Podcast #394 Post Show

Rooster Teeth Podcast: Podcast #394 Post Show

Join Gus Sorola, Gavin Free, Brandon Farmahini, and Blaine Gibson as they discuss conspiracy theories, HD vs 4K, and more!

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  • httpalaaaska

    1 month ago

    I always hear people say great things about 'What we do in the Shadows'. Am I the only one that didn't think it was that good? I remember only laughing at one or two parts :/

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

    6 months ago

    HD DVD was the better format at the time, but obviously I bet on the wrong horse.

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

    7 months ago

    I bet that since this podcast, anybody who works at RT would want Siri to address Blaine as 'Batman'.

  • Nauti5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Has anyone told Blane that Trump is actually John Titor?

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

    7 months ago

    Earthquakes on Mars Blaine? Really? Marsquakes, come on man.

  • Ezixial FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Talk geology to me bby

    7 months ago

    As a geology student that plate tectonics conversation/confusion was quite amusing ahaha

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

    7 months ago

    Silly Brandon, the 4K bluray packages come with both the 4K disc and the bluray disc. No need to buy another copy.

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

    7 months ago

    I'm calling BS on Flimplebump. It has no results on a Google search. That, like, never happens.

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

      7 months ago

      Although I bet it'll have a few results by the end of the week

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

    7 months ago

    \o/ conspiracy theories. The reason people get sucked into these is because they set in a small amount of truth- then it gets blown out of proportion.

    The moon landing- this came from the video they broadcasted on tv - the flag waves which doesnt make sense because there is no atmosphere on the moon. The truth, as far as I found, idk if it the actual truth.. anyways, they had technical difficulties with the actual video so shot a new version once the astronauts made it home.

    Hitler in Argentina- it is true no body was found. Hitler isnt the only person to be rumoured to not have died and actually moved to Argentina, Elvis is another. I know there is at least one more but i cannot remember who atm. Anywhoo, this rumour had nothing to do with the nazis but everything to do with Argentina. Idk how it is now, but back in that time it was a hub of sorts for.. im not sure what. My memory is conflicted on that because on one hand I read it was like a rich person garden of eden but on the other it sounded like it was a rough place. Anyways

    The planet orbiting our solar system- crashing into our planet that is just speculation because we dont know its path but there is a planet there ish. A planet, if you give pluto planet status.

    9/11- So apparently when bush senior was in office they tried to pass an anti-terrorist bill/law/w.e it didn't go through. So I have not really searched much into it but it was something like this; Because it didnt go through they, being bush and ?military dude that controls that shit [I'm not from the states]?, drafted an attack that initiated putting a numerical value on how many ppl need to die in order for it to be considered a terrorist attack and for the bill to be taken seriously. Then george juniour moseys into office - bam - terrorist attack that just barely surpasses the amount needed to be considered a terrorist attack. Anti-terrorism Act went through. Also the admitted fault from the president saying the pictures of wmds that lead to the invasion from the U.S. were cow trophs or something yet he continued on, did not help his image. <There is so much more to this one but I cannot remember it atm.


    \o/ Learning is fun! Knowledge is power! \o/ (I miss 90s PSAs)

    • barrett276 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Momentum and elasticity in the aluminium pole made the flag wave on the moon, it was the actual video.

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

      7 months ago

      Really? I could of sworn when that conspiracy theory gained a lot of traction in the 90s NASA, annoyed thoroughly, made an official statement stating that video remake thing. Obviously I could be wrong.. and I may be. Very possible. I just rewatched the video in the original quality. I did not witness any waving at all besides the wave that exists on the film itself. \o/ for ppl seeing things!

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      The Moon landing- As the guy above said, the reason the flag waved was because of the momentum of the flag and the absence of atmosphere to stop it. Physics 101, objects in motion remain in motion until acted on by an outside force.


      Hitler’s body was found. The Soviets just confiscated it for a while and hid the information to scare the allies. Hitler’s body was buried in an unmarked grave and then exhumed when East Germany collapsed. His body was then destroyed to ensure it was not used as a Neo-Nazi gathering place.


      As for Argentina, there was a large German community there due to economic development in the country. That is why many Nazis fled there.


      9/11- There were some reports of a pre-drafted Patriot Act. In fact, there is some evidence that it was partially written by Joe Biden (current vice-president). The Patriot Act is mostly an amalgamation of modifications to pre-existing laws. As such, many of the ideas were around for a while. However, there is no solid evidence of the Patriot Act being a concrete idea prior to 9/11.


      As for the WMD’s, I never heard of any pictures. Saddam was just not very cooperative with the UN when it came to disarmament and various reports hinted at WMDs still in Iraqi hands. So far, the only thing we have found are poorly disposed of WMDs. Little of what we found is available for service, but the Iraqis did not fulfil the treaty.  

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

    7 months ago

    for the record, Batman has missiles and guns in the batmobile that he uses for a very similar purpose as Night Owl. To be used to disable enemy vehicles, clear roadblocks, etc.

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

    7 months ago

    Black Helicopters...google it^^

  • DanielCasey43 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Blaine, stop being the worst please.

  • JCLegoMan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Too poor for double gold

    7 months ago

    Brandon's face when Blaine says that he's going to talk shit about him in a second. gavin-32.png 

  • maddog2201 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    4K, 1080p, 720p, all the same to me.  

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

      7 months ago

      Go get glasses

    • maddog2201 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Nah, there's a difference to me between 720p and 1080 and but you only notice it on larger screens. I don't really have large screens so it never bothers me. 1080p is enough and it makes graphics cards cheaper

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

      7 months ago

      You might need a better display, or a better player. You can see the blocks that make up the picture. A cell phone is not a good enough because the screen is too small. Xbox 360/PS3, Cheap $10 HDMI, any 1080p Display. As a screen gets bigger you can see the artifacting and the difference in quality. You might have too small of a display and be sitting too far to see the difference or you need glasses. Don't use Youtube the Quality is based on you connection and if it is too low it will not look it's best. 

    • maddog2201 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      I'm basing this off my going from a 1280x1024 screen to a 1920x1080p screen. The first is an old LG screen I've had for years, the second is a samsung curved that I got in a sale.  It's a high quality screen, this is also used for gaming, as was my old screen, everything is run at the highest resolution and pushes high FPS.  When I game with my xbox 360 through this screen it looks like a dog turd because the 360 is designed to be viewed from upwards of 1m.  When I play PC games however it looks fine, but due to the screen being 27 inchs the pixel density is starting to get on the low side.  24 inches is the sweet spot for 1080p, where the pixel density and size compliment each other well. You can understand that going from a 17 inch screen to a 27inch screen I can notice the difference in pixel density, that said, now that I'm used to it I only really notice it if I think about it, like right now, the submit button on my side monitor, the LG is crisp as, but I can clearly see the pixels that make up the taskbar in windows on my main display.  

      That said, I always noticed 480p on the LG, 720p and 1080p had very slight differences on it.  Now, on the new screen, 720p is noticeably pixelated when compared to 1080p, but not to a degree that it bothers me, and I honestly run my videos off this site and youtube at 720p because 'Strayan internet is fucked and sometimes I can't stream 1080. So there.

      The biggest thing here is, the resolution of your screen needs to match what the software is putting out, there's no point pumping 4K into a 1080p monitor because you'll see nothing different. simmons-32.png 


  • dranor44 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold dranor44

    7 months ago

    Batman Blane!!! i will now always refer to you as that batman guy.

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

    7 months ago

    GAVIN- World Trade Center 7 was hit by the towers as the fell. The side facing the towers was completely gone and was an inferno. The blast of the collapsing towers pretty much hollowed it out.

  • hydra38811 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I can't believe Brandon is still trying to argue the north/south pole argument five years later as if he was right.  If I remember correctly, they told him that he won the argument after five or six episodes, just so he would quit arguing the point despite the fact that he was definitively proven wrong.


    The discussion does make me wish Gus had kept going with his Discussions_With_Brandon word document, because I'm sure there have been moments similar to that one that are now lost to time.

    • nickbest2525

      7 months ago

      Actually, Brandon brought on a graduate student to explain his point, and they basically agreed that he was right, but his reasoning was wrong (he thought it was because there was a mineral deposit in Canada, but the magnetic south pole is actually in the geographical north pole).

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

    7 months ago

    Speaking of conspiracy theories, I had a physics teacher who gave us a full class lecture on 9/11 on how it was likely faked.


    People got up and left, and she lost a lot of respect after that.

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

    7 months ago

    I was waiting for RT to bring up 'What We Do In The Shadows'. I found it on Netflix after two of my sisters looked through to find a hour film they hadn't watched before (they are hard core horror watchers, so they are numb to it all) and 5 minutes in i hear screaming laughter from downstairs, so i go down to witness the funniest scene i have seen in a while. 10/10 have watched again. Enough said, watch it!


    • maddog2201 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      I can't watch it because I'm FUCKING AUSTRALIAN. Damn stupid committee that won't approve shows for streaming FFS. 

  • P90eod FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I used to hate Blaine, but he's grown on me I like when he is on the Podcast, Brandon I still don't like,  I'm sorry Brandon.  

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

    7 months ago

    Funny Gavin said that about the second Earth, there is a movie about that

  • user-5761f47c31089 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I've got a good conspiracy theory...

    There are people who believe American democracy is a hoax, that presidents are selected in advance and that the entire election is just a puppet show to keep people complacent or whatever, right?

    I think Hillary has already been "selected" for at least a few years now. I think the plot of the puppet show was supposed to be "do you want another Bush or another Clinton" (editorial cartoons came out with that sort of theme before Bernie or Trump started campaigning) and it was supposed to be an obvious "choice."

    I think Bernie didn't tell anyone in charge before he announced he was running, and I think They saw all the old Occupy Wallstreet people flock to Bernie because of how he supported them/us back in 2011/12 and I think They quickly rewrote the play to distract people. If the general population came around to Our ideas, it would be bad for Wallstreet and the banks. Bernie pops up and starts gaining traction, then BOOM two months later Trump shows up and starts talking like Hitler.

    Trump is a billionaire who made his money by doing things Bernie wanted to change. The billionaires are the ones writing the play. I think Trump was selected because he was recognizable, and I think he was told specifically to pretend to be Hitler. Bernie got almost no media coverage because they spent all their time talking about Trump's nonsense. I think that was the entire point. Trump is an actor who was hired to maintain the integrity of the play.

    Also, the Brookings Institute made an extremely comprehensive "game" called "The Fiscal Ship" where there are like 16 categories with anything between 4 and 23 policy decisions per category, and the goal is to reduce the debt. I picked all Bernie's policies and it put the national budget in a surplus. Hillary's did not. Trump's increased the debt. Stop paying attention to the yelling on TV about lesbians and prayer and abortion and Muslims and look at the actual policies being proposed.

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

    7 months ago

    even batman has machine guns on the tumbler in the Christopher Nolan series

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

    7 months ago

    I remember what Brandon was talking about. That whole thing where he was saying that there is a giant magnit deposit in canada and that's why all compasses point north, fucking phenomenal!

  • MJB9995 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    The 4K thing could have been that sometimes only 1 hdmi port actually supports 4k on your tv. But they said they made sure the TV said it was in 4k so idk.

  • GreyGhost9036 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Angry Beaver

    7 months ago

    So can For every Million Dollars but... is it going to say directed by Batman now?

  • LlamaLoupe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ​Actual llama.

    7 months ago

    the deal with tectonic plates is actually the trenches. On one side of a plate there's trenches that spit out new crust, and on the other side the old oceanic floor is swallowed back down into the entrails of the planet. All of that is controlled by pressure forces and heat movements from the layers underneath. That's pretty much what makes the plates move, it's a constant hyper-slow renewal of the oceanic floor. It's also why there's chains of volcanoes like in Hawaii, the volcano forms on a trench when heat wants to escape faster, but then the crust moves and pushes the volcano away, so next time there's too much pressure a new volcano is formed over the trench while the old one's miles away, etc... 


    Learned that in high school. Had to study tectonics and rocks for like two years I wanted to die of boredom but hey, almost fifteen years later it's finally relevant to me.

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

      7 months ago

      I think the question was "Why?" You're not wrong, but that's not the cause of plate tectonics. The plates move around because they're essentially floating on top of the mantle. They rotate around the core due to convection currents inside of the planet, the same way water moves around a boiling pot. The size of these currents is what creates the enormous force that allows for the formation of volcanoes and trenches.

  • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Gavin doesn't like conspiracy theories around big events? I seem to remember Gavin talking about conspiracy theories behind the Kennedy assassination. Maybe he doesn't see that as big. 

    • WalnutSpice

      7 months ago

      He probably means "Big" on the scale of the loss of life. 

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

    7 months ago

    "we're gonna get into geography" GEOLOGY BLAINE OMG

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

      7 months ago

      It's okay, last week he confused Astronomy and Astrology.

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

      7 months ago

      Physical geography does include plate tectonics, Geology focuses more on rock composition and formation

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

      7 months ago

      Apparently you can't reply to replies but ChristianDev plate tectonics are still a larger part of geology than when people think of geography... also thanks for the definition... I totally needed it. 

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

      7 months ago

      I would def put plate tectonics under geography, that was one of the main subjects in my geography class, I mean you can absolutely put it under geology as well, but there's nothing wrong with saying it's geography :)

  • InuiTakumi23 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Blaine is the hero that we deserve.

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

      7 months ago

      And Brandon is the one we don't need right now

  • domkade

    7 months ago

    Woooh woooh woooh Blane they burned Hitler's body they didn't put in acid why would you have acid in the bunker where your leader and important people are at?!?   blaine-32.png

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

      7 months ago

      Well, if Hitler did one good thing, it was that he shot Hitler

  • Dem_Dirty_Blues FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Because it's the CUP

    7 months ago

    I love that Gavin thought he made up the conspirocy about Earth 2 at lagrange 3.

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

      7 months ago

      That is an actual theory I've heard.  Is this one of those moments where Gavin is spookily intelligent? Might it actually be true?

    • superthotty

      7 months ago

      he knows the truth.

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

      7 months ago

      There have been a couple of movies about it. "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun," released in 1969, is a sort of "mock-umentary" about what another earth might look like, had it formed in the same orbit as ours. And then in 2011, a movie titled "Another Earth" was released. The premise is beyond ridiculous, and I'm honestly surprised that it got even a 7/10 on IMDB.

  • RaidenUzumaki FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold #Otaku4Life

    7 months ago

    anyone else getting weird audio blank spaces?

    • WalnutSpice

      7 months ago

       Nope, but I do get it on random videos on this site. Try refreshing or another thing I do, bump the video up to 1080, down to 240 for a minute and then back to 720 or 1080 and it may also fix it. 

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

    7 months ago

    Brandon is so boring!

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

    7 months ago

    Sigh... listening to the boys talks about science... fills me with joy and sadness.

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

    7 months ago

    Just finished Narcos season 2. One word.. Amazing

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

    7 months ago

    Brandon actually has a good moment? Holy shit Blaine, what is going on this podcast? 

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

    7 months ago

    Conspiracy theories make me want to light myself on fire...something about uncritical people believing bullshit is reality takes the fun out of it for me.

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

    7 months ago

    The reason early HD-DVDs looked better than Blu-rays was HD-DVD used modern codecs, but the first Blu-rays were encoded with old MPEG-2. It was something like six months after launch before Sony would allow Blu-rays to be encoded using VC-1 and AVC  because they were still working the bugs out of those codecs on the PS3.  I popped in an old HD-DVD the other day and was amazed how fast the load times and menus are compared to Blu-rays.  We've gotten used to the long load times and the slow response of Blu-ray (thanks, Java).

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

      7 months ago

      They also seem to be forgetting HEVC in regards to bandwidth issues when streaming 4k (although it will take some time for HEVC to permeate).

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

    7 months ago

    Wait, they said they played the 4K version in a blueray player? i thought you needed an actual UHD player to play those? could also explain why they saw no difference

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

      7 months ago

      He said they used an UHD player for the 4K and the bluray in the ps4.

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

    7 months ago

    Brandon's married, gets called out, completely shows up Blane. I think it's been a great year for Brandon

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

    7 months ago

    Batman was pretty great on this postshow