Guys Of A Certain Age
I Don’t Want to Grow Up.  I’m a GOCA Kid.

I Don’t Want to Grow Up. I’m a GOCA Kid.

September 2, 2019

They are Guys of a Certain Age, but did they ever really grow up?  And what will they do when they get there? 

That is the question upon which the Guys pontificate this week.  Jay reaches way back to his childhood dreams of being an archeologist.  (Spoiler: that didn't happen. Not enough air conditioning.) Art had visions of writing his own comic strip, and actually came pretty close.  Robbie said: Grow up?  Where's the fun in that?  Listen as they dream in reverse.

Marvels, Mandalorians and Mickey! News from D23

Marvels, Mandalorians and Mickey! News from D23

August 26, 2019
The Guys break into their regularly scheduled episode release to bring news from D23. 
 
Listen as Robbie and Art explain to Jay what D23 actually means, then wonder in amazement with the Guys as they ooh and ahh about all the announcements made at Disney's Expo, the place to be for the ultimate Disney Fans.  From the all the new shows debuting on Disney Plus (we'll all be watching The Mandalorian), to cast introductions for The Eternals, to the Galactic Starcruiser docking at Walt Disney World Resort, the Guys will be trying to figure out how to squeeze in their day jobs between binge watching and virtual space travel. 
 
Getting to the Core of our Apple Fandom

Getting to the Core of our Apple Fandom

August 20, 2019

This episode starts with a look at King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. In his Geek of the Week, Jay reviews this 2007 documentary about two men competing to get the highest all-time score in Donkey Kong. You'll come away educated, entertained, and encouraged about how you're spending your spare time.

At the "core" of this episode, the Guys share their personal experiences with Apple through the years. In addition to the first products they used, find out which hardware or software innovation each Guy considers to be a true gamechanger in their lives.

Superheroes: Infinite Spider-Man with the Boyz

Superheroes: Infinite Spider-Man with the Boyz

August 12, 2019

There's nothing like a new superhero flick to get the Guys chatting, and this week was chock full of talking points.  If we could only get them to keep to the point...

But first, Robbie introduced a Netflix binge-watching contract, created to keep harmony in the home.  That might become useful if both husband and wife decide to watch Amazon Prime's new series,  The Boyz, which explores the gritty side of superhero life.  (And we mean gritty - it's TV-MA.)  They also talk the family-friendly "Spider-Man, Far From Home" and the coming crossover extravaganza on the CW, "Crisis on Infinite Earths", which will feature Kevin Conroy in his first "live" role as Bruce Wayne.  This episode is super.  

Netflix Releases Formal Binge-Watching Contract to Stop Couples From Fighting

Concerts: The Point of Know Return

Concerts: The Point of Know Return

August 5, 2019

Welcome back my friends, to the ...podcast that never ends. 

Today the guys are talking concerts; first concerts, favorite concerts, biggest concerts. Acts they've seen multiple times, acts they wished they'd seen, and acts that may or may not have filed a restraining order due to stalking.
 
Jay serves as both Geek of the Week and our opening act, and he starts things off by sharing his collection of ticket stubs from various concerts and sporting events complete with notes on the back to remind him of memorable details for each.
The Year of The Bat

The Year of The Bat

July 29, 2019

It's bat time again...the year of the bat...yet another bat-iversary that The Guys are happy to celebrate. 

This time it's the 30th anniversary of the Tim Burton/Micheal Keaton Batman movie, and The Guys take the opportunity to discuss an article hailing the multitude of ways this movie ushered in the age of superhero movies that followed.  

(That's a long bat-sentence, isn't it?) Even Robbie's Geek of the Week is batty.  Or is it Robbie that's batty? Listen to find out, and as always... if you love it, we'd love it if you'd bat-subscribe, bat-share, and bat-rate us with all 5 stars.  

 

SHOW NOTES

The cool storyboarded video from the Burton Batman movie that would ahem intrigued Robin. Starring Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill

From the page: The sequence introducing the Boy Wonder - ultimately cut before filming began - was taken from an early draft of the 1989 'Batman' movie, put together using original pre-production storyboards and voiced by B:TAS's Kevin Conroy (Batman) and Mark Hamill (the Joker).

 

Will the real Captain Marvel please stand up?

Will the real Captain Marvel please stand up?

July 22, 2019

While Jay heads to Canada to avoid being called up in the NBA Draft, Robbie and Art are once again left holding the bag. And a mixed bag it is, starting with our Geek of the Week segment. Art shares his thoughts on the Shazam movie, which, because he's a Guy of a Certain Age, he insists on calling Captain Marvel. Robbie mentions the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the guys discuss several of the movies and documentaries both old and new that celebrate the Apollo program and that milestone. 

In advice worth every bit of the nothing they charge for it, Robbie and Art suggest that with all the streaming services and movies creating superhero content with varying degrees of success, perhaps the future of the genre lies in tapping into some of the lesser known and weirder comic book heroes. 
 
If you're looking for a podcast that somehow mentions Neil Armstrong and Metamorpho in the same episode, be sure to check us out and like and subscribe.
Stranger Things, The 80’s, New Coke and Jony Ive.

Stranger Things, The 80’s, New Coke and Jony Ive.

July 15, 2019

The Guys fly a missing man formation once again, and this time it’s Jay that’s gone AWOL. 

With the news that Jony Ive is leaving Apple after years of inspiring product innovation, Robbie and Art take a look at some of the designer's hits and a few of his misses. 
 
By the way, the rumors that Ive is in negotiations to replace Jay on the Guys podcast are simply not true. (Alton Brown, maybe, but Jony...)
 
Next, the guys reminisce about the '80s in anticipation of season 3 of Stranger Things. New Coke, Pizza Hut, and the state of technology in the days of big hair and shoulder pads are all discussed, so hook up you dialup modem and join the fun.

 

Music: When things get eclectic (and electric)

Music: When things get eclectic (and electric)

July 9, 2019

Finally, the Guys talk music.  And you just might be surprised to discover what each considers his three most influential albums.  Eclectic?  Eccentric?  Well, they are a certain age.  

But first, the Geeks of the Week.  Art discovered a Spotify/Netflix-type app for comics outside the usual multiverse (Jay wants to know if he can get DVD's instead), Robbie delivers sad news of the original Lorax tree, and Jay brings up earworms. (Leave it to the pharmacist.)

Then the discussion turns to tunes.  The late 70's tickled Art's ears with rumours of Elvis (the other one),  Robbie's achtung was drawn to a state in the mid-west, while Jay takes us on a tour of his formative years, gospel shoes planted firmly in Ohio.  
This one should keep you humming.

 

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Is It real?  Or is it Memorex? (Reality TV)

Is It real? Or is it Memorex? (Reality TV)

July 1, 2019
Is it real, or is it reality TV?  Don’t confuse the two - they are not the same.  That’s the subject two of the Guys get into this week.  Real-ly.  Jay has been an avid watcher of television food competition shows for the last ten years, and has even been involved in coordinating some local competitions. 
 
Robbie has seen a couple of shows from the inside out; a son’s-eye view, you might say.  So between them, they have a lot of … opinions.  Meanwhile, Art was in the air on the way to remember the Alamo.    
 
Despite being one geek short, they still showed up with Geeks of the Week.  Jay was trying to look up a chef named Robert but Google had other plans, showing him the new graphic novel coming next spring featuring another Robert - Mueller, that is.  Robbie shares a list of the most popular Pixar movies in each state, and you might just be surprised at how far Up the list a few of them made it.  
 
SHOW NOTES
 
The Mueller Report coming as a graphic novel.
 
Your State’s Most Beloved Pixar Movie in 2019.