Episode 39: Curation and Comment

This week filmmaker Chris White joins us to talk about his short film anthology Unbecoming. Chris shares some great insight about what it is like to be a creator in the age of curation and comment, when everybody is a critic. I had the pleasure of attending the red carpet premier of Unbecoming in Tryon, North Carolina, and we are giving away two tickets for the Greenville premier of the movie in May. Just leave a comment on our blog or Facebook page to be included in the drawing.

Chris also discusses his experiences working on Star Trek Continues and writing Saturday Night Live reviews on Paste Magazine. How does being a filmmaker change his approach to being a critic? Is SNL really not as good as it used to be?

Other topics in this episode:

  • Mayor Uber
  • Popcorn
  • Michael Forest
  • Glen Campbell
  • Hulk hands
  • Phillcollinology
  • Admiral Ackbar
  • Merle Haggard
  • Mortality
  • Larry update

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Episode #38: Hats Off To Larry

In this episode we premier a new television drama, “Rome Maynard: On Call.” Will Rome answer the phone in time to save the doctor who forgot his email password? Find out tonight on “Rome Maynard: On Call.”

We also discuss audiobooks–do they count as “reading?” and the listening public challenges Rome to view the Netflix DareDevil series.

We talk about Chris White’s excellent new short film anthology Unbecoming. This film includes Michael Forest and Patti D’arbanville. Now both Joel and Rome have IMDB pages.

UNBECOMING \ Trailer from Paris MTN Scout on Vimeo.

We wrap up with a mega Larry update. Last week was National Larry Day, so in Larry’s honor we unveil the new Larry Update Theme Song.

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Episode #37: Daylight Saving Time

Happy Daylight Saving Time. In this episode:

  • We lament the sad state of political discourse
  • Composing Facebook statuses using predictive text
  • Joel’s review of Universal Studios Orlando
  • Where are the Florida oranges?
  • Eric Larson’s “Devil in the White City”
  • Smallcreep’s day
  • The reason we will never forgive the Bee Gees

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Episode 34: We Endorse You

This week we endorse our friends on LinkedIn, we talk about William Shatner, Rome guesses (incorrectly) the top earning celebrities, we review our challenges from episode 33, and we challenge each other with new assignments. Other topics:

  • Smallcreep’s Day
  • William Conrad’s Valentine Day gift suggestions
  • Rome reviews the thrilling Cannon episode “A flight of hawks”
  • James Bond

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Episode 31: A Very Slim New Year

It’s New Year’s Eve, and you probably want to know how to ring in the new year if you’re like us. In this episode, find out the best way to celebrate the new year. Topics discussed on this episode:

  • The best Christmas presents that Rome received in 2015
  • Rome’s Mexican wrestler names
  • A Cannon new year
  • What is Phil Collin’s dog’s name?
  • Our expert predictions for 2016

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Episode # 30: All I Want For Christmas is The Little Drummer Boy

It was not a Dan Fogelberg week on If You’re Like Me. Topics discussed this week:

  • Rome has an exciting future in arm wrestling
  • Harrison Ford says “It’s only a movie”
  • Why doesn’t anybody bring us fruitcake anymore?
  • Stan Lee beams up
  • The Peachoid
  • Over The Top
  • Giving the public what they want
  • RIP Robert Loggia
  • Mariah Carey
  • Johnny Cash

Please take time to vote in our TBTCOOM terrible Christmas song poll. “Wonderful Christmas Time” is doing better than expected so far.

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Episode 29: The Sound of Children Singing


Rome delivers a field report from Ohucky, and we continue to review nominations for our terrible Christmas song playlist. Special Guest Honathan Jyde joins us to rock the night away in the frosty air. We discuss:

  • The difference between dressing and stuffing
  • Fritz the Night Owl
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • seppuku
  • Waham
  • Last Christmas
  • Shopping with Dan Fogelberg
  • Children singing
  • Christmas shoes
  • Billy’s Christmas Wish
  • Red Sovine

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Episode 27: MASCARAS SHARK Adult Lucha Libre Wrestling Mask


In episode 27, Rome reviews the Manos: the Hands of Fate Blu-Ray disk, we complain about people who complain about their flights being cancelled, talk Star Wars and what it has to do with Cannon and Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, get a travelogue of Joel’s recent travels, Tim Tams, and whether or not Rome is going through death’s door. Plus, Santo movies.

Episode 23: Whistling A Sprightly Tune To The Fishin’ Hole Of Death


It’s a “better late than never” episode, where we are joined by special guest Honathan Jyde to debate the darker side of Andy Griffith, we recount pant emergencies, complain about the early election cycle, and talk about adventures in Ebay. Grab a pair of backup pants or a stapler and give it a listen.

Episode 21: Is Rome Getting Old?


We’ve been gone for a couple of weeks, so we are back with an extended episode. This week Rome explains some confusing song lyrics, we talk about George Reeves and getting typecast. Do you ever feel typecast? If you are like us, you do.

We debate if Rome is getting old given his old man glass collecting tendencies, and Joel relates some moderately humorous stories of selling copiers in Western North Carolina.

Episode 15: Stan Lee Is Right For The Benefit of The Children Of The World

This week we are remote while Joel is in Decatur Georgia for his wife’s hospital stay. But the pod’s gonna cast no matter what. In this week’s episode we get a thrilling travelogue of Belton, SC, explain what grits are for the uninitiated, visit the $1 record boxes at Wuxtry Records, debate line theory, remember Patrick Macnee, star of Naked Space/The Creature Wasn’t Nice. And Rome has a life changing experience when he agrees with Stan Lee.

Bonus: Non practicing radiological technologist Rome Maynard explains what to do when you blow your fingers off with fireworks on the fourth of July.

Because knowledge is our candy.

Episode 13: RIP Christopher Lee


In this episode we discuss whether drivers in the south are worse than drivers in other parts of the USA, debate bumper stickers, and pay tribute to the great Christopher Lee. Internationally renowned safety expert Scott Barr returns with a safety tip that may save your life, and we finally get Rome’s review of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Plus, find out what Rome really thinks about the new Jim Gordon Batman.

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Episode 11: That’s a lot of bagpipe


In our extra special Memorial Day episode we talk about Mexican horror films, give our real-time reaction to the Ant Man trailer, provide a spoiler-free review of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Joel opens his 25 year old sealed country music trading card pack, and we discuss bagpipe music. You might require a concealed carry permit to use this week’s ringtone.

Episode 10: A Feathery Flock of Flamungers

IMG_3818In this week’s episodes we hear Rome’s strategies for providing superhero movie advice, discuss digital vs. physical, things you will never hear us say, and practical jokes/pranks.

Plus, Scott Barr is back with a new safety tip, you will learn what a flamunger is, and you will get the best ringtone ever.

Episode 8: 安全休むことはありません

This week’s very special episode was produced in Japan. In it we discuss the Disnification of everything good, find out what Rome would bring with him to a deserted island, hear a confession from Joel, rant about biopics. You may not be able to believe everything you hear on the internet, but you can believe what you hear on If You’re Like Me.

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Episode 7: Ghost Riders In The Sky Without You

In this episode we discuss our world travels, address the controversy surrounding Rome’s Dr. Who recommendations, and we introduce a new segment called “Any Questions.” Is Ben Affleck the best Batman ever? Listen to find out. If you have any questions you would like us to address on a future episode, leave us a comment or email rome@ifyourelike.me or joel@ifyourelike.me.

Episode 4: Therapy In Dynamite

In this episode, the burden of expertise and not correcting people, we visit The Book Nook, discuss Downtown Abbey, The Green Lantern Hornet, educational records, The Arnold Schwarzenegger Total Body Workout, why vinyl LP’s are great (and why they are not), how to relax, and Johnny Cash’s “Water From The Wells of Home.”

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Episode 3: Sheldon Cooper is not me

In this episode we provide expert quotes for aspiring reporters, provide a lesson in comic book shopping etiquette and strategies for visits to Richard’s Comics and Collectables in #yeahthatgreenville, Johnny Cash executes Andy Griffith while singing with the BC Goodpasture Christian School, and Rome tells us what he really thinks about The Big Bang Theory.

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