Episode 80: Disliking This Episode Is A Form Of Harassment


READERS: bumpgrrl, John, Boots Raingear, Bunnybread, and Lemon

Edited by Lemon

A civilized society is a society of laws, but problems may occur when brilliant and cunning individuals find ways to circumvent the spirit of a law while adhering cynically to its letter. Our subject for this episode, Jonathan Lee Riches, is neither brilliant nor cunning, and it was his many thousand daliances with the legal community that got him a fair amount of gawker attention, and nothing much else. Can one man bring down the entire legal system just by filing frivolous lawsuit? Nope! Seems like he can't but that won't make him stop trying. This week, various buddhist monks finally get what's coming to them.

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CONTENT READ, IN ORDER
  1. Jonathan Lee Riches vs. Michael Vick
  2. Jonathan Lee Riches vs. OJ Simpson
  3. Jonathan Lee Riches vs. Lots & Lots of People
  4. Jonathan Lee Riches vs. Kim Kardashian I
  5. Jonathan Lee Riches vs. Kim Kardashian II
  6. Jonathan Lee Riches vs. Kim Kardashian III
  7. Jonathan Lee Riches vs. Charles Carreon

MUSIC USED

  • The Law & Order Music
  • The Law & Order Noise
  • Cracker - Lonesome Johnny Blues

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 August 2012 09:35  

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0 #73 Dicktron 2012-10-28 04:00
Quoting kai:
someone please tell me, which episode is the "dragon dildo" episode mentioned at the end? because holy shit I wanna listen in on that.


Episode 47: In The World of Dragon Dildos, Is The Chin-Wattle Man King?
It's a pretty good one.
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0 #72 kai 2012-10-28 02:48
someone please tell me, which episode is the "dragon dildo" episode mentioned at the end? because holy shit I wanna listen in on that.
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0 #71 montrith 2012-10-25 09:23
Quoting Nook:
Perhaps the Kardashians suffer from Sudden Jihad Syndrome?

www.conservapedia.com/.../


For some real comedy, follow that article to the page about political correctness.
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+2 #70 j 2012-10-25 07:09
Less frequently known as "I Watch Way Too Much TV" Syndrome. Conservatives suffer from this affliction at a rate 30 times more than the average person.
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+3 #69 Nook 2012-10-24 22:03
Perhaps the Kardashians suffer from Sudden Jihad Syndrome?

www.conservapedia.com/.../
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+1 #68 Matt 2012-10-17 15:27
montgomery.patch.com/.../...

News sources are picking up this one. Johnny is now saying he's drew peterson's lover. No really, this is happening.
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+1 #67 Cal 2012-08-29 14:58
Quoting Reginald Charming:
Quoting Zamza:
Haha! I can't imagine a non-offensive game called 'super Mexican brothers'. Ah well, you were young.


I can. How's this:

Two white guys come out of a tanning salon and get deported to Mexico by La Migra. Twenty levels of side-scrolling fun and typing test mini-games where they have to bullshit the Spanish language for beer and access to the Mexican Consulate!

The final boss is a poor kid who has stolen their wallets and can beat them both up.

I'm lilly-white and mexican esé
Other than that yeah your game seems fairly plausible and realistic (little mexican kids can be MEAN)
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+1 #66 Ashto 2012-08-28 21:58
Sounds interesting. I'll be sure to drop you a line once I first see how much free time I'll have this semester.

Quoting Zamza:
Haha! I can't imagine a non-offensive game called 'super Mexican brothers'. Ah well, you were young.


Actually, I sorta had a vague idea back then. Start off with a bunch of stereotypical powers (main character throws sombreros and collects tacos for points), then slowly reveal a storyline about trying to meet your kids that were left behind when you were deported. Enemies are border police and such, have mini-bosses such as over-zealous border agents, a businessman trying to pick you up for fieldwork, and a boss battle with mecha-Bush atop a huge wall. (wow, this game was put together only 3 years ago... Yet I suddenly feel old o.o )
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+1 #65 Reginald Charming 2012-08-28 17:43
Quoting Zamza:
Haha! I can't imagine a non-offensive game called 'super Mexican brothers'. Ah well, you were young.


I can. How's this:

Two white guys come out of a tanning salon and get deported to Mexico by La Migra. Twenty levels of side-scrolling fun and typing test mini-games where they have to bullshit the Spanish language for beer and access to the Mexican Consulate!

The final boss is a poor kid who has stolen their wallets and can beat them both up.
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0 #64 Portaxx 2012-08-28 14:35
If you're 100% interested and can program pretty well then sure, drop me a line at oddmonsters at gmail dot com. I have some very small ideas I want to try, so they're nothing huge.

Now, I don't want to sound like a jerk, but please ONLY do this if you actually want to make a thing. I've had a lot of people just vanish on me after several months and a few e-mails, so don't jump on this unless you're pretty sure you can see it through.
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+1 #63 Zamza 2012-08-28 14:08
Haha! I can't imagine a non-offensive game called 'super Mexican brothers'. Ah well, you were young.

When thinking of games, sometimes I go 'hey, that's a neat idea' and then rough it out. If you're comfortable with programming, you'd be surprised how fast a game can come together, and if you get comfortable with programming by making games, you'll ace that course. It's a really rewarding hobby.
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0 #62 Ashto 2012-08-27 23:50
Quoting Portaxx:
Quoting Zamza:
What kind of a game would you make, Ashto?


Yeah really. Are you a programmer or what? Because I wouldn't be opposed to making a thing.


Blegh, I used to be ;;XD
But then my parents stepped in and told me to focus on graphic design, and as a result I haven't touched either in a while. Though this semester I'm starting some classes for my programming minor and really pushing myself to program and draw more. So if you guys have an idea in mind then count me in!

Also, Zamza, what game would I make? Dunno, but I've had an RPG game in mind. Though back in high school I had nearly finished a parody Mario platformer: Super Mexican Brothers. Had I known about that "Mexicans go home" website, I could have made it offensive and sold it to them and made ALL the money! 8D
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+1 #61 moz 2012-08-27 12:34
Quoting Portaxx:
Yeah really. Are you a programmer or what? Because I wouldn't be opposed to making a thing.


If by that you mean you're looking for a coder for a game I'll put my hand up.

The reason why I actually brought up the Snover thing (and so snarkily) was because I was in the middle of Ludum Dare when I read that it had failed and it juxtaposed to all the games being made in 48hrs just made me extra mad at the whole 'beg on Kickstarter' thing - especially given that it sometimes works.

Anyway, I'm rambling, if that was a call to action for programmers let us know and I'll drop you an email.
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0 #60 Portaxx 2012-08-27 08:18
Quoting Zamza:
What kind of a game would you make, Ashto?


Yeah really. Are you a programmer or what? Because I wouldn't be opposed to making a thing.
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0 #59 Zamza 2012-08-27 07:33
What kind of a game would you make, Ashto?
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+1 #58 Reginald Charming 2012-08-26 17:02
From their Kickstarter:

Quote:
Our current hardware and software is just enough to work.
OH WELL no worries here! We've got the optimal tools, we just want Christmas to come early.

Also demo is uninspiring (it reminds me of [url=http://www .classicdosgame s.com/game/Clyd e's_Adventure.h tml]Clyde's Adventure, except that was fun and this looks like a bunch of boring molecule shit), blah blah blah, Kickstarter is not a donation bucket, yadda yadda yadda, I'm not expecting this game to go anywhere. I'd rather the developers take a page or two from Jonatan Söderström, make a bunch of little freeware games, and to go beyond the boring business casual motif they've got going on. No Kickstarters until there's a game called "Terra Snover's Going To Kick Your Fucking Ass" out on TIGSource.
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+2 #57 Ashto 2012-08-26 08:39
I can't really speak out much against Terra Snover and her group seeing as I've done nothing worthwhile in game design (damned depression-indu ced procrastination ), but I gotta add that the "demo" they show really sucks. I mean, most developers who use tutorial levels as a crutch at least try to introduce new mechanics in an interesting way. These guys don't. For example, when introducing the "boost jump" platform thing, instead of creating a simple obstacle to clear using it, they just splatter copies of it all over the place for players to use. That seems lazy.

Plus, I'm amused that they tried twice to Kickstart the same game. I'm even more amused that the first time, they asked for $2000, and got $553. The second time they got over $2000, but for some reason decided to ask for $4000 this time around.

On another note, they've managed to somehow feed themselves without funding all this time. Imagine that!
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+3 #56 platedlizard 2012-08-25 22:37
You guys know you're next on the sue-list, right? along with President Obama, the Mona Lisa, The Vatican, and the Mars rover Curiosity.
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+6 #55 Portaxx 2012-08-25 21:22
The thing Terra Snover (who really should market herself as a FF6/Pokemon crossover) doesn't get is that once again, her Kickstarter is just "we'll make this game that we could make on our own time. Give us money anyway!"

Her pitch is that "we need the money to feed ourselves. Also if we had a badass Alienware computer, wouldn't it stand to reason that the game would be easier to make? Eh? Ehhh? :D"

I stand by what I said in the episode. They want you to give them money to dick around in Zbrush all day. This isn't paying for the actual production of a game. This is someone wanting you to buy them fancy toys and food while they goof off and make something that they apparently can make on their own time.
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+1 #54 dave 2012-08-25 14:38
Reinforcing the idea that she doesn't know good games exist, she says the game won't be spoonfed to you and make gameplay flow organicly, yet adds the same boring ass voicover tutorial that every game does as if someone searching for her retro indie game will not know how to jump, avoid enemies or use the cape from mario. Compare Portal, which has a dual-purpose puzzle/tutorial that lasts half the game explaining a new gameplay mechanic rather than boring old platformer mainstays.

Also, as Braid, Portal, the Shift series, and Fez clearly show, mechanical gimmicks are the bane of good puzzle games.
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+1 #53 Zamza 2012-08-25 12:18
Be fair, she does have a playable demo this time round, so it's not really a fake project and she's making a less laughable pitch than she did for princess. I'm not sure why her game needs six people to make it though.
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0 #52 dodoman1 2012-08-25 11:07
Things I have learned from this latest stupid-ass Terra Snover pitch:

-She doesn't know what "CEO" means.
-She doesn't know that Portal exists. (A puzzle-platform er with a silent protagonist and omniscient narrator? Nope, never been done before this.)
-She's one of those fucking loathsome people who is completely blinded by nostalgia in everything that they do. ("Everything from when I was a kid was better so I'm making this game, it's gonna be really shitty but it's sort of like an NES game so that means it's good")
-She takes the approach to making video games that I did when I was twelve; namely, drawing a bunch of fake screenshots and pretending a game exists. My fake games were drawn on lined paper; hers are drawn in Photoshop, entirely with the Circle tool. I'm not sure which is dumber.
-I'm pretty sure the one voice actor in this game is her mom.
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0 #51 Agentanalogue 2012-08-25 09:10
Quoting moz:
Some people just never give up... www.kickstarter.com/.../wisp-0

Well don't worry that the kickstarter didn't work, you can still preorder the vapourware at you leisure overzealousstudios.com/shop/


You know ,I have to give it to her though: "Overzealous" is a great name for a company. Also kind of ironic given the lack of effort she clearly puts forth.
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+1 #50 moz 2012-08-25 06:29
Some people just never give up... www.kickstarter.com/.../wisp-0

Well don't worry that the kickstarter didn't work, you can still preorder the vapourware at you leisure overzealousstudios.com/shop/
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+3 #49 Cheapskate, Esq. 2012-08-24 10:02
Quoting Cleretic:
Every single one of these documents feels like it can and perhaps should end with the talent agent saying to the family "Now that's a pretty good act, what do you call it?"


Basically every lawyer has dealt with Aristocrats cases.

Oh, and incidentally, you can sue objects if you're trying to get them forfeited, such as in United States v. 11¼ Dozen Packages of Articles Labeled in Part Mrs. Moffat's Shoo-Fly Powders for Drunkenness, 40 F.Supp. 208 (W.D.N.Y. 1941)
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+2 #48 Photomancer 2012-08-23 06:17
Quoting Cal:
This man has taken litigation to the next level.
Truly, he is an artiste.

(also was it just me or was the audio kinda weird for this episode?)


Listening to this episode was downright amazing, but at times it was slightly difficult to laugh due to the whole mouth agape, eyes wide open amount of "What the FUCK!?!"

And yeah, Cal, there was a sporadic low hum every now and again, but I wrote that off as the Kardashians trying to enter my brain filling it with thoughts of meth.
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+5 #47 Cleretic 2012-08-22 23:32
Every single one of these documents feels like it can and perhaps should end with the talent agent saying to the family "Now that's a pretty good act, what do you call it?"
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+3 #46 Cal 2012-08-21 09:20
This man has taken litigation to the next level.
Truly, he is an artiste.

(also was it just me or was the audio kinda weird for this episode?)
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+5 #45 icarus 2012-08-21 03:43
Quoting montrith:
Quoting Isfahan:
I suppose we did, at that... especially if the definition of "attack" has been changed to "read stuff someone else wrote of their own free will and then laughed at it."


See, this is where so many "I'm being oppressed!" people lose me. You can't make a public post detailing your whole life history and all the weird stuff you're into and then get mad at people when they don't support your life decisions 100%. If this person thinks that laughing at something they say constitutes as an attack, maybe it's time for them to take a look at what's being done to some people who actually face real oppression, not just "The Internet made fun of me!" oppression.


your perception of oppression offends and oppresses me from expressing my perception of oppression in a nonjudgemental fashion

seriously when did the entire internet forget that bit out of monty python and begin acting it out unironically
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+1 #44 Reginald Charming 2012-08-20 14:08
Quoting Notm:
Well, no to be fair The F Plus has about 400 likes on facebook and 400 people could consist of a society. It's better than the 20 something people that live in Malatora, that's for sure.


Well, The Kinks did manage to get away with calling themselves the Village Green Preservation Society, so I guess the number is as low as four? But we are apparently a true blue society. So yay!
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