LoadingReadyRun: Ways to Prepare for PAX

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If they ever do a Ferris remake, Paul needs to play Cameron Frye.

Coming (and still coughing) from Gen Con, I totally feel for that "nerd flu" reference. Apparently we call it "con crud" around here.

That Paul moment was actually sad

Mydnyght:
Honestly, Kathleen, I thought Graham and Alex had packed for PAX better.

Indeed, I was just waiting for Kathleen to pack something absurd or as a reference to that one.

What's this? Dialogue in a X ways to Y video?
WHAT IS THIS BLACK MAGIC?!?!

Also, I'm gonna go ahead and assume that "those" are a prop and not actually are Kathleen's.
Also, you gotta love Kate in this one.

Pariah164:
What Ferris Bueller tribute? Bear in mind I love that movie, but I'm also sick and can't think very well.

Where Paul was looking at the map and it kept zooming in between them, refrencing the Ferris scene where Cameron did the same thing looking at art in the museum

I have no doubt whatsoever that Wil Wheaton does stand like that at all times.

SachielOne:

Rassmusseum:
I wanna know what was with the Omeganaut joke. Was that a photo of Susan?

This should help explain the Omeganauts joke: http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/404/Mercenary-Solutions

I won't complain that you linked to one of my most favourite LRR videos ever ever ever, but... I still don't get the joke. Who are the Omeganauts and who is that person in the glossy B&W office-sized picture?

(I wonder if people who develop/print film call the police every time someone asks for a glossy B&W office-sized headshot. Why would you ever need that if not to ask for an assassination?)

The Random One:
I have no doubt whatsoever that Wil Wheaton does stand like that at all times.

SachielOne:

Rassmusseum:
I wanna know what was with the Omeganaut joke. Was that a photo of Susan?

This should help explain the Omeganauts joke: http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/404/Mercenary-Solutions

I won't complain that you linked to one of my most favourite LRR videos ever ever ever, but... I still don't get the joke. Who are the Omeganauts and who is that person in the glossy B&W office-sized picture?

(I wonder if people who develop/print film call the police every time someone asks for a glossy B&W office-sized headshot. Why would you ever need that if not to ask for an assassination?)

Omeganauts are people chosen at random by Gabe and Tycho to compete for....something? I don't know, I think there's a prize at the end. They play a bunch of games throughout the PAX weekend which ends at the closing ceremonies.

I'm going to guess that the photo was off the LRR forum regular who got the call to be an omeganaut.

EDIT: It is.

Kathleen makes an awesome mercenary!

Also, surely holding your pee would actually cause more problems?

I wasn't sure how you were going to work a Sam Raimi into this one, but that stinger was well done.

MowDownJoe:

Darth_Payn:
[quote="SnootyEnglishman" post="6.386388.15401696"]Ah The Sam Raimi welcome back, the henchmen have missed you.

I haven't seen EVERY episode of LRR, so what's the Sam Raimi thing a cllback to? Yes , I know Sam Raimi the movie director, it just feels like I'm missing part of the joke.

It's a common little joke they've done whenever there's "X ways to do Y" episode.

MowDownJoe:
*snip*

Darth_Payn:
*snip*

Watch the Evil Dead trilogy to get what it's a reference to. And because they're bloody brilliant films :D

(great episode this week, always love these ones)

SachielOne:

Rassmusseum:
I wanna know what was with the Omeganaut joke. Was that a photo of Susan?

This should help explain the Omeganauts joke: http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/404/Mercenary-Solutions

Also, Pizza Zone makes some pretty decent pizza.

I got the mercenaries reference; I believe there's a more recent video of Alex and Kathleen as them here on the Escapist as well. I just don't know what an Omeganaut is because I'm unfamiliar with PAX.

Rassmusseum:

I just don't know what an Omeganaut is because I'm unfamiliar with PAX.

The Omeganauts are a group people randomly selected to compete in the Omegathon. The identity of the person in the picture is not relevant to the joke.

From the PA Wiki:
"Omegathon is a biannual tournament set in the Penny Arcade Expo. Twenty pre-registered combatants enter the ring and attempt to claim the title of Omegathon Champion and take home the grand prize."

SachielOne:

Rassmusseum:

I just don't know what an Omeganaut is because I'm unfamiliar with PAX.

The Omeganauts are a group people randomly selected to compete in the Omegathon. The identity of the person in the picture is not relevant to the joke.

Heeey, I'm relevant...

But yeah, as pointed out above, I'd talked on the LRR forums about being in the Omegathon this year, so they asked me to send a pic for the 'target'. It's more of an in-bit for the PAX-going part of the LRR fanbase, and isn't super-important.

You guys know Wil Wheaton?? Whoa. He looks so much like Graham, it's uncanny!

Also, do the multi-Pauls have to buy separate tickets?

CardinalPiggles:
Kathleen makes an awesome mercenary!

Also, surely holding your pee would actually cause more problems?

bowel cancer, everything gives you cancer now

So many questions raised by that study of the old map...

That sequence with Paul had me in stitches- and also was driving me nuts because it seemed to familiar!!
Thanks to the comments folks, I know what it was referencing... My God, you LRR guys are good....

I haven't laughed so much in a while, and I love your stuff, but this one was something truly special!
Maybe it was seeing Kate fangirl out, or the lovable psychos of Mercenary Solutions after so long...

I loved it all! :D Great job guys! Nearly died at the stinger too

Safe to say that I pack exactly like Kathleen. The Wil Wheaton bit had me laughing so much XD

DVS BSTrD:

Graham_LRR:
*Snip*

Graham, why was Cathleen packing your underwear?

Kathleen.

And I'd forget otherwise. Got to feel pretty at PAX!

MowDownJoe:

Darth_Payn:

SnootyEnglishman:
Ah The Sam Raimi welcome back, the henchmen have missed you.

I haven't seen EVERY episode of LRR, so what's the Sam Raimi thing a cllback to? Yes , I know Sam Raimi the movie director, it just feels like I'm missing part of the joke.

Basically, every time they do one of these X Ways to Y skits, they always wrap up with a shot they call "The Sam Raimi", which is a shout-out to Sam Raimi's tendancy to have first-person shots from the perspective of some random projectile (at least, that's what Wikipedia says).

Sam Raimi has used a first person perspecive shot in a great number of his movies. The evil spirit of the forest in Evil Dead 1-3. Crossbow bolt and spear head in Army of Darkness. He pioneered a cheap "steady cam" idea in which a camera was mounted to a heavy railroad tie and carried by two people at running pace through the woods. The weight of the heavy timber made the motion "zoomy smooth". He put a camera on the end of a long pole ("ram cam") and rammed it through two car windows (1973 Oldsmobile--"the classic") in Evil Dead 2. Without high dollar equipment, he panned by putting vasoline on boards and sliding the camera sideways.

So, he gets credited as being a lover of low budget, never-before-seen shots that nobody else tried because they didn't have the expensive equipment to pull it off. His first real movie was Evil Dead, which was made for about $65,000 I think. You can read all about it in Bruce Campbell's book "If Chins Could Kill."

Woah you guys have way too many dice. Now don't get me wrong I've owned about that many throughout my dnd carrer, however my dice have the habit of flying out the windows when they roll double 1's.

darkbshadow:
Woah you guys have way too many dice. Now don't get me wrong I've owned about that many throughout my dnd carrer, however my dice have the habit of flying out the windows when they roll double 1's.

Rule one of Dungeons and Dragons: You can never have too many dice.

Graham_LRR:
Ways to Prepare for PAX

The LRR crew gives you some helpful pointers to surviving PAX.

Watch Video

DJShire:
*generic creepy comment about Kathleens panties*

Dude, who cares about the underwear Kathleen packed Munchkin! LRR, you people are officially the coolest people ever.

Can I borrow that sign?

won't be going to PAX, but I shall use this video to help me pack for the Escapist Expo :]

A few references I think I missed there, but overall rather enjoyable. Awesome twist on the Sam Raimi too. And what was that random bit with Paul in the middle about?

Also, is it just me or did the end-credits-music-beeps sound a bit flat? It was rather odd.

Haha, james makes the perfect couch potato!

Kate: "OMG SAM RAIMI!!!!" xD

This is one of the more fun X ways to Y I've seen // The only part that confuses me is why Kate whats that girl to be killed off? I mean I get that she will take her place, I just don't know what she is doing it for

Also, enjoy the Ferris Bueller and the picking your dice scenes

-M

Good guy Paul, chooses the CCP party pass :)

I actually ett really good at pax last year. There was an excellent sushi joint about a foot away from then center, and a really nice pizza restaurant a few blocks away that had a stone ovens and real cheese and everything.

WHy spend almost as much money on food as on the convention? Because I'll be damned if I go to Seatle and order fucking Pizza Hut.

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