This year Pax and Jeeg are joined again by Jay and Matt from the Purple Stuff Podcast to celebrate the 2015 Halloween season.  For this episode we all watched two of Rankin-Bass' Halloween Specials.  First we discuss Jack-O-Lantern from 1972 and then we talk about the Mad Monster Party movie from 1967.

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In this edition of Drinking with Wrestlers, Mike Downs recounts a tale of drinking with Kevin Nash at a hotel bar in Chicago during the height of the Monday Night Wars.

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Rasslin' talk takes over Nerd Lunch once again as Jeeg, Mike Downs from the Atomic Geeks, Chad Young from Horror Movie BBQ, and RD Reynolds of WrestleCrap fame come together to wax poetic about the 1990s battle for pro-wrestling (and cable TV) dominance between WCW and WWF/WWE. One episode is not enough to tackle the topic, but the crew hits the highs, lows, and aftermath of this golden age of wrestling. Enjoy and let us know your favorite moments of The Monday Night Wars!

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They said it shouldn't be done, but we did it anyway. With just over four years behind us, the Nerd Lunch crew hit a milestone episode number of 200 shows. With no idea what to do, we were rescued by Fourth Chair Army generals Jay from The Sexy Armpit and Shawn from Branded in the 80s and they put together a special "Roast & Toast" of CT, Pax and Jeeg. You don't want to miss this one as it is chock full of questions, memories and special guests:

Plus hear from:

Special thanks to everyone who participated and everyone who has joined us in the Fourth Chair over the years. Also, thanks to all of our listeners. We hope you enjoy this monumental episode. We'll be back with more next week.

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So we had plans for a really great show where guest Aaron Nix would return after a long absence. The topic we had planned was great and would have been the greatest show ever. But computer problems and the like kept Aaron from joining us. Instead, we present you with this conversation that occurred between the Nerd Lunchers while waiting to start the show.

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The Nerds are again joined by May and Kay to drilldown on the second Star Wars prequel movie, Attack of the Clones.  We discuss our first time watching the movie, we scrounge deep down into our souls to discuss the things we liked about the movie and then we discuss things we had issues with, which may not be some of the things you're expecting.  

Come check it out, along with our insightful commentary you'll hear lots of audio issues, several of us have problems remembering words and CT confesses his hatred for 50s diners.  All in this week's action packed episode!


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Pax and CT welcome back Evan for a fun, creative exercise in modernizing some of the wacky characters from the Golden Age of comics. Amazing-Man, the Vagabond, and Fantomah all receive updates to transform them into characters for 2015 and beyond. Nerd To-Dos feature Star Wars reading, the Flash on Blu-ray and the upcoming Nerd Lunch rebrand.

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The Nerd Lunch Crew are visited by the Cult Film Club crew to talk about the newest installment in the Mad Max franchise, Fury Road.  We gush love all over the movie for an hour and a half.  Come follow us and ride eternal, and enter Valhalla, all shiny and chrome.  WITNESS ME!!!

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Michael DiGiovanni from The Atomic Geeks and Classic Film Jerks returns for a second look at Film and TV tropes. We did this before on episode 142 and there are so many, we have to do it again. How tropey. Sewers, murder-solvers, funerals, and insane people are among the topics discussed. Nerd To-Dos feature Supernatural, Person of Interest and an update on Lorenzo Lamas.

This episode also marks the fourth anniversary since the debut of the Nerd Lunch Podcast.

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The Nerds are once again joined by Michael May and Kay to discuss the Star Wars prequels, starting with Episode I: The Phantom Menace.  We talk about the first trailer in Nov 1998, the build up to the movie in May 1999, we talk about Celebration I in Denver and then we start digging into what we liked and didn't like.  Lots of talk about Jake Lloyd, George Lucas' writing and of course, Jar Jar Binks.  

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Kirk Howle and William Bruce West guest on this episode where we jump out of "internet group think" and make a case for why some characters, actors and movies get a bad rap. Hear us defend the Spice Girls, John Doggett, the Keanu Reeves Constantine movie, and Star Trek: Enterprise...just to name a few.

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We've tried the 2015 Lays Do Us a Flavor chips so it's time to talk about them.

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Jeff from Your Weird guests in the Fourth Chair and we return to an old topic of ours, the Listbuster. This time we target Screen Rant's 10 Most Influential TV Shows of All Time and decide if we feel the list is good or needs busting (hint: it mostly needs some busting). Then we come up with some alternatives of our own to add to the list. Nerd To-Dos feature some talk about the Lay's Do Us a Flavor 2015 set and serves as a prequel to an Extra Helping later this week.

Shows discussed: The Wire, The Simpsons, Sopranos, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Saturday Night Live, I Love Lucy, The X-Files, Seinfeld, LOST, and Law & Order.

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The nerds return to the Movie Menus franchise topic this week with Eric Huang from Junk Food Guy and The Nosh Show. Inspired by Denny's latest go around with the Fantastic Four menu, each podcaster must come up with a themed menu using a movie and a restaurant chosen by other members of the panel. Our Nerd To Dos this week feature Ant Man, Agents of Shield, Rogue Nation, and supporting Fourth Chair Army member Rondal Scott's Strange Kids Club Kickstarter.

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This week the Nerds welcome back Jay from Sexy Armpit.  They are returning to franchise topic Real Life Scenarios in which we have to pick a real life person to exist in a pop culture scenario from movies or TV.  In Nerd To Dos we talk about Halloween, THX-1138, Ernest Cline's new book and we get another LorenzoWatch 2014 update.

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Episode 189 - CT Goes to Texas

In this episode, CT drives around Texas and has actual nerd lunches with members of the Texas Fourth Chair Army. First up, Jasmin from 1 Fine Cookie and we did a round of Andrew Bloom-inspired "would you rather?" questions. After that, Rondal from Strange Kids Club was up and he talked about the relaunch of his Kickstarter and we talked through some "Muppet scenarios." Last, but not least, lunch with Miss M from Diary of Dorkette and the Eclectic Mayhem Podcast contained talk of some "action figure scenarios." Don't worry, at no point in the podcast did CT mess with Texas.

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CT and Pax continued some nerdy discussions with Christian and Evan after this week's show.  Here's 10 minutes of that discussion.

You're welcome, Internet.

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CT and Pax welcome Christian Nielsen from The Atomic Geeks and Evan from Bizarro Jimmy Olsen's Mid-Life Crisis Blog to celebrate 75 years of The Flash. Jay Garrick, Barry Allen and Wally West are all discussed. Earliest memories, favorite runs and craziest villains are among the topics when talking about comics. Then the attention turns to the TV shows, both the 1990 version and the 2014. PLUS: We play a game of "The Flash: Dead or Alive?!"

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Jeeg and Pax welcome returning guest Rob Graham and the trio discuss famous acting duos who showed up together in more than one project. Hepburn and Tracy, Wilder and Pryor, Pegg and Frost! Find out who the Nerds like, who they don't like and who they want to see more of. Nerd To-Dos feature vacation plans, Star Wars and Pink Panther 2.

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Michael May and Kay return to discuss the last of the original Star Wars movies, Return of the Jedi.  We talk about the first time we saw the movie, our favorite scenes, our least favorite scenes, the Special Edition changes and more.

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Drawing inspiration from all those movies, TV shows and comics that are "X meets Y," we create new pitches based on random properties meeting other random properties. Robert from To the Escape Hatch joins us and we create movie and TV show ideas based on Smurfs, Zapped, Pac-Man, WKRP, Harry and the Hendersons and more. Nerd To-Dos feature a new Lorenzo update and remembering James Horner.

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Episode 184 - Down the Rabbit Hole

Do you ever go to Wikipedia looking for information on one thing but find yourself 20 minutes later having visited 20 other pages? Well, that's what we do on this episode of Nerd Lunch. Pax and CT are joined by Tim Lybarger from and Jeff Somogyi of and the Your Weird Podcast and we play a game of "Down the Rabbit Hole." Can we get from the page for Karate Cop to the page for Tom Sawer (song) within the show? (Pre-apologies to all die-hard Rush fans...) There's only one way to find out...listen now!

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CT invites Kay to join him in this celebration of the 11th Doctor's premiere appearance. Together they try fish fingers and custard. CT even made his own custard using this recipe.

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Ryan from Grub Grade and The Nosh Show joins the nerds this week as they try to find alternative work for some junk food and fast food mascots. Who should shill for Cheetos if Chester Cheetah was laid off? Who should ascend to the throne of King Vitaman? What other product could an unemployed Hamburglar represent? All these questions and more are answered in this week’s show. Our Nerd To Dos include Fury Road, The Americans, Akira, and Trader Joes Peruvian Inca Corn.

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For this extra special Extra Helping Pax is joined by Shawn Robare to discuss the 1990 cartoon sequel, The New Adventures of He-Man which followed up and rebooted the classic mid 80s cartoon.  We talk about our first exposure to the property, we discuss a few of the episodes and how the show differs from the earlier incarnation and we even discuss the toys.

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