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Humpday Playlist 28/08/2013

Ok, it’s that time again to flip off your boss, down that cup of coffee and strap yourself in for the freshest, tastiest links you’ll find on the web this week.

Words. That you read.

From The Atlantic we have Bruce Scheier’s “The Real , Terrifying Reason Why British Authorities Detailed David Miranda”.

On a far sillier note, apparently a Canadian dentist is trying to clone John Lennon using his old teeth. For reals. Personally I think it would be better if we just cloned three more RIngo Starrs and we could finally have the ultimate rock supergroup (sorry Travelling Wilburys).

Like this, but three more of him. Photo: Schröder+Schömbs PR _ Brands | Media | Lifestyle / flickr

So Fukushima is in a bad way. In August this year, regulators announced that 300 tons of radioactive water had leaked from storage tanks into the Pacific. Benjamin Sovacool, over on The Conversation, suggests that it’s only a matter of time before we see similar disasters spring up around nuclear power plants. Oh and what’s Japan doing to stop any more contaminated water from entering the Pacific? Apparently they’re planning on building an underground, Game of Thronesian, ice wall to stop any more leaks.

Some more stuff from my buds over at The Conversation: are you a fan of Breaking Bad? Ever wondered exactly what Heisenberg’s blue rocks does to you chemically? Well wonder no more. Warning: there’s a pretty gross picture of meth-mouth in the article. They also have a great piece on the way politicians, and other men in the public eye, wield their wives and daughters like a deadly PR weapon in an attempt to make themselves look better.

If you haven’t seen the fantastic The World’s End yet then you’re a madman. The movie is fantastic and if you plan on seeing it then don’t click on these next few links. The first is from Badass Digest and looks at Simon Pegg’s Captain Kirk moment at the end of the movie. The second is from The Dissolve and is another entry in their The Conversation series where they discuss The World’s End and how it fits into the Cornetto Trilogy as a whole.

  • New Republic‘s Isaac Chotiner wrote about how Hollywood is in pretty bad shape with its focus on sequels, reboots and giant budgets.
  • People lost their mind about Ben Affleck taking on the role of Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. I wasn’t super sold on it but the A.V. Club rightfully points out that we should all just chill the eff out.
  • Swing back over to Badass Digest for a list of cinema’s worst bartenders. Because why not.

If video games are your thing Polygon have a look at what the next 30 years will look like for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii owners. They also have a feature on the first Native American games company and how they want to change the way indigenous people are portrayed in games.

Once again a mainstream news organisation has run a story about a video games and violence after an 8-year-old shot and killed his elderly caregiver after playing a video game. And once again it takes a video game publication (this time the Penny Arcade Report) to actually discuss how and why an 8-year-old came to be in possession of a loaded handgun in the first place and why he was even playing such a violent, mature game. Unfortunately, once again, they are preaching to the choir. It would be nice of places like CNN, Fox News and other mainstream outlets would actually take the time to look at the real issues instead of finding easy scapegoats that make for snappy headlines.

All right, that’s it for today, there’s probably enough in here to last you a while. Enjoy the rest of your day and I leave you with this video of Chris Hadfield explaining how exactly you poop in space!

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Eclectic Dynamite Podcast 18-11-2012

This week we talk about Macaroons, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Psychonauts, orphaned planets, Oxford dictionary’s word of the year and much more.

We also answer another email and Ed promises to tell an embarrassing personal story but doesn’t deliver. What a tease.

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Eclectic Dynamite Podcast 01-09-2012

 

We had a slew of technical difficulties this week.

First Ed messed up the audio levels while recording and then he messed up uploading it so it didn’t post yesterday like it supposed to. Hopefully it will all work out today.

Anyhoo it’s a shorter episode and we’ll be back in the studios next week. Sorry dudes!

 

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Eclectic Dynamite Podcast 15-06-2012

Another Ed and Jack only edition of the podcast. That’s right, this episode is JackEd! Hilarious…

We talk about Indie Game: The Movie, Prometheus, even more Civilisation 5 talk, there was a whole lot of talk about the new MacBooks but I cut it all out because it was just crazy boring, you’re welcome (the short version: it looks OK).

Plus more SPAAAAACE NEEEWS, our weekly top 3 picks and Channing Tatum stripping…

 

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Eclectic Dynamite Podcast 08-06-2012

NEW EPISODE IS UP.

This week James is away but don’t worry, Jack has joined the team to pick up the slack. As always we give our top 3 recommendations and also discuss E3, the coming robot apocalypse, and drinking dirty water using feminine hygiene products.

Also Jack debuts a new section that he has dubbed “SPAAAAAACE NEWS” and we have a special guest caller popping up at the start of our news section. It truly is a rollercoaster ride of fun around here.

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