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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 Episode11/23/2020

Episode 176: Barf Boulevard

Episode 176 is here....that's huge. That is a huge accomplishment. Plus there were probably a few we lost along the way. And then the bonus episodes on top of that (plus the ones we lost there). God. That's probably, I don't know, what, the equivalent of 56,000 shows or so? Lot of mileage on these lungs but they just keep on tickin', I'll tell you what. And still no 100th episode celebration in sight. Well for this week's show, Mike has picked the Kickstarters so you know what that means: it's just stuff he wants me to buy him. Will I buy him any of it? Will he make it subtle that he wants me to buy it? There's only one way to find out: download and listen 10 times in a row on all your different devices and through a variety of IP addresses! That's a joke, relax. Unless you're just bored or whatever....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 GoDaddy, a fine place to buy a website. Well, they've also got a podcast called School of Hustle. Makes sense, right? So check that out.Today's show is also sponsored by HelloFresh. I do love going to the store but sometimes it stresses me out and makes me go nuts. So a big box of ingredients coming to the house works out pretty nice. For $90 off, go to HelloFresh.com/yourkickstartersucks90 and use the promo code yourkickstartersucks90. It ships free too but the $90 off seems like the bigger deal to me. I had some really good pita from there. Ok folks I'm not gonna lie to ya, I'm tired of typing. So I'll merely say: check us out on Patreon for bonus episodes and more "you know what". Thanks!
11/23/2020

Episode 176: Barf Boulevard

Episode 176 is here....that's huge. That is a huge accomplishment. Plus there were probably a few we lost along the way. And then the bonus episodes on top of that (plus the ones we lost there). God. That's probably, I don't know, what, the equivalent of 56,000 shows or so? Lot of mileage on these lungs but they just keep on tickin', I'll tell you what. And still no 100th episode celebration in sight. Well for this week's show, Mike has picked the Kickstarters so you know what that means: it's just stuff he wants me to buy him. Will I buy him any of it? Will he make it subtle that he wants me to buy it? There's only one way to find out: download and listen 10 times in a row on all your different devices and through a variety of IP addresses! That's a joke, relax. Unless you're just bored or whatever....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 GoDaddy, a fine place to buy a website. Well, they've also got a podcast called School of Hustle. Makes sense, right? So check that out.Today's show is also sponsored by HelloFresh. I do love going to the store but sometimes it stresses me out and makes me go nuts. So a big box of ingredients coming to the house works out pretty nice. For $90 off, go to HelloFresh.com/yourkickstartersucks90 and use the promo code yourkickstartersucks90. It ships free too but the $90 off seems like the bigger deal to me. I had some really good pita from there. Ok folks I'm not gonna lie to ya, I'm tired of typing. So I'll merely say: check us out on Patreon for bonus episodes and more "you know what". Thanks!
11/16/2020

Episode 175: Clunky Tongs Country

Ring ring....hello? Yes it's the YKS War Room. Yes, our refrigerator is running. Why do you ask? Oh crap, you're doing a prank on us. Well, just so you know, the NEAS Secret Service is listening in on all these calls, so. And we've been crying in the bathroom all day as well. On today's show we've got some funny little calls, which you probably guessed! Plus, some new brain hacks for memory keeping, a new kitchen gadget that sucks, and one of the all-time freaks from hell is back with another stupid ass movie. That's basically our crazy ass show, thanks for coming to our weird little section of the internet. Hope you had fun. And if you got too freaked out, I'm soooooooo sorry. NOT. 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.Ding a ling a ling! It's the YKS Sponsor Bell! Today's episode is brought to you by Wipers123. I wouldn't buy windshield wipers anywhere else, even from the cute little kid with the "Wipers 25 cents" sign set up at the end of my street. I don't care how backwards the letters are! Wipers123 is, quite simply, going to stomp him out of existence. And good riddance! Show the windshield wipers industry that all you care about is the best product and quickest installation on the market by using promo code YOURKICKSTARTERSUCKS and get $10 off your order of SpeedSets wiper blades. Hey! Welcome to the Patreon plug portion of the episode write-up. We're back to normal over there, so everyone who hates movies can safely return to receiving a shitload of bonus episodes, newsletters, ad-free regular eps, merch discounts, voting for us to buy desktop toilets, and so forth. And on this week's YKS Premium, we've got....uhhh!!! Wait a minute!!! It's a movie episode! That's right, we've got a commentary track for Kickstarted movie and all around weird guy situation Cool Cat Saves The Kids. This shit is totally psychotic and we'll bring ya along for the ride. So go check that shit out if ya want!
11/9/2020

Episode 174: The People Trumped Ronald Plump

Brian and Ed, you beautiful sons of bitches, you finally did it. You -- We --Trumped Ronald Plump at last. Now to enjoy the next four to eight years of peaceful, social justice oriented, climate conscious stewardship from our trusted progressive ally, Joe Biden. Heh. Anyway also on today's show we've got what is hopefully the last word on ironic red hat co-opting paraphernalia, Cooking For Men about 10 years too late, and a DOA exercise product even JF's tiny, pathetic ass couldn't make use of. That's pretty much the whole show so go listen to it now, before the world gets really really good and you don't have time to download podcasts anymore! 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.Hey today's episode of YKS has two sponsors. Very nice! My wife! The first one is Manscaped, our old friends. They've added a ton of new stuff, including an ear & nose hair trimmer...and some cologne?? Cool. Use promo code YKS to get 20% off and free shipping over there. And for our second sponsor, we've got a...New sponsor alert! It's Curiosity Stream! There's so many documentaries on there we doubt you'll ever need to watch scripted, fictional content ever again. That stuff's fake! But not the award-winning exclusives & originals on Curiosity Stream, featuring such luminaries as Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Hawking, and Nick Offerman. And here's an offer-man for our listeners: Use promo code YKS to get a whole year of Curiosity Stream on your iPad, iPhone, or iDontKnowWhat for just $14.99! There's some stuff on there about how capitalism is a big bummer too, so check that out.And yeah we're still doing YKS Premium as well! Check us out on Friday to help decide which stupid piece of shit we have to buy for the show! 538 says It's probably going to be the Burger Buddy. And those guys are pretty good, so.
10/26/2020

Episode 172: Kick It Under The Fridge

Too Many Doggos? Is there EVEN such a thing? Well, some Fun Haters around the web think so. Let's get em!! We will be spending as little time as possible on Reddit-like terminology such as that, and as much time as we can possibly justify on why I'm right that all chain pizza is scientifically indistinguishable. Plus, we've got the next generation of Ice Cube Technology, a thing seemingly designed for fast food guys to review shit in their car, and a movie that manages to be so stupid that it's not even funny to watch. And finally, the return of an old friend. If you're used to falling asleep to the show or not listening all the way through because it's too boring, or leaving it on for your dogs while you're at work, change it up this time and catch the whole thing. I wouldn't lie to you. I swear to god, you gotta believe me! 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.There are a lot of podcasts out there but they all seem to record indoors. What's up with that? Well comedians Andrew Michaan and Cole Hersch have figured out a different way to do it: Outside. Check out their show Podcast But Outside to see why the way we're doing it ay YKS (indoors, not even close to each other, barely paying attention) is a relic of the past. And if some indoors podcasting is still ok with you, we have had a great month of YKS Premium over on the Patreon feed. Come join us before Miketober is all finished up and you'll get to hear up to 5 episodes worth of classic Mike Movie riffs with some great guests. This offer also extends well into the future so there's really no urgency whatsoever. We're not gonna delete the episodes. But what if we did?
10/20/2020

Episode 171: King Kong Vs. America

That's how we do it in Margaritaville, son -- a normal thing to say that I have said and will say moving forward as well. On today's show we've got a Donald Trump doll that looks like a....what???? Plus a new type of headgear, an app just for pasta, a device for making your dog's kibble look even less appetizing than normal, and of course, a stupid card game made by unfunny dorks. And that's pretty much it! Doesn't seem like it would take that long to read 6 things but by God it does. So sit back and relax, tell Alexa to play "some of my favorite boys", and enjoy the show.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 episode of YKS is sponsored by Wipers123.com....you would be criminally INSANE to buy windshield wipers anywhere else, or without the promo code YOURKICKSTARTERSUCKS for $10 off your order of SpeedSets. For more YKS, check outYKS Premium on Patreon. You already know what time it is! It's Miketober of course, and we've got a lot of good shit over there. They Live with Simon Barrett and Oliver Leach, Return of the Living Dead with Matt Christman, and coming later this month...Slugs with Bill Corbett. Hell of a lineup, hell of a show, and whether you like these spooky movies or have never seen 'em or just hate having $5, you're gonna be happy with the decision to hook it up over there and support the show.
10/12/2020

Episode 170: Slippy Slide Ride Down Tube Canyon

It's time to sue Mike, everyone! He loves sandwiches and it's time to take him to the cleaners, woodshed, and poor house. On today's show we've got a new frontier in tea drinking completely SMASHED, your notions of the wisdom of staying strapped on the beach DESTROYED, and best of all we've got America finally BROUGHT together at last by pictures of, what else, feet. It's a hell of an episode featuring nothing to get mad at us about, so there's no need to try. I'd suggest simply sitting back, relaxing, and vibing! 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 episode of YKS is sponsored by Manscaped. That same great Lawn Mower 3.0 experience we all know and love stateside has finally gone international! Check em out and get yourself a nice groing experience by going on over to Manscaped.com and using promo code YKS for 20% off and free shipping. Don't pay for shipping! Use the code! It's important to do this! For more YKS, check outYKS Premium on Patreon. All month long, we're inviting some very special guests on to help us celebrate Miketober, an investigation into the wild, wild world of DB's favorite films. It's the opposite of Jesseuary in every way: the movies are creepy, classic, and even watched by everyone appearing on the show! Coming up this week we've got The Dead Zone with our friend Mark Brendle, and next week I believe we'll be doing Return of the Living Dead with Matt Christman. Pretty cool!