Michael Winfield and Richard Manfredi argue. A lot. About everything. But mostly about the Mt Rushmores of Life: the four things that best represent any particular category. It could be sports, music, films, cereal or months of the year – there’s a good chance that Michael and Richard have a strong opinion on whose Mt Rushmore is the best.
To save their friendship, they’ve turned to the most reasonable person they know – Jeff Hopkins. Jeff is serving as judge and jury as he moderates their “discussions” on the merits of their Mt Rushmore of Anything and then rules on whose was best.
(NOTE: Jeff’s decisions are final and binding, in accordance with the US Fair Podcast Act of 2010.)
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The actor. A man or woman solely dedicated to their craft of taking the works of the world’s most talented playwrights and screenwriters and giving them life. Or, sometimes, they are happy to get a scene in a Fast & the Furious sequel with FIVE WHOLE LINES. Well, the hell with the Joe Schmo actors – we’re only talking about the best of the best.
This week, Richard and Michael try on the Masks of Comedy and Drama to explore the real – and we mean full on no fucking around – best actors ever. Meanwhile, Jeff plays “director”, which mainly means shouting things at us through an old-timey megaphone.
Continue reading “Episode 30 – Best Actors (Seriously, Like Daniel Day-Lewis, and No Shitting Around)”
There’s nothing worse than going to your favorite bar or restaurant and having your night ruined by some lout without a clue about the concept of civility. Some people simply can’t handle the basic manners required to eat anywhere but a Golden Corral, and even than they are probably cutting in line for the Chocolate Fondue Waterfall!
Richard, Michael and Jeff know about eating and drinking – they’ve been doing it their whole lives! This week they get together to discuss some of the rudest, most ignorant and just plain stupid things that customers do at bars and restaurants.
Continue reading “Episode 29 – Stupid Things People Do In Bar and Restaurants”
Baseball is our national pastime for a reason – there’s nothing that says summer in the USA like taking the family to game, getting some hot dogs, drinks and peanuts, and then taking out a second mortgage to pay for all of it.
But let’s be honest – as great as baseball is, some of the best things about going to a game aren’t necessarily about what happens on the diamond. There’s a lot of time to kill while watching a game, which means a lot of time to notice the little things that make baseball so unique.
Continue reading “Episode 28 – Things About Baseball (That Aren’t Necessarily About the Game)”
Let’s be honest – if you brought four CDs with you on a deserted island, you’d probably use them for anything other than listening to music. You could sharpen the edges and use them as weapons to hunt birds or fish. Or shine them to reflect sunlight in hopes of catching the eye of a nearby boat or plane. Really, there are tons of uses for these things.
But, the trope is there for a reason. Music helps us to remember great things in our lives, or get us through tough periods. And being stuck on a deserted island is probably up there in terms of “tough periods”.
Michael, Richard and Jeff talk about the albums that shaped their lives and they would want to listen to again and again. So gather around the fire you’ve started using flint, rocks and seaweed and get ready to listen.
Continue reading “Episode 27 – Desert Island Discs”
Pretty much everyone loves candy – unless you’re one of those “health” freaks who care about “nutrition” and “not having your teeth rot out of your mouth” and “diabetes”. However, there are some candies we can all agree on that no one wants. They are the candies that everyone was disappointed to get on Halloween. Simply put, they are shitty candies.
In this edition of the podcast, we take on a request from listener David Brown, librarian at the Casa Grande Public Library (it means “Big House” in Spanish). He does amazing work to keep kids interested in book readin’. Check out his YouTube page and his Twitter.
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For our 25th Episode Spectacular, Richard puts on his Punctuality Award pin and Michael the Perfect Attendance pin to become co-founders of the Rushmore Appreciation Society. We delve into the finer details about the film “Rushmore” in our latest podcast, celebrate a favorite film of ours and realize that this podcast is our Rushmore.
Jeff is skinny dipping in Mr. Blume’s swimming pool, giving out handjobs while these two were taking a nap on the front porch.
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Horses: they can be wild, or talking or dark. But at the end of the day, a horse is a horse, of course, of course. And no one can talk about famous horses like Michael, Richard and Jeff. (As long as they don’t talk themselves “horse”. Good night everybody!)
This week we tackle some of the most iconic horses of all time – fictional and real. It’s time to saddle up for another trail ride to Mt. Rushmore, everyone. Make sure you’ve got your feedbags strapped on tight – this one’s good.
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They are adorable, furry, sometimes cranky and often very bad at entertaining people. But enough about Michael, Jeff and Richard. Today we’re talking about the Muppets! Whether they are starring in kids’ TV shows, variety shows or the movies, everyone has their favorite characters. (Hint: it’s not Walter. Just…no).
This week we break down the most Muppety of all the Muppets (with the exception of Kermit, because that’s too easy of an answer) and try to get at the heart of what makes a Muppet. This episode features controversy, comedy and angry taco eating. So take your place in the balcony, because it’s time to get things started!
Continue reading “Episode 23 – Muppets (Not Named Kermit)”
It seems as though you can’t turn on a television these days without landing on a TV cop show within a few spins of your dial. People love to watch because they want to feel like there are good guys keeping them safe. Also, they want to be assured that if they are found dead in the dugout of a baseball stadium, the detective will have a witty one-liner like “Well, I guess he’ll need a pinch hitter.”
But TV cop shows are about more than solving crimes. They are also about the relationships between the partners. Often, they are mismatched pairs who have to learn to put aside their differences to root out crime. In other cases, Jack Webb is involved and the other guy kind of stands around.
This week Jeff gets to play both Good Cop & Bad Cop in a performance that’s sure to merit Emmy consideration, as he goes undercover as a amiable podcast host to take down the nefarious ferret smuggling operation run by Michael and Richard. He’ll win their trust by moderating their discussion of the Mt. Rushmore of TV Cop Teams and then…well, just wait for the final act.
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No, we aren’t talking about the band that gave us “Dancing in September” and “Fantasy” – although they are pretty sweet. We’re talking about the four elements. It’s what makes up everything that’s around you. Well, technically, that’s molecules and protons and stuff. Who knows! We’re podcasters, not scientists. If you want that, go find Bill Nye.
Join us as Michael and Richard try to determine the four things that best describes each of the elements, and Jeff summons the spirits to make a ruling.
Continue reading “Episode 21: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water”