TCASP EP:108 – Chris is old, Swiss Army Man

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Chris is feeling old this week as it is his birthday, find out just how old he is, you might be surprised. He also had some trouble with a new app, old age is probably to blame, find out what he did in this episode. Marco Polo is the name of the app, a new way to message people with video.

Chris’s favourite person ever, Kanye West has been having a hard time lately, is this changing the way Chris thinks about him?

Chris appeared on TV this week as an extra and thinks he should receive an award for his dirty look he gave during the Pike River Mine Doco, check it out and see what you reckon, he played one of the mine rescue guys in it.

We watched Swiss Army Man, the movie starring Danielle Radcliffe and we have mixed feelings about it, the start of it was good and then the ending just didn’t seem to do the film justice, find out all about it in this episode.

Regular listeners will know that Chris has a new job and with that, he has to learn new skills, one of those being that he has to learn to drive a forklift.

We heard some random news we can’t really talk about, involving a government department, have a listen and see if you know what we are talking about.

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TCASP EP:107 – Trump is in, Earthquakes and Chris has a Job

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What a crazy week it has been, so much that we missed recording a podcast last week, but we make it up to you in this one. Chris has a new job, Sam’s just finished work so in between the two we have found time to record this episode.

Donald Trump has been big in the news, and of course he is mentioned on this episode, how we felt about the election result, how we think it is going to go. We also discuss the riots and why we think they are pointless and to be honest a waste of time.

Sam just got back from Christchurch, find out what he got up to and how he dealt with the earthquake. Sam got to touch and feel a DJI Mavic, but it wasn’t flying, he checked out the very cool Air NZ museum exhibit celebrating their 75th anniversary. Find out what Chris’s niece did just before the earthquake struck.

While Sam was away, Chris was line producer for the next short film the film guys were up to, find how that went and what Chris managed to organise with someone he hadn’t spoken to in 12 years.

Chris’s money situation has gotten worse, he’s not sure how he’s going to cover rent this week, but he does have his new fulltime job, he’s also learning to drive a forklift which should provide great stories in the future.

NZ Secret Santa is all go, we have signed up individually and signed up the podcast for it, Sam’s also been asked to write a blog post for NZ Post to share. Find out what cool new things NZ Post have implemented for this year’s Secret Santa.

Links:
Mavic – Wherever you go
Live: 7.8 New Zealand earthquake | Stuff.co.nz
The Canterbury A&P Show | Christchurch Show
Air New Zealand’s 75th exhibition to land in Christchurch » Canterbury Museum
NZ Twitter Secret Santa

TCASP EP: 106 – Te Aroha, Flamethrowers and Jandalgate

Summary:

Chris gives us the run down on the Arohanui film festival he attended last weekend, find out how it went and what things Chris learned and will do differently next year, including not getting confused between Paeroa and Te Aroha. Chris also seems to have a noisy mouth while Sam is dealing with hay fever this week.

If you ae after a good parody account to follow on Facebook, Sam recommends the Ethiopian Domino’s Pizza page, it cracked him up, he also somehow randomly found him on a website selling flamethrowers, so if you are thinking about getting one make sure to check out the X15 personal flamethrower.

Sam helped out some people this week, one was a guy that broke down the other was a woman who was having trouble with her dipstick. Sam has a rant about coffee and petrol stations.

Twitter announced it is closing down Vine, will this effect the “stars” of this platform or will they just use other ones? Who knows. But what we do know is that the founders weren’t that keen on selling out, but this is what happens when other people give you lots of money and are in control of things.

Slack this week put out a full page newspaper ad to Microsoft welcoming them to the realm of a group chat thing, Chris thinks people have missed the point on this and thinks it’s a genius move on Slacks part, have a listen and see what you think about it.

Chris was on Shortland St again, this time he was given a line, one that he stuffed up, but it wasn’t his fault, find out what happened.

Who is Tony Holden and what is the story around the urinal dedicated to him at the studios Shortland St is filmed? We’re not sure and can’t be bothered researching it, but Chris did take a photo of it.

Find out about Jandalgate and the problems Sam had getting his sister a birthday present.

And apparently, Bebo is coming back, sort of. Find out what is going on there.

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