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  1. Broke out the Justice League talk, as it's sustained discussion of a single film and doesn't even fit the description of a "recommendation" given the tone of the response: (Really trying to encourage more usage of individual threads!)
  2. No, it's still in there. It's really just incomprehensible garbage but I thought it would be funny to play it up into a seemingly bigger deal by going overboard with the censoring and music because that's the kind of thing that amuses me!
  3. The Idle Book Club 24: The Handmaid's Tale With Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale soon to reach a larger audience than ever thanks to a television adaptation, we decided to take on the novel for the Idle Book Club—Chris for the first time, and Sarah for the second. It's a masterful imagining of a modern dystopia, and it remains just as relevant as ever. Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  4. Who's to say? (edit: just wait for now)
  5. This was a very good moment and we are all fortunate we recorded next week's episode before Jake had the chance to realize his error.
  6. Yeah I love those games a lot and have talked about all three of them in Thumbs. They're a bit different though in that (increasingly across the series) you have SO much control over your traversal that you're basically a superhero: it's almost like how you traverse the world in an extreme sports game but on a massive scale. Still fantastic, but a bit too low stakes to be an appropriate comparison to BOTW.
  7. Idle Thumbs 304: The Game Shack It's a week of ambition, both realized and failed. All three hosts continue their journeys through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but Nick Breckon goes the extra mile by slogging through the entirety of the oft-maligned Trespasser: The Lost World. There, he discovers moments of brilliance years ahead of their time, and also a lot of broken dinosaur animations. Discussed: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Trespasser: The Lost World - Jurassic Park Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  8. This person gets it. I wear dress shoes most days and they are stiffer than sneakers. This makes it so easy!
  9. Learn to make miso soup. It doesn't take very long and unless it's something you grew up with, it feels like one of those things that is reserved for a restaurant experience--but it totally doesn't have to be! It's fun, inexpensive, and not difficult to make. It's a great hot comfort food.
  10. Wait for real? Nick's endorsement was the first one, about Flonase. Did it get deleted from ad-free?? Edit: I just checked, it's in there!
  11. Important If True 6: Get Hoisted If you could go back to King Arthur times, how would you impress all those medieval idiots? Would you dazzle them with memes? Would they celebrate you, or hoist you? Who's the man, they might ask? Are you the man? Find out, in over 45 minutes of audio content you'll actually want to listen to! If you enjoyed this and would like to subscribe to an ad-free feed, please consider supporting Idle Thumbs by backing our Patreon. Discussed: Snapple, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Credit Human, Egg Cuber, meme dreams, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones DVD release TV spot, Jeff Goldblum Jake's Endorsement: Illinois Institute of Technology fight song Chris' Endorsement: shoe horn (approachable normal sized shoe horn; intimidating weird large shoe horn) Nick's Endorsement: Hot Winter Hot Sauce Also: Listen through to the end for a sneak peek at our new true history miniseries, Something True! Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  12. Idle Weekend March 20, 2017: Be the Recon You Want to Ghost in the World Both Rob and Danielle are playing a LOT of games: so many that there aren't even any letters in this episode. This week features a freewheeling discussion of Ghost Recon: Wildlands, genre-jumping in long-running franchises like Resident Evil and Zelda, and open-world design. We only barely mention The Witcher 3 in this one! Discussed: Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Resident Evil, Dead Space, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Kona, The Campaigns of Napoleon by David G. Chandler, They Can't Kill Us All by Wesley Lowry Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  13. Welcome, folks!
  14. I do actually buy vinyl sometimes. But buying CDs feels stupid, because they are just straight up obsolete technology. Vinyl is obsolete in a sense, but it's also big and beautiful and tactile. CDs come in shitty plastic cases with tiny album art. When they were actually the current best way to own music, their downsides were pretty minor, but now they're much more glaring.
  15. I don't actually care how the buttons are labeled. That's irrelevant in the face of how they're actually mapped in a game. My difficulties in Zelda are with the specific mapping choices (for instance, run and jump positioned oppositely rather than adjacent), which would persist no matter what labels are put on any of those buttons.