We give you...Before Jon
This week it's just Lance and Berg recording late on a Tuesday night like in the old days of Taco Tiki Tuesday. We crown Big Cat the champ of his biggest loser contest and and get an update on what has been going on with him recently, a trip to the NFC Championship game in Seattle. Then Berg talks new albums, Against Me!, and Boba Fett tattoos which segway nicely into a discussion about Disney and their properties. Rounding it up with casting rumors, future comic movies, fan casting JLA and all things Sherlock. Enjoy Ladies and Gentlemen, and of course, our Listeners.
We give you...Before Jon
This week the General and Berg are on their own. That's right, The Cat's Away so the boys will talk baseball!! After a little post World Series and off season talk the guys then bring back the old segment, What's Happening in Portland. We cover everything that our minimal effort searches could come up with. Museums, comedy, movies and the like. Ultimately we end on recent movie trailers and our tentative optimism for next years movie season, and a reminder of what day this falls on.
Berg and Big Cat return in an all new episode! The General is away competing in a Beer Pong tourney in Las Vegas so it’s just the two of us for episode 21. We start with a catch up of what’s been happening then move in to a mini H.A.R. (Half Assed Review) of The Wolverine. Which leads us into the rabbit hole that is the worst tweak of a comic book character in a movie? We talk books and Lance throws out a “mystery” question that Berg is unprepared for, followed by Berg getting on his soap box about a subject. Finally, we close with a discussion about TV series that need a film to wrap up the storyline. Listen and enjoy the nerding out episode of Funny.
Been Too Busy
This week it is just Lance & Berg, as Mills had a prior commitment. It is our monthly “What’s Happening” show. With only two of us, our discussion take NUMEROUS tangents, but still we have our normal fair of events to discuss. The Rose Festival is still ongoing, and the Grand Floral Parade is Saturday June 8th downtown. Berg has a couple of concerts that he is planning on checking out, see the list below. There are also a couple big name Comedians coming to town. Tracy Morgan will be in town on the 13th at the Newmark Theatre . Pauly Shore, yes that Pauly Shore, will be at the Harvey's Comedy Club on June 21ST. Finally, Bill Maher will be cracking wise about politics at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on June 23rd. We mixed in a little sports talk, we had to after seeing how well the Oregon Colleges are doing in Baseball this spring. Of course we didn’t forget about the movies. There is a sure fire Blockbuster, as well as a Casey Movie Pick.
Going Off Topic
They guys get together for their weekly chat. They start off recapping the experience going to the Fathom Events playing Star Trek: the Next Generation’s classic two parter “Best of Both Worlds”. This unique setting allowed plenty of fodder for comedy gold. After a slight delay, we realize that this is our what’s happening in May show. On May 26th is the 10k Rum Run in Tualatin, running with the booze involved. How can that be anything but a good idea? There are also two comedians coming to town this month, Amy Schumer and Bill Cosby. If you need some spiritual enlightenment, the Dalai Lama will be in town on the 9th. Berg and Mills have a concert list coming to town this month for you to check out: Mumford & Sons, Primus, Young Turks, Cake, and Ozomatli. There is one day in May that you shouldn’t miss; Mother’s Day is May 12th. If you need an idea for a gift for Mom, check out the Crafty Wonderland. Mills is in town to be able experience his first Rose Festival. Instead, he would rather participate in Cosplay at Wonder NW. Finally, after getting through the cultural events going on, the guys get into the meat & potato of the happens of May, the Movie Releases. The guys are stoked for the movie releases.
Sean Wynn (Sean W), a local comic book store manager, joins us this week. Lance & Sean can’t help but bring up comics with Sean W throughout the show. We start off talking about some recent casting Hollywood has done. Now that Megan Fox has been cast as the female lead in Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, read April O’Neil, the guys decide to cast the rest of the movie. As the discussion moves on, the Lone Ranger and white wash casting of Johnny Depp as Tonto is flushed out. Absurd Arguments is back this week, where we argue whether you'd rather go see a Ke$ha or Tim McGraw concert and why. After a little more comic book talk, we end the show talking about Star Trek: Into the Darkness and who Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing, or at least currently rumored to be playing. Give it a listen, and let us know what you think.
Every first episode of the month we cover a few events in Portland that we're looking forward to. Berg & Sean scour the concert venues for a few shows they're looking forward to checking out. There is a list for tickets below. It's March, so you know what that means...St. Paddy's Day! Before your drinking gets too over the top, you can go participate in the Shamrock Run, a charity 5k. Of course there will be some partying and some shenanigans going on at Kell’s afterwards. Don’t forget that Daylight Savings is on the 10th and we will all be losing a precious hour of sleep. College basketball fans are getting excited March Madness is coming. Towards the end of the month, the Spring Beer & Wine Festival will take over the Oregon Convention Center. Of course, we can’t get together without a few random conversations and sidebars taking place. So we debate the correct way toilet paper should hang and the latest internet sensation the Harlem Shake.
Over the Top
Sean & Berg's Concert Calendar:
Frightened Rabbit 3/9/13 @ Hawthorne Theater
Halfway There 3/9/13 @ Backspace
Flogging Molly 3/11/13 @ Roseland Theater
Violet Isle 3/13/13 @ Mississippi Theater
Off with their Heads 3/22/13 @ Backspace
Lost Lander 3/29/13 @ Wonder Ballroom
Berg, the Doctor, and the General get together to discuss their two favorite franchises and SciFi in their orbit.