All posts by Tim Wasson

XXX: One in a Million

It’s been a long season, but we made it. Finally. Well, sorta. We’re not going to know who wins until next week, but that doesn’t stop us from speculating this time around. Also, meet us (and some Challenge people) in Yorkville, IL next month.

XXX: A Million More Reasons

The big twist is finally revealed. We see a Redemption Challenge which is supposed to be the last, but c’mon, you can’t fool us. We get to see our first couple finalists, and we fall out of love with one of our favorite challengers while falling in love with some of the rookies.

XXX: Pretty Little Backstabbers

It’s crybaby episode part two, but things are heating up and people are quickly heading to the Redemption House. The Challenge may have been lackluster, but the elimination was intense and crazy. We’re winding down this season and are excited to see how these alliances have shaken up.

XXX: Feel the Burn

It’s a crybaby episode! A burn vote turns out to change the game forever. The dumb Redemption House is still in play, so once again no one was sent home. Despite these issues, this is maybe still one of the best episodes we’ve seen so far.

XXX: Boxed In

I guess we’re #teamHunny now. Veronica earns her stripes this episode, as if she hasn’t done enough in the last 20 seasons of the show. CT finally loses a Challenge, and unfortunately it’s one of the highest stake Challenges yet. Tony and Hunter start an unlikely alliance of the lone wolf and the low man on the totem pole. God speed, fellas. Another cliffhanger. Who is going to the Redemption House? Who is going straight into the Presidio? Find out next week.

XXX: Love is a Lonely Hunter

Another live episode. I hope we’re working out the bugs. Hunter is a crybaby who starts fights and gets dumped. I mean, seriously, is there a worse person than Hunter? Well, maybe Nelson who also starts fights. Another XXX episode that is high on drama and insanity, low on eliminations. Is the Redemption House still in play? I guess we’ll find out next week.

XXX: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

It’s guys night at Challenged, so we do this efficiently this time around. But we’re lacking notes, so it’s a pretty off-the-cuff show. Camila has been edited out of the Challenge, and the Redemption House gets a second change by eating a bunch of nasty stuff.

XXX: Rampage

Is Camila a racist? Uh…. yeah. Of course she is. But Leroy is a saint. It’s a special episode of Challenged this week as half the podcast is on vacation. Some technical difficulties this time around but hopefully they’re not too distracting. Oh, also, there was an elimination and Hunter sucks at things.

XXX: Dirty Little Secret

Tony and Camila are both dogs. We get the much-loved trivia challenge, but it falls flat with a lot of filler and answers with no questions. The crew prepares to meet some Challengers. Follow us on social media stuff. We’re not to proud to beg. Wanna see us cover 90’s House? Let us know.

Carl Herold

Carl Herold was something of a prolific YouTuber. His YouTube channel has almost 20,000 subscribers, totalling nearly 4 million views. His site, “Computer Science for Everyone” had a noble goal. It was meant to teach programming lessons to anyone who had the patience to sit through the videos he created. Later, he even hosted users one-on-one, answering their questions and live-streaming the whole experience so others could learn by watching. The website is long gone by now, but thanks to the internet archive and google caches, you can still peruse the site and learn some programming. In this episode we explore Carl’s other, darker and more sinister life.

I Feel Fantastic

“I Feel Fantastic” first appeared on the internet in 2004. It features a song being sung by a robot named Tara. The robot is definitely an inhabitant of Uncanny Valley. The result is a very creepy, eerie vibe even when she’s just standing there doing nothing. As she starts to move, it gets even weirder. The movements are very robotic, as you’d expect from an Android built by an amateur in 2004. In this episode of Internet Freakshow, we explore who made this robot, and the video, and dive deep into the rumors of the creator being a serial killer.

XXX: YAAAASS Booty!

We almost get the perfect episode with a challenge, drama and elimination. An unfortunate event cuts the elimination short, but hey, there’s always next week. We push the boundaries of politically correct speech this week.

4chan Killers

4chan is a large internet bulletin board that hosts topics on a wide array of subjects. While they sometimes have the reputation of being dangerous or malicious hackers, that is only a small subset of the site. A lot of the posts on the site are just simple prank jokes, memes, creepypasta or green text. There is some truth to the darkside, though. On this episode of Internet Freakshows, we explore some of the dark underbelly of 4chan.

XXX: Road to Redemption

Tim and Hill are back, and so is everyone else from the Redemption House. The gang battle it out over water. Who will be redeemed? It’s a short episode since all we’re discussing today is the Challengenation.

MasaoHF

I’m sure most people listening to this have seen the TV show Hoarders. What if, instead of trying to clean up those hoarder’s houses, you instead just gave them a camera and asked them to cook some of their favorite dishes? Well, you may end up with the type of video you see from MasaoHF’s YouTube Channel. This episode of Internet Freakshows explores Masao’s cooking, his apartment, and some history as to who Masao may be.

John Titor

A user joined a paranormal chat room in the October 14, 2000. He went by the name Time_Travel0. At the time, he claimed he had been drinking wine and spoke rather nonchalantly about being a time traveler. The others in the chat room had other odd stories, like claiming to have been reincarnated over 50 times, so most in the chat room did not challenge his story too hard. Time_Travel0 was quite candid about his history, or maybe I should say future. In this episode of Internet Freakshow, we take a closer look at John Titor. He is either a time traveler or an internet troll. You decide.

XXX: Pride Before the Fall

We finally see The Presidio and see what in the world a double-cross is all about. We see CT’s Dad Bod destroy the competition and discuss Aneesa’s body slam. Some new person that we don’t care about goes home. What was her name again?

11B X 1371

On October 12, 2015 a website called “GadgetZZ.com” posted an article on their site saying they’d received a “creepy puzzle” from Poland. The package contained a DVD with a code written in Sharpie on the top. The DVD was not a data DVD, but a standard video DVD with a menu. The background of the menu had a pile of human bones and skulls, and the video itself was titled 11B-X-1371. The DVD contained no other information, just the video. This episode of Internet Freakshow explores what this video means, who created it, and why.

XXX:Shots Fired

It’s drama overload with love triangles and physical altercations in the Redemption House. Cory is making everyone mad while others are enjoying Tuesday Tinis. We see a little of the nomination process, but in MTV fashion do not see an elimination or even finish the voting process. Maybe next week.