Better In The Dark – Episode 132: Die, Indie, Die! The Changing Face of Independent Cinema


Let me take a few seconds to properly introduce everyone to the Better In The Dark podcast. Done by 2 (renowned writer) guys out of Brooklyn, NY named Thomas Deja and Derrick Ferguson, BITD is the one of leading movie podcasts on the internet today. Derrick and Tom’s chemistry is the stuff of podcast legends, whether they’re talking about today’s newest movie releases or their love for the Marx Brothers, there’s not one moment you’re not entertained. It also helps that they let me do their theme songs for the show. Enough intro though, welcome to your first experience of Better In The Dark.
Derrick’s Twitter – @DLFerguson1

The Boys Outta Brooklyn wander off the mainstream reservation this episode as they take a look at the way indie cinema has transformed into a minor league for the big studios. Tom and Derrick examine how the recent switch to digital projection, Sundance and other factors have transformed the face of this filmic tradition. Plus Derrick is reduced to helpless laughter when he learns one of Tom’s nicknames, far too much talk about 90′s alt-rock and comics, the revelation of where the indie spirit really lives, and a challenge to both the readers and the hosts! You don’t want Robert Redford making money off of you, so get to clicking!

Better In The Dark – Episode 132: Die, Indie, Die! The Changing Face of Independent Cinema

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Pineapples, Aliens, & Anger!


God speed to the Howitzer in his attempt control the Buzz-saw in this one. A Hall of Fame gets ASININE! Mike “the Buzz-saw” Asti sits a committee down and unleashes. This is a rant that would make the Soup Nazi blush. No pineapple chunks for you! On a happier note, college football is heading towards a playoff system. Does this signal our end of days? Will the aliens come down and reverse District 9 us? While an extraterrestrial invasion would make many of Mike’s crazy dreams a reality, it’s unlikely. What is likely? The NCAA finally waking up. How will this impact college football? Is the method for change actually the right one? Is it possible to please everyone? No!

LeBron James is officially a king! LBJ won his first NBA championship, as his Miami Heat completed a five game series victory over Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder. How will a crowned LeBron effect the NBA? Can the Heat actually become the dynasty they celebrated upon their inception? Where did their ESPN Live covered parade rank on the asinine scale? Hey Dan Gilbert, FYI: you were wrong! The Cleveland Cavaliers are still without title and the Cursed City is perpetually in the midst of a never ending drought. After officially putting to rest the insane NBA season, a brief draft recap will grace your ears.

Finally, the HBS catches up on their wheel house. Major League Baseball is approaching the mid-way point. Mike “the Buzz-saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo break down the Kevin Youkilis trade while answering some questions burning up all over the diamond. What teams have been the biggest surprise and can some perennial power houses fend off the injury bug to stay at the top of the MLB mountain top? One team that will eternally remain above the rest – the Howitzer and Buzz-saw, joining forces to conquer sports radio, one day, at a time….

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Pineapples, Aliens, & Anger!

Mike Asti is one half of The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show podcast. He also writes for and helps run the site BDL Sports and is on-air talent for the Champs Sports Network.

George Gerbo is one half of The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show podcast.

Previously from Mike Asti & George Gerbo:

Encyclopedia Crawford Knows All: The Right To Bear Arms…Brought Up At A Cookout?


This isn’t a typical post. It is however one that falls under entertainment, as it is entertaining to watch people argue over things. As mentioned before, it is amusing to watch people argue almost to the point of fighting over things such as politics. As long as it remains civil, it is okay. This particular argument happened at a relaxed Sunday afternoon cookout between two individuals that will remain nameless, just call them Frick and Frack. The main point was gun control. It is most interesting that both had very good points, yet neither were able to back off or give an inch of concession. This small argument is actually a perfect example of the larger scale problem, that people are unable to give an inch, and yet feel that they will make a difference in the greater scope of things. Continue reading

Hyphen’s Long Travelled Thoughts: Maury Gets Results


I’m old. While only 29, I still have seen some things in my day. I remember when The Maury Povich Show was on. And this wasn’t theMaury we all love (and loathe) today. This is when Maury, along with the Sally Jessy Raphaels, Phil Donahues, Ricki Lakes, and Geraldo Riveras of the world where constantly chasing Oprah Winfrey’s mega-blockbuster of a show. Continue reading

The Big Push: What Is WWE Doing With Their Big Men?


They are the outcasts, they inspire awe and fear as their massive size makes ordinary men and women look like children. Giants and monsters have been a part of wrestling since the beginning. In fact, many of the old time strong men and giants of carnivals were some of the main attractions of early wrestling. However, as wrestling has changed, so has the place of the monsters. They still are the unstoppable engines of destruction, yet now they have personalities. They dance, sing, and pat kids on the head making them smile. These two extremes, monster, and massive entertainer, are regularly seen in the wrestling world. In the WWE, the focus is on Big Show, Brodus Clay, and Ryback. The question is, what is WWE doing with these big attractions? Continue reading