John Hurst

Intermission 1 – Saving the Economy, One Shed at a Time

Hey everyone! Video Death Loop is still in between seasons, but we wanted to give you an update on how everything is going! One could say it’s a loop of some sorts, if you consider the typical conversation between Aaron and John a loop. It takes us mere moments to lose focus on the bigger picture and talk about the topic everyone has been wanting to know about: PODCAST SHEDS. Also in this episode: We’re bad at locating where Stella Artois originated, Playstation 1-era features in video games and something about what we’ve been doing to prepare for Season 2. It’s all here and more in our shed! I mean podcast! Yes, the latter!

John Hurst hosts this weekend, which is probably one of the endings to Nier: Automata as far as he knows. Aaron Littleton co-hosts, conducting very important experiments with alcohol at the place we’re recording at!

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Episode 39 – “Me At The Zoo” / Italian Tooth Gem Commercial [Season Finale!]

The first video uploaded to YouTube was on April 23, 2005. You can watch it here. The latest video uploaded to YouTube was whenever you read this sentence, give or take a breath. In Aaron’s case, it was a commercial for an Italian company offering “Tooth Gem” installations on one’s teeth. I tried to find this video so you could understand exactly what we’re dealing with, but instead I found nothing but this:

(“Prayer to the Precious Blood”, coincidentally, is the name of my Slayer cover band that plays exclusively on Sundays.)

Already this “latest” video is lost to humanity… But we tried to save it via this new experimental watching, where watch both the first and latest (at the time) video on loop! The results may save humanity from a fate worse than you think.

EDIT: Aaron here. I found it. Gross.

Also, IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: This is the season finale for the the first part of Video Death Loop! We’re taking a short break to work out some recent logistic changes as well as potentially implement some cybernetic enhancements. We’ll keep everyone posted on the new season and you may even seen little things on the feed in the meantime! Keep posted and we’ll do the same. In the meantime, enjoy this week’s episode with a special full version of the Video Death Loop theme afterwards!

Aaron Littleton hosts this week, giving the people of the present a taste of the future! John Hurst co-hosts, keeping meticulous notes on the Mr. Belvedere Extended Universe.

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Episode 38 – Bronson Arroyo Ford Commercial

When you’re a player on any major team, you’re expected to do your fair share of local commercials. It’s a badge of honor, in fact! Being a part of the community– usually through an awkward combination of car commercials and Salsarita meetups– is just how you do things! But only one man has the power to curse in a local commercial and get away with it: Bronson Arroyo, formerly of the Cincinnati Red and currently of the Cincinnati Reds! Come with us to a magical land full of adventure, where commercial directors think that giving a bat to a pitcher is a great idea for their shot and Bronson is totally not reading off of a cue card somewhere in the abyss!

John Hurst hosts this week, taking a break from his multiplayer visual novel games. Aaron Littleton co-hosts, exhausted from having following around Ash Ketchum for many games now.

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Episode 36 – WCW – The Shockmaster’s Introduction

In the world of wrestling, appearance is everything. You have to look intimidating. Look strong. Look fast. Look commercial if you’re certain wrestlers that keep getting pushed despite fan reaction. You need the whole package. But what happens when the package unravels itself at your door step and the UPS man gives up and just throws it at the door? Well, you probably got a Shockmaster on your hands. If you are unfamiliar with The Shockmaster and his shiny, sparkly helmet stolen from his 501st Legion roommate prior to DragonCon, then please watch this video. Then come back as we discover the true, shocking story of… THE SHOCKMASTER!

Hey, if it was a good enough line for Sting, it’s a good enough line for me.

John Hurst hosts this week, having forgotten how the English language worked prior to entering the building. Aaron Littleton co-hosts, with vision of construction worker ghosts in his head. If you like the show, don’t forget to rate us on iTunes or wherever you found us!

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Episode 35 – Pawn Stars Season 1 Opening

No matter how much you try to act like you’re in the movie Goodfellas, you’re just going to look like a color-coordinated bowling team. It’s Pawn Stars! Let’s sell things off screen and then try to find a plot to film before everyone clocks out at five, okay?

Aaron Littleton is your host this week, keeping track of the how old each individual member of Pawn Stars is getting by the second. John Hurst co-hosts, frantically trying to find anything to appease a History channel audience in 23 minute chunks.

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