Saturday, October 25, 2014

New episode!

It's a hoot! Filled with stories of Dana's Halloween party, making chili and 1941!

Listen: http://asitecalledfred.com/2014/10/24/snydecast-220/

Monday, October 20, 2014

Le Cellier

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Dana and Ken talk about Le Cellier at Epcot.

As Dana and Ken mentioned the restaurant is notoriously difficult to snag a table at. The restuarant is very popular and famous for it's steak and (as Dana and Ken mentioned, cheddar cheese soup.)


Le Cellier is also rather small by Disney restaurant standards. That also contributes to it's "difficult to book" status.

I don't have much more to add except a video of Canadian Goofy from the 1990s:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Top 10 Meals at Walt Disney World

Dana and Ken spoke about this list from:
http://www.disneyquestions.com/top-10-meals-walt-disney-world/
Check it out:

Top 10 Meals at Walt Disney World
by: Brittany DiCologero


10. Honey Sesame Chicken at Nine Dragons
Nine Dragons, the Chinese restaurant located in Epcot’s World Showcase, is my favorite restaurant (anywhere) for honey sesame chicken. The chicken is served with white rice, and is the perfect lunch or dinner while spending a day in Epcot. This restaurant is fairly underrated (I assume many guests don’t want to eat food similar to their local Chinese restaurants) however the honey sesame chicken here is one of my favorite meals. As an added bonus, this restaurant does not usually get booked solid with reservations, so if you’re looking for a walk-in in Epcot, this is a great place to go. (The honey sesame chicken costs $16.99.)

9. Wild Mushroom Flatbread at Mama Melrose’s
This is a very affordable dinner option, located in Hollywood Studios at a cost of $12.99. The Wild Mushroom Flatbread is described on the restaurant’s menu as: “Roasted Cremini and Button Mushrooms with a Garlic-Shallot Spread and finished with Balsamic Reduction.” This is a great change from ordinary pizza, and makes for a greater value compared to other dinner entrees in the parks.

8. California Combination Roll at the California Grill
If you’re in Walt Disney World, and looking for a sampler of sushi, head over to the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort. At $24.00, this meal includes jumbo lump crab, avocado, cucumber, and shrimp tempura. Be sure to make reservations here during the fireworks!

7. “Bunny Chow and Falafel” at Jiko – The Cooking Place
Jiko, located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, is home to one of my favorite vegetarian dishes at Walt Disney World. The “bunny chow and falafel” includes curried vegetables, naan bread, mango ketchup, Harissa mustard, and chickpea lentil cake, with cilantro yogurt and olive tapenade. With curry and falafel options being slim at the parks and resorts, it is no surprise that this menu item made the list. (This dinner entrée costs $28.00.)

6. Oak Grilled Maine Diver Scallops at the Flying Fish Café
The Flying Fish Café, located at the Boardwalk, is home to one of my favorite seafood dishes in Walt Disney World. The oak grilled scallops here are served with Ratatouille vegetables, olives, artichokes, and Romano and Mascarpone-laced risotto. In addition to this being one of my restaurants for seafood at Walt Disney World, the location here is great because it is right on the Boardwalk where there is plenty of shopping and entertainment for before or after your meal. (This dinner entrée costs $35.00.)

5. Cedar Plank-roasted King Salmon at Artist Point
Artist Point, at the Wilderness Lodge, has what in my opinion is the best salmon at Walt Disney World. If you’re looking for a nice meal in the Magic Kingdom area, the Wilderness Lodge is a good side trip from the parks and monorail resorts. This salmon is served with cauliflower, spinach, a lemon-butter sauce, Applewood-smoked bacon jam, and short rib strudel. (This dinner entrée costs $35.00.)

4. Le Cellier Mushroom Filet Mignon at Le Cellier Steakhouse
This meal is my top pick for a filet mignon dish at Walt Disney World. A point of contention among Disney fans, where some think that Le Cellier is the best restaurant they’ve ever been to, and others don’t quite understand the hype, I’ve run a sort of middle ground in my love for this entrée. At $43.00, this is an extremely expensive dish, but for a special occasion, or a once per trip dinner, I think it is definitely worth going to Le Cellier. The risotto served with the filet mignon is the best I’ve ever had, and while the steak is also delicious, this meal is not complete without an order Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, made with Moosehead beer and bacon.

3. Vanilla Laced French Toast at the Grand Floridian Café
This meal, at the Grand Floridian Café, is my top breakfast pick at Walt Disney World. This dish includes Brioche French toast, dipped in vanilla batter, and is served with your choice of either bacon or sausage. At $11.99, it’s extremely reasonably priced as far as Disney restaurants go, and is a good alternative if you’re looking to try something other than Kona Café’s Tonga Toast. As a side note, Tonga Toast (French toast stuffed with bananas and rolled in cinnamon sugar) is also delicious if you’re looking to cure a French toast fix in Walt Disney World.

2. Pan Asian Noodles with Shrimp at Kona Café
Kona Café, at the Polynesian Resort is home to my favorite noodle dish on Disney property. I love noodles, however I don’t love when the veggies in the dish are soggy or not as fresh as I would like them to be. The noodles at Kona Café don’t have any of these problems, and the flavor of the noodles, combined with the veggies and shrimp make this a perfect meal, with a reasonable price tag at $18.99 (For $17.99, you can order the same dish with tofu or chicken instead of shrimp.)

1. Grilled New York Strip Steak and Fried Fish at the Rose and Crown Dining Room
This meal, located in Epcot’s World Showcase at the U.K. pavilion, is my top pick for the best meal in Walt Disney World. This dinner entrée includes the New York strip steak and fried fish in addition to Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables with a red wine sauce. This is a restaurant where every menu item is delicious, and I would have a tough time choosing between the steak and fish, so this entrée is perfect for my indecisiveness. That being said, this is the most expensive option on the menu at $30.99, and is a lot of food. Don’t plan on being able to finish this meal yourself, your best bet here is to share with someone in your party, or plan to take some of your meal to go.

GO TO: http://www.disneyquestions.com/top-10-meals-walt-disney-world/ for more great info!

New Episode! KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #219: Meal-y Mouthed

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #219: Meal-y Mouthed - Ken & Dana return with sausage gravy and scallops in the community of tomorrow.

Listen now!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How Can You Adjust the Time Lapse on iPhone 6?

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Dana talks about liking the "time lapse" setting on his iPhone, but wondering if the length between photos can be adjusted so he can take time lapse video out his window without the camera taking a photo every five seconds.


According to this site it can't.


However, Dana mentions the video that Andy Sipes recorded looked like it was moving slower.

The reason is that Apple says it records at "dynamically selected intervals."

This means that the time lapse takes half as many pictures per second as the recording duration doubles.

So in a 10 minute recording it's a photo every 2 seconds, but in an 8 hour video it would record one every 32 seconds.

So there.

In conclusion here is a photo of Mike Tyson taking a photo:



Mike Tyson. Former IBF, WBF, WNBA, WGN and IRT heavyweight champion of the world. Currently he is best know for having a tattoo on his face. My grandmother loves his tattoo because she has the same pattern on her couch.

Tyson the shutterbug.

Could you imagine trying to explain how to turn on the "flash" to Mike Tyson? Or to The Flash.
You know, the superhero... THE FLASH.
You would say "make sure to turn on the flash" and he would say "Oh, I am." and then he would put his hand on your knee.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dog With A Blog

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Dana mentions a bit of trivia about Dog With a Blog.


Dog With a Blog is a very popular Disney Channel sitcom. Dana mentions the actor that plays the voice of the dog also stands in for the dog on set.

This was on some website: 
However, there is more to being on the show than just lending his voice. Stephen also does kneel ins, which is the equivalent being a stand in. He comes in for filming and kneels on the ground when they are setting up commands for the dog, who is added to the shot later. 

Here's a video that may bring some more info:


Or maybe not. I didn't watch it. I'm busy working on my new Disney Channel sitcom:


Friday, October 3, 2014

Robert Goulet!

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #218: Oglr, Dana and Ken look at the dating profile that has a photo of a listener with a celebrity Dana can't recognize. Ken jokes that it's the late Robert Goulet,

Robert Goulet was singer and actor best known for being the most handsome son of a bitch on the planet.

Goulet was born in America to French Canadian parents and spent much of his formative years in Canada.


His early career was highlighted by a star making performance as Sir Lancelot on Broadway, The Most memorable song of his performance as Sir Lancelot was "If Ever I would Leave You." It became his signature song.



 Goulet was a talented baritone who recorded over 60 albums. Here he is singing the unintentionally ridiculous song MacArthur Park, if you have never heard it, check this out:



Didn't your right ear enjoy that?

Goulet appeared on numerous sitcoms including a memorable spot with Lucille Ball:



Despite his dramatic start, Goulet did a lot of comedy, here are some clips of Robert Goulet hamming it up with Rowan and Martin:



Goulet also made a series of satirical commercials for ESPN:

Goulet died in 2007 while awaiting a lung transplant. He was 73. In tribute all of the casinos in Las Vegas featured a memoriam to him on their signs on the day of his funeral:


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cudllr

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken and Dana talk about Cuddlr! It's a real thing!


Salon, The Huffington Post, MTV, and the rest of the Internet has been a buzz with talk of cuddling with strangers.

The founder, Williams (I don't remember his first name) says he has 152,000 downloads so far.


I downloaded it. It looks amazing!

You just input your name and a photo and you see people that are cuddle matches!

It's gonna be great!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pete's Dragon

If you listed to the newest Ken PD Snydecast, you heard Dana and Ken talk about Pete's Dragon:
Also known as Elliott il drago invisible:
And apparently Peter og Dragen:
And Peter et en Elliott le dragon de draak:
And possibly el Dragono U No Can See-o! Don't-a Look!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Dana's mustache



On the live Snydecast at DragonCon Dana's mustache was mentioned. It's a good excuse to watch this:

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #218: Oglr

New episode KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #218: Oglr!

Ken & Dana return with swedish meatballs and nude sandwiches in Cuddler’s Cove.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Michael Jordan's Twitter

On the newest Ken P. D. Snydecast Michael Jordan's fake Twitter account is mentioned.



The account was originally mentioned on KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #143: Guess Who and KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #144: Guess Who Two. On those two episodes Ken played 20+ questions with Dana regarding Michael Jordan's Twitter account.

If you haven't heard this episode, Dana was looking at Michael Jordan's Twitter page and noticed the four people he was following:

Oprah, Shaq, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and film director David Lynch.

David Lynch was such an unusual choice that Dana spent over 30 minutes making Ken guess

and guess

and guess.

I was mentioned in an iTunes review:

#143 *****
by a part of him - Apr 19,2010

Love the podcast guys! Keep it up. It really is funny and a good listen that doesn't go over an hour. You'll enjoy it if you like random humor. However podcast #143 was painful... The rest is fantastic!

I wouldn't call it painful, though. Ken's despair and Dana's insistence on his continuing with the guessing game makes it a very fun listen.

If you were listening to the episodes at the time (April 2010) and didn't look up Michael Jordan's Twitter page it was a fun game to guess along with.

If you look up Micheal Jordan's Twitter page today you won't find it... at least the one Dana was reading from.


That account turned out to be a FAKE. It was full of posts that seemed slightly off the wall - but not enough to be sure it was a parody.

The account was eventually suspended by Twitter, but not before it put out dozens of marvelously weird tweets.

Take a look:

MJTwitterSecret : I love going to Science Museums. I've been to 10 different Science Museums in the US.
8:58 AM Sep 17th from web


Why won't Pixar do a movie with me? I'm not sure I like Pixar that much anyway.
10:24 AM Sep 8th from web


Wrestlers in the 80s were like fat uncles, now they are all monster men. I liked it better before.
10:46 PM Aug 12th from web


I don't think I need to try any new fruit. I've had enough different kinds for now.
11:10 PM Feb 27th via web


I think I'm done with eating Green peppers. They are the worst pepper, and always make a meal worse.
9:32 AM May 8th via web


I had a dream last night about lots of cats and enormous rabbits in a barn.
10:30 AM Jun 18th via web


I'm having another root beer tonight. Is this too many root beers in too many days? Tomorrow, I promise : no more root beer.
7:33 PM Aug 3rd from web

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Egg McMuffin vs Sausage McMuffin with Egg


On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Dana talks about the outstanding calorie difference between the Egg McMuffin and the Sausage McMuffin with Egg.

The Egg McMuffin is 300 calories. The Sausage McMuffin with Egg is 450. That's a huge increase by swapping the Canadian bacon for sausage.


The reason for the wordy name Sausage McMuffin with Egg is that McDonalds also sells a Sausage McMuffin which is just sausage and cheese on the English muffin.  It's still 70 calories MORE than the Egg McMuffin.







Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The World's Largest Entertainment McDonalds!

 On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken and Dana talk about The World's Largest Entertainment McDonalds.

It's a very large McDonalds located on 6875 Sand Lake Rd. (at the corner of I Drive) in Orlando Florida.


Inside there is an animatronic Mac Tonight.

Mac was a burger pitchman for the company in a series of commercials:




On the show, Ken sends Dana a photo of his lunch from the McDonalds. Here is the photo:


Of note, this McDonalds is not the one near the All Star Resorts on Disney property. That one used to look like this:

Because of Disney's desire to not directly market McDonalds food to kids, the place had a recent makeover and looks like this: