Karaoke Time!

In our latest episode (available here), the Big Finish was our top three karaoke songs. Well, this song may not have made my list, but here’s a video of me slaying while in New Orleans a few years back. I love New Orleans. It’s a good time. This was at a bar called Cat’s Meow that’s right on Bourbon St. Can’t miss it. Stop in if you’re ever there because it’s always packed with chicks.

I can’t help myself if there’s karaoke available. I will sing and sing all night. I would label myself as borderline “not terrible”. You can judge for yourself.

Mets At The Deadline, Grading The Deals, Team Finally Finds Amed’s Phone Number

The 2017 non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone and it doesn’t seem like anybody’s much too happy with what the Mets did…or didn’t do for that matter. After shipping Lucas Duda to the Tampa Bay Rays last week, the Mets made a curious trade with the Miami Marlins on Friday night to acquire AJ Ramos and then brought things down to today’s 4PM Eastern deadline with only the expected trade of closer, Addison Reed to the Red Sox.

In a perfect world, the Mets, toiling through what has been a lost season, would have been able to deal a bunch of their players who are pending free agents for players and prospects that would strengthen a retooling of the roster to prepare for 2018, but the combination of injuries, disappointing seasons and a soft market for offense found the Mets at prom night without a dance partner. Continue reading

Episode 52: Wonder Woman

We’ve made it a full year! Episode 52 is upon us and this week, we’re talking the latest entry in the DCEU (whatever the fuck that is): WONDER WOMAN. We go over the story, performances, what else we know of the character and more! And, as with all of our episodes, the latest banter including more NHL Playoffs, NBA Playoffs, Charles Barkley, favorite sneakers, Top Beastie Boys songs and more. Celebrate a year of Car JoeMez goodness by listening wherever you get your podcasts!

Ep. 49: The Show About Nothing

With nothing really going on, this week we just turn on the mics and start talking. And keep talking. About…things. A lot of things. Good things. Bad things. Evil shenanigans! Have a listen and remember to subscribe, rate and review.

Ep. 39: LOGAN

A new week brings a brand new episode of the podcast! This time around, we’re talking Joe’s Eddie Money cover song contest as well as the final installment of the Wolverine trilogy: LOGAN. Find us on iTunesSoundcloudStitcher & more! Subscribe, like, rate and review and even more so: enjoy!

Daily Cartoon! BUCKY O’HARE & THE TOAD WARS: E.5: “On The Blink”

Welcome to another exciting edition of the Daily Cartoon on Car JoeMez! Today’s show is another special request from another podcast listener, Drunk Irish Jay. He likes the show and so will you so go subscribe to The Car JoeMez Podcast on iTunesSoundcloud or wherever you get your podcasts. Like, leave a review and share with your friends.

Today’s show is Bucky O’Hare And The Toad Wars. I literally know nothing about this show besides a vague memory of toy commercials back in the day that had a kick ass theme song over them.

I never had toys, I never played the video game, I’ve never seen this cartoon. So this is a brand new experience for me. The show only lasted 13 episodes, but a quick Google search shows it’s definitely got its fair share of followers and fans.

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That’s one of the cool things about checking out these shows and writing these things up: you learn. Sure, it’s all useless knowledge, but it’s fun to go back and see these things and see the fanbases and collections for them. So keep these suggestions and requests coming my way because I’m having a good time doing this.

OK, so back to Bucky. Basically, from what I gather, the plot of this show is about a humanoid bunny and his crew who are trying to stop a group of evil toads who are hellbent on universal domination. Easy enough. I think I can handle this. Let’s watch a cartoon.

Bucky O’Hare And The Toad Wars: E.5: “On The Blink”

Originally Aired: October 6, 1991

Plot:

So there’s a planet of koalas and a rogue bear is sending an SOS to Bucky O’Hare saying that their planet has been overtaken and turned into a resort/hotel for toads. Bucky immediately sets course for that planet.

In the meantime, we get some terrific scenes of the koalas serving toads at the resort; giving them massages, acting as caddies while they golf and feeding them while they sunbathe. This shit is great. I like these toads.

Bucky and Deadeye Duck head into the koala planet’s atmosphere, but can’t get through because of some kind of intense force field. Turns out it’s mammal-proof so neither Bucky nor his crew will be able to breakthrough.

Jenny – Bucky’s first mate who is a sort of fancy cat lady – calls Willy DuWitt – their human friend who acts as a sort of tech guru – on some kind of two-way mirror communicator. It’s like the one Dumbledore’s brother had when Harry was asking for help with getting into Hogwarts before the final battle with He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Jenny begs Willy to transport to their ship, The Righteous Indignation, immediately as they need his expertise. Willy DuWitt is a young boy who looks to be all of 10 years-old. I don’t care how fucking smart he is, I’m not entrusting this little geek with the safety of the universe.

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Willy shows up and quickly figures out that the force field is mammal-proof so he comes up with an idea to send the crew’s robot, Blinky, in because he won’t be blocked from entering the airspace. OK, that’s pretty smart, I suppose. Blinky does make it through to the koala planet, but is quickly found out and captured by Toad Borg who is one of the top-level baddies here. He’s a giant half-toad, half-robot thing, but is all evil.

They give Blinky some shock treatment and then leave, so Blinky frees himself and steals a hover-spacecraft belonging to the toads to head back to Bucky’s ship. Turns out that Toad Borg re-programmed Blinky when he had him captured and this was all just a clever ruse to have Blinky sabotage The Righteous Indignation. It looks like curtains for Bucky O’Hare and team as the ship hurdles toward the sun.

Willy DuWitt goes into crazy emergency science-mode and fixes Blinky. They send the robot back to the koala planet under the guise that he’s still reprogrammed and he deactivates the defense shield. Willy is able to fix the hyper-drive on the ship and they head to the koala planet to take care of business.

A short battle ensues and Bucky, Deadeye, Jenny, Willy and Blinky are trapped. But Bruiser – a brawler baboon – comes in and beats up a couple of toads and chases them off the planet so the koalas have their home back.

Final Thoughts:

I fucking love these toads. They have zero scruples. My kinda fellas.

I really want to check out the rest of this series after seeing this one episode now. I like the characters and I like shit happening in space so this definitely appeals to my interests.

I’m interested in what the back story for the crew is here. Are they the only good guys? Is there a whole fleet of good guys and this just happens in their section of the galaxy that they’re assigned to patrol? By any chance is Chinese Moon Supervisor from Independence Day 2 involved? God, I wish he was.

But, yeah, I want to see how these toads became such big heels and how this whole situation grew. So, obviously, I’m giving this a thumbs-up. There’s some episodes on YouTube, but I believe there’s also a DVD set of all 13 episodes. If you’re interested, go check that out and then report back to me with your thoughts.

See you tomorrow.

❤ Joe

Episode 36: Lego Batman

It’s a brand new episode! We start off by talking about our Valentine’s Days including Joe telling a story about his worst Valentine’s date ever. We transition to the Grammys and discuss Metallica, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Adele. Then we get to the main portion of the episode, we discuss Lego Batman and if it’s meant for kids or for us (definitely us) and see how it rates on the Main Man Standings. Then, of course, we put a bow around things with The Big Finish: Top 3 candy!

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