It may not seem like it at first, but Andrew and Ben are absolutely in this week’s word.They start out with what Andrew has been doing, and then Ben is a voyeur on Andrew’s flavored crisps adventure.First thoughts on the word include a life lesson, a pop singer’s breakout album, a trilogy of books by Jeff VanderMeer, and controlling the weather.On the subject of video games, the hosts discuss Starcraft, tower defense games, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, the Atari 2600 joystick, and 3 games by Remedy entertainment.
00:00:21 - Andrew’s geographical clues, Ghostbuster Afterlife, and back to school
00:03:30 - Commissioning a Christopher Walken sketch from “Bottle Rocket” era Owen Wilson
00:06:45 - Andrew’s Sensory Adventures with Suspicious Stew, Pizza, and Loaded Nachos!
00:10:34 - Satisfying Andrew’s expectation for Flame Medium, and no control group Pringles
00:13:30 - A modest proposal, a Twitter analogue, TikTok exists, blue skies, and Ben’s criticism
00:19:38 - Long list of definitions, old timey subtweets, and Ben repeats himself to feel better
00:23:24 - The limits of control, Janet Jackson (the youngest of 10), and the album Control
00:27:13 - Our utopia, Ben should call Janet Jackson, and you don’t have to eat them all now.
00:29:30 - The Souther Reach trilogy, Get Smart, current weather in Arizona, and cloud seeding
00:37:00 - Table salt, chaotic systems, weather, The (real) Avengers, and James Bond’s wife.
00:39:44 - Shade balls, no concrete evidence, AI hands, knuckles, and a giant space umbrella
00:43:51 - The Central Arizona Project, lessons not learned, Flint, and the butterfly effect
00:47:13 - Unknowns, recharge basins, the 2008 Summer Olympics, and smog elimination
00:50:01 - Andrew prefers turn-based game mechanics, and Vanillaware’s 13 Sentinels
00:54:47 - The lack of resilience in controllers, a linear progression, and winning the PEABODY!
00:57:58 - The game Control… Jesse is promoted to director of the FBC by the janitor
01:02:22 - Alan Wake 2 and Control share the same universe, and a hypothetical question
01:05:23 - Final thoughts on the word control, and Andrew will email his Buckaroo Banzai DVD
01:08:08 - Watch out for “Don’t Be Terrible” coming soon on ETC or Big Cartel, and potatoes