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Episode 31 — Cyborgs


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#21 BillCarterSeekingStars

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:19 AM

I love the concept of Stephen Hawking providing tours of his own house.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:28 AM

I really wanted to know how Hawking was masturbating. Was it some sort of robotically articulated fleshlight? A masturbation valet? Or just sheer force of will? I found the answer to my question after a quick perusal of the literature pertaining to the subject.http://wiki.answers....king_masturbate

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:51 AM

I think the Commentors Corner was great!

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:52 AM

I loved how it seemed in the last sketch the opening line was intended to be a bad hairstylist (like in the previous convo) and then he was suddenly a cab driver and everything went nuts.

I love this show, I love getting these little improv insights, just so much love.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:37 PM

Well, there certainly could be something to God's Laws just being weird and arbitrary. Harris's explanation of pork taboos doesn't really explain all the other weird food taboos in the Old Testament. The only explanation I've heard had something to do with animals looking like monsters or something (shellfish), or animals that have cloven hooves but don't chew cud or vice versa... Which is kind of arbitrary and doesn't make sense, but humans are often arbitrary and don't make sense, so I could buy it.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:19 PM

perhaps the next commenters corner can answer the question

"what's the next big thing in cola?"

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:56 PM

yo, not to start some shit or anything but Captain Pike was not just a head on top of a box. he was exposed to a made-up type of radiation which scarred his skin and left his body paralyzed, but his body was actually intact inside that box, which was basically a just a futuristic wheelchair. this is actually explained in the episode (the two-parter that matt and neclord were talking about) by the doctor who is taking care of Pike.

whether or not that makes him a cyborg I guess is debatable, I don't really have a dog in that fight.

I loved this week's episode, especially the Stephen Hawking segment. I wondered if maybe when Matt started the next segment by addressing John as "professor" if he might not have been trying to continue the same bit but I guess that's unlikely.

also, I was really excited to see John Gemberling in this week's episode, as he starred in my favorite adult swim live action show, "fat guy stuck in internet"

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:39 PM

View PostNeclord, on 14 June 2012 - 12:03 PM, said:

I want to recommend anyone to take Matt up on the offer if he invites you on. It is really a lot of fun, and the coals aren't that hot.


Neclord, you were a really great sport and as a result this was definitely one of my favorite episodes.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:27 PM

View PostMatt Besser, on 15 June 2012 - 07:39 PM, said:


Neclord, you were a really great sport and as a result this was definitely one of my favorite episodes.


I'm really glad, I can't imagine a greater pleasure for a fan.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:23 AM

I've shared this episode with more people than usual, because I found the breakdown by Matt about the idea of 'the faceless forum' interesting. The idea that he had someone come in and defend their ideas is something I would like to see well beyond just this message board. Wouldn't it be great if other areas of the internet had this?

#31 Ben K

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 09:06 AM

Maybe I'm completely forgetting something, but did Matt forget to talk about the moops again? Are we being prank'd?

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:51 AM

I did speak about mopes in the Eric the Paid Intern street interview segment which was cut from the show for a special Eric the Paid Intern show coming in near future.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:59 PM

I thought of GTA Vice City as soon as Matt asked what video game Adam would want to live in. I just want to be one of the radio DJs. (Less chance of getting run over)

I'm into the Pike-as-Cyborg idea. I always thought he was in some space version of the iron lung. Cyborg is more exciting.
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#34 sarah

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:39 PM

I want to hear more about the Philly shitheads. I live in Philly.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:09 AM

Very funny episode. Loved how they kept bringing the cyborg thing back

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:57 PM

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:20 AM

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:27 PM

As someone who has actually met Stephen Hawking, the situation of his life is actually really depressing.

I remember seeing him around the place I was working and he had to have his assistant wipe the drool off his face. It was really depressing. Plus it takes him hours to respond to questions since he has to go through this meticulous process of selecting each letter and what not. My supervisor at the time asked him a question and it took him a good three hours to get a two sentence response.

Also a second for the immediate "why can't Jews cook?". Good start.

By the way, back in the day Stephen Hawking was a motherfucking ladies man. He got a lot of pussy.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:35 PM

View PostNeclord, on 14 June 2012 - 12:03 PM, said:

I want to recommend anyone to take Matt up on the offer if he invites you on. It is really a lot of fun, and the coals aren't that hot.

You were a great sport, man. So glad you agreed to do it! You helped spawn some classic i4h scenes!

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:37 PM

View PostMatt Besser, on 16 June 2012 - 11:51 AM, said:

I did speak about mopes in the Eric the Paid Intern street interview segment which was cut from the show for a special Eric the Paid Intern show coming in near future.

Eric the Paid Intern show! Matt. If this is a joke, it's not funny. Great ideas like this deserve to come to fruition.