A podcast in memory of Gary “Goggles” Head, AKA Gyre-Viper. We are joined by Jay from Moderately Geeky, and Brian “Nova”

garyThis episode was recorded and fast tracked in editing, as our friend Gary Goggles Head passed away and we wanted to share some of our memories, in his honor. Me(Sam) and Tom are Joined by Jay Hunger from the Moderately Geeky Podcast, and Brian “Nova” Kauffman of casting fame and Joe Declassified. If you can, I would like to encourage you to go HERE at Joecustoms forums and learn how you can help Gary’s left ones he left behind, as well as get a memorial bandana with his trademark goggles printed on them. For your convenience the podcast is embedded below, or you can search for Nerdrahtio on Itunes (or just click HERE) or stitcher (may encounter duplicates with errors, still working to resolve that, in the meantime I’d recommend Itunes, as much as I love stitcher)

(Update: if for some reason the embedded auto player is working for you, you can use the drop down menu above to head straight to our audio host. There were problems earlier, but they should be fixed))

and if you haven’t heard it already please go here to listen to Gary’s last appearance on WOJM. goodbyegary Continue reading

The History of G.I.Joe: Gary “Gyre-Viper” Goggles fills us in on the birth of A Real American Hero

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Join Sam (me) and Aaron as they look at 50 years of GI Joe. This time, they’re joined by Gary “Goggles” Head AKA Gyre-Viper from JoeDeclassified and the JDSO podcast. In this episode, we take a look at the origins of the 1980s relaunch of GI Joe: A Real American Hero, retouching quickly on the 12″ iteration’s origin. Gary lends us his brain, Aaron fills us in on a few things that were happening in Europe at the same time with Action Force, and finally Aaron asks both Gary and Sam about the future of the brand. This is an extravaganza of awesome Joe stuff. You can listen to it bellow in the embedded audio player. For more of Sam, stay on this website and use the drop down menu above, for more from Aaron head to the new nerdversity101 page: http://nerdversity101podcasts.blogspot.co.uk/

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Sadly Gary Head passed after this recording. He was incredibly supportive in the relaunch to Nerdrahtio and had planned to return to discuss more topics, including an episode one of his favorite comics Age of Apocalypse. He is missed daily by children, their mother, family and friends.

You can hear more from Gyre-Viper @ jdso.podbean.com (Link currently not working)
You can also participate in awesome Joe discussion in the G.I.Joe Discussion Facebook page. 

UPDATE:

This post has been updated to reflect the split that occurred and ultimately lead to this website changing from nerdversity.com to Nerdrahtio.com and Nerdversity101 continuing on with Aaron and Alex and me (Sam) Gaining Tom as a co-anchor on the podcast, and retaining control of the website’s content and designs.  There was drama, but that appears to be down, I received an apology, and we are moving on.