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JVM #79: Transformers Insurance

JVM #79: Transformers Insurance


Bonnie from Colorado asks:

Would a transformer buy life insurance or car insurance?

I bet if they move to Canada they wouldn’t even have to pay for car insurance. Cos, you know . . . they’re cars . . . .

September 11, 2013 Comments are Disabled Read More
Question Monday: Why is it so cold outside?

Question Monday: Why is it so cold outside?

explore-states-vic-snow-playLast year it was a high of 80ºF. Today, it’s like 50º outside. I heard it snowed in Canada over the weekend. Hi, weather we’re having. Give us back the old weather.

Anyway, so my question is, what’s up with this weather? And is it unseasonably wrong where you are?

May 13, 2013 Comments are Disabled Read More
Rerun: Build a Robot!

Rerun: Build a Robot!



Mike Birbiglia from New York tweets:

Why would I have kids when I could BUILD A ROBOT?

Apparently this is a popular episode, so since we haven’t had an episode in so long (SO LONG) I decided to put this one out for you all to listen to again.

Enjoy. And we will see you again next week – same time same place.

March 9, 2013 Comments are Disabled Read More
Monday Repeat: Hurricane Amber

Monday Repeat: Hurricane Amber


A huge hurricane has ravaged the East Coast of the United States. It’s still going on, currently fixing to touch down on the Jersey Shore (good riddance, Snooki!). In honor of upcoming Stormageddon, we revisit a previous question as submitted by Amber from England.

A long time ago, Amber asked: 

Why are storms always called after females? (No sexists remarks please). In American Spainish is the J pronounced as a H like Spain?

Do you live along the coast? Have you evacuated? Are you okay? Commiserate in the comment box below. And please be safe.

October 29, 2012 Comments are Disabled Read More
Help out a friend for Extra Life 2012

Help out a friend for Extra Life 2012

Resident Star Wars expert and resident Cheesesteak expert Chris Scott of Vagary.TV is, for the third year in a row, doing a marathon. He is seeking donations from his family and friends to help the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. With his permission, I have posted his email in its entirety.

Dear Friends and Family,

I have a secret to tell you, I’m on a mission to save kids and I need your wallets. No, seriously your wallets can help them.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, injuries from accidents and life-sized mascots with people in them, to name just a few. Five years ago they treated my daughter Lea for pyloric stenosis, a rare stomach issue amongst girls that was causing her to lose weight, rather than gain it. She’s still afraid of mascots though.

On Oct. 20th, 2012, for a third straight year, I’ll attempt to play video games for 24 hours straight and it’s my sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to send me your wallets (filled with money) and a pizza to support the cause. A monthly pledge or one-time gift, like your wallet (filled with money), will go a long way towards helping the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Also, your donation (not the pizza you are going to send) is tax-deductible.

Last year, Extra Life raised more than 1.2 million dollars to save kids, but in 2012 our goals, just like the needs of the kids we serve, are much, much higher.

I can’t do this without your money. I mean, I could but then it would just be another Saturday. And you don’t even need to bring me the money, as donating online is safer and easier than walking through North Philly after dark. To make an online donation just click the “Support Me” link at the bottom of this e-mail and follow the directions for how to create a rocket.

Remember this is all about the kids so don’t be cheap, open your wallet (or just give it to me) and donate something to make the little thermometer go up.

Note: pizza is entirely optional but greatly appreciated.

Click here to help resident Star Wars expert Chris Scott in his efforts to raise money for the best darn children’s hospital in Philadelphia.

September 10, 2012 Comments are Disabled Read More
Jay V Mail Question Time: What is up with this guy?

Jay V Mail Question Time: What is up with this guy?

So, I reckon S.H.I.E.L.D. are a bunch of really clever guys who know what they’re doing when it comes to living life and protecting the world and all that. So when Nick Fury says to go south, you don’t say there’s no navigation. You use the sky, like most of humanity had done before compasses.

But no, not this guy. Not at all. He must have missed that day in class. So, how does a guy like that make it into S.H.I.E.L.D.?

This is also why I love Samuel L. Jackson. No one else could have delivered that line. It was written for him.

September 8, 2012 1 comment Read More
Jay V on

Jay V on

The folks who run Sweet Feathery Jesus the podcast invited me to guest on their show this past Friday. I originally thought they were just looking for an Asian replacement — previously they had a co-host named Hiccup — but whatever the excuse, I jumped at the chance. I’ve enjoyed listening to SFJ since at least episode #17, where they hated on “comedian” and “actor” Robin Williams.

Topics on Sweet Feathery Jesus #54.5 include:

  • Pussy Riot’s 2-year jail sentence for singing a song against Vladimir Putin
  • “Rule’s 2 Da Game of Hoez!!!”
  • A kid buying booze with a fake ID
  • Shia LeBeouf ‘s upcoming movie Nymphomaniac

The .5 episodes are not available directly at If you want to listen to it, you would either subscribe through iTunes or Stitcher. Download Stitcher to your mobile (if you haven’t yet) and then just search for “sweetfeatheryjesus“.

August 27, 2012 Comments are Disabled Read More