Useless Drivel – Check Your Privilege, Son!

Useless Drivel DashCon 2014 FailWhat happens when you do something half-assed, ill advised, and only marginally supported?  Podcasting, that’s what!  Your hosts, Matt and Robert, are back this week and boy, they sure are throwing their privilege around!  Sure, they may not fact check, only moderately amuse, and quite possibly offend, but one thing is for sure, they won’t swindle their listeners out of thousands of dollars… just millions of brain cells.  So, sit back and relax in the lukewarm moistness of poorly inflated children’s entertainment that is life as you listen to another episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point!

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Episode 98 – Why Pop Culture Matters

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From the clothes we wear to the games we play, we are all individuals.  Unique, delicate little flowers chock-full of free will, self-determination, and our own thoughts, dreams, and ideas.  Well, ideally we could be bastions of individuality, free from influence, but then there’s that damn pop culture thing around every corner you turn!  BAM, it’s on your TV!  BANG, it’s in your closet! BOOM, it’s EVERYWHERE!!!  Join us this week as the Monkeys are joined by their special guest (and Matt’s wife), Nikki Fuller, and put on their thinking caps to discuss why exactly pop culture is something to be paid attention to!  So, turn on the dog channel, prepare for some disappointment, and curse the Hollywood casting calls as you prepare for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 86 – Film-to-TV Adaptations We Want to See

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We all have our favorite movies. We also all have out favorite TV shows.  Every once in a while, we even get to see our favorite movies become TV shows, and then we get all excited and it’s like “ERMAHGERDIT’STHABESTTHINGEVER” and then FOX goes and cancels it….  Join us this week as we discuss some of the movies we feel should get a shot at their own air time on the “boob tube” (even a mini-series would be nice)!  Get the doctor to fill out your paperwork, dry those Whovian tears, and definitely watch out for 8-year-olds as you kick back and listen to a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 74 – TV Character Deaths

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It seems like not that long ago, the characters on our favorite TV shows were untouchable.  Sure, most have been far from infallible, some not even remotely likable, but they definitely seemed to be somewhat immortal.  Then, one day, writers go this great idea that killing important characters in dramatic fashion wasn’t just good entertainment, but good story-telling, so the fans could cray all they wanted, because, you know… ratings!  Join us this week as we discuss some (but definitely not all) of the TV show character deaths that have made a lasting impact on us, the viewers.  Grab you box of tissues, play some sad background music, and maybe even get some confetti poppers ready as we talk TV character deaths on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 51 – Uncaged 4 – Back 2 Tha Hood

That’s right boyz and gurlz!  We’re keeping it real and bringing fro the hard hitting suburban streets of So Cal for this week’s pimptastic episode… or something…  Join us this week as we bring you another “Uncaged” episode where we get wild and crazy and go top(ic)less for a full hour, just for you!  We’ve got a little bit of everything for your geeky sensibilities, so lock and load, expect the unexpected, and definitely get ready for some brain frying craziness on a whole new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Movie Review: Looper

The subject of time travel has attracted me since I was a kid. Funny enough, my first exposure to it was Disney’s ‘disnification’ of the Charles Dicken’s classic, A Christmas Carol named Mickey’s Christmas Carol. This adaptation was given a more lighthearted approach, but one thing that stayed the same was the death of Tiny Tim. When I saw Mickey say goodbye to his son with glassy, tear-filled eyes, it broke my little heart. It still breaks my heart. So I was happy to see Scrooge change his ways.  My next brush with time travel was 1984’s The Terminator. The idea of an unstoppable killing machine that can travel through time to kill you had me piss scared. As you can see, my dear parents didn’t have a problem exposing me to multiple acts of violence and coarse language — but you throw in some Linda-Hamilton-boobies and now we have a problem. If you could sit in that room (in 1985) you’d see two adults watching the conception of humanity’s hope against the machines and a small boy with a sheet over him looking like a covered piece of expensive furniture that belongs in an old English manor.

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