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#1 Posted by BisonHero (10007 posts) -

I really don't get it. I'm cool with most Bombcast tangents, but how do they find a way to use the term "California King" and mention mattress firmness like at least once a month? Seriously, in my adult life, I buy a good mattress, then I NEVER have to think about beds for a good 5-6 years minimum. It just baffles me that they can stay on the topic for like 15 minutes. But whatever, I guess they're old men now or something.

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#2 Posted by kidman (530 posts) -

You know you don't have to listen to all of it, right?

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#3 Posted by impartialgecko (1824 posts) -

Because Ryan has been having sleep issues and he usually dictates bombcast conversation. Also sleep takes up about half of your life, so when it sucks you tend to notice.

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#5 Edited by SeanFoster (941 posts) -

I always thought "I'd listen to these guys talk about anything!" but the mattress discussion tested that!

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#6 Posted by ki11tank (737 posts) -

because they do.

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#7 Posted by psylah (2286 posts) -

Man, I slept on a futon (in the COUCH position, no less) from the start of high school to college and a few years into my working life.

I still miss that futon.

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#8 Posted by Winternet (8368 posts) -

Sponsors, man. They are obliged by contract to talk about mattresses once a month. Or did you though Giant Bomb run on subs money?

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#9 Posted by BisonHero (10007 posts) -
@SeanFoster

I always thought "I'd listen to these guys talk about anything!" but the mattress discussion tested that!

Exactly. They could've been reading out of the phonebook, and I might've found that slightly more interesting.
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#10 Posted by BabyChooChoo (6230 posts) -

I slept on my floor for a large portion of my elementary and high school years because that's how comfortable my floor was and that's how uncomfortable my bed was...

Don't know why I'm sharing this.

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#11 Posted by Animasta (14848 posts) -

I liked mattress talk.

of course that could be because my mattress also sucks but meh.

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#12 Posted by BisonHero (10007 posts) -
@BabyChooChoo

I slept on my floor for a large portion of my elementary and high school years because that's how comfortable my floor was and that's how uncomfortable my bed was...

Don't know why I'm sharing this.

This forum thread is already infinitely more interesting than the 15-minutes spent talking about mattresses on this week's podcast. Mission accomplished.
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#14 Posted by EndlessObsidian (522 posts) -

@BisonHero: This could be helpful.

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#15 Posted by BisonHero (10007 posts) -
@PollySMPS Finally. Took them long enough to acknowledge my greatness.
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#16 Posted by LikeaSsur (1743 posts) -

15 minutes is a blink of an eye when you think about it. I'm wondering how much this really bothered you, and what that says.

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#17 Posted by Benny (2010 posts) -

I was laughing so hard at Brad's mattress stuffed with confederate money, I loved this tangent.

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#18 Posted by Bocam (4099 posts) -

Because of recent weather disasters I have to sleep on a couch with two other people. Hearing them talk about beds, makes me want to kill them.

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#19 Edited by spankingaddict (2914 posts) -

Also , it gets really old and boring when they talk about the WII U for a long time . We get it , you guys don't like it STOP TALKING! :P Wish Patrick was there to at least have original , intelligent thoughts about it ..

Don't get me wrong LOVE the bombcast , but recently hasn't been very good .

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#20 Posted by Kerned (1183 posts) -

I thought it was great. Certainly nothing out of the ordinary considering the wide range of topics that get discussed. Besides, it was 15 whole minutes of a 3+ hour podcast. How is this a big deal?

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#21 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

Brad's bed story justifies the topic.

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#22 Posted by AndrewB (7813 posts) -

Mattress sponsorship to go with their now defunct energy drink sponsorship.

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#23 Posted by BaneFireLord (3145 posts) -

I would take mattress discussion over arcade minutia discussion any day.

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#24 Posted by wefwefasdf (6730 posts) -

Complaining about ten minutes, of a three hour podcast, is rather sad.

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#25 Posted by MildMolasses (3200 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

Brad's bed story justifies the topic.

True.

Of any long-winded discussion that I feel could have been edited out, this was not one of them. If you're going to complain about revisited topics that never lead to interesting discussion, it would be cable/internet service

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#26 Posted by Utterances (685 posts) -

My mattress needs to be rotated and the conversation reminded me to do so, I'm glad they guys brought it up.

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#27 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@psylah

Man, I slept on a futon (in the COUCH position, no less) from the start of high school to college and a few years into my working life.

I still miss that futon.

I had a futon for about seven years after I graduated college. Replacing it with an actual bed was one of the greatest things ever. Tossing it out for an actual couch to boot was even better. Because as great as my bed is, my couch is just that awesome.
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#28 Posted by Milkman (18779 posts) -

I really need a new mattress myself.

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#29 Edited by Chop (2010 posts) -

@psylah said:

Man, I slept on a futon (in the COUCH position, no less) from the start of high school to college and a few years into my working life.

I still miss that futon.

I'm right there with you. When they laughed at Brad for his full, I became incredibly ashamed.

It might explain why I wake up every morning feeling like someone jabbed a billion needles into my lower back.

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#30 Edited by Dallas_Raines (2269 posts) -

I come to the bombcast for the tangents and 'real' talk, so the mattress stuff was much more entertaining for me than the hours of talk given to the Wii U in the last three shows. It's a super slow, shitty as fuck system that might eventually have some really great games on it, it doesn't warrant(or deserve) anymore discussion.

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#31 Posted by psylah (2286 posts) -

@Chop said:

@psylah said:

Man, I slept on a futon (in the COUCH position, no less) from the start of high school to college and a few years into my working life.

I still miss that futon.

I'm right there with you. When they laughed at Brad for his full, I became incredibly ashamed.

It might explain why I wake up every morning feeling like someone jabbed a billion needles into my lower back.

He was being laughed at by two men pushing 400 pounds. They use full-size mattresses as shoeliner inserts.

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#32 Posted by hockeymask27 (3691 posts) -

Man I miss a good bed wall. I use to sleep right up against it.

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#33 Posted by mtcantor (983 posts) -

Oh hi topic complaining about Bombcast tangents. I haven't seen you in weeks. How have you been?

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#34 Posted by BisonHero (10007 posts) -
@mtcantor

Oh hi topic complaining about Bombcast tangents. I haven't seen you in weeks. How have you been?

Hey man, I am on board with all other tangents. But seriously: beds. Might as well be talking about watching paint dry.
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#35 Posted by psylah (2286 posts) -

@BisonHero said:

@mtcantor

Oh hi topic complaining about Bombcast tangents. I haven't seen you in weeks. How have you been?

Hey man, I am on board with all other tangents. But seriously: beds. Might as well be talking about watching paint dry.

You spend 8 hours a day on a bed. You should give it more thought.

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#36 Posted by mtcantor (983 posts) -

@psylah said:

@BisonHero said:

@mtcantor

Oh hi topic complaining about Bombcast tangents. I haven't seen you in weeks. How have you been?

Hey man, I am on board with all other tangents. But seriously: beds. Might as well be talking about watching paint dry.

You spend 8 hours a day on a bed. You should give it more thought.

Seriously. Take a night, sleep on it, you will come around.

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#37 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5436 posts) -

I just don't understand how Brad managed to sleep on what was basically a piece of shit (hell even shit might be more comfortable) at least he got a proper bed this time. Also, I'm dreading when I'm old enough to say that I'm finally an early morning person....fuck that.

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#38 Posted by mfpantst (2651 posts) -

In matress club, matress talk goes on as long as it has to.

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#39 Posted by JasonR86 (10135 posts) -

Mattresses are a big fucking deal. Big fucking deals occur on mattresses. So I care a great fucking deal about fucking deals on mattresses.

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#40 Posted by lclay (398 posts) -

I think I am turning into an early morning person and I am only 25 :(

This'll likely change if I ever go through an extended period of unemployment again though...

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#41 Posted by JJOR64 (19659 posts) -

Video games!

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#42 Posted by mtcantor (983 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

Video games!

Mattresses!

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#43 Posted by Scrawnto (2550 posts) -

@psylah said:

Man, I slept on a futon (in the COUCH position, no less) from the start of high school to college and a few years into my working life.

I still miss that futon.

I slept on a cot in the living room for a couple years in middle school, because I lived in a three bedroom house with two sisters, and we didn't even have a couch or futon. Eventually, I just had a twin bed in the living room, which was almost as weird. My clothes were in the drawers in the bathroom, since that's where I had to change. Man, my childhood was janky as fuck, looking back on it. When I got my first (and current) apartment, I slept on the floor on a folded up comforter for a few weeks before I finally got myself a queen bed, but now I own the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on. It's pretty great. Also much larger than a single, 125-pound guy like me really needs.

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#44 Posted by JasonR86 (10135 posts) -

@mtcantor said:

@JJOR64 said:

Video games!

Mattresses!

Sexism!

(I'm so sorry)

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#45 Posted by fox01313 (5185 posts) -

Simple, more baffling why you just didn't fast forward past it on the bombcast or just comment on the specific bombcast about your hatred of mattresses instead of creating a single forum about something that really doesn't need more discussion. Beds are necessary & should be comfortable and everyone should have one, end of discussion.

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#46 Posted by mtcantor (983 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@mtcantor said:

@JJOR64 said:

Video games!

Mattresses!

Sexism!

(I'm so sorry)

HAM Radio!

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#47 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1501 posts) -

They all know that this videogame bubble is going to burst, so they want something to fall back on. That is why Giant Bomb is slowly transforming into (better) mattress, local pizzeria and ham-radio orientated website.

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#48 Edited by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

@charlie_victor_bravo said:

They all know that this videogame bubble is going to burst, so they want something to fall back on. That is why Giant Bomb is slowly transforming into (better) mattress, local pizzeria and ham-radio orientated website.

I welcome this change. Also, I want to hear more about Jeff's car purchasing thoughts. Is he still sort of thinking of maybe getting a Lexus? Or no? Would he go with an asian manufacturer just in general or is he partial to american cars?

GIANTBOMB: What are your thoughts on hammocks as sleeping device?

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#49 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3634 posts) -

That lasted about as long as any normal conversation people have about stuff, do your conversations with your friends stay 100% on topic for 2h-3h hours straight?

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#50 Posted by jaxjaggywires (82 posts) -

I hate it when funny people discuss everyday issues in a humorous way on my free entertainment!!