Friday, September 21, 2018

153 - Dating a Grabboid



  • Special guest: Nico Bell
  • Fortnite costume update
  • Box Office Refund website design. Coming October it's going to be awesoem.
  • Car registration - 21 months lapsed
  • Catman statues, it's a strange world in which we live.
  • Venus fly trap project. How would you build a 4' tall
  • Shelf life for women and men in their 30s becomes talking about whether we would date a grabboid, from Tremors fame, both bipedal and worm.

Friday, September 14, 2018

152 - Fortnite Costume Updates & Graphic Design Project



  • Fortnite costume update - the tac shotgu was scaled correctly. The scar was way too big.
  • The Battlehawk costume has started by cutting/taping patterns to a duct tape dummy I made.
  • Got pants, boots, and gloves in the mail for Battlehawk.
  • Designing a logo for Box Office Refund, my other podcast. 
  • A logo has to read across different mediums, scale, and transform. Does it convey the brand message?
  • Adobe Kuler is a great tool to for color selection, even if i didn't use the recommendations this time.
  • The Box Office Refund website is launching in October. Staged a photo shoot for marketing photos. I wish i could do more of this, but it's time intensive. I did a Breaking Bad photo shoot a few years ago.

Friday, September 7, 2018

151 - Back to Projects



  • Halloween costumes will be Fortnite inspired- Battlehawk and Enforcer with the tactical shotgun and scar. I've modeled the fire arms in sketchup even though they'll be the last thing I make. They're the most fun.
  • I have the hardware for the deck, just need the wood. That project has been way too long in the making.
  • I've always wanted to make a branding iron.

Friday, August 31, 2018

150 - Super Heroes, TV, VideoGames



  • Talking Marvel super heroes
  • Voltron Legendary Defender on Netflix
  • Board Games
  • First day of school
  • Trollhunters
  • Breath of the Wild

Friday, August 24, 2018

149 - Group Work Ain't Bad but How the Marlins Treat Acuna Is



  • Group work. Nobody likes it, but all in all it hasn't been bad to me.
  • Acuna should not have been hit, and Keith Hernandez's opinion is wrong.
  • I'm not as old as I feel. It's an old person thing to say, but here we are.
  • Adults can be stupid, I'm trying not to be a stupid adult

Friday, August 17, 2018

148 - Video Games



  • Video games with a guest. What we have played, our favorites, and firsts.

Friday, August 10, 2018

147 - MoviePass and Gwent



  • MoviePass unveiled a new plan after running out of money two weeks ago. They unveiled a new, new plan this week. What is their plan? Do they have one?
  • The warped wall/climbing wall is done (except for paint)! It's a lot of fun and my grip strength will be improving over the next few weeks.
  • I've been playing Gwent, the online card game. It's fun!

Friday, August 3, 2018

146 - Don't Die On Me Movie Pass



  • The rain has made work on the warped wall slow.
  • Movie Pass ran out of money over the weekend. Many changes have made it less functional for me.
  • Will I renew next year? I don't even know if they will exist in six months.
  • Check out the Box Office Refund podcast. Find all the links you need on Twitter, it's on Stitcher, soon it should be on iTunes.

Friday, July 27, 2018

145 - Corporate Beauracracy Rant



  • I'm co-hosting a new podcast, Box Office Refund, with my friend Nico Bell.
  • Billable hours. It's a stat that means almost nothing because everyone wants it to look good and there's a whole department to monitor it. What a waste.
  • I know nothing about billable hours. My rant is conjecture, fabrication, and hypothetical.
  • Warped wall update.

Friday, July 20, 2018

144 - Self-Made Billionaire Youtubers



  • Kylie Jenner was recently touted as a self made billionaire. Is she?
  • She has a lot more opportunities and resources than the average person.
  • My son wants to make a Youtube channel. It's not as easy as he thinks, at least not as easy as if Kylie Jenner started a channel.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

BONUS: Hot Fuzz Movie Review



  • Hot Fuzz (2007) is an amazing British comedy parodying action movies.
  • Rod joins the episode for the review.
  • That scene from Spaced, the mimed guns.

Friday, July 13, 2018

143 - Rental Cars and Warped Walls



  • I rented a car and what a saga it turned out to be.
  • Don't accept a rental car when the employee tells you, just pump up the tire and it will be fine.
  • This drama does have a happy ending.
  • Caption contest. Do you want to know my entry? Here's the image.
  • Warped wall - Why I'm building a ramp/ladder/climbing wall.

Friday, July 6, 2018

142 - How Much Cheese is Too Much?



  • People say eating too much cheese will stop you up. Is that true? Does Taco Bell really run right through you? Ward ponders these questions to no conclusion.
  • The baseball all star vote. It's working exactly as it should.
  • Hereditary is a solid movie even if it isn't all that scary.

Friday, June 29, 2018

141 - Designated Baseball Shift



  • Why baseball shouldn't ban the shift.
  • Is NL baseball close to adopting the DH rule?
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - I saw it, should you?
  • Westworld Season 2.
  • Upcoming project, building a deck; after that workshop upgrade.

Friday, June 22, 2018

140 - Rantings and Ravings



  • I rant about rude workplace behavior. How can some people be so unaware?
  • Being nervous can be good. I'm directing. I've never done it and I want to do a good job. Excited anticipatoin.
  • The Atlanta Braves have the best record in the National League.

Friday, June 15, 2018

139 - Treat the Source Not the Symptom



  • How I fixed my truck's tailgate latch
  • I got advice on covering up the problem, but I wanted to fix it 'right'
  • I have aspirations to be in the local theater guild for at least one production. I considered years ago with a focus on acting, but now I would love to design and build a set.
  • Thanks to MoviePass I've watched twenty movies in the theater so far this year.

Friday, June 8, 2018

138 - Why Do Rich People Drive Rich People Cars?



  • Watching HBO's latest series Succession, I ponder what determines the car people drive.
  • The How We Got Here trope, I don't like it. If your movie or episode's opening is so boring that you feel the need to include a later scene, fix it. Don't try to band-aid it.
  • NaNoWriMo 2018, ideas on a story.
  • Halloween 2018 could be Fortnite inspired.

Friday, June 1, 2018

137 - Don't Give It Away For Free



  • Doing graphic design at my job
  • A skill I learned on my own from which my job reaps benefits
  • I want to get paid when the only alternative is outsourcing
  • Friends and family discount is a joke. They should want to help you succeed. Why would they pay a stranger instead of you?
  • I don't charge for my time, only when my time is using an exclusive skill. I'll help you move furniture anytime at no charge
  • Doing something for a hobby versus for a job
  • Value your time and know the value
  •  Pass up work

Friday, May 25, 2018

136 - I Love Movies



  • I watch a lot of movies
  • Landmark viewing experiences include Ghostbusters, Terminator 2, The Matrix, Donnie Darko
  • Much older when I realized Ghostbusters doesn't end at the Gray Lady scene
  • Started watching in college. Jamie changed how I view movies. A DVD player changed my access to movies
  • My DVD collection that no longer expands
  • IMDB Top 250 Chase

Friday, May 18, 2018

135 - Let's Get Political, but Not



  • The political party divide
  • Two parties can't encompass all the nuance of opinions
  • The refusal to meet in the middle and creating enemies
  • Is there a fix?
  • Atlanta Braves baseball

Friday, May 11, 2018

134 - JV Baseball Career



  • More Fortnite
  • Little league baseball
  • High School JV team
  • Focusing outside of sanctioned practice goes a long way
  • Future baseball ambitions as an adult

Friday, May 4, 2018

133 - Who Directs Who



  • Fortnite updates
  • Aspiring youtube maker used Ward's blog for inspiration - and asked first!
  • Car watch 2018
  • Ward's 2018 Oscar Best picture nominee reviews
  • Do children owe their parents for the upbringing
  • I see my job as preparing my kid for life
  • Will I ever find the passion that Bryce Harper, Tiger Woods, and Jiro dreams of sushi has?
  • Always wanted a roadster blazer. It's impractical but cool unlike Jeep Commanders

Friday, April 20, 2018

132 - Fortnite Battlepass is Worth It



  • Eric's has a Hyundai
  • More Fortnite - The benefits of getting the Battle Pass
  • Ward is sharing his podcast knowledge with a friend starting a bad horror movie podcast
  • Running for an office, Eric wouldn't, Ward might, would you?
  • Ward hard sells Toastmasters. It's great to get better a public speaking and for becoming a better leader.
  • Eric's gay wedding.

Friday, April 13, 2018

131 - Fortnite



  • Fortnite
  • Eric's inducted to Fortnite
  • The video game is produced by Epic Games located in North Carolina
  • If you do well, you have to play again to match the feat. If you do bad, you have to play again and do better
  • The X-files is still going. Eric's still watching, Ward jumped ship after S11E2

Friday, April 6, 2018

130 - Dreams, Schemes, & Video Games



  • The joy of having your own pitching machine
  • Eric wants to talk sex dreams
  • Ward can't remember any dreams
  • Eric has dreams that make real life uncomfortable
  • The changing usage of Ebay
  • Fortnite, the reason Ward is on Ebay is for a graphics card.
  • Video games we played as kids. Grand Theft Auto, Gran Turismo, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor
  • The video game systems we had as kids
  • Rod stops by at the end

Friday, March 30, 2018

129 - Dream Come True



  • I've never worried so much about the weather. First because I was pouring concrete (for my pitching machine) and now because I want a warm day to get in thecage.
  • The pitching machine is done and in place. It's a dream come true.
  • I did break a wood bat the first morning using it. It's pitches pretty hard.

Friday, March 16, 2018

128 - Standard Hulu Rant



Friday, March 9, 2018

127 - Get into Your Zone



  • Eric's big reveal. We're supportive.
  • Gay marriage
  • Straight talk offers 4g
  • MoviePass is awesome. 
  • Black Panther
  • The Walking Dead spoilers
  • Dave Winfield trivia - the only athlete drafted by 4 pro teams in 3 different sports 
  • 61* and Mickey Mantle's choice quote

Friday, March 2, 2018

126 - You Never Do Portrat Mode



  • Rod's garage project - a light to let him know when his garage door is open. It only took three trips to Lowe's.
  • Ward's sink installation also took three trips to Lowe's.
  • Garage door idea wars face off: Eric vs Rod.
  • No image should be captured in portrait mode.
  • Spring training is here and Ward's batting cage is up.
  • If it was socially acceptable Ward would run through parking lots and hallways. He loves sprinting to get the mail.
  • Fun in the airport, then and now.
  • Moviepass

Friday, February 23, 2018

125 - Colon Talk



  • A brief mention about the Daytona 500.
  • Eric has has feelings about when things are inappropriate, you read that right.
  • When and where to be appropriate or inappropriate.
  •  Over the weekend Rod was sweating playing golf while Ward was playing kick ball in the snow.
  • A little bit of colon talk.
  • Ward's building dice towers.
  • Concrete counter update.
  • Cross the Netflix Stream, Ward's other podcast, still exists
  • The Winter Olympics

Friday, February 16, 2018

124 - Scatter Ashes with your Mouth Closed



  • FOTF finally missed a week.
  • The estimate of government assistance paid to a family per day on average.
  • Even people with "good jobs" can't live within their means.
  • The leading normal is crazy. Why do we ascribe to the dream of american debt?
  • A little note on when to start investing.
  • The Cloverfield Paradox - Netflix's super bowl suprrise.
  • This Is Us - that crock pot show.
  • What do human cremated remains look like?
  • Scattering ashes, how do you do it? 
  • What to do about the resulting ash fight.
  • Close your mouth! 
  • The Larry Sanders Show - a forgotten nineties gem.
  • The Detectorists

Friday, February 2, 2018

123 - Scott Bakula is Awesome



  •  We've got a guest
  • Baseball Hall of Fame inducts Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, Trevor Hoffman
  • Should Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens get into the Hall?
  • The voting is largely erroneous, with advanced statistics, we can set a cut off with a few caveats
  • Politics- Trump's new DACA plan violates the unspoken 'no compromise' rule in politics.
  • David's first impressions
  • Instagram protocol.
  • Eric's new social media site: toomanywords.com
  • Sci-fi on Netflix
  • How big is your TV? Can you go too big?
  • Ward's internet security scare and why he uses a password manager

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

121 - Project Busy



  • Ward's got a lot of projects going on.
  • Almost done with  the metal brake
  • Just finished upgrading shop lighting
  • Rearranging the shop layout
  • Concrete kitchen counters

Friday, January 12, 2018

120 - Last Jedi Moments & Y2K



  • Y2K
  • Non-memorable New Year's Eve
  • Mariah Carey's lack of singing
  • Ward's workshop upgrades - streamlining
  • Rod's shop
  • Ward's considering stepping away from his Netflix new site
  • Rod likes Jumanji
  • Eric has not seen The Last Jedi
  • Rod's worst moments from The Last Jedi
  • Ward and Rod's best moment from The Last Jedi
  • Main characters don't die in movies

Friday, January 5, 2018

119 - Put a Motor On or In It



  • Bring on 2018
  • Christmas gifts
  • Lastpass password manager
  • Getting scammed by email or phone
  • Ward's winter projects - metal brake, and pitching machine refurbish
  • The wonders of powder coating
  • The benefits of a nice RC car
  • Drift trike
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