319: Cucks and Golden Snowflakes

It’s the years of [bullet] shells and [special little] snowflakes. We discuss how epically 2017 has started already. If you thought we were going to put 2016 to bed, 2017 has decided it’s a pissing contest. Victoria talks about how cuckholds are going to “take it back” from the alt-right before transitioning smoothly into makeup. This brings us to toys of our parents which, of course, leads to Trivial Pursuit. What’s your favorite version?

In the 80s? Don’t mind if we do but let’s talk drugs. First, just say no and next what determines whether you did crystal, crack, or cocaine? More loving childhood memories include horror movies we were forced to watch. Movies discussed include: Babadook, C.H.U.D., Cujo, Hostel, Poltergeist, Reservoir Dogs, The Eye, The Ring, and The Witch.

The thought of being terrified makes us thirsty and you get a special treat with two excellent and highly-recommended ales this episode: Scaldis Noel and Tough Love 2016. The Golden Globes went fairly well and La lA LA la whatever. Failed jokes lead to discussion with more failed jokes. Victoria goes off on Animal Crossing as we discuss her OCD player character, Mayor Mayor. Daniel is learning to roleplay in Skyrim. Oh yeah, he’s not obsessed with D&D at all. Video games are a lot of shooting of feet and getting stuck. Turn based games are Victoria’s jam!

318: 2016 Learns Foreplay

Dear 2016, thanks for the offer. We’re flattered. We really am but no. We won’t have intercourse with you. Why? Simple: you never learned foreplay. You had one job 2016. One. Anyways we’re back and we’re tackling the myth that 2016 was the worst year on record by pointing out some of the awesomeness that came with the year whether it was trips we took, time together or with other loved ones, karaoke to real musical performances, beer as always plays a role and we have so much more to look forward to in 2017…like U-X: Decade of Debauchery!

317: We’re Back!

Four months between recordings is FAR too long. Y’all can thank our old sound mixer which lived a very long life but finally kicked the bucket. That and Victoria apparently morphed into Donald Trump.

Our beers of the week aren’t enjoyed on the show but were enjoyed with Victoria’s parents at Modern Times Beer, Mike Hess Brewing, and Rip Current Brewing. If not for the amazing food at Boston Pete’s Seafood, Tacos Perla, Streetcar Merchants and the lumpia at Sublime Ale House, we might not have survived the day. Also, shout out to Mike Hess for trolling their customers by using a teal label for their orange wit. Also listen to Daniel use Trump logic when Victoria talks about the previous weekend. So for the beers this episode, we’ll give you the beers we liked most overall this day:

 

  • Modern Times Schwartz (Uncast favorite)
  • Modern Times Blood Orange & Hibiscus Fruitlands (Bart’s favorite)
  • Mike Hess Oktoberhess (Uncast favorite)
  • Mike Hess My Other Vice (Bart’s favorite)
  • Rip Current Delaminator Smoked Doppelbock (Uncast favorite)
  • Rip Current High Surf Helles (Bart’s favorite)

 

Transitions be damned! We move from our beer trip right into wearing socks (or not) with slip-on shoes. Continuing this, we also briefly discuss the awesomeness that is weekend karaoke at Hole In The Wall in San Diego. Flaco makes awesome burgers, Chris puts on an amazing event and we had a great time with mini pitchers of booze and amazing friends.

Daniel talks about his Canada trip very briefly. Not on the show: Vancouver could be my second home if it wasn’t so expensive. Hidden gem there is Japadog, which I sadly missed this trip. Everyone needs to do The Canadian on VIA Rail between Toronto and Vancouver. The amazing views were not a surprise. The spectacular 5-star meals was definitely a surprise. Beer Bistro in Toronto is awesome and can’t wait to do Bar Hop in 2018. Hidden gem there though, is the Avenue Open Kitchen. Ottawa’s Sconewitch is a hidden gem that everyone should go to and keep open until I can get back and then disappear while I’m there. Also awesome, Sir John A Pub and Deacon Brodie’s.

Victoria talks about her Los Angeles trip with Andrea which included the most pretentious grocery store in the world. They saw the Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibit at the LACMA which is definitely worth a visit, when you’re not enjoying the J Paul Getty Museum. Harry Potter World apparently is totally worth any cost and crowd. Becky drove up to join them for this and was chosen for a wand then Andrea and Victoria become the pariahs of Hogwarts. Speaking of Harry Potter, we discuss Pottermore and how we got sorted, found our patronus, were chosen by our wand and more. FUN!

We discuss recent Facebook memes and Victoria’s frustration with a few of them. Is she an elf and faerie or is she a hydra and a Zeus swan? Daniel thinks she just wants to break a piece off of Layla. Victoria is also practically sleepy in every fish. Daniel chooses Don Draper, Peregrin Took and Arthur Dent but the blend of Barney, Nymphadora Tonks, and V from V for Vendetta.

We’re also going to be speaking a lot more about Dungeons & Dragons in forthcoming episodes, since we’ve sort of gotten into it a little bit or a lot. Thanks to Titansgrave and Critical Role for that. Oh and I guess a side-credit to Munchkin which sort of started me down that road. BTW if you have any thoughts that maybe you’re too cool for D&D, check out Critical Role which shows you how the roleplaying, humor, etc can make it pretty fun. Don’t have 3-4 hours a pop to commit? Here’s a few animated shorts, the 20-minute backstory of the group Vox Machina, and this cool one minute intro video to give you an idea. Also, there’s some one-shots and also the HarmonQuest which takes a more comedic parody of it. Lastly, YouTube will bring you back to where you left off on a video. So, watch 30-45 minutes at a time or whatever works for you. If you’re looking to start a campaign yourself, there’s a good series by Matthew Mercer and also the dude he learned from, Matthew Colville. First name similarity purely coincidental. We end with a bit more Harry Potter and then we’re out in 55 minutes!

315: Universary o’Nein! aka “Where is our adult?”

First an announcement: Un-X will be March 18, 2017. You have over 10 months to plan. So, no excuses. Now on with the show.

This is our 9th Universary, so at this point, you should know what to expect. Topics to include: our upstairs neighbor got drunk before the rest of us and came over, Daniel brewed a great beer, Rumspringa! Stupid Question of the Night: what emoji would you like to have on your tombstone? Is our 2nd beer just another questionable thing we put oin Butch’s mouth? Victoria is the female Fagin of Halloween, and we get into a discussion about young girls who look older and the awkward situation men put them in. This obviously leads to our discovery of masturbation. This naturally almost leads to a fight over ice cream, a cinnamon hazel nut beer and the end of the show.

314: It’s Orgasmic Meditation, Fucko

It’s another Mancast with Butch and Tony! This one’s got FIVE (5) beers of the week. We all agree Daylight Savings Time is a waste of it. We watch the Aztecs lose the MWC final AGAIN in the perfect location for it: a dive bar at 4pm on a Saturday. Is Pliny the Younger overrated? It’s a triple IPA so naturally, we drinks 3 IPAs in a row to find out. In order:

  1. Drake’s Brewing Hopocalypse
  2. Green Flash West Coast IPA
  3. Ska Brewing Decadent Imperial IPA

Also, big love to Coop’s West Texas BBQ for the amazing meat for men. San Diego sports teams however, need to step up their game. We make our first announce the official date for U-X Universary 10…March 18, 2017. You have ZERO excuses for not being there in person. NONE. Daniel makes a trade of beer for brisket that’s amazing and we remember when Butch first met Whitney Shay but Butch is saving his cream for the cream at The Milk Bar in North Park.

313: Two-Beer Victoria

After 2 beers, Victoria needs food not hockey. We skip a Gulls game to record this for you guys and we’re happy with our decision. 43-45 BC were one year because it’s a fucking mess in Rome, 440 days a year. Victoria has to wait 9 months for arancini because…she got a little um, excited last time and now she’s pregnant. That is, if she doesn’t die in Paris first. We go quickly through the first two beers of the week. Through this, we learn true love is eating a demon baby out of your stomach. Victoria says the movie Lucy is shit and Kanye has gone cray but Jay-Z is not, nor is Beyonce.
Scary movies are scary. Deadpool is NOT a family movie but Victoria somehow makes it more juvenile. That said we both have shit show movies we just have to watch: Gods of Egypt and Eddie the Eagle. Why not combine them? Wonder Twin powers activate! Beer of the Week #3 make us ask, “Hey Australia; what’s with the green and gold as your national colors? Not good enough to be on your flag but good enough for everything else?” We’ll leave you with this happy thought: CGI Paul Walker will never die.

beer, restaurants, Gaglione Bros, cheesesteak, Cleopatra, history, Italy, Rome, Paris, Cinnamon, movies, Jay-Z, celebrities, Beyonce, Kanye West, travelling, Deadpool

312: Let’s Burn Things

Everyone quiet down! Victoria has something to say and you know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation. That’s right, we’re starting this one off with a TWO (you heard me) TWO Awesome List show and the first is ALL Miss Queen Bey herself. And how old does Butch sound saying “from the Harry Potter…?” While he might look like a lost Weasley, I’m not so sure Ellie Golding’s ready to get Sirius Black. Daniel knows. He can tell you ‘cuz he’s Batboy now.

Speaking of that, clickbait of the week: Victoria went to a concert with her dad and what she did will shock and awe you! All these distractions finally bring us to our first beer of the week and how is it we haven’t reviewed Stone Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout before?! Well, it’s amazing. Next topic. Butch goes into his week of food poisoning. NOPE. NEXT TOPIC. How about Neil Degrasse Tyson vs B.o.B. in a little diss-track back and forth featuring the Flat Earth Singers? Either way, Steph Curry is the Cool Papa Bell + Christy Mathewson of basketball. We discuss wrestlers past and (not related) an awesome vegan restaurant called Cafe Gratitude.

In a trio of unbelievable news stories, a man kills his wife with a dutch oven, a tiger befriending a goat constitutes homosexuality in Russia, and a dead old hag hates Jay Cutler and social media goes wild. The first Beer to the Rescue went very well and folks at Benchmark Brewing were awesome but that 13.7% ABV Hildegard IIIPA, while delicious, will knock you on your ass. We of course, followed this up the only way you can follow up anything so awesome: Coop’s West Texas BBQ. This leads us to Beer of the Week #3. Green Flash made a great IPA this holiday season and when they’d finally grown tired of it, sold it for $2 a bottle or $20 a case…for 22oz bottles. What a delicious beer. And note to Groundswell Brewing, Budweiser is more a beer than your Belgian Trippel is a Trippel. Belgian trippels shouldn’t have American yeast and be over 90 IBUs. This brings us to our second Awesome List of the night and our Super Bowl predictions. Hint: don’t rely on us for predicting anything ever.