Brand New Stunt Granny Audio Show Without A Name Yet.

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Yes indeed it is the start of a brand new podcast here on Stunt Granny. Shahid and Jeremy figure they talk enough about comics, movies, television and all sorts of pop culture that they may as well make a show of it. So, the results are what you can download and listen to immediately. For their first show the guys discuss the season finale of Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. They delve in to the full season of each show in order to bring everyone up to speed on the shows for those of you who haven’t given either of them a view. They discuss what worked and didn’t work about each show and theorize over the direction of each show going in to next season.  In rapid fire fashion they go over the Batman image reveal; The Flash trailer and why initial Internet fan reaction is normally totally incorrect. So give it a listen and give us ideas for the show name while you are at it.

News You Can Use: C.M. Punk, Sting & WWE Slam City

From misfits.cinderblock.com

From misfits.cinderblock.com

– A couple of stories struck me over the weekend. One being that Dana White was asked if CM Punk would fight in the UFC. It always reminds me that the majority of wrestling fans are dumb as bricks. CM Punk wears a Gracie Jiu Jitsu hoodie and incorporates mixed martial arts moves into his professional wrestling move set so that automatically makes him good enough to fight in the best MMA company in the world. I can’t wait to start playing hockey for the Pittsburgh Penguins because I wear their shirts often and have been known to use moves by Sidney Crosby & Evgeni Malkin on my nephews to score goals in bubble hockey. CM Punk was also in the news because he was on “The Talking Dead“. I guess that would make him an actor so he should immediately be one of the detectives on the next season of True Detectives.

Sting participated in a Q&A in England and was asked if he was going to face Undertaker at Wrestlemania 31. I’m glad that bricks can now speak or else I wouldn’t have content for the site. At least Sting was smart enough to say “I really don’t know. I can say that I would love for that to happen.” because that is as likely to happen as CM Punk capturing a title in the UFC.

WWE has teamed with Mattel to make WWE Slam City, a cartoon that will have 26 two minute episodes. They already have four episodes posted. It’s definitely for children so I’m not sure I can review it properly. I may watch a PG product about fake fighting but I have standards. I’ll have my nephews view it and give me a review for the site. I’m sure they’ll do that for their super cool uncle who happens to play for the Penguins. – Kevin

Thanks to Prowrestling.net for the news stories.

Stunt Granny Conversation: The Walking Dead – Season 4 – The Grove

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Kevin: There was some rough stuff in The Walking Dead last night.

Jeremy:  So, um, that was a lot of fun.

Kevin:  Yeah, this half season has been a real cheer ’em set of episodes.
Jeremy:  They answered a lot of questions with this episode as it pertained to feeding the walkers and dissecting the rabbit. Seemed like a cop out but it worked as it pertained to Lizzie being cuckoo.
Kevin:  I remember our speculation last year for who exactly was at fault for the mice and the killings and we got firm answers to both of those questions. And wow, Lizzie was off of her rocker. Wouldn’t you expect that more out of kids in a way? We’ve seen plenty of adults go batty but not many kids.
Jeremy:  I watched the replay and on second view the girl was so broken. She didn’t understand why Carol was upset when she killed her sister. All she said was she was sorry for pointing a gun at her. It sounds like she was this way before she was introduced to the audience.
Kevin:  It does seem like she was already which is weird considering how big of a plot point it was. Wouldn’t you want to explore that a little more or was the mystery the only reason to go that route?
Jeremy:  I figure having her world fall apart with walkers and then parents being murdered or eaten by walkers would do it. he breakdown was enough for me. I was openly hoping both kids got killed off. They were both so annoying at the beginning of episode.
Kevin:  I wasn’t rooting for them to die but I wasn’t buying the gigantic differences in the children in how they handled it. And why exactly is Carol wanting the not crazy one to shoot a deer? I understand teaching her to kill zombies but there’s no need for her to take out a deer at 8.
Jeremy:  I was lost on that at first but then she was trying to show her that you can and have to in some way kill something that is alive. It was about survival at that point. She figured out the walker part so that was the next step. her hippie attitude towards things was infuriating. You lost flower child , get on with it.

Stunt Granny Conversation: The Walking Dead – Season 4 – Alone

walking-dead-aloneJeremy:  So so you like Bob any better after this episode?

Kevin:  I’ll answer your question by starting at the beginning of the episode. Am I the only that thought they found Bob in the prison?

Jeremy:  Yes. He even said when they introduced him by saying they found him “out there.”

Kevin:  Okay. I must have forgotten about that. Bob certainly has more of a character after that episode but I’m not sure I like him, Maggie or Sasha any more after that episode. No one stepped up in that trio to be the leader.
Jeremy:  I liked his matter of fact attitude. When Daryl and Glenn approach him and he just stands there saying hello.
Kevin:  He tried to keep the group together and you can’t blame him for trying to get all up into Sasha.
Jeremy:  I see your side of it though. They are all codependent. Maggie gets all hard and takes off but then stops out of the blue. Sasha was beggin Bob to stay so she wouldn’t be alone. He gets some play and continues on. He turned out to be the only admirable one or at least hardened. Can we talk strategy and logic for a moment?
Kevin:  Sure, whose strategy?
Jeremy:  Those three. Sleeping in woods. Maggie just passing out in open instead of going to a friggin building twenty feet away. The sleeping in the open makes no damn sense. Let alone walking in the woods.
Kevin:  I wold have felt the least bad about anyone them being knocked off because of their strategy.
People have been staying out of the woods for almost the entire run of the show but all of a sudden, everyone is loving the idea, not just this trio.
Jeremy:  Right, Rick and Carl got to a house when Rick could barely move. Michonne at least joined a herd and was in a field of low grass. No idea what Carol and Tyreese have been up to.
These three decide to go camping. After the fog wouldn’t you hightail it? how turned around are these three rubes?
Kevin:  Carol & Tyreese found the tracks in their one episode. The fog was a cool way to get in a zombie attack since I don’t feel I’d seen it before.

Fog can be anywhere but again, if you’re in a field or something more open, you’d have more vision even in that situation.
Jeremy:  I was thinking that the time frame on all of this is part of the issue. How many days has it been? Seems liek all the episodes have the same amount of nightfall?
Kevin:  It is getting hard to tell what the timing is. With Carl, Rick & Michonne, you got a decent grasp of it. Or even Daryl & Beth, but this trio has been pushed to the back. I feel like they were in the same spot they had been left in their previous episode though so the day count is about the same as other groups.

Stunt Granny Conversation – The Walking Dead – Season 4- Inmates

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Jeremy:  OK then let’s do this. Carol’s back and they had a good explanation as well.

Kevin:  A very good explanation really. She was too attached to those kids. The kids like her too.

Jeremy:  Her excuse was a tad flimsy to Tyreese but under the circumstances it is easily believable.

Kevin:  Tyreese didn’t completely seem to be buying it but he figured the benefits of having someone else around outweighed a bad excuse.

Jeremy:  Yeah true I chalked it I’ll to shock and then elation. He has the baby skills of a rock. Psycho girls approach was more effective.

Kevin:  Killing  Judith would be one way to deal with a baby. I do love that the child looked too old when it was first born but now seems to be young for her age.

Jeremy:  Yeah that kid about up on size and has gone stagnant. Maybe that is the future of mankind; a world of Benjamin Buttons? I thought that was a nice moral dilemma. How do you handle that? Tyreese saved Judith but then she is possibly going to be your undoing.

Kevin:  I was a little surprised they had enough sense to grab some formula for the kid. Tyreese had it the worst out of anyone with Judith & the 2 little girls. Yikes. No help until Carol arrived.

Jeremy: On top of that one kid who is a tad , um, off her rocker and the other a blubbering mess. Seems pretty obvious now who killed Sasha and the other guy. Carol was clearly covering for her. Oh and the feeding of zombies.

Kevin: That kid has gone over the edge. At least with Carl, you see that has hasn’t completely lost it.

Jeremy: Carl seems to just be going through puberty in a horrible time. This chick probably had some issues before all of this and circumstances have added to the problem. I don’t feel much sympathy for her for some reason. Her sister seems like a regular child.

Kevin:  They introduced her as crazy so it’s hard to sympathize with her. If your theory is right and she did take out the 2 infected people, even less reason to have sympathy.

Jeremy: Just hoping it doesn’t turn in to Carol doubting herself again over one of the kids she trained or molded turns out to be a list cause. They have dine too good of a job building her up.

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Jeremy’s One Paragraph Movie Review: Death Race 2 (2010)

death-race-2The remake of Death Race is a lot of fun. It may not be the greatest flick but it is pure Statham. Death Race 2 is actually a prequel as it deals with the origin of Frankenstein and just how he came to be. Ving Rhames’ stature continues its decline as he has a small part as the evil misogynistic corporate man. Joan Allen has been replaced by The Walking Dead’s own Lauren Cohan as evil female corporate lady. This certainly won’t be at the top of her resume. The film is total camp and if it was made in the 70’s we may possibly be hailing it as grindhouse magic.  -Jeremy

Kevin’s Blog: Almost Live, Definitely Half Assed Review of @WWE #Raw

From roflcat.com if you can't read really small print.

From roflcat.com if you can’t read really small print.

I have a 3/4 done post about beer that I was hoping to post, I have a perfect column in mind for last week’s ROH airing that I just watched last night and I tried to get done a Weekend Rewind last night but it sits in worse condition than the ROH idea. Very unproductive weekend. I will get cracking this week. I really enjoyed doing the Walking Dead Mid-Season Review today so that’s a good start. We watched Total Divas right before doing this column. Another good thing. Although she is really irritated with the show this week so it should make for a funny column. (Next Day Edit: She was so pissed she didn’t know what she’d write. I told her to let the sarcasm out. Always makes me laugh when she gets snarky. We’ll see what happens.) Let’s roll.

CM Punk graces the ring first. He has the best guts in the business. He wants to live in his own universe away from HHH. He’s bleeped so I’m quite sure they knew it was coming. Stephanie McMahon comes out. The Authority is for free speech. The look on Punk’s face when he questioned Steph was priceless. Punk needs to direct his questions to Kane. Shouldn’t he get new music with this character? Kane gets to drone on. Punk challenges Kane to a match. The Shield shows up. How can JBL say there’s no collusion when they were directly working for the Authority the last several months? The worse fact is that neither of the other announcers have come up with this point. Mitchell Cool tells us they’ll only have one belt clarifying loop holes that everyone was looking for with their wording from last week. (Next Day Edit: I still think this build up isn’t enough for this type of match. Having the unification happen at TLC isn’t helping my misgivings.)

Damien Sandow gets to beat my boy Dolph Ziggler since Big E Langston is the Intercontinental Champion. Big E is on the headset. I’m sure Dolph wants a shot at the IC Title so that he can start chasing Chris Jericho’s record. They have a standard match which makes it bizarre after two consecutive brawls. JBL points out that a concussion cost Ziggler his second title reign. Oh no, he didn’t he called him out for his short title reigns. You’re Welcome for the Sandow win. I want to vomit. Shortest match of their trio.

The Divas get a gigantic tag match again because there’s no good way to get them on TV otherwise. The Bellas & Natalya are taking on AJ Lee, Tamina & Summer Rae. Tamina takes a beating from the Bellas early. Tamina takes over on Brie. AJ Lee continues to skip around the ring. Summer Rae botches a sunset flip. Natalya gets the hot tag. AJ makes the tag when Natalya is down. She played opossum. Small package by Natalya gets a victory. (Next Day Edit: Roll up win #1.) She continues on her hot streak. AJ  skips away from the match.

Holy Christ on a pony. Bad News Barrett. Who thought this was a good idea? My woman has a perfect question “Why is he stealing Damien Sandow’s material?” Randy Orton is glaring at Brad Maddox. He wants to be recognized as the greatest ever. Maddox is going to be his errand boy. Maddox needs to trim the bear. Not a good look. Daniel Bryan hits the entrance. Weird that he’s this pumped up.

Bryan takes on Erick Rowan after the break. It’d be criminal to not give him a microphone tonight. They still have plenty of time. It’s a power versus speed match. JBL going off the rails. They’re exchanging smaller flurries of offense than I’m used to. Rowan tosses Bryan into the barricade for a break. Nice of them to start an extended sell after I mention it. Rowan keeps going with the beat down. Bryan got shut down on an apparent comeback. I’ve been trying to ignore the Slammy categories because they make my brain hurt. I think JBL drank before this show. Rowan misses a splash to get things moving in the right direction. Rowan slows him with a boot to the face. Roll up out of a guerrilla press slam for the win. (Next Day Edit: Roll up victory #2.)The lights go out. Bray Wyatt tells Rowan & Harper to stand down. Bray understands Bryan. Together they can bring the machine to it’s knees. Interesting. Will a storyline finally be complete with the Wyatt Family? (Next Day Edit: Of course this storyline will be completed and everyone will be crapped on like Alberto Del Rio after it’s over. See below.)

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Stunt Granny Conversation – The Walking Dead – Season 4 – Dead Weight

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Which one became the new right hand man and who’s zombiefied in the drink?

One episode to go gang before the Waking Dead will break our hearts and no doubt leave some of us very angry.  Yup, one more episode to go before this half-season cliffhanger. The Governors plight came to an end. The events may have been a bit jumbled and the timeline is still in question but how did they guys feel about it? How stupid do people continue to be on this show? How convenient do the show writers make it for their characters? A tank? Really? Oh nd a driver to boot? Ok, whatever, just make it worthwhile.

Jeremy:  So, like I said last week, I wasn’t buying the Governor done good garbage.
Kevin:  Yes, it’s an interesting window into the world of TV. We know what the evil guy did in the past but you can’t help new meat from being fed to him. We never bought his turn around but people in zombie land are all that matter.
Jeremy:  If those women didn’t have that girl Megan he wouldn’t have bothered with them. So it was no surprise last night when he turned and took power. He was never redeeming himself. He was using them.
Kevin:  The whole opening scene backed up your point because it was just him giving her life lessons as he hang dries clothes.
Jeremy:  Lived the reveal of a tank. It was only a matter of time. As soon as they went on the excursion in the woods Martinez and gang were done. He immediately started to size them up.
Kevin:  The tank was one of those moments that is all TV land too. Well, we already did people fighting against people. Then people in gun fights. What can make things more explosive. I got it, a tank!
Jeremy:  Yeah but they did mention the army convoy being hit as well as his new right hand man being a tank operator. A little too convenient but fun.
Kevin:  I did think that was a smart ploy on the Governor’s part to get rid of the people who knew him in the recent past. Can’t let anyone dropping secrets.
Jeremy:  If Martinez had shown he was a capable leader he would have been OK. Getting drunk and hitting golf balls creating noise was pretty stupid. “Brian” is still protecting the women.
Kevin:  I didn’t even think about it that way. The Gov whacking him across the face with a club was rough-looking. Then slowly letting the zombies eat him was even worse.

Jeremy:  The club was really awful. Not sure why but the thought of an edge bashing in to the ear is nauseating. After that being eaten by walkers was almost mercy to me.
Kevin:  I thought the touch of not just pitching Martinez in the pit as the little bit of extra that made it worse. Although it’s not quite as bad as leaving a zombie anchored to the bottom of the nearby watering hole.
Jeremy:  Yes slowly pushing his head in to the pit was terribly clever. Helps make the story of him getting drunk and falling in the pit more likely. Of course the logic involved with a pit of walkers can be argued. The symbolism of trapping the innocent rube in the lake was obvious but not sure that is the smartest idea. Made for a great visual.
Kevin:  Yeah, leaving a walker alive always comes back to bite you in the ass. Plus, who wouldn’t use that water from time to time if it’s Kool-Aid blue?

Stunt Granny Conversation: The Walking Dead – Season 4 – Live Bait

The GovernorJeremy:  Do you went ti start the convo now?

Kevin:  Sure. How about those Lions?

Jeremy:  Calvin has no catches in the second half. Receivers dropping Easy passes. The Steelers announcers were entertaining in the second quarter. Then watched rest on TV.
Kevin:  I didn’t hear them at all. Barely heard the TV announcers since I taped almost the whole thing. Slow ass game lasted after 4:25.
Jeremy:  Yes when the Lions kept dropping passes clock stopping all over. Defensive line had no push and their secondary is garbage. No d line no wins.
Kevin:  The Steelers have gotten lucky the last couple of weeks with their opponents helping them. Although the Steelers had their own fair share of drops including what should have been a Heath Miller TD that turned into a really short FG. Speaking of FGs, no one has any idea what Schwartz was thinking on the fake.
Jeremy:  I didn’t mind the call. Then the defense shits the bed and let’s em go 98 yards?
Kevin:  Yeah, it’s designed to pin the opposing teams offense but it didn’t work. Big Ben didn’t forget to look to his best receiver like Stafford. First down to Brown and that was about it.
Jeremy:  Exactly. Then Lions really need Burleson back.
Kevin:  Somehow the Steelers are still alive in what is a truly horrific AFC. Had to fit that harassment in though. Were you expecting a whole episode on the Governor?
Jeremy:  Yes I was. So that did not surprise me at all and it was very good idea.
Kevin:  I was surprised but agree it was a good idea. The part that I’m interested in is how it fits in time wise with his appearance at the prison. He was cleaned up so it was definitely after his wondering aimlessly phase.

Stunt Granny Conversation: The Walking Dead – Season 4 – Internment

tumblr_mw3br5gaMR1rn610xo1_500Jeremy:  So after last night I am thinking Carol was totally justified.

Kevin: Since they were early in the symptom phase though, they would have been put down even if Carol hadn’t done it. I wouldn’t have thought of it that way initially though because the other crew did come back with the medicine that cured everyone.

Jeremy:  Exactly at the time she did what was right not that it was an easy decision. It ran rampant and now we are back down to a manageable cast thankfully.

Kevin: I’m not sure it was right as they could have quarantined them just like they had everyone else. Euthanize them when they turn like everyone else.

Jeremy: Hmm, maybe I am giving her the benefit of the doubt and they were on way out anyway. She mentioned they were bleeding already and that seemed to be the sign that the end was near.

Kevin: I didn’t remember her saying that. Either way, I still think a slap on the wrist was a better way to go. Or if she had just been vocal about quarantining everyone earlier. I’m not sure why that was such a hard decision. For Carol that is. No need to boot her from the prison.

Jeremy: Tyreese wasn’t exactly calm about it all. Rick had a strong point that Tyreese was going to kill her for it. He wasn’t going to listen at that point. Maybe now after the carnage he would but not right then.

Kevin: That is a valid point although did they ever actually show Rick telling him or even Daryl?

Jeremy: No Hershel told Daryl to go see Rick about her. Then they went to either Tyreese and Sasha or the big reveal.

Kevin: Okay, I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t crazy. I guess it would be a back burner issue to trying to save people’s lives. It should make for an interesting episode next week. The ending was so odd too. I thought Hershel crying was the end of the show then we get 7 minutes of a hunky dory 60’s sitcom.

Jeremy: Well they had to show the group come back with the chaos. Ending the show with Hershel breaking down would have been too much. It was a classic pulling the rug out from under the audience.

Kevin: They do too much to the audience almost every week. But you’re right that everything needed to be peachy before the next, but first retread threat.

Jeremy: The entire episode was relentless. If that virus had killed off a main character then the danger if the plague would have been more believable. At no time did I ever think Glen was in Trouble. Sasha is a meh character right now so she had a hint if danger about her sickness.

Kevin: Neither did I. Glenn & Hershel were safe as safe could be. I understand the teaser part of showing the Governor but it told me that the virus was just an afterthought story line to fill time until we got to the mid-season finale hook.

Jeremy: It served its purpose by thinning the cast. Not just the leftovers from Woodbury though. Carol is on the lamb…um…lame? Tyreese was given depth through grief. It served to bring Rick and Carl together again.

Kevin: You just showed me. Ha ha ha. I guess I think they could make the transition without doing the everyone is happy 60’s garbage and just show the Governor. Add in more of trip back from Daryl’s group. You mean to tell me they only ran into a herd of zombies on the way there?

Jeremy: I hadn’t even thought about the herd on way back. Maybe they were all drawn in to the school? The trip back would have been redundant I suppose. Did one of “Carol’s daughters” go Walker last night? Was she the one that bit the guys arm holding the gun?

Kevin: I only thought that one of them went in and she seemed safe since she kept asking Hershel questions.

Jeremy: Well guess that is a wait and see.  We have too many young blonde girls in the show. Time to get to choppin.

Kevin: Not only are there too many of them, they’re all just relevant enough to think you should know their names but you never do because they’re not memorable. I forget Beth’s name half of the time.

Jeremy: Funny I was just going to say Beth is the only standout. On that front. Hershel was really great last night. Didn’t realize that was his first up close and personal zombie kill.

Kevin: I had assumed he had at some point Hershel had killed one. My how I’ve forgotten that he was the original experimenter on zombies.

Jeremy:  Yeah. He shot with guns but apparently nothing close quarters. He was impressive last night, which made his breakdown at the end so devastating. He tried and tried and nothing worked.

Kevin: He did keep a handful of people around so it wasn’t completely in vain.

Jeremy: It sure seemed bleak. When Daryl called him a badass and he said “Yes I am” it cracked me up. One legged man got it done.

Kevin: Yeah, Hershel did have quite the feature last night. They hadn’t used him too heavily since the time on the farm. He’s been the old guy with sage advice since they killed off Dale that same season.

Jeremy: Dale would have lasted three minutes. It did round up the virus storyline very well. They even finally got rid of the herd outside the prison for the time being. Which, in, why the hell haven’t they done something like that before? Hell Rick said there was a bus. No one had the idea to take the bus and run their asses over?

Kevin: Or have more people knocking over the zombies instead of the three people they always pictured out there. Hey lazy asses, get up and do something.

Jeremy: Just seems like The Council runs a lazy ship.

Kevin: I did like that no one was from Woodbury on the council

Jeremy: You noticed that too? Well Sasha but that barely counts.

Kevin: You would think people might want to be involved since their last leader dicked them over

Jeremy: Very true. Especially with the same people taking you in also “attacked” you previously.

Kevin: Plenty of motivation to get involved but most of them wanted to be zombie fodder.

Jeremy:  Followers, yuck. Well we glossed over it but with happier days seemingly ahead they go and give the big reveal. He returns.

Kevin: Yeah, we did touch on it some but all I needed to do is wait another week or 2 to get some Governor.

Jeremy: We all knew he was going to be back and am surprised so soon. Next week looks to be his episode so will get an update on what he has been doing. But when they panned back and there was someone in the woods it did slip out “No way.” Then you see the eye patch and it goes dark. Great end.

Kevin:  I wasn’t surprised but still a great ending. Especially when the preview had mentioned how much Michonne had been hunting him. Right under your nose.

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