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Call In Sick: It's The Second Annual Big Live Live Show: Live!

It all kicks off TOMORROW, September 9th, at 10AM Pacific Time!

Hard to believe it's already been a whole year since the last one of these, huh? Well, despite the deep, deep psychic scars that last year's show left, we're doing it all over again for 2011! The Second Annual Whiskey Media Big Live Live Show: Live! is the one time of year that the Whiskey Media family of websites--including Comic Vine, Tested, Screened, and, of course, Giant Bomb--set aside our ongoing and convoluted blood feuds and put on an action-packed day-long variety show for you, our absolute favorite people in the world. We'll have special guests old and new, musical interludes, live game demos, surprises, ridiculousness, and more! In case you missed last year, or have simply blocked out all memory of it as a defense mechanism, here's a quick taste:

So why, pray tell, would we put ourselves through this all over again? In part because, as much as we all joke about how stressful and terrifying the notion of putting on a day-long live show with dozens of segments, guests from across the country, and literally thousands of ways in which it could all go completely, horribly wrong, the show itself is actually a complete blast. We hope it also provides compelling evidence that Whiskey Media produces content that's worth signing up for our premium memberships, the benefits of which we'll be expanding on for their second year.

A typical Whiskey Media premium member, relaxing at home.

Hopefully you've made yourself familiar with the exciting, all-hours randomness of the Big Red Phone. We'll also be extending our HD video offerings to the living room via native apps for Boxee, Roku, XBMC, and Plix, producing daily, exclusive, members-only video content across the network, providing $15 vouchers for the soon-to-be freshly expanded Whiskey Media Store, and much much more! Sign up or make sure your existing premium membership is up-to-date, or you might just miss out on the exclusive members-only stream during the Big Live Live Show: Live!

So call in sick. Cancel that date. You didn't really need to see the dentist anyway! It starts at 10AM Pacific Time, and goes until the goddamn wheels fall off!

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Posted by Ryan

Hard to believe it's already been a whole year since the last one of these, huh? Well, despite the deep, deep psychic scars that last year's show left, we're doing it all over again for 2011! The Second Annual Whiskey Media Big Live Live Show: Live! is the one time of year that the Whiskey Media family of websites--including Comic Vine, Tested, Screened, and, of course, Giant Bomb--set aside our ongoing and convoluted blood feuds and put on an action-packed day-long variety show for you, our absolute favorite people in the world. We'll have special guests old and new, musical interludes, live game demos, surprises, ridiculousness, and more! In case you missed last year, or have simply blocked out all memory of it as a defense mechanism, here's a quick taste:

So why, pray tell, would we put ourselves through this all over again? In part because, as much as we all joke about how stressful and terrifying the notion of putting on a day-long live show with dozens of segments, guests from across the country, and literally thousands of ways in which it could all go completely, horribly wrong, the show itself is actually a complete blast. We hope it also provides compelling evidence that Whiskey Media produces content that's worth signing up for our premium memberships, the benefits of which we'll be expanding on for their second year.

A typical Whiskey Media premium member, relaxing at home.

Hopefully you've made yourself familiar with the exciting, all-hours randomness of the Big Red Phone. We'll also be extending our HD video offerings to the living room via native apps for Boxee, Roku, XBMC, and Plix, producing daily, exclusive, members-only video content across the network, providing $15 vouchers for the soon-to-be freshly expanded Whiskey Media Store, and much much more! Sign up or make sure your existing premium membership is up-to-date, or you might just miss out on the exclusive members-only stream during the Big Live Live Show: Live!

So call in sick. Cancel that date. You didn't really need to see the dentist anyway! It starts at 10AM Pacific Time, and goes until the goddamn wheels fall off!

Posted by hedfone

the image is great

Posted by Sil3n7

DAYMMMM!!

Posted by Invasionone

Absolutely heartbreaking that my shift begins at the exact same time this does. If I could call in sick, I totally would.

Posted by Hoffafiles

Sweetnass!

Posted by Mcmurrow

Why oh why do I have to have classes from 10-5 on Fridays? D=

Posted by Musou

And this is why not having any classes on Fridays is awesome

Posted by Seroth

I'm gonna be at home with crappy Internet tomorrow, so I hope they use the Giant Bomb Justin.tv account that allows you to change video quality so I'll actually be able to watch it...

Posted by Hooded

No one has said, or i've not heard at least that this will be archived, i'm hoping it is as alot of Premium members wont be able to watch it. I'm at work for a majority of it and I live in the UK so time zones kinda mess that up. If someone knows, please let me know. :)

Posted by bkbroiler

Call in sick is right. Too bad all the Whisky live stuff happens during work hours. :(

Posted by WhytePanther

Day off tomorrow confirmed. Missed the bulk of this last year. Actually I'm considering staying up all night tonight and watching last year's to prepare, but sleep is probably the better option.

Posted by csl316

well, i was gonna call in sick anyways, on account of being sick.

so... yay?

Posted by Springfart

my body is ready.

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

Fuck yeah not being busy.

Posted by PatVB

Wait, what's the exclusive members only stream?

Posted by Afroman269

I'll be able to catch the first half and the tail end because I work, oh well.

Posted by NathHaw

@pat4327 said:

Wait, what's the exclusive members only stream?

It's a behind the scenes stream. It's the little screen at the bottom in the chat.

Posted by chilibean_3

I'll be in the office tomorrow but that doesn't mean any work will get done.

Posted by takua108

But but but... I've already used up all of my sick days for work to go to PAX! :C

Edited by spazmaster666

@Hooded said:

No one has said, or i've not heard at least that this will be archived, i'm hoping it is as alot of Premium members wont be able to watch it. I'm at work for a majority of it and I live in the UK so time zones kinda mess that up. If someone knows, please let me know. :)

If you're referring to the free stream I'm pretty sure everything that they stream on Justin.tv aside from the premium stuff is archived there (you can go to Justin.tv right now and watch the entire BLLSL stream from last year for instance) so I doubt they would archive the entire eight-hour show on the site since that would be a ridiculous amount of bandwidth. Then again, the entire SNES marathon was archived so who knows?

As for the behind-the-scenes premium stream, I hope they at least archive the best parts of it, if not the whole thing.

Posted by PatVB
@nrh79 Oh, that's awesome! I hope my internet can handle two streams at once...
Posted by fluxbit

I'm taking a vacation day from work for this! Excitement.

Edited by Cornman89

Well, I've got work, so this is a no-go for me. Have fun I guess

Posted by Areian

Bring on the madness! Now I have to go sleep so I'll be ready when it starts.

Posted by Deusx

Every single comment on this article is a subscriber... I feel so sad :(

Posted by Fattony12000

THIS TIME IT'S LIVE!

Posted by Summoboomo

"soon-to-be expanded Whiskey Media Store"

There better be mugs! >:(

@Deusx said:

Every single comment on this article is a subscriber... I feel so sad :(

Join uusssssss.

Posted by Deusoma
@Deusx said:
Every single comment on this article is a subscriber... I feel so sad :(
I feel your pain, friend.
Posted by Scodiac

This is gonna be sweeeeeeet and also live.

Posted by mrsmiley

I can't believe this is happening on a weekday! :( I just assumed it would be Saturday so I cleared my schedule. That sucks.

Posted by Deusx
@Summoboomo said:

"soon-to-be expanded Whiskey Media Store"

There better be mugs! >:(

@Deusx said:

Every single comment on this article is a subscriber... I feel so sad :(

Join uusssssss.

I don't have any money :( #thirdworldproblems
Posted by wumbo3000

I am extremely excited for this but I don't understand how they can have 6 hours of content. What the hell are they gonna do?! And how are you going to eat lunch Ryan?! Sneak in a few bites during segments?! Madness!

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

Bah, would like to watch the whole thing, but I'm busy. :(

Posted by mrangryface

Oddly enough I had this week off- maybe it was because I love Space Marines- or maybe its because I want me sum big live

Posted by Mr_Spinnington

damnit i can't call in sick without a job. what am i going to do? what am i GOING TO DO!?!

Posted by Catarrhal

Does this mean Corey Feldman is confirmed to appear on the show?

Posted by President_Barackbar

@pat4327 said:

@nrh79 Oh, that's awesome! I hope my internet can handle two streams at once...

Just make sure you don't cross them, otherwise bad things might happen.

Posted by MisterMouse

Get Hype!!!!! I unfortunately wont be able to watch the entire day, but I will be able to watch a good portion of it.

Posted by 234r2we232

No scheduled Bombcast ransoming this year, Ryan?

Posted by strangeling

I made sure to request the day off.

Then I got fired.

So, yeah.

I'm good to go!

Posted by Masha2932

Will the show be archived?

Posted by bhhawks78

Hope this is archived I can watch this weekend.

Posted by Demoskinos

@Masha2932 said:

Will the show be archived?

God I really hope so. I have to leave at 12:30 pm est for work a.k.a 30 minutes before the damn show starts for work. =(

I hope they keep some good stuff for later cause I can hopefully catch the last bit after I get home.

Posted by norenewalfee

sweet! it´ll be 7om here and I can kick off my weekend watching the live live live live live show!

Posted by UncleBenny

I am actually thinking about calling in sick, buy a laptop, then park my ass at a bar and just drink myself to oblivion watching the second annual big live live show live now it's live

Posted by eloj

Call in sick, but I just came in to work!

I should be home about half an hour into the broadcast, which given experience, is probably about when it'll begin for real. Finally some perk for being on the other side of the wörld.

Posted by NissanSkyline

Is there any recorded first show?

Edited by Aegon

Edit: nvm... It's from the goonies. 

Posted by Vexxan

This will be so awesome

Posted by DeF

@NissanSkyline said:

Is there any recorded first show?

there are parts on youtube at least. that's where I've re-watched the Jean Baudin segments cause they were awesome² :)

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