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Episode 14: It’s Not Me, It’s My Evil Hand

Episode 14: It's Not Me, It's My Evil Hand

Only too aware that absolutely nothing is going to get done the moment Borderlands 2 goes into our Xbox, Jet Wolf and Ultrace put your needs first and record our next podcast. Given the end result, it may not have been our wisest idea.

  • How are we passing the time before Borderlands 2 Day? A hell of a lot of Rock Band Blitz, to start. Several people have asked if they should get the game, and we spend some time justifying our inevitable “YES WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??” PS: Harmonix is having having an insane sale (over a thousand songs at 50% off WUT) and here’s the link I promised about that. We chat up Project Eternity, the new Kickstarter from the attractive people at Obsidian. Borderlands 2 is going to interrupt Mike’s FTL, but he kind of loves it anyway. Then we go off on a total tangent and Nikki squees openly and unashamedly about the new Ben Folds Five Fraggle video. Did you know Mike has no idea what Gangnam Style is? We fix that. Mike is speechless.
    [00:00:36 – 00:22:09]
  • Screw it, we’re talking about Borderlands 2 anyway. Who are we going to play first? Nikki is actually kind of ignorant about the BL2 classes, and Mike seizes this opportunity to know more than anybody else in the room. We discuss ways to improve Brick that will never come to pass and dreams are crushed. Then we argue about candy.
    [00:22:17 – 00:34:23]
  • As has been the case since we first met, when uncertain of what else to talk about we turn to comics. Avengers vs. X-Men is almost over, but it leaves a trail of blood, hate and tears behind. Nikki stopped reading months ago but Mike has plodded onward like a brave soldier long abandoned by his unit. He must share his pain. Nikki is speechless. [WARNING: Contains big honking AvX spoilers, but honestly, spare yourself the time and money.]
    [00:34:31 – 00:52:13]
  • It’s The Final Round, and while neither question is overly difficult, both elicit discussion! It’s like the segment is working as intended! Amazing!
    [00:52:20 – 01:00:57]
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Runtime: 1:01:13
Direct download: advjwu14.mp3

Episode 10: We Don’t Have Much to Say (A 90 Minute Podcast)

Episode 10: We Don't Have Much to Say (A 90 Minute Podcast)

It’s our first Listener’s Choice show! All the topics were suggested by YOU, the Listener, so you’ve only yourselves to blame. This was done entirely in the spirit of audience participation and not at all because we have no idea what’s going on out there.

  • Once again Marvel is pissing us off, and despite claims of not going into it, Jet Wolf still somehow manages to not shut up. Turns out we both really hate Avengers vs. X-Men, but become oddly apathetic to the latest round of cancellations. We talk about characters and how to completely ignore them, how much Nikki loves Mike Carey, and even a bit about the speculator market which must still be out there ruining it for the rest of us.
    [00:00:38 – 00:37:18]
  • Sailor Moon is returning! How do we feel about that? Mostly just passingly curious, but then the conversation turns to the anime we used to love and enthusiasm heightens. Bubblegum Crisis? You’ll be surprised/horrified by what Mike would do to get the series on blu-ray.
    [00:37:26 – 00:56:30]
  • Someone wanted to know who our favourite classic wrestlers were, and Nikki answers but with no small amount of shame. We quickly move to something much more interesting: exactly how incredibly awesome was Macho Man Randy Savage? ANSWER: So incredibly fucking awesome. HE’S STILL GOT THIS.
    [00:56:37 – 01:15:34]
  • The Final Round, where we go off on a tangent about Disney shorts vs. Warner Brothers shorts, and Mike is reduced to tears. Always the mark of a successful segment.
    [01:15:41 – 01:32:00]
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Runtime: 1:32:16
Direct download: advjwu10.mp3

Episode 5: Dick Clark, Nature’s Own Cyborg

Episode 5: Dick Clark, Nature's Own Cyborg

In this episode we run the gamut from cutting edge current events to a segment we recorded weeks ago, mashing it all together and hoping you don’t notice. Also we implant into your brain the image of a rapping holographic Abe Lincoln. Really, you should be paying us for this stuff.

  • Dick Clark has passed, but he leaves us with a lifetime of memories and, we hope, the gateway to an exciting new world of Hollywood abusing dead celebrities for its own gain. I mean, can Dick Clark truly die? And should we allow this to happen if technology can save us?
  • The Avengers are coming. Jet Wolf has a happy little bitch about Avengers vs. X-Men (why does no one think of Rachel Summers??) Then we get excited about the upcoming movie for a second before starting to complain about that too. There’s a lot of complaining in this segment is what I’m saying. Also, Hank Pym is a jerk.
  • Jet Wolf finishes Mass Effect 3 and she talks about it a bit with Ultrace, who hasn’t. This is a spoiler-free discussion about the general nature of the ending, why it maybe wasn’t what people were expecting, and what the future may (or may not) hold.
  • The Final Round, where Ultrace poses the hardest question anyone has ever had to answer.
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Runtime: 1:07:10
Direct download: advjwu05.mp3