Ep. 69: “Nice”

Greetings friends and compatriots! You’re double-nice men are back with another nice episode of your favorite nicecast! Now that we’ve hit the milestone of 69 nice episodes, we make it clear that it only gets nicer from here on out! This week we’re talking NXT TakeOver: WarGames, WWE Survivor Series, some NFL including the TV use of the “Madden Cam” and, of course, what your boys thought of the latest installment of the DCEU: JUSTICE LEAGUE! Mr. Nice or Mr. Not-Nice?

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Stranger Things Funko Pop Giveaway!

This week, we’ll be talking about the new season of Stranger Things and – in celebration – will be doing our first ever Car JoeMez giveaway! What can you win? This fancy-schmanzy Summer Convention Exclusive Funko Pop Figure of Steve Harrington!

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Ep. 57: Indiana Jones

We’re a little late this week due to a real-life situation that caused a bit of craziness for the two of us, but we do have a new episode! With Nazis somehow becoming a real thing again in 2017, what better way to be topical than to talk the INDIANA JONES trilogy?! Right?! Also, the usual banter that comes along with listening to us which is beloved by all.

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Daily Cartoon! THE AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES: S.2,E.13: “Along Came A Spider”

What’s up everybody? I haven’t done this since Adam West died, but I’ve done some baseball in between that I hope you’ve been enjoying. In the interest of keeping up with

current events, though, I thought it was high time to do another cartoon review to coincide with the new release of SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING. Spoiler, since there’s no podcast anymore, it’s good! I’d give it a…hmmm…quadruple main man! Four stars! It’s not a perfect movie, but I think they did about as good a job with re-introducing Spidey to fans since he’s been the odd man out during this entire MCU build.

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Ep. 47: ROBOCOP

It’s a brand new episode to begin your work week! This week, we’re talking all things ROBOCOP! We’ve both been huge fans since childhood and you really can’t believe just how expansive the Robocop universe is! We’re also talking more NHL Playoffs, the Mets falling apart, Gomez finally finishes the latest Netflix Marvel series, Iron Fist, binge culture and the ESPN layoffs and how the affects the profession moving forward along with mirroring retail jobs. It’s a thought-provoking episode of the show. Enjoy!

Ep. 46: Purple Rain

We talk about all of the things this week! Our “Previously On…” segment is a clip from the original THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS. We begin with some follow-up on the NHL Playoffs and why Joe says the comparison between Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin should be put to rest. Ovechkin then gets compared to Carmelo Anthony and the guys talk about how important a championship is to a Hall of Fame resume. They talk about the semi-recent fad of star players bouncing around on teams near the end of their careers to chase a ring. Dan Marino versus Drew Brees: who you got? Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush buy the Marlins. We update you on Jimmer Fredette and Stephon Marbury’s Chinese Adventures. Would you like to be the MVP of China? Joe wants to be the White Mamba. Jimmer Fredette vs. Eric Thames: who you got? Is Ichiro the real hit king? How do we fix baseball? Gomez is a stupid liar. We watch and discuss the greatness of PURPLE RAIN and remember the genius of Prince. Do Morris Day and Jerome steal the show? Apollonia vs. Samantha Fox: who you got? Prince’s dad wants to talk to Samson. Prince makes Batman sound sexy. Should Taylor Swift do the soundtrack for BLACK PANTHER? Prom night dumpsters. NKOTB vs. The Time: who you got? Don’t send us angry nudes. Prince is dead ass about being purified in the waters of Lake Minnetonka. Prince lives the gimmick…and also at home. Prince vs. Lamar Latrell: who you got? Joe wants a brass waterbed. How did the new Netflix show 13 REASONS WHY get made? Poor Wendy and Lisa. Did The Kid spend the rest of his life in that club? How does the movie stack up on our main man standings? PURPLE RAIN vs. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: who you got? The Big Finish: Top 3 Wrestling Managers! Joe tells some old wrestling locker room stories including when he wrestled legendary tag team: DEMOLITION! Like us on Facebook facebook.com/carjoemez! Twitter: @CarJoeMez, e-mail CarJoemez@gmail.com.

Daily Cartoon! ARCHER: S.5, E.1: “White Elephant”

Welcome back to the Friday edition of the Daily Cartoon! I apologize that this is coming already late in the day, but sometimes these things happen. Quick programming note: this feature will go from being daily to weekdays only. I appreciate everybody coming back day after day, but it’s quite the commitment and I have other irons in the fire to attend to as well. Of course, I will be plugging any and all of that here once those take off.

This isn’t ending, by any means. I love doing this and will continue to do so. I also may introduce a new wrinkle into things to have something a bit different coming up soon too. I just need to free up some time to do all the things I like.

OK, so happy Friday and all that jazz. Today we’re watching Archer which is something I decided to watch on my own. Truth be told, I know a few people who love this show, but I’ve never seen it. It’s always one of those shows that I want to start watching and I mean to, but then I get lazy and don’t want to put in the commitment to starting a new show when I can just watch Parks And Rec again and fall asleep to the sweet sounds of Andy Dwyer singing “Bye Bye Li’l Sebastian”.

The reason I picked this episode is pretty simple. Lately, all the shows I’ve been watching have had pretty short runs or were produced for syndication so there was never a chance to see what works and what doesn’t and to make adjustments to the show whether it be in characters or tone.

Archer not only adjusted, they changed the entire fucking show around. What was a spy program for the first four seasons apparently turned into Archer Vice for Season 5 and dealt with the characters selling blow. That’s a pretty big fucking adjustment, I’d say.

So I just wanted to see how they did it. Was it something they explained? Or did they just show up for the first episode of the season like, “Hey! We’re about drugs now!” I want to know these things.

That’s where we stand. And with all of that said, let’s watch a cartoon.

Archer: S.5, E.1: “White Elephant”

Originally Aired: January 13, 2014

Plot:

We’re greeted by Archer as he’s walking into ISIS headquarters with some beautiful music playing in the background. It’s a slow and deliberate intro with all the other characters making quick appearances until he arrives in his mother’s office and – SUHPRISE – there’s a huge explosion that take us into the opening credits and theme song.

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When we return, there’s a massive shootout happening in the office. Bullets are whizzing by everywhere as Archer tries to figure out Beaker from The Muppets’ boss. After one of the opposing “storm ninjas” – as they’re called by Cheryl – gets shot, it is revealed that they’ve been battling FBI agents. Probably not the best idea.

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The whole team is cuffed and taken in and Malory – Archer’s mom – tells everybody that she’ll take care of things, but nobody should say a word. As everybody is getting interrogated separately, they immediately all start giving up anything they can think of except for Archer and Lana who just get into a fight with each other to sucker in the FBI agents before knocking them out, freeing themselves and then heading out to free the rest of the team. They gather up everybody before crashing into the room to save Malory last who is putting the finishing touches on a deal that gives the entire crew immunity.

I’m really shortening things here, but what is said as they go back and forth from all the interrogation rooms is absolutely stupendous. This show is fucking something else. So Malory gets them all off the hook and the FBI won’t take any of the blame for having killed their co-worker, Brett Bunsen to which Archer lets out a huge celebratory yell because hearing that name reminded him that Beaker’s boss on The Muppets was Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.

The crew goes back to the ISIS offices to get whatever of their stuff is left and start pondering what they’ll do for jobs and money and health insurance. Cheryl is planning on being a big-time country singer. Archer says he’ll play professional lacrosse. Pam openly wonders about getting back into underground fighting. Lana tells everybody that none of that is possible.

At this point, Archer says they should discuss the elephant in the room and hits the switch to open the secret compartment behind Malory’s desk to display literally…not figuratively, but literally a ton of cocaine. The theorize that it’s probably worth between $50-60 million and Malory says starting a cartel shouldn’t be that hard since Mexicans are able to do it.

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Archer then drifts off into a wonderful fantasy sequence about the entire crew running their cocaine cartel before snapping out of it and whispering, “Archer Vice”.

Final Thoughts:

I’ve summarized quite a bit here, but trust me, this was fucking stupendous. Like I suddenly want to binge watch this whole fucking season right now.

This was clever, witty, funny and whatever other glowing adjectives I can bestow upon this. I love that they just decided to completely change the direction of the show and the way they did it was wonderful.

I will definitely continue to watch me some Archer. I guess I should start from the beginning, but that sounds rather imposing since there’s already something like 6 seasons on Netflix. Oh well. I’ll just have to jump in and get started.

If you’re already a fan of this, I’m sure you’re excited to see my excitement. If you’ve never seen it or wondered if it’s something you should ever give a chance, go do it. Give it that chance and watch. I’m assuming the rest of the series is along the same tone as this episode and – if so – this show may become one of your new favorite shows. So get on the Netflix and start rolling through episodes.

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.

❤ Joe