Originally published Dec. 8, 2011
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On this episode: Don Burtless of Buffalo Eats joins Phil & Kevin to talk about food. More specifically, food blogging, writing food reviews in a small town, finding your critical voice apart from the larger publications and experts, portion sizes, whether to include a numeric “rating” or not, and Phil’s problem with macarons/macaroons.
Association of Food Journalists - Code of Ethics [Source of the “Visit once or twice” discussion]
On this episode: Phil & Kevin talk holiday movies, and whether we’ll ever get another movie year like 1999, or even 1939. Then they literally talk turkey, and holiday food in general, and deliver their Best Things on the Internet This Week. Happy Thanksgiving!
Jack (1996 film) [Rotten Tomatoes]
Rampart (arcade/NES game) [Wikipedia]
Snow Day [Wikipedia]
Brad Bird Interview [MoviesOnline.ca]
“Iron Man’s Suit: Can We Build It?” [Chicago Tribune]
Mr. Freeze’s Puns [YouTube]
Lobster Mac and Four Cheeses [Washington Post]
Phil: Siskel & Ebert.org [Collection of videos of the classic syndicated film review show. Rest in peace, Gene Siskel.]
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Originally published Nov. 10, 2011
On this episode: Phil & Kevin trade stories about the worst comments they’ve ever received—on articles about 80’s boy bands and kitchen organizing, of course—and how the first generation to know all the facts about professional sports and mental health has quite a few serious decisions to make. Also: Danzig.
New Kids Nostalgia Misguided [Phil at the Niagara Gazette] (Trying to locate the New Kids on the Block forum posts regarding that column, but having trouble)
The Geek’s Guide to Rebooting Your Kitchen [Kevin at Lifehacker, featuring Cork]
Web site policy eliminating anonymous comments takes effect [The Buffalo News]
“How do I sign up for a MetaFilter account?” [MetaFilter]
Gilchrist had severe damage to brain [Buffalo News]
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy [Wikipedia]
But Here’s the Catch … [ESPN Page 2]
Phil: thirteen movie poster trends that are here to stay and what they say about their movies [Oh No They Didn’t]
Kevin: LastPass: Introducing Support for Google Authenticator [LastPass (password manager)]
Originally posted Nov. 4, 2011.
On this episode: Netflix/Hulu/Amazon video and how it fits into our homes, why (most) sports refuse to enter the web/app age, defending the captains of the streaming video industry, and (dun dun DUN) the inescapable, under-reported awful/awkwardness (awkfulness?) of middle school.
TV That Fits Your Life and Doesn’t Make You Dumb [KP at Fast Company]
Gray’s Anatomy - The Most Stupid Show on TV? [Re: icicle]
If you ONLY have cable internet can you still get tv channels? [HighDef Forum]
Major League Baseball blackout policy [Wikipedia]
The Talk Show - “They Had to Burn the Sheets” [Re: Sports leagues and apps]
Phil: BBC - Where do you fit into 7 billion? (Population history/visualization tool)
Kevin: Richard Stallman’s Rider (The speaking/touring requirements of a software zealot)
Note: Our old episodes are hard to find now, after a lot of changes to Tumblr, Feedburner, our former network, and Yahoo Pipes (seriously!). Through the magic of the Internet Archive, however, we can start re-publishing these now, so they exist somewhere. Apologies for occasionally rough audio; we learned a lot since then.
Originally posted Oct. 28, 2011
Phil & Kevin introduce themselves, then discuss the insane performance art of actually buying a whole album on CD, why Turntable.fm was amazing for two weeks, and whether video game reviews can actually be trusted once you’re over a certain age.
How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online? (via @popo)
Tweet by Steve Greenberg, head of S-Curve Records (Diane Burch, Nikki Jean, and, um, Duran Duran): “Just received a check for 5 cents for on-line streaming of our music.”
Phil: Men in Blazers (Premier League Soccer podcast):
Kevin: Storify (social media archiving/storytelling tool)