Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ken sings Skyfall

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #198: The Golden Fool Ken mentions that he has already done a Crapoke of Adele's Skyfall.

What he doesn't mention is that he sang it as Brian Blessed:


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Curious George Swings into Spring

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #198: The Golden Fool Ken mentions receiving the DVD Curious George Swings into Spring:

Dana makes fun of it... because he's not in it... sadly.

Here's a trailer for the movie. I know none of you will watch it:

Here's a clip of an older Curious George program. It was stop motion and looked pretty cool... but you probably won't watch that either:

If you still want to watch something, check out Jimmy Durante. It's pure gold:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Puppet Update!

Remember on KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #190: Baclabalaclava whenDana bought a Pelham Punch puppet?

What does Panchito mean in Spanish?

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #198: The Golden Fool Ken makes the claim that the Disney Character Panchito had to have a different name in Mexico because his Panchito means "testicles".

Does it?

Here is some information from Wikipedia:
Panchito's full name is Panchito Romero Miguel Junipero Francisco Quintero González III. Panchito or Pancho, as well as Paco or Paquito are nicknames for Francisco, which is also his fifth name.
The unusually large name is making fun of the fact that, in many Spanish speaking countries, people use two last names (which, in some cases, are composed of two or more words) and commonly has one or even more middle names, and in some cases, like Juan Nepomuceno Carlos Pérez-Rulfo Vizcaíno's or María del Rosario Mercedes Laura Jennifer Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza's, they are pretty large.
Quintero González is Panchito's last name; according to Spanish naming, Quintero would be his father's last name and González his mother's.  
As there is no reference to his surname "Pistoles", some people assume that it is another nickname. The word "Pistoles" does not exist in Spanish, although "Pistolas" would mean guns, specifically handguns or pistols. Probably the -E in Pistoles was a phonetical adaptation to ease pronunciation for non-Spanish-speakers in the United States..

Here's the same basic info from

Panchito as a boy's name is a variant of Francis (Latin), and the meaning of Panchito is "frenchman; free man".
So it means "Free Man"?

However, here's what Cha Cha says:

"Sea Bream"? Damn. I guess Ken was wrong. It doesn't mean anything offensive.

UNLESS! What if we combine "Sea Bream" and "Free Men"?

Sea men!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Who won the 2013 Oscar Bet, Ken or Dana?

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #198: The Golden Fool Dana and Ken made an Oscar bet.

How did they do? Did you do better?

Take a look:

Best Picture = Argo
Ken got this one right, Dana chose Zero Dark Thirty.
KEN 1 - DANA 0

Best Director = Ang Lee
Dana got this one right, Ken chose Spielberg.
KEN 1 - DANA 1

Best Actor = Daniel Day Lewis
Both Dana and Ken agreed and were correct. Very close so far!
KEN 2 - DANA 2

Best Actress = Jennifer Lawrence
Ken takes the lead as, once again, Dana backs Zero Dark Thirty.
KEN 3 - DANA 2

Best Supporting Actor =  Christop Waltz
Ken increases his lead as Dana picked Alan Arkin.
KEN 4 - DANA 2

Best Supporting Actress =  Anne Hathaway
Both got what they picked as Anne Hathaway won. "Did Dana find the speech as self important as at the SAG awards?" is the real question.
KEN 5 - DANA 3

Best Original Screenplay =  Django Unchained
Another correct choice for Ken as Dana picked Moonrise Kingdom.
KEN 6 - DANA 3

Best Adapted Screenplay =  Argo
Dana scores a point with Argo, Ken had chosen Lincoln.
KEN 6 - DANA 4

Best Animated Feature =  Brave
The boys are both wrong as they chose Wreck It Ralph.
KEN 6 - DANA 4

Best Foreign Film = Armour
Wrong again because they chose a film from Noway because it "has Tiki in the title.".
KEN 6 - DANA 4

Best Documentary Feature =  Searching for Sugar Man
Ken and Dana were both right on this one.
KEN 7 - DANA 5

Best Documentary Short =  Inocente
They both chose wrong, Ken picking Open Heart, Dana with Mondays at Racine,
KEN 7 - DANA 5

Best Live Action Short =  Curfew
They both chose wrong, choosing Buzkashi Boys,
KEN 7 - DANA 5

Best Animated Short = Paperman
Ken picked this right, Dana picked Fresh Guacamole.
KEN 8 - DANA 5

Best  Original Score = Life of Pi
They both picked Skyfall.
KEN 8 - DANA 5

Best  Original Song = Skyfall
They both picked Skyfall again.
KEN 9 - DANA 6

Best  Sound Editing = Skyfall & Zero Dark Thirty
Ken again picked Skyfall, Dana went back to Zero Dark Thirty. Amazingly this was a tie and they were both right!
KEN 10 - DANA 7

Best Sound Mixing = Les Miserables
Ken AGAIN picked Skyfall, but Dana chooses Les Mis and is back in this!
KEN 10 - DANA 8

Best Production Design = Lincoln
Ken goes for Les Mis, but Dana chooses Lincoln and we have a close race!
KEN 10 - DANA 9

Best Cinematography = Anna Karenina
Ken chooses Lincoln, Dana chooses Skyfall and nothing changes.
KEN 10 - DANA 9

Best Makeup and Hairstyling = Les Miserables
Ken chooses right, Dana hoped for Hobbit.
KEN 11 - DANA 9

Best Costume Design = Anna Karenina
Remember when Dana chose Snow White and The Huntsman for some wacky category? That was this. Ken chose Les Miserables.
KEN 11 - DANA 9

Best Film Editing = Argo
Ken adds to his (now insurmountable) lead and Dana goes back to Zero Dark Thirty.
KEN 12 - DANA 9

Best Visual Effects = Life of Pi
Ken goes with Avengers and Dana with Snow White and the Huntsman, but it doesn't even matter at this point.

KEN 12 - DANA 9

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Deagostini Disney models

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #198: The Golden Fool Dana talks all about the Disney Parade Model set from Deagostini.
The models come in 100 small pieces that add up to an impressive model that is about 2 feet in diameter:
Each piece comes in a box (Dana described it as cereal box sized) with a magazine:

The website lists the prices as being "First issue special price (tax included), after No. 2 is 1,490 yen (including tax) ¥ 790."

Which I think is about $16.

So the set of 100 is $1600 if you could get them here. But you can't. Contact directly to Mr. Bookstore:
Materials used are:

(Used for pedestal) Polystone synthetic resin, ABS, such as PVC, wood, the material of the diorama parts, fiberglass, etc. (used for fireworks).
Find out more here:

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #198: The Golden Fool

Hey! KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #198: The Golden Fool is out!

Disneyland models, Curious George DVDs, Panchito, Oscar picks and constant WiFi and FedEx interruptions!

Listen! Love it! KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #198: The Golden Fool!

Think You're Smarter Than Ken and Dana?

Send your Oscar picks to Dana for a chance at a "very good prize".
One entry per person. In the event of a tie, no one gets anything. Or a randomly chosen winner.

You must choose for each of the categories below and get the most right.

Email your guesses to:

Dana will not call you personally or autograph anything for you. Ken will not record a song of your choice.

Dana's picks in RED and Ken's in GREEN. Ties are in PINK.
Best PictureBest Director
Best ActorBest Actress
Best Supporting ActorBest Supporting Actress
Best Writing – Original ScreenplayBest Writing – Adapted Screenplay
Best Animated FeatureBest Foreign Language Film
Best Documentary – FeatureBest Documentary – Short Subject
Best Live Action Short FilmBest Animated Short Film
  • Asad – Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
  • Buzkashi Boys – Sam French and Ariel Nasr
  • Curfew – Shawn Christensen
  • Death of a Shadow (Dood Van Een Schaduw) – Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
  • Henry – Yan England
Best Original ScoreBest Original Song
Best Sound EditingBest Sound Mixing
Best Production DesignBest Cinematography
Best Makeup and HairstylingBest Costume Design
  • Hitchcock – Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, and Martin Samuel
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater, and Tami Lane
  • Les Misérables – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
Best Film EditingBest Visual Effects