When the Ball Drops - #419

Rooster Teeth Podcast: When the Ball Drops - #419

Join Gus Sorola, Gavin Free, Brandon Farmahini, and Blaine Gibson as they discuss balls dropping, Brandon’s wedding, friendship, and more on this week's RT Podcast! Also, be sure to stick around for a special interview with Ela Darling discussing the future of VR adult entertainment. This episode originally aired on March 14, 2017, sponsored by MVMT Watches (http://bit.ly/2n2cNFN), NatureBox (http://bit.ly/2n25cac), Seeso (http://bit.ly/2iXI3mZ)

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

    2 months ago

    I feel like exposing Ela to both Brandon and Chris at the same time was torture haha. Should have had Barb on that interview.

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

    3 months ago

    I think you can pick your area code for cell phone #'s? Where I live everyone has 774 or 508 and I got my grandmother's old cell phone from a different state and I had a completely different area code (401) and when I changed my number it let me pick which one I wanted so I kept that area code instead

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

      3 months ago

      401 is Rhode Island's area code. Any chance your Grandmother got her cell phone there?

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

      2 months ago

      @Vancomycin_bison yeah it is haha. But I swear when I changed my number it let me pick which area code I wanted (like 508, 774, or 401). Maybe it's only if you change it not when you first get it? Idk

  • NaRu7o FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hokage

    3 months ago

    "You'd have hour long TV shows that were 22 episodes a season" do you realize how few shows are actually like that? Typically it'd be 13 or so for hour long shows, and most TV shows are barely an hour. Recent primetime programming is about the only place you see hour long shows with longer seasons. Game of Thrones isn't primetime, plus it's not on network TV so they pretty much have to work within short seasons.

    • _NowakP FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold IT Tech-Musician dude

      3 months ago

      "hour long" as in 40 minutes. 60 minute shows are technically programmed for "1,5h". 

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

    3 months ago

    I feel like Blaine is a living Zelda Breath of the Wild item description. He keeps downplaying his stories. It's honestly the funniest thing.

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

    3 months ago

    Gavin: "oh i thought you meant roughly"
    AWKWARD SILENCE
    Blaine:" i knew where abouts it was"
    Gavin: *Cheeky glance at camera*

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

    3 months ago

    It's funny how Blaine really is a more attractive version of Brandon

  • boen_robot

    3 months ago

    1:05:42 - "Blaine: Have you seen 'High Maintenance'?"


    Considering all the things they told Blaine about him and friendships, I'm very surprised nobody said "Yeah. You".

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

    3 months ago

    Got my first phone number in 2nd grade, quickest way to get a number growing up was when your parents were divorcing

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

      3 months ago

      Too real. But yeah me too.

    • TheOminousApparition God, I'm cool.

      3 months ago

      It's not bad at all when you can comprehend why they're divorcing. It's even better when they both don't hate each other and divorced at a mutual understanding. That's my case, though.

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

    3 months ago

    Got to the part where you talked about tickets and it hit me. I FORGOT TO BUY TICKETS! So i bought two right now!

    Last year i was saving up to go to RTX in Austin 2017, but i dislocated my knee in October of last year and that went all to hell. Had surgery in February and i am now training to walk again. Thought "okay, then i'll have a year to save up, and i'll go in 2018". I live in Norway so it's a lot to plan for. Then you announced RTX-London. Timing was impeccable. I will see you there! :D Hopefully i can walk by then! 

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

    3 months ago

    Every time Brandon is on the podcast, I know I'm going to be cringing at his topic choices. I guess it builds character or something. 

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

    3 months ago

    "You dont distrust things that are a different colour?"

  • _NowakP FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold IT Tech-Musician dude

    3 months ago

    Blaine, you're awesome dude. But you really need to talk to someone, get some therapy or something. Your self-esteem is really killing you. It seems like you're getting more and more awkward on these podcasts as years go by. You're a cool guy, there's no need to be that self-conscious.

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

      3 months ago

      Ditto! Blaine, you're a cool dude. Need i remind you of all the things you've directed and made over the years since you stood naked on a doorstep? :D 

  • MartyGras2

    3 months ago

    Lovely Shirt Gavin :)

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

    3 months ago

    I have to say this. Brandon I love you, and I think that 100% of the haters out there dont know THEY DONT EVEN KNOW how much they love you too. Its sad really. If you like RT at all! Then you like Brandon. (LOVE to break it to you)  It sucks that I'm getting angry at people who don't get it. If you don't like him on camera it's fine, but there's way too much hate on him, people need to just cool it.

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

      3 months ago

      I just don't think he's good on camera. Does a lot of good work for RT and I'm sure he's a great guy, but...Eh, you put a camera on him and it just doesn't work.

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

    3 months ago

    Remember when Gavin and Blaine were better friends

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

    3 months ago

    I get the "awkward talk" with the vet. I had to have a discussion about my cats dry nipple the other day. How red is it? Is she licking herself there too much? It was a whole thing. Shes fine, its just really cold in NY rn so basically its the same as having chapped lips. But the conversation was weird either way  benson

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

    3 months ago

    sight words are words that you don't learn phonetically because they can't be pronounced phonetically.  Sight words are words like a, we, the, said, though. you get the point. Anyway, children are taught to learn these but also learn to read phonetically starting from Pre-K - 2nd. If they are strong readers they get it by then, struggling readers usually catch up later. But yeah. Not all words are taught by sight. Some just have to be because English language is stupid. 

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

    3 months ago

    I am never not impressed with Gus' hair. 

  • ToastyToast77 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I learned to read through phonics when I was really young. I played the "Reader Rabbit" games that turned into "Learning Adventures" (or some shit) at about 6th grade level. In 3rd grade I got 3rd place in a spelling bee (I cried because I thought I should have done better). By 6th grade, I had completed the 8th grade learning game (which is the final one).

    Point is, phonics is the way to learn, site-words is absolute garbage.

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

    3 months ago

    Wow, the after podcast special interview thing. THAT WAS SOOOO NEAT! Nicely done and cool to see where people's interests/professions meet to make reality (or virtual reality, lol). I wonder how KIIROO could be made for gay sex (I imagine penis size and the "bottoming" aspect would be funky to figure out on a stationary object)? Thanks, that was so awesome.  Also, I have not heard of SXSW so I will have to look into that for next year maybe. Thanks again!

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

    3 months ago

    Anybody crying about Brandon can hop off, I love every episode guys keep it up

  • Scorch_38 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Second second assistant

    3 months ago

    Brandon is proof that the American education and information system is failing us

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

    3 months ago

    Why is RT interviewing a pornstar? What a step down.

  • _NowakP FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold IT Tech-Musician dude

    3 months ago

    You know, after the last few podcasts I was like "Ok, we all love Brandon, but his type of crazy is only fun in small doses, and we've been getting a little too much of a peek behind Brandon's curtain recently".

    He's been doing oddly OK for the most part this podcast. I mean, I didn't even have to pause and say "what the fuck Brandon?!". Keep it up!

  • BowmanJ30 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    When Gus said how much the VIP tickets for RTX London were, you could tell Gavin was shocked  joy

  • Daniel6231 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Denny Fuhkous

    3 months ago

    I really enjoyed no man's sky. like 60 hours of my life somehow. 

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

    3 months ago

    Blaine, stop ending your anecdotes with a sarcastic self-deprecating  "...Good story Blaine." Finish with confidence! Your stories are good, you just gotta believe in yourself   ok_hand 100 thumbsup

    • ToastyToast77 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      I "Ditto"d but, that's also kind of his charm. Good looking but lacking self confidence. It's like when I'm clumsy and uncoordinated and I chuckle, high-five myself "good job, me" and move on. It kinda works as a way to give yourself a little confidence and laugh at yourself.

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

    3 months ago

    WAIT WAIT WAIT. Gavin doesn't own the phantom?? Why?

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

      3 months ago

      Cause its worth like 2/3 of a million dollars

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

      3 months ago

      fair enough

  • Pancake.Buffalo.the.Mighty

    3 months ago

    Brandon is so painfully awkward and it's fantastic

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    3 months ago

    i literally had the same thought when i had my dk2, about the fleshlight-esque device that had motors or something in it that synced up to what was happening in the video. it could also go the other way if you had a sex game you could use the thing to control your characters thrusting in-game.

  • misklanius

    3 months ago

    i love how they reacted when she mentioned the Kiiroo

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

    3 months ago

    ...then I saw Brandon

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

    3 months ago

    Brandon tries to hard to be a hippy and avoid "giant corporations".

  • stellamay123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I probably sound like a complete idiot but what's the t-shirt Gavin's wearing? Meg wore it on relationship goals and its annoying me so much because i can't work it out

    • Vexarys

      3 months ago

      It's Meg's Meganerds shirt :)

    • stellamay123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      Thank you so much! i thought that might've been it hahaha but I hadn't seen it before 

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

    3 months ago

    When are the McElroy brothers gonna be invited onto the podcast? Needs to happen, my 2 fave podcasts in one place!

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

    3 months ago

    nooooo!! Dont stop the podcast any time soon.  cry sob

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

    3 months ago

    Nice try with the "Donald Trump" joke Gavin. It was forced and it fell flat.

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

    3 months ago

    Awkward Blaine is great.

  • bmxattack92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Saw it was a 2 hour podcast and thought "Wonder who is filling in for Gus" Was happily surprised.

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

    3 months ago

    i had one undescended testicle and at maybe 3 or 4 had surgery to get the other pulleddown as such i can now use the pickup line 'hey babe wanna see my scar'  tucker

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

    3 months ago

    The camera cuts seemed a little...off, this podcast.  I noticed it on Off Topic as well.  Could just be me!

  • Matts296 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    What is gavins t shirt ?


    • ToastyToast77 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      It's one of Meg's shirts from her own store

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

    3 months ago

    About 10 seconds in, saw Brandon.....immediately goes and grabs stress ball for when he starts yelling.

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

    3 months ago

    I thought Brandon was just awkward. Nope, he's propperly stupid. No actual reasoning was made by him, yet so much was said.

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

    3 months ago

    Podcast 420 next week? Roy from Challenge Finder appearance confirmed. 

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

    3 months ago

     joy joy joy

  • D0P3F15H FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mostly Bourbon

    3 months ago

    Ugh. Fucking Brandon again. Out. 

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

    3 months ago

    So wait... did Blaine fuck Brandon's mom?

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

    3 months ago

    Brandon needs to stop. Oh my. 

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

    3 months ago

    Anyone who couldn't tell it was a mask and got tricked by that thumbnail, I'm sorry but you need to get your eyes checked, obviously Tyler's shoulders