The US government is shut down right now, and it just so happens that this week's episode of the Anti-Social Encyclopaedia is all about the American Revolutionary War. What would the founding fathers think of the USA today? If we could speak to George Washington, what would he have to say?
"President Washington, what do you think about the government shut down?"
"What witchery is this?"
"Do you approve of the US government being shut down merely because of political stalemate between the two major parties?"
"How have you brought me here?"
"Are you for or against the Affordable Care Act?"
"Help! Help! Can anyone tell me what is happening to me?"
Seriously, we're not. I know usually when someone has to say they're not a racist it probably means they are, but we're not. Really. I mean, think about it, there's not a whole lot I can say at this point to persuade you otherwise, is there? Now that I've said "we're not racists" you're always just going to assume that we are, aren't you?
But we're not.
Really, we're not. I probably shouldn't have said anything in the first place, but I just wanted to make it clear where I stood.
Racism's kind of a 19th Century thing, anyway. Hardly a product of a young, modern generation. Well, true, there was some pretty severe racism in the 20th Century. I'm just saying it's a generational thing and we're much younger than- yeah, okay, there are young racists, but it's not so common- yes, there are modern forms of racism, I'm not denying that. I'm just saying we're not racists.
We're really not racists. Some of my best friends are... no, that never works.
I love mexican food- no, I'm just making it worse now, aren't I? I should shut up.
This episode description has been censored for reasons of taste.
It's time for another excellent episode of the Anti-Social Review! We must warn you, however, that this otherwise brilliant episode is rather rude. Of course all of the eager fans of the show will be very keen to enjoy it, but this episode is so good that many new fans will be able to appreciate the great comedy. This episode does contain some explicit language, but nothing that an adult can't handle.
As for those other people who don't like the show, they can go listen to another podcast! They are probably not interested in this kind of sketch format anyway, because they have different tastes. Don't expect us to tailor our show to the various expectations of fussy people, as we think they're probably better off just listening to a more polite show! Oh, and by the way, many people used to call Richard Nixon by the abbreviated name dick.
Forget the Australian Election and the Syrian Crisis (if you knew about them in the first place; if not, there's an Australian Election and a crisis in Syria!) the real news today is that there's a new episode of the ASR!
This is an Anti-Social Encyclopaedia special presentation on the Roman Empire. Named for controversial film director Roman Polanski and attempting to gain traction within a market already weary from over-saturation of empires, Rome nonetheless managed to carve itself out a distinctive niche (the Mediterranean).
In this episode we cover all subjects worthy of mention with regard to the Roman Empire, apart from their legions, infrastructure, politics, economy, social life, food, emperors, Hannibal, Augustus, Nero, Caligula, Pompey, Marius, Sulla, Cicero, and... oh, go look at Wikipedia if you want facts.
The Anti-Social Encyclopaedia presents a special short vodcast on the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. This particular piece of archival footage dates back to the 1950's when the Anti-Social Review produced news reels to aid in the education of the public, and the still very relevant and ongoing fight against communism.
The Anti-Social Encyclopaedia explores the topic of World War II, Judgement Day: An action packed thrill ride in which Schwarzenegger's definitive Terminator character this time fights for the future of humanity alongside John Conner and his mother Sarah, against a deadly liquid metal terminator sent from the future. Sorry about that. This podcast actually explores the subject of history's greatest conflict, and I'm not talking about that whole ninjas vs. pirates thing. Once again we explore a topic of great historical significance with an eye to rooting out the truth. Or perhaps simply rooting the truth. Regardless, this remarkable podcast will have you riveted to your mp3-playing device and will also make you smarter by at least 10 IQ points (at least, by comparison to us).
P.S. This is the end of our first season, but don't despair, as we're preparing season 2 right now, and in the mean time we're going to keep going with World Cup coverage and other sketch content.