Saturday, February 25, 2012

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 152 - 02-25-12 - Villainous

Craig fought through the Flu to bring you Episode 152. It also appeared that Siri from his iPhone was taking over the program for a moment, but mostly we just wanted to confuse Face.

Face and Craig went head to head in dueling Magnificent Seven lists where we counted down our Top 7 Movie Villains. The guys had only one villain in common, and it was most unexpected that he'd make even one list not to mention BOTH.

After the list, The Ed called in and stretched his 15 minutes into about 40. The highlight of which was his plans for working up his own plan to sterilize men for up to 5 years at a time. Lets just say it involves Super Glue, a Cap, Tin Foil, and sneaking his products onto a Wal-Mart shelf without permission...What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

Craig eventually broke down the movie that SHOULD win the Oscar for Best Picture (The Help) along with the movie that WILL win Best Picture (The Artist). He also broke down six of the other seven nominees as he's been on a bit of a Best Picture nominee watching spree.

The Vertically Striped Music Recommendation came from one of Craig's favorite groups, The Barenaked Ladies with "Maybe You're Right".

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 151 - 02-18-12 - The Beatles are from New York

Craig cut the show by half to see if less was in fact more. The results were inconclusive, but he and Face did get in some good conversation about how sports would be better if the athletes sounded more like wrestlers.

We also heard from The Ed who chimed in to educate us on the latest details on Jeremy Lin and also to inform us that the Beatles were from New York. Apparently, he couldn't take hearing from a fake FSU co-ed trying to seduce "Jerry Lin" because she really likes black guys.

Face and Craig finish up with a quick round of "Would you rather?" before things wrapped up with "Middle of the Night" from the well named Easten Conference Champions.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Sometimes a movie just makes you happy. Hugo was that movie for me. Hugo is an orphan who is down on his luck but has an insatiable desire to fix things. He ends up fixing some very important things and making the world a better place for a bunch of people involved in the story. It's not a perfect movie, but it's probably the best thing I have seen that was made in 2011. See it. (Also, it's nominated for Best Picture, so it has that going for it.)

Hope it wins the Oscar. (Although there is practically zero chance of that happening.) It's heartwarming and sweet and also makes you feel good.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 150 - 02-11-12 - Veterans of the Holly Marie Combs Twitter Wars

It was a day of emnity as Craig has a new nemesis and a Best Picture nominee that he hates.

Face and the Whale joined Craig and the VSR crew reviewed Super Bowl commercials (including a few commercials that you almost certainly did not see during the Super Bowl), gave kudos to Madonna for a decent halftime show, recounted the glory of the Holly Marie Combs Twitter Wars, passed out some yellow and red cards to deserving wankers, and helped Craig count down the Magnificent 7 most annoying mispronunciations list.

We wrapped things up with a music recommendation of "Did You Ever Look So Nice" from The Samples.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 149 - 02-07-12 - Bangarang

It's a VSR mini-episode. Featuring Craig dredging up a painful memory from the recent past and a music recommendation of a song that Craig isn't quite sure he even likes, but he is intrigued every time he hears. Bangarang!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lovable weirdo.

Look, I'm not saying my son is odd, but I did get a photo of him playing an Atari 2600 game with a fish on his head today.

The best Super Bowl commercial wasn't shown in America.


What, you thought just because the Broncos were destroyed by the Patriots that the local fans were going to knock it off? Not in Denver, baby.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 148 - 02-04-12 - Talking Super Bowl

It was Super Bowl Eve, and Craig didn't know who to root for in Big Game 46, so he spent a good chunk of Episode 148 breaking down the Super Bowl scientifically VSR style with Face and The Whale in an attempt to figure out which team he would cheer for on Sunday. Regional accents, 1980's music videos, Tragedies, Flula, and retro logos all were prominently involved in making the decision.

Craig also talked a bit about silent discos, robbing banks, and finding the perfect euphemism for death. We also took a quick break from the Super Bowl breakdown to chat with The Ed who is still sore from both his hernia surgery and his ouster from the Big Brother game. After Ed vented for a bit, we spent a little bit of time discussing the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

We wrapped up with a music recommendation from The Shins of their new single "Simple Song" from their upcoming March album release "Port of Morrow".