J.J. reports from a remote location and Joe is on autopilot due to the first school year based family sickness. But that didn't stop either of them from bringing along some topical news, "Sound Off" and a few "Last Words". Jay Forry returns as well to talk about summer movies. Which it just so happens to be a great idea for our two hosts since J.J. is traveling and Joe can barely manage to find the remote option on his Apple Watch.
In The News:
Madden 2018, through the efforts of karen Stevens and the EA Access Team, is the first game to score a touchdown for Blind players on Playstation and Xbox. Read more about the current features at this link
Interview: Jay Forry "Blind Film Critic"'s Top 5 For Summer 2017
Jay Forry is back with us to talk about his pics for the 2017 summer movie season. Hear what he got right with the top five films from his list in episode 98.
Joe mentions the yearly totals for each of the films in this look back at the summer. You can see these totals, and many more statistics, at Box Office Mojo.
You can check out his webiste for more movie goodness.
Tip: Movies Anywhere
J.J. punted the tip over to Joe who tells us of the transformation of Disney Movies Anywhere to just Movies Anywhere an app which can leverage your home movie collection and let you watch movies, well anywhere. We mention it here especially because many audio description tracks are available.
Phil Koster writes in;
"My wife has the LCA variant of RP so she has some vision. She has been using Windows phones for a couple years now as WinMo 8 was actually decent. So this might have to wait for after the Windows event but: is Windows mobile going away completely? Will the OS be there for 3rd parties and it's just the MS/Nokia phones going away? If WinMo is going away, should we go Android or iPhone? We can't afford a premium phone so it would end up being a used iPhone or a mid-low end Android phone. If it matters, we already have an Amazon echo, Roku, and Fire Stick. We purchase most of our digital content from Amazon. Does that put us in the android camp for ecosystem already? If you do recommend android for us, can you mention a couple recommended mid-range phones that are T-Mobile/unlocked?
Thank you very much. LOVE the podcast. Keep up the great work.
We're sad to report to you Phill that Microsoft did confirm that Windows Phone is no more.
There are many low cost Android phones out there with larger screens. And your wife could use the new microsoft Launcher as a means to porting over any services from MS that she may have gotten accustomed to using on WP.
From Twitter, and our discussion of Girl Scout Thin Mint Cereal, Thanks to Trenton Matthews for turning us on to Reese's Peanut Butter International Delights Coffee Creamer.
Next week, Joe has the Google Home mini and J.J. wants to know if it is the $49 gateway tool Google hopes it to be this holiday season.
We leave you with this Epic menu, courtesy of Liam:
This weeks offerings at epic deli (10/16-10/22)
THE GORDON BOMBAY- two quarter pound certified angus beef patties, american cheese, jalape o's, pulled pork, house made "Hockey Mom" bbq sauce that we make with Only Child Brewing's "Hockey Mom" K lsch style beer!! then we take a toasted pretzel bun and spread Merkt's cheddar cheese on both sides and then crust the insides of the bun with crushed tortilla chips!!!
THE STANLEY- bbq pulled pork, bacon, bbq rib patties, cheddar cheese, spicy cheese curds, ghost pepper ranch, and bbq potato chips!! Served on a sub roll!!! LET'S GO BLACKHAWKS!!!
THE BURRITO-WICH- shredded pork, refried beans, avocado, chipotle sour cream, pico de gallo, pepperjack cheese, taco flavored doritos and lettuce!! Served on a toasted sub roll!!
THE JOE MENTALINO- a fried chicken breast tossed in ghost pepper buffalo sauce, ghost pepper ranch cream cheese, habanero pickles, and ghost pepper slaw!! served on a toasted brioche bun!!
THIS WEEKS APPETIZER SPECIAL!! CHICKEN POT POUTINE- waffle fries smothered in chicken pot pie b chamel sauce with chicken and mixed vegetables and topped with white cheddar cheese curds and fried onion straws!!
ADULT BUTTER-BEER SHAKE- we mix together vanilla ice cream, butterscotch, and 7%ABV Not Your Father's Vanilla Creme Ale! topped with whipped cream and butterscotch! served in a 16oz frosty mug!! (21+)
SALTED CARAMEL 100 GRAND SHAKE- we mix together vanilla ice cream, salted caramel, milk, and a 100 grand candy bar!! topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate and caramel!!
PISTACHIO PUDDING POP SHAKE- we mix together vanilla ice cream, pistachio flavored pudding mix, and milk!! topped with whipped cream and chopped pistachios!!
NUTELLA BUTTERFINGER SHAKE- we mix together vanilla ice cream, nutella, milk, and a butterfinger candy bar!! topped with whipped cream, chocolate, and crushed butterfingers!!
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.