Claims of the Normal #25: 2011-05-23

51 mins - Published Mon, May 23, 2011 by Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson, Petter Mårtensson and Steve Lichtsinn

For the first time in almost a month – or thereabouts – Claims of the Normal releases an episode that doesn’t even contain the name Sony.

Since we had so much fun when joined by Seismic Stan last episode, we’ve decided that having a guest join us was a good idea every now and again. Petter was tasked with the complicated task of exploiting his small, inbred and – to be honest – slightly creepy social network to find somebody, and – lo and behold! – he performed a miracle on the likes of finding a diamond ring while sifting through raw sewage and found Steve “Slurms” Lichtsinn of (His Twitter name is _Slurms).

This week, the Weekly Woes and Winnings of the World was about a British footballer taking legal action against Twitter and ‘persons unknown’ for alleged publication of information covered by a super-injunction. This has, of course, led to the Streisand effect coming into action. We also mentioned the sad death of Randy “Macho Man” Savage of wrestling fame.

Quiz Kids this week was a little different, and we’d love to hear whatever answers you guys may have to the question asked! Write in below or send in your answers to the podcast’s e-mail address; podcast at csicon dot org! Use the same address to send in any and all tricky questions you want Petter and Arkenor to throw their wide range of knowledge at as well! Help me out in the public shaming of my two co-hosts, okay?

Last up, the Wired and Wonderful, we brought up a couple of random things like the following:

  • Charlie Sheen, Snoop Dogg and R-Patz (No, not that R-Patz, I mean this R-Patz) make a really crummy song together. Really. Really. Crummy. So bad. Awful. Horrible. Just dreadful.
  • L.A. Noire is a good game! You should play it!
  • ArenaNet reveals the extremely innovative idea of an Engineer-class. Cool or total snore fest? Listen in and find out!
  • One in 25 teens has ‘internet addiction’, it seems. We’re all terribly worried. No. No, we’re not.

Claims of the Normal

Claims of the Normal was the first show to launch on the CSICON Network. Originally intended as the only show to run on the website (the 'con' in CSICON stands for Claims of the Normal, after all), it quickly became the launch vehicle for so much more. Breki and Petter started the show, and got Arkenor on board, and it all just went from there.

The show, over time, was replaced by The MMOsketeers, starring Petter, Arkenor and Teppo, as well as Instanews, starring Breki and Jack. None of these shows exist in their original form, but the legacy created by Claims of the Normal lives on.

If you want to get in touch with the people behind the episode or talk to others who like it, feel free to join the CSICONauts chat room. Alternatively, you can find some of this episode's hosts and/or guests on Twitter: Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson, Petter Mårtensson and Steve Lichtsinn.