Ok! So, things on the stability front, I think, are improving. We’re now, instead of transmitting wirelessly, have plugged directly into our router, so that should keep things more consistent. Let us know if you’ve seen less freezing or better quality in this week’s LiveChat. It’s frustrating for now, I know! But, at least, things are getting a lot better from the days in which we could transmit for, like, five minutes, then get booted off.

Anyhow, we’re finally done the Christmas package opening! Great success! Special thanks to all of the Nasties who sent us awesome packages, including:
-Leigh from Laurel, Mississippi
-Madeline (Maddi) from New Zealand
-Kim Corbyn from the UK
-Mara Lee from the USA
-Little Clouds (I’m sorry, I couldn’t read the spelling for your name!) from Hong Kong

We talked for a bit at the end of our LiveChat about the project we’re working on: Beth, who was online for the LiveChat, came to the studio for a couple of weeks and scanned a whoooole lotta artwork and letters that you guise sent us. We don’t throw any of it out. Ever. Everything you’ve ever made for us, we’ve kept. She raised a good concern before she came to Korea, though: how are we archiving all of this? What happens if it ever gets damaged in a flood or fire? So, as part of her Masters of Library and Information Science (I think that’s the program) degree, she scanned and inventoried a whole lotta the stuff we have saved. Not all of it, though, but most of it. We’re hoping now that, once it’s all scanned, we can find a way to put it online, so that you guise can also see the awesome stuff you send us. Maybe it’ll just go on Flickr, or – even better – maybe we can find a way of putting it on the site here. That kind of stuff is a bit challenging to build, but we’re thinking about different ways of saving this all online so it never gets lost!

Side note: Maddie, we just read the entirety of the comic book, and it’s amazing. Please make your career in doing comic books, because this was totally fun. We’d love to scan it and put it online as well, if you’re comfortable with that. It’s like Ouran Host Club, only with us in it. AMAZING! We’re so amazed that you, that – hell – anyone spends the time to do art stuff of us. Thank you!

Ok! We’re gonna get to cleaning up now and starting our weekend. Stay tuned for a WTF video tomorrow, and an Open the Happy video this Sunday. We don’t have an Indie for this week because some things popped up, but we have one filmed for NEXT Sunday. And, just in case you missed this week’s LiveChat, make sure you click the button below so you don’t miss out on them again!

  1. I can never watch your live chat, and I really want to. How can I watch your live chats actually live?

  2. in Germay we have more-or-less-turkish restaurants that sell “döner (kebab)”, which is commenly known was invented in turkey. except it wasn’t. it was invented by a turkish man in berlin. also the same place sells pizza that is nothing like italian pizza. there are people who like it, but they’re really greasy and not for everyone.
    other than that: GEMA sucks. but (now interesting for germans:) Proxtube is the programme you want to have if you want to get around it, it can be simply downloaded for the browser you have, just google it, you’ll find it. and thanks to that I can still watch live-chats (if they’re ever not at a time I am sleeping or (as of lately) in school)

  3. When you guys talk about the internet you always remind me of Jen from the IT Crowd :D




  4. Simon and Martina!! I’m from America and every summer my family takes a road trip. I’ve done all of the national parks/monuments/historical places and I definitely recommend them all! But I’d plan your trip carefully lol, a lot of people underestimate how long it takes to drive xD Come see my country!!! It’s beautiful!

  5. If you go to Boston, you can try some authentic New England Clam Chowder (or is it Chowdah?). My parents live outside of Boston and they have a guest house, so if you’re going that way, you won’t need to make hotel reservations.

  6. OMG. I flipped out when you said you’ve never been to a waffle house before. Okay. so here’s a list of different major American chain restaurants that you’ll have to try in order to receive the best experience ever.

    ok so most of these are Georgia, cause although I’ve been to South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois – most of my food experiences are in Georgia.

    Waffle House is amazing, depending on the particular place that you’re in. I would personally never go to a waffle house that is in the city. Always* the country off of a highway.

    Cracker Barrel is always best in the South. If you go to Tennessee and have a chance to go to the original Cracker Barrel – do it. I used to work there. its a different experience to where you will probably make jokes about everything (i’ve heard it all. i don’t even like country music and i still like going there for the experience). it seems like a lot of the snacks that you got in that last package came from Cracker Barrel like the pecan divinity.

    If you were to ever find yourselves in Augusta, GA (lets say one year you decided you liked golf and wanted to go watch golf…..yea i’m disappointed in that reputation too. fairly boring..) then Pizza Joint and Mellow Mushroom. then decide your faves. there’s a huge Korean community there so you’ll find a few small Korean markets that are kind of similar to mom and pop type stores. there’s a lot of ethnic type foods like thai, indian, turkish, mediterranean/greek, japanese, chinese, filipino, etc.

    Atlanta, GA well…you name it they most likely have it.

    sorry, that’s a lot. but i heard you mention waffle house and i went on a “restaurants of Georgia” frenzy. o and also if you can find a zaxby’s, steak and shake, the varsity, and five guys burgers and fries.

    sorry, i’m a foodie. my dream would be to do a food blog and get paid to eat. lol. and sorry for saying sorry a lot xD

  7. I love these livechats. I actually save them almost a whole day after they come out just so I can give myself a reward for finishing my coursework for the next week…

  8. That’s the correct name of the degree! Loved working with you guise (which I am sure you are getting sick of hearing). ^ ^

    • Oh, but you forgot the “lol” on the degree. :) I wonder if they will let me add that on the actual diploma and make it official-like. That would be A-MAZ-ING! It’s like the Doctorate of Awesome I gave a coworker so we could call her “Dr. Awesome.”

  9. Loved your road trip vids with Leigh and SooZee. Your drinking games were so fun. Looking forward to more.

  10. in texas time what time do they do these live chats?
    cause i always miss them.

    • I always miss them too lol. But if you check it ut on youtube, the live chat is uploaded a few days before, and it will tell you the exact time it will start in your time zone.

  11. “we are gonna get no freezes” and it was frozen when you said that xD

  12. Oh yeah, I’m so happy!! For three reasons….
    1. New LiveChat!!! Simon and Martina are probably my favourite people in the world, you guys are always so much fun and I love that you still take the time to do LiveChats with us nasties.
    2. You opened my package!!! I’m so thankful that it actually arrived safely. Hopefully the Christmas coffee will be super tasty, I don’t drink much coffee so I have no idea whether that blend is good or not :p
    3. That comic… :O Words cannot describe how amazing that was. I wish I had the talent and creativity to come up with something like that… Maddi you’re amazing!

  13. Wow, you guise remembered me, yay! ^^ And that comic looks so cool and creative, I hope she gives you permission to scan it. I want to see it!

  14. This really doesn’t have anything to do with the live chat, but I thought Simon needed to see this article. It solidifies his claim as to why ranch is the best condiment and pairing for food.

  15. The live chats are always In the middle of the night for me. I I happen to be wake I watch live usually, I watch it after i wakeup in the morning or if it’s slow at work. Which is really funny If my boss happens to be around cause she use to think I would just bust up laughing for no reason.

  16. Hi Simon and Martina!
    If you ever get a chance to come to England and you want to do a Pub Crawl I highly recommend that you find yourself a Youth Hostel (YHA) and join a Pub Crawl group! Its freaking awesome you get to meet a bunch of people and your given a tour around the pubs! Me and my best friend went on one in London in the summer and it was so much fun, terrible hangover but hey-ho! :)
    If you ever come over here its a must, its like a right of passage for every English-person!!!
    Really hope you guys come here!!

    • Simon and Martina this is true. I don’t think you can truly call yourself English until you have been on Pub Crawl. Actually whenever I went out with my friends we always did pub crawls, we didn’t get super drunk, but it’s nice to move around and be a part of the different scenes in each pub!

  17. Not sure why Rains I Love You mv was showing but I played cuz I luv. I find it charming….and he sounds good too. Him and his cute white pooch.:)

  18. Please come to Seattle! The Red Nastys will show u guise a good time…..:)

  19. Darn that the live chat was at an unreasonable time for me…(5am in Vancouver..) Hopefully it wont be at an unreasonable time next week.

    My package should arrive soon! Marrtina, it’s a white box with eyk on it and has loads of hello kitty!

  20. Got to watch most of it live this time! Whehoo! That comic looked su-weeet! must have taken a loooong time to make (the colouring alone!), mad props to the author.

    For things with food that I do that are unusual, I put “all dressed” or spicy/cheesy chips in the fridge. For some reason, like cold cheese is better than room temperature cheese, the chips taste better cold (not all cheese is better this way, but some is). Also, peanut butter on hotdogs. I don’t do it often, only if I have no other condiments (protein with protein?), but counter to what you would think, it tastes really good. I’m totally going to try grapes in the freezer though, whether as ice cubes or straight on, that sounds amazing.

    Martina, my sister has the same ice cube trays, they are great for making basil/garlic/pesto cubes for Italian dishes and those trays are perfect for making bath bombs.

    Cyber_3 – it’s going to take, like a month, to prepare this package…hmmmm………..

  21. Could you please write down the DA name of the amazing comicbook artist? I really want to “watch” her there!

  22. Have you ever seen The Return of Superman (슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다)? I could of sworn I heard the theme to TLDR.

  23. I missed the livechat since I was at college so I’m watching it now, I keep joining in and shouting stuff so I feel included <3 Also, UK FTW!

  24. When you take a road trip across the U.S. you should definitely stop at the places that Guy Fieri stops at for Diner, Drive-ins and Dives and you should take me with you because I really want to go on a road trip to those restaurants. Also the Minnesota State Fair has a lot of foods on a stick (most of them fried).

  25. This livechat is better-ish but I think the issue would be on the technical side. An one undersea cable connecting to my ISP got cut and all the load is going to the other connection. YAY

    • I’m thinking maybe next time we’ll skip the router, and plug in DIRECTLY from the modem. Maybe THAT will solve the problem…maybe…

      • Hmmmm……..maybe. While closing down wifi devices helped A LOT, going direct-wired didn’t seem to matter. The problem does seem to be at the EYK end because whether I watch the video live or later on the blog (sometimes I do both), the lags are in the same spots. If it was really just a transmission problem, there would be no lag in the video if it was watched afterwards (given a reliable streaming connection) so there has to be a lag in the recording as well. Have you locked down or changed the password on your router lately? Is your password something that is not in the dictionary? I admit that I don’t know much about digital video recording/transmission but are you using the same laptop that you used prior to the problems? Have you upgraded the video quality or software you use for recording? Your video card may be too slow to handle streaming live, even live-ish or you might not have enough RAM or free disk space to buffer your file size with and constant memory switching would definitely slow things down. My first plan of attack on a computer when it comes to speed is always hardware first because it is easier to check, if there are problems with the software, maybe you could look online for help there.

      • Maybe these could help with the signal?
        I read in an article that some hackers infect routers to mine for bitcoin

  26. Second! Hi guise! I always miss the live chats :( stupid work schedule :(

  27. Darnit, I missed it even if I got to go early from my internship thingie. I forgot (sobs in eternity)

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