Jesse rambles about WebTV and CueCats, and Josh forgets his sister’s birthday, but GJ comes from nowhere to save the show when he’s spontaneously summoned to regale us with stories of undertaking, including how to ignobly bury a horse while the owner isn’t watching.
We again manage to hold off shouting about video games until the end of the show; this time running far over the time we tried to allot for a super-deep, spoiler-filled, beer-fueled dive into a major game mechanic and narrative choice in Metal Gear Solid V.
Josh returns from distant North Albertsons for our basement reunion episode, and we settle gradually into our normal, ridiculous routine. Topics include XOXO 2015, whether the ears are a part of the face, salt lakes, the gentle difference between flippies and their verbal equivalents, haircuts, emotional labor, effing dogs, appropriate scale within the hellish Disneyverse, A Brief(er) History Of Time, Philip K Dick, and Metal Gear Solid.
Today we weigh the merits of ‘a Yelp for Drivers’ against ‘an Omnipresent Police State’, discuss the mighty Barbed Carpoon, and chat about Pico 8. With those topics settled, we really tuck in for a deep dive into Josh’s Ennuigi™, the underbelly of Reddit, and where the twain meet.
Jesse and Josh disagree: How good is pretty good? Was Rip Van Winkle metabolizing squirrel food, or was he in magic-stasis? But with these critical issues resolved, we allow ourselves to settle into a nice lengthy real-bro-time conversation about Josh’s new endeavor Out of the Blue, as well as the sometimes-prickly thicket of advertising.
After game 3 of the 27th Annual Tic Tac Toe World Championships, Josh and Jesse shoot crap about the Skype dynamic, washing machines, free cocaine, road stories, dreams, the various purposes of human communication, and Fallout Shelter. Jesse goes on far too long about the Metal Gear Solid series, and Josh delivers the most complete monologue about quarters you’ll hear this week. We fail to settle the issue of how to pronounce “Mefite”.
Surprise co-host Jessamyn joins Jesse to talk about birthdays, traveling, California, roller derby, audio editing, phone scams, tech support, meetups, weddings, Jessamyn’s most recent wedding ceremony (metatalk), Gilligan’s Island, your town being in a lake, elections, motivations, a NYTimes article and Jessamyn’s Medium post that came from it, and of course access to technology and the digital divide.
After the thrilling “Freezing Your Assets” episode of Roommates of Catan, join your Crapshoot hosts Josh and Jesse for a special, slightly-more-rapid-fire-than-usual episode that powers through such topics as: Locating Matt Haughey, iPhone upgrades, Hearthstone and collectible card games, Noam Chomsky, Working from home, Monkey Pop, Ludum Dare, India pale ales, resonator.network, Top-level domains, Tony the Pony, Writing for the page vs writing for performance, Inchoatery, Siri, Distance from a mirror, NASA, and Huntsville, Alabama.