We Invented Books! - #68

Off Topic: We Invented Books! - #68

The AH Crew and special guests James Buckley and Lannan Eacott sit down to talk about differences between the U.S. and England, video game camping, Geoff’s sabbatical, and more on this week's Off Topic!

This episode originally aired March 17, 2017 and is sponsored by Blue Apron (http://cook.ba/2anKnjV) and MVMT Watches (http://bit.ly/2iLo5gb)

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  • DougieTheFreeElf

    3 days ago

    We need more of James, he should work for RT for sure.

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

    1 month ago

    Geoff: I won't wear AH merch.
    Geoff: *gets close enough and holds Lindsay's Achieve shirt up to him*

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

    2 months ago

    Geoff stabbing a knife into the table while talking about JonTron is my aesthetic

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

    2 months ago

    CROCODILES LOVE BABIES 

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

    2 months ago

    geoffs childhood is literally a south park episode

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

    2 months ago

    Would fucking love to see more content with James in it, he fits in with the guys so well. Great podcast xD 

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

    2 months ago

    Fun fact that no one will care about. My neighbor was the cameraman for Skippy. 

  • mfung1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I knew about James' youtube channel when it first started, but he was just too awkward in early videos so I wasn't into it.

    Strange to see him with Achievement Hunter I must admit, but he works well with them. Gavin must be pissed off when he's not the only british person there.

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

    2 months ago

    Re-watching this episode because funny content

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

    2 months ago

    ...Wait...there are theaters that don't check your ticket when you enter? Every theater I've been to has a person/scanner that skims your ticket and will tell you if you have the wrong day. Is that not normal?

    • GLJ94 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I don't know bout big city theaters but my small town theater just say fuck it. pay us to walk in then find a seat. 

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

    2 months ago

    I lost my shit when I realised that was Jay from the Inbetweeners. I love that show and he is my favourite character. Looks a bit different with a beard!

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

    3 months ago

    I love getting wasted to this show! I also want to see more of the Australian guy. (Forgot his name sorry)

    • rperkins524 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Lannan! He's Lazar Beam on YT :)

  • alatyr13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I love James Buckley's reactions to Gavin, mostly confusion and going wtf at the shit he says

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

    3 months ago

    Geoff if your on a sabbatical stop being in videos.

  • M19A85T FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    As I'm from England Jebbend is a word in England Gavin is Correct. 

    • mfung1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      It's also a word.

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

    3 months ago

    James Buckley looks like they plucked Bruce out of time fifteen years ago.

  • 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

    The irony of James telling Caleb to "grow up" for professionally playing Frisbee whilst surrounded by men who professionally play video games totally cracked me up

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

    3 months ago

    Really good ep, hope to see more of James in rt content. 

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

    3 months ago

    James was a great guest!!! I love the Inbetweeners, I hope he does more stuff with RT in the future!  kissing_heart

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

    3 months ago

    What got cut at the end there? Sounded really abrupt.

  • Hazzard21 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Awwwww Goatly

    3 months ago

    Lannon is the same age as me? I thought he was like, more Gavin or Michael's age! 

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

    3 months ago

    The exact same thing used to happen me as a kid! Air just gets sucked up your asshole!

  • blanderson102 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold BrettAnderson

    3 months ago

    That amazing moment when Michael forgets one ad read and they try to put it in so no one notices he forgot it but its the only 5 minutes of the entire 2 hour podcast that no one else is on camera and no one else talks...

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

    3 months ago

    I'm so glad Geoff is still around for these

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

    3 months ago

    This is a great setup. No idea who James was (after watching I've gathered he's from Inbetweeners) but he's a funny feller. Looks like he's using a kbox 200 there, can't tell what the tank is though. 

  • 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

    3 months ago

    James, I believe you're referring to Austin Stevens not Steve Austin. He's also not like a South African Steve Irwin because no one in South Africa really gives a shit about him, he's a stupid doos. (I realise in the fucking link dump they have the correct name...)

  • cj345 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I adore the setup of an aussie, some brits and some muricans and alcohol


    please do it more

  • mehyah457 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Geoff: "We were outnumbered..."

    Me: "... Outplanned. We're gonna need to make an all out stand..."

    • rperkins524 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Hah! Same. Glad I'm not the only one. 

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

      2 months ago

      Ay yo i'm gonna need a right hand man. Check it.

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

    3 months ago

    Best guest RT has ever had. He was hilarious! 

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

    3 months ago

    Pretty sure thats not what JonTron at all was saying pretty sure he was talking about the folks ragging on white people in america saying there is too many of them... if I went to japan I wouldnt complain about how many asians there were. Problem is imigrants arent saying that about america. Imigrants arent complaining about how many white people there are... other white people are >.> Its stupid NOW FUNHAUS!! They are definately a bit on the racist side

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

      2 months ago

      Sorrry M8. can't disagree with the cast when they get something wrong. Don't you know that's wrongthink?

  • PoisedTick0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Geoff's inspirational speech @ 55:14 ...... totally went the... well yeah he's right

  • TheArtist93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Into the Woods was a stage musical first...

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

    3 months ago

    This episode is fucking great. James was awesome

  • MasonJones

    3 months ago

    I'm right handed but I jack off with my left. It's physically impossible for me to jack with my right hand.

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

    3 months ago

    17:30 - "I started drinkin' at five."


    Geoff literally brushed his teeth with a bottle of Jack.

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

    3 months ago

    Lannan's reactions are the absolute best!! XD 

  • Triforce96 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold SalvaJor

    3 months ago

    JonTron ruined JonTron for me I used to love his videos. I can't listen to his voice anymore 

  • PoisedTick0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Haven't even reached a min into the show, and broadcast won't allow Michael, still - in episode 68, to keep up with his camera. This is going to be good no, great no, but dare I say Legen.....

  • Iktsuarpok I'm a computah

    3 months ago

    "there's this family... that isn't really important..."


    so the kardashians

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

      3 months ago

      Kardashians are the royal family of America

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

    3 months ago

    I freaking love James he's hilarious. That argument with Gavin and his rules had me laughing so hard....lol James reminds me of the guy from Lie to Me (in both looks and mannerisms), anyways he should come around more and be in more videos, I was laughing so hard 

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

    3 months ago

    americans won't understand how awesome it is to have james buckley on off topic


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

    3 months ago

    Such a great and funny episode. James is hilarious, he should be part of AH

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

    3 months ago

    As an Australian I loved this episode...


  • AMK972 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Alex

    3 months ago

    That was weird, the "ad" towards the end. You can definitely tell because Lannan isn't there and it never cut to anyone else. Also, Michael talked differently.

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

    3 months ago

    WATCH

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

    3 months ago

    on the Jontron stuff, you guys keep saying "Insane" when in actual fact it just isn't a leftist opinion. Which is FUCKING FINE. You know you aren't actually evil if you are conservative right? Also you completely are warping what he said. Like not even paraphrasing, like he didn't say that. 


    He was just pointing out the MASSIVE hypocrisy by leftists these days, that are all for mass immigration into white countries (i.e NORTHERN EUROPE WHICH WAS HIS EXAMPLE NOT AMERICA) but have no problem with Japans VERY strict immigration laws. In fact the Japanese government and police force have for the past 20 years kept a very close watch on the Muslim population and have applied even STRICTER immigration and travel laws on to the Muslim population, the results of which are, there have NEVER been any Islamic terrorist attacks in Japan.


    I'm not even saying Japan is justified in EVERYTHING that they do, It's just super hypocritical of leftists. I just believe that the reasons leftists don't criticize Japan is because they would believe that is racist. Which again is hilariously hypocritical.


    The whole Japanese immigration restrictions don't even come down to Race. It comes down to values, they don't want people in their country that don't believe in the core values of their society, WHICH IS FINE, it has NOTHING to do with racism.


    So please to not jump on this misinformation band wagon guys, you are above it.


    There, I'm done with my little rant, and am ready for the barrage of -1 Flamebaits

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

      3 months ago

      For those of you wondering, the podcast does not discuss any of these things. There was a 40 second throwaway observation about jontron.


      And the tl;dr version of this weirdo's comment is: "racially motivated immigration restrictions aren't about race, they're about values." 

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

      3 months ago

      islam is not a race.

    • TheAngrySwede

      3 months ago

      Hey! Hello :) "Northern European" here! ...I can tell you right now that we dont care for dumb people expressing their opinions about us or our situation as they have 0% knowledge about other then what their fed from media/twitter...nore our history/culture about how we have always done similar things with greater/lesser problems...but atleast were not building a wall and hiding from our problems we face them head on! 


      There is already enough dumb scared people out there doing shit like #LastNightInSweden which was created by that dumb orange oompaloompa who watched late night FOX ! xP


      What im saying is that we dont need people pouring fuel/oil on a fire thats already lit by milions off people not understanding the situation at hand...but when humanity comes a knocking you either man up and deal with the problems helping others will bring...or we can go back to WW1/WW2 and just have at it until there is one man/woman left standing 


      As for Japan never having had a "terroist attack" i mean what would you call hiroshima/nagasaki then ?:o where around 5 times as many civilans where killed as soldiers and yeah i know it was during WW2 and commonly not labled as "terroist attack" but i sure as hell do!


      And if you wanna go around comparing random national statistics ...atleast do it in a way that makes sense :/ ..and also while Japan is still very strict and tough about who gets in and who gets to stay...if you look at them just a few decades ago they where MUCH worse..Japan is moving towards a more open/international society little by little..their opening themselves up and did so much later them most "European/North European" nations did ...and what were seeing in western nations today atleast in alot off them is the complete opposite..their moving away from the international and becoming more closed off and isolated .


      Anyhow i could keep going for several pages about it! but my rant has been long enough aswell and am ready for the barrage of <3´s i know this community is full off

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

      3 months ago

      "on the Jontron stuff, you guys keep saying "Insane" when in actual fact it just isn't a leftist opinion. Which is FUCKING FINE. You know you aren't actually evil if you are conservative right? Also you completely are warping what he said. Like not even paraphrasing, like he didn't say that."


      What Micheal said where pretty close to what JonTron said, maybe not what he wanted to say, but what he did say. From what I got watching JonTron debate was that he is extremely misguided and very factuall incorrect about a lot of what was talked about. It's completely fine to have conservative veiws. I myself am not a liberal, I am a centrist with many ideas from both sides. However, you need to face the fact, to be accurate or your argument is invalid.

      What JonTron said has some merit, but his argument overlooks tons of information and misconstrues a lot of the rest of it. Mexicans are wanting to take back America for Mexico. Black people are not more likely to commit crimes than white people. Muslims are not incompatible with American values (which, compatibility is a stupid idea anyway).


      "He was just pointing out the MASSIVE hypocrisy by leftists these days, that are all for mass immigration into white countries (i.e NORTHERN EUROPE WHICH WAS HIS EXAMPLE NOT AMERICA) but have no problem with Japans VERY strict immigration laws. In fact the Japanese government and police force have for the past 20 years kept a very close watch on the Muslim population and have applied even STRICTER immigration and travel laws on to the Muslim population, the results of which are, there have NEVER been any Islamic terrorist attacks in Japan."


      For one, Japan isn't America. It's not a good equivalent to many, many reason. I know, I have a lot of knowledge about Japanese immigration because I want to live there one day. It also is not a good equivalent to make about terrorism because a lot of it is directed at Americans and that a lot of terrorism in the US is internal. It also forgoes the facts that here have been attacks against Japanese citizen.


      "I'm not even saying Japan is justified in EVERYTHING that they do, It's just super hypocritical of leftists. I just believe that the reasons leftists don't criticize Japan is because they would believe that is racist. Which again is hilariously hypocritical."


      Japan is a country were discrimination is legal and sexism is very high, higher than almost all developed countries. There inlays a problem in this argument.


      Japan has a lot of very conservative policies that are problematic. Gay marriage is not legal, even relationships of any kind can be seen illegal in certain age groups. Race is a problem, but it is a lesser one because of the 98% of people who are ethnically and nationally Japanese. Mostly the contention is with the American military. American soldiers who commit crime (rape or murder) make many in Japan worried about the entire military population, which is discrimination. 


      America, on the other hand, has a starkly different situation, but still similar problems. The roots are very different. America has a largely different population demographics than Japan and largely different perceptives of those demographics.


      "The whole Japanese immigration restrictions don't even come down to Race. It comes down to values, they don't want people in their country that don't believe in the core values of their society, WHICH IS FINE, it has NOTHING to do with racism."


      You are half right. But does it have something to do with race and racism, yes. And to a larger extent than you might think. The point is that the people are not the problem (per se), but the institutions. The same can be said about American policy and institutions, but they are very much set in race and racism to a much larger extent than Japan is.


      Some Americans are racists. Those are bad people. But a huge amount of our live are governed by what our representative put in legislation. It's how that policy effects us and our children and children's children. Race is important to combat racism, but it's not important beyond that.


      "So please to not jump on this misinformation band wagon guys, you are above it."


      As an informed person, you are right. We should not jump on the misinformed bandwagon. But it is hard for me to believe that you are blameless in this spreading of misinformation. And JonTron is one of those bandwangoners, just for the other side.


      Also Islam technically isn't a race, they are treated like one, sooooo, yeah, it's still racism.


    • musicisum405 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Huntress

      3 months ago

      Tell me about it. People these days are too afraid of seeing opinions that might challenge their own to actually research.

    • Triforce96 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold SalvaJor

      3 months ago

      Everything he said was bullshit left or right. 

  • YazzPott

    3 months ago

    OH MY GOD. I was thinking, James looks absurdly familiar, and sounds like it too. He's Jay on The Inbetweeners, one of the greatest shows ever!

    • YazzPott

      3 months ago

      And I really hope that James does more with the group, he fits in really well!

  • DylanCraine1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I did exactly what gavin did after a bath when I was a kid.  You are not alone in this Gavy

    • DanielaDrook FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Constable Kick Your Ass

      3 months ago

      I'm sure you could explain it better than he can lol

    • DylanCraine1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      Well as I remember it, I used to get out of the bath and be in a fetal position but on my knees tucked up and my elbows both on the ground, resting my head on my hands.  And put the towel over myself like a blanket.  it was very relaxing, and air would sometimes go up in my butt.  

  • ottrs

    3 months ago

    Man, did anyone else do the jack-off motion with their weak hand when everyone else was?  Didn't realize what I was doing at first

  • UPdawg101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I don't see the difference between playing with a ball and playing with a frisbee. It's a game either way. Both are children's toys played with by adults.