After a brief, actual responsibility-fueled hiatus, Erik and Derek return to the world of Futurama with their second episode looking at the second season. This time, they get to spout plenty of political opinions, make blanket statements about the NRA, and offer their insight into the candidacies of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders! Also, there’s a Christmas Episode to discuss! … More Getting the Brain Out Episode 9: “A Head in the Polls” and “Xmas Story”
Erik and Derek return to the world of Futurama with their first episode of Getting the Brain Out discussing the second season of the show! Listen as the scientists talk about eating spiders, alien rectal probes, chain restaurant birthday songs, and Ayn Rand fanatics. Oh, and Futurama at some point, too. … More Getting the Brain Out Episode 8: “I Second That Emotion” and “Brannigan, Begin Again”
There’s more Oath of the Gatewatch leaks so it’s time to talk about hypocyloids Eldrazmo Waste(?) mana. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim; Mina and Denn Wildborn; and Mystic Gate (maybe) round out the extra leaks since our last episode. Erik and DMoney also take some time away from analysis to talk about BFZ block design and make … More Hapless Research 10 – Oath Leaks and Wild Speculation
This is the final episode focusing on the first production season of Futurama. We discuss the episode “Fry and the Slurm Factory” and then talk about our feelings on the first season as a whole. There will be references, jokes, and a lengthy discussion about standup comedians making sitcoms and how and why things are funny. … More Getting the Brain Out Episode 7 : “Fry and the Slurm Factory” and Season 1 Retrospective
Erik and DMoney are back to talk about a sixth color of Magic! Well, most likely a kind of sixth color. Or something. Who knows, but there was analysis and complaining to be done! How does Waste Mana work? What on Earth is a hypocycloid? Is Kozilek, the Great Distortion a good card? These are some … More Hapless Research 9 – Kozilek the Sixth Color?!
The sixth episode of Getting the Brain Out, wherein we discuss College jokes, terrible B-plots, Ally McBeal, the politics of television, and end up offering our predictions on the Star Wars Rotten Tomatoes score for some reason. Enjoy! … More Getting the Brain Out Episode 6 : “Mars University” and “When Aliens Attack”
What the hell did Travis Woo say? This week Erik and DMoney have some drama to discuss. And the plus is there’s actually some reasonably insightful things to be found about the whole dramastorm! Aside from Travis Woo failing to obey his hand’s demand that he not talk about Hitler on stream, there’s also plenty … More Hapless Research 8: Hitler, Travis Woo, and You!
In this episode, Erik and Derek discuss Hell, peer pressure, and the Olympic sport of limbo. Also, Futurama at some point. … More Getting the Brain Out Episode 5 : “Hell Is Other Robots” and “A Flight to Remember”
Erik and DMoney’s history of Legacy concludes in this week’s episode of Hapless Research! This time we’re starting in the aftermath of GP Flash Hulk and going step by step through the evolution of Legacy. We’ll discuss what impact various card printings, bannings, and unbannings have had on the format all the way up to … More Hapless Research 7: A History of Legacy Part 2
DMoney and Erik take a bit of detour as they tell the first half the hilarious story that is Legacy! This part covers Legacy’s genesis through to Grand Prix Flash Hulk (aka Columbus 2007). DMoney gets to sit down with GP Flash Hulk semi-finalist and generally awesome person Bill Stark to tell the bizarre tale … More Hapless Research 6: A History of Legacy Part 1