On this episode, we have a special guest in da house! Greg from Wisconsin joins us to give us his insight on the awesomely gruesome, but somehow delightful trading cards: The Garbage Pail Kids. Limits will be tested as we learn Adam’s safe word. Paul mentions the worst image he can’t help but laugh at, Brian speculates on the impact of an atom bomb exploding in your head, all while Greg tries to keep us honest.
This week the gang takes a trip back to high school in an Adam-led discussion on the cancelled-before-its-time television show: Freaks and Geeks. Paul recounts a simpler time of water balloon slingshots and Halloween mischief, while Brian struggles to hold the show on rails.
Changing it up this week on Dating Ourselves, while Paul travels for work, Brian and Adam have dipped deep into the archive to create something special. Using a mix of found footage of our greatest hits and misses, the guys have composed a very special blooper episode!
Dating Ourselves is on the move and the guys are loose! This week Paul is finally allowed to unleash ThunderCats Ho! The animated television series. Brian will point out how ThunderCats tagentially relates to a King Kong movie that only 4 people have seen and Adam will shock all with the stunning revelation he has never watched ThunderCats!
Hold onto your fedoras, gumshoes! Today’s caper is brought to us by Dating Ourselves. On this episode, Brian leads us down memory lane with a discussion of the PBS game show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. Adam tries to remember his Spanish in the quest for the missing letter N, While Paul recounts the greatest squirrel story ever told while operating the Hopper.
On this episode, slap on the wetsuit and come on down to Dolphin Park as the gang discusses the classic Nintendo 64 game Wave Race 64. The only video game to feature an American character whose description lists “poor handling, grip, and acceleration due to his weight; is recommended for advanced players.”
This week on Dating Ourselves, round two of our new format. Brian invents new drinking games to please the liver involving the 80/90s memorization game Simon. Paul debates a world record attempt of playing Sweet Home Alabama on non instruments. All this while Adam takes an opportunity to switch roles and guide the hopper for a change.
The gang is back on track after hiatus, exploring one of the essential bands of the 90s: Smash Mouth, trying to solve the great mysteries in life. Is Smash Mouth considered Rock, Pop, Alternative, or Ska? What is the cover-to-original ratio? What do Steve Harwell and Ron Jeremy have in common? The world may never know… or you can listen to this week’s episode!
Welcome to the second attempt of what we are calling Brian’s Unexpected Covers. Essentially, popular songs from 1980 – 2005, performed in a style very different than originally intended. What It’s Like was a minor key acoustic song covering three stories of folks struggling with poverty and the adversity of life, from the stylings and songwriting of hip-hop star and guitarist Everlast. This version takes influence from late 90s pop rock bands like Deep Blue Something, Eagle Eye Cherry, etc, but generally sounds a lot happier and major-key-sounding than the song’s subject matter would call for.
If you have any songs from the 80s, 90s, or early 2000s you’d like to hear covered, please feel free to request a song and, if you’d like, the style of music, and we’ll do our best to try it out!
In this episode of Paul Builds Something Useless excited by the upcoming Atari VCS console , I setup a home retro gaming console using a Raspberry Pi 3 with a 3d printed Nintendo case with some usb snes style controllers made by Buffalo. The operating system is recalbox available at https://www.recalbox.com/ . Recalbox uses Emulation Station as it’s user interface and Retro Arch for system emulation. Enjoy!
Raspberry Pi 3
Retro Flag RetroPi Case (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073ZC4TZY/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_bw9SAbWNKR6ED)
Recalbox 18.03.16 (https://archive.recalbox.com/)
Buffalo Classic USB Game pad (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XWD8QQJ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_Xx9SAbJYE1M7M)