Claims of the Normal #77: 2012-03-11

1 hour - Published Sun, Mar 11, 2012 by Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

Like clockwork, on Sunday evenings, Arkenor and Petter appear on my list of people to call on Skype, and we settle down for another brilliant episode of Claims of the Normal.

This week, we introduce our new segment, Surrealist Investigation, where we recount the mysterious tale of China banning reincarnation without government approval, all in order to oppress and silence our good friend the Dolby Lama. We also look into the attempted time travel suicide of two young Chinese people that doesn’t seem to have gone exactly as planned. Also, there’s life on Mars. Or so we chose to believe.

In this week’s Quiz Kids, I ask Petter and Arkenor the trickiest of tricky questions; which television series had the following theme song? With 24 shows, both modern and antique, on the list, hilarity is sure to ensue. Then we hear the results of the Deathmatch of Death and More Death, learning what happened when Hermione Granger stood up against the oppressive regime that Inspector Gadget had tried to impose upon her. We also get two new fighters going head to head in this exciting tournament, which is now nearing the end of round one!

Let us know if you’re interested in joining the Kickstarter group for creating a huge mech of me, Breki Tomasson, that will roam the desert and shoot lasers out of its eyes. I think we’re on to something here.

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.

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.