Spoiler Warning: Excusifications

By Shamus Posted Tuesday May 3, 2011

Filed under: Spoiler Warning 62 comments


Spoiler Warning didn’t go well this week. We spent a lot of time spinning our wheels and milling about. I don’t want to talk too much about how things went wrong, lest I spoil the stuff Josh is planning to do, but at the end of our session there was just a lot of wasted time. Plus, an episode ran way overlong because nobody was watching the clock, which is the ONE SIMPLE TASK we give to RUTSKARN! And me.

In the end, it wasn’t entertaining to watch. Sort of like those late episodes of BioShock where nothing interesting was happening and we were out of things to say.

In the end, we decided to ditch the episodes and we’re going to re-record them. I’d rather be late than uninteresting. A late episode means we miss out this week, but a bad block of episodes will stay with us forever.


Here is Rutskarn and Jibar playing Saint’s Row 2. It’s not Spoiler Warning, but it’s a YouTube video where people talk, which is pretty much the same thing.

Link (YouTube)


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62 thoughts on “Spoiler Warning: Excusifications

  1. Dante says:

    Ruts and Jib always manage to make extremely entertaining LPs

  2. Sekundaari says:


    I believe I already saw this. I saw the unedited version too, which was a bit better (though twice the length), but you couldn’t hear Rutskarn’s voice. I mean, at all.

    1. jdaubenb says:

      He’s Rutskarn’s Slavic cousin.

      1. Rutskarn says:

        Rutskau! Rutskau! Komm, wir tanzen auf dem Tisch, nach den Tisch zusammenbricht!

        1. Rutskarn says:

          Wait. Bis der. It’s worth mentioning that I can’t edit these.

          1. Sekundaari says:

            Tsk, quitters.

            …selbst wenn der Tisch gebrochen ist!

            1. Someone says:

              That sounds like the sort of thing Ruts would do if he ever went to Moscow.

              …or anywhere, really.

              1. bucaneer says:

                There is no way to prove that he’s not doing it right at this moment. Yet another case where ignorance is bliss.

        2. RTBones says:

          You can’t edit it – and I still think it’s funny!

        3. RTBones says:

          I am strangely reminded of an old Billy Idol tune, which was a remix/remake he did of an old Generation X tune.

          5 points if you get the song. 10 points if you get the year it originally came out. 25 points if you remember it coming out.

        4. X2-Eliah says:

          I seriously hope you didn’t read ‘slavic’ as ‘german’. If you did, well, I’m sorry for you.

          1. Rutskarn says:

            The song’s about Moscow, Tweedle-Dee.

            1. X2-Eliah says:

              Ah. My apologies. Not into that kind of music.

              1. Rutskarn says:

                No worries, but I should probably warn you that there’s a ~%50 chance that a cheerfully-costumed Genghis Khan will show up on your doorstep and dancefight the snot out of you.

                1. X2-Eliah says:

                  So long as it’s not a clown. I goddamn hate clowns. Especially the ones that hide their nature and mask as humanoid beings.

          2. RTBones says:

            I did (because I read Ruts’s yellow post before I read yours, then replied, then read the thread) and I STILL find it funny, because, well, it is, to me, maybe only me, and I don’t care.

            Lahme Ente. Ich bin der lahme Ente. Was kann ich tun? Nichts.

        5. ehlijen says:

          Muahahaha, hey!

    2. bit says:

      And where, per say, might one find this unedited version?

      1. X2-Eliah says:

        livestream, with a /chocolatehammer at the end of the com. Look in the saved videos on that channel.

        1. Sekundaari says:

          Sadly, I think it was removed. It might not be anywhere now.

  3. Deadpool says:

    Makes sense I suppose… Bit disappointing, but what can one do? At least Saint’s Row 2 is an interesting game…

    Curse you for putting it up 15 minutes before I have to be at work though =P

  4. mixmastermind says:


  5. Jibar says:

    This is wiggedy wack weird, yo.

  6. Rutskarn says:

    Oh, golly-gosh, it sure is weird for me too–since I, like you, am but a humble commenter

    1. Rutskarn says:



      1. Jibar says:

        My God is the shotgun rounds going through your head next time we record footage.

        1. Christopher M says:

          So… I found it rather difficult to understand what was being said in that video. Have you ever been accused of speaking jibarish?

          1. John says:

            I can’t decide if I hate you or love you more right now.

            1. Veloxyll says:

              If Smeagol can love and hate himself, you can love and hate someone too!

            2. X2-Eliah says:

              It’s probably that hot, steamy kind of ‘love while hating’ relationship shown in DA2 romances, I think.

  7. krellen says:

    This was funnier than it had any right to be.

    1. Someone says:

      Kinda like the game itself.

  8. TheAngryMongoose says:

    Sweet. Jibar and Rutskarn is back!

    Hitman is entertaining and all, but it’s nothing without you two constantly sabotaging each others efforts.

    Speaking of which you really need some multiplayer Spoiler-Warning. Considering you all met in L4D, it’d make a good between season filler.

    1. Raygereio says:

      I don’t know; while seeing Josh backstab/backshoot everyone for can be funny, I’d think it would get old fast.

      1. Sydney says:

        If only there was a “blow up pants” attack. Then it would be entertaining for approximately infinity episodes.

  9. Daemian Lucifer says:

    Heres an idea:Air just 3 spoiler warnings every week.That way youll have a one week buffer after every three weeks of recording(and if you prerecord 3 episodes before the season starts,youll already have a one week buffer ready),so you wont have to make these pauses.Its better to have an uninterrupted streak of 1 hour of spoiler warning every week,than interrupted one of 1 hour and 20 minutes.

    Though,of course,you can make one extra episode every week even now,but I think its better if you have the same workload with changed schedule than to increase your workload.

  10. TheAngryMongoose says:

    What time is it?

    1. Jibar says:


    2. RTBones says:

      What a devil hast thou to do with the time of the day? Unless hours were cups of sack, and minutes capons, and clocks the tongues of bawds, and dials the signs of leaping-houses, and the blessed sun himself a fair hot wench in flame-colored taffeta, I see no reason why thou shouldst be so superfluous to demand the time of the day!!

      Sorry, had to do it. 5 points, though, if you get the quote. :)

      1. TheAngryMongoose says:

        Naa. I did Henry V, so I didn’t get it.

  11. Another_Scott says:

    I’m not sure if there are any other people as boring as me, but I enjoy pretty much all the banter that comes from you guys.

    I don’t suppose you could throw this episode that “never happened” up on youtube (off site and away from those with more delicate tastes) for us to watch?

    Pretty please?

    1. BenD says:

      Yes! Yes yes. Pweeze.

  12. CalDazar says:

    Oh I love these.
    They don’t make much sense but thats more or less what I expect.

  13. Adalore says:

    And then the world exploded when Rutskarn was given far too much creative control…

    1. Bobby Archer says:

      I believe that that was mentioned in Revelations. Either the fifth seal or the third trumpet.

  14. Phase says:

    man whose that third guy and whats his deal man he ruins the video

    1. Desgardes says:

      That’s ironic, because I think he spent too long being competent. :[ If he could think in failure terms like Jibar and Rutskarn, I bet he’d fit in better.

      1. Adalore says:

        Yeah, he really doesn’t fit in, so much so that he didn’t even get his name mentioned… I am not sure if to feel pity or feel glad for the guy.

        1. Jarenth says:

          I think he might have been John F. Kennedy.

          1. X2-Eliah says:

            OMG TOO SOON have you no soul?

  15. And what have we learned? That’s right, you do not take Samuel L Jackson’s name in vain.

  16. BenD says:

    Sadness! Too much hopping and inventory management? You know I’d watch it. ;) I am a FAN

    (Shamus, sorry if this turns out to be a duplicate. Seems that putting a weblink in my comment form sends my comment somewhere peaceful to die.)

  17. X2-Eliah says:

    It’s in a way interesting that New Vegas is giving so much troubles for you guys (and RutskarnMumbles) content-wise.. For the next game, perhaps better to take up a new ip/game instead of a sequel very similar to already covered game?

  18. Veloxyll says:

    This game confused me. Why do the characters seem to float along the ground rather than bounding as their cyclopedian legs take massive steps across the country side?

    1. Jarenth says:

      Because the guys playing them are full of hot air?

  19. Jarenth says:

    Man, Rutskarn, I bet you’re disappointed now you didn’t manage to get this uploaded to Blip. Think of all the sweet taco money you’re missing out on.

  20. Peter H. Coffin says:

    ruts needs to post more Dark Messiah. That one was going well.

  21. Phase says:

    Dammit Jibar I just realized Rutskarn cut out all your racism and your anti-semitism…

    1. Sekundaari says:

      I think all references to potential anti-semitic statements in the future were also cut. And whatever it was that Rutskarn said and, I recall, made you two groan. (RAGE!)

    2. Jibar says:

      Yeah, I was wondering what happened to that. And the sexism.

  22. utzelgrutzel says:

    It’s some time since I tried the game, but do you suffer from the “runs too fast” bug? I don’t remember it to be that rabid without it.
    If you do I demand to have every single video of this now blasting yakety sax! The game is at least twice as good sped up like that and with yakety sax, but then again what isn’t?

    1. Rutskarn says:

      I did. Google “Saints Row 2 powertools.” It fixed it all up for me.

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