Guys Of A Certain Age
2020 Vision Looking Forward

2020 Vision Looking Forward

January 28, 2020

The Star Wars trilogy of trilogies may be complete, and current faves such as Jack Ryan and the Mandalorian may not be back till the fall, but that doesn't mean our screens won't be busy in 2020.   

In this episode the Guys look forward to all sorts of cinematic wonders in the year to come.  Marvel?  Eternally covered.  DC?  It's a Wonder-ful world.  Bond?  Finally.  Maverick is back, with Kenny in tow. Even the Ghostbusters return from the dead. 

And that doesn't even include all the streaming series that Art and Robbie think Jay needs to watch just to catch up. (Be sure to listen for the shocking revelation that even with an extended Disney+ subscription, Jay may still be the lone Netflix DVD customer.)

We resolve….

We resolve….

January 20, 2020

The year is still kinda' newish, and that means it's time for The Guys to talk resolutions. 

But first, Geeks of the Week take a turn toward the cinematic, with Robbie's raving about the Morbius trailer, Jay's defense of his right to see AND enjoy Cats, and Art's fascination with the unique photography used in the movie 1917.

After explaining to Jay who Morbius is, they move on to New Year's Resolutions.  Art's got a comic project in mind, Jay's resolutions go nu-clear, and Robbie - well, we're not quite sure.  Something about [REDACTED] which then led to a discussion of the best TV's for Superbowl viewing.  Buckle up, fans of juvenile BS, lots of ground is covered on this one!

We have spoken…The Mandalorian Show

We have spoken…The Mandalorian Show

January 13, 2020

This week the Guys talk all things Mandalorian.  The Disney+ series was generally declared a winner (whoops, spoiler) among all the Guys - even Jay, who continues to be educated on what’s canon, what’s not, and what all those little details mean, thoroughly enjoyed the show.  How could someone not love Baby Yoda?  Those who haven’t watched it all the way through should be advised - they pretty much let the SPOILERS fly.  It is the way.  But before landing on Arvala-7, they talk Batman set photos, Dracula on Netflix, and Exploding Kittens (it’s not like it sounds, thank goodness.) Listen, because: The Guys have spoken.  

The Rise of GOCA: The Skywalker Review

The Rise of GOCA: The Skywalker Review

January 6, 2020

DON'T LISTEN IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN "Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker!"  There Be Spoilers Ahead!

This week the Guys show their true dedication to the podcast.  As a group, with sons in tow, they all went to see The Rise of Skywalker (Jay saw all but 3 minutes of it), then hopped in their landspeeders and dashed directly to the studio to record their thoughts (aka rambles) on the final movie of the Star Wars series.  Allegedly.  

Buckle up for “bonus" minutes of their conversation, and yes - THERE ARE SPOILERS AFOOT!  

Making the Mark: Confessions of a TV Kid Chef (and what he likes to eat)

Making the Mark: Confessions of a TV Kid Chef (and what he likes to eat)

December 30, 2019

The holiday season is drawing to a close, and that means one thing: we have to get back to regular eating, whatever that may mean.  

But not before Robbie and Jay bring in a genuine teen chef to talk about holiday meals.  While Art left so he could actually make it home in time for dinner, Mark Coblentz took his seat at the microphone to talk family food traditions.   Mark happens to be Robbie’s son, but we don’t hold that against him.  His resume includes Chopped Jr., MasterChef Jr, Wonderama, Making a Chef, and now he’s reached the pinnacle of his career: guest appearance on Guys of a Certain Age.  And he makes it through the entire episode without being grounded!  

This one goes to….50

This one goes to….50

December 23, 2019

The best Christmas gift we could ever give!

It’s the golden anniversary, the Jubilee episode: Guys of a Certain Age is 50!  

And what better to discuss on such an auspicious anniversary than a variety of random topics.  Skywalker is about to rise, Christmas TV episodes are showing, Threat Level Midnight makes its debut, and somehow we still work in Dr. Who (a brief mention) and Isaac Asimov.  Jay shares a couple of mind-blowing things he’s learned since beginning this journey, and Art gives a mini concert.  Join us for an episode we never saw coming.

I’m Dreaming of…A Bunch of Christmas Movies

I’m Dreaming of…A Bunch of Christmas Movies

December 16, 2019

It seems The Guys just can’t tear themselves away from the screen.  It’s Christmas time - the time for getting together with family and friends and thinking about the deeper meaning behind the holiday - and there’s so much more TV to watch, too.  

Even the Geeks of the Week are screen-related: Robbie talks about Crisis on Infinite Earths, Jay found a Netflix show about toys, and Art mentions the new Wonder Woman 1984 trailer.  Then they dive into a spirited discussion of must-watch Christmas movies.   Robbie’s choice is a hill to die hard upon, Jay’s fave relates to a collection he has (no shock), and Art goes deep into the archives to find movies made way before even they were born.  Listen - then watch.  

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

December 9, 2019

It’s the Christmas season, but that doesn’t mean this episode isn’t evergreen.  This week The Guys share practical tips!  All of us are old married Guys and that means one thing this time of year: figuring out how to choose just the right gifts for our wives.  Some are traditions - that makes it easy.  But those extras?  The surprise gift that you hope will wow your woman?  Well, that’s more of a challenge, and Jay shares a cautionary tale of a time he didn’t choose wisely.  Listen while wassailing.  

When Tech Fails (but not like a Terminator)

When Tech Fails (but not like a Terminator)

December 1, 2019

Technology.  We can't live with it, and we can't shoot it.  (Isn't that how the saying goes?) 

Ironically, on the day the Guys decided to talk about tech fails, the podcast equipment went a little squirrelly  But they (and by "they" we mean Robbie) got it working again so they (and by "they" we mean all the Guys) could get their curmudgeon on and grip about the ups and downs of society's dependence on technology. 

Be it fruit-based upgrade requirements or simple power outages, tech fails are inevitable, and the Guys have something to say about it.  

Surviving Turkey Day

Surviving Turkey Day

November 25, 2019
It's Thanksgiving! 
And that means more time to watch Disney+, right?  For those who need a break from family members they are ... less thankful for...or something to watch with the loveable ones, The Guys share some of the hidden gems of the new streaming service. 
 
Then they talk about turkeys: smoked, fried and dropped from a helicopter (and they're not just talking about Robbie...) 
 
Plus, Jay introduces a new set of lyrics to an old song about himself, and Art suggests a modernized character for an under-watched Disney classic.