Archives: 'December, 2006'

28
December
2006

Episode 28 of Upon Further Review!

The holidays are officially upon us, and as always we’re ready to offer our take on them in Episode 28 of Upon Further Review!  In this episode we thank our loyal listeners for their active participation in our comments section (and ask for more, greedy types that we are) before heading into the main portion of our show:  first, we look at all things festive as we analyze, well, just about every major holiday we can think of (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, traditional Buddhist festivals, Neopagan, Native American, even atheist…and yes, there is one) with the exception of the Hindu Festival of Lights–not because it’s less worthy, but because we missed it on our list (which shows why you shouldn’t bite off more than you can chew!); second, we discuss ways to get in the giving spirit as we check out a variety of click-to-donate sites; and finally, we break down all the consumerism we just got ourselves caught up in with our review of the underground hip-hop / social commentary stylings of Julien Smith and the In Over Your Head podcast.   As always, we are grateful for your support–and never more than now, in the holiday season.  We wish you a wonderfully peaceful holiday season–thanks for making this such a great year for UFR, and for spreading the word to friends and family in the weeks and months to come!  (As usual, podsafe intro is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), but NOT as usual the podsafe outro music is provided by a “mystery singer.”  Much respect to the person who guesses who it might be… :) )

Reviewed in this show:

Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Winter Solstice/And so on and so on…

Clicksites for Causes

In Over Your Head

27
December
2006

Weeeeeeeeeee are the champions, my friennnnddddddssssssssss……..

Well, as announced on our last show, your friendly neighborhood reviewers made it to the championship game of the Celebrity Podcaster Fantasy Football League…and while we don’t like to gloat, well, we basically took it to the house. That’s right–we won the championship, and the trophy will be residing right here at Upon Further Review for the next year (we’ll do what we can to keep it nice and shiny for our title defense). In all seriousness, we’re grateful to Steve from the Extra Points Fantasy Football Podcast and Wicked Good Podcast fame for inviting us to the league, and we had a great time with everyone there (and if you’d like to know more, we will be guest starring on Extra Points next week, so head over to check it out). Our rating of the league–and our victory–a 10/10 (cue touchdown celebration dance). We’ll have our new holiday show out for you all tomorrow, but in the meantime, we present the following graphic for any possible skeptics out there…

T.R.

Fantasy Football Glory!

19
December
2006

Episode 27 of Upon Further Review!

We’re getting into the holiday spirit in Episode 27 of Upon Further Review!  In this show we get right into the meat of our reviews, starting with our look at Christmas trees, real and imagined (and tell you how YOU can help solve our dilemma); second, we laugh it up with our review of The Daily Show; and finally, we ask how much one person can be involved in with our review of Paul Levinson’s Light On Light Through podcast.  As always, we are grateful for your support and continued listening to the show…and as always, we ask that you spread the word to friends, foes, and distant relations alike!  (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (”You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (”We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Christmas trees

The Daily Show

Light On Light Through

12
December
2006

Episode 26 of Upon Further Review!

With a half-year’s worth of shows behind us, we march boldly into the future with Episode 26 of Upon Further Review! In this show we thank our loyal listeners for their continued feedback and support before moving on to the reviews themselves: first, we look at the present and future of Internet shopping with our review of Amazon.com; second, we go all-in (and predict future wins?) as we examine the online poker site PokerStars; and finally, we contemplate the meaning of three missing screws and a whole lot of space happy jokes with our take on the sci-fi comedy podcasts of Planet Retcon Radio. As always, we thank you for your support, encouragement, and downright love…and ask that you spread that love along with the word about our show! (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (”You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (”We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Amazon.com

PokerStars

Planet Retcon Radio

4
December
2006

Episode 25 of Upon Further Review!

It’s our silver anniversary, and we’re waxing nostalgic (and poetic) in Episode 25 of Upon Further Review!  In this show we dive right into a tale of four reviews (not two, with apologies to Charles Dickens):  first, we look at a delicious slice of Americana with our review of Friendly’s restaurants; second, we try not to read too much into things as we look at the famous novel Bleak House; third, we follow the narrative even further into the movie Stranger Than Fiction; and finally, we reach the episode’s denouement as we review the next podcast from the Smart Bomb Radio network, Barfly.  As always we are grateful for your continued (and increasing!) support, and encourage you to keep up your feedback, suggestions, ideas and opinions…and of course hope you will continue to spread the word about the show!  (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Friendly’s

Bleak House

Stranger Than Fiction

Barfly

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