Archive for November 23, 2011

Episode 26: We Talk About Youmacon For Way Too Fucking Long

Ben and Doba just got back from Detroit, Michigan where they were visiting fellow SMYNjas at Youmacon 2011! They came back with a lot of stories and not much money. They tell you about cosplayers and food stories and getting beaten by Super in Smash Bros. It was a lot of fun and they plan on attending again in 2012. Though they might have gone a tad overboard on the storytelling…

Season 2 of Read The Manual starts here! It starts with a rather… explosive episode.

This week’s big topics include new sections for season two, our Youmacon experience, Team Teamwork, Desert Bus for Hope 5, Punch Drunk Love, Time & Eric: Awesome Show Great Job, Ben’s Minecraft troubles, Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3, Sonic Generations, Doba blew up, Skyrim, Uncharted, and PETA’s Tanooki crap.

This week’s Random Topic is: Legos


ENDING SONG: Stronger ~ Shady Vox

EASTER EGG(S): Doba apologizes for the intro and plugs Desert Bus For Hope

Episode 25.6: Villain Takeover End

Oh hey, we’re free! We beat The Voice and got out of THAT FUCKING DIMENSION. Wanna know how? Just listen. We’re at Youmacon, leave us alone.



ENDING SONG: Penpal ~ Anamanaguchi

EASTER EGG(S): The season 1 pack that never happened or needed to happen

Episode 25.5: GLaDOS Chooses Youko & SuperTH

Hey guys, Doba here again for the RTM Takeover Day 5. Ben seems to have found a way to get out of this dimension. We’re not gonna mention how, cause The Voice might try to stop us, but we oughta be back soon. It seems today’s alternate hosts are, much to my surprise, Youko and Super. Both are hosts from our “fathering podcast” Show Me Your News! I assume they knew what was going on, unlike the other three pairs… odd… They’re certainly pouring on the sarcasm. Probably pissed The Voice off, but damn it I found it funny.

The final product creates a world where RTM is king. In their RTM they own multiple game franchises, a restaurant chain, and basically the world. They have a space facility, and millions and millions of dollars.

… God, I wish this was the real RTM. It sounds BEAUTIFUL. Anyways, enjoy the episode, guys! Also, somebody draw a Duckaroo RIGHT NOW. If all goes well, we’ll be out by the end of the night.

GUEST APPEARANCES: Youko and SuperTH (of Show Me Your News!)

ENDING SONG: Turret Wife Serenade ~ Aperture Science Psychoacoustics Laboratory


Episode 25.4: Dr. Wily Chooses Darkurai & Moptop

WHERE IS HE, I’LL KILL HIM! … oh, hey guys, I didn’t see you there. Doba here, once again speaking from this other dimension. Seriously, this place sucks. I found out today that Ben’s been downloading torrents instead of trying to find a way out. YEAH, I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU, SCREW YOU!

… Anyways, today is Round 3 of the alternate hosts, and it seems The Voice had Dr. Wily on his side too. Wily picked Darkurai and Moptop, both of whom have yet to be featured on the show. They’re planned guests for season 2, but that can only happen if we GET OUT OF THIS DIMENSION.

These guys have amazing chemistry together, they play off each other so well. This is definitely worth a listen just for that, but that’s not all. Much like Zero and Moses did during Round 1, they add their own segment called Listener Mail. The guy that sent in his mail seems like he might be off worse than Ben and I. But yeah, these guys have given yet another solid addition to these alternate host episodes, I don’t know WHY The Voice keeps rejecting these, I think they’re all awesome so far!


GUEST APPEARANCES: Darkurai and Moptop

ENDING SONG: Proto Man’s Theme ~ Yasuaki Fujita & Harumi Fujita


Episode 25.3: Team Rocket Chooses ToonLucas & KindKing01

Well, Doba here for Day 3 of the takeover, and Round 2 of the alternate hosts. This dimension gets increasingly boring as we sit here, it’s literally just a white void. Ben somehow got wi-fi, the bastard, I’ve got no idea how. Anyways, looks like today’s alternate hosts were picked by Team Rocket, and they are KindKing01 and ToonLucas. Again, both have been featured on the show before, so that’s pretty cool.

Wait.. random fanfic? THAT’S NOT RANDOM TOPI-… Oh hey, that actually works pretty well, it’s pretty funny! Yeah, these guys did good stuff, enjoy listening to it! Meanwhile, damnit we gotta find a way out of here…


GUEST APPEARANCES: ToonLucas and KindKing01

ENDING SONG: Rocket Tower Takeover ~ Junichi Masuda and Go Inchinose