Episode 72

Today we try a soda beverage from Orca Beverage Soda Works named “Brownie Carmel Cream Root Beer”.  We try to figure out what you’d call it: Brownie?  Orca?  Well, it was ok.  Not great, definitely not bad; were taking the middle of the road with this one, it’s a soda, and there are better out there.

Jirah got a new watch.  It purports to be smart, but he has just started the testing phase, and we’ll get the low down on if wearables are the hot new trend of the future.  Dick Tracy, out.

Matt got a new keyboard, a wee little dogger, with nice clickies, and his mother made the most adorable ska-themed (black and white checkerboard) carrying case for it to take on the go.  It’s not exactly a wearable, but it’s small and nice enough that it could be with the right strap.  He’s also caught up on the podcast “Hello, from the Magic Tavern” so we can now talk about the meta.

Will was traded to Florida, so we’ll see if he comes back alive next week.

Merrick played through the whole Master Chief Saga playlist on The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One and actually listened to the story this time.  Although it is convoluted, it does make more sense than he originally thought.  He’s also been up on Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and, although he is enjoying his time, it is a tentative recommendation, because it’s not for everyone, though running around in the world is quite fun to do.

In news, Chile is giving away solar energy for free because they didn’t invest enough in storage that they have nothing else to do with it, Walmart is going to start using Uber and Lyft to deliver groceries if you can stand to have Walmart employees touch your stuff, and someone started a false reporting campaign on Waze to keep you from driving in his neighborhood.

Xcom 2 is coming to consoles and Star Trek has a new Bridge Commander type VR game in the works and actors of crews past seem pretty excited to hop back into that ship.  Titanfall 2 looks dope, and E3 happened with some things.

Also, it’s hot, y’all.  So hot that sometimes you have to do that clean hygiene wipe.   That’s what we get for not having a winter.