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Independence Day

Episode 69 – Independence Day

To celebrate our excitement for Comicpalooza (May 12-14 in Houston!), in this episode, Heather and Liz do another Classic Movie Review on 1996’s Independence Day! This awesome action movie stars Mary McDonnell, who will be attending the festivites at Comicpalooza this year! In this movie, she plays First Lady Marilyn Whitmore.

Independence Day

 

Independence Day

We spend a good amount of time discussing this movie – all of our favorite parts, lines, and gaping plot holes. But we really do love it! The show is nearly as long as the movie!

Comicpalooza

We are proud to be part of the Comicpalooza Podcast Program for the second year! Come down and see us at Texas’ largest comic convention! It also serves as a huge literary convention. There is guaranteed to be a little something for everyone!

May 12-14, 2017

George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas

Buy your tickets now at: https://register.growtix.com/e/comicpalooza_2017?cc=website17

 

Announcement

We will be hosting a LIVE podcast event at Comicpalooza this year!! Along with recording in front of a live audience, we will also be playing a game of Cards Against Humanity! It is absolutely going to be a blast!! Come on down to see us and maybe sit in on a round! **In case you might not know, we will be listed in the program as “Nerdy B*s Live Podcast with Cards Against Humanity.” Our show is also not safe for children. You have been warned!!**

Saturday, May 13, 2017 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Room 370C (*time and location are subject to change, so please consult the convention schedule or the Comicpalooza app!)

 

We hope to see you all there! Make sure you are following us on social media to find us! Twitter (@nerdybitchespod), Instagram (@nerdybitches), and Facebook! We will try our best to post a lot of pictures, locations, and live videos!

 

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2016 Netflix Originals Part 1

Episode 57 – 2016 Netflix Originals Part 1

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss all of the 2016 Netflix Originals Part 1 that we have seen or heard good things about. Sit back and enjoy the first part, as we blab way too much for a single episode.

2016 Netflix Originals Part 1

We are also drinking on this episode – Fireball whiskey + Cream soda = Delicious! Plus a random discussion about coffee.

2016 Netflix Originals Part 1

  • Fuller House – Definitely worth the watch if you were a fan of the original series back in the 90s or in the last two decades as it has run in syndication.
  • Daredevil (Season 2) – Marvel has done an awesome job on these Netflix episodes because they can do so much in this format that can’t be done on network TV.
  • PeeWee’s Big Holiday – Same personality as back in the day, so check it out. Totally makes you forget about him jerking off in a movie theater.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 2) – So freaking funny. Enough said.
  • Patton Oswalt’s Talking for Clapping (stand-up comedy special) – So unbelievably funny. He is delightful. Also recommended: Lady Dynamite. Also, check out the College Humor series of BadMan (a take on Batman) – Patton Oswalt plays the Penguin and it’s awesome.
  • House of Cards – Creepy and awesome.
  • Grace and Frankie – Meh. This one had high hopes, but hasn’t really thrilled me yet.

 

In other news…

Marvelous Nerd Year's Eve

If you are thinking about what to do for New Years this year, think about heading up to Dallas for The Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve with Stan Lee! It’s a four day convention (December 29 – January 1). Producer Craig will be moderating several panels and has a $50 off coupon code on the 4-day pass. Code: craigprice at www.marvelousnye.com

 

Check out Part 2 of this episode next week!

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Infomercials

Episode 56 – Infomercials

On this episode, Heather and Liz talk all about Infomercials and why they stick with us. Listen in as we talk about all of the awesome products that we lived and died to watch.

 

Infomercials

Infomercials

Growing up watching television, we were constantly assaulted by the infomercial, and now the “As Seen on TV” ads. Infomercials are weird and addictive. You can’t stop watching once you get sucked in. We talk about different products that we have actually tried through the years and the ones we gleefully stayed away from. The first infomercial was for Vitamix in 1949!!

The Products

In the 80s…
  • Psychic Friends Network and Phone Sex lines (1-900 numbers)
  • Body by Jake (and other fitness products)
  • RonCo (Ron Popeil) – spray-on hair
  • Potty Putter, Pocket Fisherman, the UroClub (eww)
  • Blue Blocker Sunglasses
  • Ginsu Knives
  • Jack LaLaine’s Power Juicer
  • Sweatin’ to the Oldies
  • Thigh Master, ab crunchers
  • Bust enhancers
  • The Gazelle
In the 90s…
  • Sled Dogs
  • Susan Powter’s “Stop the Insanity”
  • OxyClean – Billy Mays – OrangeGlo
  • Hair removal products
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Fushigi Balls
  • The Bedazzler
  • Big Mouth Billy Bass
  • Hair fixing products: Hairgami, Topsy Twist, Magic Twist
  • Hooked on Phonics
In the 2000s…
  • Actual vibrators
  • The Snuggie / The Slanket
  • Proactiv
  • PedEgg
  • Fitness: P90X, Insanity, Shake Weight
  • The Bacon Bowl, The Perfect Brownie Pan
  • George Forman Grill
  • ShamWow
  • Hercules hooks
  • Tiddy Bear
  • Wearable towels
  • Cush Support

As Seen on TV

  • Copper anything
  • Furniture Fix
  • Kitchen Choppers
  • Alumawallet

Fan Favorites:

Brooke P: Gazelle, Salad Shooter

Niki: Pearl Cream

Drew: Car Wax and setting shit on fire

Call to Action: Tweet us your favorite infomercials and we will re-tweet them.

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Episode 23 – Commercials Then and Now

80s commercia;s

In this episode, Liz and Heather talk about their favorite childhood commercials then and now.

ANNOUNCEMENT – Our next book for the Book Club is Dark Disciple by Christie Golden. This is one of the new Star Wars (canon) books, but is just an awesome book, even if you have never read a Star Wars book. Check it out, as it will be released in a few weeks.

And back to our regularly scheduled commercials! Heading back to the 1980s, when we were barely born (ahem), the commercials were incredibly memorable. To this day, we can remember the songs and jingles even more than the actual products. Some of our favorites are:

  • Byyyy Mennen
  • I’ve fallen, and I CAN’T GET UP!
  • Cereal commercials (Mikey, Lucky Charms, Apple Jacks, etc.)
  • Toys R Us
  • Bop It and Skip It, Pogo Ball
  • My Buddy and Kid Sister
  • He-Man vs. She-Ra (early feminists revolt)
  • Clappers, Chia Pets, and other As Seen on TV items (bought in the store and/or the TV)
  • Zest Soap
  • Public Services Announcements – This is your brain on drugs; Cocaine addiction commercials; and I learned it from watching YOU!
  • [Things that make us feel really old]

Commercials Now: Not near as cool, since most of us have DVRs, Netflix, Hulu, and things that we use to avoid commercials all together. Branding and marketing is genius. No one looks for a “copy machine,’ they look for a Xerox. In Texas, a Coke could mean any variety of soda.

How do you get our attention in three seconds before we can fast forward through the ad? And now, our old people commercials are looking a lot less old than we remember them looking, thereby making us feel old. And Super Bowl commercials? Forget it. We can watch the Puppy Bowl instead and catch the commercials worth watching tomorrow on YouTube.

Recommendations:

  • Heather: The Martian (movie) – Who knew that Matt Damon could act? An excellent movie and highly recommended as a good science movie (doesn’t have to be sci-fi).
  • Liz: Tarkin (book) – Star Wars canon book with the backstory on Grand Moff/Governor Tarkin – Tarkin and Vader take a Bro-trip across the galaxy.

Bitch of the Week: People talking to Heather in the morning. Stop talking to us before we have had our morning coffee or pink drink or whatever. Heather is smart enough to use the Do Not Disturb function on her phone. “Good morning” before coffee is a lie.

Random Tweets – “According to all maxi-pad commercials, all women are full of windshield wiper fluid.”

 

Annoucement – We now have an open and active Zazzle store to sell our Nerdy Bitches Podcast merchandise! Thanks to our own Nerdy Bitch Heather and our friend Ofelia for the awesome designs! Here is Liz showing off our logo t-shirt:

NB Liz logo shirtCheck out all of the NERDY BITCHES PODCAST store options! Make sure you turn your content filter OFF so that you can actually see more than the kid shirts. But, we also have a kid-friendly line.

ToteNerdyPaciSee you next time!

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