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OOPT 46th President Part 1

If you listened to the previous week's episode, or if you've already listened to this one and are reading this because you just can't let go, you won't be surprised that this is the first of five episodes that are borne of the contest we're calling the "46th President". The previous game's winner, Jen, got to give it that name, and she kicks things off by presenting a surprisingly unfamiliar word. It's all pretty great, yes, but hang on... how many times have you read this? Jeez, obsessed...


OOPT 45th Landfill Part 5

Here endeth the 45th Landfill! This episode is about the final round in that epic contest. Maybe you're here to find out who won, or to find out what the winner decided to name the next game. Or maybe you heard that we talk about squib notchings in this one and you're really, REALLY into descriptions of squib notchings. If that's what you're about, we respect that, but you'll probably be disappointed in just how little we get into the whole amazing world of squib notchings.


OOPT 45th Landfill Part 4

Here! We give unto you a new piece of funny-sound stuff. Talking? Yes! Quite. QUITE. Marshall's turn as Pagemaster. Relaxed chatter about word games. All of it recorded with such acute professionalism that one would be forgiven for assuming we have a very indulgent office holiday party. We don't, though. Please invite us to yours.


OOPT 45th Landfill Part 3

Here's the third round from the 45th Landfill! We're right in the thick of another intense five-round game of us goofing on wordsy things, and here's where Jen steps up with a truly bizarre, obscure new vocabulary word that we really hope someone out there has a use for. Otherwise it's just going in the bin, along with "pelma" and "forjesket"


OOPT 45th Landfill Part 2

This 45th landfill (yes, "LANDFILL") seethes on with round 2. Liz's round! Liz is really good at rounds, but don't take our word for it. Listen and then silently agree with us. We also talk about a very shocking song that Jen and Marshall wrote about non-existent Aunt Olga. We suggest that we might include that song in this episode, but then we don't actually do that. You become angry and leave us for another podcast. Probably Joe Rogan or Scott Auckerman or some much more popular podcaster...


OOPT 45th Landfill Part 1

You know how for the past 20 or so episodes, we've been leaving you with the unfinished business of revealing the truth until the next episode? We're not at all sure we worded that last sentence properly, but the point is that in Part 1 of the 45th Landfill, which is what this episode is, that all ends! It catches up! You get all the final info from the previous episode, where we finish up the 44th Delivery... AND you get the whole entire thing of the first round of this new game! Plus the...


OOPT 44th Delivery Part 5

I see you have a very good eye for podcast episodes. I listen to this one myself, and I'm not just saying that. How would you like to take 'er for a spin? There's nothing like the feel of a cool, pristine episode of Of Or Pertaining To on a crisp winter's day like this. You married? Got kids? Got any other info I can exploit so... oh, you want me to get to the point! I like that! Right down to business! This one has Jen revealing what "acersecomic" means and Bob revealing the final...


OOPT 44th Delivery Part 4

We're at it again, and this time it's like WHOA. I mean because first of all, Jen hits us with a new word and there are some deeply cunning attempts to pretend like that word means something that it doesn't. Plus also Jen literally starts a new business, right there while we were recording, and probably 97% of you will want to cough up real money for her services. Just like that you already have an awesome idea for a gift for next Christmas. You're welcome.


OOPT 44th Delivery Part 3

Here it is: Part 3 of the 44th Delivery. No 44th Delivery could possibly do without a very solid 3rd part, and we here at Of Or Pertaining To are very serious about our reputation for successful 44th Deliveries. This is where Annette reveals the reality not only of her word, "impignorate", but of what was going on between what was written on her cards and what got said. Then Kai ponies up a new word and you get to hear how those definitions turn out. It is one of the most amazing things that...


OOPT 44th Delivery Part 2

If you were excited for Marshall to reveal the reality of the word "sunket", you are at the right podcast episode. Because that's one of the things that happens. Also Bob puzzles a little angrily about why a first name gets to be "translated" to other languages, and Annette brings more personality traits than most of us even have while presenting a new word. Seriously she just has awesome qualities just lying around that she's not even using. "What, this old thing? I only display this...


OOPT 44th Delivery Part 1

Here's a new episode of our dippy game show podcast! A new game begins here with Marshall presiding over a new word and some messed-up definitions that sound like they came out of Albert Einstein's meth pipe. But we also have the final scores from the last game to announce and a winner to crown. And it's all thanks to you. You are the real hero of this game. For it is your bravery and quality of character that is the reason for blah blah blah just listen to it you giant monkey weirdo you.


OOPT 43rd Campaign Episode 5

Are you ready to hear Bob present the final word of the 43rd Campaign? Are you??? ARE YOU READY. Why does it always take you so long to get ready? All you have to do is insert the podcast into the podcast machine, hover your finger over the PLAY PODCAST EPISODE button, announce to the entire building your intent to press the button (for full compliance with all local statutes), apply finger pressure to the button for a minimum of seven seconds, and keep winding the handle on the machine to...


OOPT 43rd Campaign Episode 4

This is the 4th segment in what we lovingly, and also perhaps kind of hatingly, call the "43rd Campaign". This has Liz giving up a new word for us to riff on, and it has Dave revealing the disappointing, and also perhaps kind of appointing, truth about the situation with the word "animadversion". For best results, please consume aurally. Not affiliated with the Orpert family. Do not try this at home. Do not try this at work. You may try this in a dental clinic.


OOPT 43rd Campaign Episode 3

Here's your weekly fix of these five pals playing Fictionary in such a way as to amuse each other. This one has Kai coming clean about what "facula" really means, plus our newest player, Dave, kicks off a new word. Also our attractive sideline commentator talks one-on-one with the hero of the game about what exactly he was thinking when he decided to score the winning point. It's really insightful. He's like "I was just trying to score the winning point." But it's the WAY he says it.


OOPT 43rd Campaign Episode 2

It's the 2nd episode of the game where Bob and Dave and Kai and Katy and Liz play Fictionary in The Weird Way, a way so weird it begat this podcast and put these words in your eyes, and maybe some other ones in your ears. Kai brings out a new word here, plus Katy somehow clears up the monumental tumult of her "ulotrichous" round. (Except not entirely - we now know it's pronounced 'yoo-LOW-trih-cuss'. Okay NOW it's all resolved. Whew. Lost some sleep there.)


OOPT 43rd Campaign Episode 1

If you thought we'd run out of pals that are interested in appropriating their precious off-the-clock hours by recording themselves inventing dictionary definitions like "to rake shopping carts" or "a disappointingly inauthentic shoe", then, ironically, maybe you also have enough time in your life for such inconsequential activities. Call us! Meanwhile, check out the beginning of the 43rd Campaign, featuring a new player as well as the final scores from that nutty, nutty 42nd Circuit!...


OOPT 42nd Circuit Episode 5

Hey, we believe in authenticity!! When we sit down to record an episode of Of Or Pertaining To, we are prepared to open up our souls in whatever way we believe would make the best use of our listeners' valuable time. So when we recorded this episode, it just so happens that we decided that explaining the real definition of "bronstrops", and admitting who wrote all the fake ones from last week, would be the most pragmatic and efficient content to allow to emerge from our mouthbrains. Take a...


OOPT 42nd Circuit Episode 4

Things are really getting down to the wire here on the 42nd Circuit. This is the one where Maureen steps forward to Pagemaster the bejeezus out of the latest round. And if you don't know what that all means, imagine how much difficulty you'd have sussing out the definition of the word "stormcock". Playing Fictionary, as we do on this podcast, is incredibly difficult. And painful. And disastrous for our long-term health. And yours. And theirs. Wait, what?


OOPT 42nd Circuit Episode 3

Relax, this episode exists now. You can stop wondering what to do after listening to 42nd Circuit Episode 2. This podcast is here to settle you down for crying out loud. Hey! Stop making a scene! Just listen to the episode you were just so impatient for like five seconds ago. Put down that... where did you get that tuba?? This is a disaster.


OOPT 42nd Circuit Episode 2

Just like that, here's the next episode! This is the one where Bad Katy takes over as pagemaster and is awesome and so are you. But also we find out who voted correctly and/or incorrectly on Jen's word from the last episode, and Jen's awesomeness is also a factor. Someday, when the rich history of this monumental podcast is studied, perhaps what will be understood as the key ingredient to its extremely high quality is the individual awesomeness of each participant and listener. You guys?...