Taking a BITE out of Pop Culture!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What's Your Resolution?


Everyone here at Zombie vs Shark would like to wish all of you out there; a safe and happy New Year! We have enjoyed our time off, but the gang will be back for season 6 starting on January 16th. As they say in New Orleans, laissez les bons temps rouler...in other words, let the good times roll! In the meantime, we offer up a short but wonderful piece, the Audio Commentary: Futurama!

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Stay classy and thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Can't Get You Out of My Head














We at ZvS have celebrated the holidays many different ways with our wonderful listeners. Between regular episodes, VS episodes, Lucky 13 lists, and Commentaries we have enjoyed each and every holiday season with you. 
We were all set up to do our commentary track for DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE when all of a sudden there arose such a clatter we sprang from our studio to see what was the matter.
There on our lawn was 'Too Busy To Show' Joe practicing his swing. Before we could slam the door he rushed in to Plan B Studio and hit record, so I guess this year means we are shoving a music episode in your stocking. 
So pour yourself some Egg Nog, meet us under the mistletoe and unwrap our gift to you...An Ear Parasite For Xmas.


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Thursday, December 4, 2014

The VS Episode 2014

Let the Zombie vs Shark VS episode 2014 commence!!!


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This week's music:

Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Roar - Katy Perry
I Get Off - Halestorm
Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots

All music from the show is available on iTunes!



Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Turkey Day 2014!

The Candy Bar Gang has Hudson Hawk in the crosshairs
Hey, drop that third turkey leg right now! One should never be more stuffed than the turkey itself and if you are in a food coma; then how can you listen to the special Thanksgiving Day release from Zombie vs Shark? The guys continue to build on their holiday tradition of thanking the fans of ZvS with a release of a holiday commentary. This year, is a personal favorite of Jaye, Tony and the hot wives! All four gather together inside of Plan B Studio to record the Audio Commentary: Hudson Hawk! This fun, goofy comedy was an instant favorite for the gang. From the cartoon like comedy to the over the top characters, this film delights in many ways.
Karene, Cathy and the guys saw this movie individually and found that they had a shared love for it. Just one of the many things they have in common and waited for more than a year to record this commentary. It was a wonderful and fun experience for the gang and one they are happy to share with everyone on this holiday. So feel free to tune in now, or after the parade, or even after all the football game...we don't mind. We here at ZvS just want to say that we're thankful for all of our fans and look forward to releasing more episodes on our march to 200! Happy Thanksgiving!

The Mayflowers are some seriously, awesome cartoonish villains!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Musica Obscura


It's about that time again. That time when the lights are turned down really low in Plan B Studios and The King of the Podcast and 'Too Busy To Show' Joe sit down and share with us all (sometimes more with each other) what they've been listening to lately. In this installment Joe asks Jaye to figure out what are some of the "obscurer" (he no speak good) tracks in his library. The boys do not disappoint when it comes to unknown songs or bands. 
You'll be having a GOOD TIME while learning THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDLE when entering THE PLAYBOY MANSION. You may feel RUDDERLESS but if you TOUGH IT OUT you;ll see what a LOVELY DAY it could really be. F@*& YOU, because YOU AIN'T GOIN NOWHERE with those 30,000 POUNDS OF BANANAS in your trunk. Even if sometimes there are MORE BAD TIMES, but if you CATCH MY DISEASE you will see YOU ARE THE BEST THING whither you are becoming my NEMESES or simply THE MAN IN THE LONG BLACK COAT, I am just happy you are listening.
Sit back, relax and let us each track take you deeper and deeper down the Down The Rabbit Hole.


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lodi Is Next on the List


Well ladies and gentlemen founder of Stockton-Con, Mike Millerick, joins the guys inside of Plan B Studios to talk about the next venture...Grape City Con!
The city of Lodi is now getting it's very own pop culture convention just three years after Stockton's debuted. Exactly six months between the last Stockton-con and the next, Grape City Con will be held on February 8th!
For more details, check out their Facebook page! Since you are in the link clicking mood, go ahead and listen to our Mike Millerick conversation in order to hear where future cities will be next! Or if you just want to enjoy another episode of Zombie vs Shark. Either way, we won't judge. All we ask, is that you enjoy it.

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Stay classy and thanks for stopping by!

This week's music:

Centuries - Fall Out Boy
Ugly Heart - G.R.L.

All music from the show is available on iTunes!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Weekend Matinee!!!


As the leaves turn colors and the weather grows colder, we head for the indoors. As the season grows and the holidays attack us one-by-one, we long for a quiet retreat. This is when you should curl up on that couch with someone you love and enjoyably waste a day away watching mindless movies!
With Loops for 24 Hours, the guys sit back and gleefully discuss an avalanche of films that fall into the category of a lazy weekend afternoon matinee film. Movies that are pure enjoyment! Nothing that causes an viewer to think, to wonder, to infer; only to sit back and watch the cornucopia of visual stimulation laid out before you. Much like the way the guys hope everyone listens to Zombie vs Shark, tune in and the tune out! So grab that special person, pet or pillow and pop in a DVD or even a VHS and forget about life for awhile.


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This week's music:

I Bet My Life - Imagine Dragons
Boom Clap - Charli XCX
Beware the Dog - The Griswolds

All music from the show is available on iTunes!



Thursday, October 30, 2014

'Happy Halloween' Ep 2014!


You have spent the past four weeks listening to the guys talk about classic monsters. This week, the guys hear from you! The final episode of the 2014 Halloween run-up, is all about YOUR favorite monsters. Monsters that scare you the most, monsters that you love to see, or monsters that make you sad? The run-up episodes have become one of the guys favorite parts of the ZvS season and look forward to the next one. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we are Giddy with Anticipation for our finale!
So as you sit back and enjoy the gang's newest offering, driven by you, everyone here at Zombie vs Shark would like to wish everyone a very fun, safe and happy Halloween! Feel free to send in pictures of you in your costumes to zombievs.shark@yahoo.com, or Twitter and Facebook.


If you would like to get involved in this discussion or any others that we have had or will have, drop us a line at zombievs.shark@yahoo.com or you can contact us on Twitter @ZombievsShark. For a real adventure you can also follow each host of the show Joe (@ElihuSmails1978), Jaye (@jayeofmanyhats) and Tony (@yaggles23). Hope to hear from you all!

Stay classy and thanks for stopping by!

This week's music:

Thriller - Michael Jackson
Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
Monster Mash - Bobby Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers

All music from the show is available on iTunes!



Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 Halloween Run-up Ep #4

Laboratory furnished by Labs "R" Us
Fear. Fear leads to dark places. Fear runs wild with the imagination. Fear fuels irrational behavior.
We fear what we do not understand, and in some cases, we use it...to make a movie! Welcome to the fourth installment of Zombie vs Shark's 2014 run-up to Halloween! As we near the end of this year's series, the guys decide to discuss the 'accidental' classic monsters.
This episode gets broken down into two types of monsters, both are heavyweights. The first, is the kind that was created in a lab. Lots of liquids boiling on bunsen burners, and traveling through funny shaped glass. While the other, is a result of *gasp* the nuclear age! Mutants, mongoloids, nature gone wild (yes, pun very much intended).
But as you tune in, you begin to understand how both instances are taken from humanities real life fears. It goes beyond the fear of what's lurks in the dark. We have monsters right in our face, disguised as some sort of new and amazing drug or a revolutionary new technology that will infinitely improve our lives. It has gone beyond what has come before, but the a question still remains...will I be ready for the Surprise in my Backyard?

...without the other
You can't have one...














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This week's music:

Invisible Man - Mark Aaron James
Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult
Radioactive In the Dark (mashup) - Madison Cardoza

All music from the show is available on iTunes!



Thursday, October 16, 2014

2014 Halloween Run-up Ep #3

Clairvius, a known Voodoo zombie
Depiction of a Traditional Hebrew Golem





















Well the guys can't stop now, not that they want to, talking monsters is a favorite topic around Plan B Studios. Jumping right into it, the Zombie vs Shark presents the third episode of the 2014 run-up to Halloween by talking about 'intentional' classic monsters.
There are definitely some oldies but goodies discussed this week, however they creatures range from the distant past to far off futures (some less far off than we think)! Tony learns what a homunculus is and Jaye decides to share some information about German and Russian super soldier testing during World War II. You might want to skip that part!
Regardless, all of the monsters mentioned are closely related and have one very distinct characteristic in common, man's hubris. Each creature was brought into this world because someone decided they not only had to power to create, but the power to control as well. In turn, each and every creation goes terribly wrong; which often led to its demise.  Each fallen creation taking a toll on many of those involved on its way down. An important lesson is to be learned here, a word of warning, a cautionary tale...so pay heed, for things never go well When Man Plays God.

"IT'S ALIVE!" (Frankenstein, 1931)
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This week's music:

Frankenstein - The Edgar Winter Group
Feed My Frankenstein - Alice Cooper
Over at the Frankenstein Place - The Rocky Horror Show (2000 Broadway Revival Cast)

All music from the show is available on iTunes!



Thursday, October 9, 2014

2014 Halloween Run-up Ep #2

A depiction of the 'Jersey Devil'
The Halloween run-up episodes continue. This week, the gang will bring to the forefront; monsters that have been long forgotten, scoffed at, and just plain refused to believe even exists! In the second installment of classic movie monsters, they guys broach the subject of 'natural' monsters. As in these creatures have been brought about by evolutionary means or, as some may say, horrible hybrids born through unnatural unions.
However, ZvS, chooses to view these monsters from a fascinating and loving perspective. Passionate arguments are made in the courtroom of life, from expert witnesses in the field of Cryptozoology. Hey, you can't argue with scientists and that's a fact! There is even a brief mention of ancient aliens, you don't know, That Might Be True!


At left: A Photo of 'Bigfoot'
Above: Photo of the Loch Ness monster 'Nessy'

















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This week's music:

Monsterman - Devo
The Boogie Monster - Gnarls Barkley
The Monster - Eminem (feat. Rihanna)

All music from the show is available on iTunes!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

2014 Halloween Run-up Ep #1


Have you been counting the days? We here at Zombie vs Shark certainly has, it is time for the ZvS run-up to Halloween! This year, the guys will be discussing the various classic movie monsters in several installments. Focusing each week on a different archetype of monster. The guys open the topic up with 'historical' monsters how pop culture pulled them from the pages of history and made them into what we know today.
Will the guys mention your favorite monster? Maybe, it all depends on what category the monster falls into. Historical being the first run-up episode; followed by 'natural', 'intentional' and then 'unintentional'. So if they don't discuss your favorite this week, stay tuned, it may still show up in a later episode. In the mean time, the guys know What Some of You Deserve.

The Wolf Man (1941) starring Lon Chaney Jr.
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This week's music:

Vampires Will Never Hurt You - My Chemical Romance
Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met) - Panic at the Disco
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon

All music from the show is available on iTunes!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

What Do You Want to Talk About?


The guys take it easy as they prepare for the lead up to Halloween. This week, the guys talk about whatever they've found interesting...or annoyed the hell out of them, lately. Tune in to Space Gin to hear the latest ZvS episode of 'Pop'pourri!
Every so often, the gangs enjoys discussing things from around the world instead one main topic. Here we learn what people think of certain films with Amazon reviews, how a German film is trying to incorporate the modern digital age, and what has people so upset with U2 and iTunes. Plus many other things that peaked their interest.
So while you compile your list of horror movies to watch this upcoming season of scare, check out the latest episode of Zombie vs Shark and enjoy!


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Stay classy and thanks for stopping by!

This week's music:

Raised by Wolves - U2
FALLINLOVE2NITE - PRINCE with Zooey Deschanel
Stay With Me - Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox

All music from the show is available on iTunes!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Are You Claustrophobic?


No more comic book characters, no action stars, most definitely NO sparkly creatures of the 'night'! This week, ZvS brings you a commentary from M. Night Shamaylan's Devil. The gangs talks about the human nature factor of a small group of people trapped in a tight space. How would you react, not know when or if you will ever get out. Enjoy our audio commentary of Devil!



Trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, five people discover that the Devil is among them - and no one can escape their fate. This chilling, supernatural thriller from M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to a heart-stopping ending with a truly wicked twist.


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

PACK THE CAR, LOAD THE KIDS, GRAB THE SNACKS


That's right boys and girls it's time to hit the road with ZvS. On this music episode Joe & Jaye share tales of the open road (and sometimes of sitting on the side of that road broken down and lost).
Think back to family trips, singing your heart out on your family camping trip. What about you and your buddies heading to Vegas for a weekend none of us will ever talk about again? Whether you drive for the destination or the journey alone, if you drive for fun or business, alone or a full car you better crank up your favorite "road trip playlist" OR just sit back in the driver's seat and give ours a listen on Zombie VS Shark's own 8-Track Converter!


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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Drink Up

*** SPECIAL RELEASE ***

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Zombie VS Shark Drinking Game Rules
Ideal to have two to three good size drinks and one shot already poured before ep begins

TAKE A SIP WHENEVER

1.      Tony quotes Family Guy/Futurama/American Dad
2.      Tony quotes Anchorman
3.      Tony makes a reference to his 90s hip hop knowledge
4.      Tony says “twice”
5.      Tony mentions Jaws
6.      Mention of Tony's break dancing skills
7.      Tony or Joe do a “flawless” impersonation
8.      Reference is made to the “jerk off corner”
9.      Tony or Jaye reference an obscure cartoon from their childhood
10.  Tony or Jaye lose their train of thought completely
11.  Tony or Jaye flirts with a guest
12.  Jaye uses a word that isn't a real word
13.  Jaye “subtley” mentions Tank Girl
14.  Jaye makes fun of LOTR
15.  Jaye makes fun of Florida
16.  Jaye makes fun of Frozen
17.  Jaye makes fun of James Cameron
18.  Jaye sings/raps
19.  Anyone makes fun of Tim Burton
20.  Anyone makes fun of Twilight
21.  Anyone makes fun of 3D
22.  Doctor Who is mentioned
23.  Anything Whedonverse is mentioned (ie Dollhouse, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible)
24.  A hot wife is introduced as being on that episode (2 sips for 2 hot wives on one episode)
25.  House Of Doodle is on that episode
26.  Junior Bruce is on that episode
27.  Intern Celeste clears her throat
28.  Joe is on an episode (Not a music episode)
29.  If it's an Audio Commentary episode the guys mention a previous Audio Commentary film
30.  Joe steals Jaye's joke
31.  Jaye steals Joe's joke
32.  Intern Celeste steals Jaye's Thunder
33.  Timmy Simms called in
34.  “I think (you/I) dated her in (high school/college)”
35.  “Gone to Michael”
36.  “Shit on a stick”
37.  The show is recorded somewhere other than Plan B studio
38.  Mention of Madam Lawyer & her advice
39.  Outdated entertainment format is mentioned (ie. laserdisc, 8track, etc.)
40.  The first time Joe's Cock and it's enormous size are mentioned
41.  Jaye starts to cry
42.  DJ Monkey Spunk mentions “taboo” sexual acts (ie. blinding the marlin, etc.)



FINISH YOUR DRINK

1. Jaye makes a correct sports reference
2. Tony makes a Broadway Musical reference
3. If Jaye or Tony is NOT on an episode (not including Music Episodes)


TAKE A SHOT

4. When you hear the episode title



At the advisement of Madam Lawyer we at Zombie VS Shark would like to not only remind you to drink responsibly but also like to mention to our younger listeners that we at ZvS in NO WAY condone underage drinking. Do NOT play this drinking game if you are below the legal drinking age limit in your state/country. For everyone else... ENJOY! 


Thursday, September 4, 2014

The ZvS Happy Hour!


We here at Zombie vs Shark enjoy a good drink, especially when that drink involves one of our favorite activities...drinking! This week, the gang serves up a cornicopia of pop culture, libation filled entertainment! So, no matter where you are in the world, you can enjoy the following recipes while you listen to Everything's Sticky.
So we remind everyone, to enjoy themselves, drink safely and resposibily. Cheers! Down the hatch! But if your looking for more, then check out matadornetwork.com, for some toasts from around the globe! We will leave you with one of our favorites...Hau weg die schiesse. Which basically, “Away with that shit.” Bravo, Germany.

T-Virus (Resident Evil Shot)                                                           T-Virus (Resident Evil Shot)
Ingredients:                                                                                                                Ingredients:
3/4 shot Silver Rum                                                                                        3/4 shot Silver Rum
1/4 shot Everclear                                                                                            1/4 shot Everclear
1 Blue Twizzler                                                                                                  1 Green Twizzler


Directions: Wind a blue or green Twizzler around a tall double shot glass.  It should stick to the sides of the glass.  Pour in the silver rum and top with the Everclear.  Drink, then eat the Twizzler for a sweet and tangy aftertaste.



Green, Red, and Yellow Herbs (Resident Evil shots)
Ingredients:
Green Herb:
1 part Midori
1 part Green Apple Pucker
___
Red Herb:
1 part Grenadine
1 part 5 Hour Energy - Berry flavored
___
Yellow Herb:
1 part Gold rum (Bacardi Gold used)
1 part Honey bourbon (American Honey used)





Zombie

1 part white rum
1 part golden rum
1 part dark rum
1 part pineapple juice
 ½ part 151-proof rum
1 part lime juice

Mix ingredients other than the 151 in a shaker with ice. Pour into glass and top with the high-proof rum.






Purple Monster
1oz Blue Curacao
2oz Gin
2oz Sloe gin
1 oz Triple Sec
2oz Vodka


Simply add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and leave in shaker and pour a shot at a time. Drink enough of these and that purple monster will get you




Scooby Snack                  1.21 Gigawatts                   Bartman
½ oz Spiced Rum               ½ oz Cognac                      ½ oz Canadian Whiskey
½ oz Banana Liquer            ½ oz Rasp Vodka               ½ oz Amaretto
½ oz Midori                        Spash of Grenadine             ½ oz peach Schnapps
½ oz Pineapple juice           Fill glass with Redbull          Spash of Cranberry juice






There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand Daiquiri

6 oz. dark rum
2 tbsp. sugar
Juice of 1/2 lime
2 oz. banana liqueur
2 oz. water
2 very ripe bananas, peeled


Put rum, sugar, lime juice, banana liqueur, water, bananas, and plenty of ice into an electric blender, then purée until smooth and thick. Pour into two tall chilled glasses.




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Stay classy and thanks for stopping by!

This week's music:

Drunken Panther - Stupid Flanders
Drunken Lament - Ludo
Drunken Lullabies - Flogging Molly

All music from the show is available on iTunes!