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  1. Andy Daly is responsible for one of my favorite stand up bits:
  2. From CGW 162, the headline for a Riven review: And a sidebar later on:
  3. Titanic: Adventure out of Time! That's one of those games where I owned a copy, but I really don't know where it came from. If I had to guess, it's because because my dad, a big Titanic buff, wanted to check out the mode where all of the "game" portions were stripped out, and you could just walk around on the Titanic. My only adventure game experience up to that point was Monkey Island 1 and 2, so between new (to me) mechanics, presentation, and the fairly in depth alternative history, this game was an engima to me (but that didn't stop me from pouring dozens of hours into it, like most of us did with our limited game library back then). Here's a good PC Gamer article from last year about it, for those who might want to know more about it: http://www.pcgamer.com/saturday-crapshoot-titanic-adventure-out-of-time/ I think it's time to go drag it up and give it a try, now that I've played The Last Express, and passed high school level European history.
  4. Ugh, I think in the back of my mind I knew this, but surpressed it. I really wanted to play this game, too.
  5. Synderen is my favorite personality in the Dota scene, I really hope he does end up coming back to guest again at some point.
  6. Serial - The Podcast

    Saturday Night Live did a spoof on this past episode: Is Serial really this big? I know it would almost assuredly be big the type of person that writes for SNL, but I'm surprised they got the green light to do such a specific parody. It seems to me that this sketch might have some broad appeal, but the majority of jokes would be completely lost on people who don't listen to the show (the end probably being the most obvious example). I might be completely off base here, but it struck me as surprising.
  7. As fans of the show Trailer Park Boys know, one person in Canada is actually the undisputed champion of shit derivatives:
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  9. DOTA 2

    Chen controlling ancients Ogre Magi's HP regen buffed hugely (and now Soul Ring builds into Bloodstone, offlane Ogre Magi dream is real) Totally confusing damage type nonsense all gone Space Created chat wheel option Two chakrams I don't even know where to stop listing things that are exciting me.
  10. You don't follow Rob or Troy on Twitter, do you? https://twitter.com/RobZacny https://twitter.com/TroyGoodfellow Spoiler alert: you probably won't like how they "talk about people with opposing opinions" either in their tweets.
  11. Just chiming in to say great episode. "It's like if Dadaism was just invented to hurt people" is a spectacular sentence. It turns out I'm really glad I'm not going to PAX this weekend despite missing the Thumbs and Campo Santo stuff, because there's a non-zero chance that I might have Buzz Aldrin'd someone by the end of the convention. (that last sentence was a joke, but I'm honestly a little worried about PAX this weekend)
  12. Other podcasts

    I'm sure it's been mentioned by now, but I want to shamefully admit that I finally got around to checking out Filmspotting and it's pretty much exactly what I'm looking for in a movie podcast. Now to attempt to digest 500 episodes of backlog.
  13. PAX Prime 2014

    There's a Firewatch panel too. I decided to skip Prime this year to go to South. This is awful (for me. It's great if you're going to Prime!)
  14. sighs http://averyjallard.christmas
  15. My waifu-like misuse of a word as a child story: For my 9th birthday, I got a copy of Green Day's Dookie from an aunt who saw the cartoon artwork on the front and really didn't know better. I played that cassette to death, and quickly memorized all of the lyrics. In the song Basket Case, there's a verse: "I went to a shrink/To analyze my dreams/She says it's lack of sex that's bringing me down/I went to a whore/She said my life's a bore/So quit my whining cause it's bringing her down." Being the logically minded child I was, I assumed based on this that whore was a synonym for psychologist. I don't remember the details of the conversation with my friends later on where I used the word whore when I was talking about a psychologist, but they never let me live that one down.
  16. I can't tell you how devastated I am that this isn't actually an option.
  17. Oh man, I had to update http://naturedipes.com, I hope you don't mind.
  18. I've seen it spelled both ways, so I went with my heart.
  19. http://naturedipes.com I'm sure my Hover account full of Idle Thumbs joke URLs is just infinitely pleasing the person in charge of podcast advertising over there.
  20. Thumb Fortress 2

    It does work like any other mode, if you don't have the map ahead of time it will download it from the server when you connect. That being said, I usually keep a zip file of the current map rotation handy so people can download them ahead of time if they want. It's a bit out of date right now though, so I'll have to update it tonight.
  21. Thumb Fortress 2

    I don't think I'll be around this weekend, but I have a custom maps MvM server I'd be happy to throw a password on beforehand for everyone to use. The current map rotation is: Some of them are good, some are not so good, but they should all be at least functional (I think the only one I haven't played is skullcove). If you want to check it out now, it's at
  22. I don't think they've offically said this change is permanent, but the last few "chests" Valve has released for Dota are quite different now. There are no keys, you just open them, and you are guaranteed to not receive duplicate items when you open it until you have at least one of everything the chest offers (besides any "super rare" items that could drop from it). Also, if the chest has full item sets in it, you actually get the full set at once. edit: Here's an example of how a new chest works: http://www.dota2.com/store/itemdetails/10544?r=cd
  23. Regarding Sean deleting rare/valuable TF2 items for charity, it's actually been done at least once in the past: http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=4151
  24. For a split second I was convinced that I had somehow blocked out Sean's presence for the previous ninety minutes of podcast. My brain was (super) destroyed.
  25. I'm well on my way to singlehandedly justifying Hover's marketing expenditure for advertising on Idle Thumbs: http://idlethumbshdremake.com