Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Nerdgasm revisited

Remember the article I posted about this picture?

Well, from the moment I saw the picture, THIS GUY looked familiar:

I just couldn't place him. Today I was rereading some of the recent articles (yeah, I'm a narcissist) and it dawned on me...

... he's Andre Brown from the Nerdgasm videos on YouTube:

I'm pretty sure he is. I guess I could be wrong. But they do look alike.

You may remember Dana praised the video series on a Snydecast in late 2010. Remember 2010? Snydecasts every week or so.... ahhh...

Anyway, here is the video from 2010 that Dana mentioned:

And here is the newest episode from this week:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


The other day Ken tweeted this:
I point this out, not to pat myself on the back... well... not ONLY to pat myself on the back... but to point out the status of the Snydecast:

 At least it isn't dead.

Ken also tweeted this to me recently:
You recall the Snydecast's battle with Wikipedia, I am sure.

Back on November 10, 2011 I put the Snydecast and Ken back on Wikipedia. Read about that here.

You may also remember that back on November 11, 2011 they were both deleted. Read about that here.

Well, Wiki has a road block in place for "Ken Plume" and "Ken plume" to prevent recreating a deleted article. But they don't know Kenneth Plume:
So far, it's still up:
It's lasted longer than the last one.

Let's hope it stays for good this time.

EDIT: Still up (now for over 24 hours) and it's starting to look like a page worthy of Plumey:

Monday, February 27, 2012

Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure

On Ken PD Snydecast #45: Danercise Dana and Ken talk about the film: Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure.

Dana mentions that the soundtrack is a available free online. You can find it here.

Dana says it's one of the most f***ed up movies ever made for children.

Dana and Ken talk about the movie at length on Ken PD Snydecast #45: Danercise and the discussion starts at about 38 minutes in.

After you re-listen to that, check out the movie below:

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Friday, February 24, 2012

Animation cels

On Ken PD Snydecast #45: Danercise Dana and Ken talk about "animation cel art".

The conversation involves a cel art dealer Dana saw at a convention.

Ken asked if he had artwork from "The Littles":

Here is a cel from that show:
Normally they don't have website addresses on them.

If you are unfamiliar with cel art here is a definition from wiki:

A cel, short for celluloid, is a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand-drawn animation. Actual celluloid (consisting of cellulose nitrate and camphor) was used during the first half of the 20th century, but since it was flammable and dimensionally unstable it was largely replaced by cellulose acetate. With the advent of computer assisted animation production, the use of cels has been practically abandoned in major productions. Disney studios stopped using cels in 1990 when Computer Animation Production System (CAPS) replaced this element in their animation process.

Ken says he prefers production art because they were done by the actual artist (where as the colored cels were traced by the art department.)

Here is a piece of production art from a Laurel and Hardy cartoon:

Animation cel art is a rather inexpensive hobby to get started on. Go ahead and get some today!

Or don't, makes no difference to me.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ted Healy and The Three Stooges

Last night Ken and I had a brief discussion of Ted Healy, creator of the Three Stooges:
First, Ken's funny comment about the GOP candidates linked to this video:

Ken had a funny take on a decades old joke. In fact I wouldn't be surprisded if every single politician since the 1930s has been compared to The Three Stooges.

Here's Obama, Pelosi & Harry Reid:
 Here's McCain, Palin and George W. Bush:

And here's Bill Clinton, Ross Perot and George H. Bush:

Regardless, Ted Healy was the man who started the Three Stooges along with Moe, Shemp & Curly Howard and Larry Fine.
Ted parted ways with the Stooges in 1934 and had a successful solo career until his death in 1937.

Of course the Stooges reached their greatest success after Ted left the group.

Here are some of the YouTube clips I have found featuring Ted and the Stooges:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CABIN FEVER #87: To Kill A Leprechaun

CABIN FEVER #87: To Kill A Leprechaun features Ken Plume as a guest. The show was released 2 years ago this week.

Ken joins Brian Fitzpatrick and Aaron Poole for a long episode that transitions from topic to topic but spends a good amount of time talking about leprechauns and THIS SITE specifically.

On that site,, you can look at "The leprechaun fairy watch webcam is in a hidden location in the field in Tipperary, Ireland. This is an enchanted area, well known for magical associations. There is fairy ring close-by and you may see leprechauns and other Irish fairies such as pookas, banshees and merrows."

It looks like this:

It kinda looks like that all the time. It does get darker at night.

They also talk about this video where you can see a leprechaun can't see a damned thing.

Ken is also amused by this anti-climactic video described as "This video was taken over the period of one day using a time-lapse camera at the site of the leprechaun watch. During this period various creatures put in an appearance. None of them is thought to be a leprechaun."

Also Ken mentions you can get your own Leprechaun Watching certificate at this site:

Go ahead and check out CABIN FEVER #87: To Kill A Leprechaun, it's a lot of fun.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Whotininnies 10: A Lumpy Anniversary

Whotininnies 10: A Lumpy Anniversary is a wonderfully scattered and unorganized episode. I mean that in a good way.

For a February show it features a bizarre amount of focus on The Star Wars Holiday Special.

If you haven't seen this before, glue your eyeballs to the screen for the next 1 hour and 56 minutes:

Hello again! That was a fun hour and fifty-six! Crazy stuff, right?
Ken and Glen also talked about toys! First the Tobor toy that had a commercial in the Holiday Special:

They then search eBay and find one in a box:

You too can bid against Glen for this Tobor here.

Glen also finds this  lady on eBay:

Also Ken looks at Bea Arthur autographs on eBay:
At this point I wish to point out that these two beings are essentially biologically the same:

They also talk about the Hot Toys "1989 Batmobile":
Finally Ken mentions that he had a Chipmunk's Theater Playset as a kid:
Ken mentions that the Simon and Theodore figures had letters on their shirts, just like Alvin:
Ken said he "tore them off" because the letters didn't actually belong on Simon and Theodore.

He's right. We all know that Alvin had to wear that scarlet letter "A" because he was an adulterer.
Make sure and check out Whotininnies 10: A Lumpy Anniversary!

If found that great Chipmunks artwork here. Check the site out for more good stuff.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Garfield Minus Garfield

On Ken PD Snydecast #45: Danercise Dana wants Ken to put a link up on the Snydecast page over at
Dana: I feel we should pimp a website that I like very much.
Ken: Of course you do.
Dana: There is an excellent website that I guess... can we put a link on the page?
Ken: It depends.
Dana: No, it's nothing dirty.
Ken: Still, it depends.
Dana: Depends on what?
Ken: Whether I care or not.
Dana: So what it depends on is whether he's a douchebag or not.
Ken: I guess we'll see, won't we.
Dana: So it won't be on there, but send Ken emails and tell him to put it up.
The site in question is Garfield Minus Garfield.
Here is the site description Dana reads:
Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic strip about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against methamphetamine addiction in a quiet American suburb.

The two strips that Dana describes are here:

Ken mentions really liking the one from May 10, 2008. Here it is:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Dana and Ken Pez

I found this image online:
It comes from, a site full of awesome artwork. This piece was done by Matt Harrison and is entitled "matt hf notepads".

I love it.

You may remember the first time Pez was mentioned on Snydecast. It was back on episode 5, Bed Buggin'.

Ken asked Dana what was the most expensive collectible he ever bought.

Dana said it was a Maharaja Pez dispenser.

According to Pez Pals, Maharaja was one of the Pez People (or Pez Pals) a group of Pez that featured the same head with different attachments to make it unique. Some also came in a darker skin tone.

Many variations exist including a Bride, Doctor,Sheik, a Mexican boy and a ringmaster.

Each of the different "characters" were also available in many different varieties (with or without hair, mustaches, different color hats, etc.)

The Maharaja was available in several different color turbans and several different colored stems.

If you want to own one, like Dana, it will cost you a little more money. There is one on eBay right now for $59.99. Mention the coupon code "SNYDECAST" and they will be very confused.

Make sure and check out!

"Master Shake Tattoo"

I get a list of search keywords that draw people to this site. Among the obvious searches for "snydecast:" and "Ken Plume" etc there are lots of odd stuff like "bad childrens teeth" and "yeti concrete damage".

Also on there is always "Master Shake Tattoo".

They are probably looking for this picture:

It's gotta be fake, right?

God, I hope so.

Anyway, below are some of the Master Shake tattoos I have found on the internet. All copyrights are of the original photographer or the person featured... except they are taking a photo of a copyrighted character (they don't own) yet they have it permanently etched on to their bodies (that I hope they do own).

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dana at D23

Back in August Dana appeared at the Disney convention D23. It was covered here on the Experience with a picture of Dana signing Fish Hooks posters:
I noticed a few of the posters are on eBay.

You can buy one for $10 or buy one for $139. Your choice.

The eBay listings (which are oddly by the same seller) also included a few great pictures:

From Ken's Twitter feed:

NOTE ON NOTE: Well, I mean, we're all dying, inasmuch as we're all mortal and die a little with each pasding moment. Still, I'm fine.

NOTE ON NOTE ON NOTE: I could get hit by a bus.