Guys Of A Certain Age
Life is but a stream

Life is but a stream

July 1, 2020

In this edition, the Guys are in the studio without Jay, who claimed he had to work but probably hoped to avoid another remake episode.

It may just as well, as Robbie and Art go hardcore Geek with a shared Geek of the Week about the increased use and need for live streaming during the pandemic and solutions offered by Blackmagic Design and their incredible ATEM Mini camera switching device.
 
From local streaming, the Jay-less ones take a look at the ever-increasing numbers of online streaming services. Which of these new services is poised to be the Netflix killer? Which one delivers the best bang for your buck? And is it time to ditch an old standby? (and no, we don't' mean Jay.) Check out this episode before your next streaming service binge session.
Remakes II: The Wrath of Remakes

Remakes II: The Wrath of Remakes

June 30, 2020

Why do remakes happen? Is it a lack of imagination, a lull in creativity, or is it just laziness? The Guys have threatened on more than one occasion to talk about remakes, and this time they make good on that threat. (Wait a minute...)

With the help of a random British website, they give their takes on the best remakes from film and television history, dating all the way back to 1902, when they were just wee lads making a podcast with cans and string. (Why does this sound familiar?) Who knew Oceans 11 was a remake? (Okay. I see what's happening...)

Apparently, everybody but Jay, so what’s new. This episode may actually be new, but it may not be much improved. Still, it’s not one to miss! Again.

Remakes: Lack of Imagination? Or just being lazy?

Remakes: Lack of Imagination? Or just being lazy?

June 22, 2020

The Guys have threatened on more than one occasion to talk about remakes, and this time they make good on that threat.  

With the help of a random British website, they give their takes on the best remakes from film and television history, dating all the way back to 1902, when they were just wee lads making a podcast with cans and string.

 Who knew Oceans 11 was a remake?  Apparently, everybody but Jay, so what’s new.  Jay also breaks into song in this episode, so it’s not one to miss!  On the other hand, there’s a good chance it’ll be remade.  Or just erased.  So listen now before it’s too late.

https://www.musicmagpie.co.uk/movie-remakes/?utm_content=mentalfloss.com

Apocalypse Yesterday

Apocalypse Yesterday

June 15, 2020

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and The Guys feel fine.  With the possible opening of theaters again soon, Robbie, Art and Jay provide a guide to their…uh…favorite?…classic?…cinematographically well shot?...movies about the end of the world.  

The choices run the gamut, from dark to funny, zombies to aliens, animals to robots,  color to black and white, wars to rumors of wars.  Thankfully, some of the predicted ends have passed their expiration date and those disasters were avoided.  Or were they?  

The only way to find out is to listen, preferably from a nuclear-zombie-alien-proof bunker.    

Space X.  The Final Frontier.

Space X. The Final Frontier.

June 8, 2020

It was a big week in Guys of a Certain Age history.  Not because they have dropped more than 70 episodes.  Not because Robbie turned 50 years old.  But because we are back in space!  

Well, the Guys are not back in space, though they might sound spaced out from time to time.  But the good ol’ USA is back to sending astronauts to low Earth orbit, and they were sent in a souped-up Tesla.  The Guys talk all things SpaceX, from the technology to the designer spacesuits - especially the spacesuits.  

Listen and celebrate the launch of the Dragon capsule and Robbie’s semicentennial birth anniversary, both equally worthy.  

For They Are…Guys of a Certain Age (Dune)

For They Are…Guys of a Certain Age (Dune)

June 1, 2020

Dune.  The mysterious planet with another name.  And the mysterious 1984 movie-that-shall-not-be-named, according to it’s own director, that is.  

But it’s still a “rite of passage,” or at least that’s what Robbie and Art convinced Jay.  Enough to have him shell out $3.99 and rent it so he could keep up with the conversation and ask semi-intelligent questions.  

The Guys talk old Dune movie, upcoming Dune movie, Dune-related television, and the classic Dune book.  Dune fans, this one’s for you; listen if you’re not dune anything else.  

Podcast or Podcast Not.  There Is No Try. (Empire Strikes Back Turns 40)

Podcast or Podcast Not. There Is No Try. (Empire Strikes Back Turns 40)

May 25, 2020

In a landmark event, all three Guys come with the same Geek of the Week.  Good thing it’s a big one, with plenty to share.  And that’s not even the biggest event. 

At recording time, the world (we’re sure) was celebrating the 40th anniversary of what may arguably be the best movie sequel ever: Star Wars’ Return of the Jedi.  This movie could also have one (or two) of the most-quoted lines in Hollywood history (at least among us geeks and nerds), and introduces the most lovable (and dangerous) Muppet ever to grace the big screen. 

It’s a big one, deserving an episode of its own.  

I See..Guys of a Certain Age People (Spoilers!)

I See..Guys of a Certain Age People (Spoilers!)

May 18, 2020

What do Planet of the Apes, Psycho, and The Empire Strikes Back all have in common?  Besides the prominence of the letter P?  We can’t reveal that.  It would spoil the ending of the podcast.  But now you know there’s a twist involved in these and so many more classic films, and heck - they’re decades old to begin with.  

So be a guy (or lady) of a certain age, put on your big boy (or girl) pants (or slacks) and watch the doggone movies.  End the disbelief Art and Robbie exclaim weekly when Jay still hasn’t seen Shaun of the Dead.  Get in on the private jokes and memes the movies with the best plot twists have cemented into our cultural vocabulary.  

This week the Guys talk spoilers, plot twists, and reveal the identity of the mysterious McGuffin.  Listen now before someone spoils it for you!

Hey Mrs. Robinson - Graduation Memories

Hey Mrs. Robinson - Graduation Memories

May 11, 2020

2020 is a year that will be remembered, though there may be time we just want to forget it.  Luckily, for Guys of a Certain Age, forgetting gets easier and easier. 

Graduates in 2020 (including Robbie's eldest from high school and Jay's from college) have had an unexpected finish, and instead of prom and tossing those funny hats, they will reminisce about online classes, virtual graduation and Zoom assignments.  The Guys thought this would be a good time to revisit their senior years - the good, the bad and the ugly.  (You get to figure out who's who.) Listen as they walk down - and stumble- memory lane, straight through the 1980's.    

I don’t want to grow up.  I’m a…old guy with lots of toys

I don’t want to grow up. I’m a…old guy with lots of toys

May 4, 2020

For a trio of oldish curmudgeons, The Guys sure seem to have a lot of toys.  And we're not talking about the proverbial "grown-up" toys like jet skis, jetpacks, and jet...jets - we're talking about toy...toys.  Legos.  Action figures. (They're not dolls.) And ships to transport the not-dolls to galaxies far, far away. 

Which ones have stood the test of time?  Which ones did we desperately want as kids, but couldn't afford until we were adults with disposable income, ebay, and understanding wives?  Listen to this one in your playroom, man cave, or wherever secondary-market-collectible-mint-in-box toys are sold.