Dan and Jay talk about the AOL Instant Messenger conversations they had from almost 20 years ago that were the precursor to this podcast. With the announcement that AIM will soon be no more, Jason used someone else’s karaoke track to create a tribute song, featuring the original Voice of
Dan and Jay talk about some mix CDs they made with custom intros and intros in the late 90s. Also Eagle Eye Cherry. Also, they propose Bronies as the fringe group to defeat the worst elements our country has to offer.
Jay’s first documentary film, Lords of Soaptown, is out on DVD! Order
The Buddies meet the night before the Election to record an episode in a different time, before the events of November 8th and everything that followed. The episode’s drink was random liquors mixed with spiced grapefruit tonic.
S’mike’s recent birthday food fails are recounted, including pretentious 7-course meals and unfulfilling foot-longs. The Buddies then dissect the unique joys derived from S’Mike’s birthday surprise gift.
Spoiler: Stretching is alleged to have been heavily involved…
Also: Tales of toddler Halloween fright! Lame-ass crackers! And also Trump hadn’t been elected yet!
The Buddies knock back painfully spicy Jinn + Ja rum cocktails while committing the most cardinal of geek sins, reviewing a movie neither of them has seen. But since the drinks burn so good and the movie being reviewed second-hand is Batman vs. Superman, everyone agrees that it’s cool.
Except maybe Ben Affleck.
The super-powers of Super Delegates get explored, although little is known about these strange and elusive Democratic creatures.
The Buddies then risk life and botulism when they open a decade-old US military MRE, or Meal Ready to Eat, which they purchased years previous at a Canadian Army-Navy Surplus store. Figure that one out! Some surprising discoveries are made about military food technology, as well as military-grade instruction writing.
Also covered: the Dungeons and Dragons alignment of General Zod! Extra S’mike abuse! And a very special guest introduction/birthday wish!
This episode was recorded on Dan’s actual birthday so that Jay and Ari could tell Dan what his big birthday present is. Jay also decides to blow the lid on a present he refuses to let Dan open. The video we discuss is Dan’s 20th birthday cartoon, part of an entire tape Jay made for Dan to celebrate his birthday at his surprise party, that year. Also, yes, the homophobia is ironic, especially given the nicknames Dan and Jay would frequently be pelted with at school.