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25 Jul

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Echo Rift is Dead. For Real. They Mean It.

5 Mar

Will they be reborn? I don’t think so. Nothing dead ever comes back. There will be no phoenix moment for these two, no rebirth. No retribution.  The end has happened. The circle is closed.

Just wondering which podcast I will send my letters to now? Decisions, decisions.

Saturday Morning Comic #17: Stay Tuned Motherf*ckers

1 Feb


Toymaster: 1. Disney’s Seekers of the Weird #1

KYLE!: Harley Quinn #2

SF: 3. All-New Invaders #1
2. Black Widow #2
1. Hawekeye #16 (out before 15!)

SME: 3. Bedlam #11
2. Avengers #25
1. George Romero’s Empire of the Dead #1

COC: 3. Batman and Two-Face #27
2. Captain America #15
1. Wolverine and the X-Men #40

Check Out Saturday Morning Comics Ep 16

25 Jan

Feedback is welcome.

Silver Fox’s picks: 3. Curse #1
2. Unity #3
1. Superman/Wonder Woman #4

COC’s picks: 3. Superior Spider-Man #25
2.  Daredevil #35
1.  Miracleman #1

SME’s picks: 3. X-Files Conspiracy #1
2. Night of the Living Deadpool #1
1. EGOs #1

Library pick: Batman: Year 100 by Paul Pope


The Top Four Podcasts You Needed To Listen To In 2013

31 Dec

NOTE: Subscribe to these bad boys

1. Modern Day Philosophers with Danny Lobell – The former Comical Radio host breaks free from the terrestrial radio shtick and focuses on what he does best, getting the guard down of hilarious comedians to let them spew their hilarious thoughts. A mish-mash of friends and famous comedians wax philosophic; especially enjoyable is the Fred Stoller episode, who comes in rare form. A treat for all NYC comic fans. By far the greatest find of 2013

2. Four Eyes and a Beard – The so-called ‘afterthoughts’ of far more subscribed-to podcasts The Nerdist and Smodcast, Matt Mira and Scott Mosier originally decided they needed to get to know each other and decided hosting a podcast togetherwas the best way to do that. The listener is lucky they decided this route was the one to travel. The most recent episode involved them doing their best Mystery Science 3000 on Beverly Hills Cops 3, and succeeding to the point that one doesn’t even need to fire the movie itself. The two eclipse the heights of the podcasts from whence they came, and this not-so-humble reviewer is grateful for it.

3. War Rocket Ajax – A podcast about comics, but not really. Matt Wilson and Chris Sims, of the terrific Comics Alliance, discuss way too much wrestling, not enough comics, and have incredible ‘interviews’ that devolve into inside jokes, faux-humor and genuine love for all that is good with superheroes. A must-listen is their discussion with Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver, masterminds behind one of the best comics you’ve also never heard of, Edison Rex.

4. What Say You? – Imagine if there were two guys named Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano whom have known each other their entire lives, are part of a ridiculously funny television program called Impractical Jokers (on the Tru TV network of all places!) and whose rapport is genuinely intoxicating, and then they up and decided to get down to business and start a podcast? Oh, that’s this thing. Between talking about whether having sex with an 11 out of 10 body with the head of Ted Williams and regaling the listener with the history of Dick Lewis, the two guys bring it the goods. Every freakin’ episode.

What, you wanted more? I’m a busy man, jerks.

Hurry! And Get that Rabbitoid Knight #2

12 Dec

It’s that time again, Hurry the Rabbitoid Knight #2 has been released, and it’s pretty sweet. Get that Knight!


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Paypal’s Equivalent of a VOID Slot Machine Win Hits A Delco Man

21 Jul

It’s happened before, it’ll happen again; someone checked their online bank account and it stated they had more money than previously thought. Big whoop, right? However, this time’s slightly different:

Delaware County resident Chris Reynolds received just such a shocking delivery from PayPal on Friday, when he opened his monthly statement from the online money-transfer company via email and saw that his ending balance was $92,233,720,368,547,800.

“I’m just feeling like a million bucks,” Reynolds told the Daily News yesterday. “At first I thought that I owed quadrillions. It was quite a big surprise.”

Exciting news! This man now has more than all the money ever created ever in the history of ever! And he’s in our state! Think of the tax revenue:

After absorbing the initial shock, Reynolds logged on to PayPal’s site and saw that his balance was listed there as zero.

Sad trombone.

Shit. Oh well, fun while it lasted. Also, this could be the first time ‘sad trombone’ has been written in the copy of a newspaper article.

In any event, what would’ve this fine upstanding young man have done with the money? Why, buy the Phillies! (and something about pay off debts):

“I’m a very responsible guy,” he said. “I would pay the national debt down first. Then I would buy the Phillies, if I could get a great price.”

The Best (And A Few Of The Worst) Podcasts of 2012

25 Dec

my top 5 comedy podcasts of 2012:

1. Nerdist – the best guests, affable host, and terrific co-hosts. the ultimate package.
2. Todd Glass Show
3. Monday Morning Podcast w Bill Burr
4. The Champs
5. Who Charted?

honorable mention: Smartest Man In The World
best year to year consistency: Jordan, Jesse Go
Kudos to a pod I’m just not into but respect: Comedy Bang Bang
props for sheer volume: Kevin Smith/Smodcast
Up and Coming Podcast: Four-Eyes and Beard (scott mosier and matt mira figure out if they like each other)

top 5 podcast guests for 2012:

1. Paul F Tompkins – the master of podcast guesting
2. Greg Proops
3. Adam Carolla
4. Jordan Morris
5. Pete Holmes

Best Video Games Podcast: Indoor Kids
Best Comics Podcast: Paperkeg
Best BSG Podcast: Radio Free Echo Rift
Best Politics Podcast: The Bugle
Best Advice Podcast: Savage Lovecast
Best ESPN Podcast: BS Report
Best Earwolf Podcast not involving Howard Kremer: How Did This Get Made?

Most Overrated Podcast: WTF with Marc Maron
Most Oversubscribed Podcast: Adam Carolla Show
Worst NPR Podcast: Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
Biggest Difference Between Each Episode (in regards to quality) : Joe Rogan Experience
Worst ESPN Podcast: Cowherd
Biggest Blowhard On The Interwebs: Penn Jillette on Penn’s Sunday School

Look Into The EchoRift Today!!!

1 Oct


No Longer Making Mistakes, Simply Bored

14 Mar

So I’ve decided to stop updating this thing. I still follow the Phillies, Sixers, entertainment and mindless crap, but I simply can’t update in a timely enough manner to make it interesting or worthwhile for others.  There are plenty of blogs where I will continue to get my info and laughs (read: click on the links on the right and on the links page).

However, I will be updating my other blog with another somewhat lame title, I’m So Bored This Actually Became Interesting.  It’s a good dumping ground for mindless entertainment, and I may post the occasional sports topic as well. So check it out in your spare time and thanks so much for reading this spot over the years.

And I still have my twitter feed at

Mayor Michael Nutter Is Twittering???

19 Jun

Seems everyone’s favorite Philadelphia mayor is sending tweets from all over Philadelphia. Mayor_Nutter on Twitter, he’s been writing 140 characters on a somewhat daily basis.  Let’s check out a couple choice tweets:

DiNic’s roast pork always hits the spot.12:47 PM Apr 27th from web

Excited about that Phillies sweep in D.C.!5:05 PM May 17th from web

Anyone out there visited the Art Museum of late? Thoughts? Retweet this7:47 PM Jun 14th from web

Jesus christ, he has the lingo down!  One assumes this is a young staffer, but could it be from the man himself?  Who knows?  America’s Mayor (screw you Guliani!) is reaching the people through social networking.  Enjoy it while it lasts!

Huge Tiny Mistake Is Now On Twitter

5 May

That’s right, doing what all the cool kids do, tweeting and twating and twittering! I’m following THE_REAL_WHEELS, T_Mac_On_TV, and The700Level. Get on it.

Minnesota Wants To Stop Terrorism By Banning Online Poker

29 Apr

Via Always Bluff, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety wants to block access to online poker sites by spreading the falsehood that online gambling is illegal in the United States (it’s not).  They contacted the various internet services providers around the state to comply with their request or else their ‘cash flow’ will be negatively impacted.  One wonders whether this is an idle threat.

They’re the first state in the nation to full out request such a thing:

Believed the first attempt by a state to employ this federal statute to restrict access to online gambling sites, the letters cites U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1084, (d); notices were delivered Mon., April 27. Congress enacted the statute in 1961 in recognition of the need for states to control illegal gambling activities and granted authority for use of the statue to state law enforcement agencies.

The juiciest, and scariest, bit of news out of a recent press release involves the explanation of their reasoning:

“In Minnesota, and for Minnesotans, the primary issues are legality, state self-governance and accountability,” says Willems. “In broader context, the long-running debate on online gambling continues to raise significant issues, including absence of policy and regulation, individual rights, societal impact, international fair-trade practices, and funding for criminal and terrorist organizations.”

So, yeah.   Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker, and other ‘gambling sites’ are included on their list of sites they wish to be blocked.  Which urban warrior decided to get a bug up their butt about online gambling and what people do with THEIR money?

The Sports Guy Is Doing The #1 Podcast In The Nation

24 Mar

Why, he’s doing the Adam Carolla podcast of course.  You didn’t think I meant The B.S. Report, did you? Love the Duke Sucks T-shirt Bill, and love the made up movies.  Keep ‘em coming. Pedoph-isle! Simmons and Carolla talk diddling of underage celebrities, Charles Manson’s mindset and story, the ability for widowers to bag some tail, old Negro Leaguers, and discusses the made up movie Head Games.  Somehow Carolla casts the same people over and over in his made up movies, almost like a real Hollywood studio! Pick up a stone – Summer 2010.

Adam Carolla Will Be Streaming Live On Stickam

19 Mar

Stickam has stepped in and will be streaming audio and video of the #1 podcast in the nation.  Adam Carolla’s podcast, which has skyrocketed to the top of the podcast world, will be exclusively streamed on at, and only  Congrats for the terrific business move . The podcast, live from Adam’s den, has been gaining steam since its inception just a few short weeks ago, and this will only bring greater attention to the best talk on the net.


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