Episode 36 – Hey, I Just Met You

Have you ever had one of those days where you just feel like doing whatever the hell you want, talk about whatever the hell you want, and listen to pop music?  We do too!  Join us this week as we chit-chat on mic, field some questions from our listeners, and have a good old free-for-all.  We’re talking everything from sci-fi to questionable adventures in drinking on a brand new and unstructured episode of Monkey in the Cage!

(00:51) – We reminisce on our (Matt’s) douchebaggery from the 90’s.

(05:14) – At the request of @tbear220, we discuss our favorite science fiction movies by decade (50’s through the 80’s). – The Twilight Zone, The Day The Earth Stood Still, War of the Worlds, Barbarella, Ice Pirates, Land of the Lost, A Clockwork Orange, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Logan’s Run, Soylent Green, Mad Max, The Road Warrior, Westworld, Alien, Predator, and Buckaroo Bonzai.

(17:18) – We talk about Ramses hatred of E.T., Flight of the Navigator, Explorers, and The Last Starfighter.

(19:41) – Our discussion of Ghostbusters takes a turn for the “peep” as the guys educate Karen on mens room troughs and urinal etiquette, which somehow leads to Magic Mike!?!

(24:28) – We talk about Robert’s love of the dance and his obsession with pop music! – Step Up, Dance Central, You Got Served, and Call Me Maybe.

(26:35) – We’re back on the sci-fi film discussion as it takes a turn for the worse, courtesy of Cocoon, it gets better, and then goes out of control. – Weird Science, RoboCop, Enemy Mine, Alien Nation, The Fly, The Terminator, Terminator 2, Blade Runner, Aliens, Howard the Duck, and we lose listeners because none of us have seen Dune.

(34:08) –  We finally make it to the 90’s and the Y2K’s! – The Matrix, Equilibrium, The Fifth Element, 12 Monkeys, Total Recall, and The Lawnmower Man.

(39:31) – Karen leads us on a tangent as we talk about the upcoming remake of IT and we wrap up the sci-fi talk. – District 13, A.I., The Prestige, Idiocracy, and Inception.  Plus, Maryland has a UHO sighting!

(42:59) – Robert fields a burning questions from listener and friend Andy in regards to Co-Op D&D console gaming. – Daggerdale, Baldur’s Gate, Dungeon Siege III, Neverwinter, and DeathSpank.

(45:55) – Jared the Intern asks us to discuss our past drinking adventures – gay bars, and Froot Loops, and Dobby… oh my!  So. Much. Vomit.

(50:59) – We talk about some of our favorite Halloween costumes past. – Mystery The Pick Up Artist, Lt. Dangle, and Rex Kwon Do.

(53:57) – We talk about the greatest D&D monster of all time, The Tarrasque, and Ramses’ Man-o-Cans.

(55:23) – We talk Snow Crash and Game of Thrones as well as bad news for World War Z  and great news for Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles.

(1:00:35) – Robert talks about ancient d20’s and breaking zombie news.

Closing Song – Call Me Maybe – written and performed by Carly Rae Jepsen

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8 thoughts on “Episode 36 – Hey, I Just Met You

  1. The wife and I have fully enjoyed all of the Step Up movies (though it is difficult to determine whether we love them ironically or actually anymore that line has been blurred).

    It started with us wanting to buy a silly movie and our desire to drink wine. We rented “Step Up” and proceeded to drink 3 bottles of wine between the two of us and and danced our asses off.

    The tradition has continued of course, though we are now down to just a bottle of wine a piece. Friggan great times, I swear we sweat out all the wine by dancing. Great to hear others out there appreciate it ha ha!

  2. I loves me some dance movies (not as much as Robert of course.) As long as there is some sort of training sequence in the rain, I am a happy, happy girl.

  3. It wasn’t until I listened to this episode that I realized my classic sci fi resume isn’t much better than Karen’s! I think a Twilight Zone marathon needs to be in my future.

    I’ve never seen Robocop….for SHAME!


    Great episode. And great intro on Gamer’s Table…damn you, Skaggs!

  4. Jared, I foresee a Robocop viewing in our immediate future. I am not sure if I’m excited or terrified by that!

  5. Back in my Army days in Louisiana, going to the bathroom in the bars was always a ridiculous event. The bathroom always had piss troughs, which were designed to accomodate two people. Three people would always be at the trough, so you were literally shoulder to shoulder with strangers while urinating. But that wasn’t the worst of it. You walk into the bathroom, and there are already 3 at the trough, 1 in the stall, another peeing into the sink (the pipes are all connected after all) and finally, 1 unsavory gentleman peeing into the the trash-can. Good times.

  6. You definitely should be excited about seeing RoboCop. It is AWESOME(ly of questionable taste)!

  7. There is a bar in Upland called the High Brow (go figure) and the men’s room has a urinal and a regular toilet, no lock on the door, and the urinal was an afterthought. You literally stand back to back (and cheek to cheek) if two guys need to pee at the same time. Generally, everyone is too drunk to care, but yeah….

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