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A podcast about terrible ideas

Useless robots, minimalist shoes, and "offensive" card games up to the friggin' Pope's stinky eyeballs! (Ewww!) That's crowdfunding in a nutshell, but it's also our modern world - a vast creativity desert, populated almo
Latest Episode1/18/2021

Episode 184: Wango Dango Fla’mango Tango

Yeee-haw! That's what I'd say if I were a big Texas cowboy type of guy. And here's another character I've been working on: "The Butler". Hello, ma'am. Welcome home for the evening. Your gown is in the foyer. I have a lot of these guys I never really get to do on the show because we're always talking about Kickstarter stuff. Which I guess is what I should be mentioning right about now. Oh well. Today on the show we have a new cube to talk about, which is great, even though I didn't get to do my Mad Scientist character. He goes like, Mwah haha haha. And we also have a Grumpy Cat LEGO type of thing. I did not have a character for that one, but I can make up one now. It's called, like, Clock Man. Well it looks like it's time to stop doing this character. Ok that was pretty good for being on the spot. There are some other Kickstarters on there too but basically just know there's like very little if any character work this week but next week Mike said we can do a lot more ok see ya. Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.Hey if you like us and you like our friend and frequent guest Chris James of Not Even A Show, you're probably gonna wanna take a peek at our new show Good Morning, Good Morning. It's over on Stitcher Premium, which is a different website to get our stuff than normal. That's because the show is not your typical YKS. We've put on our writing and acting and directing hats and planned out a stupid little world for our idiot characters to get fucked up in. And we've got some great guests on there as well: Nick Wiger, Carl Tart, Brendon Walsh, Longmont Potion Castle, and a bunch more of our friends drop by to fart around. So check it out and use promo code SUCKS for a nice discount off the top. Plus, on YKS Premium this week we've got the return of YKS Classic Segment Real or Fake...will Mike show his ass once again or, will he for some reason, triumph over the impossible odds of guessing correctly which dipshit products I have made up? Hey, either way, listening to him try is half the fun. Actually it's all the fun for you. There's no other fun than that. Listening to us is all the fun.
1/18/2021

Episode 184: Wango Dango Fla’mango Tango

Yeee-haw! That's what I'd say if I were a big Texas cowboy type of guy. And here's another character I've been working on: "The Butler". Hello, ma'am. Welcome home for the evening. Your gown is in the foyer. I have a lot of these guys I never really get to do on the show because we're always talking about Kickstarter stuff. Which I guess is what I should be mentioning right about now. Oh well. Today on the show we have a new cube to talk about, which is great, even though I didn't get to do my Mad Scientist character. He goes like, Mwah haha haha. And we also have a Grumpy Cat LEGO type of thing. I did not have a character for that one, but I can make up one now. It's called, like, Clock Man. Well it looks like it's time to stop doing this character. Ok that was pretty good for being on the spot. There are some other Kickstarters on there too but basically just know there's like very little if any character work this week but next week Mike said we can do a lot more ok see ya. Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.Hey if you like us and you like our friend and frequent guest Chris James of Not Even A Show, you're probably gonna wanna take a peek at our new show Good Morning, Good Morning. It's over on Stitcher Premium, which is a different website to get our stuff than normal. That's because the show is not your typical YKS. We've put on our writing and acting and directing hats and planned out a stupid little world for our idiot characters to get fucked up in. And we've got some great guests on there as well: Nick Wiger, Carl Tart, Brendon Walsh, Longmont Potion Castle, and a bunch more of our friends drop by to fart around. So check it out and use promo code SUCKS for a nice discount off the top. Plus, on YKS Premium this week we've got the return of YKS Classic Segment Real or Fake...will Mike show his ass once again or, will he for some reason, triumph over the impossible odds of guessing correctly which dipshit products I have made up? Hey, either way, listening to him try is half the fun. Actually it's all the fun for you. There's no other fun than that. Listening to us is all the fun.
1/4/2021

Episode 182: Success IdeaThink

It's 2021 everyone, where everything is good again. We still have to do the show though, so sorry about that! This week on the show we're talking about the long-awaited crossover between NES games and the world of Pawn Stars, a mask for people who want to look like a big egg, humping Disney characters, and using your balls as a penis. Plus we're one-upping the 100 Ideas list from a while ago with an even bigger list of even worse ideas. There are like 4000 of these things. They are terrible. Here's one: "A zip that if left unzipped for more than 1 min starts screaming" -- What's that? No idea. They aren't really too much better than that one on average. Anyway that's 2021 for ya folks so get in here before we start hating this one too. Music for YKS is courtesy of the Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.This week's YKS is sponsored by HelloFresh. Hey you gotta eat anyway. Might as well eat HelloFresh. Try 'em yourself at HelloFresh.com/yourkickstartersucks10 and use promo code yourkickstartersucks10 for 10 free meals including free shipping. Now that's lot of free bleep!!! Plus we got our friends over at Manscaped. Do your penis a favor for once and buy it Manscaped. New Year, New Penis! Get 20% off and free shipping at Manscaped.com with promo code YKS. Of course we've got YKS Premium as well, which is good for folks who need even more YKS content. This week on the show, Producer Dan finally joins us in the YKS DigiStudio for a watchalong of Gun Safety for Women, another entry in the Cool Cat Cinematic Universe. This one really sucks and it was brutal to watch. So come listen to us do that for ya, and check the YKS Pisscord (Discord) for more info!
12/29/2020

Episode 181: Who Wants To Be An Extreme Millionaire w/ Blocked Party Guys

It's the end of the year as we know it....And I feel fine!!! It's from a famous song! It's a parody! Look it up! When it comes to finishing up the HELL YEAR!!! you know we had to do it big: deleting the episode we actually recorded by accident, then scrambling to replace it with the Premium episode we recorded the week before, and not having a plan for how to replace that. But you know what, I think it worked out pretty good. That's right, we brought our friends from Blocked Party back to see if they can redeem themselves after a pitiful performance on YKS Millionaire last time around. Did they do it? Did they win the million? Or did they bring shame to their family and podcast and Twitch streams once again? Also is Blippy there for some reason? Yep! Hell of a show, and a hell of a couple guys. Even Producer Dan is in on this one. What da!!!!Music for YKS is courtesy of the Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.This week's YKS is brought to you byNordVPN. In my opinion you would have to be certifiably insane to use any other VPN service. Hey man get in that padded room, or if you want the best VPN experience around, take it from your friend JF and head on over to the website I'm talking about. Plus, usepromo code YKSto get 4 months free with a 2 year subscription. And that's the bottom line! And coming up on theYKS Premium Patreonthis week,oh my god I hope we think of something cause this was supposed to be the show! Fuck!!!
12/21/2020

Episode 180: YKS Premium S12E3: Miketober Episode 3: The Dead Zone with Mark Brendle: The YKS Cut

Hey gang, it's the YKS boys' annual week off, so we're bringing some YKS Premium content out of the vault for your enjoyment. If you haven't heard this classic ep yet, you are in for a treat. And if you have, well, it's still a treat! Plus, feel free enjoy the brand new intro at the beginning. Or not! Either way, our friend Mark Brendle joins us to talk about The Dead Zone, a very weird little movie from the twisted mind of Stephen King that has, dare I say, become very relevant in the last couple of months. It's a great choice by Brendle and I think we learn a lot as well as having a good time. Short of hanging out with Neil deGrasse Tyson, I don't think you'd find a better way to combine those two things than this episode. Happy hall of days every one, and we will be back with some 100% new shit next week. Cheers,Music for YKS is courtesy of the Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.This week's YKS is sponsored by Wipers123.com. It's a great site to get windshield wipers for your car, I can tell you that much. I put some on my car and it took like 1 second. It says up to 30. But mine was only 1. Maybe even a half. Don't believe me? Ok hotshot. Head on over to Wipers123.com and use promo code YOURKICKSTARTERSUCKS for $10 off orders of SpeedSets.Plus, we've got a good deal for ya on HelloFresh. There's only one problem: you're gonna get a lot of money off your order. Wait a minute, I just realized that's good! Just go to hellofresh.com/yourkickstartersucks80 and use promo code yourkickstartersucks80 for, you guessed it, $80 off and free shipping. Hello, fresh! That's what I would say to it. This week over at the YKS Premium Patreon, we're taking the day off from all-new, instant-classic content. But we will be re-releasing the Squeeze Louise tier Miketober ep with Bakkoon and Simon Barrett, on They Live, along with another cute little intro. (And Squeeze Louise heads, don't worry, the end of year mailbag is coming soon). Thanks everybody for supporting the show and keeping me out of the Google Docs Resume Template hell I was in for a while. We hope you have enjoyed at least some of the stuff we're doing. And more fun shit to come I assume!
12/14/2020

Episode 179: Kicksucker 2077

Imagine a futuristic world where everything is basically the same....except there's, like, some pink graffiti around and maybe a robot zips by carrying some food. What moral implications would that have, on our society...and what would YOU choose to become? More importantly...who cares! It's another YKS folks and this time we've got a video game about being Jesus (but you probably don't get any cool powers), the worst innovation in underwear history, and a robotic salad trailer idea from a young man trying his best to make it in this crazy world. Oh and did I mention there's a bunch of LED lights and ripped jeans everywhere in this new world...this seems insane! And it's a ways into the future but not too far away. So. Still pretty interesting. Not as interesting as Futurama though. Anyway that's the program and please enjoy it. Thank you. Music for YKS is courtesy of the Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.Today's YKS is brought to you by NordVPN. There's lots of reasons to have a VPN, and if you're gonna get one, it might as well be NordVPN, the one I've used before. Use promo code YKS to get 4 months free with a 2 year subscription. YKS is also sponsored by BetterHelp. Mental health is some classic stuff. Now you can get some without going to an office. Give that a whirl with 10% off your first month at Betterhelp.com/yks.And coming up on the YKS Premium Patreon this week, we've got: Is Mike Smarter Than a 5th Grader? For up to $50,000 of Nickelodeon and John Cena's dollars, can Mike successfully remember what 2 + 2 equals? Well the questions aren't that simple but they're not very hard either. Tune in to find out! And to not listen to the ads and so forth. If you want.
12/7/2020

Episode 178: Merry Karenmas

You're not gonna believe this, gang, but we were able to pull it together for another episode. This week on the show we've got a tactical scarf, the secrets behind the American flag revealed, a Karen drinking game, and a nasty porno about fucking the President. And that's just the good stuff! Kidding...I'm kidding! Relax. Plus we recap the biggest story of the week, when I watched Home Alone and kept track of which guys got hurt the most. It's another day ruined by the jerks of football, but we power through and give you guys the best episode of YKS in December so far. It's no problem at all though. Keep the change, ya filthy animal!Music for YKS is courtesy of the Hell Yeah Babies, Craig Dickman, Howell Dawdy, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.Today's YKS is sponsored by Manscaped. Hey just because we call it "our junk" doesn't mean we treat it like junk! I pitched this to them and they didn't like it. That's ok! I think it's good. Get 20% off and free shipping at Manscaped.com with promo code YKS. Maybe tell 'em you like my slogan too?Also sponsoring today's program is School of Hustle, a GoDaddy podcast. Remember the GoDaddy commercials? Me too. Well, this is different. It's a podcast, and it's on Apple Podcasts and the rest of the places podcasts live. And don't forget the YKS Premium Patreon. This week we got our friend SexJ to talk Uncle and Neighbor stuff and to hit us with the SexJ NFL 1000 Dollar Picks of the week! He's a cool guy and I'm glad we got to talk to him. Download the episode on Friday (SOMEbody's birthday, but to be clear it's not him or Mike or Dan) and check him out at Twitch.tv/sexualjumanji