So! I finally took my first step into the wild and wonderful world of podcasting!

For a couple of weeks now, I’ve been contributing some of my reviews and “MTESS” columns to Under…Scoop…Fire.com, a site which caters to the nostalgia of the 1980s. Aside from my movie stuff, they have some comic book columns, a resident 80’s music columnist, caption contests…  It’s a fun site, and I’ve talked quite a bit with the people over there, they’re all very cool.

As part of their site, they’ve been doing podcasts, and asked me to start a movie related one with their friend Chris Tanski, who’s also a bigtime movie fan. The first one is up now, here.

There’s a lot of “Getting to know you” / “How did you become a big movie nerd?” / “What kind of movies do you like” stuff going on, but eventually we get around to talking about “Real Steel”. I think it all came out pretty well, and hope everyone who’s interested will find it as enjoyable to listen to as it was to record.

I’m looking forward to doing more of them, and hope we can put them up on a regular basis!

As always, feel free to leave compliments, complaints, and criticisms in the comments. I promise I will try not to interrupt Chris so much next time, LOL.


17 thoughts on “PODCAST!!

  1. Well, that certainly helped pass the time at my quiet job. Provided me with some quality background noise. Off the top of my head…don’t sweat the Title….I think you should keep it Tank & Fogs….it has a ring to it. I like the banter, personally I think it’s better than any kind of format you could come up with. Love the idea of the 80’s draft! Laughed at the reference to your Blog regarding Bridget Jones (I remember that entry…) Don’t worry Dan, we girls will get you to watching a few chick flicks some day…get you up to speed. 😉 Like the commentary on Reel Steel, don’t have any desire to see it, but enjoyed listening to you talk about it. Oh well boys, over all, an excellent job……speaking of jobs, I better get busy doing mine!!

  2. Fun stuff. Notes:

    – Flickchart is killing me.
    – I had to IMDB Anthony Michael Hall on Community. I totally missed that he was that guy.
    – Sounds like you had fun making it.
    – If this statement makes sense or not… but having now heard Jay and Fogs… you can hear the friendship…. Your accents are similar or something? I don’t know what the fuck I’m trying to say.

      • The choices. I had to choose between Fight Club and Seven. Pulp Fiction and Memento. Home Alone 2 and The Breakfast Club…

        Okay… maybe they’re not *all* killing me.

      • Ah. I see. So it sounds like you’re just discovering the joys. Cool. Enjoy it, it’s definitely very fun, I got carried away with it for awhile… Eventually u reach a point though where it loses steam because you’ve made all those tough calls.

        The good thing is, by the time you’re done, you have a workable ranking of your favorite movies. So you too can say film snobby things like, “That’s in my top 100.” lol!!

      • Jay, I laughed like an idiot when I read that. I certainly dont want to compare myself to Brad Pitt, but… if we WERE Tyler Durden, those WOULD be the halves… LOL. That slayed me!!

  3. Nice job gentlemen. I think we have made some progress in finding out why you guys are crazy about movies. Now all we need is a virtual couch and 100 more sessions. Haha

  4. Awesome first effort! Will be interesting to watch the evolution of your format.

    Some feedback:

    -You really have to broaden your horizons a bit man! Some of the best recent movies can be considered “arthouse / indie” films or “chickflicks” (I think thats a really dumb an pointless term). If I had to reccomend one from either category, watch both Une Prophet and Garden State.

    -There was actually a lot of practical effects used in the film. They made a full-size model of every major robot in the film, and used them when they wern’t doing anything overly physical (like just standing there for instance).

    -I dont know what a “peanut butter in my chocolate situation” is, but it sounds awesome.

    • From the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups wikipedia page:

      “In the 1970s and 1980s, a series of commercials were run for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups featuring situations in which two people, one eating peanut butter and one eating chocolate, collided. One person would exclaim, “You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!” and the other would exclaim, “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!”.[6] They would then sample the mixture and remark on the great taste, tying in with the slogan “Two great tastes that taste great together.”

      • Oh man, that sounds like an amazing commercial. I mean I want to go out and buy a peanut butter cup now after just reading the description of the commerical, I can’t imagine what actually watching it was like.

        Also, if you ever like, you know, need a guest or something for the show. I could reccomend one or two pretty well suited people (maybe just one) :P.

      • See… this is why I hate the internet. Now I feel old again.

        Fortunately, that Facebook commenting on underscoopfire reminds me that I’m not as old as Fogs. Heh heh.

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