Grumpy Young Men

This week we’re reviewing Logan, the much-revered superhero film that everyone seems to have forgotten about. We discuss some of this movie’s obvious inspirations, the pretty good performances, and our feelings on this film having seen (practically) no X-Men movies.

Also, why we hate unusual power supply shapes. (Recorded October 18th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._291_Logan.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we’re talking about puzzles, the classic challenges that tickle your brain and make you go “ah-ha!”. Join us as we discuss everything from crosswords, Rubik’s Cubes, and the classic story of five pirates that don’t know how to split up treasure.

Also, why we hate rain delays. (Recorded October 11th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._290_Puzzles.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT

This week we’re talking about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the latest and (in Samuel’s opinion) greatest Marvel movie. We discuss the dynamic action throughout, the fantastic main antagonist, and complain about all the stuff that drags it down (hint: it’s all the normal Marvel stuff).

Also, why we hate new TVs. (Recorded October 4th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._289_Shang_Chi.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we’re concluding out lists of top ten TV episodes, by each rattling off our top five. Join us as we talk through ski lodge hi-jinks, devil robot’s hands, German contractors, a singing moose played by Art Garfunkel, and of course, horse funerals.

Also, why we hate that our younger siblings are better at chess than us. (Recorded September 20th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._288_Top_Ten_TV_Episodes_Part_2_-_10221_3.40_PM.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week we’re talking about Sonic Mania, sometimes regarded as the greatest Sonic game in this century. We discuss the Sonic series as a whole, the questionable gameplay in this game, and posit the age-old question: is Sonic actually good?

Also, why we hate the undefinable genre of Sonic. (Recorded September 20th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._287_Sonic_Mania.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:46pm EDT

Today we’ve each prepared a list of our top ten favorite episodes of television! Join us in this first part as we go through science fiction gates, annoying flies, hospitals that look like sitcoms, depressing stop-motion animation, and, inevitably, anime.

Also, our thoughts on The Matrix Resurrections trailer. (Recorded September 13th, 2021.) 

Direct download: Ep._286_Top_Ten_TV_Episodes_Part_1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

This week we review the newest addition into Netflix’s Witcher universe, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. We discuss the unoriginal art style, the surprisingly intricate ideas and philosophies within this story, and inevitably get several facts about the Witcher lore incredibly wrong. Don’t write us. 

Also, why we hate creativity-free jokes. (Recorded Sept 6th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._285_The_Witcher-_Nightmare_of_the_Wolf.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:58am EDT

Today we are talking all about cars, the 2006 movi—wait, sorry, we’re actually just talking about cars as a subject. Join us as we discuss our favorite kinds of cars, what we like to drive, and we recount some of our own terrifying stories of car accidents and ownership.

Also, why we hate Samuel’s “utter incompetence.” (Recorded August 30th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._284_Cars.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week we’re back recording in the same room together! And on top of that, we’re reviewing one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, The Green Knight. We talk about the strange and surreal plot, Samuel’s love of the sound design, and Henry’s fascination with a certain set of characters that appear.

Also, why we hate semi-moving. (Recorded August 16th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._283_The_Green_Knight.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we’re talking all about writing, covering everything from our writing habits to how and where we honed our writing skills. We discuss writing in academic settings, writing just for fun, and Samuel reveals the strange thing he does with the letter O.

Also, why we hate eating melty ice cream. (Recorded August 2nd, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._282_On_Writing.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:18am EDT

This week we’re reviewing the critically acclaimed Netflix movie Marriage Story. We go through the movie and discuss the excellent acting, the deep and varied characters, and ponder why the son is named after one of our hosts.

Also, why we hate the IMDb page for Marriage Story (and IMDb in general). (Recorded July 26th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._281_Marriage_Story.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Today is the culmination of all of our Bong Joon-ho reviews! Now that we’ve seen each of his films, we go through and rank order them from worst to best, covering everything we liked and disliked about this terrific director’s filmography. 

Also, why we hate when you're washing your hands and you bring your hands together too quickly so the foamy soap splashes and it hits your pants and it looks like you peed your pants. (Recorded July 19th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._280_Bong_Joon-ho_Ranked.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

This week we finish off our Bong Joon-ho review with his 2003 film Memories of Murder. We discuss the nuanced portrayal and development of our two main characters, the dark and existential themes at play, and ponder why this one continues to be one of Bong Joon-ho’s finest.

Also, why we hate the Vin Diesel meme. (Recorded July 13th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._279_Memories_of_Murder.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:10am EDT

Today we discuss the art of collecting, a necessary component of any good hobby. Join us as we cover everything from Samuel’s miniatures, Henry’s un-opened Blu-Rays, the wide world of board games, and some of the more gruesome details of the Deltora series. 

Also, why we hate the new Switch model and Covid supply chain problems. (Recorded July 12th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._278_Collections.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

This week we’re reviewing Okja, Bong Joon-ho’s 2017 film for Netflix about a girl and her super-pig. Between the two of us we have some mixed feelings about this movie, so listen on as we discuss the themes, the characters, our own stances on animal rights, and the dubious portrayal of ALF in this film.

Also, why we hate the Dune headlines. (Recorded June 30th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._277_Okja.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Today we’re back with our fifth, semi-annual Rant Day, born from the ashes of last week’s lost episode. We rant about tragically losing Samuel’s recording, training, generations, knives, parking, sports stars with guns, and a whole lot more.

 

(Recorded June 21st, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._276_Rant_Day_V.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

This week we’re back on the Bong Joon-ho review-a-thon, this time talking about his 2009 film Mother. We discuss the stunning cinematography, the captivating whodunit elements, and why we ended up feeling so mixed on this movie’s main characters. 

Also, why we hate our massive Steam libraries. (Recorded May 31st, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._275_Mother.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

(CW: there are brief mentions of sexual abuse during the discussion of Sonnie’s Edge and Good Hunting.)

Today we’re reviewing the first “volume” of one of Netflix’s oddest cult favorites, Love, Death & Robots. We go episode by episode and discuss some of the show’s themes, which ones were our favorites, and also this show’s portrayal of women at times because it’s… not great. 

Also, why we hate people’s need to assign blame. (Recorded May 24th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._274_Love_Death_and_Robots.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

This week we’re covering one of the most unique freeware games out there, Cosmo D’s Off-Peak. We discuss everything that makes this 20-minute game special, including the story, the cast of characters, and the trippy vibe throughout the experience.

Also, why we hate road rage. (Recorded May 18th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._273_Off-Peak.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Today we’re discussing the end of the pandemic, and specifically what activities we’d like to return to now that Henry and Samuel are both fully vaccinated. Topics include lazy Saturdays, movies theaters, eating at restaurants (and desks?), and some nerdy convention in Chicago.

Also, why we hate the current state of mask wearing. (Recorded May 10th, 2021. So, yeah, it’s a pretty outdated rant.)

Direct download: Ep._272_Top_Five_Post_Quarantine_Activites.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

This week we’re reviewing what is often regarded as the greatest Batman movie ever made, The Dark Knight. We go over the plot and discuss why some moments are still impactful 13 years later, while also dissecting each character and performance to figure out what this movie is ultimately trying to say. 

Also, why we hate The Dark Knight trilogy’s naming scheme. (Recorded May 3rd, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._271_The_Dark_Knight.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Today we’re discussing our home office setups, and the little improvements we’ve made to make our office spaces just that much more comfortable. We discuss everything from our chairs to our monitors, to our keyboards and mice, and Samuel reveals the terrifying place he keeps his PC. 

Also, why we hate the Oscars. (Recorded April 26th, 2021.)

Links to some of the stuff we discussed:

Henry’s Mouse

Henry’s Keyboard

Henry’s Wireless Headphones

Samuel’s Wireless Headphones

AutoHotkey

Pikatea Macropad

Direct download: Ep._270_Office_But_Home.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week the Bong Joon-ho movie we’re reviewing is The Host, his 2006 monster movie hit. We talk about some of our mixed feelings on the movie, compare it to other action and monster films, and Henry has to try and defend a terrible CGI fish creature. 

Also, why we’re happy Discord isn’t being bought. (Recorded April 20th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._269_The_Host.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Today we’re finally reviewing the TV show that everyone was talking about two months ago, WandaVision. We talk about the fun dedication to its sitcom format, the parts of this show that really didn’t work, and repeatedly mention how long the closing credits are (it’s seven minutes).

Also, why we hate Disney Plus’s interface. (Recorded April 12th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._268_WandaVision.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:49pm EDT

This week we’re continuing our review series of all of Bong Joon-ho’s movies, this time with his first feature, Barking Dogs Never Bite. We discuss the copious amount of dog violence, the clever parallels of the two main characters, and dissect why an old lady spitting is so dang funny. 

Also, why we hate the car wash. (Recorded April 6th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._267_-_Barking_Dogs_Never_Bite.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we’re talking about Geoguessr, the popular browser game where you have to figure out where you are in the world. We discuss the ingenious design of the game, share some of our favorite tips and tricks, and even play a game live at the end of the episode (and we do better than you might think).

Also, why we hate Microsoft buying Discord. (Recorded March 29th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._266_Geoguessr.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT

This week we’re kicking off a review series of all of Bong Joon-ho’s movies, starting with his 2013 film Snowpiercer. We discuss the brilliant themes behind this movie, the star-studded cast, and get two bald guys mixed up.

Also, why we hate Loki. (Recorded March 22nd, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._265_Snowpiercer.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:23pm EDT

Today, we’re talking about phones and all the different things they do for us, and we ponder a great question: do they do things better than the objects they replace? Join us as we compare phones to notebooks, flashlights, portable gaming devices, and much more.

Also, why we hate fingertip band-aids. (Recorded March 15th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._264_Phones_vs_the_Field.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:55pm EDT

This week we’re getting into sports! We talk all about the vehicular soccer game Rocket League. We discuss why this game works so well as a casual multiplayer game, go over the significantly worse side modes, and wonder how long it will take to actually get good at aerials. 

Also, why we hate Samuel’s Steam. (Recorded March 8th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._263_Rocket_League.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

In our most tangent-filled episode yet, we discuss weather and seasons. We talk about all four seasons, discuss some of our favorite aspects of weather, and go on many tangents about teeth, lab locations, large bodies of water, and when we’ll actually put a human on Mars.

Also, why we hate cheek biting. (Recorded March 1st, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._262_Weather.Seasons.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week we’re talking about Shadow, a Chinese martial arts film from a couple years back. We discuss the brilliant visual style of this movie, the old-school storytelling elements, and make an obvious comparison to a Wii game from 2009.

Also, a new COVID Corner. (Recorded February 22nd, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._261_Shadow.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:52pm EDT

Today we discuss all manner of topic surrounding game controllers. We get into many debates, such as Playstation versus Xbox controller, keyboard and mouse versus controller at all, and Samuel briefly forgets what ring fingers are called. 

Also, why we hate Missouri’s winter weather. (Recorded February 15th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._260_Video_Game_Controllers.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

This week we review one of Bruce Lee’s most beloved films, Enter the Dragon. We talk about the terrific martial arts sequences, the cultural impact of this film and its star, and marvel at how truly dated the 1970s look.

Also, why we hate our most downloaded episodes. (Recorded February 8th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._259_Enter_the_Dragon.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we are looking back one final time at 2020 to talk about some of our favorite art to come out of that godforsaken year. We cover movies, games, Youtube videos, Magic cards, a “Samuel Hamburger,” and something about bees.

Also, why we hate the name Robinhood. (Recorded February 2nd, 2021.)

Otz speaks Spanish for 1 game | Dead by Daylight

when you slip on a banana peel

Damnation

Direct download: Ep._258_Best_Art_of_2020.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week we’re reviewing one of the most popular asymmetric multiplayer games, Dead by Daylight. We discuss all the different mechanics and systems at play, the amount of time we have dedicated to this game in quarantine, and Henry laments that he’ll never be able to do a fast vault.

Also, why we hate the Kansas City Chiefs’ name. (Recorded January 25th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._257_Dead_by_Daylight.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we’re talking about the user interfaces we use every day, specifically the ones that make our lives harder. Join us as we rant about game launchers, streaming services, Chess.com, and heap endless praise onto a certain app that rhymes with Miscord.

Also, why we hate apartment deliveries. (Recorded January 18th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._256_Bad_User_Interfaces.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

We’re back! And we’re talking about one of the most exciting games of the past year, Hades. We discuss the tantalizing gameplay loop, the fun mythological characters, and how this game might cause Samuel to do something he’s never done in a video game before.

Also, why we hate 2020. (Recorded January 11th, 2021.)

Direct download: Ep._255_Hades.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

This week we’re reviewing the criminally under-nominated film, Uncut Gems. We discuss the films sporadic, anxiety-inducing elements, praise Adam Sandler’s performance, and ultimately conclude there isn’t a single likable or decent person in this movie.

Also, another COVID Corner. (Recorded June 12th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._254_Uncut_Gems.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Today we talk about the new Netflix sitcom, Space Force. We discuss the fun ensemble cast, talk about the moments and episodes that really don’t work, and try and pick apart how the show has such an overall optimistic tone.

Also, another COVID Corner. (Recorded June 3rd, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._253_Space_Force.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

This week we’re reviewing Akira Kurosawa’s 1958 film The Hidden Fortress. We discuss the overall fun, adventurous tone of this movie, the casual sexism that has not aged well, and theorize about some of the things that directly influenced a little indie film called Star Wars.

Also, yet another COVID Corner. (Recorded May 25th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._252_The_Hidden_Fortress.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

Today we talk about one of the most revered children’s shows, Avatar: The Last Airbender. We discuss the wonderful world-building, the strong anti-violent messages, and talk about how much of a lasting impression this show left on both of us.

Also, another COVID Corner. (Recorded May 21st, 2020.)

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Direct download: 251_Avatar.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:05pm EDT

This week we’re reviewing on of the greatest action movies in recent memory, Mission: Impossible - Fallout. We talk about the incredible action sequences, the more video game-y aspects of the film, and Henry gives his thoughts on the franchise as a whole.

Also, yet another COVID Corner. (Recorded May 11th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._250_Mission_Impossible_Fallout.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

Today we're talking about a series of comedy specials recently released on Netflix, Middleditch & Schwartz. We talk about what makes the improv comedy work so well in this long-form environment, shower endless praise onto both Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, and we share some of our favorite bits throughout the three episodes.

Also, why we hate meat production disruption.

Direct download: Ep._249_Middleditch__Schwartz.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

This week we review a cult classic of the science fiction genre, Blade Runner 2049. We discuss the fascinating world development between the two Blade Runner films, the drop-dead gorgeous visuals, and a Harrison Ford performance that feels at least somewhat not-phoned in.

Also, another COVID Corner. (This one was recorded April 20th, so it’s not really relevant anymore. Oops. Sorry.)

Direct download: Ep._248_Blade_Runner_2049.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

Today we’re back with some general Coronavirus talk, but this time we’re discussing our own personal quarantines, and what we’ve been doing to keep busy. We recommend various YouTube channels, games, movies, and general hobbies to get into. (Recorded May 6th, 2020.)

 

Links to some of the stuff we talked about:

Henry’s music

https://sickserver.bandcamp.com/

Jon Bois

https://www.youtube.com/user/jonbois

Joseph Anderson

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyhnYIvIKK_--PiJXCMKxQQ

The Witcher Critique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtrAx-rVgco

Something Witty Entertainment

https://www.youtube.com/user/SWEabridged

Tom Scott

https://www.youtube.com/user/enyay

This Video Has 10,670,068 Views

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxV14h0kFs0

XKCD Comic

https://xkcd.com/

Play League of Legends

https://play.na.leagueoflegends.com/en_US

 

Direct download: Ep._247_How_to_Stay_Busy_During_Quarantine.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:41pm EDT

This week we review one of the most revered movies of this century, There Will Be Blood. We discuss the masterful acting on display here, the beautiful and lush cinematography, and Henry drinks Samuel’s milkshake. He drinks it up!

Also, a slightly dated Coronavirus update. (Recorded April 9th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._246_There_Will_Be_Blood_copy.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT

Today we discuss one of our favorite film series, Indiana Jones. We talk about what we love so much about these films from our childhood, talk about why a lot of aspects are pretty problematic, and we go on an extended rant about the ESRB and MPAA.

Also, another COVID Corner. (Recorded April 14th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._245_Indiana_Jones_Series.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

This week we’re reviewing one of the most underrated suspense films in recent years, Burning. We talk about the film’s unique characters, the ambiguity layered throughout, and also come up with several metaphors.

Also, a(nother) Coronavirus update. (Recorded March 31st, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._244_Burning.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

Today we’ve got another music episode! This time we’re listened to Jeff Tweedy’s Warm and The Amazing Devil’s Love Run. We go through song-by-song and discuss the beautiful lyricism on display, and for some reason The Beatles come up a lot.

Also, a Coronavirus update. (Recorded March 24th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._243_Jeff_Tweedy_and_The_Amazing_Devil.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

This week we’re reviewing one of the most beloved platformers in recent years, Celeste. We discuss the surprisingly touching story and characters, the amazing gameplay, and go over the unique design and mechanics of each level.

Also, Henry chastises Samuel for how poorly he played this game.

(Recorded March 10th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._242_Celeste.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we’re discussing the topic that’s on everyone’s minds, COVID-19, better known as the Coronavirus. Samuel goes in-depth on what exactly the virus is, what we can do to prevent the spread, and we talk in-depth about how its affecting our and everyone else’s lives. This was recorded March 16th, 2020.

Also, why we hate having to do another serious episode.

Direct download: Ep._243_COVID-19.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week we’re gushing over one of our favorite multiplayer games in recent years, Ultimate Chicken Horse. We cover the brilliant mechanics, the floaty controls, and share some of our fondest memories playing.

Also, why we hate out video game backlogs.

Direct download: Ep._240_Ultimate_Chicken_Horse.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

Today we review a show we’re both pretty mixed on, Netflix’s The Witcher. We talk about the muddy storytelling, the old-fashioned style and theming, and the copious and unnecessary amount of female nudity.

Also, why we hate inconclusive elections. (Recorded February 9th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._239_The_Witcher.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week we’re reviewing one of the most talked-about films this awards season, 1917. We talk about how well the one-shot trick works, the large amount of stuff that happens in just a day, and also we (accidentally) spoil it in the first minute, so, you know, watch out.

Also, why we hate spilling water.

Direct download: Ep._238_-_1917.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we’re reviewing The Mandalorian, the hit Star Wars television program. We go through the entire season arc, our favorite episodes, and of course, Baby Yoda.

Also, why Henry hates his setup (and USB-C lies).

Direct download: Ep._237_The_Mandalorian.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:27am EDT

This week we’re reviewing one of the most beloved superhero movies possibly ever, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. We discuss the highs and lows of the visual style, the fantastic characters, and the cookie-cutter plot.

Also, why we hate lightbulbs.

(Recorded November 2nd, 2019.)

Direct download: Ep._236_Spider-Man-_Into_the_Spiderverse_-_2920_4.03_PM.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

Today on the podcast we have our top ten MEMEs. Join Henry and Samuel as they discuss all manner of funny cats, bois, WoW exclamations, voice line spamming, and… is this a pigeon?

Also, why we hate the Be Like Bob meme.

(Recorded December 14th, 2019.)

Direct download: Ep._235_Top_Ten_MEMES_128_2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

This week we’re reviewing MINION MASTERS, an auto-playing/free-to-play/board game/strategy/deck-building video game. We discuss the simple gameplay elements, the light strategic decisions, and the 2005-looking graphics.

Also, why we hate nuclear anxiety. (Recorded January 3rd, 2020.)

Direct download: 234_Minion_Masters.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

We’re getting personal this week! Henry and Samuel look back on the decade that was, and rank the top ten years of the past decade (2010-2019). We discuss what made these years great, and what made them terrible. It gets pretty introspective.

Also, why we hate the YouTube double ad.

Direct download: Ep._233_Top_Ten_Years_of_the_2010s.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we review the conclusion to the Skywalker Saga, Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. We discuss what we liked about the film (not a lot!) and also what we didn’t like about the film (a lot!), as well as some general thoughts on this sequel trilogy now that it’s completed.

Also, some follow up on comic strips and The Far Side.

Direct download: Ep._232_Star_Wars_IX-_The_Rise_of_Skywalker.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Samuel is back for the holidays! We've got an exciting review of a certain War film coming out on Sunday, but in the meantime here's a bonus episode where Samuel gives some spoiler-filled thoughts on the Rian Johnson movie Knives Out, among other things. We talk about what we liked and didn't like about the film, as well as a lot of the politics of the film. 

Also discussed: bots, bots talking to bots, the movie Her, and Jojo Rabbit.

Direct download: EXTRA_EPISODE_-_Bots_and_Her_and_Knives_Out_and_Immigration.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

This week we’re reviewing Martin Scorsese’s monstrously long epic, The Irishman. We discuss the brilliant performances, Scorsese’s unique and off-the-wall directing choices, and the questionable special effects. 

Also, our thoughts on Martin Scorsese’s comments regarding superhero films. 

Direct download: Ep._231_The_Irishman.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today on the podcast we are tackling the subject of comic strips. Everything from the funnies of yesteryear, to these new-aged “web” comics, we discuss some of our favorites and talk about what does and doesn’t work with the format. 

Also, why we hate trying to open the image in Google Images. 

Direct download: Ep._230_Comic_Strips.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:53am EDT

This week we’re reviewing the greatest film of the year (and maybe the best of the decade), Parasite. We discuss the perfect tonality, the intricate and comical plot, and the brilliant metaphors.

Also, why we hate the lack of recognition that foreign films get. 

Direct download: Ep._229_Parasite.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:51am EDT

Today we’re covering a set of standup specials that Samuel has repeatedly brought up on the podcast, Daniel Sloss’ Dark and Jigsaw. We discuss both specials and how they deal with offensive comedy, how to tell a joke, as well as some of the darker stories and ideas Daniel goes into. 

Also, why we have impeachment stubbornness. 

Direct download: Ep._228_Daniel_Sloss.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT

This week we review one of the strangest horror movies of this year, The Lighthouse. We discuss the film’s supernatural undertones, the old-timey sailor dialogue, and debate some of the film’s more out-there aesthetic choices. 

Also, why we hate Rock Paper Scissors Shoot vs. Rock Paper Scissors. 

Direct download: Ep._227_The_Lighthouse.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we’re coming at you with another music episode! On the table today we’ve got Jonathan Coulton’s Artificial Heart and Jack White’s Boarding House Reach, two very distinct and different albums in the alt-rock scene. Join us as we dissect them song-by-song and give our general thoughts. 

Also, why we hate people who sing along at concerts. 

Direct download: Ep_226_Jonathan_Coulton_and_Jack_White.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

This week we’re covering Nintendo’s latest endeavor into the mobile game space, Mario Kart Tour. We discuss the unconventional gameplay, the absolutely horrendous pay-to-win aspects, as well as the generally unclear and confusing structure of the “tours”. 

Also, why we hate Left/Right Twix. 

Direct download: Ep._225_Mario_Kart_Tour.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

Today we’ve got a weird one; we’re bringing to the table our top ten most original works of art that we want to shout out and show some appreciation. So join us as we discuss acclaimed and original video games, recently-reviewed films, pilgrim board games, Japanese zombie films, and Youtube videos about baseball. 

Also, why we hate Google Calendar notifications.

Direct download: Ep_224_Top_Ten_Original_Works_of_Art.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:23pm EDT

This week we’re reviewing the latest Dave Chappelle comedy special, Sticks and Stones. We discuss the jokes that we thought landed, the jokes that really didn’t land, and get into a larger conversation about offensive comedy in general. 

Also, why we hate walking weather.

(Recorded September 18th, 2019.)

Direct download: Ep._223_Sticks_and_Stones.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we’re discussing chess, a board game very near and dear to our hearts. We discuss strategy, the learning curve of chess, and just how darn fun it is to play. 

Also, why we hate redundant topics. 

(Recorded July 25th, 2019.)

Direct download: Ep._222_Chess.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT

This week we’re reviewing the cerebral puzzle box film Synecdoche, New York. One of us thinks it’s the greatest film ever made, the other one was lost completely. See if you can guess which is which.

Also, why we hate purchasing movies digitally. 

Direct download: Ep._221_Synecdoche_New_York.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:46pm EDT

Today we review the Amazon Original program, The Boys. We talk about the show’s overall dark tone, the inconsistent characters, and really, Mother’s Milk? Seriously?!

Also, why we hate 16 hour growth cycles. 

Direct download: Ep._222_-_The_Boys.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week we’re discussing the latest Quentin Tarantino joint, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. We talk about the rich allegories, the unique and commanding performances, and the WORLD of this film.

Also, why we hate missing things when moving.

(Recorded August 8th. Also, Samuel listened to himself while recording, that’s why he’s talking weird. Won’t happen again.)

Direct download: Once_Upon_a_Time_in_Hollywood_-_91419_11.14_PM.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Ladies and gentlemen, the Fourth Rant Day. No one and no subject is safe as we hate on having fun wrong, KCI, one-word answers, everybody’s traffic, alarm clock tactics, and of course, TV remotes. 

(Recorded June 28th, 2019.)

Direct download: Ep._218_The_Fourth_Rant_Day.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Two weeks ago we reviewed the film adaptation of this unique novella, and today, we’re covering the novella itself! We discuss the vast differences from the movie, the dark twists and turns of the plot, and the remarkably unfleshed out character of Joe. 

Also, why we hate the lack of novellas. 

Direct download: Ep._217_You_Were_Never_Really_Here_book.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we’re talking about the Amazon original series based on the book of the same name co-authored by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens. We discuss the solid acting/casting, the absurd plot and side plots, and wonder exactly how gay this truly is.

Also, why we hate the return of the table tennis.

Direct download: Ep._216_Good_Omens.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week we discuss the experimental independent film You Were Never Really Here. We touch on the film’s themes of PTSD, the unique anti-violence decisions Lynne Ramsay and the other filmmakers did, and how gosh darn good of an actor Joaquin Phoenix is.

Also, why we hate this year’s box office thus far. 

(Recorded July 7th, 2019.)

Direct download: Ep._215_You_Were_Never_Really_Here_Movie.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we’re reviewing the latest season of the hottest Netflix property, Stranger Things. We talk about the ridiculous romantic subplots, the balance of cool and terrible moments, and discuss some theories for where season four is going to go.

Also, why we hate spoilers. 

Direct download: Ep._214_Stranger_Things_3.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week we’re covering the least-talked-about Star Wars film, Solo. We talk about the unique character of Han Solo, the swashbuckling nature of the film, and the sometimes questionable homages and references to other Star Wars movies. 

Also, why we hate unpaid college athletics. 

Direct download: Ep._213_Solo-_A_Star_Wars_Story.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today on the pod we’re gonna talk about all facets of improv comedy, a subject we are somewhat schooled in. We discuss some of our favorite games to play, what we learned teaching improv classes, and how improv in general has shaped the way we interact with the world.

Also, why we hate packing. 

Direct download: Ep._212_Improv.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week we’re finally getting around to discussing the biggest movie of the summer, Avengers: Endgame. It’s big, it’s dramatic, and we’ve got a lot of thoughts about it.

Also, why we hate cupcake stores. 

Direct download: Ep._211_Avengers-_Endgame.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today we’re covering the second half of season five of Arrested Development, released earlier this year. We talk about the end of the season (and possibly the end of the show?), and discuss why this season was such a disappointment and departure from the show we love. 

Also, why we hate miniature cupcakes. 

Direct download: Ep._210_Arrested_Development_Season_5_Part_2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

On today’s episode we’re covering one of the greatest films of 2018, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma. We discuss the terrific camerawork, the brilliant subtleties, and Samuel lament’s the lack of story or direction because he can’t just appreciate good things.

Also, why Henry hates Super Mario Party. 

Direct download: Ep._209_Roma.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

This week we’re talking about one of our favorite childhood toys that continues to permeate into popular culture today, LEGOs. We cover everything from our favorite LEGO sets, the best video games, LEGO Mindstorms, and the LEGO Movie Franchise. Also Bionicle for some reason, remember Bionicle?

Also, why we hate childhood television show superiority complex. 

Direct download: Ep._208_LEGO.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

Today on the pod we review one of cinema’s most classic thrillers, The Third Man. We discuss the brilliant twists and turns, the innovative camerawork, the shortcomings of Martins, and the really problematic handling of Anna’s character.

Also, Samuel’s letter to Henry finally gets heard.

Direct download: Ep._207_The_Third_Man.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

Today we’re revisiting one of our favorite episodes of last year: Episode 180, 2018 Predictions. We made a bunch of claims and predictions about 2018, and now we revisit them to see if any of them came true. Most of them didn’t. (This episode was recorded on January 6th).

Also, why we hate 2018. 

Direct download: Ep._206_2018_Predictions_Revisited.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

We’ve returned from our brief holiday hiatus to review the latest installment in the Smash Bros. franchise, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Does this game truly improve on previous entries in the series? Is everybody really here? What’s up with those tiny Joy Con controllers?

Also, why we hate the online multiplayer limits of this game.

Direct download: Ep._205_Super_Smash_Bros._Ultimate.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:01am EDT

Happy Holidays from Grumpy Young Men! In this special episode, we’re doing a live commentary track for the best Christmas TV movie about a bunch of kids putting on a Christmas play, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Pop in your copy and watch along as we enjoy this delightful adventure about the true meaning of Christmas.

Also, why we hate our episode about Journey. 

Direct download: Ep._204_A_Charlie_Brown_Christmas.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

Today we’re reviewing the latest Coen brothers’ flick, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Listen along as we discuss the unique anthology style, the range of genre between stories, and inevitably, we rank them. 

Also, why we hate how easy it is to get back into League of Legends.

Direct download: Ep._203_The_Ballad_of_Buster_Scruggs.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

This week we’re discussing our favorite protagonists: the main characters of their universes, the centers of the plot. Join us as we discuss TV show characters, action stars, and… a mushroom? 

Also, why we hate Samuel’s lack of Charlie Brown knowledge.

Direct download: Ep._202_Top_Ten_Protagonists.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

Today we’re talking about one of the most controversial yet beloved comedies in recent history, Tropic Thunder. We discuss the more… questionable jokes in the film, as well as the bizarre character developments and graphic violence.

Also, why we hate missing a point in table tennis.

Direct download: Ep._201_Tropic_Thunder.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:29pm EDT

Don’t call it a clip show! Because… well, because it’s not a clip show. What it IS is a top ten episode! But this time we’re turning it back to ourselves in honor of our 200th episode. That’s right, we’ve each come to the table with our top ten favorite episodes of Grumpy Young Men! 

Also, why we hate negative political ads. 

Direct download: Episode_200.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

This week we’re covering one of the greatest science fiction films of all time, Children of Men. We discuss the elaborate and incomparable camerawork, the sporadic and brilliant world-building, and how this movie actually gets us to care about a child being born.

Also, why we hate this film’s lack of Oscars.

Direct download: Ep._199_Children_of_Men.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

Today we look at ACTION! Henry and Samuel bring to the table their top ten favorite action scenes from movies, TV shows, video games, and… a book??? Helicopters, cars, chases, escapes, murder, violence and more all on this episode of Grumpy Young Men!

Also, why we hate sticky residue. 

Direct download: Ep._198_Top_10_Action_Scenes.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

This week we’re reviewing one of our favorite films of the year, Thoroughbreds. We talk about the messed-up characters, the terrific and subtle acting, and the incredible directing and writing on display from a first-time writer and director! Plus, what makes a good a**hole?

Also, why we hate the old-timey paradox. 

Direct download: Ep._197_Thoroughbreds.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:07am EDT

As we return from our embarrassingly long vacay, we give you a truly magical episode: our BIGGEST and LONGEST MUSIC EPISODE! We’re hear to cover two of our favorite albums in recent memory: Passwords by Dawes, and Tickety Boo by Silo’s Choice. Odds are you probably have never heard of these albums, but fear not! You can either listen to them ahead of time, or check out our podcast where we splice in snippets of the songs as we go through them. Enjoy!

Also, why we (mostly Samuel) hate Henry’s Blu-rays.

Direct download: Ep._196_Dawes_and_Silos_Choice.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

We’re baaaaaaaaack. And trust us, we’re working. OVERTIME. That’s right, we’re covering one of the greatest crime movies this generation, The Departed. We discuss the bizarre love triangle, the shockingly good performances, and of course, the city of Boston. I’VE LOST MY LEG!

Also, why we hate chair shopping. 

Direct download: Ep._195_The_Departed.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:05pm EDT

This week we’re covering the latest half-season from our favorite show, Arrested Development. We discuss everything we love and hate about season five, from the plot lines, the lack of Lindsay, and the eccentric finale. We’ve got a lot of thoughts.

Also, why we hate the press fiasco that preceded this season's release. 

Direct download: Ep._194_Arrested_Development_Season_5.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

Today we are talking about one of the greatest thrillers in recent memory, Wind River. We talk about the stark scenery, the beautiful tension, the deep metaphors, and basically dump endless praise onto writer/director Taylor Sheridan.

Also, why we hate Solo’s popularity. 

Direct download: Ep._193_Wind_River.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:47am EDT