Friday, March 29, 2013

A look back at Snydecast 100

As we approach Snydecast 200, let's take a look back at KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #100: Our Only Friend, The End.

Ken and Dana celebrated 100 episodes by opening a sealed envelope that they were holding onto since episode 1. 

The envelope contained the admission that they both have been slowly poisoning one another since episode 1. 

Topics included Dee Snider:

 and Schneider from One Day at a Time:
Dana even mentions once attending a costume contest as Schneider.

The show also features talk of Pinks, Wienerschnitzel, O'Charley's, Tony Clifton, Kenneth Mars and the movie Full Moon High:

During the show Dana mentions a hat that Astan gave him I asked Astan what it looked like:

Also, the phrase "release the cheese kraken" is uttered. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Look Back...

As Snydecast 200 approaches, take a look at these clips from the past:



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ken PD Snydecast #1

As we fast approach #200, let's take a look back at episode #1.

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #1: Episode 1 seems rather quaint and charming today. The show is just over a half hour long and is really a fun listen.

It's full of some great quotes:

00:00 (Dana) Hello gang! This is Dana Snyder, the voice of Master Shake.

00:35 (Ken) This is Ken Plume for IGN Film Force.

00:46 (D) Our soon to be award winning podcast.

01:19 (K) Why can't we just be different?

01:25 (D) It's bad to be different, Ken.

02:37 (D) The point of making a bet is that you hurt if you lose.

03:16 (D)Are you sick or something?

03:58 (D) I swear you are the rudest guy I ever met in my life.

07:51 (D) We've gone from lame to nerdville.

09:39 (K) [sigh]

21:19 (K) You're making me sick, now.

28:12 (D) Don't soil the genre by mentioning the Care Bears.

30:36 (K) He's like Dear Abby - but Dana.

30:59 (K) [sigh]

32:10 (K) You took advantage of me.

32:59 (D) I gotta go to bed.

33:18 (K) Shut up! I hate you!

Also notable about episode 1 is the bet.

Dana bets that the podcast will become an "award winning" podcast. Ken said no.

Ken wanted to bet a dollar, saying it was a 'gentlemen's bet' but Dana wanted a "ball's bet".

Dana: When I went to high school, Las Vegas High School in…uh…
Ken: Las Vegas?
Dana: Boise, Idaho. Our rival school was Rancho High School. The football game every year-
Ken: I thought it would be Reno High… go on.
Dana: You keep interrupting!
Ken: I'm sorry, go on.
Dana: You're the rudest guy I ever met in my life.
Ken: Fine. Go on, I'm listening now.
Dana: You keep talking! Do me a favor.
Ken: Finish your anecdote.
Dana: Do me a favor-
Ken: Tell me about your childhood.
Dana: Do me a favor-
Ken: I'm listening.
Dana: Keep the lip zipped.
Ken: Fine.
Dana: From now until I say unzip it.
Ken: Go.
Dana: You keep talking.
Ken: Go on!
Dana: You're talking again! Do me a favor, just don't talk.
Ken: Okay.
Dana: Now you're just playing around. Stop playing around. Get serious.
Ken: Well how will you know when I'm listening?
Dana: Just be quiet and let me finish this. I'm trying to talk, I'm trying to say something real important.
Ken: Fine, I'm listening.
Dana: Maybe you'll learn something and you won't try and make the same $1 bet eight friggin' times in a row. Can you do that?
Ken: Fine. Learn me. Go.
Dana: When I went to high school, Las Vegas High School our rivals was Rancho. And the big football game with the rival every year we had a bone game. This was a bone, a guy who went to Rancho High School… his dad was a butcher and they had a hambone. They decided this was the trophy that they were going to… ah… the winner of the football game was gonna get to have the bone at their school. Which was shortly after bronzed. Only after they boiled it, and then it broke a couple times and then they bronzed it a couple years later. So what I'm saying is we should find something like that, that you have since you're obviously gonna lose the first time. It can be something symbolic much like the Stanley cup or something like a trophy. At least that's something. And not a dollar. Unzip.
Ken: Oh, now I can talk.
Dana: That's right, that's why I said unzip.
Ken: So we need to find a hambone, is that what you're saying?
Dana: Oh my god!
Ken: I know, so we need to find a symbolic hambone.
Dana: That's right.

They ended up deciding on Ken's Elwood statue vs. Dana's Jester stick.

Dana won the Elwood statue by claiming he would give the Snydecast an award through

The talisman was put up for grabs in Ken P. D. Snydecast Episode 4 in a bet regarding the weight of Paul Prudome vs John Popper. No winner was ever clearly determined and talisman was quietly retired after that.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Your memories of Snydecast 1-199

In anticipation of Ken PD Snydecast 200, I asked Twitter for some of their memories of the past 199.

Here is a sampling of what you said:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Recent "Bit of a Chat" Guests

It's been a little slow on the Bit of a Chat front lately. Ken was busy travelling to promote Milius, among other things, but there have been some stellar guests lately:

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Bryarly Bishop:
(original FRED description) In this episode, I have a chat with with musician/vlogger Bryarly Bishop about Garfunkel, fropics, Jett on fierce, Bansas, and the Peachy Keen Mean Machine.

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Charlie Brooker:
(original FRED description) In this episode, I have a chat with with writer/presenter Charlie Brooker about absurdity, wipes, games, charity, and wacky Chris Morris.

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Deric Hughes:
(original FRED description) In this episode, I have a chat with writer/producer Deric Hughes about comics, kids, WAREHOUSE 13, Kickstarter, and butternut.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Salute to Lou Ferrigno

On Ken P. D. Snydecast #199: Penultibicentennial Ken and Dana mention Lou Ferrigno.

Lou is a body builder and actor.

He has a Twitter account:
Fascinating, right?

Hey remember internet newsgroups? It was what people did before Twitter.

I don't think Lou ever used newsgroups but he was mentioned in them:
Lou Ferrigno = Mike Tyson = Mary Lou Retton = Annette Funicello?

Maybe. I'm bad at math.

Other than his performance as The Incredible Hulk, Lou is best known for the bodybuilding documentary 'Pumping Iron'.

Here he is with his dad, getting posing advice.

 Here's an unrelated clip from the film "Cage" where Lou cries. Probably because he was sad Nic Cage wasn't in this film.

Want an Argentinian bootleg Hulk version of the pop-a-matic bubble?

Just $40 on eBay!

Hulk + pop-a-matic bubble - Strollin' Bowling = FANTASTIC!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Carrot Top

On Ken P. D. Snydecast #199: Penultibicentennial Ken & Dana talk about Carrot Top.

Most specifically they talk about the possibility the allegations that he is on steroids.

First off, I never understood the nickname Carrot Top for someone with red hair.

The top of a carrot is green.

But whatever.

Anyway, Mr. Top once looked like this:
Then he looked like this:

Anyway, multiple sites accused him of taking steroids. Then in 2012 this site says he stopped and looks like this:

Here's a picture of a lady wearing a dress made of license plates:

Friday, March 15, 2013

Phat Press Release

Here is the full press release that Ken read on Ken P. D. Snydecast #199: Penultibicentennial:

Big Talent Helps Big Contestants Get Fit Fast

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fit and fabulous former host of Entertainment Tonight Julie Moran is setting out to help 3 women makeover their lives on her new show Mission Makeover™, produced by O2 Production Studios and airing on Lifetime.

Mission Makeover premiering Monday February 25th, 7:00am (ET/PT) and airing for 13 weeks on the Lifetime network follows the journey of 3 women on a mission of a lifetime. Not your typical weight loss show, Mission Makeover helps these womenmakeover multiple areas of their life, health and wellness.

The three local South Florida women are excited and motivated to lose weight, get healthy and change their lives, most of the time. Emotions and hormones run rampant as the women of Mission Makeover travel this makeover road, and the drama unfolds as the weight comes off or stays on.

Moran guides these women through multiple obstacles and challenges with their weight loss and each other as well as their journey for a life makeover with her winning personality, wisdom, and a whole lot of fun.

Moran is joined by popular fitness expert Tony Horton, who arrives to help kick things up a notch for the women. Celebrity trainer, athlete, author and creator of many fitness programs, Horton will be bringing more than just his cutting edge workouts to the women of Mission Makeover. Tony Horton Kitchen will be delivering the women delicious, nutrient-rich meals to supply them with the nutrition they need on their journey of health and wellness.

Guided by supportive Moran and challenged by the energetic Horton as well as a few other surprise celebrity appearances, the women of Mission Makeover have an exciting life changing journey ahead of them.

If they can make it to the end.

Tune in and follow their journey on the 13 week series Monday February 25th at 7:00am (ET/PT) on Lifetime to watch Moran and Horton on Mission Makeover™ brought to you by O2 Production Studios.

To view behind the scenes action, the women's personal video diary blogs or to start your own makeover journey, log on to the website for tips, tools and tricks of the trade.  You too can make it your mission to create a healthier you.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cars Land: The Five Hour Line and The Balls

On Ken P. D. Snydecast #199: Penultibicentennial Dana and Ken talked about Cars Land at Disneyland.

Dana mention that there are 3 rides in the section:

From wiki:

Radiator Springs Racers — a slot car dark ride. The attraction takes guests in a six-person vehicle through a briefing with Doc and Lightning McQueen, characters from the film Cars. Suddenly, guests find themselves racing another guest vehicle through hairpin turns and steep banks, ending with a randomized race result. It is similar to Test Track at Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Mater's Junkyard Jamboree — an attraction in the style of a whip ride and the Mad Tea Party at Disneyland. The attraction is themed to Mater's Junkyard and the fields with baby tractors from the first film. Mater is the Master of Ceremonies of the Jamboree. The vehicles are tractors with pull cars attached to them that move around with the music.

Luigi's Flying Tires — an updated version of the original Disneyland attraction, Flying Saucers. This effect is achieved by large fan-like blowers shooting air up, like a giant air hockey table. Guests queue in the Casa Della Tires shop. A play area featuring a tire jungle gym, slide and kid-sized cars is located next to the attraction.

The one with the long line (and the single rider line) was Radiator Springs Racer:

The one with the balls that have been removed (tee hee, I said balls) is Luigi's Flying Tires:

With balls:
Without balls:

The one they didn't even mention was Mater's Junkyard Jamboree.

Screw you Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, screw you.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Get Yer Ploompaloompa Gear

On Ken P. D. Snydecast #199: Penultibicentennial Dana and Ken talked about Aaron Cooper (zzcoop on Twitter) and Ploompaloompas.

Seems like a good time to tell you can get your Ploompaloompa gear on Zazzle.
Go! Get your Ploomp on!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Milius at SXSW

Ken hit the road the other day for the South by South West festival in Austin, Texas.

Ken was there for the screening of  a documentary on John Milius, the writer and filmmaker behind the likes of Dirty Harry, Apocalypse Now and Conan the Barbarian.

Ken produced the documentary and has talked about it quite on the Ken PD Snydecast.

Here is the trailer:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Bill Irwin

On Ken's 25 hour Bit of a Chat marathon for Dana mentions he had just seen Bill Irwin perform and would definitely see him again. Bill Irwin is one of the greatest living clowns. He is probably best known for his high profile appearances on Sesame Street:

 Bill Irwin performs regularly and gives modern audiences a look at the timeless art of clowning.

Here are some clips. Watch them. I bet you'll like it:

And go donate:!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

All the Single Riders!

On Ken P. D. Snydecast #199: Penultibicentennial Dana mentions the "Single Rider" lines at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Ken has him explain the concept and he explains it very well. Simply put, it's an express line and single riders get placed in empty seats in other cars.

Here are a list of attractions where you can go solo:

Disneyland Park
Splash Mountain
Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye
Matterhorn Bobsleds

Disney California Adventure
California Screamin'
Soarin' Over California
Grizzly River Run
Goofy's Sky School
Radiator Springs Racers

Disney's Animal Kingdom
Expedition Everest

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

Test Track

Tokyo Disneyland
Splash Mountain

Tokyo DisneySea
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull
Raging Spirits

Hong Kong Disneyland
Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars
Space Mountain
Toy Soldier Parachute Drop

Walt Disney Studios Park
Toy Soldier Parachute Drop
RC Racer

As Dana mentions, they have "single rider" lines at Universal:

Universal Studios Hollywood
Revenge of the Mummy
Jurassic Park: The Ride

Universal Studios Florida
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit
Men in Black: Alien Attack
Revenge of the Mummy

Islands of Adventure
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
Doctor Doom's Fearfall
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
The Incredible Hulk Coaster
Jurassic Park River Adventure

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ken & Dana on The Tower of Terror

On Ken P. D. Snydecast #199: Penultibicentennial Ken mentions the Tower of Terror ride he had with Dana.

Ken says it's the only Disney photo he has ever purchased.

Here it is:

Monday, March 4, 2013

Dana appears in his hometown paper...

On Ken P. D. Snydecast #199: Penultibicentennial Dana mentions being profiled in his hometown paper.

Ken (who believes Dana's hometown in Las Vegas) mock's the paper comparing it to the Penny Saver.
But au contraire! The Morning Call is a daily newspaper based in Allentown PA and is owned by Tribune.

The Morning Call was founded on May 26, 1883 by Samuel S. Woolever. There are no pictures of him on the net other than this:
That's not even him unless he changed his middle name and died within 2 months of founding the paper.

Anyway, it's an important paper with 94,859 daily readers and 121,168 on Sunday.

The headline reads:
"Actors from the Lehigh Valley play animated characters in movies and TV"
by By Kathy Lauer-Williams

The article profiles Kate Micucci, Lara Jill Miller, Dana Snyder, Taylor Swift, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Roebuck.

In that order.

So Dana is listed before The Rock.

Just wanted to point that out.

Here is what it says about the mighty Dana Snyder:

Dana Snyder

The former Easton resident left a drunken message on a show producer's voicemail, and was subsequently hired to play a character on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim cartoon "Aqua Teen Hunger Force."

Snyder voiced Master Shake, one of three main characters in "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" for nine seasons beginning in 2000. The show, now called "Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1," is slated to return for a 10th season this year.

Snyder also voiced the rude Shake in the 2007 film version of the show.

He shows up regularly on other Cartoon Network series, including as The Alchemist on "Venture Bros.," numerous characters on "Mad," Gazpacho on "Chowder" and Granny on "Squidbillies." He also voiced teacher Mr. Baldwin on Disney's "Fish Hooks."

Snyder voiced Strom Thurmond and Ulysses in 2007's "Dante's Inferno," which used paper puppets to animate a modern take on the 14th-century literary classic.

He is set to voice the character of Garthog in this year's "Hell & Back," an adult animated film about two friends who try to rescue their pal after he's accidentally dragged to hell.