Podcast: Flakka Flakka Flakka

Posted by Bryce on April 26th, 2015
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Just vape some superpowers, bro. Do we have a place in society for medicine to deter obesity with the use of amphetamines? Evolution of wearables and programming for simplistic inputs. The fall of Radio Shack: a signal of online shopping dominance?
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Andrew: Star Wars and Lubor Fiedler

Brian: Hacking the System UK Premiere

Justin: The Empire Strikes Back


After Things: Watched Projects Never Boil

Posted by Bryce on April 22nd, 2015
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After Things is the official after show of Weird Things Podcast.
When can you expect returns from new projects? The meaning of stalled growth. Andrew suggests Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.
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Podcast: Star Wars Things

Posted by Bryce on April 19th, 2015
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The Boys went to Star Wars Celebration last week! They talk about the trailers, exhibits, and new game.
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Andrew: Daredevil

Brian: Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader and

Justin: Game of Thrones and Name of the Devil


After Things: Basic Skills

Posted by Bryce on April 14th, 2015
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After Things is the official after show of Weird Things Podcast.
Andrew shares some sharp, geeky threads. How to receive and handle advice given. Talent isn’t afraid of talent.
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Russian Man Volunteers for First – Probably Last – Head Transplant by Controverisal Neuroscientist

Posted by Tony on April 13th, 2015

Ripped right out of hundreds of science fiction, comic book and horror stories comes news that a Russian man has decided to be a medical guinea pig or possibly a pioneer….

By having his head removed and attached to another body.

Suffering from a severe case of spinal muscular atrophy, Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old Russian man has volunteered to become the first person to go through the process of a head transplant.

Last December, in a TedTalk, Italian neuroscientist Sergio Canavero claimed it’s possible and he was the guy to do it.

Spiridonov says he’s really got nothing to lose as his condition and quality of life deteriorate:

“I’m very interested in technology, and anything progressive that might change people’s lives for the better. Doing this isn’t only an excellent opportunity for me, but will also create a scientific basis for future generations, no matter what the actual outcome of the surgery is. This technology is similar to the first man to walk in space. This is because in the future it will help thousands of people who are in an even more deplorable state than I am.”

The cost and time to transplant Spiridonov’s head onto it’s new body? 11 million dollars and 36 hours of surgery.

Other doctors in the field are calling this a fantasy and a horrible idea that should never even be considered.

We’ll know in 2017 after 36 hours of surgery…

In the broken-English words of Dr. Canavero during the opening of his TedTALK:

“Are you sitting tight? I’m about to give you one hell of a ride.”

[Business Insider]


Podcast: We Want To Know

Posted by Bryce on April 12th, 2015
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Too Many Encounters! An extraterrestrial first for China. A horrifying image in LA. Send in the best UFOStalker.com stories to justinrobertyoung@gmail.com (“Weird Things” in the subject line)
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Andrew: Halt and Catch Fire and Atari: Game Over

Brian: Apple Watch and Daredevil

Justin: Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back


After Things: The Excuse Store

Posted by Bryce on April 8th, 2015
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After Things is the official after show of Weird Things Podcast.
How to play with Elvis. Willpower versus scheduling. The temptation of “well, I tried” and the power of proactivity. The fear of The Bad Deal and being Not Good Enough.
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Podcast: Rotan Hotep Hoedown

Posted by Bryce on April 5th, 2015
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UFO sightings across the world. Delphi’s self-driving car completes cross-country trip. What are the repercussions of inequality from extended life? Send in the best UFOStalker.com stories to justinrobertyoung@gmail.com (“Weird Things” in the subject line)
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Andrew: Mad Max 2: Road Warrior

Brian: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Justin: Going Clear


After Things: Cross-fat

Posted by Bryce on April 1st, 2015
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After Things is the official after show of Weird Things Podcast.
Andrew’s finished a draft of a new writing project. Brian and Andrew discuss transitioning to healthier eating and sleeping habits.
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Podcast: Tubular

Posted by Bryce on March 29th, 2015
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How big could a space base in a lava tube be? Mining towns on the moon. The niche worlds of colonized asteroids.
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Andrew: It Follows and Halt and Catch Fire

Brian: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Justin: House of Cards and Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling


Amazing Kreskin Opens Supernatural Dating Site – Predicts It Will Take Dating to a New Dimension

Posted by Tony on March 27th, 2015

In a move only he could’ve seen coming…you know….because he’s who he is…the Amazing Kreskin has opened the gates on a new dating site…

A site for “enthusiasts of the paranormal, the unexplained, the mystical, the implausible…”

While we’re pretty sure the guy-to-girl ratio will probably be a lot like a magic club, Kreskin is predicting (yeah…we know) great things for the site:

“I have a feeling that it’s going to take on a dimension that I never realized.”

With Kreskin’s foresight that online graphic design will eventually swing back around to the geocities-era of the internet, the site will probably lure a niche market of older folks who have seen, captured or smelled a bigfoot or been abducted by time-traveling Atlanteans who need love just like the rest of us.

Which brings up some questions: What sort of beings are looking for love? Will they all be human or other things in diguise? Are there vampires and werewolves worried about the fall out from a public tryst in light of the Twilight movies? Are there off-world species seeking to swing it with a human for a cheap thrill on their way to somewhere else? Are the reptilians using the site for some sinister plot? Will other creatures find that someone special without having to brave daylight, pitchforks and torches?

Or is it just a bunch of lonely, probably really nice people just looking for a little companionship in a big and often harsh, ridiculing reality?

Answers will only come with time…

And filling out the sign up page.

[I09]


Experience the McGurk Effect: Like Weird Magic

Posted by Tony on March 26th, 2015

The McGurk effect is something that you’ll just have to hit play on the video above to experience.

It’s like some weird magic trick and the secret is that your brain, eyes and ears have to work together to make things understandable.

But sometimes? They’re like awful college roomies and there’s a whole lot of misunderstanding going on.

[Myles Power YouTube Channel]


After Things: Work Versus Trophy

Posted by Bryce on March 25th, 2015
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After Things is the official after show of Weird Things Podcast.
Understanding and acting on multiple projects within your other obligations. When does money motivate you and when does it stifle your projects?
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Podcast: The Case of the Lead Mask Case

Posted by Bryce on March 23rd, 2015
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Charting the mysteries of our world. Where’s the line between religion and cult? Where is MagicLeap?
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Andrew: Interstellar

Brian: Heroes of the Storm

Justin: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


MARS ONE: Mars-Bound Candidate Walks Away – Pulls Back the Curtain Revealing a Mess or is it?

Posted by Tony on March 21st, 2015

Since the first announcement of the Mars One program, people have either picked up the story and hailed it with headlines trumpeting our colonization of the red planet or they’ve been standing there with confused looks slapped on their faces. Media outlets have just accepted that Mars One is taking us to Mars and we should all be excited.

Now the curtain has been lifted on Mars One…

By an actual finalist who’s basically packed his bags and walked away from it all.

Joseph Roche, one of the final candidates for the one-way trip to Mars, has walked away from the program recently and is revealing everything that he’s experienced during his time with Mars One.

Originally media and Mars One reported that 300,000 potential one-way ticket holders had applied.

Roche claims it’s less than 3,000 applicants.

Mars One boasted of the lengthy interview process.

Roche says it came down to a 10 minute Skype interview.

Mars One claims that there are billions behind this whole program.

Roche revealed that applicants contribute financially by spending money on Mars One merchandise to earn points.

Mars One’s selection process sounds more like a cross between filling out a Jelly of the Month Club application, joining Amway and learning that QVC is going to launch one in every ten callers to the moon if they also purchase the bonus steel cutlery set.

Roche’s revelations came about because he’s worried just how badly this entire “program” could affect the popularity that space exploration is currently enjoying:

“My nightmare about it is that people continue to support it and give it money and attention, and it then gets to the point where it inevitably falls on its face. If, as a result, people lose faith in NASA and possibly even in scientists, then that’s the polar opposite of what I’m about. If I was somehow linked to something that could do damage to the public perception of science, that is my nightmare scenario.”

In response to Roche’s claims and the interviewer, Elmo Keep, the man behind Mars One, Bas Lansdorp responded to the allegations that Mars One is quickly falling apart:

So what is actually happening at Mars One? Who knows. But even with the two year delay Lansdorp announced? The first Mars One unmanned mission is only five years away.

In 12 years we’re either going to look back and laugh at Mars One…

Or we’re going to be crossing our fingers and holding our breath when those first four astronauts are sitting in a rocket aimed at the sky.

[Medium


After Things: Triggerclip

Posted by Bryce on March 18th, 2015
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After Things is the official after show of Weird Things Podcast.
Andrew details his new 3D printed product, Triggerclip, and talks about the design process. Andrew shares a talk from the DLD Conference from Scott Galloway.
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