Needless Things Podcast 296 – Santa with Muscles Needless Commentary

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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!

Professional wrestler and Rock N’ Roll Model Matt “Sex” Sells joins the Commentary Team for a special Christmas treat – 1996’s Santa with Muscles, starring none other than the Immortal Hulk Hogan!
Listen in as Matt Sells and the Needless Commentary Team analyze why Santa with Muscles wasn’t the blockbuster success it deserved to be on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
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Needless Things Podcast 295 – The Christmas Will Be Televised

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Our friend Mike Gordon checks in to help out with Christmas cheer!

There are so many ways to celebrate the holiday season and New Legend Productions’ Mike Gordon is here to help Dave talk about every single one of them!
Or maybe a dozen or so.
Listen in as Mike and Dave share their favorite Yuletide traditions on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
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Needless Things Podcast 295 – May the Toys Be With You

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Dave and Head of Research Ryan Schweck dive into everything that’s happened in the world of Star Wars toys since Triple Force Friday, as well as sharing some thoughts on The Mandalorian!

October 4th, 2019 was the launch date for the newest barrage of Star Wars merchandise, only this time Disney was tying their products into not just one, not two, but three new media projects.
The first, obviously, was December 20th’s Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. This is the latest cinematic Star Wars release and the conclusion of the so-called “Skywalker Saga” that began with Star Wars in 1977.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a new video game from publisher Electronic Arts. It was released on November 15th, 2019 and so far has seen a positive reception.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, after decades of speculation and false starts, the first-ever live action Star Wars show debuted on the Disney+ streaming service on November 12th.
Each of these landmarks in the era of Disney Star Wars has waves of merchandise currently available. Starting with the main rollout in October and followed by seemingly weekly additions by way of exclusives and new reveals, Hasbro, Funko, and many other manufacturers have flooded the market with new and exciting products.
PLUS! A very special Christmas memory from Dave’s Mom!
Listen in as Ryan and Dave take a close look at the last two months of Star Wars on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
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The Geeky Gift Guide

Someone at work was trying to talk to me about this year’s Oprah’s Favorite Things list and using it to do their holiday shopping. I could not make her understand how much I don’t care what Oprah does or doesn’t like. I’m a nerd and I don’t need whatever throw blanket or lounge pajamas she likes this year. Or any year for that matter. I checked around for lists of gifts for nerds, but most of those had too much un-fun tech stuff. I kind of want a robot vacuum, but I definitely don’t want one for Christmas. I decided to put my own geeky list together for anyone who needs help picking out a present for their favorite dork. Okay so this is a list of things that I really want for myself, but I think a lot of this stuff is universal. I’m not getting paid to advertise anything here. I just included links in case any of these goodies strike your fancy.

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Needless Things Podcast 242 – 12 Things of Christmas

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Head of Research Ryan Schweck and Belligerent Monkey Jay Hornsby return to the Needless Things Podcast to spread Christmas cheer!

Movies, music, decorations, food – there are all kinds of different ways to celebrate the holiday season. Whether you start the day after Thanksgiving or wait until it’s properly December, there are so many modern traditions involved with the holiday season and everyone has their favorites.
Listen in as Dave, Ryan, and Jay share the top twelve things that are essential parts of their Christmas celebrations!
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Movie Review – 12 Thoughts About The Grinch

SPOILER WARNING – THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE 2018 ANIMATED FEATURE THE GRINCH

I LOVE Christmas.

In a more general sense, I LOVE the holiday season, which is inclusive of anything folks celebrate during the last couple of months of the year. There’s an undeniable excitement about days off of work, fellowship, lights, gifts, the joyful hustle and bustle of stores, weather getting cooler, and the impending hopefulness of a fresh, new year.

Some of you read that paragraph and thought, “Yeah, it’s awesome!”

Some of you read it and thought, “What a tool. Everything is terrible and there’s no joy to be had in this world” and probably some variation on “darkest timeline”.

The Grinch could possibly satisfy both mindsets. Continue reading “Movie Review – 12 Thoughts About The Grinch”