Would You Rather Wednesday (03-28-18)

Here is a new midweek segment featuring one panelist, one “Would You Rather…” question and one “Gold Ribbon Recommendation. This one has Nabbit choosing between low risk/low reward or high risk/high reward options…both in questionable working environments. And as for his Gold Ribbon recommendation … he offers parenting advice that even he can’t always follow.

 

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Show Notes (03-23-18)

Title:  Bad Innovation and Unwanted Features

Run Time: 21 min 22 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit and Oktober

 

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Topic: Bad Innovative Ideas

 

  • Right from the get go, Luke cites two examples of annoying innovation (in the intros no less)… Clippy and Writing on the Apple Newton. Oktober also brought up the a bunch of bad memories from the panel by mentioning Bonzi Buddy.

 

 

  • Luke talks about his cell phone (a Samsung S8+) and how it has a physical button on the left side of the phone. This button is fixed to one purpose… Samsung’s assistant software called Bixby. The software is not bad, but it does not deserve it own (unchangeable!) button.

 

  • Oktober talks about the agitation she feels wit most of the modern game systems. She wants to just load the game from the physical disk/chip/cartridge/etc….she doesn’t want to spend 20 minutes doing updates and loading new loot menus. Nabbit schools the panel on some of the idiosyncrasies of various platforms, but Oktober talks about how they make a lot of things unnecessarily complicated. Nabbit, somewhat inadvertently, proves Oktober’s point by explaining a gaming session he and Luke had earlier in the day.

 

 

  • Luke brings up the debacle that was Juicero. Nabbit was unfamiliar with this $400 device and found it difficult to believe. (Side Note: After recording this show Nabbit and Luke spent at least an hour going through several articles about this and Nabbit laughed heartily about the ridiculousness of this thing.)

 

Game: You Name It

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Notes (03-16-18)

Title: Test Taking: Learn By Example

Run Time: 17 min 43 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit and Oktober

 

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Topic: Test Taking

 

  • Nabbit and Oktober talk about the infamous Nursing exam known as the NCLEX. Oktober’s personal experience involved taking a class specifically to learn how to take the test itself. Nabbit’s wife had a book that could have potentially injured anyone nearby. They both talk about the high stakes nature of this test, you get several tries but at a certain point it’s game over…enjoy your student loans with no pay off.

 

 

  • Nabbit talks about how finals worked during his time at art school. You set up a presentation of all the work you’ve done during your time there and showed it to your friends and family…and people from the industry who would potentially hire you! It was like a science/ job fair. He found out after he graduated that people normally took an extra semester to put together their presentations…. Nabbit did not.

 

 

Game: Drink It Or Sink It Challenge:

Random Chance Version 2

 

This was another one of our truly random drinks. Luke had the panel roll a die and based on a chart of the random stuff from his home bar he put together a drink…in this case a shot. Everybody thought it was a fine recipe and thought the taste was quite enjoyable. Nabbit (like Toucan Sam) followed up his thoughts with how good the shot smelled. So far the random-ness has turned out pretty good.

 

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Would You Rather Wednesday (03-14-18)

Here is a new midweek segment featuring one panelist, one “Would You Rather…” question and one “Gold Ribbon Recommendation. This one has Nabbit deciding between and extreme television marathon designed to test his sanity or knowing the future, but with a twist. And as for his Gold Ribbon recommendation he wants folks to pick up a musical instrument to help get their creativity flowing.

 

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Show Notes (03/09/18)

Title: Hypnotism: Stage Shtick or Meditative Therapy

Run Time: 23 min 24 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit and Oktober

 

 

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Topic: All About Hypnotism

 

 

  • After fumbling through the intro (those outtakes are after the show) and side tracking into the word thaumatruge the panel gets down to business discussing Hypnotism. The panel brings up the popularity of using it for quitting smoking. The panel also discusses whether there is a licensing panel for this practice.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Nabbit discuss crazy things that might be said under hypnosis (including a wacky new logo for the show featuring a banana driving a corvette). The panel also comes up with the new modern equivalent of the swinging pocket watch technique… a cell phone on the charging cable swinging back and forth.

 

Game: Mis-casting

 

This is a game where we take a quick plot summary of a movie and choose actors who are unlikely and/or just bad choices for roles in those films. Let the hilarity ensue!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would You Rather Wednesday (03-07-18)

Here is a new midweek segment featuring one panelist, one “Would You Rather…” question and one “Gold Ribbon Recommendation. This one has Nabbit making domestic decisions while avoiding bears (#NotAllBears). And as for his recommendation he wants people to go out, support the economy and look into buying a new tv this year (He seems to think this years has some great deals).

 

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Show Notes (03/02/18)

Title: Gambling: Habits and Stories

Run Time: 16 min 41 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit and Oktober

 

 

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Topic: Gambling Games

 

 

 

 

  • Oktober tells the story of how Luke won here a lot of money on one trip and then lost double that on another. Which leads him to state his cardinal rule of gambling…”Double Your Money and Then Leave.” Nabbit, of course, asks about how that applies to the other direction.

 

  • Luke talks about one of his favorite life lessons/gambling stories. The case of Ronald Harris and his discovery of a glitch in the random number generator of the game Keno. By Luke’s opinion, the only way they figured out he was cheating was because he won the game.

 

 

Game: “Drink It” Or “Sink It” Challenge: Random Chance #1

 

This drink is truly random. Luke made a list of three categories (Base Alcohol, Secondary Alcohol and Mixer) each containing 6 items from his bar. He took a 6 sided die and rolled. Then had Nabbit and Oktober do the same… and this is the resulting cocktail. Everyone seemed to like it, Nabbit mainly for its visual appeal and Oktober for its sweetness. Featuring Southern Comfort, Licor 43 and pineapple juice. It ended up being pretty good (the recipe is the post before this one).

 

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