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Today was quite a particular day. For a day in which I spent most of the morning ironing out some nuances I had regarding a test I had this afternoon, a lot of stuff happened.

First I learned that the fan-favorite song from the SNES sequel of Donkey Kong Country that plays during the Bramble Blast level (and Bramble Scramble of course) is not called Stickerbrush Symphony but instead it is “Stickerbush” and in case you were wondering “Sticker Bush” is a slang term for a type of brier plant found in the Southern United States.

Then I learned that said song almost didn’t make it into the game becuase the song was originally meant to be for a underwater level that was never produced. Funnily enough, when the song was remixed for Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, the level that featured it had an underwater section, so I guess that in the end David Wise got his wish.

I also learned that people love Bastion... A LOT! I recently got the game and to be honest it hasn’t hooked me yet. It’s not a bad game but after a couple of hours there’s nothing memorable, not even the soundtrack. Now, before you get the pitchforks and torches, I do see a dim light, and I’m sticking to the game for at least another couple of hours.

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I also learned that people don’t like to draw, my poor Trogdor will be friendless for the rest of its life...


For tonight’s topic, talk about anything that you’ve learned recently, be it video game trivia or how people hate you for not loving a game.

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Tonight’s jam, Stickerbush Symphony in three different ice cream styles:

  • The Vanilla one:

  • The one where they went crazy with the toppings like a Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream:

  • And the gelato one:

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