Wondering what you should be doing right about now, Gentle Listener? Asking yourself where you can pick up some phat game tunes? Wishing more podcasts began and ended with dereliction of duty by the host? Hosts Matt McCormick, Jesse Gregory, Clayton Ashley, Matt Wetzel, and Randall Smith aim to scratch those itches, GL, and their aim is true.
In this episode:
Identity theft. The etymology of vittles, and what happens when Randall leaves to go consult the OED. A disturbingly cerebral story of flatulence. Matt wrapping up the term and the papers thereunto associated. Jesse Gregory AKA Mainfinger AKA JG-05, pimps his album Mode 7. Turns out it's awesome, actually. Clayton now running Jayplay at the Kansan. A tale of journalistic fraud. The return of Matt M. Dragonslayer! Hydrox origin stories. DS buying decisions, revisited. Nightmares of console acquisition remembered. The New Cypress news, delivered by Matt M; faithfulness to actual text somewhat in question. Moral controversy in war games considered. A brief lexical symposium re: "plethora." Tom De Haven's It's Superman! recommended.
• Mode 7 (Album) at Mainfinger.com
• Wikipedia entries: Samurai Shodown / Klonoa: Door to Phantomile / Hydrox cookies
• Jayplay (U of Kansas Newspaper)
• It's Superman! by Tom De Haven
• Gallery of Regrettable Food at lileks.com
Intro and outro music excerpted from "Shapes" and "Scared Straight," by The Long Winters. You can find both songs on their CD When I Pretend to Fall. Songs used by permission, courtesy of Barsuk Records. Thanks to both John Roderick of TLW and Emily Alford at Barsuk. New Cypress News music: "Freja's Breakdown" by Freja Bluegrass Band, available on the Podsafe Music Network.