The Origins of Pulling A Brad

#1 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -

On July 20, 2006, while enjoying his Birthday, Brad Shoemaker was demoing Ultimate Ghost & Goblins for the PSP on a internet show known as On The Spot. With his co-workers, cold-blooded and heartless, show no symphony; just disappointment and scolding. 
 
After witnessing the failure that is Brad Shoemaker's demoing skills, Justin Calvert was about ready to demo his game, and said these words to wish himself luck, "I hope I don't, pull a Brad."   
 
Since then, those faithful words have haunted Brad Shoemaker to this day. . . . 

#2 Posted by Chuggsy (554 posts) -

Insightful, and inspiring.

#3 Posted by Gamer_152 (13977 posts) -
@Chuggsy said:
"Insightful, and inspiring. "
Couldn't have put it better myself.
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#4 Posted by DystopiaX (5241 posts) -

you mean sympathy right? lol

#5 Posted by RipTheVeins (1540 posts) -

I remember that day like it was yesterday... Final Fantasy potions and schwag giveaways
 
 *sniffle*... look  how far we've come.

#6 Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -
@Chuggsy said:
" Insightful, and inspiring. "
I one day aspire to pull a Brad of my own.
#7 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -
@RipTheVeins said:
" I remember that day like it was yesterday... Final Fantasy potions and schwag giveaways   *sniffle*... look  how far we've come. "
I was gonna post a link to the July 20, 2006 episode of On The Spot, but for some reason, the video doesn't work. =(
#8 Edited by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

For a minute I thought this was referring to " Pulling a Bradbury". The Aussie GiantBombers will know what I'm talking about. Sorry guys, I'm getting a little sleepy.

#9 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

The more you know, I guess.  I'm happy Brad is still pulling Brads today.

#10 Posted by HatKing (5573 posts) -

Wow I didn't know it went that far back.  I remember the good days of On The Spot, they've brought it back... but it isn't as great... of course they're missing Jeff, Ryan and Brad so yeah.  Was Vinny ever on On The Spot?
#11 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -
@HatKing said:
Was Vinny ever on On The Spot? "
He was just the camera guy.
#12 Posted by trophyhunter (5804 posts) -

I thought it came from when he died a couple of times playing god of war 1

#13 Posted by HatKing (5573 posts) -
@Kou_Leifoh said:
" @HatKing said:
Was Vinny ever on On The Spot? "
He was just the camera guy. "

That is what I thought, but I wasn't sure if they ever had him on.
#14 Posted by JammyJesus (766 posts) -

I enjoy this.
#15 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

Hahahahah. On his birthday.

#16 Posted by Bubahula (2197 posts) -

i have died many times in games. but i have never pulled a brad. only the worthy can
#17 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -
@HatKing said:
" Wow I didn't know it went that far back.  I remember the good days of On The Spot, they've brought it back... but it isn't as great... of course they're missing Jeff, Ryan and Brad so yeah.  Was Vinny ever on On The Spot? "
I think On the Spot was done once Rich left.
 
It just wasn't the same afterward.
#18 Posted by Shadow (4966 posts) -

I thought "pulling a brad" was invented because he keeps dying in quick looks and is just bad at playing games in general.  I didn't know it actually had this sort of origin.  Cool.

#19 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

Everybody pulls a brad at some point. Recently......

-"Hey guys come and check out this awesome thing I just found. Ah shit I died. Gimme a minute. Wait, I'll get back there in a minute. Ah not again!"
-"You called me over here for that? You fucking suck at this game."
-"I just did it a second ago."
-"Call me when you get better."
-"I can do this just watch."
-"No you can't, we've got stuff to do Dad. Later."
-"Shit."
 
So when Brad does it, it makes me feel better about myself, and I love him for that.

#20 Posted by HatKing (5573 posts) -
@animateria said:
" @HatKing said:
" Wow I didn't know it went that far back.  I remember the good days of On The Spot, they've brought it back... but it isn't as great... of course they're missing Jeff, Ryan and Brad so yeah.  Was Vinny ever on On The Spot? "
I think On the Spot was done once Rich left.  It just wasn't the same afterward. "

I agree 100%.
#21 Posted by ROFLCOPTER (94 posts) -
@DanielJW said:
" @Chuggsy said:
" Insightful, and inspiring. "
I one day aspire to pull a Brad of my own. "
Don't we all?
#22 Posted by AndrewB (7198 posts) -

Truly, this is the age of pulling a Brad.

#23 Posted by Brendan (7522 posts) -

I believe that really, we all pull Brads, sometimes we just forget :) 
#24 Posted by Andorski (5114 posts) -

These are the stories that I will someday tell my kids.

#25 Posted by CharkeeFarlee (896 posts) -

I often use the phrase "Pull a Brad," 
Or "Don't pull a Brad."

#26 Posted by Jothel (893 posts) -

goddamn it doesn't seem that long ago, awesome old times

#27 Posted by supersatanic (56 posts) -

 There was an 'On the spot' where they were showcasing Ninja Gaiden Sigma ,the PS3 port of the xbox classic (and boy,is it ever). They wanted to showcase the first boss fight in the end of the show- Murai,that is. For whatever strange reason, Bradley was given the task and I remember him trying to blaze through like an Idiot, never blocking and he ended up being massacared by the pair of white ninjas and then he was grinning around saying things like "The game is so hard", "Murai is impossible to kill" (Anyone who's played the game for more than half and hour will tell you that It isn't like what he said). Using the game's somewhat notorious reputation to cover his lack of skill and Ricardo Torres (or was it Ryan mcDonald?) was like.." Nevermind, let's just wrap this up."
 
Brad is the Larry david of gaming.

#28 Posted by kishan6 (1914 posts) -

good old on the spot 
to bad they arent nearly as good as QL or ER 
or especially live feeds

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