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wolfmat
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(08-23-2012, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jtwo

I also really think Rez is right, this should be idle thumbs |OT| and we should do weekly cast threads.

Yes.
Jake
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(08-26-2012, 05:51 AM)
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Hey we're going to PAX! If you're going to PAX please come to the Idle Thumbs live show!
Shaneus
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(08-26-2012, 05:54 AM)
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I would if I could :(
Jintor
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(08-26-2012, 10:39 AM)
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I agree with ol' blue hair

I just played Gravity Bone. That was pretty good.
dLMN8R
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(08-27-2012, 01:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jake

Hey we're going to PAX! If you're going to PAX please come to the Idle Thumbs live show!

I'll be there, bright and early :-)
wolfmat
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(08-27-2012, 01:44 AM)
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Would be so awesome if Jeff Goldblum married Moon Bloodgood
gabbo
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(08-27-2012, 03:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by wolfmat

Would be so awesome if Jeff Goldblum married Moon Bloodgood

I think Jake's head would explode from the sheer magnitude of such an occurrence. A big poof of yellow feathers.
Jintor
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(08-28-2012, 09:34 AM)
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I guess there was no stream this weekend? A pity.
Jake
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(08-28-2012, 10:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jintor

I guess there was no stream this weekend? A pity.

Nope, we were all working unfortunately! If all goes according to plan, there will be a stream on Friday though -- the PAX panel.
The Big Rig
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(08-28-2012, 04:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jake

Nope, we were all working unfortunately! If all goes according to plan, there will be a stream on Friday though -- the PAX panel.

You guys should stream a game at the PAX panel. That would fill the theatre.
Chuck
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(08-30-2012, 02:42 AM)
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Is there a thread for the new episode?
Empty
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(08-31-2012, 06:34 PM)
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the panel is in an hour right? - timezones are confusing - hope the livestream happens.
The Dutch Slayer
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(08-31-2012, 08:41 PM)
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website is LIVE

http://www.idlethumbs.net/
The Big Rig
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(08-31-2012, 08:45 PM)
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Bookcast episode 0 is up too. Threadworthy?
LiK
(08-31-2012, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Dutch Slayer

website is LIVE

http://www.idlethumbs.net/

i'm in the House of Lords, woot
The Wizard
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(08-31-2012, 08:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Dutch Slayer

website is LIVE

http://www.idlethumbs.net/

Nice.
Phoenixazure
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(08-31-2012, 08:55 PM)
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Sweet. Idle Books is now going. I should reread "Sense of an Ending" again and then delve into Cloud Atlas
The Big Rig
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(08-31-2012, 08:58 PM)
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The Idle Book Club album art and intro is classy as shit.
dekjo
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(08-31-2012, 08:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Big Rig

Bookcast episode 0 is up too. Threadworthy?

Maybe in Off Topic....?

Also, there's an Idle Thumbs meetup tonight at the Tap House @ 8:30. Anyone going?
megalowho
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(08-31-2012, 09:14 PM)
New site is slick. Even the media player looks hot. And there's room for three more extras!
randomwab
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(08-31-2012, 09:17 PM)
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Glad I have Cloud Atlas sitting here, and I've already read The Sense of an Ending which was fantastic.
Empty
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(08-31-2012, 10:34 PM)
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website and bookcast omg finally

been a few years since i read cloud atlas so it's ripe for a re-read, cool book though i hope the bookcast covers non-fiction and classics and not just contemporary pop literature, as good as both choices so far are. pro tip: if you're a uk thumbs fan and want to get a copy of cloud atlas to follow the bookcast check your local charity shops, i've never been into one that didn't have a copy it's actually kinda weird.
fallagin
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(08-31-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Pretty cool website guys. I still need to read that one book for the book cast though.
Jtwo
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(08-31-2012, 10:42 PM)
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Oh mah goawd
Gomu Gomu
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(08-31-2012, 11:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Dutch Slayer

website is LIVE

http://www.idlethumbs.net/

This is seriously amazing. Good job.
Jintor
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(09-01-2012, 12:22 AM)
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It's a pity the first splash image they chose has enough white in it to screw with their text

/edit in fact, all their images do, they're all so bright the white text looks distracting

the infrastructure is pretty cool though. and by infrastructure i actually mean modules and side pages and things
flowsnake
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(09-01-2012, 12:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Empty

the panel is in an hour right? - timezones are confusing - hope the livestream happens.

Did it happen?

I like the new site, including 3MA's cozy new home.
Jintor
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(09-01-2012, 12:37 AM)
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I just realised the blog has been a tumblr for months now
Ceebs
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(09-01-2012, 12:40 AM)
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Website is super nice guys. I can see why you were trying to hold the cast's return until it launched.

My money was well spent it seems.
Empty
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(09-01-2012, 01:26 AM)
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idle thumbs bookcast more like filmcast right guys. nah it was great, love hearing you guys talk about this stuff. want to check out that le carre book jake mentioned now. are you guys planning on doing a watcha been reading every time in addition to the monthly choice, i hope you do but i can also understand if you want to keep it focused.

shame that you guys are keeping it to recent literature as you said at the start. i don't want to complain too loudly as most of what i like about thumbs is that you only talk about stuff that interests you instead of feeling obligated to talk about this months big marketing budget sequel with a high metacritic - but a few of the authors mentioned this week (dfw and foer) have written some pretty damn good non-fiction and i think there's plenty of older books that aren't full of archaic language and scratch the itches that the books you've chosen have like a dostoevsky translation or something.

edit: just checked the bookshelf in my dad's study. old copy of the honourable schoolboy sitting right there. score. according to the back of the book it's the winner of the something called the c.w.a golden dagger award. lol.

Originally Posted by flowsnake

Did it happen?

I like the new site, including 3MA's cozy new home.

nope. they said on twitter they had technical problems. a shame.
fallagin
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(09-01-2012, 01:40 AM)
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Far Cry 3 is like they took Far Cry 2 and turned it into a video game

Steve Gaynor is giving me hope for Farcry 3.
castlegar
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(09-01-2012, 01:51 AM)
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Got into town late, missed the panel. Any details as to how it went?
rexor0717
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(09-01-2012, 02:04 AM)
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Slick new site. I look forward to using it.
dekjo
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(09-01-2012, 03:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by castlegar

Got into town late, missed the panel. Any details as to how it went?

Go to the meetup tonight and tell them to re-enact the panel.
Buttonbasher
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(09-01-2012, 03:38 AM)
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Site looks outstanding. Also the album art for the bookcast is lovely.
sixghost
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(09-01-2012, 06:34 AM)
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The new site looks great. I dislike how the podcast episode page is no longer one really long page though.
Jexhius
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(09-01-2012, 06:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Dutch Slayer

website is LIVE

http://www.idlethumbs.net/

Sure looks classy. Very nice.
Jintor
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(09-01-2012, 08:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

i'm in the House of Lords, woot

As am I!
Jintor
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(09-01-2012, 08:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by sixghost

The new site looks great. I dislike how the podcast episode page is no longer one really long page though.

Yes, an option for that would be nice. In particular I thought the spacing on the old archive was rather nice.
Jtwo
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(09-01-2012, 09:00 AM)
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The site is fantastic. Had to CtrlF my name, but I'm there! A true friend of the idle thumbs library.

Idle Thumbs' general aesthetic has always been amazing, but the new site has really kicked it up a notch.
Jb
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(09-01-2012, 09:17 AM)
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Very nice indeed! Can't wait for the book club casts to begin.
Jtwo
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(09-01-2012, 09:23 AM)
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Somewhat surprised the book club is monthly. I figured it would be a literal book club where at the end Chris would remind us to read chapters 1-4 by next week.
Antiwhippy
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(09-01-2012, 09:26 AM)
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Site is awesome. Also really need more book recommendations. Are there any other good book podcasts out there?
Jtwo
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(09-01-2012, 09:29 AM)
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If you're into some pretty out there and semi badly written fantasy, check out the Deathgate Cycle. Its amazing.
Antiwhippy
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(09-01-2012, 09:32 AM)
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If it's good for a laugh I'll check it out, but I've realised that I have no idea what is going on in the current literary world anymore, other than a few authors who I follow. :(
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(09-01-2012, 09:32 AM)
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The Idle Thumbs Journal of News is on the extras page too!

As for book recommendations, be sure to check out the monthly What We're Reading threads in OT.
Jtwo
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(09-01-2012, 09:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Antiwhippy

If it's good for a laugh I'll check it out, but I've realised that I have no idea what is going on in the current literary world anymore, other than a few authors who I follow. :(

Its not good for a laugh, its AMAZING. Its about multiple dimensions and there are elven business tycoons and aeronautics pioneers. {thumbs if you're reading this, book 2 is about ELVES discovering space travel} Oh and there are these giants and this weird mythical torture plane called the Labyrinth that had such powerful magic bestowed upon it that the magic itself became insane and uncontrollable. And there this giant machine the size of a continent that nobody know the purprose for, or can even perceive the whole thing.

Its fuckin CRAZY.
Antiwhippy
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(09-01-2012, 09:59 AM)
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Alright, you made one hell of a hard sell. :P I'll check it out.
Jtwo
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(09-01-2012, 10:02 AM)
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