Episode 384
Wed, Aug, 27 2014
John almost dies, Michelle recovers from the bee bites, Orcs Must Die Again, Godus, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, The Golf Club, Road Not Taken, Proteus, Fighting
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August 28, 2014, 02:43:31 AM
John, Matt, remind me to mention this on the show if I forget.
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August 27, 2014, 10:02:42 PM's a survey and I suppose we will see how it goes. I will also explain the choices a b...
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August 27, 2014, 08:34:18 PM
Thanks bulligan for the show notes!!!!VGO  8/26/14  Notes  #384The all California Outsiders are BACK!introJohn- Dying dog, passi...
Re: Prank Calls
August 26, 2014, 09:33:15 AM
Anybody remember when John called some chick in Shenzhen and ordered a trailer of PS3 controllers?  That shit was hilarious.

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[Today at 03:59:44 AM] Tedakin: scratch that. try this link instead....

[Today at 03:19:58 AM] Tedakin: so there's that...

[August 31, 2014, 08:17:49 PM] Tedakin: every time i hear a horror movie is supposed to be great it always kinda blows. The Conjuring, You're Next..... Occulus is supposed to be good. haven't seen that one.

[August 31, 2014, 06:02:04 PM] Tedakin: the best ones are 70s and 80s

[August 31, 2014, 05:19:59 PM] CoastalMichelle: i havent seen a good horror in ages

[August 31, 2014, 04:34:46 AM] Tedakin: added the house

[August 31, 2014, 03:53:29 AM] Sworen: actually now that I think on it some of the best horror movies lately have also bee comedy related

[August 31, 2014, 03:47:02 AM] Sworen: aparently she was in 28 weeks later.  I wouldn't be able to recall, that movie got ruined for me at the beginning, cause all i could think of from the start was how much the kids were a bunch of fucktards

[August 31, 2014, 03:41:32 AM] Sworen: cabin in the woods I suppose too, but that was more horror comedy

[August 31, 2014, 03:40:03 AM] Tedakin: i just wanted to draw rose byrne because she's adorable

[August 31, 2014, 03:39:32 AM] Sworen: for some reason trick r' treat comes to mind, not sure what it is about that one, but I really liked it.

[August 31, 2014, 03:37:59 AM] Sworen: got me think of what other really good modern horror movies there are, sadly not too many

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31  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: I wish on: May 27, 2014, 08:27:35 PM
ha! Thanks Smiley
32  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO 373 on: May 18, 2014, 07:14:26 AM
I'm sorry, I think I wasn't clear about what I was trying to convey.

I didn't mean that I or anyone else was or should or even might be offended by Michelle's comment.  It was obviously not meant with any sort of ill will whatsoever and if someone did get offended by it...jeez, it was a freaking porn segment so...relax.

Perhaps, an example would help.  Remember that scene in There's Something About Mary where the bad guy is lying to Mary about working with mentally handicapped children and he keeps calling them retards?  It's pretty funny, right?  But why is it funny?  It's funny because the guy is so uninformed that he thinks the appropriate way to refer to people that are actually mentally retarded is retards.

When my friends do something stupid, I call them retards.  When one of my male friends dresses up just a bit too stylishly, I call him gay or (if I'm feeling especially saucy) perhaps even a f**.  I have a really short female friend that I occasionally playfully call a midget.  But, she's not really a little person; she's just kind of short.

I do not call gay men f**s or people with Down Syndrome retards or black people n*****s.  I don't do that not because it's not politically correct but because I'm empathetic and don't want to hurt people.

Unless I'm mistaken, Michelle wasn't talking about porn with people that are shorter than average but porn with actual little people.  She used the term midget not in a playful way to tease someone but as if it was the correct term to use to refer to little people.

I also used to think that it was the appropriate term to use for little people.  I didn't know the word's history nor was I aware of the fact that some in the little people community consider it to a be a hate term on par with words such as f****t and n****r.  I was ignorant of this until I read that article.

I think these words are totally fine when used for playful teasing among friends or by comedians for humor.  If anything, humor disarms the dehumanizing nature of such words.  I just think that most people don't know that midget is considered to be a dehumanizing word for little people in the same category as the more well known ones.  I certainly didn't.

My comment wasn't about political correctness, humor, or little people but rather about ignorance.

Please stop. The show is about fun at all times. Nobody meant any harm with what was said. It's a podcast with a sense of humour and does not attack anyone. Everything is in the spirit of fun and laughs.

This guys gets it. Smiley
33  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO 373 on: May 15, 2014, 02:37:22 PM
It seems almost ANYTHING is offensive these days to a group of people... I hold no ill spirits for any section of people (who don't harm others), born into something by choice... or not. However, I'm not gonna stop saying midget... or retarded... or anything else. IMO we've become too politically correct as a society and can't laugh at anything anymore.

This is a good read:
"Political correctness restricts and restrains humor," Brooks reportedly tells Smiley. "Humor has to be very crazy and very free and very liberated. And dangerous!"

How you use a word, the context of it, I think is very important... at least to ME and those I choose to surround myself with. If someone has a sign, and is picketing in front of a "little people" fundraiser, yelling "KILL ALL MIDGETS THEY CREEP ME OUT".. that's one thing. But uttering the term "midget porn" and giggling at it, if that offends someone, it's not my problem. It's theirs. Smiley If anything it offends my senses the human race has become that sensitive!

I'm still getting hate Tweets about "Indian Babies". Smiley
34  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO 373 on: May 15, 2014, 11:06:49 AM
a certain (perhaps small) segment of the population.

I see what you did there.
35  Games, Games, Games / Game Date / Re: Mario Golf The VGOpen on: May 13, 2014, 10:17:51 AM
Oh, really!?! I might have to get this game. Is it TRULY great?
36  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: Hearthstone VGO Tourney on: April 30, 2014, 07:38:32 PM
I'll put together some prizes. I'm getting better at sending them out. I sent out three last week for Arcade Outsiders. Smiley
37  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO 371 on: April 30, 2014, 07:06:10 PM
Show is here

38  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / VGO #370 hates Titanfall on: April 23, 2014, 07:56:28 PM

Rusty's Real Deal Baseball 3DS, Elder Scrolls, Hearthstone on the iPad, Dark Souls, Twitter Questions, Voice Mails and more!
39  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO #369 has an identity issue on: April 19, 2014, 08:00:15 AM
Yeah, it was sort of a VGO / AO mash-up. NO WORRIES.
40  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / VGO #369 has an identity issue on: April 16, 2014, 09:31:30 PM

VGO and Arcade Outsiders mash-up episode! LOADS of fun! In this episode we hang out with Owen Rubin who worked for Atari and designed Major Havoc and Space Duel. That’s right, an EPIC Owen Rubin interview!
41  Games, Games, Games / Computer and Web Games / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 05, 2014, 08:48:35 PM
**April 4th** -- At they have a 20% off voucher. I just found this and it works! Don't know for how long though.
It is for both editions.. get the Digital Imperial Edition for $64 or the Standard Edition at $48. Use voucher code: 8KM88H-PPN6L5-SJ9GRU

Now, I just have to wait for the 20-30gb download to finish up ;p

FUCK!! I wish I would have seen this! I just paid full price. UGH
42  Games, Games, Games / Computer and Web Games / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 04, 2014, 09:41:53 PM
I should be playing this weekend. I got lots to accomplish this weekend, the weather should be nice, but I'm gonna try! Cheesy
43  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: VGO 366 on: March 26, 2014, 08:20:42 PM
The show is UP! Thanks, Tim!!!
44  Video Game Outsiders Discussion / General VGO Discussion / Re: John and I play Hearthstone... on: March 10, 2014, 03:12:45 PM
Yep... this about sums up priest battles.

What am I looking at?!
45  Games, Games, Games / Warcraft Outsiders / Re: John, is that gnome you? on: March 10, 2014, 12:05:52 PM
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LOL! No, but it will be!! RAIDS HERE I COME!
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