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Science... sort of

Sep 13, 2011

00:00:00 - The Paleopals are joined with an old friend (similar yet distinct from a Paleopal) Jered Karr! Jered is a paleoentomologist at UCSC but he's also one of the top contributors to The Paleobiology Database, which he's here to tell us all about! What is it? How can it be used? How does he use it? And how long until I can put myself in there as a fossil?

00:21:21 - Even if they couldn't wait to start Patrick and Jered are still expected to explain their drinks. Charlie sticks with a classic. And Ryan attempts an audio hi-jink that may or may not have worked to get him a Manhattan. You decide!

00:31:14 - But it's up to the Paleopals to decide how they feel about this week's trailer, which is Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. It's another case of a bait-and-switch trailer, even though Ryan thinks this one should have been a bit more obvious. Will the guys go for satirical redneck antics? Or will they side with the douchey city-slickers?

00: 44:50 - The earth has a bit of junk in her orbit. Charlie explains the ins and outs of what goes in and out of our atmosphere. Basically everyone is making a mess and no one is willing to clean it up.

00:59:53 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like messes, no one wants to be at fault but there's always someone to blame. This week Patrick fields a funding comment left on the website by Rusty. Ryan reads a lengthy e-mail about elephant seal behavior (as mocked in a recent show) sent in my John H. of Santa Cruz, CA! And Charlie ponders zebra mathematics in the absence of Ben for the benefit of Randall.

That's all for this week, thanks for listening! Our intermittent musing can be found on the metaphorical cave wall that is our blog, the Paleocave.

Music this week provided by:

Dig (Future Evolution Remix) - Mudvayne

Manhattan - Kings of Leon

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Santa Esmeralda

Float On - Modest Mouse