IC #8: A Nightmare KFC

This week Michael and Randolf talk about: the history and mechanics behind Discord chat, all the coverage of Hurricane Irma, and a breakdown of an Internet listicle of the “Best Games on Switch”. Also, Good Internet, Bad Internet featuring a bonkers VR video from KFC, why Fahrenheit is dumb, and more.

Discord chat on Wikipedia
IRC on Wikipedia
Google Wave on Wikipedia
Hurricane Irma on Wikipedia
Awesome local news climatologist Alan Sealls (on r/videos, also article)
Eric Holthaus on Twitter
AP tweets about Irma’s change in direction
Miami Herald story
“Shoot at Hurricane Irma” Facebook page
r/FloridaMan
Florida “Sunshine” laws lead to Florida Man meme
Miami Herald story on Facebook page to set fans out against Irma

Gaming
Twitter listicle about Switch
Fan-made Sonic Mania game
Tetris Attack! (1995)
XCOM 2
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

GIBI
Randolf’s Good: KFC Video (and Eater article write-up)
Randolf’s Bad: Equifax gets hacked
Michael’s Good: Vox’s Fahrenheit explainer video
Michael’s Bad: Journalists claim Trump is an “independent”

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IC #7: Moving the Space Goalposts

Michael and Randolf cover this week: a heated Reddit thread about Mars colonization and Elon Musk’s ambitious plan to get us there; Overwatch hero changes; PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds; a lawsuit about reaction videos on YouTube; the trailer for Bojack Horseman Season 4; and hot, hot German election charts.

r/AskReddit’s comment thread on Mars colonization
Article about Elon Musk’s Mars plan
Musk’s full paper about Mars exploration

Gaming
Overwatch developer update for Mercy and D.va (YouTube)
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Steam
Ironcast on Switch

GIBI
Randolf’s Good: h3h3 wins lawsuit for reaction video (YouTube)
Michael’s Good: Bojack Horseman Season 4 Trailer
Randolf’s Bad: La Vita Bella Nursing Home Photo
Michael’s Good 2: German election history charts
Michael’s Bad: Snarky tweets on Twitter about GOT (possible spoilers)

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IC #6: Google Diversity, Dream Daddy, and Coconuts

Michael and Randolf discuss (and disagree about) the Google memo controversy and people voicing minority opinions on forums. Plus SoundCloud updates, Randolf’s foray into Dream Daddy, the disaster that is For Honor, and some genuinely gross Bad Internet.

The Google Memo Controvery (Vox explainer ; NPR news article)
Google cancels Town Hall
r/malefashionadvice
r/Europe
r/worldpolitics
r/neutralpolitics
r/changemyview
Study: diversity helps a company’s bottom line, but workers are less happy
SoundCloud gets funding and new CEO

Gaming:
Dream Daddy on Steam
Game Grumps on YouTube
For Honor has a free weekend
Hearthstone gets a new expansion

GIBI:
Randolf’s Good: Pickle Rick on IMDb
Michael’s Good: Great r/travel photos
Randolf’s Bad: The Coconutting (via the AV Club, very NSFW)
Michael’s Bad: Twitter and Charlottesville (wiki article about Charlottesville rally)

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