Archive for the 'toys' Category

Episode 147: Such Heroic Nonsense!

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Back in 1984, kids had lost interest in most of the toy lines of the day.  Then, Hasbro released the Transformers line, and kids now had toys that could be cars, trucks, jets, and guns, as well as kick-ass robots! Now the Geek Salad team of Joe, Andy, and Mike discuss the toy line, as well as the multiple cartoon and comic book series and the 1986 animated movie.

 

Then, they’ll put their film school nerd caps on to discuss everything wrong with the dumpster fire that is the Michael Bay Transformers series.  It’s at this point that Andy will go off on proper character motivation and action sequencing while Joe and Mike bang their heads against the coffee table trying to figure out how, in God’s name, you can screw up the Dinobots!!!!

 

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Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store! 

 

Geek Salad episodes are now also available to stream on YouTube.  “Like” and Subscribe to their channel at Geek Salad Podcast at www.youtube.com

 

Contact Geek Salad at geeksaladradio@gmail.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

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Episode 129: Six Flags Over Valhalla

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Get your tickets and Fast Passes ready, because the team at Geek Salad is going to be taking you on a wild ride!  Relive the fun, the laughs, and the motion sickness when Andy, Mike, Joe, and Katherine discuss their favorite amusement parks. 

 

From the parks that the gang grew up around in New England, to some of the most head scratching “amusement” parks imaginable (Dollywood, I’m looking right in your general direction!) to the House of Mouse, the Geeks have you covered!

(For the parents out there, we would like to point out that, while we are discussing a whole bunch of Family FunTime destinations, this show is definitely NOT for your kids!!!)

Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!

 

Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store! 

Contact Geek Salad at geeksaladradio@gmail.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

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Episode 122: Operation Chimney Sweep

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Happy holidays to one and all from Geek Salad! And as an early Christmas gift, the crew is giving you Episode 122: Operation Chimney Sweep. Sit back and enjoy as Andy, Mike G, Joe, Katherine, and Autumn get ready for lots of coal in their stockings because this year, they're taking on the big man himself, Santa Claus!

 
They start their beef with the right jolly old elf for presents either not provided or grossly overrated, before moving onto dealing with some of the different incarnations of the fat man, both naughty and nice.
 
Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!
 
Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store! 
 
Contact Geek Salad at geeksalad@yahoo.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio
 
Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.
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Episode 118 (Part 2): Star Wars: I Would Have Preferred Order 69!

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Welcome back to the galaxy far, far away as Geek Salad brings you the conclusion to episode 118: I Would Have Preferred Order 69! Join Andy, Mike, Joe, Katherine, and Andy's awesome toy-making cousin Anna discuss the highs and oh-so-lows of Attack of the Clones, the Clone Wars TV series and movie, and Revenge of the Sith. If you're very lucky, they might even share some of their anticipation for The Force Awakens.

Aww, who am I kidding? Of course they'll gush their excitement about The Force Awakens. The trick would be to get them to shut up about it.

Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!

 

Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store! 

Contact Geek Salad at geeksalad@yahoo.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

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Episode 118 (Part 1): Star Wars: I Would Have Preferred Order 69!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

A long time ago in a Galaxy far, far away….

 

…actually, it was 1999, and Star Wars fans were handed the start of a movie trilogy that would divide the fans and create fierce debate!

 

Now the team of Geek Salad, along with Andy’s cousin Anna, a member of the Hasbro team bringing us some plastic awesomeness with the Force Awakens toy line, is here to break down what went right and what went, well…no so much…in Geek Salad Episode 118 (Part 1):  I Would Have Preferred Order 69!

 

Part 1 of the conversation includes talk about Episode I:  The Phantom Menace as well as their social media feedback!

 

Part 2, which will be available next week, will include talk about Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, as well as the Clone Wars cartoons and a discussion about the new Force Awakens toys!

 

Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!

 

Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store! 

Contact Geek Salad at geeksalad@yahoo.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

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Episode 106: Pottersville and the Spirit of Christmas

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Welcome to the crossroads to Christmas Past and Christmas Present where the team at Geek Salad discusses the pop culture influences of Christmases pre "A Christmas Story," and the influences of a world after it's release in Episode 106: "Pottersville and The Spirit of Christmas!"

 

Rejoice!  Rejoice as they discuss the differences the movies, television shows, music, and advertising of the Yule Tide, bringing up some very interesting debates...and a lot of mentions of The Muppets...

 

Then, stick around for a Trailer Park discussion about the trailer for "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Unleashed," as well as a "Stupid/Stupid" regarding some of the controversies surrounding the trailer...

 

 Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!

Contact Geek Salad at geeksalad@yahoo.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.”  Please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

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Episode 96: Terror Through the Lollipop Forest!

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

There has never been a term which has inspired more anger, hatred, and unbridled rage than 'game night'. However, showing true courage, Geek Salad is venturing into the realm of board games with episode 96: Terror Through the Lollipop Forest! Now I know everyone seems to remember board games fondly, but there are few other objects that destroy relationships, are rather perverse, and are only occasionally fun. So join Andy, both Mikes, Jim, and Joe as they bask in the joy and nostalgia.

After that, the guys discuss the qualities of the new Fantastic Four casting (as well as going off on a tangent about Maguire Spider-Man vs Garfield Spider-Man), review the new Maleficent and Godzilla trailers, and then shill evrything from TV shows to internet programs. Tons of fun all around!

Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!

Contact Geek Salad at geeksalad@yahoo.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.”  Please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

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Episode 86, Part Two: How Anakin Got His Groove Back

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

When you woke up this morning, did you think you were going to get treated to a five minute conversation about Ric Ole? Then you’ve come to the right place as the Geek Salad team resumes their conversation on the Star Wars Original Trilogy with Episode 86 (Part 2): How Anakin Got His Groove Back! Check out the gang’s thoughts on the film affectionately known as anything other than it’s given title (“Return of the Jedi”), the best (and worst) toys in the Kenner Star Wars line, and some thoughts about 2015’s JJ Abrahms directed “Episode VII!” Then, segments are back with a two-fer on Trailer Park as the gang discusses “The Worlds’s End” and the season 4 trailer of “The Walking Dead.” Then, Stupid, Stupid discusses the never ending attempt at making a worse video game based movie. Then The Salad Shills is (almost) all about music! And congratulations to Mike Trogolo for winning our Facebook/Twitter contest to name the episode! Your prize is (*snicker*) in the mail! Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.” Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family. Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com! Contact Geek Salad at geeksalad@yahoo.com. Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity. Listener discretion is advised.

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Episode 86, Part One: For the Love of Lobot

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Han Solo really sucks! There…now that I have your attention, you can join Andy, Mike G., Jim, Mike C., Adam, and special guest, Chris from Kris’ Kultural Korner, as they discuss the Original Star Wars Trilogy in Part on of Geek Salad, Episode 86: For the Love of Lobot!

Check it out, as our wretched hive of scum and villainy discuss why Star Wars has lasted as long as it has, as well as the bits that have continued to bother them over the course of the last 36 years. Then, check out the Facebook Feedback, where the peripheral and walking dead men get discussed. And hear the winner of the Facebook/Twitter “Name the Show” who will get their title added to Part 2!
Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.” Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family. Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!
Contact Geek Salad at geeksalad@yahoo.com. Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio
Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity. Listener discretion is advised.

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Episode 82: COBRAAAAA!!!

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Think back to the wondrous years when getting home from school meant sitting on the couch and watching hour after hour of glorious, mind-numbing, toy-shilling cartoons. Yes, the entire Geek Salad crew have come together to share their love (and some hate) for afternoon cartoons in Geek Salad episode 82: COBRAAAAA!!!

Join Andy, Mike C, Mike G, Jim, and Adam as they relive the time when men were real He-Men and women were real She-Ra... okay, that didn't quite work as well as it did in my head. In any case, the gang talks about such classics as G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Battle of the Planets. However, they also chat about some more obscure titles like the Hot Fudge Show, M.A.S.K., and Bionic Six. Then stick around for some segments, including some new little known Michael McDonald facts!

Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!

Contact Geek Salad at geeksalad@yahoo.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.”  Please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

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