Tales of the Smoking Chihuahua

STAR WARS!  Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars.  Also, Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars and Star Wars.  Don't forget Star Wars, with a little dose of Star Wars.  Plus, Christmas Gift Exchange, which includes some Star Wars.

Direct download: episode199.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:47pm CST

In this episode, Benji runs through the dozen or so movies he watched at the theater over the past couple of weeks, the guys discuss their Thanksgiving and Black Friday experiences and they discuss Creed in depth.  Plus, Chad rants about his Wal Mart encounter with the unanimous DB of the week winner.

Direct download: episode198.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 5:31pm CST

Since we're already late uploading, we'll keep the description short.  Mockingjay Part 2, Mad Max, Jessica Jones...and Chad draws the most offensive picture in our podcast history.

Direct download: episode197.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:21pm CST

In this episode, we talk "Spectre" and "Peanuts" and realize they are essentially the same movie.  Benji and Scott argue the virtues of "Spectre" versus "Mission: Impossible 5" and we discuss douchebags, news stories and a reacharound 800,000 strong.

Direct download: episode195.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:00am CST

In this episode, we discuss "Bridge of Spies", "Steve Jobs", "Walking Dead", all things "Star Wars" and the usual gang of douchebags.  Plus, Chad and Scott snub Benji for a planned movie marathon and Chad's back gives out halfway through the episode.  Bask in his pain!

Direct download: episode194.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 5:00am CST

In this episode, Chad and Scott discuss The Martian and berate Benji for not watching it.  Benji talks Sicario and The Walk and celebrates all things Chicago Cubs.  Plus, Chad says inappropriate things in front of his class.

Direct download: episode193.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:15pm CST

In this belated episode, we discuss Black Mass, Everest, The Muppets and other stuff. 

Direct download: episode192.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:18pm CST

In this episode, Chad and Scott are fresh off of their death march to Benji's house.  Chad doesn't watch anything, Scott's still bitter about his inability to use his phone and Benji remains awesome.  We talk "Transporter Refueled", "The Visit" and the scourge of old lady butt.  Plus, Chad shares a very personal douchebag.

Direct download: episode191.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 5:00am CST

In this episode, two of us undertand the concept of group text messages and one of us couldn't be bothered to show up.  So Chad and I soldier on and give an in depth look at the upcoming movie season, building up to the latest Star Wars.  Plus, we talk far more baseball and football than would ever be allowed if Scott where here.  For two folks, we talked a long time.

Direct download: episode190.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:30pm CST

In this episode, we talk two movies, one atrocious and one surprisingly good.  We determine that Fantastic Four is probably the worst big screen adaptation ever, but we all kinda liked Straight Outta Compton.  Because Benji's a whining baby, we have to shorten the show a bit, but we still make time to hear from Sorry Sarah and we throw out a major douchebag.  Plus, Scott drops some mad beats.

Direct download: episode189.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:41pm CST

In this episode, the guys have a particularly disturbing series of animal news stories, they debate the correct pronunciation of "Ogle" and Benji defends his viewing of "Pixels".  They also discuss the latest "Mission: Impossible" and Benji rants about the utter incompetence of the Regal Northstar 14.  Again.  Plus, we talk Cecil the Lion and Benji and Chad manage to watch all of the homework assignment, although they had to split the duties.

Direct download: episode188.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 5:00am CST

In this episode, Scott abandons us for warmer climes, so Benji and Chad carry on.  We talk Minions, Ant-Man and finally talk homework.  We also discuss douchebags, with a very special return from one of our favorites.  Plus, Chad dwells on an unfortunate problem.

Direct download: episode187.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 6:29pm CST

In this episode, we have an intervention with Benji, Chad and Benji argue over the merits of Inside Out and Scott and Benji dump all over Terminator Genisys.  Plus, we talk about the world’s dumbest fireworks technician, Chad recounts his adventures in the fireworks tent and we discuss the effects of acid on a theater employee.  Plus, douchebags and a patriotic reacharound.

Direct download: episode186.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm CST

In this episode, Scott's microphone is turned off (no one has admitted responsibility), but we still talk Jurassic World and the usual nonsense.  Chad recounts his travels to New York and Scott disses on Nebraska.  Benji is his usual boring self.

Direct download: episode185.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:40pm CST

In this belated episode, the boys recap their previous two weeks and announce a very important change to the show.  Plus we discuss San Andreas, Tomorrowland, Zombeavers and Scrotal Recall. Don't forget about the douchebags and reacharounds!

Direct download: episode184.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:13am CST

In this episode, we ramble about Mad Max and Pitch Perfect 2, talk news stories, throw out some douchebags and compete with each other to see who can be the worst personn ever (spoiler:  Chad always wins).

Direct download: episode183.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 5:00am CST

In this episode, the whole gang is back together.  We recount our recent adventures, talk Ex Machina and Avengers: Age of Ultron and talk about the lengths to which one should go to protect a chihuahua.  Plus, Chris Brown returns to douchebag of the week.

Direct download: episode182.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

In another short handed episode you get two hosts for the price of three as Scott bails on us.  Chad and Benji discuss Home, Star Wars and flash back to theater days.  Plus, douchebags and Benji gets limber.

Direct download: episode181.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 5:00am CST

In this episode, we go it without Chad, but we valiantly soldier on.  We discuss "Home", "Unfriended" and recommend a new podcast.  Plus, we taste test a  new item and Benji cracks some horribly inappropriate jokes.

Direct download: episode180.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 5:00am CST

In this episode, we discuss crappy video on demand, Chad and Scott geek out over Daredevil, we completely ignore homework and we have our best taste test ever.  Plus, a very dramatic reading by Scott.

Direct download: episode179.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:00am CST

In this episode, we expand our profile by becoming a part of a documentary centered around the kind of geekery we specialize in.  We discuss Fast 7, or Furious 7, or Faster and Furiouser...or whatever.  Benji throws out a trio of Opening Day related douchebags and Scott and Benji make horrible, horrible jokes.  With special guest T. Rob Brown.

Direct download: episode178.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:00am CST

In this episode, very special guest Ellie Ann drops by to show us what a real writer looks like.  We discuss her work, she offers an impassioned defense of E. L. James and shames the boys for liking James Bond.  We learn of other ways to entertain ducks and we discuss Benji's awful, awful handwriting.  Plus, Ellie Ann critiques Chad's writing and Benji complains about not drafting any Cubs.

Direct download: episode177.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:29pm CST

For three guys who don't have much to talk about we sure don't know how to shut up.  We talk Foxcatcher, Bieber and a rare foray into politics. 

Direct download: episode176.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm CST

After a merciful break from our annoyances, we are back with a vengeance.  Scott recounts his losing battle with black ice, Chad talks abou his adventures at Planet ComiCon and Benji apparenly watched every movie and television show out there.  Plus, we skip news and talk douchebags.  Hope you missed us, 'cause we're back with one of our longest episodes yet...

Direct download: episode175.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:57pm CST

In this episode we recount our visit to see "Kingsman", Benji registers his indifference toward "Divergent" and Chad thinks Benji's an idiot for liking the new "SpongBob" movie.  Plus, Scott goes cookie crazy and we have a very special Reacharound.

Direct download: episode174.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:01pm CST


In this episode, we make up for a missed week by rambling on for record time.  We talk Brian Williams (both good and bad), discuss Project Almanac and the latest SpongeBob movie and examine the inherent racism of Fred Astaire movies.  Plus, Benji continues to geek out over 30 Rock and we may actually have made plans for ComicCon.




Direct download: episode173.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:36pm CST

I dropped the ball on the editing, thus making the last episode's title make no sense at all.  So, I offer the intro that should have been. 

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:05pm CST


In this, a slightly abbreviated episode, the guys have to bust it to get this show recorded under the wire.  But that doesn't keep us from discussing Paddington, American Sniper and Mortdecai, each special in their own way.  Plus, we rail on the incompetence of Joplin's city council because everyone loves to hear very specific complaints about a place they don't live.  And Benji once again whines about the Regal Northstar 14.


Direct download: episode172.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:00am CST


In this episode, Benji meets his very special counterpart, Scott talks Inherent Vice and the Chad continues to be on the wrong side of the Penn State argument.  Plus, douchebags and reacharounds for all!




Direct download: episode171.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:00am CST

In this episode, we prove ourselves to be some of the worst people you'd ever hope to meet.  We discuss Taken 3 and Boyhood and once again discuss the douchiness of the Biebs.  And we continue to ignore the Fantasy Football League.

Direct download: episode170.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:09pm CST

In this episode, we learn how not to get locked inside an unlocked closet.  Benji reveals the fear of The Babadook, Chad makes the mistake of visiting the Northstar 14 and we discuss our New Year's adventures.  Plus, we ignore fantasy football and beg for validation.

Direct download: episode169.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:00am CST