Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cosmic Rays

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken mentions Cosmic Rays. Dana couldn't think of the name and Ken had cookies there.

He still has them.

Here is a tour of the place.

Ken mentions the animatronic. This is Sonny E. Clipse.

He's great. Check out his full show:

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tiki Room!

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #221: Dole Whipped! is named after the delicious treat you can get at Disneyland and Walt Disney World near the Tiki Room!

In 1963 the Anaheim California version of the attraction, entitled "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room" opened. It was the first attraction to feature Audio-Animatronics, a WED Enterprises patented invention.

There is a Dole pineapple stand outside the attraction where you can buy Dole Whips and other pineapple treats:

A virtually identical version (with a new pre-show) opened at Walt Disney World in 1971. As Dana mentioned, it was called Tropical Serenade:

This attraction had an Orange stand called Sunshine Tree Terrace:

They also had a costumed Orange Bird character:

On the other side of Adventureland there is a Pineapple stand called Aloha Isle:

 Where you can get (among other things) an Orange Dole Whip:

In 1998 the attraction was re-themed (in Florida only) to a new show called "Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management".

This show featured much of the old show, but was now hosted by Iago from Aladdin and Zazu from The Lion King:

In January 2011 a small fire broke out in the attraction. When it reopened it returned to the original show (sans Iago and Zazu) and was re-titled "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room" (ditching the "Tropical Serenade" name Dana mentioned.)

Plus, Sunshine Terrace reopened:
Where you can get Orange Bird cups:
Also of note, Tokyo has a version that includes Stitch:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Spicy food!

The newest Ken PD Snydecast features some talk about SPICY foods.

Ken doesn't like 'em. He thinks of them as a little flavor plus pain.

Dana likes it. He ate Indian food before the show.

Indian food is often very spicy.

From THIS SITE: Turmeric is an Indian spice, bright yellow in color and is used in both south and north Indian cooking. It is derived from a plant native of India that is part of the ginger family. It is made from the boiled, dried, cleaned and polished roots of the turmeric plant. In medieval Europe it became known as Indian saffron and was far more expensive in its day than the saffron spice of today. Turmeric is used primarily in Kashmiri dishes. Used for flavor and color, it is a principal element in curry powder.

Coriander powder, known in India as ‘Dhaniya’ is purchased as whole seeds or in powder form in both south and north Indian cooking. Fresh coriander is also known as ‘cilantro’ to many. The seeds are often used as a condiment with or without roasting. It is a herb with a delicate sweet aroma and it is an essential spice in every Indian household. It is used in Indian Dals (dried legumes and pulses), Rasam, Sambar, soups and curries. The fresh coriander leaves are generally used as garnish on top of finished dishes. Native of the Mediterranean, coriander is produced in India and in many other countries. The oil is used in seasonings for sausages and other meat products.

Cumin, known as ‘Jeera’ in India, can be purchased as whole seeds or in powder form and comes from a dried, white fruit on an annual herb that is a tropical plant grown in many parts of the world. The seeds are bitter and have an aromatic odor. It is indigenous to northern Egypt, Syria, the Mediterranean region, Iran and India. It is also grown in Mexico, China, Sicily and Malta. Cumin is used in Indian cooking as a flavoring agent in things like curry powders, seasonings of breads, cakes and cheese, and as a condiment. It is also used in many native dishes of Central and South America. Used in small quantities in most dishes it merely enhances the dish further. It is found to date from the second millennium B.C. All Indian curries and dals include it in small quantities. Often the cumin seeds are heated and roasted which gives off its robust flavor and aroma. Cumin can be used in powder form but is best used with the seeds.

This photo is irrelevant.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ken and Dana talk about Christmas Toys

Here is a  10 minute video features audio from KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #75: The Christmas Horn where Ken and Dana discussed favorite Christmas presents and favorite toys in general.

A Burger King doll, the Pixel Vision Camera and Alvin and the Chipmunks!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

James Bond

Earlier today Ken tweeted the following:
Ken has tweeted about James Bond before. Back in 2012 he tweeted:

Ken also Tweeted after watching a 1973 James Bond adventure:

Watched Live And Let Die. Had forgotten how casually, almost suavely racist it is.

Still shocked by how racist Live & Let Die is. Then remembered the BBC was still airing The Black & White Minstrel Show in 1973.

Speaking of James Bond, on  KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #194: Alpining For The Ski Bores Dana mentions that he didn't get to visit Telly Savalas' Mountaintop Lair!

Made famous in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, this resort served as the hideout for Telly Savalas' character Blofeld.

It is a revolving restuarant named Piz Gloria. According to Wiki "on the Schilthorn near Mürren in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland."

When Bond location scouts found the restaurant it was only partially finished. In order to film there, the production paid to furnish the restaurant. It is still open today and is a popular tourist attraction.