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Shenanigans Episode 45: Putin Pockets and Laser Ladies

September 17th, 2018

Where do I start with this episode? First off, if you're at work, you'd better put on the headphones. This one goes off the rails pretty quickly. We learn that Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop is being sued because her quack remedies are simply just that. Sciencist are trying to figure out how often we should be pooping for our best health. Walden does the math for us. Apparently some women are concerned that their lady parts aren't pretty enough. In steps a woman who will prepare a plaster cast of them for you. These casts can be the artistic centerpiece for your next holiday gathering. A family in Connecticut has learned that you should never, ever use dynamite as a candle during a power outtage. For some reason Craig tried to shut the show down early before Rich had a chance to talk. So what does he want to discuss? How many communion wafers would it take to eat an entire Jesus. Some things are better left unsaid...

Cast: Craig, Rich, Walden, Vinnie

Running Time: 88 Minutes

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Shenanigans Episode 44: Survival of the Laziest

September 7th, 2018

We learned this week we learned that the Shenanigans crew is practically immortal. Being lazy may help ensure survivabilty. That's great to know. Yes, Virginia, that IS a real unicorn. Just ignore that horn. In the big story of the week, we talk about the bride that went off the deep end when her invited guests opted not to pay a fee to attend the ceremony. We read the whole diatribe from Facebook. Howie also gives us the govnermental definition of a sex toy. Who knew we needed such a detailed explanation? We've learned that a teacher from Michigan is being probed about her appearance on an adult website.

Cast: Craig, Howie, Rich, Walden, Vinnie

Running Time: 76 minutes

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Shenanigans Episode 43: The Ghost of Vinnie Bobarino

August 31st, 2018

I have no idea what happened to Vinnie's microphone, but he's next to impossible to hear. On the plus side, he doesn't talk too much this episode. This week, Howie brought us Banana Girl who insists she's living the dream by not showering, not shaving, not wearing clothes, and not eating anything other than...bananas. The debate between boxers and briefs rages on, although I think we can all agree that air conditioned underwear may be the wave of the future. If you're having trouble getting pregnant, maybe you're doing it wrong. Don't follow the example of a Chinese couple who had been doing it incorrectly for four years. Meanwhile, France is experimenting with public, outdoor urinals that will later be used for compost. Speaking of compost, apparently baby poop has highly beneficial health aspects that scientists think we could mine it for probiotics.

Cast: Craig, Howie, Rich, Walden, and Ghostly Vinnie Bobarino

Running Time: 62 minutes

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Shenanigans Episode 42: The Great Foof Fiasco

August 25th, 2018

Where do we start with this one? We had an outline, we assure you of that. However, we never really got into that groove. This one is a bit top heavy with all the funny stuff happening in bunches. If you trim your bush into the shape of a woman, should you expect drunken revelers to have their ways with it? And Gwyneth Paltrow? What can we say about her? Apparently a lot. Most of it is not good----and none of it is safe for work. Do you remember some old commercials from when you were a kid? We rattle off a few. The kids today have no idea with Netflix, Hulu, etc, what commercials even are. And what's going on at Area 51? I guess we'll just have to ask George.

Cast: Craig, Howie, Rich, Walden, Vinnie

Running Time: 80 Minutes

 

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Shenanigans Episode 41: It Begs the Question

August 18th, 2018

Howie accidentally stumbled upon one of Rich's pet peeves, and then proceeds to stun Rich with all his obscure pop culture references. Who knew there were so many drunken characters in Disney movies? Apparently only Howie. We discovered that there is an Amish Uber driver. Do we have to use smoke signals or semifore to book our ride? Have we had enough of sex robots yet? The consensus is no. Heck, now you can even finance one like a car. The poor mailman...

Cast: Craig, Howie, Rich, Walden, and Vinnie

Running Time: 77 Minutes

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Shenanigans Episode 40: Let’s Just Blame the New Guy

August 10th, 2018

We had a new partner with us for this week, and all hell broke loose -- mostly in post-production -- so we thought we'd blame him for the problems even though he had almost nothing to do with it. The sound levels are all over the place with this one, and we going very, very long. It sounds great in the headphones, though. New blood means new viewpoints, and we go some interesting ones. From the get-go, Craig leads off with a misheard lyric from a Canadian commerical. "Get it at the Ex" was not at all what he heard. There's a bit more of a focus on military stuff, as Vinnie Bobarino was former Army. Have you ever wanted to see "A Christmas Story" recreated in all its buttery goodness? Ohio brought that idea to fruition. Rich and Walden have decided they will fight for the free samples at the grocery store and steal the electric carts. The debate over whether "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie continues, and now they compare that movie with "Home Alone." Are those zebras of just happy donkeys in the Cairo Zoo? The guy from Dallas agrees that it was "No Goal" in 1999. We thought we should point that out.

Cast: Craig, Howie, Rich, Walden, Vinnie Bobarino

Running Time: 150 minutes

 

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Shenanigans Episode 39: Howie Only Saw the Bits and Pieces

August 4th, 2018

We had the best of intentions this week of following our carefully selected articles. We barely even looked at them. Instead we talked about everyday things, like nicknames and Howie's favorite Underoos. We also talk about Howie's sister-in-law on American Ninja Warrior, as Howie starts to give us play by play. We didn't do a good job with it, but Rachel was very sucessful. We finally got Howie to stop talking. All it took was Gronk. For the rest of the episode, we were all over the place. I guess we need Walden back to keep us in line.

Cast: Craig, Howie, and Rich

Running Time: 113 minutes.

 

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Shenanigans Episode 38: Where The Ninjas At?

July 27th, 2018

This week starts Gronk Watch. That's right, we're back on the Gronk craze. We want him to be our guest for our 69th episode sometime at the end of February or beginning of March. Londoners, in a effort to showcase an artistic rendering of what it means to be a Briton, have erected a supersized statue of Jewish-American icon, Jeff Goldblum. There's a lot of movie trivia going around the table, including a debate whether "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie or not. Speaking of Christmas, George apparently is hiding his Christmas Pickle at Picklesburg in Pittsburgh. Beer goggles are real according to scientists, but please make sure wildlife near a Belgium nudist beach don't get a pair of them. Officials believe that the wildlife may get spook by nudists at a nearby beach. Their solution? Add barbed wire. Ouch. Attention ninjas!!! Japan has a shortage of ninjas. Now's your chance!!!

Cast: Craig, Howie, Rich, and Walden

Running Time: 107 Minutes

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Shenanigans Episode 37: Finally, Here’s That Missing 18 Minutes

July 22nd, 2018

The lateness of this episode is all Craig's fault. He forgot. He couldn't find. He made some empt promises to Rich. But after searching, he's found this week's episode. We start off with Craig explaining to us how he entertained himself at the doctor's office while waiting for an MRI. Howie tries to tell us the difference between a "Schlemiel" and a "Schlimazel." Now that stores are no longer accepting moist boob money, where can you keep your cash when you're wearing those fashionable Speedos? A man stole a firetruck from an active fire scene and took his girlfriend for a 100-mile joy ride. We also ask Howie more questions about Judaism, which of course, he cannot answer.

Cast: Craig, Rich, Howie, Walden

Running Time: 100 Minutes

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Shenanigans Episode 36: That’s Some Interesting Beer, Rocketman

July 12th, 2018

We wished Howie a happy birthday, and there was some surprise that he still isn't 40. What are the marijuana laws in Indiana? Packages full of pot are showing up on stranger's doorsteps and the Church of Cannabis is not allowed to use it in their sacraments.  If you're driving in Florida, make sure that there is no one riding on the hood when you take off on I-95. Cell phone users!!! Please stop recording events with your phone. Use the phone to call for help, and we beg you, do not block our view of the concert while you film. There's a brewer making some beer with some very interesting ingredients. They should get together with some beer brewers in Newfoundland. The boys investigated whether something massive smashed into Uranus. The Donald arrives and gives us his rendition of "Rocketman" by Elton John. It's so worth the wait.

Cast: Craig, Howie, Rich, Walden

Running Time: 95 minutes

 

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