322: When in Rome

We recorded this Andrea while Daniel was recovering from a cold. We reminisce about Unniversary weekend, including their time in an escape room, Jim & I at brunch and Study Pony Karaoke on Friday night. Not to mention the greatest food spread in Unniversary history. Victoria and Andrea escaped to this “rezzert” in Mission Bay called Paradise Point for a few days. We enjoy a beer just in time for Victoria to get into her second favorite hotel pasttime: snarking on shitty TV. Namely, Lifetime dramas. Oh yeah, drop your pants and gather the kids for a good wholesome family poop commercial.

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!

304: Hitler Karaoke

It’s time for Karaoke of the worst kind! Tonight, we start off with Victoria right out of the gate. Hope you enjoy! Our first beer of the week brings us back to summers on the farm with chickens, except none of us have been on a real farm. Rachel likes the idea of horses but not the real deal. Apparently, keeping sloths as pets would also be out.

After the first beer, we start in with Rachel plugging shit, starting with Bad Lip Reading videos on YouTube. This discussion also includes a bit of confession session with Rachel. There is some talk of the Cat Convention, and how MMA is more hugging than fighting.

Daniel and Victoria went to Utah and they talk about their trip. There was coffee shops, an aquarium, breweries, a ballgame, Park City, and good food. Spending time with family was very enjoyable and though we did a lot, we came home feeling like we had a week of relaxation.

Victoria has a great idea to put beer in an insulated pouch like container like Capri-Sun. Speaking of beer, we had one of the worst beers we’ve had to drink in a long time on this show. Thankfully, we have an awesome list to follow this up. Oh and someone finally had the courage to call the Uncast drunk dial line! So we’ll end it there after 94 minutes!

131: It Was Extra Coordinary

Start right off this week discussing alcoholic beverages and a wonderful date night. We mix in some zombie talk and images that might remind one of a porno slasher film. We headed out to Arizona for the weekend to celebrate a special birthday with The DaH Theory : MrDaH turned 38! Road trips are awesome and spending a weekend with the DaHonays is even more awesome. Victoria learns a few things and brings us an Awesome List. Oh, and we finally read some comments and notes from our listeners! Yes folks, we know you’re out there and we smell what you’re cookin! 62 minutes in, we’re done!

Links for the week:
Photographs from our weekend in DaHville!
You Can Freeze Anything

118: There’ll Always Be A Party In My Hands

We start right off as usual with a beer tasting. Victoria gets right to her redaction of some careless comment she made last week. In return, we make a proposition: I will remove her hand and allow her to attach the hook or appliance of her choice.

There’s some mention of an annoying Subway radio commercial, teens that don’t realize the internet is public and strategizing how we can spend our U.S. stimulus check in Canada. I’m thinking a trip to Ottawa. Victoria has a few less classy ideas. We read a story about one way (of many) that some Australian school employees are better than their American counterparts. We end our show with a topless coffee shop…in Maine. Shit! This one is under 55 minutes. Shortest show in a while.

Articles:
Kimberly Swann is an idiot
This Australian school bus driver is not
Topless Coffee Shop

Remember Unniversary II is March 14th at 6:30pm Pacific Time at Casa De Uncast! If you’re interested in attending and have yet to get the invite, leave a comment or email!

Also send in your votes via comment, email, text or Twitter on your choice for the new Official Beer of Uncast out of the following choices:

– Lagunitas IPA
– Rogue Dead Guy Ale
– Dogfish Head 90-minute IPA
– Fat Tire
– Ballast Point Yellowtail Pale Ale

The new beer will be announced at Unniversary II!

111: The First Year Of The Show

This episode with a very confusing title includes stories from our trip to Utah for Christmas, our New Years Eve, Victoria’s weekend getting her hair cut, a few movie reviews, things Victoria learned from TV and some truly awesome shit. Check it out, it’s the first show we’ve recorded in 2009 and it’s only 83 minutes long.

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109: Come Warm By My Cock

Our shows being just a tad bit delayed we release this episode to you which we recorded the day before heading out to Utah for Christmas. Topics of the day include a mock jury temp job, gifts from The Dah Theory and stories from the company holiday party.

Daniel brings two articles for your consumption: Teen Lesbian Pregnancy (You read that right) and the police officer from Chipotle? There’s a letter proving the Polish have years to go before they can match the Nigerians in the e-mail scam industry and we notice a Pineapple Express Transportation shuttle on the freeway. We do it all in under 59 minutes.

We’re having a New Years Eve party! Yes I know it’s a few days away but dammit you’ll want to be there. Trust us on this. Contact us at uncast.net@gmail.com to get directions and party info. Don’t miss it!

Direct download: Uncast109.mp3