Claims of the Normal #26: 2011-05-25

1 hour 2 mins - Published Wed, May 25, 2011 by Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

We had to record a day early this week, so your scheduled Wednesday episode came on a Tuesday. Much confusion, panic, and orgies in the street are bound to follow, but we can’t have Breki recording a podcast on his three-year anniversary, can we?

Episode 26 of Claims of the Normal is bound to go into the annals of history as one of the greatest episodes in the history of podcasting, and you’re in for a treat if you haven’t heard it yet! Petter, Arkenor and I were on top of things and managed to astound each other with our wit, humor and fascinating intellects. I may be exaggerating a little, but it was a good show nonetheless!

In the Weekly Woes and Winnings of the World, we talked about how Sony’s been hacked (again), how Petter now has an iPad and how the rapture is still coming, folks! We also spent a couple of minutes discussing the private life of one Ryan Giggs, a man who would have been forgotten many days ago had he not been trying to be sneaky about things and hiding his alleged affair. Shame on you, Ryan Giggs. That’s no way to do things, Ryan Giggs. So there, Ryan Giggs. Ryan! Giggs! Oh; we also invented the Danish term “pissepeng”.

Over in The Wired and Wonderful, Breki recounted the wild adventure that he had with CSICON’s Internet service providers earlier in the day and which caused downtime for the service for nearly twelve hours. Much gnashing of teeth later, everything was back up and people were happy. We also talked about New York’s smoking ban, Ryan Seabury’s rant about being done with MMOs and all sorts of other fascinating nonsense.

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.

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