The Whole Story: Batteries

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The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby Kathleen » 19 Aug 2013, 11:12

Learn all about batteries. How they were invented, what's in them, how many people they've killed...
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 19 Aug 2013, 11:30

...so which one of these threads are we meant to be using?
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby Hepheastus » 19 Aug 2013, 11:55

I say both! :D
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 19 Aug 2013, 12:02

Oh, and for the record: Frozen Yoghurt is delicious.

And is spelt with an h.
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby Lumar » 19 Aug 2013, 12:05

don't you know you can't force a stinger it must come naturally... that and frozen yoghourt is great.
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby Hepheastus » 19 Aug 2013, 12:10

That stinger literately had me in tears :P
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby Clypheous » 19 Aug 2013, 12:53

Did I accidentally learn something during that sketch? It actually made me remember some of the research I did on batteries back in school in the 80's...er, I mean 90's! I mean...Last week, I'm not old dammit! Stop looking at me like that!

That was also a hilarious stinger, I really want to hear a LRRCast on how that came about.

That was fantastic guys, thanks for the pick me up at the end of a looooong day!
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby headband » 19 Aug 2013, 13:08

Is it weird that I can't help but think a lot of that is true? I may have lost the ability to tell the difference between reality and parody. I'm scarred, guys.
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby kade_zero » 19 Aug 2013, 13:35

headband wrote:Is it weird that I can't help but think a lot of that is true? I may have lost the ability to tell the difference between reality and parody. I'm scarred, guys.

It was quite convincing.
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby korvys » 19 Aug 2013, 14:43

Bacon Lead and Tomato sandwich cracked me up.

What's the deal with the discolouration in the lower corners from 4:35 to 5:00?
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby AlexanderDitto » 19 Aug 2013, 15:07

Delightful as usual. I could watch Paul walking toward/talking at a camera for hours.

But yeah, this has gotten to the point that for a good 75% of the time, I have no idea whether what you're saying is true or not. Which is kind of amazing.
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby Can't Wear Hats » 19 Aug 2013, 15:27

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headband wrote:Is it weird that I can't help but think a lot of that is true? I may have lost the ability to tell the difference between reality and parody. I'm scarred, guys.

It was quite convincing.


Well for one thing the Baghdad Battery is real, although its status as an early battery is contested. And Galvani and Volta really did discover how to create a basic battery by studying a twitching frog.

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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby Foxmar » 19 Aug 2013, 15:30

May I say best stinger ever?! Now Im going to enjoy this frozen yogurt quietly in the corner.
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby Graham » 19 Aug 2013, 20:26

There's always just enough truth in a Whole Story script to make it sound believable.
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby Kathleen » 19 Aug 2013, 20:27

korvys wrote:Bacon Lead and Tomato sandwich cracked me up.

What's the deal with the discolouration in the lower corners from 4:35 to 5:00?


That's the vignette filter, which is actually in all the corners.
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby korvys » 19 Aug 2013, 21:43

Kathleen wrote:
korvys wrote:Bacon Lead and Tomato sandwich cracked me up.

What's the deal with the discolouration in the lower corners from 4:35 to 5:00?


That's the vignette filter, which is actually in all the corners.

Watching it again, I see it's used in other scenes. I guess the particular background colours of that scene just made it a lot more obvious.

Also, I read that as vinaigrette filter. I'm sure there's a joke there to be made about salad.
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby Hepheastus » 20 Aug 2013, 00:45

korvys wrote:Also, I read that as vinaigrette filter. I'm sure there's a joke there to be made about salad.


As long as you don't go the other way and start dunking the camera in vinaigrette

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On a side note, are whole story videos difficult to write or are they a sort of X ways to Y, which can be done quickly?
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby phlip » 20 Aug 2013, 02:00

There was a surprising amount of stuff in that video that was within 6 degrees of separation of being factual... is that normal for Whole Story videos, and I'm only noticing it now because it's a topic I'm relatively familiar with?
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby Lyinginbedmon » 20 Aug 2013, 04:48

That's 3 videos in a row now where Paul has been the only person in the thumbnail. Slowly but surely, his dominion grows...
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby Hepheastus » 20 Aug 2013, 04:58

Lyinginbedmon wrote:That's 3 videos in a row now where Paul has been the only person in the thumbnail. Slowly but surely, his dominion grows...


As soon as he finishes his underwater rapture, we'll all be doomed
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby Drecon » 20 Aug 2013, 09:48

You had me at remote-controlled vibrators :)

Stinger felt a bit too forced for me, but was funny nonetheless.
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby AlexanderDitto » 20 Aug 2013, 13:51

korvys wrote:
Also, I read that as vinaigrette filter. I'm sure there's a joke there to be made about salad.


Hey, vegetable-based humour is MY shtick! Back off! :P

Drecon wrote:Stinger felt a bit too forced for me, but was funny nonetheless.


I would venture to guess that it started off with them genuinely not having a stinger, and then it just spiralled out into Paul and James playing it up for laughs.

phlip wrote:There was a surprising amount of stuff in that video that was within 6 degrees of separation of being factual... is that normal for Whole Story videos, and I'm only noticing it now because it's a topic I'm relatively familiar with?


It's normal, it's just that the truthful stuff in the history of batteries is so crazy that it blended better in this video.
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby plummeting_sloth » 21 Aug 2013, 19:15

Now we can have a new Feed Dump song

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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby ecocd » 23 Aug 2013, 07:17

Hepheastus wrote:
Lyinginbedmon wrote:That's 3 videos in a row now where Paul has been the only person in the thumbnail. Slowly but surely, his dominion grows...


As soon as he finishes his underwater rapture, we'll all be doomed

It definitely seems like that video is ripe for a follow-up. It could certainly stand on its own while having references to the original.

I think this is my favorite "The Whole Story" episode. I'd have to say the quality of the LRR videos has really picked up lately. Feels like y'all may have recovered from the Desert Bus / Strip Search hangover just in time to kick into Desert Bus prep.
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Re: The Whole Story: Batteries

Postby UNHchabo » 23 Aug 2013, 22:16

Just FYI to the LRR crew, the video description is missing the word "killed" on The Escapist.
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