Grumpy Young Men

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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