Tower of Technobabble

We interview Dave Conover, the man who is going to let us set a world record at WonderFest this weekend, and Towerbot divulges the details of one of his many hobbies. Then, we bow to the inevitable and have a debate on various and sundry developments in the Star Wars universe. Daggor joins the fray, so c’mon in, take your shoes off and sit a spell, won’t you?

 

Show Notes:

 

World Record Attempt

 

WonderFest: 

http://wonderfest.com/

 

Info on our attempt:

http://toweroftechnobabble.com/?page_id=4451

 

EVPs:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_voice_phenomenon

 

Star Wars - The photo that launched a bazillion geek debate, including this one:

 

https://starwars.com/news/star-wars-episode-7-cast-announced.html

Direct download: The_Great_Debate_-_S04E20_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3
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The Repeater regales us with tales of Chattanooga, then we look at ancient tools of a popular author, surprising things the Pope says, and Kentucky Slim flies off the handle about UFO disinformation from the government. Oh, yeah, and the Repeater has breaking news about the Sugar Flat Road Creature Head, which sounds like a bunch of words jammed together but he swears it's a real thing.

 

Show Notes:

• We still need witnesses for our World Record attempt at Wonderfest on May 30 - June 1:

http://toweroftechnobabble.com/?page_id=4451

http://www.wonderfest.com

 

• George R.R. Martin and the DOShraki (Ha! Geek humor!): http://www.cinemablend.com/pop/Game-Thrones-Author-George-R-R-Martin-Writes-His-Books-Using-Dos-Program-64090.html

 

• UFO disinformation - Who the hell can we trust? 

USAFOSI!: 

http://www.openminds.tv/open-letter-u-s-air-force-allegations-ufo-disinformation/27071

 

Law Enforcement Hoaxes and muddying the waters:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alejandro-rojas/exair-force-law-enforceme_b_5312650.html

 

Where do we go from here?

http://disinfo.com/2012/11/what-is-the-future-of-ufology/

 

• Pope Francis says he would totally baptize aliens (the outer space kind - we checked):

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-says-he-would-baptise-aliens-9360632.html

 

• The Sugar Flat Road Creature Head:

http://chattanoogaghosttour.com/thelittlecuriosityshoppe.html

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Citizen_Zilch_-_S04E19_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3
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Daggor joins us to discuss the obligatory Star Wars news, then we look at voluntary invasive technology, and terrible, awful animals that should not exist. We then end with another installment of Chick Tract Theater, where Towerbot does a bitchin’ imitation of the Repeater.

 

Show Notes:

 

Star Wars Episode VII looking to cast ugly people:

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Star-Wars-Episode-VII-Looking-Cast-Really-Ugly-People-42878.html

 

Headline: Crazy Implant Girl!

http://kotaku.com/woman-puts-deus-ex-on-computer-chip-in-her-hand-1573033542

 

The Wasp that creates zombie cockroaches and yuck yuck YUCK!

http://www.sciencespacerobots.com/new-wasp-species-named-after-dementors-from-harry-potter-42620142

 

Headline! Octogoat!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/07/octogoat-photos-goat-with-8-legs_n_5282642.html

 

Chick Tract Theater: Evil Eyes!

 

http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1030/1030_01.asp

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We're excited about the prospect of having new Jedis to kick around, and then follow up on an urban legend that actually turned out to be true and a UFO story that probably won’t. We then look at the exciting escape plan of some German cows and end it all with the Repeater taking his Bigfoot rage out on the goldfish lobby. Warning: This episode contains an extreme ear worm. You’ve been warned.

 

Show Notes:

 

Star Wars Cast announced, with a whopping one woman!

http://io9.com/star-wars-episode-vii-cast-announced-1569312302

But another woman is coming:

http://io9.com/star-wars-vii-says-it-totally-has-another-major-female-1569849614

also, stormtrooper walking across Australia for charity:

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/a-stormtrooper-is-walking-across-australia-for-charity/

 

 

UFOs captured on film! Maybe!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/27/ufos-over-wittenberge-germany_n_3990741.html

 

 

Cows explode barn with the only tool at their disposal:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/28/farting-cows-barn-explode_n_4680348.html

 

 

Update! They actually found the E.T. Cartridges!  

http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_25644581/hundreds-atari-e-t-games-surprise-landfill-diggers

Photos: 

http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/27/et-atari-dig-in-pictures/

 

10 Animal myths people believe are true:

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/10-false-animal-facts-most-people-think-are-true/lions-and-tigers-and

 

Direct download: Earworm_Ahoy-_S04E17_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3
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