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Edited by freecajunlove

@asator: Sure. Stripling's they have two stores in Georgia; the one I go to is outside of Athens. They sell the beef jerky at a few stores in the Southeast (http://www.striplings.com/where-to-buy.html). You can order it online, if those don't work for you.

Posted by CornBREDX

I've never seen that ?box light before. That's pretty cool.

Posted by thainatos

Shogo Bombastica. Shogo Bombastica. SHOGO BOMBASTICA.

Posted by D_W

@defcomm said:

Jeff always seemed more of a Something Awful kind of guy.

Hang on, I thought most of the worst trolls came from Something Awful? What with GB's anti troll message lately (which I heartily agree with) I'm surprised to see him on there.

SA is a massive forum and is pretty troll-free generally. There's a lot folks on there that are GB Duders and Developers. For example the one gal who works on Roundabout also does stuff in the SA LP forum as well. Like commentary on this amazing game.

Edited by Mr_Creeper

Lately, I've had to spend all day on Giant Bomb to catch all the content. This is awesome; keep 'em coming.

#TeamBoneless

Edited by Jamin724

@asator said:

Hey whoever sent in the beef jerky, please tell me where you bought it from!

This is the store http://www.striplings.com/butcher-shop/jerky.html

And also #teamboneless all the way!!!! Screw them bones!

Posted by bybeach

Proud to be an animal.

Posted by forteexe21

@beardyduck said:

Dan is sure to get back problems on GiantBomb. Every time I've seen him play video games on cam he's always hunched over. :(

Drew's posture is his secret to winning.

Posted by ArcLyte

I don't think Jeff knows that he pretty much ate an entire cut of beef in one bite when he ate that jerky.

Posted by Dezztroy

@defcomm said:

Jeff always seemed more of a Something Awful kind of guy.

Hang on, I thought most of the worst trolls came from Something Awful? What with GB's anti troll message lately (which I heartily agree with) I'm surprised to see him on there.

What makes you think the worst trolls come from SA?

Posted by Dooley

Every Mailbag should just be Jeff pulling stuff out of boxes and tossing them to Drew to open and test out. I love it.

Edited by HowieGaming
AWWW YISSSS

Posted by ColdsnapBryan

Wasn't Dan wearing a T Rex shirt sometime? Now I see a Thin Lizzy shirt, me and Dan would be total bros.

Posted by Sbaitso

Dan is an endless supplier of baffling but endearing questions. "What is a haddock?" is not something I ever expected to hear from a grown person, but it's sort of charming at the same time.

Posted by JesusHammer

Box City 2.0 is well under way.

Posted by BrianP

They were SO CLOSE to tricking Dan on that salt candy!

Posted by GValo

How is Urge? That's what I truly want to know

Edited by IcyEyes

@willboweird: Thanks!

I've had Deer jerky before and it was excellent, but what exactly does Brad mean by "not all jerky is cooked"?! Jerky is meat that has been cured through drying (with low heat). Jerky is never "raw", if that's what he means.

Posted by TheDew

#TeamBoneless4Lyfe

Posted by BeachThunder

Hey, it's that A-Sriker guy :o

I love hearing Jeff's complete butchering of other languages :D

Posted by Jolt92

Tonight there's gonna be a snack break, some of us won't survive...!

Posted by sigspec

(S)UUUUUUUURRRRRRRGGGGGGGGEEEEEEE......

you bastards

Posted by UnInvincible

@sbaitso said:

Dan is an endless supplier of baffling but endearing questions. "What is a haddock?" is not something I ever expected to hear from a grown person, but it's sort of charming at the same time.

It's especially curious considering he lived in Minnesota for many years, and fishing, golfing, and skiing are all 90% of the population does here. You'd think he knows his fish.

Posted by ArcadiaExeter

I dont know if anyone has posted this already but if you want some of that jerky for yourself http://www.striplings.com/striplings-original-beef-jerky.html

Edited by Grondoth

I don't think Dan is a real person. He's just an elaborate ruse.

Also boneless wings aren't wings. You guys just don't understand, they're a different thing. A Boneless Buffalo Wing isn't a thing, because that invalidates the whole premise.

Posted by pyromagnestir

@grondoth said:

I don't think Dan is a real person. He's just an elaborate ruse.

My working theory is he is a replicant, made to infiltrate Giantbomb for some nefarious purpose. I will get to the bottom of this.

Posted by Delsaber

Hang on, I thought most of the worst trolls came from Something Awful? What with GB's anti troll message lately (which I heartily agree with) I'm surprised to see him on there.


SA is arguably the best moderated large-scale message board on the internet. People who post over there like the trolls over here tend to get probated or outright banned with little or no mercy and/or mocked hilariously by everyone else. Anyone actually getting trolled on SA usually didn't lurk long enough or is acting like an idiot and bringing it on themselves.

It would be a difficult or impossible model to follow for Giant Bomb but Rorie and the others are doing a bang-up job without it and we should all buy them a scotch.

Anything you've heard about SA and trolling probably stems from old MMO guild stuff, and that varies from guild to guild and from goon to goon. SA proper is like, 200,000 users spread across a ton of forums most of which have nothing to do with drama in internet videogames.

Posted by Jedted

I see some potential brand synergy with Urge and the movie The Purge.

"I got URGE to PURGE!"

Posted by dvdwalker8

Really nice mailbag. Those ? lamps were cool and that jerky looked pretty intense. Dan's a really great addition to the site. He's made me laugh and smile so many times already. #teamboneless for sure.

Posted by sw0rdfish

Canadian Kit-Kats are the superior Kit-Kats.

Source: Canadian

I will mail some down south.

Edited by artofwar420

Dan and Drew are so keut. And that jerky looks delicious, just gimme some mayo for dipping.

#teammayo

Posted by greymeister

I never sausage a mail bag.

Seriously, sort of miss Vinigawa on these but enjoying the new people.

Edited by mano521

Guess it's true. Old haddocks die hard...

Posted by Player1

Team Boneless.

Edited by Morka

I could listen to Jeff speak Norwegian all day.

Someone shoud send them a Grandiosa to taste test. Yum!

Posted by Ett

Yo Hidden in Plain Sight is on steam now! That game is so much fun.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/303590/

Posted by 93The_Ace

Drew <3

Posted by Wildali

@defcomm said:

Jeff always seemed more of a Something Awful kind of guy.

Hang on, I thought most of the worst trolls came from Something Awful? What with GB's anti troll message lately (which I heartily agree with) I'm surprised to see him on there.

Oh, you must have mistaken Something Awful for NeoGAF or something, lol...

Edited by Draxyle

It's great to see the office full of people again.

Edited by AMyggen

@mosaicm80 said:

@defcomm said:

Jeff always seemed more of a Something Awful kind of guy.

Hang on, I thought most of the worst trolls came from Something Awful? What with GB's anti troll message lately (which I heartily agree with) I'm surprised to see him on there.

Oh yeah, Something Awful has always had a troll-y side of it. But it's much more than that, and because you have to pay a few dollars to get in (plus it's moderated heavily, almost as much as NeoGAF) it has a better atmosphere than most forums out there. I've been a member for years now, and it's a great place to be.

Posted by marbleCmoney

I love me a mailbag.

Posted by Pop

I would sausage a place. Even though I know that you should never... I guess I'm a rebel.

I want to know what salty chocolate tastes like.

Posted by DudeSupreme

Hazing the new people with salty snacks

Posted by Humanity

@delsaber said:

@mosaicm80 said:

Hang on, I thought most of the worst trolls came from Something Awful? What with GB's anti troll message lately (which I heartily agree with) I'm surprised to see him on there.

SA is arguably the best moderated large-scale message board on the internet. People who post over there like the trolls over here tend to get probated or outright banned with little or no mercy and/or mocked hilariously by everyone else. Anyone actually getting trolled on SA usually didn't lurk long enough or is acting like an idiot and bringing it on themselves.

It would be a difficult or impossible model to follow for Giant Bomb but Rorie and the others are doing a bang-up job without it and we should all buy them a scotch.

Anything you've heard about SA and trolling probably stems from old MMO guild stuff, and that varies from guild to guild and from goon to goon. SA proper is like, 200,000 users spread across a ton of forums most of which have nothing to do with drama in internet videogames.

The membership fee really does go a long way in making people think twice before they make an account to start spilling some inane vitriol. The mods also had no qualms about outright banning someone after 2 bad posts and sending them off to read the rules.

I agree that it is one of the best moderated sites out there.

Posted by Cashewual

I kinda dig Jeff's Ace ventura hairstyle.

Posted by Nymbel

Keep em nordic goods coming!

Posted by Damodar

They're going to have to do some serious Nordic Walking to work off all those calories.

Also, it took me about two minutes too long to get "Never sausage a place"

Edited by Fiyenyaa

Guysguysguys why did no-one eat the hockey powder? Someone needs to eat the hockey powder.

This;

Needs to happen again (21:30 for the powder). Make it happen, I need it!

Posted by CoolYetiDance

Ok seriously, you guys have to try the smash! It's the best chocolate candy!