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Science... sort of

Jul 25, 2011

00:00:00 - The Paleopals have returned to America and they've brought a show with them! The first topic on the chopping block is the US Senate putting corn-based ethanol on the chopping block. Some of you might know it as maize, others as a solution to oil, but the Paleopals try to set the record straight.

00:18:53 - Speaking of ethanol, the Paleopals are each consuming some. Charlie, having returned from France, is having some vermouth on the rocks as an apertif, whatever that is. Patrick has no treats from Alaska, but he's slogging through a Sommersault from New Belgium. And Ryan both has and explains his Mezcal Reposado con Gusano straight out of Mexico!

00:27:09 - It wasn't out when we recorded so Captain America, the latest in the string of summer comic book movies, takes center stage for Trailer Trash Talk. Will the Paleopals support their homeboy hero? Or will taste overcome patriotism?

00:41:44 - Charlie has gotten all excited about bacteria that claim to have things in common with Batman. Ryan tries to explain the science behind it. And then things get a bit philosophical before moving on to...

00:56:30 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like ethanol, humans smell them better than dogs. Patrick is excited for some Australia hair from Beck and plugs his project one last time. Charlie has a comment from Steve left at the Brachiolope gallery asking about mammal coloration. And Ryan was e-mailed an explanation for Jeff Sykes' behavior when he was a guest on the Conspiracy Skeptic!


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Music for this week's show:

The Engine Driver - The Decemberists

SeƱorita - Los Lonely Boys

America - Fozzie Bear (Available on Vinyl!)

Hangingaround - Counting Crows