Claims of the Normal #73: 2012-02-05

51 mins - Published Sun, Feb 5, 2012 by Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

It’s Sunday Evening, so I sit back down with Arkenor and Petter for an episode of Claims of the Normal.

We learn that Petter and I are siamese twins joined by the aura, that Arkenor features heavily in Swedish games journalism, that Star Wars: The Old Republic has sold surprisingly well, and that Soul Calibur V was a bit of a disappointment. We also had a bit of a diversion by talking about TV series, for once. Once Upon a Time and Alcatraz were mentioned. Briefly.

In Quiz Kids, Petter and Arkenor are challenged by Jon Broadley’s Guinness Book of World Record questions, with questions about the world’s largest natural breasts, the person with the world’s smallest waist, widest mouth, heaviest lifted weight by the nipples or by the tongue, milk squirting via the eye, fastest mile on a space hopper, running hurdles wearing swim fins, a dog walking down stairs while balancing a glass of water and contortionists in a box. It was all pretty confusing.

After announcing the winner of Quiz Kids, we moved on to the Deathmatch of Death and More Death, where we learn how the Yoda vs. Magneto fight went and introduce two new fighters. Stay tuned!


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.