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Important If True 45: Wax House, Baby

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On 1/15/2018 at 6:44 PM, SL128 said:

Now that Nick's identity as a saxxer is revealed, I am now requesting that he video call into someone's Far Cry 2 stream and improvise a soundtrack!

Also, how loud are Quips? I have an electric toothbrush that I don't use because it's 79 decibels and extremely distressing.

It is extremely quiet.

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I love that last week the Thumbs were joking about how Chris would get hoisted when Nick would come in and talk about the hairdresser telling him the getting-vomitted-on-at-the-Nutcracker story as if it had happened to her.

 

But then this week you get an email saying that getting-vomitted-on-at-the-Nutcracker happens to everyone.  So yet another urban legend ("urban legends" can be true) that Chris mistook for a unique event he was giving us the inside scoop on.  Although if there's any hoisting, it's more in the general sense of experiencing what you think was some rare unlucky freakish horror and then finding out, no, that just happens to people all the time.  Aaaaaah!

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On 1/14/2018 at 1:35 PM, Nappi said:

I'm impressed by how effective the reader's plot to erase an alternative title, they did not like, was. 

 

Isn't it against the Wikipedia guidelines to erase a documented, cited fact, one you can verify from IMDB and other places, based on nothing but an email read out loud on a podcast?  That's hardly a valid primary source.

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It's a shame that "Wax House, Baby" is too fun to say to resist the temptation to keep using it for things that aren't actually Wax House situations, like the end of a podcast.

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8 hours ago, Urthman said:

 

Isn't it against the Wikipedia guidelines to erase a documented, cited fact, one you can verify from IMDB and other places, based on nothing but an email read out loud on a podcast?  That's hardly a valid primary source.

I considered this as well, it seems pretty hasty to revise this based on one e-mail to an oft-hoisted cast. But I guess if the source used to add the fact originally is verifiably false they can remove it.

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20 hours ago, Urthman said:

It's a shame that "Wax House, Baby" is too fun to say to resist the temptation to keep using it for things that aren't actually Wax House situations, like the end of a podcast.

This guy gets it. 

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Strong episode here.
I think the telepresence robot is what we all need in our lives.

 

In my mind, the saxophone involved in the Nick Breckon costume to give the maximum effect is not a baritone, but a Contra-bass saxophone:

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During Nick's suggestion about how to stop saying "bro" so much, the longer it went on the stronger my desire became for the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme to start playing in the background. Alas, it was not the case.

 

I'd also heard about the "paper town" story of Agloe, NY, but I had forgotten about the part where the eventual formation of the town meant they could no longer use it as copy protection in court. Truly a great example of being hoisted by ones own petard. I'm disappointed the Thumbs didn't call it as it is.

 

The Wax House story is probably the best Wikipedia vandalism story I've ever heard. That guy was a real sly boots.

 

On 2/2/2018 at 7:00 PM, RubixsQube said:

This is 10/10. I guess it only worked because Maori pronunciation/syllables and Japanese are so similar to each other.

 

 

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