The Freelance Astronauts are a team of stupendously nerdy man-children devoted to a single task: meeting (almost) every Saturday to play and make fun of video games for your collective entertainment. With the most humble of origins, the Freelance Astronauts formally began in February of 2007. Hanging out in Maxwell Adams' apartment one day, we thought it'd be fun to jump on Something Awful's Let's Play bandwagon and try our luck. Our name is more-or-less selected out of the blue—read into it what you will.
Some time ago, Maxwell Adams became enchanted with the idea of showing video games to random people on the internet. Against his better judgement he shared his new nerd-obsession with some of his friends. Much to his surprise, those friends tolerated the experience, and kept coming back for more.
Ferr was born in an isolated cabin far from civilization. Growing up he honed his strength by wrestling bears and harvesting virgin timber with hand-made tools. As a child of the wilderness he lived in harmony with nature, removing thorns from the paws of wolves, and righting overturned turtles. He became lord of the forest, and protector of its inhabitants until the fateful day when a fleeing hunter dropped his iPhone... and Ferr discovered the Internet.
He immediately sold his forest to a paper mill, took a government job, and shunned the outdoors.
Evek is pretty much the designated snack bringer. He keeps the rest of the Astronauts supplied with food so pipes! can yell as loud as he can, Ferr can do his JFK all night long, and also to keep Maxwell sane. He is also the resident Star Trek geek, with insane amounts encyclopedic knowledge about the show.
pipes! has escaped the frozen clutches of the Astronaut's homebase in New Hampshire to pursue his dream of being a jaded hipster artfag in the asshole capital of the world: Boston, Massachusetts. Because of this, he's not present for every video, but strives to make up for the lost time by way of stream-of-consciousness cursing, homebrewed catchphrases, and mumbled references to pop-culture he typically only has passing familiarity with.
Plastic bags are often made from polyethylene, which consists of a long chain of monomers called ethylene. Ethylene is derived from natural gas and petroleum, and it wasn't until 1977 that polyethylene was used in forms of plastic grocery bags. The real change in grocery bags didn't start until 1982, when the two of America's largest grocery companies Safeway and Kroger started replacing paper bags with more affordable plastic bags. From then on, plastic bags have been our #1 choice of taking our daily groceries from the store, to our vehicles, and finally to our homes.
I MAKE WAFFLES AND WEBSITES. SOMETIMES I MAKE ONE ABOUT THE OTHER. I LIKE ELECTRICITY, BUT MY REAL LOVE IS BATTER. I WAS MADE IN JAPAN, BUT I REALLY WISH I WAS BELGIAN. BELGIANS ARE NICE. YOU ARE NICE. WOULD YOU LIKE SOME WAFFLES?
In order to cram as much comedy as possible into every single video, we will, from time to time, call in the reinforcements. And by call in, we mean use Skype. That strange, unfamiliar-sounding voice you hear in the video? That's probably one of these guys: