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Pondcasts Thread [Podcats Thread]

ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
edited July 2022 in Social Entropy++
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Pondcasts

Casts that you listen to whilst floating in ponds.

They're very popular these days.

They help you to not think about things. They help you just float through your day.

I enjoy Just King Things, the dissection and discussion of the writings of an evil King



What are your favourite pondcasts?

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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
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    VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Do you expect me to talk?

    No, Mr Pond... I expect you to cast

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    we really let apple get away with making the digital future pond-based huh

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Got It Memorized has started covering Twin Peaks

    One of the hosts read a major briggs monologue and then a few sentences in slipped into doing a xehanort voice

    it's pretty good

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    On Just King Things are they nice to Stephen King or mean to Stephen King

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    They are critical of Stephen King.

    They talk about things they like and things they hate.

    They think Danse Macabre lacks cohesion and would get a failing grade in any English class.

    Probably because of all the substance abuse.

    And his bad opinions on things.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    For some reason Bob Evans sounds really deep and resonant on behind the bastards today

    Maybe it's the headphones I'm using this morning are different than usual.

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Alright I can be into that, I wouldn't stand for anyone being nice to him

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited May 2021
    This month's Just King Things is very mean to Stephen King (and admittedly, from how Danse Macabre is described, it's very well deserved)

    Most I would say are more mixed, although even when they're being nice to him they make fun of all of his weird hangups too

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    I wonder how King as a last name got started

    Can't imagine it's the same convention that gave us your Wheelers or Millers or whatnot. Maybe it was aspirational? Somebody just calling their shot and pointing way out past the bleachers

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I wonder how King as a last name got started

    Can't imagine it's the same convention that gave us your Wheelers or Millers or whatnot. Maybe it was aspirational? Somebody just calling their shot and pointing way out past the bleachers

    It looks like the answer is sort of.

    First off, it's an old (English) word and you could conceivably have people with it as a surname that is sort of tied back to its root as cyning (which still means leader, but doesn't have some of the scale implications of king).

    But then after that yeah, you're looking at people who get nicknamed king for one reason or another. Aspirational is probably part of that, there's probably some making fun of your haughty neighbor. There might be some local culture/politics thrown in there too - the person who plays the king in the mummers play every year, the person who is in charge of some minor office or another, that sort of thing.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I wonder how King as a last name got started

    Can't imagine it's the same convention that gave us your Wheelers or Millers or whatnot. Maybe it was aspirational? Somebody just calling their shot and pointing way out past the bleachers

    It looks like the answer is sort of.

    First off, it's an old (English) word and you could conceivably have people with it as a surname that is sort of tied back to its root as cyning (which still means leader, but doesn't have some of the scale implications of king).

    But then after that yeah, you're looking at people who get nicknamed king for one reason or another. Aspirational is probably part of that, there's probably some making fun of your haughty neighbor. There might be some local culture/politics thrown in there too - the person who plays the king in the mummers play every year, the person who is in charge of some minor office or another, that sort of thing.

    Oh man, I wish I could give somebody an insulting nickname with such sticking power that it becomes their surname

    It'll suck for Tyler Clownshoes, but I'll get a kick out of it

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Listen my last name means fingerless gloves so I'm worried I might have that exact story somewhere in my family history.

    But we do actually see that not uncommonly - probably because we have a number of instances when people weren't recording their own names. The famous recently discovered example is Roger Fuckebythenavel, attested in legal documents in the early 1300s (and also possibly our first use of the word fuck), but there's also stuff like Gadling (a gossip) or Fogarty (an outlaw) that we still see today.

    Or, of course, you could simply spend a little bit of time and consider what the name Shakespeare might refer to.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    my last name refers to saving William the conquerer from dying

    its weirdly specific

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Lot of people just named Dragon, Drake, Draco, Drago, wonder how that starts just pick something cool I guess

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    my last name refers to saving William the conquerer from dying

    its weirdly specific

    You'd think that but actually William the Conqueror was incredibly accident prone

    A lot of people saved that motherfucker

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2021
    My last name means son of a water deity, so that's kinda neat

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    So I never saw the simpsons movie barts got his dick out in that huh

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I don't know what my last name means. I've looked it up and the main thing I've gotten is that it was probably misspelled at some point

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Son of something is my last name

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    DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    My surname is roughly Son of the Sea Hound in old Irish.

    I feel like I've mentioned this before.

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    astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    My last name's basically just ye olde Mr. Plow. That name again? Mr. Plow.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Oh son of aodh.

    Aodh, who is apparently the ruler of the underworld in Irish myth?

    I really need to read more Irish myth stuff

    Also maybe try to learn a little of the language. It's a really beautiful language I think.

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    akajaybayakajaybay Registered User regular
    I think my name just means From Asse which is fun.
    A town in Belgium I guess.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    My last name basically just means that some of my ancestors owned a big house at some point

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    Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    my surname is a result of assholes

    see the ol' Austro-Hungarian empire decided they're gonna do a census, right

    well super, and in the census every citizen has a name and a surname; makes sense, you'd think

    except, not really. surnames weren't necessarily common then. yeah sure in vienna you had jurgen smyth or whatever but in villages, especially jewish villages, there really wasn't any need - you were X son of Y, or A daughter of B.

    well this didn't sit well with the fastidious austro-hungarians; after all, "son of" doesn't really allow you to trace a nice accurate orderly linage and analyze demographic distributions across multiple regions

    so they decided to assign surnames to people - whether they liked to have one or not

    now, in urban areas, where Jews might have money and influence? or in places where whomever was in charge of the census wasn't a dick? fine, pick from the list

    but if you fell on a casual anti-semite you couldn't bribe? well then so sorry, but all nice neutral names have already been taken, what a shame, guess you'll have to settle for whatever I give you, huh

    and that's why my surname is based on the late 18th-early 19th century german spelling of the word Weasel

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    A quick Google search seems to indicate my last name is apparently Welsh with a redundant patronymic "s". It means, let's see here, "he who is incredible at sex and also has a sweet ass"

    Wow haha that's so weirdly specific. Who'd have imagined.

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Oh yeah Sexfuckers I knew somebody with that name once

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    Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    my surname translates roughly to "actual play rpg podcaster"

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    Austin Patrick Cado and Dia Lacina have a nier replicant numbers spoiler cast up!

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Went to change a light bulb and the power in my whole living room went out with a pop

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    the only thing i could get about the history of my surname before my grandparents died was that we really hated the turks

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    MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    THE COMMIES WON!

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    I think the real meaning for my name is something like "of God" or "in the form of God" or something all up in God's butt like that. I guess the Welsh do be loving them some of the Christian God.

    Which raises some more questions because as far as I am aware my dad's side of the family is primarily Irish? Or Irish adjacent. I personally think we came out of a stump somewhere in Tennessee like a dour, angry, dirt farming Lorax.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    The thing to take away from my surname is that we were a specialized form of carpenters who extremely stubbornly refused to change the spelling to match how the word is actually spelled.

    I like to think I'm carrying forward with that tradition.

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    VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    edited May 2021
    Oh ho ho

    surnames

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Mine is just the name of a rock. Granted it is a very important rock in the history of humanity but still.

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Mine is just the name of a rock. Granted it is a very important rock in the history of humanity but still.

    ... earth?

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Another Stephen King podcast, which I highly recommend, is the Kingcast

    Their one-year anniversary episode is uploaded tomorrow and will include special guests (all but one, a mystery guest, have previously been on the show to talk Stephen King)! Bryan Fuller, Elijah Wood, Mike Flanagan included in the guest list!

    They'll be discussing the Skeleton Crew short collection, which includes the The Mist story

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    I think the real meaning for my name is something like "of God" or "in the form of God" or something all up in God's butt like that. I guess the Welsh do be loving them some of the Christian God.

    Which raises some more questions because as far as I am aware my dad's side of the family is primarily Irish? Or Irish adjacent. I personally think we came out of a stump somewhere in Tennessee like a dour, angry, dirt farming Lorax.

    wales and ireland are a stones throw from each other I bet some seafaring welsh whatsit got all up in your ancestor's business at some point

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