First off, our apologies. No, really. Not the regular “apologies” we give you every week for producing our amazingly good/bad podcast, but for real and for true, sorry. Things were going great (depending which side of the fence you sit on) and then Matt had to go and bring it down. What a dick! Anyways, now that’s out of the way, it’s on with the show! From low-brow theology and anointed body parts to Wondercon and continuity issues, this show has enough to rub everyone the right and wrong way, simultaneously! Please note, we don’t fact check for shit, but that’s kind of the heart and soul of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point!
The Monkeys are back in action! We’ve taken over To-Ag Studios with a vengeance, our crafty minds bent on world domination via podcast! We weathered the storm of website glitches and return to you, our legions of listeners, in full force. Join us this week as we talk about whatever we want, political correctness be damned! Get your mustache installed, butch up on your racist history, and ready yourself for some superhero-like action as you strap in and listen to a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
“They” say money makes the world go round. “They” also say that money is the root of all evil. We here at To-Ag studios say “We need more money, dammit!” Join us this week as we discuss what we would do if we suddenly woke up and found endless amounts of disposable income at our fingertips. Sure, sure, world peace, green energy, and wiping out starvation are important, but we’re talking REALLY important stuff. Fire up your jet-packs, call in the contractors, and get ready to game until your eyes, ears, and fingers bleed as we talk instant geek riches on a whole new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
So, way, way, WAY back in Episode 8, we here at To-Ag Studios talked Heroes and Villains. Seeing as the Monkeys still had their podcasting training wheels on, we approached two very broad and interesting topics with the reckless abandon of Hulk and Wolverine on a bender. So now, 68 weeks later, we have reconvened our Monkey council in order to once again discuss the hero figure and why we love them. Draw down your cowls, make some therapy appointments, and get your butt out of retirement as were headed for round 2 to discuss Heroes (NOT the show) on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
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!
So back in the 80’s, before anyone here at To-Ag Studios had ever rolled up a character, delved into a dungeon, or put the beat down on some Monster Manual baddies, Dungeons & Dragons was getting a bad rap. You grognards out there are sure to remember the public outcries of Satanism and devil-worship, but now-a-days, with gaming becoming a touch more mainstream, such reactions are slightly less common (at least we’d like to hope so). However, we in the gaming community will always have the likes of Mazes and Monsters to contend with. Join us this week as we discuss our viewing of this crap-tastic, gamer-tainting Tom Hanks extravaganza! Dial in your sonar, stock up on your psyche meds, and prepare for the death of hope on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!