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


Episode 85 – Favorite Actors and Directors

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It’s no secret that we here at To-Ag Studios enjoy us some movies – good, bad, and otherwise.  Now, while we all have varying and discerning tastes, there are those actors, actresses, and directors that no matter what project they attach themselves too, we absolutely cannot pass up.  Join us this week as we discuss the entertainers that make us give them all of our money, whether we like it or not.  Check your brain fluid, beware of mutant fish, and kill those hipsters on sight as you settle in for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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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


Episode 31 – Failure in the Geek Game

Being a geek is an investment in time, money, and most importantly interest.  But what happens when the time isn’t available or the interest isn’t there?  With so many things to keep up on, past and present, it can often be difficult to stay on top of what-is-what and to be as informed and exposed as possible.  Join us this week as we reveal some of our personal shortcomings in geekdom.  Whether it’s geek-centric things we flat out don’t enjoy or haven’t had the pleasure of getting our hands on, we all come clean on our holes in the geek game.  Don’t be hatin’, but get your hate-mail ready (and remember to send it to Matt) after this week’s episode of Monkey in the Cage.

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The Holiday Movie Season is Upon Us!

Now that I’ve put on about fifty pounds and will be fighting off a tryptophan coma until New Year’s, it is officially the holiday season!  With Santa and Rudolph still weeks away, what is a geek to do in the meantime?  Go to the movies of course!  Here’s a couple brief looks at some of the holiday movies I’m looking forward to this year.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Robert Downey Jr. continues his career renaissance as he reunites with co-star Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie to once again play the world’s greatest detective.  In the sequel to the 2009 blockbuster, Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the questionable death of the crown prince of Austria and soon find themselves embroiled in a continent spanning game of cat and mouse with the equally intelligent and infinitely devious Professor Moriarty, played by Jared Harris.  Personally, I loved the first film and use it as heavy inspiration for my upcoming game, so I think this sequel is going to be the perfect kick in the pants for me to get my game off the ground.  The film hits theaters December 16th, and in my opinion, if you aren’t down with Sherlock Holmes, then you ain’t no friend of mine!

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

The fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible series finds Tom Cruise‘s Ethan Hunt and the entire IMF disavowed after the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin.  Hunt and his crew of rogue secret agents – Brandt (Jeremy Renner), Benji (Simon Pegg), Jane (Paula Patton), Luther (Ving Rhames) and Trevor (Josh Holloway) – work to clear their, and the entire agencies name.  I remember seeing the original Mission: Impossible in theaters back in 1996 and loved every minute of it, but passed on Mission: Impossible II and have yet to see it (I think it was a combination of Tom Cruise’s hair and John Woo at the helm that made me pass).  The new film hits theaters December 21st, and if Ghost Protocol ends up being anything like Mission: Impossible III, it should be a damn good ride!

The Adventures of Tintin

Based on the widely popular (in Europe) Tintin comic series started in the late 1920’s by Belgian artist Georges Rémi (also known as Hergé), the soon to be released film, directed by Steven Speilberg and starring Jaime Bell, Daniel Craig, and Andy Serkis brings the adventures of Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock to life through what looks to be an awesome implementation of full motion-capture animation.  I’m not going to pretend like I know anything about the Tintin character or the world he exists in, but it’s hard to argue with Speilberg, plus the trailer looks pretty awesome.  I predict that this movie is going to be an underrated sleeper hit this holiday season.

Alright… That’s all… time for the semi-permanent turkey coma.  Happy Black Friday!!!