Escapist Podcast: 057: Condiments, Kids and Metacritic

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057: Condiments, Kids and Metacritic

Why doesn't Mike use condiments?

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why is Susan never present when they have in depth discussions on gender especially when Steve talks about the way females act. isn't Susan supposed to be the female voice on the podcast?

I would actually like to hear the conversation at 20:00~45:00 (mostly) with Susan there

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...So a thought.
Mike is a real-life sitcom character.

Centaur sex version of 50 Shades of Suck?

Challenge Accepted.

as if you didn't already think mike was completely mad.

I'm only 20 mins in... This is the best podcast EVER. I've been laughing out loud. Thanks guys you really cheered up my day. Especially with having your child grow up with inverted controls XD

gardian06:
why is Susan never present when they have in depth discussions on gender especially when Steve talks about the way females act. isn't Susan supposed to be the female voice on the podcast?

I would actually like to hear the conversation at 20:00~45:00 (mostly) with Susan there

Well, we miss Susan when she isn't around, too, but Steve loves volunteering to be the female voice of the podcat when she can't make it.

What I find interesting is that "professional" reviews manage to give games 90-100 scores and yet the users give way less then that. Lets look at D3, most reviewers gave it 80-100, yet Blizzard said the end game was broken, they admit much of the content needs reworking, many users claim its broken, this website even said it was broken...so why did reviews give it 80-100? Honestly, "professional" reviews are such a joke to me I don't even read them anymore, they [almost] never reflect what I'd give a game. My most played game in the last year is BF3, users gave it 7.3 and reviewers gave it 89 average. I'd rate it around 7. Same goes for D3, ME3, etc.

Seeing Steve get mad at mike was hilarious. Now I want to see a Odd Couple style sit com with them as room mates.

Kane lives!

Well, we've proved that Mike has slightly more sanity than the sniper...

Awesome Podcat as always, I'm trying to think now what the first game I ever beat to 100% was... and I'm thinking it was Perfect Dark for the 64.

Man I miss that game, that really needs an HD remake, I would buy a brand new console for that. Oh well, time to break out the old 64 again.

Massive edit: No wait. it was Hugo's House of Horrors! I played the crap out of that trilogy of games. Wow I'd almost forgotten they existed.

*finally convinces girlfriend to listen to Podcat instead of music during our study session*

Mike: "Sex with Centaurs! Hooray!"
Me: "...."

You're 100% right on the condiment thing, Mike. I think food tastes good on it's own, it doesn't need flavored ooze all over it.

dat Pulp fiction conversation. The Dutch eat it on fries, which is apparantly weird. But I don't like it on anything.

And people eating into a microphone might be one of the most cringeworthy thing I ever heard. I would go as far as calling someone smacking into a mic "revolting"

Additionally, Mayo has no value, it's just very fat. You can put onions and tomatoes on it, and salt and pepper. But there is rarely a real necesity to add sugar and fat related sauces

Centaur sex. You guys are absolute fucking geniuses. Get on it now. I am willing to be your proofreader and will only charge you $10 a page, my nonexistant research says that's a very good rate. Also I may be able to provide you with some illustrations.

PS, thanks for introducing me to "The Bugle" in one of your old podcasts.

Mayo is horrible.
Inverted controls are WRONG.
If you have lottery money and no job it's very easy to fill the time but yes its pretty much inevitable you will become Hurley.

This was a hilarious podcast, definitely my favorite with out Susan.

How soon people forget about the Mustard Monster of 1986.

http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/3/3d/Mustard_Plug_-_Yellow_No._5.jpg
ARTIST RENDERING

That indecent traumatized children of that era and formed a general distrust of condiments with many of those youths.

I began thinking of my own quirks about trying things, based off of stubbornness, repression, fear, or whatever else. I came up with two, one is more in tune with Mike's "never tried it" quirk while the other is just more fun to bring up.

The first one I noticed as I posted my first comment on The Escapist Magazine dot Com (my favorite website).

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/6.384245-The-Obscure-Games-Quiz#15275042

I am just not doing Facebook...I wont do it.

I obviously have an issue with registering in general as well.

The other quirk has to do with reading novels. I was in the first or second grade, and up till that point the books I read were all compilations of short stories (Little Red Riding-hood and such). I picked up a book to read that listed the page numbers and titles of it's chapters on it's table of contents. Not knowing any better I interpreted it to mean that the book was also a bunch of short stories. I read the chapters according to how interesting the chapter titles sounded to me (basically really out of order). I was into my second story/chapter before I noticed that they had the same main character. I thought that is neat. It was not until I got to my fifth story/chapter before I realized that this was all the same story. I finished the rest of the book in it's "correct" order, then had to go back and read a couple lose end chapters that had been skipped over.

Reading the book like this blew my mind back then, it is hard to put into words. I was either too lazy or the way I like to look at it too worried I would be heartbroken, to go back and read the book in it's proper order. I have since forgotten the books title, with what I am guessing is either: a shielding mechanism that I may one day find out that the book was not truly awesome and mind blowing when read "correct", or just a result of years of toxic chemical abuse and entropy. It was titled, Lunar...something?

I read a few books over the next couple of years futilely wanting a book to mean as much to me. I gave up hope and faced the unfortunate cold fact, that; no book would ever shape me as much as that one (subconsciously of course, I was to young to form those thoughts).

I had spent quite a few years not reading. What came from a lose of hope, became stubbornness to try, and eventually pride in not doing so.

I was finally convinced to read a book by an at the time girlfriend. One book became a few and it was not long before I was completely humbled by what I was missing. I liked the books that came close to blowing my mind: stuff from Vonnegut, works by palahniuk, and The House of Leaves. Nothing however was Lunar...whatever it was.

I am currently on another hiatus from reading. With an already complicated relationship with the novel, having a different at the time girlfriend that spent most of her time reading, I soured on books as I soured on the girl. I am more than sure I will pick up a book again at some time (though it has been awhile, maybe I am just lazy).

P.S. captcha=get out, I feel welcome already

Can we get a kickstarter to see video of having eating Condiments for the first time.

Mayonnaise is the cowards tool for making a sandwich! I never understood the benefit of adding this condiment, an over powered taste, to ruin any/every type of food. Why hide what's in between the bun, with this lard sauce?!

"But Sober, without this condiment, your food will be dry!" says some dude.

"Dry? DRY!? What kind of lettuce and tomato do you eat?!?!?!" responds Sober.

Fuloqwam:
*finally convinces girlfriend to listen to Podcat instead of music during our study session*

This is what happens. EVERY TIME. Show someone a cartoon and it'll be the episode where the antagonist has a protracted scene ripping parts of a teenage girl's clothing off.


And I can't listen to the podcast in its entirety to see if these were mentioned, so I'll just leave these links here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Came_the_Stranger (probably NSFW)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Nights

That's not the same! People don't make or buy poison to try it, so I would imagine that most people who make poison have never tried it. You make or buy poison to use it on somebody else! And a poison making dude may well have tried it out on somebody else>: )
Next you'll be saying "What if! I became a surgeon, yeah? But my thing was, that I had never EVER performed surgery on myself!"

When Susan isn't there you should just call it the mancast, and have you ever thought of having an emergancy recording of susan doing what she does well for when she is not there??

Jamane:
... an emergancy recording of susan doing what she does well for when she is not there??

Erm...what would that be? Talking about cats?

Susan Arendt:

Jamane:
... an emergancy recording of susan doing what she does well for when she is not there??

Erm...what would that be? Talking about cats?

Going on entertaining tangents? You could record a few random things that come into your head and they could play them as part of the podcast when your not there.

It turns out my taste in food is very similar to Mike's. I don't like condiments and I eat my burgers with only meat and buns. I do like ketchup though, but only with certain foods. Great podcast as always.

Loved the discussion about kids, it was very in-depth and insightful. My own 9 month old tries to grab my phone all the time, it's adorable. Probably from watching me play Pocket Planes all the time, and from all the lights and colors on it. And he loves munching its protective silicon case. I agree that no matter what the "plan" is, when it comes to kids and child-rearing and gender roles, the plan really turns into guidelines. You can start out with the best intentions in the world, but you get hit with reality and you have to adapt. Specifically on the issue on gender roles, you may try to raise a girl or a boy a certain way, some things are still going to turn out the same. That's also largely because of society, and how it portrays gender roles. Just take a look at toy stores and how incredibly oriented some toys are (EZ Bake Oven anyone?). And you can't deny the role biology plays, which something I denied until I became a mother. Some things are just primarily etched into you, and you can't change that, no matter how hard you try.

Oooh, I'd missed the McKayla "Not Impressed" meme, glad you talked about it!

@Mike: ask any great chef, great, exceptional food is *always* seasoned, *ALWAYS*. Subtly, of course, but it's always seasoned. But whatever floats your boat. ^_^

Another great podcat.

Susan Arendt:

Jamane:
... an emergancy recording of susan doing what she does well for when she is not there??

Erm...what would that be? Talking about cats?

thats why I said what "you do well" and not what you do best :P

NEEDED QUOTE:

Can someone tell me what the 'Erotic Novel', that was a joke, is called?

Curious, not really someone who's in to 50 Shades~

Great podcast.

I'm a vegetarian because that's how I was raised (much like Steve's kid will be raised with inverted controls). Might be the default is people are omnivores, like most people are happy eating food with condiments on top of them. Humans are weird like that.

My food related quirk though; I will not eat food if I know it's been cooked/heated in a microwave. Weird concept to me...

Also, an audio recording of someone eating a salad: can't think of anything sexier.

Jamane:

Susan Arendt:

Jamane:
... an emergancy recording of susan doing what she does well for when she is not there??

Erm...what would that be? Talking about cats?

thats why I said what "you do well" and not what you do best :P

Ha! Fair enough. :)

Mike must be trolling, why won't he eat mustard?

Valanthe:
Awesome Podcat as always, I'm trying to think now what the first game I ever beat to 100% was... and I'm thinking it was Perfect Dark for the 64.

Man I miss that game, that really needs an HD remake, I would buy a brand new console for that. Oh well, time to break out the old 64 again.

Massive edit: No wait. it was Hugo's House of Horrors! I played the crap out of that trilogy of games. Wow I'd almost forgotten they existed.

I remember Hugo. I could never get past that damn dog. I have been meaning to find that game and try it again now that I have an adult brain instead of a child's.

bdcjacko:

Valanthe:
Awesome Podcat as always, I'm trying to think now what the first game I ever beat to 100% was... and I'm thinking it was Perfect Dark for the 64.

Man I miss that game, that really needs an HD remake, I would buy a brand new console for that. Oh well, time to break out the old 64 again.

Massive edit: No wait. it was Hugo's House of Horrors! I played the crap out of that trilogy of games. Wow I'd almost forgotten they existed.

I remember Hugo. I could never get past that damn dog. I have been meaning to find that game and try it again now that I have an adult brain instead of a child's.

Having an adult's brain doesn't help, it uses adventure game logic.

If you'd like I can still remember how to get past it if you're interested.

Valanthe:

bdcjacko:

Valanthe:
Awesome Podcat as always, I'm trying to think now what the first game I ever beat to 100% was... and I'm thinking it was Perfect Dark for the 64.

Man I miss that game, that really needs an HD remake, I would buy a brand new console for that. Oh well, time to break out the old 64 again.

Massive edit: No wait. it was Hugo's House of Horrors! I played the crap out of that trilogy of games. Wow I'd almost forgotten they existed.

I remember Hugo. I could never get past that damn dog. I have been meaning to find that game and try it again now that I have an adult brain instead of a child's.

Having an adult's brain doesn't help, it uses adventure game logic.

If you'd like I can still remember how to get past it if you're interested.

If I can remember to download it, I will take you up on this.

Hm.. I can't play with inverted controls, not even a minute. It causes migraine for me.

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