Do you feel that? The winds have shifted. Animals howl and the ocean boils. Life itself grinds to a sudden halt as the universe cracks open and a new power, crackling with the mysterious energies of a thousand worlds, emerges. The normal rules of time and space do not apply. Everything you know has changed.
On this week’s incredibly special episode, Zack shows mankind the true meaning of love and makes every fan’s dreams come true, probably, maybe, by assuming near-total control of the podcast. Brandon, Josh, and Tom are all along for the ride as the Big Zed guides them through the conversational wilderness of distant grade school memories, an impressive series of “versus” scenarios, listener emails, voicemails, and the invention of “pre-fun fun.”
0:01:19 – Brace yourselves: Zack is beginning the show.
0:04:19 – At Zack’s command, Josh has an important news story to bring to the table.
0:08:18 – Zack has a real-life scenario for Tom? I think? And also he hates Metropolis and Lucy Liu? But loves Csmeron Diaz?
0:17:06 – Zack’s attempt to answer Nik’s introductory email results in the worst/best/worst game ever: Ruin Each Other’s Favorite Things.
0:39:16 – If it pleases the Zack: Listener Emails! First up is Andrew, who unfortunately asks us to share some Valentine’s Day memories.
1:01:14 – Intermission, brought to you by Less Than Jake!
1:02:56 – Ricky writes in to ask for Zack’s thoughts on an alleged hook-up between Wolverine and sweet, innocent Squirrel Girl. This displeases Zack greatly.
1:06:42 – The first set of Versus! for 2011, now featuring its own well-deserved jingle! This week’s battle scenarios come from Ben & Tyler.
1:33:58 – Brandon suggests checking out Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. This also displeases Zack!
1:42:07 – Listener Voicemails! A mystery caller leave the group a special order.
1:43:30 – Dana calls in with a suggestion for Tom! Sort of.
1:46:41 – And now, a somewhat disturbing conversation about Zack’s computer.
1:51:20 – Hooray, the first half is over! Wait, what? Uh.. alright, well, I guess everyone just talks about shows they want to recommend and welcome any potential offers of corporate sponsorship.
2:02:13 – Zack bids this week a fond farewell with a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand outro.