Grumpy Young Men

Join Henry and Samuel in reviewing Star Wars VII: The New One. Listen in to find out what we thought of the movie. Did we like it? Did we hate it? (Spoiler alert: We liked it.)

Also, why we hate expiration dates.

Direct download: Ep._85_Star_Wars_VII.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in Special Episode #18, as we discuss the Star Wars Franchise. We praise the originals movies, complain about the prequels, and briefly talk about the expanded universe (which we know very little about…).

And stay tuned for Episode 85 later today where we review Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Thanks for listening, we'll see you in two weeks!

Also, why we hate automated bathrooms.

Direct download: Ep._84_Star_Wars_Franchise.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:13pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about Insignia, a young adult book definitely not inspired by Ender's Game. At all. Not even a little.

Also, why we hate the start of the holiday season coming so early.

Direct download: Ep._83_Insignia.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the digital card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. We generally like it, even though it's basically Magic: The Gathering: The Video Game.

Also, why we hate non-standard ammunition rounds.

Direct download: Ep._82_Hearthstone.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:01pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about Inception, possibly their favorite movie of all time. We discuss how neat the plots are, the pacing, the reveals, everything. Seriously, this movie is neat, guys.

Also, why we hate Thanksgiving break.

Direct download: Ep._81_Inception.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:37pm EST

Special Episode #17, wherein we discuss all manner of gaming platforms. We look at them from all angles, from graphics and sound, to controllers and buttons. And seriously, what is it with Nintendo and spaceship controllers?

Also, why we hate third-party controllers.

Direct download: Ep._80_Gaming_Platforms.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:46pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in discussing The Blues Brothers, the classic comedy movie from 1980. We argue about just how good this movie is, wonder how many cars were destroyed, and praise practically every single scene.

Also, our PSA on the hype for Star Wars VII.

Direct download: Ep._79_The_Blues_Brothers.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel as they talk about The Hunger Games, a rather popular young adult trilogy. We recap the plot, question why the second and third books kinda sucked, and wonder why Gale exists.

Also, why we hate daylight savings time.

Direct download: Ep._78_The_Hunger_Games.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:03am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about New Super Mario Bros., the DS game that rebooted 2D Mario platformers. The single player is fine and dandy, but what we had the most fun with was all the great multiplayer components of the game.

Also, why we hate wisdom teeth.

Direct download: Ep._77_New_Super_Mario_Bros..mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:01pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in Special Episode #16 as Samuel plays through the text adventure game Action Castle. He gets stuck at almost every problem, and exhausts every option but the actual solution. So pretty much what you'd expect.

Also, why we hate convoluted continuity.

Get Action Castle here:
http://www.memento-mori.com/parsely/parsely-1-action-castle

Direct download: Ep._76_Action_Castle.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:57pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel as they talk about Nintendo Land, the quintessential party game for the Wii U. We go over every mini-game, call it the "Wii Sports of the Wii U," and wonder why all Nintendo help characters are super annoying.

Also, why we hate this versus next.

 
Direct download: Ep._75_Nintendo_Land.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:15am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about The Name of This Book Is Secret. We make obvious comparisons to Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and crown Max-Ernest's parents as the best characters in the series by far. And who is Pseudonymous Bosch?

Also, why we hate air mattresses.

 
Direct download: Ep._74_The_Name_of_This_Book_Is_Secret.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:34am EST

Join Henry and Samuel as they talk about Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. In addition to being one of the best action-adventure movies ever, it's also the best Indiana Jones movie. Don't let anyone tell you different. They're wrong.

Also, why we hate impromptu songs.

 
Direct download: Ep._73_Indiana_Jones_and_the_Last_Crusade.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:25am EST

In this special episode, Henry and Samuel discuss all manner of sports. Baseball, football, basketball, tennis, eSports, bowling, soccer, all the great sports. We've got opinions on them all.

Also, why we hate Jedi fighting tactics.

 
Direct download: Ep._72_Sports.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:13am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in reminiscing about the popular video game Minecraft, which we played before it was cool. We discuss the games mechanics, complain about how complicated it became, and share some of our favorite personal memories with the game.

Also, why we hate games that stay in beta too long.

 
Direct download: Ep._71_Minecraft.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel this week as we talk about the Percy Jackson movies. We talk about the two movies, and also pro on tons of tangents about midnight releases and crying at movies and stuff. We were tired.

Also, why we hate cables.

 
Direct download: Ep._70_Percy_Jackson_Movies.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel as they talk about the young adult book series, Percy Jackson. We sort of remember the plot, figure out the order of books from best to worst, and make fun of the characters, and characters in general.

Also, why we hate computer noises.

 
Direct download: Ep._69_Percy_Jackson_Books.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:10am EST

Happy Rant Day to all. In this Special Episode, we're just doing a large series of random rants, 16 of them to be exact. So join us as we discuss friends stepping on bees, the appeal of different types of rodents, and how great miniature golf could be.

 
Direct download: Ep._68_Rant_Day.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:58am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the bizarre young adult book known as Everlost. We recap the plot, ask about 35 questions, and just generally complain about all the (ever)lost potential in this book.

Also, why we hate Harry Potter names.

 
Direct download: Ep._67_Everlost.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel as we discuss the popular MOBA game League of Legends. We explain the basic mechanics, get confused by the fiction, and praise the eSports scene surrounding this game.

Also, why we hate camp chair bags.

 
Direct download: Ep._66_League_of_Legends.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:07am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about perhaps the world's most confusing film, Primer. We try to dissect the plot, explain the last third of the movie, and debate it's re-watchability.

Also, why we hate the idea of a perfect Disney movie.

 
Direct download: Ep._65_Primer.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:23am EST

SPECIAL EPISODE #13. This time, we've decided to devote an entire episode to board games. We discuss the two main types of board games, Samuel shares his custom chess game that involves four chess boards, then we spend far too long actually talking about individual board games.

Also, our PSA about people believing stupid things.

 
Direct download: Ep._64_Board_Games.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:19pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the classic western novel, True Grit. We recap the plot, praise the main character, and notice there's a lot of western "stereotypes" going on here.

Also, why we hate peoples' obsession with height.

 
Direct download: Ep._63_True_Grit.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:24am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about Jurassic World, the latest film in the Jurassic Park franchise. We complain about the wasted potential, make fun of the lack of character development, and question why the violence was so gratuitous.

Also, why we hate soda machine etiquette.

 
Direct download: Ep._62_Jurassic_World.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:01pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, the charming and unique RPG. We enjoyed the gameplay and the characters, but we found some of the smaller things to be annoying.

Also, why we hate that guy that tries to be loudest in the crowd.

 
Direct download: Ep._61_Mario__Luigi-_Bowsers_Inside_Story.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:46am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in Special Episode #12 as we talk about this year's E3. We go over all the big press conferences, discuss what games we're both personally excited to play, and probably get a lot of facts wrong.

Also, why we hate bank names.

 
Direct download: Ep._60_E3_2015.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:19pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about The Great Gatsby, a classic American novel. We praise the writing style, debate how interesting the book would be without it, and then we went to a party.

Also, why we hate colored paints.

 
Direct download: Ep._59_The_Great_Gatsby.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:57am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about Back to the Future, the critically acclaimed film trilogy from the 80s. We have an incredibly difficult time recapping the plot, but we're pretty sure it makes sense when you actually watch the movies.

Also, why we hate cicadas.

 
Direct download: Ep._58_Back_to_the_Future.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about Batman: Arkham Asylum, the first video game in the acclaimed Arkham series developed by Rocksteady. We both generally enjoyed the game, but it's pretty clear that Arkham City was far superior.

Also, why we hate generic movie soundtracks.

 
Direct download: Ep._57_Batman-_Arkham_Asylum.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in Special Episode #11 as we play a game of sorts. We both went back to listen to the Green Day rock opera American Idiot, and we both came up with our best guesses for what we think the plot is. Then, we read a synopsis online of the official American Idiot musical to see how close we would be. (Spoiler alert: We were very wrong.)

Also, why we hate chargers.

 
Direct download: Ep._56_The_Plot_of_American_Idiot.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the classic sci-fi novel, Ender's Game. We make fun of political signs, question the name Valentine, debate how many kids Ender has killed, and come up with a brilliant addition to all books.

Also, why we hate plastic tent stakes.

 
Direct download: Ep._55_Enders_Game.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the underrated puzzle game, The Swapper. We decided to be crazy and create three levels of "spoilers ahead!" so here's the three time stamps for that:

6:10 - The game's mechanics
17:34 - How to solve the puzzles
25:22 - The Swapper's story

Also, why we hate spoilers.

 
Direct download: Ep._54_The_Swapper.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the latest Marvel summer blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron. We were both rather impressed by just how much crap they could pack into this movie.

Also, our opinion on the petition to put a woman on the twenty dollar bill.

(Once again, apologies about the audio quality. We have since identified the problem and it shouldn't be an issue again.)

Direct download: Ep._53_Age_of_Ultron.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:43am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in Special Episode #10 (And our one-year anniversary of this podcast) to talk about Arrested Development, which is Henry's favorite TV show of all-time and Samuel's second favorite. Needless do say, we like it a lot.

Also, why we hate College 100.

Direct download: Ep._52_Arrested_Development.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:55am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the young adult book series Gregor the Overlander, written by Suzanne Collins. Suzanne Collins is best known for writing the Hunger Games, except this series is actually better.

Also, why we hate fake plastic dart boards.

Direct download: Ep._51_Gregor_the_Overlander.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:31am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the sort of one-hit wonder, Rock Band. We were both big fans of the series in general, and it seems like a good time to talk about it given the recent announcement of Rock Band 4.

Also, why we hate 99.9% of online communities.

Direct download: Ep._50_Rock_Band.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about last year's great film, Whiplash. It was actually Samuel's favorite movie of 2014, which seems like high praise until you realize he hasn't seen any movies.

Also, why we hate pie.

Direct download: Ep._49_Whiplash.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:22am EST

SPECIAL EPISODE #9. It's another music episode, where we each force the other to listen to an album of our choice. Samuel has chosen "The Grand Illusion" by Styx, and Henry has chosen "Beat the Champ" by The Mountain Goats.

Also, why we hate random holidays.

Direct download: Ep._48_Styx_and_The_Mountain_Goats.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the award-winning film, Birdman. Henry loved it for it's unique takes on filmmaking, and, of course, Samuel thought it was "too artsy".

Also, why we hate autocorrect.

Direct download: Ep._47_Birdman.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:31am EST

Join Henry and Samuel to talk about one of Henry's all-time favorite games, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. We discuss the beautiful visuals, the similarities to other Zelda games, and go on far too many tangents. And apparently Samuel hates auto-jumping.

Also, why we hate most robotic's teams names.

Direct download: Ep._46_The_Legend_of_Zelda-_Wind_Waker.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:22am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the popular fantasy series Inheritance (Eragon). We were both pretty big fans of this series… until the final book.

Also, why we hate most childrens' board games.

Direct download: Ep._45_The_Inheritance_Cycle.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:59am EST

For Special Episode #8, Henry and Samuel decided to talk about all types of entertainment. We discuss what all of them do really well, and what all of them don't do well.

Also, why we hate generic bad guys.

Direct download: Ep._44_The_Pros_and_Cons_of_Mediums.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:02am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the latest installment in the Mario Kart franchise, Mario Kart 8. We discuss the lameness of the new features, the horrible way they redesign old tracks, and try to figure out Samuel's deep, deep love for Mario Kart DS.

Also, why we hate how people try to sell books.

Direct download: Ep._43_Mario_Kart_8.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:54am EST

Join Henry in Samuel in part two of our Hobbit episodes, this time talking about the movie adaptions, and what they did right and what they did wrong (mostly what they did wrong).

Also, why we hate yay-whos.

Direct download: Ep._42_The_Hobbit_Movies.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about one of the most classic children's books of all time, The Hobbit.

Also, why we hate when people are too obsessed with open floor plans.

Direct download: Ep._41_The_Hobbit_Book.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:34am EST

Special Episode #7! This episode really isn't that special, in that it's basically just us talking about how much we love the TV show, Firefly.

Also, why we hate Valentine's Day.

Direct download: Ep._40_Firefly.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:47am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about After the Bomb, one of the worst books we've ever read.

Also, why we hate After the Bomb. (Seriously, we really hate this book.)

Direct download: Ep._39_After_the_Bomb.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:51am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about Edge of Tomorrow, a simultaneous rip-off of Groundhog Day, Starcraft, and War of the Worlds. (But it's still rather good.)

Also, why we hate when people take forever to go grocery shopping.

Direct download: Ep._38_Edge_of_Tomorrow.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:22am EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about one of the greatest handheld games in recent memory, Fire Emblem: Awakening.

Also, why we hate most theories on supernatural stuff.

Direct download: Ep._37_Fire_Emblem-_Awakening.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:22am EST

SPECIAL EPISODE #6. Henry and Samuel have both prepared lists of their top five characters from popular media. So join us as we go through that list, argue a bunch, then spend far too long talking about some honorable mentions.

Also, why we hate most t-shirts that have references.

Direct download: Ep._36_Characters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am EST

Join Henry in Samuel in critiquing and over thinking Christopher Nolan's latest (but not greatest), Interstellar.

Also, why we hate battery life.

Direct download: Ep._35_Interstellar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am EST

Henry and Samuel were both big fans of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Does the new one for the Wii U live up to their lofty expectations?

Also, why we hate plastic figures for video games.

Direct download: Ep._34_Super_Smash_Bros._for_Wii_U.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the young-adult survival book, Lost in the River of Grass.

Also, why we hate New Year's Resolutions.

Direct download: Ep._33_Lost_in_the_River_of_Grass.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

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