Episode 10: Shane’s Super Sizzling Summer (S)Vacation

In this episode, Shane calls his wife “Sugar Tits”. Hilarity ensues.

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Scope Sounds: “Re: Your Brains” – Jonathan Coulton
Hellogoodbye – Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! – 1 3/4 Stars

Cynthia McKinney loses re-election bid… blames Jews?
Your Grandpa doesn’t know what year 9/11 happened in.
The onslaught of Brokeback/Batman jokes is sure to kill Adam.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby – 2 1/2 Stars

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Episode 9: Harassing kids at CONvergence makes us feel better about our sad lives

Many thanks again to Bill “Professional Comedian” Young, Jess, and Sarah for all the help with interviews at CONvergence. You guys were all great. Bill has co-produced a play at this year’s Fringe Festival – “Porn! Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dong”. Go check it out.

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Scope Sounds: “Midway” – The Famous

Midwest Zombie Shenanigans
Lance Bass is gay?
We will never call him “The Hoff”

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Episode 8: Introducing the Scope Debate Club

Convergence was great fun. On this episode, you’ll hear clips from the show we attempted to record from hotel. In future episodes, you’ll hear some of the great interviews we did with the attendees.

Thanks again to everyone that came by to help.

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Scope Sounds: “You Don’t Know Jack” – the great Luke Ski

Has Sony started to kill off the UMD?
The Top 50 Sidekicks in history.

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We Survived CONvergence. Sorta.

Hey everybody, it’s your Scoperfriends here, just letting you all know that we made it through the Midwest’s biggest Science Fiction convention without serious physical injuries…but the mental side is another story.

We here at The Scope, with the help from old friends and new, did our very best to cover all of the activity at CONvergence in our own special way.

Yes, we have crazy stories to tell. Yes, we recorded a show. No, it’s not ready yet. And yes, we’re working hard to bring the results to you in the next episode of The Scope…and beyond. When will it be ready? Well, that’s to be determined. But when it is ready, it will be awesome. Oh yeah!

Finally, before we sign off, we want to extend a hearty “Thanks!” to all the people that helped out and supported the show this weekend. You’ll get your individual props…just not now.

More later…

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Episode 7: Our first best of episode!

In order to prepare for our huge CONvergence show next weekend, we’ve put our best clips from the first 6 episodes together for you to enjoy. If you’re going to the CON, please be sure to stop by and say hello.

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“Crawling Towards The Sun” – The Hush Sound

“Deadender” – Bubble

“Bunsen Burner” – The Power Cords

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Episode 6: 6 shows, 6 people in studio, a near Mark of the Beast.

Many thanks to John, Jess, and Carrie for being on the show. You guys were great.

Show Highlights
– Shane’s wife doesn’t listen to the show.
– New Game Show: Hit the Post
– The usual hilarious news and reviews

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Scope Sounds: “Proofs” – Mates of State

I’d buy that for a dollar!
Tapes N Tapes – Cowbell
Sufjan Stevens – Come On Feel The Illinois
The New Pornographers – The Laws Have Changed

Entourage, Season 3 premiere: 3 1/2 stars

Jesus Christ Superman
Drunk fatties don’t get prostate cancer

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Episode 5: Earl likes The Showbiz Show (and is o.k. in Adam’s book)

Many thanks to Al and Earl for stopping by this week for the best show we’ve done to date.

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Scope Sounds: “Since U Been Gone” – H’s Between Vowels

X-Men: The Last Stand: 2 1/4 stars

Baby born with 3rd arm. Creepy picture included.
Bye bye Juan Valdez 🙁
Not just Nerd Fight Club… Pretentious Nerd Fight Club.
THE LIBYANS!!! Oh, wait. New Batwoman to be a lesbian.

2005-2006 TV Wrap Up

Best Comedy
Shane: The Office
Adam: The Office
Jared: Arrested Development

Best Drama
Shane: Lost
Adam: Veronica Mars
Jared: The West Wing

Best Action/Adventure
Shane: Lost
Adam: Prison Break
Jared: Lost

Best Reality
Shane: Survivor: Panama
Adam: Road Rules/Real World Challenge
Jared: American Idol

Best Newcomer
Shane: Prison Break
Adam: The Colbert Report
Jared: Prison Break

Best Guilty Pleasure
Shane: The Food Network
Adam: The O.C. and Smallville
Jared: Smallville

Best “It Ended Too Soon”
Shane: Arrested Development
Adam: Justice League Unlimited and Arrested Development
Jared: Love Monkey

Biggest Disappointment
Shane: Desperate Housewives
Adam: Four Kings
Jared: Surface

Best Show featuring a former Buffyverse Castmember
Shane: How I Met Your Mother
Adam: Robot Chicken
Jared: How I Met Your Mother

Scope Show of the Year
1st: Lost
2nd: The Office
3rd: Prison Break and Arrested Development (tie)

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Episode 4: Shane steals Stewie’s something

Exactly two weeks after episode 3, episode 4 is here. It’s almost like there’s some pattern to this thing.

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Scope Sounds: “Secret Code” – Laser Love
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium: 2 1/4 stars
Snow Patrol – Eyes Open: 2 3/4 stars

Mission Impossible 3: 3 stars

Scrubs – The Complete Third Season: 2 1/4 stars

This episode’s random review – Family Guy: 2 3/4 stars

Pro Football player beats up nerd.
Halle Berry would love to do another Super Hero movie if the money and screentime are right.
Your 2006-07 TV Schedule.

Nintendo Wii Tennis

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Episode 3: We’re better than the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Episode 3 has arrived. Listen to it and then move along.

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Scope Sounds: “Code Monkey” – Jonathan Coulton
Pearl Jam – Pearl Jam: 3 1/4 stars

This episode’s random review – Criminal Minds: 2 stars
Next episode’s random review – Family Guy

18 – 24 year olds too busy to know where Iraq is on a map.
Revenge of the Nerds and Clash of the Titans to be remade.
Original cuts of Star Wars finally coming to DVD.

You can vote for us (yeah, I know) at Podcast Alley.

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Episode 2… or how we learned to go an hour over schedule

Episode 2 is up. It may or may not be double the length of episode 1.

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Scope Sounds: “Nothing, Oh Nothing” – Satisfaction
The Flaming Lips – At War With the Mystics: 3 stars
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones: 2 stars

This episode’s random review – Hope and Faith: 1/4 star
Next episode’s random review: Criminal Minds

Columbine Copy Cats
Iran’s cool with making more money from us silly Americans
JJ Abrams to direct Star Trek 42 (or 11)

ThunderCats images

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