Saturday, April 27, 2013

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 211 - 04-27-13 - Never Tell Me The Odds

People are shooting themselves with harpoons, fighting baboons, and calling cops on copulating kittens. It's a crazy world we live in, and Craig, Face, and The Whale tried to make sense of it by discussing the greatest piece of surveillance video ever recorded and counting down the Magnificent Seven Jobs We'd Never Want To Do, amongst other discussions. The musical recommendation this week was "Where Has Sally Gone?" by Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 210 - 04-20-13 - Backpage Press Confidential

With the Nuggets set to open the playoffs at the usual start time of Vertically Striped Radio, Craig reached out to Cory from to share about his store and his story. What follows is an intimate and brave discussion about the limits of trying to live life without help. Far from our usual fare on VSR, but a this is a tremendous and real offering from our pal Cory.

We wrap up with a new show tradition of our VSR style James Lipton questions with Cory, and to honor the strength of the people of Boston, we play a Red Sox tradition with a Waylon Jennings twist as our musical recommendation of the week.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 209 - 04-13-13 - Blatant Black Guy

The Avalanche won a game in the final ten seconds, and that oddity bled into the entire episode of VSR. We had Killer Beavers, Cookie Monster attacks, and Zombie Hallucinations causing freeway pileups...and that was just the news.

Craig and Face then discussed items including Roger Ebert's passing, the Zero TV Generation, the sadness of an Applebees on a Tuesday afternoon, potato chips, and the oddness of mailing a goat's head to the Cubs organization.

Episode 209 wrapped up with a music recommendation from Cloud Cult of "The Show Starts Now" which was a lovely and ironic way to end the show.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 208 - 03-30-13 - Hall of Fame Worthy

Urinal gaming, drunken face sharpie-ing, and a wedding-funeral...and that was just the news. In a brief, yet somehow "Hall of Fame worthy" episode we managed to discuss all manner of silliness including the ACME monopoly, Face watching a car explode, the nature of mysteries, and proper T-Shirt cannon etiquette  All this, plus a discussion of the recent Hall of Fame of Everything shenanigans at and a musical recommendation of Gomez covering "Up on Cripple Creek" by The Band.

Mug shot of a man who was arrested for beating up his roommate after that roommate drew on his face while he was drunk.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 207 - 03-23-13 - On Board the Truimph

The first hour is an interview with an old college friend of Craig's, Joy Dyer. Joy was on board the Carnival cruise ship Triumph which broke down in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico back in February. Joy gives us a view into what it was like to be on that ship.

On the second hour, we are joined by Indie Sarah, Face and The Whale as we talk about podcasting, dueling to the death with sausages, odd book titles, and discuss how crisis was narrowly averted as someone other than Harrison Ford almost played Indiana Jones.

It's a very fun show that wraps up with a music recommendation from Dr. Dog of "That Old Black Hole" followed by a song that SHOULD be the new Robot Rabbit theme song by We Wrote the Book on Connectors..."If I didn't"

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 206 - 03-16-13 - Elvis Dumervil's Fax Machine

Craig was a little torqued that a fax machine screwed over his Denver Broncos. He managed to recover to talk with Face and the Whale about children eating prophylactics, the new pope, 3D printing changing the world, McDonalds and Taco Bell menu items, and Dennis Rodman as international goodwill ambassador. The music recommendation was Hypocritical Kiss by Jack White.

This woman has stolen an iPad and is unwittingly posting ridiculous pictures like this one to the victim's iCloud photo stream.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Vertically Striped Radio - Episode 205 - 03-09-13 - Justice for Hamsters

It was a pseudo Slacker Saturday, but somehow it all worked out today. Face showed up a tiny bit late due to a disgusting and mysterious hand injury, but we were able to talk a little hockey as well as honor the great Stompin' Tom Connors who passed away this week.

We then welcomed in The Whale, and the standard VSR crew did a 2012 year in review and rambled on about this and that in a most pleasing way. Considering the shockingly small amount of show prep that went into this show, I couldn't have been more pleased with the resulting show.

The music recommendation was from the late nineties with The Wallflowers "Angel on my Bike".

Be sure to check out Face and Craig when they guest on Robot Rabbit this Tuesday on the LCS Podcast 

Face's swollen hand. Thanks, staph infection!

Poor fried hamster.