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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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Who Watches the Watchmen, Well I do……

by on Mar.07, 2009, under Crew Logs

I went out today, with one objective, to see the watchmen and I did and it was brilllant!!! Hype asside I really did enjoy it. The characters were brought to life and thats all you can ask for in a comic book adaption. The first 10 minutes of the film just grab you by the balls and, well, it doesn’t let go for the next 2hrs and 30mins.
Smile!!

Smile!!

Now that I’ve completely blown my load in the first ten seconds, which is quite crap, I’ll continue on with the other events that happened today. I met up with a couple of friends that I hadn’t seen in years and as if by magic picked up exactly were we left off. Weird jokes bouncing of the walls of Wolsey’s, it was awesome. I haven’t laughted that hard in years, nerd jokes for the win. The sort of jokes that only fellow geeks can laugh at, we even ran with a 20min joke about life from the perpective of Dr. Manhatten, a person that experiences all of his existance at once. About ten other ppl in the world would have found it funny and the other seven were nowhere to be seen.

Thats not to say the jokes didn’t get a bit fucking crude too. A film called Watchmen, how could you not make a joke about dogging. Plus the film contains quite a bit of big blue penis, as someone that has complete control of matter can’t even seem to whip up some pants in the company of other men!!!

Of course it all came down to the major question… “was it as good as the graphic novel??”  And well the general consensus was it was.

Go and fucking see it.

5 Dr Manhatten penis’ out of 5

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