That Time I Talked To Gwar (Audio)

Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records

So I think we tend to go overboard when famous people die. We make them way more talented and way more important than they actually were when they lived. It’s an odd thing, I don’t usually get but I have found myself listening to a healthy dose of Gwar (if there is such a thing) and Oderus Urungus/Dave Brockie will be missed. Metal (of which I’m a HUGE fan) can take itself so seriously which has never made sense to me because metal is so unintentionally funny sometimes. Dave saw that and masterfully used it to mold one of the most unique bands in any genre. I did a phone interview with Oderus about several years ago (one of a few) when the phone connection got all weird..and he went on a fantastic rant blaming Dick Cheney for trying to silence him. I think it’s plausible. I can’t imagine Cheney was a fan.


 

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Science Corner Quickie : Practice Does Not Make Perfect (Audio)

An Oboe

An Oboe

You're so about to be Scienced right now. Batten down your science hatches and ready your Oboe. I feel like Oboe deserves to be capped. In this edition of Science Corner, I discuss a new study proving practice doesn't always work. At some point, you'll just have to quit or embrace mediocrity.


 

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Bits & Snatches Quickie: Short Names, Bro App, Spider Face Edition (Audio)

In this Bits & Snatches Quickie I will regale you with information on a new study that claims we don't trust people with long names, an app that perpetuates the 'all guys is so dumb and uncaring' stereotype and a really stupid way to deal with arachnophobia involving ink and a guy's face.

Don't forget to subscribe to my full length podcast in Stitcher and/or iTunes and throw me a rating. A good one, preferably. Buddy.

 

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Science Corner – Swedish Self Driving Cars (Audio/Video)

When you're Swedish you get to be super attractive, wear fantastic sweaters, speak a language NO ONE else in the world will ever be able to learn, enjoy a litany of top shelf melodic death metal. Everyone knows that. Add drinking espresso whilst driving in the future to the many reasons being Swedish is pretty awesome. See video proof above.

I'll also discuss yet another way the man wants to track your business. The man IS tracking your business. Know it.

Batten down your science hatches.

 

 

Nuclear Blast Records

Nuclear Blast Records

 

Anytime I do a Swedish story I like to highlight some Swedish Melodic Death Metal and you can't beat In Flames on that front. Start with 'Clayman' then work back through their early stuff then move forward to their most recent work. That's what I did.

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Bits & Snatches Quickie : Bad, Rich Parents, FB Knows You, Spanking Bears (Audio)

Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records

 

In this thrilling Bits & Snatches Quickie, I discuss how lucky you are to NOT have rich parents. I pity those with rich parents. Poor, rich bastards. The next story just further solidifies my stance regarding Facebook and its eventual ruination of our society/civilization and I'll wrap things up with a story about spanking bears. That is NOT a euphemism for something else. It should be though. Start trying to get that out there with phrases like "He was spanking the bear, if you know what I'm sayin' (pervy laugh)."

Click and be dazzled!

Oh, I used the Sahg album cover in this post because the record is awesome. It has nothing to do with anything. Just a reminder.

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Bits & Snatches Quickie: Crack Pipes, Philanthropy and A Crime Dog Gone Bad (Audio)

Click and be dazzled by stories about crack pipe vending machines, Mark Zuckerberg and McGruff the Crime Dog. If you're not listening to my radio shows, how dare you. I KNOW you have an internet connection.

Station list here.

 

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