May 30th, 2011
I have kidnapped your girlfriend! Now do as I say, and watch this week’s video if you want to see her again!
Today’s video features one of the more ridiculous scenarios I’ve been a party to filming. I’m not sure quite what the relationship between LeFarge and Ethan is in this video, nor what event set their rivalry in motion. What do these fellows do when they’re not engaging in felony-related hijinks? That’s a very good question.
As has become the standard for any video in which we require a somewhat seedy-underbelly style location for a shoot, we shot this sketch in the basement of the Victoria Event Centre. It’s a great place, but that basement most definitelty meets all of one’s unsavory-location needs.
A big thanks also to Graham’s mother for playing the role of Ethan’s mother the video. There no one who can bring ‘Graham’s mom’ to a role quite like Graham’s mom herself.
Checkpoint this week is titled “Patently Silly” and can be found here on PATV.
As of the writing of this post today’s Unskippable isn’t yet live, but I’ll update with a link when it’s online.
Introducing the second of two shows we’ve been teasing as “ENN Replacements”, Feed Dump!
Coming every Wednesday to The Escapist.
Fans of LRR will immediately notice the similarity to The Phailhaüs, and we hope you’ll enjoy Feed Dump just as much. We’re certainly going into this show with the same attitude as Phailhaüs: Be as funny as we can, and have a ton of fun with it. Then, get as much of that fun and funny on to the screen.
This week’s video is up, and you can find it here.
Our good friend Cam makes a return in this video, playing one of the more magnificent bastards I’ve ever seen. The video was scripted some time ago, and Kathleen asked if I wanted to read through it one evening when we were hanging out. Given the people that happened to be present at the time it fell to Cam to read a part, and from that point forward we knew he had to be in the video.
The video was shot in several locations over the course of two days. Locations include a laboratory that we were granted access to by a friend, UVic (of course) and our own office.
Unskippable this week is Venetica – Part 1. You can find that here.
Also, Checkpoint Episode 3 is Up on PATV.
This Monday’s LRR update brings us a new character, and his show “The Whole Story”. Today’s topic: Spam.
Paul wrote the video, and was inspired by the kind of History Channel program for which the host wears a turtleneck and elbow-patch-jacket. Running along a similar theme to our classic “Story Guy”, there’s enough truthful nuggets in this bizarre story to make it halfway believable (seriously, look some of it up!). And then you get to the howler monkeys.
Big thanks of course to Derek Hand, who provided drawings of the shipbound capybara, the bison accident, the P.I.G. patent, the bacon bush, and—of course—the howler monkey shock trooper. Check out his DeviantArt page here!
Additional thanks to the LRR maestro Bradley Rains for the “Whole Story” theme song, and the background music, previously used in Informational Presentation.
There’s a brand new episode of CheckPoint over at PATV (featuring some theories about Bungie), and this week’s Unskippable follows the exploits of an evil man named… Lloyd?
Following on the heels of Monday’s excited announcement, we’re happy to finally bring you a way to buy some of your favourite LRR music!
From the downloads page:
You’ve asked, and at long last we are thrilled to present: The Music of LoadingReadyRun Download Store!
Mostly everything you’ll see in the store is by the wonderfully talented maestro of LRR’s most recent years, Bradley Rains. We plan to add some other gems from LRR’s deep past at a later date, but for now bask in the glory of Bradley.
We’re offering individual songs, or “albums” of pieces from a given video. When a song says “Album Only”, that’s because it’s less of a song, and more of a “musical accent” from the video. We still want you to have it, but we can’t really charge for it, by itself.
Here’s a couple answers to questions we’ve already had:
Q: Who gets the money?
A: Bradley (or whoever the artist is, for tracks added in the future) gets most of it, and LRR gets some too.
Q: What format are they in? Is there DRM?
A: All files are 320 kbps MP3 files, and everything is DRM-free.
Q: Can I hear a preview?
A: Not all the songs are super long, so your best bet is just to watch the video.
We hope you’ll be as excited about this as we are!
Check it out.