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Episode 30 - Long and Short of Body Hair

Join us as we view friendly and attractive people on both sides of the greatest debate of our time - to shave and wax, or to embrace whatever fur you've got wherever you've got it.

That's right, it's time for Body Hair Wars! 

But there isn't really any fighting. There's just a lot of affection and admiration for people who fall into the same camp as themselves. This documentary actually remains pretty committed to being inclusive, so at least there's that. 

Is that faint praise? Well, we have less respect when they start publicly waxing nether regions. And we're not totally sure about the science imparted by Dr. Laser (not his real name, but if it's not the name he's used on a chat forum somewhere, we're really disappointed).

Thrill as two middle-aged midwestern guys somewhat uncomfortably discuss the grooming habits of themselves and others!

We're suffering through and reporting back on Long and Short of Body Hair, available to stream for free for Amazon Prime members.

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Episode 29 - Halloween 2: Extreme Paranormal

Boo! 

It's our Second Annual Halloween Special! We're extreme celebrating by going to extreme locations with three extreme guys in search of extreme ghosts. Someone cue up "More Than Words" by Extreme!

But instead we find controversy as our pack of new-metal protagonists misappropriate religion, hope the ghost children don't touch them, construct pool floaties of the damned, and, oh yes, throw in a (real?) blood ritual for fun.

(A gentle trigger warning: we don't dwell on it too long or go into great detail, but we do have to briefly talk about cutting for a few minutes around the 20 minute-mark of this episode, so skip a few minutes if you are sensitive to that topic.)

If you're like us, you'll be wondering what the hell A&E was thinking when they greenlit this mess. There's only one answer:

EXTREME RATINGS followed by EXTREME DISAPPOINTMENT!

We're suffering through and reporting back on Extreme Paranormal Episode 1 and Episode 2, available to stream for free on DailyMotion.

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Episode 28 - Tim Tebow: The Chosen One

We came to bury Tim Tebow, not to praise him. And yet... we find ourselves not quite able to hate the guy, or at least not the version of him presented here by ESPN, who had the balls to refer to Tim Tebow as "The Chosen One."

Speaking of balls, "Who is Tim Tebow?" this documentary half-heartedly asks. And then it sheepishly answers, "Well, he likes football, filling out workbooks with his mom, orphans in the Philippines, and, his, er testi[muffled sound]"

Wait. What was that last bit, ESPN?

"Sigh. His testicles. He's very vocal about the size of his testicles."  

Journey with us to a time before the questionable baseball career. Before the failed football career. Before "Tebowing" was a verb. Before all of that, to a time when a simple homeschooled highschooler in Florida just wanted to play football and scream really, really loudly about his big nuts.

We're suffering through and reporting back on Tim Tebow: The Chosen One, available to stream for free on YouTube.

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Episode 27 - The Super Truest Stories

Life has gotten a bit in the way of this episode and so we have this beautiful clip show for you. We've gathered some of our favorite moments from the first ten episodes. From The Forever Time to ice fishing to ghost hunting in Great Britain. From chestnuts to aliens to the Church of Bigfoot. Here's your chance to experience the moments from those early episodes that still make us chuckle, now assembled in one convenient place. 

Do stay for the new dance remix at the end that strangley never occurred to us the first time through with Episode 5. 

We'll be back in two weeks with a fresh episode, followed in two more weeks by our Second Annual Halloween Special. Stay tuned - we have something spooky in store! 

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Episode stinger dance remix features "Albatross" by Computer Music All-stars

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Episode 26 - The Truth About Rock

We've done it! Super True Stories has made it an entire year, so of course we're celebrating by revisiting childhood trauma.

We're going back 30 years to pre-teen Dave and the brothers who scarred him. No, not the Doobie brothers. The people who scarred him were obsessed with Satan. No, not Black Sabbath. These are the guys who TOLD Dave about Black Sabbath (and Ozzy Osborne, and AC/DC, and...the GoGos?)

We're playing "Duck, Duck, Gray Duck" with Dan, Steve, and (Redacted) Peters, those crazy Minnesotans who inspired youth to burn millions of dollars of rock albums in what Ted Koppel rightfully noted kinda seems like something the Nazis would do. But don't blame these brothers, blame those good Christian kids who just hate the devil and want to see vinyl burn.

Along the way, we'll dodge the ghost of John Denver, reflect on church library theft, and discuss what we'd put in a printed Super True Stories Newsletter, which can be yours for a monthly love gift of just $15. 

We're suffering through and reporting back on The Truth About Rock, available to stream for free on YouTube.

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Episode 25 - Blasting Caps Safety Films

First came the summer of love, then came the summer of blasting caps.

Journey with us to an undertermined time in the 70s when explosives grew on trees. Relive those halcion days when the only thing that would stop a young boy from bullying a girl was the dream of blowing up her father's barbecue. The days when all it took to save the world was a siren, a sign that read "explosives" and a red station wagon with an 80 pound CRT television in the back.

Blasting caps were everywhere, ready to harm anyone. And apparently people were so frightened by this danger that an additional short was needed explaining that yes, explosives really are necessary. In fact, you wouldn't have that potato peeler without them. 

We're suffering through and reporting back on the perplexingly specific Blasting Caps Safety Films, available to stream for free for Amazon Prime members.

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Episode stinger dance remix features "Where's My Jetpack?!" by Computer Music All-stars

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Episode 24 - Alien Autopsy

Yes, THAT Alien Autopsy.

Journey with us back to the mid-90s as host Jonathan Frakes repeatedly asks us just how much we want to believe, and we find our faith to be lacking.

Thrill as Star Trek's No. 1 walks us through a series of experts who suggest maybe what we're seeing could possibly be realish maybe. Wonder aloud at how much Fox paid these people to damage their credibility and careers by appearing on this special. Chill as a private investigator tries to find an octogenarian in Florida. Will he succeed?  

By the end, you must decide if all of this is fact or fiction (but you'll really only need about five minutes to figure our your answer). 

We're suffering through and reporting back on Alien Autopsy, available to stream for free for Amazon Prime members. Note: The version that originally aired is the first 45 minutes or so of the extended anniversary edition available for free on Prime. We did NOT watch the extended interviews because dear god, why would you do that to yourself?

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Episode 23 - Going to a Van Boogie

On this episode, we find ourselves surrounded by vans somewhere in outstate Wisconsin. 

It's the 40th Annual Van Nationals, and in celebration we're drinking Jack Daniels out of a bucket, carrying around small stones, and oh yes, lusting after some custom vans. 

Join us as we marvel at a movement that peaked 40 years ago when a bunch of hippies got together to declare their love for BF Goodrich and has steadily declined since then to 2014 when the crowds are 90% smaller but still every bit as sloshed as they were 40 years ago. 

 

But perhaps most shocking of all? Both Dave and Axel do now kinda want to own vans.

We're suffering through and reporting back on Vannin', available to stream for free for Amazon Prime members.

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Episode 22 - Geeks on Board

On this episode, we find ourselves aboard whatever the opposite of the Love Boat is...or do we?

Join us as we set sail with over 200 Mac geeks, one possible felon, Flat Stanley, and some very out-of-place bros. The weather is nice, the water is warm, the locations are tropical, and thankfully we all have our laptops so we can ignore most of that. OR WE COULD, if the wifi didn't suck, am I right? 

Apple Employee #1 himself, Steve Wozniak is here to tell some jokes, reminisce about the good old days ... and also complain about the wifi.

And speaking of wi, why exactly is that nice young lady who has named herself after a minor Star Trek characters blushing when she talks about what happened at 2 a.m. at Steve's dinner party? By the end of the episode, we may have cracked the case.

We're suffering through and reporting back on Geeks on Board, available to stream for free for Amazon Prime members.

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Episode 21 - Baseballs and Boners

Nothing says America like baseball, and nothing says America is in trouble like these four terrible shorts about baseball. 

A female British robot from Google Translate gives us a history lesson that Dave opts out of pretty much immediately, which means only Axel gets to hear about baseball's most famous boner.

A kid breaks into the White Sox stadium and fantasizes about playing in the World Series ... and then maybe dies? It's difficult to tell with all the bongos playing.

We're treated to baseball's 101 funniest moments, where Axel questions whether there are 101 moments and Dave questions whether any of them are funny. 

And finally, a nightmarish CGI baseball teaches us dubious lessons about identity, conformity, and race.

We're suffering through and reporting back on The History of Baseball, No Game Today, Baseball's 101 Funniest Moments, and The Love of the Game, all available to stream for free for Amazon Prime members.

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