The new Pokemon game is out and it’s all the boys want to talk about in this, the beginning of the dark family holiday times of the year. How many Pikachu has John caught? Perhaps we’ll find out. But what is the all the internet hoopla about? Henry will explain. And then it’s just Pokemon all the way down before someone realizes half the episode is over and there are indeed other topics to talk about other than when Grookey evolves. You see, private equity firms are buying up all the older Pokemon and making it so you have to pay them to use Charizard. This creates an unfair advantage where only the super rich can use Charizard cause the private equity firms set the price is high (we’re talking like five zeros in Poke Dollars). It’s up to one unlikely hero to battle the private equity firms and free Charizard from their greedy clutches. And that hero is Taylor Swift. This holiday season, join Taylor Swift and her band of over several million twitter followers on their journey to end the Tyrannataur-tinity of Big Machine Records. Woah. Did we just make eye contact? That means YOU HAVE TO BATTLE ME. HEY. WHERE ARE YOU GOING? YOU ARE LEGALLY OBLIGATED TO BATTLE ME. DON’T RUN AWAY.
Monthly Archives: November 2019
In the original cut of this episode, Henry and John discussed the new streaming service Disney+ and some issues surrounding the service that elevated to mainstream media, like Werner Herzog’s performance in The Mandalorian. Then, when it was time for the episode to come to home video via VHS, the editor decided to cut it so that Henry and John discussed Werner Herzog’s interview in Variety and take a deep dive into the corner of the Zeitgiest that is Werner Herzog’s interviews at large. This upset the fams who grew up with the original version of the episode, but neither Henry nor John acknowledges that it ever existed. Decades passed, the episode fell into the library of content owned by the megacorporation GE who owns several podcast collections they call the Podterion Collection. A new streaming service releases including all of the Podterion Collection, but rather than just upload the current version of this episode, GE decides to allow the editor to edit the episode another time. This time, Henry and John seem to discuss the new policy of one YouTube, who now holds the right to terminate channels they deem “non-commercially viable.” So I guess that’s the version of the episode that exists now. It’s Zero Credit(s)!
Still recovering from the…you know, let’s not mention it…that happened, Henry and John dive butt first back into the cultural happenings of the Zeitgeist like no other. Henry’s been to the first concert he ever actually enjoyed and boy does he have some thoughts to share about the experience of liking music. I mean, this will probably not be news to anyone who likes music, but for anyone wanting to examine what it’s like for someone who is basically 30 to enjoy live music for the first time, this is a treat. Then we’ve got a good update from our good Gen Z, Zoomer, Zillienial folks in the greatest retort to cockamamie bullshit that certain members of certain economic classes like to spew. It’s great. All of this comes before Zero Credit(s)’s official review of the reviews for Death Stranding. Is it time to stop reviewing new video games and let them be the experiences they want to be? Can we break the cycle between consumer, reviewer, and developer? I’m not sure. I mean, it’s like two decades old at this point. We have it all on this week of Zero Credit(s), as like as “all” is included in what is written here in this description.
WE HAVE A GREAT SHOW FOR YOU //
IT WILL START IN A SECOND OR TWO //
BUT BEFORE THE END BEGINS //
SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR DEAR FRIENDS //
FRIGHTENTIMES, THEY’RE HERE TO STAY //
AND RUIN YOUR LIFE IN EVERY WAY //
BUCKLE UP, SIT TIGHT, HANG LOOSE //
WHILE WE GET READY THE FINAL NOOSE //
Also, fuck D.B. Weiss and David Benioff.