The High Five Podcast Episode 57 – Jack’s Favorite Switch Games Part 2

Welcome back for the second half of the chat between my son and I about his favorite Nintendo Switch games right now! Last time we discussed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kirby Star Allies and Super Mario 3D World. Today we finish up talking about that last one and also get into his top two games: Animal Cross: New Horizons and Super Mario Odyssey! We also talk about how excited he is for Kirby And The Forgotten World, which we still haven’t played yet.

We talked a bit about the weird continuity of the Donkey Kong series. If you’re curious here’s an in-depth rundown of Donkey “Cranky” Kong Senior’s history! Also, for good measure, he’s a pic of the kids playing the Switch after getting it!

This is not an ad, but I’m a big fan of my Retron which allows me to play my NES and Sega games without hassling with the old units. If that’s something you’d be interested in check out the Hyperkin website, they have all sorts of retro gaming options on there. They come with controllers, but you can also plug in your own if you still have them lying around.

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The High Five Podcast Episode 56 – Jack’s Favorite Switch Games Part 1

On today’s episode, I’m joined by my very special guest, my son Jack! He’s very excited to talk about his five favorite Nintendo Switch games. On this first part, wee talk about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kirby Star Allies and Super Mario 3D World. Come back next week to find out what the top two games are!

When talking about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Jack’s main character is Captain Falcon and he’s from F-Zero. We also talk about ROB the Robot from the NES era. Here’s a video showing what he could do.

If you want to listen to a few of the other episodes I mentioned in the intro you can check out my ranking of the Leprechaun films here and my recap with the kids about our favorite family shows of 2020 here.

As always, you can email me at high5tj at gmail.com or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. Also feel free to subscribe to my YouTube Channel!

The High Five Podcast Episode 46 – Favorite Records & Podcasts Of 2021

I’m wrapping up my Best of 2021 posts today with one going through my sonic journeys this year both musical and podcast…ical?

Want to give a listen to six and a half hours of my favorite late 90s/early 00s pop punk songs? Now, you can! I called it Four Minutes In Heaven because it made me giggle. I totally forgot that I also made a Weezer playlist called Throw Up The W.

You can still check out my old Angelfire page here. Sadly the Blue Note banner ad isn’t still around.

If you like music and/or comedy, you definitely need to watch this drum battle between Buddy Rich and Animal from The Muppet Show.

And you know you want to see some Prince

While you’re at it, here’s the 60 Minutes piece about Welcome 2 America and the Vault.

I did a search and found this 2012 post I did about discovering How Did This Get Made?!

If you’re curious about some of the previous episodes I mentioned in this one, here are some handy dandy links!

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The High Five Podcast Episode 16 – May The Force Be With Me

On this week’s episode, I’m celebrating my nearly life-long Star Wars fandom! From the days of watching the movies on cable to earning a few bucks from one of my favorite franchises, this one covers it all!

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The High Five Podcast Episode 15 – A TPB To-Read Grab Bag

For this week’s episode of show, I went to my comic trade To Read pile in the garage and grabbed five different books from five different companies to put in my eyeballs. How’d that go? You’ll have to listen to the show!

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Riding With The King: End Of Watch (2016)

I keep a checklist on my phone of all the Stephen King books out there that I use to keep track of which ones I own, in what format and whether I’ve read them or not. Dude’s got so many offerings that it’s hard to keep everything in my head and I’m not a big fan of buying the same book more than once, even at flea market or yard sale prices!

After writing about the four King books I read in 2018 and looking at my list, I realized that I’ve actually read more of his most recent dozen books than his first dozen. I dig this fact because it means I still have plenty of his works to read, but also it reminds me that he’s still spinning yarns that I can’t wait to get my hands on and tear through.

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My Favorite Film Experiences Of 2018

I haven’t done a lot of blogging this year, but, don’t worry, I’ve still been watching a ton of movies! I’ve even been keeping track of everything I’ve watched or read in a pair of Composition Note Books that I’ve (not so) cleverly dubbed Pop Notes. Thanks to them, I’m pretty confident looking back at the year and piecing together thoughts on some of my fave film-watching experiences (minus horror, which will get a list or two of their own). This one’s pretty long, so hit that jump and get into it!

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Toy Commercial Tuesday: Super Mario Bros. THE MOVIE!

Even as a kid, I knew there was something off with 1993’s Super Mario Bros. movie. I don’t remember being super excited about it coming out — not like I was for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a few years earlier — but I do remember being confused by the tiny headed lizard dudes and, well, everything else.

These days, I’m happy the movie exists because it gave us Ertl action figures based on Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper AND Fisher Stevens. What other movie can say that? More importantly, what accent is this kid trying to do?

Book Report: Ready Player One By Ernest Cline

You wouldn’t know it to look at the blog here, but I’ve been reading a LOT lately. I’m working on a few posts that will cover my experiences reading Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lecter books while I also watched the series Hannibal and then the films, but they’re not ready yet. However, after finishing the book Hannibal, I found myself not wanting to get into Hannibal Rising, but still needed something to read. A buddy had just recommended Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One from 2011 and I figured why not? I really enjoyed the book, but a few things stuck with me in different ways. Continue reading Book Report: Ready Player One By Ernest Cline