the egg platter

Fast-paced new theme music, some fresh coffee and a heartwarming confession about one of America’s most loved child stars. Could this episode start any better?

From an affirmation of the joy of taking a long pee to the phenomenon of LEGO shaming, this episode is chock full of stuff that’ll make you go wowee, egads or maybe even gadzooks.

Perpetual nerd girl and fanfiction enthusiast Keeley Sheehan is back on the show to tell us why “The Hunger Games” isn’t just for people who devoured the books, and why offscreen violence in films is often more effective.

And if you liked our spontaneous approximation of the Sonic the Hedgehog drowning music from the last show, you’ll really love it when we break out into not one, but two different ’90s dittys in this one.

Ren finally addresses those pesky electronic cigarettes in Noun Shout (nobody else is doing it!) and Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch returns to close out the show. It’s Everything (Abridged).

This show is probably not safe for work.

 

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Casey’s recommendation

Ren’s recommendations

  • Julia Nunes, possibly the cutest thing in this world with a ukelele
  • Towns, a new game that puts you in the role of, well, a town.
  • Dead Heat. The ’80s are dead. Long live the ’80s.

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Everything (Abridged) Episode 3: Helium and Red Bull

by Ren LaForme on March 20, 2012

Can skydiving be a profession? Does the founder of Red Bull look like Guy Fieri? What show is being canceled due to dead horses? What did Ren do over spring break? These burning questions and more will all be answered in this week’s episode of Everything (Abridged).

This week’s noun shout ranges from eccentric billionaires to Mexico’s most dubious export, and from a whimsical instrument used by felines to one religion’s most prominent figure.

This week’s show should have featured a segment about video games starring Ren’s brother Corey and close Do This Thing! friend Jared Burdick, but an audio snafu messed up the segment. Corey recommended “Twisted Metal,” a Playstation 3 game about cars blowing up other cars. Jared recommended the highly anticipated “Diablo III,” which is finally being released on May 15. If you’d still like to listen to the segment, check it out here.

This show is probably not safe for work. There are F-words!

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Casey’s Recommendations

  • Sherlock, pulled from Casey’s deep knowledge of British TV
  • Join Us, a smart and whimsical new(ish) album from nerd favorite band They Might Be Giants

Ren’s Recommendations

  • 21 Jump Street, a remake of the classic TV show chock full of Jonah Hill and Channing Tater Tots
  • Take Me Home Tonight, because it’s not as bad as the trailers made it look
  • Tinderbox, an honest-to-god serious recommendation

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