Nobody has ever said “What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been”, Right?

Seriously, I just coined that phrase right?

7 years ago today I was bored on a car ride and made this dipshit little video.
https://youtu.be/OBrVxZaKcT4
If you had told me all the shit that would follow I probably would have said “AHHHH, WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU!?!?” mostly cause I can’t remember if I knew you way back then.

Over the course of the last 7 years everything has changed, for me personally and for the world at large.
In that time, I’ve gone from decidedly friendless, but I’ve made and lost quite a few folks that I thought were friends, I’ve said goodbye to family members, and I’ve watched things on this planet take dangerous turns.
Sometimes, it truly does seems like we live in the darkest of all possible worlds.

But for these last 7 years, to paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction, “I have tried, Ringo, I’ve tried real hard to be a shepard.”
I’ve spent hours writing, talking, recording, editing, worrying, and doubting myself, alone and with good Ol Fitz (& others), because the world (and life in general) can be a harsh, unrelenting, shitty place and it has knocked me and many others that I know and care for on our asses and dared us to stay there.
But most people, when they get knocked down like that, go looking for something to make them feel better.

5 and a half years ago, I wrote a piece for my TS-D/JA Productions blog titled Then Why Do It?, in which I explain why I kept going.
But just incase you don’t want to reread it, I will reiterate here just exactly why.
When you hear from somebody that they have had a shitty day and were the lowest they have been in a while, but that all changed because they read a dumb little book review I wrote and could feel my passion oozing through their screen, or they listened to a podcast and we made a joke that made them laugh for the first time in days, or they watched or heard a skit we put out somewhere and it gave them a little boost…that shit is powerful, man!

Selfishly, hearing shit like that pulls me up, even if only a little bit, from whatever I’m going through.
But taking that out of it, and to go back to what I used to say when I wrapped up almost every post on the old site, the world can be a terrible place so do whatever you can to change that, no matter how many people that hits.
I’ll keep trying to improve the day of the 50-60 people that regularly listen to the pod or read this site.

Alright, gang, WHORE TIME!

And if you want more of us and our goofy ass stylings, don’t forget to read & answer a brand new edition of The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week every Tuesday, a New Fitz’s Toy Chest at least 1 Thursday a month, New installments of The Nerd Blitz Book Review usually once or twice a month, continuing New episodes of the 3 shows (The Nerd Blitz, The Nerd Blitz Book Club, & The Nerd Blitz Commentaries) we’ve always done!

The best ways to support us would be spreading the word on Twitter or following us there @NerdBlitzPod, subscribing, rating, and reviewing where ever you listen to podcasts, getting yourself a shirt over at our RedBubble (we hope to have new designs coming soon), buying any of our albums on our Bandcamp page, or by going over and kicking in to our brand new Patreon page Patreon.com/NerdBlitzPod (where we will be posting podcasts, new & old, and creating brand new skits).

Thanks for reading, gang.

TNB Commentaries 046: Star Trek The Motion Picture

51AkWCCY69L._AC_Please turn off your cellphones and divert all auxiliary power to shields as we maintain red alert status and head into the final frontier of space and technological advancement, at the same time as fashion kicks it back to the nineteen hundred and seventies!

For our 46th Commentary, we go maximum warp back to 1979 for the first big screen voyage of the star ship Enterprise starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan, and a host of alien critter types!

We’re scoping out nipples, and dicks, and shoes, oh my, as both of us are waving our dicks in the ultimate Trek Trivia Tussle and Doom starts acting all pissy about some pacing issue while Fitz shields his childhood from the onslaught of angry from the crabby old bastard to his metaphorical right, so strap in, gang, it’s gonna be fun!

Nerd Blitz · TNB Commentaries 046: Star Trek The Motion Picture

URL: TNB Commentaries 046: Star Trek The Motion Picture
Direct Download: tnbc-046-star-trek-the-motion-picture.mp3

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Episode 095.5: No Fat On This Bone

UntitledIn this extra special .5 episode, we gather together to say goodbye…again…for the third, and most likely final time…we think, probably…to a friend that set us on the course to coming together as concluded, The Clone Wars have!

We dive in deep on this discussion of the final season, arc, and episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, chart the growth and change of the series and particularly the journey of the, once hated and now beloved, former padawan Ahsoka Tano and her conclusion of this long imagined tale of war.

It hit Doom in a weird way he never expected and Fitz is super satisfied by this tale that was told over 133 spectacular episodes, encompassing 6 seasons and a movie, we try to figure out if Cheep is Chopper, ponder if we’ll see the 30 odd episodes that were left unmade, and just gush about an overall enjoyable experience.
Strap in and enjoy, gang, and may the force be with you…always…

URL: Episode 095.5: No Fat On This Bone
Direct Download: tnb095_5.mp3

 

 

Episode 095: A Pretty Glorious Mullet

mulletIn this episode, grab a shovel and join in as one of the fellas tries to dig himself out of a hole with a haircut as the other is still backfilling that sum bitch with a vengeance, all while playing the World’s Favorite Game “I’m Old And Things Were Better In My Day”!

A Joke Corner that was teased long ago leads to a discussion of childhoods, upbringing, and the exponential growth of technological communication, before we dive into the latest and not so greatest of news and happenings in that magical and color filled Marvel universe.

We wrap up this grumpy old man fest by talking about a grumpy old man show set in the Star Trek universe, then we bring this ep, full of never before spoken sentences, to a close by teasing what our next couple of shows may stuff in your pod stockings, so buckle up, gang, as the careening toward Ep 100 has officially begun to kick into high gear!

URL: Episode 095: A Pretty Glorious Mullet
Direct Download: tnb095.mp3

Episode 094: Brian Quinn Presents TNB Giant Size Annual #4: Too Stupid To Quit

year4In this episode, we are celebrating four years of the continuing conversation that is the one and only Nerd Blitz, in the only way we know how: swearing a lot, mocking each other, and talking in deeper detail about Star Wars than most other people would ever find normal or acceptable.

We tag up on all of our regular segments as Doom brings a revelatory Joke Corner that explains his crazy in a big bad way, Fitz drops a Pimp Spot that generates more conversation than any previous installment of that segment, Doom saw a movie that will make a motherlover weepy, and then we welcome a big time Hollywood writer / producer guest!

For some weird reason we act all coy about it, but Andy Secunda from Star Trek The Next Conversation drops by and spends an hour talking with Doom about how to watch The Clone Wars, how much he LOOOOVES a certain host of this show, how some ones work can create a nebulous and hard to define connection with an audience, and more!

After Andy leaves, we finally discuss a long teased Twitter topic, dive deeper into Rise Of Skywalker, and explain in a Fuck This Shit how, due to a miscommunication and tech Monkeys sleeping on the job, the whole damn show just about came crashing down the day before Zombies, Bunnies, and Eggs all celebrated their big special day!

In all seriousness, we want to thank Andy for taking the time to be a part of this special episode, we want to thank each and every one of you for listening, whether from the beginning or since last week, we are incredibly appreciative that you guys still find us and our goofiness entertaining in any way at all.

So, Knights Of Nerd Blitz-Dom, grab some snacks, GATHER! and stand by for a celebration of all we have done in these last 4 years!

URL: Episode 094: Brian Quinn Presents TNB Giant Size Annual #4: Too Stupid To Quit
Direct Download: tnb094.mp3

Episode 093: Just Put The Mask On And Shut Up

The_Bella_Twins_WrestleMania_31In this episode, the fellers begin to settle into the new reality of this world gone mad filled with personal upheaval and global sickness as they record their very first episode of 2020 and, boy howdy, is it a snazzy humdinger of an episode!

We start off discussing our various coping mechanisms as Fitz starts fondling little men made of plastic and reviving a long dormant segment about it, then he reveals an earth shattering discovery from the depths of his kidhood that warms the cockles of his adulthood.

Doom tries talking about Star Trek, but gets sidetracked bitching about the WWE Hall Of Fame, which leads to him bitching about a bunch of other Wrestling stuff, and then they ask YOU, the long suffering listeners, for your opinion on the future of The Nerd Blitz, so listen up and tell your friends!

URL: Episode 093: Just Put The Mask On And Shut Up
Direct Download: tnb093.mp3

TNB Commentaries 045: Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

templeofdoomPlease turn off your cellphones and get ready to crack that whip, give the past the slip, step on a crack, break your momma’s back, cause some big bad problems are sure as hell about to come along in this action packed, exciting, and adventurous tale for the ages!

For our 45th Commentary, we travel back to within a sankara stones throw of 1984 for the second installment in this iconic franchise starring Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, & Amrish Puri in a trip to the deep jungles and dangerous mines of India.

We talk the latest developments in the world of Indiana Jones, for better or worse, why Silent Night sucks asshole ball juice, Billy Joel, why one of us may not like this movie as much as the other, and generational gaps, all while technologically failing to start the damn movie, so buckle up for another typical Nerd Blitz Commentarial ride!

URL: TNB Commentaries 045: Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
Direct Download: tnbc-045-temple-of-doom.mp3

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