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Yannick_B
Oct 11, 2007


indigi posted:

Yeah, he seriously needs to quit that poo poo. Also he's not that good of a singer that I ever care to hear him sing.

He just has better pipes than you would expect him to--he treats it like he's always busting out a surprising joke whenever he pulls that off.

Ah Chris, you're a lovely, positive fellow but you make it hard sometimes.

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indigi
Jul 20, 2004



Pillbug

He always sounds like he's mocking singing, though, doing a stupid voice. If you're gonna do it just sing normally, stop doing an Eddie Vedder impression.

The Dark One
Aug 19, 2005

I'm your friend and I'm not going to just stand by and let you do this!


indigi posted:

and Chris kept trying to prove how smart he was, but overall it's pretty entertaining.

He repeated a few times how he didn't get the Twin Paradox, which came off as trying to prove how unsmart he was, if anything.

indigi
Jul 20, 2004



Pillbug

The Dark One posted:

He repeated a few times how he didn't get the Twin Paradox, which came off as trying to prove how unsmart he was, if anything.

Yeah I guess if you throw the rest of the episode out and focus on that one bit where he says he didn't understand something then he's trying to prove he's unsmart, you're right.

The Dark One
Aug 19, 2005

I'm your friend and I'm not going to just stand by and let you do this!


indigi posted:

Yeah I guess if you throw the rest of the episode out and focus on that one bit where he says he didn't understand something then he's trying to prove he's unsmart, you're right.

I'm sorry if you took a counter example as a personal attack.

Walrus Truck
Nov 6, 2010



So last week I discovered that The Nerdist Way is available on Audible.com. I'd waited four weeks for my credit to renew so I could get Catch-22, but I was way too excited about this to wait another month to get it. Totally worth one credit. Now I wish Chris Hardwick would go into the narrating business and read Don Quixote to me. One of the best parts of getting the audiobook was also getting to hear Hardwick's interpretation of his own "An Open Letter from Doc Brown to Marty McFly."

I'm glad I had the book on hand, though. A good portion of the book is devoted to talking about exercise/getting into shape, and ~40 pages of that involve illustrations on how to (properly) use various types of workout equipment. He does provide a decent description of each procedure, but sometimes it can be confusing without a picture to look at.

Zsinjeh
Jun 11, 2007

:shoboobs:


Yannick_B posted:

He just has better pipes than you would expect him to--he treats it like he's always busting out a surprising joke whenever he pulls that off.

Ah Chris, you're a lovely, positive fellow but you make it hard sometimes.
I should be the new Nerdist, because I actually got really spergy nerd-mad when he was doing it over Matt talking about his NASA experience in "Mattstronaut". It was his life dream coming true and you're ruining his story about it Chris

If that's not nerdy I don't know what is.

Maker Of Shoes
Sep 4, 2006

AWWWW YISSSSSSSSSS
DIS IS MAH JAM!!!!!!


Good God the wikipedia rant.

C. E. Croix
Sep 21, 2006



Maker Of Shoes posted:

Good God the wikipedia rant.

Yeah, that was kind of cringe inducing. Still a bit funny ,though, hearing about how his family reacted to some of the false info, like his step brother asking Chris if they had a sister no one ever told him about.

Phone
Jul 30, 2005

ああ!かれからのメールだ!


College Slice

re: wikipedia rant

Chris shoots himself in the foot Adam Carolla style by just loving going on too god drat long about something that sounds like he gets, but then proves he has no loving idea what he's talking about.

Beef Jerky Robot
Sep 20, 2009

"And the DICK?"


As an avid listener/defender of The Nerdist, I feel qualified to say this: What a lovely episode.

The Dark One
Aug 19, 2005

I'm your friend and I'm not going to just stand by and let you do this!


Every once in a while, he'd briefly touch on something that could be used as a valid criticism of Wikipedia, but then he'd go back to his earlier ramblings.

Thelonius Van Funk
Apr 7, 2007
Oh boy


If I know the internet, the next hostful is going to be about all the criticizing emails they got about Wikipedia

Ches Neckbeard
Dec 3, 2005



Thelonius Van Funk posted:

If I know the internet, the next hostful is going to be about all the criticizing emails they got about Wikipedia

Yeah skipping the next hostful sounds like a good idea, because Chris is going to be insufferable.

Maker Of Shoes
Sep 4, 2006

AWWWW YISSSSSSSSSS
DIS IS MAH JAM!!!!!!


Thelonius Van Funk posted:

If I know the internet, the next hostful is going to be about all the criticizing emails they got about Wikipedia

<quick mention of the awful wikipedia user base>
ORANGE loving MIKE

indigi
Jul 20, 2004



Pillbug

Chris doesn't seem to know much about much of the tech stuff he's into but he's good at faking it if he doesn't have to talk in-depth about something

NotWearingPants
Jan 3, 2006




Nap Ghost

indigi posted:

Chris doesn't seem to know much about much of the tech stuff he's into but he's good at faking it if he doesn't have to talk in-depth about something

Yeah, his "nerdism" has always been much more about liking Dr. Who and Firefly than about having any real technical knowledge.

Not that it bothers me at all. It is what it is. And I also like Dr. Who and Firefly. I'm also used to the idea that most people have a very limited understanding of the technology that surrounds their lives.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Which ep is this rant on?

Humbug Scoolbus
Apr 25, 2008

The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers, stern and wild ones, and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss.


Fun Shoe

The one that dropped yesterday. The Dave Attell episode before it is absolute gold though.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Humbug Scoolbus posted:

The one that dropped yesterday. The Dave Attell episode before it is absolute gold though.

Oh awesome, I've been excited about the Dave Atell one and hoped Chris wasn't shittig it up.

Humbug Scoolbus
Apr 25, 2008

The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers, stern and wild ones, and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss.


Fun Shoe

Attell talking about porn never gets old

BrooklynBruiser
Aug 20, 2006


Listening to this most recent episode, I really want to hear the Nerdist guys discover TVTropes.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


BklynBruzer posted:

Listening to this most recent episode, I really want to hear the Nerdist guys discover TVTropes.

I want to say they've discussed it a little on an episode without seemingly knowing what they were actually talking about (hey, that sounds familiar!).

Eduardo Vasquez
Oct 19, 2005

Even the funkiest brothers must buckle down and get a job. Who knew that tomatoes had such a rich market on Earth? Now, I drink wine worth more than your soul.

Best part about the wikipedia rant is Chris saying wikipedia is too big/used like an encyclopedia. And his encyclopedia he used as a kid didn't have references or sources, so why should wikipedia. What a dumb person.

The Attell episode was good, especially when he though Jonah was the host of the show and had no idea who Chris was. The show would be much funnier if it was just Jonah and Matt, instead of Chris not allowing them to ever talk.

The Quake
Nov 1, 2006



I listened to this podcast just because of Dave Attell and honestly didn't know there was a third guy on it until about halfway through when he actually first spoke.

indigi
Jul 20, 2004



Pillbug

Eduardo Vasquez posted:

The show would be much funnier if it was just Jonah and Matt, instead of Chris not allowing them to ever talk.

That would get super old super fast, their dynamic is already pretty annoying as it is. Basically the show should just be Jonah Ray talking about comedy and telling stories and he has a guest

Walrus Truck
Nov 6, 2010



In case any of you haven't seen this yet: https://sites.google.com/site/nerdistbirthday/home

Humbug Scoolbus
Apr 25, 2008

The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers, stern and wild ones, and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss.


Fun Shoe

Walrus Truck posted:

In case any of you haven't seen this yet: https://sites.google.com/site/nerdistbirthday/home

I'm...I'm really not sure how I should feel about that

indigi
Jul 20, 2004



Pillbug

It's super corny but nice, I'd never participate in a million years although I'm sure it'd be a great birthday surprise.

Walrus Truck
Nov 6, 2010



I think it's incredibly sweet. I would participate, but it's a bit late to send it now. Chris Hardwick may be annoying sometimes, but I'm eternally grateful for the time he's devoted to providing us with hours of free entertainment. This podcast made my commutes and visits to the gym so much more enjoyable.


Although maybe I should, so I can tell him we don't need to hear about Wikipedia for a fourth time.

Geekslinger
Jan 30, 2005



The Wikipedia thing was funny back when he mentioned about them listing him as having a half brother Peter that didn't really exist.

Like what was mentioned in the conversation, he just needs to have a episode list on the Nerdist website and not relying on Wikipedia users to keep one for him.

The Dark One
Aug 19, 2005

I'm your friend and I'm not going to just stand by and let you do this!


Geekslinger posted:

The Wikipedia thing was funny back when he mentioned about them listing him as having a half brother Peter that didn't really exist.

Like what was mentioned in the conversation, he just needs to have a episode list on the Nerdist website and not relying on Wikipedia users to keep one for him.

The problem, of course, is that people rely on Wikipedia so much just because it's at the top of the list for almost any google search. People who are super familiar might know where to find the rss feed that list all the nerdist podcasts, but a lot of people will hit up wikipedia, and if the episode list isn't there, it won't help them. Chris' problem is that he couldn't just add the information to wikipedia, he'd have to create a reputable source that could then be used as a basis for a similar list on wikipeida (assuming some self-appointed wiki bureaucrat doesn't delete it over notability issues).

He was having legit issues with wikipedia, he was just incredibly ignorant about why he was having them.

The Dark One fucked around with this message at Nov 22, 2011 around 21:04

UltimoDragonQuest
Oct 5, 2011



Ted is a great guy and incredibly patient to sit through Chris's angry ranting.

Bunk Rogers
Mar 14, 2002



Jenny Wade was awesome.

indigi
Jul 20, 2004



Pillbug

I think she's got one of the funniest twitter accounts there is and don't know her from anything else, and her stuffed-nose-sounding voice and even, deliberate tone rubbed me the wrong way for some weird reason. Wasn't what I imagined at all. She came off really passive and even disinterested at times, which I know she wasn't, but the way she interacted with the guys made it seem that way. She's almost annoyingly cute and sweet. Also she's incredibly beautiful. But I didn't get much of the awesomeness she usually communicates in 140 characters

The Dark One
Aug 19, 2005

I'm your friend and I'm not going to just stand by and let you do this!


Why did The Good Guys have to get cancelled?

Geekslinger
Jan 30, 2005



Michael Rooker is on the latest episode and it is golden.

Phone
Jul 30, 2005

ああ!かれからのメールだ!


College Slice

Unlike the previous episode!

Popelmon
Jan 24, 2010

wow
so spin


I really liked the JJ Abrams episode too. Lots of interesting stuff there.

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Ches Neckbeard
Dec 3, 2005



"Hey guys I'm making GBS threads clotted blood but I'm not going to the doctor it'll be fine" - Matt Mira

I think if Jonah weren't a giant rear end in a top hat Mira would kill himself out of stupidity.

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