R.I.P. Cort and Fatboy 2003-2012

cortandfatboy is dead – 12/07/2012

by admin on November 5, 2012

WHAT: cortandfatboy is dead: The Final Episode
WHEN: Friday, December 7th. Doors at 8, Show at 9
WHERE: McMenamin’s Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd
HOW MUCH: $6. Must be 21 or Older to attend. Tickets available here.

They say all good things must end. Well, so do the mediocre things. Pretty much everything ends, really. It’s kind of a dumb saying if you think about it.

The time has come for Cort Webber and Bobby Roberts to turn out the lights on the almost decade-long run of their comedy/pop-culture talk show. And so we begin the countdown to their final episode, cortandfatboy is dead, recorded live on-stage at the Bagdad Theater, home to seven years worth of Midnight Movie screenings, featuring titles such as The Empire Strikes Back, The Iron Giant,  ALIENS, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Fight Club, The Muppet Movie, Enter the Dragon, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and the annual homegrown celebration of all things Dude, Cinco De Lebowski.

cortandfatboy is dead will feature regular guests Ryan Fleming of DigitalTrends.com; filmmaker/writer David Walker (who will be screening his latest short, The Day They Ran Out of Bullets); Live Wire Radio host Courtenay Hameister; gossip columnist Byron Beck; creator of The Legend of Bold Riley Leia Weathington; stand-up comedian Jim Willig, an original presentation from The Sabertooth Vampire creator and Oregonian film critic Mike Russell; as well as surprises and special guests from the show’s eight-year long existence.

Doors will open at 8pm, and at 9pm, the audience will witness the beginning of the end of Portland’s only pop-culture podcast hosted by a squinty, stabby madman, and an excitable, Kangol-capped Hobbit thing. Admission is $6, Only patrons 21 and over may attend. Tickets are available at this link.


Poster art by The!Thomas!Wilson. Prints of this, and previous films in the 2012 Midnight Movie series will be available for purchase in the lobby of the Bagdad. For more, visit http://thethomaswilson.com

{ 150 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve November 5, 2012 at 10:00 am



BuffaloRiderSD November 5, 2012 at 10:02 am

Well this cast a pall on the day…


Auguste November 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

This week was supposed to be better than last week.



greg November 5, 2012 at 10:09 am

it is.


Bobby November 5, 2012 at 10:41 am

Well, Greg’s obviously already purchased his tickets.


Mandeh November 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

Oh. Well. From an entirely selfish fan perspective, that blows.

But I can’t wait to see what you guys do next. I hope you guys (and the guests) are still around in the podcast world to listen to.


Martin Vavra November 5, 2012 at 10:32 am

I can’t help but have a guilty spark when I read such news. If I had tweeted or FB out the links more, or did that one extra bit that would have made the difference to keep things going. Not knowing the reasons, I can only say it is the sadness making that little ping in my head happen. I am sorry to see such things as this go away, but at the same time I am glad to have lived and been a part of such things and seen such days as those with Stabby and Hobbitman making us feel good about the miasma.

You will be sadly missed in my queue.


Bobby November 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

The show is still going to be doing it’s five-day-a-week thing up until the 7th, so we’re not dead YET. But we will be. You get to come to the wake! And if we owe you money – we can’t hide from you!


Mandeh November 5, 2012 at 10:41 am

I don’t get to come to the wake! Boo! No closure for me! I’ll sit alone in my room and wave a tear-stained hanky as I play the closing credits to every awful eighties sitcom on repeat.


Bobby November 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

We’ll post the live show shortly afterward. Probably the following day.


Bumbo November 5, 2012 at 10:40 am

What, again??


Brandon November 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

This is a shame. A right proper dang shame. Why did you guys decide to pull the plug? Too much of a time suck? Tired of making the trek up Sandy every Monday – Friday? The popcorn smell at the Roseway get to be too much?

I guess this means no more movies at the Bagdad + commentaries too. Poop.


Jimmy B November 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

Well, this completely, totally and utterly sucks big fat sweaty hairy man-balls. :(

There. selfishness out of the way, I wish you guys all the best for the future and thank you for so much fun over the years. You will be missed.


Sabrina Miller November 5, 2012 at 10:43 am

You both will be very missed in our community. I can honestly say that everyday I got to see you both in the studio was an absolute pleasure and working with you on various podcasts always brightened my week. I’m happy that you are moving on to better things and know you will always maintain your nerdy Portland charm no matter what you do move on to. Love you both.


Bobby November 5, 2012 at 10:48 am

hugs hugs hugs hugs hugs hugs hugs hugs hugs


New Zealand November 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

Man, that made me feel down this morning when I woke up… I want you guys to know that I have loved listening to you all the way down here in New Zealand, and I’m real sad that I haven’t had a chance to visit Portland and come to a Midnight Movie.

I hope that whatever you guys are doing with yourselves next works out brilliantly for you. I think you guys are hilarious and talented. And I hope I still get to hear you guys occasionally on my internet radio thingys.

Good luck!


Adam Philpott November 5, 2012 at 10:55 am

But… but I need my funny.


Gerri in Green Bay November 5, 2012 at 11:01 am

I never believed the Mayan calendar/end of the world stuff… Until now!


Some days you’re the only laughs I get!


The Dork Knight November 5, 2012 at 11:01 am

I have been a daily downloader since 2007. As cheesy as it sounds, you guys really helped me through a shitty six month stretch of my life and I’ve been listening ever since. This sucks ass. How bout I beg you not to go?


cvoTodd November 5, 2012 at 11:02 am

I will miss this. I am sad. I would give $ if that is the issue.


Linda November 5, 2012 at 11:03 am

This news sucks, but things change, and who knows what’s down the road. It has been a wonderful ride, and I am grateful for the hours of entertainment the show has given me. Smart, funny conversation is not always easy to find, but you guys always deliver. I also appreciate all the books, comics, music and movie suggestions you all have made over the years. So much I have enjoyed. Wishing you all the best and a heartfelt thanks!


The Dork Knight November 5, 2012 at 11:12 am

Todd’s got the right idea. I’m in for a monthly subscription (I never understood why you guys were giving this shit away for free.)


Jokes November 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I’m living that six months now. Best thing I look forward to everyday at work.


TheFifthDentist November 5, 2012 at 11:12 am

Wow. This really bums me out. I’ve been listening during my insomnia for years…what will I do?


fredgiblet November 5, 2012 at 11:13 am

I’ve been a listener since Cort and Boomer. I remember the contest that gave you your position Bobby. I’ll miss you guys and I hope you keep us apprised of your future endeavors.


Arrison .J. Warner November 5, 2012 at 11:16 am

Man, This is some heavy news, I’ve been a most daily listener since I was twelve and Boomer was still around. I always knew this was coming but, I never wanted it. I’m going to make damn sure I come to the final episode.

It’s the least I could do for the show that, for “worse”, shaped me as a person.


Ashley November 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

I’m sad but grateful for the years of entertainment you provided. I have to thank you for introducing me to the world of podcasts and the various people I have followed from KUFO. Without you I never would have discovered Mike Russell, Aaron Duran, David Walker, Dawn Taylor, Emerson, the Funemployment crew, Byron, and many others.

Thank you both for being a constant source of laughs when I needed them the most.


Micahgtb November 5, 2012 at 11:26 am

Oh no! Why oh why?!?!?!


Big J November 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

Well… shit.


alsoMike November 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Aw man… it’s been a great ride (I tend to listen while I bike to school so I mean that literally) so I wanna say thank you for the things I’ve had the pleasure to put into my ear-butts. I wish everyone involved in the show the very best. Byron, Leia, Courtenay, Big Jim, Mike, David, Ryan… Tell them all that I love them. But not in a needy creepy way. Act cool about it.
Cort and Bobby, I’ll miss you guys most of all. Now go out there and record the best final episodes of the cortandfatboy show there ever could be! :,)


Joni November 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

This makes me sad.


Reid November 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I just wanted to say thank you so much Cort and Fatboy for the many years of entertainment you have provided us. I’ve been listening to guys since KUFO and your show definitely makes my day. There were times when I’ve laughed so hard I could barely breath! Though I am sad that December 7th is the end, I want to thank you again for so many years of laughter. I wish you two the best of luck with all your endeavors


Josh from the D November 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Well this does really suck I do hope you guys have good luck in your future projects but man…….. how am I gonna get my daily laughs while doing mundane duties now? Wish I could come out west to attend the final show. This truely is one of the saddest days in entertainment of all time. Still think everyone is awesome though.


Bobby November 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

This is gonna be awkward when we show up on Tuesday and the comments are like “Ugh, why aren’t you guys DEAD yet!?”


Mike Russell November 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm



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Mitch November 5, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Are there any stores that sell it, or is it just on your website?


Bea November 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Nah, but it still sucks. Wait! No show on Monday?!


Deemah November 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I am truly heart broken, you guys may say that you are only mediocre but truthfully in the two years that I found this show it has meant so much to me. You guys have rekindled my love for the nerd culture that I have missed in a while. Heck I really wanted to get out there to see you guys at least for a midnight movie. I may not be able to do that anymore but truthfully I’m just glad I got be here for the two years I got. You guys are some of the best podcasters out there and I’ll miss this show.


Ryan November 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Awfully torn up over something I’ve been getting for free for years. Fellows, I sure as hell hope this doesn’t mean that you’re withdrawing from the culture you’ve fostered in Portland over the years and especially post-KUFO. You’ve never been great at taking credit for anything, but you should know that you’ve single-handedly given my late 20′s, early 30′s the license to be a nerd, to enjoy a bit of nostalgia, and responsibly pass on the things I loved as a kid to my own children. I am going to miss the show terribly, but I know you will as well, and I have to believe this wasn’t a decision made lightly. Thank you for so many years, especially the ones at Error.FM, Cascadia.FM, and independently. It was more than any of your fans and friends could have hoped for or asked of you, and you gave it with class and good humor.

Cheers, gentlemen,. And thanks.

Ryan Pollard


Tim Savage November 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm


But no, this is sad. I remember the contest that brought you two guys together. The first midnight movie. Rockfests and shows at the Roseland. Daily walks to that deli for lunch. And the time when I walked in on you two exploring each other’s mouths with your tongues. “I found a cavity,” said Cort. “So did I,” said Fatboy, meaning something else entirely.

Bless you, gentlemen. <3


McGrath November 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm

any reason you decided on December 7th ( “A day that will live in infamy”)? Or is that purely a coincidence?


Sita November 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Noooooo*checks the date, nope, not April 1st…*oooo!
Well, there goes the rest of my Monday…. at least I have tickets for the show, I wouldn’t want to miss your guys’ last hurrah!

Thank you, for being my favorite source of pop-culture snark and nederie from your days at KUFO to now. I will truly miss listening to you guys and all of your fantastic guests. (The regulars and the amazing people you con into coming onto the show ~.^)


Mike Russell November 5, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Clearly, this just opens the door for the Cort and Fatboy Clone Saga.


Roffle November 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm

I’m crossing my fingers for a gritty reboot directed by Christopher Nolan.


Shaun November 6, 2012 at 6:50 am

I want a Micheal Bay remake; nothing but slow motion 360 shots and explosions everywhere.

It would be glorious.


Cynthia November 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm

NOOOOOO! WHY?!!!! WHAT BETTER THINGS COULD YOU BE DOING THAN MAKING ME LAUGH! Wow, seriously sad. You are the first podcast I started listening to. :-( I will miss you guys. Thanks for years of entertainment and fabulous guests! Now please tell me you are joking about ending the show.


Freightliner November 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Well, shit.

I was a faithful listener on terrestrial radio because it was a revelation to have a talk segment that spoke to my people (the geeks) and didn’t treat lady folk like a punchline. It’s been a great run and I’ve listened daily.

I appreciate all the free, quality podcastery you put out for pretty much no compensation, and I’m going to miss you guys.

I’ll keep listening until the day you turn out the lights.

Thanks for the show!


Elyse November 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm

NNNOOOOO!!! What shall I do with my weekdays without Cort and Fatboy in my ears! You two and your guests have brought me many hours of joy for over 5 years, thank you. You will be missed, A LOT!


BuffaloRiderSD November 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

This is just… I don’t… It’s so… fuck.


... November 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I have been a faithful listener since the KUFO days and the Stump the Movie Douche days. Oh, let us not forget Fatboy’s Dirty Laundry. You have helped me through a lot of rough times and a lot of boring times in the office. I really wish it wasn’t ending, I just hope what ever new projects you two have going for you pop up quickly to keep me selfishly entertained. I just have to say you guys have been really inspiring. I will certainly be there for the last… if I can get tickets… where can we preorder tickets?


Bobby November 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm

There’s a couple links in the main post to the tickets. Here’s another one!



Megan November 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm
Ron Effing Swanson November 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

What the cock? I just finally made it to my first Midnight Movie last week (my girlfriend fell ill within the first few minutes and we had to leave [don't worry she squared up]) and now I find out that there will be nearly no more anything else ever!?! Megasadface. I will definitely be at the live show. Not even puking ladyfaces will stop it.


Loved the BttF trailer reel.


AshleyPDX November 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself,
Say It Aint So,
It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday…
…starting my own mixtape through the tears. :(


TSW November 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm

It’s easy to be a tad selfishly upset when the world removes one of your favorite ear pleasures. Yet honestly I’m more happy for you two dudes because such a decision at this time means IT’S time, and greener pastures surely await. To clarify-at this time means to me, of the buttload of podcasts I listen to–local, national, regardless of genre–yours is still one of the very, very few I look forward to hearing the most, especially for a daily. Godspeed, dorks!


Randal Harris November 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

why is this happening???

resurrect stump the movie douche for one night only live on the 7th!

this is like PDX podcasting’s 9/11…


tiredhunter November 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Godspeed gentle nerds. My one request is that you shamelessly self-promote the hell out of yourselves, your creative endeavors, and your guests the next month.


Bobby November 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I think we got a good start on that w/ Monday’s show. From the start to the time we FIRST begin addressing this post, I think we spent a full 10 minutes promoting our Skyfall screening :)


Sam November 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Well. Shit. There goes the greatest time waster of my past 5 years. I will say you guys are truly going to be missed especially on my phone, I was sorta off and on up until about 5 months ago, I do hope you both have no regrets.
(Because I fuckin’ do, I have been waiting till I was finally of the goddamn age limit to go see one of your midnight movies, it’s actually been sorta a goal, now here I am still 4 years off and it’s over. fuck me.)
I wish everyone well once it has ended and I will still hope to listen in once in awhile when I can catch you guys if you still do guest spots on other podcasts.


Sam November 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Actually come to think of it, you guys were a huge part of my childhood in general. I remember when I had a radio I could use being able to listen in on you guys and the music that you had been banging against my eardrums. some I’m thankful for, some I’ve straight up repressed, but all a worthy experience.

I remember finding out you both got fired too, god that was a weird day for me, I listened to the message you left on the site that I had literally just discovered and realizing you guys could still find a laugh in that. coming back off and on (when I remembered) through the last Idon’tfuckinknowhowlong years. and no matter what still finding you guys hilarious and still awesome although you refused to tag yourselves as such.

the show brought my insight, other opinions, laughs, intrigue, shit it even made my stomach hurt once or twice.
I’m sure you guys could give a nanofuck but all I have to say is, you really will be missed, I wish you guys good luck, and I really do hope you don’t regret anything even if it sucked.


Dan Gartman November 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

From a fan, who got the chance to help the cause, it’s sad to see you go! Thanks for all the geekery over the last decade!


Sara November 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Well, that’s the most depressing news I’ve heard in a while. Much art will have to happen!

Does this mean an end to stuff like Midnight Movies and Geek Trivia as well?


Bobby November 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Answered in the Monday show. Short version:

Midnight Movies: Ended.
Geek Trivia: Still going


The Norwegian November 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm

This is sad, sad news. You guys have entertained me for quite a while now, and I had been hoping to keep listening. :(

Thanks for your work though. I’ll keep pumping you into my earbuds ’til you turn off the mics.


Glazed MacGuffin November 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I am wearing a spectacular sad face right now. But I thank them a ton for all the awesome entertainment over time and I’m glad I got to pimp them some while I could.


James Fox November 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I’ve loved you guys for years. I wrote a novel and I named the villain Cort Roberts as a homage to you both. Can I sponsor one of your last shows?


Bobby November 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

If you named a character in your novel after us, that’s sponsorship enough, man. Thanks


Aramea November 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Thanks to both of you for putting out such awesome work. I’ve been a listener for years and really enjoyed it. The podcast especially helped me through dealing with my grandfather’s death this fall by taking my mind off the serious shit and onto more important shit such as butt habits and nerdy culture. It’s sad that this is ending, but I hope


Aramea November 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I hope that things go well for both of ya’ll.

Thanks mouse, for being a dick.


Emoticonstipation November 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Well, I think this sums up how I feel perfectly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMPtKoPI4kY
:( ( Farewell you icons, you showstoppers, you Mr. Wrestle-MEH-nia’s.


Big J November 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Song running through my brain.



Eric the Canadian November 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm

God damn you sir. I clicked that. I clicked that and I nearly cried.


Anno November 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm



SErepresent November 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Well that’s a couple punches to the gut.
First and foremost that you guys are moving on.
The second being the first and only midnight movie that I’ve been both able and willing to show up for, FARGO, is being replaced with the show”s swan song.
Shit, I should have known the other shoe for this year was gonna drop, right on my nuts.


Eric the Canadian November 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Remember that time Fatboy farted into his microphone, and everyone laughed? Then Fatboy touched it with his lips, and yelled “ew!”? Then everyone laughed again, and Fatboy said “I just kissed my own ass”?

That was funny.

I would like to thank you gentlemen for the years of entertainment, many laughs, and many moments. I’m going to leave that as ‘moments’, because I feel that is broad enough.


Eric the Canadian November 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Oh, and for a little blast from the past:


Brad in California November 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Well dammit fellas this is a fuckin’ bummer. I found you guys shortly after you started the exclusive podcast and was a loyal listener from the jump. You made me look smarter in movie gossip conversations and you influenced my movie going dollar which is massively important to my incredibly cheap ass.

I sang your praises to friends and counterparts here in Southern Cali, but I have to be honest, you were my secret pipeline into the nerdy and cool shit coming out of PDX. Good luck to you both in whatever is next, and please be proud of the content you put out dispite all the hurdles you’ve had over the last few years.

You’re missed already, I’m sure you know this.



Evan November 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Ever had one of those days when if one more little thing goes wrong you’re going to cry? This is one of those days. nd this is that one more little thing. I’m now a grown man crying at work about a podcast going away. I feel accomplished.


Chris K November 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I am still in the denial phase of mourning.


Auguste November 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm

This is because I only subscribed on iTunes four times, right?


Ken November 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm


You guys introduced me to the world of podcasting and have been the only podcast I’ve listened to daily ever since. My days are going to be much worse after Dec 7th. thanks for everything fellas, you’ll be dearly missed.


Saikomonk November 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I live in Los Angeles, so I’ve never been able to go to a Midnight Movie or Geek Trivia. But it never stopped me from doing that with my friends down here and having as much fun as you guys seem to have doing it. And I won’t stop just because there’s a mediocre corpse of show on the floor, stinking up the place. It’ll just give me reasoning to move on and create new things from what I’ve learned. Thanks for the all the good times you didn’t really mean to have with a random, creepy stranger living a few hundred miles south of you. Now let’s have some fun in this last month!!


Jeff November 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Your dedication to doing 5 shows a week for such a long time is amazing. I hope you are able to recover from your burnout and regain some sanity!

Your openness and acceptance really brought out the “true” personalities of your guests. Sometimes the tone was wacky but sometimes it was truly heartfelt and poignant. Thanks for putting yourself out there!

You’ll be missed!


blindnil November 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

bummer. but thus is yada yada yada etc etc etc. Seriously though, meh, and thanks for all the fun. I really did mean the fun part. You two have put on an awesome show for a lot longer than most and I enjoyed it immensely. Kudos and Godspeed lads. May the “Meh” be with you in future endeavors.


Livnthedream November 5, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Fatboy has a tumor. Its the only logical conclusion.


Dreaminoflife November 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm

If that were true Cort would’ve just stabbed it out of him


John Book November 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I became a fan of Cortandfatboy after the downfall of the radio show, which as a non-Portland resident, I was not aware of. The coverage of its downfall, as heard on pdx.fm, lead me to you. It did not take too long to “get”, but as random as the shows can get, there’s a general sense of flow that I like, or maybe “a general sense of order” so that things never get too loose. However, I enjoy it when it feels like the shows are going out of control.

I became a fan because of the humor, and the nerdiness involved in everything pop culture. References fly everywhere, and at times it comes off as cafeteria conversation, a bullshit session in a garage, and coming out of a movie and feeling a need to shoot the shit with someone. After awhile I did get preferences for specific days, but I would listen nonetheless.

It’s hard to say what I’m most thankful for when it comes to this show, because like a comic book universe, one is able to know about one, two, or five people, and that leads to exploring what each of them do. Everyone shares a specific passion towards something, and while it may not be something I may be specifically into, it’s that passion that I have appreciated, and that is what has kept me a listener of the podcast. Plus, there have been a number of shows where it will touch on a discussion and it will either initiate interest or perhaps unearth one I may have had but long forgotten.

If there’s one show that stands out for me the post, it’s one where Jim Willig brought in Don Frost, and this was in the last year or so. I was in my car, and I couldn’t stop laughing, which may have motivated a few people outside to think ‘what the hell is wrong with that guy?” and that lead me to listening to their “Big & Loud Show” on a regular basis.

I’ll cut myself off here before I write another essay but… since I’m that music numb nut, I’ll compare your show to being like an audio CDnow or Discogs, in that when you go in looking for something specific, you also go in knowing that it may lead to so much more: good, bad, unexpected, and WTF?!? You (as in “I”) want that “more”, and for three years, it has always been there for me. It will become “no more” in a month but… I have enjoyed the hard work and effort that has gone into every show, and like everyone else who has commented so far, I thank you.


Richard Myers AKA Mailman Rick November 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Been a listener since the Cort and Boomer days. I was a former caller from time to time. The Boys were there during my darkest times giving me hope. Now that I have so much happening in my life, it is sad they are going. I still am very grateful for the things the introduced to me. Thanks to them I have been becoming a Fixture in the PDX geek Community. Thanks for all the Fish, Guys.


blindnil November 5, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I will say that since I take care of a medical cannabis farm and have nothing but time with a pair of scissors in my hands and endless hours of repetitive motion, the idea of your podcast going away could be an occupational hazard for me. (I don’t smoke weed, I raise it and help people the same way y’all helped me.) I have been deep in my cups this eve thanks to the announcement. Time to open another Arrogant Bastard ale.


Mitch November 5, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I started listening to you guys back when you got stuck with the late shift at KUFO. You’ve given me more laughs than I could possibly count, and I’ll be sad to see you go.


KeenFromMalaysia November 6, 2012 at 9:37 am

Stumbled onto your podcast 4 years ago and have really enjoyed it as my primary source of geek fix.

Wish you chaps well in your future undertakings, and thanks for such an interesting run. You guys redefined ‘mediocrity’!


James Fox November 6, 2012 at 9:49 am

Anybody can read the first two chapters of the book on th DUST PAN GIRL Facebook page. The main villain is named Cort Roberts for the guys.


Germany's Own Zod Johnson November 6, 2012 at 10:21 am

I will miss you guys so much, started listening when I was 12 and I’m now 17. You guys have brought many hours of joy and entertainment to my life and for that I would sincerely like to thank you. I will of course still listen to ham fisted radio for my dose of fatboy every week.

I wish you mediocrity legends the best of luck in your future pursuits, and will continue to support you and the amazingly talented of this show for the rest of my days. So wish I could come, but I unfortunately moved from Portland to Stuttgart, Germany about a year ago. Thank you for filling my earbutts with mediocrity for five years!


Iain November 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

I was 2 years away from being able to go to a midnight movie goddammit and I cant even go to the last show :(


burn70down November 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm

So this is what it feels like to be stabbed by the Capn’s steely blade. The only news that could make this day worse is if Romney the Robot wins the election!

I want to thank you both for all the great laughs, informative conversations, creative ideas over all the years. I’m sure you have better things on the way and you both deserve them more than can be expressed.

I immediately bought tickets to the live/death show and I am grateful to be able to witness the final closing curtain on one of the greatest podcasts of all time!

Take care and hopefully we will hear you both soon in a new format! (maybe just Cort and Bobby???)


JJ Hawkins November 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Well, damn. This ends one of the few remaining independents on a ever increasing sea of lame or corporate podcasts. You will be missed and a black hole will form in the internet where your show used to be.


Mavery November 7, 2012 at 12:27 am

So Bobby has finally been voted editor of Hollywood?
Cort has been asked by Obama to be his Secretary of Knives?

Found you guys through a Cracked article years ago and have listened every day. Always awesome.

Good luck guys


Peter Sodomy November 7, 2012 at 3:07 am

Can’t you at least let J.J. Smooth and Art Alexakis take the reigns? You know, pass on the greatness. Or whatever that would be.


Bobby November 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

and at 3:07 in the morning, Peter Sodomy was finally compelled to post a comment on our site. He asked for the man who invented sloil. All is as it should be.


Peter Sodomy November 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm

So, after you post the live show, and all the kids have gone to bed, all of the lights quickly dimming upon cold mic’s, Cap’n and yourself should come in for one last thing. To record only the following. “Ahhh hell yeah. Hello people of Earth. Today is Monday and in two two seconds, your lives will be a whole lot emptier. Welcome to that whole thing. Byeee”

Thank you both, and all your guests, for providing entertainment, which spans the entire board for several, otherwise, lost individuals who, under your beacon, that’s beacon, not bacon, pulled together and formed a half assed family of mediocrity. I know I’m not alone, (because I read most of the comments above) when I say, again, Thanks guys.

(Cue the montage of smiley faces and good times set to an equally sentimental piano piece, showcasing all the good times and other good times we’ve ever had, leading up to the final frame, where we al…….meh, fuck it. Take care guys)


Dave Gursom November 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

So sad! I was planning to visit Portland again in April, and thinking that my trip was going to be luckily timed so that I could go to the midnight movie, but now that hope is crushed. There’s no way I can make it to the December 7th show, dammit. Well, the podcast will be sorely missed, but you’ve earned a rest. If you do decide to do something downloadable in the future, how can we make sure we’ll be notified?


JenInNH November 8, 2012 at 7:32 pm

WOW. I will really miss listening to you guys – there were episodes where I laughed till I cried. I wish you well on whatever path you choose.


Scotty T November 9, 2012 at 8:37 am

Any chance of one last short game of Stump the Movie Douche? Just for fun.


vee November 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Wow, okay. It seems like these things always happen when I’m offline.. you got fired and I was offline for like 4 days and came back and was like, “..so that happened, huh.”

Your show has been an integral part of my routines, the perfect mix of comical, nerdy, dirty, political and pop culture for the past 5 years. I don’t know what daily slog and chores will be like without your show.. It’ll take some getting used to, for sure.

Anyway, thank you. Now off to dl & listen to all shows i missed..


Vainus Diggs November 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Over the years I sucked down every CNFB podcast available. Until a couple months back, I lived in non Oregon lands. I’ll feel fortunate to experience the final show. It’s odd to understand how profoundly impacting the ride has been. Nothing else to say that hasn’t been said. Thanks guys.


Ricky Gervais suggests November 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Hmm. It’ll take me a while to read all these comments to make sure no one has already said:

And now we turn it into an animated series!


vee November 11, 2012 at 2:45 am

Please, any fan with skills in animation – make this happen.

Even if it’s a short 2 minute bit, I’d love it, and it’d be a great tribute to all the years. :)


*darth vader* NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! November 11, 2012 at 5:40 pm

What do you guys need to keep this going? Money? Cars? Concubines?


Aidan Carter November 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I think they made the 21 and up rule just because when i was ten i notified them that i listened to the show!


The Canadian Tuxedo November 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I’m there.


MeeboGuest137439 November 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm

will this be put up as a podcast?


Steve December 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

Will this site still be up? Archives?


Bobby December 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

The site will stay up, yeah. Won’t really be a need for archives because the site will still stay up.

That said, we’ve mentioned it on the show, but we’d really rather listeners went out and found some new podcasts (many of which we’ve featured on this very show) rather than just relisten to our old stuff. That’s flattering, and we love that people love the show so much they want to go back for seconds on our bullshittery :)

But we want people to give new shows a chance the way people gave us a chance, and there are a lot of people who deserve those ears.


Kevin December 4, 2012 at 10:59 am

I can certainly appreciate that, and I’ll give them a try, but I’m definitely with Steve on this one. I’ve been listening to you and Cort literally since day one; I actually started listening when it was still Cort and Boomer. I listened to your guys’ shows whenever I could, and even taped it on cassettes when I couldn’t catch it all (I think I still have some of them laying around) ALL the time, through all the changes in the scheduling, from days to evenings to nights and back again. You guys kept me listening through to a lot of other KUFO DJs, (I think Tim is still my favourite, though I remember another DJ that had some listener do something stupid like send a kitten over the Columbia in a bag with balloons…the stunt was stupid but the DJ he called to tell about it was funny), and even after KUFO stupidly booted you guys off, I was gladly listening to you all here.

I’m probably rambling, but my point is just that the Cort and Fatboy show was and is amazing, and while we’ll go on to new things, if it’s possible for us to save a slice of what we loved listening to so much, I know I at least am damn sure gonna try. Who knows? A few weeks, or months, or even years from now, if (or really WHEN) I get the itch to hear you guys talk movies or do have you guys do a movie commentary over a movie me and my friends are watching, I want to be able to do that. You guys are an awesome bit of Portland and geek history, and that NEEDS to be preserved.


Scott December 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Will you post the short Superman 3 commentary you did?


cfought December 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Good bye and thanks for all the laughs. Though I know you both like to play up the self-deprecation, there is not a better podcast out there. You’ve sped me through many a boring work day like a Salem’ite on meth. Wish you both the best!


Prod!gy December 7, 2012 at 7:48 am

Great, now how are we going to get you on wikipedia?


BuffaloRiderSD December 7, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I wish I could be there tonight. I’ll have to be content with waiting (semi) patiently for the podcast.

Be proud of what you guys did. It had more impact than you think.

Thanks, guys. You’re the reason I think Portland is THE place to go on vacation.


Anonymous May 23, 2013 at 12:48 am

Since you like information, you might like to know, if you didn’t already, that Cort and Bobby have a new podcast! It’s called “Welcome To That Whole Thing,” and it’s good! No guests so far, but more current events, and it’s great to hear the guys mixin’ it up again.


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