Kelen Conley: This episode had a ton of things happen. While I hate that it ends on a cliffhanger, many storylines that have been plodding for the last 4 episodes get moving along in a hurry. While I’m definitely not ready to forgive the show for the atrocities it’s committed after a brilliant start, it’s a definite step into the right direction as we head into the latter part of Season 6. It also seems like a lot of the things we’ve been complaining about lately are going to get handled and a new threat is finally being introduced. A much needed change after the Wolves seemed to fizzle out, just like the Terminites in Season 5.
So with the professional footballs officially put away for another season, it’s time for Hyphen Nation to blossom into its final and best form! Or something like that. Contained within these audio walls, I discuss why the day after the Super Bowl should be some kind of national holiday, I compare my experiences with the OJ Simpson trial as a child with what I know today, the story of gas station snacks that spawned this episode’s title, my eternal struggle with never being able to catch up on all the podcasts I like, and I end things with a small tribute to the retiring Daniel Bryan.
It’s still snowing in Morgantown so if you live in a warm climate, I hate you. But I’d still like you to check out this episode. And pass it along like a note in class. I don’t really care if the teacher sees it.
Kelen Conley: There is absolutely no denying it; I am highly disappointed with this. We sat through 3 episodes, Morgan’s, the boring “Now”, and the update on Daryl, Sasha, and Abraham. We hung on the edge of our seats for this key plot point to be resolved. We speculated, some of us were crying, some of us wrote thousands of nice words about something we thought the show had lost (that would be me and you). The Walking Dead had a true shot to take the show in a brand new direction as Season 6 moved on and they couldn’t pull the trigger. We all know what not pulling the trigger can do for you, right Andrea?
Thomas Crawford: This episode seemed a little like filler in my opinion. Yes, there was some things going on, yet it didn’t really hold my attention that much either. I’m not going to say I had the problems with it that I had with “Now.” However, there were some points where it was trying to waste a little time in between the last episode and the next.
Thomas Crawford: The beginning of the episode seemed to suggest something crazy was about to start. A wide eyed Rick was running towards the town of Alexandria with a massive swarm of walkers in hot pursuit. Overall though, this episode really had a tough time keeping my attention.
The 50th edition of the Super Bowl is two days away. Panthers. Broncos. I make the final pick that can make or break my 2015 NFL playoff season. A win puts me above .500; a loss, under .500. More importantly, can Peyton win his second ring and tie Eli? Will he retire on top or head to LA next season? Can Cam silence his critics, at least for awhile? I’m really pumped about this game.
Also in this show (because I couldn’t do a 20 minute show just about the Super Bowl): Understanding what I like to eat, whether or not I’m scared of success, my candy addiction, and Go Demarcus and viral video in 2016.
Recommendations: New Girl season 5, Carly Rae Jepsen – E·MO·TION, The People v. OJ Simpson, The Internet – Ego Death.
This one is dedicated to my old desktop computer. The one that used to pump out slow n grooves every single weekend on Naomi Street. Thanks for the memories.
- Usher – Superstar
- Monica – Before You Walk Out My Life
- Michael Jackson – I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
- Usher – Slow Jam
- Boyz II Men – Doin’ Just Fine
- Lauryn Hill – The Sweetest Thing
- Chicago – If You Leave Me Now
- The Tony Rich Project – Nobody Knows
- D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel?)
- Sunshine Anderson – Lunch Or Dinner
- Drake – A Night Off
- Stevie Wonder – Knocks Me Off My Feet
- Donell Jones – Where I Wanna Be
- 112 – Now That We’re Done
- N SYNC – Gone
- Chicago – Hard To Say I’m Sorry
- Beyoncé – Me, Myself, And I
- Alicia Keys – You Don’t Know My Name
- Xscape – Who Can I Run To?
- Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why
- Boyz II Men – Trying Times
- Carl Thomas – I Wish
- Childish Gambino – So Into You
- Dru Hill – Beauty
- Meghan Trainor – Like I’m Gonna Lose You
I take a break with the NFL and leave the predictions in my other pants pocket. In the first regular episode of Hyphen Nation, I spend time talking about how terrible I am at dealing with change, how I’m trying to use Snapchat more but Android’s version won’t let me be great, how I finally get Seinfeld after 32 years, and I discuss where the real problem with Frozen lies.
Because I watch Frozen all… the.. time.
We’re down to the final four teams in the hunt for Super Bowl 50 and I recap what happened in the Divisional Round (I went 4-0, making me 5-3 this postseason) and pick the two teams that’ll be headed to San Francisco in February.
I also spend a lot of time getting distracted by all the people flying into the Kroger parking lot in search of bread and milk in preparation for Winter Storm Jonas. Considering this was the second time I recorded this episode after a headphone/microphone jack mix up the other day, it’s only right I get to watch the crazies fly in and out of the parking lot while the show rolls on.
Manning v. Brady. Cam v. Palmer. On v. On. Bye v. Bye. Kathy Bates. TV networks must hate me. The not-quite Hyphen Nation podcast. All of these things are discussed in this action packed third episode.
Did I mention I actually recorded this episode once? I was once told everything happens for a reason, so this reality’s Episode 3 must be better than the other Episode 3 you were going to end up with. Let’s go with that one.
Only one more sportball episode to go after this one non-sports fan listeners!