We will have a new show this week, but if you want to hear my sweet sweet voice before show #149, tune into this week's ExtraLife. I was a last minute guest on the show. One cool thing about the show is that afterwards I moderated an impromptu web comic panel with ELR panelists, Brian Dunaway and Obsidian while about 50 or so people asked questions and listened in via the chat room. Too bad that wasn't recorded as well, cuz it was pretty damn cool. Anyway, listen in here!
I don't know why I haven't mentioned this yet, but the collective forces of Jawbone Radio along with podcasters from ELR and The Instance, CNET's Buzz Out Loud, and the WOW Addons Podcast have all combined to form a guild on WOW. I can't remember the name of it since it's in Latin, but it translates to "The Die Is Cast". If you find yourself on Earthen Ring, look up Dreadspine, Kaustic or myself, Wiiremotus and we'll get you a front row seat in the guild. You better hurry though. Last check there were 450 members and the max is 500.
One of our listeners, Kinsey, otherwise known as TvIndy, was playing around with the internets in his spare time and whipped up this wonderful resource: Our own personalized Bigfoot Resource Page! It's got everything you need to know about Sasquatch and his ilk and constantly updates. How cool is that? Now we'll never be lax for Bigfoot info. :)
Suzy Louddin has an uncanny ability to be able to listen to the radio, carry on a conversation, or even watch TV while reading a book. One night, Suzy was watching TV while reading a book when suddenly the power went out. Her husband decided to go to bed. However, Suzy kept reading even though the room was completely dark. How could she contunue to read?
If you're missing your fix of Jawbone this week, you can hear Nora and I guesting on one of our favorite podcasts, Coverville. We were guest judges (along with Brian's wife Tina, and The Bitterest Pill's Dan Klass) for Coverville Idol. The theme was 1973 and there were some really cool covers on the show. I'm not sure who plays the Simon Cowell role...I think we all played the Cowell part, actually. Anyway, give it a listen and enjoy! Hope it tides you over until next week.
I've worked on some pretty bad commercials in my time. One was for a place just like this...a flea market. As bad as this spot its, it's still not bad as the one I did. I'll talk about that on a future show. Anyway, Enjoi!
Ok new question, brainiacs: While on safari in the wild jungles oF Africa, Professor Neil woke one morning and felt something in the pocket of his shorts. It had a head and a tail, but no legs. When Neil got up he could geel it move inside his pocket. Neil, however, showed little concern and went about his morning rituals. Why such the casual attitude?
Eep, you guys are too smart for me...ok. Here's another one...
It happened in midtown Manhattan during the July 4th celebrations, thta a man walked several kilometers from West 32nd street all the way to West 63rd street without seeing anyone of being seen by anyone. It was a clear sunny day and he could see where he was going. He did not use any disguise or unusual method of transportation. Even though Manhattan was swarming with people, not one person saw him. How could this be possible?
You may remember that I started a Zombie Army Flickr Group last summer. It got a little bit of attention for the Zombie Alphabet I created. Well, I've been so swamped, I haven't had a chance to contribute anything to the pool. I decided to change it with this video, featuring a live Second Life version of "Re: Your Brains" by our good friendJonathan Coulton and a zombie name from Ben Rollman's wonderful List of Zombies. That should be enough to keep anyone happy for a while. Enjoy the show!
Looks like the old puzzle fave has gotten some botox.
"The new cube keeps that 3 x 3 configuration and the iconic colored sides, but adds in electronic games including Light Speed, Rapid Recharge, Pattern Panic, Cube Catcher, Code Cracker and Multiplayer Madness. We're not quite sure what these do, but we're guessing most of them won't be solvable via the tried-and-true sticker swapping method. "
Ok, so along with the "Caption This" game, I have decided to add a new game called "Mystery Question". Each week, I will post a new brain teaser, at the end of the week, I will post the answer. It's as simple as that! So here we go!
"For several days, a man stood in the parking lot looking up at the apartment building across the street. This man was becoming a nuisance and one ofthe tenants of the building phoned the local authorities to have the man removed. Several days later, when the authorities finally responded to the call, the man was gone. All they found was a couple of buttons and a hat. Who was the man they just missed?"
EDIT: Argh. The first answer got it. So here's another question:
There is a certain crime, that if it's attemped, is punushable, but if it is commited, it is not punishable. What is the crime?
UPDATE: You guys are brains! Here is yet another question, since it would appear these are too easy...
There is a robot that is programmed to assemble a children's toys. During lab tests, the robot assembled hundreds of toys without any errors. The day arrived when the robot was to give a public demo and as "Murphy's Law" would have it, everything went wrong. The toy pieces were put into a carton and sealed and brought to the public demonstration. The robot was given the carton filled with toy pieces, but it was unable to assemble a single toy. What went wrong?"
...and crushes some folks at a rib joint. Monday, Viacom told YouTube to take down more than 100,000 videos that supposedly violated Viacom's copyright. This included a non-Viacom music video and song (including Spiff's Coulton/WoW mash-ups) and some folks eating dinner at a rib joint called Redbones. ( which isn't owned by Viacom.)
"Viacom did a general search on YouTube for any term related to any of its shows, and then spammed YouTube with 100,000 DMCA take-down notices alleging that all of these clips infringed its copyright and demanding that they be censored off the Internet. YouTube made thousands of clips vanish, and sent warning notices to the people who'd posted them, warning them that they were now on a list of potential copyright infringers and telling them that repeat offenses could lead to having their accounts terminated."
On the heels of our vidcast, we bring you a new podcast! And it's all free, people! Tonight we celebrate our podcasting anniversary, we chat more about purchasing a dog and talk about Cleveland a bit for displaced listener. If you enjoy what you're hearing, give us a review at iTunes,Digg us or add us to your faves at Podcast Pickle!
I know this is all over the news, but I had to post it here. What do you get when you cross a love triangle, some adult diapers and a woman's wrath? A crazy astronaut who tries to kill her (supposed) romantic rival.
"Nowak, accustomed to wearing astronaut diapers during the space shuttle's launch and return to Earth, wore them on the drive from Houston so she would not have to make bathroom stops as she raced to confront Shipman at the Orlando International Airport, police said.
Then, according to police, Nowak donned a wig and trench coat, boarded an airport shuttle bus with Shipman and followed her to her car. Crying, Nowak sprayed a chemical into the car. Shipman drove to a parking lot booth for help."
Wha? You had me at astronaut diapers AP. You had me at astronaut diapers...
With the release of the new Windows OS, Vista, this past week, Bill Gates has been doing interview after interview pimping it out to whoever will listen. These quotes come from an artricle where the reporter asks Gates what he thinks about the wildly popular Hodgman PC persona from the current Mac campaign. Gates sounds a little cheesed off and defensive,(SPOILER: He is bugged by Hodgman's caricature, even though he claims to have never seen the spots) and even encourages hackers to try to exploit any security holes in Vista. Amazing...
If you just want to say, "Steve Jobs invented the world, and then the rest of us came along," that's fine. If you’re interested, [Vista development chief] Jim Allchin will be glad to educate you feature by feature what the truth is. I mean, it’s fascinating, maybe we shouldn't have showed so publicly the stuff we were doing, because we knew how long the new security base was going to take us to get done. Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.
Hackers...I think that is a personal invitation to start hacking Vista. Read the whole article here.
On tonight's show, we put out a call to our listeners for dreams, bad date stories and weird stuff for Valentine's day. Why? Because we love weird stories! Plus, we play listener mails a segment of Craig's Dreams and we also discuss a possible puppy in the house? Listen in....now.
It's been a while since we've shown our love for Coulton here, and this is a great way to do it. This is a video from a few days ago of Coulton playing the old favorite "Code Monkey" with the winner of the Code Monkey remix contest. Lurvely. I am now a bonafide uke lover.
"In an example of the risks associated with viral advertising in public spaces, an outdoor campaign by Turner Broadcasting to promote the Cartoon Network's late-night cult hit "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" triggered bomb scares and the closing of two bridges in Boston on Wednesday. Boston residents reported long traffic jams and mass transit delays as police crews searched for explosives."
Two guys from the Cartoon Network MARKETING FIRM got arrested for this stunt. Crazy. See all the fallout here.