Mai Tai Happy Hour
Mai Tai Happy Hour is a no-holds barred conversation between two aging punk rockers covering the latest in video games, comics, pro-wrestling, vinyl, rock and roll, Tiki culture, movies and more. We also talk about the history of a classic cocktail and teach you how to make it.
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we review the latest spinoff from the Silence of the Lambs saga, Clarice, and give our honest opinion as to whether or not a series based off the Hannibal character, but that can’t even mention Hannibal Lechter’s name, is worth your time. We also review Monster Hunter, a […]
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Join us, as we celebrate the 200th episode of Mai Tai Happy Hour with an action packed show, featuring a review of the Nicolas Cage puppet slaughterfest, Willy’s Wonderland. I don’t know whether this is a grindhouse masterpiece or a waste of 90 minutes, but we’ll try to help you decide. Not to be outdone, […]
It’s only February and 2021 has already brought us a ton of great horror movies. This week, we have the latest A24 blockbuster, Saint Maud, a psychological thriller that delves into mental health, as a religious nun descends into madness (or is it evil). This might not be your cup of tea, but at least […]
We are back with another gore fest this week, as we review Bloody Hell, which is pretty much a cross between Cannibal Holocaust and John Wick except funny. Seriously. I also review Collective, a documentary about a concert fire in Romania that unravels a bonkers conspiracy about corrupt healthcare systems. We also review the second […]
This week, we’re talking about a hodgepodge of different movies, including the release of the long awaited Psycho Goreman, which might be the perfect movie if you are a fan of the Toxic Crusader and Gwar. We also review Promising Young Woman, a completely different spin on the rape/revenge genre that is guaranteed to blow […]
We’ve waited a long time for a new Marvel release and WandaVision is finally here! This week, we talk about the surreal new Disney+ series and argue whether the show’s complicated gimmick (each episode is an homage to old sitcoms) hurts or helps it. I review the new Netflix serial killer documentary series, Night Stalker, […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone reviews one of his favorite Star Trek shows, Discovery and explains why we should still care about Star Trek. I review Scream for Me Sarajevo, the epic journey of Bruce Dickinson and his band through war torn Bosnia in 1994. We also check out the latest War […]
Cobra Kai is back and this season is bigger, badder and crazier than we ever imagined. This year, the focus is on John Kreese and we’re here for it. There’s also so many surprise guest appearances from Karate Kid 2 that literally floored us. Here’s our full spoiler-free review. I also had a blast with […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we’re joined by the great Matt Giaquinto for the farewell to 2020 episode, and boy, did we save the best for last. Wonder Woman and Soul went head to head Christmas weekend and it was definitely a tale of two movies. Wonder Woman 84 was supposed to be […]
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This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we gush over the finale of Mandalorian season 2 in this spoiler-filled review of everyone’s favorite Star Wars series. You’ve been warned. We also review the new version of Stephen King’s The Stand and try to figure out why they would use time shifting in a story that’s […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, history buff Josh Goldfarb joins us to talk all things Heaven’s Gate and help us review the new HBO Max documentary The Cult of Cults. We go deep on this crazy death cult and ponder how anyone could have followed them to their doom. We also discuss all […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we’ve got a ton of great guests as Emmy-award winning editor Matt Giaquinto joins us to review Tenet (watched safely in our homes) and discuss the blockbuster announcement that Warner Brothers will release all its 2021 movies on HBO MAX. We also review the Hugh Grant and Nicole […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we give our final thoughts on one of the best television seasons ever. Yes, I’m talking about Fargo and we’re not kidding. This is prestige television like you’ve never seen before and Chris Rock and Jason Schwartzman kill it. We also review a ton of new albums, including […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we discuss the intricacies of the Animaniacs reboot and whether the Warner brothers (and sister, too) can survive in this post-Family Guy world. More importantly, we review the second part of the Adventure Time Distant Lands series, Obsidian, an ode to the love between Princess Bubblegum and Marceline […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone and I review the true story of my early life, now available on Netflix as the anime series, Blood of Zeus. This is the story about the long lost child of Zeus, named George, that rises up against the Gods and takes over Mount Bloomfield! Or something […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone and I finally review New Mutants and it’s as bad as you think it is. The X-Men cinematic universe is officially dead and this is the worst possible swan song. Hambone checked out Amazon’s new series, Truth Seekers, which is kind of like Shaun of the Dead […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we give our early thoughts on the unbelievable season opener of The Mandalorian featuring our favorite man crush, Timothy Olyphant. Meanwhile, I continued my post-Halloween horror binge with Netflix’s magnificent His House about a refugee family haunted by the ghosts of those that died on their journey out […]
Horror-movie aficionado and Emmy-award winning editor, Matt Giaquinto joins us for a blow-out Halloween episode touching on all of the great horror movies we’ve seen during this crazy year. We also talk about our favorite Halloween candy and whether or not Halloween 2020 should be cancelled (at least for trick-or-treating).
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This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone reviews Shudder’s Mortuary Collection, a series of shorts that skew way more Young Adult than I would have liked. On the flip side, I give my thoughts on the best horror TV show ever, and talk about why it is the best part of the whole Hannibal […]
This week on Mai Tai Horror Hour, we are reviewing the entire second series of The Haunting of Bly Manor and checking to see how it compares to last year’s Haunting of Hill House. Our horror throwback is the 1988 remake of The Blob; one of the few remakes that are better than the original. […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we kick off the month of Halloween with a modern zombie flick and a classic review. First up is the sequel to Train to Busan, Peninsula, a Korean ode to I am Legend, but without Will Smith and an incredibly asinine plot. Matt Giaquinto joins us to explain […]
It’s an all music episode of Mai Tai Happy Hour this week as we review a ton of interesting music and a rock documentary that I’ve been dying to check out since right before COVID started. First up. Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero is now available on Amazon Prime and it tells the tale of a […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, the video game console wars of 2020 heat up as both Sony and Microsoft reveal pricing and launch preorders to a rabid fanbase that murdered servers to get a next-gen console. Good luck getting one, because they are all sold out. Meanwhile, I accidentally told Hambone to watch […]
We are slamming back reviews on this week’s Mai Tai Happy Hour, so strap on your seatbelts and get ready for a ride. First off, Hambone and I check out You Cannot Kill David Arquette, a brilliant documentary about Arquette’s quest for pro-wrestling retribution. We’ve been following this story for the past few years and […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone and I give our early thoughts on The Boys, Amazon’s excellent take on Garth Ennis’ dark and depressing version of superhero life. We also review Bill & Ted Face the Music and discuss whether younger viewers would enjoy it as much as Gen Xers that have a […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, our resident DC nerd, Hambone, gives the full rundown of what was announced at DC Fandome, including trailers for Wonder Woman, Batman, Black Adam and Suicide Squad 2. I just yawn and make fun of him. Meanwhile, we review Netflix’s fabulous new video game documentary, High Score, and […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we review the epic new HBO series, Lovecraft Country, ponder the greatness of the Go-Go’s after watching their fabulous new Showtime documentary and discuss the positives of NoFX after the release of their split cover record with Frank Turner.
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This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we go long with an action-packed episode teeming with awesome. First up, we review Host, the brilliant new horror movie on Shudder created for this COVID-era world we live in. It features a Zoom seance gone wrong and that’s all I’m going to say. Bad Religion frontman, Greg […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone and I review the second season of Umbrella Academy and talk about why this works so much better than most non-big name brand superhero shows.
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we spend way too long talking about how we’re surviving working from home during a pandemic, I give my thoughts on owning a bidet and Hambone gets a COVID test. Oh wait, we also break down San Diego Comic Con at home — what worked, what didn’t, what […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, I give my early thoughts on Paper Mario: The Origami King, including how it fits into the Mario universe and how it competes with classic Mario RPG games. Hambone reviews Cursed, a new fantasy sword hacking series on Netflix, and tells all about the best new podcast he’s […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone and I review the latest superhero mega-movie on Netflix, The Old Guard and share our thoughts on why immortals always turn out to be mercenaries, vampires or villains and never just dudes that lie on the couch, watching bad TV and eating bacon for eternity. We also […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we review the new Will Ferrell Netflix movie, Eurovision and ponder what happened to a man who was once considered a comic genius. If you thought this was a full-length mockumentary about the man who wrote Cosmic Woman, you will be disappointed.
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This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we go deep on Adventure Time, Hambone’s favorite cartoon and my new binge project. We also review the first episode of Distant Lands and discuss how it fits into the Adventure Time universe. THE FLOOR IS LAVA!!!! Need I say more. Go check out the oddest obstacle course […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we go into a very long rant about different reopening strategies for movie theater and whether there are any Summer blockbusters worth reopening for. Last of Us 2 if finally here and I have spoiler-free thoughts on the sequel of one of the best videogames ever made.
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we rip into Sony’s huge unveiling of the new Sony Playstation 5, including our thoughts on the design, launch games and how the PS5 is shaping up against rival XBOX. In a desperate attempt to watch any good horror movies, I review Z, a relatively new film about […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone and I review Elizabeth Moss’ latest wacky film, Shirley, in which plays a famed horror write Shirley Jackson towards the end of her life. Moss goes full crazy in this one and I have a ton of thoughts. We also review VFW, a movie that should have […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we give our final review of season 4 of Rick & Morty and ponder whether the ten episodes were worth the excruciatingly long wait. We also fight about Solar Opposites some more.
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we give our final thoughts on the second season of Dark Side of the Ring, Vice’s documentary series focusing on the sad side of professional wrestling. We also touch on the Last Ride of Undertaker, WWE’s take on The Last Dance and its own version of Michael Jordan. […]
Emmy-award winning editor Matt Giaquinto joins the show as we have a heated debate as to whether Solar Opposites is a work of art or a terrible Rick & Morty ripoff.
Adam Bird joins the show virtually to rant about how musicians are staying sane during COVID-19.
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we review the new Chris Hemsworth action thriller, Extraction, and talk about the severe lack of topless Hemsworth scenes. Hambones gives his thoughts on the end of the Clone Wars series and the whether it gave him closure for the entire Star Wars saga. We also review the […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we check out the recent Nirvana cover show featuring Post Malone and Travis Barker and discuss what different bands are doing to keep fans engaged while social distancing. We review Extra Ordinary and What We Do in the Shadows season 2 and talk about my dislike for British […]
East Side Mag’s comic book shop owner, Jeff Beck, joins us to talk about the state of the comic book industry amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we review an amazing new horror movie called Sea Fever. Code 8 just hit Netflix, last week, and Hambone definitely has some thoughts on it. We’ll also be reviewing The Main Event, another WWE partnership with Netflix, which Hambone watched and enjoyed, and I finally got to see […]
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Chris Buehler joins us to talk about the best family crime drama this side of the Sopranos — Ozark.
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone reviews Bloodshot and Picard and we share our thoughts on the new Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails albums. I talk about my latest binge – Unorthodox, and I finally finished Outer Worlds while trapped in my home. Finally, we give a preview of Wrestlemania, which is […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy hour, we talk about the absolutely bonkers, batshit, banana pants documentary, Tiger King, now on Netflix. Animal Crossing: New Horizon is also out for the Nintendo Switch and everybody is seemingly playing it, we have early thoughts. Hambone is running RPG games over Discord and he has a lot […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we are talking about McMillions, the six-part series about the McDonald’s Monopoly game on HBO. Westworld is back with its brand new season premiere and we have thought about that. Wrestlemania has not been cancelled or postponed, it’s just been sidestepped to the performance center — downsized, so […]
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This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, I get hot about the rash of recent concert cancellations due to the spread of the coronavirus (this was taped prior to the March 11 NBA and Trump announcements) and challenge Hambone to take on the vile virus. We also give a final review of HBO’s adaptation of […]
It’s all about the ninja throwing stars this week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, as I highly consider dressing Hambone up in chainmail to see just how many shurikens he can take to the chest. The answer might surprise you. We also review the surprise new album by Ozzy Osbourne, as well as give our […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we are overjoyed at the return of both Better Call Saul and Clone Wars, both of which have been long dormant. Hambone goes deep on Clone Wars, explaining where it fits into the extended Star Wars universe and how new fans can jump in. I review the latest […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone reviews Sonic the Hedgehog so you don’t have to, and his thoughts on everyone’s favorite swiftly blue mammal might surprise you. We also check out Birds of Prey and ponder why it is faring so poorly in the box office, give our early thoughts on the new […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone tackles another oddball Nick Cage movie. This time, it’s the adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s Color Out of Space, which is almost too weird to review, but he does his best. We also talk about two really f’d up movies, Doctor Sleep and Don’t F*ck with Cats. The […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, I add another notch to my bucket list as Hambone and I check out Husker Du and Sugar frontman Bob Mould’s solo electric performance at SOPAC. We also give our early thoughts on Picard and review Sabrina season 3 and the GI Joe mobile game, War on Cobra. […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we go into our annual tirade over the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. This year was particularly awful, as the Rock Hall completely ignored the fan’s choice and selected an odd choice of dead musicians and techno stalwarts. We also review two more Oscar nominees — […]
Mai Tai Happy Hour returns after an extended bought with the plague. This week, we are plowing through the reviews with our thoughts on Netflix’s adaptation of Witcher, the unjustly snubbed Uncut Gems and Underwater. Plus, I went to CES for the first time and share my favorite new tech and review Vegas’ other great […]
Adam Bird joins the crew on this week’s Mai Tai Happy Hour to give us his unhinged thoughts on Rise of Skywalker. It gets a little tense between him and Hambone on a few occasions, but don’t worry, no one gets permanently scarred. We also give our final thoughts on The Mandalorian — what worked, […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we get separated by a massive storm and forced to talk about the perfect season of Watchmen on HBO. Also, Hambone give his uncensored thoughts on Ryan Reynold’s 6 Underground, and I talk about my favorite Christmas pop-up bars — Miracle and Sippin’ Santa.
It’s the Hambone show this week, as our superhero explores the furthest reaches of PAX Unplugged to give us the scoop on all the cool new boardgames coming out this year. We also give our thoughts on the Ghostbusters Afterlife reveal, why they retconned the last Ghostbusters film and a quick review of the Movies […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we fight long and hard over whether Warner Brothers is right in considering to never make another Superman movie. We also review the new Martin Scorsese epic, The Irishman; offer our favorite memories of the Sony Playstation; and we cap it off with some great gift ideas for […]
Big Black rejoins Mai Tai Happy Hour for a special Thanksgiving episode of the greatest pop culture podcast for weirdos. This week, we have a ton of reviews for you, including our thoughts on End of the F***cking World season 2, Boysetsfire’s live show at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ and possibly the best modern Star […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we give our early thoughts on the greatest Star Wars program in years, The Mandalorian.
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, the semitic messiah, Josh Goldfarb, joins the show for our full coverage of the final season of The Deuce. We let you know what we thought of that wacky ending and whether The Deuce was a better show than The Wire. With the recent announcement of HBO MAX […]
We’ve got a spooky episode of Mai Tai Happy Hour this week, featuring a horrific Punk Rock Canon versus episode where we pit The Damned’s Damned, Damned, Damned against Machine Gun Etiquette. Also, teen heart throb and Emmy-award winning actor Matt Giaquinto joins us to discuss our favorite horror movies of 2019. And we wax […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we give our early thoughts on HBO’s Watchmen and try to figure out how this fits into the existing Watchmen universe.
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we review the Breaking Bad movie that everyone wanted, but no one really needed — El Camino. We break down why it matters, where it fits into Breaking Bad canon and whether it’s worth your time or not. Also, House of X, the tentpole X-Men storyline that flipped […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone talks about Joker and how it might be the best feel-bad movie of the year. We also review Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell and the new Lagwagon album, “Railer.” We also just got back from New York Comic Con and have a lot of thoughts about Pee […]
This week, it’s still Freaky Friday here at Mai Tai Happy Hour. George is the one going to the movies to see bad new movies and this week, he’s reviewing Rambo: Last Blood and talking about how it compares to the rest of the Rambo saga. Also, Hambone reviews the new Replacement’s box set “Dead […]
No road trips for Hambone this week, so Mai Tai Happy Hour is back in the Headhunter’s Lounge with all your favorite geek culture news and reviews. This week, Hambone’s cousin and token millennial, Ryan McGuire joins the show to review Blink 182’s latest album, “Nine,” and I expound on the greatness that is Netflix’s […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, I rib Hambone mercilessly for forgetting that it’s Talk like a Pirate Day and force him to review the strangest Muppet show on Netflix — Dark Crystal. We check out the new Tiger Army album, “Retrofuture,” and I give my early thoughts on the third season of Mr. […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone gives us the low down on IT Chapter 2 and how it compares to the book, the original mini-series and the first excellent chapter in Stephen King's horror opus.
After a very long two-week break, Mai Tai Happy Hour returns with a full rundown on all the crazy Marvel and Star Wars news coming out of D23.
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we go bonkers over the news that Sony and Disney could not reach an agreement on the revenue split for Spider-Man.
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, the gorgeous ladies of wrestling are back and we are psyched for another excellent season of GLOW (even though there's significantly less wrestling).
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone goes to Paisley Park and gives us all the juicy details about what it’s like tour Prince’s palatial home studio. To say I am a little bit jealous would be an understatement. We also review the first season of The Boys and Crawl, geek out about the […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we spend the entire hour talking San Diego Comic Con. Specifically, we focus on the huge news coming out of Marvel, including the new movies and shows scheduled for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hambone breaks down the lack of DC announcements and we discuss the […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we are joined by the great Ian Gonzales who shares his thoughts on Midsommar and explains how it compares to Hereditary.
This week, we binged hard. Hambone and I got to see the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: From Far From Home and let you know how it ranks in the Spider-Man movie canon. We split the rest of the reviews in half, with Hambone pounding through the third season of Stranger Things […]
Blink 182’s “Enema of the State” turns 20 this month and Hambone and I take it to task to find out whether it is worthy of the Punk Rock Canon. Hambone also got out this week and watched Toy Story 4 and Child’s Play (on the same day) and offers his honest reviews of both […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone and I discuss how Pixar changed the game for animated films and why its movies will stand the test of time. Hambone reviews AMC’s new vampire show, NOS4A2, based on the stellar book by Joe Hill. Moving over to the ultimate feel-bad television, the new season of […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone takes a bullet for all of us and watches X-Men Dark Phoenix and Godzilla and gives us his candid reviews of both late-Spring blockbusters. We are only halfway through E3, but we figured it would be a good time to talk about what Nintendo and Microsoft announced, […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we discuss the launch of Star Wars Galaxy Edge at Disneyland and gush over how amazing it is that there's finally a theme park for Star Wars fans.
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, the dynamic duo are separated due to tornadoes and monsoons tearing up the tristate area, so pardon the less than stellar audio. To make up for it, we review John Wick 3 and Pokemon and let you know whether one or both movies are worth your hard-earned loot. […]
This is going to be a sad episode as Hambone and I share our final thoughts on the last episode of Game of Thrones.
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This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, the great Sal Lucci joins us to battle over whether The Queers "Love Songs" belongs in the Punk Rock Canon.
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Big Warning: The second half of this episode is full of spoilers pertaining to Avengers Endgame and the latest episode of Game of Thrones. If you don't want to be spoiled, stop watching after the Dark Side of the Ring segment.
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone gives his non-spoiler thoughts of Avengers Endgame.
This week, we fight over whether Damaged by Black Flag is deserving enough to be admitted into the Punk Rock Canon.
Ian Gonzales joins us for this week's edition of Mai Tai Happy Hour as we review a ton of new movies, including Shazam!, Pet Semetary and Hellboy.
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Join us on this week's Mai Tai Happy Hour as a cast of characters call in to talk about their adventures over Wrestlemania weekend.
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This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we review the Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt, based on the best rock & roll book ever written. We also got to see Jordan Peele’s new horror masterpiece, Us, and we were shocked to hear that Avail is reuniting for at least one show in Richmond, VA. Also, […]
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This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we discuss Stadia, Google’s upcoming cloud-based video game system that will compete with Sony and Microsoft. Building on last week’s conversation about the best Marvel movies, we argue over the worst movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Last but not least, we review the latest episode of The […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, the Semitic Svengali, Josh Goldfarb joins us as we review Captain Marvel, which I think is one of the best Marvel origin movies to date. We also battle to the death over which one of three legendary Ramones records belongs in the Punk Rock Canon. Finally, we discuss […]
Tonight on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we eschew our regularly scheduled programming to mourn the loss of the greatest actor in television history, Luke Perry. We also talk about the 25th anniversary of the Van’s Warped Tour, Hambone reviews Dave Makes a Maze and I go deep on The Masked Singer. Oh, and Hambone teaches us […]
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This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone reviews Fighting with my Family, the Rock-produced biopic about WWE superstar Paige. The movie is getting tremendous reviews from the general media, but Hambone gives us his perspective as a hardcore wrestling fan. We also eulogize the end of the Marvel Knights cinematic universe, which Netflix announced […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Adam Bird of aBird fame joins us to argue whether or not Operation Ivy’s “Energy” belongs in the Punk Rock Canon. We also fight over the better neo-goth, kinda-superhero, school TV show is. I’m talking about Umbrella Academy vs. Doom Patrol vs. Deadly Class. Finally, we discuss the […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we review the new time loop series. Russian Doll and fight over whether it’s better or worse than Happy Death Day and Groundhog Day. We also just caught the new trailer for Pet Semetary and ponder whether Stephen King is having a second coming or if this is […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we’re joined by a close friend of the show and drummer of Cyclone Static, Jonathan LeVine, to talk about his band’s new album, From Scratch. This is no-holds barred interview about a punk rocker trying to run a huge art gallery in the heart of New York City. […]
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On this week’s episode of Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone and I ponder the age old questions — does Weezer suck? I mean, their first two albums have aged well and the new Teal Album is a great collection of covers, but are they really any good? Hambone also reviews the new half season of […]
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My old partner in crime, Michael Dolan, joins us to give Hambone an influencer makeover and talk about the disaster that was the Fyre Festival. We also review Punisher season 2, the latest season of True Detectives and Star Trek Discovery. Mike also lays the smackdown on all the Fallout 76 haters out there and […]
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If you had asked me three years ago if I could make 100 episodes of anything I would have laughed. But here we are, episode 100 of Mai Tai Happy Hour and we’ve got a helluva a show in store for you. To celebrate, we’ve got our biggest guest to date, Frank Iero, of My […]
We’re back with our “what we did over our winter vacation” episode of Mai Tai Happy Hour and we couldn’t be more excited to be back on the air. This week, we review a slew of new movies and TV shows, including DC’s disappointing Aquaman (according to me), Bumblebee, A Series of Unfortunate Events and […]
The lord of holiday darkness, Krampus, returns in search of a new disease to bless upon the masses and Hambone is more than willing to take on the challenge. More importantly, Krampus and Hambone discuss why Simple Plan’s legendary album, “Get Your Heart On,” deserves entry into the Punk Rock Canon. Also, Hambone reviews Spider-Man: […]
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I have returned from my SoCal adventures and we are ready to party. This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone and I go deep on our thoughts of the Avenger’s Endgame and Captain Marvel trailers. Hambone reviews the remixed PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 and gives his honest opinion on whether you need to […]
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Shaun Simon joins the dynamic duo this week to talk about his new comic book, Wizard Beach, coming out this week from Boom Studios.
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This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone checks out Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and has many thoughts about the sequel to the Harry Potter prequel.
Adam Bird, the mastermind behind aBIRD, joins Mai Tai Happy Hour for our first ever live performance.
Mike Doyle from This Was The Scene podcast joins us on this week's Mai Tai Happy Hour to talk about the New Jersey punk scene in the late 1990s.
Jen and Robin of Notorious Narratives podcast fame join us for a fun talk about historical horror, what scares them and why we are obsessed with the macabre.
Dave Neabore, founder and bass player of legendary hardcore band Dog Eat Dog, joins us this week to talk about what he's been doing for the last decade.
Emmy Award winning editor Matthew Giaquinto joins us in the Headhunter’s Lounge to discuss the best and worst horror movies of 2018. Listen to us argue whether Hereditary, A Quiet Place or Mandy deserve the top spot and babble about some of the other great horror movies that flew under the radar. Also, Hambone watched […]
The fabulous Josh Goldfarb joins us on this week's Mai Tai Happy Hour as we battle over whether the Descendent's I Don't Want To Grow Up should go into the Punk Rock Canon.
This week, we preview the best stuff at NYCC, review House with a Clock in its Walls, chat up horror movies that don't hold up and run down the WWE Super Showdown card.
The Bumblebee trailer dropped and we are over the moon with excitement for what looks like the first good Transformers movie since the first one. Why are we psyched? Maybe it’s the appearance of classic Transformers like Soundwave, Starscream and Ravage or maybe it’s the fact that they actually look like the Transformers of our […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone went and saw Willie Nelson and then started thinking sad thoughts about all the bands you should see before they die. I thought this was silly considering none of us could have predicted that the Ramones and Joe Strummer would be dead at 50, but you gamble when you wait to see your favorite bands.
It's fall TV preview time and on this week's Mai Tai Happy Hour we discuss the new shows you should be watching, the ones you should skip and The Purge. Picture Hambone watching The Mayans MC and you know what you're in for.
Tiki Ray returns to Mai Tai Happy Hour to take part in a no-holds barred battle between two classic Bad Religion records — Suffer and Stranger Than Fiction. This is probably the longest Punk Rock Canon episode because Bad Religion is one of my favorite bands, so be prepared to hear my head explode as […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we discuss the impact of Halloween sales season starting while it’s still 90 degrees out and what Pumpkin Spice Latte has to do with it. Hambone gives us the scoop on ALL IN and what his plans are for the biggest independent wrestling show in Chicago. I talk […]
Ken Lucas returns to Mai Tai Happy Hour as we engage in a lengthy discussion about why most of our ’90s icons are either dead or rapidly heading towards destruction (I’m looking at you Marilyn Manson). Hambone and I give our thoughts on what it was like to go to NXT Takeover Brooklyn IV at […]
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is coming back to TV with Sally Draper in the lead role, but we’re here to reminisce about the time I tried to propose to Melissa Joan Hart at the Willowbrook Mall in the mid-’90s. Also up for discussion is Castle Rock. We’re now halfway through season one and this might […]
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone talks about his adventures at Gen Con and all the cool board and roleplaying games he discovered while in Indiana. I give an early review of Castle Rock and The Sinner season 2, as well as my thoughts on the Rise Against and AFI show. Finally, Big […]
The Mai Tai Happy Hour Punk Rock Canon continues this month with our latest nomination — “GI” by the legendary Germs. We get down and dirty as to whether the snottiest punk record of all time deserves to enter the illustrious annals of punkdom or whether “GI” is really the drizzle shits. Meanwhile Hambone continues […]
Hambone and I are flying solo on the latest edition of Mai Tai Happy Hour. Join us as we share the top news coming out of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), including the latest DC trailers, the return of Buffy and the lack of Marvel and HBO at the world’s largest comic book convention. On […]
The Semitic Svengali Josh Goldfarb returns to Mai Tai Happy Hour from his rescue mission in Thailand to talk about just how frustrating it is to poop in a Bangkok non-flushing toilet. With the recent announcement of not 0ne, but two new Joker movies, we decided now would be a good time to rank the […]
The legendary Big Black joins us for a full episode of Mai Tai Happy Hour, this week, as Hambone gives his thoughts on the latest Marvel cinematic masterpiece, Ant-Man & the Wasp. I promise, we will not spoil anything in our review. Earlier this week, I took a short trip to Chicago and hit Hala […]
It took 75 episodes of Mai Tai Happy Hour, but Chris Buehler has finally joined the dynamic trio for and epic Punk Rock Canon. This month, we tackle Agent Orange’s seminal album, “Living in Darkness,” and discuss why it belongs in the pantheon of punk rock. We also give our thoughts on season two of […]
After a week off, the Mai Tai Happy Hour boys are back with a full (non-spoiler) review of the new season of Luke Cage and why you might want to wait to see it. Also, we review the recent Adolescent’s show at Brighton Bar and talk about the bucket list bands we need to see […]
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Ken is back from the Living Dead Weekend and he is psyched to tell us all about his ghoulish endeavors. Meanwhile, E3 is in full force and the main event was Bethesda’s huge reveal of Fallout 76 and it is definitely not what I was expecting. We’ve got the full preview and insights into why […]
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Adam Bird is back to give his point of view about why Solo: A Star Wars Story bombed in the box office. We also discuss the hilarious fallout from the CM Punk trial, argue over our favorite (and least favorite) TV finales, I review the recent Shelter reunion show and Don Becker joins us to […]
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Nerd-base.com mastermind Chris Mannix joins Mai Tai Happy Hour as we take a deep dive into Solo: A Star Wars story and discuss whether there really needs to be a Star Wars cinematic universe so long after the original trilogy. Dare we even ask whether a reboot is in order? Early this week, Bethesda dropped […]
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It’s time for another edition of the Mai Tai Happy Hour Punk Rock Canon and this time we are going into versus mode with the legendary Social Distortion record Mommy’s Little Monster versus their seminal 1996 masterpiece White Light, White Heat, White Trash. Vote for which record you think should be in the canon in […]
Ray Wyland from Tiki with Ray joins the Mai Tai Happy Hour crew for a drunken discussion about how we got into Tiki, our favorite tiki bars and cocktail culture in general. Hambone and I review our adventures at last week’s Dwarves and Hot Blood show at the Kingsland in Brooklyn and we argue over […]
WARNING: The second half of this episode is teeming with Infinity War spoilers. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, please stop listening after the halfway point. The semitic savior, Josh Goldfarb, joins Mai Tai Happy Hour once again to wax philosophical about Avengers: Infinity War. In fact, he is so psyched about the movie […]
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This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we discuss whether Fear (The Record) belongs in the Punk Rock Canon and you’re not going to believe which one of us is not a fan of this punk classic. We take an early look at the second season of Westworld and try to make sense of the […]
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Big Black is back on Mai Tai Happy Hour to talk about the most tragic story of the year — the uncoupling of John Cena and Nikki Bella. We also give our thoughts on the Greatest Royal Rumble and how the superstar shakedown shook down. Meanwhile, Hambone watched Rampage so we wouldn’t have to and […]
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The illustrious Robin Mazzolla — the first woman to ever grace a microphone on Mai Tai Happy Hour — joins the dynamic trio for a whirlwind episode that has a little something for everyone. This week, we talk about our favorite movies from the X-Men cinematic universe and ponder whether some of the upcoming films, […]
There is no weekend bigger than Wrestlemania and this year’s card is shaping up to be the best pro-wrestling event in recent history. Adam Bird and Big Black join us for a super-sized Wrestlemania preview edition of Mai Tai Happy Hour that is big on snark from your favorite marks. Also on this episode, Hambone […]
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The Mai Tai Happy Hour “Punk Rock Canon” continues with Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, the debut album by the Dead Kennedys. Ken brought this one to the table and it’s up to him to prove that this seminal punk classic is worthy of the greatest canon in the universe. We also spend a decent […]
This has been a helluva week for the Mai Tai Happy Hour trio and we hash it out like the middle-age weirdos we are. We kick off with our thoughts on the new Infinity War and Deadpool 2 trailers, which left us salivating for May to come ASAP. Hambone gives his review of the new […]
On this week’s episode of Mai Tai Happy Hour, the dynamic trio are joined by the horror-movie aficionado Matthew Giaquinto for a deep dive into the Evil Dead Saga. We discuss the history of the original trilogy, the insane tricks Sam Rami used to pull off a horror classic on a shoestring budget and what […]
We are entering Mixer Month with a jam-packed show featuring everyone’s favorite dynamic trio. To make it a party, we are joined by the Semitic Savior Josh Goldfarb, who lends his opinions on such fabulous topics as the recent Jawbreaker reunion shows in Brooklyn and his thoughts about Black Panther (yes, we are going to […]
We’ve got a special Sunday edition of Mai Tai Happy Hour to tide you over until Hambone comes back from the Midwest Craft Con. This week, Hambone gives us his non-spoiler thoughts on Marvel’s new Black Panther movie and where it fits into the Marvel cinematic universe. We discuss Ken and my love of feel-bad […]
The Mai Tai Happy Hour Punk Rock Canon continues with Rancid’s classic “And Out Come the Wolves,” released at the pinnacle of the ’90s punk renaissance. Adam Bird and Dave Trainer guest star this week to help us settle whether or not to canonize Tim Timebomb and friends 1995 masterpiece. Can you tell I’m biased? […]
For the first time in the history of Mai Tai Happy Hour, we are talking football. To be fair, we actually discuss the XFL and what its resurrection means for wrestling fans, because we realize no one really cares about football. I swear, this isn’t going to be a regular occurrence. In celebration of the […]
You didn’t ask for it, but Jewish John McClane is back to offer his thoughts on why Riverdale might be the best guilty pleasure on television today. Not to be outdone, Hambone gives a firsthand account of the hell that was attending WWE RAW 25 live from the Barclay Center and Ken Lucas joins us […]
The Semitic Svengali Josh Goldfarb joins us as we dive into our second pick for the Punk Rock Canon — TSOL’s “Dance with Me.” This quintessential horror rock record made TSOL one of the biggest Southern California hardcore punk bands and made it cool to talk about having sex with dead people. We also discuss […]
We might as well change the name of the show to the Hambone Variety Hour, because this week we are talking about all the things that make Hambone happy. First up, Animaniacs is coming to Hulu and no one could be more stoked than Hambone. Let’s ignore the fact that he thought the They Might […]
Ian Gonzalez joins the cast of Mai Tai Happy Hour as we hold an intervention for Hambone and his miserable movie tastes. No seriously, not only does Hambone love the new Netflix Will Smith movie, Bright, but he thinks we should like it, too. Whole lot of nope right there. We also ponder why Black […]
Star Wars: The Last Jedi caused way too much excitement (and negativity) to contain one segment, so we devoted an entire episode of Mai Tai Happy Hour to the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. In one corner, we have Hambone and his buddy Adam Bird, two hardcore Star Wars fans that loved The […]
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Everyone’s favorite Krampus returns once again to take listener’s calls and bless everyone with the worst diseases imaginable. This is the one episode of Mai Tai Happy Hour you do not want to miss. Krampus and Hambone also discuss why The Offspring are so vehemently hated by punk rockers that they were rejected for the […]
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We’ve decided to change things up a bit with the big 5-0 and have launched a new monthly segment called The Punk Rock Canon where we argue the merits of a legendary punk record and vote on whether or not it should be eternally canonized (yes, we completely stole this idea from The Canon movie […]
The band is back together, as Ken ditches his job, goes off into the deep unknown and rejoins the dynamic duo for a triumvirate of sorts. This week, we talk about the benefits of Disney buying 21st Century Fox and why this is a good thing for the Marvel universe. We also discuss the greatest […]
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Hambone and George are running solo again as we real talk our way through another Mai Tai masterpiece. This week, we try to explain why Walking Dead just can’t keep a good storyline going and why it probably should find its end game sooner than later. We discuss the importance of holiday punch and George […]
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It’s Thanksgiving and I’m thankful not to have seen Justice League, but thankfully, Hambone did and he’s going to tell us all about it. We also review the new Marvel Netflix series, The Punisher (Guess what? It’s better than Justice League); I give a short history of the Mai Kai and Hambone fills us in […]
Josh Goldfarb and Don Becker join us for our first four-man show as we discuss the tragic end of The Warped Tour and share our favorite stories from years of going to the longest-running music festival. We also argue over what the bigger franchise is: Marvel or Star Wars. Finally, we review Ric Flair 30 […]
The illustrious Don Becker joins the show this week, as the boys take a deep dive into the world of Nintendo and discuss why the company seems to be so allergic to making money. We review the new Super Mario Odyssey and offer advice on how to score your own SNES Classic. Also on the […]
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Our fearless trio return with an action-packed Mai Tai Happy Hour that features George almost killing Hambone over a potential candy cane tattoo. Also on this episode, we discuss my years of Halloween trauma, including the unintentionally racist costumes my parents made me wear. We argue over the best era of horror movies — ’70s, […]
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The dynamic duo survived another New York Comic Con and we are back with our thoughts on all the madness and our favorite (and worst) experiences. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations are out and Judas Priest has finally been acknowledged. Hear why this is so important who else we think should score a […]
Things take a turn for the worst this week as Hambone turns mean and faces his demons in front of God and Ken. We also talk about the history of Planter’s Punch and rip through an assortment of new television shows, including The Sinners, The Gifted and Marvel’s Inhumans. Ken gives his thoughts on the […]
Get psyched for Halloween! This week, we run down the best Halloween attractions that you must check out this ghoulish holiday season, including Eastern State Penitentiary’s “Terror Behind the Wall,” The Forest of Fear and Disney Halloween. With the launch of the Super NES Classic, we bitch about how hard it is to get Nintendo’s […]
Avast ye Mai Tai Happy Hour fanatics! Guitar god Dave Trainer joins us, this week, to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day and reminisce with Hambone about the greatest pirate band to ever live — Brine & Bastards. We also argue about which pirate movies is the best of all time — Sinbad, The Fog […]
The semitic superhero, Joshua Seth, joins us this week as we break down the updated (rebooted?) version of Stephen King’s IT and compare it to the book and the original miniseries. We offer our quick takes on the four million movies previewed before IT, including Death Wish, Flatliners and Justice League. Appetite for Destruction turns […]
***WARNING: The quality of this week’s episode is not up to our typical standards. Our studio was attacked by Gremlins and they wrecked havoc on Hambone and Ken’s mics.*** We are less than two months away from Halloween, which means the horror conversations are heating up. This week, we discuss the legendary Texas Chainsaw Massacre — […]
After a year and a half of producing Mai Tai TV as a live-streamed web show, we decided to move platforms and go full podcast with the show. As much as Hambone and I love being seen every few weeks by dozens and dozens of fans, we realize that it’s boring as hell to watch […]
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In the first few minutes of this episode, I will blow Hambone’s mind with a major announcement that will change the face of Mai Tai T.V. forever. If you look close enough, you can see Hambone’s brain explode when I drop the bombshell. This is an episode that you cannot afford to miss. In other […]
Tune in right now as we unbox the newest addition to the El Greco family. We’ll also be discussing how awesome Netflix’s GLOW is, whether we think the new Spiderman: Homecoming movie will be better than it’s crappy predecessors, our love for hardcore wrestling and more. Also we unbox the latest Marvel Collector Corps and […]
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Mai Tai T.V. returns tonight to dissect Wonder Woman, the movie that’s being called the first great DC movie of the modern era. We also discuss why it took Hambone 38 years to see Iron Maiden before he experiences the legends for the first time on their Book of Souls tour. We also review the […]
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This week on Mai Tai T.V. we take a break from building baby furniture and go a little crazy unboxing a ton of subscription boxes that have been piling up over the past few weeks. In other words, this episode will be boring as hell for anyone listening on the podcast version. Watch as we […]
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We’re back with another dose of pop culture insanity. This week, we review “Get Out,” “Lego Batman,” Iron Fist and Southpaw Regional Wrestling. George goes on a tangent about his obsession with HBO’s Girls and Hambone teaches us how to make a Big Bamboo cocktail (and we aren’t referring to his Hamboner). Also, George unboxes […]
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Got nothing to do tonight? Tired of hunting down classified Wiki Leak’s documents? Tune in to Mai Tai T.V. as Hambone and I pore over the greatness that is “Logan,” wax philosophical about the cut throat world of poster collecting, whine about the bumpy road to Wrestlemania and teach you how to make a cocktail. […]
This week, we take a detour from our normal scheduled programming and dive deep into the life of John Hambone McGuire, the mysterious gentleman that played bass in a ton of brilliant bands including Pencey Prep, Fairmont, Brine and Bastards and Leathermouth. Hambone dishes on over two decades in the music business and what it was like […]
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It’s a new year and we’ve got amazing new guests. This week, join us as we interview the lumberjack Dangerous Dave Trainer about playing guitar in one of the most legendary New Jersey punk metal fusion bands, Animal Blood. He also walks us through his day-to-day life as a professional Sami Zayn impersonator. But that’s […]
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There’s no better way to kick off the new year than to spend an hour listening to us argue over the best of the best of the previous year. Tune in this week to hear our picks for the best records, movies, television shows, tiki bars, punk albums and wrestling matches of 2016. Also joining […]
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Heads up true believers. This week on Mai Tai T.V., George was captured and replaced by Krampus, the evil anti-Santa Claus that torments children and eats souls. Krampus and Hambone celebrate the holidays with a murderous episode featuring reviews of Star Wars Rogue One, The OA and a look back at the greatness that is […]
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Join us for live election coverage on Mai Tai T.V as we promote writing in the great John “Hambone” McGuire as president of the United States. We’ll also be reviewing Dr. Strange, talking about physical vs digital comic books and give a brutally honest review of The Damned 40th anniversary tour. We also teach you how to […]
Join us this week for a spooky Halloween edition of Mai Tai T.V. as Broken George Koroneos attempts to delete Brother Nero MeekGuire from existence. We will also be talking about the premiere of the Walking Dead and how it compares to the comic, our favorite Halloween stories, clowns and Westworld. If you’re really good, […]
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Comic fanboys get ready! This week go in deep and discuss the must-see panels at New York Comic Con. We review Bad Religion and Against Me’s recent show at Starland Ballroom, as well as the first season of Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix. Even better, Hambone unboxes the latest Mugcrate Tiki box and teaches you […]
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We get back to basics on this week’s Mai Tai T.V. as Hambone and George discuss their favorite California-based punk bands. You’ll be shocked at who Hambone has as number three. George also gives a run down on False Idol, the latest Tiki bar to pop-up in downtown San Diego. Finally, we review last week’s […]
Do not miss this week’s heartfelt episode of Mai Tai T.V.: Hambone 2.0 – Bigger, Stronger, Blacker, as we pay homage to the our lost hero who has hit the point of no return with Benjamin Button Disease. More importantly, get ready to meet the new John Hambone McGuire. I promise you, vour mind will be […]
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Holy crap! Two Mai Tai T.V.s in one week? Has the world gone mad? We are live from NXT Takeover Brooklyn II for an abridged episode where we cram a whole lot of wrasslin’ into a 10 minute show. This week, we have a candid conversation with WWE superstar Sami Zayn about how he feels […]
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Mai Tai T.V. with George & Hambone returns to bring a new meaning to the word Hump Day. Tune in and hear how Hambone survived Gen Con – the world’s largest board game convention. Also, we run down the best comic books worth your time (particularly the Marvel reboots) and discuss the ramifications of the WWE […]
This week, we realize why you really need to eat before drinking (especially if you haven’t eaten all day). We also run through our top 10 favorite rock and roll documentaries and discuss the latest and greatest mobile gaming apps for the geeks-on-the-go. If that’s not enough, we also unbox the inaugural MugCrate and offer our opinions […]
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It’s an epic week at the Headhunter’s Lounge as we discuss my recent Tiki adventures across San Francisco and Lake George. We also face off Dolly Parton and Turbonegro to see who the better rock star is. Also, Hambone shows off his hangover cures, we mix up a Sven Tiki cocktail and reveal our top favorite […]
Mai Tai T.V. interrupts your Memorial Day weekend with a healthy dose of geek culture and wrasslin’ conversation. Watch as we review the horrendous X-Men Apocalypse and the far better-than-expected pilot episode of Preacher. We will also unbox the latest Funko Smuggler’s Bounty, share our thoughts on the upcoming WWE brand split and teach you […]
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This week on Mai Tai T.V., we dissect Captain America Civil War and compare it to the other big hero vs. hero blockbuster, I come clean about my addiction to Hearthstone and review Uncharted 4 and we will take bets on how long The Misfits reunion will survive. Watch as Hambone unboxes the latest Funko […]
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Mai Tai T.V. gets evil on its lucky thirteenth episode as former-Ghost lead singer Papa Emeritus I joins us to talk about life after being kicked out of everyone’s favorite Grammy-award winning Satanic metal band. We also review Ghost’s recent concert at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ and discuss who would win in a real battle the […]
We are back at the Headhunter’s Lounge with an action-packed show featuring the illustrious Stu Horvath of Unwinnable fame who will enlighten us about how much it sucks to be an independent web publisher these days, as well as the history of the Geek Flea. We are also going to play Russian roulette and call a random […]
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George and Hambone have escaped the Headhunter’s Lounge and the turkeys and are on the loose in the bowels of New Jersey. Follow our adventures through the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market as we interview a ton of awesome artists, vendors, weirdos and Brutus the Barber Beefcake. We also venture further South to the Big Mother Flying […]
This week, Hambone fends off a swarm of angry turkeys and then offers his opinion of Superman vs. Batman and we talk about Axl Rose scoring a new gig as the lead singer of AC/DC. We'll also be giving our predictions on all the wrestling festivities going on Wrestlemania weekend and I will teach you how to make a Doctor Funk. Get psyched.
You think you know great television, well you don’t know crap if you aren’t watching Daredevil on Netflix — the greatest series going today and some of the best action you will ever see. This week, we talk about the greatness of the devil of Hell’s Kitchen and we pit board games versus video games to […]
This week, Hambone does his best to explain why St. Patrick’s Day is so great to a Greek who doesn’t have a clue what the holiday is. Hambone also teaches us how to make the delectable Eastern Sour, we discuss the death of Shane MacGowan, why U2 sucks, Here Active, King of Tokyo and why […]
Join us as we break down the potential impact of Shane McMahon on WWE. Watch me get depressed about the current state of the punk scene and, as an added bonus, we chat about our favorite video games out right now. Plus learn how to make a Castaway and listen to us bitch about the Record Store Day […]
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This week on Mai Tai T.V., we get psyched for Punisher on season 2 of Daredevil and talk about the three previous Punisher movies. We put Marvel and DC on the hot seat and discuss which comic book giant has the better cinematic universe. Hambone talks about his recent adventure to the Porco Lounge & […]
This week on Mai Tai T.V., I don’t just manage to offend all of Philadelphia, I also manage to piss off the entire nation of Curaçao. To which I say, I can’t take any nation seriously that requires a special character to spell its name. Even better, we give an in-depth review of Deadpool and […]
Season 1 of Mai Tai T.V. continues with a special Valentine’s Day edition devoted to the classic ginger cocktail — The Dark & Stormy — an old school rum drink from Bermuda whose origins are as mysterious as Hambone’s. We’ll also be discussing the new season of The Walking Dead and how closely it should follow […]
This week, we take the kid gloves off and question whether the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will ever induct metal legends like Maiden and Priest. We also offer our top 5 bands snubbed for RRHoF membership, talk about the class of 2016 and ponder whether the organization has jumped the shark. We chat up […]
Welcome to the second episode of Mai Tai T.V. This time, we stepped up the production value of the show a little bit, moved to high definition video (take that VH1 Classics) and we even used a real microphone. Who knows, next week we might even have some one manning the camera. This week, Hambone unveiled […]
Presenting Mai Tai T.V. featuring George and Hambone, the latest pop culture talk show sweeping the nation. This week, I will show you how to make an authentic Trader Vic’s Mai Tai per Beachbum Berry’s flawless directions. We will also discuss our predictions for the 2016 Royal Rumble, our thoughts on the upcoming Guns ’N’ […]
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