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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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, 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:

5 cups apple juice 
1 cup pumpkin puree 
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 
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:
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


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


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

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken mentions the comedy band Billy Hill and the Hillbillies.
The band begun a wildly successful run at Disneyland on December 22, 1994. 

The run ended on January 6, 2014.

As Ken mentioned, they are now at Knotts Berry Farm performing as Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies:

Dana Daniels

On the latest Ken PD Snydecast Dana talks about The Golden Horsehoe Variety Show and comic magician Dana Daniels.

The Golden Horseshoe Stage (referred to as Pecos Bill's Golden Horseshoe Saloon during construction) opened in 1955 with several other original attractions at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Over the years the venue has housed multiple stage shows; it currently shows Laughing Stock and Company seven days a week. The "saloon" is located in Frontierland and has a picturesque view of the Rivers of America, New Orleans Square and part of Critter Country.
Dana mentions seeing The Golden Horseshoe Variety Show:

Golden Horseshoe Variety Show
This show featured the comedy and magic talents of Dana Daniels. It ran from June 13, 1995 until October 8, 2003. It starred Dana Daniels, Richard Allen, Hal Ratliff and many others over the years.

Here is a video of Dana Daniels with Luigi the Psychic Parrot:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Talking Dennis Miller returns

Talking Dennis Miller has been all over the place since Dana mentioned he was selling him on eBay in 2012.

Most recently listen Jim DeSantis had been Talking Dennis Miller's handler. Recently, he posted this:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dana's autograph

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Dana talks about a fake autograph on Amazon:
 Here are some real ones:

I'd get the fake one.