Curtis and David bring the funk AND the noise to this week’s episode, featuring our latest guest Chris Calon. Former heavyweight flash coder, survivor of the Cambrian incident, general contractor and passionate lover of all social media (this is a lie).
Nintendo’s badass DRM chips created the “blow on the cartridge” voodoo of our youth (Crom was wrong about the battery, that was for game saves :D). It should be noted this was to prevent cartridge pirating, the DRM of today is a little different animal…
Some info on Segregation in prison’s (we called it Solitary Confinement) and how it might just blow up your brain. (Crom would last approx. 11 minutes.)
Curtis and David return from the fires of Mount Doom with new thoughts. This episode enjoys the dulcet tones of Erik Larson. Owner and Operator of Calgary Cycle – Pure, life-time cycling enthusiast, pen-monger, inner ear warrior and ready to take on Marvel’s C-list bad guys.
Here’s Erik as his alter-ego, Biggie Claus:
Where can you get the best pen? There is at least one source… (we are not a paid advertiser… of anything actually.)
Curtis and David celebrate life by yelling into microphones once more. This episode enjoyed, briefly but powerfully, the stylings of Neil Warren. Owner and operator of Alpine Threadworks, ACMG ski guide, and bringer of six-packs.
Here’s Neil doing his thing on a mountain:
UNFORTUNATELY… Neil was forced to leave the episode early due to a family emergency. So our two heroes have filled the air with talk of a gigantic Cow, the Calgarian who made 52 different gins and we played our guest’s lightning round against each other.
Curtis and David heat up the tubes and deliver our most excited guest yet. Wil Knoll is Smashing – Actor, Nerd Master, Beer Slayer, and Champion of oblivious Bike riders across the globe and a member of so many cools things you need to check out his site to truly comprehend – Wil joins the two microwave lasagnas to discuss getting injured on the job, Calgary getting hardcore honey-dicked by Amazon, installing BSD over your router’s previous OS, and the most aggressive conversation anyone has ever had about murderous self-driving cars.
Wil Knoll Headshot —
(look at this man’s headshot. He is fine.)
The Verge offers up global preferences for who self-driving cars will mangle in the event of a crash.
Curtis and David keep turning on the mics (despite all this Olympic voting to do). Tyler Hellard, author and defender of Spotify, joins the duo to talk about Nightmare mascots, the utility of cassette tapes, Depressing Netflix shows, The End is Nigh for Olympics, Death races, and Man’s Search for Meaning… sort of.
Curtis and David mark a special episode with the first ever guest appearance. Megan MacLean joins Smash to talk about the sinister intentions of the Canada goose, seeking elegance in marketing death to the distracted, expensive books and bondage gear, and the speed at which a 3rd language disappears when hardly ever practiced.
Curtis and David are back on the mic to discuss the relative creepiness of single men handing out Halloween candy, the decision to cancel Calgary’s 2026 Olympic bid, wicked art from the U.S. that kills the creator, and the failure of our education system to teach a young man to tie his tie.