Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Podcast Episodes 108, 109, and 110

Thor's Hour of Thunder
Episodes 108, 109, 110

Thor's 108: McDonald's Happy Meal Toy Nostalgia

I've been meaning to do an episode about McDonalds Happy Meal Toys since I first started this show. Thanks to Bjork for suggesting we finally do one.

Myself (Thor), Bjork, Vidar, and Doctor Detriot discuss: McRobots, Animaniacs toys, Tiny Toon Adventure Toys, Back to the future II sunglasses, Back to the Future The animated series toys, Batman Forever glasses, Rock Donald's Flintstones glasses, Star Trek II: In Search of Spock glasses, Muppet Babies Toys, Mario jumping spring toys, Nintendo 64 controller toys.

ending audio from this 80's McRobots Ad 

Thor's 109: Remake-apalooza

We talk about what movies we think are ripe for being remade and improved upon. As well as our opinions on recent remakes including Prom Night, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Evil Dead, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm St.

Cover art for this episode from this list of the favorite remakes of blogger David Frank

Thor's 110: Curse of Remake-apalooza

We talk more remakes. including Cobra. We also talk about beverly hills cop but not in regards to remaking it. We talk about more things but I don't feel like typing anymore.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Podcast Episode 107

Thor's 107: The Shadow in: The Man Made of Man-made Knifes Part 1

We here at Thor's occasionally write parodies of the old Orson Welles radio detective show "The Shadow" and act them out.

Here is one such parody.

He is a list of folks from the normal hour of thunder pantheon and the character they play (in case you are courious):
Thor Does the voice of the Narrator and Stebbins,
Baldr does the voice of The Shadow/ Lamont Cranston,
Freyja does the voice of Gwen Deebly,
Officer Tiger does the voice of Officer Tiger.
Hell v.1 (from the muppets episode) does the sound effects and the voice of Bubbles

email hourofthunder (at) if you want a copy of the script so you can follow along.

Thor's 107.5: Outtakes from "The Man Made of Man-made Knifes Part 1"

I'm not sure how interested people are in listening to six minutes of outtakes, but I thought these were funny, so I figured I would publish them incase people were interested. The outtakes go in chronological order from beginning to end of episode.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Podcast Episodes 101 to 106

Thor's Hour of Thunder
Episodes 101 to 106: 
Man of Steel 
(Photo of our awesome pantheon member Purple Drank)

Thor 101: Man of Steel

The quick jist of action packed episode 101: We talk about this guy and all his super tree glory. 
Can he defeat mother nature? Will Lois save him or should she make like a tree and leaf?

Cover photo suggested by Vidar who also wrote the above awesome description.

Myself (Thor), Bjork, Hiemdale, Njord, Vidar, Purple Drank, and new god Doctor Detriot talk the superman movie Man of Steel as well as many other things.

Ernie Hudson, the 1978 John Carpenter Movie Halloween, Nick Castle, Tony Moran, Fatality Fest, Fort Lauderdale, Jimmy Olsen, Amy Adams, Chest hair, Green Lantern, Henry Cavill, Superman 2, Superman II, Superman, Richard Lester, Christopher Reeves, Kevin Costner, Russel Crowe, Michael Shannon, Zod, Kneel before Zod.

Cover photo suggested by Vidar who also wrote this awesome description: 
The quick jist of action packed episode 101: We talk about this guy and all his super tree glory. 
Can he defeat mother nature? Will Lois save him or should she make like a tree and leaf?

(Vidar everything about the photo you chose and caption you wrote makes me so happy)

Thor 102: Buns of Steel

More Superman, along with the new Harrison Ford movie "Paranoia". This film co-stars Liam Hemsworth (from Hunger Games and Expendables 2), who is the brother of Chris Hemsworth who plays Thor.

This leads us into a discussion of who is hotter Chris or Liam Hemsworth. What do you think? Email into hourofthunder (at) and let us know.

we also talk some more stuff about movies and comic books including kryptonite, Superman Returns, Lex Luthor, Wayne Industries, the National Guard, and more.

Cover photo for this episode via:

Thor 103: Captain Planet and the Planeteers

We talk about many things, some of which is still Man of Steel,

The Inhumans, the Inhuman's stupid dog, Krypto the Super Dog, The Super cat, the super monkey. Too many damned super animals. The Super Horse. Bad Horse. Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, Heart, Linka (voiced by Kath Soucie), The Russian Chick on Captain Planet was hot.

Grind House, Death Proof, Planet Terroor, Rosario Dawson, Rose McGowen, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez.

Did you know LeVar Burton from Roots and Star Trek: The Next Generation voiced Kwame the Planeteer from Africa?

Thor's 104: Streaky the Supercat

Is Superman too busy trying to get fresh air to stop his super friends from turning his girl into a super whore? Find out in Episode 103!

(Cover photo selected for this episode by Vidar, who also wrote the funny caption for me. Vidar also did this for episodes 101 and 105. I salute Vidar for fighting for truth justice an the american way but mostly I'm glad him sending me these cover photos and prewritten captions made my job easier. -Thor.)

Streaky the Supercat, Beppo the supermonkey, Krypto the Superdog. Jimmy Olsen, Amy Adams Man of Steel, ZacK Snyder, 2013, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Buller, Jenny Olsen, Fishburne.

Thor 105: Super Muffins!

Are muffins stronger than kryptonite? Listen to find out!

Cover photo again selected and captioned by Vidar, who unfortunately had lost most of his voice so was not in parts 104, 105, and 106. Get well soon Vidar! (Though your deep scratchy voice you had going on sounded really bad ass!)

we talk superman, get Doctor Detriot's opinion on Iron Man 3, talk Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, The Philadelphia Zoo, Superman Red Sun, Superman for all seasons, Superman: Doomsday, Jim Gaffigan, and more.

Cover image via:

Thor 106: Kneel before Zod

hepatitis c, David S. Goyer, Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan, Dark Knight Trilogy, Kevin Costner, Krypton, Dragonfly looking things that Russel Crowe rides, Flashbacks to Superboy, Clark Kent as a kid running around wearing a read cape. Michael Shannon. Jor El movie. General Zod, strip club, Man of Steel, Superman, Zack Snyder

This episode's cover photo of Purple Drank in costume as Harley Quinn for Philadelphia Comic Con

you ever see that meme that has a photo of Neil Armstrong in front of Zod with the caption "Neil before zod"? If you haven't you can right the fuck now:

Monday, June 17, 2013

Al Pacino Sky Fiber Ad

Here is a british ad for a fiber optic internet service starring Scarface himself, Al Pacino.

Sky Fibre - Al Pacino from Finish on Vimeo.

Apparently in England Al Pacino's public persona is pretty much interchangeable with Charlie Sheen. Though I like this ad much better then the similarly themed, eccentric celebrity uses our product in his mansion ad Sheen did in the U.S. for Fiat

Friday, June 14, 2013

AC Slater is seducing you with his torso poems

This is an underwear ad, photographed instore at K-Mart.  Mario Lopez is famous for "saved by the bell" and for somehow looking younger every year since looking too old to play a high schooler in saved by the bell 20 years ago.
Apparently he has parlayed that fame into a line of underwear, which is uncreatively called MaLo, and the ads for which feature the confusing slogan "My heart is the only thing that is made of stone" scrawled across his rippling abs with sharpie.
This ad is over serious and laughable and Lopez looks so unnatural not smiling. However, I do have to commend the font choice for the above message, it looking like hastily scrawled handwriting, but is just the right amount of distressed so it doesn't become distracting, I think that font would be very effective in a different context.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Podcast Episode 100

We made it! 100 Episodes of this nonsense! Hell Yeah!
Thor's Hour of Thunder


We realize about 12 minutes into this episode that we have been talking long enough that we have now reached episode 100. We talk a lot about 90's music in this episode.

More Nu Metal, Jonathan Davis, Korn, limp bizkit, Carson Daily, The Pixies, Total Request Live, Jimmy Fallon, Ska, Less Then Jake, Street Light Manifesto, Ramstein, Neil Gaiman, Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer, Coin Operated Boy, Brian Viglione, Linkin Park.

Also we talked about how matt smith is stepping down as doctor who and how there will be a 50th anniversary special in the fall back in episode 98, but I forgot to mention it then.

I had 99 luftballons for the ending music on the previous episode since it was episode 99, and I just listened to that episode and discovered i said i would end it with that new linkin park track that Njord was suprised he liked, and forgot. so here is the music video for that song if you want to hear what it sounds like: it is called "Burn It Down" 

Podcast Episodes 98 and 99

Thor's Hour of Thunder

Thor's 98: The Two Ingredient Margarita.

Thor, Hiemdale, Bjork, and Njord talk about:

After Earth, Now You See Me, Morgan Freeman, Will Smith, Jaden Smith, M. Night shyamalan, Michael Cera, Youth in Revolt, Arrested Development, Hipster Moustaches, Rollie FIngers, The Jersey Shore and much more.

Also Shaquille O'Neal has a new line of sodas made by the Arizona Ice Tea company, called "Soda Shaq" and we are pretty damn excited about that, as you can see from this week's cover photo.

Song at the end of the episode this week is called "98 years" by the Cheatin' Hearts, Because this is episode 98. Though "98" never comes up in the song's actual lyrics, just the title, but whatever, it is catchy.

Thor's 99: Njord drinks a Piña Colada

We talk Star Trek Into Darkness's under performing at the Box Office. The Goods: Live Hard Sell Hard, Rob Riggle, Kathryn Hahn, Jeremy Piven, Paul Rudd, Ving Rhames, michael clarke duncan. Nu Metal, mixing tropical drinks, Incubus, Korn, Limp Bizkit whose name by all rationality should be spell Limp Biscuit, or ideally not spelled out at all. Turn-On a very short lived sketch comedy series which was canceled after airing one episode on ABC in 1969

Also as advertised Njord mixes and consumes a Piña Colada live on air.