Useless Drivel – WARNING: Gamers Rambling

Billy Mays Useless Drivel

What is this?  A podcast on Thursday??  That’s right, loyal listeners (you three know who you are), your Thursday’s are belong to us!!  Robert and Matt have moved to a new day on the MITC feed so that they can keep the podcast goodness flowing.  Join them this week as their conversation shadowruns through the realms of gaming and movies, with predictable results.  It may not be good, it might not make sense, and it sure doesn’t have a point, but it’s still cheaper than anything Billy Mays (may he rest in peace) ever sold – it’s time for some Useless Drivel!

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Super Emo Art

Super Emo Walter from The Big Lebowski by JSalvador

Oh, hey!  It’s me again.  I know, I know two posts from Karen while she’s on vacation?!  What the heck?  Well, I’m doing Ramses a solid and covering for him while he works out some creative blocks.  His vacationitis is worse than mine.

There’s no doubt that Matt & Robert are both “super emo” without us so here’s some amazing art by JSalvador to get you all over the hump.  See more heartbreaking adorableness after “the jump.”  Continue reading


Episode 26 – To Remake or Reboot, That is the Question

3:10 to Yuma, A Fistful of Dollars, Adam West, Adam West Star, Alfred Hitchcock, Alice in Wonderland, Anne Heche, Annie, Anthony Perkins, Batman, Ben McKenzie, Big Trouble in Little China, Bloodsport, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Willis, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Catching Fire, Charleton Heston, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Chris Hardwick, Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood, Commies, Contract Dispute, Cowboys, Dark Shadows, Darren Aronofsky, Denzel Washington, Detroit, Draw Something, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Escape From New York, Felicia Day, Film Novelizations, Geek & Sundry, Geek Chic, Gene Wilder, Ghetto Anthem, God of War, Gremlins, Hard Knock Life, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hugh Hefner, Humphrey Bogart, It's a Hard Knock Life, James Cagney, Jay-Z, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Jennifer Lawrence, John Carter, John Wayne, Johnny Depp, Josh Hutcherson, Jurassic Park, Justin Bieber, KROQ, Kurt Russe, Liev Schreiber, Medal of Honor, Michael Jackson, Monopoly, Mystique Everdeen, Nerdist, North Korea, Ocean's Eleven, Paul Giamatti, Peter Weller, Planet of the Apes, Psycho, Queen Elizabeth II, Ralph Garmin, Red Dawn, Rehab, RoboCop Statue, Russia, Ryan Seacrest, Sam Raimi, Samurai, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Scarface, Seth McFarlane, Shakespeare, Snake Pliskin, Stan Lee, Stand By Me, Star Wars Prequels, Steven Seagal, Super Mario Brothers, Superman Returns, Suzanne Collins, Tabletop, The Birds, The Brady Bunch, The Evil Dead, The Family Guy, The Flog, The Fountain, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, The Goonies, The Hunger Games, The Incredible Hulk, The Karate Kid, The Legend of Zelda, The Magnificent Seven, The Maltese Falcon, The Man with No Name, The Manchurian Candidate, The Nerdist Channel, the one percent, The Queen Mum, The Seven Samurai, The Situation, The Wiz, Tim Burton, Timothy Olyphant, True Grit, Vince Vaughn, Westerns, Wil Wheaton, Will Smith, Willow Smith, Willy Wonka, X-Men - First Class, Yojimbo

We all love an original, right?  Be it a movie, a TV show, a book or a game, there is nothing quite like the Real McCoy.  The OG.  The Numba One Stunna… or something…  But, what happens if an original is remade or rebooted?  What is it’s (probably) worse?  What if it’s (surprisingly) better?  Should it have even been done?  Join us this week as we tackle these hard-hitting, earth-shattering, humanity influencing questions while looking at the entertainment industry’s remake obsession.  Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide those bootleg cable movie VHS’s, because it’s all about to get REMADE UP IN HERE, on this weeks new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 20 – Fantasy Settings

Can you imagine a world where J.R.R. Tolkien never wrote The Lord of the Rings? What would things be like if D&D stood for Deficits & Depressions, where we all played as corporate money-launderers and greasy politicians in the high stakes world of corporate finance?  Thankfully, we don’t have to think of such horrid things!  Join us this week as we discuss the heart and soul of gaming and geekdom, fantasy settings.  Swash your buckles, sheathe your swords, and definitely gird your loins for this week’s discussion, because it’s coming at you like at 10d6 fireball!

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Geek Gift Guide

8-Bit LED Holiday Wreath- Think Geek $19.99

If there is one thing I am really good at… that one thing would be shopping.  Seriously, that is one girl stereotype that I embrace fully.  I love Christmas shopping and 9 times out of 10, I “win” Christmas.  So if you are looking to get the geek in your life something awesome, you have come to the right place!

I am a fervent believer in getting the people in your life gifts that reflect their interests so here are a few ideas to get you on the right track:


Gamer Geek:

Portal Bookend- Think Geek $24.99

Monteriggioni Hoodie- Insert Coin Clothing £35-40

God of War Kratos Blade of Chaos Replica- Entertainment Earth $$114.99

Girly Geek:

Comic Book Headband- Janine Basil on Etsy $19.55

Unicorn Chopsticks- Think Geek $11.99

Tic Tac Toe - Wooden Game Set- Neatoshop $14.95

Star Wars Geek:

Star Wars Breakfast Beverages Set- Think Geek $29.99

Star Wars X Wing Pilot Hoodie by Marc Ecko $150.00

Star Wars Hoth Skywalker Shoes- Adidas $140.00

 RPG Geek:

High Precision Gaming Dice Set- Think Geek $29.99

The Dice Are Trying to Kill Me Shirt- Think Geek $16.99 - $18.99

The 4 Foot Heirloom Dragon- Hammacher Schlemmer $999.95 (OK, I know this one is ridiculous but it's a dragon that you can ride on, how can I not include it?!)

One last gift idea… just because it’s effing awesome and preparedness is sexy:

Apocalypse Survival Kit- Gerber $349 as seen in The Walking Dead

I apologize for the picture-only post but is there another way to show you all the awesome stuff out there just waiting for your hard-earned cash?