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!

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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!

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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!

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Direct Download: tnbc-045-temple-of-doom.mp3

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TNB Commentaries 044: Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

wonka-poster-681x1024Please turn off your cellphones and get ready to open a billion chocolate bars in the search for something you deserve more than anybody else because your dickhead grandpa said so!

For our 44th Commentary, we get a golden ticket and head back to 1971 for this flick starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, a bunch of asshole kids, and slave labor chocolate mixers & makers.

In our final commentary of 2019 we discuss how creepy and deranged Wonka is, the artsy fartsy nature of an actor, and James Bond for some hard to follow reason, so get ready for all of the craziness you’ve come to expect and more, gang!

URL: TNB Commentaries 044: Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
Direct Download: tnbc-044-willy-wonka.mp3

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TNB Commentaries 043: Conan The Barbarian

conanPlease turn off your cellphones and grab your sword and maybe some nice sandals as we head back to a time when those things were the hottest accessories under the sun and prepare for all the fun!

For our 43rd Commentary, we take a wheel of pain montage back to 1982 for this epic flick starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Sandahl Bergman, Gerry Lopez, and Max Von Sydow.

The fellas are testing their onomatopoeia skills as Fitz remembers his grandpa vastly differently than the rest of the family, Doom learns he has a shit ton of kids, they make an ass load of references, one of them gets abandoned by a reeeeeaaaaaal cocksucker, and the other might be ascared of the kraken.

 

 

URL: TNB Commentaries 043: Conan The Barbarian
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TNB Commentaries 042: Halloween

71idgPXq-jL._SY741_Please turn off your cellphones and call your significant other to come join us while you babysit and prepare for nostalgic boning and beers in a little place called Illinoise.

For our 42nd Commentary, we knife nail our way back to a cupboard wall in 1978 for this intense John Carpenter classic starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Nancy Loomis, & P.J. Soles.

This go round the fellas are dropping mad trivia and factoids as they dub a sick MC, ponder knife lengths, Doom gets annoying (shocker), Fitz gushes with love for the flick, a Pimp Spot happens, they point out continuity errors, and so much more in this curiously timed commentary you won’t want to miss!

URL: TNB Commentaries 042: Halloween
Direct Download:tnbc-042-halloween.mp3

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TNB Commentaries 041: Army Of Darkness

aodPlease turn off your cellphones and jump into the time vortex with us as we look at nothing but sand and somehow definitively decide we’ve been transported to the golden days of yore known as the 13th century!

For our 41st Commentary, we travel back to the wild days of 1992 for this iconic flick starring The Nerd Blitz Commentaries All Star Bruce Campbell, along with Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie, and Ted Raimi, with a surprise cameo from Bridget Fonda.

We discuss a porn star and her tangential tie to this movie, the similarly between Stripper names and My Little Pony names, which Darth Sidious is in the movie, our enjoyment of Arthurian Legend, and much more as we document good ol Fitty man’s very first viewing of this classic flick.

URL: TNB Commentaries 041: Army Of Darkness
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