Guys Of A Certain Age
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.  

 

Better ingredients. Better Podcast. The Pizza Episode.

Better ingredients. Better Podcast. The Pizza Episode.

November 18, 2019

Did somebody say pizza?  It doesn’t take much to get the Guys talking about one of their favorite foods, the almighty pizza pie. Crusts are considered and sauces debated.

They chat about cheese choices and ponder the pineapple as an acceptable topping. Jay says there’s no bad pizza, only varying degrees of goodness, but Robbie throws him a St Louis curve.

Then there’s the battle between chain and local. And the winner? Pizza. And, of course, our listeners. 

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.