When Sealab sent the call for brave young documentarians to accompany them on their underwater adventures, Ben and Zane jumped at the chance. Little did they know that the captain was utterly insane. Actually, scratch that - they did know that, it was pretty obvious. Hell, that was why they wanted to go down in the first place. That, and M.C. Chris was kind enough to provide the bathysphere music.
Ben and Zane decided to enroll in night school. They felt like they knew enough science, but someone on the internet warned them that night school would ruin the education they already received, and they just had to follow up on that. The Cartoncasters found, however, that the class was exactly the same as it was during the day. They were tired, so the classroom looked a little weird to their blurry eyes, and the teacher clearly learned a few things since that morning, but nothing was really that different. The went on the internet to discuss this, and then immediately decided it was better to just go outside.
Generally our Bootlegg’d segments look at the great, the awful, the sensational and the weird. But what if a movie was… blander? Balto is the very model of a standard kid’s feel-good movie from the mid-90’s with a gimmick of being based on a real story. But what it provides in spectacle and good-will toward dogs (dogwill), it lacks in pacing, message, and character development. Listen in as we talk about where it came up short, and how we would have changed this from an okay movie into a very good boy.
After buying a lemon from a shifty, fast-talking salesman, Ben and Zane worked tirelessly to spruce up and modernize the Cartonmobile. Turbo jets, gyro-stabilizers, Matroyshka shell shields, this baby had it all. They thought it would just be for show, but it turns out it’s the only vehicle on Earth capable of competing in the Star Race, with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance. They may not have any training or even basic motor skills, but they had the one thing all pod racers need; the Force. Force to break everyone else’s ships before the race that is.
How many years had it been, since the Egg boys first left the Cul De Sac to search their fortune? They say you can’t go home again - would the place from their youth even remotely resemble their halcyon days, affixed in amber and reinforced by nostalgia? Surely they weren’t the same bright-eyed youths that left, so sure of their strength and conviction. The Egg boys were silent, but they each thought the same thing - this reunion was couldn’t possibly live up to their idyllic memories.
But no. It was perfect. The Egg boys were home.
It’s not every day that the Cartoncasters get to just hang out and talk about themselves with their podcasting buddies - in fact, we only let ourselves do it once every five years! But Dan and Nic (and special ghost Andrew) join in for thought-provoking discussions, random bullshit, and even a quiz! Thanks to everyone for listening!
Ben and Zane were in a pickle. Due to a gaff in their taxes, it turned out half of their podcasting efforts needed to be written off as a counter-terrorism media operation to defend America from the villainous Cobra (over both land and air, to get full recompensation). They were in a bind until a G.I. Joe member, Egg Head, told them that the real secret to protecting America was to start in your communities: donating your time to homeless shelters, offering to be on the neighborhood watch, and to be sure to always be wearing a fabulously revealing ensemble. Those Cobra clowns won’t know what hit ‘em. Yo Joe!
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Ben and Zane had set up this stakeout weeks ago, but it might all be for nothing if their informant, Josh "Most Extreme" McCloud, shortchanged them with his tip. He told them to stay frosty, that the perp always returns to the scene of the crime. And when the crime is piracy, X marks the spot - X middle school, that is. They watched the target - one Cornelius Fillmore - for hours. He quipped, he deduced, he even did some sick backflips, but the kid was clean - his checkered past was far behind him. They kept watching, though. Kid was compelling.