Episode 073: Chicken Chunks

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In this episode, the fellas say goodbye to Santa Claus…about 8 years after he caught a big bad batch of the death as a hero!

The name of the game is wrasslin’ this time out the gate, gang, as we follow up on the Macho Madness that was the creamer video and the much hyped over the top manhandling segment.

We also follow up on the long over due cancellation of a pile of turds, the final season of Ash Vs Evil Dead, and get to some sweet sweet comics talk. You best stay through the thank you’s and whoring cause the show that features 70+ years of combined failure sprinkled in some extra shit, baby.

URL: Episode 073: Chicken Chunks
Direct Download: tnb073.mp3

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Episode 072: Fitz’s Muddy Whale

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In this episode, the fellas are back with stunning resolutions to shocking cliffhangers…kinda…and also, diorama building commences!

Fitz has a muddy whale as he tells tales of selling bits of a cross and a bat in some twisted sort of boss ass ape crazed con game with a taxi guy or two.

Then Doom FINALLY gets to talk about some good ol’ Burn Notice as he runs down the ENTIRE SIXTH SEASON, and that’s just the first 40 minutes or so of the show, so strap in for an action packed episode of your favorite nobodies.

URL: Episode 072: Fitz’s Muddy Whale
Direct Download: tnb072.mp3

Episode 071: Yeah

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In this episode, the boys are talking long cancelled TV shows, a movie franchise that, against all odds, just won’t end, & a dude what caught the dead.

Doom is pissy cause a certain Demon of Death Valley got on the Twitter & Fitz is bewildered that some loser memorized the opening of a TV show.

One bitches, one suffers, pop culture is grilled, projections are made, souls are crushed, and fun is had…hopefully by you, so listen to this merry madness and tell your friends.

Enjoy!

URL: Episode 071: Yeah
Direct Download: tnb071.mp3

Episode 068.5: God Hates Us: The 2019 Nerd Blitz New Year’s Spectacular

maxresdefault-700x392In this episode, the fellas are feeling festive and decide to do their 1st annual (maybe!) post-Christmas/New Year’s show!

They talk about all of the gifts they got for Christmas, including what they got each other and why they picked those specific things, a Christmas morning wubble bubble bursting causes a meltdown of biblical proportions for one of them as the other somehow gets completely Evil AND Dead.

Gather round and kick off 2019, the 50th anniversary of the Scooby-Doo franchise, in style with this short but fun episode of your favorite podcast hosted by us, gang!

URL: Episode 068.5: God Hates Us: The 2019 Nerd Blitz New Year’s Spectacular
Direct Download: tnb068_5.mp3

Burn Notice: The Reformed Review

Burn Notice is a show I loved, and in many episodes of the Pod I have gone on the record and said the novels I had read up to this point, along with the Monk and Psych novels, were among the best media tie-in novels I’ve read.
But, this is a new novel and there is always a chance it may not live up to the standard set by the others.
Time to find out!

As always, this is your official ***SPOILER ALERT***

Michael: [VO] My name is Michael Westen.
I used to be a spy.
Until…
Voice on phone: We got a burn notice on you.
You’re blacklisted.
Michael: [VO] When you’re burned, you’ve got nothing: no cash, no credit, no job history.
You’re stuck in whatever city they decide to dump you in.
Michael: Where am I?
Fiona: Miami.
Michael: [VO] You do whatever work comes your way.
You rely on anyone who’s still talking to you.
A trigger-happy ex-girlfriend…
Fiona: Shall we shoot them?
Michael: [VO] An old friend who used to inform on you to the FBI…
Sam Axe: You know spies, bunch of bitchy little girls.
Michael: [VO] Family too…
Sam: [phone rings] Hey, is that your Mom again?
Michael: [VO] …if you’re desperate.
Madeline: Someone needs your help, Michael!
Michael: [VO] Bottom line: As long as you’re burned, you’re not going anywhere.

For those unfamiliar, that’s how every episode of Burn Notice opened.
And every single time I picked this book up to read a few more chapters, that rolled through my head.
Tod Goldberg has such a great grasp of this world that it’s stunning to find out he wasn’t in the writers room on the series.
In all honesty, the worst thing I can say about this book is that it feels a lot like Star Wars: Dark Disciple, in that it feels like an arc of the show that they didn’t film.
It really is like 3 episodes in 1 book.
I can see Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless, Jeffery Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, and all of the rest of the cast acting out every single expression, muscle twitch, and flare of anger.
I can visualize the graphics explaining who is the client, bad guy, and asset.
It’s fantastic!

The story goes like this: a former street gang leader that Mikey knows from his youth and time as a spy found God in prison, turned priest, and is in the midst of trying to atone.
But now the collar’s new public image is being threatened with blackmail by a former fellow gang member.
After a chance meeting spurred by Madeline, Mike’s Mom, Mike takes him on as a client and gets dragged into this seedy underbelly.

This novel really crystalized one thing for me, something that would occasionally swim around in my brain from time to time as I watched the show.
That fact is that these characters are so strong and so well defined, far beyond most shows that fall into the same sort of villain of the week formula that this show did.
Mike is the strong leader who is capable on his own but isn’t afraid to rely on his friends and family.
Fiona is an incredible presence that I would dare say is one of the best female characters of all time, without falling into stereotypical female archetypes.
She’s occasionally soft and sweet, occasionally The Punisher in a dress.
And then we come to Sam, the wise crackin’ best buddy who is more than just comic relief.
He can actually handle himself and rescue the hero if he is forced to.
It all comes through so well, it’s perfection on the page.

Mike makes his plan to take down the baddie, who has cops on the payroll. After some clever twists to complicate things and challenge the crew, they unseat the villain, protect a mother and her child, save the priest and his youth workers he’s trying to pull out of the life.
And all is well, for now.

If you are a fan of this show, there is absolutely no reason you won’t love these books.
They legitimately feel like missing TV Movies from the middle of the first three seasons or something.
I don’t know exactly how Goldberg does it, but the dude does it well.
It’s a damn shame he only did 5 of these novels because in the absence of the show, that I deeply loved and terribly miss, these are a magnificent way to extend the experience.
I highly encourage you to check this and all of the others out.
Meanwhile, I’ll just sit here hoping he’ll get an idea some day and they let him do more.

Special thanks to @acferrell1976 for her editorial help.

Be sure to come back tomorrow, gang, for the launch of Fitz’s new Bi-Weekly Figure Feature!

Episode 054: F**kwhistle Begins

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In this episode, Fitz won’t stop making things up as the fellas are invaded by an ineffective cover band from another dimension on the derpa derpa helpline.

Whiffs abound as the fellas are chasing rats for dinner, update you on some wrasslin’ happenings, talk briefly about Star Wars Resistance, and time travel.

Reading habits are thoroughly discussed after Scooby speculation is confirmed to be for real news in this mega sized episode of fun and fighting.

Was there something else…well, you’ll find out SHORTly, so enjoy!

URL: Episode 054: F**ckwhistle Begins
Direct Download: tnb054.mp3

TNB Commentaries 017: My Name Is Bruce (B-Movie May!)

mynameisbrucePlease turn off your cellphones and join the fellas as they continue B-Movie May in the most groovy way!

For our 17th commentary, we hold you hostage in a quaint little town called 2008 to watch this instant classic starring the King himself, Bruce Campbell!

You’re subjected to a Joke Corner, ball slobbering, over the top action and acting, and these two jack wagon’s making comments that anybody else would have the good sense not to let slip their lips.

The fun rolls on in part 2 of this month long celebration of cheese, gang!

 

URL: TNB Commentaries 017: My Name Is Bruce (B-Movie May!)
Direct Download:tnbc-017-my-name-is-bruce.mp3

This has been a feature of TS-D/JA Productions and JJ2E Media 2017