"#TheStruggleIsReal.sucks" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #87

THIS WEEK: I find out that .sucks exists (or does it?), Philip gets a reason to order a Pizza Hut pizza (as if we needed a reason?), I ditch the show for a minute, and we discover our new favorite hashtag of all time!  All this and much much more!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com.  You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD.  You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show!  Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"Do You Take This Game To Be Your Wife?" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #80

Just warning you guys off the top of the show: I feel as if this is one of the best shows we've produced yet. We joke about some twisted Florda man's sense of humor, some weird relations with video games, and my inevitable Apple Watch. Speaking of watches, send us your funniest #WorstWatchApps.

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"Leopard Knomes" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #79

Pax East announcements, Marvel movie marathon, Hearthstone leveling, and raiding until 6am??? We've got a lot to talk about this week, in addition to a brand new game to play! Can you figure out The Real Deal?? All of this, and much more!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"Step Lightly Over The Studio Gremlins" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #78

I've been teasing for weeks, but I was finally all set to reveal the new studio layout I've been working on! Didn't exactly go according to plan, but if you check out the video you can get a feel for what it looks like. We talk about what inspired the change, what this means to the show, making a fortune off of stolen LEGO bricks, and of course a Superfight!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"Is $23,000 Enough To Make You Buy Monopoly Again?" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #77

It's been a busy couple of weeks, so apologies in advance for the short (and late) show. But, Monopoly is OLD! The 90's are coming back, and everyone gets Windows 10! Mad libs, Superfight and more this week!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"You Mean Like When The Bread Touches The Fries?" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #76

This week we talk about a wacky waitress who was high on life, SpaceX and their plan to put people on MARS, and me being able to pay to get into the Heroes of the Storm beta. Since this episode was recorded before the Super Bowl, we also do some "fantasy" football of our own, followed by Superfight!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"On The Road Again..." - Obsessive Comics Disorder #75

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2015-01-29 06.23.48

Apologies up front for the audio quality at the beginning of the show. This episode was recorded on the road this weekend as we came back from MAGfest (Music and Gaming Festival). We talk about the convention, all the stuff we did, and even look forward to the next big convention: GEN CON!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"The Cheeseheads of Catan" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #74

I attempt to make not one, but 2 sports jokes this week, Philip and I are taking down bosses in World of Warcraft (okay okay, they might be a few expansions old), and of course we've got SUPERFIGHT! If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"Commanding Some Fake Gadgets" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #73

Philip tries to commit a mutiny off the top of the show, we come up with some fake CES gadgets, and we have a Giant Hamster Ball of fun that we call Superfight! All that and much more this week!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"Buffy The Dolphin Slayer" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #72

Welcome to 2015: The year of Back to the Future jokes! We both had joyous holidays and hope that you all did as well, but we are back and ready to talk about The Interview, why a dolphin beats Buffy in a giant mech, and much more!

This year is also the year that we return to video and live streaming!  Catch us "every" Sunday at 7pm-ish Eastern Time (Hey, I'm trying my best here....check the Twitter and Facebook pages for the latest information).

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"Hutts And Their Fluffy Bunnies" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #71

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2014-12-10 20.35.49

I go on a roll a bit longer than I should with Amazon Movie Reviews this week. We've also got another SUPERFIGHT, some Star Wars mad libs, and a letter from a douchebag editor to write. All of this, and much more this week!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"Vegan With A Chainsaw I Choose You!" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #70

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2014-12-06 14.43.12

It's Christmas Time! New teaser trailers are coming out left and right, and Grumpy Cat had a movie. God bless us, everyone! No seriously, Grumpy Cat had a movie... In other news, we talk about what we're geeking over for Christmas, and introduce a new segment - SUPERFIGHT!!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"What Number Am I Thinking Of?" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #69

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2014-11-22 16.00.59

I have no idea what geeky things happened this week, because I've had my head too far inside World of Warcraft. But, how much do Philip and I actually know about WoW? We'll find out in this episode, along with some more Amazon reviews and a letter from the douchebag editor.

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"The Angry Blogger of DOOM!" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #68

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2014-11-13 08.20.44

Doctor Doom turns out to have faked his degree, somehow the internet broke when we landed on a comet (I'm fuzzy on the details), and some small insignificant video game called World of Warcraft released its latest expansion. We talk about all of this, plus we've got more Amazon Movie Reviews and another Monster Manual Mad Lib, and more!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"Brad Pitt Loves Zombies, I Hate Tanks" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #67

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2011-10-29 19.24.33

I can't wait to use Apple Pay, Joel Schumacher is making a sequel to Batman and Robin, and BLIZZCON was this weekend! We've also got a brand new game to try out, another Monster Manual Mad Lib, and much more!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"The Solo Show" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #66

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2014-10-31 12.15.01-1

Nobody else here but me this week. After losing the recording last week, and losing a cohost this week (stupid football!), I decided to sit down and record a small bit for you guys talking about a few different things. Come back next week for a full episode (assuming my cohost hasn't been contaminated by this "sports watching" fad).

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"Groundhog Agents on Sunflower Seeds" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #57

I never would have imagined that a story about sunflower seeds would end up on this show, but sure enough we managed to get one in this week.  Plus, Philip decides to go Call of Duty on Mother Nature, and send us your best #reallivevideogaming for next week's show.  All that and much more!
- This Just In

Giggling Woman Accused Of Crashing Truck, Eating Pot In Cop Car (VIDEO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/24/tavish-smith_n_5523214.html?utm_hp_ref=dumb-criminals

Fan Of 'Alaska State Troopers' TV Show Turns Himself In On Warrants http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/24/tavish-smith_n_5523214.html?utm_hp_ref=dumb-criminals

Michael Wade Propst, 12, Faces Felony For School Bus Joyride http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/26/michael-wade-propst_n_5534119.html?utm_hp_ref=dumb-criminals

- Current Obsessions

Chris:  Ashley's addiction to sunflower seeds, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Shopkick, Diablo III
Philip:  Still more Netflix, going Call of Duty on Groundhogs

- Hashtag of the Week

#reallifevideogaming

Last week's favorite #lamesuperhero:

@decitm - That Thing You Smell Man
@popculturecube - SuperTramp, Garbage Man

- Blog Post Mad Libs

- Letter From A Douchebag Editor
- Closing
If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com.  You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD.  You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show!  Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"I'm Allegedly Picking My Nose" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #56

Allegedly we recorded this podcast allegedly talking about a bunch of alleged geeky topics (okay I'll stop).  Philip wonders why Gundam isn't on Netflix, I went to a timeshare experience, and then we make fun of a criminal getting beat up by a 63 year old woman. - Current Obsessions
Chris:  My Timeshare experience
Philip:  Netflix, Anime, Gundam

- This Week In Gotham

Florida Inmates Smuggle Gun Into Prison For Most Florida Reason Ever
#lamesuperhero
Last week's favorites #timetravelfail:
Nothing

- The Ultimate Crossover!

- Letter From A Douchebag Editor
From: The Uncanny X-Men #307, Dec 1993

- Closing

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com.  You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD.  You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show!  Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"We Have This Database We'd Like You To Sign Up For" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #55

This week we find out how emo Philip's computer is, why I won't play Racquetball in the morning, and test out a new bit: The Ultimate Crossover!  Also, send us your best time travel fails using the hashtag #timetravelfail - best answers will be on the show next week!

-> Current Obsessions

Chris: Why I wont play Racquetball in the morning

Philip: Heroes of the Storm

-> This Just In

"Quentin Murphy Denied Diploma After Stripping At Graduation"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/12/quinton-murphy-strips-at-graduation_n_5489827.html?utm_hp_ref=dumb-criminals

"Substance Abuse Counselor Who Drove Drunk With Dying Man On Car Sentenced"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/12/sherri-lynn-wilkins_n_5489566.html

"Brittany Macintyre Charged With Prostitution At Town Library: Cops"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/13/brittany-macintyre-sex-tewksbury-library_n_5491462.html?utm_hp_ref=dumb-criminals

-> Hashtag of the Week

#timetravelfail

Last week's favorites:

"Yes they're yoga pants" - @nlcast

"Ever dance with the devil in the pale moon...shine?" - @popculturecube

"Superman is so much better than me" - Sandy Nickell

-> The Ultimate Crossover!

-> Blog Post Mad Libs

-> Letter From A Douchebag Editor

From: The Amazing Spider-Man #414, August 1996

-> Closing

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com.  You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD.  You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show!  Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

What Kind Of Geek Am I?

Starting in the next couple of weeks, I am going to be showcasing various geeks on the Internet. It will consist of a written blog post once a month talking with that person about what kind of geek they are. I already have a couple of people lined up, but if you have someone you'd like to read about, email me at chris@ocdcast.com. To read the first post, click onwards past the break.

Before interviewing other people, I figured a good way to start this column off would be to interview myself, talking about my geekiness and letting you guys into my psyche just a bit (be afraid!!). I hope you enjoy it.

When did you first consider yourself a "geek"?

I have been a geek for most of my life. The first traces of geekdom surfaced for me in my elementary school days. Back then, if I wasn't actively involved in anything, you would find me sitting down reading. I never went ANYWHERE without a book of some kind. In fact, when I think about the microscopic amount of reading I do nowadays compared to what I used to read, it's pretty embarrassing.

If you had to pinhole yourself into one label of "geek", what would it be?

Honestly, for the most part I consider myself a "geek of all trades" - I am constantly finding new geeky things for me to obsess over. However, if I had to narrow it down at all, I'm definitely a Gamer Geek - and not just in the video games sense. I love all kinds of games - board games, video games, card games, role playing, etc. I love them even more so if they are something I can play with friends. Single player games are great, but I truly enjoy the social experience that you get when you play games with others.

What is your favorite game (or games) then?

-As far as video games go, it's a toss up between Halo and World of Warcraft. Both of these series I've played for many years now and I always enjoy playing them - usually for different reasons. WoW is great for hanging out with a large group of people and tackling dungeons, raids, or doing battlegrounds with. Halo is good for when you've got a couple of friends over and want to shoot some stuff together (or shoot each other). For board games, it probably won't surprise anyone that my favorite game is Munchkin. I played it a couple of times and college and since then I've amassed a large collection of various Munchkin sets. It's hard to explain why I love it - most likely it's because of the quirky humor than rifts on every aspect of geekdom that I've tried in my life.

Why do you take pride in being a geek?

-For me, I have spent a large portion of my life trying to be 'normal' (what is normal by the way? Who determines what normal is?) - it wasn't until college and afterwards that I realized that my geeky hobbies and obsessions were a part of me and that I should embrace it. Being a unique person is great because it shows other people - especially people like my daughter Chloe - that there's nothing wrong with being different and just because everyone else is doing something and into something, it doesn't mean that you have to be into it as well. Be yourself, don't be everyone else.

What is the weirdest response you've ever gotten from people when they find out how geeky you are?

- For someone who wrote these questions, I had a hard time coming up with an answer to this one. I think the looks and stares you get when dressed up in costume for a comiccon have to be up on top of the list - or the comments on Facebook you get when you post the pictures online to friends and family.

I hope you guys enjoyed learning a bit more about me this week - once again send me feedback and suggestions for other people to interview at chris@ocdcast.com.