Every time a seemingly random act of violence occurs, our brains rely on social and cultural clues to bring some sense of reason to what is potentially unreasonable. Our brains, however, have another natural response to contradicting stimuli or irrational behavior; and that's called "cognitive dissonance." Cognitive dissonance occurs when one is aware that something… Continue reading Maybe our relationship with video games isn’t so simple
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 27
Dan runs afoul of a Love Nest / Cheesesteak Madness Bracket Announcements / Racist Friends / Wrestlemania 2017 talk / Liverpool's Closed. DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or on iTUNES and STITCHER RADIO! Join the Roxborough Always Rants & Sometimes Raves Facebook Group for the inside scoop! –Follow today’s crew: @SailorTwift13, JoeyHAHAs, @CVLwolf, @Dan_SuperDPS, & @RoxTrashRadio
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 25
Is Uber over? / The Spicy Belly Caribbean and Korean Fusion / Cheesesteak Madness Brackets / Is you NCAA Bracket done? / Marvel's Iron Fist / Disney's Beauty and the Beast / Pennsylvania MAGA March / TommyNC2010 Remix / The continuing sagas of Chris Chan: The Liquid Chris Saga! DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or on iTUNES and STITCHER… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 25
I’m Not Mad I’m Just Disappointed, Ep. 1
I wasn’t in the mood for typing the whole thing out, so the light bulb went on! I’ll record my thoughts on have them available for you to stream. I discuss the ending of Super Bowl LI, and forgetting things on purpose. Am I right? Am I wrong? You can feel free to tell me… Continue reading I’m Not Mad I’m Just Disappointed, Ep. 1
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 19: Christmas in Junkietown
Junkies, drugs and hobo shanties, oh my! A woman cries at quizzo, and pantsless drug addicts are stumbling in the street. Smells like Christmastime in Roxborough! Dunkin Donuts is in trouble, but the Ridge is booming; except, of course, for the Big Mexican Sandwich. Pistachio Girl gets fired from Citizens Bank Park, and the Gaybourhood… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 19: Christmas in Junkietown
You’re Not Crazy. Daniel Stern is.
Most of us remember Daniel Stern from his glory days of playing the character Marv in Home Alone & Home Alone 2: Kevin has negligent parents and he should be taken away, oh wait, it was Lost in New York. You may try to be smug and act like Bushwhacked is you’re favorite movie Stern… Continue reading You’re Not Crazy. Daniel Stern is.
Oh Billy: TNA Wrestling’s Fight to Stay Afloat
If you haven't heard of Total NonStop Action, or Impact Wrestling, or NWA: TNA, or whatever it's called this month, there's a pretty good reason. WWE, has taken great pride in being not only the leader in sports entertainment, but the only player in sports entertainment. The goal for the WWE has always been total domination of the professional wrestling market, and… Continue reading Oh Billy: TNA Wrestling’s Fight to Stay Afloat
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 214: Wrasslin’ & Accidents
Lots of hickies / Dan and Joe get in an accident while playing Pokemon Go / Joe goes to see Blair Witch / Alex visits the House of Hardcore / Wrestling with watching wrestling again / Gearing up for Ash VS The Evil Dead and Z Nation / The news catches Wheelchair Guy in a scam / TommyNC2010 becomes the favorite form of… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 214: Wrasslin’ & Accidents
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 212: Lena Lena Lena Turner
Lena Dunham fucks up in spectacular fashion in an interview with Amy Schumer / Amy Schumer proves she's creeping on instability, herself / Insane Clown Posse releases their table-top deck building game and it looks fantastic / Colin Kaepernick isn't going away anytime soon / People on social media are fully comfortable having no fucking… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 212: Lena Lena Lena Turner
Fantasy Football: Don’t Be That Guy
It’s that time of year when the men become boys, the gambling junkies get their fix, and alcoholics use one of their favorite reasons to drink – American Football. One of the most popular ways to enjoy football is the fantasy version, heck, I do. Fantasy Football is a game for wild to mild fans… Continue reading Fantasy Football: Don’t Be That Guy
I Sit with Colin Kaepernick…
...though he would never sit with me. When I was a teenager, I trusted my government. Actually, when I was a teenager, I didn't care enough about government to trust or distrust it. I grew up in a time when, to my knowledge, the worst thing a sitting President could do would be to lie… Continue reading I Sit with Colin Kaepernick…
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 211: Lyft Bans C*nts
War Dogs is better than Rotten Tomatoes suggests, but it's still Goodfellas / The Fairy Tale Football draft / Who wants to watch some McChicken? / Guardians of the Galaxy vs Russia's Guardians / Team Thor / Still banking on "Chad" meeting Lucille / Flakka is the drug of the apocalypse / Liberals only hate legal drug dealers / University of Chicago… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 211: Lyft Bans C*nts
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 14: “Cash 4 Gold” Steele
Tavern on Ridge is back, and the fans are begging for more #RTR! Local favorite sports broadcaster, Josh Innes, is fired. The Garbage Police have a special message, and we hear the very first WORLD PREMIERE single from Roxborough-Manayunk hip hop sensation: Bryan P. "Cash" Steele runs a mediocre-at-best sex slavery operation, Gorgas Park hosts a Tom Petty… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 14: “Cash 4 Gold” Steele
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 150: The Guide to the Future
Along with our guest, Philly Comedian Seamus Millar, host of the Conversations for our Grandkids podcast, we discuss the future; where we are and where we're going along with such topics as political correctness, parenting, science, the arts, comedy, and the ongoing "will they won't they" of establishing a real-life Jurassic World. DOWNLOAD THE LATEST… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 150: The Guide to the Future
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 132: The Harper Games-To Kill a Mockingjay
Comedian Corey Cohen guests on this week's episode. Tonight's topics include Super Bowl Commercials, the Left Shark of Katy Perry, Brian Williams trying to fool the whole world, Harper Lee's upcoming sequel, the Valentine's Day Box Office Challenge, and more! Dan explains #Supernatural Tweets from girls on Twitter, we give our favorite #VideoGameSchmovies, and the… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 132: The Harper Games-To Kill a Mockingjay
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 113: Trial By Vegemite
The boys are back! No guest this week as we discuss comic book television adaptations Gotham and Agents of SHIELD, grown-up babies, and follow up on last week's Vegemite Challenge with such games as "WIKIpeeks" and "The Rotten Tomatoes Game!" DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE HERE or on iTUNES /// STITCHER RADIO
Talking Nerdy LIVE from the 2014 Philadelphia Podcast Festival
Special Guests Dan Scully & Garrett Smith from "I Like to Movie Movie" along with Rap Artist A.G. Fernandez join the crew for our second ever LIVE show with the Philadelphia Podcast Festival! We play games like "Drunk or Kid" and "TV Guide Movie Game", give away prizes, and talk about shitty craft beers. #TalkingNerdy… Continue reading Talking Nerdy LIVE from the 2014 Philadelphia Podcast Festival
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 109: Final Fantasy Football with Milly B.
Yahoo Sports Contributor, KDH News Correspondent, and Multimedia Hippie Milly B. joins us to tell you why you're going to lose your Fantasy Football games. The aftermath of the VMAs and EMMYs are discussed. We also get the news from Joe Z., play a game of 'Swift or Dylan' and try to guess the films… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 109: Final Fantasy Football with Milly B.
Talking Nerdy Episode 101: Kickin’ It Nerd School with Chris Kluwe
Former NFL kicker and current activist, Chris Kluwe, joins us in between signing books on the road. We talk about the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, the world of gaming, sports, and the BET Awards! We also play a special edition of Jose-Can-Say-So in honor of Jose Canseco's birthday! Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisWarcraft DOWNLOAD… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 101: Kickin’ It Nerd School with Chris Kluwe
Talking Nerdy Episode 99: Strong Female Lamps
We discuss strong female characters and their place in movies as well as the season finale of Game of Thrones (and women getting kicked in the crotch). We continue our World Cup coverage and play TV MOVIE MANIA! DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE HERE or on iTUNES and STITCHER
Talking Nerdy Episode 98: White Privilege and Dumber
In addition to video game updates, we discuss the practicality of a female-driven superhero movie, news from NASA, and the inevitable destruction of the World Cup. We play TV Movie Mania and speculate on the end of Game of Thrones! DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE HERE or on STITCHER RADIO or iTUNES!
Talking Nerdy Episode 97: Gutten-Free Fry Daddy
Game of Thrones is coming to a close and it seems Justin Bieber's career is as well. We play the TV Guide Movie Game, Apple's new iOS, and the latest gossip out of Star Wars Episode VII. Also, a very special #YesWeCanSaySo version of Jose-Can-Say-So!! Don't miss it! DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE HERE or on… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 97: Gutten-Free Fry Daddy
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 96: X-Men Days of World Cup Past
The World Cup kicks off this week in Brazil! The Talking Nerdy crew makes their preliminary World Cup predictions, we try not to spoil X-Men: Days of Future Past, but encourage you to see it instead of Godzilla. It's also the triumphant return of "Jose Can-Say-So" and the TV GUIDE MOVIE GAME! Download the LATEST… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 96: X-Men Days of World Cup Past
Talking Nerdy Podcast Ep. 94: Smellblind
Sterling, Beyonce, and #Supernatural in this week's episode. We play the Comcast TV Movie Game and try to guess the slogans for World Cup Soccer. And we play the Comcast Cable TV Movie Game! It's like Clash of Clans, except it's fun and exciting and not interminable--and free! Download the latest episode HERE or go… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Podcast Ep. 94: Smellblind
Talking Nerdy Podcast, Ep. 92: Amazing Spider Cluster F*ck
We give a preview of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, talk the evolution (or de-evolution) of Comic Book Movies, Joe does Game of Thrones Spoilers, and Dan Explains #Supernatural Tweets by Girls on Twitter! Oh, and some Donald Sterling nonsense. Download the Latest Episode HERE or Listen on iTUNES or STITCHER RADIO!
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 90: Game of Goats
Semi-Spoiler-Heavy episode with Game of Thrones and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (if you haven't watched them). We talk politics, comics, sports, and ring in a new era of the possibilities of Chicken. Joe is convinced to watch Captain America and Dan explains #Supernatural Tweets by Girls on Twitter. DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE HERE or… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 90: Game of Goats
Talking Nerdy, Ep 89: Box Your Pop
Roxborough trash talk featuring NASA, Game of Thrones spoilers, Instagram, Taco Bell, NCAA, and America's favorite Talking Nerdy game, "Jose Can-Say-So". We play the Rotten Tomatoes Game and Dan Explains Girls' Tweets About Supernatural! All of this and more, with guest and friend of the show, Joe Zakrzewski! #CancelGrow Download the LATEST EPISODE HERE or… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep 89: Box Your Pop
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 88: How I Met Your Walking Dead
The finales of the Walking Dead and How I Met Your Mother are upon us, as well as issues like #CancelColbert, Ninja Turtles, and the ever-important and significant Kids Choice Awards. You chose to listen, and we chose to give you a healthy dose of FUCK YEAH! #CancelGrow Download and Listen to the New Episode… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 88: How I Met Your Walking Dead
Talking Nerdy Episode 87: 2 Reasons to Watch the Kids Choice Awards
In this episode, we make our completely valid and non-creepy predictions for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. We also play a round of Jose Can-Say-So, check out our March Madness standings, and Dan tells us what he learned from Cosmos! Check out the latest episode HERE or on iTUNES!! Leave us RATING STARS and REVIEWS… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 87: 2 Reasons to Watch the Kids Choice Awards
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 86 “Madonna Madness!”
It's time for March Madness and Charlie Lightning's got everyone to fill out a bracket. Only time will tell as the NCAA series goes forward. In this episode, we talk about Walking Dead, Comics, Recent Movies and Games as well as which one of us would sleep with Madonna. We play Jose-Can-Say-So and the Rotten… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 86 “Madonna Madness!”
Talking Nerdy, Episode 85: Where in the World in Carlos Lightning?
In this episode we discuss the feminist debate over Barbie dolls, create solutions for bullying, listen to Bill O'Reilly bitch about Beyonce and Chelsea Handler shut out Piers Morgan. It's an action-packed episode that will have the world asking: Where in the World is Charlie Lightning? Download the latest Episode HERE or on iTUNES! Leave… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Episode 85: Where in the World in Carlos Lightning?
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 82: Sochi, Drugs & Rock N’ Roll
This episode, we do some Olympic coverage, discuss The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Walking Dead, and the Lego Movie. We also talk comics, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the imminent return of 3D-Man! Talking Nerdy introduces a new game: Jose Can-Say-So! Don't miss it! Download our latest episode HERE or on iTUNES! Leave us… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 82: Sochi, Drugs & Rock N’ Roll
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 81: To the NSA with Love
Let's not spoil too much of this one, but we get into Net Neutrality and we're releasing it on a day that people all over the Internet are fighting to take back their Internet. Visit TheDayWeFightBack.org Also, we talk about strippers, sports, Walking Dead, and how Dan has Cheez-Its in his beard. Download the Latest… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 81: To the NSA with Love
Talking Nerdy, Episode 79: The Fat Wiccan Girl
This week, we talk Obama's State of the Union Address, the Grammy Award aftermath, Justin Bieber's Deportation, people who believe in Ghosts and more! Sports, News, Iron Sheik Real or Jabroni--and a very special visit from our new favorite guest: The Fat Wiccan Girl! Tonight's episode is not one to be missed! DOWNLOAD HERE or… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Episode 79: The Fat Wiccan Girl
Talking Nerdy Episode 78: Let My Bieber Go!
A big week for news this frigid week on the Talking Nerdy Podcast! Justin Bieber was taken into custody, Ron Jeremy swings on a Wrecking Ball, and the word "Thug" is used more times in a single day than it was used by anyone, ever. We talk about the topics YOU care about and play… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 78: Let My Bieber Go!
Talking Nerdy Episode 75: Creepy Overweight Spider-Man
It's this week's Talking Nerdy News in the News, followed by the appearance of the Wheel of Pain! We talk about Marvel's Ant Man and the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. We discuss the trend in shaming magazines for Photoshopping models, and Creepy Overweight Spider-Man gets to kiss Mary Jane. It's an action-packed pre-Christmas party… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 75: Creepy Overweight Spider-Man
Talking Nerdy Podcast Episode 74: Below the Waist
In this episode, we do some news, discuss the philosophy of Casper the Friendly Ghost, and wonder what the deal is with the flute player in the Max Rebo band. Dave and Dan show up wearing polar opposite outfits, and a good time is had by all! #TalkingNerdy Download HERE or on iTUNES! RATE US… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Podcast Episode 74: Below the Waist
Talking Nerdy Episode 73: Shit Wonder Woman Says
In this week's episode, we say goodbye to Paul Walker and discuss the brand new revelations regarding the Man of Steel sequel and Amazing Spider-man franchise. We play "Who Twote That Tweet?", "Real or Jabroni?", and discuss practical changes that need to be made in public restrooms. Download HERE or on iTUNES! Please leave comments… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 73: Shit Wonder Woman Says
Talking Nerdy Episode 70: Precious Snowflake Incognito
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD and Star Wars kick off this latest podcast which later turns to sports and the controversy surrounding Miami Dolphins players Martin and Incognito. We have a fiery debate over how football players should be expected to behave and if "bullying" has a place in the sport. Rate us on iTUNES and… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 70: Precious Snowflake Incognito
Talking Nerdy Episode 69: A VERY NERDY HALLOWEEN!
Happy Halloween, Boys and Ghouls! This week, the TN crew discusses our favorite horror movies and what should/shouldn't classify as "horror." We talk about religion, Islam, Atheism and why people like Riff Raff. All this and Lightning Round Sports talk in a special 90 minute episode of TALKING NERDY! Download this episode HERE or on… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 69: A VERY NERDY HALLOWEEN!
Talking Nerdy Episode 67: Highway Wheelchair
The government may be shut down, but Talking Nerdy is in full swing! Today, we find out why Dan is a horrible person, keep up with the boys in Grand Theft Auto Online, and tread lightly on the topic of rape. Also, Richard Harrow stops by briefly to talk about Boardwalk Empire. Download HERE or… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 67: Highway Wheelchair
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 66: The Shitty Episode
In this week's episode, we discuss the now-somewhat-functional GTA Online, Weird News from Huffington Post, and we plan out the most flamboyant and wonderful experiment in physical and mental endurance: The often spoken of, but never attempted infamous Papa John's Poop-Off. Also, Richard Harrow stops by again. Download HERE or on iTUNES!
Talking Nerdy Ep. 65, Bane People Problems with Special Guest Lynsie Lee
In this, our milestone 65th episode, we get the opportunity to speak with Portland's own Lynsie Lee about the Breaking Bad finale, stripping in a vegan club, and the mini-media frenzy surrounding New Jersey's Cory Booker. We also hear from Richard Harrow, discuss Grand Theft Auto 5 some more, and break Charlie Lightning. Let the… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Ep. 65, Bane People Problems with Special Guest Lynsie Lee
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 63: New Yankee Twerkshop
Alex, Charlie and Dave discuss topics ranging from politics to music and more. Starting off with some commentary on the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, we slowly move into the logistics of two podcasters getting married, when weed will be legal in Pennsylvania and we get creative with "twerking" puns. Also, we listen to the… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 63: New Yankee Twerkshop
Talking Nerdy Episode 62: Dead Girls Don’t Dance
The boys are back for another episode of Talking Nerdy! We begin with another installment of Mystery's Mystery--our noir radio experience. Richard Harrow from Boardwalk Empire stops by for a recap, and Lightning Round talks NFL and NASCAR. Download the latest episode HERE or on iTUNES!
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 61: It Ain’t Easy Being Green w/ Hugh Giordano
From Justin Timberlake to Syria, we discuss a wide range of political issues with our special guest, former Green Party candidate Hugh Giordano. After that, it's Lightning Round Sports and we find out how Mayor Stubbs the Cat was almost assassinated. Download HERE or on iTUNES!
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 60: Mystery’s Mystery
After this week's Talking Nerdy news, we present another installment of "Mystery's Mystery." This week's episode is 'The Killer of the White Mountain.' Afterwards we discuss the recent media news involving Miley Cyrus and the MTV Video Music Awards, Lamar Odom, Fantasy Football and Joss Whedon. Thanks for listening! Download HERE or on iTUNES!!
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 58: The Grand Travolta Express
In this episode, we talk tech news about the new Hyperloop train, Hawkeye comics, Top Gear, Breaking Bad. Comedian Tom Cassidy calls in to lend a guest voice and plug his upcoming shows. We have fun here. Download HERE or on iTunes!!
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 57: Back to Black w/ Dave Temple and Chris Cotton
Philadelphia comedians and hosts of the "1st World Problems" podcast, Dave Temple and Chris Cotton stop by to talk about the history of racism, Velociraptors, Jurassic Park, and more! Download the Latest Episode HERE or on iTUNES!!
Talking Nerdy Ep. 55, “Anthony Weenis’ Weiner”
In this ill-prepared show, we discuss a range of topics and things get a little serious...but no worries. We talk Anthony Weiner and the business of politics. Charlie Lightning does Lightning Round and we yell things and whisper things. You all know how this goes. Go get your tickets to our live show 8PM, August… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Ep. 55, “Anthony Weenis’ Weiner”
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 54: Grumpier Than the Storm
Comic Con has come to a close with news from Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Age of Ultron and DC's Man of Steel/Batman crossover! Here to discuss all of these things and more are "Shut up and eat a sandwich" Dan McGlynn, Charlie Lightning, David Grow, and Alex Gross! Enjoy! DOWNLOAD HERE or on iTUNES!
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 50 “DAN of STEEL”
In our 50-episode mark, we talk SUPERMAN! Man of Steel sets off a rally of comic book talk, ended with some bizarre sports news, and a fun new way for non-sports fans to play Fantasy sport games! Thanks for listening! Check out http://www.PhillyPodFest.com for ticket info for the upcoming PODCAST FESTIVAL featuring TALKING NERDY! Download… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 50 “DAN of STEEL”
Super Dudes Power Show, Ep. 42: The Dark Knight Googlyboobs
In this week's episode we introduce the hashtag #googlyboob and venture into why Batman villains never succeed in their evil deeds. Boston Strong in this week's Super Dudes Power Show! Download HERE or on iTunes!
Super Dudes Power Show, Ep. 41: Bananas in Pyjamas
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Super Dudes Power Show, Ep. 40: Louisville Battletoads
LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE HERE...or on iTUNES! Covering everything from Star Wars logic and upcoming films to the CMA awards and the NCAA championship game, this milestone episode is dressed to impress...so be impressed! Also! Check out SEINFELD QUIZZO Wednesday 4/10/13 at Raven Lounge (1718 Sansom Street, Philly) 7PM
Super Dudes Power Show, Ep. 36 “Comic Book Trolls”
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Super Bowl Hangover
(written by Milly B. Chacon for The Sports Junkie Hippie) Let's put this Ravens Super Bowl win in context. The Ravens are, almost unquestionably, a great football team. They just beat what most people would have suggested to be the league’s three best teams in three consecutive games, with zero of those games played at home. They… Continue reading Super Bowl Hangover
Wall Ball Laws
Growing up poor on the mean streets of inner city Philadelphia, us kids had a lot of time to screw around outside. I never did a whole lot of video gaming (besides NHL 95 on the Sega Genesis!), and found the greatest amusement playing outside with a friend or two down the street. I've written… Continue reading Wall Ball Laws
The Other Side of the Olympics
I'll say it so you don't have to: The Olympics are fucking boring. Yes, I recognize the athletic achievement and national pride (blah blah blah) that go along with this ancient sporting event, but it sucks. It's not fun to watch and it's even less fun to hear people talk about. That's right--Americans don't give… Continue reading The Other Side of the Olympics
Pretending to Like Sports: 10 Rules to Avoid Humiliation
Though I'm not a complete pussy, an obnoxiously grandiloquent gay, or a woman...I just don't typically get into most sports. There's something about the pools of raging testosterone which--for the most part--I simply never found appealing. So, if there's a particular sport you don't necessarily like, good ol' Mr. G's got some simple solutions to… Continue reading Pretending to Like Sports: 10 Rules to Avoid Humiliation
Eight Sports That Can Go Fuck Themselves
Let's be honest with each other. I've never been a sports fan. The only sport I ever really got into playing competitively was Four Square--and if you don't know what that is, shame on you! Sure, I played the occasional game of Whiffle Ball, but never with a substantial amount of people. As far as… Continue reading Eight Sports That Can Go Fuck Themselves
What Ever Happened to the Heroes? Part 2
(Continued from Part 1) Without procrastinating too much longer, let's dive right into the heat of the ultimately worthless life of the real-world superhero. Many of these individuals are genuinely attempting to do something good; but the world is full of real violence and horror--the likes of which none of these glorified Mummers have ever… Continue reading What Ever Happened to the Heroes? Part 2
What Ever Happened to the Heroes? Part 1
If there's any aspect of American Culture that has captivated the imagination and spirit of the masses more than Super-humans, I don't want to know about it. The essence of the Superhero is an ideology which, on the surface, seems to be distinctly American...not counting the Nazi Genetically Superior Ubermensch, of course. Say what you… Continue reading What Ever Happened to the Heroes? Part 1
The Gay Ol’ Times
It's Summer; and that means it's time to play ball! I'm not a huge sports fan (by which I mean, I'm not really a sports fan at all), but Baseball has always held a special place in my heart. You can watch anyone play it and it's enjoyable (even kids...especially when you're 6-beers deep, yelling… Continue reading The Gay Ol’ Times
The Top 5 Most Insane Nickelodeon Game Shows
In the midst of the current economic recession, Network television seems to be hurting to the point that legitimate (possibly decent) programming is being scrapped because they're too expensive to produce. Stations are turning to the alternative, which unfortunately results in low-budget Reality Shows, Mindless Entertainment, and Game Shows. While no one is impressed by… Continue reading The Top 5 Most Insane Nickelodeon Game Shows
So March Madness has come and gone, and for the first time in many years, I actually didn't blow five bucks to make a totally arbitrary guess as to who would take it (nor did I contribute to the billion dollars in lost revenue due to workers following games). This is probably mostly because I'm… Continue reading Mascot Madness
The Six Recession-Proof Ways to Get Cities Out of Debt
An overwhelming amount of us live in super-sized, congested, polluted cities. I happen to live in Philadelphia, and in addition to the hazards of our everyday lives, we are dealing with a staggering and crippling economic "depression." Because of this, we have cutbacks running wild, elevated panic in the marketplace, and nothing on which to… Continue reading The Six Recession-Proof Ways to Get Cities Out of Debt
Top Ten Types of Paper
A lot of people like to post top ten lists. And generally, these lists are interesting to read, if only for the controversy they're sure to create. Top 10 dictators of Latin America? We could go all afternoon, debating between the likes of Peron, Batista, Castro, Duvalier, and what not. Top Ten Types of STDs?… Continue reading Top Ten Types of Paper
Guy Ritchie, Chi City, and Brain Crack
I recently attended a private screening of the (new to Blu-Ray) Guy Ritchie film Rockn'Rolla (by which I mean I rented it on Blu-Ray and watched it alone). As a director and storyteller, Ritchie stands out among the greatest. His forte is the modern British gangster films with urban flair and stylization; however, he does… Continue reading Guy Ritchie, Chi City, and Brain Crack
My Heart’s a’Twitter
In this marvelous time of social networking, social news, and...ample alternatives to being "real life" social, one of the most underestimated and useful is Twitter. I say "underestimated" because, while it is ridiculously populated, it is mostly used by advertisers, companies, promoters, individuals who want an outlet to share their experiences and, well, promote themselves.… Continue reading My Heart’s a’Twitter
Philadelphia Big 5: Get With the Times or Get out of the Way…
Most people of our parents' age in Philadelphia know about the Big 5, that informal league of local college basketball that used to be one of the most important and prestigious pinnacles of sport in the area. For those uninformed, the Big 5 is a sort of...unofficial conference made of Penn, St. Joe's, La Salle,… Continue reading Philadelphia Big 5: Get With the Times or Get out of the Way…
Broad Street Hooligans?
Note: "Football" will be used in this article instead of "Soccer." So I just got finished watching one of my more recent obsessions: Green Street Hooligans. GSH is a movie about an American, Matt, who travels to England and is dropped into the violent, drunken world of football hooliganism for the English Premier League. Hooliganism… Continue reading Broad Street Hooligans?
List-o-Ramma! Why Philadelphia is one of the Great Cities of the World
This afternoon, I'd like to take a little while and talk about why Philadelphia, the great city where I was born, raised, and continue to live, is the greatest city in the world. Scoff, laugh and shrug, but stay with me on this one... 1) Crime - In 2007, Philadelphia had a murder rate of… Continue reading List-o-Ramma! Why Philadelphia is one of the Great Cities of the World
From My Cold, Dead Hands
"For the next six months, Al Gore is going to smear you as the enemy. He will slander you as gun-toting, knuckle-dragging, bloodthirsty maniacs who stand in the way of a safer America. Will you remain silent? I will not remain silent. If we are going to stop this, then it is vital to every… Continue reading From My Cold, Dead Hands
Metalvolt: Ice Ninja
So it snowed in my area the other day. It was all fun; snowballs and all. Thanks to my Ninja skills, I saved myself from getting some ice thrown at my leg. Let me explain. So there I am, standing be a frozen-over pond by my friend's (Greg) house. Now, I had been trying to… Continue reading Metalvolt: Ice Ninja
Eagles Continue “Miracle Year” for Philly Sports
Just two weeks ago the Philadelphia Eagles were left for dead. Andy Reid, fired. Donovan McNabb, traded for a bag of footballs. And the inevitable handing of the torch to Kevin Kolb was the only logical choice. This team could never win with McNabb as quarterback and had no chance of making a deep playoff… Continue reading Eagles Continue “Miracle Year” for Philly Sports
I Did a BAD, bad Thing…
I'm supposed to be doing work for my Senior Design class, so I have to keep it short. I did a bad thing today. I found out, from one of the bargain shopping sites I check out (www.slickdeals.net) that apparently, sports teams across America send out Fan Packs to people (I'm assuming they're for children,… Continue reading I Did a BAD, bad Thing…
Well now, it looks like I've finally lived to see our city win a championship, its all the more special being the Phils, a team I've watched and loved as long as I can remember. Checking out GoogleNews and the blogosphere, it looks like pretty much everything has already been talked about; the great plays,… Continue reading Fightin’ Phils!
Welcome to the Official Web Page for the SUPER DUDES POWER SQUAD! This is our first post and will mark many more to come. So, thank you for coming...and hopefully we'll be seeing more of you in the future. And, as Mark Wahlberg would say: "Say Hello to your Mother for me." --alexG.