July 2006

Justin Long

posted on Jul 31, 2006 | Comments (2)

Justin Long
Since early 2006, Apple has been paying Justin Long to lie about Macintosh and Windows computers in its commercials. He’s also an actor and is starring in the upcoming movie Live Free or Die Hard (2007) with Bruce Willis and Kevin Smith.

Episode 39: Monday, July 31, 2006

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The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 039

In this episode:

  • boom cars and They Might Be Giants in Atlantic City, NJ,
  • a special message from Louie Anderson,
  • The Commute podcast (www.thecommute.org, currently offline),
  • the teaser trailer and cast for the upcoming movie Transformers (2007),
  • Al Pacino as Optimus Prime,
  • veteran voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker,
  • a listener review of Superman Returns (2006) by Dennis in NC,
  • Nicolas Cage and Dr. Phil as Superman,
  • Kirk Cameron’s Left Behind video game,
  • and the recent Apple Macintosh television ads lying about Microsoft Windows and PCs.

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Episode 38: Monday, July 24, 2006

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The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 038

In this episode:

  • The Kid from Brooklyn video podcast starring Michael Caracciolo (www.thekidfrombrooklyn.com),
  • Pink Floyd’s “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” performed by the fake William Shatner,
  • stupid styles (beach clogs at work and sports jerseys as dress shirts),
  • Greg being incorrect about a tornado in Belleville, NJ,
  • and Curt Kirkwood and Elmo Kirkwood performing “Plateau” and “Oh, Me” at Mercury Lounge in NYC on July 20, 2006 (www.curtkirkwood.com, currently offline).

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Episode 37: Monday, July 17, 2006

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The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 037

In this episode:

  • Italy’s 2006 FIFA World Cup victory,
  • Tony Meola,
  • constant downtime in American sports,
  • demolition soccer,
  • celebrity deaths (Syd Barrett and Red Buttons),
  • Frank Edward Nora and The Overnightscape’s 500th episode (www.theovernightscape.com),
  • more about Tom Green’s new show,
  • Shock the Man video podcast (www.shocktheman.com, currently offline),
  • another physics experiment with the fake Julius Sumner Miller,
  • the 2006 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest,
  • and a Sonya Thomas update.

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Origin of our 1980s catchphrase “Razzmatazz”

posted on Jul 10, 2006 | Comments (7)

Many moons ago…..episode 18 to be exact, we recounted a tale of elementary school, where we kept saying the word “Razzmatazz.” It eventually became our own little catchphrase, such as other 1980s words as dude, rad, gnarley, etc. Well, with a little research, we think we’ve narrowed down the most widely used instances of “Razzmatazz.” But which one was where we got it from????

Origin of our 1980s catchphrase “Razzmatazz”

A) The song Razzmatazz by the English rock band Pulp in 1993?
B) A disco club in Barcelona, Spain (www.salarazzmatazz.com)?
C) A painting by Roy Lichtenstein?
D) 1977-1982 children’s program hosted by Brian Tochi from Revenge of the Nerds?
E) Raspberry flavored Schnapps, made by DeKuyper Co?
F) Crayola crayon color, chosen in 1993 as a part of the Name The New Colors Contest?
G) British 1981-1987 music television show, hosted by Alistair Pirrie and Lisa Stansfield?
H) A Barbershop Quartet singing group (www.razzmatazz.org)?

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