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Along with a great review of the new Deadpool movie by Jay “Geek Trivia” Garmon (hint: DON’T take your kids!), we get a tiny taste of the Conglomeration 2016 convention in Louisville, KY this April – with more detail promised in shows to come. It’s not too late to sign up, but you may want to lock in those hotel spots quick!
Go to conglomeration.info to find out more and get registered.
- Picasa is dead.
- Pandora may be dead.
- Set the date to 1/1/1970 on your iPhone? Yep, it’s dead now.
- Hillary Clinton uses AOL to promote her campaign. Didn’t that die years ago?
Geek Trivia Answer of the Week
What two space vehicles had the official OV designation, but never actually flew?
Cool sites of the Week
- Nikon NX-D – Sad about Picasa going away, and mainly looking for good editing features? Try one of the many free software solutions available for your camera; you just might be surprised at how functional they are. I’ve got a Nikon, so the NX-D is perfect for me, but you can use it for any camera, or grab the equivalent software from Canon or other manufacturers.
- Conglomeration Registration – You can use this link to register for Conglomeration 2016. Don’t forget to tell them who sent you!
Podcast Only Song of the Week
- CM8 stole some movies, but now they’d like to apologize.
- Stream NFL on Google or Apple? It might happen yet …
- If the lottery is a big deal for you, math probably isn’t!
Jay “Geek Trivia” Garmon Trivia Answer
What were the rest of the items suggested in the original space transportation system proposal that ultimately resulted in the shuttle?
Podcast Only Song of the Week
Fire by Phonat feat. Jolie & and the Key
TOPIC: Whether you are a “Trekkie” or not … wait a minute, what show are you listening to? Of COURSE you’re a Trekkie! So in that case you’ll definitely want to tune in this week as we have an in-depth and engaging discussion about Star Trek, old, recent, new and future with Jeanne Wolf, Hollywood journalist and media pundit. We cover the gamut from Trek as a vanguard of racial integration on TV, Kirk as a metaphor for America, and of course Zachary Quinto’s bangs!
Dave comes on with us for a bit, though we lose him again to the Canadian backwoods Internet thieves, but Jay Garmon keeps our Trek in check with accurate info and this awesome trivia for the week:
How often does a Hiroshima-sized powerful asteroid intersect with the Earth?
Apparently that happens a LOT, so I’m freaking out already which leaves no time for coolsites (but you should still check out):
- Saturday Evening Posts’s Trek Article: Written by Jeanne Wolf, this is a fantastic breakdown of the last nearly 40 years of Trek!
- Jeane Wolf’s Hollywood: Regular links to her articles, videos, and trailers.
As much as we hate to, eventually we wrap the show up with “All the Kings Men” by Wild Beasts!
TOPIC: No, Conglomeration attendees were not responsible for the riots in Louisville, though Jay Garmon‘s rundown of the annual Sci-Fi and table gaming convention may get you heated up! You’ll wish you were there … and not only that but Jay gives us another great geek trivia question:
How many times did Roger Ebert select a Science Fiction film as one of the year’s best?
We also provide you a few extra coolsites of the week this week –
- Erin Hulin Blog – A friend’s blog, detailing her struggles with MS and life. Support her fight, and don’t forget to look into ways that you can help with research, money and time!
- Incompetech – Free online graph paper, just download and print!
- PrintFreeGraphPaper.com – Free online graph paper, and this one you can define your own!
- AnythingAfter App – For iOS or Android, will tell you if there’s a reason to stick around after the credits!
- Brogue – Remember the text character “graphic” adventure game Rogue? This is just like it, but different!
After all is said and done, we finish it off with “Royals”. Come back in two weeks for our next show!
TOPIC: Hey, ho, the gang’s all here! Mike, Dave and Jay break down on current news, views on upcoming sci-fi events (ever read about German Nazi at-at’s vs. Allied were-bears?) and more! We also continue the Dragon Naturally Speaking giveaway … sign up today!
Jay Garmon jumps in with this thinker:
There is a country that in the last 20 years did not experience New Years’ eve. What country was it and how did they pull that off?
We end the year with no time for cool sites, but you can always flip back through our previous shows to find some great ones from the year!
Final song of the year is The Macabee’s “Toothpaste Kisses” …
TOPIC: Except Dave, that is … that’s right Dave has declared a moratorium on tablet discussion! Unfortunately, he chose the week that Mike got an iPad from work, so good luck with that 🙂
Other than waaaay too much talk about tablets for Dave’s liking, we have a lot of fun discussion Amazon book price fixing, the Beastie Boys loss of Adam Yauch (MCA) and then Jay Garmon comes in to talk Avengers, JJ Abrams and this awesome question:
What is the legal definition (from 1893) of whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable, and why?
Coolsites of the week are actually Mike and Dave’s first Coo Apps of the week, with some of the best apps we’ve found so far!
- Vevo (iOS) – MTV (or VH1 for you oldsters out there) comes into the 21st century on your iPad! Watch music videos all day, every day with this sweet (and free) app.
- Flipboard (iOS) – Just about the best and prettiest news app you’re likely to find, it also integrates your twitter and facebook feeds into the stream!
- AppyGeek (Android) – Get geek news in a nicely formatted interface!
- KhanAcademy (iOS) – As cool as the online version, a great way to get access to educational materials and videos, for free!
- PBS (iOS) – PBS has a ton of great apps, but NOVA Elements is my favorite!
- FedePlayer (Android) – Downloads pictures and album covers of the music you are listening to.
Send us your favorite apps too, both Dave and I would love to hear them (and will share on-air next week!).
The podcast only song of the week is “Pass the Mic” by The Beastie Boys.
TOPIC: Google’s got robot cars roaming the highways and by-ways of America! Mike and Dave discuss this and more on this week’s episode. Plus, Jay Garmon tells us why you should sign up for Conglomeration.net today, and then throws this humdinger at us:
What two movies created by a famous Hollywood geek pushed the PG rating so far that the MPAA created PG-13?
Just time for a couple of coolsites this week, with:
- DeliveReads– Get curated news delivered to your kindle weekly, automatically, freely!
- Brain Workshop – Based on some of the newest brain research going on, these games are sure to keep you busy if not smarter!
Podcast only song of the week is “When I’m Wrong” by Weep.
TOPIC: We thoroughly enjoy the unexpected return of Dave “Sparky” Saganaki, as it gives Mike a chance to wax poetic about paramours, movies, and the whole social network phenomenon.
We get tons of time to pull Jay Garmon away from conglomeration.info (the ultra-hip sci-fi convention happening in Louisville, KY this Easter – “Egg hunts will never be the same!”), and then get a fantastic geek trivia question of the week that will guarantee your
Spaceship 1 (a glider) has a registry number N386-KF. What is the inside joke in this registry number?
Don’t forget about our coolsites this week – themed to help you with your kids!:
- Quizinator.com – Online quiz creator, gives results and shows scores. You don’t have to be a homeschooler to make use of this, it’s cool, easy, and free!
- ChessKid.com – Great place for kids under 18 to get online and play some chess in a safe and challenging environment!
- Whereoscope.com – Stalk your kids! Get alerts when they (and their iPhones) go outside of the boundaries you define, and see where they’re REALLY at when they call you!
- MyJobChart.com – Yeah, it was a coolsite last week too, but we talk so much about it I’ve got to include it again!
We take a little detour with our podcast only song of the week and give you Fluffy Clouds of Joy by The Bumblebees!
TOPIC: It seems like just last week we were making predictions about 2010 – but already some of them are coming true! Not only do we recap some of the bigger news stories of the last week and how they relate to our predictions, but of course Jay Garmon‘s Geek Trivia doesn’t fail to stump us yet again. If you’d like to take a stab at this week’s, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 847-984-0847!
In the movie 2010, the sequel to Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001, what cameo movie roles did Clarke and Kubrick play onscreen?
Tune in next week for the answer!
And of course we wouldn’t leave you without some great cool sites of the week:
- Runner’s World What to Wear? – Some days it’s cold, and other days it’s really, really cold, so how do you know what to wear if you’re a runner like Mike? Check out this site and find out! They do a good job of sticking to what you need and laying off the marketing too …
- Gizmodo’s Guide to Gadget Gift Extras – Not sure if those 12′ HDMI cables are worth the cost? Thinking of getting a dock for that iPod you got from your sweety for XMas? Check here first and make sure it’s a good idea!
- Smashing Magazine’s Monthly Wallpapers – These beautifully designed and useful monthly calendar wallpapers are a great way to gussy up your desktop for the new year!
- Network Lights – Go oldschool on that network monitor by having your capslock and numlock LED’s flashing in time to your network activity! This little app takes care of it for you for free!
All that remains is the podcast only song of the week, which is the wonderful Academia by Sia!