Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ken Tweets About Playmobil

I had to post these, they are too funny to let them fade into Twitter obscurity.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tweets from Mr. Plume

On twitter.com/KENPLUME Ken continues to display his trademark wit and humor:

Every time I hear "Powered by a next gen engine", I want to see Geordi in Engineering. #XBoxOne

Will my TV hold me and never let go? #XBoxOne

New XBox revealed. World acknowledges. Moves on.

Working to "What Am I Doing Hanging Around". Story of my life.

Yahoo Buying Tumblr, Promises Irrelevancy.

Some days, I want nothing more to do with myself.

Twitter is great way to get small doses of Plume as you await the newest Ken P.D. Snydecast. Go over to twitter.com/KENPLUME now!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Bit Of A Chat with Ken Plume & Sam Bain

Ken has a new chat with Sam Bain!

From FRED:

In this episode, I have a chat with writer Sam Bain about Fresh Meat, Peep Show, optimism, Woody Allen, and rainbow thievery.
This is a GREAT one! Bain is very funny and Ken has great chemstry with him. One of the best! Take a listen!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Snydely Interviews

Dana has been doing some press for his new Adult Swim show.

CLICK HERE for Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 274: Big Band with Dana Snyder

Actor Dana Snyder joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jewish wizards, Wad Lord, and Jesse breaks down The Spinners' song, "Rubberband Man." Plus Jesse has a few big momentous occasions to announce.

CLICK HERE for DownRight Creepy: Interview with Dana Snyder

Dana, thanks for joining me on the Creepcast - how are you?

Dana Snyder: Thanks, Creepy!

DRC: Let’s start off with the name of the new show you are on… YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL. Do you know who named the show? It's an incredible name so I am just curious?

DS:That name i believe came from our dark lord and masters, Chris Kelly and Dave Willis.

DRC: Evil geniuses. So it's not a spin-off of Pretty Little Liars? Oh. Okay.

DS: IT IS, 100 percent. But don't tell the pretty little liars that please. We don't want a cease and desist order.

DRC: Who do you think the title is speaking to? Is it speaking to me? Kim Kardashian? Selena Gomez who are we talking about here?

DS: Don't be an idiot, it speaks to everyone who's ever loved...or needed love...or had a human heart, which is clearly not you or Selena Gomez.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Zero Mostel Reads A Book

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #201: Elephansnydus features mention of the book "Zero Mostel Reads A Book".

From bangback.com:
In this hard-bound photo-essay, photographer Robert Frank, known for his outsider’s perspective on the strata of American society, follows Zero with a camera while he reads a random progression of books. A dictionary, a comic book, novels, and an anonymous assortment of thick texts. Reading, he moves around his home from room to room, first on a chair, then on a sofa, then pulling more books from his shelves; he drinks, he smokes. Frank’s camera is all the while capturing Zero’s reaction to what is being read — he cries, laughs, sweats, uses a magnifying glass, is scared,  horrified, enraged, makes hammy faces; he emotes.

Here are some great images from the book:

Friday, May 10, 2013

GoPro Camera

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #201: Elephansnydus the boys talk about the GoPro camera which Ken DID NOT get for free.

It's is called the "world's most versatile camera." It's creator made the camera after finding he couldn't get good surfing pictures.

Woodman initially raised money for his company by selling bead and shell belts out of his VW van. Each belt sold for under $20. 

So there's that.

Ken chides Dana for never uploading anything from Switzerland. So he uploaded this.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Oh Ken.

The Wizard of Oz on Ice

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #201: Elephansnydus Dana talks about his upcoming performance in The Wizard of Oz at the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, MO.

Dana will be performing the part of the Cowardly Lion from June 7th to June 16th!

Artwork by ZZCOOP

You can go to the Lyceum Theatre website for tickets and info.

Anyway, Dana reminded me of the 1996 CBS TV special "The Wizard of Oz on Ice"?

Remember Bobby McFerrin's performance as The Wizard?

Oksana Baiul as Dorothy... but Shanice providing the voice of Dorothy?

And the ruby red ice skates?

Oh dear. It really happened.

Thankfully some of it is on YouTube. Even more thankfully, not all of it is on YouTube.

It starts out with an introduction by someone I don't recognize, but the scroll on the bottom indicates that his name was Senator Bob Dole:

Click here to see The Cowardly Lion sing!

Here are a bunch of videos I found but didn't watch. They may be a Rickroll or something. For your sake, I hope they are.

Here is the "making of" special which sadly never answers the question "why".

Now you should be sufficiently ready for a QUALITY version of this story. Go to the Lyceum Theatre website for tickets and info.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Zero Mostel painting

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #201: Elephansnydus the boys talk about a Zero Mostel painting on eBay:

Sesame Street Book of Opposites with Zero Mostel

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #201: Elephansnydus Dana mentions receiving this book:

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #201: Elephansnydus

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #201: Elephansnydus is out

Talk of beards, chicken breasts and make up!

Listen! Go: KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #201: Elephansnydus

The Freshmaker

On Snydecast 200 Dana and Ken rattle off some commercial jingles. Ken mentions "The Freshmaker":

Dana mentions the Dos Equis commercial with "I don't always drink beer, but when I do I drink a s***load!" 

Or whatever he says.

They also reference the Trident commercial that says "4 out of 5 dentists recommend..."

Here is a parody by Trident:

Friday, May 3, 2013

Far Cry 3

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #200 Dana mentions his love of the game Far Cry 3.
Dana has been playing the game on PS3.
From wiki:
Far Cry 3 is a first-person shooter, which also features role-playing game elements including experience points, skill trees, and a crafting system. The player has the ability to take cover behind objects to break enemies' lines of sight and also to peek around and over cover and blindfire. The player also has the ability to perform silent "takedowns" by performing melee attacks from above, below, or close behind. The game's narrative director, Jason Vandenberghe, said that the story mode map is around ten times larger than in the game's previous installments. Players are given the ability to survey and plan out their attacks with stealth takedown combinations and also tag enemies with the camera in order to track their movement once they break the player's line of sight.
Here is the game's trailer:

Thursday, May 2, 2013

China Beach

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #200 features Ken opening a boxed set of China Beach.

Dana then can't remember who Robert Picardo is:

He is also surprised to hear he once had hair.

The China Beach set is available from Time Life.

Go buy it, or see if they will send it to you for free. Tell em you know Ken... but don't know who Robert Picardo is.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

From the mailbag...

Hi Ken & Dana,

Long time listener, (yes there are more than two of us), first time writer.
I was just listening to the new episode, and was compelled to write in.
First, just to let you know how much I enjoy the podcast, as sporadic as it has been.
And second, to let you know that there actually exists a hot dog restaurant in Vancouver, BC. Japadog (http://www.japadog.com/) has several hot dog carts, but also has one dedicated sit-down restaurant downtown. And according to their website, they just opened a new location in New York.

They don't have a "hot tot" but they do have a Croquette dog, which is two mashed potato croquettes alongside the sausage. Not tried it myself, but it certainly looks delicious.

I don't know if you already knew about Japadog, or whether this even would count as a true "Hot Dog Restaurant," given that it started as just a cart.

Anyway, keep up the good work, and we all miss The Mail Song.

- Mark

Well.... here ya go:


On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #200 Dana mentions Blancanieves.

Blancanieves is a 2012 black-and-white silent Spanish film based on the fairy tale "Snow White". The film is set in 1920.

Dana saw it at th No Ho 7, where hoes are not welcome.

Here is the film's trailer: