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Science... sort of

Sep 21, 2011

00:00:00 - This week we talk to Abraham Padilla about his work studying the volcanoes of Iceland. We barely scratch the surface of this topic, but that's probably a good thing because any deeper and we'd hit lava.

00:25:17 - Libations are an integral part of our podcast, thus we sup. Abe brings Ryan two types of tequila, one especially dark reposado and another a sensual triple distilled reposado. The bottle is supposed to be sensual (see for yourself), but your results may vary.

00:36:42 - Butch Cassidy rides down ole South America way for his final adventure as previewed in the trailer for Blackthorn.

00:48:48 - There was no electricity in the US Southwest for a bit last week. Some guy was working on it and it just plumb went out. Well this brings up quite a few issues about security, reliability, and energy production, which Charlie is on top of.

  • Ryan also referencesSGU #317 when they talked about Sicilian time offsets due to grid fluctuations.
  • And see our very ownEpisode 4when we talked about the US needing an EMP-hardened smart grid.

01:08:46 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like volcanoes, hard to predict. Abe talks about how hard it is to find time to listen to podcasts. Charlie rejoices in two donations from Rebecca B. and Chuck Z. Thank you so much! Ryan has a new addition to the Brachiolope gallery from his old pal Jesse G. Thanks, Jesse! And finally, Kelly has an inspiring iTunes review left by the Frenzy of Tongs.


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Music for this week's show:

Between An Erupting Earth And An Exploding Sky - Los Campesinos!

The Milky Way Home - Sonny Landreth

That Much Further West - Lucero

The Grid - Daft Punk