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21 February 2013 @ 04:42 pm

Flopcast 041: My Fair Grady

Kornflake has two different National Whatever Days for us this week — and Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is the less ridiculous one; Kevin introduces a very exciting new segment called "The Pudding Pages," for which we're going to need a 217-sided die; and our latest Top 4 ½ List is particularly goofy, even by Flopcast standards: we're listing Wilsons. Characters, songs, Cajun chefs, chinchillas — anything named Wilson just might make the list. Okay, maybe not chinchillas. But trust us — a chinchilla is involved.

14 February 2013 @ 07:15 pm

Flopcast 040: Pound On My Darbuka

Kevin and Kornflake celebrate Darwin Day with a piping hot bowl of Primordial Soup; as MarsCon preparations continue, we learn why you don't want to sit next to Kornflake on a plane; and because we're still dangerously obsessed with goofy old sitcoms, we present a Top 4 ½ List of our favorite wacky neighbors. Come on, you haven't had this much fun since 1978, when your brother took you to a Lenny and the Squigtones concert.

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06 February 2013 @ 08:26 pm

Flopcast 039: We Need to Complain More

Kornflake presents a ridiculous new segment called "National Whatever Day"; we confirm that there WILL be Water Aerobics in the Martian Gravity Pit at MarsCon this year; Kevin stays out way too late thanks to Adam Carolla and Niki Luparelli; we have an Amoeba Lederhosen Challenge update; a new book about the band Heart leads to a discussion of 70s music versus 80s music, as well as our thoughts on this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees (too much Randy Newman, not enough Martika); and we end with a "Chickens in the News" story from Atlanta, where 26,000 pounds of chicken wings are on the loose and ready to party.

31 January 2013 @ 03:50 pm

Flopcast 038: Arisia 2013 - Death Drinks Iced Coffee

Kevin and Kornflake report live from Arisia, a big crazy science fiction convention held in Boston each January. Some highlights: Kevin interviews comedy/nerdcore artist Devo Spice (mostly about old Atari games); a live performance of The Nightmare Before Christmas features a giant chicken; we revive "Make Carl Angry," a beloved segment from Kornflake's old radio show; "Footloose in Space" will be the greatest movie ever; we encounter a Harley Quinn belly dancer, a Dr. Horrible tattoo, and a guy in a crab suit; and the ladies of Wicked Geeky explain what a "bodice-gasm" is. Yikes, what a fun show — even if Boston in January is so cold that you wish you'd brought along a dead tauntaun.

23 January 2013 @ 04:18 pm

Flopcast 037: In a Row?

For episode 37, we just had to talk about Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and all the movies of Kevin Smith. Come on, you know why. Also: Kevin cannot escape from Jennifer Grey's dog, Kornflake is frantically listening to every funny song released last year, Ms. Pac-Man and The Hobbit are a dangerous combination, and everyone on the Internet alerts us about this week's "Chickens in the News." (Note: By "everyone," we mean three people. We round up.)

16 January 2013 @ 09:01 pm

Flopcast 036: Growling Dalek

Kornflake is named as a juror in this year's Logan Awards for excellence in comedy music (so if the big winner is a kazoo-playing lobster, you know what happened); Kevin recommends a Queen cover band, and even admits to buying Queen albums on 8-track; we wander all the way to Connecticut to check out "The Clowns," a new rock opera, because why not; and, as requested by no one, we count down our Top 4 ½ favorite angry things. If this episode were any angrier, it would live in a van down by the river.

10 January 2013 @ 05:23 pm

Flopcast 035: Challenge Accepted

Kevin and Kornflake have been issued a bizarre challenge by the Pod of Destiny, and without giving it nearly enough thought, we accept. Also: We vow to keep the "o" in "Amoeba"; our latest "Chickens in the News" segment features weird Chinese potato chips; our latest "What's in the Bag?" segment features perhaps the most wonderful Flopcast item ever; we prepare for some upcoming geeky conventions; and we reveal our New Year's resolutions, all of which directly impact the future of the Flopcast. Stick with us for 2013, kids — it'll be silly and awesome. Mostly silly.

04 January 2013 @ 05:20 pm

Flopcast 034: That Beard of Bees of Yours

Armed with their new Christmas gifts (a Big Bang Theory shirt and an inflatable beard of bees), Kevin and Kornflake are ready to make bold fashion statements in the new year. Also discussed: Archie McPhee, V66, the Boston Band Crush Holiday Spectacular (with Freezepop, of course), the very disappointing Mayan apocalypse, and the best way to spend New Year's Eve. (That would be staying home and doing nothing. Try it!) The show ends with another electrifying round of "What's in the Bag?", and that's it for Flopcast 2012. Next year we'll try to lighten things up and stop taking ourselves so seriously.

01 January 2013 @ 08:56 pm
My resolution is to be sillier.

A few of this year's Christmas cookies. As a sequel to last year's Justice League cookies, here's Aquaman and family:

During our annual viewing of Year Without A Santa Claus, Felicity noticed an eerie similarity between elves Jingle and Jangle, and the guys from Air Supply. So we put this together...

More holiday superhero fun, with our Blue Devil dolls:

And here is our latest batch of Joe Chickenhead's Angry Glögg:

Sorry about this latest super-long gap between blog posts. Again, it's mainly because we're so busy with the Flopcast. But I'll try to at least make more regular posts about the show here. In fact, in case you missed any of our recent holiday-themed episodes, here are some links:

Flopcast Episode 030: Have a Holly Jolly Chicken
Our Chickentown studio halls have been decked, and there is now a festive Flying Spaghetti Monster creepily staring down from the top of our tree; Kornflake rescues a dog named after one of the kids from Fame; Kevin reports on his road trip to Buffalo, in which he encountered Monkees, squouses, and even a Skepchick; we mourn the death of Hostess, but at least it's an excuse to share more weird junior high stories; and we wrap up with a heartwarming holiday edition of "Chickens in the News". This show is really the audio equivalent of figgy pudding, in more ways than we'd care to explain.

Flopcast Episode 031: The Island of Misfit Cartoons
As you may suspect, we're dangerously obsessed with the classic animated holiday specials produced by Rankin/Bass. Starting with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1964, Rankin/Bass cranked out one amazing cartoon after another right through the mid-80s. This week the Mayor of Chickentown joins Kevin and Kornflake for a very festive Top 4 ½ List of our favorite Rankin/Bass holiday shows. We discuss Rudolph and Frosty, Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Heat Miser and Snow Miser, Yukon Cornelius and Hermey, and all their weird little pals. Hey, are these wholesome heartwarming shows for the whole family? Or, if you spend a few decades over-analyzing them (as perhaps we have) do any dark and disturbing themes emerge? Happily, the answer to both questions is an enthusiastic yes, and we all win.

Flopcast Episode 032: Murray Christmas
Kornflake keeps getting touched by strangers, only some of whom look exactly like Dave Grohl; our holiday party stories involve giving bad directions to our dates and lying to magicians; Kevin recommends Christmas music from Air Supply (not chicken-themed) and Steve Foster (very, very chicken-themed); Steven Wright is a national treasure; Grant's Advent Calendar is back in business; and our friend Rich has a brilliant idea for a holiday special called, yes, "Murray Christmas."

Flopcast Episode 033: A Very Yip-Yip Christmas
A couple of weeks back, the Mayor of Chickentown joined Kevin and Kornflake to count down the Top 4 ½ Christmas specials produced by Rankin/Bass. This week the Mayor returns, and we're counting down the Top 4 ½ Christmas specials NOT produced by Rankin/Bass! The usual suspects are here — including the Grinch, Charlie Brown, and miscellaneous Muppets — but we cover quite a few lesser known shows too. (Does anyone besides Kevin remember "A Cosmic Christmas"?) We're also joined once again by a weird annoying singing bird, because why not. And through it all, we enjoy big hot mugs of Joe Chickenhead's Angry Glögg — a beverage guaranteed to keep you nice and crazy through the whole stupid holiday season.