Category: Functional Friday

Functional Friday: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World

From It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, WorldTime for a little housekeeping, but, before we get to the stats, let’s run down the locations at which you can find Flash Pulp and Skinner Co. related news and babbling:

– and now, the numbers.

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Flash Pulp Stats

Episode Count: 183
(In 183 AD, there was a failed attempt, by the Roman Senate, to assassinate Emperor Commodus.)

Total Run Time: 27 hours, 45 minutes
(An hour shy of how long it took Jackie Cobell to swim the English Channel.)

Average Run Time: 9.1 Minutes
(9.1 is currently the top of the line in surround sound systems.)

MP3 girth: 2.46GB
(2.46GB is the size of a pirated copy of the terrible Enter the Matrix PS2 game.)

Most Popular By Area: New York
(Just recently beating out Dallas, Texas.)

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FlashCast Stats

Episode Count: 26
(The number of spacetime dimensions in bosonic string theory.)

Total Run Time: 17 hours, 45 minutes
(Nearly 18 Hours. The Hebrew word for “life” is chai, which has a numerical value of 18.)

Average Run Time: 41 Minutes
(41 is supposedly how many times Paul McCartney sings the phrase “Let It Be” in Let It Be.)

MP3 girth: 1.74GB
(A 56k modem would take approximately 69 hours, 3 minutes, to download it all.)

Functional Friday: Revenge Of The Friday

12 Angry MenIt’s been a long while since I’ve conducted a Functional Friday, and 160 is a nice round number, so I’m taking the opportunity for some housekeeping.

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Flash Pulp Stats

Episode Count: 160
(In 160 AD, Rome began manufacturing soap containing grease, lime and ashes.)

Total Run Time: 23.8 Hours
(We’re about 12 minutes short of a full day’s worth of audio.)

Average Run Time: 8.9 Minutes
(8.9 is the current IMDB average for 12 Angry Men.)

MP3 girth: 2.09GB
(It would require 3080 3.5″ floppy disks to hold it all.)

Most Popular By Browser*: Firefox
(For the 1983 movie, Firefox, Clint Eastwood studied Russian.)

*iTunes, by far, remains the most popular method of obtaining the show.

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FlashCast Stats

Episode Count: 17
(17 is the age at which people can enlist in the armed forces, with parental permission, in the United States.)

Total Run Time: 10.5 Hours
(10.5 is also a 2004 disaster film, which aired as a television miniseries. It wasn’t very good.)

Average Run Time: 37 Minutes
(37 is Paul Newman’s inmate number in Cool Hand Luke.)

MP3 girth: 1.09GB
(A 56k modem would take approximately 43 hours 15 minutes to download it all.)

Functional Friday

Flash Pulp
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, so I thought I’d round up some Flash Pulp stats to throw out there:

Episodes: 44

Data: 305.7MB
Script Word Count Total: 39,728-ish (Nearly ½ of a novel)
Total Run Time: 5h 32m 11s (20 minutes shy of half the run time of the extended Lord Of The Rings movies.)
Episode Breakdown:
Mulligan Smith Stories: 14
Thomas Blackhall:  13
Chiller: 5
Mother Gran: 3
Kar’Wick: 3
Ruby Departed: 2
Science Fiction: 2
Joe Monk: 2

Functional Friday

Flash Pulp

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a Functional Friday post, and I thought it might be interesting to throw some random Flash Pulp stats out there. (Or, interesting to me at least. Har.)

Episodes: 14

Script Word Count Total: 11,635-ish

Total Run Time: 1h 22m 35s

Most Downloads: #11 – Red Mouth’s Legacy Pt. 5 (Mostly due to Mr. Tom Merritt)

Least Downloads: #3 – The Downtown Couple

Shortest Episode: #12 – 04:16 – Red Mouth’s Legacy Pt. 6

Longest Episode: #6 – 08:43 – Mulligan Smith in The Trunk

I didn’t include our two newest episodes (Say It Ain’t So & Mulligan Smith and The Retired Man) in the popularity contest sections, as the last episode will likely always count as the least downloaded.

Tonight’s episode introduces the first science fiction regular to the cast, and next week should bring a three part Mulligan story.


Functional Friday

Been a while since I’ve done one of these, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been getting things done.

My major focus, Lukas & Nan, is currently at 8.5% for the first draft. I’m pretty pleased with that. Serial 2.0 is currently in the most gooey of embryonic phases, but the broad creative work at the beginning of a project can be the most exciting. The gag comic has sort of stalled, mostly due to a series of funerals which really shook out the funny around here. Hopefully we should be able to get back to work on that in the next week.