Guys Of A Certain Age
Where’s our rocket packs and hoverboards?  (What movies got right about 2019…and what they didn’t)

Where’s our rocket packs and hoverboards? (What movies got right about 2019…and what they didn’t)

November 11, 2019

2019 ain’t what it used to be. Or at least it’s not quite what Blade Runner thought it would be.

Or is it?

Now that we’ve just about made it through the year, the Guys take a look at the pictures painted by that and other movies and discuss how many things they got right, and how much they absolutely missed.

In their Geek o’ the Week segment, Robbie gets transparent, Jay is looking forward to a feline film that doesn’t involve Catwoman, and Art pontificates on the finer points of celebrity Halloween costumes.

An episode that you can’t refuse (What makes cinema Cinema?)

An episode that you can’t refuse (What makes cinema Cinema?)

November 4, 2019

With Jay out, this week's episode finds Robbie and Art being joined by our favorite "Guy of a Much Younger Age", Jake Jones.

In the Geek of the Week segment, Jake shares his plans for a livestream fundraising event to benefit the Blair E Baston Children’s Hospital, and we try to picture a bald Jake. Robbie shares a recent story about NVIDIA AI applying deepfake technology to your pet's pictures.
Is NOTHING sacred?

Apparently not... Inspired by the recent statements by famed directors, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, the Guys give their takes on what defines "Cinema." Will you think it's funny? Will it amuse you? Or will the Guys end up sleeping with the fishes? Tune in and see.

Geek or Treat: The Halloween Show

Geek or Treat: The Halloween Show

October 28, 2019

This week, the Guys scare up a special Halloween episode, starting with a Geek of the Week segment in which Jay introduces a destructive Instagram account, and Robbie tells about a secret message hidden on a vinyl record. It's not what you think.

Things get spooky as Art, Jay, and Robbie take a look back at the favorite Halloween traditions of their youth. The Guys discuss memorable costumes, including some that were frightening only because of the technical difficulties involved. They look back at community events and Halloween parties that still haunt them.
 
And of course, they remember favorite candies and other treats from Halloweens long ago and some from not so long ago, because the love of candy knows no certain age.
Feed Jake. He’s been a good…. (Apologies to the Pirates of the Mississippi)

Feed Jake. He’s been a good…. (Apologies to the Pirates of the Mississippi)

October 21, 2019

What does Fortnite, fast food and Chortle Game's Jake Jones have in common?  Not much except for being on Guys of A Certain Age.

Fortnite pulls a marketing coup with a server upgrade and Jake joins Jay and Robbie to explain. Then he joins in to talk favorite fast foods and the shades of fast food dining. Spoiler alert: everyone loves Chick-Fil-A.  What comes in second? Third? What is really fast food? What would Art think? (Cause he ain't on the show.)

And avoid FleaShack at all costs....

Thanks for listening! 

15 minutes of…Guys of a Certain Age (brushes with greatness)

15 minutes of…Guys of a Certain Age (brushes with greatness)

October 15, 2019

Everyone has one.  Letterman called it a "Brush with Greatness".  Kevin Bacon has "6 Degrees from ... me." Whether you've spotted Tom Baker from afar, or ended up in the same elevator with Emeril Lagasse, we all have celebrity-spotting stories. 

Two lucky Guys actually get to host a podcast with Robbie!  But aside from other podcast hosts, all the Guys have had plenty of celebrity interactions, whether they can be proven by photographic evidence or not. 

The Guys also brought back the Geek of the Week triple threat: Art participates in Inktober (and explains it to the rest of us), Jay's getting geared up to play vintage arcade games (and learns a valuable lesson about terminology), and Robbie...well, he's just watching more TV.  Sit down with your favorite celebrity and listen!

 

Mixtape Memories (Is it live, or is it Memorex?)

Mixtape Memories (Is it live, or is it Memorex?)

October 7, 2019

This episode starts with a Geek of the Week that should have please our listeners- Spiderman is coming back to the fan-friendly neighborhood of the MCU. Disney and Sony have worked through a complex web of financial and legal issues to continue their successful collaboration. 

Next, Robbie and Art share their memories and love of the cassette tape, which thanks to the Sony Walkman, ushered in the first portable recorded music revolution. The Guys talk about their gear (including the faux Walkmans they rocked), and discuss what goes into making the perfect mixtape. They also share their experiences and thoughts on previous formats and platforms that have come since. 
 
This is one you may want to rewind and listen to again.
Friday Night Lights, or…When Marching Bands Ruled the Earth

Friday Night Lights, or…When Marching Bands Ruled the Earth

September 30, 2019

Let's be clear: none of the Guys ever played high school football. Shocker, right? But even though Robbie is the only one who still has kids under the Friday night lights, Jay and Art still attend games at their respective alma maters.

And they still have opinions.

Each of the Guys attended perennial power schools where the football teams ranked second only to the mighty marching bands most of the crowds came to see. Oh, and let's not forget the guy holding the banner.

I’ve Got Two Apples To Paradise

I’ve Got Two Apples To Paradise

September 23, 2019

Two-Thirds of the Guys are on hand for this episode, with Jay currently on assignment. 

This week's Geek of the Week segment takes a look at the critical praise that has the upcoming Joker movie all smiles.
Robbie and Art then discuss the latest Apple "event" and wonder if it all could have been put in an email. We got more details on Apple TV+, the latest edition of the Apple Watch, and the upcoming Apple Arcade. We also saw some variations in the iPad lineup, before getting to the new iPhone, available as the two-camera iPhone 11 or the three-camera PRO versions, the 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max. 
 
In closing, the Guys pay tribute to two recent rock icons who recently passed away.
Rebels, and Land Sharks, and Bears, Oh My.

Rebels, and Land Sharks, and Bears, Oh My.

September 16, 2019

Don't be alarmed. This is a test. This is only a test.

This is a test of the Rebel Broadcast System. Robbie has been temporarily ... relocated ... and Art and Jay have taken over the podcast. As Ole Miss graduates living and working in the shadow of Mississippi State, they felt it was time to tell their stories of how every week is rivalry week. Prepare your ears and hearts for Art's story of a broken Thanksgiving dinner, and tales of Jay's mother and her renegade activities in the choir loft.

Don't worry, good listeners, Robbie is safe and he still owns the studio. He'll be back.

Are You Ready for Some (JP) Football?

Are You Ready for Some (JP) Football?

September 9, 2019

It’s football season, and in the South, the mindset changes. Even for guys of a certain age, who may be losing theirs.

But while those brain cell are still clicking, the Guys look at the history of experiencing college football through the lens of evolving technology. From leather helmets to the ESPN app, they’ve seen it all and can watch it over over again if they want. Okay, maybe they don’t go quite that far back, but they do remember actually having to watch games in real time - even before the advent of the VCR.

All efforts to convince Jefferson Pilot to sponsor this episode came to naught.