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.
Put on your best tux and shine those shoes, because today we have a special guest on the Cartoncast for our Bootlegg'd segment. Jeff Ryan, author of 'A Mouse Divided', has agreed to talk to us about the creators of the immortal Mickey Mouse, and how their falling out propelled one to greatness - and the other to obscurity. Today we tackle "Fiddlesticks", an Ub Iwerks production shortly after he left Walt Disney to strike out on his own, starring 'Flip the Frog'. Listen in to find out what we think of this solo venture, and how it stacks up to the Mouse himself.
The Cartoncasters had an embarrassing problem. Someone - and we're not pointing fingers at anyone - stapled their butts together. Was it hilarious? Yeah, I mean it had its moments. Was it interesting? Not as much as you might think. Maybe it was a commentary on society or a dark look at the long-term effects of ostracism, but pretty much everybody just focused on how their butts were stapled together. Thankfully nobody talks about the incident any more. Too busy watching that guy who holds his breath and pokes holes in himself like a sponge.
It started innocently enough - Ben and Zane decided to go shopping for matching overalls. Little did they know that a cursory simultaneous trip to the bathroom would herald decades-spanning, dimension-hopping struggle for their very souls. They were whisked away to colorful, fantastic realms, curiously vertically-designed in nature. Strangely, no matter where they went, everyone knew who they were. Whether they were plumbers, doctors, athletes, explorers, or detectives - everyone was hooked on the brothers.
A short time ago, on a podcast network pretty nearby, Ben and Zane were trying to unravel the mysteries of the force. Thankfully, a nearby Jedi known as 'Ulysses' set them straight. It was really complicated, what with balance being ill-defined, and the whole mind-control thing. Basically, he claimed, the force just did whatever it wanted, and you either caught the wave or got out the way. They didn't much care for his answers, but at least they didn't have to talk to the B1's.