Tower of Technobabble
Tower of Technobabble S02E18 - Carousel of Anger

The Conduit tries to sink the film "Battleship" (Spoiler alert - no on sinks the battleship), Kentucky Slim and his brother ponder keyboard layout, and the Repeater warns of the potential trouble female, um, issues can have with bigfoot while camping.

Show Notes:

Every line Rihanna says in Battleship - http://www.vulture.com/2012/05/read-every-line-rihanna-says-in-battleship.html
One word review (with more words added) - http://gawker.com/5911532/battleshit
Showing Battleship to wounded soldiers (haven't they suffered enough?) - http://www.shockya.com/news/2012/05/16/battleship-to-be-screened-for-alumni-of-wounded-warrior-project/

Inexplicable review from Entertainment Weekly - http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20483133_20587674,00.html

Crazy Stuff My Brother Says - Keyboards are for left-handed people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY
http://discovermagazine.com/1997/apr/thecurseofqwerty1099/
http://www.howstuffworks.com/question641.htm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/askjack/2006/nov/23/numberpadlayouts

Chicks dig bigfoot:
http://www.facebook.com/BigfootChicks
http://www.bigfootseekers.com/
Bigfoot mating season
http://www.flashnews.com/news/wfn01100513fn3688.html

Direct download: Tower_of_Technobabble_S02E18_-_Carousel_of_Anger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm EST

This week the world is flying apart with World War 2 airplane crashes, rocks bursting into flames, extraterrestrial Armageddon spheres, and the repeater revealing his plan for continuing education. Oh, the humanities.

Show Notes:

• Desert Time Capsule:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2142300/Crashed-plane-Second-World-War-pilot-Dennis-Copping-discovered-Sahara-desert.html

• Woman has rocks in her pockets burst into flames :
http://gizmodo.com/5911111/these-mysterious-rocks-burned-inside-a-womans-shorts-causing-third-degree-burns

• The Betz Mystery Sphere — Will it kill us all or something? 

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2012/04/the-betz-mystery-sphere-alien-artifact-or-doomsday-device/

Direct download: Tower_of_Technobabble_S02E17_-_Crashes_and_Burns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

We hail a space taxi, and we find the absolute best moment of the Kentucky Derby. Also, we learn about the most awesome ring in, or out, of the world, and question why on earth someone wouldn't want one just like it. And, did the Russians just flat out copy our late, lamented space shuttle back in the 1980s? (Spoiler alert: Yes, they certainly did.)

Show notes:
• Guy makes his own weding ring out of a meteorite -
http://io9.com/5907849/this-guy-hand+forged-his-own-wedding-ring-out-of-a-meteorite


• Space Taxi! -
http://www.space.com/15382-private-space-taxi-race-special-report.html



http://www.space.com/13409-photos-spacex-dragon-capsule-commercial-spacecraft.html
http://www.space.com/15366-dream-chaser-private-space-plane-infographic.html

• Buran
http://www.k26.com/buran/Future/1.02/space_buran_1_02__ptichka_.html

Direct download: Tower_of_Technobabble_S02E16_-_Taxi_Capsule_Confidential.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28am EST

The Repeater discovers automotive genitalia, we ponder the place of Gabby Hayes in space, discuss a hypothetical murder suicide homicide manslaughter conspiracy, and cut lemmings a freakin' break.

Show Notes:

James Cameron will save us all, and film it — http://io9.com/5904599/its-official-james-cameron-and-google-unveil-plans-for-asteroid+mining

• Hypothetical murder/suicide — http://boingboing.net/2012/04/24/hypothetical-murdersuicide-co.html#more-156335

• Lemming suicide — http://www.snopes.com/disney/films/lemmings.asp

Direct download: Tower_of_Technobabble_S02E15_-_Space_Fluffer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

We find that wrongdoers can't hide from the long arm of the Internet, decide how we'll get around after the apocalypse, find out how an eccentric millionaire caught the Repeater's fancy, and do our first check in with Kentucky Slim's brother.

Show Notes:

Website’s Commenters  identify a piece of a car broken off in a hit and run and help cops track down the suspect  - http://jalopnik.com/5903407/police-arrest-murder-suspects-in-truck-identified-by-jalopnik-commenters


Getting Around after the apocalypse - http://io9.com/5896196/how-will-we-get-around-in-the-post+apocalypse

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Eccentric millionaire fails spectacularly -
http://www.reporternews.com/news/2012/apr/07/titanic-at-100-abilenes-jack-grimm-ship-finding/

Direct download: Tower_of_Technobabble_S02E14_-_Large_Meat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22pm EST

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