64. Going Out For Tacos In Germany


January 11th, 2021

1 hr 7 mins 12 secs

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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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