Episode 450 – 23/05/09 #LoosePins

The gang is mostly here to review the #TFClive match vs. New England, look ahead to Montreal TWICE! Talk about some other #Vcup quarter-finals, look at CSA elections, and the usual malarkey. In this episode, Kristin goes for a few ‘interesting’ analogies, Mark struggles with math (happens to the best of us) and Duncan thinks Hamilton will go out on penalties (again).

Show Rundown

  • Segment 1: What’s been happening (4m04s)
  • Segment 2: What we’re talking about (40m00s)
  • Segment 3: What’s coming up (1h12m04s)

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Author: Mark Hinkley

Mark is a full-time graphic designer, full-time smart ass and full-time logo, stadium and kit nerd. When he isn't writing ridiculous match reports or redesigning logos for his own amusement, he's salivating over the day that promotion and relegation occurs in MLS. You can follow him @kitnerdmark on the twitterz.

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  1. Congratulations on your 450th episode!

    The fine folks of Vocal Minority persevered through thick and thin. Covering soccer in Canada has its pitfalls… The horrors you have witnessed! The unspeakable horrors! But you all did speak and with great gusto!

    The other podcasters all laughed, they said you wouldn’t last long. They stuck their noses up at you in contempt.They said common riff raff can’t podcast.

    Well… who is laughing now?! They have fallen and are relegated to the dustbin of podcast history. Yet here you all still stand! The fortitude, the commitment, you dared to push forward while others would waver.

    I can still remember the episode number one like it was yesterday. It was a past forgotten by many…

    Back then Duncan was fresh off the boat from merry old England. His first steps on this land was perplexing while intriguing. Tony would guide him and correct the error of his ways.

    Duncan had the notion that the proper way to consume diary products in Canada was to give the milk bag a prick at the bottom, lift it up and suckle it like a new born calf!

    Most Canadians are too polite to correct him so Tony had to caution him. He warned him that in some parts of this country, saying some things would be considered crass. When invited into someones home, don’t go up to the lady of the house and ask,”Can I give your milk bags a little prick?”

    Back then Mark was distraught that his slender figure could no longer fit in his Pele number 10 New York Cosmos small sized kit. The others accused him being a closeted Cosmos fan to even consider wearing the uniform of an enemy! The accusations of treasonous behavior made him lash out in anger. He offered to reveal the tattooed words, “Toronto Blizzard 4 Life” on his bare buttocks. The others declined the offer.

    He claimed that he just purchased a VHS copy of Jane Fondas workout video and vowed to be in shape soon enough. He declared that they would all beg to see his “buns of steel” in the near future. Then he slowly started whimpering and crying…

    That display only ended when Tony pointed out that the Beta tape format outshines VHS. He asked the others to watch Cannonball Run 2 and see the difference for themselves. Look at the detail when you see the monkey chauffer kiss Don Knotts. A scene of visual splendor that VHS can never replicate. Mark countered that Zellers only carries VHS.

    The debate only ended when Kristen mentioned a new format is in the works. Laserdisc! Shiny large discs using the power of lasers! This format will last forever she asserted and is willing to bet all her Canadian Tire money on that wager.

    She plans to make space for those discs and cassettes for her new Walkman. A few things will have to go. What will it be? Perhaps her records of the Parachute Club, the Cure or Martha and the muffins?

    Duncan offered to take one of Martha’s muffins since he is famished. He also requested some tea with some milk from her bags. Well this set her off in a rage! She shrieked at him that he is getting a carrot. The last words recorded is him asking,”Carrot cake?”

    Since I have photographic memory, you can all be guaranteed to the episode’s authenticity. This is not from another timeline, not an alternate reality! We share the same cinematic universe. I deal with only science facts not science fiction!

    Well, I can’t wait for the 500th episode. I’m sure something grand is being prepared. A cultural milestone like this deserves a celebration of epic proportion.

    A spectacular gala that the rest of the Canadian soccer podcast world would never even dare dream of. The Vocal Minority’s purse is being opened wide, no expense will be spared for this extravaganza of the highest quality!

    Surely it will be filmed in front of a live studio audience. A cavalcade of stars… Perhaps, Gillian Anderson, Mitsou, Cynthia Rothrock, the Vocal Minority dancers and from the famous Peterborough Zoo, Pablo the Capybara. There will be a few surprise cameos, this procession of celebrities hasn’t been seen since Cannonball Run 2!

    Buckle up! This time Vocal Minority has no limit! My body is shaking in anticipation of this momentous event!

    But as the blood pumps into overdrive and the adrenaline races through the audiences muscles… I ask, can the adoring public withstand it? But at what cost? Have they gone too far?

    But I say keep going… onwards past 500 and floor it to 1000 and beyond!

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