Steve and Jason are fed up with talking to people about their favorite hobbies. But PLEASE talk to them about their favorite hobbies. Like webcomics! There’s plenty of talk about those in this episode, including one hosted on the newly de-boobed Playboy website, as well as the first Twitter-sourced comic ever, a site that strives to explain every single XKCD strip, and a set of illustrations of your, yes YOUR favorite role-playing campaigns. All that, plus the saddest found item ever used for a belt.
MAAAAAAN, is it a good time to be a geek! Just ask Steve, preeminent geek around these parts and enjoyer of all things Blizzard. His excitement for Starcraft and Hearthstone expansions carries things through to the second segment, wherein webcomics are discussed. Toss a dart, you’re bound to hit a winner on the Nerd Board!
On this Halloween episode, you just have to ask yourself one question: pants or gun? Steve has a story that asked that very same question, and Jason has a story about a time when he was terrible to someone. Shock, I know. After the break (yep, it’s back), there’s plenty talk about wrastlin’ Kickstarters, spooky treats from well-tread creators, and trying to understand why RSS just doesn’t work for some folks. These boys are becoming men, but that’s about all they can handle this year. WEREWOLVES 2016
Also, because I promised Steve, here’s the link to the Corporate Skull comic he talked about.
LIVE! FOR THE FIRST TIME! Witness Steve’s reaction to the new trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens! Will they ever do this kind of thing again?!? Probably not. We will learn why Steve missed out on racist Transformers and why Gumby is on his list of most anticipated remakes that Hollywood could tackle next. Then it’s time to talk comics, and there are some wonderful things to talk about, including a listener submission. Come back after the outro if your name isn’t Ryan (if you are named Ryan, keep it in your pants).
If only you knew the power of the Dark Side! Oh yeah? How powerful are you when this Rebel scum is teabagging your dead body? Battlefront is on the brain, and the guys have opinions. Also, today is Back to the Future Day, so listen in for Steve’s reasoning why the second installment of this venerable trilogy could very well be a horror movie, and how Jason discovered his special purpose thanks to Lea Thompson. Also, the guys take a look at many webcomics, including one that swaps a human and a cat. Dump everything into the Mr. Fusion, we’ve got a train to catch!
Who would you approach at a party: hot, big-breasted girl or bear-wrestling, nearly-naked guy? Your choice will reveal much about your character. While you ponder that noodler, the guys are cleaning out their closets. That sounds much cleaner than what they liken it to. Webcomics involve relationships between the reader and the creator, and sometimes you just have to say “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” and break it off. Steve and Jason share their painful break-up stories in this installment.
Hurricanes are (were) coming, and no one can catch a baseball! We’re changing this show into Sports and Strips and no one can stop us! Don’t worry, once the impending doom and foul balls talk passes, the guys talk about a lot of webcomics and webcomics-related things. Will you be on Team inktober? Or are you House drawlloween? Either way, we all hashtag lose.
Making your own fun can be so rewarding! To that end, Jason has been creating and partaking of the levels of Super Mario Maker.
Hear his pro tips on finding the diamonds in the rough. Meanwhile, Steve has been watching the Rugby World Cup and he’s ready to answer the question: is it more like football or soccer? Once that’s settled, there are many webcomics to chat about, many of which are popping off in one way or another. Knuckle up and head into the fray!
(Image above from Joel Watson’s Hijinks Ensue; it got a lot of replay this week as it super-accurately predicted the recent Apple news. Way to observe that crystal ball, Joel!)
APPLE NEWS! APPLE NEWS! SEO! Wait, what? New Apple products are on the horizon and everyone is in a tizzy! Well, everyone but Steve. Blissfully unaware Steve. He is, however, crazy stoked for the arrival of our Poke-overlords to arrive next year on all of our connected smart devices! Meanwhile, Jason got the chance to take in a Super Art Fight and his report should be enough to make you want to join him for the next one. WHEEL OF DEATH! WHEEL OF DEATH! WHEEL OF DEATH!
Snake? Snake! SNAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!! No, we’re not running down years old viral videos, we’re talking about Metal Gear Solid. Ok, Jason is talking about Metal Gear Solid while Steve politely listens. Together, though, the guys discuss game remakes of classic titles, emoji that you can actually use, and why no Dominos worker is worth having sex with (ask Steve). That chicanery aside, webcomics! Monster Elementary, The July Storm, Molebashed, and Sleepless Domain. Stop staring at her breasts and get to listening, soldier!