Sunday, December 22, 2013

Episode 49: The End Is Nigh

The end is nigh! Todd and Tony brace for the apocalypse as Google officially becomes Skynet, North Korea remains crazy, TV gets depressing and Hollywood plans more reboot hell! (Walking Dead spoilers up to the 32min mark!)

I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Episode 48: Where Were We?

Todd and Tony head back to the bowling alley to catch up on the latest in TV, movies and gaming! ...Because, you know, we never talk about those things...
(Thor 2 SPOILERS at 24:20-25:20)

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Episode 47: Skin Yamaka

Todd and Tony discuss obscure Star Wars characters, the evolution of the 1st-person shooter and games that make you ponder your soul.

"Where did your hair go, Lars?" "Obviously, Napster stole it."

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Episode 46: Fat Schmidt

Todd, Tony and Erica get jazzed for the fall TV season, reminisce 90s television, and lament the fall of Brendan Fraser.

Fat Schmidt just makes me so damn happy.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Episode 45: A Foul Wind Blows

Special guest Erica joins the table this week to talk following football, bidding farewell to Futurama, jumping on the Game of Thrones bandwagon and more!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Episode 44: More Tea, Less Sex!

The FCC vs sex, Britain's tea kettle hour of doom, and putting the fiction in science fiction! All this and more in Part Two of this week's podcast!

Wasn't this on the Mac kid's computer screen at some point in Die Hard 4?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Episode 43: The Lesser Franco

Todd and Tony welcome football season, catch up on some movies and games and reflect on the great Miley disaster.

Lydia Deetz: "My whole life is a dark room. One big dark room." ...with pop stars.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Episode 42: Batfleck

Todd and Tony weigh in on the latest Batman news, recount the last two weeks of birthday shenanigans, and attempt to decipher the X-Men franchise continuity (starring Hugh JACKEDman).

Holy internet implosion, Batman!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Episode 41: Shatner Buys in Bulk

Todd and Tony discuss Microsoft's latest Xbox tweaks, Tony shares Expendables news and Todd recalls a William Shatner encounter.

Is a "he just shat himself" joke too easy?

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Episode 40: Freeze Frame, Roll Credits

Todd and Tony contemplate Batman/Superman casting, Tony laughs at movie taglines, and Todd explains the ups and downs of classic MMOs in Part Two of this week's podcast!

We miss you, Leslie!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Episode 39: The Obscenely Rich

Todd and Tony share their disaster movie idea, discuss brawls in the cable industry and stumble upon the disgustingly wealthy in Part One of this week's podcast!

PICTURED: Spelling Manor. Come now, Aaron. That's just sick.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Episode 38: Free Candy Van

Tony talks about his high school reunion, getting a sunburn, and an engagement! Also, Todd examines Skeet Ulrich's TV odyssey, shares a fun grocery store game, and gets REALLY excited for Orange Is The New Black!

Wait, which one of us invented Post-Its again?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Episode 37: Panini Hand

It's the post-Comic Con show! Todd, Meg and Tony discuss drinking for free at Con, panel highlights, hanging with B-movie extras, work-related injuries and more!

Behold, the Nerd Mecca!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Episode 36: Holy S@&# We Just Saw Pacific Rim!

Yes, friends, this is our spoilerific Holy S@&# We Just Saw Pacific Rim podcast! Do not pass go if you haven't seen the movie yet. Enjoy the glowing review, and optionally stay for the rambling hour of movie news and baseball chat afterwards!

Pacific Rim. F@%# yeah.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Episode 35: You Don't Get A Medal For Trying

In Part Two of this week's discussion, Todd berates Tony for missed movies, Erica goes fangirl for Kevin Smith, and the whole gang cheers and groans for an upcoming tidal wave of book adaptations!

80s kids swore, played with fire and knives, and hung out with unpredictable sideshow freaks. Today's kids think Bieber is a rebel. WTF HAPPENED?!!!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Episode 34: Blues Traveler Regrets

SPECIAL GUEST! Tony's big sister Erica joins this week's podcast as the gang talks musical education, maintaining child-like wonder, Frank-rolling, the death of arcades and more!

"I need you, now more than ever..."

Friday, July 5, 2013

Episode 33: SODA SHAQ!

Todd and Tony continue this week's chat-fest with Terminator reboot rage, science & tech wonderment and an epically bad CSI pun!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Episode 32: Walking Into Spiderwebs

Another two-parter this week! Part One: Todd and Tony bask in sweet air conditioning while discussing creepy crawly nightmare fuel, the possible mega movie implosion, forgivable TV and more!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Episode 31: The Vin Diesel Enigma

It's Part Two of this week's episode! In Side B, Todd, Meg and Tony talk upcoming movie news, the mystery that is Vin Diesel, and weigh in on Man Of Steel! (spoilers ahead)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Episode 30: Game Hoarding & Fair Food

In Part One of this week's adventures, Todd, Tony and Meg talk music video memories, the "Xbox 180", delicious-but-deadly fair food, and Tony's game hoarding issues!

Bacon-wrapped corndogs. god...
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Monday, June 10, 2013

E3 Initial Thoughts

Ok, just a quick entry here with what E3 knowledge I've gathered thus far. If you've been keeping up with the Getting Off Topic Facebook Page you've probably already seen most of my gatherings, but here's a nice little place where I can collect and expand on them all. Enjoy!

FIRSTIES, let's get the big ones out of the way. What did Sony and Microsoft have to tell us about the new consoles...

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Episode 29: The Red Podcast

Todd decodes the land of Westeros with a recap of the latest goings-on of Game of Thrones! Also: gaming controllers, childhood toys and The Great Gatsby Disaster.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hump Day News clippings and stuff

Oi! Welcome to the Getting Off Topic blogzord. IT'S BLOGGIN' TIME! (80's metal riff)

It's Wednesday, and what better day to inject some fun into this damn thus-far-barren blog. Well, not quite barren, as it's been filled with podcasty goodness for quite some time. HOWEVER, that has clearly been the gist of it. So here is my first attempt at expanding on this hunk of interweb space that I paid a few bucks for a  few months ago.

Commence with the random cool stuff I found online todayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Episode 28: Grumpy Cat Goes To Hollywood

Tony, Todd and special guest Danny Kim size up the new console generation, review a truckload of movie sequel news and discuss keeping sanity in a post apocalypse!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Episode 27: Podcast Into Darkness

The SPOILERIFIC Star Trek podcast! Todd, Meg and Tony review Star Trek Into Darkness while stuffing their faces at T.G.I. Friday's. Also discussed: The How I Met Your Mother season finale, Meg's new comic obsession and making children cry!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Episode 26: The Real Housewives of Alderaan

Todd, Tony and Jose get excited for new space movies, recall childhood-scarring monster movies, laugh at sellout talking animal movies, and explain why should never use logic with Stephen King.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Episode 25: Hockey And Bulls**t

Todd, Tony, Meg and Jose watch hockey, talk home shopping, 50 Shades of Grey, Tony's war on condiments, and list Top Movies, Music & Games.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Episode 24: Top Ten!

Todd and Tony go all High Fidelity with their Top Ten Favorite Movies of All Time! Also featured: Game reviews, dive bars and creepy people at In-N-Out Burger.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Episode 23: Dental Horror

Tony and painkiller-zombified Todd share horror stories from the dentist chair, review Amazon's pilot TV shows, laugh at an unfortunately-named child, and discuss when shows live too long. ***WARNING: GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS FROM THE LAST 2 EPISODES AT 35:00-42:30***

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Episode 22: Bowling With Jesus

Todd, Meg and Tony talk baseball brawls, awkward bowling alley folk, movies that feel like music videos and music to get down to! (OH YEAH! DUFF MAN, GETTIN' DOWN!)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Episode 21: Cards Against Humanity

Tony, Todd and Meg giggle their way through a post Cards Against Humanity discussion on the everlasting awesomeness of Jurassic Park, paying respects to Roger Ebert, judging books by their movie adaptations, and bidding a fond farewell to LucasArts.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Episode 20: Health Skype 2: Electric Boogaloo

Another health & fitness-centric episode! Tony talks with personal trainer David Rodriguez about eating toward your goals, why wheat is like Frankenstein, and how to make small changes for big success.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Episode 19: WonderCon Afterglow

Todd and Tony bask in the post-WonderCon afterglow! The guys talk much love for Guillermo del Toro, analyze a new generation of creepy fanboys, and Tony discovers a time portal to the 90s!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Episode 18: Roger Vader

Part Two of our double-length episode! Todd, Meg and Tony chime in on leaving a geek legacy, collecting collectables, going to church as a kid, and Tony's nerd superpower.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Episode 17: Adeleberto's

It's another two-parter episode! Todd, Meg and Tony spend this first half reminiscing about video rental stores, laughing at ridiculous morning radio, and super-geeking on Star Trek continuity!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Episode 16: Tyrannosaurus Flex (with John Webb)

Special guest John Webb joins the podcast to share some wisdom on getting healthy, taking control of one's happiness and brewing beer at home!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Episode 15: Goose To The Face

Tony and Todd head back to the bowling alley to discuss X-men movies, the Sim City disaster, King of the Nerds and the ever-badass Jackie Chan.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Episode 14: News, Rumors & Headbutting Hobbits

Todd and Tony return with the last two weeks of entertainment news, reviews and rumors! Playstation 4 griping, DLC debates, Oscar night enjoyment and Justice League rumors abound!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Episode 13: A Good Day To Podcast Hard

Meg, Todd and a very sick Tony discuss the ongoing struggles of videogame movies, review the latest Die Hard outing, and laugh at disturbing cartoon public service announcements! ***Die Hard 5 spoilers at 34:30-48:30***

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Episode 12: The Koopa Troopa Room

Special guest Jon joins the gang to talk Universal Studios, annoying hybrid owners, standup vs technology, comic collecting and tiny girls who sound like Danzig!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Episode 11: Super Street Bowlin' II Turbo

SPECIAL 2-HOUR EPISODE! Join Tony, Todd, Jose, Meg AND special guest David Rodriguez as they ramble off about everything under the sun. Featuring Netflix-binging, defending Rocky movies, smartphone obsessions, hilarious seizure stories, cartoon impressions, the horrors of MTV, Icy Hot adventures and more! ***Breaking Bad spoilers at 26:00-28:00***

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Episode 10: Skywalker's Creek

Todd, Tony and Meg dive into the latest on the fate of Star Wars, expose jerks in Hollywood, talk TV shows of the 90s, and find unexpected hilarity on The Walking Dead! ***Walking Dead spoilers at 39:30-43:40***

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Episode 9: Tony, Todd & The Alien Mindbenders

Tony and Todd wax nostalgic as they laugh at aging rock stars, mourn the loss of high school reunions and praise the return of classic adventure games! Oh, also, there's some bathroom humor. Hopefully the last for awhile...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Episode 8: Gamin' and Skypin' with Seth Kinkaid

In this Skype-tastic episode, Tony chats up special guest Seth K. about designing games, some recommended reads, Oscar nominations, and technology vs movie magic! ***Cabin In The Woods spoilers at 1:16:30-1:18:30***

Monday, January 21, 2013

Episode 7: Monte Cristo Sandwich (Double-Stuffed Part 2)

The shenanigans continue with Part Two of our double-length episode! Meg serves up delicious homemade cooking while the gang talks sci-fi tv, gaming, Meg's nerdy crafts, insane cartoons, comics AND MORE! ***Revolution spoilers at 9:00-12:00***

Friday, January 18, 2013

Episode 6: Dirty Kermit (Double-Stuffed Part 1)

Part One of our special double-length episode! This week, Todd, Meg and Tony avoid creepers in the bowling alley, analyze long-winded fantasy writing, exchange recipes for lazy cooking, and learn a horrible Urban Dictionary reference. ***Also, minor How I Met Your Mother spoilers at 41:00-43:15***

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Our First Video: Slap Bet!

Today is a historic day, friends. Well, not really. Unless there's a random obscure holiday I'm overlooking. In which case, I will prepare myself for the flood of hate mail from every person I have just wronged on this most sacred of days...

...And a quick Wikipedia search later, I have learned that today is Zanzibar Revolution Day in Tanzania, commemorating the overthrow of the Sultan of Zanzibar in 1964 by local African revolutionaries and the end of 200 years of Arab dominance in Zanzibar. Zanzibarians, you have my humblest apologies...

With that out of the way, we have uploaded our very first video to the YouTube channel! Squee! Here's the scoop: (Yes, I just said scoop like an old-fashioned reporter)

"Jimmy, kids everywhere will always remember me as Perry White and Gordon Bombay's mean old coach. You, on the other hand, will fade into obscurity faster than the cast of Seinfeld."

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Episode 5: Walter McPimpin'

A sample of this week's topics: Dumb infomercials, the merits of talk-singing, Todd's gambling problem and literally shitty jobs (skip 24:20-34:20 if easily grossed out).

Friday, January 4, 2013

Episode 4: Tiny Asian Girl Abs

Todd and Tony rant on a plethora of subjects ranging from depressing TV, t-shirt politics and creepy computer-generated celebrities to New Year resolutions, gaming addictions and Tony's odd choice for fitness inspiration.