- James is working on Galapagos. https://triplefox.itch.io/galapagos
- Jay is on Twitter. https://twitter.com/jaytholen
- 1:38 References dating things and/or making them inaccessible. Examples: older Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes and that Winter Wonderland song where they say a snowman looks like Parson Brown. Who the heck is that??
- What color is Parson Brown? https://www.datalounge.com/thread/18081042-what-color-is-parson-brown-
- "What are your favorite culturally untranslatable phrases?" https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/efee7/what_are_your_favorite_culturally_untranslateable/
- 9:33 How four-year-olds perceive Lego(tm)
- 19:25 Watching behind-the-music documentaries and realizing all the meatheads I was judging from their appearance in music videos in the 90s are as huge music theory nerds as any of my friends.
- T-Pain without autotune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyzlUUqxXYs
- 25:06 Groke asks: "Cheap musical instruments are cool, aren't they? Penny whistles, harmonicas, ocarinas... any personal experiences with these?"
- The Thomas the Tank Engine theme played on Otamatone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugW_eU5jgIM
- The Tastee Bros. play the Olympic Fanfare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs5ioAc_oY8
- The Tastee Bros. 300 tips for playing a trumpet really high: http://www.gibble.org/high.htm
- "A dodecaphonic scream trumpet homage to Christmas the Tastee Bros and Mr Santa. X" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udvy8XYzH4U
- 32:35 Timberwolf/husky breeds and their incredible jaws.
- 38:49 Losing the ability to know when things are conventionally aesthetically pleasing.
- One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age. https://blog.geocities.institute/
- 53:04 This CPAP machine is really putting a damper on my dreams of growing a Santa beard one day.
- Your co-host not saying his last name so you're not sure whether he knows how to pronounce it.
- Sometimes working in the same room and sometimes getting coffee together.
- Living in Germany and not being able to not bring it up.
- Trying to enjoy topical comedy from decades ago.
- Trying to enjoy topical comedy from centuries ago and having to rely on footnotes.
- Jokes that are so dated nobody even perceives them as a joke.
- Liking a joke better before you get it.
- Translating a text that is full of French puns into English puns.
- A police officer yelling "sweater" at a lady driving down the road.
- Trying to find an authoritative answer but only finding answers.yahoo.com.
- Parsons being so ubiquitous that everyone must know a "Parson Brown."
- Your four year old niece asking you what a Lego is and it probably being a part of a wing from a Toy Story kit or something.
- A four year old wanting answers and older people having all the answers.
- A giraffe staying forever in a park because you surrounded the park with a fence and it's a happy giraffe.
- Playing with Legos with your uncle but not really wanting to build anything and just wanting your uncle to tell you a story about something that already exists.
- Trying to evoke a feeling by doing the thing that did it thirty years ago.
- Being inspired to try exciting new creative tools but as soon as you get in there it just immediately feels like work.
- Games that you need to read a textbook to be able to enjoy.
- Seeing something happen once and assuming it's going to happen that way every time.
- A baby throwing a cup on the ground over and over again to make sure it falls downwards every time.
- Most people having a much higher drive to be cool than you do.
- A nu-metal punk sitting at a piano and talking about jazz chords.
- Being surprised when people who look fashionable are also skilled.
- Having being in your early teens when Grunge hit and that affecting your fashion sense for your entire life.
- A photo of your nu-metal phase somehow not ending up in Hypnospace Outlaw.
- Finding dorky button up shirts some Silicon Valley folks would've worn in the late 90s and making that be just your fashion sense.
- Method acting but for video games.
- Billy Idol insisting that interviewers need to have read Neuromancer but not having read it himself.
- Not having time to read so insisting that interviewers read a book for you and tell you about it while they interview you.
- The note getting louder when you squeeze the face.
- Thinking an effect is a digital filter but it turns out to just be the mouth opening and closing.
- When you put your thumb over the Game Boy speaker and slowly peel it off.
- Just sticking the head of a plunger into your trumpet.
- Getting a reed instrument for Christmas and not being able to make it make anything that sounds like a note before your mouth gets tired of vibrating.
- Learning to hit those high notes because it's cool, not because it's particularly musically useful.
- Being obsessed with claves because of Brian Eno's "St. Elmo's Fire," but not being sure how to pronounce "claves."
- Finding a melodica in your wife's parents' basement.
- Most dogs just looking at your hand but this one bringing its entire jaw over your arm sideways.
- Noisebridge being an anarchist collective where anything can happen.
- Laughing when your kid does stuff you really ought to be discouraging.
- Accidentally teaching a small child to call people fat.
- Your kid calling a Wal*Mart customer "fat" and trying to pretend he meant "hat" because she's wearing a hat and the kid emphatically clarifying that no, he meant she's super fat.
- Writing in your first-grade journal that you don't like when your parents take you to "the dark place."
- Writing in your first-grade journal that "on 911 a fire happens" with an illustration of a burning building but you just meant the TV show "911" about emergency responders.
- The borrowed tribal iconography mixed with tech themes that Internet companies to show a new era of togetherness and communication.
- Finding beauty in a Geocities web page with random animated images everywhere and a tiled background.
- Immersing yourself in an aesthetic until you like it.
- Art getting way better when the image links start breaking.
- Your sense of aesthetics being your only guide for knowing how to make something.
- Slowly learning to trust your sense of aesthetics when people like your work.
- Not trusting your own sense of aesthetics and turning to philosophy to come up with interesting aesthetic rules to follow instead.
- Trying a new pixel art aesthetic that's even more rectangular than before.
- The threshold between mere aesthetic weirdness and people immediately dismissing a work as ugly.
- Deliberately choosing your system palette in the way that 8-bit microcomputers and early consoles did not.
- Considering yourself done after the first draft of an idea if the idea is difficult and complicated to implement, but iterating if it's simple.
- Having an aesthetic plan for growing old.
- Doing a cursory Google search before giving up on your dreams.
- Not trusting cheapcpapsupplies.com because they probably just want to sell you their CPAP supplies -- but at least it's cheap.
- Instagram figuring out that you have sleep apnea.
- The potions master brewing up a snoring solution as a punishment.
- Dressing up like disguised Santa and if a kid finds out you're santa, pulling open your trench coat to reveal the S emblazoned on your chest.
- Having a distinctive laugh for when you're firing your longbow extremely rapidly.
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