Today on the 5: As we close out the year, I take a little time to talk about my lack of attachment to things. Is this a case of something that I have in common with a lot of you, or am I in minority in this?

Direct download: 123112.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[1]

Direct download: thirty21.mp3
Category:thirty minutes with joe -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Direct download: thirty20.mp3
Category:thirty minutes with joe -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the (unplanned) 5: I take some time to run down our plans for the last few weeks of the year.

Direct download: 121712.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[1]

This week:

Man Of Steel
Star Trek Into Darkness
Pacific Rim
Robot Jox
Operation Plowshare
Unit 731
Dark Knight Rises Outtakes

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

Direct download: ozone305.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[1]

Today on the 5: I recently got one of the new Retina MacBook Pros for work. I was expecting the biggest thing about the new machine to be the screen. So far, I'm being impressed by a few other things more.

Direct download: 121312.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: I recently watched a nearly lost film of the late 80s, Miami Connection. It's a truly unique cinematic experience, a movie I can't imagine being made today.

Direct download: 121212.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: Over the last few months, there have been several examples of what I can only describe as "awareness initiatives". These are usually targeted ay discrimination of some type, and all seem to miss the one real avenue of change.

Direct download: 121112.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: When the teaser trailer for the full trailer for the new Star Trek film came out last week, there was a very divided response to it. Beyond the normal good and bad responses, I was caught by a question that popped up again and again: What Is Star Trek?

Direct download: 121012.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

This week:

The Hobbit
Guro
Un Chien Andalou
The Hawkeye Initiative

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

Direct download: ozone304.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[2]

Congratulations to the new dad!

Category:Blog Post -- posted at: 8:41 PM
Comments[1]

Today on the 5: I was reminded the other day that being behind the times takes no time at all when it comes to the realm of technology. In a sense, anyone who lives even a short amount of time in the Information Age becomes a dinosaur.

Direct download: 120612.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: We have reached an interesting new stage of mindset in America. We have moved past being unwilling to listen to each other, and now actively crave harm against those who disagree with us. What has happened to the land of the free?

Direct download: 120512.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: As I'm moving along towards the end of the second season of Star Trek: Voyager, I've picked up on something that could potentially be the fatal flaw of the series.

Direct download: 120412.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: Now that Windows 8 and the Surface tablets have launched, I have been finding myself having discussions with a wide variety of people in the IT industry about it and whether it will have a problem getting traction in the enterprise space.

Direct download: 120312.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

This week:

Days Of Future Past
Star Trek 2
The Hobbit
Masks

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

Direct download: ozone303.mp3
Category:Mixed Media -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: The CW network recently launched a very Smallville take on the Green Arrow character. My review of Arrow.

Direct download: 112912.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: The 1997 car combat game Carmaggedon was recently released on iOS and Android in front of the new reboot. I had a lot of great memories of the game, and as a supporter of the Kickstarter for the reboot, I got to download the iPad version for free. My review.

Direct download: 112812.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: My review of the recently released game Dishonored. I haven't finished the game yet, but not being in a rush to finish it is actually a very positive aspect of the game.

Direct download: 112712.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: In America, many occupations have a slowdown when a holiday like Thanksgiving occurs more than a day into the normal working week. If you're wondering how I could possibly talk about that for five minutes, rest assured I'm not wholly sure about that either.

Direct download: 112612.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

This week:

Assassin's Creed III
Garthe Knight
Heaven's Gate
Terry Pratchett

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

Direct download: ozone302.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Hey folks, just a quick note that I'm taking the week off of doing 5s. We'll still have the usual show on Friday, so it won't be a totally empty week. Have a great holiday!

Category:Blog Post -- posted at: 3:00 PM
Comments[1]

This week:

Klaus Janson
Assassins Creed III
Centurion
Lockout
Theater Warnings

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

Direct download: ozone301.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[1]

Today on the 5: I've started back at the beginning of the Punisher comics to see how well they hold up from what I remember. First up, the 5 issue miniseries that preceded the regular run: Circle Of Blood.

Direct download: 111512.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: A friend recently gave me a movie to review called The Karma Killer. I was expecting a pretty standard revenge movie, but instead I got a film that did some things differently and has an ending that took me by complete surprise.

Direct download: 111412.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[1]

Today on the 5: I've started reading the new Dynamite Comics run of The Shadow written by Garth Ennis. I was hesitant at first, just because I've read enough Garth Ennis to be wary of repetition, but so far it's been a great series!

Direct download: 111312.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: It's a good bet you've been in some situation where someone mentioned not wanting to talk politics or religion. While this has become socially accepted as a polite way of avoiding disagreement, to me it seems like a sign of how we've degenerated as a free country.

Direct download: 111212.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

300

For our landmark 300th show, who else would we want on to celebrate than our good friends from Mysterious Universe? Benjamin Grundy and Aaron Wright join us for the hour as we talk Star Wars, Five Guys, food service workers, and why games dedicated to the PC need to become a bigger niche.

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

Direct download: ozone300.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[1]

Today on the 5: One of my undying pet peeves when it comes to comics is when they change artists midway through an arc. It typically is a jarring stylistic difference, and it just breaks the flow of a story.

Direct download: 110812.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: When I got the new Samsung Galaxy S III last week, it occurred to me that one of the things that has happened with Android is that the OS itself has become less of a consideration. Much like iOS, the biggest thing people wonder about with phones now are the specs. Is that the mark of OS parity?

Direct download: 110712.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: I got my hands on the new Microsoft Surface RT last week, and got to play around with it a bit. My impressions of the new tablet offering from the Windows company.

Direct download: 110612.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

Category:General -- posted at: 4:12 AM
Comments[1]

Today on the 5: Privacy has become a mainstay complaint among technology buffs, and there doesn't seem to a week anymore without some news of data being tracked or personal information being disclosed. The angst gets all the airplay, but don't a large number of really end up acting in support of less privacy, not more?

Direct download: 110512.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 8:00 AM
Comments[0]

This week:

Hurricane Sandy
Disney Star Wars
Punisher War Zone

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

Direct download: ozone299.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: I've noticed that when people talk about bands that have been around a while, a frequent criticism is that they've changed their sound too much. Do we like bands better when they stick to the sound we first liked them with?

Direct download: 110112.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: A friend recently told me he's going to be test driving the new WiiU system from Nintendo. I think the WiiU may be the last console Nintendo comes out, or at the very least is the beginning of the end.

Direct download: 103112.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: We hear frequently about the hidden costs of the things we buy. Slave labor, child labor, unfair working conditions...do any of these factor into our spending, or do we just pay attention when it's something we don't care about?

Direct download: 103012.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: A story made the rounds earlier in the week about an Amazon customer who found that her Kindle library had been effectively erased, and that she was banned from buying anything from Amazon again. My question is, why do people feel they own anything delivered through a digital ecosystem?

Direct download: 102912.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

This week:

Red Dwarf X
The Evil Dead
Secret Six
Knightfall
The Death Of Superman
Forward Unto Dawn

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

Direct download: ozone298.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: Continuing my recent efforts to revisit some things I had negative opinions of, I have started watching Star Trek: Voyager. I haven't seen the series since it was first on TV, so I wasn't sure what I would think watching it after so many years.

Direct download: 102512.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: A court decision has denied the heirs of Joe Shuster new copyright to Superman, the character he co-created with Jerry Siegel. Is this a case of justice diverted?

Direct download: 102412.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: It's been hard to miss all the news surrounding Lance Armstrong lately. Isn't the bigger story here not the cheating, but what we want the rules to be?

Direct download: 102312.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: During our trip to New York a few weeks back, I finished a great book called Sandman Slim. My review of a book that grabbed me early on and never disappointed.

Direct download: 102212.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[1]

This week:

The Shadow
God's War
The Kindle Classroom
True Skin
Madame Butterfly

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

Direct download: ozone297.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[1]

Today on the 5: During our trip last week, I sat down and finally read the complete Batman: Knightfall storyline. I had read pieces before, and knew the basic story, but reading the whole run was pretty enjoyable.

Direct download: 101812.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: On the flight to New York last week, I decided to revisit Prometheus and see if it held up any better freed from the hype and Alien comparisons. What I found was a near miss of a great movie.

Direct download: 101712.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: While my wife and I were back East last week, we took a day to head to New York Comic-Con. My impressions of the big event in NYC.

Direct download: 101612.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

Today on the 5: Every month or so we seem to have new complaints about Facebook, or Apple, or Microsoft. At some point don't people lose the ability to criticize something if they use it despite knowing its flaws?

Direct download: 101512.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

This week, I'm on my own. Come along for an hour of streaming thought direct from my brain, if you dare!

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

Direct download: ozone296.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[1]

Today on the 5: Within the last few weeks there were major headlines talking about the shocking news of theft at TSA checkpoints. When did we start thinking that government employees stop being human? Are we really surprised that when people can steal that they do?

Direct download: 101112.mp3
Category:The Daily 5 -- posted at: 7:00 AM
Comments[0]

THE HOSTS


-->