Claims of the Normal #33: 2011-06-23

1 hour 9 mins - Published Thu, Jun 23, 2011 by Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

Wednesdays mean podcasts, and boy-oh-boy was this a doozy! If this doesn’t win Podcast Episode of the Year or something like that, I’ll be quite disappointed.

In this episode of Claims of the Normal, we mainly talk about penguins. Also, hats. Like the hat Petter wore in Japan, pictured on the left. We also introduced a brand new segment called – cleverly – Recommendations, where we give you recommendations for things to do, say, be, have or think about. Much fun will be had.

Big thanks to Skorpion352 for his questions this week, Quiz Kids became heaps fun thanks to you!

Also, a big thanks to all our listeners; we’re seeing a steady rise in traffic to the podcast every episode now, and that’s just great! Make sure to spread the word and tell people how amazingly funny, interesting and – quite frankly – good looking we are. Much appreciated!

This week, subjects covered were:

  • LulzSec and Anonymous team up for Operation Anti-Security.
    • Young man arrested in UK, LulzSec claims he only operates an IRC server they hang out on.
    • LulzSec being exposed and counter-hacked by other hackers who think they’re being loudmouthed brats.
  • CCP release Incarna 1.0 for EVE Online, introducing the captain’s quarters to the live game. Avatars are in! So are €70 monocles!
  • Also, of course, the obligatory penguin news.

Our recommendations this week!

  • Petter: Avadon: The Black Fortress for iPad
  • Arkenor: Dungeon Empires
  • Breki: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files


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.