Claims of the Normal #42: 2011-07-28

57 mins - Published Thu, Jul 28, 2011 by Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

Wednesday evenings are podcast evenings! I met up with Arkenor and Petter again, and yet another fabulous episode was recorded.

First of all; the post-processing for this show was completely different, and I’m wondering if the sound quality is better or worse for it. Please comment below with an opinion. What do you think?

Apart from that, not much to tell. We spoke of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, then some crummy game that they’re discounting, played Quiz Kids, gave our recommendations and revealed the latest match in the Deathmatch of Death and More Death!

Recommendations this week were: Petter suggested the game From Dust. Arkenor announced his fascination for the Guiana dolphin, a dolphin that can sense electromagnetic fields. Breki announced that he was now working out with kettlebells and suggested everybody else to do the same.

In it, Petter drew Emperor Ming the Merciless, defending him by explaining how you don’t get to be emperor by just sitting back and relaxing. Here we have an amazing character that’s simply too good to be a king, duke or earl. He’s an Emperor. Arkenor, on the other hand, drew Wolverine, and defended him by explaining how Ming has been killed in the Flash Gordon movie – by being impaled with a metal spike, something Wolverine has six of in total. Also, there’s the entire healing factor to be considered.


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.