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Sunday, February 12, 2017

PODCAST RECAPS FOR 2/11/2017: Sad, Old Men

ECHO CHAMBER EPISODE 196

-OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?!?!?



-Apparently Scrath and Sniuff actually existed:


Sounds exactly as good as you imagine a hair metal band in the 90's would sound.

-Online Play I couldn't get to work, but I'm glad it's there with all the features we mentioned. Namely the "all members get one song".

-As someone coming off a Game Jam, most of what happens when making a game comes from the testing, more so then the coding. For example. you can program a basic collision detection code to get everything else moving, but until you find out stuff like "running in a corner accelerates your character so hard you go to another dimension",then you go back and fix that error.

Like the old proverb, "Most Writing Comes In The Editing"

-I'M A GOOFY GOOBER!


​-Legendary Punk Singer Jello Biafra:
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-0XptIz7ONg/hqdefault.jpg

-Legendary Punk SInger Jello Biafra on Not Owen President

I'D RATHER NOT EPISODE 45 

-The Lee Harvey Oswalds DO exist, and I have more likes on Facebook then them and I'm a slightly better singer than them.




-YOU'RE FAKE NEWS OWEN

-The "We're gong to call you fake news until you stop attacking us" is a real thing, sadly.

-Adolf Hitler was born in 1889. If you bang in 1910s Germany, you could pop out Eva Braun. She's not a leader, though so chances are you're popping out the modern day equivalent of a modern day millennial.

-Here's John Howland's Wikipedia page, since this podcast will be the most anyone's ever thought about him.

-This the Zero Escape Timeline. Some highlights:
  • (1904) In April, copies of Phi and Delta arrive (presumably in Germany or Europe) via transporter from 2029 following D-END 2. 
  • (1905) Ten months after arriving by transporter, another copy of Phi is sent to 2008.
  • (December 25, 2028) - In California, Sigma is knocked out by Soporil in his car. His consciousness is pushed to January 25, 2074, and his 68-year-old consciousness occupies his body in the present time. Phi's consciousness also switches places with her future consciousness. Akane joins Sigma and Phi, but her consciousness isn't from the future so she hasn't experienced the Radical-6 outbreak. The three of them infiltrate the Mars Mission Test Site (Dcom) in Nevada after using Crash Keys to hack the admin server to include them. Six others have joined the Dcom experiment for their own reasons: Junpei, Mira, Eric, Carlos, Diana, and Q
  • (January 27, 2074) Akane has been wearing K's armor. K is revealed to be Kyle, a clone of Sigma, who has been kept in cold sleep since the beginning of the Nonary Game in this timeline. Sigma learns that his body is 67 years old, but his consciousness is from the past. Akane attacks Phi with the Myrmidon knife, making Phi and Sigma's consciousness jump back to the past to April 13th, 2029. 
 -And now a message from Commissioner Gordon:

















VOICE OF ALL- AER 7 BREAKING POINTS


Dovin Baan is Dovout Baan. I'd also like to show you the bloopers I recorded!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Status Quo Wednesday Goes A Wrasslin'

I'M DOING THE OFFICIAL THEME SONG OF PAXAMANIA III!



That's right! A little something I've been working on is being remixed using the Wrestlemania 2000 soundfonts! The song is called "Fire In The Hole", and my plan is before PAX East to release a single version with the original song, the AKI remix, and a BONUS song.

JAM OF THE WEEK: "Splash Woman" by Mega Ran

Black Current-cy Month continues with a man I saw 3 times live in the span of a year: MEGA RAN.

"Splash Woman" is his most popular track, and it ends every set of his. He makes a chill dance groove with Splash Woman's stage music from Mega Man 9 and manages to make it a tragic little romance.

What's got me hype is that he's going to be at Mat Mania: The Revenge on March 31st at The Social in Orlando. He's a big wrestling fan, Wrestlemania's in Orlando, and it's going to a BLAST, considering I'm missing him and Lars next time they're in town since I'm going to PAX East. The weekend before that however...

OMNI EXPO
The link to the Facebook Event is there. So far not a lot to report on, but hopefully I'll have more to announce as things get closer!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Status Quo Wednesday Celebrates Black Current-cy Month


TINY DESK ENTRY


NPR's Tiny Desk Contest was due this past week, so I farted out an entry 30 min before the deadline. I figured "Status Quo Radio" was that fine line between "Sounds good for NPR" and "Trupunx". Still, I'm on a hot streak with putting up video content!

JAM OF THE WEEK: "Q.U.E.E.N." by Janelle Monae


It's Black History Month (which I'm making Black Current-cy Month), and I firgured I'd focus these jams on black artists I like who are doing cool stuff today.

First up, Janelle Monae. I've gushed about her before on this site, but she deserves way more attention, even with two movies coming out in 2016. "Q.U.E.E.N." is the first single of her 2013 album The Electric Lady, and while "Dance Apocalyptic" is my favorite track, this one can't be discounted, because it was the song that got me into her.

The music video starts off in this very clean, elegant museum, while a voice over talks about "time traveling rebels". Then the sick guitar riff kicks in and so it begins, slowly ramping up until Erykah Badu's verse breaks it down to the slick bassline. Finally, top it off a tight, defiant verse set to so,ething striaght out of a James Bond movie.

"Q.U.E.E.N." is everything thing I love about J.M.'s music: smooth, weird and proud.

I wanted to see Hidden Figures, where she plays one of the black female NASA mathematicians that helped launch the programs' first sucessful space missions but it's a movie and apparently I don't watch movies.

GIANT ROM 4!
Giant Bomb's Game Jam is going on right now, and I'm working on a project with frequent I'd Rather Not guest Trace Evans. The themes for this edition were "ONE GIANT CHOMP" and "EAST VS. WEST".
EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW













SHIT YEAH.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

PODCAST RECAPS FOR 1/27/2017: ONE PUNNNNCH!!!

I'D RATHER NOT EPISODE 44
-Trace Evans throws his hat in the ring in "Most Sexually Depraved Intro"

-Owen Douglass is President now. He hasn't caused an international crisis, or appointed a White Nationalist to the head of security.

-Jaden's Smith Translation of my single payer healthcare system is a reference to The Miz's theme song:


-Actual Picture Of President Trace Evans Nixon:













-And remember, do your part, and punch some nazis:


VOICE OF ALL: "Burn"


This was a fun one to do, because Dovin goes from "Professional General Type Man" to "Sassy Gurrl"

Now with bonus video!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Status Quo Punches A Nazi In The Face

5CALLS.ORG 
Things have been happening kinda fast ever since Donald took office. Due to potent combination of ego and money, insane bullshit is being passed under the rule of "executive order" left and right.

The speed at which this hits is overwhelming, and by design it's supposed to be. You're supposed to want to give up and submit.

However 5calls.org is a website where you can look up your local representatives, and make some quick phone calls with scripts to help you organize your thoughts. It's quick, actionable and straight forward.

Resist.


JAM OF THE WEEK: "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" by The Dead Kennedys Only Every Syllable Richard Spencer Gets Decked In The Face

For the record, the punchee says shit like this:


Fascists don't deserve a platform because there is no debating, they know their ideas are ridiculous and extreme and saying "Well hey guys, it's just a difference of opinion" validates genocide and oppression as a legitimate opinion. Once you fall down the rabbit hole of saying white supremacy slogans for "top kek" and waving Pepe flags, you're beyond debate.

Also, it works:
nilvoid:
“assaulting Nazis, recording it, and making them watch their assault over and over again as praxis
”


ACTUAL JAM OF THE WEEK: "Victorious" by Wolfmother


OK, on to something more triumphant that you can have in your head while punching said Nazi: Wolfmother's "Victorious". It sounds a lot like their earlyier stuff, particularly "Woman", with that constant gallop, but Andrew Stockdale's vocals send it over the top with a huge arena rock chorus.

Plus, I love this music video. It probably cost like, $50 and whatever they had lying around, trhen shot it front of  a green screen, but I'm always a sucker for some cheap B-movie shit.

Then again, Knights Of Cydonia takes this and cranks everything about this song up to 11, but "Victorious" only came out last year, and it made for great BG music when it came on in the gym.

STATUS QUO STREAM: Aether Revolt Magic Duels


The new story mode for Aether Revolt was released on Magic Duels! Been out of the game for a while, now I'm back in, even though I have none of the new stuff. Don't even get me started on how behind on Hearthstone I am.



TO RECAP:
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Minority Business Development Agency.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Economic Development Administration.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the International Trade Administration.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Legal Services Corporation.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the DOJ.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Fossil Energy.
* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered all regulatory powers of all federal agencies frozen.
* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered the National Parks Service to stop using social media after RTing factual, side by side photos of the crowds for the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations.
* On January 20th, 2017, roughly 230 protestors were arrested in DC and face unprecedented felony riot charges. Among them were legal observers, journalists, and medics.
* On January 20th, 2017, a member of the International Workers of the World was shot in the stomach at an anti-fascist protest in Seattle. He remains in critical condition.
* On January 21st, 2017, DT brought a group of 40 cheerleaders to a meeting with the CIA to cheer for him during a speech that consisted almost entirely of framing himself as the victim of dishonest press.
* On January 21st, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a press conference largely to attack the press for accurately reporting the size of attendance at the inaugural festivities, saying that the inauguration had the largest audience of any in history, “period.”
* On January 22nd, 2017, White House advisor Kellyann Conway defended Spicer’s lies as “alternative facts” on national television news.
* On January 22nd, 2017, DT appeared to blow a kiss to director James Comey during a meeting with the FBI, and then opened his arms in a gesture of strange, paternal affection, before hugging him with a pat on the back.
* On January 23rd, 2017, DT reinstated the global gag order, which defunds international organizations that even mention abortion as a medical option.
* On January 23rd, 2017, Spicer said that the US will not tolerate China’s expansion onto islands in the South China Sea, essentially threatening war with China.
* On January 23rd, 2017, DT repeated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing him the popular vote.
* On January 23rd, 2017, it was announced that the man who shot the anti-fascist protester in Seattle was released without charges, despite turning himself in.
* On January 24th, 2017, Spicer reiterated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing DT the popular vote.
* On January 24th, 2017, DT tweeted a picture from his personal Twitter account of a photo he says depicts the crowd at his inauguration and will hang in the White House press room. The photo is curiously dated January 21st, 2017, the day AFTER the inauguration and the day of the Women’s March, the largest inauguration related protest in history.
* On January 24th, 2017, the EPA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to freeze all grants and contracts.
* On January 24th, 2017, the USDA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to stop publishing any papers or research. All communication with the press would also have to be authorized and vetted by the White House.
* On January 24th, 2017, HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal funding not only to abortion service providers, but to any insurance coverage, including Medicaid, that provides abortion coverage, went to the floor of the House for a vote.
* On January 24th, 2017, Director of the Department of Health and Human Service nominee Tom Price characterized federal guidelines on transgender equality as “absurd.”
* On January 24th, 2017, DT ordered the resumption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, while the North Dakota state congress considers a bill that would legalize hitting and killing protestors with cars if they are on roadways.
* On January 24th, 2017, it was discovered that police officers had used confiscated cell phones to search the emails and messages of the 230 demonstrators now facing felony riot charges for protesting on January 20th, including lawyers and journalists whose email accounts contain privileged information of clients and sources.
And today: the wall and a Muslim ban.