Nerd Culture

The Sports Fan’s Guide to Nerd Culture Series

Bridging the gap between nerd culture and sports to achieve harmony in breakrooms and watering holes around the world!
Coco

How FROZEN Ruined My COCO Screening

My two different attempts to see Disney-Pixar's COCO and how FROZEN inadvertently ruined both of them. From scary Olaf fanboys to flying Elsa projectiles...
Road

On the Road Again…

There's nothing quite like the great American road trip (given that you don't break down and have to visit a mechanic with great American overcharges).
dozen

The Desserty Dozen and the Kale Curse

The comic tragedies of kale-flavored "temptress" doughnuts, a dozen premium "yum yums," and the menu pricing from a sugary hell.
horrors

Little Date of Horrors

The unfortunate tale of a LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS screening gone horribly wrong. It’s not often that one can say that they destroyed someone’s childhood...
Top 13

Hilarity by Default’s Top 13 “Out-of-Context Posters”

A countdown of my Top 13 Favorite Out-of-Context Movie Posters! Movie posters often use their most iconic scene as their focus but what would happen if...
jurassic park iii

Out-of-Context Posters #35: Jurassic Park III (2001)

JURASSIC PARK III - what may honestly be our ultimate JURASSIC PARK Out-of-Context Movie poster. Certainly more terrifying than anything in the movie...
Roger Rabbit

Out-of-Context Posters #34: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT - a true product of the 80's when kid's fare was prone to having more mature themes. As we countdown to the 35th & final regular...
hound

Out-of-Context Posters #33: The Fox and the Hound (1981)

Today's Out-of-Context Poster is a reader request: Disney's 1981 animated release, THE FOX AND THE HOUND (a.k.a. less gutsy BAMBI!). Now there's a poster...
Tarzan

Out-of-Context Posters #32: Tarzan (1999)

Disney's Tarzan strikes an uncharacteristic pose in today's Out-of-Context Movie Poster. Debuting right at the tail-end of the beloved Disney Renaissance...

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Is “Keep ‘Em Guessing” the Deleted Disney Song MULAN Needed?

Is "Keep 'Em Guessing" the deleted MULAN Mushu equivalent to Genie's "Friend Like Me" from ALADDIN? With its smooth jazz and witty...
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Dick Van Dyke Was Offered JAMES BOND 007?

Was Dick Van Dyke (MARY POPPINS) really was once directly offered the role of James Bond upon the imminent departure of Sean Connery?
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Recast Showdown: Tim Curry vs. Jonathan Pryce as Captain Hook?

Welcome to our first Recast Showdown! Who would make the better Captain Hook in a PETER PAN adaptation: Jonathan Pryce or Tim Curry at their prime?
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“Brisco for the Defense” 1×09 | Brisco County Jr. Reviews

Terrifying mobs, sick cows, and Judge Frollo pit "Brisco for the Defense" in this week's Brisco County Jr. Review! When a friend is framed for murder...
Social Lionvideo

Obscure Disney Review – “Social Lion” (1954)

By viewer request, today on Required Viewing we’re covering one of the more obscure of Walt Disney’s animated short films – 1954’s “Social Lion.”
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“Senior Spirit” 1×08 | Brisco County Jr. Reviews

Brisco County Jr. (Brice Campbell) goes head to head once again with John Bly, the orb, and ghost dad (R. Lee Ermey) in Episode 8 "Senior Spirit!"
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“Pirates” 1×07 | Brisco County Jr. Reviews

Buried treasure, quicksand executions, horse carriage cannons, & a race for stolen medicine outline this week’s look at BRISCO COUNTY JR Ep. 7, “Pirates.”
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We Need Your Input + Channel Update!

Coming back from a short hiatus with a couple of announcements, a channel update, & a big question: are you interested in tuning in for weekly live streams?
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Deleted Disney: SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES’ CG Train Sequence

Is this the most elaborate Deleted Disney scene ever? We discuss the infamous lost train sequence from 1983's SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES.
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“Riverboat” 1×06 | Brisco County Jr. Reviews

This week, Brisco goes on a sting in Episode 6, “Riverboat.” Brisco and Lord Bowler come to aid of Socrates after he is swindled by gambler Brett Bones.