Five years ago, on our fourth episode ever, we forced ourselves to watch and discuss The Christmas Shoes. You know, the TV movie based on the book based on the song based on an email chain about a little boy who buys his mom a pair of shoes right before she dies? It was brutal stuff, and when we learned there were sequels, we decided we weren’t nearly desperate or drunk enough to even think about touching those.
Well today is that day! On this week’s episode, we’re discussing The Christmas Blessing, the 2005 sequel to Christmas Shoes. Neil Patrick Harris stars as the kid from the original all grown up. 20 years later he returns to his hometown to find himself, finds love along the way, but wouldn’t ya know it? The shoes reappear and the specter of death returns! It’s a whirlwind of pain, grief and anger. And the movie is pretty rough too.
It feels good to be back in the saddle talking about Christmas movies! This week we’re talking about the 2018 adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” simply titled The Grinch. Produced by Illumination Studios (the house that Minions built), this film currently holds the title of Highest Grossing Christmas Film Ever. Home Alone held that title for 28 years until the right cartoon came out at the right time of year…
But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to discuss! In this episode we compare this film to the 2000 live-action abomination, question the need for licensing so many Christmas songs for five seconds apiece, and ponder the need to cast Benedict Cumberbatch to voice The Grinch. Come join us!
With all of us trapped at home, and a brand new Animal Crossing game consuming our lives, now seemed like a pretty good time to dedicate an entire episode to your favorite thing and ours: Video Game Chat! (It was bound to happen at some point.)
On this episode, we’re discussing Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The whole gang has gathered on Jonathan & Karen’s island to chat about island infrastructure, quirky animal neighbors, the fact that everyone hated Bunny Day, the creeping terror of tarantulas, and more!
As the quarantine continues, so too does our mission to keep ourselves sane! Once again, Joe & Bradford bring you some fun home cuisine tips. Last week we discussed how to make your own cold brew coffee. This week, Bradford details how to make your own bread at home!
If you have any suggestions or requests for how-to guides from us weirdos, feel free to shoot those over to us, and we’ll see what we can do! We’re here to entertain, and we’ve got nothing but time on our hands…
This week we’re taking a break from movies and TV of every stripe to discuss something a little closer to home. If you’re anything like us, you’re trying to limit your retail interactions to the barest of necessities, which sometimes means cutting out your morning coffee runs. I know, I hate it too. But these are strange times and it’s for the greater good.
Anywho, on this week’s episode, Bradford returns from podcast paternity leave to teach Joe the ins and outs of making your own cold brew coffee at home! So pour yourself a cup and come join us for Coffee Creeps!
If you’re anything like us, you really haven’t been in the Christmas mood lately. With pretty much the entire world on lockdown right now thanks to COVID-19, we decided to stretch outside our comfort zone a bit and discuss a movie more relevant to current events. Crossing a couple of the obvious ones off the list, we finally landed on George A. Romero’s 1973 cult classic THE CRAZIES!
A military plane has crashed outside of Evans City, PA. The payload: an experimental bioweapon codenamed “Trixie”. This man-made virus turns people into murder-obsessed crazies, and the army arrives to lock down the town before the virus can spread. Can our plucky band of survivors escape town before military goons catch them? Can top scientists create a vaccine before the president decides to nuke the entire town? Could there possibly have been a more stressful film for us to watch right now???
Winter has finally arrived in our little pocket of the world, friends, and so on this episode we dive into the Rankin/Bass tale of Jack Frost! There are many Jack Frosts in the world, but this is the only one that features steampunk horses, climate-induced poverty, and a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table who has a summer cottage somewhere on the Eurasian Steppe.
This is a very…strange cartoon. So strange, in fact, that Jack Frost clearly wasn’t cool enough to carry this thing on his own, so they introduced a groundhog voiced by Buddy Hackett. That’s right! Star of Disney’s The Love Bug, Buddy Hackett!! Wow!