TSM Episode 255: Intellectual Discourse

The Eurythmics are a key component of the intellectual life.
The intellectual life is the good life.

Download: Produced 2014.01.19

Caspius and SiliconNooB settle down for a long winter’s evening spent discussing the Cricket and the latest artistic endeavours of the video game industry; a reading of the poetry of Donne is featured, and the Saints’ Lives of Aelfric of Eynesham!


  1. Every day I’m Info-Blastin’

    On this week’s panel
    Blitzmage https://starlightmegaphone.com/contact-staff/pierson-stone/
    Mel https://starlightmegaphone.com/contact-staff/andrew-melcon/
    Sabin https://twitter.com/sabin1001
    Lusi https://starlightmegaphone.com/contact-staff/Caspius/

    Cricket Info

    Prease Understand

    Tomb Raider finally profitable

    It’s fine now. Really. NO REALLY!

    The Tri-Force of crap fast food:
    White Castle
    Taco Bell
    Burger King

    Yes, the podcast has been more highly derailed. Pretty much any time Bup was on.

    Valve VR

    Ouya leadership departs

    Apple Settlement

    The Pachter says:
    This guy is just blech. So much blech.

    Curved TVs


    Music referenced or butchered in this week’s podcast
    Venus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LhkyyCvUHk
    Livin’ on a Prayer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk
    Owner of a Lonely Heart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELpmmeT69cE
    Sweet Dreams are Made of This http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvB2_9wvX_s
    Gaston YTP Sorry, There’s dozens of these and I can’t watch them all to know which one you referenced. I’m sure Lusi can link it below.
    Don’t Stop Believin’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k8craCGpgs
    When I’m 64 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViKkjSzdwL4
    Anyway You Want It http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atxUuldUcfI
    Take On Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914
    Piano Man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVKtL9VU8rQ
    Spider man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LskKsccFCA

    You guys made this a very enjoyable podcast but really only because I love classic rock. Quite a difference from last week. You also made writing the Info Blast a tremendous pain.

    [The classic YTP referenced above for Gaston is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6tsVb4WbSE -Lusi.]

  2. I’m impressed you managed to find what little info was in this week’s podcast for which to blast at us. Thank you, as always and I hope your ears weren’t too damaged in the process.

  3. @Mel

    After hearing the intro, I was expecting there to be less actual content than there was. It was mostly just brief mentions though rather than discussion. It can be pretty enjoyable doing the digging for these, and this was one of those cases.

  4. I was sooo looking forward to what was promised in the description, but that’s okay, it was a fun ride nonetheless.

  5. I’d just like to pop in again to say that this is one of the funniest damn casts you guys have done this side of Bup.

  6. Lusi; I am impressed. You are the second person that has been able to say my handle correctly, and probably has a good idea as to the origin of it in the first place.

    And, I will admit, this was one of the few times when your failed attempts at controlling your cohosts did not fill me with complete disgust! Maybe it was because it had no drunken Gyme acting like a fool.

    All good songs and excellent singing by Mr. Priveteer. Though, I would eagerly throw my hat in the ring to challenge him to a sing off!

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