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MartJ last won the day on February 6 2013

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  1. I know you guys love references so just for reference this episode so far has 2420 listens and the latest CBB episode has 109000 so I don't think the rap thing worked. Back to the drawing board, huh guys. Love the show!
  2. Wow fantastic insight guys! After listening to this I'm thinking a better name for Hollywood would be Hollyweird if you know what I mean. So random. Love it!
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    Episode 21 — Oy Vey

    Loved King of the Nerds. Definitely agree with Sean Hayes(it is just one guy called Sean Hayes, right) that the strongest part of the show was it's characters. I'm slightly worried if they can find another Virgil or a Danielle for the next season. I mean they can probably find a Danielle but Virgil and Genevieve seem like quite a rare type of a person. The challenges they played were okay to good mostly. Definitely a lot of room for improvement. Virgil wanted some thoughts on how to make the show better so here are mine: The way the teams were drawn was mathematically uneven. With them going turn by turn, out of each picked pair, the first team always gets the perceived stronger competitor. A better way to do it is that the first captain picks one player, then the second picks two, then the first picks two and each picks two until the last player goes to the second team. Another way to do it, and the nerdier fantasy sports leagues use it, is to do an auction. That way each captain can set their own valuation to players and there are more different strategies to use. I'm not sure how well a human auction would come off on TV but there's probably a nerdy way to dress it up. Captains shouldn't be drawn randomly. I mean why would they? Let the players do a secret vote after the first meet and greet. The thing where the last unpicked player could pick a winner and join the other team forcing two members of their team to the nerd off shouldn't necessarily be removed from the game just because for the season 2 the players would know it. It would add another layer of strategy to the game. I thought generally the creative games were very well done but Virgil was right about the judging. The judges should have been given strict categories to rate numerically. Say in the song competition each of them gives a 1 to 5 or 10 score for the lyrics, choreography and vocals. Or maybe an expert judge from each field just judges their own field. So the judges for that competition would have been that nerd rapper guy, half of Garfunkel and Oates and a dance person. Most of the quiz-type challenges were just too short. 5 questions or whatever is too small of a sample size for trivia. There is surely a way to give them more questions without taking too much time and being boring for the viewers. The hand-eye coordination challenges like the remote controlled car soccer and the flying thing were good and well done. Except that one thing where they rolled some balls down a hill to hit garden gnomes or something. That was silly and if I remember correctly that whole challenge(i think it was tied to a trivia challenge) had a whacked out scoring system. Indoor plumbing could be a good addition to the show. Though maybe I shouldn't hold the show to 19th century standards. For the chess challenge, maybe you should have graphical board on the screen to show the viewers the actual game. Having the first season cast to do some consulting will probably help the show massively. Some good brains in there. The debate was great and there are a million 'nerdy' topics to choose from for the next season. Like I said above the judging should be better structured. Say they'd be judged on performance and argument strength. So Celeste would have gotten a high score on the arguments and a low score on the performance and not necessarily lost the challenge for her team. Also, Kevin Smith was awful. The dropping the ball on glass one was great. The segway labyrinth seemed to be mostly based on luck. Maybe each competitor could have been given a map of the labyrinth just before the competition to study a minute(or whatever the right time would be for them to nearly figure it out.) Ending it all on a vote is just horrible. At least, again, give some specific things to vote on. The winner just laid low the whole season and at the end said she's less shy now. I'd get it if she grew into a world-class orator. But Celeste is no Hitler. Some ideas for new games: Stand up comedy! The teams would write, say, 5 minutes of material and one of them would perform it. They'd be judged on performance, humour and nerdiness. Get Chris Hardwick and two other LA based nerd orientated comics to judge. Putting a PC together! Give each team a pile of hardware and whoever, say, goes online to a specific website first wins. There could be bunch of useless hardware like a sound card and whatever there to add an element of recognising what's needed and what's not. And they could be given a bunch of CDs of different operating systems so they'd have to know/guess which one takes the least time to install. A google race! Sit each player behind a computer and ask them a question they have to google an answer to. Harder stuff that's just on wikipedia. This one is good because the viewer at home can play along. That's all I got for now. That's actually depressingly long for something no one will read.
  4. I mean the answer is obviously yes.
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    Episode 114 — Surfing Rainbows

    I love what's happened to Steve-O.
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    Episode 14 — I Love Pizza

    Frank is great.
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    Episode 110 — Single Guy Vibe

    That was funny when Adam joked about having joked about Chris Brown. Heh.
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    Episode 192 — GoodFelines

    I know you guys joke around a lot on this show but please keep playing the 'Going to the Break' song in future episodes.
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    Episode 4 — Superfast 4G

    Couldn't the reason why Joanne is homeless be that she broke up with some guy on the phone a few episodes ago to be with Zach?
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    Episode 102 — Silly Dance Party

    So was that story about Todd harassing the audience real or a bit? I had to turn it off after that. So vicious.
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    Episode 18 — Pixarfied

    Eric Clapton, specifically, IS a racist. "I used to be into dope, now I’m into racism. It’s much heavier, man. Fucking wogs, man. Fucking Saudis taking over London. Bastard wogs. Britain is becoming overcrowded and Enoch will stop it and send them all back. The black wogs and coons and Arabs and fucking Jamaicans and fucking [indecipherable] don’t belong here, we don’t want them here. This is England, this is a white country, we don’t want any black wogs and coons living here. We need to make clear to them they are not welcome. England is for white people, man. We are a white country. I don’t want fucking wogs living next to me with their standards. This is Great Britain, a white country, what is happening to us, for fuck's sake? We need to vote for Enoch Powell, he’s a great man, speaking truth. Vote for Enoch, he’s our man, he’s on our side, he’ll look after us. I want all of you here to vote for Enoch, support him, he’s on our side. Enoch for Prime Minister! Throw the wogs out! Keep Britain white!"
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    Episode 17 — Good Afternoont

    East and West don't describe quality or value, they describe direction. Asia is to the east of Europe.
  13. Hell yeah! The Challenge is unironically one of my favourite things. Can't wait to listen to this.
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    Episode 10 — Blackface

    I don't know whether anything is racist or not but Jon DEFINITELY went crazier as the week went along.