July 2012

Please help Mike Masse’s son Noah

posted on Jul 21, 2012 | Comments (2)

Mike Masse and Noah

We interviewed our favorite YouTube musician and cover song artist, Mike Masse, in episode 163 of The Paunch Stevenson Show. He was a great guest and we enjoyed discussing music, movies, and video games with him.

Yesterday, Mike posted his version of The Beatles song “Let It Be” on YouTube with this message:

“Dear Friends and Supporters,
On July 5th, 2012, my 11-month-old son Noah was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Please consider making a donation of support as well as helping spread this link. The proceeds from your donation will go towards getting Noah the best care possible, as well as helping keep our family afloat while we focus on little Noah’s treatment and comfort. Anyone who donates will receive a downloadable MP3 version of this rendition. Here is the link:
A special thanks to Jesse, and everyone else at Cover Cows, for suggesting I record a charity song for Noah, as well as offering to waive any of their proceeds from the donations received. And thanks to Jeff Hall for letting me borrow his video camera (identical to mine), so I could shoot the performance from two angles at once.
And thanks to all of you so much for your friendship, generosity, and support.
P.S. If you prefer, you can also buy this song from iTunes (with Apple taking 30% of the purchase price, as is their policy). Here’s the iTunes link:

So if you can, please help Mike out. We’re sure he and his family appreciate even the smallest donation. Thanks!

Greg and Rob

Episode 199

posted on Jul 16, 2012 | Comments (7)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 199

In this episode:

  • a celebrity death (Andy Griffith),
  • the questionable courtroom antics of Ben Matlock,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Hal Sparks),
  • Love Connection hosted by Chuck Woolery,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Barret Oliver, star of The NeverEnding Story and D.A.R.Y.L.),
  • Tom Cruise getting another divorce (Katie Holmes),
  • middle-aged former action stars going mental,
  • more movie remakes coming (Robocop, Total Recall, and Mad Max),
  • former soccer player and current commentator Steve “Maca” McManaman talkng like Paul McCartney,
  • Stan Lee’s cameo on the Muppet Babies cartoon,
  • The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) starring Lou Ferrigno,
  • Get A Life the complete series finally coming to DVD!,
  • sitcoms without laugh tracks,
  • mattress companies all starting with the letter “S”,
  • a Brett Butler update,
  • SyFy TV movie Bigfoot (2012) starring Barry Williams and Danny Bonaduce,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Kel Mitchell from Keenan and Kel),
  • dumb 1990s rumors involving side effects of drinking too much Arizona iced tea,
  • local NJ competitive eater Maria Edible,
  • a Kickstarter project for an updated version of the classic 1983 video game M.U.L.E.,
  • creator of the game Dan Bunton a.k.a Danielle Bunton Berry,
  • Stan Lee is Cameo Man,
  • What Ever Happened To? (competitive eater Kate Stelnick),
  • the current Canadian lousy pop song invasion,
  • the “Call Me Maybe” craze by Carly Rae Jepsen,
  • the new Beach Boys album That’s Why God Made the Radio (2012),
  • the upcoming Disney animated video-game-themed movie Wreck-It Ralph (2012),
  • the various voice acting styles of Super Mario,
  • our review of Prometheus (2012) directed by Ridley Scott,
  • the Greek god Prometheus being a trickster,
  • early development involving James Cameron,
  • fan reaction, comparison to the previous Alien films, source of backstory,
  • ancient alien concept, fuzzy math, scary moment, a race of angry Mr. Cleans,
  • and the quality of the IMAX 3D presentation.

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Episode 198

posted on Jul 4, 2012 | Comments (7)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 198

In this episode:

  • celebrity deaths (Ray Bradbury, Richard Dawson),
  • Paunch Stevenson Family Feud, starring Richard Dawson,
  • Old has been celebs, featuring Lou Ferrigno, Stan Lee, Sean Connery, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Louie Anderson,
  • Old cartoon characters, featuring Megatron, Starscream, Peter Griffin, ALF, and Lion-O,
  • the Dueling Dr. Phils return to sing “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga, “California Gurls” by Katy Perry, “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele, and “Starships” by Nicki Minaj,
  • TV commericals interrupting other commercials,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Jake Steinfeld, a.k.a. Big Brother Jake, a.k.a. Body by Jake),
  • our nicknames for middle school janitors,
  • the Pramp-Pramp Posse (P.P.P.),
  • canceled television shows coming back years later and viewers not caring,
  • Futurama, Family Guy, Arrested Development, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?,
  • Apple stealing Rob’s idea for the iPad from 1988,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Vin Diesel and Shia LeBouf),
  • Phil Collins- the world’s largest Civil War memorabilia collector,
  • recalling David Duchovny in Zoolander (2001),
  • the dumb “two cups and a string” telephone science experiment,
  • Namco’s Flamin’ Finger arcade game is a scam,
  • and the old jingle of the episode, “Garden of Your Mind” by Mister Rogers.

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