Monday, July 26, 2010

Sorry, I lied... again.

So I've been busy. Again. Friday we had a storm, Saturday was Monica's graduation party, and yesterday I just didn't get around to doing this.

Excuses, excuses.

To make a long story short, the next episode won't be until this Saturday (I HOPE).


Friday, July 23, 2010

Video... Friday?

Yes, I forgot about doing a post yesterday. But can you blame me? I had my final in Consumer Education yesterday, even though the last day of school, officially, was today. Anyway, Monica will be talking all about Doctor Who tomorrow at noon (Pacific Daylight Time), and here is the link to the latest episode.

I swear, I've gotta keep up with that stuff better!

And now, on to a video! This is a hilarious one that parodies the Wii, which was the first console Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People was released on:

And that's all, folks!


Friday, July 16, 2010

And another thing!

This is even worse than the original!

A message from Uncle Swanson

We want YOU to send us e-mails!

Um, yes, that was a very bad joke, but it had to be made. Honestly.

I mean, our e-mail is like a graveyard! All we have is spam e-mail to laugh or boo at. So please, do us a favor and shoot us an e-mail or post a comment on our blog. Don't worry about it not getting read; since we--AHEM--hardly ever receive any e-mails, we will read any we get (unless we--AHEM--actually get a lot).

And yes, this means YOU! Everyone reading this post must follow these steps:

1)Listen to an episode of the show (skip if already done).
2)Post a comment and/or send an e-mail, preferably both.
3)Tell your friends and family about the show (if you like it).

If you like the show, and you want us to keep making episodes, this is the only way to keep it running.

Oh, and "You guys suck" is not valid; "I think you need to edit better" is because it's specific.

On the flip side, "It's a good show" is not valid; "I like how you guys make random jokes once in a while" is because it's specific.

And obviously, "First", "Second", "Third", etc. are not comments, and therefore not valid. In other words, only comment about what you like or dislike about the show, and be specific.

Also, tomorrow at noon is when the next episode (#6) will go live (that is central time, by the way).

See ya then!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Video Thursday

And I'm back, with a new video for you! Also related to commercials, this is a YouTube Poop (the only one that Monica even tolerates, in fact) that parodies the infomercial for the Magic Bullet, complete with jokes... about s***.

...And there go all of the people who enjoyed Video Thursday.

Oh yes, Monica and I will be recording the next episode of the show tomorrow. I will be talking all about Homestar Runner! But that's going to be on Saturday (at noon this time, I swear). Until then, have another bad commercial:

That is another commercial we talked about on the commercials show. You know, I just can't find the commercial for 1-800-buy-a-car!

But oh well. See you tomorrow, where I shall give you a preview of Saturday's show.

Oh, and Episode 5 is here. Monica? Why didn't you blog that?


Friday, July 9, 2010


This video's audio has just been recorded into our podcast. This is only a preview of what we've done on this week's show...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Video Thursday

Yes, I'm still doing stuff, too.

Okay, so I've taken over Video Thursday, and I've decided that during each podcast week (from the Saturday the show goes live until the Friday we record the next one), my posts on Thursday and Friday will be related to the topic of our previous show. So, here's a video from the game show I was talking about called "Balderdash":

This is only the bonus round, although at least one episode does exist on YouTube (it's in the related videos section, which will pop up under the video once it's done playing, or on the side if you click on the title).

And also, the show I was talking about with the rings that say "Help Me" on the inside is called Studio 7. I saw one episode of it, a long time ago. No episodes exist on YouTube, but according to Wikipedia, there was going to be a second season, but... well, just click here and find out for yourself!

Tomorrow, I'll talk about something else related to game shows, as well as give you a preview of our next show! Stay tuned!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

TMI Chicago #4: The Game Shows Show

This week, Johnny and I (along with my boyfriend Jason) discuss game shows--good ones, bad ones, and forgotten ones. Here is the latest episode.

And, for your viewing pleasure, this is the parody of "The Weakest Link" that I mentioned in this week's episode:

We'll have more game show videos later in the week (hopefully).

Have comments about the show? Want to suggest a future episode? Want to discuss some of your favorite game shows? Send us an email! You can contact us at

Tune in next week as we discuss commercials!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Movie review: Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 is probably the most highly anticipated Pixar movie EVER. They have a well-earned reputation for consistent excellence in animation and storytelling (and they don't sacrifice one for the other). From the trailers, it looked to be a heartwarming and hilarious final installment to one of my all-time favorite movie series.

Could they possibly live up to such high expectations? Yes, and more. This movie was flat-out fantastic. The opening scene is one of Andy's more elaborate fantasies, and for the first time we are able to see the way it looks in Andy's imagination (which would have been impossible, animation-wise, even for TS2). It looked amazing, and both that scene and the rest of the movie were full of throwbacks to the first two.

There was a lot going on in terms of plot, but it never felt overwhelming (Spider-Man 3, I'm looking at you). They introduced a lot of new characters, which meant that they were unable to do much character development for any of them, but they seemed to have real personalities right from the beginning. That right there is a mark of good writing: if it feels like you know a character that has just been introduced. The story moved along at a good pace, with all of the twists and turns I have come to expect (including expecting to be surprised). How is it that I can be so nervous about the ending of a G-rated movie? I know that everything has to come out all right. There is no way they could possibly get away with anything less. And yet, I was genuinely worried.

The end of the movie was just perfect. I will not say anything more. I could kind of see it coming, and I did not mind at all.

To top it all off, this was probably the overall funniest Pixar movie in the past few years. Don't get me wrong, they all have their moments, but I haven't laughed so hard at a movie in a long time. Four little words: Buzz Lightyear En Espanol. And the kids in the daycare center! I think I recognized a few of them...

One final note: the toys attempting to break out of the daycare was fabulous. They could give the Leverage crew a run for their money. Except for the part where...well, I won't spoil it.

Go see Toy Story 3! Now!
5/5 stars (obviously)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Alas, due to technical difficulties, TMI Chicago's "Game Shows Show" is running late. It has been recorded and edited, but we are having difficulties with the uploading process. Stay tuned; it's a great show and we have a very special guest!

In the meantime, here are a few patriotic videos for your viewing pleasure.

First of all, here is an amazing video that I found this morning on the Epbot blog.

Fantastic song; I shall have to go and download it now.

Next up, we have a classic bit of patriotism. This is, without a doubt, the only reason I can recite the Preamble.

Schoolhouse Rock for the win! I can learn just about anything when it is set to music. Which leads me to my final video. I am still trying to memorize this one, from my all-time favorite cartoon show, Animaniacs.

You would think, after learning to sing "Nations of the World," that 40 presidents would be easy (this is, admittedly, outdated by 2 presidents now). But I must put in more practice.