June 5

Mastermind Team’s Robcast Episode 228 | Plaid vs Periwinkle

mtrthenetwork's Rob Lee & Dann D
Anime is cool, Eartha Kitt is cooler

An all new episode of the Robcast is ready and waiting!

Eartha Kitt returns from the grave for a new round of New Challenger. Rob gets involved with the effort to help Ellicott City while Dann challenges the current King of Wakanda to become the legendary Italian Panther. The Crown City Cook finally breaks the silence on McDonald’s “new” quarter pounder with cheese burger. This week’s Geek Stuff is extra special with two separate stories about Pokemon! Which will you choose, Pickachu or Eevee and does anyone really play Pokemon Go anymore?

What does a pineapple, a durian and a jazz fruit have in common and why does Andy Rooney keep giving us useless advice? All we know for certain is: you can’t get cum on a cake in Georgia no matter how hard you try.

Meanwhile, Greg makes a funny.

Whether you stream now or download and listen later, you don’t want to miss the episode cooked entirely on a George Foreman Lean Mean Grilling Machine.

 

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June 4

Geek Stuff | FLCL Progressive

This past weekend saw the resurrection of one of Anime’s weirdest, most beloved series, FLCL.

Pronounced Fooly Cooly, FLCL originally aired in Japan back in 2000 with an American dub later on in 2003. I’ve tried in the past to sit thru these six episodes to no avail. Fortunately, with Adult Swim re-airing the first season every Saturday night I was able to manage a half hour a week for what is no doubt one of Japan’s harder to comprehend animes. And trust me, it isn’t the easiest thing to follow. In short, the plot revolves around a boy who gets hit by an alien with a guitar and then proceeds to try to be normal despite the robots that keep growing from his head no thanks to the alien with a guitar. There’s heavy sexual overtones, weird references to things I’m not totally sure exist, violence and the overall sense that this is supposed to be a coming of age story for the main character, Naota. All of those things are great but they hit you at a sprinter’s pace until the episode ends and you’re left scratching your head like Krusty the Clown declaring “What the hell was that?!”

FLCL: Progressive is the long-awaited second season to all the aforementioned above. And while it had a more focused feel to the storyline, one thing was for certain: this is still a very weird and sexually charged world.

The episode opens with a mysterious girl walking thru a tattered landscape. Everything is in black and white with the exception of a sharp horn growing from the girl’s forehead. She somehow finds herself in front of a giant red eyeball before waking up. Thru the course of her day, we learn that her name is Hidomi and she spends the bulk of her time ignoring the waking world whenever possible. Her neon blue cat ear headphones (which are always affixed to her head) represent her refusal to acknowledge anyone before they have a chance to get to know and subsequently reject her for whatever reason. We meet a few of her classmates, who are obviously part of the sexual overtone of the show, her mom and a brand new guitar wielding alien who rides in the back of a self-driving low rider instead of a bright yellow Vespa. Like Naota in the first series, Hidomi gets struck by the self-driving car and before the end of episode one, finds herself in the exact area where her dream took place.

Before the new alien with a guitar parts ways with Hidomi, she remarks “It looks good on you.” referring to the bright red horn growing from Hidomi’s forehead. The next day in school, Hidomi is left reflecting out the window as it’s revealed that her teacher is actually the original alien with a guitar from the first series. The class cheers, Hidomi looks hesitant and I feel a lot less confused by this FLCL than the one that came out over a decade ago.

The hallmark of this series is the music. The Pillows are the original J-rock band who composed an entire album just for FLCL 1 and it’s safe to say that they have done it again! One of my favorite parts of this show is the song “Little Busters”, a song that when it starts playing, signals to the audience that the episode is almost over. Every other track is brand new just for FLCL: Progressive and it feels like The Pillows never fell out of love with the series (Although I really wish “Ride on Shooting Star” was still the ending credits theme). Hopefully as the show goes on there will be more to enjoy, but for now, I am sated, mainly because we have new The Pillows to look forward to but partly because I know exactly what the hell is going on this time around.

-DD

 

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May 30

Not Your Mama’s Sex Episode 5 | Oral Odyssey, part 1

Welcome to week five of “Not Your Mama’s Sex”!!! Wow, your cohosts are still doing this thing huh? If you are a newbie to the show STOP, turn around and start from episode one!!! Trust me, you will thank me later. If you are a regular, welcome back lover!

 
This week’s Main Course swallows the subject of Oral Sex (wink), an Oral Odyssey . Join Mr. Podcast Rob Lee and your neighborhood friendly enticing Relationship Enhancement Specialist Myoshi on a journey of eight steps to giving a mind blowing blowjob. Myoshi breaks down the #factsonfacts instructions while Rob Lee comes in with his personal perspective for each step. This episode is truly the embodiment of the give and take and banter that you have come to love from the cohosts. What happens when you mix a Relationship Enhancement Specialist with an ego and a competitive nature? Hmm, Myoshi will let you know if she is all talk or if she walks the walk. 
 
Before the Main Course, there always has to be some Foreplay… and this week Rob Lee breaks it DOWN for the end of Masturbation month! He shares some tips and tricks that even shock Myoshi, so you know it has to be good. Myoshi tells the audience why she doesn’t want her mother to listen to the show and gives you a little sneak peek of what is to come for the live show… 
 
Do you have any suggestion in topics you want to hear, want to give the cohosts feedback, or would like to be a guest on the show; slide into their inbox @ eventhebackdoor@gmail.com and don’t forget to follow them on Instagram @ Not_Your_Mamas_Sex_. 
 
“Not Your Mama’s Sex” is a sex-positive podcast that focuses on sex, relationships, communication, and kink with facts and life experience from a female and male perspective. Join our co-hosts each Wednesday when a new episode drops and don’t forget to share with your friends!
 
Warning: Not Your Mama’s Sex is not for the faint of heart! If you have any sexual hang-ups please walk away because this podcast “Goes There”.
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