Guys Of A Certain Age
Alternate History

Alternate History

April 12, 2021

What would happen if the Axis powers had won World War II? Or if the Confederacy had won the Civil War? Or if there were only 2 Guys of a Certain Age on this podcast? These things and more are discussed as Robbie and Art look at Alternate History science fiction; stories that imagine how things would have developed if some moment in time had gone differently. 

The Geeks of the Week segment features new movies that are being made and old projects that are being abandoned, at least in our timeline. 

Cue the Synder Cut

Cue the Synder Cut

April 5, 2021

After months of chatter and anticipation, the Snyder Cut of DC’s Justice League movie finally debuted on HBO Max in all its glory, angst, and extended scenes.  Really extended scenes.  Not to worry, though - this podcast episode is a little shorter than the movie. The Guys talk differences between the Whedon and Snyder versions, easter eggs, and the secret life of Lois Lane.  

Meanwhile, in the Geek of the Week segment, Jay covers a Marvel nod to Star Wars, Art reports news from DC’s casting office, and Robbie shares a new audio series about You-Know-Dr-Who.  All the bases are covered.  There may not be any Justice League sequels, but this podcast will go on.  And on.  And on.  

The Cord You Cut

The Cord You Cut

March 28, 2021

It’s not The Guys’ fault that the world’s screenshape is continually changing, thus requiring yet another discussion about cord-cutting.  This time, though, even Jay might be bringing out his scissors - not to cut up his DVD’s like a bad credit card, but to spend those monthly dineros on something else equally watchable.  

Meanwhile, Robbie seems to have finally come to the point of disconnecting his satellite (and the bill that comes with it).  Art, of course, left the world of cable TV many moons ago, with no regrets so far.  The big questions: Will Jay actually give up his Netflix DVD subscription, and will Netflix survive if he does?  Will Robbie succumb to a last minute sweet deal from his satellite TV provider?  And will Art lobby for the return of DC Universe?  

Are five streaming services too many or just right?  These and many more questions will be discussed but probably not answered.  Remember: The cord you cut could be your own.  

Focusing in on WandaVision

Focusing in on WandaVision

March 23, 2021

So. Many. Questions.  The Guys can’t wait for WandaVision to launch!  Wait, what?  It’s over?  Already? It’s true, and while they are happy it happened, like many, they are also sad to see it go.

WandaVision was a show unlike any other in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and as it honored television shows of a certain age, The Guys were right there reminiscing.  

And those questions?  Well, now there are more.  Check out this episode as they summarize, wander, and vision cast for the next MCU events to come.  And in the Geek of the Week segment, memories flow regarding a piece of technology that set the stage for modern playlists, only to be rewound using a number 2 pencil.  

Which Witch?

Which Witch?

March 15, 2021

This week it's Robbie and Art going Jay-less with an episode inspired by Marvel's Scarlet Witch. With Jay spending time with friends who are nicer to him, the other two Guys took the opportunity to delve into a scary topic, Which is our Winning Witch, in which we list our favorite enchantresses from TV and movies. Are ours the same as yours? (Probably. It's a much smaller group than we thought.) 

Things get started with a couple of geeks of the week, both featuring giants of the silver screen. Godzilla, Kong, AND George Lucas- need we say more? (Apparently, we did but you'll have to listen.)

Here in my car…

Here in my car…

March 8, 2021

This week The Guys are going to drive you crazy.  Oh, they already did that?  Well, it’s about to get more specific.  

In this episode, they move from talking ad nauseam about superheroes, Star Wars characters, Oscar contenders and the actors that represent them, and focus on how those actors get from place to place on screen.  That’s right, they’re talking trains, planes and automobiles - sans the trains and planes.  In fact, they’ll pontificate on the idea that some of the cars and trucks we see on the big and little screen are not just fast: they could very well be furious, actually functioning as characters in the film.  Herbie.  Christine.  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  Others are just as memorable for other reasons.  Batmobile (pick one).  Delorean (flux capacitor required).  Anything James Bond drove.  

Jay tells of a semi-local museum where some of these cars actually live … and breathe.  Lots of Superman talk in the Geeks of the Week segment from Robbie and Art, and Jay explains the Disney Trifecta.  Spoiler: it’s not the three of them.  

Seeing Double Vision

Seeing Double Vision

March 1, 2021

This week The Guys get “Clued” in to some exciting geek news, with a new series or two being signaled from the DCU and a favorite composer getting a shot at more Marvel-ous fame.  

Meanwhile, back in Westview, Wanda is up to more shenanigans and The Guys catch up just a wee bit faster than Vision himself.  And in recent days the broadcast world lost an iconic personality and voice.  Love him or hate him, Rush Limbaugh became the face of talk radio, and perhaps even the grandfather of podcasting; and for that, at least, we are thankful.

 Listen as they reminisce about board games coming to life (not Jumanji…the other one), and pontificate on what they know about WandaVision thus far.  

Travolta, Picard and Nachos - The Big Game Commercials

Travolta, Picard and Nachos - The Big Game Commercials

February 22, 2021

The Super Bowl may be over, but the commercials will live on forever.  

At least that’s what those companies are hoping, the ones that dished out millions of dollars to the network and the celebrity spokespeople to get their message out to the masses.  

The Guys did watch the game, but this time the pauses and skips were through the action, and the real attention was paid to the commercials in between.  They talk favorites, they talk surprises, they talk disappointments.  And they ask the deep questions: Are Beavis and Butthead really coming back?  Why did Travolta agree to do a TikTok dance on the greenest lawn you’ve ever seen?  And will Matthew McConaughey escape the vending machine alright, alright, alright?  

Geeks of the Week focus largely on remakes, and also asks a deep question: do we need a trailer for a trailer?  Listen and get no answers save the desire to climb a mountain just to see a captain dance.  

Split Infinity (The separated hosts show)

Split Infinity (The separated hosts show)

February 14, 2021

Believe it or not, The Guys have jobs that actually pay money and don’t involve Geeks of the Week, except for the occasional look in the mirror. 

And they’ve been working for a long time. 

In this episode, they share memories of their first jobs, back when they were just wee lads pushing machines that spin blades fast enough to cut off a limb (botanical or bodily, as it happens), waving flags at speeding tractor trailers, and hand-spraying crops with unidentified chemicals. 

And you thought they were crazy now.  

Let’s Get Sirius. Sirius. I Wanna Get Sirius

Let’s Get Sirius. Sirius. I Wanna Get Sirius

February 8, 2021

In this episode, The Guys get Sirius.  Siriusly, they are sharing their satellite radio presets, and they’re getting specific.  Kind of an “XM marks the spot” situation.  

And despite the differences in musical taste, there is some surprising overlap (if you don’t count the buttons Jay has been too lazy to change from the previous owner of his truck.)  Is terrestrial radio dead as was predicted with the advent of the satellite systems?  Not as long as it’s free, old friends, just like this podcast.  Meanwhile, on the telly, it’s Oscar time - or is it?  And will the Oscars be recognizable by the time they actually arrive?  

Thankfully, there will be Babylon 5 to keep our eyes busy, and talk of Buck Clooney to keep our imaginations buzzing until the 25th century.  Radio is here to stay, and The Guys love their Sirius XM - but be sure to binge listen to all the episodes before sailing away on Yacht Rock to Margaritaville with the Beatles.

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