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Exploring the artifacts and culture of the magnificant morsels found in their attics, Brandon DiCamillo and Tom Barbalet are mundane missionaries. Sometimes they talk about movies and food too.

11. Question Number Six [August 5, 2017]

  Tom wants to know about Brandon's cats. Brandon is stumped by the first listener question. School stories arrive thick and fast. The aficionados discuss what they would do with a celebrity for a day. Youtube shows Tom meeting the Queen. Book, album, movie, TV show: the desert island question. Claw games are heroin. How do the aficionados binge watch. The Dave Smith hour beings with a question that Tom takes to honey bait. Barry Lyndon is discussed at length. Fragrances and fishing: what's not to love? AM radio is worthy so is local television. Tom provides a list. Tom's topics start with professions. They talk about fascinating older people stories. They digress into the conditions of a death row last meal. Can they resolve a favorite shoe? NASA scientists are the cause of Brandon's skepticism. VCRs are inextricably connected to Tasmania for Tom. Tom refuses to end the show without Brandon's 1990s crush and Brandon demands Webby Peppery satisfaction. [ MP3 | link ]

10: Hacking Confrontational French [July 29, 2017]

  Brandon has experienced DVD problems. Tom wants to dig deep into Brandon's love of winter. They talk about dead musicians and making electric guitars. Tom reads an iTunes review and talks about the locations of the aficionados. Halloween costumes and inappropriate costumes in general - quite a topic. They explore Transformers. eBay history brings back fond purchasing memories and some curious ones too. Brandon loves GoPro and they both have non-sports cards. Of course the aficionados remember their first comic books but the ads were better. Car toys and transforming robots in general provide some things to discuss. Top five lists creates some interesting discussions. Bad vacations - this seems to be a Tom only topic. Horror was invented at the Leicester YMCA (from a prior podcast of Tom's for more on this). Dave Smith's picks of the week digress rapidly when Bran recommends a prequel to the Hunger Games. Compliments time returns followed by recipes of note. Best advice ever given and the best advice ever received provides reaffirmation. What are the good professions to be? Brandon offers some topics that can only produce future digressions. [ MP3 | link ]

9: Less Salty, More Malty, Like Guano [July 22, 2017]

  Brandon is doing an unboxing from a few weeks ago. Tom seeks Brandon's council on hunting lodges and beach houses on the East Coast. Tom references a track which is actually called Quintillions Beam. Dave Smith wants his movie recommendations and the aficionados deliver. They also digress into book recommendations. Beating video games is a hard thing to recall. They go through music associated with memories and fast food places. Vegemite, that is all. Bran rates malls and Tom wants something deeper. Life memories are early. Brandon has childhood pranks and Tom just has a pranking dog. What does it take to be number one in Mortal Combat? Choose your own adventures are just life it would seem. Tom wants to know more about Bran's pickup truck(s). Why dumpster dive for silk screens? The quality of sausage is really important. Brandon wants more information on the miniatures sent to him. Leftovers are a life and death topic. There has been substantial innovation in the field of rubber band guns. They conclude with displaying trains, army surplus and dodging heat seeking missiles. There is a small treat at the end. [ MP3 | link ]

8: Attic Clear Out and Hoarding Advice [July 8, 2017]

  Brandon has his attic amongst him. Tom has been doing some work in his attic too. The figure cases are ready for filming. Check out the FB group or Tom's Barbalet Youtube channel for more footage. Tom will be attending a train convention in Mahwah NJ in September 2018. Brandon wants some hoarding advice from Tom. Dangerous stuff. Brandon fields some listener questions on the N64. They discuss 1980s candy. Tom wants to know about the closure on the Jersey beaches. How about the GI Joe aircraft carrier? They discuss concerts. Best and worst second hand finds? The crew discusses time travel and top five movies in rapid fire. Bodily functions dominate the embarrassing moments. Tom's paranormal experiences are all Scooby-Doo-esque. Tom recommends the Dwarvenaut movie on Dwarvenforge. They again return to hoarding rules that Tom fails to live by. Childhood heroes and biographical movies provide some meat for discussion. Gift cards, Cool Whip and Mad magazine must be discussed. They both have defined their lives with failed hobbies. Tom outlines his dinner plan and the Webby Peppers continue to provide curious discourse. The recording concludes with Cut Killer's interpolation about the police. [ MP3 | link ]

7: Casting the 1980s [June 17, 2017]

  Hiding stuff in stores for future purchases kicks off the show topics. Physical purchases versus online? Ice-cream favorites? When everything gets worse in popular culture? How do you deal with criticism? Can the aficionados cast a 1980s movie? Brandon provides a surprising answer on King of Kong. Tom needs Wikipedia to remember Nolan Bushnell. Brandon drops his video game idea which turns out to be represented in classic board game form. Tom needs to give an honorable mention to Blood Bowl and introduces this to Brandon. They lament the length of time to start playing a game. Favorite sodas? How about buying pets? Tom gives listener Paul's topics rapid fire. They discuss Webby Peppers. [ MP3 | link ]

6: Basil Department [May 20, 2017]

  Tom gets a parcel which needs to be unwrapped. Onion Eye provides a number of topics this week including bootleg toys, thrift store finds and old kung fu movies. Adam Czarski asks about early computer games. Tom talks about how early miscreant computer texts could lead to your friends being paralyzed by a childhood hero. Jeremey Salazar asks the aficionados about wrestling. Brandon wants know what Tom thought of Rambo. Brandon has to run but there's plenty more to be recorded next week. [ MP3 | link ]

5: It's A Seminal World After All [May 13, 2017]

  Tom is soldiering through allergies. They tackle some listener questions including an experience of this is your house on crack relating to bass music. Brandon recommends corked baseball bats as a topic and Wikipedia is better than memory it would seem. So many bad mob movies but more an excuse to talk about HBO shows and multiple Martins. Brandon suggests favorite birds and it digresses accordingly. There's a new part of the recording and it's called Compliments Time. Brandon needs to know how any train store owner could hate his humble cohost. Tom floats the topic of building boats. Brandon ponders why buying model rail track at Christmas could be so expensive. After a brief interlude of the zombie apocalypse and computer games, they return to board games and war-games in general. Tom wants to talk about Disneyland as a psychedelic experience. [ MP3 | link ]

4: Asparagus [May 6, 2017]

  Brandon starts the recording by unwrapping a gift from Disneyland that ticks two and a half Attic Aficionados boxes but it depends on the cost of a burger it would seem. How about a favorite color? They explore building of forts in particular beach forts. Kitchen-Aid attachments are very important. Tom digresses into how he has lost all his power in a particular room in the house and delivered cakes to rich mafioso in Las Vegas. Brandon liked Tom's interlude and they explore Serious Lee Fine and 2Deep. Tom talks about Schmuck Quest and his UFO simulator. Brandon wants to know about bowling alleys, bowling and curiously printer drivers. Xcode is good for a number of things. The Deer Hunter wasn't filmed in Scranton. The end of the recording is musical and macabre as promised. [ MP3 | link ]

3: Magpies and Hybrid Peppers [April 15, 2017]

  They start the podcast with Brandon unboxing a package from Tom. Here's a spoiler - it's not clothes pins or Vietnam-era rations. Tom raises the two kinds of collector - the aesthetic collector and the complete set collector. Brandon explores the many uses for tennis courts. They discuss sea glass in many forms. The diving of magpies merits some analysis. Rugby is not Australian Rules and it requires very particular selective breeding. Tom is not too passionate about cricket but recommends Mike Tyson set to a beat. Brandon wants to know about Sunny D. There is a fuzzy distinction between horror, action and Schwarzenegger films. Tom describes Time Tunnel Toys to Brandon. [ MP3 | link ]

2: Merman Mulligatawny [April 8, 2017]

  Brandon explains Merman's many forms. They digress into where action figures go to die and other obsessive hobbies. Brandon offers an explanation of the first three Rocky films. Tom is fascinated about Italian-American-ness. Brandon asks about Casino and Tom talks about living in Vegas. They digress into Italian food. Brandon floats a favorite utensil. They talk soups of the world and East Coast rap. Brandon is a sandwich traditionalist. This podcast is not sponsored by Subway. Legos are the Porche of children's toys. Christmas decorations and prototype trees abound. [ MP3 | link ]

1: Turntables From Afar [April 1, 2017]

  Tom ate some Vietnam era ration gum and they explore the gum sold with baseball cards. Brandon wants to know more about the rations and they share a love of paper mold. They discuss Rogue One and Tom provides a small narration about seeing films in Australia. AT-ATs are at their best in the Empire Strikes Back. Brandon didn't like the Ewoks. Brandon raises the Predator and Tom talks about the impact these iconic action movies had on his early development. Brandon brings up the topic of scratch and sniff stickers. Tom notes that the commercial cannabis industry is the new scratch and sniff sticker market and the place to sample these particular sticker smells is at the Art of Rap concert circa 2015. Brandon reflects on the wisdom of Easy-E. [ MP3 | link ]

0: Ocean City, Carbon Monoxide and Violins [March 25, 2017]

  Brandon introduces the recording with the boardwalk at Ocean City circa 1987. Tom offers their connections through Dungeons and Dragons. They discuss the smell of Masters of the Universe. Tom references the film, Marwencol (without naming it specifically). The attic is a familiar experience although Tom's attic has a slightly more toxic form. Carbon monoxide will kill us all. The distinctions between 8mm and VHS is an extended discussion. The recording concludes with a discussion about accidental instrument purchases and destruction. [ MP3 | link ]

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