The Dudes In A Room

The Dudes In A Room
Chris, Mike, Joey and Teddy

Friday, February 28, 2014

#020: Dating Game (Drake, Prince, and timeless music)

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Is Drake bringing back the 80s? The dudes discuss, comparing modern music to the timeless classics of Otis Redding. That transitions into a conversation about the dating game these days. Let's face it, dating is nothing but a game in the beginning. Has technology made dating easier? Guys and girls are both out there playing the game by their own rules. The dudes take a closer look at the phenomenon. Also, this episode's opening song leads into a conversation on Prince and his name change. That trails into a discussion of modern music, including Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Drake.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

#019: Instagram Rising (Facebook, Twitter, and the Sylvester Stallone pen)

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This episode kicks off with a conversation about the social giant Instagram, following a snippet of the Dance Gavin Dance song Jesus H. Macy. The dudes look back on the early days of Facebook and Twitter. The in-depth conversation covers selfies to professional photographers. Somehow the Jen Selter Cupcake Challenge comes up again. Could you imagine if your whole life revolved around your butt? The dudes tackle this topic. Later, find out how Joey sold a Sylvester Stallone pen for thousands of dollars. The show wraps up with the classic Nirvana tune Drain You.

Monday, February 24, 2014

#018: Hipster Service (Tipping, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney)

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The dudes kick off this show with the Army Navy tune Silvery Sleds, then getting into Mardi Gras talk. They provide insights into parades, flashers, and the scrumtious king cake related to Fat Tuesday festivities. This episode also serves as the debut of the President Obama impression. Is it any good? You decide. That leads to a conversation about the Mitt Romney documentary, which follows his campaigns. Later, they talk about Real Time with Bill Maher. Eventually, they get into the poor service Joey received at a hipster bar. The dudes delve deeper into tipping. They then get into a discussion of Piccadilly cafeterias. Stick around until the end for an impression of over-the-top radio announcer.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

#17: Pretty Politics (S.E. Cupp, Ann Coulter, and Sarah Palin)

DIAR Episode #017

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S.E. Cupp
How did the Meredith Brooks song Bitch get Chris and Joey's class in trouble? Cool story, bro. The trip down memory lane turns to classic video games. Eventually, the dudes take on the lovely political pundit S.E. Cupp. Yowza. Could she be both brains and beauty? Conservative commentator Ann Coulter comes into the conversation as well. What about Sarah Palin being plucked from Alaska? The dudes then talk presidential politics, referencing Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Later, they discuss the documentary Hot Coffee. The dudes also go off on schools.

#016: Dream Of The 90s (Hipsters, Hockey, and Peggy Scott Adams)

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Catherine Tate
This one starts with the Peggy Scott Adams hit Bill, a throwback from the 90s. Somehow that takes a turn to the Beatles. And, eventually, the conversation meanders to Morgan Fairchild. Plus, you guessed it...Morgan Freeman. The lovely Catherine Tate comes up as well. Later, the dudes recall some of the greatest finishes in football, including the Millsaps multiple lateral touchdown and the Music City Miracle. They also explore the tarnished legacy of Leon Lett. Eventually, they chat about the world of Canadian football and hockey. Eventually, they dig into the IFC series Portlandia and the Dream Of The 90s song. The epic Aubrey Plaza gets her due as well. Was Chris a hipster before it was a thing? The dudes discuss what it means to be a hipster. Also, Mike rants about his junk computer.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

#015: Grown Men Talking Comics (Ninja Turtles, Batman,and Dumb Starbucks)

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How about a trip down memory lane? Robocop, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Ghostbusters kick off the show, after beginning with a classic 80s tune. Eventually, the topic turns to Dumb Starbucks. Later, the dudes discuss Disney and the NFL. The conversation then turns to the genesis of franchises like TMNT, Daredevil, and Punisher. For all the nerds out there, the dudes delve into lots of Batman banter. Yes, that includes 60s Batman. Also, find out where Chris started a Super Shredder chant. Near the end, the conversation turns to pro wrestling. Of course, the hot chicks of wrestling are recalled. Also, the dudes weigh in on the Winter Olympics and the evolution of slam dunks. Oh, and a modern rendition of The Immigrant Song ends the episode.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

#014: Tech Talk (Dated Music, Old School Computers, and Duran Duran)

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The dudes launch this episode with a classic Devo cover of Satisfaction, made famous originally by the Rolling Stones. That leads to a conversation about dated music. Somehow they dig up Ace of Base and Real McCoy. The music talk leads to a discussion on technological advances. From the cassette, to the compact disk, to the MP3, the dudes explore modern tech options. DVDs, 14.4k modems, and even Oregon Trail get coverage in this computing conversation. Later, they talk about jobs for people who are only interested in money. Duran Duran gets their due as well.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

#013: Commercial Craziness (Advertising Antics, Dudes We Can't Stand, Travel Woes)

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This episode kicks off with the suggestive, sultry sounds of Selena Gomez. Chris jumps right into how commercials grind his gears. After largely migrating from commercial-filled television, we now must endure a bombardment of advertising online. After getting into a conversation on dudes they can't hang out with, the trio discusses the back story of executive producer Teddy. Later, they rant about kids with fancy cars. How are luxury purchases justified? The rants continue when the dudes turn to the subject of interstate highways and loops around cities.They also discuss high-speed rail and government intervention. Why are we stuck in traffic? They use the cluster that is Baton Rouge as an example.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

#012: Take A Stand (HuffPo, Biggest Loser, and Seinfeld)

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This show launches with the southern hip-hop sounds of Bubba Sparxxx. That leads to a conversation about race and rap. Somehow the lovely Kennedy (former MTV VJ and current Fox Business host) is brought up. Getting back on track, the dudes dig deeper into the shenanigans of the likes of Kanye West and Oprah. They eventually get into flame wars online, such as the Huffington Post Facebook page. Was Mike right for weighing in on the Biggest Loser extreme weight-loss controversy? Find out how a den of HuffPo readers responded. The dudes call out the show as a farce. They argue being skinny doesn't equate to health (since factors like drugs and smoking can curb appetite). Later, Mike tells a story about how he stood up to some jerk who tried to cheat at a contest for football tickets. Also, they chat about negativity in the media and entertainment. Stick around and you'll hear the dudes' take on Jerry Seinfeld calling out politically correct garbage. Near the end, Coke gets called out.

#011: Bill Clinton (Elizabeth Hurley, Tom Sizemore, Sex Allegations)

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This episode centers on an in-depth conversation of the latest Bill Clinton development (a supposedly fake sex scandal concerning Tom Sizemore and former model and actress Elizabeth Hurley). Tipping this one off with the epic tune "Doin' Da Butt," the topic soon turns to the powerhouse politician who once served as president. Was the whole story fabricated by a man in the throes of drug addiction? The conversation then switches to sex addicts. The dudes also delve into the previous sexual accusations against the former president. Even if guilty, how does it affect his marriage to Hillary Clinton? As noted, if Sizemore's story is totally made up, it oddly contains quite a bit of detail. The dudes also compare Clinton's legacy to other presidents, such as JFK. Somehow, this podcast ends with a weird hippy drum circle performance.

Friday, February 7, 2014

#010: Redneck Rich (Big Trucks, Bad Driving, and Borat)

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Douche Truck
This podcast explores the lifestyles of people who care way too much about their automobiles. Are people placing style over substance? The dudes rant about flashy cars and trucks versus more sensible vehicles. The show leads off with possibly the worst rendition of a Lionel Richie song ever. The dudes also explain the meaning behind "zero times zero" and "working up to a zero." Later, they chat about making fun of John Madden, Andrew Dice Clay, and becoming a well-known comedian. Then talk turns to the audacious concept of driving under the speed limit. Why are people so aggressive behind the wheel but mostly timid in public? The dudes delve in the psychology of driving. Once the alcoholic beverages arrive, they question the legality of a daiquiri named after Snoop Dogg. The topic then turns to Sacha Baron Cohen movies like Borat, Bruno, and The Dictator. Will Ali G rise again? Later, Chris tells the tale of his once-in-a-lifetime golf shot. Also, is Louisiana really Cancer Alley or is it just something rednecks like to say? Is Wal-Mart to blame for shutting down the mom-and-pop businesses? After the conversation turns to Erin Brockovich, it all somehow comes back around to Chris' improbable golf highlight. And, finally, it wouldn't be a Dudes In A Room podcast without a dash of Saints talk. The dudes look back fondly on the Jim Mora era.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

#009: Cupcake Challenge (Jen Selter, Memes, and Mardi Gras)

DIAR Episode #009
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Jen Selter and her ass
Will Jen Selter and Kim Kardashian take the Cupcake Challenge? We hope so. Speaking of Internet sensations, the three dudes chat about memes. After delving into the lore of the lovely Jen Selter, they get into a list of the most memorable memes. Sweet Brown, Antoine Dodson, and Struttin' That Ass all get their due. They also dig into David Letterman and Craig Kilborn moments that could have been memes. Later, the dudes weigh in on Mardi Gras and tourism. In a sports rant, does kicker Morten Andersen deserve a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? The show closes out with Lady Sovereign. Also, stay tuned for a State of the Podcast address.