Month: December 2015

ABTS-078: The New Year’s Spectacular

In this episode of ABTS, Doug speaks with Bren and Kier in the first half of the episode, and is later joined by Matt and Mark in the second half. Fortunately 5/6 hosts make an appearance and discuss games they’ve been playing, some New Year’s resolutions, and play a round of IWTW!

Source of episode’s art: DeviantArt user christiancaron54

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Games We’ve Been Playing:

Bren: Shadow Complex
Kier: League of Legends
Doug: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, Pew Pew / Pew Pew 2
Mark: Gone Home
Matt:

I Was The Walrus:

The I Was The Walrus theme song is brought to you by DJ CutmanCheck out his SoundCloud here!

Contestants: Mark vs. Doug
Category 1: ?
Round 1:  vs.
Category 2: Like a State Farm commercial you can summon anyone you want, who is it? Bonus points for jingle.
Round 2:  Some guy from Walmart  holding raw meat? vs. Your Drug Dealer (Jingle: Like a good dealer, bring me dank nugs!)

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ABTS-077: Best of IWTW Vol. IV

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren wish our listeners a Merry Christmas and conclude this four part series that showcases the best moments of our conversation game I Was The Walrus. This episode features XP Earned Podcast and Charles Max Wood! Have a great holiday!

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I Was The Walrus:

The I Was The Walrus theme song is brought to you by DJ CutmanCheck out his SoundCloud here!

Episode: ABTS-053: Thinking Outlandishly

Contestants: Matt vs. Kier
Category:
What game show host would you like to take the life of? (Not kill, but only live their game show life)
Round 2: Wayne Brady on Let’s Make a Deal vs. Drew Carey on Whose Line is it Anyway
Category:
What’s your worst fear’s fear?
Round 3: Driving on a highway in front of a cop that’s filming an episode of Cops vs. Everything

Episode: ABTS-054: XP Earned Interview

Contestants: Shane vs. Jessi
Category 3: If you could give any game franchise a cart game, what would it be? 
Round 3: The Last of Us vs. God of War
Category 1: If you were the founder of a new planet, what would you name it?
Round 1: Earth 2: Electric Boogaloo vs. That Big One Over There

Episode: ABTS-058: Charles Max Wood Interview

Contestants: Charles vs. Doug
Category 1: You are the keeper of the forest, what do you do to troll the inhabitants?
Round 1: Eat all the fresh fruit and then gas the forest vs. Plug up all the holes that the critters live in

Episode: ABTS-060: The Game Meister (Burgerbasta Bastaburger)

Contestants: AJ vs. Doug
Category 2: If you had to create a chimera?
Round 2:  Buzzard with two heads (Whoopi Goldberg + Dave Coulier) vs. Body of Komodo Dragon, wings of a Condor, head of a hammerhead shark, alternating legs of a giant octopus and a Goliath birder eater
Category 3: If you could pick any classic rock song to be the theme of your life, what would it be? 
Round 3:  Crazy on You – Heart vs. Taking Care of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive

Episode: ABTS-062: Bruce Ties The Knot

Contestants: Bruce vs. Mark
Category:
If you could take any character from one universe and put them in another, who and where?
Round 1: The God Zeus in Magic Mike XXL vs. Stanley Yelnats in the movie Interstellar
Category:
Where in the world was Carmen Sandiego this whole time? Better back story wins.
Round 3: After completing the Italian job, Carmen was driven off a bridge when two of her fellow thieves tried to take all of the gold and the vaseline. As she swam downward away from the machine gun fire, she found an underwater cave where the seven sages were congregating. After enticing them with her soaking wet body she was able to open up a portal to ??? where some say she reigns as dark princess to this day vs. Nobody has any idea what the fuck Mark is talking about.
Contestants: Bren vs. Doug
Category:
You’re naked in school again and you have to explain to the teacher why or you go to jail.
Round 2: So claustrophobic that the mere thought of clothes restricting me would put me in a panicked state vs. Because you told me today was No Clothes Day

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ABTS-076: Justin McElroy Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and AJ interview Justin ‘The Kid’ McElroy host of My Brother, My Brother and Me, Sawbones, The Adventure Zone, and Quality Control. We discuss his background in freelance journalism, how he co-founded Polygon, and what led to him starting a podcast with his brothers.

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Justin’s Twitter @JustinMcElroy
Polygon

Things I Bought I Sheetz
Lifeline / Lifeline 2

Justin’s Podcasts:

My Brother, My Brother and Me
The Adventure Zone
Sawbones
Quality Control

Justin McElroy

ABTS-075: Best of IWTW Vol. III

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren discuss some more highlights of the conversation game I Was The Walrus. Listeners will get updates on a high speed car chase as well as learn about why Bren’s current Steam name is Dr. Toasty Buns.

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I Was The Walrus:

The I Was The Walrus theme song is brought to you by DJ CutmanCheck out his SoundCloud here!

Episode: ABTS-017: There’s A Knock At Basta’s Door

Contestants: Doug vs. Matt
Category 2: What material would your Harry Potter wand be made of? And what would be the core?
Round 2: Igneous Rock and Plutonium vs. Twizzlers and Marijuana
Category 3: What USB extension would you not want to have?
Round 3: USB Heating Gloves vs. USB Sony Walkman

Episode: ABTS-045: Money Eating Club

Contestants: Bren vs. Mark
Category 1: If you could save one animal species to escape the apocalypse with you, what would it be?
Round 1: Pig vs. Cow
Category 2: If you could choose to be intolerant to a type of food, what would it be?
Round 2: Beer vs. Dog
Category 3: How many fingers am I holding up? (Revised: in my mouth?)
Round 3: 5 vs. 6

Episode: ABTS-047: Who the Hell is Dr. Toasty Buns

Contestants: Matt vs. Mark
Category 2: If a new landmass arose and you are the first to discover it, what would you name your land?
Round 2:  Canada 2: Queen Elizabeth’s Revenge vs. 3PieceKingLand
Category 3: The imaginary friend you’ve never been able to describe has just become visible. Describe this person.
Round 3:  Jeff Goldblum w/ a vestigial twin of Christopher Walken vs. Mark’s lame poem

Episode: ABTS-049: Undesirable Porn

Contestants: Mark vs. Doug
Category:
What is the mascot to the new cereal by General Mills?
Round 1: Unfortunate Boy vs. A Wet Towel for Soggy-O’s
Category:
You’re a cosmic blacksmith and can make armor out of anything. What is your armor made out of?
Round 2: Tromboners vs. Galaxies
Contestants: Matt vs. Bren
Category:
Where is the funniest place to poop in your neighbor’s house at 3am?
Round 2: In a tube of toothpaste vs. In the oven

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ABTS-074: Perfect For Pooping

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren welcome AJ back to the show as they all discuss games they’ve been playing, issues with the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films, as well as play a game of I Was The Walrus!

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Games We’ve Been Playing:

AJ: Mario Maker
Doug: Green The Planet
Bren: Fallout 4

I Was The Walrus:

The I Was The Walrus theme song is brought to you by DJ CutmanCheck out his SoundCloud here!

Contestants: AJ vs. Doug
Category 1: What superhero would you not want to have sex with?
Round 1:  Man Spider vs. The Incredible Hulk
Category 2: If?
Round 2:  Quantum Leap vs. Planet of the Apes

green the planet

ABTS-073: Best of IWTW Vol. II

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren continue to reflect on the history of the conversation game I Was The Walrus and add commentary to some of the most memorable moments featuring Alex Corea and Press Continue Podcast! We hope you enjoy!

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I Was The Walrus:

The I Was The Walrus theme song is brought to you by DJ CutmanCheck out his SoundCloud here!

Episode: ABTS-028: Alex Corea Interview

Contestants: Alex vs. Doug
Category 1: You have a chest-burster (from Alien), what is it?
Round 1: Open Heart Surgeon vs. Princess Diana Beanie Baby
Category 2: If you could be part animal, what would you be?
Round 2: Aircraft Carrier vs. Wings of a Kondor

Episode: ABTS-029: Dubs’ Debut

Contestants: Dubs vs. Matt
Category 1: What is the most badass way to die?
Round 1: Dual wielding miniguns against an army vs. Exploding while flexing
Category 3: If you had to combine 2 genres of music to form a song what are they? 
Round 3: Ska + Yodeling vs. Europop + Gospel blues

Episode: ABTS-037: Press Continue Presses Continue

Contestants: Doug vs. Brittany
Category 1: If you could choose one Mega Man villain power what would it be?
Round 1: Clown Man vs. Quick Man
Category 3: If you could bring any object to life, what would it be?
Round 3: House vs. Car

Episode: ABTS-040: Titans of our Time

Contestants: Bren vs. AJ
Category 1: Name a movie that describes your sex life.
Round 1: Castaway vs. Failure to Launch
Category 2: What is a good excuse to get away from a Telemarketer?
Round 2: Projectile vomit vs. Explosive diarrhea
Category 3: If you were trapped in prison and had to eat your cellmate, who would you want your cellmate to be?
Round 3: Guy Fieri vs. Terry Crews

Best of IWTW Vol. II