Episode #126: Selling and 3d Printing

You’re a salesman.  What’s the best way to approach a customer?  Do you walk up and say, “Do you have any questions about that merchandise?”  That’s a direct way of opening a conversation.  The customer is looking at your products and you offer to help.  Or, is it better to start with some small talk?  We discuss this in today’s podcast and Marc brings up some sales techniques he was taught during his time working on the sales floor of a big store.

Of course, after this discussion we move to talk about 3D printing and how 3D printers can be used to help commit crime.  3D printers are the crime tool of the future.  We think so because one day people will be able to print a gun in their home.  No more buying illegal firearms from the trunk of a car if you’re a bad dude looking to commit crime.  You’ll be able to do it from the comfort of your own home.  We suppose 3D printers will also be able to print other stuff but we just like talking about guns.

Grab your drink and listen in.  You might learn a think or two about how to be an efficient salesman (or an efficient criminal).

 

Episode #125: Vaccines, Fast Food, and Being Fat

Did you get your flu vaccine?  In today’s podcast we talk a little bit about vaccines and where they come from.  Then we get down to business and talk about food and getting fat.

When is food fast food and when is it not?  This is an important matter and we solve the mystery today.  We also talk about vegans.

Then we switch topics and talk about getting fat and being fat.  Why is it that things that are good for us aren’t automatically appealing, but things that are bad for us are very appealing.  Drinking booze, eating sugar, and eating fast food are all very attractive in some way, but not good for our bodies.  Whereas getting plenty of sleep and exercise and eating right is undeniably good, but not always the most attractive option.  Is there any answer?  Of course, just eat right and exercise.  It’s so hard to do though…  Listen in as we face our demons (while drinking beer).

 

Episode #124: Lethal Weapon

Did you know the movie Lethal Weapon has been turned into a TV show that is broadcasting now?  Chris didn’t realize that but Marc did, and he’s even seen a few of the episodes.  In this week’s episode of the Brick Room we talk about the Lethal Weapon movies and the TV show.  We talk about the special relationship between Riggs and Murtaugh, as well as some ways that criminals can make a lot of money.

We also discuss movie deaths.  What happens if your character gets shot in a  movie?  Does it make a difference if you are shot with a bullet vs an arrow?  As it turns out, it does.  If you could choose between being shot with a bullet or an arrow in a movie universe which one would you pick?  You should choose to be shot by the bullet.  I know, it sounds like being shot by a gun would be worse than being shot by a bow and arrow but trust me, if you are a character in a movie you do not want to be shot with an arrow.  We talk all about it and explain why that is in this week’s podcast.  Grab your drink, avoid the bows and arrows, and listen in.

 

Episode #123: End of Summer and Comic Book Movies

All the summer movies have been released.  All the fall movies have been released.  How did all the comic book movies do?  Every other movie that comes out is a superhero movie. At the beginning of the summer we made predictions on how all of this years comic book movies would do, with the help of Brick Room guest Chris Daily.

Chris Daily is back for this episode and we’ve also invited a new guest:  Carlos Guzman.  Carlos and Chris both have experience publishing their own web comics so we thought “who better to talk with about comic book movies than these guys?”

Have you watched Batman vs. Superman?  Deadpool?  The new X-men movie?  Should you?  Listen in and find out what was good this year and what wasn’t.  Then, when you’re done listening to this episode go check out Chris and Carlos’ work.  You can find their comics here:

Punch an’ Pie

Time Cheetah

Striptease

 

Episode #33: Dark Side Of The Brick Room

We’re back at the Regal Beagle and it’s lovely.  The sun is shining, we have beers, we have potato chips, and we’re podcasting.  Grab a beer and join us as we discuss movie trailers, Marc’s living arrangements, Anakin Skywalker, and bad guys from movies.  We love ya.

Episode #15: Travel

Hey all! Here we are! We were a little distracted this time out and we have a lot to say about beers and driving and other such things like comparing and contrasting various means of travel. How was your weekend? Enjoy your new week with something sweet from The Brick Room.

Episode# 14: Beer

Here we are again! How about that super bowl, amirite?

SO this weeks post is a bit late, but not because of the weather, super bowl, or Russia or anything like that. But because of poor time management skills.

So here’s another photo:

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(another photo)

Again, this week we tackle the tough issues, like beer!

Enjoy!