Episode 32 - Gotta Bing Em All! (5/15/19)

Who are those pokemon?? They’re Auldenchar and Jacobluk! What are they talking about? I don’t know, probably something that’s a few months too late to be pop culturally relevant!

(But maybe that’s good because now we have the benefit of reflecting on those first impressions. Or maybe that’s just a justification of always being late with these things. Alright, pull up, get back to the episode description man!)

This episode, we discuss our experiences with the phenomenon of Pokemon as well as the newest live action Pokemon movie, “Detective Pikachu” (2019). Next, we do a Real Human Bing Search into an absolutely China experience, Chinese square dancing! Lastly, our Picks of the Week!

Endnotes:
Sequel already in production! Wow, that was fast! - https://screenrant.com/detective-pikachu-2-pokemon-movie-sequel-release-date/
Full movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAA_yWX8ycQ
Can’t stop the dancing! - https://www.cnn.com/2017/02/28/asia/china-gets-tough-on-dancing-grannies/index.html
What was good about AD&D - http://www.story-games.com/forums/discussion/18860/what-was-good-about-ad-d-2nd-edition
Travel to Taiwan - https://www.lonelyplanet.com/taiwan
Fubon Guardians! Ever Rising! - https://www.fubonguardians.com/content/masterpage/Index.aspx

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Episode 31.5 - It's a Bird, It's a Plane, No! It's D&D! (4/28/19)

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Whoa! Another bonus episode! Awesome! We’re basically like a superhero, there to save you when you need them most!

This is a collection of our bits and bites from the D&D section of our talk, with some other random things thrown in because we love you! Keywords: D&D, Zizek, Spock and Y2K, real smart big boys Peterson and Shapiro, Marvel Heroes.

End Notes:
Zizek eating hot dogs - https://twitter.com/nickusen/status/1118253255195275265?lang=en

Episode 31 - Fantasy Fantasy Draft (4/28/19)

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Oh man! They took Namfoodel? That totally messes up my draft board! Where does Latimer Estman fall now? Or Tormund Bloodreign? Or Rikard Sanchi?? (D&D inside jokes lolololol, totally the way to invite new fans in…)

Yes that’s right, today is a double dose of nerd with Playlist of Our Lives Part 4 (1998-2000) and a new segment called the Fantasy Fantasy Draft, which is all about D&D and RPGs. It’s a rollicking good time followed only by the best time of every week, the Picks of the Week. Check it out!

End notes:
The best theme song ever! - https://www.dndbeyond.com/
Why everyone loves AD&D! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gImewVPd5o0
Draft Day, it’s Bad Moneyball! - https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/04/21/field-maneuvers

Episode 30.5 - The Most Dramatic Bonus Ever (4/12/19)

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Gabbin’ and giggling like gals on this here bonus episode. I can safely call it the most dramatic one ever. Smart people will be brought up, embarrassments will be revealed, birds will be judged and Big Brother is always watching. What does that mean? Listen to find out! (Or just look at the end notes…)

End Notes:
You can literally watch everything! On one level I’m horrified, on the other, I’m fascinated at how they actually make a show out of it… - https://www.cbs.com/shows/big_brother/live_feed/
Steve Moses wins big on the show. Go Blue Devils! - https://www.fredonia.edu/alumni/statement/coming-age-fredonia-senior-steve-moses-wins-%E2%80%98big-brother-17%E2%80%99-cbs
Birds heard what you said Dimarya. This is their response! - http://mentalfloss.com/article/52814/7-awesome-things-birds-can-do

Episode 30 - The Bingclor (4/12/19)

On the most dramatic episode of Real Human Bings yet! Colton’s shall be discussed, tripping and falling will be laughed at, and working moms will finally get a comedy they deserve! Accept this rose and listen along won’t you?

Joined by “The Bachelor” experts, first-time-long-time RHB Dimarya Funk and friend of the pod Melanie Peck, they try to explain to Jacob just what captivates them about this famous reality TV show. (Not that he needed much pushing to begin with, he was hooked within the first episode…) They break down the most dramatic season ever as well as why they love this show in the first place.

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And of course, as always, our favorite part of the week, Picks of the Week. Keywords: nostalgia, hometown, cleanliness, working moms, lots of laughs. Don’t miss it!

Endnotes:
Jacob should have brushed up beforehand! - https://www.motosport.com/blog/10-atv-riding-techniques-for-beginners
Like this show even needs more press… -https://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelor
Seems like a worthy cause, no joke here - http://www.coltonslegacy.org/
Binging With Babish, “Garbage Plate” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjoeVwJTUTA
12 Wings in 12 Hours, “Buffalo Wings” - https://video.bonappetit.com/watch/12-types-of-buffalo-wings-in-12-hours-which-is-the-best
America’s favorite sponge! (Besides Bob) - https://scrubdaddy.com/scrub-daddy-original/
Working Moms - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6143796/

Episode 29 - Like a Bing Pizza Pie (3/2/19)

When the moon hits your eye, like a Bing Pizza Pie, that’s amore! We are joined this time by another lovely Real Human Bing, Kelsey, to talk about that oh so delicious treat, Pizza!

After getting to know our guest with some Real Human Bing Questions, we dive into that pool of goodness comfort food known as pizza. Our Real Human Bing Search brings up topics like: What’s the origin of pizza? When did it come to North America? What’s the best kind of pizza? Is NYC water great? What’s the pronunciation of the name Horge? How’d we end up at that subject? You’ll have to listen to find out!

This time we end with some surreal, but ultimately sentimental Picks of the Week! Hope you enjoy our nice fun conversation friends!

Endnotes:
Oscars, you messed up again! (1 of 2) - https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/burning-2018
The advertisement director’s philosophy on this: “Keep it ALL in!” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah5vJleVuJQ
Oscars, how could you??! (2 of 2) - https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/film-review-if-beale-street-could-talk/Content?oid=9274618
China Dream by Ma Jian - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/22/china-dream-by-ma-jian-review
Umami YouTube channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqrrxZeeFSNCjGmD-33SKMw
We’ll miss you studentsa! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFkTu8Y1KLs

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Episode 28 - It's High Dunoon (2/3/19)

Rule Bingtania, Bingtania rules the radio waves! We went to Jolly old UK, with Jolly old Julie! Two Bings unleased in the most United Kingdom! (errr… about that…)

When we weren’t running away from mass mobs of Brexiter’s angry about foreigners in their country, we were enjoying a wonderful holiday in a wonderful location. Listen as we regale about our traveling in some pretty cool spots.

Also, we delve into myth and reality with a special Scottish themed Real Human Bing Search! Are kilts, shortbread, tartan really that Scottish? You’ll have to listen to find out. Lastly, our Picks of the Week!

End Notes:
Here’s what the British Museum has to say about the Parthenon… -https://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting/galleries/ancient_greece_and_rome/room_18_greece_parthenon.aspx
Falun Gong explainer - https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2018/09/05/what-is-falun-gong
This was the worst game in a while… - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_LIII
Go see this play! - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stags_and_Hens
”Come on Elieen” is a pretty cool song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK6v74hQjvA

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Too Smart For You - 1/25/2019 (Bing shutdown, Zuckerberg, Chinese Politics, Daddy Xi)

Once again, we smart up the joint for Too Smart For You, the podcast segment guaranteed to make dummies scratch their heads and smart people nod their heads in pretentious agreement.

This time, the smart Stephen Smart and the two (handsome) RHB hosts discuss the short but mysterious shutdown of Bing.com in China, Mark Zuckerberg being equal parts weird and spineless to China, a primer of Chinese political structure, and President Xi Jingping, a true daddy whether or not he knows it.

End notes:
Bing went down, down, down to the bottom of the sea - https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-bing-went-down-in-china-and-no-one-will-say-why/
Mark Zuckerberg in China - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/07/31/mark-zuckerberg-give-up-on-china-before-you-embarrass-yourself-even-more/
Don’t give your goat to Mark - https://thetakeout.com/mark-zuckerberg-killed-a-goat-twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-d-1832018696
China’s official website which explains EVERYthing about its government (? I didn’t actually read it) -http://www.china.org.cn/english/Political/25060.htm
Xi Jingping, the ultimate Daddy - https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Daddy

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Episode 27 - Sit Down, Be Bumble (1/22/19)

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, this movie has us shaking on our knees!/”Flight of the Bumblebee”? more like “Plight of the Michael Bay”!/This is a B-movie that earned and A! (I couldn’t think of anything, so take your pick between these three.)

Today, we tackle the new movie “Bumblebee” (2018) which was like… Actually okay? I mean, “Fantastic Beasts 2” I would say we soured on, but this movie I don’t think was that bad. We talk about movie tastes and trends in China as well as the Transformers reboot itself. (Or should I say, re-bot!)

Next, we delve into the years 1996 and 1997 to uncover another two songs in the playlist of our lives. Lastly, we have some baller Picks of the Week!

Endnotes:
Transformer Box Office - https://www.boxofficemojo.com/franchises/chart/?view=main&id=transformers.htm&sort=opentheaters&order=DESC&p=.htm
Lindsay Ellis “The Whole Plate” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRXI__Wixas&list=PLJGOq3JclTH8J73o2Z4VMaSYZDNG3xeZ7
Patrick H Willems “MIchael Bay: An American Auteur” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyx7YRU4trs
Every Frame a Painting “Bayhem” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2THVvshvq0Q
Yay, Ninja Sex Party! - http://ninjasexparty.com/
1996 DNC was lit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8yqWU0UzeY
No link for Aulden’s RPG… :(
Marvel makes good stuff, maybe that’s the secret to their success. - https://www.wolverinepodcast.com/

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Episode 26.5 - The Myers-Bings Test (1/4/19)

BONUS POD! What’s your opinion on the Myers-Brigs test? Does it reveal hidden depths to your personality? Or is it a bunch of bogus invented by two non-trained bored writers? (Warning: the writer of this episode title is biased)

Along with RHB, Melanie Peck, we took the famed 16 personalities test and looked into how it applied to us. We also argue over the validity of the test as well as personality tests in general. Take it yourself! Tell us what you think! Regardless of what the results are, you’re all still human bings to us!

End Notes:
Take the test yourself! - https://www.16personalities.com/
Learn why it’s meaningless! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5pggDCnt5M, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NQqSnkI32A

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