DANNO KLONOWSKI is a cartoonist and podcaster. MATT  RISNES is a noted film blogger and podcast guest. They have been friends for nearly 20 years and like talking about stuff at length and in-depth. In the ninth episode they open with some thoughts on Netflix’s HOUSE OF CARDS, podcasting while under the weather, UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING, and some viewer mail. Then our hosts present their cases for some POP-CULTURE CLASHES: Pop culture the rest of the world enjoys that Matt and Danno despise, as well as pop culture our hosts love that most find tripe. (Note: Danno and Matt don’t necessarily agree on these clashes either)

In the STUFF WE DISLIKE THAT YOU LOVE  is: Ridley Scott, the stars of young Hollywood, Steven Soderbergh, Danny Boyle, The Judd Apatow family, the Marvel film franchise, AC/DC, Punk Rock, Frank Ocean, Prince, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, and more.

In the STUFF WE LOVE YOU PROBABLY THINK IS GARBAGE is: SUCKER PUNCH, JASON X, The NIGHT FLIER, ALIEN: RESURRECTION, The CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, TERMINATOR 3, and more. Finally, we’re joined by Friend of the Show @RAFEGUTTMAN via email on his thoughts on the much maligned THE MANGLER.

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  1. Adam Hansen says:

    Danno, I dare you two to have me in and bad mouth Springsteen in front of me. The too cool for school attitude won’t fly!

    | Reply Posted February 17, 2013, 4:48 pm
  2. Staplegenius says:


    You know I love and respect you. I think you’re intelligent, funny, insightful, and the person I know is more than most on the cutting edge of what’s good in cinema, tv, etc. What I’m saying is I respect your opinion, and yes I’m sure from your perspective you could school me on Springsteen in 90 seconds flat. I’d LOVE to have you on the show one day, but not to do that .But to share in the love of what we do here on The WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR.

    The conceit of the show is we’re just two guys talkin’. Giving our thoughts and opinions on whatever. Since I’m assuming you listen you must enjoy our particular brand of that.

    I’ll admit after re-listening to the episode (for editing and vanities sake) my argument on Springsteen was more curt than I would have liked and I missed some key points I wanted to hit.

    But we both also really had to pee and were trying to wrap-up the segment. So sorry if you take umbrage with my quick dismissal of The Boss.

    We’d love to hear your opinions on why I’m 1,000,000% wrong on Springsteen, and we’ll happily read it on the next episode!


    | Reply Posted February 17, 2013, 7:38 pm
    • Adam says:


      | Reply Posted February 17, 2013, 9:36 pm
  • Captain Ringfinger says:

    Solid episode. sound quality was high.

    Matt starts the episode off right with a couple of good rants.

    I agree with Danno 100% that the best part of UI:DoR was The Plumber. That could have been the title for the movie for all I care. Stil a fun movie, thanks for the recommendation.

    I won’t list my persoanl PCC’s except for the Lord of teh Rings movies. I know they’re great movies, well done and such but my crippling dislike for Fantasy prevents me from liking them for what they are. I can’t take them seriously. I’ll watch (and have done so on numerous occasions) the worst Sci-Fi movies with out an issue, but I just can’t stand Fantasy. I know they are 2 sides of the same coin but I can’t force myself to be something I’m not.

    I still love Alien and Aliens. Alien is to Star Trek: The Motion Picture and to The Terminator AS Aliens is to Star Trek: Wrath of Khan and T2. All very natural progressions of the lates 70’s to early 80’s and 90’s. It was a time of transition. Movies went from slow and cerebral to fast and action packed.

    I alomst peed myself with laughter when you nailed Joseph Gordon-Levitt to a T. “Greatest dinner theatre actor of all time.” Once again you both have a way with words.

    BTW Raffe’s e-mail about Tobe Hooper was gold.

    AC/DC is exactly what you see is what you get. Yes it’s brain dead, but still catchy and fun. On a relative scale, there are things orders of magnitutude worse.

    I liked Sucker Punch. Saw it on a big screen at my brother’s cabin with great surround sound, then saw it with the wife a year later on our 42″ tv and not nearly as good. My wife said “so it’s soft-core porn?”

    “I would like to see Katee Sackhoff with a shine job” and Danno read my mind at spoke the words right after that. Starbuck is the type of girl I was really attracted to in HS and College.

    Finally, my biggest Culture Clash with the both of you is The Matrix sequels. We can all agree that we liked T3 and A4 but I must heartedly disagree with you about M2 and M2.1 for a fact that you yourselfs bring up in the podcast:

    Both T3 and A4 had awesome sets and practical effects as opposed to Matrix 2 and 3.

    All spring I kept hearing about how awesome the highway scene in M2 was going to change movies 4eva!!! by “insiders”. Saw it and was not impressed. Compare that to T3 which came out the same summer with the unforgetable scene where the creators of T3 built an entire downtown set just to demolish it with a BF crane. Total black and white difference there, to me at least. The 100 agent smith scene looked like Gumby . . ., the horrible non-sensical plot holes, the meaningless of virtual fighting avatars. “If you die in a dream blah, blah, blah.” Once again, like Fanasty, there was a lot of magical wand waving in the Matrix universe.

    I really respect both of you, keep up the great work!

    | Reply Posted June 26, 2013, 2:11 pm

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