Saturday, May 28, 2011

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 111 - 05-28-11 - Feeling Manitoba

It was a Manitoba heavy day on Vertically Striped Radio, because we tend to cover the topics everyone else covers and Manitoba is HOT right now. *Disclaimer...Manitoba is never hot. Face and Craig discussed the Thrashers impending move to Winnepeg to hopefully become the new era Jets. (Moose would also be acceptable). 

The Whale jumped in and told us a bit about his encounter with nature, and Craig read the transcript of his voice mail which proves that computers are bad at transcribing...although we learned that the Whale should be renamed "Noel" so it wasn't a total loss.

Elevation even chimed in as we started "Something to Think About" and we went off on how no one on earth understands the balk rule and then had a lenghty conversation about public restrooms...cause that's how we do.

Craig finished up with a Magnificent Seven list of the Top 7 Scents, then he ended the show with a music recommendation from the band The Wilderness of Manitoba, the song "Summer Fires." (See, I told you there was a Manitoba theme!)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 110 - 05-21-11 - It's the End of the World as we Know it!

It's the end of the world as we know it, but Craig feels fine. Since Craig had plans for this Saturday, he put together an end of the world podcast, seeing as how May 21st is scheduled to be the end of the world per some sincere but misguided folks who have combined math and Biblical studies. 

Craig celebrates the last day on Earth with a End Times themed podcast. There are classic internet predictions of the end of the world, a karaoke jam, the long promised Stupid Lawsuit roundup, and a healthy dose of Craig rambling. Even the music recommendation had an eschatological feel, with Craig recommending "Final Day" by Tokio Hotel. VSR will be back next week for a regular show...assuming the world is still standing next week, that is.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 109 - 05-14-11 - The Radio Shack Battery Club

The VSR gang was still taking in the Ed's retirement, whilst wondering exactly how one retires from doing nothing. Face, Craig and The Whale chatted up the various possibilities of the inevitable Ed return, talked a bit about a possible NHL 94 tourney, and spent far too long talking about Radio Shack. Craig then took a quick moment to defend the letter you can tell, we tackle the real issues of the day on VSR.

The second half of the show was dedicated to the He-Man Movie Watcher's Club and our discussion of the movie "The Damned United". The Vertically Striped Music Recommendation was the song "Robots" by Dan Mangan.  

Monday, May 9, 2011

When is it perhaps okay to spend 37 bucks on a 2 Gig Flash Drive?

So ordinarily, I would never condone spending nearly 2 Andrew Jacksons to get a 2 Gig Flash Drive. That's just silliness when the average 2GB Flash Drive is going to run you five or six bucks. There are exceptions, however. In fact, it is taking all of my willpower to NOT spend the aforementioned 37 dollars on this...

Yeah, sometimes just being Voltron can increase an item's normal worth exponentially. Five or six bucks max quickly turns into contemplating over forty bucks with tax and shipping.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 108 - 05-07-11 - Tubas and Horse Racing

The VSR crew celebrated International Tuba Day in style with the world's first ever (probably) Tuba Game Show. Craig and the Whale discussed the Kentucky Derby, made their picks (Which Craig adjusted so as not to be on the same side as the Village People), and then they did their best to announce the race live. Yup, that's right, if you listen to the podcast you'll hear amateur horse race play by play at it's best.

After the race, Face, Craig and The Whale talked their way through a "Would you rather?" segment, and then we briefly touched on Superman renouncing his American citizenship...which morphed into a discussion of Osama bin Laden. Ed dialed in just as the show was wrapping up, so we took about three minutes to hear his compliants about the horse race which clearly didn't go his way. 

The show wrapped up with the music recommendation from Colin Hay which was the song, "Waiting for my real life to begin."