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Episode 63: The Indoor Kids
Justice Face and Jonah Ray
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The Indoor Kids #63: Justice Face and Jonah Ray

Today Kumail and Emily welcome one of their besties, Jonah Ray (you may know who he is), to discuss suspenseful TV, games we’re playing, how we’d stock our personal arcades, and some of the games you might not have realized had precursors. Plus there’s bonus audio of Jonah and Emily’s Hootie Goo Dolls cover band!














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  2. Darryl M says:

    I have an android and it has a .com button in the browser.

  3. Jonathan says:

    Now hooooold on there, hoss. The cover-based system wasn’t introduced in Kill Switch as mentioned in this episode. Oh no! It was in fact introduced in an N64 game called WinBack (rereleased on the PS2 as Operation: WinBack) that I rented just after it came out. I nearly beat it, too, but it had some kind of looping level design scheme (which Halo utilised), i.e. you go through a certain level one way, then go back through the same level in the opposite direction. Needless to say, I grew frustrated with it, and besides, I had to return the game. Never played it again, but each time I play a cover-based shooter, I think on that game and damned frustrating it was to not be able to move and shoot at the same time (!).

  4. stephen says:

    Hello Kumail,
    In point of fact the Windows Phone 7 has a “.com” button [snorts, pushes nerd glasses further up nose].
    However, given the number of WP7 units sold “no other phones have a .com button” is probably accurate 🙂

  5. Gibbelstein says:

    “That’s a funny take on loneliness.”

  6. Joshua Bryan Hammack says:

    @Emily. There are people who hate Doctor Who and people who hate that other people talkabout it? That is crazy town… well to me. I am enjoying this brief run, and I can only hope that it is bringing light and enjoyment for you. (Side note: Because you have to review Doctor Who does it become a chore?)

    Oh and Borderlands 2 kicks the arse!

  7. Liam says:

    Yie Ar Kung Fu! I remember playing that all Summer on a friend’s C64. I could never get past the chick who threw fans at you.

    All the talk of The Killing and The Bridge made me think of this t-shirt

  8. KingGhidorah says:

    I tweet Kumail saying how much I love the show, and would love to see him in Austin, and the next thing I know….FUCKING TAPING IN AUSTIN! By the Nines! See you in Austin!

  9. Emily says:

    Hi all! Joshua, we haven’t talked about Doctor Who much because I’m writing reviews of it for and kinda get Whooed out. Plus I’ve seen a bunch in advance and don’t want to accidentally spoil stuff. Plus I’ve learned that writing/talking about Doctor Who subjects you to a shit ton of hatred from people, which is fun!

  10. Joshua Bryan Hammack says:

    I got sick over Sunday, and missed work yesterday. My reward for getting to work on Tuesday? Tons of work I need to catch up on, and the adorable antics of Indoor Kids. i am about to start listening to it now. One quick question for K and E, how are you enjoying the new episodes of Doctor Who? Please forgive me if you go over this on this latest episode of Indoor Kids, brought to you by Crest… err Gamefly.

  11. Cal says:

    Oh man… that Robin Hood was my absolute favorite movie growing up.

  12. notadoctor says:

    Great episode. The very end when everyone was talking about their careers really hit a cord with me. And I’m not an entertainer or creative, but I’m working full time and trying to finish a graduate degree.

    There are days when I will just write and write or code data or run different models and it feels like I didn’t accomplish anything. It is the concept of delayed gratification versus instant reward for your work. Writing a movie or working on animation or a show is a great deal of delayed gratification. Stand up and other performing is an immediate reward and a chemical high. But, when you get to a point where you are consistently good (like they were saying with Tosh) you’re not getting the chemical reward anymore.

    It’s not quite burn out, but your brain just isn’t excited and turned on anymore. I think Emily said it, “this is breaking your brain.”

    Anyway, great show.

  13. waxlion says:

    I sort of haphazardly googled, is Jonah’s Bing commercial online anywhere?

    I tried both Google and Bing and didn’t really have enough keywords to come up with anything useful. Especially since I’m still not clear if the idea is that Jonah’s well known enough or if it was an acting gig…?

  14. ryan sz says:

    Body Harvest was a fantastic came and should have done better sale wise. It was set over five different periods of time from the 1940s into the early 21st century and you fought bug like aliens in a similar fashion to Starship Troopers.

    It was creepy too in that with the limited graphics at that time for a sandbox game, you didn’t see a lot of people running around but could see the aliens in the distance, sort of like Silent Hill and the fog.


    i think both shows which are amazing could be adapted for the states with little alteration to be broadcast on one of the great cable networks like amc or hbo.


    2.liar game
    Description: Kanzaki Nao is an honest college student who receives a hundred million yen one day, along with a card saying she has been chosen to take part in the “Liar Game”. The aim of the game is to trick the other players out of their hundred million dollars. At the end, the winner gets the hundred million and the loser is a hundred million yen in debt. The next day, she receives notification that her opponent is her former teacher, Fujisawa Kazuo. She goes to him,
    seeking help, but ends up getting tricked into handing her money over. Desperate, she approaches the police for help, but they are unable to do anything. However, she is told of a mastermind swindler, Akiyama Shinichi, who is to be released from jail the next day. Desperate, she goes to him for help.


    great podcast i have a few japanese tv show recommendations

    1.Soumatou Kabushikigaisha
    Soumatou Corporation is intriguing place where recorded images of one?s life can be viewed on DVD. A person who happen to stray into Soumatou Corporation, will be handed DVDs equivalent in number to his age by Kaminuma (Kashii Yu), the company?s mysterious guide. She will tell him to go back and watch his life to his heart?s

    content. What he will see on these DVDs is his own life through the eyes of other people. He will learn startling facts that are better left unsaid. What will he think after watching everything?

  18. Lunis Badman says:

    “Was he Persian?”
    I busted out with that stereotype. Full-on mental image.

  19. Mistletoe says:

    I’m not into the whole Team Jonah – Team Matt bullshit, but I will say that Jonah is my favorite of the Nerdist crew. I feel like I can always count on him to be honest/genuine. I’m sorry he feels like there’s an anti-Jonah sentiment among Nerdists.

    Remember: Empty vessels make the loudest sound.

  20. James H says:

    Great show as always =)

  21. gary says:

    I’d love for TV to take more of the route of Mary Lynn Rajskub’s Dirty Work where you have different points of interaction with the show.

  22. bsg says:

    Secret of Nihm is not a Disney Property. Don Bluth left Disney in the 70s due to Disney ignoring their classic animation style. On the not of the sounds from the mom, Don Bluth also produced Dragon’s Lair, in which Princess Daphne was directly inspired from 1950s Playboy Centerfolds.

  23. A good episode, as usual.

    Also, a note about the Disney Vault. It’s a tradition that goes back to the 1930s, when Disney would rerelease an animated film every 7 years to make keep the company afloat. They found that, because of this, a whole new generation of kids were turned onto the films. They continue the tradition (now extended to 10 years) in home media releases since theatrical rereleases don’t happen anymore, so a whole new generation of kids will find it.

    So sorry Jonah, I don’t think an HBO-GO type Disney Classics service isn’t on the horizon.

  24. GuyManDude says:

    I hear you Jonah
    Secret of NIMH is a Don Bluth film, and unfortunately the voice actress for Mrs. Brisby committed suicide in the 80’s.

  25. Nathaniel says:

    Kumail referenced Rashomon. That made my day.

  26. Jeff says:

    Saw Kumail on AOTS all week. I would REALLY like to see him on their as the permanent host. He’s a complete natural, effortlessly funny. His flubs were hilarious and genuinely more entertaining than all of the other guest host’s set up jokes. Cant wait to see his comedy central hour long special!

    Also, Rob P wrapped up in one sentence how I feel every monday morning when a new indoor kids comes out

  27. Rob P says:

    🙂 time to have a good time before i get to work…fuck work.