Tag: star wars

33 – Bob’s a Single Kind of Man (Clustercast)

If he’s not, well, he’ll probably be after his girlfriend Tara realizes that we just spent most of this episode making fun of her painful lack of nerd knowledge.  After we get off to a confusing and infuriating start, Tara expresses her desire to see all nerds deported to their parents’ basement.  We discuss (read: interrogate and belittle) her love of butt rock and Shinedown, and then proceed to somehow compare that to the music of Wizards and Warriors II: Ironsword.  Join us as we go deep, deep, deep down the rabbithole of utter bullshit and make up a bunch of Star Wars facts on the fly to test her frightfully small understanding of all things dork!

 


32 – It’s All About J*zz, Vowel Variable (Clustercast)

If you think we’re talking about bodily fluids, you’re wrong, you pervert.  This episode, we’re joined by our friend Matt who helps us leap into the musical no man’s land of the Star Wars universe, where we talk all about George Lucas’s biggest mistake, kloo horns, rat tails, ploong sounders, and…jizz?  Your children can absolutely listen to this episode (your children can absolutely not listen to this episode).  As usual, going into a podcast without a plan succeeds famously: Star Wars leads into Minecraft leads into talking about Insane Clown Posse, much to our regret, and other magical topics that will either knock your socks off or send you rushing to the corner for a highly dangerous drug high.  Also, Rance cries.

 


31 – We Go Rogue: Star Wars, The Sims, and All Our Friends (Clustercast)

Of course you’ve gone to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  Of course you loved it, because you’re either a living, breathing, functioning human being or a lump of cheese given, by way of a clever ruse, some semblance of human-like feeling.  It seems everybody loved it.  Including half of us.  On this episode, Bob and Rance are joined by Rance’s Wife and Invisible Ninja Darby for two-and-a-half hours of arguing, coffee-drinking, unbridled anger, stories about what psychopaths do to their Sims, and of course, an overly-long retrospective on that weird movie that obviously killed Carrie Fisher, because who needs real live people when you can just create them all (awkwardly) out of computers and have them do all the things that humans really do?

 


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.)


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.