Tower of Technobabble

A heartfelt wish for holiday cheer from the Tower crew, along with a dire warning for safety in the kitchen.

Show Notes:

Cumin - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumin

Coumadin - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warfarin

Direct download: A_Very_Towerbot_Thanksgiving_-_S02E44_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

Our show quickly flies off the rails as we talk about, believe it or not, Former Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole's genitalia. It's not quite as gross as it sounds. Almost, but not quite. We also talk about Britney Spears, but back when she was hot. And was in a commercial with Bob Dole.

Show Notes:

Pepsi Is Releasing a New Brand of ‘Fat-Blocking’ Cola - sure not to cause tumors or anything….

http://jezebel.com/5959880/pepsi-is-releasing-a-new-brand-of-fat+blocking-cola-that-will-obviously-totally-work

They Might Be Giants Cryptid Playing Cards

http://www.theymightbegiants.com/news/they-might-be-giants-paranormal-cryptid-myths-and-hoaxes-playing-cards/

ABC Denver station says “oops.”

http://americablog.com/2012/11/abc-denver-reportedly-misnames-petraeus-biography-all-up-in-my-snatch.html

Russia accidentally cuts the cable to all its satellites

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/11/a-single-severed-cable-cut-contact-between-russia-and-its-satellites/265275/

The Dole/Kemp website from 1996 is still up:

http://www.dolekemp96.org/main.htm

and this was briefly available - like looking into an alternate universe

http://mashable.com/2012/11/08/mitt-romney-website/

The Commercial in Question:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt8uNG02ixA


Direct download: Bob_Doles_Junk_-_S02E43_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am EST

It's apparently Angry Day at the ol' Tower - from Towerbot's depressive spiral to the Conduit's anger at an (Austrian) national treasure. Pick an opinion and stick with it this week!

Show Notes:

Towbot's not in the Robot Hall of Fame...yet.: http://etc.cmu.edu/site/RHOF_Induction_Ceremony/RHOF2012.html and

http://www.robothalloffame.org/news.html


Italian Scientists get six years in prison for failing to predict an earthquake:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20025626



'Fearless' Felix Baumgartner turns out to be a bit of a ingrateful jerk; Mars is a waste of money:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9636188/Fearless-Felix-Baumgartner-Mars-is-a-waste-of-money.html

(Source: https://twitter.com/SarcasticRover/statuses/262071961784569856)

Astronomer Allen Epling films strange cigar-shaped UFO type object in sky above Kentucky
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/the-other-side/astronomer-allen-epling-films-strange-cigar-shaped-ufo-type-object-in-sky-above-kentucky/story-e6frfhk6-1226504386462

http://news-expressky.com/news/article_f257128c-1979-11e2-a94e-0019bb2963f4.html

Channel 18 News! Holy Crap Yo!: http://youtu.be/nSd1NW6HeNA


Identified? - You tell me: http://www.examiner.com/article/ufo-identified-after-flying-over-kentucky-virginia-and-tennessee


http://www.chicagonow.com/greenamajigger/2011/03/solar-airship-8-meter-long-floating-craft-doesnt-require-wind/

1948

http://www.ufocasebook.com/Mantell.html


1955 Hopkinsville, Ky alien “attack” :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly%E2%80%93Hopkinsville_encounter


1993 Louisville, Ky alien “attack”:


http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case764.htm

Direct download: Ghost_Chewbacca_-_S02E42_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am EST

We're so gob-stopped by the news of Disney buying LucasFilm, and therefore Star Wars, that we had to send out for an extra geek to spread the load. Bryan from Movie Meltdown joins our Tower team this week.

Show Notes:

Man, swing a dead cat on the Internet and you'll find stuff on this. This was a particularly good article, we thought:

http://updates.io9.com/post/34698824522/what-we-want-from-a-new-star-wars-trilogy

The Site where our guest hangs his hat: http://moviemeltdown.com

Direct download: Insert_Disney_Star_Wars_Pun_Here_-_S02E41_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm EST

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