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Podcast > Monday, 26 May 2014 20:02:40 EST

Dumbass Podcast 17: Ghostly Weeping Bullets of DEATH

Keywords: ghosts, paranormal, historical, supernatural

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I answer some criticisms on my position on grammar, and look at some "true" tales of the paranormal.

*SHOW NOTES COMING SOON*
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Podcast > Friday, 18 October 2013 21:22:22 EST

Dumbass Podcast 16: Vagina!

Keywords: grammar, ghosts, religion, atheism, ancient aliens

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Some corrections, more grammar ranting about literally and vagina, and the rest of the chat Chris and Mike.

TIMELINE
0:00:00 - 0:10:25: Introduction and corrections
0:10:25 - 0:22:10: Literally Vagina
0:22:10 - 0:26:26: Vagina Ghosts 1
0:26:26 - 0:30:17: DME Announcements
0:30:17 - 0:31:19: Vagina Ghosts 2
0:31:19 - 0:55:16: DME Hangout Part 2
0:55:16 - 0:59:25: Vagina Ghosts 3
0:59:26 - 1:00:29: Wrap-up

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Podcast > Saturday, 2 February 2013 06:44:58 EST

Dumbass Podcast 15: BONUS - DME Hangout Part 1

Keywords: ancient aliens, religion, atheism, conspiracy


Special bonus episode involving a chat with Chris Webber and Mike Bohler, my Dumbass Media Empire friends!

Timeline:
00:00 - 12:39: Introduction, DME chat part 1
12:39 - 18:23: Dumbass thoughts on Ancient Aliens & Lovecraft
18:23 - 29:20: DME chat part 2
29:20 - 35:13: Dumbass thoughts on Dennis Markuze
35:13 - 44:45: DME chat part 3
44:45 - 48:56: Concluding thoughts

Links/Topics Mentioned:
In Memoriam: Philip Coppens - 1971 - 2012
A Copy of the Full Markuze Email/Post

Videos:






What SirTallGuy Sent Me:
The Image
The Audio Remix

The following is the transcript from the solo parts of the episodes. The unscripted conversation wasn't transcribed.

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Online Viewing Recommendations > Thursday, 20 December 2012 05:29:58 EST

The Cloud Registry

Happy Holidays! I bring you a video I put together using the audio from a fake commercial in a 'You Don't Know Jack" game:



If you don't know what this is referring to, there are companies that sell you certificates claiming that they've named a star after you.  The Cloud Registry is only slightly more ridiculous.

If you'd like to learn more I recommend this episode of the Exposing Pseudoastronomy podcast by my good friend Stuart Robbins.
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Musings > Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:02:41 EST

What if...

Keywords: Ancient Aliens

Important question:

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Podcast > Wednesday, 7 November 2012 01:21:02 EST

Dumbass Podcast 14: Gramatically Yours

Keywords: argumentation, epistemology, grammar


How to disagree agreeably, and what's the truth about grammar rules?

Timeline
End Of Segment 1 (On Disagreeing Agreeably): 16:43
End Of Segment 2 (Grammar Rules): 49:23

Links/Topics Mentioned In The Show
The Why You're Wrong Podcast
Episode 8 of the Invisible Sky Monster Podcast
The Skeprechauns Podcast
The Warning Radio Podcast
Code Monkey by Jonathan Coulton
Bad Grammar Examples
Aren't I vs Am I Not
The Dumbass Media Empire Website
A Skeptics Guide to Conspiracy Podcast
The Canadian Dialogues Podcast
C-Webb's Sunday School Podcast
The Worlds of Impodibilities Podcast
Buy Chess Wars the Audiobook for $4.99
Chris White's Ancient Aliens Debunked Documentary/Website
Jason Colavito's Blog
The Young Australian Skeptics/Pseudoscientists Podcast
The Skeptical Blog Anthology
The Straight A Conspiracy: A Student's Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of High School and Totally Ruling the World
Theme Music By Jonathan Coulton
Other Music By Danosongs.com

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Criticism > Saturday, 1 September 2012 13:07:15 EST

Woo Spotting: The pseusoscience I find while out shopping

I'm working on the next episode, I've just had to deal with some technical glitches that have slowed me down.  In the meantime, I decided that it might be fun to make a video of all the nonsense I come across on a typical shopping trip.

Just me rambling on and complaining like a crotchety old man.  What more could you ask for?



I'll let you guys know if I come across any really interesting information about these products I talked about.
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Criticism > Friday, 3 August 2012 03:19:47 EST

Basket 'O Cash: A Case Study in Deceptive Advertising

Keywords: epistemology, statistics, video, product

Don't get me wrong, I know that it's the job of advertisers to use the truth selectively and to tell a narrative that may not be completely true to reality.  But every so often I notice a commercial that I have to admit is a masterwork in using completely meaningless babble to trick people into believing they're getting actual information.

Case in point, Downy's recent "Basket of Cash" commercial.  Take a look, and notice how not one single point made in the commercial carries any actual real world meaning:



Now let's take a deeper look at what the ad was showing us:

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Podcast > Friday, 15 June 2012 23:59:22 EST

Dumbass Podcast 13:Mail Call

Keywords: aliens, ancient alien theory, conspiracy, historical


Listener feedback is important to me, so I'm devoting an episode to answering it!

Timeline
End Of Segment 1 (General Feedback ):15:04

Links/Topics Mentioned In The Show
Top 10 Podcasts To Feed Your Brain And Ease Your Commute
The Atheist Social Worker Podcast
The Amateur Skeptics Podcast
The Skeptical Review
The Dumbass Review Episode 1: Green Lantern TAS
29 Years Of The Skeptical Inquirer Magazine For Only $25
The Dumbass Media Empire Website
Theme Music By Jonathan Coulton
Other Music By Danosongs.com

Images:
"Golden Flyer" compared to figurine of a jet (notice the face on the "Golden Flyer"):

Golden Flyer And Jet Figurine

This is how they shot the "Golden Flyer" on the show:

The so-called ancient fighter jet

The "applegina" and other unintentionally dirty objects:

applegina















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Podcast > Tuesday, 29 May 2012 20:53:05 EST

Dumbass Podcast 12: Psychic Purgery

Keywords: psychics, paranormal


The episode where we learn how to fake psychic guessing powers!

Timeline
End Of Segment 1 (Intro ):10:18

Links/Topics Mentioned In The Show
The Cognitive Dissonance Podcast
The Conspiracy Skeptic Podcast
The Skeprechauns Podcast
Stuart Robbins' Exposing Pseudoastronomy Podcast
The Dumbass Review Episode 1: Green Lantern TAS
The Dumbass Media Empire Website
Theme Music By Jonathan Coulton
Other Music By Danosongs.com

Charles InSanDiego's Solution:
I see another pattern in the image If you classify the vehicles as "wheel" and "Non-wheel", and read across the lines, you get:

W-W-N-N
W-N-W-N
N-W-N-W
W-N-W-N
N-N-W-W

Seems pretty non-random to me.

Paranormal Fakery:







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