235 Comments
Posted by Pastabasta

I can't believe I find this extremely entertaining to watch! Maybe I should get premium at some point...

Posted by AndrewPerkins

While this video is brilliant and Giant Bomb at its best, it is made all the better by Sara rolling her eyes at the whole thing in the first 20 seconds then popping on a pair of headphones to drown everyone else out.

Posted by ThePickle

So you're saying he pulled a Shoemaker.

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Posted by Doomduck

Looking forward to hearing sexy chest hair on future quick looks!

Posted by MiniPato

Shoemaker's been a Brad boy.

Posted by thebipsnbeeps

I just don't get why Brad can never do anything right

Posted by Lufferov

I have to question why they are using cabled lapel mics in that situation to begin with. Overhead boom mics would be a better fit in a scenario like that. It would reduce cabling, reduce the number of mics required and therefore have the knock-on bonus of making the mixing process easier as you don't need to balance numerous microphones. It would probably be cheaper too, a couple of decent quality rifle mics would be less expensive than a bunch of these lapel mics, which are liable to getting damaged.

Posted by lacke

The way Brad broke the mic is the same way how I managed to break 4-5 headsets. I have Astro A40 now and it seems to be somewhat resilience, only made that mistake once. You might wonder how come this happens so often, it's because I usually move from my desktop to lay on my bed without taking off my headset when I watch movies or if I just want to listen to some music. If I'm going to the bathroom or getting something to drink, I always remove the headset first.

Posted by Ghost_Cat

Jeez Brad, again?

Posted by Patman99

If I remember correctly from my A/V days, some lapel mics can be unscrewed so you can reattach any torn off cables. I dont know about any special bit but I have soldered a few mics back together and I know it can be done. But then again, I remember throwing out some busted mics that I could not figure out how to open. We used cheap audio-technica lav mics and Astatic wired mics so that might have made a difference.

If this helps, the mics I was not able to fix had a clearly clamped on casing that had a seam on one end with some teeth that were clearly bent with a machine to ensure a tight fit. The ones that I was able to unscrew were flush all the way around the casing. Essentially it unscrewed like any old XLR or 1/4 inch patch cord. The few lav mics I could fix had a bit more of an edge that let me get a better grip when unscrewing it but it was still fairly difficult. In fact, it broke the same way Brad broke it, the person did not realise that they had a cable under their foot and they stood up. I dont think I've been much help other than to share your frustration.

It could be worse, a wireless transmitter could have broke. Those things are extremely expensive, I remember always treating the single one my school had as delicate as possible. The price of a single one of those was more than all the other equipment we had!

Posted by KatyGaGa

some men just want to watch the world burn

Posted by 49th

God damn it, Brad.

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@MrGtD said:

microphone check one two what is this

The roughneck business. Recognise.

Posted by Nekroskop

This sounds like a job for the Tested guys.

Posted by MagikGimp

Isn't it time for those wireless boxes they have on TV? I guess they're not worth the cost assuming certain people are more careful in future.

Posted by Xeirus

@GenocidalKitten said:

This nearly makes up for the lack of content today.

I think you'll be ok for one day, being that dependent on something is scary...

Posted by dcfox

I thought this was going to be a video of Brad freestyling.

Posted by ch3burashka

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you the CBS budget!

Get a new mike and file an official complaint that the old mike nearly choked Brad to death.

Posted by Lufferov
Posted by RVonE

CONTENT!

Posted by Lyfeforce

Random Thought:

Anyone else feel a little bad for the Comic Vine crew? They're always so quiet when all this stuff goes on.

Posted by MrKlorox

I thought this was going to be about the mic holder stand thing in the podcast room that was broke.

Posted by MjHealy

This reminds of spontaneous Giant Bomb videos of yore. Requim for Blades: Part Two

Posted by Zacagawea

@Lyfeforce said:

Random Thought:

Anyone else feel a little bad for the Comic Vine crew? They're always so quiet when all this stuff goes on.

It's weird, right? Of all the new office videos they've posted none have had any interaction with those guys.

Posted by DeF

The Rockwilder instrumental is missing from this video :D

Also, this would've been the perfect opportunity for a Tested crossover.

Edited by Bummey

@mnzy said:

More like Shoebraker.

Am I right? Anyone?

Breaker. That joke's already been done, anyway.

Posted by freakin9

What am he, some kind of animal?

Posted by KlUMZeE

Brad you careless bastard! That Microphone did nothing to you!!!

Posted by JoshyLee

Way to go, Brad.

Posted by Ben_H

Wow, we haven't had video like this in a long time. Keep it up!

Posted by wjb

@Lyfeforce said:

Random Thought:

Anyone else feel a little bad for the Comic Vine crew? They're always so quiet when all this stuff goes on.

People have been saying this lately, but meh. They're working so it's not like they're waiting for Jeff to notice them. I don't include myself into every conversation that happens near my desk at work, especially if it's something I don't know a whole lot about. Certain people will start complaining that Jeff is wasting time having discussions with Comic Vine when Tony and Sara know only so much about games or tech.

I'm sure they have their conversations when the camera is off.

Posted by Sweetz

Guys, you need to start putting Drew in front the camera more. You'll probably triple female subscriber base in two weeks...

He could be your Naomi Kyle ;)

Posted by Yorkin

how much does one of those microphones cost?

Posted by ArcadiaExeter

I LOVE RANDOM VIDEOS!

Posted by orshick

Leave Bradley alone!!!

Posted by Xeirus

@GenocidalKitten said:

@Xeirus said:

@GenocidalKitten said:

This nearly makes up for the lack of content today.

I think you'll be ok for one day, being that dependent on something is scary...

What, being dependent to the to the point of leaving a comment on a video?

Shut up, I've seen you commenting on shit, and you"re basically the ultimate GB defense force, so reply with something sarcastic and annoying if you want but, I'm not going to bother responding.

Bro, you already responded... too hilarious.

You know my point, and as for you "seeing me around", not sure what you're getting at, you can go to my account and view everything I have ever said. I call people out for being whiny dick holes, sorry if that bothers you. You've got plenty of time to check out my posts since there's such a lack of content today.

Posted by fox01313

Shun the destroyers...shun, shun.

Well if nothing else Vinny can put that microphone back together without connecting it, put some colored electrical tape to mark it & have a hilarious joke microphone to give people that doesn't work.

Posted by dcfox

@wjb said:

@Lyfeforce said:

Random Thought:

Anyone else feel a little bad for the Comic Vine crew? They're always so quiet when all this stuff goes on.

People have been saying this lately, but meh. They're working so it's not like they're waiting for Jeff to notice them. I don't include myself into every conversation that happens near my desk at work, especially if it's something I don't know a whole lot about. Certain people will start complaining that Jeff is wasting time having discussions with Comic Vine when Tony and Sara know only so much about games or tech.

I'm sure they have their conversations when the camera is off.

Wha'ts weird is the gamespot guys have done more features with comicvine than giantbomb. There was the comics based on video games article and the Dark Knight Rises podcast. Would have been nice to have had either Tony or Sara on when they were playing Marvel Ultimate Alliance on TNT a few weeks ago. Ryan knows a bit about comics but they other guys were pretty clueless.

Posted by Turkalurch

Brad gets back and breaks EVERYTHING!

Posted by SamuelLBronkowitz

Because Brad's wrong doings can no longer be contained in any one digital space, I've decided that all acts deemed to be erroneous or ill-conceived in nature shall be considered "Pulling A Brad". Police departments across the nation shall have but one code. Code Brad. "Multiple armed suspects were apprehended this evening after pulling a Brad at the First National Bank..." "You are hereby sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for multiple acts of Brad pulling. And may God have mercy on your soul." "Punk Motherfucker stepped to me, so I pulled a Brad on his bitch ass. That's another teardrop."

Posted by Lucri

You guys need to use the mic that Bob Barker uses during the Price Is Right. Have a super long neck part and a teeny tiny mic part.

Posted by TheHakku

Yeah, yeah! Let's bust out the Gene Rayburn microphone!

Posted by Pixeldemon

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?

Posted by mrsmiley

I love these random videos. Part of what makes GB so great. :)

Posted by MeatSim

Hide your microphones when Brad Shoemaker enters the room.

Posted by en_WhiskeyMedia_org

If you do splice the cable and the 3 wires inside, you should be aware that the ground wiring is often a bunch of loose wires that look like bare copper, but they're actually insulated by a thin layer of plastic. You should burn the plastic off with a lighter before you splice that part. It's mentioned in this tutorial:

http://www.howtogeek.com/62999/how-to-replace-a-stereo-connector-and-salvage-audio-cables-and-headphones/

I've never seen that part you're trying to reconnect the audio cable to.

Good luck!

Posted by csl316

Brad! What the hell!!

Posted by Aleryn

Goofy, love it.