MAP Episode 19: Ethan’s Forward Stroke

Mario Universe

Mario Universe

The Megaphones Ahoy! Podcast
Produced 2009.06.21

The panel brings exclusive information on Mario Universe to its Dear Listeners, along with coverage of Final Fantasy IX Disc 3, Mr. Bilbo, and Sony’s latest string of woes. Don’t be a Montok; listen now!


  1. Ethos
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 04:03 | Permalink

    Based on the title and tags alone, there is no way this CAN’T be the best podcast yet.

  2. Reetin
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 12:15 | Permalink

    Ethan Pipher you lazy good for nothing penis. Make that god damned video already so i can laugh at how nerdy you all look.

  3. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 12:19 | Permalink

    Ethan Pipher you lazy good for nothing penis, stop making excuses and do the video now!!!!

  4. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 12:48 | Permalink

    -is it just me or did the Steiner + Beatrix relationship have some heavy ‘Much ado about nothing’ overtones?

    -Yeah I havn’t seen any Transformer films, it is a policy of mine not to view anything that Jerry Bruckheimer has had a hand in.

    -@Nate, yeah I completely hated that mini-game too.

    -Lol Oliver’s Facebook song lyric updates aren’t going to write themselves.

    -That whole Activision thing is a storm in a tea cup, perhaps the Wii is more profitable to develop for (though I doubt it), but that’s irrelevant considering that 360 games can be put on the PS3 whereas Wii games cannot. The PS3 by contrast has basically the same functionality as the 360, and usually generates at least 2/3 of the software sales. Boby Koticks threat was limp and flacid, it has never ven occured to the weasel to stop developing PS3 games. What are they gonna do, put Modern Warfare 2 on the Wii lol, the PS3 is still miles ahead of the PC as far as sales are concerned.

    -I don’t think I’ve ever bought an Activision game, and I don’t think I ever will. What they’re trying to do to brutal quite frankly disgusts me.

    -If Miyamoto’s Mario leak proves accurate, I may need to buy a Wii, as that hardcore Mario title sounds too good to pass up.

    -@Oliver- I havn’t played Starcraft.

    -Lol that Bilbo game sounds so tacky that I want to download the demo. Still I imagine that most of their core demographic is living in the 1950’s, unless the studio has invented time travel then I imagine that they’re SOL.

    -Congratulations Oliver, I thought I sensed a spring in your step.(Perhaps you can ease up on the emo Facebook lyrics now).

    -I think I like Nate’s intro the best, lol.

    -Sometimes plays are recorded on film also, which shoots down Oliver’s definition. It’s what civilized folk substitute for Nascar.

    -Lol now I wanna know what presents Nate’s getting Oliver and Ethos, matching butt plugs?

    -Lol as always Nate was awesomely funny, and Lusi was his droll amusing self, sadly Oliver was typical Oliver. XD

  5. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 13:42 | Permalink

    Oh hey, Oliver’s dateing RIG, now her and Ethos really will have to fight to the death.

  6. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 13:50 | Permalink


    (…just an fyi, the smart money is on Oliver. Ethan is 1) Canadian, 2) Effeminate, and 3) ‘a lover, not a fighter’.)

  7. Ethos
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 14:01 | Permalink

    Lusipurr’s absolutely right. It’ll be over before it begins.

  8. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 14:03 | Permalink

    Yes, but judgeing by his most recent Facebook entry, he may well have the weight advantage, besides which I don’t think he’s above scratching and spitting when it comes to protecting his Oliver. Perhaps this is just the sort of wake-up call he needed in order to stop taking Oliver for granted and ditching him for wealthy businessmen.

  9. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 14:06 | Permalink

    Ethan has an entire cadre of men to support him. He doesn’t need Oliver.

  10. Ethos
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 14:16 | Permalink

    Lusipurr’s right again! This is an odd day.

  11. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 14:17 | Permalink

    No, but he may well want him.

  12. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 14:18 | Permalink

    Oliver has no culture, wears flannel, smokes like a stevedore, and lives in Tennessee.

    Do you *really* think Ethan prefers him to wealthy, cultured, well-travelled Japanese businessmen who haves the means to provide Ethos with everything his heart desires?

    No fairy tale romance here. I bring you reality, cold and unvarnished.

  13. RIG
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 14:39 | Permalink

    @ Lusipurr, are you implying I’m masculine ?

  14. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 14:55 | Permalink

    @RIG: If you like!

  15. RIG
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 14:59 | Permalink


  16. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 15:05 | Permalink

    @RIG: Apparently not.

  17. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 15:32 | Permalink

    @Lusipurr-Perhaps Ethos likes slumming it.

  18. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 15:32 | Permalink

    Perhaps RIG does too.

  19. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 15:35 | Permalink

    “Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.”

  20. Ethos
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 15:46 | Permalink

    Bah-ha ha, I love that Rig signed up as “Rig”.
    I never fail to name people!
    There’s even a chap over at CatFancy that I talked to ONCE. BRIEFLY! And he completely changed his handle at my suggestion.

  21. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 15:53 | Permalink

    Less jibber-jabber, MORE video editing.

  22. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 15:58 | Permalink

    Full credit to Ethos though, he did create an endureing nickname for RIG. Now more editing if you please.

  23. Bup
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 19:57 | Permalink

    I don’t know what RIG means.

  24. DarthGibblet
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 20:05 | Permalink

    At this point, I think the Christmas video and the next video should just be edited together. That way, we get to see this epic battle in action (as well as Nate swooping in to steal away Rig, regardless of who wins)

    @Ethos: If you love someone, you need to know when to let them go.

    @Lusipurr: Are you quoting the theme from Coupling?

  25. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 20:23 | Permalink

    @DG: Well, it’s a jazz standard, actually, from the mid-20th century, but it is used as the theme for Coupling, yes.

  26. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 20:30 | Permalink

    @Bup- RIG= random internet girl.

  27. Bup
    Posted 2009.06.22 at 21:08 | Permalink

    Oh, I get the joke.

  28. DarthGibblet
    Posted 2009.06.23 at 19:55 | Permalink

    @Lusipurr: And now I know, and knowing is half the battle! (anybody who just yelled “G.I. Joe” to themselves has to take a shot)

  29. evilpaul
    Posted 2009.06.24 at 20:09 | Permalink

    Who is RIG? O.o

  30. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.06.24 at 21:22 | Permalink

    Oliver’s girlfriend, Christina.

  31. Bup
    Posted 2009.06.24 at 22:30 | Permalink

    She used to be named “Christopher”

  32. evilpaul
    Posted 2009.06.24 at 22:35 | Permalink

    Not much you can’t fix with scissors and/or duct tape!

  33. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.06.24 at 23:24 | Permalink

    I’d imagine duct tape, Oliver doesn’t strike me as someone who would want to eliminate all his options.