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!

290: Princess Cupcake Sparkles of Death

Yet again, an episode is released 2 weeks after it’s recorded. We start the show right off with tricksy Victoria who transitions from “Thanks Obama” to a black burger in Japan. This leads to an ebola mention and a discussion about 9/11. We’re not supposed to forget what happened in September 2011 but we did and we’re sorry. Either way, don’t use your brand to post about 9/11. We’re looking at you, Twix. It’s even too soon to make Arizona under water jokes on December 7th.

Speaking of terrorists, Victoria is not sure why the world is at war with Archer. They’re just trying to sell some cocaine. Give them some funding, they’ll be fine. Scotland. That’s a thing that happened. We discuss this before the vote and agree that Scotland needs to stay in the UK until they get their shit together.

BBQ weekend (aka Labor Day Weekend) was sweet! We played games, spent time with family, had some great food, some beer, and it was loads of fun. Victoria has a new hairdo and it looks awesome on her! To celebrate, let’s have some dirty gay porn! Send yours to uncast.net@gmail.com or simply read it to her at 619-940-4SEX!

We get into booktalk starting with VWars which Daniel liked but didn’t love. He’s also reading Raymond E. Feist’s “Magician” and Joe Abercrombie’s “The Blade Itself.” Victoria is getting into Haruki Murakami and started with “Norwegian Wood” which she loved. She also read “The Knife of Never Letting Go” by Patrick Ness. It’s harsh and intense for a book aimed at young teens. She loves “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart. We won’t talk about it. Just read it. She also read “The Alchemist” which no one should read (which is why we don’t link to it). It’s a parable about a kid and living your dreams but it’s too unrealistic for those who didn’t grow up in a financially affluent situation.

The rest of the episode is crazy articles time! Links are below:
Two men arrested at same-sex marriage in Egypt, “test negative” for homosexuality. There’s a test for that now?
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he Latest Weapon In The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance Lives In The Vagina
Dominatrix speaking at Canadian Senate committee threatens to out politicians who use sex services if new backwards arse Conservative prostitution bill goes through.
Blundering IT worker who put his porn stash on city centre big screen is jailed
San Diego Unified School district now has a military vehicle to deal with truancies and miscreants

259a: Had A Whole Plate Of That

Let the first part of the First Annual Brochella commence. We have burgers and beer, steak and whiskey, muscle cars and boobs, and still have time to work in a romantic comedy. Butch and Tony join me in a night filled with mostly good beer and great conversation. Sit down, give us an hour of your time and we’ll make you think, we’ll make you laugh, hell we might even make you cry. Future parts of this recording will show up in the coming weeks.

223: What Does Albino Smell Like?

This week is a blend of chaos and cray cray. Starting with this year’s version of Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin Ale, we discuss medieval shit, eggnog, hiring a personal show butcher, mernimals and add Fish Bottom as a band name. First article of the week is about Clitoral Stimulation. We talk about albinos (hence the show title) and Victoria pens a novel titled: “How To Fuck A Mermaid: And Other Tails”.

Canadians voted for their Provincial Premiers and we discuss Canadian politics a bit. We also discuss Canadian Thanksgiving and the fun that comes with that each year. We celebrated here in the United States a bit by making the same dish. Tourtieres (meat pies) are quite tasty. Going back to politics, we learn about a politician that strips during a recent commercial.

Victoria comes strong with an Awesome List from heaven and we all enjoy a taste of the awesome. Our very dear friend, Annam Manthiram has written a book titled “After The Tsunami” and we’re going to be seeing her at a reading next month. We’re really proud of her and we want to push her book as much as we can. We discuss things parents say that just don’t make any sense. Rhian brings us whore news and everything is alright. First we learn that it is okay to be a porn star and a high school teacher. We also hear about a woman that wanted a male stripper for her 100th birthday. I hope I’m still that horny at 100. Hell, I hope I reach 100. Maybe. All this in an hour, seven minutes, thirty-eight seconds.

Butch joins us this week, so naturally the show starts out with talk of golden showers and men he’d go gay for. We discuss a Deathcab for Cutie concert, what Vivi would do to see Florence + The Machine and why Rhi hates The Postal Service. We try our first sampling from Iron Fist Brewing and love it.

There’s all sorts of food talk from the horrors of Denny’s new cheese menu to the amazing food and drinks at Agave Grill in Ottawa. We introduce our Bear Of The Week when Victoria goes on a rampage about a certain internet meme poster. This leads to talks of teddy bear picnics, bears in the gay community and finally Butch’s latest business idea.

Uncast is trying to plan out an Armageddon party at the end of 2012. It will be full of drinking, debauchery and putting Viagra buckets on people’s heads. We learn there are a lot of things Victoria doesn’t know. She doesn’t know the Spanish word for cheese nor does she know the correct song that was #1 the week we were born. BTW, that would be “Shadow Dancer” by Andy Gibb, NOT “Stayin’ Alive” by The Bee Gees. Close but no queso.

We learn once again that Rhian is a REAL witch and not just some fake movie version. Victoria states that she wants to be committed and then she promptly leaves the show. Rhian brings us a Canadian article and plugs a philanthropic dance group run by a dear friend of hers. Check out Lanie Dance, people. It’s for the best. Remember, Rhi’s witchy. She also brings us some Whore News.

Lastly, we have a NEW CONTEST!! If Victoria can have apple pie and Rhian has her lily bits, then wtf are we to call Daniel’s magic penis? YOU CAN DECIDE!!
That’s right. Send in all your submissions for possible names either by leaving comments on uncast.net or by emailing us at uncast.net@gmail.com. You have until November 19th to submit. The hosts will then narrow down the names to a tiny group of finalists. YOU will vote on the final winner, to be announced on the first episode with Rhi back live at the Casa. Tat gives all of you until the clock strikes 2012 to submit the final votes. Whoever has come up with the winning name, will win a nice large boxed prize (No it’d be funny but it’s not what you’re thinking). We’re thinking other finalists may also possibly win a little sumpin’ sumpin’.

Rachel’s back for another week and we start right off with Dork Korner. This is our little turn at hitting the switch on the Wayback Machine and seeing who has some of the dorkiest likes or memories. Yeah I just said Wayback Machine. Did I mention it was Dork Korner? OK now you get it. We’re deeply disappointed in a recent Air Canada Lawsuitwhich brings on plenty of language related discussion.We also go into Canada’s very careful preparations for commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the role it played. If you don’t know, just ask any Canadian. They’ll gladly tell you just who it was that burned down the White House. Oh but we’re still friends so it’s all good. Victoria proposes a way to get back at GOP’s use of “Obama Care” as a negative phrase.

We discuss our morning at the Birch Aquarium, followed by lunch at Sammys Woodfired Pizza. Is it wrong to spend all morning looking at fish and then eat salmon for lunch? Photos from this adventure can be found here. No, just click the word HERE. WOW I feel like I’m back at work. OK, moving on. We discuss the new Google+, Rhian’s busy week and the now VERY distantly past MLB All-Star Game. Yeah, that’s right. I totally missed discussing it when it was relevant.

Daniel brings up a new way to make gelatin…out of HUMANS! Really, were you THAT surprised? Rhian brings us some more Whore News, this time about tips and pointers about bromances. Daniel tries to go into a story about a boner-inducing spider that rampaged a supermarket but the girls would not allow it. So he’s putting the link here.

209: I Don’t Need Dirt On My Snatch

We describe the Vancouver riots, how hot it is in Ottawa, creating useless robots and other shit. San Francisco tries to ban circumcision, we still hate LeBron and Victoria doesn’t understand that. Can you get syphillis from a vampire? Victoria brings us the “Dutch Corner” including it’s ovens, hookers and pot bans? Rhian becomes incensed and goes off on the bullshit “laws” on Canadian Medical Marijuana. She also has a doctor’s appointment and she describes the latest in her life. No one needs to see peen on a plane! We discuss Game of Thrones a bit, including don’t fuck with Sean Bean.