Average Nobodies Podcast
For December 20, 2017.
On today’s show we’re talking people watching, The Office Revival, UFO sightings and the possible return of the XFL. You can chat with us on Twitter @AverageNobodies, toss us a like on Facebook @AverageNobodies and heart all our pictures on instagram, @AverageNobodies. Don’t forget, this podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and YouTube.
Little Office throwback for the Friday before Halloween. If you’re not dressing up this weekend, you’re doing it wrong. Have a great weekend everybody.
We here at the Average Nobodies are not what you would call “good catholic boys”. As adolescents, we spent most Sundays in Sunday school until we realized we could bet on football and play softball instead. Sure, we show face at Christmas and Easter, but the big man upstairs (Bill Paxton) can’t be happy about that. That’s why we are taking Lent so seriously this year. It’s time to get back in the good graces of the church by giving up something for 40 days and 40 nights.
The Office/Parks and Recreation on Netflix
Let me explain. I’m not crazy, I promise. I am consistently labeled as a not-so-tough critic. I like most TV shows and I hardly ever find faults in movies (I’m an optimistic guy, sue me! Not you, Danica Patrick, you’ve done enough). In order to rebuild my reputation as the media tastemaker of a generation (I gave that title to myself), I need to realize my faults. Which brings me to my Lent pick. I am a culprit of staying inside my safe zone. I fall into the trap of only consuming media I know I will like. So I need to stop going back to crutches like Parks and Recs and The Office and try stuff outside my comfort zone. These 40 days are going to be trying on my spirit, but I know I can get through it. Like the great Michael Scott once said: “The worst thing about prison are the dementors”.
Beer & Alcohol
Full disclosure: I gave up beer for Lent last year and it went terribly. When I would go out to a bar or restaurant, instead of drinking beer, I would switch to hard alcohol, but I would still drink at the same pace as if I were drinking beer. I refer back to it as my dark place. But 2017 is a new year, and I’ m approaching Lent with a little more maturity. I also painstakingly mapped out the next 40 days to make sure I wasn’t missing out on any fun drinking holidays/events. The conclusion: I’m giving up beer AND alcohol for Lent this year. No Busch Light. No Jameson. No Sky Masteron’s. I’m going clean and pure for the next 40 days and 40 nights. Except wine. I wouldn’t want to upset Jesus by not drinking his delicious, oaky blood.
What are your Lent picks? Call, and leave a voicemail (401-285-8120) telling us what you’re giving up and we will play it LIVE on the Average Nobodies Podcast.
Did I watch the series finale of ‘The Office’ last night? Yes. Does Angela walk down the aisle at her and Dwight’s wedding to this violin cover of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’? Yes. Is it awesome? YES. Violin covers are my jam, and this one is pretty amazing. Enjoy the funky beat, and have a great weekend.
The best sketch from an average episode of SNL usually sticks with you for a few weeks after, but the best sketch from a great episode of SNL is in the running for sketch of the year. That’s the case with ‘Hobbit Office’, a perfect mash up of Martin Freeman’s two most famous roles (besides Fargo): Tim from the UK version of The Office and Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit epics. The quality of SNL’s pre taped sketches continue to be outstanding, and everyone here knocked their role out of the park, especially Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam. It’s no surprise that the SNL cast and writers were able to replicate both The Office & The Hobbit characters so well, but their attention to detail, even down to the way the sketch was filmed, was fantastic. Go out of your way to watch this sketch, and the episode as a whole. It was an hour and a half of hysterical sketch comedy.
I figured this post would either be a “A” or an “A+”, but i completely forgot that there is an “A++”