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8-4 Play: 1/11/2019: ALL YOU CAN EAT SMASHBROWNS

Jan. 11th 2019

We catch up after the New Year, look forward to 2019, and get a little retro. Or…more than usual anyway.

Episode Notes:

Time – Topic Discussed:

2:28 – Nicknames

7:53 – Mark’s Totally Fun (Not At All Dangerous) Hazing Story

15:24 – Beth’s Cafe in Seattle

28:21 – We actually start talking about video games

30:12 – Smash

42:34 – Breath of the Wild

44:10 – Mother 3

49:16 – Black Bird

55:32 – Why Dermot brought his Wii U back from America (Plus Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, etc. talk)

1:06:32 – Hollow Knight

1:10:50 – Red Dead Redemption 2

1:12:55 – SEGA AGES Phantasy Star

1:17:26 – Phantasy Star II

1:23:00 – News: Dragon’s Dogma, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim demo, the anticipated games of 2019, and more

1:58:08 – Closing Comments

And now, here’s the music we used in THIS episode!

***SPOILER WARNING***

Intro: Stage 3 Boss (Black Bird)

Break: Jellyfloat Pool (Pikmin 3)

Ending: Rise or Fall (Phantasy Star)

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So glad to finally have a "normal" show with the regular cast.

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Edited By ChaosOrdeal • 

Never eat at Beth's. The food is consistently TERRIBLE in a city with tons of great places to eat.

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Why is a photo of the place where I smoked cigarettes in the '90s the thumbnail?

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@chaosordeal: It was definitely horrible the last time I was there. But to be fair, they could have changed a lot in the past 15-20 years.

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Beth's is rad. A real Seattle staple. Sadly an icon of an era of Seattle that most folks don't understand any longer. Eat a hangover breakfast there, then go next door to the (now moved to Ballard) Kangaroo and Kiwi for a pint of hair of the dog.

I lived a couple blocks away from there, and I'll tell you, a greasy spoon hangover breakfast was never so satisfying, while I was drawing things with crayons to put on the wall and having a smoke.

Was on that Man vs Food show as well, a clip of the episode is linked below. Mind you it's a miserable shaky cam bootleg copy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx0ht6MZT-8

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Is Mark going to personally accept that GotY trophy?

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Edited By ikabubu • 

Beth's is both the worst and the best place. It's the definition of "greasy" spoon and over-sized omelettes. There's a very local community feel to it.

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@chaosordeal: in the early 2000s at least it was basically the only place (that, and the Hurricane, RIP) to get food at 3am, when the goth club kicked you out and you're too drunk to go home

I have a ton of nostalgia for their admittedly awful food