Monday, September 30, 2013

Make your own Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice

After KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #203: Trek-a-doodle were you anxious to try these beverages but lacking the means to get to Orlando?

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!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Universal Studios Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #203: Trek-a-doodle Ken and Dana talk about Universal Studios Pumpkin Juice and Butterbeer.

The Harry Potter wiki says:
Butterbeer is a popular wizarding beverage described as tasting "a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch."

Butterbeer is served cold in bottles and hot in "foaming tankards".In Hogsmeade, it's sold at The Three Broomsticks and The Hog's Head, although the fact that the latter pub's stock was described as "very dusty" suggests that it was not sold there very often. In Diagon Alley, the drink has been known to be sold at the Leaky Cauldron.
At the Hog's Head, customers are charged two sickles per Butterbeer (£0.60 approximately), but it is not certain whether this is a universal price for the drink, or if the price of the drink varies from location to location.

Pumpkin juice is a beverage made from pumpkins. Manufactured since 1837 by London Pumpkins & Sons, it is extremely popular in the wizarding world, particularly among the students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is drunk at any occasion, such as breakfast, lunch, at feasts or on other occasions. It seems to have taken on the same role that orange juice has in the Muggle world, though orange juice is sometimes consumed in the wizarding world as well.
Pumpkin juice is readily available, and can be purchased on the Hogwarts Express. Severus Snape threatened Harry in his fourth year that he might slip Veritaserum in his evening pumpkin juice while believing that Harry stole his potion ingredients. Dolores Umbridge offered Harry Potter pumpkin juice in 1996 when she wanted to secretly administer Veritaserum to him, but he chose tea instead. Prior to a Quidditch match in his sixth year, Ron Weasley believed that Harry had slipped Felix Felicis into his morning juice to help him play perfectly.

In the podcast Ken says "pumpkins don't go bad" to which Dana replies "haven't you ever seen one a week after Halloween?"
The label does indicate it needs to be refrigerated, but only after opening.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


What could this be?

Tom Kenny is the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants here is a photo of Ken with Tom (as well as Paul and Storm and DC Pierson) at a Bob's Big Boy in 2011:

I'm excited to see what becomes of this! You may remember this great Christmas treat from Ken and Stan Lee:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Teenager killed in remote-control helicopter accident

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #203: Trek-a-doodle Dana mentions the horrible accident where a man was partially decapitated by an RC helicopter.

Here are some details from The NY Post:

A Queens teenager’s obsession with high-powered model helicopters ended in gruesome death yesterday, when one of his beloved toy whirlybirds spun out of control in a Brooklyn park and scalped him, sources said.
Roman Pirozek, 19, — a chopper aficionado who bragged about his exploits on YouTube — was piloting the small machine at Calvert Vaux Park in Gravesend at around 3:40 p.m., when something went horribly wrong, cops said.
The toy aircraft turned toward the teen as he tried to pull off an unusual stunt. It hit him at high speed with the rotors spinning into his head and taking out “good chunk,” law enforcement sources said.
A handful of his friends watched in horror.

Read more here.

The high-end RC helicopter has a blade span of 62 inches, with a rotor that spins at more than 2,000rpm. It weighs a little over six pounds.

Jammie Dodgers

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #202: Too Hot To Tot Ken and Dana talk about Jammie Dodgers.

It's a popular cookie in the UK.

According to Wikipedia:
The biscuit has been mentioned several times in the British science fiction programme Doctor Who. Lead actor Matt Smith has described Jammie Dodgers as "The Eleventh Doctor's favourite snack".[citation needed] Most prominently, in the episode "Victory of the Daleks" (2010), The Doctor attempts to pass one off as a remote self-destruct button for his TARDIS. He also mentioned that he required a dozen Jammie Dodgers in his list of items needed to retrieve the child calling the president in the episode The Impossible Astronaut. In the episode The Bells of Saint John, he leaves a plate of Jammie Dodgers for his new companion.

Ken tweeted a photo of the bag:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Mayor Goldie Wilson

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #202: Too Hot To Tot Dana mentions that the interview he was doing with me was cut short because of an interview I had scheduled with Donald Fullilove.

Donald played Goldie Wilson in the first Back to the Future film. Goldie was a 1955 soda jerk who would become the mayor in 1985.

Donald also played Goldie Wilson III in the sequel Back to the Future part II.

Among Donald's other credits are Michael Jackson in The Jackson 5 cartoon and voice appearances in Up and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dana in The Producers

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #202: Too Hot To Tot They talk a lot about Dana appearing in The Producers in both Vero Beach and in Arrow Rock.

Here are some photos from Arrow Rock:

Here's Vero Beach (where Dana is the Vero Zero):

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Episodes recorded together

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #202: Too Hot To Tot Ken and Dana record together. In the same room.

They discuss how rare this is. It has happened a few times before.

As they mentioned, KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #68: Snyde-lympics was recorded at Anime Supercon and  KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #113: Nuts On The Snyde Part 2 was recorded at DragonCon.

They also mention KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #112: Shoo Fly which was recorded at Milltown Arms Tavern near DragonCon.

Dana mentions an ep recorded on the way to Club 33. That was KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #14: Club 33.

There is also at least one more, KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #8: Tijuana Taxi which was recorded on It's a Small World.

EDIT: Got this via Twitter:
He is, of course, correct! KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #13: The Logo Fiasco-rama!

Are there any more?

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KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #202: Too Hot To Tot

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #202: Too Hot To Tot is out

Ken & Dana return with an evening filled with tales of taters, live from Walt Disney World.It's a podcast full of reminiscing, Broadway songs and dueling Doc Brown impressions.

Listen! Go: KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #202: Too Hot To Tot

Friday, September 13, 2013

Trailer for Escape from Tomorrow

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #195: Architectural Digestive features talk of the 2013 film Escape From Tomorrow.

The film was shot (without permission) at Walt Disney World and is a creepy story that uses Disney icons as a backdrop.

The film will be released on October 11.

Here is the new trailer:

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Twitterin' with Ken!

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Melbourne Indie Filmmakers Festival Set For Sept. 6

Ken and Dana are both set to appear at the Melbourne Indie Filmmakers Festival starting September 6.
This article from Space Coast Daily talks about the event and reads, in part:
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival (MIFF) is set for Sept. 6-7, featuring a rarely seen 1969 beach movie shot in Brevard County, Cartoon Network Adult Swim personalities, dozens of quality independent films from around Florida and the globe, and the return of “Real Food Real Kitchens.”

Each year, the MIFF brings some of the best independent films to an enthusiastic Florida audience and promotes the filmmaking arts while raising money for good causes. The theme of this year’s event is “Blame it on Florida!” in honor of our exclusive presentation of one of the earliest successful independent films, and it hasn’t been seen in over 35 years. (MIFF image)

The 15th annual event will be held at the Premiere Theaters Oaks Stadium 10, 1800 W. Hibiscus Blvd. in Melbourne, Florida.

Each year, the MIFF brings some of the best independent films to an enthusiastic Florida audience and promotes the filmmaking arts while raising money for good causes.

At 9:15 p.m. Friday, the MIFF is proud to feature the triumphant return of comedian Dana Snyder (Master Shake from “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “Squidbillies”). If you missed it last year, we’re sure you heard about it.

He will host a spectacular R-rated comedy show featuring films and performance with special guests Lear Bunda (Adult Swim, “Squidbillies”), Matt Mariska (“Code Monkeys,” “Robot Chicken”), Jon Schnepp (“Metalocalypse,” “The Venture Brothers”), Andy Sipes (“Code Monkeys”), and cocktail-making aficionados Pat Martin and Billy Tracey from Facebook’s “What Are Pat and Billy Drinking?”

On Saturday, Sept. 7, the show begins early at 9 a.m. with the Florida Filmmakers Matinee, which will showcase an exceptional selection of short film projects from around the State of Florida.

At 1 p.m., the Meet the Filmmakers Roundtable Q&A will give a chance for the audience to interact with the filmmakers themselves.

At 2 p.m., special guests Zak Knutson (“MILIUS”) and John Schnepp (“The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?”) will discuss their film careers and how to make a meaningful documentary for today’s audience and the future.


At 3 p.m., director Zak Knutson presents, by exclusive engagement, “MILIUS – the John Milius Documentary.” Directed by Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson, the film details the life story of one of the most influential and controversial film directors in the history of Hollywood, John Milius (“Apocalypse Now,” “Jaws,” “Big Wednesday,” “Conan The Barbarian,” “Dirty Harry,” “Red Dawn”).

Thursday, September 5, 2013

imitation calamari

On Ken's 24 hour marathon of Chats in April he and Dana talked about imitation calamari made of pig rectum.

Dana talks about a 'This American Life' investigation. You can hear that here.

The Huffington Post also covered it:

'Imitation Calamari' Investigated By 'This American Life,' Suggested To Have Dubious, Pork-Based Origin

Plenty of foods come surrounded by urban legends. Hot dogs and genetically-modified organisms, for instance, come with a cadre of rumors -- some true, some patently false. But if a recent segment on "This American Life" is to be believed, it may be time to add calamari to the list.

The popular radio show's Jan. 11 episode focuses on doppelgangers -- people and things that appear extremely similar on the surface but are actually totally different.

Among the doppelgangers? Calamari's modest cousin, "imitation calamari."

Though it has a shape and texture similar to the real thing, its component parts are decidedly different. While calamari comes from squid, the replica is supposedly made of hog rectum, otherwise known as "bung."

The irony is not lost on Ben Calhoun, one of the show's producers, and ring-leader of the segment, who notes:

In restaurants everywhere, right this second, people are squeezing lemon wedges over crispy, golden, rings, dipping the rings into marinara sauce, and they're eating hog rectum. Now they're chewing -- satisfied and deeply clueless. It's payback for our blissful ignorance about where our food comes from and how it gets to us. READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Aqua TV Show Show - San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Press Roundtable Interview Series

Aqua TV Show Show - San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Press Roundtable Interview Series

Interview with Dave Willis, Dana Snyder, and Ned Hastings. Part of the SDCC 2013 Press Roundtable Interview Series. Interview by Ryan Brunty, Ryan Davis, and Shahab Zargari. Filmed and edited by Shahab Zargari.

Monday, September 2, 2013


Hey! Look, it's The Count! Incidentally, The Count was voiced by the late Jerry Nelson. Jerry was friends with Ken, you can read one of their interactions here.

Anyhooch, it's been FOUR months since Ken and Dana released a Ken PD Snydecast.

When we last left Ken and Dana with ep #201: Elephansnydus. It was May 4, 2013.

 They had just come off episode 200 where they had promised a special guest... who never showed up.

They had also failed to follow up on the Oscar bet and contest. They were as consistent as ever.

We miss them.

Here are some of the things that have happened since then:

Dana appeared on This American Wife.

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Hal Lublin

Dana posted video of the time he crashed into a tree.

Ken asked if Chris Hardwick would put Snydecast on the Nerdist channel.

Dana did interviews on Jordan, Jesse, Go! and Downright Creepy.

A Bit Of A Chat with Ken Plume & Sam Bain.

The Wizard of Oz opened at Lyceum with Dana as The Cowardly Lion.

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Rebecca Watson 7.

Dana did an interview with VOX magazine.

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Tony Way 4.

Fiddler on the Roof opened at Lyceum.

Dana appeared at Supercon in Florida.

An Evening With John Hodgman & Ken Plume VI

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Benari Poulten 3

Ken started posting archival interviews.

Dana shaved his beard.

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Graham Linehan 5

Ken rode Space Mountain.

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Sylvester McCoy 3

The boys hung out somewhere in California doing something.

Dana appeared on The Space Adventures of Chet Cosmos.

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Paul F. Tompkins 6

Dana cancelled his appearance at DragonCon.

Ken released Whotininnies 24.

Dana appeared on Geek Week: Outlands.

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & William Shatner

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Chris Hardwick

Ken  & Dana updated their Omnivore 100 lists.

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