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'Widge Goes Off'

Paul and Storm / Jonathan Coulton - Show Review

Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2008 at 22:03pm

widgesm.jpgWidgett Walls breaks his vow of silence (but not of poverty) to review the live comedy musical juggernaut that is a Paul and Storm/Jonathan Coulton gig.

Widge Goes Off #2.2: Don’t Make Me Separate You Two

Posted Monday, August 20th, 2007 at 3:12am

widgesm.jpgWidgett Walls returns to harp on copyright and why everyone’s wrong. He also discusses the “Creative Singularity” and other phrases which he coins and tries to imbue with power because they just sound cool.

Widge Goes Off #2.1: Are You Going to Eat That?

Posted Monday, August 6th, 2007 at 1:11am

widgesm.jpgWidgett Walls returns with a brand new job title, a new direction for the podcast, but I know you’ll be disappointed to hear: the host has not improved in the least.

Widge Goes Off #22: This Product Can Be Ignited Under Certain Circumstances

Posted Monday, February 19th, 2007 at 5:36am

widgesm.jpgWidgett gives out a free idea about how to get good comic books: fight fanfic with fanfic, is what he’s saying. By the way, did you know Dr. Light was a bad, bad man? If not, he’ll tell you. Repeatedly.

Widge Goes Off #21: Do Not Pierce or Burn, Even After Use

Posted Monday, January 29th, 2007 at 6:59am

widgesm.jpgWidgett takes on trans fats, the weight problem in the U.S., food and drink in general, then gives his own weight loss program ideas. Then he inexplicably starts laughing at Marvel Comics. Man, the meds weren’t worth a damn this week.

Widge Goes Off #20: Use in Upright Position Only!

Posted Monday, January 15th, 2007 at 22:41pm

widgesm.jpgWidgett returns from hiatus to talk about how he spent his holidays fighting off spammers, how he was totally wrong about NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, and how he looks forward to the inevitable sequel, DAWN AT THE DMV…

Widge Goes Off #19: Lift Using Both Hands!

Posted Monday, December 4th, 2006 at 10:41am

widgesm.jpgWidge runs down the dearth of coolness hitting cinemas in December, then relates another way the MPAA is shrieking BOHICA to the heavens. Then he dares you to tell him he sucks for going to see a movie and asks, “Whut are we gonna do now?” Or maybe we just dreamed that part.

Widge Goes Off #18: A is for Avocado

Posted Monday, November 20th, 2006 at 0:25am

widgesm.jpgWidgett talks about Howie Mandel, game shows, guns, penguins and litigation. He was going to talk about penguins with guns, but that part had to be removed.

Widge Goes Off #17: And When the Web Was Opened

Posted Monday, November 6th, 2006 at 8:20am

widgesm.jpgWidgett goes off on MySpace, YouTube, Comedy Central, the MPAA, the RIAA, the IRS, laundry detergent, and even more in his latest assault on common sense and reason.

Widge Goes Off #16: The Walls of If

Posted Monday, October 30th, 2006 at 0:16am

widgesm.jpgWidgett returns from a brief vacation to give whatfor to Universal, fandom, Disney, the Boy Scouts and anybody else who happens along.

Widge Goes Off #15: Stopwatch on the Widge!

Posted Monday, October 9th, 2006 at 5:09am

widgesm.jpgIn this rollicking episode, George Lucas speaks sense, Limewire makes a desperate play for survival, and Widge outlines a future for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise that you would watch. You wouldn’t be able to help yourselves.

Widge Goes Off #14: Never Wed a Webmaster!

Posted Monday, October 2nd, 2006 at 5:54am

widgesm.jpgWidgett Walls returns with another mind-destroyed column, this time exposing a massive conspiracy in the cheese industry. And you think we’re kidding.

Widge Goes Off #13: Welcome, Listener - Hope You Survive the Experience!

Posted Monday, September 25th, 2006 at 5:38am

widgesm.jpgWidge goes off on everything including, but not limited to, the War on Drugs, the War on Boy Bands, copyright whackjobs, YouTubeaphobes, and those people that leave shopping carts out in parking lots. If any of those groups include you, he promises to give you a five minute headstart.

Widge Goes Off #12: Night of the Pancakes From Mars!

Posted Monday, September 18th, 2006 at 5:20am

widgesm.jpgWidgett Walls rises from the dead and is no longer hopped up on sinus medication and NyQuil. Instead you get to hear the horror that is Widge, perfectly stone cold sober, as he hops from wall to wall, discussing Amazon Unbox, copyright, YouTube, and the elves that live in his hair. They say hi, by the way.

Widge Goes Off #11: The NyQuil Has My Face!

Posted Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 at 3:16am

widgesm.jpgWidgett Walls faces up to his own delirium, lack of knowledge about television shows, the dearth of good Halloween flicks, and ends up clawing off his own face while screaming about a penguin. Fun!

Widge Goes Off Giant-Sized Annual #1!

Posted Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 at 15:15pm

widgesm.jpgWidgett finds himself in a room full of geeks discussing sci-fi at DragonCon, so what does he do? Same thing you would do, you last bastage: he fires up his mic and starts recording. Prepare for sci-fi fandom wankery and sound quality like you’ve never encountered before!

Widge Goes Off #10: The W Stands for Danger!

Posted Monday, August 28th, 2006 at 4:30am

widgesm.jpgWidgett discusses the demise of the superstar and the encroaching lack of things that won’t wait for the DVD. He then talks about Google vs. Yahoo and then, just when you think he’s about to start making sense, he throws down a flash bomb and escapes down the dumbwaiter shaft in the ensuing confusion.

Widge Goes Off #9: The Invaders From the Wth Dimension!

Posted Monday, August 21st, 2006 at 5:59am

widgesm.jpgWidge rants about the fall of SNAKES ON A PLANE, praises Universal for something (no, really), and then gives out a homework assignment. He mentioned something about a pop quiz for next week, too. Man, I hate him as a substitute teacher!

Widge Goes Off #8: The Menace From Planet W!

Posted Monday, August 14th, 2006 at 2:13am

Widge hatches an insidious plot to bring the humiliation of SUPERMAN RETURNS to diabolical fruition, then tries to help you out when it comes to the Legion of Doom…sorry, we mean the RIAA. The fact their HQ is shaped like a Vader head and rises up out of a swamp is purely coincidental. So is the fact that every time you download a song they make a sound like Solomon Grundy. All coincidence.

Widge Goes Off #7: The Dozen Dooms of Widgett Walls!

Posted Monday, August 7th, 2006 at 4:53am

In this week’s episode, Widge waxes nostalgic about Valiant Comics and Valiant Comics 2: Die Harder, advises you on the Transformers movie hullaballoo, discusses the pointlessness of suing Limewire, then snorts some Folgers and takes a nap. Not necessarily in that order, either.

Hey, Stephen Colbert!

Posted Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 at 3:06am

Hey! Mr. Colbert! We commemorate your conquering of this here internet with the gift of a brand new word…

Widge Goes Off #6: The Podcast That Lasted 2000 Years!

Posted Monday, July 31st, 2006 at 3:49am

widgesm.jpgCome join Widgett as he discusses where remixers and DJs fit in with his grand scheme of punishing the evil and rewarding the good. Then he blames Metallica for pretty much everything, including global warming. Then he talks trash about Santa Claus in case there’s anyone he has not offended thus far.

Widge Goes Off #5: I Dared to Explore the Unknown Emptiness…of My Wallet!

Posted Monday, July 24th, 2006 at 4:17am

widgesm.jpgIn this heartwarming episode, Widge takes a moment to explain why both sides of the whole DRM debate are completely and utterly wrong. And he gives you some words of wisdom on how to proceed. Then he pets a bunny without eating it, much to the astonishment of the studio audience.

Widge Goes Off #4: Deadly Deuteronomy!

Posted Sunday, July 16th, 2006 at 23:50pm

widgesm.jpgThis week, Widgett feels remorse (just a little) for the utter humiliation of SuPERMAN RETURNS and finds a reason to praise Disney. Then to complete the “signs of the end of the world” theme, fish rain from the sky and the true believers are all taken up to heaven in a Stan Lee-driven chariot. No. Really. We’re serious. Just listen.

Widge Goes Off #3: The Kitchen Pantry of No Return!

Posted Monday, July 10th, 2006 at 3:01am

widgesm.jpgWidge returns, laughs in the face of SUPERMAN’s second weekend, and stands on his soapbox to bemoan the state of the comic industry. Come listen. There’ll be punch and pie.