Sock Talk Episode 64: It Doesn’t Matter

Episode Runtime: 1:14:00
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Welcome back to Sock Talk! This week Phil Healy and Jon Caron, the producers of the documentary  “My Name Is Jonah”, chat, argue, laugh, and love. It’s the beginning of the end. Listen, won’t you?

Music intro and outro: Provided by The Blues Dream Box

If you’d like to donate to Sock Talk Jon’s animated project you can do so here: www.patreon.com/progenitor

Phil Healy Website: I Hunger Productions
Jon Caron Website: Jon Caron Art

Sock Talk Goes To TerrifiCon

Episode Runtime: 00:17:42

Episode Summary:

Welcome back to Sock Talk! In this snippet, Sock Talk Phil, one of the producers and directors of the documentary  “My Name Is Jonah”, interviews Mitch Hallock. Mitch is the organizer of one of Connecticut’s biggest comic conventions, TerrifiCon. It’s a bit nerdy and perhaps a bit more sincere than Sock Talk Phil would’ve liked, but he did it. He did it and you need to love him for it! Also, please forgive him for soundy ASMR-ish in the outro.

Music intro and outro: Provided by Glow Power

If you’d like to donate to Sock Talk Jon’s animated project you can do so here: www.patreon.com/progenitor

Phil Healy Website: I Hunger Productions
Jon Caron Website: Asylum Studios Photography + Design

Sock Talk Podcast Episode 62: Grandma’s Peach Tea

Episode Runtime: 1:29:13
Episode Summary:

Welcome back to Sock Talk! This week Phil Healy and Jon Caron, the producers of the documentary  “My Name Is Jonah”, come back after a two month long hiatus and discuss the vibrant and colorful world of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Hugs!

Music intro and outro: Provided by Timothy Fife (Progenitor Soundtrack)

If you’d like to donate to Sock Talk Jon’s animated project you can do so here: www.patreon.com/progenitor

Phil Healy Website: I Hunger Productions
Jon Caron Website: Asylum Studios Photography + Design

Sock Talk Podcast Episode 59: A Train Derailed

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Episode Runtime: 1:53:50
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Welcome back to Sock Talk! This week Jon Caron and Phil Healy, the producers of the documentary  “My Name Is Jonah”, baby-sit the kids from ‘The Hype Train’ podcast. Listen in as the kids prattle on about nonsense as Jon stews in his curmudgeonry. Phil’s then left to try to pull it all together, but, in typical fashion, fails. It all comes together in the end, however, when everyone learns a life lesson. Enjoy!

Music intro and outro: Provided by Safer Bombs

Phil Healy Website: I Hunger Productions
Jon Caron Website: Asylum Studios Photography + Design

Wiseau Wisdom: A Car Ride With The Room’s Tommy Wiseau

Sock Talk, minus Jon because of a squatting accident/incident, talks with their good buddy and past guest Jason Dubinsky about his weird experience driving Tommy Wiseau to and from the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX. It’s, as Jason puts it, everything you thought it would be and maybe a little more.

Therefore, be prepared to have you mind-pussy finger-banged by the dauntingly deranged digits of this depressingly popular dullard as we all bask in the glory that our celebration of his eccentricities is only making the state of popular entertainment worse. All in all, it’s good fun and you’ll wonder what the hell is going on in that loon’s noggin. Of course, I’m talking about Wiseau. Jason is and will always be a delight.

Enjoy!

Sock Talk Podcast Episode 57: Jon Gets Kicked Out

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Episode Runtime:
1:38:23
Episode Summary:

Welcome back to Sock Talk! This week Phil Healy and Jon Caron, the producers of the documentary  “My Name Is Jonah” bring pals Jeff & Kolleen back to the show and welcome newcomer and little dude extraordinaire Aidan McG! We explore their new homestead and discuss why Jon gets kicked out of social groups so much. Also, ICE CREAM.

Music intro and outro: Provided by AidanMcG666

Phil Healy Website: I Hunger Productions
Jon Caron Website: Asylum Studios Photography + Design

Game Review: Shadow of Mordor

More like BORE-dor


Shadow of Mordor is a game that completely went under my radar up until two days before it’s release. I had never heard of it, then all of a sudden rave reviews for it started popping up on my most trusted of video game sites. Having conquered Destiny and looking for a new challenge for my Xbox One, I decided to dive into Middle Earth. Now I can’t help but wonder if any of those rave reviews were written by anyone who has even played a video game in the past 5 years…

If you’re one of the 10 people who still hasn’t played one of the dozen or so Assassins Creed, or the four Batman: Arkham games that have come out the past few years, I can see how you might enjoy Shadow of Mordor. It’s got slick combat, stealth, leveling up, and a sort of open world to explore. What’s not to love?! Well, if you ARE sick of the merciless shoveling down your throat of Assassins Creed and Batman games (which while great, have ruined themselves with over saturation), then you will find very little to enjoy here. This game doesn’t have a single original idea whatsoever, aside from it’s Orc captain system, which is still essentially the interrogation system from Batman. While the world is moderately open, enemies respawn within minutes of your killing them, which in turn means you can kill them again and again for the same amount of XP. This makes leveling up incredibly easy and your incentive to become stronger, meaningless. I also found the difficulty (which you cant change) to be incredibly easy, I didn’t die once while slicing through foe after mindless foe.

Besides being a wholly unoriginal Creed/Batman ripoff, it also doesn’t look particularly good for a next gen game, visuals are rather bland, textures are muddy and this just looks like a game that was meant for last gen, but ported over to capitalize on those of us looking for some next gen content. On the plus side, voice acting is top notch and the plot is surprisingly dark and intriguing, but this is a video game and does not make up for gameplay so generic and repetitive that after 3 or so hours, I no longer cared about what I was doing. Simply put, it isn’t fun.

Throw this one back into the pits of Mount Doom.

PROS: Tight gameplay, Intriguing story

CONS: Bland visuals, Repetitive, Easy, Assassins Creed/Batman ripoff

OVERALL: 4/10

-Sock Talk Jon-