Saturday at Lollapalooza Aug09

Saturday at Lollapalooza

January 27, 2009. That was the last day I saw Metallica in concert. When I heard they’d be headlining Lolla in Chicago this year, I knew I had to get tickets. Luckily Court was able to fight through the online wait system got lucky enough to get two. Even though Metallica wasn’t set to go on until 8:00, we decided to get to the fest by 12:45 as there were a number of other band we were interested in seeing. 12:45-1:30- Catfish and the Bottlemen Court was VERY excited for Catfish to start despite the fact that they are a band neither of us had heard of before. We discovered them once we knew we got tickets and were looking for...

NES Power Hour

A couple years ago, Tyler, Chas and I decided it would be a good idea to do a power hour and talk about Nintendo games while we recorded it. That first recording eventually turned into Now Loadin’, the video game site Chas and I ran before Stew Over. In other words, this is the beginning. Tyler went through the effort of syncing up the audio recording with the following video so that you can follow along with us. So go grab a shot glass, eight beers, and enjoy a trip down memory lane with us.

R.I.P. Satoru Iwata Jul13

R.I.P. Satoru Iwata

A sad day for any fan of Nintendo as their CEO, Satoru Iwata passed away over the weekend due to a bile duct growth. Iwata missed this year’s E3 for health reasons but I’m not sure anyone in the public realized how serious his condition was. His contributions to Nintendo...

Riot Fest Preview: Headliners Jul13

Riot Fest Preview: Headliners

Today we’ll look at the bands at the top of the Riot Fest bill. As excited as I am about Riot Fest, the headliners for this years show are only somewhat intriguing to me. Let’s hop in and see what we find. No Doubt The top headliner is a band I always respected more than...

The Disturbing History of How Much I’ve spent on S...

Before we get started here I need to make one thing clear. No, it’s not that I love Mario. You know that already. And no, it’s not even that I regret what I’m about to lay before you. The one thing you need to know before you read this article is that we’re...

AC/DC is Finally on Spotify Jun30

AC/DC is Finally on Spotify

It sure did take long enough, but finally AC/DC is on Spotify. Long holdouts of the digital music revolution they infamously were never available on iTunes or any streaming service. If I wanted to listen to AC/DC I either had to go to YouTube (30 second commercials and the inability...

Dave Takes a Trip to Goodwill Jun26

Dave Takes a Trip to Goodwill

My family has a weird obsession with Goodwill stores. For as long as I can remember we would always stop at the Goodwill store to just “see if there was anything worth picking up.” Of course, the answer was always a resounding no. My latest trip I decided to take a few photos to illustrate what tends to be available. For reasons that remain unknown, this particular Goodwill store had an EXTENSIVE collection of old trophies. There were multiple theories as to who would purchase these. The obvious one (as seen in this photo) is because you are too cheap to buy a real trophy for whatever event you are headed to and you are...

5 Songs I’ve Been Listening to on Spotifty Jun17

5 Songs I’ve Been Listening to on Spotifty

As you already know, Spotify is the favorite and most used application on my phone. The purpose of this segment is to share with you readers five songs I have recently been listening to on Spotify. My hope is that I can share some music with you that you might enjoy and in return...

Top Ten: Drinking Games Jun12

Top Ten: Drinking Games

Summer’s finally here and soon you’ll find yourself at a BBQ, beach or maybe just your basement with some friends looking to have a good time. Today I’m going to take a quick look at some games you can play if you’re really looking to get college level drunk. I’ve always enjoyed drinking games. The competitive nature, the group setting, the beer. I don’t know if I’ll introduce you to any new games in this article, but these are my personal favorites. I did the majority of my drinking (at least in organized games) during college as is the case with most people. I still enjoy the occasional game, however, they...

The Colts Hang Depressing Banners Jun11

The Colts Hang Depressing Banners

It looks like whomever is in charge of hanging banners at Lucas Oil stadium is a Purdue grad. This reminds me a lot of certain Helms “Championship” banners I see every time I go to Mackey. For reference, you want to hang banners when you win titles. If anyone is...

Book Review: Hell at the Breech Jun05

Book Review: Hell at the Breech

The Essentials Hell at the Breech, by Tom Franklin (368 pages) $5.18 on Amazon, $8.00 on Kindle Description from Amazon In 1897, an aspiring politician is mysteriously murdered in the rural area of Alabama known as Mitcham Beat. His outraged friends — —mostly poor cotton...

Riot Fest Preview: 90’s Punks Jun01

Riot Fest Preview: 90’s Punks

Today we’ll take a look at a number of acts appearing at Riot Fest that I first started to listen to a lot in high school. While a number of my favorites from the era such as Green Day, MXPX, Offspring or Goldfinger will not be at the show, there are a lot I’m still...

Riot Fest Chicago: First Impressions May27

Riot Fest Chicago: First Impressions

Earlier this evening, the lineup for Riot Fest Chicago was released. Back in December, Court and I got our advanced 3 day pass and ever since I’ve been waiting for this day. In years past the lineup came out around mid-May, however, the venue change delayed the...

Paul Konerko’s #14 Retirement May25

Paul Konerko’s #14 Retirement

After I finished a 10 mile race at the 50 yard line of Soldier Field, I figured what better way to spend my afternoon than watching Paul Konerko have his number retired? Paul Konerko has always been my favorite Sox player. It’s just so easy to root for him. Even opposing fans and teams have always had the utmost respect for him as a player and competitor. It was easy to hate AJ, but Paul always let his work speak for itself. For my birthday my mom got us tickets to the second (and yes Cubs fans, probably only) sell out of the season. Despite my achy knees and my short nap, I was VERY excited to see what the Sox had planned for the game...

Race Review: Soldier Field 10 Mile May24

Race Review: Soldier Field 10 Mile

This Saturday I woke up at 5:00 to get down to Soldier Field to run a 10 Mile Race. I’d run the race once before in 2013 and enjoyed it but I was in much worse shape this time and running it solo so I was just hoping to keep a steady pace and try not to walk. The race is...

Mad Men: Final Thoughts

MRW: I realized that after 7 seasons and 92 episodes that Mad Men was just trying to sell us Coca-Cola:

The StewOver Podcast 2.0:The Karate Kid Drives a Monster Truck Edition

On this week’s StewOver Podcast Ed, Dave, Chas, and Burner discuss movies, TV, and technology. Subscribe to the StewOver Podcast This week we front load Dave’s favorite topics: We discover Ed’s complicated relationship with John Rhys Meyers. We discuss the Crypt Keeper’s new movie, Last Vegas. There is universal love for Jordan Peele’s Obama impersonation. Ed celebrates the joys of living in Indiana We discuss the Google Glassholes taking over San Francisco We have another exciting round of Sports Debate with Ed and Chas (soon to be renamed) All that and we experience the many dramatic mic collapses of...

The StewOver Podcast 1.0: Tuna Boat Kickstarter Ed...

On this week’s StewOver Podcast Ed, Dave, Chas, and Burner discuss movies, TV, and technology. Subscribe to the StewOver Podcast This week we begin anew: Dave takes a pass on thick British accents. We digress on a little loved or remembered video game. We give Roland Emmerich...

StewCast 3.12: The Space Haters Return Edition

On this week’s StewCast Kevin, Dave and Burner discuss what’s going on in sports and entertainment. Subscribe to the StewCast This week we put flowers in our hair: Movie theaters are discussed in depth, movies not as much. Lesbian Topanga joins Gus Fringe in the Stewcast...

5 More Songs I’ve Been Listening to on Spotify Oct31

5 More Songs I’ve Been Listening to on Spoti...

As you already know, Spotify is the favorite and most used application on my phone. The purpose of this new segment will be to share with you readers five songs I have recently been listening to on Spotify. My hope is that I can share some music with you that you might enjoy and in...

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