A Fan’s Guide to “Picking Favorites”: Episode 25 , 90s Guilty Pleasure Youtube Pizza


By Shannon Fox, @shannonfox


… and we’re back!  After last week’s hiatus, not only are we are treated to a DOOZY of an episode this week, but the return of everyone’s favorite theme-song-creator, Tyler Labine! Welcome back, Tyler- we missed you!


You can find this week’s episode on iTunes and Soundcloud.


This Week’s Guest:

Will Sasso! (@WillSasso)


Will is an actor, comedian, and podcast host that you may know best from “Mad TV”, “Less Than Perfect”, “Modern Family”, or the Three Stooges movie.  You also may know him from his wildly popular vines (he has over 2 million followers!).  He also cohosts the “Ten Minute Podcast”, which you can find on iTunes or find more information on their website!


Favorite Pizza Place

Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, pizza at supper-time… regardless if it’s on a bagel or not, you can eat pizza anytime (the question of if you SHOULD, however, is an entirely different matter).  We’ve sort of broached this subject before, but I mean.. is there really such a thing as talking about pizza too much?! I think not.


Mickey D’s (California), Capricciosa Pizza



Garage Pizza (LA Area, California)



Antico’s (Atlanta, GA)

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Joe Peep’s (LA Area, California), House Combo


Extra Mentions:

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

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Chris Gaines, Garth Brooks’ “alter ego”

Caramelized Onion Preserves (not actually Tyler’s)




Favorite 90’s Guilty Pleasure Song

No way, sirs.  I’m calling everybody out.  Because these are TOTALLY not the guys’ guilty pleasures.  I would bet a good chunk of money that I don’t have that the ACTUAL guilty pleasures are of the boy band variety.  Or you know what? I bet that everyone’s guilty pleasure was ACTUALLY “MMMBop” by Hanson, but they just didn’t want to say.  Besides, I actually really like most of the songs mentioned and I don’t feel guilty about it ONE BIT!


“Semi-Charmed Life”, Third Eye Blind


“Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm”, Crash Test Dummies


“Rollin'”, Limp Bizkit


“Two Princes”, Spin Doctors

Extra Mentions:

“Another One Rides the Bus”, Weird Al Yankovic

“Return of the Mack”, Mark Morris

“Nookie”, Limp Bizkit


“What Time Is It” Spin Doctors

“Song 2”, Blur


Favorite Late-Night YouTube Binges

I have failed you, dear readers, and for that, I am sorry.  I just COULD NOT bring myself to post one of those super-gross pimple-popping videos on my recap.  *gags* So I substituted a VERY EDUCATIONAL video about how to correctly pop a zit.  I mean, you guys can totally go on YouTube and search for the gross stuff, but do that on your own time (and with your own, hopefully-not-squeamish stomach).  I must be the odd one out, here, because my late-night YouTube searches almost ENTIRELY consist of puppy videos.  THEY’RE ADORABLE!!


Golden Eagle vs. Goat Videos


Zit-Popping Videos


Reddit 50/50 subreddit



Movie Trailers


Extra Mentions:

“Techno Viking”

“RKO Fail” Videos

Steamed Orange


Letterman Interviews


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Batman vs. Superman Trailer

“Battle at Kruger” Video



Random Notes From Shannon’s Brain

  • The winner of this week’s “Hey, You’re Awesome” Award is…. TYLER!  Okay, it’s a LITTLE bit because I missed him, but also because he made a twitter account for his balls.  And he supports Bruce Jenner.  And the fact that he willingly admitted that he watches zit-popping videos.  Oh, Tyler.  I missed your face.
  • …. though I MUST confess that Will almost got the award for his Waldorf/Statler Muppet impression.
  • Speaking of Tyler, however, make sure you check out season 2 of his show “Deadbeat”! Zac makes a cameo as the ghost of Abe Lincoln later in the season, and let me tell you (since I’ve seen it already), it is JUST WONDERFUL.  Also, little cartoon Tyler in the intro is ridiculously adorable.
  • For those of you who are a bit squeamish about the nature-related videos above, don’t be too worried- there’s nothing all that gross in them.  It’s just the CIIIIIIIRCLE OF LIIIIIIIIIIFFFEEE….
  • Why does that Toby Keith place exist. Why.
  • I don’t care HOW good that place in Atlanta is, I’m a little upset with Tyler for not choosing a New York pizza joint. HOW DARE YOU, SIR.
  • Sorry Razzle, out of respect for ACTUAL PIZZA, I didn’t even recognize Little Caesar’s as a valid choice.  *shakes head in shame*


That’s it for this week’s recap!  Remember to subscribe to and rate the podcast on iTunes, and send YOUR favorites to @thenerdmachine on Twitter with the hashtag “#PickingFavorites”!

You can find our hosts all over social media:

Kentucky/Dave: Twitter

Razzle: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Zac: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Tyler: Twitter, Facebook


Thanks for reading! See you next week!

    One Comment

  1. skorpeoApril 30th, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I think I finally figured out who is to blame for making Zac audibly squirm in previous podcasts: it’s Tyler. The entire explanation of how he got is sub-conjunctivitis eye…whatever it was he called it…and the detailed description (which makes one wonder if it doesn’t really happen) I’m quite certain would have Zac under the table in the fetal position. But since he is off being “Heroes Reborn”, I’m sure whatever device he was listening that to is no longer in existence.

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