Gentlemen's Lunchtime Association

Like a book club, but with video games.

Episode 46 – For Ants

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The gentlemen discuss Hotline Miami 2, steam machines, Source 2, irritating game characters and ant anecdoes.
Plus: why the asshole who sold shenmue to Microsoft didn’t need his passport.

1:38 – Comments from the last podcast
16:54 – News
1:10:52 – Conundrum: what’s the most irritating video game character?
1:26:40 – Book Club: Hard Time by Mdickie
1:39:09 – Voicemails

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In case you haven’t noticed (?), I’ve started uploading new episodes to YouTube! Isn’t that neat?

Podcast: tomorrow (Saturday) at 3PM BRITISH SUMMER TIME

It’ll be cool. Please do not come if you are lame (it is perfectly acceptable to come if you are Lames).

Sorry that the last one has been delayed, it’s just been a relatively busy month for me. I might release the live one and regular one separately.

Please remember that Britain has entered a period of relative sun that we call British Summertime. This means that we are in the GMT+1 timezone.

Love, Cats

GYP Downtime Notice

As some of you might know, GYP is down right now. This is because of an issue with the server farm that our VPS host rents part of. The server owner believes that the GYP VPS is being used to send spam email. It seems unlikely to me that this is what has happened. Tim is trying to resolve the issue with our host, but so far he has not been met with much success. We are hoping to have the site back up next week. If they don’t return our data, we will revert to an older backup and go with another host. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Much Love,


Foodpocalypse 2015 – Battle for the Stomachs

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Gentlemen, please prepare for a test of gastric fortitude like no other – an eating competition between GLA stalwart Happyman and regular liar and scoundrel Animitch. Who will win? Who will lose? Will anybody win? Does anybody win in a competition like this?

Here are the rules: two contestants, 20 foods. Each food is allocated a single digit. A twenty-sided die is rolled 3 times.  The items that come up are combined into one culinary abomination. Both contestants must eat the abomination at the same time. The first person to surrender or puke is the loser.


  1. Whipped cream
  2. Curry paste
  3. Baked beans
  4. Scotch eggs
  5. Pate
  6. Olive cheddar
  7. Skittles
  8. Cheese spread
  9. Tuna paste
  10. Anchovies
  11. Grapefruit
  12. Black pudding
  13. Pickled onions
  14. Custard
  15. Kelloggs Fruit Winders
  16. Cheesy balls
  17. Oreos
  18. Cockles
  19. Cheese dip
  20. Surstromming\Peanut butter

Because of the notoriously awful stench of Surstromming, if it is rolled it will be opened, eaten by itself with no combinations, then thrown away and replaced with peanut butter.

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We are letting YOU fine people predict the outcome of the match. The prediction categories are:

  1. Who will win?
  2. How many rounds will they go?
  3. Pick the 3 foods you think will be the game winning combination.

The loser of the contest will buy the betting winner a Steam game under 20 euros.


We will be streaming some video games from 5PM British Summer Time onwards, and we will have the eating competition as an intermission at around 7PM. Please be there, as both participants will be making great personal sacrifices.

Much Love,


Podcast survey + notice on Twitch rules

Hello! First, it would help Happyman if you could fill out this survey, which we forgot to attach to the last podcast.

Second, let me clear up some confusion about Twitch rules:

  • Twitch’s rules of conduct are located here.
  • If Twitch have said that a game is not allowed to be streamed, then please do not stream it. It doesn’t matter if you personally disagree with the rule, it’s their service and it’s their rule.
  • The GLA is not moving to Hitbox or any other Twitch competitor. If we could move to a better service, we would, but Hitbox et al are not comparable services and GLA would not be able to function properly on those services.
  • If you break Twitch’s rules, I will permanently disable your stream key with no warning. Starting now.

Sorry, but making sure that our Twitch overlords are satisfied is my #1 priority, and all ideological priorities come below that. Thanks for understanding.

If you’re unsure as to whether you should stream a game on Twitch, you can always ask Twitch yourself. If you want to stream an ‘unstreamable’ game, then use GLA After Dark. Hit me up on steam or by email ( for access, if you don’t have it.

Also, I have been busy this weekend (and am still very busy right now). But I still have a few stream keys to regenerate, please bear with me, I really really need some sleep right now.

Love, Cats


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