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The Funkhouser Situation E12: Married to Ronda Rousey

Just in time for your holiday travels, Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse return for another episode of The Funkhouser Situation.  In this week’s episode, they explore what it would be like if Lee were married to Ronda Rousey, Chance the Rapper’s strong performance as SNL host, and…

—  Lee’s take on The Justice League.

—  Music you’ll hear while riding in the car with Lee.

—  How Chris discovered Chance before he reached acclaimed fame.

—  The Best Reviewed Movies from every year since 2000.

—  Chris is shocked to hear Lee’s favorite movie from the last decade.

You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play.  Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  You can also get it directly to your phone by subscribing to “Kentucky Sports Radio” on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.


The Walking Dead: Some Guy and The Big Scary U

The Walking Dead: Some Guy and The Big Scary U

Howdy folks! Looking back on a bi-weekly basis has become the norm around here. Not for lack of material mind you. Rather, it is a sign of the zombie apocalypse when so much time is dedicated to so little happening. It is an argument to have, over a couple of beers, what is wrong with this season of TWD. Crappy writing maybe? Eh, there are only so many ways you can write a conversation. Could it be the acting? I’d argue this has been one of the better acted seasons so far, we have to go deeper. The largest problem with TWD this year is people. Not good or bad people, but the amount of them. There is too many! Between the 6 communities (Yes I’m including the Heapsters and the depressing Oceanside group) there are no less than 22 characters to catch up with. Looking at a monthly comic is one thing. Watching a show every week is another. So if it feels like nothing is happening, that is what is occuring. We’ll have to wait and see if they start knocking people off in the coming weeks. For now lets catch up with the characters we followed for the last two.

King Ezekiel, Carol, Jerry, and Shiva(R.I.P)

Full disclosure, I’ve already watched this episode. No not last Sunday, I watched it in the comic 5 years ago. Scott Gimple tries to mix up new material with material straight from the comic. This was one of those episodes that almost mimic the comic page for page. Ezekiel is brought down to Earth with the decimation of his soldiers and the loss of Shiva. Except for the inclusion of Carol, the show follows Ezekiel going down the hole of reality and depression. This is a nice nugget of direction for Ezekiel, given his bravodo since he was introduced. How will he recover? Will he still be the King? Will his people lose hope? These are avenues of story telling that await. And God bless Jerry for his devotion to his king. For what its worth, Carol can join my apocalypse army any day. #thatsabadasswoman

Negan and Gabriel

The polar opposites of the show get stuck in a trailer surrounded by walkers. What mayhem ensues? Except for Gabriel taking a shot at Negan, we get to see little glimpes of how the main bad guy operates. His convictions on what drives him actually sound sane. To be honest, when Gabriel asked to hear Negan’s confession, I thought we were going to get a whole episode of his backstory. Robert Kirkman has teased that will find out more and more about how he came to be. Telling Gabriel about his first wife, and only true wife, shows that Negan does still have a soul. His weakness of not being able to end her life when she turns is on par with Morgan. For Gabriel it was a revelation to see Negan with his people and how they respond to him as a leader. It makes you wonder who the real bad guy on the show is.

Simon, Eugene, Dwight, Gregory, and various other Savior Leaders

The dynamic and tension created between Dwight and Eugene is fantastic. It creates a “will he or won’t he” tell Negan about Dwight for Eugene. Is he truly “Negan”. Knowing from the books Dwight’s story line, this is a wrinkle I look forward to watching unravel. Poor Simon can’t win for losing. Given the golden opportunity to lead the Saviors to survival of the walker invasion, Simon fails miserably. Descension with the workers of the Sanctuary isn’t stopped until Negan comes walking around the corner whistling his merry little tune. Gregory on the other hand is such a tool. I don’t understand how he’s made it this long on the show. I’m begging them to finish off his whiny behind.

Rick and Daryl

The buddy cop show we deserve! Although the duo doesn’t receive tons of screen time the last two weeks, what they do have is fast paced. Running down the truck carrying the .50 cal is action that had been promised this season. If you complain there is no way that random guy couldn’t hit Daryl and Rick with it while running down the road, you haven’t played Call of Duty. It can be so frustrating. The scrap the boys had last night appears to be brothers being brothers. I was wondering if they were going to address the different ideas they have over how to win the war. Daryl wants to end it in quick fashion at the cost of the enemies lives. Rick’s plan is to win with strategy because he wants people to live, at the threat of more of his people dying. We’ll see how long this plays out, with the Rick going one way slowly and Daryl headed the other quickly.

 

I know this season has been frustrating for fans this year. The amount of characters is troublesome and difficult to deal with. Will the show runners have the guts to have a cull? I think they’re building up to it. As per Walking Dead protocol, it is going to be a slow burn to get there. However, the last 2 or 3 epsiodes of Season 8 could be a bloodbath. We shall see. Just hold on people! We can get there if we try. Until 2 weeks from now, ta ta.


The Funkhouser Situation E11: Sexy Dirty Love

This week The Funkhouser Situation with Lee Cruse and Chris Tomlin is bringing you something they’ve never brought to the airwaves before: Sexy Dirty Love.  What does it mean?  You’ll know exactly what it means after you listen to another exciting episode that also features…

—  Benny Snell makes Lee happy.

—  Venting on the Bengals…is this a sports podcast?

—  Will Louis C.K. survive and are they surprised?

—  Hollywood’s Slippery Slope

—  Is Reality TV Dead?

—  Lee Proclaims ______ is the Best Show EVER in the History of Television.

You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play.  Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  You can also get it directly to your phone by subscribing to “Kentucky Sports Radio” on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.


Why Brandon Micheal Hall should be the breakout star of 2017

Why Brandon Micheal Hall should be the breakout star of 2017

Brandon Micheal Hall is an up and coming leading man with a middle name that serves as a charming factoid.  Did you know, that his mother was all hopped up on two epidurals when she named him? Well, now you do and that little bit of trivia will haunt you every time you see BMH’s precious face. Recently, Hall has been finding the perfect niche on the television screen. 2017 is proving to be a good year for the young actor.

Brandon Micheal Hall is making a name for himself, scrambled vowels and all.

Even though he previously had parts in The Characters and Broad City, I was first introduced to him in TBS’s Search Party.  Hall plays the foil to the world’s most insufferable boyfriend.  Search Party has a pretty specific vibe that it’s striving to achieve.  The show has an oppressive feeling of hipster coolness.  Characters wear clothes you’d feel foolish wearing, they make profound statements that don’t really mean anything, all scripted over indecipherable lyrics of a mumbling singer.

It’s a real cool vibe.

In the first episode of season one, Brandon Micheal Hall cuts through the all the fakeness. When the audience first meets him, he walks into a super trendy rooftop party and is immediately ready to leave.  Hall’s character waters down how superficial and painful the other characters can be.

Because I’m naive and easily persuaded, I’m convinced that Brandon Micheal Hall is a little like this in real life. Exhibit B: ABC’s The Mayor. I feel shame for reallllllly liking this show.  (I guarantee that the cool hipsters on the super trendy rooftop party in Search Party don’t like The Mayor) but, I can’t help myself.  Hall plays a rapper who runs for mayor as a publicity stunt to promote his rap album.

The premise is painful. There are so many opportunities for the show be a flop.  For example, Courtney Rose, the rapper turned mayor, raps at the beginning of the show.  Even though the lyrics are written by Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs, the results are cheesy.  In the song “Cheddar Cheese,” they boast, “Breathalyze me…that ain’t liquor, it’s just all this game I got inside me.”

It’s not great.

In October, Entertainment Weekly claimed that “Cheddar Cheese” would become your “new jam.”  To no one’s surprise, “Cheddar Cheese” isn’t anyone’s jam. But, despite it all, The Mayor is lovely.  To Hall’s credit, a lot of the show’s chemistry comes from his connection with many of the characters.  Hall lets David Spade do David Spade things.  Hall has a sweet chemistry with Lea Michele.  (So much so that If they don’t get together I’ll delete this whole article.) The best relationship is between Courtney Rose and his mother, played by Yvette Nicole Brown.  Brown seems like a stand-in for Hall’s mother in real life.  She’s a hard working woman with an extremely loving relationship with her son. Ironically, their supportive relationship is my new jam.

The only fear about Hall’s personality is that he’s too good to be true.  Can anyone be as genuine as he seems in interviews?  For example, in his first late night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, he asks for a second round of applause just for his mom in the crowd.  For some actors, this would be a calculated move to seem down-to-earth and thoughtful.  With Hall, it seems real.  Even this video describing Hall’s advice for any aspiring actors is syrupy sweet.  Can he really be that adorable?

Overall, there isn’t one shining example for why Brandon Micheal Hall is the breakout star of 2017.  He played a likable character in a show full of self-centered weirdos.  He is the lead in a decent sitcom.  There’s just something undeniably delightful about his energy and authenticity.

He’s the real deal and you heard it here first.


The Funkhouser Situation E10: We’re Casting a Hollywood Film!

Lee Cruse and Steely Dan-hater Chris Tomlin are back for another excellent edition of KSR’s pop culture podcast, The Funkhouser Situation.  This week they share what movies they watched this weekend, dish on Larry David’s SNL monologue, and…

—  This week’s Big Story: Chris and Lee cast a Hollywood Action Comedy.

—  Why Lee and Chris dislike Avatar.

—  Lee knows what is wrong with UK football.

—  As usual, Tomlin provides a Kevin Can Wait plot update.

—  Are writers too harsh on Trump?

You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play.  Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  You can also get it directly to your phone by subscribing to “Kentucky Sports Radio” on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.


The Inspiration for the Zumbo Test

Zumbo’s Just Desserts and Other Oddities

Zumbo’s Just Desserts is like the Great British Baking Show but on acid.  The Netflix show, set in Australia, uses Zumbo’s fanciful desserts as inspiration for baking challenges.  Presumably, Zumbo is some sort of household name in the land down under.  Since there are so many baking and cooking shows on TV it’s hard to be shocked by something innovative.  The Great British Baking Show, Holiday Baking Challenge, Top Chef, Food Network Star and Chopped have all settled their own corner on the market.  But, Zumbo’s Just Desserts has managed to craft something unique and different.  The recipe for a Zumbo’s Just Desserts episode is as follows:

  • 1 cup Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory
  • 20 lbs of dry ice for dramatic effect
  • A pinch of obscure Australian references
  • Two heaping spoonful’s of slow motion photography
  • Stir counterclockwise (Cause, Australia) till well mixed!

Zumbo embraces all things quirky and whimsical.  The participant’s professions seem to embody this commitment to all things odd. Here are some of the amateur baker’s professions:

  • Brogen (a stay at home mum)
  • Michael (Brickie)
  • Ashley (airline crewing)
  • Wendy (art lover)
  • Daniel (Bouncer)
  • Peter (Car Salesman)
  • Kate (No-nonsense Mum)
  • Patricia (Eternal Optimist)

The bakers are a ragtag group of dessert-enthusiasts who say things like “I like the feel of flour on my skin” or seem slightly unhinged.

The Inspiration for the Zumbo Test

The show culminates with the Zumbo Test. The test, while tragically named, is perfectly designed.  The bottom two contestants are given a dessert, created by Zumbo, to recreate. The dessert is presented under a dome veiled by dry ice clouds.  The presentation is overly dramatic because the moment is dramatic.  The bottom two contestants have to sweat under the lights for four hours while trying to imitate Zumbo’s masterpiece.  The rest of the contestants get to sit for four hours and silently judge their competitors skills.   It is deliciously satisfying to watch amateurs mimic the techniques of master Pastry chefs.  The glorious catastrophe of watching regular people attempts gels, sablees, salted caramel curd, mirror glaze, and 1,000 other techniques is exactly what Zumbo’s Just Desserts is about.

The amateur baker’s representation of his creation.

In the end, the contestants made two mirror glazed raisins that looked like deflated examples of Zumbo’s creation.  The end results are pitiful creations made with good intentions and inexperience.

Overall, Zumbo’s personality is bland, but what he lacks in personality he makes up in creativity, pizzazz and showmanship.  Similarly, his contestants are amateur bakers, but what they lack in skills they make up in quirky personalities and determination.

It’s the best.


The Walking Dead “Monsters” Review

The Walking Dead “Monsters” Review

 

Welcome back viewers! It has been an unusual start to Season 8 of TWD so far. We talked about the problems in the first episode 2 weeks ago. Last week was so off kilter I couldn’t come up with a review that felt halfway right, so after a week off, let’s talk about the characters and ongoings of Rick and his war on the Saviors. Negan is still trapped by Walkers at The Sanctuary with his gang and Gabriel. That leaves the frontal assault on the alleged gun hideout and other outposts. There are 3 main groups that have split the team up, bogging each of them down in different ways. Here is a look at what each one is dealing with.

The Kingdom: Ezekiel, Carol, good guy Jerry, random warriors, and Shiva 

The King has led his group, along with ass kicking Carol, to fight against outposts that have been warned of their approach. Ezekiel has been his Shakespearean best before these conflicts which arise beyond the horizon! Sorry, got carried away. Which I think is the point for Ezekiel. His bravado shown to his troops has truly put their fears to rest as they attempt to take the fight to the Saviors. Waving his sword around, chatting with Carol along the way, even the little conflict last week with the grenade throwing Savior have placed his group in a battle frame of mind. The strategy Carol comes up with works out for the Kingdom, saving them from an ambush. Their first battle appears to be won, but alas! Hark! Scatter! They have a… Yeah, moving across an open field is never a good choice in war. In Carol and Ezekiel’s defense, they believed the big gun was at another outpost. Watching the warriors jumping on top of Ezekiel shows how much he means to them in a weird Save The King! way. We shall see if Carol can save the group by infiltrating the compound all by herself.

The Hilltop: Jesus, Morgan, Tara, group fighters, and lots of prisoners 

This is the group of the show that had Twitter in a tizzy last night. I’ll discuss Twitter at the end to not get side tracked, but this was a difficult portion of the show. I don’t understand how people can watch a moral debate and crap on it so much. I’ll give you some of the dialogue was pretty cheesy, which seems to be an unfortunate theme this season. However, this has always been a part of the show. The debate between Tara, Jesus, and Morgan of what to do with the captured Saviors is the context of this groups portion of the show. Walkers falling down the hill was entertaining. Morgan’s insistence on taking out the prisoners led to a fight with Jesus. The fight was actually well done, even with the eventual Morgan leaving the group. His demons have been unleashed again, not in a good way. This group is walking that fine line of morality of kill or be compassionate to your enemy. It really isn’t until Jesus says, “We have to live with these people after its all over.” that the main point is made. The Apocalypse is a civil war in a way. Every one of these people are ‘Muricans by God! With so few people left, every one of them means something for the way forward. Let us just hope Morgan comes back quicker than his 5 seasons between appearances this time.

Alexandrians: Rick, Daryl, Aaron, Eric, Tobin, and fighters

To someone who has watched the show from the beginning, to have an original season 1 character pop up was cool. Hey Morales! How’s it been going? Oh, your whole family died and you suck now. It was a great, quick chat Rick and Morales have. It shows you the that no matter what group you belong to, you can be seen as a monster from a certain point of view. Daryl’s thoughts on the whole kill or be kind debate is easily answered. Aaron losing Eric is heart breaking. We should all be that upset over the loss of your partner in life. Aaron clearly has plenty of guilt over the death, especially since it was his idea to join the fight. Taking over care of the discovered baby at the end of the episode was odd, yet it could show his heart is in the fight fo all the right reasons. Rick and Daryl appear to be headed off to save Ezekiel and Carol with the knowledge the guns they believed they were going after are actually at the outpost the Kingdom is attacking.

Loose Ends and Random Thoughts 

The brief scenes with Maggie and Gregory worked well. Maggie has shown she is the true leader of the Hilltop now. I had no idea pancakes were such a hot commidity at the Hilltop. The Walker eating someone’s bald head was the kill of the week. Where are the Heapsters? After being heavily involved at the end of season 7, not a bad haircut has been spotted so far this year. Morales showing up, while brief, was a nice nod to the earlier incarnation of the show. I think he talked more in this episode than all of season 1.

Twitter and Trolls 

Finally, a quick thought on Twitter and trolls. I know this season hasn’t gotten off to the best start for viewers, and something that has become a trend is to totally crap on a show when people think it has jumped the shark. Granted I like having informed discussion about TWD, but last night was a quagmire of hate. To be honest, I didn’t watch until this morning, yet I followed on Twitter to see reactions. This may become the new normal for this post, to say I can stay outside of the mob mentality. Was Monsters the best episode? No it wasn’t. Was it total crap that viewers said it was? I disagree. There was plenty of action, much better context, and some moral dilemas to hash out. For anyone still sticking with the show, this post will return every Monday! Let me know your thoughts in the comments. We can follow all the differences that we have as fans. Until next Monday, ta ta.

You can follow me on Twitter @BradTheMedic02


The Funkhouser Situation: Episode 9

You hear that?  It sounds like another amazing episode of The Funkhouser Situation.  This week, LEX18’s Hayley Harmon makes a special guest appearance that leads Chris and Lee to a discussion about all of the exciting things that happened in pop culture from 2003.  Other highlights include…

—  Lee Cruse is a Halloween curmudgeon.

—  Another ridiculous update on Kevin James’ sitcom.

—  The dynamic duo’s favorite players in the World Series.

—  What is Tomlin’s problem with Steely Dan?

—  Lee shares his love for Pirates of the Caribbean.

You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play.  Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  You can also get it directly to your phone by subscribing to “Kentucky Sports Radio” on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.


Does the Preview of Hearth & Hand™ live up to the hype?

Does the Preview of Hearth & Hand™ live up to the hype?

They say you should write what you know.  I know that on November 5th, 2017, I will be using my extra daylight saving time hour by purchasing Hearth & Hand items.  H&H, the Magnolia Homes/Fixer Upper/Joanna Gaines brand for Target, has items available for preview, but won’t be available for purchase till this Sunday.  The preview allows consumers to pre-game their strategy for the upcoming release date. How early should I begin my camp out in front of Target?  Does the lady in line in front of me look like a fast sprinter? How aggressive do I want to be for a name card holder?  In short, is the Hearth & Home brand worth the hassle?

Verdict: A Mild Disappointment

Not all the items available at Target are home runs.  There are a few pieces that the world could live without.  For example, Joanna Gaines may have overestimated America’s love for goat-centric decorations.  Also, the collection uses a consistent color-scheme of black and white stripes with hunter green accents.  The overall effect is a Starbucks/Prison work release vibe. Regardless, the main concern with the Hearth & Hand experiment is that the brand would be too much exposure for the Gaines.   With the news that this will be the last season of Fixer Upper, I’ll take whatever exposure I can get.

Verdict: A Guilty Pleasure

In reality, none of these items are necessary, but what is fascinating is how cute frivolous items can be.  Wreaths that are 75% complete = delightful! House shaped cookie cutters = need.   Malformed dinner plates = manufactured artistry!   The collection even has a category called, “giftables.”  I wasn’t aware that there was a word fancier than gifts and presents combined. (In theory, I believe that all things can be “giftables”) However you wrap it, each piece of Hearth & Hand has the potential to brighten someone’s day.

Verdict: Worth It

A fortune cookie once told me, “Sometimes the anticipation of a big thing makes the actual thing seem small.”  Overall, the anticipation of Hearth & Hand looks like it will be worth the wait.  The collection promises to “add some nostalgia to your child’s playthings” with a vintage dollhouse.  And even though I desperately want to hate on a toy that brings “nostalgia” to toddlers, the result is so sweet it’s impossible to hate.

Along with the Starbucks/Prison Work Release vibe, H&H also continues with a simple house motif.  The simplistic look, perfected by the Shakers, is clean.  The minimalist construction of one square house with one triangle roof is calming.  The clean lines remind me of when I used to draw one square house with one triangle roof.  The house motif adds some nostalgia to remind me of my child playthings.

Oh I see what they did there.

It’s hard to properly judge these pieces before you can actually get your hands on them. Sometimes you need to feel the heft of a good giftable before you gauge if they were worth all the hype.  If you need me, on Sunday morning, I’ll be doing just that.


Pop Culture Halloween Costumes That Are So 2017

Pop Culture Halloween Costumes That Are So 2017

It’s that time of year again!  It’s the time for people to pair their love of dress up with their favorite piece of pop culture.  Over the year, I’ve saved all of the best trends, characters and iconic moments from 2017, just so you can have the most perfectly relevant costume at whichever monster mash you attend! I’m sure you’ll win the Most Original Costume trophy while everyone else is dressed as Wonder Woman or Sexy Pennywise. (It’s a thing!)

Best Costume For Infants – Literal Baby Driver

Items Needed: A baby, A baby carrier, Baby Steering Wheel, Cool Ray Bans, Iphone headphones, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Blaring.

This costume will help you weed out who you actually want to talk to at the party. If they haven’t seen Baby Driver, then they can go talk to the twelve other people dressed as Eleven in the corner.  Be sure to perfect the perfect Baby Driver snarl to complete your look.

 

Best Couples Costume – BBC Interview Girl

Items Needed: A man who is all business, a charming girl (or lady for couples!) in yellow

Nothing brings me more joy than this viral video.  I love the dad who just wants to talk about South Korean politics.  I love girl #1 who strolls in with the most confidence ever seen.  I love girl #2 who’s gone rogue in a stroller.  I love the Mom who tries to casually crawl behind the husband to protect his stodgy reputation.

I need this costume to happen.  We must not allow ourselves to forget.

Most Regional Specific – Ellen Calipari

Items Needed: A tasteful turtleneck, A Brad Calipari jersey, A fresh Mom Cut, Dangling Silver Earrings, the quiet confidence that you possess the greatest brownie recipe ever known.

Most likely, the first woman of UK would not be recognizable outside of the tri-state area.  It’s best to keep this costume confined to the Bluegrass state, otherwise you might be confused with someone’s aunt who has earned, not given.

 

Most Fabulous – Beyonce’s Pregnancy Announcement

Items Needed: An elaborate floral arrangement, a mossy green veil, maroon undergarments

Although it seems like years ago since Beyonce dropped her iconic pregnancy announcement, the actual post came in February.   Which means, it’s fair game for Halloween 2017!  Pregnant women will probably have a better time being recognized with this costume.

 

Most Likely to Make Others Uncomfortable –  Sexy Mr. Clean

Items Needed: white eyebrows, piercing blue eyes, a single gold earring, fitted white tee, a mop (obviously.)

Sexy Mr. Clean makes everyone around him uncomfortable.  Perhaps that’s how he gets rid of germs.   When Mr. Clean 2.0 was released in 2017, I knew he was bound to be the inspiration for many costumes.

 

Most Basic/Horrifying – Unicorn Frappuccino

Items Needed: Unicorn Head, glitter, basic Starbucks costume, more glitter, pink feather boa.

In April 2017, if you were honest with yourself, you considered getting a Unicorn Frappuccino.  Whether your motives were ironic or good-intentioned, the Frappuccino was a sweet symbol of fantasy, prediabetes and over priced drinks. Although the drink is gone, but not forgotten, the Unicorn Frappuccino Costume will help the dream live on for one more night.

Most 2017 – Snapchat Hot dog Man

Items Needed: Hot dog costume, green headphones, hot dog eyebrows(!?)

No one asked for a Hot dog wearing headphones with weird little wiener joints, but we got one anyway.   Snapchat’s most exciting protein would make a great addition to your Halloween wardrobe.   

 

Least Recognizable – The Distracted Boyfriend Meme

Items Needed: Three participants, red tank top, plaid short sleeve button up, creepy whistle/cat call, light blue tank top, a look of utter disgust

No one will guess what your costume is, but as long as you know that going in, it will be fun to watch people flounder.  It’s also a conversation starter.  People will love explaining their favorite version to you!  Here’s mine!

 

Most Open to Interpretation – Covfefe

Items Needed: Coffee with fefe?, negative press?, IDK

The is a huge amount of artistic license for those who want to be, wear or embody covfefe.  At the very least, a “Hello,  my name is Covfefe” name tag will suffice.

 

 

 

Most Intrusive – Solar Eclipse

Items Needed: eclipse glasses, all black attire, commitment to standing in front “the sun.”

Where were you when the great eclipse of 2017 happened? Probably standing outside wondering, “is this it?”  Regardless of your geographical location, this costume should get you a path of totality right to the Best Costume Award.  The key is “eclipsing” others throughout the night (i.e. standing directly in front of others.)

Happy Haunting Y’All!


Geek Out with the New Podcast from Hey Kentucky’s Cameraman Daniel: Nerds for Normal People

Geek Out with the New Podcast from Hey Kentucky’s Cameraman Daniel: Nerds for Normal People

If you’re like me, you only know enough about what is fondly considered “nerd culture” to make conversation for a little while before it’s very clear that you don’t know a lot about what you’re talking about. It’s a good thing I have wonderful friends who do, and they’re very patient with me. Now they’re willing to do the same for you.

You all know Cameraman Daniel, who works with Hey Kentucky! and who has been dragged around the country with Matt, Drew and Ryan. On Friday, Daniel launched his new podcast Nerds for Normal People, which helps filter through the fanboyism to present deep cuts from comic books, film, fantasy, sci-fi and more in a way those who don’t devour the extra source material can learn from.

Check out the first episode, “Of Mustaches and Supermen” at iTunes here and give it a whirl. If you like it, get a subscription. And then start wowing your friends and neighbors with references to people like “Darkseid” and complain about Suicide Squad like a professional.