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Wanye
June 03 2009 02:41PM

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Anyone who knows us in real life knows that we like to get excited about stuff. Once a week we hear something, see something or dream up something that gets us so excited we run around in circles till we are exhausted and forced to sit down. It’s a great way to go through life – particularly when we follow through on whatever we dream up. Once upon a time it was the OilersNation itself that hit us like a bolt of lightning. This other time it was a website that built edible dog collars. Other things that excite us can be found below:

1. This Star Wars videogame trailer

We don’t play videogames. Part of our brain thinks that we do and says “oh totally waste your last 300 dollars on a Wii. Of COURSE you will play it. You can then inhabit an imaginary alternate universe where you have gobs of free time to learn to play Star Trek: Conquest.” Then we buy the Wii and Star Trek and stare sadly at it as we return from our job at the bottle depot, pass the Wii and go directly to bed on business.

Then we see a trailer like this one above - pointed out to us by our boy the human torch on Twitter and the love affair begins anew. As the human torch pointed out “How is it that a 3 minute game trailer better than all 3 Star Wars prequels put together?” We love Star Wars anyway, but the Torch is right as is usually the case. If we lived in Amsterdam like he does we would spend most of our time in the local coffee shops, not drinking coffee and would never be right about anything.

But that's just us.

2. This Young Buck song

Yeah we know it isn’t the actual video – thanks to Universal for not allowing it to be shared on YouTube. But damn this is a wicked song. If you don’t get pumped listening to Young Buck you either don’t own a set of ears, played the song wrong or your brain isn’t able to interpret audio stimuli into favorable recognition patterns.

Either way you suck and Young Buck doesn’t.

3. Yelling about junk 

radio

Our buddy Chris from the most ass kickingest band ever TOAST has just started a podcast with his boy Tyler. We have listened to their first show and we are so jealous. Their show included a call in from God at the 43rd minute – who was interested in talking about Eskimos football of course – and a sound discussion of someone paying people at the bar to engage in fisticuffs. There is even a shout to the Nation and to our own Jonathan Willis at 19 minute mark.

*insert digital schwing here*

Two things came as a result of this podcast:

1. We have mad respect for T&C Sportstalk and will listen to their show regularly 2. We want to podcast too (imagine getting a call from God??)

We have been pondering the idea of podcasting for a long time but we had never heard a podcast until this morning. It looks like great fun. Let’s be honest Nation, we aren’t a writer. We know it, you know it. People have suggested to us that we keep writing articles but also start talking too. Apparently we talk funny and we have heard from a few people “I can actually hear you talking when you type out this stuff.” We would never give up writing – even if some of you insist that we should. Actually the last person that suggested we give up writing got a beating to the tune of Young Buck and hasn’t been a problem since. But you get the idea.

When we first started OilersNation we can vividly remember the day that we realized twenty people read the site per week and we were hooked. Fast forward 20 months and we are cracking 150,000 people a month which blows our mind. If one single person would listen to our podcast we would set to work making one. We even have a cohost in mind.

'Cause everyone knows  - if you don't have time to play your Wii you most certainly have time to learn how to podcast.

Would you listen? Would you teach us how to play Star Trek: Conquest?

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#51 Hoodlum
June 04 2009, 11:50AM
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Totally off topic, but should make for good conversation... I just saw Al strachen on the score talking with Stve Kouleas (taped from last night, but I missed it because I was drunk), however Strachen says, and please take his word for what it is, but he says that the Islanders WILL NOT take Taveres at #1 and instead opt for the Swede, leaving Taveres to go to Tampa. That being said, it opens the door for Tampa to unload Vinny and his 10 mill for 4 years salary in order to boost the defense. Would it be concievable to package Souray (breaks my heart to say that) and another d-man and go after Vinny?

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#52 Fiveandagame
June 04 2009, 12:39PM
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POD CAST B1TCHES!!!!

Do it Wayne, DO IT!!!! Have special guests and drink beer whilst recording the show. It will be so mega awesome Dan Tencer will be so mega jealous!

OILERS 09/10 Stanley Cup Champions!

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#53 Hemmertime
June 04 2009, 12:41PM
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Adding in Wayne podcast to my Gregor routine will have ON in my ears all day. Rock on!

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#54 Wanye Gretz
June 04 2009, 03:21PM
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@ Fiveandagame:

Not only can I drink beer, but because I will do this from Wanye Manor TM I can podcast naked and swear till I am blue in the face if I feel so inclined.

Ah CRTC - you have no say here.

Yes, this will work out JUST FINE

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#55 ScubaSteve
June 05 2009, 12:29AM
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@Wanye: You do realize that a podcast can be a video right? I'm sure you look stellar naked, but not in my house, son, not in my house. Keep it to audio if you want to lose the pants.

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#56 Wanye Gretz
June 05 2009, 08:57AM
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@ ScubaSteve:

Video podcasting? That hadn't occurred to me. That would require a whole new level of effort. No, I'll stick to nude and drunk audio.

Much like many popular radio hosts of today.

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#57 Archaeologuy
June 05 2009, 09:25AM
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@ Wanye Gretz: How much will it cost ON to get James Earl Jones to read for your podcast? You could always go for the cheaper Sam Jackson if that doesnt work out. He would likely be more familiar with your vocabulary anyway.

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