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Aug 28, 2014

The Show Notes

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Elaine Stritch and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Anderson/Ponty Band did it!
King Crimson vs. Yes
Dr. Damian Handzy’s Facts That’ll Fuck Y’Up
     - Oldest Person
Ask George
     - Like minded friends? from Diana
Two Podcasts
     - Ardent Atheist and Pseudopod
Rupert McClannahan’s Indestructible Bastards
     - Kamla Devi
Religious Moron of the Week
     - Pat Robertson (again!) from Jonathan Tindell
Pittsburgh Sunday
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Mentioned in the Show

Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference
[Geo performs Sunday 1:00 pm]

Pseudopod episode 400

Ardent Atheist episode 153

The Crimulati rehearsing in Woodstock


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almost ten years ago

Related to the oldest person alive today, there's an interesting point to be made about the third longest-lived person ever. Her name was Lucy Hannah and she lived from July 16, 1875 to March 21, 1993. Despite her place in the record books as the third oldest person ever, she was never actually the oldest person on earth. That's because the oldest person ever recorded, Jeanne Calment, was born about four months before her (February 21, 1875) and died four years later on August 4, 1997.

almost ten years ago

Greetings, Geo. this is a bit off subject but you d comments made me wonder how many of your listeners know why there are letters associated with the digits on a dial pad. And why is it called a dial pad?

Alex Murdoch
almost ten years ago

Got some ideas of sounds you don't hear anymore:
The old credit card machines
Car ashtray opening and closing
Motorcycle kickstart
Payphone coin ding.
Did you mention the old style cash registers and the sound of taking coins out of the coin drawer or the metal clips holding the bills down?

And don't forget sounds that kids still hear and understand but completely out of context: An olde tyme phone ringing as a ring tone on an iPhone, the record scratching sound

almost ten years ago

Noises that have left our lives BUT ARE MAKING A COMEBACK! This is almost beyond parody.

Across the media landscape traditional newspaper journalists are being edged out by “digital native” journalists who can presumably harness the power of social networks, etc. that older, more experienced (expensive) journalists can’t.

This week the publisher of The Times and The Sun have decided to create “energy” in the newsroom by piping in the sound of typewriters. Most of these people have never seen a typewriter except in a museum or possibly their grannies attic!