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The Machinima Death Switch

RT Animated Adventures: The Machinima Death Switch

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Burnie discovers the existence of a very inconvenient switch which shuts down the machinima station at the office.

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  • EvilEyp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ziggy★Eyp

    7 months ago

    Shoutout to RvB 14

  • AmpersandDuggs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Vicarious Liability of C

    1 year ago

    Similar thing happen to me when I bought my house. But this story involved an AC powered smoke detector in hallway, and a mysterious plug in an outlet in an adjacent bedroom.

    Long story, short: I got rid of the smoke detector, but also had to replace a pair of wire cutters from the arc burn. Stupid home inspector... RIP

  • Mindjet

    1 year ago

    Fear the death switch...

    FEAR IT!!!!

  • jakzotak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I actually have a switch in my bedroom that cuts the power to my entire room, what I did is i put on a bunch of tape over the switch so that even if I wanted to deliberately turn it off I cant. its never turned off since

  • PasvSmkng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So that's what happened to Church.

  • maxegirl1313

    1 year ago

    Thought this was gonna be about Inside Gaming leaving Machinima to become Funhaus tbh

  • MadMechem FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Writer of Code

    1 year ago

    In one of my old houses, there were about five switches that, as far as I could tell, did absolutely nothing.

    • Brad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Swatactus

      1 year ago

      each switch was tied to your neaghbors house

  • Queenagentnewtexy

    1 year ago

    should have such a switch removed XD


    • Hacks0n FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      That's no fun!

    • Queenagentnewtexy

      1 year ago

      you know what switch that would be really really fun..........a switch that would make it rain candy.

      that would be a dream come true O_O

  • heywes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Just curious, did no one think to sticky tap it in the on position so no one could change the switch? We had a similar issue at home so that's what we did. With a big "do not turn off" sign.

  • Baruch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    These switches are for lamps. You plug a lamp into the outlet, switch the lamp on, then you flip the switch to turn power to the outlet on and off. They should have just pulled out the switch and connected the wires directly and put a blank plate over the box (or use a UPS on the outlet).

    • chaos2367 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      for lamps in other rooms?! this was in a completely different room, seperated by a wall. there would have been no line of site to said lamp or lamp's light had it been for that purpose.

    • Lancearrow

      1 year ago

      Could be for garage stuff. I have a switch in my house that does nothing (because its not hooked up) but its supposedly there to control something in the garage.

    • Baruch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Yeah, I've lived in lots of places with a switch in one room that controls lights/appliances in other rooms, especially if you have to go through the first room to get to the other. Heck, I know a place that has a kill switch for the entire upstairs so the old lady who owns it doesn't have to check if she left something on up there: that's something that can be useful in a warehouse where you don't want heavy equipment running up the meter by pulling standby power overnight.

  • NotTheLittleMermaid-Auriel

    1 year ago

    Seriously though-why is that switch a thing? It probably shouldn't be. but it is. Why? XD

  • red_1st

    1 year ago

    So after being away from the site for a year or two, I decided to check out the old content.

    I have been watching all the old and new RTAA and I can't stop, my jaw hurts like hell and I'm pretty sure I have cracked a rib from laughing so much, I need help.

  • Sapphiet

    1 year ago

    My gosh what an earth is that kind of switch doing in there?! XD What's the point of having one to begin with?

  • Emerald_D

    1 year ago

    I have one of those in my house. It shuts off a whole bedroom AND the satellite dish that's linked to the living room. We just tape it up.

  • Jhawk_163

    1 year ago

    Heres what you do to find the guy who flicks the switch, when the flick it, instead of turning off the xboxs it opens a trap door that leads to a hole

    • GabePurateku

      1 year ago

      And they shall be renamed "Edgar" and forced to wear a cow-shaped onesie!

  • sonny88p

    1 year ago

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    • DrumsetManiac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      This is so perfect, and also one of my favorite RT shorts of all time.

  • denDAY04 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I was aghast when this aired on the podcast. So fucking stupid. xD

  • forgottenlor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Wish you'd spliced in part of the clip from the Founding Fathers' panel where Geoff wants to find the switch.

  • Christopherx64

    1 year ago

    just get a plexiglass box over it

  • Varydox

    1 year ago

    Sounds like the switches in my apartment. One turns on the light, the other can turn on or off our PlayStation. JUST the PlayStation outlet. Now, when you enter the apartment, there's another two switches. One of them ALSO turns on or off the play stations outlet. I have no idea what the other one does. It doesn't turn on any lights inside or outside. I like to think that it fucks with my neighbors tv

  • PrincessKing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold dragonfriend sans slayer

    1 year ago

    I didn't know it was possible to make a man with noodle arms look so done with everything as Josh looked in this AA.

  • ajbrown2539 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

  • calipilot227 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Pull the switch out of the wall, disconnect the wires, splice them together, and put a blank plate over the opening. Problem solved.

  • HOWtwoROCK

    1 year ago

    Why would you have an unmarked switch that can do so much to fuck up.

    • Give_me_milk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Because it's Rooster Teeth and a good number of them are dicks

  • Delixerian

    1 year ago

    I oddly have a similar switch that turns off my entire living room. No idea why this is a thing.

  • Chief117UNSC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RWBY

    1 year ago

    also if you press that button you might get a million dollars ;)

    • mummyfrog FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Team RWBY

      1 year ago

      But someone you know will die

    • zjtudhope

      1 year ago

      YOU DIDNT EVEN LET ME FINISH!? SOMEONE WILL DIE!

    • Chief117UNSC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RWBY

      1 year ago

      can I press it again?

  • OnlyAverage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I did something similar the other day at the kitchen I work at. Ended up turning off all the lights in the kitchen during prep time.

  • Peanut1996 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I love hearing about rage burnie during rvb shots i love the story of how burnie got soo angry he snapped a duke controller!

    • YalithKBK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I tell people about the controller snapping whenever I discuss rage quitting with someone.

    • Chief117UNSC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RWBY

      1 year ago

      When I first saw this RTAA I thought "oh I hope they also included that story" but they did not to bad

  • British_Knight FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Misunderstood Sarcastic

    1 year ago

    when you watch a podcast and know when something will eventually show up as an AA.

  • jmb83 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Might I recommend going to a parts store? There is a cheap tool that literally can be placed over a light switch that can be used to keep it on. Hell, there is even a hole that lets you put a lock on it to make sure no one messes with it.

    • DaruSH FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eater of Time and Basil

      1 year ago

      Why bother spending extra $$ when you can just use a piece of masking tape as a label for the Switch O'Machinima Death? Of course, removing the switch(but not the box) and replacing it with a small plastic plate could also work(like the circle that comes with pizza).

    • CoffeeBurps FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Or, OOORRRR, save the money and tape the shit out of the switch to always keep it on and no one ever turns it off.

    • Mighty_Mutt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I'm with Gus; WHY IN THE FUCK is there even a switch for that??!

  • FlamingIceGiant FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So why hasn't anyone taped up that light switch and/or put a sign telling people not to flip it?

  • MasonNewell FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hikikomori

    1 year ago

    "Burnie mad! Burnie kill whoever turns switch off!!"

  • Antioxidant FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Burnie and his sandwich. lol

  • georgeanna FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    if I ever got a chance to tour their office I would have to touch the switch. NOT FLIP IT. i'm not that much of an ass, but to just touch it to see if its possible. to see if they would really

    A) point out which one it was

    B) allow me near it and

    C) allow me to approach it (possible while maniacally laughing if I feel like testing my luck)

  • JoeyBeanz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    you can buy a pack of these for like $3 at the hardware store

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  • Jstbcool FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So does the switch still turn off all of the machinima machines or did they have it removed?

    • C0DEX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      They've since moved office so that switch is long gone now :)

    • georgeanna FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      BahamutendGS I think its in the current office. I assume at this point they have done SOMETHING but knowing roosterteeth there is no guarantee

    • Teagaaaaaaan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      georgeanna Burnie clearly said the congress office at the beginning not stage 5

    • British_Knight FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Misunderstood Sarcastic

      1 year ago

      Tegan is right. podcast 330 was a while ago. they have since switched offices. AH have switched twice since that time and machinima production has its own large section instead of being tucked in a room with a killswitch outside.

    • Jstbcool FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Burnie said it reminded him of the congress office, and this podcast was just done 2 months ago meaning they had moved to Stage 5 already. I'm pretty sure it is/was in the current Stage 5 kitchen.

    • CPUandMe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Formerly Firedash

      1 year ago

      @British_Knight The last time they moved offices was in early 2014. This story takes place in the current office.

  • sontag FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I wish they added the part right after that where burnie said "mabye i should go help them set back up? ...Nah"

  • TheMisterFlux FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I feel like Burnie would be terrifying when he's angry...

  • Budliezer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I'd be frothing at the mouth if someone ruined hours of my work by hitting a stupid switch. Like, I'd start convulsing, making weird animalistic hisses, fling my poop at the wall, rip off my clothes and jump out of the nearest window to join a pack of raccoons to start my life as King of the Mole People because I wouldn't have the energy to start all over again...

    So yeah, bad switch is bad

    • Consumerism FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I'd do that the first time it happened, the second time i'd smash my head against the wall until i died for being stupid enough to not do something to keep that switch from being hit. Rip it out of the wall. Tape it to the On position. Draw in the blood of the guy who hit the switch the first time a diagram of what i did to him, with the caption "DO NOT HIT THE SWITCH THAT IS DRENCHED IN BLOOD OR YOU WILL BE NEXT!"

    • British_Knight FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Misunderstood Sarcastic

      1 year ago

      why would the mole people accept a raccoon pack member as their king?

    • Budliezer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Because they're a very accepting community... Much like RoosterTeeth... Pay me for advertising!

  • St_franz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Joelaholic

    1 year ago

    BURNIE SMASH

  • AH_alexmc FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Seeing this reminds me of the story that Burnie has about crushing the controller in his hands becuase he couldn't get a shot right in RvB.

    • DairyDude999 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sponsor?Firstie?Firster?

      1 year ago

      Not just breaking a controller, an original Xbox DUKE controller.