Monday, December 30, 2013

Magic Bands and other frivolous stuff

Ken mentions the excessive packaging Disney uses for their new Magic Bands:

They also discuss the "other package" Disney sends. It includes a flash drive with links to info and videos about the bands:

Friday, December 27, 2013

Marvin Kaplan & Mickey Rooney

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast, Dana mentions going to an It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 50th Anniversary Q&A.

Here is that Q&A:

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Marvin Kaplan

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Dana and Ken talk about Marvin Kaplan.

Ken mentions that Marvin appears in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. He is one of the gas station attendees in the scene where Johnathan Winters destroys a gas station:

That's Kaplan on the right. Here's a brief clip:

If you haven't seen this film, do yourself a favor and check it out.

Ken mentions Kaplan's part in Top Cat:

Here's a great demo clip from Top Cat. This was the pilot episode and is pre-laugh track. Kaplan's character, Choo Choo is seen towards the end of the clip.

Dana mentions that I recently interviewed Marvin, you can hear that interview on this site.

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #207: Yule Be Sorry

Ken & Dana return with festive holiday something or another.
Listen here.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The London Eye

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast, Ken mentions experiencing The London Eye.

From wiki:
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, England. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, and since 20 January 2011.

Through the magic of YouTube, check this out:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"We'll call you Omega Dan"

Didja catch this on the newest episode of the Ken PD Snydecast? I can only assume it was an Omega Man joke since they were discussing Dana being alone at Walt Disney World.

I assume Ken was just shortening Dana to Dan... is there a better nerd reference that Google isn't telling me?

Dame Edna

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken mentions seeing the Dame Edna Farewell Show. If you haven't seen Dame Edna check this out:

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Royal Free Rocks With Laughter

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken talks about seeing Royal Free Rocks With Laughter.
An evening of comedy and surprises in aid of The Royal Free Charity & UCL's Appeal for the New Institute of Immunity and Transplantation on World Aids Day.   Featuring Rowan Atkinson, Jo Brand, Julian Clary, Harry Enfield, Harry Hill, League of Gentlemen, Matt Lucas, Lee Mack, Mitchell & Webb, Tim Vine, Paul Whitehouse and Special Guests

Here is the view from Ken's seat:

Ken's Top Hat

Monday, December 16, 2013

Dame Edna

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #206: Cockney Carnivals Of Death Ken talks about seeing Dame Edna. Here are some of the photos he tweeted of the show:

This evening’s entertainment comes with dire warnings…

About to partake of the majesty that is @RealDameEdna w/ authentic Aussie @Schreiberland…

Now THIS is a curtain…

Farewell, real @RealDameEdna…

Friday, December 13, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

BBC America, why Doctor Who endures....

Ken's quoted in a recent Doctor Who article:

“It’s a strange man in a strange box that takes you on adventures through time and space. What’s not love about a show that’s bigger on the inside?” - Ken Plume, podcaster

Read more.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Rosetta Stone

On the latest Ken PD Snydecast Dana mentions that one of the museums in England has "The Rosetta Stone."

Here's some stuff I cut and pasted from Wikipedia:
The Rosetta Stone is an ancient Egyptian granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts: the upper text is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the middle portion Demotic script, and the lowest Ancient Greek. Because it presents essentially the same text in all three scripts (with some minor differences among them), it provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs.
In July 2003, on the occasion of the British Museum's 250th anniversary, Egypt first requested the return of the Rosetta Stone. Zahi Hawass, the former chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, asked that the stele be repatriated to Egypt, urging in comments to reporters: "If the British want to be remembered, if they want to restore their reputation, they should volunteer to return the Rosetta Stone because it is the icon of our Egyptian identity".[72] Two years later in Paris he repeated the proposal, listing the stone as one of several key items belonging to Egypt's cultural heritage, a list which also included the iconic bust of Nefertiti in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin; a statue of the Great Pyramid architect Hemiunu in the Roemer-und-Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim, Germany; the Dendara Temple Zodiac in the Louvre in Paris; and the bust of Ankhhaf from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.[73] During 2005, the British Museum presented to Egypt a full-size replica of the stele. This was initially displayed in the renovated Rashid National Museum, close to the site where the stone was found.[74] By November 2005, Hawass was suggesting a three-month loan of the Rosetta Stone, while reiterating the eventual goal of a permanent return;[75] in December 2009, he proposed to drop his claim for the permanent return of the Rosetta Stone if the British Museum loaned the stone to Egypt for three months, for the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza in 2013.[76]

I didn't even bother to remove the little numbers.

This was far more interesting to me. Remember when Halle Berry played "Sharon Stone" in The Flintstones?

Well, I think at some point the character was named Rosetta Stone because a number of early reviews mention that. Or maybe they say it in the movie. I don't remember because I was staring at her belly button.

I did find this from the Philadelphia Inquirer:
LETTERS Just Stone me!

POSTED: December 06, 2002

I recently wrote concerning the Halle Berry poster in the Nov. 22 paper and criticized you for saying that the name of her character in "The Flintstones" was Sharon Stone. I thought it was Rosetta Stone (a better choice, if you ask me).

However, I checked it out on the Internet and discovered that you guys were RIGHT - she was Sharon Stone. I apologize. I shield my eyes from your shining, infinite wisdom.

But why did you guys print my, uh, "correction?" I feel like a goof for writing that, but now people may think that what I said was correct. Oh, no - now I'm influencing public opinion.


Mark F. Walker, Philadelphia

Yeah, whatever. 




Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Saved here for prosperity is the twitter questions Dana mentioned on the most recent Snydecast: