Claims of the Normal #31: 2011-06-16

1 hour 7 mins - Published Thu, Jun 16, 2011 by Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

Hot diggidy! Despite my microphone dying for a minute there at the end, something that I managed to save through some ingenious post-production magic, the show went off without a hitch!

As you may know already, episode 31 was meant to go up on Sunday evening, but Petter was in a coma. We tried again on the Monday, but techical issues made it so that only my voice was recorded. I don’t think it would have made for a good podcast, so we postponed episode 31 for our regularly scheduled Wednesday episode. Hopefully we’ll not have any more hiccups like this on the way to episode 50.

This week, Petter, Arkenor and myself talk about LulzSec, discuss the differences between them and Anonymous, and philosophize about what direction this thing is taking. It’s an interesting enough debate, and I’m quite sure that it’s a subject that we’ll be returning to in the weeks that follow.

Quiz Kids comes next, and because Jon Broadley’s questions were sadly lost to us in the fabled episode that died, we were forced to go back to a couple of questions of my own devising. Petter and Arkenor did horribly, as usual, but at least we got a winner. Remember, good people, to send all your ideas and questions to the podcast!

Last but not least, we discussed Internet hilarity such as Literally Unbelievable, the difficulty of finding good material on Zombie Penguins and the horror that is Duke Nukem Forever. Enjoy the show!


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 csicon.org (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 and Petter Mårtensson.