After watching bait car for about 4 hours I noticed that the Giant Bomb crew did it again. What non-video game related addictions did you guys pick up from this website?
After hearing them talk about that, I became curious to try at as well. Then I saw how expensive it was just for one little bottle. Fuck that.
I'm pretty sure they talked about coconut water a while back on the Bombcast which led me to try it. I love it.
I know the new Daily Fix host Naomi Kyle must have quite a nasty coke habit (or she's got all year hay fever, and snot nose). So cute.
Edit: Just read your OP, and except for my gaming habit, I'm mostly vice-free. Whores are the only vice worth keeping, I say. Nothing whore-related so far, on the bomb - so I must have picked that up somewhere else.
After watching bait car for about 4 hours I noticed that the Giant Bomb crew did it again.
watching bait car
I tried to figure out what the hell you were talking about for a good couple minutes before giving up and going to Google. I think the lack of capitalization is what did it. All I could imagine was some hillbilly sport where people drink moonshine and drive cars covered tied up with meat through alligator swamps. If that's not a sport, it should be one now.
Will Smith turned me into a coffee snob. Used to be any ol' cup o' joe would do me fine. Now I've spent over a couple hundred dollars on various brewing devices and grinders. I am concerned with things like extraction and crema and bloom and mouthfeel. I measure every single fucking thing on a precise kitchen scale. If served mediocre coffee at restaurants I make an involuntary grimace. I have considered buying a second set of kettle, grinder and v60 or aeropress to store at work so I don't have to put up with the shitty coffee there anymore.
That said, every cup of coffee brewed in my kitchen is now nothing less than fucking amazing. :D
I wouldn't say they ever got me "addicted" to anything. But I completely blame them for my quest to create and consume a Monte Cristo. A quest I throughly completed with utter success. Well, success is a strong word for that amount of self-abuse, but nevertheless.
Twin Peaks. I had not watched it before they did the Deadly Premonition Endurance Run. I had heard a lot about the show but I was a toddler when it was originally on air, so a bit before my time. Netflix just happened to add it to instant streaming and I tore through both seasons of that show in a very short amount time. Fucking love me some Twin Peaks now. Perhaps my favorite show of all time.
I haven't become addicted to anything, but there are various things I've bought, or words that I say that can be traced back here for sure.
I'm the proud owner of a zojirushi coffee flask, which I don't use much anymore, but have certainly used enough for it to qualify as a good purchase. I also bought the book "A World Lit Only By Fire", which Drew mentioned in the first Dwarf Fortress video I believe.
I sometimes say "duder" in conversation, but that's usually around a friend who also follows Giant Bomb. Sometimes just around whoever else I feel like calling duder.
The main turn of phrase that I have picked up from GB is referring to standard versions of objects as "regular-ass". I do it so often that I don't even think about it.
My next goal is to legitimately tell someone to "get bent".
Not an addiction, but I bought a zojirushi because of them. Dam thing doesn't hold enough water to quench an ants thirst, but it blew my mind how good it is at keeping stuff cold. I just let the tap water run until it's cold in the morning, and by the end of my shift at work some 10 hours later it's still cool.
@FreakAche: I think something similar happened to me when I heard them talking about Star Trek in a bombcast a couple years ago - it made me go and watch all seven seasons of Next Generation on Netflix. Highly recommended even though they don't have it in HD yet.