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Episode 379: The Worst Song of Songs! (Tournament Finals)

Episode 379: The Worst Song of Songs! (Tournament Finals)

November 21, 2022
Hey, Soul Sister! We’re over the (My) Humps and finishing our terrible song tournament on this episode of Baconsale. Joel, Kent, and Zack may not be Happy with the awful tunes they must move forward, because they have to Play It Again, and there are Blurred Lines with some of their reasoning, but the urge to crown a “winner” is Simply Irresistible. Will Zack’s choices make you Blue (Da Ba Dee)? Will Kent be able to remember what he said previously Before He Cheats on his logic? Is Cotton Eye Joe(l) wearing Christmas Shoes? Listen to find out (and to learn what The Fox says).
Don’t be Rude! Press play to take a mental Photograph of our musical anguish.
 
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Episode 378: The Worst Song of Songs Tournament

Episode 378: The Worst Song of Songs Tournament

November 14, 2022
Last Christmas (or rather last March), Baconsale picked the ultimate Song of Songs. And now, even though No One was really asking for it, we’re beginning our quest to find the least Perfect song. We asked our listener (including all the Single Ladies), to submit their terrible tunes, and we’ve put those disagreeable ditties in a bracket. Why? This is How We Roll. Joel, Kent, and Zack have accepted your choices With Arms Wide Open, and then they’ll make Chop Suey of 32 songs that they don’t think deserve to win. And while we may not understand The Reason some of you made the picks you did, we won’t give you the Run-Around for long, because we’ll finish this tournament on the next episode.
 
Don’t Worry Be Happy, and press play if you Believe in life after love.
Download & print the official Worst Song of Songs bracket at Baconsale.com to play along at home!
BaconBit: Wakanda Forever Review

BaconBit: Wakanda Forever Review

November 11, 2022

It’s been four years since the first standalone Black Panther movie. A lot of events within the Marvel Cinematic Universe have occurred since then, as well as the tragic, real-life passing of Chadwick Boseman, but is this sequel a fitting finish to Phase Four? Or is this two-hour-and-forty-one-minute movie going to be a drain on our mental resources? Joel and Kent are going to start this review on their own, since they saw the movie together, and Zack will join us as soon as we start spoiling the movie (about 18 minutes in). However, we’ll keep our thoughts spoiler-free before then.

Take your mask off and press play to hear about the Na'vi suffering bloodless deaths via vibranium.

Episode 377: Silent Movie Sampler Platter

Episode 377: Silent Movie Sampler Platter

November 7, 2022
Lights! Camera! Silence! On this episode of Baconsale, Joel is showing his age. He’s brought a selection of silent films to the table in hopes that Zack and Kent have (finally) watched them and are ready to review all ten. Some of these movies are over 100 years old, yet Joel feels they still have something to offer modern audiences. While Zack is concerned about the content of these pre-Production Code motion pictures, so he’s going to let parents know what to expect. Will Charlie Chaplin make us chuckle? Does Buster Keaton have us busting a gut? Is Metropolis still mesmerizing? Listen to our fully audio podcast to find out.
 
Press play because Guillermo del Toro says this is his favorite episode.
Episode 376: Spooky Scary Story Time

Episode 376: Spooky Scary Story Time

October 31, 2022
Once again, we handed the keys to the asylum over to the patients and let you, the listener, take over this Baconsale Halloween episode. We asked for more of your terrifying true stories as well as frightening fictional tales, and you certainly delivered. Joel, Kent, and Zack are going to take turns reading your spooky submissions… along with some slight mockery (Hey! It’s what we do!). We’ll do our best to keep the mood scary, though, as we share stories about hairy creatures, car creepers, gray ghosts, unwanted hitchhikers, raspy breathing, haunting acronyms, ALARMING ALL CAPS, and spine-chilling sk-el-el-letons!
 
Press play to hear Joel do eerily accurate impressions of Kent, Zack, and Jacob.
Episode 375: Haunted Artifact & Fiction

Episode 375: Haunted Artifact & Fiction

October 24, 2022
Since we talked about haunted places last year, Baconsale has decided to round out the ghostly nouns on this episode and talk about haunted things & people. We’ll be discussing diabolic dolls, chatting about cursed canvases, and babbling about blighted bunk beds. Despite the darker subject material, Joel, Kent, and Zack are going to do their best to keep things light & fluffy, and not focus on the fact that possession is nine-tenths of the law. We’ll also be examining 35 movies related to this spooky subject and giving some of them (slight) Baconsale approval!
 
Join us! Put down that haunted spoon and press play!
BaconBit: Black Adam Review

BaconBit: Black Adam Review

October 21, 2022
It’s finally here! The movie that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been promoting for the past decade or so! Black Adam has Shazam-ed into theaters, and Baconsale is ready to review it. Kent, the DC-loving cynic, has been a little down on the Extended Universe lately, but will this Warner Bros. Picture light the spark of hope in his chest once again? Or will his darker, pessimistic side be the reigning champion and influence Joel and Zack? Even if you haven’t seen the film yet, you can still listen to the spoiler-free first part of this BaconBit to find out our thoughts on Black Adam.
 
Press play to search for eternium/vibranium in the mines Kahndaq/Wakanda.
Episode 374: Freaky Friday the 13th

Episode 374: Freaky Friday the 13th

October 17, 2022
In the summer of 1957, a young boy named Jason Voorhees drowned at Camp Crystal Lake in New Jersey. Since that tragic event, a string of murders has occurred in or around the campground, causing some to wonder if the area is cursed or even haunted by a masked, vengeful ghoul. This is the true story of Camp Blood…
 
Okay, so this is actually the plot of a highly successful horror film franchise called Friday the 13th. However, we are going to talk about it as if it were a true crime story for the first part of this episode of Baconsale. After we take off that mask, we’ll chat about the background of these films and use our combined scores to rank all twelve movies. Also, please note that while Joel will try to keep Kent’s descriptions of the killings as family friendly as possible, things do tend to get a little grisly when it comes to discussing slasher flicks.
 
Press-press-press! Play-play-play!
Episode 373: More Haunts Around the World

Episode 373: More Haunts Around the World

October 10, 2022
Paranormal investigator Beaker is back on Baconsale! Once again, he’s brought a list of 13 alarming areas & petrifying places from around the world, and it’s up to us to decide if we’d be willing to spend the night there by ourselves. Will we laugh at the ha-ha walls surrounding the Aradale Mental Hospital in Australia? Will the ghosts of Gettysburg be our confederates? Will we lose our nerve in the Bermuda Triangle of Romania? Will we be able to pronounce Lawang Sewu? All these questions and more will be answered as we test our tongues and our bravery in frightening foreign lands.
 
Press play to see if the ghost dogs are good boys.
BaconBit: Hocus Pocus 2 Review

BaconBit: Hocus Pocus 2 Review

October 7, 2022
Oh, look. Another glorious BaconBit! Thirty years (minus one year) ago, a Disney movie about witches received mixed reviews from critics and didn’t do that well at the box office. However, since that time, it has become a beloved cult classic for many, leading to the long-delayed legasequel: Hocus Pocus 2. But do the Sanderson sisters possess the same magic they did decades ago? And will Joel, Kent, and Zack enjoy this sequel when none of them truly loved the original? We’ll start off this BaconBit with our spoiler-free reviews, but then we’ll break that spell and discuss the whole film without holding back.
 
Itch-it-a-cop-it-a-mel-a-ka-mys-ti-ca… press play!
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