• Little Bobby Tables (unregistered)

    No need to listen, it's got to be the story about the contractors who wired the 3-phase backwards, causing the drives to suddenly be told to change direction, causing them to malfunction. Nothing to see here, move along now.

  • anon (unregistered)

    FFS quit the media and get back to text articles!

  • that other guy (unregistered)

    From what I understand this is supposed to be comedy. I'm either stupid and don't understand this type of comedy or this just isn't funny.

    Either way, they seem like they're having fun, so that's something I suppose.

  • PrudeLovesCurly (unregistered)

    Personally, I like my comedy with more funny and less profanity. Just personal taste.

    Truly though, thanks for the heads up and I hope you can build a dedicated following. Easy enough for me to skip.

  • someone (unregistered)

    When did they stop including transcripts? Each of these has a long boring intro of dudes just talking that I'd rather skim over instead of having to listen to. Besides, accessibility fail.

  • Zenith (unregistered)

    Mandatory Fun Day...

  • medievalist (unregistered)

    Can't find volume control in elaborately decorated UI.

  • Friedrice the Great (unregistered)

    I'm sure it's cute. Would much rather have a transcription to read since that's much faster.

    Can't listen or watch anyway, blocked by corporate security proxy.

  • siciac (unregistered) in reply to that other guy

    It's definitely better. They're more engaged and the story had potential.

    I think the humor isn't working because they're trying to load it up with wacky antics like the black hole device. Some impossible technology is fine, it's that people are completely accepting of this thing makes no sense, so you're scratching your head and the humor is lost.

    If there were more about the characters and their perspectives and conflicts, we could relate to it better. Why isn't he coming in to work on time? What about his misgivings about the device? If he's growing snakes from his head, why doesn't that bother him? How did his coworker get used to seeing people with snakes on their head?

    Listen to the first few radio shows of Hitchikers; just the scene where Arthur Dent is confronted with a bulldozer about to demolish his house captures so much of the struggle with bureaucracy we can all relate to.

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