Great Scott! In this week’s episode the Substandard discusses Alien: Covenant and the best (and not-so-best) of Ridley Scott. JVL admits he has “the sensibility of a 9-year-old girl.” Something hits Sonny in the head. You say ci-cay-da, Vic says ci-cah-da. Plus theme park terror and a word from our sponsor, all on this week’s Substandard!

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It’s Burger Time at the Substandard. In this micro episode, we discuss the Harris poll putting Five Guys at the very top, ahead of In-N-Out. Sonny says Fact-check: True! JVL defines what makes a great burger. Vic adds a bit of history, from White Castle to the Nile—all on this micro-episode of the Substandard!

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The Substandard reviews King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and the Guy Ritchie oeuvre—in other words, rankings! Sonny cleans his grill and suffers a terrible injury. JVL talks mages and +5 ice swords. Vic complains about breakfast in bed. Plus Powers Boothe and a word from our sponsor—all on this week’s Substandard!

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The Substandard discusses Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2—it was great, it was good, it was terrible! JVL gives us a rundown of the Substandard Season One, Sonny’s theory on chain restaurants is challenged—by Sonny! Vic’s not afraid of “street meat.” Plus pizza rankings and a word from our sponsor, all on this week’s episode of the Substandard!

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The Substandard is off to the races in this latest micro-episode, talking all things-Kentucky Derby. JVL asks how many mint juleps can one man drink—at a party with kids. Sonny doesn’t think horses are athletes. Vic talks about his (genetic?) penchant for gambling and his trip to Churchill Downs—all on this latest micro-episode of the Substandard!

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