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  1. Idle Thumbs Hiatus

    Also, just a random idea, get a portrait of all the Idle Thumbs crew as Yule Lads as a welcome gift for the new studio?
  2. Idle Thumbs Hiatus

    From the Patreon: Jan 11 at 1:33pm What's going on with us? Hi, everyone. Before we get into anything else, there's one thing we should clarify: We did not intend to charge you for the Patreon campaign this month. We've been putting the campaign on hold each month, but we must have missed December somehow, for which we apologize. Since we haven't been putting out content, you shouldn't be getting charged. Once we realized our error, we contacted Patreon to see if we could refund all of this month's money. Unfortunately, they let us know that's not possible, so we'll have to refund everyone individually. We'll get that done as soon as we can. You don't need to contact us to request a refund; we're just going to do everyone. Beyond that, you're probably wondering what exactly is going on with this whole "podcasting" thing. Well, so are we. As you may know, our lives have all changed pretty considerably. All three of us have moved out of the Bay Area, and Jake and Chris took new jobs in Seattle, which meant we had to uproot our personal and professional lives. It also meant we left our recording studio behind—and the frictionless access to group recording and regular routine that came with it. Honestly, we still haven't adjusted to the change enough to make room for podcasting, but we want to. We've been discussing ways to dip our toes back into the (frankly very gross) waters of Important If True, and we have some ideas, but nothing concrete to report yet. Sorry that we don't have anything more to tell you at this point—we didn't mean to go this long without any word. It snowballed before we even realized it'd happened. Thanks to everyone who's stuck around, and hopefully we'll have more to say soon!
  3. Jeff Goldblum

    Jeff Goldblum Has Now Been Memorialized in the Immortal Art of the Jigsaw Puzzle Each puzzle is 100 pieces and ships worldwide. Perfect for the Jeff Goldblum shrine that, uh, nobody has, that would be weird, right?
  4. The threat of Big Dog

    https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/the-importance-of-teaching-robots-to-hug "Based on a survey of the 30 participants, each of whom got to experience 12 hugs from HuggieBot (I’m so jealous), the researchers found that people generally preferred the soft and warm hugs, which were perceived to be both more comforting as well as safer. People also said that they liked “really tight hugs” the best, and that people particularly liked to be “slightly squeezed” by the robot. Hug duration was very important too: People really don’t like hugs that go on too long, and expect a hug to end when they start to let go."
  5. The threat of Big Dog

  6. The threat of Big Dog

    Swarms of robotic bees to conquer explore Mars: https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/05/nasa-robotic-bees-mars-marsbees/
  7. No Gods or Kings only Water Lobsters
  8. Jeff Goldblum

  9. Jeff Goldblum

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/watch-jeff-goldblum-meet-himself-in-funko-pop-form-1823805516
  10. Jake's ironic use of "Y'all" to refer to both Chris and Nick - I've been told by multiple southerners that the plural of Y'all is "All Y'all". Real or Wax Housed?
  11. Jeff Goldblum

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/thor-ragnaroks-blu-ray-extras-are-further-proof-jeff-g-1823073753 Pretty much anything can be improved by adding Jeff Goldblum, but Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok really used the actor to his fullest potential. Marvel has been releasing a few of their bonus clips from the upcoming Blu-ray release and with them we get to see Goldblum at his... Goldblum-iest.
  12. Star Wars Episode 8

    Good discussion here. I liked the movie and felt it's strengths outweighed its weaknesses.
  13. The discussion of sapience make me ask the question: Are humans capable of recognizing sapience greater than their own? What qualities would define "greater sapience"?
  14. Ideally Nick is robot telepresence-d in for the video shoots. Or at least set up a tablet at Nick's head height for him to stream from. maybe attached to a mannequin (nice mask).