Show Notes (02/16/18)

Title:Your Life Coach Advisory Council

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit, Oktober and Major Monocle

 

 

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Topic: Life Coach Advisory Council: ASSEMBLE!

 

  • Oktober talks about how she feels that the musicians that she has grown to love do give her wisdom through their songs. Oktober’s Council…

 

  1. Freddie Mercury
  2. George Harrison
  3. Stevie Nicks

 

  • Nabbit decides that he needs some worldly-ness on his council…along with some other worldly-ness.

 

  1. Sir Patrick Stewart
  2. Captain Jean Luc Picard
  3. Rick Sanchez

 

  • Major Monocle needs more action in his life and goes all out with a trio of action heroes….all embodied by Kurt Russell.

 

  1. Jack Burton
  2. Snake Plissken
  3. Kurt Russell

 

Luke gets ready to reveal his list….but everybody wants to guess who’s on the list. Some of the guesses (that were all incorrect, but not without serious merit): Bruce Campbell (excellent), Neil Patrick Harris (magic), Lady Gaga (dramatic), Christopher Walken (full of advice), and That Guy Who’s In Everything (Real Name: Richard Kind)   The actual list is:

 

  1. Hugh Jackman
  2. Betty White
  3. Benjamin Franklin

 

 

Game:  “Good Advice/ Bad Advice”

We’ve taken selections of advice from the past and decide whether they hold up in our modern era.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would You Rather Wednesday (02-14-18)

Here is a new midweek segment featuring one panelist, one “Would You Rather…” question and one “Gold Ribbon Recommendation. This one has Major Monocle trying to decide between a month of birthday parties or romantic nights out…the answer might surprise you. And as for his recommendation he wants everyone to be able to stroke their luxurious, wonderful smelling beard like him by using the products from (FYI…if you didn’t see it in the download description: they are not a sponsor of this podcast…he just really likes their stuff) The Dollar Beard Club.

 

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Show Notes (02/09/18)

Title: The Dangers of Driving

Run Time: 15 min 23 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit, Oktober and Major Monocle

 

 

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Topic: The Dangers of Driving

 

 

  • After experiencing some bad video game driving Luke thought about how operating a motor vehicle in the real world is dangerous as well. Major Monocle wants to talk about the dangers he experiences all the time, because he rides a motorcycle.

 

  • Oktober has issues with people who drive huge (compensating for something maybe?) trucks that are tied to their fragile egos. Basic rule of the road…don’t be an a**hole!

 

  • Major Monocle talks about being hyper-aware on a motorcycle, especially of the “Cagers.” He’s observed several major things that cause huge traffic management problems…including not using your indicator.

 

  • Nabbit is on board with the “lack of indicator use.” He talks about how in most incidents a car hitting another car just results in damage to the vehicles. However when it comes to motorcyclists it could cause them to lose their lives. Except in the one accident that Major Monocle has been in, in which he personally left a dent in the car.

 

  • There is a universal agreement that you should not be using your phone in the car….for multiple reasons:
  1. Nabbit will miss the green light, while your sitting there checking your Twitter feed.
  2. Looking at your phone for a second can equal quite a distance (100 yards by some estimates)

 

  • Oktober tells the story about an accident she witnessed when she was a kid. It involves a truck, a curve and some….distracted driving (NSFW).

 

 

Game: “Gimme A Ride”

 

In this game the panelists have to write down two reasons that they need to get a ride and two reasons that they will refuse to give someone a ride. Someone will read a reason that they need a ride and then the another person will read the reason to not give that person a ride…. and hilarity will ensue.

 

 

 

 

 

Would You Rather Wednesday (02-07-18)

Here is a new midweek segment featuring one panelist, one “Would You Rather…” question and one “Gold Ribbon Recommendation. This one has Nabbit making things weird at work by talking about peoples shoes or dancing in the conference room. And as for his recommendation he wants everyone to tap into their creativity and do a thing…like program a video game in Unity.

 

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Show Notes (02/02/18)

Title: Side Characters You Want to Know More About

Run Time: 16 min 30 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit, Oktober and Major Monocle

 

 

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Topic: Side Characters You Want To Know More About

 

  • Oktober gets to go on and on about Misty Day from American Horror Story Season 3 (played by Lily Rabe). At the end of the season she ends up going to hell after resurrecting herself 2 other times. Oktober thinks that the story before she joins the coven has the makings of an interesting story.

 

 

 

  • Nabbit talks about a Bender spin-off from Futurama. The panel ultimately decides that that would really just be more episodes of Futurama.

 

  • Nabbit goes in depth about the questions he has about the life of Inspector Gadget. Is he a cyborg or an android? Is Penny his caregiver since none of the tech works? Is Brain his emotional support dog? And many other ethical questions…Also a person story about how the live action Inspector Gadget movie inconvenienced everyone’s lives.

 

 

Game: Drink It Or Sink It Challenge: “A Roll In The Hay”

 

After some initial resistance, because they didn’t know what was in it… the panel comes around to the idea that this is a good drink. Featuring Woodchuck Amber Cider and Wild Turkey’s American Honey everybody enjoyed the sour/ sweet flavors. Nabbit nagged on the presentation a bit while Luke explained that he was going for something casual (….not sure if he bought it.) Try it out and let us know what you think…the recipe is the post before this one.

 

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Recipe: A Roll In The Hay

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Ingredients:

 

  • 1 1/2 oz Wild Turkey American Honey

 

  • 1/2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

 

  • 1 Lemon Wedge

 

 

Directions:

 

  • Fill a plastic cup with ice and set aside.

 

  • In mixing tin with ice combine Wild Turkey American Honey, St Germain Elderflower liqueur and juice from a lemon wedge. Shake Well.

 

  • Strain the contents of the mixing tin into the plastic cup while also pouring in the Woodchuck Amber cider.

 

  • Garnish with a lemon wedge (if desired) and share with someone you love.

 

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Would You Rather Wednesday (01-31-18)

Here is a new midweek segment featuring one panelist, one “Would You Rather…” question and one “Gold Ribbon Recommendation. This one has Oktober being chosen as the Representative of Humanity when the Aliens arrive…we’re all in trouble…..and as for her recommendation she wants everyone to visit (if not actually participate) in Drinking With Chickens.

 

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Show Notes 01/26/18

Title: Nerd Fight: Console Vs. PC Gaming

Run Time: 28 min 53 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit, Oktober and Major Monocle

 

 

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Topic: Console Vs. PC Gaming

 

 

  • There’s a quick discussion about the interface options available to PC (keyboard and mouse) versus being stuck with a controller. Major Monocle points out that with a keyboard setup you can make macro’s and mods that can make complicated actions quite simple.

 

  • Major Monocle talks about the fact that consoles tend to be better bang for your buck. Oktober says that she likes the simplicity of operation that is a console system. Turn on the power and away you go. Oktober also points out that there are other types of games (platformers, puzzle games, etc) that are served better by being on a console. She cites the sales of the Nintendo switch as an example that she is not alone.

 

  • There’s a brief discussion about the mechanical and electrical failure of both types of gaming systems (along with some past examples). Luke goes on to point out that PC and consoles are starting to come closer together. Examples that were cited: After purchasing a game you first have to spend time patching/updating it…and Downloadable Content (DLC’s).

 

  • Nabbit takes the brave position of not taking a position. He says that both sides have both pros and cons, but neither completely cancels out the other. One point he makes though is about how if you are playing on a console, you are on equal footing with the others you are playing with.

 

 

 

 

 

Game: “Drink It” Or “Sink It” Challenge: Tropical Dawn

 

Luke came up with this as a riff on the Tequila Sunrise. Major Monocle’s beverage got shorted on something when Luke was pouring so we’ll ignore his comments. Oktober liked the citrus and tropical fruit notes. Nabbit thought it was a little to citrus-y, but certainly thought he would be able to order a few of these throughout an evening. It does use flavored rums to “tiki” it up and distinguish it from just being alcohol, Orange Juice and grenadine. Take a look at the recipe (the post before this one) and let us know what you think.

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Would You Rather Wednesday (01-24-18)

Here is a new midweek segment featuring one panelist, one “Would You Rather…” question and one “Gold Ribbon Recommendation. This one has Nabbit wondering  where his life took a wrong turn when deciding on what to take home from a dumpster diving session….and as for his recommendation he is proposing a return to a simpler time…a time of sitting down on your couch and having a good time playing video games.

 

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