Sat, 23 August 2014
Aruba, Jamaica…Oooh, I wanna take ya – back to 1988, with the Hippie Hippie Shake, Kokomo, twirling bottles of alcohol, and a weird love story with Tom Cruise playing the jackass that realizes he loves the girl as usual.
Yes, folks – this week we are discussing Tom Cruise’s flick Cocktail. Starring Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, and Elizabeth Shue, it’s a love story with a trip to the tropics, bouncing from a lowly TGI Friday’s to an upper crust yuppie club in New York, to the beach bars of the Caribbean, and finally back to New York.
Join Mike Blanchard and Doug Abel as they discuss how the grass may or may not be greener as they throw back Cocktail.
And for those who are wondering what a Flugelbinder is? It’s this.
Tue, 12 August 2014
Robin Mclaurin Williams – Father, actor, recovering drug addict, and perhaps one of the greatest comedians who ever lived.
On August 11, 2014, Williams was found dead in his San Francisco home, at the age of 63.
Suffering from depression and having just gotten out of rehab, this man was an incredible person. He raised his kids as best he could. He took care of his friends. He did what it took to make his place in the world.
This week, we pay homage to a slew of characters, many which earned him Emmys, Golden Globes, and even an Oscar. Characters like Popeye, Mork, John Keating, Virginia Doubtfire, Adrian Cronauer, and perhaps the most loved of our generation, The Genie in Aladdin – they were all wonderful and amazing.
TFG1Mike, Steve “Megatron” Phillips, and myself join up in a Talkin’ Bout My Generation/Geekcast Radio Network crossover podcast, as we give a tribute to Robin Williams. (And yes, folks, it was difficult for us to talk about this – we never met the man, but he meant a lot to us)
Sun, 10 August 2014
In the summer of 1990, we saw Jim Henson’s Creature Shop turn out absolutely incredible suits. 4 teenaged, pizza loving, mutated reptiles (yes, folks, turtles ARE reptiles, NOT amphibians!) stole the hearts of kids the world over. The catchphrase “Cowabunga!” was heard to the delight of kids and to the annoyance of parents everywhere. What are we referring to?
The live action adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, of course!
The movie scene was returned to again in 1991, with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze, which brought us Tokka and Rahzar, along with the end of Vanilla Ice’s career and one of his last hits, “Ninja Rap”.
And, at the end of the Turtle movie craze, they followed up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III in 1993, a time traveling flick back to medieval Japan. Flash forward 21 years after the release of the last live-action movie to 2014, where we have a reboot. What do we have to look forward to?
Dive in this week as Doug Abel and Mike Blanchard discuss the old and new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. (And don’t look for any discussion of the TMNT live-action tv show – it was something we’d rather forget!)
Sun, 3 August 2014
First, sorry that this episode is late; as of this posting, Comic-Con has been gone for a week now, and I am still recovering from it.
However, I wanted to bring you this episode, in which TFG1Mike and I discuss some of the big news and panels of Comic-Con, discuss clips from Phineas and Ferb, the new Wonder-Woman outfit, and give a look at the voice actors who have continued to make us laugh doing Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
We also discuss a little bit of Cosplay and how we’re getting old, by seeing younguns get boobs.