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Poll: Do you skip the postcard section from the Beastcast? (1137 votes)

No, I love kisses and Mario Sunshine is a good game dammit! 45%
Yes, I am a soulless husk that hates kisses and eats popcorn out of the trash! 40%
Just show me the results. 15%

Sadly I am an awful person that skips Jeff's kisses. I feel bad for doing it but when it takes up 15 minutes plus of the Beastcast that seems like too much. Well wishes to all the people that find the time to send a postcard into the Beastcast but I got several other podcast to get through. I'm not saying Beastcast should ditch the segment because they wisely put it at the end of the show but I am curious how many people listen to Jeff Bakalar and the rest of the Beast Crew kiss complete strangers.

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#1 Posted by Efesell (4443 posts) -

Absolutely, and it annoys me every time because I gotta manually scrub to the end so that it is a 'completed' episode on my list.

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#2 Posted by RikiGuitarist (234 posts) -

Sometimes I listen to them when I have free time, like when I'm marathoning podcasts while playing podcast-friendly video games. Other times I skip them and just mark the episode as played and move on with my day.

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#3 Posted by ArtisanBreads (9107 posts) -

Yes. I feel bad for them that they tried to get rid of it and it became worse than ever.

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#4 Posted by ArtisanBreads (9107 posts) -

@efesell said:

Absolutely, and it annoys me every time because I gotta manually scrub to the end so that it is a 'completed' episode on my list.

mark as played, my man

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#5 Edited by hewetty (2 posts) -

Nah. I love listening to the GBE crew regardless of what they are talking about. Good upstanding individuals they got over there.

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#6 Posted by STE89 (94 posts) -

I find it more easy to listen to anything on the beastcast due to the personalities. Where as on the bombcast I don't listen to any of the ads anymore as I have been listening to that podcast for over 8 years. But I will say I did appreciate the quick version of the postcard section on the last beastcast.

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#7 Posted by Teoball (815 posts) -

No, I listen to all of it every time. I can't answer your poll though, since Mario Sunshine is not a good game.

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#8 Posted by Luchalma (537 posts) -

I didn't mind that part of the podcast before the postcard thing, but now it's just a waste of everyone's time.

Nah, if you do like it that's cool. But I do feel a bit ripped off thinking I have plenty more quality podcast to listen to and they start reading postcards. I mark as played and move on.

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#9 Posted by Bill_McNeal (813 posts) -

Yes, but that's partially only because I listen to it while driving and can't skip.

And I don't mind it too much anyway.

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#10 Posted by Jibanyan (148 posts) -

Damn, y'all. It's cute.

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#11 Posted by kcin (1003 posts) -

Yeah. It's extremely long. I'm not gonna say "stop doing it", since apparently people like it and it's easy to skip, but I'd rather listen to something else than that section of the podcast.

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#12 Posted by dgtlty (1219 posts) -

I used to skip it. Now that it's postcards it's weirdly more enjoyable. Wouldn't miss the segment if it was suddenly binned though.

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#13 Posted by ThePanzini (727 posts) -

So I skip everything none gaming I even start 10min in to avoid the preamble.

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#14 Posted by chrispaul92 (149 posts) -

The whole kisses thing wierds me out.

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#15 Posted by Captain_Insano (3483 posts) -

I liked it's original form - it has become an untenable now so I skip the postcard section.

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#16 Posted by mems1224 (2502 posts) -

yea, absolutely. its corny and the kisses on the cheek thing creeps me out

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#17 Posted by Rocketskates (217 posts) -

I typically skip through all the email stuff :/

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#18 Posted by OMGFather (1033 posts) -

Yeah. Its got a bit crazy.

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#19 Posted by cmblasko (2917 posts) -

No, it's basically just more e-mails.

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#20 Edited by innacces14 (811 posts) -

No. I would like to hear dumb facts about the place the postcards come from though. Would love to send one in about my city. The picture alone would say so much.

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#21 Posted by KillEm_Dafoe (2628 posts) -

The Battlegrounds-themed postcard made that segment totally worth it.

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#22 Posted by FlashFlood_29 (4403 posts) -

Yeah. It's fun to hear where duder and dudettes are sending in postcards, and they can genuinely be charming or funny sometimes.

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#23 Posted by Efesell (4443 posts) -

Like to be clear I don't hate the idea wholesale, it just doesn't need to be like 15 minutes every week.

Like the McElroy empire of podcasts read messages like this every week and they're funny and sweet and nice but they read like.... a couple.

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#24 Posted by MattyFTM (14886 posts) -

I don't intentionally skip it, but I often listen whilst I'm going to sleep, and if I fall asleep during that segment, I don't bother to go back and finish it.

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#25 Posted by SgtSphynx (2614 posts) -

I would answer that I don't skip that section, but Mario Sunshine is not a good game

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#26 Posted by jkz (4286 posts) -

At this point I just stick to the actual video game discussion parts of the Beastcast, so both the emails and postcards (and really 1/2 the podcast) get skipped on weeks when I do get around to listening. The site puts out enough podcast hours for me to get my fill each week as is, though, so I don't really mind its existing so long as someone's listening to it and enjoying it.

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#27 Posted by IceColdFreezie (28 posts) -

Nah, I don't get how anyone cares that it's Bob from Montana's sister's birthday

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#28 Posted by CageySquid (141 posts) -

I've been skipping it since it became more than a blanket kiss on the cheek at the end.

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#29 Posted by FreakAche (3083 posts) -

Not yet, but it might get to that point

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#30 Posted by burncoat (557 posts) -

I like it. It's fun and sweet. Any chance to hear Vinny crackwise is good for me.

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#31 Posted by Nodima (2591 posts) -

No, there's jokes in there. Plus I always like hearing where people are from.

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#33 Edited by DJMoo (175 posts) -

no, I enjoy the beast-crews witty banter regardless of the topic. I also don't skip the ads even though I have a premium membership, so at least I'm consistent?

I only feel bad for them because I know they must be getting loads of postcards XD

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#34 Posted by IamTerics (788 posts) -

Its the cutest part of the beastcast, how could you skip it?

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#35 Edited by Nux (2890 posts) -

Nope, I like that part of the Beastcast.

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#36 Posted by clagnaught (2113 posts) -

I listen to the kisses on the check segment, and Mario Sunshine is not a good game.

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#37 Posted by LegendarySquid (10 posts) -

I listened to the first one not knowing what I was getting into, and the most recent one because I was driving and I'm a responsible person and I would NEVER engage with distractions while driving. All of the other ones I've skipped.

Trash popcorn? No. Trash chicken fingers? So long as no one is watching.

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#38 Posted by Cerberus3Dog (1024 posts) -

@mems1224 said:

the kisses on the cheek thing creeps me out

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#39 Posted by JoRoNimo (350 posts) -

Being weirded out by kisses on the cheek must be a cultural thing, since that's just how me and my family and most friends just say hi to each other.

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#40 Posted by Mathematics (71 posts) -

I agree with the it feeling creepy....but they do it the right way...Vinny says its the end of the "real" show and I shut it off. If they want to keep doing it, they can knock themselves out. Whatever floats your boat.

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#41 Posted by berniesbc (250 posts) -

There is some funny stuff in there. I listen to it every week.

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#42 Posted by JohnyMyko (1851 posts) -

I skip it. I am indeed a soulless husk but I don't eat popcorn from the trash. I end it when Vinny says it's the end of the "real" show.

Being weirded out by kisses on the cheek must be a cultural thing, since that's just how me and my family and most friends just say hi to each other.

Same here. In my country he usually handshake men and give a kiss on the cheek for women (one on each side of the face) mostly to friends and family but also to people you're meeting.

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#43 Posted by conmulligan (1894 posts) -

I'd listen to GB East read a dictionary so, no.

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#44 Edited by VierasTalo (1431 posts) -

Vinny literally says to skip it so I have. Then there was an e-mail indicating that Alex had been talking about The Guyver on it and I was very, very sad to have missed that.

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#45 Posted by Scottjay01 (186 posts) -

I'd listen to GB East read a dictionary so, no.

same

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#46 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (2307 posts) -

I'd listen to GB East read a dictionary so, no.

Yup

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#47 Posted by zulululul (55 posts) -

@jorojoserojas: Same. A kiss doesn't have to be sexual. Its a freakin kiss on the cheek. If you find that creepy, stay inside!

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#48 Edited by Welding (327 posts) -

I don't skip it. It leads to some fun banter and is adorable to boot.

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#49 Posted by MeierTheRed (5895 posts) -

@teoball said:

No, I listen to all of it every time. I can't answer your poll though, since Mario Sunshine is not a good game.

Was thinking the same, but i ended up lying about that part.

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#50 Edited by ArtisanBreads (9107 posts) -

@jorojoserojas said:

Being weirded out by kisses on the cheek must be a cultural thing

It's a thing in America and probably everywhere else... honestly I think it's a weirdo thing. It's a kiss on the cheek yall.