Episode 104 July 4th, Impossible Sausage, Hamilton, and the iPhone

Episode 104 July 4th, Impossible Sausage, Hamilton, and the iPhone

On episode 104, we cover the 4th of July weekend, and how much some of our dogs hate it. Then we try the impossible sausage sandwich from Burger King. In addition, we review Hamilton on Disney+ as well as some Hulu original movies. Charles talks about his new iPhone and ditching the official phone of the podcast the LG Stylo 4.

Reviews and Thoughts

  • Hamilton (Disney+)
  • The Postcard Killings (Hulu)
  • Darksiders Genesis (PC, Steam) 
  • Apple TV+ 
    • Central Park
      • Josh Gad Bob’s Burger animated musical show
    • Amazing Stories
  • America’s Got Talent with no crowd
    • Spoken word got Howie’s golden Buzzer

Steve’s Animation Corner

  • Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Netflix)

BV’s Book Report  –  No book again this week.  I will read something for next week.

Madden 21 Franchise Mode Bullshit! Weakest update ever!

  • The new X-Factors make their way into Franchise. More details on X-Factors in Madden NFL 21 coming soon!
  • Franchise has an expanded Wild Card Playoff round to match the real-life NFL which now features 3 games for each conference instead of 2.
  • Updated all rookie contract amounts to be more authentic to the actual Draft rookie contracts for all 7 rounds
  • Retuned every position’s available Abilities to better consider in-game effectiveness of the ability and archetype authenticity. Also made the 2nd ability unlock for most positions 85 OVR (was 80 OVR in Madden NFL 20.)
  • Fixed multiple cases in logic of players considered for a Dev Trait upgrade at the end of the season not checking the correct stat types.
  • Updates to all team back-end depth chart philosophies so they match the team’s scheme.
  • Added position-specific Offensive Lineman archetype progression buckets for OT, OG, and C to capture variance in OVR formulas based on positional expectations. Previously, all OL were pulling from the same progression bucket.
  • Fixed issue where defensive playbooks and schemes for our fictional coaches would be misaligned (e.g. 3-4 playbook with a 4-3 scheme.)

Hard Earned Reviews

  • Steves thoughts on the Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ Bundle, 
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 – great pictures, thin phone
  • iPhone SE 
    • Basically an 8 with updated processor
    • $349


  • Transformers: War For Cybertron (Netflix)
  • Umbrella Academy S2 (Netflix)
  • Muppets Now (Disney+)
  • Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix, Will Ferrell)
  • Unhinged (Russell Crow, Road rage crazy)
  • My Spy (Amazon, Dave Bautista)

Pugilism/Strong Man Report

  • Gilbert Burns main event fighter test positive for COVID-19
    • Jorge Masvidal willing to step in versus Usman
  • Nathan’s Hotdog Eating championship happened on July 4th with no crowd
    • Joey Chestnut ate a record 75
      • 13 time mustard belt champ
    • Miki Sudo ate a record 48.5