Useless Drivel – Happy Birthday, ‘Murica!

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Just like the title says, today is the 238th birthday of the greatest nation in podcasting, ‘Murica!  So while we’re here enjoying our freedoms, eating fast food, shooting guns at everyone and everything, and just straight up being more awesome than the rest of the world (shut your mouth, Australia!), sit back and let your ears be liberated by the democratic filibustering of the internetz given to you for free by Matt and Robert.  It’s like foreign aid for your soul and only half as idiotic as the US government, it’s another episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point!

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Useless Drivel – ‘Tis the Season for Booty

Pirate ChristmasT’was the day after Christmas, and all through the ‘Net, not a podcast was playing, at least not yet!  The geeks and the gamers all had their new swag, so much great stuff they can’t help but brag.  From consoles and pirates and a bottle of rum, it’s time for your earholes to have lots of fun.  Your hosts Rob and Matt, probably tired and drunk, are here to chit-chat about pointless junk.  So, lend them your ears and stick around the joint; it’s a new Useless Drivel, the podcast without a point!

TOPICS DISCUSSED – SouthLAnd, Sons of Anarchy, PlayStation 4, Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Need for Speed Rivals, Watch Dogs, Sony Pulse Elite, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Tearaway, N64, Hotline Miami, The Desolation of Smaug, Tauriel, Smaug, 47 Ronin, The World’s End, Century Club, Wizard Staff

Closing Song – Bilbo Baggins Punk Rock

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What Was Missing from The Hobbit

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I’m a humungous fan of the Tolkien universe, not just for the stories of middle earth that he created, but also because Tolkien’s world led to the fantasy genre where I spend an incredible amount of time indulging. I take great pleasure writing stories, playing games, reading, and imagining in the world of swords and sorcery. And along with many of my fellow Hobbit nerds, I could not wait to see The Hobbit. I would watch trailers for the film and be moved nearly to tears, I would read articles on the movie and revisit my Tolkien texts, and I busted out songs from the Lord of the Rings soundtrack. Continue reading

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My Must-See* Movies for 2013

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Happy New Year!  It’s that time again to look forward and see what’s in store at box office this year.  I’ve compiled my list of 13 movies for 2013 to give you a look at my eclectic taste.

*Must-See meaning I really, really want to see these movies.  Whether or not I make it to the theaters is another story.  Breaking away for a 3 hour stint from the little man on one of our rare days off is a feat.  All that being said, we will see how many of these I actually make it to see.  Continue reading

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Top Five Reasons to be Excited About “The Hobbit”

In less than six weeks, any geek worthy of the name should and will begin flocking to theaters worldwide to return to Peter Jackson’s vision of the legendary J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth to immerse themselves in the first of not one, not two, but three films!  Not only are these movies destined to be blockbusters, there are going to be downright epic and I’m going to tell you why.

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