Ep. 299 - Are You Out of Your Mind?
Ep. 299

Ep. 299 - Are You Out of Your Mind?

Episode description

Fifty listener questions taking the form of “What is the ___ of video games?” are defeated by the full panel of the Insert Credit Show. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

Questions this week:

  1. Vanilla Bean asks: What is the Aphex Twin to Radiohead to Coldplay of video games? (07:32)
  2. John H: What is the Studio Trigger of video games? (08:46)
  3. Danimal: Who (or what) is the Wednesday Campanella of video games? (10:14)
  4. Henry: What is the Action Comics #1 competition of video games? (11:42)
  5. Tomarrow: What is the meat and potatoes of video games? (12:49)
  6. Kiko b: What is the peanut butter and jelly on white bread of video games? (13:42)
  7. Ian: what’s the everything bagel of video games? (14:52)
  8. Gaagaagiins: What is the 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner of video games? (15:37)
  9. Chris B: What is the “walking by a store on a hot day that has the front doors wide open with the AC blasting and you catch a sudden blast of freezing air” of video games? (16:52)
  10. Justin: What’s the “Live Free or Die Hard” of video games? (18:24)
  11. BrillPickle asks: What’s the Normcore of video games? (20:10)
  12. BrillPickle asks: What’s the healthgoth of video games? (21:09)
  13. Spencer: what is the “going to the movies but spending the whole time on your phone” of video games? (22:08)
  14. Cwumble Fletkh: Who is the Oedipus of video games? (23:08)
  15. Fighting fudon: What is the “I’ve had too much coffee and now I feel like death” of video games? (23:58)
  16. JackOakLeaf: What is the Marlon Brando as Don Corleone in The Godfather of video games? (25:24)
  17. Jimi: Who are the Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer of video game characters? (26:21)
  18. Jomch: What is the Frasier of videogames? (26:39)
  19. Dillson: What is the Hatsune Miku Guitar Synthesizer Stompbox of video games? (28:00)
  20. kory: What is the Jaws 19 from Back to the Future Part II of video games? (28:34)
  21. Anonymous: What is the finding an onion ring in your fries of video games? (29:12)
  22. Classic Anonymous: What is the Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud of video games? (31:22)
  23. U G: What is the Mark Z Danielewski’s House of Leaves of video games? (32:29)
  24. Shlooter McGavin: What is the “reading a magazine back to front” of video games? (33:26)
  25. gordon “matty” freeman: What is the “vinyl just sounds better, dude” of video games? (34:31) Insert Credit Quick Break: Patreon listeners, please check your info because Patreon screwed up (34:57)
  26. Maybesheforgot: What is the O Brother Where Art Thou of video games? (35:37)
  27. Jeff Mangum: Who or what is the Neutral Milk Hotel of video games? (36:43)
  28. Skeletoncounter: What is the Wes Craven’s New Nightmare of video games? (38:16)
  29. Gaagaagiins asks: What is the comparison between the theatrical and extended cuts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy? (40:52)
  30. LeFish: What is the finding out Santa isn’t real of video games? (42:42)
  31. Anonymous: What is the going back in time to kill baby Hitler of video games? (44:09)
  32. Charlie: Who, or what game, is the first Mark Twain of video games? (45:28)
  33. Arvid: What’s the “built like a brick outhouse” of video games? (46:05)
  34. Buy Gebord: What is the Society of the Spectacle of video games? (47:20)
  35. Marxseny: What is the “It’s not a phase, mom” of video games? (48:19)
  36. Barclay: What is The Illuminatus! Trilogy of video games? (49:20)
  37. Crumbling Kwelfis: who is the jean-luc godard of video games? (50:29)
  38. Dustin: What is the high school reunion of video games? (51:31)
  39. Cole: What is the Nissan Sileighty of video games? (52:43)
  40. La_cuna: What or who is the Ricky Jay of video games? (53:35)
  41. Kyle: What is the Mission Impossible of video games? (55:32)
  42. Torbjorn: Who is the Søren Kierkegaard of video games? (56:42)
  43. Antho: What’s the Canadian tuxedo of video games? (57:40)
  44. ana: What is the cinéma-vérité of video games? (59:06)
  45. Snowtire: what is the Star Citizen of video games? (01:00:08)
  46. Smander Jettz: Who is the Ezra Miller of video games? (01:01:03)
  47. Brayden Bunker: What is the aeropress of video games? (01:02:53)
  48. Samf Sankey: who is the Jim Varney of video games? (01:05:47)
  49. Swift Justice: What is the BABYMETAL of video games? (01:07:03)
  50. nate: what is the 4’33 of video games? (01:09:06)

Recommendations and Outro (01:09:27)

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