New Year’s Eve Special Set to Return

Ready for the return of the NYE special? Call 612-21-SCOPE or use Record MP3 to wish someone a happy new year. We’ll play it on the show. Act fast! Supplies are limited.

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Happy Holidays From The Scope

All of us here at The Scope just wanted to take a quick second to wish all of our fans out there Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Although we definitely planned on all sorts of holiday and 2013 wrap ’em up type programming, the reality of tight schedules, illness, and vacations got in the way this year. You know, that stuff just happens.

At any rate, we hope you all get some time off of work,  spend some time with your families, and just enjoy the season!

We’ll definitely be back with more Scope goodness soon. Thanks for sticking with us, Scopers!

Jared, Adam, Shane

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June is Now Support The Scope Month

Our primary revenue stream for supporting the show is about to kicked in the nards. As you may know, we have, at the moment, an Amazon Associates account. Following our Amazon link allows you to make a purchase through Amazon and have a portion of that sale flow into our coffers. Well, that is about to change.

As of July, our associate account is being closed because we happen to reside in Minnesota. This is through no fault of our own. Two-thirds of us were born here and had not the good sense to leave during one of those tropical summers we endure. We can’t explain Adam.

At any rate, this is why our account with Amazon is being closed:

We are writing from the Amazon Associates Program to notify you that your Associates account will be closed and your Amazon Services LLC Associates Program Operating Agreement will be terminated effective June 30, 2013. This is a direct result of the unconstitutional Minnesota state tax collection legislation passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Dayton on May 23, 2013, with an effective date of July 1, 2013. As a result, we will no longer pay any advertising fees for customers referred to an Amazon Site after June 30 nor will we accept new applications for the Associates Program from Minnesota residents.


Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned prior to July 1, 2013, will be processed and paid in full in accordance with your regular advertising fee schedule. Based on your account closure date of June 30, 2013, any final payments will be paid by August 30, 2013.


While we oppose this unconstitutional state legislation, we strongly support the federal Marketplace Fairness Act now pending before Congress. Congressional legislation is the only way to create a simplified, constitutional framework to resolve interstate sales tax issues and it would allow us to re-open our Associates program to Minnesota residents.


We thank you for being part of the Amazon Associates Program, and look forward to re-opening our program when Congress passes the Marketplace Fairness Act.


The Amazon Associates Team

Seems a little shady on Amazon’s part, but that’s the hand we’ve been dealt.

How can you help? You can buy stuff, that’s how. You have less than two weeks to make a purchase through Amazon that will still aid us in producing the quality content you’ve come to expect on that regular irregular schedule you’ve grown to love. Once the calendar hits July, your purchase will benefit only Amazon and yourself.

In these troubling times, I choose to lean on the great orators to promote action. In the immortal words of President George W. Bush: “go shopping“.

Shop at Amazon

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Follow The Scope on Your Favorite Networks

We’ve added a Scope presence on couple more social networks. Hopefully we’ve got the bases covered. Now you can follow us on your network of choice!




Facebook (page)

Facebook (group)

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Happy Holidays From The Scope

There really was supposed to be a “Very Special Holiday” edition of The Scope…but between some sort of nasty mucus virus and a couple of holiday vacations, it never quite came together. Lest you think it would have been a boring show, we had plans to tell tales of Christmas past, with sugar plums and carefully hung stockings.

But it didn’t happen. And here we are. The best your Scope crew can do is wish all of you, our treasured fans, a happy and safe holiday (no matter what you celebrate!) We all hope you can spend it with people you love, away from the “rat-race,” and completely liquored up. But no mean drunk action. Only happy, semi-sloppy boozing need apply.

Your Scope crew hopes to be back December 31st with a grand New Year’s Eve program. But until then, enjoy the season, folks!

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The Scope Ghost of Christmas Past

Merry Christmas Eve, Scopers.

Yes, we already posted our annual holiday message. But it wouldn’t be The Scope if we didn’t repost one of the best examples of photoshopped goodness to ever come from your favorite podcast.

It’s an oldie but goodie. Our first holiday greeting image. Enjoy.

Happy Holidays (again!)

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Happy Seasonally-Appropriate Holiday From The Scope

The Scope crew wants to wish everyone out there an exciting, safe, and satisfying holiday, whatever it is you may celebrate!

Also, we want to thank all of our fans for the years of unending support. No lie…every tweet, email, facebook post, and voicemail you may leave is greatly appreciated. We look forward to many more shows (from mediocre to kick-ass) in the upcoming year of 2011. Please stick around for the ride! (But there probably won’t be many lightcycles. Sorry ’bout that.)

One programming note: we’re not sure if there will be one final show in 2010…but as always, we’ll keep you kids posted!

Happy Holidays, ninjas!

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The Scope Returns to Podcasting Glory… Soon

Good news, everyone! Summer vacation is over, and The Scope is scheduled to return to podcasting this weekend. We will return with our annual fall TV preview. Make sure you tune in to find out which shows we pick to get canceled first.

If you can’t wait any longer for a Scope fix, check out the latest episode of Zero Hour with John Norton. Podcast Trivia Challenge champions Shane and Jared return to co-host the next round of trivia challenges. Ever wanted to know what Hans Christian Anderson was famous for baking? Zero Hour has the answer!

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The Scope Summer Break Rolls On

Gone Fishin

If you haven’t guessed by now, your Scope pals are enjoying a summer break while we deal with vacations, jobs, families, and life in general. With any luck, we will return with all-new Scope programming in a couple of weeks.

Thanks for sticking with us!

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The Scope Returns to Zero Hour

Once again, Jared and Shane have seen fit to leave their stain on an episode of Zero Hour with John Norton. Hour 25 covers Ocarina of Rhyme, American Idol, The Coco and Lefty Show, Headlines, and TV Shows That Need To End. We also play a game called “Yahoo! Schmanswers”.

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