MACK #91: Billboard’s Top Ten Greatest Songs of All Time

Hey there hi there ho there good people! Today’s episode is all about Billboard’s Top Ten Greatest Songs Of All Time. This list is taken from Billboard’s website. It is not our list!

Why am I saying that? Because, frankly, we don’t believe this list. At all. This list angers Dave repeatedly.

Billboard claims that this list is determined by an algorithm that takes sales data, streaming data and radio airplay into account.

Personally I think their algorithm is shitty because this list is shitty. Here is a pdf of the entire Hot 100 of all time list. Judge for yourself! My guess is that the billboard algorithm is just wrong. It’s coded wrong, the numbers are weighted wrong, something (or maybe everything!) is wrong.

Anyway, the list may be awful but the podcast, however, is awesome because Dave gets progressively more irked throughout it which is pretty hysterical. If you ever really wanted to know how he feels about Olivia Newton-John, welp, this episode is for you!

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MACK #90: Pumpkin Spice Dune

Heyooo friends! It’s time for some Pumpkin Spice Dune!

We tried two times before this recording session to do this episode. The first episode was to be a semi-serious review of the newest Bill & Ted movie. While we are delighted that there is now a 3rd installment of this franchise, we could not see “renting” it for twenty bucks, and didn’t think a lot of our audience would fork over that much to rent it either. We shall wait for a more discounted method to see this one.

Anywhoo, our second try we actually filmed! And it was an episode based around our reactions to some of the pumpkin spice flavored things that have come out this season. The problem with this episode was our audio was as shitty as Breyer’s Apple Pie with Caramel ice cream. And that is pretty dang shitty.

So there we were. We’d nearly given up hope when Dave suggested doing a show about nothing in particular. A show where we just shoot the shit and see what happens.

Here’s what happens. Dave and I reminisce about our failed attempts at recording this particular episode. We talk about Dune. There is an in-depth discussion about Dave’s misadventures at summer camp. We reveal that Dave has a famous doppelganger that shares his birthday and birth county. Dave says a word I have to bleep out. We almost divorce. Stay ’til the end for the exciting story behind this episode’s thumbnail.

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MACK #89: Most Covered Songs EVER

Hiyooo! Recently I watched a deep dive type of video from Adam Neely that made some interesting claims about the song The Girl From Ipanima.

It got me thinking about which songs were truly the most covered songs in history.

I searched around online and I could not find a definitive list. There were a few sites claiming they had the answers but I knew they were full of shit.

Then I checked over with the Guinness Book of World Records. They only listed THE most recorded song, not a top ten list. Dang it!

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MACK #88: Time Travel

Are you a believer in time travel?

Personally, I believe a whole bunch of crazy ass things, so sure, why not throw time travel into the mix? As you can imagine, however, Dave isn’t so down with it.

In today’s episode we discuss its humble beginnings, the movies it has inspired and I even go over some photographic and video evidence!

To be completely honest, I have no idea why Dave agreed to do an episode about Time Travel. He’s not a sci-fi guy and he certainly does not believe in anything paranormal, other-worldly or magicky.

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MACK #87: Our Top 5 Favorite Youtubers!

Hey ho it’s time to talk about Youtubers!

In this episode we go over each of our Top Five list of favorite youtubers. Well, I have a definitive top 5 list and Dave has six entries in his list. He has two number ones.

We’ve both been skipping regular tv and subscription services during the lockdown. As a result we’ve both been watching a bit more youtube than usual. So much so more, in fact, that we decided we’d share each of our top five youtubers list with you all.

So, we go over out lists and chat about each youtuber. We also play a clip or two in case you have not yet heard of these particular folks and their channels. In general Dave seems to like to be informed over entertained, while I prefer to be entertained slightly more than informed. LOL.

Entertain me, dang it!

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MACK #86: Conspiracies, Unsolved Mysteries & Deep Dark Secrets #6

Woooo! It’s our sixth installment of our Conspiracies, Unsolved Mysteries & Deep Dark Secrets series!

In these episodes I have a story for each topic and Dave gets to pick the order in which we discuss them.

First up we discuss our Unsolved Mystery. Bobby Fuller’s fast track to super stardom ended way too soon. He was just 23 when he was found dead in his mother’s Oldsmobile.

Next we have our Deep Dark Secret. Robert F Kennedy Jr. recently posted a rather lengthy instagram post. In it he exposes Bill Gates, his foundation and reveals the harm the vaccinations Gates pushes causes to the people who get them.

And lastly we get into our Conspiracy. This is a very new conspiracy and if you haven’t heard of it, I’m not surprised. Recently it was discovered that Wayfair has some very expensive utility cabinets for sale on their website. We’re talking 13 to 15 THOUSAND dollars for a cabinet you can get at Office Depot for maybe two hundred bucks. Here’s the kicker. The names of the cabinets are all the same EXCEPT for the addition of a very unique name added to the front of it. For exampe a Storage Cabinet would actually be called a “Neriah Storage Cabinet” or a “Yaritza Storage Cabinet” and so on. Those unique names in front of the words “storage cabinet” also happen to be the unique names of some missing children.

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MACK #85: Ghislaine Maxwell

As of this episode’s posting, Ghislaine Maxwell has not yet been suicided by the Clintons and remains in FBI custody. But that could all change at any moment.

As you may or may not know Ghislaine Maxwell was Jeffrey Epstein (did not kill himself)’s right hand woman, co-dependent deviant behavior enabler, underage girl procurer, assistant, one time gal pal, etc etc etc. Together they were pieces of shit, preying on young girls, grooming them for future abuse sessions with Epstein. Sometimes Ghislaine joined in, sometimes she just watched.

Thank God she has been arrested. This can go a few ways and I guess we’ll all have to wait and see whether she sings like a canary, which at least one of her victims thinks will be the case OR if she goes to jail — most likely for life if she is found guilty of these numerous charges mentioned in the indictment released recently.

Dave and I discuss the indictment as well as a recent 60 Minutes Australia report I watched on youtube. We play some clips from this and discuss some of the young ladies included in the report.

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MACK #84: Story Time! Blonde Reckoning!

This week our Dave is recording music so I thought it would be a great time to discuss Blonde Reckoning! 

Blonde Reckoning is a fifteen minute or so short script I wrote some years back for a popular youtuber. Lots of yada yada yadas later and it became a novel, which I shamelessly plug sometimes when I can remember.

The original script is the inspiration for the novel but it isn’t exactly like the book at all. If anything the book is a prequel.

In this episode I explain the story behind the story and then, for the first time ever I reveal the script and its contents! With the help of Dave voicing some of the characters, I put this short script together like an old timey radio teleplay. Complete with sound effects and music.

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MACK #82: Dave On . . . The Best of The Best

Hello friends! We’re back with a brand new episode, Dave On . . . The Best of the Best!

A while back, Episode 58 in fact, we did a show all about the worst songs from the best bands. So this week I figured we’d spin that one around and get Dave to weigh in on the best songs from a list of the best bands. 

As I was making the list of bands I truly thought this would be an easy one for our Dave. He knows so much about so many bands, I was sure he’d just rattle off songs and we’d be off to the races.

Nope!

He does know the bands but has listened to their songs so much he has a bit of a skewed vision as to what’s their best. I felt at times like I was torturing him by trying to get him to name just one. I realized eventually I should have just asked for their best albums. It would have been way easier, and a heckuva a lot faster for him to shout out “QUADROPHENIA!” as opposed to naming every song on the album before settling on one. I guess that may be a semi-spoiler alert but do you really think you know which song he chose?

Also, there are a few bands he has no trouble naming what he considers to be their best songs. There’s one band in particular that he has A TON of trouble with. In the end Dave winds up making two song revisions to the list. 

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MACK #81: Color Out Of Space

Hello friends! Today I present to you our episode [almost] all about “Color Out Of Space.”

You may or may not remember that in Episode 79 we discussed Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau a documentary about the misadventures behind-the-scenes of screenwriter/director Richard Stanley. At the end of the show notes I posted a trailer to a movie Stanley had just made with one of our favorite actors, Nic Cage.

That movie is what today’s episode centers around.

Here’s a disclaimer for you all: When we watched this movie, Dave liked it and said as much when it was over. During today’s show, however, Dave seems to have changed his mind or is just fucking with me because why not.

Be that as it may, we go over this movie and talk about HP Lovecraft’s original short story on which this movie is based, The Colour Out of Space. Follow the link if you’d like to read it yourself [FREE!], which I do recommend doing, especially if you are a fan of the genre.

Tons of spoilers in this one, so if you want to see this movie and don’t want anything ruined for you, put this episode on the back burner until you’ve watched it.

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MACK #80: 1985

Ah 1985, I remember it well!

So well, in fact, I was a little taken aback when Dave picked that particular year for the subject of this podcast. As far as I could recollect there was nothing happening in 1985 that would have been of any interest at all for him.

Turns out he confused 1985 for 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1987. Welp, be that as it may, this episode is all about 1985.

Dave and I go over the top ten songs, movies and albums from that year, listen to some clips and chime in with our own memories and semi-hot takes.

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MACK #79: Lost Soul

Heyooooo! It’s time for episode 79 of the podcast! And this one is all about the documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau.

In 1994 Richard Stanley had a few indie horror films under his belt and was beginning to garner a bit of attention for himself. He pitched a script— his adaptation of HG Wells’ The Island of Dr Moreau — to New Line Cinema and it was greenlit.

Sounds like a young director’s dream, right?

When I say everything goes down hill from there, it’s pretty much the understatement of all understatements.

New Line liked the script, the vision, the story boards so much that they decided Marlon Brando would star as Dr. Moreau. Umm. Right out of the gate that one hire is going to turn your indie film vision into something else entirely. New Line realized this and then tried to cut Stanley out of his own project.

And this is just the beginning of this ridiculous story.

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MACK #77: UFOs

Greetings people of earth! Today we bring you an episode all about UFOs!

If you weren’t aware, the Pentagon recently released three videos accompanied by the following statement:

The Department of Defense has authorized the release of three unclassified Navy videos, one taken in November 2004 and the other two in January 2015, which have been circulating in the public domain after unauthorized releases in 2007 and 2017. The U.S. Navy previously acknowledged that these videos circulating in the public domain were indeed Navy videos. After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorized release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems, and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena. DOD is releasing the videos in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos. The aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as “unidentified.” The released videos can be found at the Naval Air Systems Command FOIA Reading Room: https://www.navair.navy.mil/foia/documents.

Personally I think this is huge news. The DoD, in my opinion, could have easily dismissed these videos a few years ago and claimed they showed drones or even that they were all part of some sort of military training exercise. But nope. Here we are.

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MACK #76: Richard Jewell

Richard Jewell.

If you are over a certain age there’s no way you don’t remember the bombing of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

That night’s celebratory festivities ended with a concert performed by Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. [Here’s the actual recording of that night, with the band singing their song and then the bomb going off] Jewell found the backpack that contained three pipe bombs and alerted all the right people. He then helped to try to move the crowd away from the area, most likely saving lives that night.

By the next day he was the media darling being hailed as hero by the MSM, fielding interview offers and even a possible book deal.

And then, just as quickly as he had become the hero of the hour, Richard Jewell became the biggest villain in the country.

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MACK #75: Dave On Disco Songs That Don’t Suck

Hellooo my disco loving and/or hating friends!

This week I asked Dave if he could come up with ten disco songs that didn’t suck. When he said “Yes!” too quickly I should have realized that something was wrong.

But I didn’t so here we are.

There is a fine line between disco and funk. And, for the most part, the songs Dave picked don’t suck because they are funk tunes. Also he starts his song countdown at 10 but realizes he only came to the table with five. Oh Dave.

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