor Frankenstein trailer, and then mumble about Mary Shelley, Equus, and My Boy Jack.  Afterward, we dreamcast Daniel Radcliffe into some of our favorite movie franchises and roles.  Bob performs some deep equations regarding things that nerds love; Rance confuses Run DMC with Bobby Brown; Tyler discovers his true voice as a celebrity.  But really, all in all, Happy Birthday, Thunderpants.  This podcast’s for you.