Episode 38: /r/PopularOutcasts

The Popular Outcasts welcome you to reddit with some tips and tricks! Also there’s twiharded.

The Count Censored
Reddiquette Song
Know Your Meme
Mike on Reddit
Jeff on Reddit
Bill on Reddit
Rifftrax Live: BIRDEMIC
Popular Outcasts Go To Nerdist Podcast Live! | Jeff asks his very own Qwemment!

Mike Reviews! – New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS)

It’sa me! Mike!…Alright, that was lame. We’re off to a rocky start here. Let me pull myself together.

Hey there, Outcasts! This is a new blog segment I’m trying out. Since finishing school, I’m noticing that the time I used to spend doing homework (and sleeping) I’m now spending working, watching movies and playing games. Working aside, some of these things are good enough to warrant me spending my time writing about! This is where Mike Reviews comes into play. Each week, I’m going to review one game/movie/TV Show/whatever that I feel is necessary to review. I guess the title is pretty self explanatory. Nonetheless, this week we’re reviewing one heck of a game:

Mario has had quite the track record over the past few years. It goes without saying, however, that he’s had a few flops. Remember all of those trips to the Olympics he took with Sonic? I can safely assure you that this installment in the Mushroom Kingdom Collection is one of the best.

The story is obvious, The Koopalings have kidnapped Princess Peach. Shocked? Neither was I. Let’s be honest though. Who really plays Mario for it’s roller coaster-like plot filled with all sorts of emotions. What’s important lies in the age old question: Is it fun?

New Super Mario Bros 2 is one of the most addicting games I’ve played in years. The formula of New Super Mario Bros 2 hasn’t changed much from even the original Super Mario Bros. The goal of each level is to get from point A to point B. Considering it’s 2012, the sidescroller has been used and used again, but the New Super Mario Bros games (1 and 2 alike) add in that manic iOS game function that we all know and love. You know it, ready? Say it with me:


Each level in the game has three Star Coins. These coins can range from being relatively easy to collect all the way to rage-quittingly difficult. This is no different from the original New Super Mario Bros. however. What IS new, is the coin counter that you see after every level.

The game challenges you with one major task: Can you collect 1,000,000 coins?

Now, I don’t know what happens when you actually reach the million coins, but I can assure you one thing; I won’t be finding out any time soon. This game is quite long, with 8 main worlds (and several hidden worlds) it seems I’ll be playing this one for weeks.

From music to level design to graphics and humor, I give New Super Mario Bros 2 a BUY IT status.

Disclaimer: I played this on the 3DS, from what I understand the Wii version is basically the same game with different levels. I think it’s safe to assume that the Wii version will be just as great.

Now back to playing, this level is ridiculous and my OCD is kicking in. Good thing I have like…200 lives.

Episode 37: Nate Santichen

We talk with our friend Nate Santichen about fancy tea and anime porn.

Minecraft Contest

Like the minecraft status on our Facebook Page and we will randomly select a winner!

Adagio Tea
Zero Punctuation: Minecraft (Note: this is for an older version of Minecraft)
Rules of the internet (Know Your Meme)

Episode 36: Hick Greedo

For this episode we take some of your suggestions on topics of discussion. We talk about Poop, Chick-Fil-A, Rural Living, and Trilogies!


Contact us on Facebook, Twitter, our Contact Page or here on the blog post and name our fish. We’ll pick the suggested name we like the most!

Why haven’t you watched Arrested Development yet?

It has come to my attention that some of you, two of you being Jeff and Bill, have not watched Arrested Development yet. My question to you is


Alright, now that I got that out of my system, I can get to my point. Arrested Development is, by far, one of the smartest/funniest/most ridiculous pieces of media to enter our eye-holes. It’s incredibly rare these days for something to reach television in the United States that isn’t a ripoff of something else. Heck, I’ve been watching AMC’s The Killing for the past few days, it wasn’t until the end of season one that I realized it was all ripped from a Swedish series.

My point is, most of you have Netflix (or a ten dollar bill sitting around.) Turn on your computer/TV/iPad/iPod/iSomething/PS3/Okama GameSphere or whatever you have and watch episode one. You’ll understand. For those of you without Netflix, Season One can be purchased for about 10 bucks if you look hard enough, just do it. I’m so confident that I’d guarantee you your ten dollars back if you dislike the show, but…well, college…you understand.

Don’t trust me? That’s fine. I’m going to list some names that appear in the show. Maybe that will do the trick.

Jason Bateman
Michael Cera
Will Arnett
David Cross
Jeffrey Tambor
Alia Shawkat
Portia de Rossi
Jessica Walter (Archer fans will recognize her as Sterling’s mother.)
Tony Hale
Henry Winkler
Judy Greer
Jeff Garlin
Charlize Theron
Amy Poehler
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Ben Stiller
Andy Samberg
Rob Huebel
Zach Braff
Dave Attell
Rob Corddry
Jack McBrayer
Andy Richter
Jamie Kennedy


If you haven’t considered watching it by now, I give up. Just do it for me. Please.

For those of you who ARE fans of the show. HOW ABOUT DEM SEASON 4 PHOTOS?! AMIRITE?

For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, take a gander at these photos Jason Bateman has been tweeting.

@batmanjason: My son arriving on set.

@batemanjason: A grandson looking for his Gangee.

@batemanjason: First Day. Away we go. (Workaholics fans, look closely.)

I have to get going, I seriously can’t stop watching this show (and it’s my fifth time through the series since the first time I saw it…)

Oh, I drew Tobias yesterday. David Cross has one of the best television roles of all time in this series.

I’m afraid I just blue myself.

Episode 35: Slot of Fun!

The popular outcasts talk about movies and Jeff’s balls, we then wrap up with another installment of Let’s Get Twiharded!

A few spoilers happen between 26:00 and 39:30. They aren’t too bad though, we promise.

Tastes like Batman!

“Manos” The Hands of Fate Contest
The first 6 people to message us on our facebook page or via twitter with the worst movie they’ve ever seen will receive a ticket for “Manos” The Hands of Fate for August 16 at Digiplex Destinations Cinema Center Selinsgrove Location.
Keep in mind the tickets we have are only good for the Digiplex Destinations Cinema Center Selinsgrove Location

Prometheus/Alien Life Cycle Infographic
Charlize Theron’s Kinky Sex Tape – Funny or Die
“Manos” The Hands of Fate Trailer
Digiplex Destinations

Mike plays SLENDER.

Slender Man and I have had a long and somewhat overwhelming past. However, before getting into that, I’ll clue some of you into what Slender Man is.

This is the definition of Slender Man provided by The Slender Man Wiki:

The Slender Man is a creature or being with various nebulously defined characteristics and abilities. Slender Man was first mentioned in Something Awful Forum’s “Create Paranormal Images”. Slender Man generally appears (in modern times) as a tall man in a black or grey suit, red or black tie, and white shirt, with no eyes, mouth, or clearly defined facial features. It has no hair, and generally has normal-looking bare hands. Slenderman typically is depicted in imagery and literature as between 6 and 15 feet tall, depending on the situation, and in video as around 6-7 feet tall. Because of its inexact nature, and differences between series, no one has yet determined what it is.

For those of you who still can’t quite picture this little fella, I drew you a picture:

If you’re a regular listener, we actually tackle the Slender Man topic in Episode 14: Romancing Slender Man

Alright, feel like you’re all caught up now?

Good. We have something to talk about. After experiencing some of the lore of Slender Man a few summers ago (specifically Marble Hornets, a video series based on this legend.) I began to dread going outside alone at night. I found myself thinking about Slender Man even in the places I felt most comfortable. It wasn’t a fun summer. That was about the time that I spread my knowledge to Bill and Jeff. They thanked me in their own ways. (They didn’t thank me.)

After getting over Slender Man, for the time being, I let myself forget about him. It was quite the effort. Over the next year, Slender Man became somewhat of an internet celebrity. People KNOW Slender Man now. This led to commercialism of the Slender Man. I thought my fear was over. Boy, was I wrong. Heck, Slender Man even had his own mob in Minecraft called Enderman.

Over the past few weeks, talk of a computer game starting spreading across my usual internet hangouts. The talk was of a game called SLENDER.

Not a chance in hell was I playing this game. I was over Slender Man. I didn’t need that in my life again, no sir.

Today seemed different. It was bright and sunny. I’m in a place I consider safe. I can handle this stupid game. Bring it on.

I downloaded it and quickly began to become concerned, I hoped the download would take longer so I could talk myself out of playing. Turns out I was out of luck.

I knew I wouldn’t be able to remember all of my feelings as I played, so I chose to live tweet my experiences. Here’s what happened:
re to Slender Man by now.

-*cracks fingers* Alright, now let’s try out SLENDER. I can handle this, I’ve had plenty of exposure to Slender Man by now.

-Of course, headphones on and lights out is the way to go.

-When you pause, the game restarts. Hmm, no chicken exit. This concerns me.

-The sound of my footsteps is drowning out the sound of everything around me. When I stop, all I can hear is wind.

-Shut up, stupid owl.

-Apparently my only goal is to collect eight pages. I can do this.

-First page found. All it says is CAN’T RUN.

-Found my second page, looks like a children’s drawing of Slender Man. Nice rendering, good detail. Kids a pro.

-Found an old truck in the woods. The trailer attached to it has barred windows. Guess I’ll go in.

-Can’t get in, all the doors are locked. Oh well, ONWARD!

-Still no Slender Man. Starting to get bored…or worried.

-Weird repetitive thunder noise just started. Won’t stop.

-Sounds like a heartbeat?

-Maybe mine?

-This whole forest is surround by a fence. Also, that weird noise won’t stop. Fuck.

-Just looked over my shoulder IRL.

-Found another building. Rest area, perhaps? Haven’t found any pages in a while.

-Going in. I guess.

-That building seemed to just be crappy tiles and hallways to nowhere.

-I don’t like hearing my footsteps echo through these confusing hallways.

-Hmmm, found some gas tanks in the woods.


-Well, I made it to the second sighting and fear-quit. That’ll be enough of that. Jeeeesus.

The game is free. Try it if you want, although I don’t recommend it if you like not having poop in your pants. Download SLENDER if you must.

Good lord, that was more intense than expected. Despite the somewhat subpar graphics, that was terrifying. I need to go lay down. Excuse me.