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Posted by dropabombonit

Brad this is why we can't have nice things

Posted by teh_destroyer

someone call me?

Edited by Szlifier

Am I crazy or there is someone sitting near Jeff? On his right-hand side, of course. 
 
EDIT: Nah, it's a helmet.

Posted by MorkaiTheWolf

Commercials before the video?! No!!! -dramatic swell of music as a ford commercial interupts the drama-

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@YoThatLimp said:

@mrpandaman said:

@Brodehouse said:

Seriously, they're working for a major media corporation and they have to hum and haw over a busted microphone. How much could it possibly cost? I have stage performance mics that I was able to afford on minimum wage salary, I'm not a video producing business who can't afford video production equipment. Seriously, what the fuck is going on in there? Why does Vinny have to stare at a broken mic and try to figure out some sort of homemade repair job instead of ordering new freaking mics? At this point they seem more poor and desperate than when they were in the basement in Sausalito. When they had to worry about engorged cans of Swedish fish ready to destroy the entire office.

Since it is a corporation they have to jump through more hoops to get stuff done. This is why it is taking longer. Also keep in mind, since you are a premium member I'm going to assume you watched the last Radio Dave, that you know they lost a lot of their video producing equipment and the main thing they lost was their studio, which they said is still in the stages of being made. Basically they are starting over from scratch, that is what is happening and working within a much larger business than WM was is proving to slow down the rebuilding process. They have made allusions that the move to CBSi is somewhat like their startup in Sausalito.

I'm just regurtitating what they have said.

I know why it takes time, but it really bums me out that the GB guys seem to be getting the shaft. I don't understand how CBSi didn't have provisions for the new studio as soon as the buyout happened knowing that as a site that generates mainly video and audio they would be shooting themselves in the foot not getting them acclimated right away.

@Vinny said:

Now...if we could hire a boom operator....

I hear Matt Rorie is looking for a job!

Indeed. Some of these videos make me feel like we need to take up a collection for these guys. Subscriptions notwithstanding.

Posted by Redhorn

I did something very similar to a pair of really nice headphones recently. No idea how to reattach that shit. So goddamned angry.

Posted by Nhoj_Sllew

came expecting rap

disappointed :(

Posted by EverydayOdyssey

I can't believe I watched the whole thing.

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Posted by Drebin_893

@namesonkel said:

Man I love these sorta videos.

Posted by Zleunamme

Too bad the office doesn't have a site where technology can be tested. In the beginning of the video Sara tries to not look at the camera.

Posted by YellowJello

I watched this whole thing. The whole thing. Why? WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?!

Posted by Karkarov

@Darthozzan said:

@paulwade1984: professional grade microphones are very expensive :P

Not too sure that was a "professional" grade one. Most professional mics aren't smaller than my index finger and come with cables thicker than a paperclip. They also have breakaway's that work.

That said nice sennheiser headset there Vinny, have one just like it at work.

Posted by SomeJerk

And that's why I'm looking for an expensive very high quality (audio) headset with an equally fine mic. Sennheiser where you at?

Posted by Baconbot

But...I don't want to "Dig deeper into Brad Shoemaker"

Posted by Noct

Anyone else notice how amazingly uncomfortable Brad always is when they throw a camera in his face?

He spends the first ten minutes of every one of these twisting in his seat and trying to figure out what to do with his arms and hands, which usually end up on top of his head.

This time they ambushed him while he was eating, (which is one of my biggest office pet peeves personally), and he looks even more uncomfortable then normal...

Don't get me wrong, I'd be just as or more twisted if people did it to me, but you would think he'd be used to it by now.

Always makes me kinda laugh to see it.

Posted by OllyOxenFree
@Noct said:

Anyone else notice how amazingly uncomfortable Brad always is when they throw a camera in his face?

He spends the first ten minutes of every one of these twisting in his seat and trying to figure out what to do with his arms and hands, which usually end up on top of his head.

This time they ambushed him while he was eating, (which is one of my biggest office pet peeves personally), and he looks even more uncomfortable then normal...

Don't get me wrong, I'd be just as or more twisted if people did it to me, but you would think he'd be used to it by now.

Always makes me kinda laugh to see it.

Uncomfortable awkward Brad is the only Brad I want in my life.
Posted by PassiveKaerenai

@Evercaptor said:

@beachonthemoon said:

Why does Sara always look so pissed whenever Jeff records something?

We enjoy a scant few hours of the GB crew's antics per week at most. And at a time we choose. She puts up with their bullshit 9-5, I can see how it would get old real fast. Would gladly trade places though, as I'm sure most of us would.

Aw come on! I'm sure she doesn't hate the guys, she's just working!

Posted by Brad

@Baconbot said:

But...I don't want to "Dig deeper into Brad Shoemaker"

Don't you?

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Posted by shway

the destroyer of all things

Posted by radioactivez0r

I love that they went to that much trouble identifying what could be done to fix it.

Posted by gbrading

It's good to know that Vinny could easily join Tested.com if he needed to. But I don't want him to.

Posted by porkstone

"I rock on the mic like smoking Joe Fraser, the hell raiser raisin hell with the flavor"

Wu tang - "Protect Ya Neck"

Good work Brad..

Posted by AlexanderSheen

Dig Deeper into Brad Shoemaker

Brad Shoemaker is an editor for Giant Bomb and a member of the prestigious Bomb Squad. He also has a slightly less prestigious phrase named after him. And before you ask, no, he is not actually leaving. It's just a running gag.

I totally forgot about this. It's kind of sad that it has to be explained in his Wiki page.

Also, http://verbocracy.blogspot.com/ is like a time machine.

Posted by Ghosthead84

I was going to make a joke about digging deeper into Brad but it's now redundant, so I'll just make a comment about how dreamy Drew is.

Drew, why you so dreamy?

Posted by Dagbiker

Those Mics are not made by machines, they are made by poor Chinese workers at FoxCON.

Posted by Grilledcheez

Now THIS is content, all this everyday!

Posted by RoyaleWifCheese

Being that Brad's voice is several octaves lower than the average human being, I'm kinda disappointed he didn't destroy it by talking into it.

Posted by sloppydisk

I still like you brad! You are OK in my book.

Posted by sublime90

it annoys me how brad always puts his hands on his head. old men do that.

Posted by Zatoishwan

Done almost the same thing with my headphones a number of times.

I Think i finally found headphones that survive that kind of misuse, and also dont break when i fall asleep with headphones on and turning a lot in the sleep. Thank you Sennhieser.

(And btw, dont let them get to you Brad, you are doing just fine)

Posted by Roddykat

One-two Checka, Brad the Mic wrecka...

Also that Vinny's a Mcgyver, no he's BETTER than Mcgyver!

Posted by Dan_CiTi

@sublime90 said:

it annoys me how brad always puts his hands on his head. old men do that.

Nah, that's from anime, which makes sense since he is the Anime Editor.

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Posted by probablytuna

Reminds me of that time Brad coughed into the microphone.