Grumpy Young Men (Comedy)

Today for our special episode, we take turns ranting about overrated things. We start out with some classic overrated bits of media, but eventually, it just dissolves into what you could buy instead of stainless steel appliances.

Also, why we hate this basement.

Direct download: Ep._133_Overrated_Stuff.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:43pm EST

Today on the podcast, we review the critically-acclaimed indie game, SUPERHOT. We discuss the game’s innovative gameplay, its bizarre story, and the visual and audio style.

Also, why we hate businesses that don’t accept the internet.

Direct download: Ep._132_Superhot.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

In this special episode, we have once again forced each other to listen to an album a little outside of our comfort zones. Samuel brought “Who You Selling For” by the Pretty Reckless, and Henry brought “At Least We Have Our Health” by Silo’s Choice. Join us as we go through each album song by song, and discuss everything from lyrics to instrumentation to album structure.

Also, why we hate computer updates.

Direct download: Ep._131_The_Pretty_Reckless_and_Silos_Choice.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:11pm EST

Today Henry and Samuel cover the young adult sci-fi thriller, BZRK. We go over the bizarre characters, the crazy sci-fi world and setting, and predictably make a lot of comparisons to The Matrix. (I mean, the sequel is called BZRK Reloaded! Come on!)

Also, why we hate 2016.

Direct download: Ep._130_BZRK.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in this non-festive Christmas episode as we both come to the table with our ten favorite movies. We take turns going up the list and selling them, and in doing so we cover Wes Anderson, Mr. Anderson, Christopher Nolan, Ryan Gosling, music documentaries, and, of course, prison.

Also, why we hate snow clearance. 

Direct download: Ep._129_Top_Ten_Movies.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:05am EST

This week, we’re taking on the greatest prison movie ever, The Shawshank Redemption. We discuss everything this movie does right, as well as the seeming lack of a make-up artist, and once again argue that narration is really useless.

Also, why we hate date-based jokes.

 

Direct download: Ep._128_The_Shawshank_Redemption.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

Today on the podcast, we talk about another popular genre, fantasy. We talk about the origins of fantasy, try to come up with and define sub-genres, and share some of our favorite pieces of work based around fantasy.

Also, why we hate unnecessary branding. 

Direct download: Ep._127_Fantasy.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

Today, we look back at the 1993 dystopian novel The Giver, which we both thought was… okay. We cover the one-note characters, the stupidly-ambiguous ending, and gripe about all the potential that the story and the world had.

Also, why we hate Parcheesi.

Direct download: Ep._126_The_Giver.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

Today on this special episode, we tackle the great Netflix original series, Stranger Things. We cover the 80s tropes, the phenomenal child actors, the light-horror elements, and question where the show could possibly go for season two. 

Also, why we hate the hiccups. 

Direct download: Ep._125_Stranger_Things.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:53am EST

Back in episode 103, we reviewed Overwatch. But now that the game has been out for months and things have changed, we decided to take a second look at it. So join us as we discuss new characters, new maps, question whether the characters will get old or not, and praise the very well-polished gameplay.

Also, why we hate cameos. 

Direct download: Ep._124_Overwatch_Revisited.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:25pm EST

On this special episode, we take a look at Pixar movies, going down the list and discussing everything we like and dislike about each movie. We give our general opinion on each one, as well as discuss all the things they do right, and how they could be improved. 

Also, why we hate political ads.

Direct download: Ep._123_Pixar_Movies.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:23pm EST

This week, we cover perhaps the most iconic piece of cyberpunk culture: Blade Runner. Join us as we imply a lot about how Replicants work, attempt to count all the computers, and gush over how absolutely beautiful this film this.

Also, why we hate pockets (part two).

Direct download: Ep._122_Blade_Runner.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:45pm EST

Special Episode #27, wherein we do something completely different. We both come to the table with what we consider are really obvious questions that we’ll present to each other, with the intention of making each other look very very stupid. We succeed. 

Also, why we hate that console generations are dying. 

Direct download: Ep._121_Stupid_Questions_Everyone_Should_Know.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EST

Today we review Artemis Fowl, the immature book series from yesteryear. Samuel really likes it, but Henry was late to the party. Listen on as we discuss how everything can be a fairy, how infallible Artemis Fowl is, and what a Fairy Bible entails. 

Also, why we hate book websites. 

Direct download: Ep._120_Artemis_Fowl.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:20pm EST

Henry and Samuel have an awful lot of nostalgia for one Pokemon game and one Pokemon game only: Ruby. So join us as we discuss its level design, reiterate that every single Pokemon game is the same, conclude that fighting your dad is weird, and bike hopping? Seriously?

Also, why we hate disappointing toys.

Direct download: Ep._118_Pokemon-_Ruby.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in this episode about the first-person action movie, Hardcore Henry. We jump through the insane and basic plot, cover the non-stop extremely-violent violence, and talk about the difference between characters and personalities. 

Also, why we hate vaping.

Direct download: Ep._118_Hardcore_Henry.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:40pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in Special Episode #26, wherein we discuss the genre of sci-fi. We cover everything from what sci-fi really is, to some of our favorite sci-fi books, movies, and shows. 

Also, why we hate tent bags.

Direct download: Ep._117_Sci-Fi.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in discussing I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President, a classic young adult book. We talk about the hilarious writing style, the bizarre subplot, and how much it nails the feeling of being a kid.

Also, why we hate the back covers of books.


Join Henry and Samuel in talking about The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. We cover how this game benefited from being on the DS, drawing on maps, how much Spirit Track sucks, and how every video game should have a penguin puzzle.

Also, why we hate video game inventories.

Direct download: Ep._115_The_Legend_of_Zelda-_Phantom_Hourglass.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

Special Episode #25, wherein we talk about some of our favorite settings from books, movies, TV shows, and especially video games. We come to the table with ten of our favorites, covering everything from spaceships, cities, oceans, the Star Wars prequels, hotels, and literally an entire universe.

 

Also, why we hate blankets. 

Direct download: Ep._113_Settings.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the recent indie movie, Locke. We discuss the unique idea behind this movie, complain about the ending, and talk about how good of an actor Tom Hardy is.

 

Also, why we hate dead dogs. 

Direct download: Ep._112_Locke.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:12pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in discussing The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. We go over the cookie-cutter tragedy plot, find about 1,000 metaphors and themes, and decide that children simply don’t think like this author thinks they do. (“Out-with”? Seriously?)

 

Also, why we hate Will Smith’s agent.

Direct download: Ep._111_The_Boy_in_the_Striped_Pajamas.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in discussing the popular Nintendo platformer, New Super Mario Bros. Wii. We talk about throwing people into pits, why the multiplayer gameplay was so much fun, and inevitably, we talk about every Mario game ever.

Also, why we hate gas gauges. 

Direct download: Ep._109_New_Super_Mario_Bros._Wii.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in Special Episode #24, which is all about rants. Join us as we rant about movies, mumbling, weird flavors, George W. Bush dancing, chiclets, and some brief follow-up on Overwatch. Also, do you know where Louisiana is?

Direct download: Ep._108_Rant_Day_II.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel as we discuss The Lord of the Rings. We talk about the damn-near flawless world, the incredible writing style, and how it still defines the standard for fantasy tales. Unfortunately however, it’s pretty dated.

Also, why you need to verify facts before you post them.

Direct download: Ep._107_The_Lord_of_the_Rings.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel as we talk about the “business simulation” genre of video games, specifically Zoo Tycoon. We cover the unique gameplay, wonder why these were such a thing fifteen years ago and not now, and of course, why you should go to Legoland.

Also, why we hate blisters. 

Direct download: Ep._106_Tycoon_Games.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

Welcome to Grumpy Young Men, Season 3! (And yes, any time we miss a couple weeks, we just call it intentional by starting a new season.) And today we’re gonna be talking about Captain America: Civil War. We wonder why this isn’t just an Avengers movie, talk about how Iron Man’s argument is terribly stupid, and question the villain’s goals (SPOILERS!).

 

Also, why we hate overhype. 

Direct download: Ep._105_Captain_America__Civil_War.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:21pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about The LEGO Movie, a surprisingly well done animated movie not made by Disney and/or Pixar. We recap the unique plot, praise the casting, and Samuel goes off into one of his crazy world theories. 

Also, why we hate repetitive town names.

Direct download: Ep._102_The_LEGO_Movie.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:15pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in discussing the niche picture book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. We talk about the benefits and downfalls of its unique storytelling style, complain about the flat characters, and unapologetically bash the ending.

 

Also, why we hate regular classes during finals week.

Direct download: Ep._101_The_Invention_of_Hugo_Cabret.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:16pm EST

EPISODE #100!!!!! Also, TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!! Join Henry and Samuel as we reminisce about out favorite moments on the podcast (definitely not a clip show), discuss the origins of the show, and look at our best and worst scores we’ve ever given.

 

Also, why we hate clip shows.

Direct download: Ep._100.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel as they discuss Okay for Now, a very unique young adult book. We talk about how it doesn't hold your hand, praise the writing style, and talk about the surprising amount of depth for the main character.

Also, why we hate Facebook.

Direct download: Ep._99_Okay_for_Now.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:07pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel reviewing the cult classic, Memento. We dissect the surprisingly deep characters, praise the bizarre style, and try to figure out what exactly happens during this movie (spoilers, it's very confusing).

Also, why we hate pointless promotional stuff.

Direct download: Ep._98_Memento_.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel as they talk about the very very bad Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series. We go over the broken gameplay, the strange stylistic mash-up of Mario and Sonic, and once again praise DS Download Play.

Also, why we hate when real life and job life mix socially.

Direct download: Ep._97_Mario__Sonic_at_the_Olympic_Games.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:02pm EST

SPECIAL EPISODE #21, wherein Henry and Samuel talk about sitcoms. We cover most of the different styles of sitcoms, complain about all the things they do wrong, and recommend some of our favorites.

Also, why we hate Fox (the TV station, not the animal).

Direct download: Ep._96_Sitcoms.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in discussing Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, a game often called one of the greatest games of this generation. The plot doesn't make any sense, but dang it, the characters are great and the gameplay is fun. It's basically the Indiana Jones of video games.

Also, why we hate turn signal misuse.

Direct download: Ep._95_Uncharted_2-_Among_Thieves.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:17pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel as they talk about perhaps the greatest animated movie of all time, The Incredibles. At the very least it's the best superhero movie. Or maybe the best family movie. Maybe all three. Either way, this movie is "Incredible".

Also, why we hate jigsaw puzzles.

Direct download: Ep._94_The_Incredibles.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:51pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the way-too-popular book The Maze Runner. We go over the bland characters, the awful and poorly-written writing style, and how much potential the plot had, which it decided to throw into this subpar book.

Also, why we hate spoilers in trailers.

Direct download: Ep._93_The_Maze_Runner.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in Special Episode #20 as they talk about arcade games. We go through some of our favorites, paint lots and lots of word pictures, and come up with disturbingly realistic plots for these games.

Also, why we hate when your brain can't decide if it needs to sneeze or not.

Direct download: Ep._92_Arcade_Games.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel as they discuss the DS game Star Fox: Command. We cover the unusual (but somehow enjoyable) gameplay, the grim, grim story, and the sort-of unfinished multiplayer.

Also, why we hate musical narratives.

Direct download: Ep._91_Star_Fox-_Command.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:51pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, the young-adult book written by not-young-adult author John Grisham. We talk about the general mishaps of the book, the bizarre plot structure, and go on several tangents.

Also, why we hate tic tac toe.

Direct download: Ep._90_Theodore_Boone-_Kid_Lawyer.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel as they talk about possibly the greatest comedy of all-time, Galaxy Quest. We recap the plot, praise the characters and their casting, and just generally gush over how good this movie is.

Also, why we hate useless buttons.

Direct download: Ep._89_Galaxy_Quest.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:08pm EST

Special Episode #19, wherein Henry and Samuel discuss all manner of mobile games. We discuss what exactly the term "mobile game" means, what kind of goals they should achieve, and our top five favorite mobile games.

Also, why we hate irregular lightbulb colors.

Direct download: Ep._88_Mobile_Games.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:20pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in talking about the game… thing, Trimps. We discuss the game's general structure, how it could be improved, and comment on the "clicker" genre in general.

Also, why we hate when people use their phones in class.

Direct download: Ep._87_Trimps.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

Join Henry and Samuel in the first episode of Season 2 as we talk about the classic book series, The Chronicles of Narnia. We rank order the books from best to worst, get confused over the chronology, and talk about the very very very very strong Christian themes.

Also, why we hate overused classic characters.

Direct download: Ep._86_The_Chronicles_of_Narnia_.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

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