2014 Ways to Sneak Jokes into Blog Posts
January 7th, 2014

Posted by Kathleen

2014 has now officially started (sorry 2013 purists), and with the new year comes a whole new crop of videos. Well, they don’t technically only come with the new year. We put up a bunch of videos every Monday, it really doesn’t depend on the changing of the year… but you know what I mean.

The first official LRR video of 2014, and therefore the first video in the YRR of LRR is Ways to Blow the Kickstarter Money. What better way to celebrate a successful crowdfunding campaign that to fritter that crowdfunding away? To see a breakdown of what we actually spent on the video, keep reading and check out the handy infographic Graham made! It’s less than you might think, thankfully.

Next up this week, Graham and Paul take on Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist for Unskippable. Jokes about the incredible, magical camera the dude in the cutscene is using aside, I like how the names of this series are just… idiotic. I mean, “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. It’s basically five words that don’t want to be in the same sentence at all making the best of a bad situation. Although it’s not as bad as the most recent tie-in novel Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist: Aftermath. Ugh. 

Speaking of things that might make you go “ugh”, have you seen the first new Crapshot of 2014? It’s called Happy Bus and I didn’t get it, but once the concept was explained I was very enthusiastic. Not about the inspiration, but the video. Jeez. Get your mind out of the gutter.

And finally, did you check out the first episode of CheckPoint+? We did it today on Twitch and there were some… technical difficulties, but that’s how you can tell it’s live! We’ll get the kinks ironed out, we promise. But until then, watch and chuckle at our shame. And remember if you miss any of our Twitch shows, you can go directly to our list of replays on our profile page

ways to blow the KS money infographic



  1. You won $18 on scratch tickets?! I’m impressed actually, the most I ever won was $5.

    Comment by Foxmar — January 7, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

  2. Always interesting to see “behind the curtain” (so to speak). How does this compare to other sketches? Is this high? Low? Par-for-the-course?

    Comment by Jascha — January 7, 2014 @ 2:28 pm

  3. The limo seemed like the only major unavoidable expense, but I thought you had a friend who drove one for work or something.

    Comment by GSC — January 7, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

  4. Man, that’s actually pretty reasonable for a limo. I can’t wait to see what else you did with it. (I’m also hoping that if this was just some random limo service you hired that came with a driver that you will do a loading time or something to spill the beans on what the driver thought about the crazy things you wanted to have him do)

    Comment by Clypheous — January 7, 2014 @ 3:29 pm

  5. What about the marker ink for the whiteboard bit? You think you can pull one over on us????

    Comment by Covarr — January 7, 2014 @ 3:53 pm

  6. I had figured you got the scratch tickets from someone who had already scratched them and found out they lost. I just went back and looked, and saw the fresh tickets in the establishing shot of the scene.

    At the very least, you could have saved money by only buying those three tickets; the rest may as well have been already used. :)

    Comment by UNHchabo — January 7, 2014 @ 4:25 pm

  7. Any way I can get the little crapshot “Awww” from the end of the video? It would make a perfect notification noise. I probably won’t get as many horrified reactions as i do for the “Hey! Listen!” tone I have now, but it will serve as a LRR Fan detector. :D

    Comment by Brian Gillespie — January 7, 2014 @ 5:40 pm

  8. I love that you included the Datayorb in your list of e-currencies!

    Comment by Facelesscog — January 8, 2014 @ 8:33 am

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