BONUS DISC 062 | SPACE BUDDIES

April 19, 2017

Nothing Lao Tzu says matters anymore. Bob and Matt welcome Baltimore comedian Ian Salyers to experience the inevitable, the moment Air Bud's spawn breach the atmosphere and make their way into the heavens closer to God's love than ever before! SPACE BUDDIES once again brings about director Robert Vince's fetishistic obsession with constant introducing of Buddah, Rosebud, MudBud, Budderball and B-Dawg to new heights. Does Dauber from COACH own a Ferret that can talk to dogs? Do we as a people really appreciate Diedrich Bader enough? How gross can a child's drooling problem get before Matt passes out from screaming? Listen to find out all these answers and more! Also enjoy an actual dog related emergency happen during the episode!

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FIRST 7 EPISODES: AIR BUD | AIR BUD: GOLDEN RECIEVER | AIR BUD: WORLD PUP | AIR BUD: SEVENTH INNING FETCH | AIR BUD: SPIKES BACK | AIR BUDDIES | SNOW BUDDIES

 
 
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BONUS DISC 061 | SNOW BUDDIES

April 5, 2017

Lao Tzu said "DON'T WATCH AIR BUD MOVIES." Well Bob and Matt are halfway there, up is down, left is down, right is down...it's all down. Who Cares. Listen to returning guest, comedian Bryan Preston, ride the sled as Bob and Matt pull him through SNOW BUDDES! That's right, AIR BUD 7, THE MOVIE THAT KILLED 5 PUPPIES. Was it worth it? Does the plot involve carpet bombing Alaska with ice cream? Does an entire town watch a bunch of dogs slowly drown for entertainment? The answers are NO, YES, YES...but please still listen for all the rest of the frosty excitement featuring the voice talents of Jim Belushi, Whoopi Goldberg, Kris Kristofferson, Molly Shannon and the return of Tom Everett Scott as Air God himself. Sorry, Bud.

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FIRST 6 EPISODES: AIR BUD | AIR BUD: GOLDEN RECIEVER | AIR BUD: WORLD PUP | AIR BUD: SEVENTH INNING FETCH | AIR BUD: SPIKES BACK | AIR BUDDIES

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A MOUND OF THUNDER 012 | POWER RANGERS: CASH FOR GOLDAR

March 24, 2017

SHORT REVIEW: 4 Roger Ebert Thumbs sort of pointing down?

The MOUND boys come together to review a movie they barely have any passion for based off source material they...barely have any passion for, POWER RANGERS! Rex, Huey, John and Bob ask the question for the ages, if no one had any pre-existing knowledge of Power Rangers, would this serious, sullen, Nolen-esque take on the show make any sense? The answer is...no. Bryan Cranston sleepwalks, Bill Hader gets a paycheck for 2 hours in a recording booth, and everyone needs to hide all their gold because Rita Repulsa is coming to do something vaguely non-specific with it! This episode sponsored by Krispy Kreme. 

 

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BONUS DISC 060 | AIR BUDDIES

March 21, 2017

Lao Tzu said "Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment." Matt, Bob and this week's returning guest, comedian Kathy Carson, do their best to respond to AIR BUD 6 aka AIR BUDDIES! Join these three as they watch the last film role of the legendary Don Knotts and the first of many adventures with B-Dawg, Rosebud, Budderball, Buddah and Mudbud. Hear the muted joy of experiencing TALKING animals for the first time in the AIR BUD CINEMATIC UNIVERSE! Learn about a voice cast assembled, most likely through blackmail, consisting of Molly Shannon, Abigail Breslin, Tom Everett Scott, Wallace Shawn and Michael Clarke Duncan! Can an evil rare-animal collector/whine vineyard proprietor from Latka's home country dognap Air Bud's children? Will Bud verbally explain why he hasn't spoken english for 5 entire movies up until now? Will Fernfield's systemic racism explain why the Framm's black neighbors have no say in the puppy adoption process despite being the legal owners of Molly, their mother? All the answers, and absolutely no pudding or napkins, are just a click away!

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BONUS DISC 059 | AIR BUD: SPIKES BACK

March 8, 2017

Lao Tzu said: "The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness." Matt, Bob and returning guest, Baltimore comedian Bryan Preston, are most certainly being introduced to higher dimensions of consciousness when they watch AIR BUD: SPIKES BACK, a movie that involves the JEWEL OF ETERNITY. What is that? Who cares, nothing matters. All the answers can be found on the WIKIPEDIA page for the movie, which contains the following plot synopsis: 

In Disney's fifth installment to the franchise, Air Bud finds that he also has the uncanny ability to play volleyball. Throughout this experience he and a talking parrot stop some crooks and make some new friends who pledge allegiance to the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq and promptly leave for Syria. Air Bud is radicalized, but when he starts starving in the Syrian desert, he is forced to eat his parrot friend. Air Bud, after wandering around for hours, is killed in a drone strike taken out by the US Army.

Listen to the episode to find out how accurate that is!

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BONUS DISC 058 | AIR BUD: SEVENTH INNING FETCH

February 22, 2017

Lao Tzu said "He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough." Bob and Matt are starting to have enough. This week, with the help of Baltimore comedian Eric Glaeser, the boys drank a vile of the super sports gene serum and watched AIR BUD: SEVENTH INNING FETCH! What's left to say? Is it a baseball movie at all? How is it possible for a dog to bat? Why did the series go from being obsessed with semen to fecal matter? WHY IS BUD NOT MORE FAMOUS!? Scientists are evil and Bud is almost certainly a dead human father! LISTEN AND FIND OUT THE TRUTH!

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A MOUND OF THUNDER 011 | FIFTY SHADES PITCH BLACKER

February 10, 2017

SPOILER WARNING!!! FIFTY SHADES DARKER review! The fellas of MOUND take the opportunity to discuss INTERNALIZED MISOGYNY 2: DON'T GET WOKE even though they probably should keep their privileged traps shut about such dreck. Luckily Rex, Huey, Bob and John aren't alone on this slovenly BDSM cosplay adventure, because they are joined by Baltimore musician and LIFETIME movie expert Lala Anderson who gives the guys much needed perspective on WHY PEOPLE SEEM TO LIKE THESE. Sit back and enjoy Rex's love for 900 unresolved plot-lines, Bob's delight over Vin Diesel-related scene dressing, John's overload of one-liners and Huey's disenfranchised anger over not being asleep. 

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BONUS DISC 057 | AIR BUD: WORLD PUP

February 8, 2017

Lao Tzu said "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." Three episodes into #therewillbebud, Bob and Matt are finally starting to learn the truth about Bud himself, he is no mere dog, he is becoming more than he is, always. Joined by Baltimore comedian Umar Khan, Bob and Matt breakdown AIR BUD: WORLD PUP! A much easier task this week since Bob took notes! Is this the blandest movie so far in the series? Why is Fernfield inhabited by the world's most egregiously terrible parents? HOW IS THERE NO PUDDING IN THIS MOVIE??? Find out all the answers, witness the birth of AIR BUDDIES and more...especially how the guy who gets eaten off a toilet in JURASSIC PARK also is murdered by a vengeful gang of domesticated dogs in AIR BUD 3. Enjoy!

11 AIR BUD ADVENTURES LEFT! 

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A MOUND OF THUNDER 010 | “YOUR MOM IS A SEXUAL BEING!”

January 31, 2017

The guys of MOUND finally lean into their self-fulfilling prophecy of no one listening and decide to spend a whole episode discussing TRAILERS! Join the guys as they dabble in nihilism, fear the onslaught of war elephants and demand that everyone treat their mom to a movie! The trailer line up is as follows: KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, FIFTY SHADES DARKER, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, POWER RANGERS, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS and LOGAN!

LINK TO THE FULL PLAYLIST HERE!

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BONUS DISC 056 | AIR BUD: GOLDEN RECEIVER

January 24, 2017

Lao Tzu said "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." and this week Matt and Bob are determined to remain unchanged in their direction to conquer all that is AIR BUD. Joined by comedian Mark Miller, they tackle the second installment of the ABCU, AIR BUD: GOLDEN RECEIVER! Listen in as these three weary men do their best to recount the relentless confusing narrative of the last theatrical Bud movie. Grab your pudding cup and enjoy a breakdown of a film filled to the brim with arguably relevant topics such as free universal healthcare for pets and russians attempting to ruin modern life as we know it! 

12 more AIR BUD adventures left! #therewillbebud

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