45. Remember To Pronounce The Apostrophe


August 31st, 2020

1 hr 3 mins 14 secs

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  • What the insulin pod had to say.
  • An extremely sexy insulin pod telegraphing its own death.
  • Mourning many insulin pods at a rapid clip.
  • President Garfield's proof of the Pythagorean theorem.
  • Making your first ZZT game.
  • Doing fetch quest after fetch quest until two AIs fall in love and a nuclear reactor explodes.
  • Attempts to archive the user-uploaded games before the Wario Ware DIY servers get shut down.
  • The only Meat Boy game to come out for the Wii.
  • A demon that can only exist on sand and is formed of the sand.
  • ShareCart, the save format shared between many different games so you can save in one game and load in another.
  • How much Dr. Sbaitso likes you and how much his henchmen like you.
  • Spending an afternoon trying out randomly generated Game Genie codes.
  • Flipping random bits to see what comes out there other end.
  • Generating a hash of a large file twice in a row and getting two different results.
  • Seeing an exciting glitch in Super Mario 64 and nobody being able to replicate it until someone tries flipping bits in RAM like a solar ray might.
  • The randomizer hack that combines Link to the Past and Super Metroid into a single game.
  • Thirty people all making different games and hoping something interesting comes from mashing them together.
  • Why the heck everyone is suddenly talking about cake.
  • The primary use for your understanding of the world being making and understanding comedy.
  • Your filters going to sleep first, so you make weirder connections when you're half-asleep.
  • How everyone would know all the world capitals if you had also been obsessed with them as a child.
  • Spending 10% of your brain on how to spell antidisestablishmentarianism and the rest on the lyrics to "We Didn't Start The Fire."
  • How to download Wikipedia so you can give your son Wikipedia before you give him internet access.
  • How Roblox is a much more popular game platform than any you've ever touched.
  • Not knowing how to make games that appeal to children, but knowing how to make games that remind 40 year olds of when they were children.
  • The incredibly accurate clone of Counterstrike that some rando made inside of Roblox.
  • Roblox users calling platforming levels "Obbies."
  • The window in your life where you don't talk to children.
  • Watching a four year old play Minecraft and they're just breaking and replacing the same block over and over to see if it happens the same way every time.
  • A Roblox level that is just a series of waterslides.
  • "I Wanna Maker," for making your own masocore platformers.
  • How PageRank is named after Larry Page and Debian is named after Deb and Ian.
  • How Price Club is named after Sol Price and Main St. in San Fransisco is named after Charles Main.
  • Jim trying to figure out when humans first called a street Main St. and giving up.
  • "Taco Bell" appropriating respectfully because it respects the romance language adjective-noun order.
  • Reading about aptronyms in Marilyn vos Savant's column.
  • Sending your octuplets to a carnival owned by Larry Kidkill.
  • The late NASCAR racer Dick Trickle.
  • Changing our names to Fuck and starting a band called The Fucks and that's it, that's the tweet.
  • Unemployment as a prerequisite for starting any hobby as an adult.
  • Film Noir figuring out how to tell adult stories after the Hayes Code was enacted.
  • The constraints of being set on a train leading to compelling storytelling.
  • The train movie as a slightly less constrained bottle episode.
  • Whether they allow trains on the Internet Movie Car Database.
  • Yelling at librarians until morale improved.
  • Libraries often offering ebooks and movie streaming.
  • Netflix streaming having a limited selection of movies but the disc mailing service having every DVD, but it takes two or three days to get it.
  • Filmmakers being huge nerds and that's why they keep making movies about making movies.
  • 1939 and 1957 in filmmaking.
  • The history of Barkley Shut Up And Jam Gaiden.
  • Destroying Manhattan by performing a Chaos Dunk.
  • Setting your cyberpunk universe after basketball has been outlawed.
  • The dangers of running a successful Kickstarter.
  • The game design conceit that there should be way too much of everything.
  • Bizarre unthinkable development processes that somehow in the end produce a shippable game.
  • A 397-page forum thread of people asking "Where is Barkley 2?"
  • The second concrete product of the Barkley 2 Kickstarter, after the CyberDwarf body pillow.
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