March 2008

Episode 99: Tuesday, March 25, 2008

posted on Mar 25, 2008 | Comments (6)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 099

Our trip to Houlihan’s in NJ with special guest Dennis in CA!

In this episode:

  • dealing with ridiculous customers at former jobs,
  • PSEG’s upcoming Global Green Expo 2008 featuring Ted Danson and Ed Begley Jr. (www.nj.com/globalgreen),
  • a truck accident in California releasing eight million bees onto the highway,
  • The Swarm (1978),
  • meeting Dennis at the Digital Press video game store in Clifton, NJ (www.digitpress.com),
  • Thai-style calamari at Houlihan’s in NJ,
  • the North Carolina Tar Heels,
  • Esteban in South Dakota (pleasesavemerobots.blogspot.com),
  • a guy in Texas who accidentally received Rob’s UPS package instead of the robot he ordered,
  • Bicentennial Man (1999) starring Robin Williams,
  • Will Ferrell,
  • Be Kind Rewind (2008) starring Jack Black,
  • Definitely, Maybe (2008) starring Ryan Reynolds,
  • Explorers (1985) starring Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix,
  • celebrity deaths (Arthur C. Clarke),
  • Patrick Swayze’s pancreatic cancer,
  • After Hours (1985) starring Griffin Dunne,
  • GameStop’s midnight release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii,
  • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith,
  • moronic families on Family Feud,
  • Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones,
  • Epic Movie (2007),
  • and Arnold Schwarzenegger prank phone calls.

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Episode 98: Monday, March 10, 2008

posted on Mar 10, 2008 | Comments (5)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 098

In this episode:

  • the 3rd Space Vest by TN Games,
  • Halo 3 replica weapons by Jasman Toys,
  • auto racing school,
  • voice chat in online multiplayer video games,
  • micropayments,
  • Nintendo Wii points,
  • a listener review on the iTunes Store by Brian in NJ,
  • getting Dennis in CA on the show,
  • Transformers (2007) vs. Masters of the Universe (1987),
  • the new Verizon FiOS commercial featuring Michael Bay,
  • and The Last Starfighter (1984) starring Lance Guest.

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Transformers: Animated…The Movie that Wasn’t

posted on Mar 7, 2008 | Comments (4)

Transformers: Animated

Many moons ago, we commented on Cartoon Network’s Transformers: Animated show. It debuted on December 26, 2007, although I’ve yet to see it because I’m still asleep at 10:30 Saturday morning. However, aside from it using the current animation style of Batman, Star Wars Clone Wars, and Justice League, it seems like a really good representation of the G1 show. There are many characters from the classic show, almost all with their same personality, color scheme, and vehicle mode. They include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Prowl, Ultra Magnus, Jazz, Ironhide, Blurr, Arcee, Elita One, Grimlock, Snarl, Swoop, Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Shockwave, and more. They have the Ark (Autobot ship), the Nemesis (Decepticon ship), Cybertron, Teletraan I, the original transforming sound effect, the purplish neon energon cubes, and even the original Transformers theme song! Voice actors include Corey Burton, John Moschitta Jr., Weird Al Yankovic, Lance Henriksen, and Bill Fagerbakke (Dauber on Coach). I have yet to see an actual episode, but the videos on the websites below are interesting. It seems as if the flow and dialogue is very close to the original show.

Cartoon Network Official Site
Another Official Website

Corey Burton, the voice of G1 Shockwave, now plays Megatron. David Kaye, the voice of Beast Wars Megatron, is now Optimus Prime, who he also played in several of the recent TF cartoons. Welker said he nor Cullen were offered a role. I have to think that the reason is Cartoon Network preferred to use people it’s worked with extensively before.

Airborne Is Officially a Scam

posted on Mar 4, 2008 | Comments (3)

Airborne is a scam

CNNMoney.com – Airborne settles lawsuit for $23.3 million

Airborne claimed its products could cure colds in as little as an hour. That’s funny because today, March 4, 2008, Airborne agreed to pay $23.3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought against the company for false advertising.

“Airborne is basically an overpriced, run-of-the-mill vitamin pill that’s been cleverly, but deceptively, marketed,” said David Schardt, senior nutritionist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Customers who still have their receipts will be refunded for any Airborne they have ever bought. Customers without receipts will be reimbursed for up to six packages, which amounts to about $63.

Airborne was created in the early 1990s by Victoria Knight-McDowell, a second grade teacher who decided to mix together a whole bunch of different vitamins and Chinese herbs. GNG Pharmaceutical Services Inc. had conducted a study and concluded that Airborne products were effective in preventing the flu and colds. However, an ABC News report disclosed that GNG Pharmaceutical Services Inc. was actually two guys hired by Ms. Knight-McDowell who conducted the “study” in their house. Idiots.

For more information about how to receive a refund, visit: www.airbornehealthsettlement.com