Congrats to The W.G.N.!, iPad Touching, A Birthday Lunch Idea, TV Talk, and No Lyle Lovett

By: The Dude on the Right

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Congrats to The W.G.N. for graduating college, but sadly for me, as I tell Stu during our "Weekend Wrap-Up!" Podcast, is that The W.G.N.’s ceremony didn’t include Lyle Lovett getting an honorary degree so the only excitement for me, other than him graduating of course, was an annoying Asian lady with bad perfume who kept fanning herself. His graduating did give me a chance to actually see my "Make Me Smile" app on an iPad, and Stu and Mama Gotz also got to play with an iPad, too, but Stu was disappointed by the iPad’s lack of Java support so unfortunately it’s "No iPad for Mama Gotz" (she really needs Java, and Stu thinks Steve Jobs should get on the stick and implement it, not counting the fact that Mama Gotz couldn’t play Treasure Isle on Facebook because it doesn’t have Flash, either).

Technology aside, Stu saw a movie called "Gentlemen Broncos" via his Netflix and gives his rundown of the movie, and he is still liking the new Doctor Who, while I re-bailed on "Survivor" when Colby got booted, thankfully I suppose because I would have been pissed because Russell didn’t win again even though he may be the best Survivor player, ever, again.

Stu saw the Chicago Cubs and got the kids a bear, My BFF had a birthday which led Stu to a inform me of a failed opportunity for me to treat her to lunch at Fry’s Electronics, I’m cheering on Brett Michaels for the Celebrity Apprentice finale, and we both wonder who Holly Robinson Peete is.

Thanks for listening!

That’s it for this one!  I’m The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!

No Iron Man 2, Camping Tales, Furry Vengence, Mom’s Day, and A Giant Surprise Party.

By: The Dude on the Right

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Camping in the cold and wind, with a couple of youngins in tow, can really suck if you’re in a tent, but lucky for Stu Gotz he had the party RV, so during our “Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast he lets us know that during a recent trip to Jellystone Campgrounds, things weren’t so bad.  Me, I didn’t get to see “Iron Man 2” and let Stu know my reasons why, including a huge, giant, enormous surprise birthday party for staff member, Trash, then there was the trip to the church to listen to a lot of wedding music, and with it being Mother’s Day weekend, the BFF and I headed over to my future mom-in-law for some family time.

Stu got Mama Gotz a special Mother’s Day gift and says that the movie “Furry Vengence” really sucked, and he’s even a Brendan Frasier fan.

There is also some TV talk as I’m sucked back into “Survivor” even though I don’t know when I’m going to watch the final two episodes, Stu is sucked into “Doctor Who,” and Stu also realizes he is not really a fan of the lyrical stylings of Paul McCartney and Wings, and sure, that’s not really TV talk, but Paul McCartney has been on TV.

All of that and more, if all of that’s not enough. Thanks for listening!

That’s it for this one!  I’m The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!

Stu is Lonely, A Non-Weekend for The Dude, A Nose Flute, No Skin Flutes, Government Spending, and No Swearing (sort of).

By: The Dude on the Right

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As our weekends weren’t that eventful, it even surprises me that Stu Gotz and I could still have a “Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast, but we do, and we talk about a lot of things that we would have liked to have done this weekend, namely Stu didn’t see “Furry Vengence,” and we both wonder why “Iron Man 2” opened internationally before it opens here in the States next weekend.  Or is it this weekend.  I don’t know, I always get that confused.

Me, I do have excitement with my nose flute, not to be confused with a skin flute, and I ponder to Stu about how our government is spending money stupidly by putting in sidewalks, and Stu, well, he was solo with the kids over the weekend and even though Mama Gotz was away, Stu didn’t really play.

Some congratulations are in order to The Dude on the Left and Trash about their upcoming nuptials, but my BFF seems confused about how Stu and I seem to be great friends with people yet don’t know what is going on with them.

And continuing on, Stu has become a Treasure Isle maverick while I analyze my Zynga love, and then the podcast takes a bad turn as I mis-name my nose flute, Stu gets fixated on the girls in Chuck and Doctor Who, and I can’t blame Stu for my slip of the tongue – it’s my own darn fault.

All of that and more, if all of that’s not enough. Thanks for listening!

That’s it for this one!  I’m The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!

The C-Word, The Blackhawks, The Treasure Isle, The Kick-Ass, The Great Lake Pizza, and The More!

By: The Dude on the Right

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Hide the kids, put on the headphones, and don’t play this “Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast at work because Stu Gotz can’t stand a star that is dancing (psst, it’s Kate Gosselin) and uses language that only an 11 year old girl would use, that is if the 11 year old girl was in a movie called “Kick-Ass.” Me, I tell Stu some of the words that the 11 year old girl uses, and also if the movie is any good (I loved it). Also along the movie front, Stu, for reasons I’m still not sure, watched “The Yearling” with Gregory Peck and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, and I’m really getting worried about Stu.

We also chat a bit about the Chicago Blackhawks as they are in the race for The Stanley Cup, Stu gives his “expert” opinion about Ke$ha while I explain my desire to be a Ke$ha back-up dancer, I fill Stu in on a pizza joint in Chicago called Great Lake that has the “best” pizza in America (somehow I compare it to seeing an artsy movie), both of us are now addicted to Zynga’s latest Facebook creation, Treasure Isle, and I wonder if Stu, being the dive-dork that he is, has seen the video of the octopus that stole some dude’s camera that is propogating the Twitter universe (hey, go ahead and follow me at @dudeonright). Also, there’s a dirty Starbuck’s bathroom, and it’s in the Andersonville neighborhood in Chicago in case you want to avoid it.

All of that and more, if all of that’s not enough. Thanks for listening!

That’s it for this one!  I’m The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!

Pirate Radio

I really wanted to like "Pirate Radio" more than I did, so during my Blu-ray review of the movie I try to disect it. Okay, I really don’t, mostly I just give a synopsis of the movie and a brief idea of what to expect on the Blu-ray. Mostly I think I didn’t like it that much because the humor was more along the intellectual, dry kind, and when I was watching the movie I wasn’t in the "thinking mode." Check out the review anyway, it might give you some insight if you might like the movie.

Vegas, Easter, Cubs, Movies, and Treasure Isle is Evil!

By: The Dude on the Right

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After a one week hiatus, Stu Gotz and I are back for our “Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast. Yup, Stu needed some time away for Easter, and nothing says Easter like taking the Gotz kids to Las Vegas. Me, I just needed a break while I finished up some iPhone app stuff. So we’re back, and Stu was pleased at the version of “Viva Las Vegas” that I found, by the one and only Pirahna Man who used to be heard when Jonathan Brandmeier was on the air here in Chicago. But the podcast isn’t all fun and games. Well, actually it’s mostly fun and games, and also my quick review of “Pirate Radio” that comes out on DVD in prep for my full review later. Stu finally got to see “Up In The Air,” the George Clooney movie, and I watched golf for a change, and it wasn’t just because of Tiger Woods.

And speaking of TV, I tell Stu if “Celebrity Apprentice” is getting any good, Stu was pleased to find that he can now stream Netflix via his Wii, and Stu’s latest TV recommendation is “Supernatural.

Stu tells about a concert coming to the Chicago area, I let Stu know that the latest Zynga Facebook game, “Treasure Isle” is evil because it mixes elements of Farmville and Mafia Wars, and Stu is upset because the school his kids go to seem to be White Sox fans. All of that an more after our hiatus, and it’s good to be back!

Thanks for listening!

That’s it for this one!  I’m The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!

Hot Tub Time Machine, No Miley Cyrus Love, Greedy People, and Fun Times in MI!

By: The Dude on the Right

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During this episode of our “Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast, Stu Gotz talks about his recent trip to the state that looks like a mitten, while I have clean balls. Okay, there isn’t that much ball talk, but the both of us did see “Hot Tub Time Machine” and think it is one, funny movie, especially if you lived through the 1980’s. Stu’s trip to Michigan wasn’t nearly as bad as he thought it might turn out to be, I got to witness greedy people at a business expo, and with Easter and the release of the Apple iPad coming up (I’ll let someone else fight about which is more important), Stu has special plans for his celebration.

Me, I tell Stu that things are pretty calm in The Dude world, the TV catching-up is nearly complete, and I’m not really looking forward to the new “Clash of the Titans” this weekend because I love the cheesiness of the original, and then we find out what Stu really thinks about Miley Cyrus because, well, she has a new movie, “The Last Song,” opening this weekend, too. Happy Easter to all of you Christians out there, Happy Passover to our Jewish listeners, and for the rest of you, heck, Happy April!

Thanks for listening!

That’s it for this one!  I’m The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!

The Princess and the Frog

Not having kids, and even though I sometimes act like I’m 12, I am still a dude, so for my Blu-ray review of "The Princess and the Frog" I do my best to try to relate to the movie as a little girl, but I just can’t. The singing and dancing is fun enough, it looks good in the old-school animation kind of way, and the story is nice, but I’m a dude, I’m not dreaming of kissing a frog to find my Prince, and even though the dopey alligator was kind of funny, this is really a Blu-ray for the little girls, or the big girls still thinking that maybe they should kiss that frog because the cad they are with sure isn’t a Prince.

Netflix is Cool, Repo Men is Not, Dodge Ball is Cool, Politics is Not. Go Buckeyes!

By: The Dude on the Right

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Somehow The BFF and my NCAA brackets are not busted yet, so during our “Weekend Wrap-Up!” podcast I let Stu know that he should be cheering for The Ohio State Buckeyes as the Sweet Sixteen are now set, and that Mama Gotz should clean the house. Yup, it seems the NCAA basketball tournament is messing with her TV schedule, and she’s not happy about it, but neither Stu nor myself watched that much TV, and I’m thinking Celebrity Apprentice shouldn’t be two hours long.

Stu, though, gave the Netflix on Demand a try, with good success, we both saw “Repo Men” and thought it sucked, Stu was surprised to find Dodgeball at a little kid’s birthday party (Happy Birthday Little Gotz!), and I actually got dressed up for a 60’s themed birthday party. Heck, we even talk a little bit about the health care bill that passed.

Something is seriously wrong with the two of us, and we will know that for sure if either of us end up seeing “Hot Tub Time Machine” this upcoming weekend.

Thanks for listening!

That’s it for this one!  I’m The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!

Repo Men

“Repo Men” is not a remake of the cult classic “Repo Man,” instead, during my review, I write, “The weird part about “Repo Men,” when I look back on it, is if you put the names Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber, and heck, Alice Braga into the same movie, how do you end up with this, and finally, did they all attend the “James T. Kirk School of Overacting” for a refresher course before filming?” The movie had weird potential, but never seemed to live up to it, and even the scene at the nudie bar didn’t help.