Jan 032013

Woo whee. That apocalypse sure was something, wasn’t it? Remember all of the explosions and death? We didn’t want to take any chances, so all of the Rag-NERD-rok guys hunkered down in the Rag-NERD-bunker to await our eventual demise. We figured that, while we were down there, we might as well record a podcast episode. And what better way to ring in the end of the world than by talking about our favorite things that we all discovered in 2012? After that, we decided to spend some time talking about the things we were going to miss in 2013 because the world had ended. There’s also a Will Interview, because we wanted to end our time on this planet with a smile.

This episode was recorded in our bunker on Dec. 21 and posted automatically. Hopefully we’re all alive in the future, in which case most of this is superfluous. If not, it’s been nice knowing you, Planet Earth.

(Show notes after the jump)

I. Cold Open (00:00:00)

What an awkward way to die.

II. Our 2012 Favorites (00:00:27)

We talk about our favorites from 2012 (although not necessarily things that were produced this year). We discuss movies, television, video games, comic books, books, board games and tabletop games.

III. Things the Apocalypse Ruined (00:56:03)

Man, that apocalypse was a real bitch. We were looking forward to a lot of cool stuff that’s not going to happen now that the world ended. We mourn the things we never saw, including upcoming movies, games, comics and shows.

IV. Will Interview (01:05:47)

Oh, Little Willy W. He’s always thinking outside the box. Mainly because he doesn’t like being in small spaces since we tie him up and keep him in a closet so often.

V. Outro (01:35:16)

Well, that’s it for Rag-NERD-rok. Forever. Because the world ended. But if it didn’t end, we’ll be back next month. And if you’re not a horrible mutant and are able to read this and use a computer, why don’t you check us out on Facebook or Twitter? You could also subscribe to us on iTunes or send us an email at info@ragnerdrok.com. And if phones still work, give us a call at (516) 362 – NERD [6373] and leave us a voicemail.

Music / SFX:

First Interlude: Floss Suffers From Gamma Radiation (Blue Ducks) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Second Interlude: Small Horrors (Twill) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Third Interlude / Outro: Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine (Shake That Little Foot) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Sound effects courtesy of GaryBardjuskiddinkERH and bendodge of Freesound.org.

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  • Holy fuck! Will used the word volition properly and none of us noticed!

  • Nice to finally hear someone defending Prometheus.

    Now don’t say I never commented on your website! 😛

  • I’ll forgive you for defending Prometheus for having the same experience with transhumanism I did! you read Eclipse Phase and you go like ‘man, this is cool, but it’s bullshit,’ then you go read Accelerando and are all WAIT YOU MEAN THIS IS MAYBE REALS??? I guess Stross is publishing/has published a new book of (nonfiction?) essays on Singularity science called The Rapture of the Nerds? haven’t gotten to it yet.

    if you haven’t read Stross’ Halting State/Rule 34 series, you musht. it’s all about AR in its early pervasive years set in independent Scotland in 2020. fuckin fantastic.

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