Episode 47: Strategy Games with Mike

In this adventure Mike from the Funnie papers joins to help us understand why Ghandi loves Nukes and why strategy games can turn into “Spreadsheet gaming”. For the first 15 minutes of the Episode I talk about the tragic passing of IceyCat25 and what he meant to the Rainbow 6 community.

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John Singleton: Four Brothers (2005)

We end our John Singleton month with Four Brothers, a movie that never quite finds its tone and never really hits its stride. It’s a well-directed movie, and the acting is fun across the board, but the script drags the experience down by playing more to caricature than to character. We also discuss his entry in the Fast series: 2 Fast 2 Furious and why despite his obvious skill as a director, he was not right for the job. Toward the end of the podcast we wrap up our thoughts on the month and what we found interesting about his career. There’s quite a journey from Boyz in the Hood to Four Brothers.


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Chapter 53 – The Paladin’s Dilemma

Yewsiff’s memorial for Chesterfield gets cut short with the arrival of some bandits scouring the remains of Dagna Roos for whatever treasure they can find. Kill them? Spare them? What’s a Paladin to do?

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Episode 72 – The Same Weakness

Sometimes, a piece of media can be both enjoyable and a little messy. Sam talks about how we deal with that.


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The Last Of The Last Of Us

***If you haven’t finished playing The Last of Us Part II, and would be upset at the INSANE amount of spoilers below, this article isn’t for you. You can go here***

Thirty minutes ago credits rolled on my playthrough of The Last of Us Part II.  I’m sitting at my desk looking up reviews, ending theories, and the like.  It’s a weird moment where I’m feeling sort of like my bell was just rung.  I almost want someone else’s point of view to replace my own so I don’t have to think about any of the feelings that the freaking game just made me feel.  But that’s not the right way to go, so how about I write a quickfire review instead!

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Casual Cartoons: 1980’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If there’s one constant in the ATH Network, it’s that at some point Bryan and Jon will get together to talk about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and this week on the now renamed Casual Cartoons is no different. The two episodes up for discussion are Season One’s “Hot Rodding Teenagers From Dimension X” and Season Three’s “Leatherhead Meets The Rat King.” One episode has the lore, and the other has two of the most fun villains of the show going head to head. Come join our heroes in a half shell for a fun discussion that will inevitably veer off into all the other iterations of the IP. Well, except maybe the latest series…


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Episode 46: Splatoon with Nathaniel Bandy

They always amazing Nathaniel Bandy stops by to talk the beautiful and unique Splatoon games. We debate the biggest Splatfest MAYO VS KETCHUP!!!!!!!

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John Singleton: Shaft (2000)

We take a bit of a turn in our John Singleton retrospective with the film Shaft, not to be confused with Shaft, or the more recent film Shaft. It’s a film that features a lot of dirty cops and dirtier criminals and the sum of all these interesting parts leave us feeling uncomfortable. It’s a film that features the line “It is my duty to please the booty” along side a frat boy version of Patrick Bateman beating a black man to death and getting away with it. Well, at least until the end of the movie. There’s a lot here, and while some of it doesn’t quite work, and awhile some of it is tough to watch in 2020, it stands out as another strong piece of filmmaking from John Singleton.


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Casual Cartoons: Kubo and the Two Strings

We have a quick update on the status of Casual Cartoons, as well as plans to record the Venture Bros finale that was promised all that time ago. There’s also talk about the upcoming Frisky Dingo podcast and whether or not Matt will be one of the cohosts. He will. Maybe? For sure.

As for the rest of today’s episode: Kubo and the Two Strings was another one of those Laika films that was a bit overlooked at the box office, which is a shame. It’s a marvelous piece of animation with a great story and some heavy emotion. Cheers.


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Chapter 52 – In Profane Memoriam

The detour to Dagna Roos proves a somber experience for Yewsiff, and yet the memories of his mouthy mentor bring some degree of comfort, especially as he uncovers some interesting and potentially troubling information from an equally interesting and potentially troubling character.

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