Jump to content
🔒 The Earwolf Forums are closed Read more... ×

Peter Destructo

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by Peter Destructo

  1. I just want to say that this Wonder Woman 1984 sure sounds like a slog of a movie and I'm grateful to all who have done the work to comprehensively warn me away from it.
  2. Peter Destructo

    Episode 243.5 - Prequel to Episode 244

    I'm never current with this show anymore (never really was), so all I can say is that, while I know that the quarantine is making production difficult, I'm still disappointed that we didn't get a supercut of every time Paul, June, and Jason said "Signor".
  3. Peter Destructo

    Episode 217 - Jaws 3-D

    I thought their reaction to his "drunk on root beer" story was odd for that reason. Sounds like standard kid stuff to me, and in the hands of a natural performer like Paul, probably pretty funny. Oh, and fanny packs, Jason? What's next, are you gonna start wearing shorts to shows?
  4. Peter Destructo

    Episode 585 - Lemons Is The New Black

    They can't do anything to the Closing the Plug Bag Theme until Zouks hears it.
  5. Peter Destructo

    Episode 201.5 - Minisode 201.5

    Hot damn! I not only made the C&O for the first time, but i won the coveted Nothing! This is the best day ever...
  6. Peter Destructo

    Episode 201 - Skyscraper

    I think he's just naturally tall and broad-shouldered. He played on the defensive line on the Miami Hurricanes football team in the early '90s. At most he could maybe slim down to be a power forward in basketball or a football tight end.
  7. Peter Destructo

    Celebrate #HDTGM200 !!!

    Also, it sound like she drops the mic in that Howard The Duck clip, was anybody at that show?
  8. Peter Destructo

    Celebrate #HDTGM200 !!!

    June's had a few other Precision F-strikes, notably in the "What's Its Misssion?" clip.
  9. Peter Destructo

    Episode 201 - Skyscraper

    Correction! The quote from Botha is "Light a man's house on fire, and you find out what he really LOVES", not what he really knows. Which makes more sense. And I guess the fact that no one has yet commented on how The Rock climbs 100+ stories up a crane in, what, 15 minutes? just proves how much the Fast and Furious movies have suspended everyone's disbelief on The Rock's superpowers.
  10. Peter Destructo

    Episode 201 - Skyscraper

    I really try to avoid the knee-jerk anti-CGI attitude that so many have, I think CGI has done great things for what's possible to film in movies. But in this movie, it really is the fundamental flaw. The impossibly gigantic building has to be almost all CGI, and consequently, there is no sense of space or real-ness (or suspense) to any of it. Anybody could be nearly anywhere at any time. There is so much character movement that is just skipped over or handwaved away, even within single scenes.
  11. Peter Destructo

    Celebrate #HDTGM200 !!!

    Yeah, I'm way late as usual, I'm almost never on top of this podcast because of how many other podcasts I listen to, and my tendency to bank episodes for long drives. But... First episode I think must have been Birdemic because Weird Al was the guest (how cool would it be if they could get him back?). Must have been 2012-ish because I listened to it on a drive back from St Louis. From there I ping-ponged around the back catalog based on how interesting the movie looked until I finally started enjoying the show for its hosts and filled in most of the rest of the gaps. Clips: I think I've said this late on a Howdy post too, but in Junior where they pitch a sequel featuring an unholy Danny Devito baby spawned from Schwarzenegger. I want to see that animated so bad. And maybe this violates the "always remember" because I didn't remember it from the first time, but I relistened to The Apple recently, and the whole run where they bust on Paul for not catching the obvious biblical metaphor is absolute gold. What I did remember from the first time was Andy Richter trying to recreate the BIM song. Weekly routine: Like I said, I tend to bank HDTGM episodes for car trips because it really is one of the best driving podcasts out there. By now listening to them at work almost seems wrong, like they're too much of an event for that. I almost never watch the movies for the podcast because I think I just don't have the attention span for watching movies very often, although I've been trying to fix that lately. I rented Skyscraper for the podcast on Friday because I had meant to see that in the theater due to heat wave induced boredom, but I never got around to it. Rhea's comment about checking her phone during the movie really spoke to me. I wouldn't recommend the movie either, but that episode was really enjoyable for me for the note-comparing experience. Still too afraid of the movie quality overall to do this on the reg though. So with a small sample size to draw from, my favorite movie watched was Island of Dr Moreau which I saw in the theater back in the day and again on video for Rifftrax. I cheered in the middle of my old cubicle farm when Paul announced it as their next movie, as I was in the verge of suggesting it. So fascinatingly bonkers, and so sad that it's a rare Jason-less episode. "Guys...he's so smol." Hated: Vampire's Kiss, which I watched in prep for the Now Hear This festival. Some good Cageness in there, but BOY was it ever uncomfortable. I had to stop it after his sexual assault of Alva and pick it up later.
  12. Peter Destructo

    Episode 197 - Beastly: LIVE!

    Yes! Embrace teh furry! *ahem* 'Scuse me. Anyway, I'm way late to this one, but I listened to the subsequent mini and the discussions on the bus trip to Macchu Picchu, and I was surprised that nobody mentioned the Darien Gap (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darién_Gap). Basically, the roads do not exist to get a busload of teenagers from eastern Panama to northern Colombia. At the very least, it would add days of primitive jungle trekking to an already, what, weeklong bus excursion. And then there's all the drug smugglers hiding out in those forests. The trendy Peruvian restaurant would probably be a better bet.
  13. Peter Destructo

    Episode 566 - The Calvins Triplets

    This one gets my top ten vote just for "When you're oligarchin', you're family."
  14. Peter Destructo

    Episode 562 - They'ven't Yet

    I'd vote for "Kink Friday" myself. The "I hope you live in an abandoned lot" part was the biggest laugh I've had in a while on this show.
  15. I never really got into this album, and I think part of the problem is that Stipe's voice is pretty much shot by this point in their career.
  16. I just want to say, I love whiskeyclone.net. (U Dissecting Beck On My Tape Deck?)
  17. Peter Destructo

    Accelerate with Dave Holmes

    I have nothing to add except that "I'm Gonna DJ" is the worst song they ever did.
  18. Peter Destructo

    Help us with the CBB 2019 Calendar!!

    Katy Julyed (to go with May 19)
  19. Man, I'm dying to know what the theme to "Bro, I'm Uncomf" would be.
  20. Peter Destructo


    I tried resequencing, but mostly just ended up switching sides with "Imitation Of Life" and "She Just Wants To Be", which I consider at least as single-worthy as "I'll Take The Rain". I thought "I've Been High" would be okay on side 2, but then you'd have two songs with the word "high" in the title too close to each other. Maybe these guys really did know what they were doing.
  21. Peter Destructo


    Adore, also underrated, and also borrows Joey Waronker.
  22. Peter Destructo


    Not that anyone asked, but my resequencing: Upside 1. Lotus 2. Daysleeper 3. Hope 4. Suspicion 5. The Apologist 6. At My Most Beautiful Downside 7: Walk Unafraid 8: Sad Professor 9: You're In The Air 10: Why Not Smile* 11: Parakeet 12: Falls To Climb * Either the Oxford version, or the album one without quite so much wash drowning out the cool piano part
  23. Peter Destructo


    Man, I knew this would be an interesting one. Up is one of my favorites, owing largely to when it came out in my life, i.e., early college years. Soooo much deeper and more complex than all the stuff the FRAT BOYS listened to. "You're In The Air" was the soundtrack to the tortured love obsession angst that I still hadn't really experienced but could totally see myself experiencing with the right person. I don't think this album needs the hatchet as much as "Hi-Fi" did, but maybe that's just because I dug the sound so much, it's an album for a long rainy afternoon. But I could still mostly get on board with both of their resequencings. "Suspicion" still belongs on side 1, maybe just further back than track 3, and I'd save "Parakeet" over "Diminished", I love the dreamy imagery of that song.
  24. Peter Destructo

    New Adventures in Hi-Fi

    Kinda surprised that this album is as highly regarded as it is, seeing as how 1) it was a tour document album, with all the looseness and post-grunge bloat that implies, and 2) it was kinda commercial suicide for them. I've never been a fan of Stipe's beat poetry songs (and yes, that includes "Country Feedback"), and this album's got two that they thought would be singles. "Bittersweet Me" absolutely should have been the leadoff single, but "Leave" could have maybe been a single if they'd shortened it considerably and taken at least 40% of the siren guitar out. The concert treatment livens up "So Fast, So Numb" considerably (see the video of that all-request concert from Germany) The discussion on alternate track listings proves to be a fascinating direction. I'd probably keep it mostly as is other than maybe swapping sides for "Bittersweet Me" and "New Test Leper" and taking "Binky" and "Low Desert" out.
  25. Peter Destructo

    New Adventures in Hi-Fi

    What song is Stipe& really introing in the "How Does It Feel" song?