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Molehill Mountain Episode 42 – The Nicki Minaj Special

This week’s show is all about Nicki Minaj, from our favorite video to the time she suffered a wardrobe malfunction and Andrew somehow failed to notice!

0:06 – Minaj à Nicki

13:40 – A moment of silence for Mad Catz who is no longer with us

19:17 – PETA takes issue with milking minigame in 1-2 Switch

39:52 – Cards Against Humanity threatens to buy and publish Congresspersons’ browser histories if FCC privacy protection rule is repealed

57:17 – Twitter hears cries of “egg” accounts harassing people. Fixes it by removing egg image.

1:02:16 – Warner had a fun damage control week with a box art misprint saying LEGO City Undercover required a download bigger than the actual game

The last 45 minutes of the show is just a rambling free for all!

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Single Tweet Movie Reviews

Today, I would like to waste some internet real estate to tell you about my latest in a long series of dumb ideas.

Every time a new Marvel show debuts on Netflix, I buy a month subscription so I can watch it.  It only took me four or five days to get through Luke Cage so, making the most of the remainder of my subscription, I queued up The Penguins of Madagascar and gave it a watch.

I had an opinion on the flick so I took to Twitter to express it and found it a bit of a challenge to cram my thoughts into 140 characters.  But!  I do love a challenge so for the past week, I’ve been composing movie reviews that are as entertaining and substantive as possible within the confines of a single, 140-character tweet.

It’s a really dumb idea!

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Molehill Mountain Episode 21 – Video Games Are Bigger Than Us

On this week’s episode of the Molehill Mountain podcast, EZK and Andrew discuss the longest we’ve spent doing something in a video game we really didn’t want to do (28:58), EA’s use of a real Twitter handle in FIFA 17 and its owner’s subsequent harassment (40:54), and what we thought of Luke Cage (50:03).

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Twitter Handles And Email Addresses In Fiction, What Safe Guards Should Be In Place?

FIFA 17 by EAEveryone has seen a 555 number in a movie or TV show. The FCC has declared a subset of those numbers for purely fictional uses. They did this so that real people wouldn’t be harassed by people dialing numbers they see in movies. Of course it isn’t perfect. Some producers don’t realize that only the 0100-0199 block of those 555 numbers are dedicated to fiction. Sometimes a tv show or movie, especially one from a smaller producer, will just toss 555 in front of a random 4 digit number and expect they are safe.

While the fictional phone number is an industry standard, there isn’t a similar standard for other communication mediums. Phones aren’t the only means of communication these days. People use email, Twitter, Facebook and other social media to communicate with one another. While a lot of shows will just make up a social media service to use in their fiction, a lot of them are near indistinguishable from their real life counterpart.

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