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:







KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #217: Curtain Call


It's a brand new Ken PD Snydecast! KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #217: Curtain Call with a rousing 97 minute chat about McDonalds, Exorcist sequels, a surprise guest and a promise for the future,






Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Al Lewis in Goodbye America



Here is an interesting documentary, It's Al Lewis telling his life story as he gets makeup put on for an appearance inter-cut with footage of what he's talking about.
He claims to be 92 in it which would mean it was recorded in 2002 (he lied about his age and he really died at the age of 82.)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Richter's Burgers

Ken tweeted this recently:
 Andy Richter is the co-host of Conan O'Brien talk show and is a one time guest on A Bit of a Chat:
Al Lewis was Grandpa Munster:

He had an Italian restaurant in NY:
Alan Hale Jr. was The Skipper on Gilligan's Island an he owned a restaurant called Skipper Alan Hale's Lobster Barrel.

On Ken P. D. Snydecast #163: Holiday Shebangery Dana mentioned eating the the Spanish Kitchen a restaurant that was once Skipper Alan Hale's Lobster Barrel.


There are few things in life I could imagine that would be as good as having a lobster with the Skipper.

Alan Hale was the son of a very successful movie actor also named Alan Hale. And, as Ken mentioned on the podcast, they were almost identical:


The elder Hale was born Rufus Edward MacKahan when he entered the movie business he went by the name Alan Hale. When his son was born he named him Alan Hale MacKahan.
The younger Hale then followed in his fathers footsteps under the name Alan Hale Jr. After his father passed away he dropped the “Jr.”

Anyway, the restaurant was located smack dab in the middle of the tourist area of Hollywood. Skipper Alan Hale’s lobster barrel offered patrons steak and seafood served by tuxedo-clad waiters for moderate prices. It was only open for dinner (5pm to 10:30pm, 1am on the weekends.)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Do you miss the old episodes?


Dana Snyder and Ken Plume set out to have a literate conversation between two pals, but inevitably devolve into a verbal, and funny, free-for-all full of bickering, infighting, and the special kind of male bonding that comes from conflict expressed through the podcast medium.

Actor/comedian/raconteur Dana Snyder is Aqua Teen Hunger Force’s Master Shake, Squidbillies‘ Granny, Minoriteam’s Dr. Wang, and The Venture Bros.‘ Alchemist.

Author/producer/bon vivant Ken Plume is the architect of asitecalledFRED.com, and he is Dana’s friend, as well as his arch-nemesis.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ken Plume at Wizarding World of Harry Potter






Ken was drinking a Butterbeer with his sticky toffee pudding. Wanna know how to make your own? Here ya go:

Ingredients: 
5 cups apple juice 
1 cup pumpkin puree 
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 
Directions: 
1) Combine all in a large pitcher and stir well 
2) Let it sit for an hour in the refrigerator 
3) Strain it (if too thick) 
4) Chill or serve iced

From OrlandoInformer:
Butterbeer
2 liter cream soda
2 tablespoons Butter extract
2 teaspoons rum extract
*drop the extracts into the 2 liter bottle, put on cap and slowly rotate until combined.
Cream topping
1 7oz container of marshmallow creme
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon rum extract
*add all items together in an electric mixer and combine until smooth.
Pour the butterbeer into a glass,  drizzle with the cream topping, and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

DragonCon Snydecast Panel


DragonCon 2014 has come and gone. I was lucky enough to go and see Dana and Ken. I was also part of a live recorded Snydecast that was done in one of the panel rooms:

The show was supposed to be a look back at the show's history, but ended up being about Dana's "arrest" in college and a raucous game of Kitty in the Corner. 



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DragonCon

FROM FREDHeya folks! Ken Plume here.

As has become an annual tradition, I will find myself well busy at this year’s annual DragonCon convention in Atlanta, GA, which runs this very weekend (August 29th - September 1st).

In hopes you’ll stop by one of the many panels I and FRED will be doing, please find my official schedule below…

Be sure to ask me for a free FRED badge! Oh, and a FRED trading card… Try to collect them all!


Title: Venture Bros. Thunderdome
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: International North - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Doc Hammer and James Urbaniak go head-to-head in a Venture Bros. trivia battle royale.

Title: Snydecast-a-con
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: A601 - A602 - Marriott (Length: 1)
Description: With over 200 episodes under their pod-belts, two titans of talk get together and talk LIVE.

Title: An Audience With James Urbaniak & Dana Snyder
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Imperial Ballroom - Marriott (Length: 1)
Description: The stars of Venture Bros. & Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Title: FRED Presents Attack of The Celebrity Improv
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Grand Ballroom East - Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: A fast, furious game of improvised comedy. Like The Hunger Games with more laughs and fewer arrows.

Title: A Bit of a Chat with Terry Gilliam
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Centennial II - III - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: An hour with the legendary filmmaker and member of Monty Python. [Live on DCTV]

Title: Gonzo Quiz Show V: The Quizening
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Atrium Ballroom - Marriott (Length: 2.5)
Description: Teams of celebrity guests are led through a series of panel show games that are truly gonzo.

Title: MST3K: Reel Crime
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Centennial II - III - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Court is in session as MST3K’s own defend their cinematic guilty pleasures.

Title: A Bit of a Chat with Terry Gilliam
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Grand Ballroom A-F - Sheraton (Length: 1)
Description: An hour with the legendary filmmaker and member of Monty Python, Terry Gilliam.

Title: Venture Bros.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Atrium Ballroom - Marriott (Length: 1)
Description: An hour with Doc Hammer, Dana Snyder, and Dr. Venture himself, James Urbaniak. [Rebroadcast on DCTV Mon 9/1 9:30 am]

Title: Gonzo Quiz Show VI: Quizopolis
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Regency VI - VII - Hyatt (Length: 2.5)
Description: Teams of celebrity guests are led through a series of panel show games that are truly gonzo.

Title: You Know More Than We Do
Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: International North - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: A Mystery Science Theater 3000 trivia game where no answer is too obscure or accurate and you’ll be the judge.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

LaCroix!

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken and Dana drink LaCroix. Dana had Peach Pear and Cherise Lime: