Episode 280

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The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 280

In this episode:

  • celebrity deaths (Michael Cimino, Theresa Saldana, Anton Yelchin),
  • James Marsters talks the Dush,
  • Brian O’Halloran talks Hockey and Clerks,
  • Caseen Gaines talks Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday and celebrity death of Prince,
  • Lanza recaps the Wizard World Philadelphia convention featuring Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson,
  • meeting Tate Donovan, Freddie Prinze, Jr., and Mark Ruffalo who blanked us,
  • and AMC’s Comic Book Men (Ming, Walt, Bryan).

Un-discovered Realm Comic Con – May 1, 2016

Wizard World Philly – June 4, 2016
Michael J. Fox

Lea Thompson


Tate Donovan

Freddie Prinze, Jr., just wouldn’t budge on signing my poster!

A perturbed Mark Ruffalo, who wouldn’t take photos with us.

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest NJ – July 3, 2016
The Comic Book Men

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Episode 211

posted on Jan 20, 2013 | Comments (3)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 211

In this episode:

  • meeting Jeff Bridges again,
  • The Dude and the Zen Master by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman,
  • more Paunch Luck and people who don’t post their videos of events,
  • Starman (1984) starring Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen,
  • our review of the 2nd season of Comic Book Men on AMC (birthday party, Kevin Smith signing, Ming in drag, and Stan Lee),
  • Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K obstacle course run (www.runforyourlives.com),
  • stuck between a rock and a hard place,
  • fellow NAVA member Stephanie McKeon’s appearance on Comic Book Men,
  • video gaming podcast Our Brooklyn Bytes hosted by Leon Barber and Stephanie,
  • celebrity deaths (Hector “Macho” Camacho, Larry Hagman, Dave Brubeck, Ravi Shankar, Jack Klugman, Norman Schwarzkopf, Conrad Bain, Abigail Van Buren, and Earl Weaver),
  • Paul McCartney is NOT dead,
  • Quincy, M.E.,
  • the 1987 computer game Earl Weaver Baseball,
  • Robert Duncan McNeill’s 666 Park Avenue was canceled,
  • the Paunch show archive created by Frank Nora of onsug.com,
  • Stefani Germanotta (pre Lady Gaga) performing Led Zeppelin’s “D’yer Maker” in NYC in January 2006 (video),
  • Eddie Brickell’s “Good Times” music video on Windows 95 CDs,
  • a listener email from Led Zeppelin cover band Custard Pie and That Confounded Bridge guitarist Kevin Nay,
  • and a Paunch tweet retweeted by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton (our photo collage showing Glenn’s uncanny resemblance to Lindsey Buckingham).

Pictures and Video from the Jeff Bridges book signing, New York, 1/8/2013:
Jeff Bridges QnA NYC 1-8-13

Jeff Bridges Signing NYC 1-8-13

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Episode 197

posted on Jun 17, 2012 | Comments (7)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 197

In this episode:

  • the thrilling conclusion to Episode 196,
  • a Yestercades theme song?,
  • our review of the Silverball Pinball Museum in Asbury Park, NJ,
  • playing old and rare pinball games,
  • comparison to Austin, Texas, pinball arcade by The Overnightscape‘s Frank Nora,
  • interview with Jim of Silverball (origin of the arcade, where the games come from, what regular customers think?, etc.),
  • our visit to Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash comic book store in Red Bank, NJ,
  • our interview with Michael Zapcic @michaelzapcic– star of Comic Book Men,
  • cooky customers and the background history of the store,
  • how are comic books valued?,
  • future of the comic book business,
  • the upcoming second season of Comic Book Men on AMC,
  • listen to Mike and Ming every Thursday on the “I Sell Comics!” podcast, part of the Smodcast Network,
  • our visit to the Yestercades @yestercades classic arcade in Red Bank, NJ,
  • a quick rundown of the games including Baby Pac-Man!,
  • our interview with Ken, owner and founder of Yestercades (75+ arcade games, 16 pinball games, and almost every home video game console),
  • hourly freeplay pricing vs. quarters,
  • background history of the arcade,
  • children love to play old arcade games,
  • where do Ken’s games come from?,
  • extensive maintenance of arcade and pinball games,
  • the social aspect of playing old console games,
  • the popularity of board games at Yestercades,
  • Ken’s favorite arcade games and home game console,
  • Ken’s thoughts about the Sega Genesis and Sega CD,
  • and Ken’s video game trivia every Thursday on “I Sell Comics!”

Pictures and Videos taken from Yestercades Arcade in Red Bank, NJ:
Flickr – Yestercades, Red Bank, NJ 5/25/2012
Ken, Rob, and Greg at YesterCades



Pictures and Videos taken from Silverball Museum in Asbury Park, NJ:
Flickr – Silverball Museum, Asbury Park, NJ 5/25/2012
Elvis at Silverball Museum

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Episode 190

posted on Mar 4, 2012 | Comments (1)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 190

In this episode:

  • our review of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (2012) starring The Rock and Michael Caine,
  • the Looney Tunes 3D animated short Daffy’s Rhapsody starring Billy West and Mel Blanc,
  • Greg’s wacky vivid dream featuring Eliza Dushku, Eliza’s older non-existent sister, VCRs, a concert hall, an airport, and Ed Begley, Jr.,
  • a local Red Robin waiter entering a hamburger eating competition,
  • is Nicolas Cage an immortal vampire?,
  • dueling Nick Cages on Saturday Night Live,
  • Macauley Culkin’s dreadful appearance,
  • George Lucas trying to settle the “Han or Greedo shot first” controversy,
  • Bill Murray being replaced in Ghostbusters 3?,
  • Paul Shaffer originally being offered the role of George Costanza on Seinfeld,
  • a celebrity death (Whitney Houston),
  • Michael Bay on board to direct Transformers 4 (2014),
  • Paunch Stevenson Show listener @spacemandavid commenting on every episode,
  • another stupid remake (21 Jump Street),
  • Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men TV show on AMC,
  • Ouija boards: real or hoax?,
  • and Super Bowl XLVI.

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