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We are all Waluigi

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Length 02:51:51
Date December 2, 2014
Previous Underwater Racism
Next God Supports Straight Shota
“If you wanna listen to YouTube comments congealed into an object, listen to the Super Best Friendcast!” — Pat

We are all Waluigi is the sixty-ninth episode of the Super Best Friendcast.

About Edit

This week on the friendcast: New game announcements, Xbox Japan, Ubi Thx, Jurrassic World, Star Wars and CM Punk
— Podcast description

Quotes Edit

You might think we're really immature, but on episode sixty-nine of Dark Souls, that was the most common comment.
— Matt
So we're still not YouTube comments, is that what you're saying? 'Cause that's a low bar to hit.
— Liam
If you wanna listen to YouTube comments congealed into an object, listen to the Super Best Friendcast!
— Pat
My nihilistic cynicism and death of the universe worrying is gone, for the moment.
— Pat, on Loot Crate
No! Fuck Liam Hemsworth! I would!
— Matt
I will play Broken Age before I die.
— Pat
Was it all in Mario's head?
— Matt
It took years to understand how disappointed I was of those movies.
— Pat, on the Star Wars prequels
Let's put Guts in the Star Wars universe.
— Woolie
Technically in Star Wars, the South did win.
— Pat
If you had to perform necromancy, I bet you G.G. Allin's skeleton would be one of the most powerful ones you could get a hold of.
— Pat
How much would you pay to see U2's skeleton on stage?
— Matt

Letter Time Edit

Q: Waluigi is the ultimate example of the individual shaped by the signifier. Waluigi is a man seen only in mirror images; lost in a hall of mirrors he is a reflection of a reflection of a reflection. You start with Mario – the wholesome all Italian plumbing superman, you reflect him to create Luigi – the same thing but slightly less. You invert Mario to create Wario – Mario turned septic and libertarian – then you reflect the inversion in the reflection: you create a being who can only exist in reference to others. Waluigi is the true nowhere man, without the other characters he reflects, inverts and parodies he has no reason to exist. Waluigi’s identity only comes from what and who he isn’t – without a wider frame of reference he is nothing. He is not his own man. In a world where our identities are shaped by our warped relationships to brands and commerce we are all Waluigi. from Claste

  • Liam: That's a really good write up and if you wrote that, kudos to you.
  • Pat: It's a lot of words to describe 'yeah, Waluigi sucks'.

Q: Did you know that Zawame City is literally Gotham City? When you look at the map, it's map of Gotham City. from Jeremy

  • Pat: Wow. That makes sense. No it doesn't.

Q: What's your favourite screen clearing super move? from Al Zakir

  • Matt: Anarchy in the Galaxy in No More Heroes.
  • Woolie: Giga Crush from Mega Man X
  • Liam: The specials in the first Streets of Rage or the item crush with the holy water.
  • Pat: Nothing comes to mind.

Q: Have you ever had a time when a sound effect really makes something awesome or amplifies the moment? from Mark

  • Matt: The Japanese sound effect of the home run.
  • Woolie: Landing MAX ACT in Devil May Cry 4.
  • Pat: The high-pitched whine of the locking on of the vector cannon in Zone of the Enders.
  • Liam: The running sound effect in Super Mario Bros. 3 when your power meter is full.

Q: What is your favourite cast of supporting characters in an RPG? from Charles

  • Pat: Mass Effect 2, only because of Mordin. But really it's Final Fantasy VI
  • Liam: Nier
  • Woolie: Lost Odyssey
  • Matt: The Last Story

Zaibatsu Watch Edit

  • Liam: Secret Ponchos
  • Woolie: Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games, epsidoe one "Iron From Ice" comes out today.
  • Pat: More Baldur's Gate
  • Matt: The Book of Mormon

Trivia Edit

  • The music used in the outro is "Heavenly Blue" by Kalafina, the opening of Aldnoah.Zero.