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Ep. 120 - Online Dating with Cat Huck

Ep. 120 - Online Dating with Cat Huck

October 12, 2020

This Week's Geek - Cat Huck:

The Neo-Futurists: The Infinite Wrench Goes Viral

https://neofuturists.org/events/the-infinite-wrench-goes-viral/ 

 

This Week's Topic - Online Dating:

(Source: Wikipedia - Online Dating Service)

Online dating (or Internet dating) is a system that enables people to find and introduce themselves to potential connections over the Internet, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships. An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms (generally websites or software applications) for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices. Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.

 

Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance. Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile. Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact. Most services offer digital messaging, while others provide additional services such as webcasts, online chat, telephone chat (VOIP), and message boards. Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person.

 

A great diversity of online dating services currently exists. Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships. Other sites target highly specific demographics based on features like shared interests, location, religion, sexual orientation or relationship type. Online dating services also differ widely in their revenue streams. Some sites are completely free and depend on advertising for revenue. Others utilize the freemium revenue model, offering free registration and use, with optional, paid, premium services. Still others rely solely on paid membership subscriptions.

 

This Week's Thanks:

Thanks to Visager for our theme song “Welcome Player.” You can find more of their music at visager.us. That’s V-I-S-A-G-E-R dot U-S. Remember to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast sites. And hey while you’re there leave us a review! We LOVE them. Thank you for listening, dear listeners. We’ll be back next week!

Ep. 119 - GOGO - Among Us

Ep. 119 - GOGO - Among Us

October 5, 2020

In a return to our live gaming series GOGO, the Not Brothers try their hands at the indie game sweeping the nation, Among Us. In Among Us, a group of stalwart explorers complete tasks to repair their spaceship while also trying to uncover an imposter among them. The imposter tries to kill crew members off one by one while turning crew members against each other. It is a very fun game and you should check it out on phones and PC (and Mac with an emulator). Let's game!

Ep. 118 - So You Think You Can Dance with Colin Rourke

Ep. 118 - So You Think You Can Dance with Colin Rourke

September 28, 2020

This Week's Geek - Colin Rourke:

This Week's Topic - So You Think You Can Dance:

(Source: Wikipedia - So You Think You Can Dance)

So You Think You Can Dance is an American reality television dance competition show that airs on Fox in the United States and is the flagship series of the international So You Think You Can Dance television franchise. It was created by American Idol producers Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is produced by 19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions The series premiered on July 20, 2005, with over ten million viewers and ended the summer season as the top-rated show on television. The first season was hosted by American news personality Lauren Sánchez. Since the second season, it has been hosted by former British children's television personality and game show emcee Cat Deeley.

 

The show features a format where dancers trained in a variety of dance genres enter open auditions held in a number of major U.S. cities to showcase their talents and move forward through successive additional rounds of auditions to test their ability to adapt to different styles. At the end of this process, a small number of dancers are chosen as finalists. These dancers move on to the competition's main phase, where they perform solo, duet, and group dance numbers on live television, attempting to master a diverse selection of dance styles, including classical, contemporary, ballroom, hip-hop, street, club, jazz and musical theatre styles, among others. They compete for the votes of the broadcast viewing audience which, combined with the input of a panel of judges, determines which dancers advance to the next stage from week to week, until a winner is crowned as "America's favorite dancer".

 

So You Think You Can Dance has won seven Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography and a total of nine Emmy Awards altogether. Licensed variations of the show, produced for broadcast markets in other nations, began airing in August 2005, and dozens of localized adaptations of the show have been produced since, airing in 41 countries to date. The sixteenth season premiered June 3, 2019. On February 20, 2020, the show was renewed for a seventeenth season, that was set to air in the summer of 2020, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the season was indefinitely postponed on June 18, 2020.

 

This Week's Thanks:

Thanks to Visager for our theme song “Welcome Player.” You can find more of their music at visager.us. That’s V-I-S-A-G-E-R dot U-S. Remember to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast sites. And hey while you’re there leave us a review! We LOVE them. Thank you for listening, dear listeners. We’ll be back next week!

 

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Ep. 117 - All Elite Wrestling (AEW)

Ep. 117 - All Elite Wrestling (AEW)

September 20, 2020

This week we return to wrestling BA-BAY! Not Kevin gave Not Spencer the rundown on the new and upcoming wrestling league, All Elite Wrestling aka AEW. So if you want to dive from the ropes head first into this corner of wrestling we'll give you the skinny on some of the key wrestlers / characters, factions, and storylines. Bada-Bing-Bada-Boom-Baby!

Ep. 116 - Live Music with Ziggy Williamson

Ep. 116 - Live Music with Ziggy Williamson

September 13, 2020

This Week's Geek - Ziggy Williamson:

Call your local representatives and let them know you support efforts to support live music and event staff who are struggling in the age of COVID - wemakeevents.org

 

This Week's Topic - Live Music:

(Source: Wikipedia - Concerts)

A concert is a live music performance in front of an audience. The performance may be by a single musician, sometimes then called a recital, or by a musical ensemble, such as an orchestra, choir, or band. Concerts are held in a wide variety and size of settings, from private houses and small nightclubs, dedicated concert halls, arenas and parks to large multipurpose buildings, and even sports stadiums. Indoor concerts held in the largest venues are sometimes called arena concerts or amphitheatre concerts. Informal names for a concert include show and gig.

 

Regardless of the venue, musicians usually perform on a stage (if not actual then an area of the floor designated as such). Concerts often require live event support with professional audio equipment. Before recorded music, concerts provided the main opportunity to hear musicians play.

 

While the first concerts didn't officially appear until the late 17th century, similar gatherings had been around throughout the 17th century at several European universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge. Officially, though, the first public concerts that required an admission were created by the English violinist, John Banister. Over the next few centuries, concerts began to gain larger audiences, and classical symphonies were very popular. Finally, after World War 2, these events changed into the modern concerts that take place today. An example of an early, post-WW2 concert is the Moondog Coronation Ball.

 

This Week's Thanks!

Thanks to Visager for our theme song “Welcome Player.” You can find more of their music at visager.us. That’s V-I-S-A-G-E-R dot U-S. Remember to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast sites. And hey while you’re there leave us a review! We LOVE them. Thank you for listening, dear listeners. We’ll be back next week!

Ep. 115 - Silent Hills

Ep. 115 - Silent Hills

September 7, 2020

Shhhhhhhhhhhhh! Better keep it down because this week the Not Brothers(tm) FreakOut about the Silent Hill video game franchise. Spoilers ahead for anyone who has not played the survival horror franchise and still wanted to check it out, but good times ahead for all!

Ep. 114 - All Things Cajun with Miranda Rozas

Ep. 114 - All Things Cajun with Miranda Rozas

August 31, 2020

This Week's Geek - Miranda Rozas:

Social Media

IG - @sexydragonbuttmuncher

Keep an eye out for a documentary in the works!

 

This Week's Topic - All Things Cajun:

(Source: Wikipedia - Cajuns)

The Cajuns, also known as Acadians, are an ethnic group mainly living in the U.S. state of Louisiana, and in the Canadian maritimes provinces consisting in part of the descendants of the original Acadian exiles—French-speakers from Acadia in what are now the Maritimes of Eastern Canada. In Louisiana, Acadian and Cajun are often used as broad cultural terms without reference to actual descent from the deported Acadians. Historically, Louisianians of Acadian descent were also considered to be Louisiana Creoles, although Cajun and Creole are often portrayed as separate identities today. Most Cajuns are of French descent. The Cajuns make up a significant portion of south Louisiana's population and have had an enormous impact on the state's culture.

 

While Lower Louisiana had been settled by French colonists since the late 17th century, the Cajuns trace their roots to the influx of Acadian settlers after the Great Expulsion from their homeland during the French and British hostilities prior to the Seven Years' War (1756 to 1763). The Acadia region to which modern Cajuns trace their origin consisted largely of what are now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island plus parts of eastern Quebec and northern Maine. Since their establishment in Louisiana, the Cajuns have become famous for their unique French dialect, Louisiana French (also called "Cajun French", although the dialect predates the Acadians' arrival in Louisiana), and have developed a vibrant culture including folkways, music, and cuisine. The Acadiana region is heavily associated with them.

 

This Week's Thanks:

Thanks to Visager for our theme song “Welcome Player.” You can find more of their music at visager.us. That’s V-I-S-A-G-E-R dot U-S. Remember to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast sites. And hey while you’re there leave us a review! We LOVE them. Thank you for listening, dear listeners. We’ll be back next week!

Ep. 113 - Ghost of Tsushima

Ep. 113 - Ghost of Tsushima

August 24, 2020

This week the Not Brothers keep the video game train a-rolling as they #FreakOut about the incredible new PS4 game, Ghost of Tsushima. Hear why Not Spencer considers it a solid 9 out of 10 on the GeekOut Gaming Metrics!

Ep. 112 - Graphic Design with Ariel Sinha

Ep. 112 - Graphic Design with Ariel Sinha

August 16, 2020

The Week's Geek - Ariel Sinha:

Social Media

IG - @arielsinhaha (To see illustration work)

Twitter - @arielsinhaha (For the haha’s)

 

This Week's Topic - Graphic Design:

(Source: Wikipedia - Graphic Design)

Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, photography, iconography and illustration. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design, but sometimes the term "graphic design" is used synonymously. Graphic designers create and combine symbols, images and text to form visual representations of ideas and messages.

 

They use typography, visual arts, and page layout techniques to create visual compositions. Common applications of graphic design include corporate design (logos and branding), editorial design (magazines, newspapers and books), wayfinding or environmental design, advertising, web design, communication design, product packaging, and signage.

 

This Week's Thanks:

Thanks to Visager for our theme song “Welcome Player.” You can find more of their music at visager.us. That’s V-I-S-A-G-E-R dot U-S. Remember to rate and subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast sites. And hey while you’re there leave us a review! We LOVE them. Thank you for listening, dear listeners. We’ll be back next week!

Ep. 111 - Monster Hunter: World

Ep. 111 - Monster Hunter: World

August 10, 2020

Since we seem to be exclusively freaking out about video games these days, the Not Brothers have decided to start giving games a certified GO score out of 10. The first game up for this is Monster Hunter: World which earned a 7/10 for being campy, but fun and for having both good and bad anime troupes throughout the story and game play. 

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