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The long awaited commentary for G.I. Joe: The Movie is finally here. This is the one you all were asking for. Discover the origins of Chuck's long time hatred for Cobra-La. Find out that Snake Eyes isn't exactly the bad ass everyone thinks he is. All of this plus a couple more toy reviews. Grab your popcorn & drink, and enjoy the ride!

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  • Jason

    It’s hard to get past the homophobic slurs these guys so causualy use on their podcast.

    Jun 27, 2011 at 11:28 pm
  • starjoes

    Jason,

    First, I do want to sincerely apologize for any comments that we have made on our show that you found offensive. We’re not out here to offend people. This is not our intent. I want to be clear that my apology is sincere because I will also be defending myself and this show next and I don’t want what I have to say as a message that I am not sorry for offending you.

    That being said, I also find it interesting that the “slurs” you found offensive were only in regards to what you deemed “homophobic” when we have made comments through our shows that could offend many people in regards to race, gender, etc. if someone wanted to be sensitive to what we say. We have things throughout our episodes that various people could find offensive. The whole reason they don’t is because many people listening to us realize the things we say are in jest and many people are able to laugh at something even if it applies to them. You decided to pick one thing you found offensive and decided that you couldn’t handle that, but does this mean our other comments that some other people might find offensive are okay with you?

    Chuck and I poke fun at each other all the time and we encourage the listeners to do the same to us. We pick on and make comments about everything. We are not a politically correct podcast. In fact the thought of being one, where we try to not offend anyone, makes me sick. Some people might find our language offensive. Some people might find our views on topics offensive. There is an expression that when you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one, including yourself. We just try to talk about the things we enjoy and we don’t hold anything back when we do.

    I have friends and family members who are gay, and I don’t view them in any way different then I view any of my other friends and family. This means they are as open to being picked on as anyone else for who they are and what they are. I’m also open to them for anything that they want to pick on me for. I feel that I view people the way hopefully we all should or could which is I treat everyone equal, and only their personality will determine if I should treat them differently. I don’t care if you are black, white, brown, gay, straight, etc. Everyone is the same to me.

    We play around and joke around using many stereotypes on the show…including our own. If some comments we have said offended you, then as I said, I am sorry, but also maybe we’re not the show you will enjoy listening to. We’re not out there to “slur” anyone. As I mentioned before, I find it interesting that other comments we have made don’t offend you when they could offend others. But, hey, we did say something to offend, and that was not our intent. We’re just enjoying talking and commenting on stuff. Sometimes things are said. None of it is ever meant with any malice.

    I don’t know if you’ll ever see this because I don’t know if you’ll ever return here to see if there was a response, but again, maybe this isn’t the type of show you would enjoy anyways. I wish you the best of luck in life.

    Take care, Ryan

    Jun 28, 2011 at 8:06 am
  • Jason

    Hi Ryan,

    Thanks for your thoughtful response. I do appreciate it. I do enjoy about 90% of your podcast. I too have gay family members and friends but I’m pretty sure they all dispise the word “Faggot”. So It urks me to hear the word so causually used. Even if it is only in fun. I do not think your podcast should be censored. I do believe you should be able to say whatever you want. And I hope you don’t want only like minded people listening in and posting on your page. I like Star Wars, GI JOE and many of the things you guys talk about and review on the show and I don’t believe any of your commentary is meant to be intentionally cruel to any particular group.

    I’m going to continue to listen to the show, and stomach the 10% I don’t like. After all, there are not many shows that cover so many cool properies and topics.

    Jason

    Jul 1, 2011 at 11:00 pm
  • starjoes

    Thanks, Jason. I agree that I don’t like that word either. I don’t believe I used it (not to roll Chuck under the bus). To me that is the equivalent of using the “N” word to describe black people or the “C” word to describe women. I just don’t use it. I will take responsibility though in saying that though I could not have cut it from the episode (since it would have thrown off the timing of the movie if someone was watching it while listening), I could have put a “beep” over it or something. So, for that I will apologize in saying that was my bad. It honestly didn’t sit well with me.

    That is definitely something we can cut out completely from ever happening again. Hopefully that will help you in only having to stomach 8% of the show. Ha ha.

    I am certainly far from wanting only like minded people. I love differing viewpoints, and as you can tell from the show with how much Chuck and I banter, I like to debate those viewpoints when they are not the same as my own. It’s always in good fun and many times it makes me rethink my own thoughts on a subject.

    I wish you nothing but the best. I hope one day we get to meet. Until that day, best wishes for you and thanks for listening.

    —Ryan

    Jul 4, 2011 at 11:13 am