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
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Tha Holiday Issue: #MerryChristmas, Teenz!
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The Harry Potter Festival just got more cringe
Last weekend, thousands of Harry Potter fans descended on Chestnut Hill, PA for the 7th annual Harry Potter Festival on Germantown Avenue. For seven years, this flamboyantly jejune exhibition has granted both disappointed children and brazen developmentally halted adults the ability to frolic in unfettered glee in what would otherwise be an unmitigated playground of derision, a… Continue reading The Harry Potter Festival just got more cringe
Prophets of Rage is a Cringe Masterpiece
You may have already forgotten (good for you) that the "rap rock supergroup" Prophets of Rage formed last year featuring most of Rage Against the Machine/AudioSlave, two members of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill. The amalgamation of middle-aged artists who have never written a good song in their 30+ years in the industry (with the possible exception of… Continue reading Prophets of Rage is a Cringe Masterpiece
Virtue Signaling Has No Home Here
We've all seen those atrocious virtue signaling Hillary Clinton Bandwagon "Hate Has No Home Here" signs, darkening the doorsteps of those desperate to say to their friends, neighbors and colleagues, "I don't know about you, but I'M certainly not a racist." Like many other Democratic strategies, the HHNHH campaign was created by children and transformed into a money-making scheme… Continue reading Virtue Signaling Has No Home Here
Your Hot Take on Statues is Garbage
Ask yourself a question. What moral authority do you have over your neighbor? If your answer is anything other than "None, whatsoever," we have a serious problem on our hands. We live in an environment right now where large sections of our populous and governing bodies, regardless of intention, are both shameless and authoritarian. Shameless, through… Continue reading Your Hot Take on Statues is Garbage
White people don’t get to have a history
https://www.facebook.com/VICE/videos/836106116549340/?hc_ref=ARTlbGWQV2vo2heUj6ZpUS25PnWcO_-XlqzUI6EOXcdbvDhxHfew1IjHQ1FzzAUwVCE In the latest "revisionist history" news, Vice has interviewed a couple of art historians about the possibility of ancient Roman statues having been painted back in the day. A study which, on its own, would be at least vaguely interesting, turned into a new accusation of "whitewashing" history through nothing other than...white stone. Yes, that's… Continue reading White people don’t get to have a history
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 40: Let Them Eat Tastykake
What's in Mountain Dew? / The soda commercials you don't remember / Bastille Day 2017 in Philly / Finally, an analysis of Spider-Man: Homecoming / Internet Historian takes on the Furry Convention / The Suit Saga in the TommyVerse / Review Brah Flame War DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or on iTUNES and STITCHER RADIO! Join the Roxborough Always Rants & Sometimes… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 40: Let Them Eat Tastykake
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 38: The Best Cheese Steak in Roxborough is…
The miracle of BonChon chicken / The best Cheese Steak in Roxborough & Manayunk / Is #Supernatural coming to an end? / Game of Thrones is coming back / Inhumans trailer / What's good on TV anymore? / Dipping into the TommyNC2010 universe / The Report of the Week has a deep dark secret... DOWNLOAD… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 38: The Best Cheese Steak in Roxborough is…
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 37: One for the Daddies
The Cheesesteak Madness Semi-Finals are over, and our top TWO sandwiches have been chosen! / Local food and local flair / Councilman Curtis Jones may have special needs / A letter from a special needs parent / Painting with period blood / Chris Cotton's BBQ woes / We can't say "special needs" anymore / Gabriel's… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 37: One for the Daddies
LGBT Pride Gets Babadooked
I've always been against "pride." No singular pride in particular; but unearned pride should have no place in our country. The circumstances of your birth should never be a source of pride. Once you've let your identity politics take the place of actual meaningful accomplishment, all that's left is racial, gender or ethnic hubris that… Continue reading LGBT Pride Gets Babadooked
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 36: Baby Grape Ape
A newborn baby gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo / Cheesesteak Madness Semi-Finals / Wahlburgers is now the best burger in Northern Liberties / Roxborough plant thieves / Regular Roxborough thieves / Wonder Woman Colleen Campbell runs afoul of the Helium Comedy Club / Tommy eulogizes Adam West / JXC Studios and the vault / Alex… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 36: Baby Grape Ape
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Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 35: All Around the Wizard World
Roxborough Geographic Bar Culture and Gimmicks Final Round of CheeseSteak Madness...moving to the Semis Garbage Police crack down on the public Charlie gets sick Wizard World Comic Con Philly Enzo and Cass, and Alexa Bliss The best Fried Chicken in Philly Chuck Norris super-cringe Kathy Griffin is over The Report of the Week finds a… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 35: All Around the Wizard World
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 34
Is there an outbreak in the neighborhood? / The garbage police have an important message / Russel Greer shines like a beacon in the wake of Manchester / Closing in on the final rounds of Cheesesteak Madness / Cooking with Michael Ray Bower / Tommy raps / The Emoji Movie / Game of Thrones returns… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 34
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 33
Cheesesteak Madness Round Wrap-up / Gorgas Park Candlelight Vigil / Dan Mansplains Supernatural / The Report of the Week: Evolution / Revisiting JXC Studios / Everything, Everything trailer and full plot spoilers. 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:… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 33
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 32
Roxborough/Manayunk Cheesesteak Madness goes on / The hungover crew is hungover / Dan mansplains #Supernatural tweets from girls on Twitter / Russell Greer really is a nice guy / More "nice guys" from Facebook / The sought-after hidden Flicks and Movies video. DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or on iTUNES and STITCHER RADIO! Join the Roxborough Always Rants & Sometimes Raves… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 32
How to solve your normie Identity Crisis in 2017
Are you having a panic attack? Trouble breathing? Does it seem like the whole world is going insane, slowly crashing down around you as you spiral into a bottomless pit of depression and despair? Well, don't worry--you're in a good current year for your delusions of grandeur, body dysmorphia and political posturing. And because everyone seems… Continue reading How to solve your normie Identity Crisis in 2017
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 30
Cheesesteak Madness Round Three / The great T&F Debacle / The Fyre Festival disaster / JXC Studios releases a long-awaited gem / NFL Draft in Philly / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / The faux-Yale hunger strike! DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE! or on iTUNES and STITCHER RADIO! Join the Roxborough Always Rants & Sometimes Raves Facebook Group for… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 30
1990 to Now: A Perspective on Horror Films by the Decade, Part 1
There are so many reasons to be a fan of horror movies right now. Hollywood has already to date released nine films on the big-screen that carry the official genre-filtering title when trying to purchase tickets online. John Squires of Bloody Disgusting reported back on February 6 that five out of the top 10 highest-grossing… Continue reading 1990 to Now: A Perspective on Horror Films by the Decade, Part 1
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 28
Getting right in gear with the follow up to our Wrestlemania adventure / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / The Manayunk StrEATs Festival / Crepe Culture / Round One of Cheesesteak Madness! / The Report of the Week investigates Taco Bell Burritos / Tommy cuts a promo / Christine Weston Chandler tries to sell junk… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 28
Syria: The Tale That Wags the War Dogs
As the world gains more insight into the avalanche of reporting about alleged Syrian Chemical Attacks, we begin to see that things might not be all that they seem in the Islamist Petri Dish of the Middle East. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18lf1kpBgRk Over the years, much of the Western World has been keeping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at a… Continue reading Syria: The Tale That Wags the War Dogs
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 26
Mr. McNaughty is in the building / A buffet of tiny foods / MAGA March in Philly / Cheese Steak Madness Updates / What the deal with Brad's Wife? / Jose Can-Say-So financial situación / The new Sesame Street Autistic Muppet, Julia / The Report of the Week discovers something the CIA doesn't want you to know! DOWNLOAD… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 26
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 231: His Wife’s Son
WWE talk with Elimination Chamber and 2k17 / J.K. Rowling gets in a Twitter war with Piers Morgan / The Walking Dead returns from mid-season break / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / He Will Not Divide Us has come to an hilarious end / The Grammys kicks off with an even more politics and even more protest / Verne Troyer answers questions from fans.… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 231: His Wife’s Son
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
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 229: Does That John Hurt?
The WWE Royal Rumble kicks off during the show / Joe has a Neighborhood Fight Night / We play Does That John Hurt? / Trump makes an executive order blocking travel from 7 Muslim Countries / He Will Not Divide Us turns terrifying / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / Star Wars: The Last Jedi / Guessing what… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 229: Does That John Hurt?
5 Yuge Things About Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
So, I know I'm a bit late to the game on this one. But I couldn't resist writing about it, since we all know Star Wars is bae, and dope as fuck. The next installment in the new trilogy will be released in December 2017, and the official title has been announced as Star Wars Episode VIII: The… Continue reading 5 Yuge Things About Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 228: Deploraball So Hard
Joe and Dan discuss what they remember from a long night of partying / Alex discusses his trip to Washington DC for Deploraball, the Inauguration, the Inaugural Parade, the #WomensMarch, Comet Ping Pong, and more! / Review Brah laments his existence and reviews Burger King again / Madonna and Alicia Keys embarrass themselves at the Women's March.… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 228: Deploraball So Hard
Consumed By Classic Training Videos
There are times when the internet consumes your existence and there is no turning back. It happened to me, and I am slowly breaking free from my own prison of fast food/retail training videos from the 80s/90s. No celebrities made me a video saying I will survive, eh, what are you going to do? Nothing,… Continue reading Consumed By Classic Training Videos
Hey, Celebrities…We Need to Talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTYidWBC8-4 You're frustrated, I get it. In a lot of ways, we're all frustrated. You have to deal with our nitpicking over every Blockbuster big-budget film you guys squirt out for a paycheck; and we have to deal with a mass media that obsesses over everything you guys say and do. We're both trying to… Continue reading Hey, Celebrities…We Need to Talk
You’re Fired: Damage Control over #GoldenShowerGate
BuzzFeed News should be an oxymoron to anyone competent enough to know what an "oxymoron" is; but it seems that many individuals have a problem differentiating the bizarre and tainted from the verifiable information in the media. An anonymous 4Chan /pol user (which is admittedly redundant) has taken responsibility for fabricating a series of accusations… Continue reading You’re Fired: Damage Control over #GoldenShowerGate
Streep, Gosling and Sessions: 2017 is Up and Running
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v0bUBwJfvg There is nothing better than protesters dressed like Klansmen being dragged out of a government building by a black police officer. Soak it in. 2017 is off to a fantastic start. The protest occurred at the Senate Judiciary Hearing on the appointment of Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions; no doubt a politically polarizing figure for many… Continue reading Streep, Gosling and Sessions: 2017 is Up and Running
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 21: Refugees of the Soda Wars
It's a brand new year of Rox Trash Radio! The Soda Tax is in full swing and the residents of this fair city are officially shook. Time for a Lemonade Party! Will Millennials be the first generation in history to be poorer, unhealthier, and die earlier than their parents? We re-write history through movies; and crack… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 21: Refugees of the Soda Wars
The Mobile Strike Models, and You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X_j6ZzFOUg The objectively awful Mobile Strike game is for dads and intellectually disabled adults. So perhaps marketing to that crowd is a genius scheme. But despite the desperate outcry for more "realistic" women and the virtue-signalling adoration thrown at plus-sized models (read: women with slim faces but huge bodies) seems to border on condescending. Who on earth… Continue reading The Mobile Strike Models, and You
The Red Herring and the Rise of Hate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml0WvjU05nI We've all heard about the massive outbreak of hate crimes after, and surrounding, the election of Donald Trump. We've heard about them...but have we seen them? Supposedly these white anti-gay, anti-Muslim, anti-black homophobic, Islamophobic, racist bigots are floating to the surface. But where are they? Have we seen examples flooding the mainstream media...the social media?… Continue reading The Red Herring and the Rise of Hate
Grace, Chewbacca & The Deplorables: 2016 Year in Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIViy7L_lo8 At the end of each year, it's customary to reflect backward instead of looking forward. Pretty much the only forward-thinking we ever do is related to some doomed-to-fail resolution that we wind up breaking within the first month of the new year when the first celebrity we kind of liked dies. Pass the cigarettes,… Continue reading Grace, Chewbacca & The Deplorables: 2016 Year in Review
‘Rogue One’ Review: Waiting for Quadinaros
I tried to push off my full review for the latest installment in the hopefully never-ending Star Wars saga. Everyone's posting stupid shit about this movie, and while most people have seen it, I, personally know several who haven't. So--I held off. Until now. You guys are no doubt aware of my feelings for Star Wars at… Continue reading ‘Rogue One’ Review: Waiting for Quadinaros
Sinbad and the Mandela Effect
A term coined by paranormal consultant Fiona Broome, the Mandela Effect simply describes an event or series of events that a large group of people agree played out differently than they did in real life. It comes from the cognitive phenomenon that a large group of surveyed individuals believed that Nelson Mandela died in prison in the… Continue reading Sinbad and the Mandela Effect
The Second Time Around: Re-Watching Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III
The second trilogy of Star Wars continues to be loathed, loved, or tolerated. I was in the loathing group, however, after years of debate, a new trilogy beginning, and new side story movies, it was time to give these films another change with an open mind. Before I begin we will get this out of… Continue reading The Second Time Around: Re-Watching Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III
10 X-Mas Original Tunes to Light Your Little Yule Log
So this is Christmas and you’re sick of all the usual songs. My gift to you this season is these 10 tunes to give you something a little different. Perhaps you have heard some of them, perhaps you have not, and maybe you will hear a new favorite. You have been a mediocre boy/girl this… Continue reading 10 X-Mas Original Tunes to Light Your Little Yule Log
It’s Time to Say ‘Goodbye’ to Star Wars
You and Star Wars have had a good run. You saw the original movies when you were young and grew to love them more and more with age. One of the first shining moments in your cinematic-viewing youth was watching the towering and imposing figure of Darth Vader on the screen; dark, deadly, terrifying. You've had endless… Continue reading It’s Time to Say ‘Goodbye’ to Star Wars
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 225: Rogue Chan
SPOILER CAST: Rogue One was amazing and flawed, but still amazing. In short, it was Star Wars / The gang goes to House of Hardcore / The next installment of SagaCast: The Sagas of Christian Weston Chandler. This time, it's the Adam Stackhouse Saga / TommyNC2010 makes more eggs and sings an original song / Jose Canseco's movie is coming out / White Rabbit Project on Netflix gave… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 225: Rogue Chan
The Centipede’s Dilemma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKH6PAoUuD0 There's something happening; and it goes far beyond a year-long meme war (never forget). A new language has been created, new heroes have emerged, a complete mainstream media world-view has been uncovered and challenged at every turn, and the infighting among new cliques like the Alt-Right and Proud Boys has already begun. Thus begins the "Centipede's… Continue reading The Centipede’s Dilemma
How to Fight for Animal Rights & Not Get Laid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH0Rj2xcqQs For reasons that shouldn't be a total mystery, activism is sexy. Whether you're a left wing radical building a pipe bomb to protest war; or an Islamist radical building a bomb out of a pressure cooker to protest a marathon, you'll likely find some naive young dropout or human sexuality major to press your… Continue reading How to Fight for Animal Rights & Not Get Laid
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 224: Christian Historical Romance
Filming is a wrap / Waiting for cole slaw / Trailers of the week with War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Baywatch / The biggest most fantastic Trump Cabinet news / Getting hype for Monday Night Raw / Going straight goober with Billoon45, JXCstudios, and TommyNC2010 / Dan Mainsplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / What the fuck are Hatchimals?!… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 224: Christian Historical Romance
Yuri Bezmenov and the Forgotten 1984
It was in February of 1970, a presumably cold and grey day in the former Soviet Union, that Yuri disguised himself as a cartoon hippie, complete with fake beard and shaggy hair, and joined a pro-commie tour group that allowed him to flee his homeland to Athens, Greece. After lengthy security checks by United States… Continue reading Yuri Bezmenov and the Forgotten 1984
It’s the Most Problematic Song of the Year!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d-4aOi3AzQ Every Christmas season we hear the same old classic tunes flowing through the speakers in our retail stores and Christ-forbid: car radios. Seriously, anyone who complains about what's "on the radio" needs to usher themselves into the 21st Century. We get the occasional new novelty songs, a cappella groups desperately trying to make Christmas… Continue reading It’s the Most Problematic Song of the Year!
We Need to Talk About Tomi Lahren on The Daily Show
For those of you who don't know who Tomi Lahren is, she is a young conservative pundit with her own show, Tomi, on TheBlaze. TheBlaze is a multimedia network owned by universally recognized crazy person, Glenn Beck; but don't let that distract you from Tomi. While it's true that networks tend to drift towards a political spectrum (in… Continue reading We Need to Talk About Tomi Lahren on The Daily Show
Disney Pre-9/11 Video Vault: Man of the House
In the 95th year of the 20th Century, something extraordinary happened. Valeri Polyakov broke the record for days spent in space on the Mir Space Station at 366. Subsequently, the TV series Star Trek: Voyager premiered on UPN. And while the opening statements began for the O.J. Simpson trial, and America was wrapped up in race-baiting… Continue reading Disney Pre-9/11 Video Vault: Man of the House
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 222: Stranger Things & Where to Find Them
Dan lets the WWE Championship Belt go to his head / Jill Stein makes the transition to harmless crazy person into desperate thief / Donald Trump is punk rock / Joe begins his long trek into the world of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them / Playing GTAV with Tommy / Diving into what we now know for sure about Star… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 222: Stranger Things & Where to Find Them
I Did Nazi That One Coming!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o6-bi3jlxk We are in full meltdown mode, ladies and gentlemen. It's as if you're all going through the five stages of grief in a manic and unprecedented dynamic. Aside from the occasional anxiety attack, I've been having the time of my life watching all of this unfold. And I have some big-boy rational explanations for… Continue reading I Did Nazi That One Coming!
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 221: Tell Em Tommy Sent Ya!
We are joined by the one and only TommyNC2010 for a WWE Survivor Series preview and a chat about film making, Star Wars and how Batman was risen from the ashes / Dan Mainsplains #Supernatural Tweets from girls on Twitter / Heading down to the salt mines to find celebrities losing their shit over Donald Trump / Lena Dunham… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 221: Tell Em Tommy Sent Ya!
Twitter Censorship and the World of Tomorrow
Twitter was created a decade ago, but didn't truly see the height of its rampant popularity until 2012. I know--not too long ago at all. It played a huge impact in Middle Eastern revolutions, and David Cameron threatened to ban it during the London Riots of 2011. So...understandably, there are a lot of little, let's… Continue reading Twitter Censorship and the World of Tomorrow
How To Dig Your Own Grave in 5 Easy Steps!
1. Ignore All Instructions Despite the Constant Glaring signs! The first thing to remember when constructing a quality grave is to forget everything you thought you knew about graves. Your behavior in recent years makes you more than qualified to dig a fantastic grave; and don't let anyone tell you any different. So what if… Continue reading How To Dig Your Own Grave in 5 Easy Steps!
Time to Bunker-Up, Bunkeroos!
With the Election 2016 kinda over, the continuing shit storm of hurt feelings is going strong until the inauguration...THE CLASSIEST SUPER FANTASTIC INAUGURATION ALL TIME--IT WILL MAKE THE INAUGURATION OF ANDREW JACKSON LOOK LIKE A SAD KID’S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT CHUCK E CHEESE!!!! (Sorry for that) But with our first meme President coming to power,… Continue reading Time to Bunker-Up, Bunkeroos!
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 220: Making New Haven Great Again
We're back, ladies and gentlemen, and badder than ever! Full coverage of the election aftermath / Dan finally gets his rewards from the WWE and mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from girls on Twitter / Joe plays a game of Shotgun / Alex takes a trip to New Haven, Connecticut and triggers some snowflakes at Yale University… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 220: Making New Haven Great Again
What to Watch: Election Weekend Movies!
Election 2016 has been… exciting…. I guess….. But HEY! Guess what? At least we have some fun flicks to watch if you’ve got the itch for some political movie action. So here’s what you’re going to view depending on your mood: Mood -Taking it Easy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tum7RB-NJ24 Primary Colors (1998): It’s interesting enough and… Continue reading What to Watch: Election Weekend Movies!
GOOb NEWS FRIDAY (11/4)
It's finally here, the moment I've been waiting for all month long--Billoon45's "Month in Review"! Bill Monroe goes into his usual schlemiel ballad about his unfortunate existence, but this time, it's punctuated with a message of hope and perseverance. He's survived a stroke, a heart attack, multiple balloon poppings, and believes he may be meant to… Continue reading GOOb NEWS FRIDAY (11/4)
Obligatory Ranking of ‘Black Mirror’ Episodes from OK to OMG
As I'd mentioned in a previous article, Black Mirror--the so-far 13-episode long cinematic series on Channel 4 and Netflix respectively--has quickly became a favorite of mine due to its thematic elements, style, and ability to fuck my shit up royally for a few days at a time. Everyone who reviews this show, aside from insisting that it… Continue reading Obligatory Ranking of ‘Black Mirror’ Episodes from OK to OMG
What Does Watching ‘Black Mirror’ Say About You?
Black Mirror was a show I started watching at the behest of a lady whose opinion I can't help but trust. I'd never really heard anything about the show other than that it was "like The Twilight Zone for a new generation"...which, as a massive fan of The Twilight Zone, I have to tell you it's not. It's… Continue reading What Does Watching ‘Black Mirror’ Say About You?
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 219: A Suitcase Full of Fantastic
Evan McMullin's Halloween Nightmare / The big Walking Dead re-up / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets From Girls on Twitter / WWE Hell in a Cell is coming up / Netflix's Black Mirror is the TV equivalent of a punch to the gut / What's the deal with David S. Pumpkins? And why is he the same person as Kevin Roberts? / TommyNC2010 goes swimmin' and joke tellin' /… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 219: A Suitcase Full of Fantastic
Weekend Horror Flick Viewing 10/28
This is it! The final weekend before Halloween and you need to give some love and attention to the classics. The classic horror flicks had the ability to send chills up your spine without all of the special effects and gore that is used in modern horror movies. No other voice delivers the chills quite… Continue reading Weekend Horror Flick Viewing 10/28
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.
Who is Lucille and Why is She So Thirsty?
This may be a ludicrous question for those millions of you who are in-the-know about The Walking Dead, but it must be discussed if we're going to continue on in the aftermath of the brutal Season 7 premiere. (Editor's Note: Yes, I was wrong. Darryl remains alive. But I'm glad they did what they did. Killing off… Continue reading Who is Lucille and Why is She So Thirsty?
If Trump Destroys Your Sex Life, It’s Your Problem
Recently, a writer for Cosmopolitan.com decided to share the sordid details of the rapid decline of her mental health and sex life with her husband, a man, all due to anxiety over the 2016 election; more specifically, Donald Judas Trump. Laura Hooper Beck could be mentally unstable, bordering on dangerous. Who knows for sure? Only the… Continue reading If Trump Destroys Your Sex Life, It’s Your Problem
Fascination with Madness: Thoughts on The Weeknd
Admittedly…The Weeknd wasn’t on my radar until reading the Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic Dan DeLuca’s article on the Canadian singer’s upcoming headlining performance the Sunday of the 2015 Budweiser Made in America Festival. It was surprising to see an artist (at least in my eyes) so fresh to the music scene headlining a festival with… Continue reading Fascination with Madness: Thoughts on The Weeknd
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 218: What Kinda Business is That?!
The 7th Season Premiere of The Walking Dead, preview thoughts / Who gets the bat, and did the Internet already spoil it? / Donald Glover is cast as Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo story / Do they finally have the recipe for a good Wolverine movie in Logan? / Billoon45 sets up a hell of a month… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 218: What Kinda Business is That?!
Friday Goob News (10/21): The Triggering Investigation
Welcome back to another super-awesome weekly Goob News! I'm your host, Alex Gross, inviting you to come on this fantastic journey with me every week into the realm of the magically autistic. And what a week it was! We've got Burger King's Brand New MAYOnator, Tommy runs afoul of a North Carolina Denny's, and JXC Studios releases the full version of The Book of… Continue reading Friday Goob News (10/21): The Triggering Investigation
Weekend Horror Flick Viewing (10/20): ‘Member Berry Edition
This was certainly an interesting endeavor and I thank all of those who participated. Last week I asked around for people’s favorite horror movie between 1990- 2002. The variety of responses was surprising, I thought Scream was going to be the top pick by a landslide, it wasn’t. Funny note, I posted a status on… Continue reading Weekend Horror Flick Viewing (10/20): ‘Member Berry Edition
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 217: Big Daddy Got a Teezy
The theory of everything, if everything is sports / Sports VS Sports Entertainment / Everyone should be watching wrestling / Rogue One: the best Star Wars ever? / 3 Ninjas is a franchise in desperate need of revival / The three best bad guys in movie history / Creepy child love in Blank Check / Goober news with TommyNC2010, TheReportoftheWeek, and JXCStudios! DOWNLOAD THE LATEST… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 217: Big Daddy Got a Teezy
Star Wars Goes Rogue
When Disney ripped the Star Wars universe from the cold dead hands of George Lucas, many were afraid of the franchise's future. Those people were wrong. There are plenty of times Disney has made epic and costly mistakes, but they typically come in the form of a John Carter or Lone Ranger. Typically, Disney's misfires are attempts at future… Continue reading Star Wars Goes Rogue
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 216: Grab Em By the Front Butt
Son of Zorn misses the mark / Disney's First Kid and the discovery of the Great Ape conspiracy / Justice for Harambe and Clinton Attacks /When and where to buy your steel buildings / Trump and Billy Bush, the Access Hollywood Tape / Joe is always stuck at the front of the haunted house group / Power Rangers is… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 216: Grab Em By the Front Butt
Disney Pre-9/11 Video Vault: First Kid
1996 was a big cultural year for America. We hosted the Atlanta Summer Olympics, which was subsequently bombed by terrorists, killing one person and injuring over 100 more; the first three-parent baby was conceived through mitochondrial donation in New Jersey, of all places; The Ramones played their final show while Bob Dole was officially nominated for President… Continue reading Disney Pre-9/11 Video Vault: First Kid
Weekend Horror Flick Viewing (10/6)
It’s the Halloween season and you’re feeling like watching some horror flicks. Is it that simple? Hell no! There is a variety of spooky, chilling, haunting, terrifying, yucky, and whatever other words we want to use to describe your secret blood lust that isn’t really a secret because you like to talk about how much… Continue reading Weekend Horror Flick Viewing (10/6)
Who’s Ready for Another Wolverine?
How many Wolverine stand-alone movies have there been? Dear god, this will only be three? It feels like so many more. Probably because Hugh Jackman has been the focal point of so many X-Men films by now that his character become pretty much synonymous with the franchise. So what are they going to do when he's gone? There's… Continue reading Who’s Ready for Another Wolverine?
Vote for Yourselves (For All I Care)
First thing's fucking first, I get it--this election has been pretty nuts. Not unpredictably nuts, but a level of bizarre we can all deal with, should we be mentally stable individuals. Most of us aren't. And it seems that you guys--gentle readers--are almost certainly more out-of-touch than any of the current candidates are. But, having said… Continue reading Vote for Yourselves (For All I Care)
Sweet Christmas: A Look at Luke Cage
On September 28th, Luke Cage arrived in Harlem. Two days later, Netflix released the series to a universally positive response. The new series is third in a line of Marvel Netflix shows orchestrated to lead seamlessly up the The Defenders; a team that consists of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and next year...Iron Fist (along with a few introductory characters such… Continue reading Sweet Christmas: A Look at Luke Cage
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 215: Rebels Without a Boycott
Joe meets Seth Gilliam of The Walking Dead and gets hassled by the police / Luke Cage premieres on Netflix and the site goes down / Tim Burton doesn't care about diversity casting, or the quality of his movies / What to boycott next? / Shaun King starts a new movement with no rules or direction / Injustice Boycott will… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 215: Rebels Without a Boycott
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
Friday Goob News! 9/23/16
Happy Friday, everyone! It's that time again--the moment we've all been waiting for. We've done a lot on Tommy, and there will definitely be more to come, but this week we're given a special update from one of my personal favorites: Bill Monroe (Billoon45). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3tbp4DAr0I Looking especially sharp this week, Billoon sports his usual stained white tee, wild mad scientist hair,… Continue reading Friday Goob News! 9/23/16
Star Trek: The Borg are Back in Town
Ever since J.J. Abrams put a hard reboot on the Star Trek franchise way back in the year of our Lord, 2009 (tried to calculate the stardate, but it's all meaningless nonsense. Sorry, Trekkers), I was crazy about the new cast and couldn't wait to see where the future would take the reboot crew. Fortunately it took… Continue reading Star Trek: The Borg are Back in Town
Heavy Handed Heroes & Don King
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRp1CK_X_Yw With 7 weeks left until Election Day, we're in the doubling-down zone for political theater. I don't care who anyone votes for because none of the current nominees seem likely to accomplish anything that I deem personally favorable, or ethically righteous. Putting the 3rd Parties aside--no, voting for a 3rd party is not throwing your vote… Continue reading Heavy Handed Heroes & Don King
Gays Go Gaga Over Gaga
I have to admit, I'm a bit of a philistine when it comes to Lady Gaga (Queen G? Her Royal Majesty, the Gaga?). While I've been aware of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta's career for almost a decade, I'd imagine the real fans remember ol' Manhattan Stef from 2005 when she was doing club music and… Continue reading Gays Go Gaga Over Gaga
Kurt Metzger is the Devil
Much has been written by Kurt Metzger on a regular basis on a variety of topics from Internet Trolls' use of the word "cuck" as the new gold-standard insult...to why C.H.U.D.s on Reddit have no valid opinion when it comes to who is and isn't "funny." No matter how you feel about Metzger, his comedy, or his… Continue reading Kurt Metzger is the Devil
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 209: Social Justice Olympics
It's an East Coast Heatwave, so the gloves have come off / Kenny Baker lives to be 600 Dwarf Years / Star Wars Rogue One debuts their fanboy boner-inducing Darth Vader teaser / Simone Manuel becomes the most important person at the Olympics / SJWs try to take down Sausage Party / A mysterious open letter to Warner… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 209: Social Justice Olympics
Talking Nerdy presents The People VS Denver Fenton Allen
Force Fed Flicks
Who doesn’t like movies? Sure, some of us are easier to please than others; and studios feel the need to give us whatever they feel is necessary to sell more tickets. I must confess I wasn’t excited for the new Ghostbusters for various reasons, mainly Paul Feig pretending he could write comedy when in fact… Continue reading Force Fed Flicks
Suicide Squad Introduces Fall Fashion to Summer
As of this writing, Suicide Squad, the potential ground-breaking trip down the DC Comics Cinematic Universe rabbit hole, sits at a whopping 26% among critics on Rotten Tomatoes. But this flick is so fucking hardcore, they're not going to let a little issue like being absolutely awful spoil their fun--no, sir. Imagine a Skrillex music video played at… Continue reading Suicide Squad Introduces Fall Fashion to Summer
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 208: D4 The Mighty Dorks
A trip to the Mahoning Drive-In Theater / Jurassic Park and Jaws double feature / Rio 2016 Olympic Games kicks off with a career-ending injury / Suicide Squad kicks the bucket / The Stranger Things debate / 2016 Election--Clinton VS Trump / The Trump-Yourself App / Voting for Vagina / Masterchef is no longer about cooking / Nathan loses his mind /… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 208: D4 The Mighty Dorks
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 207: Lying to the Choir
Introducing Wheeler Walker Jr. / Chinese t-shirt company warning / Pokemon GO as fuck / Aparna Nancherla has a chilling performance in Philly / Recreation of the State of Georgia VS Denver Fenton Allen / Republicans had a convention, I think / The Young Turks get bullied by Alex Jones / Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are still… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 207: Lying to the Choir
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 206: How I Could Just Kill a Graham
Anthony Alburger from The Fight Back Home joins us in studio for some San Diego Comic Con news / Ghostbusters is a horrific mess and Leslie Jones is 48-years old and should know better / MARVEL trailers and news wrap-up / DC may actually be making good product after all / Television and Netflix shows and the end of Bates… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 206: How I Could Just Kill a Graham
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 205: Gotta Culturally Appropriate Em All!
Alex goes to Atlantic City to catch Pokemon / Mexican hoverboards / Pokemon Go in the streets / Avoiding the beach / All-girl Ghostbusters bullshit / Post-credits Zuul reveal / Excited for the next Star Wars chapters with Rogue One, Episode VIII, and Rebels / A plague of tiny houses / Amber Rose has a new show / Bring 'Em To Heel… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 205: Gotta Culturally Appropriate Em All!
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 204: Float Like a Butterfree, Sting Like a Beedrill
Joe browns out in Baltimore, Maryland / Pokemon Go! takes over everyone's life, with as many daily users as Twitter / The Ghostbusters reviews are in, and they're not good / Twitter teams up with Black Lives Matter giving credit to terrorists and cop killers / Bad cops are just bad people / Obama's search for an identity / The… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 204: Float Like a Butterfree, Sting Like a Beedrill
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 203: Hermit Crabs on the Iron Throne
Ultimate Independence Day spoilers / Ruining movies / College Humor gets it right / Game of Thrones Mansplain-Off / Millennials stink at adulting / Taking a look at Pete's Dragon, more stories from the Sausage Party and more / Fast and Furious re-hash / Kanye West upsets the fat one from Girls / PeTA picks the wrong battles / Ellen's pen crusade / Disingenuous women sending… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 203: Hermit Crabs on the Iron Throne
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 11: Oops, All Lye-Berries
Libraries need to go / Uncovered history of Roxborough and Manayunk / Special Independence Day message from the Garbage Police / ACME's produce department stinks / Dogs trapped in cars / Local food and local trivia / The problem with Yard Sales / Where to buy cigarettes when you're a teen. DOWNLOAD the LATEST EPISODE HERE!… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 11: Oops, All Lye-Berries
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 202: What About Brexit at Tiffany’s?
Dan spends two weeks researching Sex and the City / Politicians behaving like children, and actual children behaving like politicians / Down goes Bernie / Does anyone actually care about the Brexit? / There is no gun control / Game of Thrones gives us the episode we've all been waiting for / Joe gets the goosies /… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 202: What About Brexit at Tiffany’s?
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 10: Blimps and Dog Piss
Digging up the neighborhood and the fall of local politicians / Chaka the Con / Ranting about everyone / The War of the Yuppies / How to spot a blimp disaster in real time / Cheesesteaks are more important than the NBA Draft / A visit from local rapper Br1an P / Are You Old… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 10: Blimps and Dog Piss
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 201: Father’s Day for Bastards
Taylor Swift is now Queen of Asgaard / Gun hysteria / Facebook debates are AIDS / The trial and error of making America great again, in Japan! / Walking Dead seems to be wasting a lot of everyone's precious time / Game of Thrones gives Joe visible goosies / Ghostbusters trailers get worse / Happy Father's Day from Matt… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 201: Father’s Day for Bastards
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 200: Soy Orlando
The aftermath of the terrorist mass shooting in Orlando, Florida / Everyone has a solution / Everything you need to know about reality, but were afraid to ask / Game of Joes: the weekly recap of Game of Thrones / Rogue One re-shoots and why it's gonna be awesome / E3 Conference and upcoming game trailers /… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 200: Soy Orlando
Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 9: We’re Rox Trash Kids!
Roxborough Rants & Raves surpasses 5000 members / The Bike Race can't rage when it rains / Swordfish sighting and the Swordfish signal / The storm of the week / The neighborhood bars aren't cutting it / Trashing the hood / Needles at the bus stop / Car jacking is no joke / Time to… Continue reading Rox Trash Radio, Ep. 9: We’re Rox Trash Kids!