Guys Of A Certain Age
Feed Jay…He‘s Been A Good Host

Feed Jay…He‘s Been A Good Host

December 5, 2021

The holidays are not all about eating, but somehow food gets invited to all the parties.  And Christmas tends to bring out special dishes that generally don’t show up the rest of the year. 

In summer there are no gingerbread beach house-building contests, it’s a slow period for Reese’s iterations, and the Candy Cane Wonder Twins take the form of Starlight Mints again.  Be it fruitcake or egg nog, everyone has their faves and their absolutely-nots.  In this episode, The Guys prepare for a pre-holiday lunch by talking about iconic holiday foods. 

But before pulling a chair up to the dessert table, Robbie heats up the kitchen with a cookbook from an iconic holiday special, Art alerts the public to a new series bound to heat up Hulu, and Jay cools things down with an announcement about a comic series from the 1990’s that, of course, he just discovered.

All I Want For Christmas….Is A Sears Wishbook

All I Want For Christmas….Is A Sears Wishbook

November 30, 2021

It’s the holiday season, and that means … a mailbox full of catalogs.  Or at least it used to. 

Yes, Amazon got in on the game this year, and some of the old favorites like Sharper Image and LL Bean still have a printer in the office, but the OG of Christmas catalogs  - Sears and Roebuck - have gone the way of the dinosaur.  In other words, it’s almost impossible to find a real one, but they are all over the internet. 

In this episode The Guys explore ancient Sears Christmas Wishbooks from days gone by (60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, because those are the decades they remember better than yesterday), thanks to a website that scanned each and every page.  In other news, we learn that Scarlett is making nice with Kevin, Netflix breaks a record, and Robbie can’t take his lightsaber to Disney.  

Toys In the Attic

Toys In the Attic

November 22, 2021

With Jay out this week, Robbie and Art present a list of gift suggestions in three categories: cheaper, guilty pleasure, mid-range, but more practical, and way-too expensive, extravagant gift.

Note: in most (all?) cases, these are are gifts that Robbie and Art have already received, some as "gifts" to themselves. We offer these as suggestions for that hard-to-buy-for, certain-aged Guy or Gal that may be on your gift list.

In the Geeks of the Week segment, Robbie and Art look at the Marvel and Star Wars shows (and one prequel to a classic Disney movie) that were announced on Disney Plus Day.
 
Supply chains may be messed up, but this episode delivers.
Do Two Jays Make a Wright?

Do Two Jays Make a Wright?

November 14, 2021

Once in a while, an actor will emerge from the pack and be all of a sudden, everywhere.  

For those in similar viewing circles to The Guys (which may be a circle of three), that actor is currently Jeffrey Wright.  Not only is he crossing comic universes with roles in both DC and Marvel creations, he’s also crossing from a voice on a scripted podcast to an animated character. He’s at home in the world of James Bond as well as Dr. Seuss. He’s not made his way into a Star Wars film just yet, but the Force is definitely with him.  

Before the break, Robbie shares what Hideaki Anno is up to these days, Jay talks another DC trailer for a sequel bound to amaze us in 2023, and Art Dogg tries to convince us that his brother Snoop has somehow fo shizzled his way into a Storm Trooper uniform.  

The Wannabe 150th Episode of GOCA (Dune)

The Wannabe 150th Episode of GOCA (Dune)

November 8, 2021

What better way to celebrate the Guys’ 150th episode than to visit a practically uninhabitable desert planet!  

That’s right, good listeners, it’s been that long.  And like B-Art-les and Jay-mes (and Robbie), The Guys thank you for your support.  Meanwhile, back in the desert, it’s time to talk Dune.  The new movie directed by a gentleman with a name only Art can properly pronounce has been released, and The Guys have … mixed feelings?  Listen as they talk actors, compare to previous versions, and discuss climate models.  

And if you get that far, you’ll also hear the Geeks of the Week, including a book series made into a tv show, a tv show made with book in the name, and a comic book company that came and went like the sands of Arrakis.  It’s Episode 150, and the Spice Guys are back.  

Life Sized BatMan

Life Sized BatMan

November 1, 2021

In this week’s episode The Guys use all their senses, except perhaps good sense.  Art resumes his updates from the world of DC, with all the new trailers from DC Fandome - a virtual trailer park of movies that will come out sometime before the Dawn of the next Century.  (Perhaps that’s what DC stands for?) Robbie is into reading, with a new book unveiling deep background on the setup of the MCU.  Jay unveils yet another opportunity to spend money on figurines -  that is, if you have several thousand dollars and don’t mind Tom Hiddleston staring at you all day long.  And you don’t live in the US.  

Okay, so most of the sensing so far is visual, but then they listen!  That’s right, kids!  Get out your DeCoder rings (imaybe that's what DC stands for?) and gather round the radio - or watch on HBO Max if you sold your radio at a garage sale - it’s time for the Batman Audio Adventures!  Seriously, it’s DC’s first scripted poDCast, and The Guys are pretty excited about it.  As excited as hearts of a certain age can handle, anyway.  Listen as they talk about what they listened to and think you should listen to.  

What If…Jay was real?

What If…Jay was real?

October 25, 2021

What if The Guys went into space with a bald-headed billionaire?  What if Jim Shatner were really a spaceship captain? What if there was yet another Star Wars series or candy corn wasn’t everybody’s favorite Halloween candy?  

What if the hosts of this podcast weren’t actually Robbie, Art, and …. What’s his name? What if it’s just Art doing all the voices? This week’s episode asks a lot of “what if” questions and answers virtually none. But The Guys do wax eloquently about the Marvel What If series, talking voices, plot, cohesiveness, favorites…all the things

Jay Reed and the Ten Podcasts

Jay Reed and the Ten Podcasts

October 18, 2021

Even if the guys can’t agree how to pronounce Shang Chi, or remember how they said it seven minutes before, they agree on the quality of the movie.  At least they think Art will, also, as soon as he sees it.  It’s Marvel’s latest addition to the MCU, and The Guys give it Ten Rings. 

In the Geeks of the Week segment, Jay returns to the Wonder Years, Art gives an update on Spidey’s rights, and Robbie lets everybody know that they just missed the limited edition toy purchase of a lifetime.  

It‘s An Honor To Be Nominated….

It‘s An Honor To Be Nominated….

October 11, 2021

The Emmy Awards have happened, and it was a big night for the streaming services.  Historic, almost.  Much like all three Guys being in the same room to record this episode: historic.  Did the right shows, actors, directors, and off-screen-but-super-important technical folks win?  Listen and The Guys will tell you. 

Meanwhile, in Geek-Land, Jay has a big day, because he loves it when all the people come back.  Babylon Five has been found again, Robotech and Russell Davies return, and Willy Wonka is getting another weboot.  

The One Where Robbie Is Being Toyed With

The One Where Robbie Is Being Toyed With

October 4, 2021

Everybody likes toys, right?  Especially the geeks and nerds (and the Guys) that have shelves of superhero figurines (they’re not dolls), Star Wars ships, tricorders from the USS Enterprise, maybe even a vintage Stretch Armstrong.  Some are mint in the box, some were played with until the light sabers no longer projected from the arms.  (Of the toys, not the Guys…yet.)  

In this episode Art and Jay look at how far the figurine fascination has flown, beyond the usual suspects of Kenner and McFarlane, now to Jim Shore, Hallmark, and Precious Moments.  Is there a market for this new kind of figurine?  Is the niche being saturated?  Will the wives of the Guys be getting limited edition Precious Moments Batman figurines for Christmas this year?  

Robbie was on the road from the Windy City, but called in his Geek of the Week which probably had something to do with Dr. Who.  It’s a safe bet.  Listen while dusting your toy shelves.  

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