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Ep. #49: “E3 Trailers & Literally Short Film Festival + We Got Tokyo Munchies!”

Late evening recording! You can tell because we all sound drunk. Kyle says Tom Cruise killed The Mummy. And that's a critique, not a spoiler haha! This episode we talk mostly about gaming! Since E3 happened, we have so many games to cover.

Video Game trailers:

Assassins Creed Origins
Wolfenstein 2
Battlefield 1: in the name of the Czar
Need For Speed Payback
Starwars Battlefront 2
The Way Out
Skull and Bones

Shout Outs to Loris Simon (our wonderful hostess at the Literally Short Films Festival); she co-hosts the Literally Everything podcast. You can follow her group on twitter and instagram @LiterallyShortF, or find them here on facebook.  

Special thanks to Chris from PopFancy for the awesome interview and pop sicles! Check them out at

And of course a huge thanks to our sponsor, Kyle at Tokyo Munchies for the support an delicious goodies! Check out their website and give them a follow on twitter @tokyo_munchies and @tokyomunchies on facebook!


Ep. #48: “Wonder Woman Dominated the World, We Approved From Our La-Z-Boys”

A bizzare episode. We were all in rare form. So Miguel is very racially confused... You have to listen to understand. Trust us. Even then, you will probably never understand the full extent of it. Rick got so blitzed that he can't remember anything but the boring parts of his previous weekend. Shawn binged on Netflix until he forgot how to walk and breath. Kyle nailed his soap box to the floor and his shoes to the box; there was no removing him. We had a lot of hilariously stupid moments. 

The latest trailers we saw and made fun of:

1. American Made (starring Tom Cruise)
2. Security (starring Antonio Banderas)
3. The Lime House Golem
4. Blind (starring Alec Baldwin)
5. The Hunter's Prayer
6. Beatrice at Dinner (starring Salma Hayek)

As always, you can see them all for yourself at  

Hope you enjoy all the BS! 


Ep. #47.2, Minisode: “Games & Lootcrate! Horizon Dawn Zero + Injustice 2 Reviews”

Here's the minisode companion to Episode 47, featuring our reviews of the latest games we've played, a little gaming news, and the opening of Rick's Lootcrate for May. 


Oh. You're waiting for more cleverly written jokes and short anecdotes for this minisode's description... Well, I've got nothing. I'm gonna go eat a bag potato chips and drink a case of Rootbeer. Come back later...


*Sigh*  Alright.

Rick brought some hard ciders for everybody for the recording. Miguel said they tasted like ass. Either he was wrong, or Shawn has questionable tastes. He drank every bloody one of them. But on the other hand, it turns out Miguel is gay and stalking Shawn. Kyle's moniker has been changed to "The Little Chisel".

Kegs of wisecracks and barrels of laughs as always!


Ep. #47: Wonder Woman Reviews! Served up light on the spoilers…”

So the majority of us saw Wonder Woman! Except Shawn. Apparently he was too busy with Spanky and Alfalfa in their He-Man Woman Haters Club. Rick was so excited that he forgot everything else that transpired in his life aside from Gal Gadot's sweet...err watching Wonder Woman. Miguel's weekend was filled with turmoil that ended in being asked to leave the theater for inappropriately touching himself and moaning. Kyle ditched us to go "workout"...Pfshhh. Probably just didn't want to share his tacos with us.

This time we had a ton of exciting movie and video game news! And a Lootcrate to top it all off. We also had two suprise guests to join us for the Wonder Woman movie review, including Tiffany from Strength N Tranquility Podcast (who also happens to be Kyle's wife). So much going on this time, that we had to split this up into a regular length episode and a minisode (with the videogame reviews and Lootcrate) to go with it.

This week we checked out trailers for:

1. Ripped
2. Victoria And Abdul
3. Logan Lucky
4. The Mountain Between Us
5. Batman & Harley Quinn
6. Castlevania (The Animated Series)
7. The Son of Bigfoot
8. Murder on the Orient Express
9. Hickok

As always, you can click here to go to our website where we have the playlist of all the trailers we watched. Hope y'all enjoy it! Please let us know what you think :)


Ep. #46: “Comicpalooza Summer Shorts” (feat. Trevor from GTA and more)

So this episode is coming out a little late due to production difficulties... But here is the final round of interview that we conducted at this year's Comicpalooza! This is a bit of a short episode, yet we have a couple really awesome people on here with us including: 

Ming Chen (co-host of I Sell Comics and a star in Comic Book Men)
Christina McDaniel (gorgeous model and cosplayer)
Some Fairies
Steven Ogg (voice of Trevor From GTA 5 and plays as Simon from The Walking Dead TV series)
Chris (the passionate founder of DaVinci Maker labs) 

Good times ahead as the troublesome trio stumble around over each other and into awesome interviews like they're Mr. Magoo on steroids!


Also check out some of our awesome interviewees from their social links below:

Ming Chen : @mingchen37 (Instagram & Twitter)
Christina McDaniel : @christinamcdanialofficial (Instagram) + @CMcDOfficial (Twitter) + Patreon
Steven Ogg : @ogg_steven (Instagram) + @StevenOgg (Twitter)
Chris :


Ep. #45: “Girl Talk & Pamela Anderson Plastic Surgery!? Whaaa…”

So we got back from Comicpalooza! We had lots of fun. But now we're back at the same table to have a good time being morons for you. We feel the need to warn you: this may just be the gayest episode you've ever heard... Yes, in part this is due to the TV and movie trailers we were forced to watch so that you could be warned of them ahead of time and spared some suffering:

  1. Tour De Pharmacy
  2. Alex Inc
  3. Black Lightning
  4. Glow (Netflix)
  5. Sheldon
  6. Six Days (Netflix)
  7. Orville

But the other part was definitely Kyle and Miguel... We aren't sure what came over them. But the good new is that we think they got it out of their system and they'll both be ok! Shawn got a stalker at the comicon according to the merry douches three... But Rick hasn't been getting it lately according to Mary Kate and Ashley over there. Kyle was too good for the rest of us to be seen at the Comicon in our company (we think he may have been crossdressing in a cosplay disguise to enjoy the con without us). Miguel found out he's an evil minion and decided to give up on mowing grass to pursue this higher calling.

Hope y'all enjoy the madness!



Lootcrate section music credit: 

Artist: Typical
Song: Heroes
Social links:


Ep. #44: “Comicpalooza Live Show & Interviewing Flash Gordon!”

Finally, our live show at Comicpalooza is produced! In this exciting episode you get to hear us running a crazy impromptu giveaway game with Miguel as the "Crazy Mexican Gameshow Host"! Shawn get's flak for choosing to cosplay as a pirate, but is vindicated by a lovely young lady saying he's the cutest of the four (nyehhhh-nyehhhh!). Miguel gets his first experiences with Red Bull and goes cuhhhhh-razy! Rick tries to keep a leash on the ensuing madness. Kyle is struck speechless by all the shenanigans.  

Also, join us as we interview  Sam Jones (THE Flash Gordan), Lawrence Gillard Jr. (Bob Stookey from The Walking Dead), and Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese Williams from The Walking Dead). We talk together about what they have going on next, what roles they enjoyed and whom they enjoyed working with.

We put all of our "thank yous" at the end of the episode, but we want to thank Virus Vodka again for the giveaway prizes; Rellik the Clown and his friends; the HCPD for keeping everyone safe; the administration of Comicpalooza that gave us the awesome opportunity to be press at their event; and all the cool people that participated in our live show! 


Music Credits: Sentient Pulse's song, Surround, was used at the "thank yous" section at the end. You can check them out at and and see their video here.


Ep. #43: “We Saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!”

You got it in the title! We're giving our reviews of the movie. Spoiler alert: We are going to give away some of the stuff that happens in the movie. So if you haven't seen it yet and don't want spoilers, skip the last part where we talk about it. Also, there is a lot of talk about the samurai inspired by our new sponsor and Iron Fist apparently... A ton of hillarious running gags in this episode. It's a laugh riot the whole way!

The trailers in this episode are:

  1. Dark Tower
  2. The Defenders (Netflix series)
  3. The Big Sick
  4. Absolutely Everything
  5. Shot Caller
  6. The Recall
  7. Black Water
  8. Score: A Film Music Documentary

Ep. #42: “Fate of the Furious Dominates + Kyle Suffers from Banjo Inadequacy”

Miguel is back among us! To everyone's joy - especially Kyle's (He missed slapping Miguel around when they both get excited). Kyle took Rick's place with his tired, boring week, and Rick was happy to reliquish the title. Shawn made good money over the week. So the two and a half Mexicans plot to rob the gringo blind after the podcast. There's a new banjo in town so Kyle threatens to hang up his banjo to go hunting Bigfoot in the Apalachians. 

This week's trailers are:

1. Alien Covenant Prologue Trailer
2. Kingsman 2
3. Once Upon A Time In Venice
4. Tulip Fever
5. Jamestown

As always, you can catch up on them yourself by going to

Some awesome movie and videogames news and conversation this time too! So stay tuned.


Ep. #41: “The Last Jedi, eh? Wait… Where’s Miguel?”

Ok, so we got behind a few days in production... But that just means you got two episodes this week! The Blade Runner Retro, and now our 41st Episode!  Kyle has a new job overseeing the proper scrubbing of spacewhales as a Spacewhale Shop Foreman. Rick had a restful week despite unspeakable rituals going on next door, and Shawn got amnesia for Easter. Oh! And Miguel mysteriously didn't show up... Purportedly to take his wife to a clinic because she was ill. But who knows... Get our perspective on the latest relevant trailers (because if we're not interested, then it's not worth mentioning!) In this episode we cover:

1. The Last Jedi
2. Overdrive 
3. Hitman's Bodyguard
4. Wakefield
5. The Little Hours

You can see them for yourself at

(Credits: we include a metal riff by Artist: AKnewGod from their song, Indifferent.

Their social links are:

And you can find their full song on YouTube at )