Saturday, June 4, 2011


As you might have already guessed, extenuating factors are once again not on our side here at The O.U.P. (and Cinemantics, for that matter) and we're taking a bit of a break. The economy is a bitch. Geography isn't much better. For right now, please keep listening to the archives and TELLING YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT US and hopefully we'll be back in your earholes sooner rather than later. Until then, enjoy the above photo of TV's Tom Haverford with our compliments. Thanks, everyone.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Episode 75 - Anywhozel

While the economy and around 200 miles keep Nick and I apart, special guest Tucker Pannell (co-creator of Dot Swoof's "Fanatic Gumbo") joins me for a nostalgic journey to the day the music (or theoretical music) died, a pork-centric realization about one of today's most overrated fictional creatures, and hey!--Did you hear about the sexy pirate movie?--It was rated going to listen to this? ...You'd better.

NOTE: Stay tuned after the episode for a special message from yours truly!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Episode 74 - Offer to Take My Tie

One week after its remake took the #2 spot at the box office, Nick and I look back at a film that I've loved for many years, the original 1981 Dudley Moore classic "Arthur". Inevitably, a great deal of our chat consists of preemptive comparisons of the original and new casts, some love for the great Mr. Burt Bacharach, and somehow, the roles of Bob Hoskins. So, listen and enjoy, kids!--It's the most fun money can't buy!

P.S. The remake was great. Ignore the haters. See it and be delighted.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Episode 73 - Black Gold. Texas Tea.

History is made as Nick joins me in my hometown for the first time EVER! The ensuing conversation includes his gut reaction to "the Antichrist of restaurants", an afternoon with Buddy Ebsen, and a tragic/horrific stroll through a once-great dying mall. Plus, some routine self-doubt is vanquished by the return of the legendary Mr. Rip Torn! Y'all come listen now, ya hear?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Episode 72 - St. Crock of Shit

In the inaugural edition of the ALL-NEW O.U.P. sub-series "The Best TV _____ of ALL-TIME!", we fill that blank with "series" in our discussion of the cult hit British horror spoof "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace". Thrill as we look at the history of the series, its place as a veritable nexus of the current British comedy universe, and the utter hilarious ridiculousness that make it one of our favorites. After all...we ARE buddies, aren't we, listener?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Episode 71 - The 2011 Oscarsode

You know(!)'s that time again, kids. Join Nick and myself as we assess the damage and relive the insanity that was the 83rd Annual Academy Awards! We've got winners! We've got losers! We've got senile Hollywood legends making us thoroughly uncomfortable!--It was a night we shan't soon forget. Plus, treatises in defense of two of the year's biggest Oscar nominees and some classic '80s sitcom themes! Don't miss it!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Episode 70 - Difficult B

For our first "Best Movie of ALL-TIME!" of 2011, Nick and I discuss my favorite film of 2010: "Easy A". Contrary to what devotees may believe, it's more than just the allure of my beloved Emma Stone that has earned it such a strong place in my heart. There's also the film's dynamite cast, witty screenplay, and abiding love for all things 1980s. Nick only agrees with some of those things. Find out which ones--LISTEN, YOU!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Episode 69 - The Culture of Poultry

After a much, MUCH-needed hiatus, Nick and I return with an old-fashioned conversational; strawberry cigars and all. Amidst the puffs of smoke, we briefly discuss the cause of our hiatus, an alcohol-based betrayal from a former "Sopranos" star, the perils of social networking, and the future of our online family. Welcome us back and tell your friends!