Better In The Dark – Episode 134.5: Geek Culture and the Aurora Massacre


Tom and Derrick discuss the recent massacre in Aurora, Colorado.

Better In The Dark – Episode 134.5: Geek Culture and the Aurora Massacre

Better In The Dark – Episode 134: BITD Watches Fox!


It’s the 25th Anniversary of The Fox Television Network…and Tom and Derrick celebrate by gleefully unearthing some of the shows and events the first ‘netlet’ neglected to mention when it threw itself a birthday party! Join the Boys Outta Brooklyn as they toast the hotness of Alison LaPlaca and Melanie Chartoff, defend Morgan and Wong from the tongue-lashing of Chris Carter, commemorate the first cross-network crossover, and otherwise poke the sleeping memory of the nation’s fourth broadcast network to dislodge some stuff it might not want to remember. You know we control the universe, so get to clicking!

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The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Sustaining A Revolution (Guest: Brian Cuban)


This week, Mike “the Buzz-saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo welcome Brian Cuban into the HBS ring. Brian, brother of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, is an accomplished lawyer and has lately appeared on national programs such as CNN and “Red Eye Radio” to discuss the debacle at PSU. Brian stirred up some controversy after dropping the legal angle to the punishments smacked down by the NCAA towards the once holy Pennsylvania State University. Mike, The Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show’s resident heel, is always a supporter of an unpopular, yet accurate opinion. Cuban will provide his insight to the topic that even moratoriums can’t stop from sweeping the nation.

After saying goodbye to their guest, Mike and George will explore some recent MLB news. Is the trade deadline crock pot just starting to simmer or has it already boiled over? FYI: The Buzz-saw will brag about the strong possibility another one of his pioneered bandwagons and prediction machines coming true….AGAIN! This program closes with an overjoyed Howitzer, as the asininity that has been the NHL off-season is slowly going away. Rick Nash is FINALLY a New York Ranger. A saga that has plagued hockey fans for over 6 months is now over. There may even be a preview of the fast approaching new NFL season. Mr. Brian Cuban conquers the courtroom, just like the Howitzer and Buzz-saw conquer sports radio, one day, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Sustaining A Revolution

Hyphen’s Long Travelled Thoughts: The Dark Knight Rises Shooting


I went to bed last night complaining on Twitter that I probably wouldn’t get to see The Dark Knight Rises in theaters. Having just started a new job, it looks like my comic fandom is going to take a back seat to the real life reality of paying bills. That being said, I was okay with not attending the midnight premiere of DKR. Having attended the Spider-Man 3 premiere in 2007, I realized midnight showings just weren’t for me. I’d rather hit up a matinee the week after the big screening. Less people and a better opportunity for me to focus on the movie. Continue reading

Slater’s Signature Finisher: A History Of The Money In The Bank Briefcase


WWE’s most recent pay-per-view “Money in the Bank” is, for lack of a better term, in the bank. The two marquee matches are the MITB ladder matches, in which competitors climb to retrieve a briefcase containing a contract for either a WWE or World Championship match at any time of his choosing. The contract is good for up to a year. Continue reading

Hyphenated Review: Breaking Bad – “Live Free Or Die”


I’m a sucker. Continue reading

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – The Asinine Busters!


Too much asininity in your life? Needing a cure? Well, you’re in luck! Mike “the Buzz-saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo cure asininity like the Ghost Busters rid the world of evil spirits. This week, the HBS examines the non sense that is the Penn State scandal. Now that Jerry Sandusky is behind bars, who else should be punished? Did the Fern Investigation forever tarnish Joe Paterno’s legacy? How should PSU deal with all of this and should the Joe Pa statue remain? I’m thinking anything but covering it up and hoping the problems disappears will do (wink). Is Pennsylvania State University deserving of the NCAA iron fist: the DEATH PENALTY? Is there a rarely explored legal angel that could complicate matters even more? Unfortunately, this is a forever developing story that even moratoriums can’t contain.

The Knicks officially decided to part ways with Jeremy Lin, as the man responsible for tons of insanity moved to Houston. Was this the right decision by perhaps the most asinine management brass in professional sports today? How will Lin fair now that he lacks any super-star caliber talent around him? Is an asinine superman (Dwight Howard) preparing to put on a Rocket colored cape, and join Lin? Where do the Knicks go from here? Mike has deemed the Knicks the Asinine Management Team of the Year. Their award? Buzzsawing!

Lastly, with the MLB trade deadline fast approaching, Mike and George will discuss some players on the block and the key buyers and sellers of baseball. Everything may be asinine around them, but the Howitzer and Buzz-saw Show is never asinine. It’s hard to be asinine when you are busy conquering sports radio, one day, at a time….

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – The Asinine Busters!

Slater’s Signature Finisher: The Ballad Of Nigel McGuinness


One of the things that has made me happiest as a wrestling fan over the last year has been the rise to the top of Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. Two independent wrestling stars, who were both told they lacked the star power to make it to the top of WWE, are currently feuding over the WWE Championship. Continue reading

Why Jericho Must Win And Other Money In The Bank Musings


A week or so before Chris Jericho’s Brazil incident in which he was suspended for 30 days for disrespecting the Brazilian flag, I was having a heated discussion on Twitter with Mike “The Buzz-Saw” Asti and Brandon Radcliffe. Brandon was saying that Jericho’s much ballyhooed return to the WWE was a failure because of the multiple PPV matches he had lost. Mike and I were trying to explain that while Jericho’s record has been terrible, the fact that a proven veteran came in just to help Sheamus and CM Punk legitimize themselves was no failure. Of course, Brandon tends to disagree with me no matter how many times I prove him wrong so he still ended the conversation feeling that he was right. Continue reading

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Conquering Chaos

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Now in mid-summer mode, Mike “the Buzz-saw” Asti and George “the Howitzer” Gerbo join forces to sort through all the chaos that is the sports world. The MLB All-Star Game has come and gone, as every remaining game becomes that much more important. After a dominating 8-0 victory over the American League, has the National League signaled a changing of the guard? The NL has now claimed home field advantage in the World Series. Mike still feels this is very asinine and will reiterate this stance in typical buzz-saw fashion. How will the pennant races look going into October compared to how they appear currently? The Pittsburgh Pirate fan base will even be called out for hypocrisy.

The NHL and NBA off-season continue their soap opera dramatics. Rick Nash is still left toiling in Columbus, while the Dwight Howard saga shows no signs of coming to end anytime soon. Will George break his principles and actually discuss either one of his moratoriums? (Probably not). Does it really matter? We all know Mike enjoys hearing himself talk anyway. The Howitzer and Buzz-saw grace your ears and conquer chaos, as well as, sports radio, one day, at a time…

The Howitzer & Buzz-Saw Show – Conquering Chaos

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: