“I…am Tetsuo!”

While loved by many, only in recent years has anime started hitting the main stream in North America. And while there are plenty of great anime films out there, the movie of this week might be the most influential one that would end up changing anime forever. This week join Tuong La and Anime Enthusiast Amanda Parker as they talk about biker gangs in Neo-Tokyo, super powered  children, and a whole lot of cartoon violence in 1988’s Akira!

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Smooches to you and yours! The Punch Up Boys are back from within the Simulacrum to give you a very special Valentine’s Episode! Join us as we reimagine an all time romantic classic….CASABLANCA. A serial murderer…A Hard boiled detective….Crab Rangoon?? Uncover the mystery in this thrilling tale of love that will make you asks life REAL questions…..Who, What, When, Where, Why and How??

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Featuring Clare Blackwood (The Beaverton, Late Night In Canada)Emma Decorte (Hilary Duff Fan Club, Ultimate Fan Fiction Championship), and Candace Meeks (Rude Dude Takedowns, My Immortal: The Webseries). This week, the panel figures out the mechanics of Spongebob’s penis, reimagines Cupid as a thirsty troublemaker, and gets “actually horny” hearing about dinosaur genitals.

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Stop! In the name of love (songs)!

It’s time for yet another Valentine’s Ranked Special! Music and Love have gone hand in hand since the dawn of the cavemen (probably). As long as there has been music, there have been people out there singing about their feelings for one another. So how do you make a good song from a topic that has been covered millions of times without being overly cheesy, obvious, and copying what’s come before? Join Tuong La and Palentine’s Kristy Matheson, Amanda Gulka-Armstrong, and Laura Gordon as they get hot and steamy while ranking Top 5 Love Songs!

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Ground Rules

  • To make this episode more fun and open any songs with the word “Love” in the title automatically count
  • Nominations do not have to be strictly romantic love (ie can be about loving your friends, yourself, etc.)
  • Any songs that invoke the feeling of love count as long as the person nominating it can argue it
  • Nominations can be from any genre of music

Playlist

We compiled a Valentine’s playlist featuring songs all over the love spectrum! Check it out and enjoy!

 

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. The One That Got Away – Katy Perry

4. Power of Love – Celine Dion

3. Valerie – Amy Winehouse

2. All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo

1.I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Tuong’s List

  • Love Shack – The B-52’s
  • Love the Way You Lie – Eminem, Rihanna
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
  • I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis
  • All You Need is Love – The Beatles
  • My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Yellow – Coldplay
  • Your Song – Elton John
  • My Love – Justin Timberlake
  • As Long as You Love Me – Backstreet Boys
  • What is Love – Haddaways
  • Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  • A Whole New World – Aladdin
  • Of Crows and Crowns – Dustin Kensrue
  • I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
  • The Girl – City and Colour
  • All for Love – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting
  • KK Love Song – Animal Crossing New Horizons
  • You’ll Be in My Heart – Phil Collins
  • Daylight – Taylor Swift
  • Dance me to the End of Love – Leonard Cohen
  • Somebody to Love – Queen
  • Somebody to Love – Justin Bieber

Kristy’s List

  • I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • Hero – Enrique Iglesias
  • Crash My Party – Luke Bryan
  • Swing Life Away – Rise Against
  • Little Bit (feat. Lykke Li)
  • Fire and the Flood – Vance Joy
  • All That – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • The One That Got Away – Katy Perry
  • Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
  • When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars
  • That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
  • Harvest Moon – Neil Young
  • Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer

Amanda’s List

  • November Rain – Guns N’ Roses
  • My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • Super Market Flowers – Ed Sheeran
  • The Power of Love – Celine Dion
  • (I’ve had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes
  • Make you Feel My Love – Adele
  • I Would Do Anything For Love – Meatloaf
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
  • Jolene – Dolly
  • My Endless Love – Lionel Richie
  • Ho Hey – Lumineers
  • What I Wouldn’t Do – Serena Ryder
  • I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  • Your Love Is My Drug – Ke$ha

Laura’s List

  • The Lady in Red – Chris de Burgh
  • Love Hurts – Nazareth
  • Stop! In the Name of Love – The Supremes
  • I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
  • Wannabe – Spice Girls
  • Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
  • I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston/Dolly Parton
  • Grow as We Go – Ben Platt
  • Make you Feel My Love – Adele
  • Grow Old with Me – Tom Odell
  • It’s All Coming Back to Me Now – Celine Dion
  • Love Story – Taylor Swift
  • You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift
  • Lover – Taylor Swift
  • Red- Taylor Swift
  • All Too Well- Taylor Swift
  • Cornelia Street – Taylor Swift
  • New Year’s Day – Taylor Swift
  • Treacherous – Taylor Swift
  • Married Life – From the Movie Up
  • For Once in My Life – Stevie Wonder
  • Precious Love – James Morrison
  • Stand by Me – Ben E. King
  • Let’s Get it On – Marvin Gaye
  • All You Need is Love – The Beatles
  • Feels like Home – Bonnie Raitt
  • Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
  • I’ll Be Seeing You – Billie Holiday
  • (Everything I Do) I Do it For You – Bryan Adams
  • Heaven – Bryan Adams
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
  • Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  • Photograph – Ed Sheeran
  • Kiss M e – Ed Sheeran
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • Your Song – Elton John
  • Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
  • Faithfully – Journey
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
  • End of the Road- Boyz II Men
  • Careless Whisper – Geroge Michael
  • Blue Moon – The Marcels
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Amy Winehouse
  • Falling Slowly – Josh Groban
  • When Words Fail – Shrek the Musical
  • Love is an Open Door – Frozen
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John

 

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“Why do I want to attend Harvard? If I was white, would you even have to ask me that question?”

Geeky kids. A party gone wrong. Geeky kids are forced into a life or death situation involving drugs. These are all beats from thousands of other movies that we’ve seen before. So is it possible to have a unique perspective with these well worn tropes? Short answer: YES! This week join Tuong and special guest Stenley Philippe as they discuss Rick Famuyiwa’s Comedy/Drama drug-filled adventure – Dope (2015)!

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Angus and Sal are visited by Paranormal Investigator Lionella Bosworth (Sarah Mckinnon, Quest Friends Forever) as she assesses the method by which the guys contained their own recent paranormal threat.

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They say life’s a jungle, and in The Jungle Book, that’s literally true. Best pals Baloo and Bagheera are along for the ride as the Disney Dummies accompany our main not-quite-a-man Mowgli across swinging vines and down roaring rivers, all while dodging the clutches of the evil Shere Khan.

Next Movie: The Aristocats (1970)

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“Time to go pound some Cunth!”

These days when you say Saturday Night Live we often think about the weekly sketch show featuring a famous Hollywood guest host and some popular music artist. But Saturday Night Live is far more than a bunch of sketches. Over the years, SNL has put out a ton of original movies based on it’s sketches, among other things, and put these ideas on the big screen. This week on Talkin’ Tuong, Tuong and Improv Niagara/The Constant Struggle’s Brie Watson take a look at Will Forte’s third-rate MacGyver, mullet loving, throat ripping action hero – MacGruber (2010)!

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Featuring Korri Birch (Good News Toronto), Emilie Overton (Blood Relations), and Brie Watson (The Second City, Improv Niagara). This week, the panel debates who would win a rap battle in the Shrek universe, which Game of Thrones characters are “attainable,” and the most dramatic voting round yet.

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Pull up those overalls and throw on your neon tracksuits because this week we are going back to the 90’s!

Aiight home skillet, do we have the episode for YOU today! The musical era of the 90’s was, to say the least, an interesting and defining decade of what music would eventually become. Moving away from the whiny guitars and synth we got from the 80’s, we started transitioning into a variety of different sounds from the rising popularity of Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, Grunge, and Ska/Punk. We also got our fair share of boys band and pop groups too! So this week join Tuong La and Phat and Fly guests Axandre Lemours, Colleen Wang, and Victoria Luloff as they rank ‘all that and a bag of chips’ while discussing Top 5 90’s songs!

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Ground Rules

  • Music has to have been released in the 90’s (Duh!)
  • Songs that were released in the 80’s and popularized in the 90’s don’t count
  • Music can be from any genre in the 90’s
  • Not counting Disney Songs (that basically can be it’s own podcast episode).
  • Covers of songs from a different decade are a bit dicey. We will possibly count it depending on how iconic the cover is.

Playlist

Waaaazaaaaaap! We compiled a hella fly playlist of all the songs that we nominated and our honourable mentions for your listening pleasure! Check it out and enjoy!

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. You Oughtta Know – Alanis Morissette

4. Big Poppa – The Notorious B.I.G.

3. …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

2. Smells like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

1.Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys

 

Tuong’s List

  • Wannabe – Spice Girls 1996
  • Mmmbop – Hanson
  • Buddy Holly – Weezer
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
  • …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • Champagne Supernova – Oasis
  • I Want it That Way – Backstreet Boys
  • This is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  • Creep – Radiohead
  • No Diggity – Blackstreet Ft. Dr Dre, Queen Pen –
  •  Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • I Believe I Can Fly – R.Kelly
  • My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
  • Barbie Girl – Aqua
  • Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
  • S Club Party – S Club 7
  • Tearing Up My Heart – N’Sync
  • Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  • Kiss From a Rose – Seal
  • Boom boom boom boom!! – Venga boys
  • We like to Party – Venga boys
  • What’s My Age Again – Blink 182
  • Graduation Song – Vitamin c
  • Gin & Juice – Snoop Dogg
  • My Name Is – Eminem
  • Can’t Touch This – MC hammer
  • Everlong – Foo fighters
  • Superman – Goldfinger
  • If Only – Goldfinger

Ax’s List

  • KILLING IN THE NAME – Rage Against the Machine
  • NO SCRUBS – TLC
  • SABOTAGE – Beastie Boys
  • THE WORLD IS YOURS – Nas
  • SEMI-CHARMED LIFE – Third Eye Blind
  • DOO WOP (THAT THING) – Ms. Lauryn Hill
  • EVERLONG – Foo Fighters
  • CALIFORNIA LOVE – Tupac
  • LOSER – Beck
  • I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU – Whitney Houston
  • BASKET CASE – Green Day
  • GIN & JUICE – Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger
  • STILL D.R.E. – Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
  • REGULATE – Warren G, Nate Dogg
  • SHORT SKIRT / LONG JACKET – Cake
  • DISARM – Smashing Pumpkins
  • FIGHT THE POWER – Public Enemy
  • BIG POPPA – Biggie
  • ALL STAR – Shrek
  • EVERYBODY – Backstreet Boys

Colleen’s List

  • Backstreet boys – I Want it That Way, As Long as You Love Me
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Fresh Prince of Bel Air
  • Britney Spears –  …Baby One More Time, Crazy
  • N’Sync – Tearing up my Heart, Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)
  • Christina Aguilera – Genie in a Bottle
  • Ricky Martin – Livin La Vida Loca
  • Will Smith – Gettin’ Jiggy w it
  • TLC – Waterfalls
  • Eminem – My Name Is
  • Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack
  • Alanis Morissette -You Oughtta Know

Victoria’s List

  • No Doubt – I’m Just A Girl
  • No Doubt – Don’t Speak
  • Nirvana  -Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come As You Are
  • The Offspring – Self Esteem
  • The Offspring – Pretty Fly For A White Guy
  • TLC – Waterfalls
  • TLC – Creep
  • TLC – No Scrubs
  • Alanis Morrisette – You Oughta Know
  • Green Day – Basketcase
  • Bush – Glycerine
  • Backstreet Boys – Get Down
  • Boys 2 Men – Mama
  • Genuine – Pony
  • Amanda Marshal – Let It Rain
  • Céline Dion – My Heart Will Go On
  • Céline Dion – It’s All Coming Back to Me Now
  • Notorious BIG – Mo Money Mo Problems
  • Brandy and Monica – The Boy Is Mine
  • Aqua – Barbie Girl
  • Ace Of Base – The Sign
  • Ace Of Base – All That She Wants
  • Ace Of Base – Don’t Turn Around
  • Radiohead – Talkshow Host
  • Radiohead – Creep
  • Meredith Brooks – Bitch
  • Moby – The Sky Is Broken