47. Santa Barbarella
- Chris's album "The Lost Backups" is out now!
- Jimmy is on LinkedIn.
- 22 years later, I am able to answer Rimbo's question he asked me on the way to Wesside '98: "What is an Obispo"
- Why "Starflight" is the greatest PC game ever made
- Drums that you play standing up (and double-sided drums)
- Bulbous Cretin asks: "Tweeting the contents of Fred Flinstone’s frozen carcass before you dig in"
- 16 bits is not enough and destroyed music
- Plugging a 21 year old song that you still can't believe you wrote.
- Musicians deserving royalties.
- The secret fourth guest.
- The rolling golden hills driving down the 101.
- Knowing all the technical musical terms in Spanish but not knowing how to say "mop."
- What would happen to the Cookie Monster if Big Bird was blue.
- Whether or not the Topic Lords audience knows about the demo scene.
- Whether or not Unreal by Future Crew is the same thing as Unreal Engine by Tim Sweeney.
- Demo scenes and then demo parties.
- Visiting Montreal and hiding in a high school gym for three days rather than seeing the amazing city with its amazing architecture.
- Wanting to hold the Great American Demo Party.
- Whether or not you should cover the ice when you hold a huge party in an ice rink.
- Assembly 2010 mostly being a big LAN party with the demo scene folks tucked away in the corner.
- The sun going down at 11 PM.
- Boozembly 2010 taking place in the woods behind Assembly 2010.
- Plugging a PC keyboard into your Mac and all the keys work perfectly in Schism Tracker.
- Giving up on the Macintosh after decades because Mac hardware and MacOS are terrible now.
- A laptop that is so broken that it shuts down every computer on the wifi network you try to connect it to.
- Advertising the latest Macbook as having a physical escape key.
- Running Ubuntu as an app on Windows.
- The secret 16-color CGA mode if you plug in a composite monitor.
- Modern nostalgia for the terrible four-color CGA palettes.
- Storing an entire universe on a two-sided 360k floppy disk.
- Landing on a planet and finding The Ancients and finding enough fuel to get to three stars over.
- Stuffing The Ancients into your warp drive because there is no better fuel.
- A project where you don't have to worry about bugfixes because if something breaks, the user just runs it again.
- The thousands or millions of people out there who would give you money if they knew your product existed.
- The market for Frog Fractions-themed N95 masks.
- Making a live post to r/tipofmyjoystick asking for the identity of an educational space game during the podcast in hopes that someone replies before we finish recording.
- Misremembering which band's drummer plays a snare drum and a tranceaphone.
- A drum kit with tom toms so high that you have to jump up to reach them.
- Two wildly different drum heads using the same resonation chamber.
- Soundproofing a shed by adding 2500 pounds of sheet rock to the walls.
- Converting sound pressure waves into heat.
- Measuring the frequency response of these egg crates.
- Putting squares on the walls having no effect on the sound of your saxophone escaping the room and annoying the people on the other side of the wall.
- Walking right up to your wall and speaking and it sounding like you plugged your ears.
- Placing yourself in a space by listening to reflections.
- Spinning up the Periscope server on Fred Flintstone's frozen carcass so that you can Periscope yourself eating Fred Flintstone.
- Making Fred Flintstone's frozen carcass lip-sync to WAP.
- Who, exactly, needs to apologize for this topic.
- Discovering that humans don't have a gizzard and really wanting a gizzard.
- Whether or not a Twinkie is technically meat.
- Texas Twinkies.
- Wanting to eat 35,000 year old Mammoth meat but it turns into a smelly liquid when you thaw it.
- Thousand year eggs not looking a day older than 150.
- Which genres CD quality is and isn't good enough for.
- Frequency-based MP3 audio being decoded into PCM so it can be sent out of a speaker, and then back into a frequency-based format by your cochlea so it can reach your brain.
- The Magic Mushroom PC dot com.
- Running timecube.com at the DOS prompt.
- Classical music having way too much dynamic range.
- Riding the volume knob to not go deaf while listening to the William Tell Overture.
- Visible color banding during dark scenes in a movie.
- El Camino except it's Del like Del Taco.
- What LinkedIn is for.
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