Episode 58: Holiday In Hershey

What’s up everyone? This is the first of three episodes that are going to be posted this evening. It may have taken me forever to get these up, but look on the bright side: now you get over 6 new hours of silliness all at once.

This time, we broadcast live from Hershey, PA, on December 14th. We go over new developments in the world, talk about how awesome Hershey is and what we’ve been doing there, and listen to The Peddlers’ amazing oldie “On a Clear Day.” Shocker, GPC had to be the one to introduce everyone to this silly song. And, as this show takes place during the last few weeks of the year, our playlist is made up entirely of songs we loved from throughout 2012.

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Playlist:

  1. Amen (Meek Mill)
  2. Till I Die (Chris Brown Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Big Sean)
  3. Rip (Childish Gambino Ft. Bun B)
  4. Ridin’ (A$AP Rocky Ft. Lana Del Rey)
  5. La Bonita (MellowHype)
  6. 24K Of Gold (Big Sean Ft. J Cole)
  7. No Sleep (Jet Life Ft. Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver, & Young Roddy)
  8. Option (Hit-Boy)
  9. Medicine Man (Fashawn Ft. Wiz Khalifa)
  10. Make My (The Roots Ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Dice Raw)

GPC’s Top Ten Movies of 2012

Sorry it’s been so long between updates recently. I’ve got two new episodes that are going up very soon in podcast form, I promise. The holidays have been quite jolly this year, and time has been short.

In any event, I now present you with my ten best films of 2012. It’s a very strong list, as 2012 was a great year for movies. Easily the best since 2007, and probably better than that, too. This fall was a veritable chest of cinematic treasure: I hope you got out to the movies and enjoyed it like I did.

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Episode 57: Leftovers!

Whats good SSR nation?!?

In this second episode of the week (that of 11/18/12), the full crew is reunited for the first time since September 9th!! What do we fill the resulting two hours with? Personal updates and, far more importantly, sampling select Thanksgiving leftovers while listening to Christmas tunes, of course! Believe us, you do NOT want to miss this episode. Also joining us this time is Pancho- thanks for your “hard work” man.

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Playlist:

  1. The Vision (Trademark da Skydiver Ft. Young Roddy)
  2. Independence Day (Smoke DZA Ft. Al-Doe & Styles P)
  3. Chum (Earl Sweatshirt)
  4. HVN4AGNGSTA (Game Ft. Master P)
  5. So Blowed (B.o.B Ft. Snoop Dogg)
  6. Good Sense (Young Roddy)
  7. Bossed Up (Trademark da Skydiver Ft. Young Roddy & Smoke DZA)
  8. Cover Me In Gold (Nachp Picasso)
  9. All In My Head (Joe Budden Ft. Royce Da 5’9″ & Kobe)
  10. Successful (Drake Ft. Trey Songz & Lil Wayne)

Episode 56: The Holidays Are Coming

It’s Thanksgiving time!

Man, this time of year just makes me happy. I hope you all enjoy tomorrow: eat well, drink well, watch the Skins/Dallas game, and make merry. Oh, and listen to this new episode while you’re at it.

As we’re only doing shows when at least 2 of the SSR crew are in town together, we’ve re-tooled the format to fit this schedule better. Instead of one Newsroom segment, we expand that to cover the entire show, with one segment each devoted to recent big headlines in tech, gaming, movies, and music. It’s basically just a way for us to talk about all the best things we would have, were we still doing weekly shows. And of course, throughout the show we weave in stories and updates concerning our own lives, as well.

Enjoy, and don’t forget to join us the Saturday following Thanksgiving (that’s 11/24/12) for another live show.

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Playlist:

  1. Medicine Man (Fashawn Ft. Wiz Khalifa)
  2. Money Gramz (Curren$y Ft. Trademark da Skydiver & Young Roddy)
  3. Diamonds (Remix) [Rihanna Ft. Kanye West]
  4. Coulda Bought a Jet (Chief Keef Ft. OJ Da Juiceman)
  5. Lines (Big Boi Ft. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram)
  6. Nobody’s Perfect (J. Cole Ft. Missy Elliot)
  7. Never Will (Trademark da Skydiver Ft. Young Roddy)
  8. Dreams Nightmare (Meek Mill)
  9. No Sleep (Curren$y Ft. Trademark da Skydiver & Young Roddy)
  10. La La La (Lil Wayne)

Mobile Gaming in the Lead

…….  Oh, sorry, I was busy playing ‘Bastion’ for the 2nd time on my iPad.

I shan’t bother you with a lengthy discussion on why I find the Wii U (and it’s launch lineup) disappointing. Rather, I’ll confine it to this single paragraph:

Nintendo seems to have made two mistakes, at least at launch, with the Wii U. First, they’ve lowered their standards- considerably. Remember ‘Mario 64,’ ‘Mario Sunshine,’ and ‘Mario Galaxy’? These are all “first Mario games” for the N64, Gamecube, and Wii, respectively. They’re all new experiences, too. ‘New Super Mario Bros. Wii U’ is a sidescrolling Mario game…. yeah, the same thing you were playing back in 1992 on the NES. Second, Nintendo has misunderstood the massive attraction of their “intro game” for their original Wii. ‘Nintendoland,’ the successor to ‘Wii Sports,’ is broken in it’s concept: ‘Sports’ was instantly & universally familiar to any audience. ‘Nintendoland’ is not. You’re not playing tennis or golf, you’re playing minigames based on Metroid, Zelda, Mario, and other Nintendo franchises. This is not the same experience as before, and won’t sell nearly as well, either.

However, the above serves as but an introduction for what I’m detailing below.

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The 5 Best Features in Windows 8

Alas, The day has come! Windows 8 is finally here! All you folks chomping at the bit can finally get your hands on a copy. I however have been rocking the final release for about a month now and have complied a list of 5 features that excel. Without wasting more time on this article lets dive in shall we? A disclaimer first: all of my testing has been done on a laptop with no touchscreen functionality. This fact makes my experience with the new operating system completely different from someone yielding a touch screen device as Windows 8 was designed with touch from the ground up.

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Ethan Hawke’s Actions Are ‘Sinister’

I love horror movies. If you’ve ever listened to the show or even simply read my Fall Movie Preview, then you’ll already know this to be the truth. Now, if you’re a horror fan, there are certain assumptions you have to live with. Namely, the general absence of intelligence found in most protagonists of the genre. Great horror films will avoid this (at least to a larger degree than others), but for the most part, characters in these movies are pretty damn stupid. They move into the house that everyone tells them is haunted. They don’t vacate the premises after repeated noises and manifestations that could only be called hauntings. They even have the nerve to go into “that room” when the entire audience is yelling at them not to.

Yet, these well-trodden genre tropes fall well short of what Sinister‘s protagonist, Ethan Hawke’s Ellison Oswalt, is willing to put himself -and more disturbingly, his family- through. Oh sure, you’ll still see Ellison make all three of those previously listed mistakes, but that is only the beginning here.

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Felix Update

And by the way: fuck you Andy.

He’ll understand why I said that, just believe me.

Anyway, a couple months ago I wrote about a guy named Felix Baumgartner, a now-famous Australian daredevil who today broke the record for world’s highest skydive after he jumped from a helium balloon 128,000 feet above Roswell, New Mexico. Felix experienced more than 4 minutes of free fall before he pulled his parachute, after which he landed safely and softly on his feet in the middle of the desert.

Rather than write an entire new article about him and his jump, just read my old post instead. The only thing that’s changed from when I wrote it then is the date on which all this stuff actually happened. You can find it here.

But the really cool part about this, at least for us, is that it was sponsored by Red Bull- and you can be damn sure they didn’t do it for the love of science. Which means the entire process was recorded for posterity and our viewing pleasure. Check out the historic jump right here:

Episode 55: Fall Into Beer

I love Fall, don’t you? It’s beautiful outside, the leaves are changing color, the NFL is in full swing, Halloween and Thanksgiving are getting closer and closer- and it’s one of the best times of the year to drink beer. In this week’s episode, we do just that.

This week, GPC and Brazy have the pleasure of being joined by show regulars Armani Exchange and the Canuck, who come along with us on our beer voyage. Things get underway with the Newsroom, where GPC reveals the news you’ve all been waiting years to hear: Hollywood is making a Mr. Ed movie!! (I still can’t believe that…) Next, we get down to the awesome business of sampling & rating 6 different Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beers, perfect for Fall-time consumption. Lastly, we revisit old topics such as Brazy’s willingness to engage in, ahem, questionable activities for dirt cheap.

Note: We apologize for the less-than-stellar audio quality this week. We’re still learning how to live without our producer/sound engineer DJE controlling the board. These issues won’t linger, guaranteed.

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Playlist:

  1. Remember You (Wiz Khalifa Ft. The Weeknd)
  2. Two Weeks Notice (Sha Stimuli)
  3. Picture Perfect (Juvenile Ft. Birdman & Lil Wayne)
  4. My Way (DJ Drama Ft. Common, Lloyd, & Kendrick Lamar)
  5. Get Free ColeWorld (J. Cole Ft. Major Lazer)
  6. Blue Whale (Frank Ocean)
  7. Weekend (Smith Westerns)
  8. Talamak (Toro y Moi)
  9. Lap of Luxiry (Antwon)
  10. Wamp Wamp (Clipse)