Hmmm...

Okay, so, hold on here. We just need to work through this.

Omnibus is an audio chronicle of cultural curios, right? We know that much.

It’s being compiled by Ken Jennings and John Roderick, one of which did (and does) a thing with some gameshows, and the other of which did (and does) a thing with some music. That makes sense.

The two of them compile these recordings so that there will be some record of these oddities for whoever (or whatever) roams the earth in the future following the inevitable apocalypse that ends civilization as we know it.

Again, we get it.

What do these two receive for this thankless work? Nothing aside from mass fandom and also a significant amount of money each month from their many Patreon subscribers.

This all checks out.

But here’s where it goes off the rails:

This month, we’re offering two more shirts celebrating Omnibus. Only, these shirts portray Omnibus as books or little pamphlet things (you might call them ‘tracts’).

And so, if these aforementioned future beings–these futurelings, if you will–were to come across one of these shirts before hearing any of the audio recordings, it’s possible that they would misunderstand what they’re looking at and think Omnibus is actually a former print-based enterprise. And isn’t this antithetical to the entire mission behind the thing: one, as we’ve established, based around education and explanation?

It’s almost enough to make us think that Omnibus isn’t really for the futurelings at all.

But that’s ridiculous! Of course it is!

Omnibus Tees 5 by Ken Jennings & John Roderick

“We are Ken Jennings & John Roderick. We speak to you from our present which we can only assume is your distant past the turbulent time that was the early 21st century. Fearing the great cataclysm that will surely befall our civilization we began this monumental reference of strange and obscure human knowledge these recordings represent our attempt to compile and preserve wonders and esoterica that would otherwise be lost so whether you’re listening from an advanced civilization or have just reinvented the technology to decrypt our transmissions. This is our legacy to you. This is our time capsule. This is Omnibus.”

“Ep. 261-Chick Tracts” by Dan Zettwoch. “Ep. 156-Trapper Keepers (Pee Chee)” by Matthew Shultz.

Hmmm...

Okay, so, hold on here. We just need to work through this.

Omnibus is an audio chronicle of cultural curios, right? We know that much.

It’s being compiled by Ken Jennings and John Roderick, one of which did (and does) a thing with some gameshows, and the other of which did (and does) a thing with some music. That makes sense.

The two of them compile these recordings so that there will be some record of these oddities for whoever (or whatever) roams the earth in the future following the inevitable apocalypse that ends civilization as we know it.

Again, we get it.

What do these two receive for this thankless work? Nothing aside from mass fandom and also a significant amount of money each month from their many Patreon subscribers.

This all checks out.

But here’s where it goes off the rails:

This month, we’re offering two more shirts celebrating Omnibus. Only, these shirts portray Omnibus as books or little pamphlet things (you might call them ‘tracts’).

And so, if these aforementioned future beings–these futurelings, if you will–were to come across one of these shirts before hearing any of the audio recordings, it’s possible that they would misunderstand what they’re looking at and think Omnibus is actually a former print-based enterprise. And isn’t this antithetical to the entire mission behind the thing: one, as we’ve established, based around education and explanation?

It’s almost enough to make us think that Omnibus isn’t really for the futurelings at all.

But that’s ridiculous! Of course it is!

We all know who the king of the console mascots is. But who comes in second? (Please, support your answer in the comments.)

  • Sonic
    Sonic
  • Crash Bandicoot
    Crash Bandicoot
  • Neither (comments, please)
    Neither (comments, please)
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