Sincere apologies for the late episode. I wasn’t lying about a power outage being the primary cause of the delay, but I will acknowledge that playing Rust instead of editing didn’t help matters. Luckily that means we’ll have a Let’s Play up soon chock full of full frontal nudity.
In any event – we’ve got some great topics this week. After we mourn one more year since Alex’s birth, we transition seamlessly to Alex looking at his father-in-law’s newest Playboy issue. Is this new and updated, and nudeless, edition up to standard of the old version? SPOILER: No. It sucks. So does their shitty new website. Take a shot every time Alex compares it to BuzzFeed!
Next up we take a look at the awesome product for those afflicted with chronic flatulence, Shreddies. Underwear, jeans and other clothes designed to protect your loved ones from your stank, and you from horrifying embarrassment. And while we’re on the topic of embarassments – we take time to mourn the lack of Science based child entertainment on US television. Long gone is the era of Beakman’s World, Bill Nye The Science Guy and 3-2-1 Contact! What has replaced it? A FLAT FUCKING EARTH.
And in the end, a tradition movie review from Alex. He saw Deadpool.
Taking a look at the RSS short description that says: Politics, Jackie Chan, Vaping, Millennials, Fuller House, and a weird movie review. IT’S LIKE EVERY EPISODE WE HAVE EVER RECORDED.
First up is some discussion on the US presidential primaries because what kind of podcast would we be if we didn’t do it too. Bernie Sanders is crazy, Donald Trump is a psychopath and everyone else is more spineless and boring than milk on toast.
Then we rehash the shell that was once Jackie Chan, reminisce on the past and complain about millennial food habits, rant about vaping taxes and give some thoughts on the Fuller House trailer.
Finally is a review of the eagerly anticipated film from RedLetterMedia, Space Cop.
I’m tempted to just bite the bullet and announce Saturdays as the official release date of new episodes since it’s becoming kind of lame to keep making the same “better late than never” observation. BUT – for now, episode 208 is better late than never.
Starting us off are some thoughts on Groundhog Day (the day, not the movie) and Mardis Gras. Then it’s on to Uber’s recent logo change and the larger issue of the taxi/cab industry’s complaints about Uber. Following that we get into some real news topics like EA’s announcement they’re sitting out of E3, which provokes some thoughts on E3 and the modern video game convention.
Next up – women, the armed forces and the draft. We talk about how women becoming eligible for the draft coult affect women’s rights issues as a whole, and our own feelings on what it was like registering ourselves.
Finally, we discuss one of most favorite things ever – Pornhub.com user stats. This time it’s the end of the year report for 2015 (check the link for the full report — it’s Pornhub though so, like… NSFW ya’ll), and it’s exciting and terrifying. LIKE PORN ITSELF.
Alex regales us this week with a detailed account of his attempt to brew highly illegal and highly blinding moonshine. This includes trips to Bed, Bath & Beyond, hardware stores, liquor stores and horse feed. I’m pretty sure this is the normal method of moonshine production, but I may be wrong.
Once we’re done with that, we can begin the episode proper which includes some thoughts on being sick and sluggish, the new Deadpool film and some strange attempts to make it child friendly.
We also finally get into Marc Laidlaw’s departure from Valve and what it means for Half-Life. This in turn leads to some bitter, bitter, ranting on the role and responsibility content creators have to their audiences. From Hideaki Anno, to R.R. Martin to Valve/Gabe Newell, lots of our favorites get caught in the complaining. Maybe we had too much moonshine.
This week’s show features a plethora of random topics. There should be something for everyone in this episode! To start off with, girls talking about their balls. Kinda weird? Maybe a little hot? OR MAYBE BOTH. Not to your liking? How about some arbitrary discussion about 90’s X-Men comics? The new movie is coming soon, so what better time to discuss the Age of Apocalypse series?
Most people broke down and bought a Lottery ticket this week, and we were no different. Are you one of the lucky winners in the billion dollar Powerball? Why not sponsor us? If you did win you will have no problem buying an Oculus Rift. For the rest of us? Well, maybe. Speaking of “Well, maybe.” – is Nintendo fucked? We discuss. Also, Alex sucks at microwaving popcorn.
Finally some thoughts on the late David Bowie and how awesome/awful the 70’s were for underage girls. Then we wrap with a quick review of The Hateful Eight!
Happy New Year! Clocking in at over 90 minutes, we hope episode 205 of Culture Doom makes up for our holiday absence. Speaking of the holidays, 205 kicks off with accounts of our Christmas and New Year’s festivities and thoughts on the post-holiday blues. This includes exploring some other countries’ traditions. Well really just Spain… and really just the strange Spanish preoccupation with Christmas Poop.
Following our usual banter, we take time to give an elongated SPOILER review of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, just as it surpasses Avatar to become the highest grossing film ever in the United States. Yes, we recorded this two weeks ago. Yes it was… well… slightly more topical then. BUT IT’S FINE. EVERYTHING IS FINE. THIS WAS OUR PLAN ALL ALONG.
We’re getting back in the groove of doing shows just in time to take another break for the upcoming holidays. Luckily we’ve got a schedule in place as we discover in the opening of this week’s show. Hooray!
We start with some thoughts on e-cigs and smoking in general. Missed opportunities, strange contradictions of that filthy awesome disgusting habit. Next up, Alex has some musings from his recent trip to St. Louis and about road tripping in general which includes torturing his companions with pickled meats.
Alex also has some complaints about company team building endeavors. Frankly, complaining about team building doesn’t sound like something a TEAM PLAYER would do now does it?! Lucky for Alex, the most team building I can muster is at the bottom of a bottle of Scotch.
Finally our nerd bits slip out as we express dismay at the latest round of Star Wars promotion, a new Batman vs Superman trailer, and the Warcraft movie.
This week we intended to talk about a lot of topics but we really ended up just talking about weird random stuff. Using sick days, being a stay at home husband/father, immature financial decisions, Jackie Chan, Thanksgiving and a whole lot of other weird things.
The type of shit you talk about as you drift off into a post feast stupor.
Hello friends – this weeks show started with two Scotches, one nap and 20 minutes late. Just pointing this out so you know what you’re getting into. Starting things off is a quick revisit of a classic topic: the infamous Sperm Cube. If you don’t know what it is, you’re in for a treat trauma.
Moving along is a discussion on male logic vs female logic and how different but the same they actually are. Also, pizza. We also grapple with the logic of the purchase of King Digital Entertainment by Activision for 6 billion dollars, and muse on Shia LaBeouf’s latest performance art.
Finally we wrap up with a discussion on Starbuck’s infamous red cups and everyone’s built-in victim complexes.