Episode 417 – the power of expectation

* (0:30) Pat is going to kill us all.

* (17:03) The horror of the unknown.

* (19:25) How Pat surpassed R. Lee Ermey.

* (21:43) Creating expectation and setting a mood.

* (23:47) Comedy = Expectation + Subversion. The human ability to cope with the known.

* (26:56) The escape room: An objective-based, time-limited, puzzle game.

* (28:11) The benefit to having extra people in puzzle situations. Expectations and patterns.

* (31:37) Red herrings and the presupposition of significance. The Three Clue Rule.

* (38:55) Brodeur compares this to the group template.

Hosts: Brodeur, Dan, Pat, Wayne

Comments (2)

ReticulOctober 12th, 2016 at 8:27 pm

I thought for sure that Pat was going to take out a drone that he just bought and wanted to show everybody the nightvision camera he’d hooked up to it

svmKNIGHTOctober 16th, 2016 at 11:06 pm

Story from a Flight Engineer. As a maintainer, I got to debrief AWACS crews on electrical problems during flight. One spun a tale about the time he really needed to go #2, as they say. This happened to coincide with engine trouble during the flight. An inboard engine was shutdown, in-flight emergency called, and the rest of the crew informed. Truthfully, no huge danger, just need to land before things got dangerous. Once everything was locked down, he got up and ran to the lavatory to rectify his own in-flight emergency.

Now, the lavatory is at the very back of the crew area, near the tail. He ran, full tilt past the rest of the entire crew. A crew, strapped into their seats, an engine out, emergency landing called, and the guy in charge of of practically every emergency system linked to power and environmental control, RUNNING AS IF HIS LIFE DEPENDED ON IT.

He came out of the toilet after his “power dump” to the spine chilling sound of quiet sobs of a doomed crew. He told me he felt his blood drain from his face contemplating the horror he had just accidentally inflicted. He quickly came to his senses and began to call out apologies as he made his way to the flight deck(Cockpit), to use the PA system to clear up the misconception.

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