POWER HALF HOUR EP. 38: DISAPPOINTING MOVIES

Inspired by a conversation with former “Tom and Jim’s Top 5” co-host (and Power Half Hour special guest) Tom Skull, this episode looks at films that might make a Bottom 5 list. Greg and Chad discuss some of the movies that took moments of their lives without giving anything in return.

Movies from acclaimed directors with award winning actors to movies with lesser pedigrees, no film is off limits. Have you seen any of the movies discussed? Do you agree with our assessments? You can leave a comment on the Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Facebook page.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 305: The Interview

One of my favorite things about Stride Pro Wrestling is the opportunities being given to young talent. B-Rad is one of the trainees at the Stride Pro Wrestling School and is currently the company’s Legacy Champion.

B-Rad, aka Tristan McPeak, shares stories of his fandom and how he transitioned from sitting in the front row to winning his first wrestling championship. We also learn a few fun facts about B-Rad as well.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 199: From Driving with a Teenager to Birds of Prey

This week on the Nerds United podcast, Greg and Mike talk about a whole bevy of topics, including our co-host of the year doing some baking and driving around with his teenage son. Listen to the tales of wild mishaps and good people.

Also, nerd stuff. Like the casting of Kang the Conqueror and the casting of She-Hulk. The trailer is out for The Mandalorian Season 2. Wonder Woman 84 is set to hit theaters on Christmas Day. And Lovecraft Country and Birds of Prey are worthy watches on HBO Max.

So…what should we do for our 200th episode?

Greg and Mike were guests/contestants on The @ 6’s and 7’s Podcast recently and that episode is live now. You can check it out here.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 37: ROSE COLORED GLASSES

Nostalgia is a popular topic on the Jittery Monkey and Positive Cynicism podcast networks. This episode of the Power Half Hour continues that trend. Greg and Chad look at mall culture and how technology has killed off the thrill of grabbing an Orange Julius and looking through rows of cassettes and CDs at Sam Goody’s. Now malls are basically regulated to Hot Topics and Game Stops.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 304: Wrestling Under the Influence

Do you smell what the Rock is drinking? Yes, it’s Teremana Tequila and my guest co-host Chad Smart (of the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network #PCPN) joins me for a shot as well.

In this episode, we tackle a lot of things, including the tequila, the Rock, current WWE and AEW stories, Chad’s Stride Pro Wrestling debut and his support of the group For Kids’ Sake. Learn more about their virtual Superhero 5K right here.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 198: Fatherhood, Walkers, and Karate

On this very special episode of Nerds United, we reveal a closely guarded secret about Greg. And then we talk about being a dad, because we’re both dad’s.

Also, Brother Power the Geek, an actual DC Comics title in the late 1960’s (from the same guy who co-created Captain America – will wonders never cease).

The Walking Dead is ending after its eleventh season, but has already apparently named two survivors for an upcoming spin-off. And they didn’t even provide us with a “SPOILER” tag.

The second season of The Boys is out and it’s a lot of fun. Darkly humorous, bloody, gruesome, vulgar, filthy fun.

And also – Cobra Kai is a board-smashing hit in our homes.

So that’s it. That’s the episode. But you should really listen to get all the details of things I took the time to type out here.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 36: From Page to Screen

Reading creates movies in your brain. Then Hollywood comes along and turns the words of the page into a cinematic wonder that usually fails to live up to your mind’s creation. But every so often, the story is too good to screw up. That’s when you get a good film. On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad talk about what makes a good page to screen adaptation. They also throw out some of their favorite movies based on books they’ve read.

Nerds United Episode 197: John Garrett and “What’s Your And?”

This week on Nerds United, Greg talks with John Garrett, a self-described recovering accountant. John is a comedian AND consultant AND now an author.

John wrote “What’s Your And,” a book about unlocking the person within the professional. Years of podcast guests sharing their passions at the workplace inspired John to write this book about being your whole self at work, not just the part that you perceive as “professional.”

Hear John tell how bringing your passions, be it kayaking, motorcycles, opera singing, or even podcasting, can benefit you professionally with your co-workers and even clients. “What’s Your Age” is available to pre-order on Amazon right now (link below) and is available through numerous other outlets on September 15th. Get more info at www.whatsyourand.com

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 303: 2 Is Greater Than 1

Our Stride Pride is definitely shining on this week’s episode of the podcast. My co-host Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I talk about our 10 favorite matches in Stride Pro Wrestling’s four-year history.

If you are just now discovering Stride Pro Wrestling because we’re able to air shows on YouTube, we’d love to hear from you. Longtime fans, make your voices heard too. We want your input.  Check out Stride’s YouTube channel here.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 196: Cobra Kai and Other News Notes

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg do some last-minute topic research, and learn about possible prices for the upcoming PS5 (spoiler – we can’t afford one).

We also discuss Cobra Kai on Netflix and debate ensues regarding the age of Ralph Macchio. Did you know he’s only eight years younger than Greg’s dad?

Also, Mandolorian Season 2 is on its way, and production on The Batman continues without its start, who has the Covid.

POWER HALF HOUR: EP. 35: MASKED AND ANSWERED

Seems like everywhere you go these days one constant question is “Mask or no mask.” On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad turn the tables and discuss some of their favorite superhero and wrestling masks.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 302: Beyond ThunderDome

COVID-19 has put a damper on a lot of things but it has also provided us with new opportunities like WWE’s ThunderDome. The technology gives fans watching a home the live crowd experience that’s been missing since quarantine started in the spring.

I tried getting in on the action for SummerSlam and even after getting an email telling me I was in, I was in fact not. However, my guest co-host this week was in attendance for the biggest party of the summer. Jeff Holtke shares his experiences with ThunderDome.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 195: RIP Chadwick plus Fandome News

Well, this is an unusual episode to say the least. It was supposed to be largely about DC Fandome and talking about all of those great trailers and tidbits we got last week.

But shortly into our episode, we were rocked by the news of the passing of Chadwick Boseman at the far too young age of 43 after battling cancer for four years. No one knew. Well, publicly.

So after that and a few other interruptions on Greg’s end, we do manage to get through the show.

POWER HALF HOUR: EP. 34: THE NEW NEW CLASS

It’s the end of August which means one thing. The new school year is here. Even though a lot of schools aren’t technically “open” to start the year, Greg and Chad took the suggestion to share school memories for this episode of the Power Half Hour. Well, they took that suggestion and then flipped it a bit to discuss one of the best shows about school; Saved By The Bell.

From trivia about the failed pilot for the show through the Vegas wedding, they talk about some of their favorite moments from the show and point out that Zach Morris is Trash.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 301: Million $ Man

It’s a My 1-2-3 Cents Classic as we step back to 2012 for an interview I did with the ‘Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase. He is truly one of the all-time greats. I’ve been honored to interview him not once but twice over the years. Please enjoy.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 194: The Nerd Dome is Better than the Fandome

Do you remember the olden days when I used to refer to the podcast recording location as the Nerd Dome? Like the Thunder Dome except with less thunder and more nerds.

Anyway, this week we’re talking about DC Fandome, a 24-hour nerd extravaganza that begins probably right about now. I’m not sure. It’s a guess. Also – Batfleck is BACK! Disney+ should add an adult-only (not like that) section. And another Spider-man rogue member is lined up for his own movie.

We also take some quality questions from you, the lovely listeners. So we thank you.

POWER HALF HOUR EP. 33: WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK ….

Back in the days before DVR and streaming video, you had very little choice to skip commercials. If you recorded your favorite program on a VHS tape, you could later fast forward through the commercials but if you were watching live television, every 7-8 minutes, you were trapped for 2 minutes while corporations tried to sell your their goods.

On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad talk about why there are commercials and what makes for a successful commercial. Along the way, Greg plays the audio to some of the more memorable commercials from his youth. Come with us on the journey to relive the past through 30 seconds of consumerism.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 300: Celebrating 1985

We made it to 300 episodes! To celebrate, I figured I’d connect two of my favorite formats for the show, Wrestling with the 80s and Wrestling Under the Influence.

My buddy Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network joins me for this look back at the year 1985. I also enjoy a couple of cold ones, appropriately called 1985 by New Belgium Brewing Company.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 193: Umbrella Academy and Project Power

What can we say…it’has been a Netflix week.

POWER HALF HOUR EP: 32. FILM CLUB; THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON

It’s been awhile since Greg and Chad talked reviewed a film. That’s about to change as the new Power Half Hour looks at the 2019 release, “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” A Tom Sawyer-esque tale of two outlaws on the run form an unlikely friendship.

Shia LaBeouf plays Tyler, an unlicensed crab fisherman haunted by mistakes of his past. Newcomer Zack Gottsagen is Zak, a devoted fan of wrestler the “Red Neck Renegade” who dreams of training at the Renegade’s wrestling school and becoming a popular bad guy. As they make their way down the coast of North Carolina, they come to understand who they are is more than who the world sees them.

What did Greg and Chad think of the film? What life lessons did they take away from the film? Are you reading this far into the description?

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 299: Ask My 1-2-3 Cents

It’s Q&A time for the My 1-2-3 Cents Podcast. I received several great questions from listeners. I appreciate everyone who participated and I look forward to future podcasts, including next week’s episode 300!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 192: Look kids! It’s Chad Smart!

This week on Nerds United, we have a special guest in legendary podcaster Chad Smart!

Chad co-hosts Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour here on the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network, and turned his Positive Cynicism podcast into the Positive Cynicism Podcast Network, which includes four shows. And he recently started another podcast called Out of Touchstone.

Chad was brought in to help Greg draw a comparison between Star Wars fans and wrestling fans. It does not go great for Greg.

Also, Mulan is coming to Disney+ and there’s a Suicide Squad game in the works from the same people who created the Batman Arkham series. So there’s that.

And here’s the latest YouTube video.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 31: Book Club

No, Greg and Chad aren’t starting an official Jittery Monkey book club. Though, they may be open to the idea if you ask (@thehooch36, @chadsmart). On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad talk about some of their favorite books and reading habits. Chad also spends a lot of time trying to get Greg to veer off into tangents. With only 30 minutes to talk, does Greg take the bait?

Along the way, there is debate of book vs. movie and an surprise movie reference. See if you can find Waldo in this episode.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 298: 2 is Greater Than 1

Listening to the crowd is one of the biggest rules in wrestling. However, it’s been more difficult to do because of COVID-19. This week on the podcast, Stride Pro Wrestling’s Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I talk about the importance of an audience and some of the things Tyler has learned through the years.

Speaking of Stride Pro Wrestling, you can support the company and the My 1-2-3 Cents brand with a purchase from Pro Wrestling Tees. Aug. 4 -6 you can save 20% on each order with promo code SUMMERTIME. Click here to shop! Thank you for your support!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Remember, check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love to hear YOUR 1-2-3 Cents about My 1-2-3 Cents.

Nerds United Episode 191: Jason Todd & The Umbrella Academy

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg take a new spin on an old story and run a few hypothetical scenarios regarding young Jason Todd and what might have been.

And we ask the question…what character would you like to give the “keep or kill” public voting decision? And here’s a list of the top 25 X-Men leaders of all time, because it was brought up.

Also – the second season of The Umbrella Academy is out and it’s pretty wild. We don’t go into spoilers, it’s not our way. But we do try to give a few thoughts on what we’ve seen so far.

Other than that – be kind.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 30: 1986 vs. 1994

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve.” – The Writer at the end of Stand By Me.

It’s an unscientific fact that twelve years old is the greatest year in a person’s life. That’s why personalities are developed and every pop culture occurrence impacts you in a more meaningful way. With that in mind, on this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad compare the box office offerings from the year they turned 12 to see who had the better celluloid collection. For Chad, the year was 1986. A year sandwiched between his personal two favorite years of cinema. Does 1986 hold up as well?

For Greg, the year was 1994. A landmark year itself in the world of pop culture. How would the theatrical output inspire Greg throughout his life? He explains that and a lot more in the quick thirty minute discussion.

“The world changes, we do not, there lies the irony that finally kills us.” – Armand. Interview With a Vampire

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 297: Go Figure!

It’s an exciting time to be a wrestling action figure collector. Even as I write this, announcements are being made about new figures being released for both WWE and AEW.

This week on the podcast, I’m joined by Red Daniels of Stride Pro Wrestling. He’s got his hands on the Chris Jericho ‘Little Bit of the Bubbly’ figure (early release through Ringside Collectibles).

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store too. Proceeds from every Stride Pro Wrestling shirt sold go to support Stride during COVID-19. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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Nerds United Episode 190: The Old Guard and Old Music

This week on the podcast, the guys give a review of Netflix’ The Old Guard, which stars Charlize Theron. Also, are the Russo Brothers actually working on a Secret Wars storyline for the MCU or is that just a wish?

Henry Cavill not only builds gaming computers, but also takes internet criticism fairly well in regards to his role of Geralt in The Witcher.

And the gents have Part Two of the impromptu series they started last week that saw them attach 1990s music to superheroes. This week, I bet you can guess which superheroes we are working with.

Also, the youtube, if you have forgotten. It’s available here with the latest video (which is last week’s). Have a great week.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 29: Boys of Summer

Continuing the tradition started on Episode 28, Greg and Chad welcome a special guest to the Power Half Hour format. Tom Skull formerly of “Tom and Jim’s Top 5” and current co-host of the “Skullbuster Wrestlecast” podcast joins the show to discuss one of his favorite topics, baseball. With the sports world trying to get back to normal after several months of shutdown due to Covid-19, we’ve invited Tom on to discuss some of his favorite baseball memories.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 296: The Interview

People who know me, know that right behind my love for pro wrestling is a love for socks. That love became even more pronounced a few years ago when I discovered a company called Odd Sox.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve weeded out all of my ‘normal’ socks and have nothing but usually designed footwear, including many of the WWE Superstars in the Odd Sox collection. This week on the pod, I chat with Justin Brown, the marketing director at Odd Sox Official. Shop their website here and see for yourself why it’s okay to be odd.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 189: Captain Marvel and Matching 90s Songs to Avengers

This week on Nerds United, Greg and the Co-Host of the Year Mike discuss rumors of Hayden Christensen possibly returning to the Star Wars franchise, a celebrity’s opinion on movies from bygone eras, and talk about a movie hitting Netflix in a few weeks with a very interesting premise: If you could take a pill that gave you super powers for five minutes at a time, without knowing the ability you would gain…would you?

The second half of the show is an idea that comes to us from listener Chris. He challenged us to attach 90s songs to superheroes. We paired some songs with the MCU Avengers. Give it a listen. Tell us how ridiculous our choices are (and they are).

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 28: Do You Mourn Celebrity Deaths

Before anyone starts (you know who you are), this is not a top-three type of episode.
With a string of recent celebrity deaths making news, on this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad along with special guest Kevin Hunsperger examine fan reaction to the passing of celebrities.
Have there been any celebrity deaths that really struck a chord with the hosts or do they not understand how people could be affected by the death of someone they don’t know? Since Kevin host’s a wrestling podcast (My123Cents) he addresses the death in recent years of some of the biggest stars of his childhood.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 295: Wrestling with the 80s

Summertime in the 1980s meant one thing for me as a wrestling fan, The Great American Bash. The first incarnation of this legendary event happened 35 years ago this month (July 6, 1985).

I have fond memories reading about these shows and later renting them on VHS from the local video store weeks after they aired on closed-circuit or pay-per-view television. The biggest thing to come out of the GAB is the first-ever War Games match.

The brand is alive and well today with WWE using it over the last couple of weeks on NXT. It makes me happy to relive the nostalgia. But what do you think about the history and the legacy of the Great American Bash?

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 188: There’s a Lot Going On

It’s been a whole ten days! How did you ever survive without us?

It’s been a busy ten days. Second-season trailers for popular streaming shows. New Batwoman. Comic-Con @ Home. Jason Momoa trading in the deep sea for the winter wonderland. Boy howdy!

Also – expect a new Youtube video this weekend.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 27: Vroom Vroom – Some Favorite Movie/TV Vehicles

This week Greg and Chad are in their Way Back Machine to discuss…machines from way back. Vehicles from movie or television.

Edmunds is a highly reputable automobile site that serves as a database and news hub for many if not all makes and models of vehicles. Years ago (2013, don’t judge) they put out a list of the 100 greatest movie and tv cars of all time. And they went into the weeds, like technical terms. You can read that list here.

While Greg and Chad mention some vehicles that were on that list, going deep on some memorable and not-so-memorable road-ripping machines!

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 294: 2 Is Greater Than 1

*GONG* *GONG* *GONG*

Cue the Undertaker. What an amazing 30-year career he’s had in WWE. I can still remember watching him in World Class and WCW as The Punisher and ‘Mean’ Mark Callous respectively.

Then in 1990 at the Survivor Series, a new character was born. I think it would be hard to argue that the Undertaker is the greatest gimmick/character of all-time in wrestling. His loyalty to Vince McMahon and the fans is nothing short of remarkable.

This week on the podcast, my co-host Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and I discuss the Undertaker’s amazing body of work. This is just the tip of the iceberg as I imagine we’ll have more discussions about the Undertaker throughout the next few months on the various My 1-2-3 Cents shows.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 26: Favorite Vacations

“Vacations” is really just the short way of saying “purposeful, non-work related travel.”

In this episode, we learn about Mike and Greg’s childhood family vacations and other traveling that the guys have done as adults.

That’s about it. And to prove it, here’s a picture of Greg in Astoria, Oregon near the Goonies house (discussed in the episode).

Nerds United Episode 187: Winds of Change

This special mid-week episode of Nerds United sees Greg and Mike discuss Batmans in Flash and what Michael Keaton’s return to the cinematic Batman could mean down the road. There’s also talk about Margot Robbie and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.  Also The Boys Season 2 is coming in a couple months and Greg has been re-watching the first season on Amazon Prime.

As for change, we discuss the change of Splash Mountain to a ride themed after The Princess and the Frog. We also discuss recent statements by Anthony Mackie regarding Marvel’s lack of diversity behind the camera, and how that echoes/mirrors Brie Larson’s statements made a year ago about diversity on her press tours.

Finally, we *almost* forgot to hit up The Book. So on the way out, we talk about comic book’s first cross-dressing hero, Madam Fatal.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 293: Wrestling Without Fans

Full disclosure: I recorded this podcast more than a week ago and just as the sh!t was hitting the fan with allegations against wrestlers, promoters and companies. So you’re not going to hear much about that on this show.

However, my co-host Chad Smart from the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network and I discuss the fact that wrestling is still going on today with minimal crowds. What are your thoughts on this ‘new norm’?

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 25: Our Favorite Bands

This week on the Power Half Hour, Chad and Greg discuss some of their favorite bands. I mean, I know you got that from the title of the episode.

Chad and Greg both list three bands from different eras. It’s downright delightful.

And since we are famous for cross-promotion, you may catch Greg’s favorite band at the end. You are encouraged to listen to one of the first episodes of Nerds United to hear the full story behind Revis.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 292: Father Figures

It’s the post-Father’s Day episode of the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast. We’re talking about some of the best father figures in the world of pro wrestling.

Chad Smart of the Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network is my guest co-host. We discuss why some legacy Superstars were hits while others were misses. Who are your favorites?

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 186: Tiger King and War Nurse

This time around on Nerds United, Greg and LIVE-FROM-HIS-NEW-PLACE Mike discuss a week’s worth of topics.

Well, that’s probably a lie. Truth be told, there’s likely so much more that came down the headlines pipe but we picked through some of our favorites.

We hit up “The Book” and discuss Pat Parker, War Nurse, as well as two different Pinocchio movies headed our way. There’s talk of Tiger King that somehow goes off the rails and we leave it to Zack Snyder to save us with a teaser of the #SnyderCut.

Put a bow on that sucker with a DC/Spotify podcast partnership and you now know why we are the best podcast for your ears (and all the ears you send our way). And check out our YouTube for a giveaway opportunity.

Thanks, and as always, Be Kind.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 24: Action Figures

This week on the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad look back at some of their favorite action figures they had growing up.

How big does their age difference affect the action figures they had and played with when they were younger?

Find out on the new Power Half Hour.

Nerds United Episode 185: An Important Discussion at an Important Time

For this special mid-week episode of Nerds United, Greg brought back past guests Jason White and David Gorden to discuss first-hand the recent protests following the latest death of a black man at the hands (or in this case, knee) of a police officer.

These types of conversations aren’t just important, they are necessary. If we’re ever going to grow as a society and put aside our differences, if we’re ever going to accept one another, then we have to be willing to talk to one another.

It’s not that simple. But it’s a start.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 291: Wrestling Under the Influence

Trainwreck. That’s probably the best way to describe 2020 so far. But it’s also the brew I’m drinking this week for Wrestling Under the Influence. The full name is 420 Strain Trainwreck by SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta.

Besides tasting the beer, I go on several wrestling-related tangents this week. There’s no specific focus which may or may not be a good thing. For that, I need to hear from YOU!

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 184: Miles Gets His Shot

We turn just a few little topics into a good-length episode.

We discuss the new PS5 and the feature Spider-Man game starring Miles Morales. We also talk about the Bill and Ted: Face the Music trailer (on our Facebook page).

There’s also discussion of various types of music and a comedian who makes fun of them all.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 23: American Folk Review

It’s been a few episodes since Greg and Chad watched a movie they’d never seen. On this episode of the Power Half Hour, they watch the indie film “American Folk.” After their flight to New York is cancelled in the wake of 9-11, two strangers set off on a cross country trek across America. Starring folk singers Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth, the movie examines the people who make up the heartland of America.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 290: Let’s Be Positive

Full disclosure for this week’s show. I had two different guests lined up but unfortunately, things fell through at the last minute with each.  So that means I had to call an audible and do something I had planned for later in the month while I’m on vacation.

Almost one year ago, I made a career change and left the world of broadcast news after 22 years. I’ve already done a show with some clips of wrestling interviews I conducted as a news anchor. Today, in an effort to spread some positivity, I’m sharing the Cameo videos my friends sent me after I made the career change.

Instead of hearing me talk about a random topic for 30 or more minutes, I decided to go this route. It’s an ego boost for me for sure. But it’s also positive content to insert into a world that right now is filled with hate and negativity.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 183: Saturday Night Good Times

This week Mike stops by Studio B on a Saturday night and we drink O’Fallon Brewery’s Pretzel Beer and talk about a solid amount of content.

Comics, casting, movies, horror. We touch on it all.

Subscribe to the podcast. Subscribe to the YouTube. for every 20 subscribers, Greg will do a shot of Wild Turkey. Wouldn’t that be fun for everyone?

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 22: Unnecessary Technology

AKA “Get Off My Lawn!”

Nostalgia is a funny thing. We can often look back at our youth and say, “things were better then” when compared to today. With that attitude in mind, on this episode Greg and Chad talk about what items we have today that didn’t exist during their childhoods they would delete if possible.  Even though the item might make some part of life better, the negative effect it’s had might be greater the good.

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 289: 2 is Greater Than 1

All of our lives have changed since the quarantine. Pro wrestling shows have a much different look these days. There are rumblings that once we return to ‘normal’ life, the way WWE presents its product could change forever.

This week on the show, I’m joined by Stride Pro Wrestling’s, Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton. We talk about the house show business as well as share some of our favorite things about pro wrestling.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 182: Music and Marvel and Star Wars

Go with us on a musical journey as Greg walks Mike through some music he was listening to on Friday. It’s crazy because there’s a little bit of everything.

 

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 21: Video Games Revisited

This week we go back in time…to last week. After our first 30-minute discussion regarding video games, Greg figured he had a few more stories to tell.

And truth be told, the guys left off one major part of video gaming in their initial episode…arcades! So relax and enjoy what will probably be our only second-part episode in the Power Half Hour annuls.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 288: Wrestling with the 90s

May 27, 1996 is a day that will live in wrestling infamy. It’s the day Scott Hall, known by fans at the time as Razor Ramon, showed up on WCW Nitro. It was significant because Hall had been with WWF for four years and showing up on the competition’s program and declaring war with them made it look like WWF had sent him.

We’d later learn this was the seed planting fo the nWo and one of the greatest angles in the history of wrestling. My co-host Chad Smart and I dissect the period leading up to Hall’s jump and do some ‘what if’ scenarios along the way.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 181: Sith vs Endgame, GLvS, Batwoman Leaves

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg discuss the recent debate online about what’s better, Avenger’s Endgame or Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

Also, Ruby Rose is out as Batwoman and HBO Max will get the Snyder Cut of The Justice League. And the guys rewrite Batman V Superman into a much better movie, starring Green Lantern!

And there’s a 30-day movie challenge that we begin discussing. So there’s that.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 20: Video Games

This week on the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad discuss video games, from their first counsels to the reasons that they don’t play video games much anymore.

Atari and NES, Super NES, Sega, Playstation, XBox…these guys walk down memory lane sharing their love and frustration with games old and new.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 287: Wrestling Under the Influence

Quarantine has inspired new ideas for me and I tried one of them on this week’s podcast. My original plans fell through but I think something will work out for it soon, so I won’t reveal yet.

This week though, I’m joined by four members of the Stride Pro Wrestling roster; Jay Spade, Dalton Anthony, Lane Austin and Bud Gallows. We held a Zoom session where we talked about AEW, WWE and of course Stride.

I enjoyed a couple of Tail Chaser IPAs by Sleepy Dog Brewing as Dalton had Abita’s Strawberry Lager.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 19: What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

Most kids have big dreams of what they want to do for a career.  On this installment of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad share their childhood aspirations.  What impact did films have on their decision? Did they follow their dreams or change course as they got older?

 

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 286: The Interview

In late 2019, my friend Chad Smart (Positive Cynicism Podcasting Network) introduced me to a new wrestling promotion called Wrestling Pro Wrestling.

We watched a show on YouTube (watch here) over Christmas break. Then in March, we did a watch along here on the podcast. That show opened the door to ‘meeting’ one of the company’s top stars, Darwin Finch.

The Punk Rock Poindexter joins us on this week’s episode of the podcast. Chad and I picked his brain on the business and learn more about Finch. You can follow him on social media, including Twitter (@DarwinFinch3).

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 180: Josh Trank, FANT4STIC, and Community

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike discuss Josh Trank’s name being in the news recently regarding his 2015 Fantastic Four movie and how he didn’t want to make a Marvel-style movie. We discuss a rewriting of Marvel movies and if maybe the studio put themselves in a bad position to outdo themselves.

In the second half of the show, we are joined by Chad Smart of Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour and the trio talk about the sitcom Community.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 18: I want MY Mtv!

As a child of the ’80s, @chadsmart grew up with Mtv. As a child of the ’90s, Greg “@thehooch36” witnessed the last days of Mtv as a viable tool for emerging musicians.  Even though both hosts have fond memories of Mtv, there comes a time when they knew they were not the target demographic for the pop culture band leader.

On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad share their memories of Mtv and and explain when they realized their relationship with Mtv needed to end.  It wasn’t them, it was Mtv.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 285: 2 is Greater Than 1

The first Monday of a new month and that means it’s time for another edition of 2 is Greater Than 1. My guest co-host is Stride Pro Wrestling’s Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton. This week we discuss a variety of topics; including the future of Stride, 25 years of Triple H, the Boneyard Match from WrestleMania, Star Wars, AEW and much more.

Learn more about Stride Pro Wrestling here. If you’re interested in buying a Stride t-shirt, visit Pro Wrestling Tees here.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 179: Talkin’ Comics and Much More

This week on Nerds United, Greg and Mike get back to our roots and talk comics. What we’ve been reading, what we intend to read (that’s a long list), and books that we might get around to eventually.

We also field a question from a Friend of the Show/Friend in Life about some Batman books to start at as he embarks on his own journey. Godspeed, Smitty.

Just a few news and notes that largely center around DC television and cinema. And we’re all anxious to get back to “normal” as soon as possible.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 17: Undrafted

With a cast of familiar faces, written and directed by a Jurassic Park survivor who happens to be the real-life brother of a player on the real-life team whom this movie is about, UNDRAFTED blends humor and realism in this movie about an intramural semifinal baseball game between a group of ragtag misfits and ringers brought in to secure a championship.

It’s a little bit Sandlot, a little bit Bad News Bears, and a realization that sometimes a dad isn’t living vicariously through a son, but rather reliving a life of time spent together around a sport they both love.

Oh, and cursing, fighting, and doing what’s necessary for the good of the team.

Nerds United Episode 178: Secret Field Trip to Twilight Comics

Well well, boys and girls, this very special mid-week episode is one where Greg sneaks in the back door of Twilight Comics (Swansea, Illinois) to visit with owner/proprietor Brian Hillier.

We talk about the state of the comic book industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, as brick and mortar stores are unable to do business as usual.

Brian also provides some insight to other times in comic book history when some of the big publishers were not too easy to deal with. And we remind the listeners that some publishers are going above and beyond to help out comic book stores.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 284: Wrestling with the 80s

We’re just a couple weeks away from the 35 year anniversary of the very first Saturday Night’s Main Event. The show debuted May 11, 1985, from the Nassau County Coliseum.

So, I’ve turned to Jason Skull of the Skullbuster WrestleCast to take a trip down memory lane and chat more about that first episode. From Hulk Hogan to Roddy Piper to Wendi Richter, the show was stacked.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 177: More Mallrats, Marvel, and Expendable Universes

On this week’s all-new episode of Belleville’s Number One Podcast, Mike and Greg discuss the possibility of getting one of the DCCW stars on the podcast, Kevin Smith’s newest work, and rekindle the likelihood of having our favorite director on the show.

Also, Chris Hemsworth says it would take a Marvel movie to pack theaters again, and he’s probably right. And what’s a cinematic universe you could do without?

Subscribe. It’s that simple.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour 16: Mr. Right Review

Next up on the Power Half Hour “Movies We’ve Never Heard Of” series is a violent, romantic film starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.  The generically titled “Mr. Right” gives away every original element of the film right there in the title.

What did Greg and Chad think about the film? (Chad wrote this write up, so you can probably guess his thoughts) What tangents will they come up with to fill up time?  Who is the greatest Harlem Globetrotter of all time? How many seashells did Suzi sell while woodchucks chucked wood?  So many questions?

(Editor’s note: HA! We didn’t even get to HALF of those questions! – GM)

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 283: Wrestling Under the Influence

Pity Party, table for one. That is how this podcast may sound to some. However, that is not my intent. I had big plans for this week’s show since it falls on 4/20. You can read between the lines on who I wanted as my guest…

That being said, my attempts to get Rob Van Dam on the show turned into another failed experiment. So that got my brain churning and I thought, why not review a beer in my fridge called Mad Scientist Milkshake IPA. It’s from the Experimental Series by Witchita Brewing Company. You can visit their website here.

So this week you’ll hear me kinda rant and complain about the guests who I’d always wanted but never got. I also review the beer and share some thoughts on other aspects of pro wrestling.

I’d love to know what you think about this show. Please follow My 1-2-3 Cents on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 176: Now at Mike’s Place

This week we tried something different. Greg drove all the way across town to Mike’s, and from a distance of 76 inches, the guys recorded a new podcast episode (as well as YouTube show).

In this episode, the guys discuss Spawn, the Flash, share stories from high school, video games, and some more.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 15: First Concerts

This week on an all-new Power Half Hour, Chad and Greg revisit their first concerts. 1989 in Springfield, IL versus 2001 in St. Louis, MO.

But stay tuned to the end for a good ol fashioned M Night Shyamalan TWIST!

And leave a comment telling of your first concert experience.

Unless it’s Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. Hell with those guys.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 282: Our Chris Benoit Stories

Chris Benoit’s last 48 hours on Earth are some of the most polarizing times in the world of professional wrestling. However, Benoit had a huge impact on fans and other wrestlers throughout the years. This week, I’m joined by Stride Pro Wrestling’s Shane Rich. He shares a unique experience with us about meeting Benoit.

We are not glorifying the tragedies or making light of them in any way. We are just two pro wrestling (and Chris Benoit) fans remembering a different time in our business.

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Nerds United Episode 175: Comic Vehicles and Nelvana

This week on an all-new Nerds United, Mike and Greg brinfly revisit last week’s conversation about forgotten cartoons in the form of Mutant League.

While reading from The League of Regrettable Superheroes, Mike selects Nelvana of the Northern Lights. While discussing her origin, powers, and recent popularity. Could Nelvana be ripe for a big-screen debut? Greg thinks so.

A few news and notes about movie dates being pushed back, and then the guys break into a conversation about comic book vehicles.

Stick around for the end. We’re doing a giveaway. We want you to support your local comic book store during these “uncertain times” and we have a way for you to do so. Check out TKO Studios and make a purchase. You can select your local comic book shop and TKO will pay the brick and mortar the same amount that the store would have made if you bought the book in person. Take a screenshot of your comic store selection and receive an entry into the giveaway.

**BONUS** If you select Twilight Gaming and Comics in Swansea, IL, you’ll receive an extra entry. T-shirts, comics, and whatever else I can come up with to help you help the comic book stores we all love.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 14: It’s a Disaster

I’m not going to lie. I had ZERO expectations going into this movie, which is NOT a sequel to 2008’s Disaster Movie. This movie is actually enjoyable.

Four couples.

Eight people.

One end-of-the-world scenario!

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My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 281: WrestleMania Redo

WrestleMania has been a staple not just in pro wrestling but pop culture for 35 years now. I’m proud to say I was around for the first one and have enjoyed the event each year since 1985. That includes the very unique version of WrestleMania 36, held over two nights and in an empty arena.

However, there are some moments in WrestleMania history that fans like to rewrite. That’s the inspiration for an annual tradition I’ve got going here, called WrestleMania Redo. This week Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton of Stride Pro Wrestling and I talk about a couple of WrestleMania matches that we would rebook.

Let us know what you think of the show and what matches from WrestleManias past you’d rework.

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Nerds United Episode 174: TV Shows Past and Present

This week on the show, Mike and Greg discuss workouts while staying at home. They include comic books. Also, Greg’s back is more messed up than was initially indicated.

This week we’re talking about some forgotten cartoons of our youth. Everyone talks about Batman TAS, X-Men, Gargoyles, He-Man, TMNT. But what about the unsung heroes of your childhood? Popeye, Denver the Last Dinosaur, and more.

We also talk about some recent sitcoms, one that Mike has been talking about to Greg for awhile. And [SPOILER ALERT] I’m watching it right now!

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 13: Quarantine or Grounding

What do you do when you can’t go outside? If you’re Greg and Chad, you Skype each other and talk about the similarities between the government telling you you can’t go outside to when you were a teenager and your parents would tell you you couldn’t go out with friends.

They also discuss what they’ve done since being ordered to stay in and Chad gives bad parenting advice.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 280: WPW Watch Along

My buddy Chad Smart from the Positive Cyncisism Podcasting Network has introduced me to all sorts of different pro wrestling companies. In 2004 when I met him, he was ordering the weekly TNA pay-per-views. Then came Chikara Pro and now we’re watching a company out of southern California; Wrestling Pro Wrestling.

This is a very unique independent company, to say the least. Characters include the Fromage Horsemen (all characters based off cheeses),  Darwin Finch and ‘Gentleman’ Jervis Cottonbelly. You can check out their YouTube channel here. Pull up the March 5 show; WPW Presents Tony Tickles’ Invasion Featuring the Sneaky Snakes and watch along with us. We also sprinkle in thoughts on other wrestling companies along the way.

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Nerds United Episode 173: Bloodshot, Batman V Superman and More in Week 2 of Distancing

This week on a new Nerds United, Mike and Greg (still separated by miles, but together in spirit) discuss watching Bloodshot, a movie that opened in theaters two weekends ago, from the comfort of their respective couches. And seriously, watch Bloodshot.

Also on the agenda: Batman V Superman – Dawn of Justice. Someone hadn’t seen it before, and after watching portions of the movie over three days, said person still hasn’t “seen” it. Alas…what’s a husband to do?

Keeping on with the B’s…Bee-Man, a 1966 character from Harvey Comics. Also:

  • Locke and Key
  • Witcher
  • Marvel Shows on Disney+
  • Middlewest from Image Comics

Speaking of comics – support your local comic book store. They need you now more than ever! Find your store on social media. Find out if they are shipping books to your home (assuming they’re closed like ours). Make sure when doors reopen that you show them just as much love as movie theaters, concert venues, dine-in restaurants, and sporting events. They live to provide you with great books. Find them. I beg you.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour: When Jeff Tried to Save the World

This week on The Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad are discussing a movie that neither of them had heard of until Greg found it on Hulu:

This 2017 (2018?) movie stars Napoleon Dynamite as a bowling alley manager who learns the owner is about to sell the lanes. Jeff (Jon Heder) puts a plan in place to keep Winky’s World (“The World”) open!

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 279: The Interview

I’ve known Dalton Anthony for a few years now, first hearing him on the Podzilla 1985 Pro Wrestling Unscripted podcast. Then he and some of his co-hosts came to a Stride Pro Wrestling show as fans. But it wasn’t long before that fandom turned into Dalton stepping through the ropes.

He’s been wrestling in both Stride and Cape Championship Wrestling for more than a year and continues to improve. In fact, he’s now a co-holder of the Stride Pro Wrestling Tag Team Titles with Jay Spade. Expect big things from the Wrestling Buddies in the weeks and months to come.

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Nerds United Episode 172: Mike’s ‘On Location’

Well the only thing not shut down beside’s Greg’s “essential” job is this podcast (and the other great podcasts on the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network).

But there is a change. Mike is calling in on this episode, not in Studio B. And it’s really weird.

This episode features talk about what is going on in the world right now, ya know, the Big C.

But there’s also talk about Fantomah – The Blazing Skull Mystery Woman of the Jungle Who Was There Before Wonder Woman. Also, rumors about Wonder Woman 84 being sent straight to VOD were debunked (Greg missed the memo), Rosario Dawson IS Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian, 2,000 American’s favorite superheroes and super villains, and Bloodshot will be available digitally this week. So buy it. You’ll thank me.

And we thank you for tuning in and being awesome. Because where would we be without you? I’ll tell you where…sitting right here bringing you a new episode, just with one fewer listener. And we can’t have that. So tell your friends. And wash your hands.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour: Baseball Card Collecting

Picking up where they left off on the last generational gap discussion, Greg and Chad turn their attention from collecting comic books to collecting baseball cards.  How invested were they into the sport of baseball before collecting cards? What card company was their go to for collecting?  How many sticks of gum did Chad try to chew at one time?  So many questions. So few answers.

Be warned, the first few minutes of the show have nothing to do with baseball collecting. There’s a lot of talk about what’s going on in the world today.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 278: Wrestling Under the Influence

Give me a hell yeah! For the first time, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin’s Broken Skull IPA is now available in Kentucky. That’s only an hour’s drive from my home in southern Illinois, so this week we are Wrestling Under the Influence with this iconic beverage on 3:16 Day. It worked out perfectly!

Red Daniels, the NEEEWWWWW Stride Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion is my guest co-host this week. We rate the beer and also talk more about Austin in terms of ‘what-ifs’. Check it out and let us know what you think of the episode.

Stride Pro Wrestling returns to the Stride Arena (1130 N. Division St.) in Carterville, Illinois on Saturday, April 11. Bell time is 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for kids and $10 for adults. Be a part of the action!

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Nerds United Episode 171: SURPRISE! She-Hulk, Three Hulks, and More

This was the episode that was not meant to be. Presently, the Co-Host of the Year is out of town. But before he left, we got together for an hour and knocked out a podcast. It was early in the week, amid all of the continued madness that is Covid-19.

On this special surprise episode, we talk about Allison Brie (or someone like Allison Brie) that Marvel is looking for to play She-Hulk. That goes into a long discussion about the Hulks we’ve had thus far on the big screen.

Avengers Campus is set to open this summer, assuming we’re allowed to leave our homes ever again.

There’s more, but I’m trying to watch Blade Runner and this is taking away from that. I’m no good at multi-tasking.

Superman Named America’s Favorite Superhero

I know. I’m shocked!

If I had to guess, I’d say this OnePoll survey (commissioned by Visit Anaheim ahead of this summer’s opening of Avengers Campus at Walt Disneyland) which questioned 2,000 Americans probably didn’t talk to “hard core” nerds/geeks, but rather more mainstream.

That’s my perception, because any time the topic gets brought up, Supes is rarely the favorite hero in his own brand, being unseated by Batman. Batman finished third in the voting, with everyone’s favorite wall-crawler wedged between the World’s Finest. Captain America and Iron Man are 4 and 5 respectively, with Wonder Woman the sixth favorite among those polled.

Here’s the entire Top Ten:

  1. Superman
  2. Spider-Man
  3. Batman
  4. Captain America
  5. Iron Man
  6. Wonder Woman
  7. Aquaman
  8. Captain Marvel
  9. Black Panther
  10. Wolverine

That’s a lot of Hollywood dollars. And no offense to Aquaman, but would ANYONE have had him in their top ten? I think he gets a boost due to his recent big box office debut. And if I’m being honest, I say the same for Captain Marvel and Black Panther. Now that is not a knock on any of these characters, but rather an indication that their profiles were elevated due to having successful (and in Black Panther and Captain Marvel’s cases, MASSIVELY SUCCESSFUL) solo films.

While the Man of Steel got the nod as America’s favorite superhero, I think it surprises exactly no one that the Clowned Prince of Crime heads the list of favorite super villains.

As beloved as Tom Hiddleston is, with a Loki show on the way on Disney+, consider me surprised that the God of Mischief is in the back half of the Top Ten.

  1. Joker
  2. Catwoman
  3. Venom
  4. Thanos
  5. Lex Luthor
  6. Magneto
  7. Penguin
  8. Harley Quinn
  9. Mystique
  10. Loki

Also, with the pomp and circumstance around Harley Quinn, I would have thought that character would be in the top five. I still think, even at number 5, Lex Luthor is underrated. He and Thanos have a lot in common, in that they say the best villains are those who see themselves as the hero, that they are doing the right thing. That was everything about Thanos in the MCU.

Also, side-bar…I think Venom and Harley Quinn could both, at times, fall into the “anti-hero” category.

Let’s see what else the poll said.

THE SUPERPOWERS AMERICANS WANT MOST
1. Invisibility                           37%
2. Healing                              35%
3. Time travel                        35%
4. Superhuman strength       33%

5. Superhuman intelligence  33%

That’s 173%, just incredible. Also, and even in the world of the coronavirus where healing would come in handy, I still want the ability to teleport. Are you kidding me? No more commutes? No more trying to find a parking spot for a ballgame? No more traveling (driving or flying) to the vacation destination…just BAM! (or “BAMF!”) and you’re there. Don’t mind that subtle smell of brimstone.

Respondents said that Superman would beat Batman in a fight. The Avengers are their favorite superhero team, and Marvel was preferred over DC by a 2-1 margin.

What’s your take on the findings of this survey? Do you agree? Disagree? Let us know via social media. Because when there’s a damn pandemic going on, talking about superhero nonsense is good for us all.

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Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 10: Josh and S.A.M.

This week on the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad discuss another winning movie selection by the Co-Host on the West Coast, Chad.

Josh and S.A.M. tells the story of two brothers on a road trip, and while the trailer above tells you that much, they don’t really tell you WHY these brothers are pulling a Logan and booking it for Canada.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 277: Wrestling with the 90s

‘The British Bulldog’ Davey Boy Smith will go down as one of the all-time greats of professional wrestling. He and Dynamite Kid are still my favorite tag team of all-time. The Bulldog happens to be the all-time favorite of my co-host this week, Bo Sawyer.

Bo and I discuss our fandom for DBS as well as some of Bo’s professional wrestling career. He is the Stride Pro Wrestling No Limits Champion (and defends the title Saturday, March 14 against Dexter Roswell at Strideiversary). He’s also the TSW Heavyweight Champion. Check out Bo’s YouTube Channel by heading here.

Let us know what you think of this episode on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page or follow along on Twitter and Instagram (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 170: Disney Remakes and the Robat Batinbatmobile

This week on the show, Greg and Mike are talking about Disney’s live-action remakes, which ones are coming up and if we’re excited for them.

Get a lesson of the bad ideas from pro wrestling gimmicks, hear about the original Jigsaw, and the Batmobile in all of its gearhead glory!

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 9: Comic Books

This week on the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad discuss discovering comic books, and how we went about collecting them. And at some point, Greg starts talking for about 15 minutes non-stop, which would be great, except it’s only a 30-minute podcast. But Chad knew what he was getting into when he agreed to co-host a half hour show.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 276: 2 is Greater Than 1

Stride Pro Wrestling heads to the Saline County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 14 for Strideiversary. It’s the four-year anniversary for Stride. Owner  Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton joins me on this week’s 2 is Greater than 1 to talk more about the company.

We also offer up our thoughts on Goldberg winning the WWE Universal Champion, John Cena’s return to WrestleMania and the future of ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt.

Let us know what you think of this episode on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page or follow along on Twitter and Instagram (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 169: Hairy Cavill as Wolverine?

This week on Nerds United, Mike and Greg explore the rumors of Henry Cavill being cast as Wolverine in Captain Marvel 2, which leads into discussion about The Witcher, Locke and Key, and Man of Steel.

Also, Dynamite Thor (that’s a real thing), and being Belleville’s Number One Podcast.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 8: Rock Dog

This week on Not My Demographic, we watched and discuss the 2016-17 animated feature…Rock Dog!

That’s pretty much it. Oh wait, there’s a guest appearance at the end of the movie, and while it’s not part of Rock Dog, the guys discuss Kay and Silent Bob Reboot!

Enjoy.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 275: Wrestling with the 80s

I apologize in advance as I had to call an audible this week. My scheduled co-host couldn’t be on the show and it was late in the game, so I decided to record a quick show alone.

Since it is Wrestling with the 80s, I decided to follow up on a show Greg Mehochko and Chad Smart recently did on Greg & Chad’s Power Half Hour. When did you know wrestling wasn’t ‘legit’?

Stride Pro Wrestling heads to Johnston City High School on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Carterville (1130 N. Division St.) on Saturday, Feb. 29. You can get all the details here.

Let us know what you think of this episode on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page or follow along on Twitter and Instagram (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 168: Reboot Reviews, Rivers, and “Robat Batinbat”

In the past week, both Greg and Mike have had the opportunity to watch Jay and Silent Bob Reboot! And in this episode, you can hear long form what the guys thought about Kevin Smith’s latest work.

(You can watch Greg’s short version right here)

We also talk about Nemesis, Playstation 5 being outrageously priced, and Mike names all of the world’s rivers. So we have that!

Oh, let’s not forget the latest images of Robert Pattinson as The Batman.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 7: When We Learned Pro Wrestling was a Work

Oops. I should’ve said “SPOILER ALERT!”

But here’s the thing…you know by now that pro wrestling is a pre-determined athletic competition which takes skill to master.

All we’re doing in this episode is going through our memories and discussing when we learned and/or realized that maybe what happens in a 20×20 (or 16×16, for you WCW fans) ring wasn’t always completely on the up and up. Ah to be young again!

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 274: Wrestling Under the Influence

This month’s Wrestling Under the Influence is a fun one for me. I get the chance to share a beer with my dad and talk all about Wrestling at the Chase. My dad (and I) grew up in St. Louis, so Wrestling at the Chase was a staple for him as a teenager and I watched early on in my fandom before the show went off the air.

We also drink Love Gun by Heavy Riff Brewing in St. Louis. My dad doesn’t drink much outside of the Busch family so introducing him to new craft beers has been fun.

Stride Pro Wrestling heads to Johnston City High School on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Carterville (1130 N. Division St.) on Saturday, Feb. 29. You can get all the details here.

Let us know what you think of this episode on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page or follow along on Twitter and Instagram (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

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Nerds United Episode 167: Skeletar?

You’re going to have to listen to the podcast to understand it.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 6: Dear John

Dear John Letter:

NOUN
informal
  1. a letter from a woman to a man, especially a serviceman, terminating a personal relationship.

Before ghosting was a common way to end a relationship, people actually wrote letters to dump someone. Author Nicholas Sparks used that premise to craft a romantic story that Lasse Hallstrom turned into a movie starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried in 2010.

On this edition of the “Not My Demographic” series, Greg and Chad watch “Dear John” and eventually get around to talking about the movie.  Does the movie hold up after ten years? How does it compare to “The Notebook?” How does Soul Asylum and Deadwood,  South Dakota fit into the discussion?  Take 30 minutes out of your day to listen and find out.

My 1-2-3 Cents Episode 273: The Valentine’s Day Show

Since Valentine’s Day is happening this week, I decided to do a couples episode of the podcast. So my usual co-host for 2 is Greater Than 1, Tyler ‘Heath’ Hatton and his fiancee Rachel joined my wife, Lisa, and I for this week’s show. We talk about fandom and how important it is for the family to support indy wrestling too.

Speaking of Stride, we’re at Johnston City High School on Saturday, Feb. 22 and at Carterville (1130 N. Division St.) on Saturday, Feb. 29. You can get all the details here.

Let us know what you think of this episode on the My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page or follow along on Twitter and Instagram (@my123cents). You can also subscribe to the My 1-2-3 Cents blog and YouTube channel. And follow the Jittery Monkey Facebook page for updates too. Thanks!

Check out the Pro Wrestling Tees store too. And shop COLLARxELBOW with promo code MY123CENTS. Right now you can save at least 10 percent on items.

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