For our final round of debates, we synthesize the new list with the classic list to determine our Mt. Rushmore of Badasses as it stands right now. We plan to revisit the list in the years to come to keep it up to date. Check out the final podcast in the series for 2021.
What do you get when you pair up Steven Seagal with an apron, a playboy playmate, and the insanity of both Gary Busey and Tommy Lee Jones? You get the most notable entry in his badass resume, Under Siege. Is it enough to measure up to the likes of Arnold, Stallone, or JCVD? Check out the podcast to find out what we think.
Our original list was bursting at the seams when we stuffed in the amount of beef available during just the 80s and 90s. Well, since then a lot of old contenders have filled out their catalogs and new contenders have arisen, both men and women. So we’re retooling the list to add as much grade-A prime as we can handle in a single sitting. Of course, that’s not all of them but we’ll get there eventually. Check out the podcast to hear us debate the likes of Dave Bautista, Linda Hamilton, Gal Gadot, and many more.
KUMITE! KUMITE! For anyone who grew up in the 80s or 90s, Bloodsport is the best-known movie starring a man best-known for his incredibly limber legs, Jean-Claude Van Damme. Also starring Bolo Yeung as the man with the world’s largest pecs, it’s a movie that we both love and fear. Take a journey to Kowloon (seriously!) with us as we break down this classic badass movie from our childhoods.
You got to ask yourself. What are you going to do? What the hell are you going to do when you’re staring down a pack of water crazed camels hell bent on sucking the vital fluids from your air conditioner, your toilet, your water pipes? When they come as an unstoppable lumpy force to destroy your very means of modern life? One hump or two, motherfucker? One hump or TWO!?
The fans have been clammoring (clammoring!) for Jim and A.Ron to sing a duet of the inimitable Garth Brook’s “Low Places” for over a year now. Actually, that’s a lie. But! You can still hear it if you stick around after the outro in this week’s episode! Leading up to the big finish, we give a bit of PSN update, I talk gearhead bullshit for a minute, we talk about the local board gaming scene, the mighty THOR not sucking nearly as much as we presupposed, and whether Chris Hemsworth could earn a spot in the badass pantheon.
It had to be done, folks. Just too high a concentration of badassery, bullshit, and balls to ignore. Jim and A.Ron post up in a local BW to break down the latest installment of insanity that is the Fast & the Furious franchise. Spoiler alert! Cars are driven fast, women’s bodies are oggled, nitrous oxide is injected, cocoa butter is applied to arms, chin stubble is sported, and one liners spouted. The audio quality is a little off since we recorded this on my blackberry sitting on a table during game four of the Bulls/ATL playoff series, but it’s easy to understand.
I know what you’re thinking. This is the Blue Yonder crew. I’m NOT listening to any damn thing that is tagged “watersports!” I know! I know. But listen, it’s not about what you’re thinking. Mostly not. Maybe a little? But it’s totally in a video game context, so I’m sure you can deal. If not, I have several really excellent therapists I can refer you to.
Some stuff we recorded that didn’t make the show but easily could have.
A. Ron and Jim saw The Expendables and needed to cast about it.