Defenders of the Mirth

Archive for April, 2010

Well, Enter retrospect….

by on Apr.22, 2010, under Crew Logs

Right, one of the things I always promised that I would do on the site is to continue my blog, which was to be fair, was only available to people that knew me on social networking sites. Well I’m not going to do one of the usual crazy rant type blogs, this is more of a retrospective on what has become a pretty big part of my life.

The Defenders of the Mirth started, as most things do online, as a crazy conversation via msn. To the younger readers msn was what we old people used before facebook and text messaging. Johnny(Intertree) and I were having a general conversation about things we would like to do, I was talking about the blog I was writing and expressed a desire to move it to a place were more people could find it. The conversation eventually turned towards podcasting and how that seemed to be a great way of expressing our crazy ideas and relieve the general public of reading information and instead have it drip fed through their ears. Partially drunk on the power such an outlet would provide, the idea and the bare building blocks of the show were hammered out over the next 4 hours. It was a long conversation and I was very sleepy by the end of it.

After a short time a situation arose that led to Intertree and I living together. This convenience led to the first podcast. Now, anyone that has actually heard the podcast will know that it was lacking in mirth and there was quite a lot of nerves. We had never done this before and were afraid that we would sound like complete idiots. I was already used to the idea of being and idiot and actually having to look at myself (as some of you lucky people don’t) only compounds the fact but there were jitters non-the-less. In retrospect the death of other podcasters really wasn’t the best subject of our first cast but well, we had and an episode recorded. We listened to it and took solace in the fact that it wasn’t completely like the used tampon of the podcasting world we were imagining. Johnny(Intertree) also pointed out that if you go back and listen to any podcast from episode 1 and go through the episodes you will notice a steady improvement as the show finds it’s feet.

Looking back now I can state that there are some episodes I love and remember fondly. The first “Marks Moment” and episode 3 really contributed to the direction of the show and actually indicated that this show was going to contain some mirth. As the weeks went on other features and moments were included, the inclusion of opening skits(especially Ecto Sinclair and Mystic Mandy), our ongoing subplots involving the space station, the growth of our supporting cast and their contributions to the shows and a certain Mr. N Cognito all added depth and humour. Basically it was getting better.

I suppose what I’m trying to say is thank you. We have had success to a degree were I’m happy. I just wanted to get to get my friends all in one place and talk about the crazy stuff that made us laugh, get outrageously angry, stupidly excited and occasionally touched our heart. The fact that we may be listened to outside our immediate group of friends is a brillant bonus but not the reason I started this.

Goodbye Cunts!!!, AboveAveargeJay

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Episode 13 – The Wii Fit Pun Delusion

by on Apr.17, 2010, under Show

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Show notes:

Correction: It was Episode 9 in which James stated we could do shoutouts, and here they are!

L. Dhal’s The ‘Chili with Rice’ Project – http:/

Counter Culture Clown’s Funny in Shadows –

And now, the rest of the day’s news!

Wii Fit Injury Reportedly Results in Sexual Arousal Syndrome –


Richard Dawkins calls for arrest of Pope Benedict XVI –

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All-Play (Wii) –

The pope sort of does and doesn’t have his own plane, it turns out he uses a commercial airline plane that is commandeered for a single day each time he needs to use one. When it is under his control however, it is nicknamed ‘Shepherd One’ –

Lethal Weapon 2:


Richard Dawkins, ‘The God Delusion’ –

Mojoey’s Deep Thoughts Blog, The debate over celibacy –

The story of the ‘Antipopes’ –

Nation States –

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Suggest ideas for the show

by on Apr.13, 2010, under DOTM Ideas!

Hark, fellow Mirthlings!

Here’s a nifty way for you to add a little something to what we’re trying to do here.

Our official Subreddit is at and this gives us a place for topic ideas to be suggested for the show by any of our listeners. Topics suggested can then be voted up or down by members to give us a clearer indication on what you’d like us to cover. So if you’d like to have some say in what we decide to riff off for the show sign up and join our community 🙂

To get in on the action, you can sign up for a Reddit account here.

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