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Intro nonsense

MCU re-watch

Your boys will be watching and releasing an ep for each MCU movie. Lucky you!

Media

Games

Tech nerdery

Technology corner

Games

  • LEGO Marvel sale
  • ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’
    • and a discussion about how so far, VR is a novelty, but maybe that changes with ‘Half Life: Alyx’?

Media

Love in the Time of Corona, bring your own lime

  • The boys discuss quarantine and whatever, because how could they not
  • What’s your panic level? What did you panic or overbuy?

Games

  • Eddie plays
    • ‘GTA V’
    • dips toes into ‘Doom’ (not ‘Eternal’, he’s behind)
    • Minecraft - New server, now bedrock edition
    • ‘The Last of Us’
  • Matt Plays
    • ‘Dragon Quest XIs: The Definitive Edition’ so much his wife wants a divorce
    • Matt plays ‘Fallen Order'

Media

  • ‘Star Trek: Picard’
  • Eddie remembers why he likes classic Trek
  • Speaking of ‘The Last of Us’ - HBO developing series
  • Jumanji: The Next Level
  • Movies releasing early on streaming

Tech

Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Avengers: Endgame Poster

Avengers Endgame

  • Our boys discuss:
    • Does the movie provide a satisfying ending to a 22 movie series?
    • All the tears
    • Easter eggs
    • Phase IV speculation

Joining us this week:

Ryan Bailey

Daenerys and John

Follow up and intros

  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Eddie uses a Mac and the stolen iPad saga

Game of Thrones

Pour one out for the fallen:

Lyanna Mormont
Jorah Mormont
Theon Greyjoy
The Entire Lighting Department

What story are we telling after all?

Joining us this week:

Ryan Bailey

Stan Lee

It's with sadness that I write about the passing of a legend, comic book icon Stan Lee. Though his creative credits are too numerous to list, he birthed or help birth some of our favorite heroes - Spider-Man, The X-Men, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Ant-Man and Thor. He was a significant contributor to many other heroes including Captain America.

In nerd culture, Stan Lee has practically ascended to godhood. By all accounts, a great person, he notably fought back against bigotry long before it was in vogue to do so:

Stan Lee speaks against bigotry.

Or, more recently:

Stan Lee's progressive and inclusive vision has led us to today, in which comics and their heroes are representative of everyone. Whether you're Muslim like Kamala Khan, LGBTQ+ like Bobby Drake, or mix-raced like Miles Morales, you can find a comicbook that represents you, and I can't help but draw much of that DNA of inclusion and representation back to Stan. Often overlooked, Stan helped create a disabled superhero in the form of Daredevil. Though Murdock's blindness is often overcome by his superhuman senses, most often Matt's strengths lie simply in his heart, and character of will.

Without Stan, I don't think that we could have ever gotten to this:

Growing up watching Spider-Man or X-Men cartoons helped shaped my worldview. I learned aspects of responsibility even in the face of personal adversity from Peter Parker. I started really internalizing the idea of inclusivity and intolerance of racial bigotry from Professor X, Jean Grey, Cyclops and Wolverine.

Today we're fortunate to live in a world that is full of one of my favorite things - superheroes and good stories. I've said many times on the show that we're lucky. Compared to my childhood, where superheroes and comics were something mostly only for nerds and outcasts, Stan helped usher in an era in which they're for everyone and I can share my passion with the large parts of the world. Like the Greek pantheon before, superheroes offer modern parable in the form of amazing feats and fantastic story. Stan Lee's contributions may live on as long.

Though entirely unoriginal, and as I'm sure you'll read in similar pieces thousands of times, there is only one way to end:

Excelsior, Stan. And thank you.

Foo Fighters at the Moda

Foo Fighters

Today the boys wax philosophic about all things Foo Fighters. Eddie recounts his recent trip to see the Foos, and Matt reminisces about his first trip to see the Foo Fighters about 20 years earlier. They run through the album catalog before really nerding out about video games and motherboards.

Computer Shit

Video Games

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Kratos be gettin' oilllllddddddd

Misc

Movies

  • Spoiler free Solo and Jurassic World reviews from Matt
  • Disney shifts gears with future Star Wars projects

Videogames

  • God of War