Show Notes 12/29/17

Title: Living to Triple Digits And The Changing World

Run Time: 24 min 11 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit, Oktober and Major Monocle

 

 

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Topic: “Living to 100 years old, What would like to see change?”

 

  • Oktober starts off with “the big one”…a cure for cancer, diabetes, etc.  She reasoned this out, beyond the obvious, because a large amount of people will be affected by these. Nabbit worries though that there is always something worse around the corner. Like “Exploding Head Syndrome.”

 

 

 

  • Major Monocle wants full on robotic replacement parts. Example: Legs/ knees feeling a little stiff…get a set of robotic legs. Nabbit brings up the rising costs of medical equipment and extends it into the future, those robotic arms are gonna cost ya.

 

 

 

Game: Time For Trivia: Future Edition

 

The panel has to answer questions based on predictions of what the year 2000 (and beyond) would be like according to publications ranging from the 1930’s to 50’s.

 

  • Fashion is always hard to predict, but a 1939 issue of Vogue nailed it. Men decided that shaving was indeed repressive and now all have beautiful beards. And, of course, every belt has roomy pockets. What other trend did this magazine predict?

Disposable Socks, Electric Vests or Radio Controlled Shoes

 

  • Remember how difficult it was for the housewife of the 1950’s. Having to clean for hours, sucking dirt and grime off of furniture….and don’t get them started on dishes. According to the New York Times, by the year 2000 these archaic practices were eliminated by what?

 

Houses will be torn down weekly and regrown overnight, Robots, Everything is Waterproof

 

  • In 1949, Popular Mechanics started talking crazy. The idea of taking a computer and miniaturizing it so that it could fit in the average American home seemed almost unimaginable. But now we’ve been enjoying the hard work of those engineers from the past. How many vacuum tubes are in the average home computer?

 

100, 1000 or 5000

 

  • We’re all used to looking up and seeing two moons in the sky, but back in 1950 it wasn’t so according to the experts at the Associated Press. What have we gained from this man made heavenly body? (Side Note: Here’s the Wheel that oktober was talking about)

 

Unlimited Energy, Luxury Intergalactic Travel, Clear Radio Transmissions

 

 

Show Notes 12/22/17

Title: Holiday Celebrations Around The World

Run Time: 18 min 15 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit, Oktober and Major Monocle

 

 

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Topic: Holiday Celebrations Around The World

 

  • Oktober starts with one character that has become a lot more popular in the last few years…. Krampus. The parades are something to behold.

 

  • Luke adds to the whole “ancient holiday enforcers” thing…. with Frau Perchta. Do your chores or she’s gonna wreck your house. Eat the right food or she’ll cut you open, empty you out and stuff you with sawdust….oh, and also leave food for her cadre of un-baptised baby ghosts. Aren’t the holidays grand?

 

 

 

 

 

Game: “Drink It” Or “Sink It” Challenge : Hot Dr Pepper

 

It’s a Holiday “Classic” (air quotes) from the 1960’s. Nabbit pulled a millenial (he “just can’t even”), Major Monocle has issues with warm drinks (but comes close to figuring it out) and Oktober notices that the flavor changes quite a bit when its heated. The history of this drink is probably more interesting than the drink itself. Give it a try…if you dare. (The recipe, and it ain’t hard to figure it out, is the post before this one).

 

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Recipe: Hot Dr Pepper

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Ingredients:

 

  • 1 oz Rum

 

  • Dr Pepper (16 oz should be about 2 servings)

 

  • Lemon

 

Directions:

 

  • Pour Dr Pepper into a sauce pan. Add lemon slices. (A good rule of thumb is 1 slice a serving)

 

  • Heat the pan and stir the occasionally until it simmers. (Don’t be fooled by the carbonation when you first start)

 

  • After it simmers for a few minutes remove from heat. Serve after it cools for a minute.

 

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Would You Rather Wednesday (12-20-17)

Here is a new midweek segment featuring one panelist, one “Would You Rather…” question and one “Gold Ribbon Recommendation. This one has Nabbit deciding how best to survive the physical challenges that Luke lays out before him…and as for his recommendation he suggests that you take some time and listen to some top quality sound design…ear candy ( ie Not this podcast).

 

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Show Notes 12/15/17

Title: Holiday Tech Toys

Run Time: 22 min 30 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit, Oktober and Major Monocle

 

 

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Topic: Best Tech Toys for the Holidays

 

 

  • Nabbit talks about how cheaper technology has lead to lots of modifications to classic tech toys. He cites remote control cars, with a first person camera on it. There’s even the idea of putting camera on lawn mowers so you can do virtual yard work.

 

  • This leads to that evergreen topic of drones. From micro drones to the big rigs used by movie studios, the panel talks about how they’ve changed in just the last few years. Nabbit brings up one technique they used when he was younger to get aerial photographs, model rockets.

 

  • Major Monocle (the youngest of the group) talks about how much smart phones have changed our expectations of what these tech toys should do. This leads Luke into one of his favorite topics, Virtual Reality. Mobile systems are a fairly inexpensive intro to the world of VR. He talks about NextVR as an example… live events (like sporting events and concerts) broadcast in VR, so you can feel like you’re there.

 

Game: “Making A Menu”

 

In this game the panel has to describe the decor and menu items of a strange restaurant concept.

 

 

 

 

 

Would You Rather Wednesday (12/13/17)

Here is a new midweek segment featuring one panelist, one “Would You Rather…” question and one “Gold Ribbon Recommendation. This one has Major Monocle deciding on his ideal survival situation, winter cabin or tropical island…and as for his recommendation he suggests that you take some time and watch a man try to rebuild a motorcycle, with limited knowledge on how to do it… it’s Wrecked Bike Rebuild from Chase On Two Wheels.

 

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Show Notes 12/08/17

Title: A Grinding of Gears

Run Time: 15 min 55 secs

Host: Luke Rodgers

Panelists: Nabbit, Oktober and Major Monocle

 

 

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Topic: What Annoys You?

 

 

 

  • Nabbit needs some retail relief from the world of MSRP. He’s had enough of people jacking up prices to some unreasonable number and then saying that they have it for 50% off. Plus he has issues with the insane amount of hoops you have to jump through and advanced mathematics you have to plot out to actually get a deal.

 

 

Game: “Drink It” or “Sink It” Challenge:

The Hot Spring Sipper

Luke dredged this one up from a 1930’a bartenders guide. The panel didn’t hate it, although Nabbit and Major Monocle are not big fans of champagne. There was a brief moment of tension when Luke was opening the bottle (with a satisfying pop) near the panel. Oktober was on board with this one and wanted more. So, as always we listed the recipe on the website (the post right before this one) so you can try it and draw your own conclusions.

 

 

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Recipe: The Hot Spring Sipper

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Ingredients:

 

  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice

 

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

 

  • 1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur

 

  • Champagne

 

Directions:

 

  • Combine Pineapple juice, Maraschino Liqueur and bitters in a mixing tin with ice an swirl.

 

 

  • Pour Champagne directly into the glass and enjoy.

 

* You could also use a small cocktail glass or even a flute.

 

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Would You Rather Wednesday (12-06-17)

Here is a new midweek segment featuring one panelist, one “Would You Rather…” question and one “Gold Ribbon Recommendation. This one has Major Monocle deciding which part of his body would be better without hair…and as for his recommendation he wants to promote the use of wild pumpkin and extreme rap skills to make people better with “You Suck At Cooking.”

 

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