In Hunter S. Thompson’s book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream attorney Dr. Gonzo lists out all the clothing, illegal drugs, and weapons his client, Raoul Duke (the book’s protagonist), needs for his trip to Las Vegas where he’ll be covering the Mint 400 desert motocross race. Duke replies, “Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.”
This quote popped in my head when I saw The Shitty Movie Sundays Watchability Index my friend Bryan put together after watching and reviewing shitty movies for over 10 years. His first shitty movie review was Doom back in June of 2008.
If you don’t have a penchant for shitty movies, or are overwhelmed by the idea of sifting through thousands of shitty movies in order to find the “good” shitty amidst the unwatchable shitty, head on over to Missile Test. Like any list, it’s subjective, and full of the action, sci-fi, and horror genres.
Weekly Exhaust Ep. 59 – 150 Seasons of Futility
Mike and Bryan talk about The Six Million Dollar Man (aka the Bionic Man), 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Cavs, and Ohio sports sadness.
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Weekly Exhaust Ep. 55 – Oval Office Thunderdome
This week Mike and Bryan talk politics. What?! They had to. The elephant in the room was too big. Next episode they’ll be back to their regular scheduled bitching about other topics.
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Weekly Exhaust Ep. 52 – I’m Glad You Got That Squirrel Off Your Face
This week Mike and Bryan talk about the crap-tastic new Ghostbusters trailer, Donald Drumpf, and some other stuff.
“Well done, sirs.”
Over at Missile Test, Bryan Larrick on last week’s Republican presidential debate:
But the worst moments of the debate came at the end, when each of the candidates not named Trump was asked if they would support Trump were he to win the nomination. All said yes.
And this on a day when the 2012 nominee, Mitt Romney, came out of the shadows and gave a blistering speech on why Trump should be stopped. It was a rallying cry, and was supposed to pave the way for the public figures in the GOP to denounce Trump. Yet mere hours later, when the three non-Trump candidates were given an opportunity to stand with their party’s leadership, they all, to a man, decided to protect their own asses. Well done, sirs.
This whole presidential election, on both sides, has really been depressing.
Weekly Exhaust Ep. 49 – Popped Collars & Chardonnay Housewives
This week Mike and Bryan talk about the Superbowl, Star Wars product marketing, the Phoenix Open, golfing in Napa, De La Soul’s Kickstarter album, and the movie The Martian.
For the seventh year in a row, my friend, editor, and DE contributor Bryan is doing his October Horrorshow, publishing one horror movie review each day, for the entire month.
Here’s the full archive.
You officially have no excuse for scary movie options.
Update: I should give a few recommendations. For a newer movie, I suggest It Follows and for an oldie, I suggest Hellraiser.
Weekly Exhaust Ep. 39 – A Tale of Two Kluges
This week (actually 3 weeks ago) Michael and Bryan discuss gay rights, bulls%#t American exceptionalism, space exploration, enrichment through the arts, and the book The Martian by Andy Weir.
Weekly Exhaust Ep. 38 – Does Your 5-Year-Old Know How To Upload to a Git Repo?
This week Michael and Bryan discuss the summer, hearing loss, brown noise, ten years of podcasting in iTunes, Cavs-vs-Warriors, stadiums & cities, OS X El Capitan, edits on DailyExhaust.com, martinis & breasts, the Confederate Flag, and the power of symbols.
Podcasting Turns 10
Apple introduced podcasting to iTunes 10 years ago this month.
Prior to that, when someone wanted to cast a pod, they didn’t know how to.
My friend Byran and I have been casting pods for a little over a year on a semi-regular basis on Weekly Exhaust. Sometimes talking continuously for an hour isn’t as easy as it seems but I think we’ve gotten a lot better at it. It’s actually kind of fun.
After we finish our Skype call, I take the audio files into Garageband and edit them. For a while I was starting each episode with the sound of the exhaust from a classic car, now it can be anything: an old FM radio clip from the 60s or a piece of dialog from a movie we talk about on that episode.
In way, it brings me back high school, when I used to make mix tapes for myself or a girlfriend. I didn’t just slap songs back to back and call it a day. No, I had figured out how to hook up my VCR into my stereo so I could put snippets of movie dialog between each song (listen to the soundtrack to Pulp Fiction to get an idea of what I’m talking about).
Weekly Exhaust is also the only podcast I know that updates it’s cover art every episode (not that I’ve listened to every single podcast).
Cheers to podcasting.
“Get Me a Creed CD”
This week Michael and Bryan discuss Bryan’s new book, The Blasted Lands, Bryan’s bet on the Republican dark horse presidential nominee, and Mike’s Creed Tweet to Kevin Rose.
Weekly Exhaust Ep. 35 – You Can’t Cast Pods When You’re Afflicted
This week Michael and Bryan discuss the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, the Spa-Francorchamps, Mike’s Siri Timer gripe, Apple Watch drop tests, Bryan’s mid-life crisis, and the dismantling of cable television.
Weekly Exhaust Ep. 34 – I Don’t Mind Window Clutter
This week Michael and Bryan discuss drag-and-drop in OS X, Apple Watch, controlling notification settings, the cost of keeping updated with tech, iOS performance on older devices, archiving old Flash websites and old video games, the new Daredevil series and Bryan’s second book, The Blasted Lands.
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