The Humanoids: The Exits

Somehow, I doubt that I would get much sympathy for myself if I called it the “Holy crap! Was I busy this week” edition of The Humanoids. Anyway, sorry for the delay. Today’s edition of the column is all about famous, or possibly infamous, exits. That was the theme of the column. The title of the column is a better story. I was trying to think of a title that went with the theme and I remembered Boy Meets World. In the heyday of TGIF, that was the anchor show. It was a classic family comedy that appealed to everyone and ABC just hasn’t been able to recapture that lightning. Anyway, in one episode, Cory and Shawn are working as roadies and claim they have a band when talking to some girls. Scrambling for a band name, they look around nervously until they see an exit sign. They were naturally drafted in to play a dance. The guys said afterwards that people were chanting for them. Actually, they were looking for a way out. I love that show.

The next episode of the radio show is still being scrambled together. It’s getting cut from over an hour to the usual 28 minute run time. Sometimes, I would rather that [former radio broadcaster of ours] just let us run the Extra as our usual show but they’ve got some show that they download every week ahead of us. Anybody want a whole hour of The Lowdown? Would you mind if we do it for the 50th Episode Spectacular? Anyway, the next show involves H1N1 vaccination talk, the potential UWO police brutality lawsuit, Alex Trebek coming from YouTube, and our NHL quarter-season review. Continue reading


The Lowdown Radio: October 13, 2009

The third episode of the third season was the fortieth new episode in the show’s almost two-year history. On tonight’s episode, Steve and Jackie debate what happened at Queen’s Fauxcoming weekend and the administration and police reaction to the planned party. They also talk about Homecoming and partying at Western. In the news, the guys discuss some dumb new laws/rules just enacted in America. Entertainment features a new single, Britney Spears making her Lowdown review on the Worst of Music and a review of Zombieland. Sports starts with Jackie breaking down the new look Toronto Raptors. The boys close off the show with the return of Role Play where they try to be Mats Sundin, Jim Balsillie, Jeff Garcia, and Barack Obama.

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On Lowdown Extra, the guys talk a little more about Homecoming and Fauxcoming. There are a couple more news stories dealing with law failures. Basketball is the theme (literally and figuratively) of this week’s It Came From YouTube segment. Jackie spends more time breaking down the 2009-10 Toronto Raptors. And there are a couple of more famous faces that turn up for Role Play. In all, there is an extra 15 minutes of Lowdown action on the Extra. As always, all the action comes to you uncut and uncensored.

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Lowdown Radio Preview: October 13, 2009

The third episode of The Lowdown’s 2009-2010 season is on air on Tuesday night. We’re putting up the preview early so that we don’t spring this on you while you’re half asleep from Monday’s turkey dinner. It’s even a sort of special show because it’s our 40th episode. The show starts with Steve and Jackie talking about Queen’s Fauxcoming and Western’s standing as a party school. In the news, the guys discuss dumb American rules/laws. In entertainment, Britney Spears makes her Lowdown debut on the worst in music and the guys review Zombieland. When the gears shift to sports, Jackie previews the rebuilt Toronto Raptors before joining Steve to answer questions as athletes in some sports Role Play. And we have the return of Barack to show for that.

The show goes live at around 6:30 PM Eastern. If you’re in the London, ON, listening area, you can listen live on 94.9 FM. You can also listen online at