Show #080: The Man Who Buys the Carpet

The eightythth episode of our podcast, Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), is now online. And it’s a looooong one!

This week’s episode: we break down our PAX East experience at length (as expected); discuss feeling at home in the world’s largest den; Paul makes some chicken nuggets; Storm’s “Dragon’s Lair” expertise; the joys of collaborating; $19 worth of meme emulation; and we are beset by technical challenges yet again.

Show #080: The Man Who Buys the Carpet


Also, here is the original “Trololo” video we talked about:

…and here is the version we did with Wil Wheaton:


  1. Ken Kopin (is serious)
    Posted March 30, 2010 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    FYI, the Facebook posting of this entry has managed to lose the link for YOUR version of Trololo.

  2. Robin (the Mini-Minion)
    Posted March 30, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    PAX was such a blast! Having Frontalot with you for Mother’s Day was absolutely brilliant. I could feel the wave of WTF wash over the crowd. You guys introduced me to Trololo (um… thanks?), and clearly won over a lot of folks who weren’t previously familiar with your work, if the bandland line on Sunday was anything to go by. (Hope I didn’t scare you by showing up at the table every day.) Also, the “Coultron” supergroup with you guys and the Metroid Metal guys rocked pretty dang hard.

    I didn’t get to see Wil’s keynote live (thanks, YouTube!), but he was really right on when he welcomed us home. We were among our own tribe where we didn’t have to explain our passions or our funny t-shirts. I ended up meeting people from Ohio, California, Hawaii, Texas, and just down the road, all of them friendly and kind. In fact, coming back to work today was a pretty big let-down in comparison. (Stupid commuters.) Can’t wait for next year.

    I, too, would really like some of those giant beanbags for my home.

    The Skype fiasco was like a French farce. Hilarious! XD

  3. Becky
    Posted March 30, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Go Minion Special Forces! Kickin’ it up for our wonderful Paul and Storm. That was an awesome podcast. I’ve run into many a disconnect on Skype myself. But it made a great show. I look forward to using those forces of mine again at your upcoming w00tstocks. It was a totally awesome time that I look forward to w00tstock as well as PAX Prime.

    Once we laid down in the sumo’s for the keynote, I knew I wanted to cover my (future) livingroom in them. Screw couches, the sumo’s are 100x better.

  4. Posted March 31, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    $19 for the Trolololo recreation? Nice!
    And here’s the footage I got of the opening bit. ‘s roughly 3 or so minutes of epic goodness from start to finish. Enjoy and feel free to link and embed to your heart’s content.

  5. Posted April 1, 2010 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure “METROID METAL BRINGS THE ORGASM” needs to be on a t-shirt.

    It was an absolute treat to share a stage with you guys. It will be (barring some horrible head trauma) something I’ll remember forever.

  6. Laura
    Posted April 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for covering PAX East. My husband and I had such an amazing time at our first PAX in September, and we were a bit sad about not being able to attend this one, but hearing all about it helped bring back the geeky warm and fuzzies. šŸ˜€

  7. Posted April 5, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    your second time at PAX was our second time as well, and we had such a great time, and it will probably be over a year before Trololo gets out of our heads

  8. Howard
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    We had a Dragon’s Lair machine in the game room at Coleco when it came out. The game room was a place where kept the real arcade machines that we were adapting to the Colecovision and ADAM computer. One of our game designers could play the game through to the end, practically blindfolded. It was always fun to go to the local pizza place for lunch with him and watch the reaction of the kids when we’d pop in 50 cents and he’d play it through the first time while we were waiting for the pizza.

    One of my most treasured 12″ Laserdiscs is an original disc from that game. If you just sit down and watch it end to end (it was meant to play in little pieces, the order controlled by the computer of course) it’s rather surreal. Remind me to bring you a copy on DVD at some show.

    It sounds like PAX was a success for you guys. Sorry I missed it.

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