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AJ & McCall 02/14/18

Happy Valentine's Day! Wednesday means AJ & McCall add two new words to the VFX Dictionary with Word of the Week Wednesday! Hopefully they're two nonsense words AJ can use when he has to propose to strangers for losing iPod Idol. Are you celebrating Valentine's Day today? Is important to do it on the day of or are you skipping it entirely? And speaking of VDay, if your significant other said 'Let's do something simple.' Is it a trap? What are the other phrases people say that they don't mean? I'm fine. It's not a big deal. #DebateAt8 McCall could not be more excited that she gets to tell AJ everything he has to say since he lost iPod Idol, and she wants to make sure she has more than enough ammunition. What are you best cheesy pickup lines? 

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AJ & McCall 02/13/18

Have you ever made great plans with your special someone, only for them to go awry? A couple from Colorado bought a boat to sail around the world...only to have it sink on day two. Yes it's #FeelGoodTuesday so tell us what has you excited for the week! Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, SURPRISE! Have you ever forgotten VDay, birthdays or anniversaries? AJ & McCall have a bad habit of letting birthdays slip by the wayside. There is a big cereal announcement! A marshmallow is being replaced in Lucky Charms and McCall isn't having it for the #DebateAt8! Meanwhile, AJ thinks there's a bigger cereal issue everyone should be more upset about. The VFX Valentine's Fix was narrowed down to five finalist that included an arrest, fire, a guitar with terrible songs, a date not liking home cooked food and a planned wedding after date one, but which is the worst? The voting ends and someone is winning Valentine's Day with an awesome prize package today!

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AJ & McCall 02/12/18

Did you watch the Olympics this weekend? Do you like the Winter Olympics better than the Summer ones? AJ & McCall have an updated medal count and what event they think they could do best if they had to try. In Italy today is a massive orange war, and AJ & McCall are convinced that food fights are just made up in the movies. Have you ever been in a food fight? And what would be the worst food to get hit with? Last week Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley let the secret out that they weren't going to be hosting the ACMs award show. What's a secret you've let slip or a surprise you've ruined? #DebateAt8 This Wednesday one of AJ or McCall will be proposing to strangers. Who will it be? Find out who loses #iPodIdol.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Something New

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on trying something new! McCall's Dancing with the Relay Stars partner Kehler is in to let us know how everything was behind the scenes. How difficult was it to teach McCall the dance routine? Where does the challenge of doing a dance stack up in the challenges she has faced in her first year on VFX? How did AJ & McCall's experience compare one year apart? 

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AJ & McCall 02/09/18

Last night McCall faced her #iPodIdol punishment and danced! And earlier this month AJ sang to strangers for an #iPodIdol punishment. So if you had to sing or dance for people, which would you choose? McCall's dance partner Kehler is in studio to talk about his side of working with McCall. He'll also be on Drop the Mic later today. AJ & McCall also read the last Valentine's Fix finalist. Vote online all weekend long for who needs that Grand Prize the most so they can win Valentine's Day this year! McCall and Kehler both have stories about getting in the wrong car, but it hasn't ever happened to AJ. He doesn't think it's that common. Tell us stories of you getting in to the wrong car or someone getting in to yours for the #DebateAt8. The song for #iPodIdol this week is Max and Gnash 'Lights Down Low' and the loser will have to propose to strangers, at the winner's discretion, on Valentine's Day. What's the random stylistic choice this week?

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AJ & McCall 02/08/18

The high today is right around 60 and AJ & McCall have a simple question, do you want it to continue? Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and that means six more weeks of winter, but do you want it to be warm or do you want to see snow? How do you eat cake or ice cream? Do you use a fork or spoon? McCall uses a fork for all and AJ uses a fork for cake and spoon for ice cream. When you go to your carton of eggs, how do you take them out? Do you go from left to right and take them out column by column, or do you try and leave the carton balanced? The #DebateAt8 is McCall mad at AJ because he takes them from either side to leave the carton balanced and not have to worry about dropping it, and she thinks no one does it that way. So how do you pull out your eggs? AJ & McCall read the fourth finalist for the VFX Valentine's Fix and hand out some more dating nuggets. Make sure to share your bad dating stories!

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AJ & McCall 02/07/18

Wednesday is Word of the Week! What nonsense word will AJ & McCall add to the VFX dictionary? Is there a word that you can't stand to hear, that just makes you cringe? AJ's brother is getting ready to move and is gathering up all his spare keys, but do you have a hiding place instead? AJ says give spares to trust people and McCall says she has hiding spots, though she has some struggles with not getting locked out. Yesterday, Facebook was up in arms about the report of a 'lady friendly' Doritos that had less dust and less crunch. They have sense cleared the air, but AJ & McCall got talking about the messiest foods. For the #DebateAt8, what's the messiest food to eat? Is it chips? Barbecue? Parents, what did you dread giving your kids? And who's our next Valentine's Fix finalist? And how about some advice from AJ & McCall. 

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AJ & McCall 02/06/18

#FeelGoodTuesday is all about animals today. A lady, who gave up her puppy, was reconnected with her dog seven years later. Both AJ & McCall have soft spots for animals, and have adopted plenty. What are your adopted animal stories? Former football player Chad Johnson got fascinated with a tablet and left an almost 350% tip. What's the biggest tip you've ever gotten? Biggest stiff on a check? We had to dig up an old email to organize the Valentine's Fix and AJ & McCall started talking about their first email accounts, and yes they're dorky. Tell us your first email for the #DebateAt8. And we find out who our second Valentine's Fix finalist is, keep sharing your bad dating stories for a chance to win an awesome Grand Prize to help you win Valentine's Day!

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AJ & McCall 02/05/18

How much of your high school stuff is your house? Do you know where things are like your diploma or yearbook? AJ's girlfriend started a new job and needed a copy of her high school diploma, which took some searching to dig up. Our queen of passive aggressive, McCall, wants to know how you use maybe. Is it a no? When someone responds with maybe do you take it as a no? What is your worst date? VFX's Valentine's Fix is going on and if you share your worst story for the #DebateAt8 you will be entered in for a chance to win an amazing Grand Prize! (diamond earrings, dinner, flowers and treats) Events Director for Relay for Life in Cache County Stacey Hansen is in to tell us more about the awesome Dancing with the Relay Stars event going on. AND to announce the loser of #iPodIdol who will have to dance Thursday with a routine picked by the winner.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Fitness

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on fitness. We're very happy to have Camille from the Sports Academy in to talk fitness. She's also McCall's personal trainer. What are some tips to getting healthier? What about staying on goal? In an age of a ton of misinformation, what are the biggest things people believe that aren't true? Anyone else already off their New Year's Resolution? 

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AJ & McCall 02/02/18

Who's going to win the big game this weekend? AJ & McCall are gonna make a mess, BUT it's going to help them make their football prediction! Which egg will survive longest? More food, but not a mess this time, but what's your Super Snack for the big football game? Nachos, barbecue, wings, what do you make? One of AJ & McCall has trouble giving their names for reservations...it's not AJ. What is your reservation for the #DebateAt8? What name do you use so you don't have to spell it or explain it? Sofi Tukker 'Best Friend' is the #iPodIdol song this week, and also McCall's dance routine song for Dancing with the Relay Stars, but what's the stylistic choice this week? Loser this week will have to do a routine made up by the winner at Dancing with the Relay Stars on Thursday.

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AJ & McCall 02/01/18

All week AJ & McCall have been talking about the perfect sleeping arrangements, whether you need it dead quiet or multiple comforters but what about the TV? Do you have a TV in your room? What's the most unusual thing you've seen on a flight? A lady tried to get her emotional support peacock on the flight and was denied. Come on! There's a question that is tearing the internet apart. The #DebateAt8 is a simple question...does a straw have one hole or two? AJ & McCall are the complete opposite sides of this one. For Throwback Thursday we have a fun game to play. Recreate one of your old photos and post it on Facebook. 

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AJ & McCall 01/31/18

Wednesday is the day we add two more made up words to the VFX Dictionary with Word of the Week Wednesdays! What nonsense word will get definitions today? And can you use them in conversation? Carrie Underwood got pulled over for speeding for the first time and didn't handle it well. Are you a lead foot and are you good at getting out of tickets? What is your secret? We're trying to coordinate the perfect sleeping arrangements for the #DebateAt8. So when you sleep do you need dead silence or white noise? Do you need a night light or pitch black? And we want you as a part of the show! We're collecting reliable people to give us their opinions. Are you in?! And we need a nickname for our teammates...AJ, McCall and ____. What do ya got?

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AJ & McCall 01/30/18

It's #FeelGoodTuesday and McCall is dancing for money! She's doing a routine for Dancing with the Relay Stars. AJ & McCall want to know you've done to step out of your comfort zone for a good cause. Pie to the face? Dunk tank? AJ & McCall would be happy to do that for charity. With her Dancing with the Relay Stars bio and being put on some social media banners, AJ & McCall have been taking some new profile pictures. Their photographer made fun of them for their old profile pictures and head shots. Have you ever been fooled by a picture online? Is wearing socks to bed weird? AJ says yes and McCall says no for the #DebateAt8. There is a very special #iPodIdol punishment in store for this week, you won't want to miss what it is!

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AJ & McCall 01/29/18

AJ & McCall found the meme for the Grammy's and want you to caption it. What was Lorde thinking in the picture? Friday on the Drop of the Mic podcast AJ & McCall put together a list of what it means to be an official Utahn. What are the things to see, things to eat, things to say that make you officially from Utah? AJ's mom is visiting this weekend and, since he's not an official Utahn, he needs help to earn brownie points. For the #DebateAt8 help him put together and awesome weekend for his mom. What are cool things to do? Who is going to get hit by ping pong balls for losing #iPodIdol? AJ or McCall? 

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AJ & McCall 01/26/18

AJ & McCall are taking on a challenge! They can't touch their phones all morning long or else they give a vote to the other for #iPodIdol. A recent study says that one of every three people can't put their phones down during meals. Who's the worst at unglueing themselves from their screens in your friends and family? AJ & McCall have a deal on apple fritters you should try, even though they're trying to eat better. What are the things you need to cut back on for 2018? David Schwimmer is in a new project! Unfortunately, it isn't that Friends reunion movie. That's fake. It's a Skittles commercial for the #SuperBowl...four of them that won't air. It costs about five million for 30 seconds. Talk about a waste of money! Tell us your biggest waste of money for the #DebateAt8. Friday is #iPodIdol! AJ & McCall will sing Halsey 'Bad at Love' but what is the stylistic choice?

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AJ & McCall 01/25/18

AJ & McCall are playing the 'Most Likely to...' game. Who is most likely to be a secret agent? Rule the world? Have the most kids? AJ & McCall are trying to eat better and prep their meals. Yesterday McCall cooked shrimp in the microwave and was worried about the leftover smell, until someone cooked something AWFUL! What's the worst thing to heat up in a shared microwave? A study said the key to a good night's sleep is two comforters. McCall wants ALL the blankets but AJ says it's overkill. For the #DebateAt8, do you fight over blankets? It's Throwback Thursday so let's reflect! We're playing Never Have I Ever. How many things have you done from our Facebook post?

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AJ & McCall 01/24/18

AJ & McCall obviously did a much better job than the Australian dictionary that chose milkshake duck as its word of year, so now we bring you Wednesday's Word of the Week! Add it to your vocabulary and see if you can use them. In Alabama around 100 people had a candlelight vigil for a Taco Bell that closed down. Is there a restaurant that if it closed you'd consider doing something similar? McCall has a friend who, after seven plus years, just got added by her significant other on Facebook. Is it weird? #DebateAt8 When should you add your significant other on social media? A listener says his wife wanted space and refused his friend request. Is that weirder?

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AJ & McCall 01/23/18

Our very own Mr. Tanner had a birthday yesterday and just treated it like a normal day and AJ & McCall think it should be a bigger deal. McCall is all about the whole birthday month actually, so which side of the spectrum do you fall on? It's #FeelGoodTuesday, so what are you excited about? Nicholas Cage spent 150 million dollars over seven years on things like albino King Cobras, a T-Rex skull and mansions. We're spending metaphorical money again! If you were rich what would be the things you'd blow your money on? Yesterday, AJ & McCall had sushi for lunch and got to talking about how it was a food they never liked as a kid but love now. The #DebateAt8 is what foods did you hated as a kid but love now? And on that subject, do you have any food likes and dislikes that don't make sense? AJ loves tomato soup and salsa, but doesn't want any part of tomatoes on his tacos or hamburgers.

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AJ & McCall 01/22/18

According to a report all Skittles are the same flavor, it's the smell that makes them different. AJ & McCall tackle this experiment in the hopes that their childhoods aren't destroyed. If you can't smell the candy do they taste the same? Kim and Kanye named their third child Chicago, which we laughed about, but it really isn't all that crazy...especially for the Kardashians. So the question is, where do you draw the line? What makes it a ridiculous child name? The loser of #iPodIdol has to wear a sign all week, if you could pick what the sign says what would it be? #DebateAt8 Who lost and will have to wear the sign? And we hit another 100 Facebook Likes so that means more prizes! #LikeOfTheDraw

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AJ & McCall 01/19/18

Does anyone have less than two phone chargers? Buzzfeed has a phone survey with a few options that have AJ & McCall scratching their heads. Doesn't everyone use their phone when they're on the toilet? Have you thrown your phone? What about lost it in the most obvious spot? What's your most ridiculous cell phone broken story? Who pushed the wrong button? For the #DebateAt8, did you back your car in to someone's? Maybe you sent an email or picture to someone you didn't mean to? When did you push the wrong button? Friday is #iPodIdol! The song is Taylor Swift's 'End Game' and the loser will have to wear a sign of the winner's discretion all next week. What's the stylistic choice this week?

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AJ & McCall 01/18/18

Poop knife! You heard that right. It's a great story if you haven't read about it already. AJ & McCall want to know if there's anything unusual you found out that your family did that you thought was normal. What's your dream job? There's an opening to be a chicken nugget connoisseur, and AJ & McCall are all about that job. Also, bring on getting paid to travel around the world. Back to weird for the #DebateAt8. If you haven't seen it, and count yourself lucky if you haven't, the newest viral trend is the Tide Pod challenge. Yes, the laundry detergent. Don't do it! But what is the weirdest/dumbest food you have eaten? For Throwback Thursday a list was released of songs that turn 20 years old this year, so what's the one that gives you the most feels?

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AJ & McCall 01/17/18

Producer Butterz bought a bag of cereal that has a new design for opening and re-sealing it and AJ is having none of it. Why would it be just in the center? Do you know what milkshake duck means? A dictionary picked it as the word of the year and AJ & McCall are at a loss. So how about instead they come up with some of their own nonsense words. When you open a locked door do you take the key out and then open or open the door and then take your key out? And for the #DebateAt8, what's your best locked out story? On the subject of locked doors, do you lock your car? AJ knows someone who doesn't and it kind of blows AJ & McCall's minds.

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AJ & McCall 01/16/18

It's #FeelGoodTuesday and we've got feel good stories from a car restoration, to a dedicated fan going to the Super Bowl to McCall being nice at a restaurant. What has you excited and feeling good? Speaking of going out to eat; booth, table or bar? AJ & McCall want to know what your preference is and how long you'd wait because Producer Butterz insists on a booth. The #DebateAt8 has included some not great language and so we're gonna clean up ours. What is your replacement curse word? And we're going to class it up with an art gallery! Google has a cool link that will help you find your doppelganger portrait, so find yours and add it to the VFX gallery. Pinkies up!

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AJ & McCall 01/15/18

After talking about being lazy thanks to Oregon, and some cleaning this weekend, AJ & McCall want to know what your catch-all is. What do you throw everything on? Also, do you have a junk drawer or condiment drawer? A family portrait has gone viral after a terrible touch-up, what's your best caption for it? The loser for #iPodIdol will have their make-up done by the winner, for the #DebateAt8 you can pick some of the colors that will have to be worn. Do you want to be part of the show? We're collecting lists of awesome people to do just that!

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Family Gets Even

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on themselves. They're honest all the time and that includes sharing embarrassing stories of their friends and family, so they get a chance to turn the tables this week. What do their families think they do for their jobs and what questions do they have? And of course the siblings, parents and significant other get to share stories of AJ & McCall to even it out. Who lost a tooth and thought it was rock in their mouth? Who took candy from a store?

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AJ & McCall 01/12/18

AJ finally has his Christmas tree down and McCall's was taken care of early thanks to her dogs. Maybe a little late, but at least they didn't try and return a live one...because it was dead...January 4th! A lady did just that AND got the refund. AJ & McCall are both the oldest of four and wanted to know the answer to the question 'What is cool?' They asked all their siblings to tell them. What's your kid's definition of cool? Do you have a favorite cup or plate in the house? One that you only use and no one is allowed to? What about a favorite blanket, towel or hoodie? #DebateAt8 And Friday is #iPodIdol! The song is Dua Lipa's 'New Rules' and the punishment is the loser having their makeup done by the winner. What's the stylistic choice this week?

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AJ & McCall 01/11/18

AJ & McCall are spicing up the weather! The East coast got hit by a 'Bomb Cyclone' which just sounds like dressing up the forecast, so what adjectives should we add to make it more interesting? Sadistic Heat Wave? Salty Ice Storm? And on the subject of ridiculous adjectives, Diet Coke will have a new flavor called 'feisty cherry.' What does that even taste like? What's a commercial or slogan that you will never forget? Ed Sheeran never goes anywhere without his emergency ketchup. He has to have it. Tell us for the #DebateAt8 what condiment or food edition you would need to take with you everywhere. Serious question...what is the past tense of 'wing it?' AJ & McCall use it all the time but are completely unsure of how to say they wung it? Winged it? And they use 'wing it' a lot.

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AJ & McCall 01/10/18

Now that the holidays are official over, and we can't jinx it, AJ & McCall want to know what you think the worst time to travel is? Is it near Christmas, over the summer or some other time of the year? Speaking of traveling, in Oregon there was a slight rule change that allows for self-serve at gas stations and people are losing their minds. Let's poke some fun and set the bar a little lower, what's a mundane task you wish someone would do for you? Things got intense yesterday in the VFX studios when someone used a word that was actually one of McCall's super pet peeves. So the #DebateAt8 is what words, phrases or mispronunciations just set you off? And the time has come for McCall to face her #iPodIdol punishment. She must call a family member and meow.

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AJ & McCall 01/09/18

It's #FeelGoodTuesday! And some awesome workers are staying outside in Michigan to raise awareness for not leaving your dog outside, which McCall loves of course. What are you passionate about if you tasked with doing an event to raise awareness for? AJ is terrible at keeping his New Year's Resolutions, BUT apparently there is a phrase out there that helps you be more successful. What's the phrase that makes you smile, that butters you up? After a conversation with our videographer Denise, AJ & McCall want to know what the ratio of cowboy boot owners is. The #DebateAt8, cowboy boots or not? McCall will face her #iPodIdol punishment today and have to meow during a phone call with family, but you can take part in fun before. Text your family with meow in the message and see if they notice.

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AJ & McCall 01/08/18

AJ skipped an event last night because he didn't want to drive in the canyon. What's your breaking point when it comes to plans and lousy weather? AJ's sister turned 16 over the weekend and later this year his older sister will be 18 and has been debating with McCall what the landmark ages are. What numbers mean just a little bit more because of their significance? The #DebateAt8 is insight in to McCall's texting habits. How do your texts change when you're upset? What are the indicators? #iPodIdol voting closes today, so who will have to meow in a phone call to their parents?

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AJ & McCall 01/05/18

It's the holiday version of kids say the silliest things! What funny things did the little ones say over the break? Did the toys survive the break or are they broken already? Have any problem putting toys together? When was the last time AJ & McCall had a present that broke? AJ & McCall are procrastinators, and AJ is terrible at keeping them, so what should their New Year's Resolutions be? #DebateAt8 Friday is #iPodIdol day! The song is Maroon 5's 'What Lovers Do' and the punishment is having to call your parents and do meows during the competition. What's the stylistic choice? And who did it best?

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AJ & McCall 01/04/18

How many days in a row could you eat the same thing? Bruce Wayne ate Chipotle for 14 straight months, and was actually the inspiration for #vfxStreakOff because AJ & McCall couldn't imagine doing that. What's the last thing you ate? Could you eat it every meal for a month? 2018 will be the year of passive aggressive! AJ & McCall have notes to share to try and take care of those 2017 issues. Passive aggressive is McCall's second language. AJ & McCall are wrapping up the holidays, so what changed your life over the break? Engagement? Baby? Arrest? And AJ has an engagement conundrum for the #DebateAt8. Last year all AJ heard was 'it's not normally like this' and that's the case this year, but it's warm. So to brag, what's your best 'it's so warm' joke?

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AJ & McCall 01/03/18

A day off on Tuesday means #FeelGoodTuesday on a Wednesday! What are you excited about? And what's the answer to 'In 2018 I want to accomplish ____ ?' #vfxStreakOff comes to an end, so who takes on Beanboozled as the punishment? AJ & McCall see what their luck looks like to start 2018 by each try a jelly bean. The loser of #iPodIdol this week will be outside with a sign and in costume. The #DebateAt8 is us taking suggestions for a good punishment costume. What would you laugh most at on the side of the road? Friday AJ & McCall sang Imagine Dragon's 'Thunder' as Elmo, so who lost and faces punishment this week?

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AJ & McCall 12/29/17

Have you seen the new viral meme 'Start Your New Year Off Right!'? AJ & McCall are gonna help you find the right song, movie, show, whatever so you can hear the right thing at midnight exactly! New Year's Day AJ & McCall will count down VFX top 100 songs! What do you think the top 5 is? Guess and if you get it right you could win a small prize package of free food. AJ & McCall give you their guesses for what they think the top 5 is. Hard to believe but we're heading towards the last weekend of the year. What will happen to AJ & McCall in 2018? #DebateAt8 Friday is #iPodIdol day! This week's song is Thunder from Imagine Dragons and the loser will have to stand, in a costume, on a street with a sign next week. What's the stylistic choice though?

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AJ & McCall 12/28/17

Near the end of the year means we're near the end of #vfxStreakOff, so which of AJ & McCall is winning? What will the punishment be for the loser? We're past Christmas, so when do the lights and decorations come down? Does anyone already have it all packed away? A childhood dream is coming true for AJ on the #DebateAt8! He got Reptar Bars for Christmas and AJ & McCall are going to try them. What fictional food have you always wanted to try? Is anyone really working this week? Describe your week in a GIF.

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