Episode 257 : Fetus Bubbles

This might be our worst episode ever. Tony has no voice, AND proceeds to shout the ENTIRE PLOT of a movie at you all. While sick. Plus some Jane Austin. Enjoy!


Board games — any reccommendations that work well with only 2 players?                        –Anonymous

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4 Responses to Episode 257 : Fetus Bubbles

  1. jas says:

    I’m certainly not going to look a gift podcast in the mouth when it sounds like this gift podcast. eeeeeewwwwwww

  2. jas says:

    Board games:

    2 person:

    Innovation–civilization building game
    Khet–a variation on Chess where you have a piece that stays in one place and has a laser pointer on it, and the pieces you move have angled mirrors and you are attempting to hit the other person’s “king” with light.

    Not a two person game but I really enjoyed playing Risk Legacy with a group of friends. It’s a commitment though ’cause you play multiple times with each round changing things about the way you will play the next time and in an unpredictable way. For example, you play as a faction with particular abilities and weaknesses–you can change faction from game to game, but new factions will become available depending on how a previous game went. Also choices made in one game can make movement on the board change for the next game or make certain parts of the board unavailable or give an area special beneifts.

  3. jas says:

    You know, I’m pretty sure that nothing is really left out of the P&P adaptations. They have to cut some dialogue but they stay pretty close to the structure of the novel. Maybe that’s one reason it’s been adapted for film and tv so many times?

  4. Mark says:

    Hangman’s Alley Artillery: That’s badass!

    Tony’s voice: Wow, either my new headphones are even better than I thought they were or one of Tony’s cats was much louder than Tony when this episode was recorded.

    Gamicon: Wow, I didn’t know they had their own programming track at Gamicon. That’s cool. I wish I’d been able to make it down to it this year.

    Pride, Prejudice, & Zombies: First, Alan Rickman wasn’t in a film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. He was in Sense and Sensibility, which is based on a completely different book by Jane Austin. I’ve not seen the Keira Knightley version, but my English major friends who love Ms. Austin’s work tell me that the 1995 mini-series version staring Colin Firth & Jennifer Ehle is the best adaption of Pride & Prejudice. Of course, these are the same people who can’t stand to read Pride, Prejudice, & Zombies, while I found that book to be gruesome fun. YMMV.

    The Martian: I had a lot of fun with this movie, but I also loved the book and might have been biased in the movie’s favor. Part of it, besides once again needing to rescue Matt Damon, was the movie showed a different side to astronauts. All the classic, “based-on-a-true-story” astronaut movies always show them as practically being gods. While Matt Damon, as Mark Watney, comes across more as that guy who lives down the block from you and who can be relied upon to do anything from watching your cat while you’re out of town to helping you replumb your bathroom after the pipes fail. He’s still an awesome guy, just a lot more approachable. Side note: after reading what Chris Hatfield went through to become an astronaut (in An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth); I wouldn’t argue against astronauts being some of the most impressive humans to ever grace our planet but it’s still nice to see they’re also still human.

    The Last Witchhunter: I meant to see that but never noticed it hit our local theaters, now I’m currently waiting for it to hit Netflix streaming.

    Fetus Bubbles vs. Bubbles Full of Fetuses: “Fetus Bubbles” rolls off the tongue easier.

    Sound quality: Meh, while Tony didn’t have a voice at least this episode he didn’t randomly & unexpectedly go quiet on us.

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