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Episode 21 – Ben’s Back and Forth

by on Mar.19, 2013, under Show

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After the St. Patrick’s holiday celebrations have passed, what better way is there to recover than with an episode of DOTM?

Credits:

Opening quote taken from an ungiven speech by Philip K Dick titled ‘How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later

Thunder and lightning sound FX from TV and Movie sources Recorded by Grant Evans .
Released under Creative Commons License: Attribution 3.0.

Show notes:

Funny in Shadows (Bob’s old project) – http://funnyinshadows.wordpress.com/

First and only appearance of Erica 404 – http://www.defendersofthemirth.com/2010/04/10/episode-12-kickass-ipad-revisited/

Oxymoron definition – http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/oxymoron

Friend of the Mirth Bob Reinhard’s Low on Life Cast – http://lowonlife.com/

I can has cheezburger – http://icanhas.cheezburger.com/

World of Warcraft – http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/wow/

Mists of Pandaria – http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/mists/

Kung Fu Panda – http://www.imdb.co.uk/title/tt0441773/

Commander HQ – http://www.commander-hq.com/

Google Glass – http://www.google.com/glass/start/

Google+ – https://plus.google.com/?hl=en

Demonstration of Google Glass during Google I/O 2012 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP1gvGcXcLk

Google Now – http://www.google.co.uk/landing/now/

Kerbal Space Program – https://kerbalspaceprogram.com/

Orbiter Space Flight Simulator – http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/

Stockholm Syndrome – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome

Comparative photos:

Jim Bowen – http://www.nigelround.co.uk/entertainers/comedians/jim_bowen/
Pope Francis I – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2013/mar/13/pope-francis-life-in-pictures

Photo of Mir. Isn’t she beautiful? Ben’s rattletrap construction in KSP
 
Low-texture rendering in Orbiter Higher-texture rendering in Orbiter

Stoic – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoicism

Dark Star:

imdb – http://www.imdb.co.uk/title/tt0069945/
John Carpenter – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carpenter
Dan O’Bannon – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_O’Bannon

NEW Sim City – http://www.simcity.com/en_GB

DRM – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management

EA apologises over ‘dumb’ SimCity launch – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21741528

Walking on the Moon, The Police – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPwMdZOlPo8

Google Hangout – http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/

Cynicism – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynicism_(contemporary)

Lough Neigh – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lough_Neagh

Sinéad O’Connor:

wiki – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinéad_O’Connor
Blog – http://www.sineadoconnor.com/

Vogons – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogon
Dougas Adams – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams

The Beatles:

wiki – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles
Ticket to ‘Ride’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBFANonCPpk

The Big Lebowski:

imdb – http://www.imdb.co.uk/title/tt0118715/
The Dude Abides – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYsw0KVRjCM

Sinéad O’Connor Quits Twitter: ‘I Was Getting Too Much Abuse’ – http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/11/sinead-oconnor-quits-twitter-too-much-abuse/

Postive Re-enforcement – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinforcement#Positive_and_negative

Bigger photos, content based feeds: What’s new with Facebook’s timeline – http://www.firstpost.com/tech/bigger-photos-content-based-feeds-whats-new-with-facebooks-timeline-652643.html

As Steve Jobs once said (The quoting of Picasso) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

Apple Macintosh LC 475 – http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_lc/specs/mac_lc_475.html

SCSI – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCSI

Cassette Tape – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_Cassette

Floppy Disk – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk

The Stanley Parable (full playthrough & all endings) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gblvOhnv2k0&feature=youtu.be

Half Life 2 – http://orange.half-life2.com/

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Episode 20 – All hail the Dragon Pope!

by on Mar.10, 2013, under Show

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Show notes:

Definition of MacGuffin – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGuffin

Definition of Deus ex Machina – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_ex_machina

Kerbal Space Programme – https://kerbalspaceprogram.com/

Commander HQ:

YouTube channel – http://www.commander-hq.com

The Commander’s Kerbal Space Programme video, ‘Kerbal Space Program: One small step for… Fuck!’ – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSURVTZIlOg&list=UUFiwNjSzpfa0dbVT7qLNA6Q&index=4

The new, more calming, blue screen for Windows 8 – http://winsupersite.com/blog/supersite-blog-39/windows8/windows-8-bsod-light-tragedy-140584

Community:

imdb – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1439629/

The pope resigns. And then what? | The Guardian – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/28/pope-resigns-and-then-what

Playstation Vita – http://uk.playstation.com/psvita/

Mega Drive:

The console – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Genesis

Bonanza Brothers – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5O9gkbWdLk
Columns – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38xNJ6BzJf0
Golden Axe – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_kO1qOPPu8
Altered Beast – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RswiLl7_v6E

Did You Know Gaming? – http://didyouknowgaming.com/

The Quickening – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quickening_(Highlander)

The ‘NSFWshow Pope Remix’ is a fan made music video created through the use of clips of a discussion that took place on NSFW Show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZjDFHRv7Sw

The NSFW Show is available at http://twit.tv/show/nsfw

ytmnd – http://ytmnd.com/

Rather Good – http://www.rathergood.com/

Original Judge Dredd:

imdb – http://www.imdb.co.uk/title/tt0113492/

The long walk into the Cursed Earth, aka what a Judge does once retired – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_Walk_(Judge_Dredd)#Retirement

DragonHeart:

imdb – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116136/
Sean Connery – http://www.seanconnery.com/

The source of Ben’s brief etymology lesson – http://www.etymonline.com/

Follow the Dragon Pope @dragonpope

The Clandestine:

imdb – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2363286/
Offical site and series trailer – http://theclandestine.tv/play/trailer

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Episode 19.5 – New Shoes, special review

by on Mar.06, 2013, under Show

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In this special episode of DOTM we take a closer look at Paolo Nutini’s New Shoes and try to work out if they are purely literal.

Show notes:

Paolo Nutini –

Wiki of the artist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paolo_Nutini
Lyrics of the song New Shoes: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/paolonutini/newshoes.html
Video of the song New Shoes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmbUNF1Q4R8

Definition of The literal net – http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=literal%20’net

Sinéad O’Connor –

Wiki of the artist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinéad_O’Connor
Ben’s wedding song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0

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Episode 19 – Theatre of the Mind

by on Mar.01, 2013, under Show

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Show notes:

Kerbal Space Program (Warning: Very addictive!) – https://kerbalspaceprogram.com/

Bryan’s alternative reality Defenders poster – http://i.imgur.com/73ZPrXI.jpg

Blair Witch Project –

imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185937/

Bryan’s Skill / Deviant art Profile – http://www.kinakusai.deviantart.com/

The Sims –

Main page: http://thesims.com/en_GB/home
Video of The sims talking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVTyLhkJcKk

Episode 15 – Acoustic Edition…? – http://www.defendersofthemirth.com/2010/05/28/episode-15-acoustic-edition/

mcjellyd –

who made this cake? (Music video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NufaJgZGJc

It’s A Trap! – jelly d & mc ackbar (Music video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lOeLXVqxYg&list=UUScV4BWC4bnL6pYoO0KlFOA&index=1

mcjellyd’s twitter profile: https://twitter.com/jellyd

mcjellyd’s main YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/mcjellyd?feature=watch

Ben’s tweet to andrew bancroft (He received no reply): https://twitter.com/BenSmylie/status/305784517493399552

Community (Is awesome, so watch it, watch it now!) –

imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1439629/
Buy on iTunes: Sorry, couldn’t find it…

The new simpler, more complex, iTunes: http://www.apple.com/uk/itunes/whats-new/

Leo Laporte, President of the Internet, names his cabinet – http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/leo-laporte-president-of-the-internet-names-his-cabinet/1712

The pope resigns. And then what? – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/28/pope-resigns-and-then-what

Antipop Felix the Cat I’s twitter profile – https://twitter.com/TheRealAntiPope

Source of the War of the Worlds Stinger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ12HrOGNYw

Sonic Screwdriver – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_screwdriver

MacGuffin – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGuffin

MacGyver –

imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088559/

Higgs boson-like particle discovery claimed at LHC – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18702455

Nasa’s Curiosity rover successfully lands on Mars – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19144464

Tron Legacy –

imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001/
iso: http://tron.wikia.com/wiki/ISO

Original meaning of iso – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_image

As promised, link in the show notes to the full Curiosity video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2I8AoB1xgU

Remember, you can contact us at thosecunts@defendersofthemirth.com, like us on our Facebook page or follow us @mirthdefenders on twitter.

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