October 2012

Episode 205

posted on Oct 28, 2012 | Comments (1)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 205

We interview NYC-based photographer of abandoned classic movie theaters, Matt Lambros! Follow Matt’s work on his blog After The Final Curtain!

In this episode:

  • Howard Phillips the Game Master,
  • Howard’s Know-It-All Kickstarter,
  • David Crane’s $900,000 jungle game Kickstarter,
  • David Blane’s electrocution stunt,
  • introducing photographer Matt Lambros,
  • how did he start photographing abandoned theaters?,
  • his camera setup,
  • Loews Wonder Theaters,
  • what some theaters have been converted to today,
  • photography insurance for treacherous buildings,
  • causes for the demise of the classic theaters,
  • Village East Cinema in Manhattan,
  • atmospheric theaters,
  • movie studios digitizing and discarding their original film,
  • Matt’s future book plans,
  • exploration and shooting techniques,
  • the Uptown Theater in Chicago,
  • Matt’s lecture tours for the Atlas Obscura Society,
  • sewer spelunkers Under-City.org,
  • the Old Jingle of the Episode (“Don’t Forget to Watch the Movie” by Sesame Street Muppets) video,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Frankie Muniz),
  • celebrities racing cars again,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Yasmine Bleeth),
  • Rob’s idea of forcing reality competition show judges to compete alongside the contestants,
  • people being paid to camp out in line for the iPhone 5,
  • one of Acclaim’s old marketing stunts (naming a baby “Turok” after the Turok the Dinosaur Hunter video game),
  • nobody ever told Rob that medical thermometers don’t have red mercury,
  • Led Zeppelin finally releasing 2007 concert movie Celebration Day,
  • our get-well wish to Stan Lee,
  • today’s pop songs droning on far too long,
  • why the Giants and Jets are New York teams if they play in New Jersey?,
  • building new billion dollar stadiums,
  • and the 2012 replacement NFL referee fiasco.

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Episode 204

posted on Oct 14, 2012 | Comments (6)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 204

We finally open Rob’s 111-year-old safe, thanks to World Champion Safe Cracker Jeff Sitar! What’s inside??

In this episode:

  • Rob’s bars of silver,
  • not keeping the boxes to our old toys growing up,
  • Dave Coulier constantly farting on the Full House set,
  • the Full House cast reunion,
  • the faux cast replacement for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,
  • opening Rob’s antique safe,
  • the defunct Victor Safe and Lock Company,
  • introducing World Champion Safe Cracker Jeff Sitar (website),
  • Jeff’s background in safe cracking,
  • working as a consultant on action/heist movies,
  • being featured on Discovery Channel, History Channel, Good Morning America, etc.,
  • bank vault safeguards,
  • what’s Rob’s safe worth?,
  • Jeff’s martial arts training,
  • Bruce Lee,
  • Jackie Chan contacting Jeff and sending him an autographed copy of his movie Rob-B-Hood (2006),
  • Horatio Sanz vs. Kevin Smith,
  • an amazing fan-made Star Wars Tie Fighter animation by Otaking77077 (video),
  • where CGI cartoon shows have gone wrong,
  • the Coleco Dukes of Hazzard Power Cycle,
  • toy and video game prices in 1983,
  • and Game Show Network’s dating show Baggage hosted by Jerry Springer.

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