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64. Going Out For Tacos In Germany

64. Going Out For Tacos In Germany

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  • When you're more interested in following news about things than the things themselves: When will the rumored The Cure albums come out? No Man's Sky updates. What is Josh Sawyer working on?

  • Realizing that your funny friend as a child was just repeating lines from HBO comedy specials that you weren't allowed to watch.

  • The Terminator 2 soundtrack and the Fairlight CMI 3

  • Kevin asks "The diminishing returns technologically with each passing console generation. For instance, NES to SNES was a massive leap, whereas you can barely distinguish ps4 games from ps5 games."

  • Adventures in cooking: share tales of delicious things you have made recently


  • A game about the old internet.

  • Figuring out who DMed John.

  • Doing better at a game than all the people who don't know that the game exists.

  • Searching things a lot when you're on the toilet.

  • Being more interested in news about the cure for COVID than about the cure itself.

  • The three rumored The Cure albums that have been teased for the past four years.

  • Identifying as someone who cares about video games long after you no longer have time to play video games.

  • The cultural event of Blaseball.

  • Whether you are less interested in things as you get older or if you just have less time.

  • Not buying a Raspberry Pi because you definitely don't have time to play with it.

  • Sitting two feet away from a 50 inch television and trying to get RetroArch working.

  • Buying a NES and SNES Classic but never actually playing the games.

  • Whether Bonk's Adventure is good in 2020.

  • Kanye West naming an album Turbo Grafx 16.

  • Naming your The Beatles tribute band The Beatles.

  • Being exposed to Monty Python primarily by your friends who constantly quote lines out of context.

  • Finally watching Monty Python and realizing your funny friend has never made an original joke in his life.

  • Friends who communicate solely in movie one liners.

  • Making friends with a kid who always says lines from Duke Nukem 3D and learning to say them yourself even though you've never heard of Duke Nukem.

  • Whether anyone actually knew what Cornholio actually was.

  • The abject cultural domination of Beavis and Butthead.

  • Whether or not the listeners will want to know what a ROMpler is.

  • A $60,000 industrial-strength sampler/synthesizer in your garage.

  • Playing naturalistic orchestral samples at unnaturally low playback speeds.

  • A terrifying grindy klaxon sound.

  • An unstoppable liquid metal monster with a jaunty soundtrack.

  • Supercomputers producing digital audio in not real time.

  • The Mellotron.

  • The brass hit sample used in Owner of a Lonely Heart.

  • Whether Fairlight the warez group has any relation to Fairlight the synthesizer company.

  • Emulating the crustiness of the Fairlight CMI.

  • Where to find all the samples that came built-in to the Fairlight CMI.

  • Audible frowns.

  • Just throwing polygons at the rasterizer.

  • Being clever and squeezing every last drop of performance out of the new consoles and it still doesn't look that much better.

  • The visual quality of a console you grew up playing being acceptable forever.

  • Noticing the hottest new game graphics for fifteen minutes and after that you're just playing a video game again.

  • How we could be up to the NES 6 or the Wii U by now.

  • Playing Wii Sports and not noticing or caring that the Wii can play other games.

  • Completely ignoring F2P games until one of your relatives turns out to be susceptible to gambling addiction.

  • How Nintendo spent the Breath of the Wild budget.

  • Shielding your eyes when you see a map because you don't want to know too much about the world.

  • Which Breath of the Wild HUD modes include a compass.

  • Stuffed mushrooms.

  • The only recipe that your family makes literally every Thanksgiving.

  • Making a tray of stuffed mushrooms where the seasoning is different on every mushroom.

  • A Delicious Chore.

  • Eggs on toast with remoulade.

  • The default thing you put on a sandwich.

  • Espresso machine eggs.

  • The hypothetical standalone steamer arm.

  • Promising to not promote anyone's Kickstarter.

  • What Jim will do with a sharp knife if he gets one for Christmas.

  • Putting a salmon in the fridge until it desiccates.

  • Whether scales are a kind of skin.

  • Knowing you really ought to eat fish.

  • Putting cabbage in the oven until it's melted cabbage.

  • Two people who are the same height but one looks taller because their legs are longer.

  • Dog content on this podcast.

  • Allowing both pronunciations of Jay's name.

  • Katie content on this podcast.

  • A baby becoming a person after basically being a potato for a while.

  • John's one (1) tweet.

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64. Going Out For Tacos In Germany

64. Going Out For Tacos In Germany

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