Our guest podcaster Elyse from over at Skepchick told us a little bit about a drink recipe she tested during the Skepchick drink contest called the Buzz Aldrin. The recipe is so simple a space chimp could do it, try it out!
1. Pour Vodka in a glass 2. Stir in as much Tang as you can 3. Enjoy
I also found a few other recipes for this citrus cocktail.
I'm simultaneously irritated and amused by the media and the administration disparaging the 100 days in office thing by calling it a "Hallmark holiday." I understand what they mean of course, and largely agree with it, but the etymology of the term is ridiculous. The actual meaning of the word "hallmark" is almost exactly the opposite of what they mean. It's silly that a corporate trademark can completely supplant the original word's meaning.
Well, I've finally gotten my computer fixed and can start recording the podcast again. A new hard drive and RAM make a hell of a lot of difference. The next episode should be up shortly, plus it sounds a lot better than the shit we had be producing. Now that my computer is running at 110%, I think I going to sign up for this.
As many of you know, I am not religious. In fact, I'm about the opposite of religious. And as such, I'm going to burn in hell for it. But now I have an answer to my non-existent prayers! As an agnostic/atheist, I want to live my life to the fullest with out the fear of some divine punishment. The Christian argument is "Better safe than sorry." I don't want to find out that hell exists when it is too late. But now I have the perfect solution. At Information Age Prayers, my computer will do all my praying for me, leaving me free to go out sinning! For a small fee, this service will say a prayer in any denomination that I choose, several times a day, for months at a time. And the best thing is, God doesn't know it's not me! He is getting a prayer that is coming my address, and that is good enough for him. Plus, if I sign up for all the prayers, the Catholic, the Jewish, Muslim, non-denominational, I'll have all my bases covered, you know, just in case Jesus was just a carpenter. I just have to remember to face my speakers east or else the Muslim ones won't work.
So Node 3 for the International Space Station finally got its official name announced the other day. And I am still baffled...
There was an online poll/contest on the NASA website where Internet users could vote from a list of four NASA suggested names for the node or submit their own choice. There was a big a media hullabaloo about it after the poll closed on March 20 because Stephen Colbert urged his minions of Colbert Nation to vote for him. "Colbert" was the #1 poll winner followed closely by the NASA suggested name "Serenity."
Pretty much everyone expected NASA to baulk on the name Colbert, so that was not a shock to me at all. What really pisses me off is that NASA fucking named Node 3 "Tranquility." That name was not even on their own God damn list of suggested names! So really, what the fuck was the poll for in the first place?
Oh, but I should mention they did try to appease the masses by naming the treadmill the "Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill" or C.O.L.B.E.R.T.
I want to give NASA a high-five, then pull it back at the last second and call them a loser. Not only did they agitate the Colbert flock, I am sure the "Firefly" fan boys are raising a stink too, since "Serenity" was on NASA's list, it technically won, and they named the node something completely not on the list.
So I know this is old news by now, but it deserves a little back peddle...
About two weeks ago the movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" was leaked to the net and lit up the piracy networks like the Forth of July. Now the bad thing is that it was not a crappy cam job, this was a freaking DVD quality leak... nearly a month before the movie even hit theaters. Shit.
There were over 100,000 downloads ON THE FIRST DAY IT WAS UP. That is a box office killer. Now 20th Century Fox is going on the warpath, they are pretty much fucking pissed. They claim that they are working with the FBI to find the leak, charge it with something, and make sure the leak gets plugged by a big burly man named Francis in prison.
At first I thought it was great, the movie was easily available for people to watch and enjoy for free. Then I realized this could be very, very bad for the Internet pirates. Very bad.
Before now, the only thing that was leaked was DVDs before they hit the shelves, and a bunch of shitty cam jobs of current films. That only affects DVD sales, and in my opinion, very minimally. If you enjoy the film and want the special features, you have to buy or rent it anyway. And cam jobs are for the most part a huge waste of time, shitty sound and video, just go to the theater you twat.
With that said, "Wolverine" threatens this happy little co-existence. I am not really looking forward to the repercussions of the HUGE leak.
So we recorded our bi-weekly podcast last week as usual. Then Justin informed us that his aging iMac must of broke it's hip or something. It only recorded a portion of the 'cast and it's performance is very lacking.
I think he should put the old bird out of it's misery, but maybe with the right physical therapy, it will be back to it's old self in no time.
"I have no idea why I keep trying New Belgium beers. There's just something wrong with all of them. India Pale Ales seldom fail to extract happy, satisfied noises from me, but this one managed. Yes, it's hoppy, but the hop notes tasted stale, which seems strange to me. Someday I will learn my lesson and stop buying these."
Justin's Drink, Bud Light Golden Wheat
The appearance of this beer was slightly hazy and amber in color. It had a watered down look to it that definitely put it in the same family as Bud Light.
The bottle said it was brewed with coriander and orange. I couldn't smell the orange at all, but it had quite a bit of the coriander aroma, although it didn't smell natural. Do they make coriander extract? If so, I bet they just added that to a Bud Light and changed the label. We record the podcast at night, and I left the empty bottle on my desk to clean up the next day. In the morning, my whole office reeked of this shitty stale beer. If you insist on drinking Golden Wheat, be sure to put your empties in a diaper genie.
It tasted about how it smelled, cheap beer with coriander. It tasted like a watered down Blue Moon. I'm not that big of fan of Blue Moon, but it is so much richer and creamier than Golden Wheat. Don't waste your time with abortion. If you want a wheat beer, there are dozens of others that are so much better. If you want a Bud Light, you probably like watered down cheap beers and won't care for all of the artificial flavors that have been crammed into the Golden Wheat. In conclusion, no one should drink this beer. 1 Star.
Tony's Drink, Schlitz
The smell made me ill and the one sip I took tasted very skunky. To be fair I did buy the oldest six pack I could find at the store, but I am sure it still tasted like ass fresh."