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.
A big, Arnold-sized shout out to epicmouthful for commissioning the Predator podcast. It might just be the perfect action movie, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers muscling their way through the jungle, toting vehicle-caliber weapons, trying to kill the alien that is hunting them. What else do you really need to say? Well, we talk for over an hour about it so if there is anything else, we probably say it.
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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.
A.Ron and Jim break down bathroom etiquette, brag a bit about Jim’s new system, “Behemoth”, and catch up the listeners on the state of the Badass, with mini reviews of Faster, and looking ahead to True Grit, the Mechanic, and Nick Cage’s latest hilarious attempt to climb Mount Badass.
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.
WAAAAAAAHHAAHAA!!! KEEEE_YAA! Brace yourself cause this cast has the force to knock a man on his ass. Hot off the heels of Badasses – Part Deux, it’s the Movie Martial Arts cast with Jim and A. Ron. They discuss Tony Jaa and Jackie Chan, along with other movie martial artists, follow it up with a dose of love and hate and bring it home with what could be the worst Kung Fu movie of all time! Enjoy.!