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This episode is a classic FNGTAC podcast. It is pretty much the template for why the podcast exists in the first place. It's a freewheeling, off-roading, much encompassing conversation the type of which Kamau and Vernon reguarly had before the podcast began. Today begins with a few Twitter hashtags but doesn't limit itself to something as small as what is on the Internet. And this is probably (Kamau says hopefully.) the one and only FNGTAC mention of one Carlos Estevez AKA Charlie Sheen. Also...

  • Vernon is tense about a possible Bladerunner Remake.
  • They both go into detail about George Lucas and the prequels. Guess what they think.
  • They go into geek nirvana by deconstructing the Matrix movies. Guess which 1 of the 3 they liked the most.
  • They wonder if 20 years after the Rodney King beating we are gettig along any better.
  • Vernon busts out his adult language. Singularity anyone?
  • Vernon, once again, has an idea about resurrecting a classic movie franchise. Today, it's Alien.

Yup, a typical episode of sci-fi, police brutality, more sci-fi, and finally #TigerBlood.

Connect with Vernon on Facebook, Twitter @vurnt22, and www.livingcolour.com

Connect with Kamau on Facebook, Twitter @wkamaubell, and www.wkamaubell.com

Connect with Producer Extraordinaire Alex on Twitter @AGThornton

And you can connect with the Podcast on Twitter @ThatFNGuide

GET US ON iTUNES NOW!!! http://ow.ly/22Uia

Direct download: 10_Episode_10_-.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm EDT

This episode features Vernon & Kamau geeking out on all things superhero. Superhero movies (past and future). Superhero costumes (good and bad). Sueprhero TV shows (only one good one). Kamau explains why there will never bee another good Superman movie, and then Vernon pitches how he would make a good one. (Take notes, Christopher Nolan.) They also discuss whether or not there has ever been a credible black superhero. And then they discuss whether or not there has ever been a credible African-American superhero. (They get deep even with the ridiculous.) Producer Alex adds his musical and sound wizardy to the mix. Yup, these three use their big brains to dissect one of America's greatest contributions to the world: SUPERHEROS!

Also, they briefly cover all the problems in North Africa, which Kamau attempts to make even briefer by trying to make one the most awkward segues of all-time!

Connect with Vernon on Facebook, Twitter @vurnt22, and www.livingcolour.com

Connect with Kamau on Facebook, Twitter @wkamaubell, and www.wkamaubell.com

Connect with Producer Extraordinaire Alex on Twitter @AGThornton

And you can connect with the Podcast on Twitter @ThatFNGuide

GET US ON iTUNES NOW!!! http://ow.ly/22Uia

Direct download: 9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EDT

On this episode Vernon & Kamau finally have their long awaited Obama conversation. It happened minutes after Obama's second State of The Union Address and there was much to discuss: Obama & technology, Obama and Michelle, Obama and his new theme music, Obama and Black people, Obama and crazy white people, Obama Now vs. Obama Then. Yup, it's Obama on and on until the break of dawn. (Say that last sentence out loud. It sounds really cool.) And on this episode, Vernon & Kamau have some special guests in the form of several other of America's "first Black presidents."

Kamau's CD in the top ten of TWO DIFFERENT year end lists: iTunes & Punchline Magazine.

Connect with Vernon on Facebook, Twitter @vurnt22, and www.livingcolour.com

Connect with Kamau on Facebook, Twitter @wkamaubell, and www.wkamaubell.com

And you can connect with the Podcast on Twitter @ThatFNGuide

GET US ON iTUNES NOW!!! http://ow.ly/22Uia

Direct download: 08_Episode_8_-.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57am EDT